Warm Up Your Cubicle with Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 10th, 2015 1 Comment

Do you work in cube world? It’s that greyish-taupey-colored land with neutral carpeting and ever-flattering flourescent lights glowing from drop ceilings. Inside each identical, semi-private cubby hole you’ll see a work surface, computer, and soft (padded?) but very short walls. This is the world that was created for productivity, as evidenced by the constant clicking of computer keys and shuffling of file folders. It’s a world you may live in for at least 40 hours a week. Does this place sound familiar? Here’s a picture in case you can’t see it in your mind’s eye.

Image by Steve via flickr link to license

Image by Steve via flickr link to license


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Crochet Pattern: Thick Braided Infinity Scarf

By Rachel Choi – March 8th, 2015 1 Comment
This braided scarf is thicker than the original, measuring 6″ wide instead of 4″, providing a warmer scarf for the colder weather. This colorful and intricate looking scarf is actually very easy to crochet, using only double crochet and chain stitches. If you’re a beginner or advanced beginner crocheter, this pattern is for you! The pattern contains a photo tutorial for braiding the scarf, which can be adjusted to be any length/circumference that you desire. This infinity scarf is a long loop that can be worn in maybe different styles from a long scarf to a cowl. Use 6 or less colors to crochet this scarf. crochet thick braided infiinity scarf

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Your Favorite Crochet Project!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 7th, 2015 6 Comments

Admit it. You crochet a lot, don’t you? I bet you have many projects in your history by now. From afghans & sweaters to totes & toys, crochet has it all. We can crochet just about anything we can imagine. There is a certain magic when a crochet project comes together. Whether it is carefully planned or a happy accident, it is amazing to see the final sewn seam, the ends made invisible by careful weaving, and the beauty of the finished product.

Erin once did a round-up of her favorite patterns, and Rachel has asked us about our favorite things to crochet, but we’ve never discussed our personal favorites here at Crochet Spot. So allow me to ask, whether it was carefully planned and executed, or just “off the top of your hook,” what was your absolute favorite crochet project of all time? This could be a tough question because so many of us just crochet to gift, sell, or donate to charity. I am certain that I can’t even remember all of my previous projects. (Truthfully, some of them I don’t want to remember!) But I did begin to think about what my absolute favorite project of all time was, and it wasn’t that easy to find the answer.

It's pretty, but this isn't it! image by artlikebread

It’s pretty, but this isn’t it! image by artlikebread


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Crochet Pattern: Woodland Tree Applique

By Amy – March 5th, 2015 4 Comments
Nature is one of God’s beautiful gifts to His children, and those who know how to enjoy it are the happiest. I’m a sucker for beautiful scenery and love the chance to recreate it in an impressionistic style. The design was inspired by a lovely woodland throw given to me recently. This applique is worked in the round with a lovely technique called surface crochet for the branches. Add some leafy accents to finish it off. What will you do with your applique? I had a great time crocheting this and I hope you will too! Woodland Tree 1

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3 Crochet Ideas for a Day at the Spa

By Tameko Barnette – March 3rd, 2015 2 Comments
When we think about going to a day spa, we rarely think about crochet. Even when we are creating an at-home spa environment, we never think about involving crochet, unless we are working on a project while we soak our feet. Perhaps, it’s time to get some to create some crochet items that will assist us in having a wonderful day spa or at-home spa experience. SPADAY

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Crochet Pattern: Braided Infinity Scarf

By Rachel Choi – March 1st, 2015 1 Comment
This colorful and intricate looking scarf is actually very easy to crochet, using only double crochet and chain stitches. If you’re a beginner or advanced beginner crocheter, this pattern is for you! The pattern contains a photo tutorial for braiding the scarf, which can be adjusted to be any length/circumference that you desire. This infinity scarf is a long loop that can be worn in maybe different styles from a long scarf to a cowl. Choose four complementing colors to crochet this scarf as shown in the sample photo, or you can crochet the entire scarf in just one, two, or three colors. The option is yours! crochet braided infinity scarf

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How to Crochet: Broomstick Lace Increase

By Candace – February 28th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Broomstick lace, like any other technique, has a lot of potential, especially when you add shaping to your repertoire. Fortunately, making increases in broomstick lace is fairly easy if you are comfortable with shaping and making broomstick lace. All you have to do is make more stitches in the groups of loops. If you are haven’t tried broomstick lace yet, check out the How To Crochet: Broomstick Lace tutorial first.
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Crochet Pattern: Trundle the Hedgehog Applique

By Amy – February 26th, 2015 2 Comments
For my second hedgehog appliqué I give you Trundle! (If you missed Hedgerly then click the link to check him out.) There are many ways to create simple little animals with basic crochet stitches. For this little guy, you crochet the body row by row by creating a half circle with picots for texture. Add the head and feet to the body with simple slip stitches, and an easy embroidery technique called the French knot for the eye. It’s great fun and you just can’t go wrong choosing hedgehogs! Trundle the Hedgehog

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Finish in ’15 Crochet WIP/UFO Contest Update!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – February 24th, 2015 3 Comments

Hello, hello! You may remember these little details from my original Finish in ’15 contest post.

And happy happiness, we’ve already got some entries right there on the thread. Since this will be an ongoing thing, Rachel and I have decided to introduce a quick and easy entry form. It’s really easy to use and has only four fields. You can see what it looks like in the picture below.

Crochet Spot Finish In 15 Form

To fill out the form, all you need to do is click on this link, which will redirect you to a google form. In case you want to share it, the web address of the link is http://goo.gl/forms/ijoLLXiokp.
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Crochet Pattern: Classic Tote Bag

By Rachel Choi – February 23rd, 2015 1 Comment
Crochet a classic tote bag to carry your craft projects, groceries, work gear, or anything else you may need it for. This simple tote is extremely versatile. The tote bag is crocheted seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. The strap is crocheted with a tight stitch and wraps around the bottom of the bag to prevent the strap and the bag from over stretching. For an even sturdier bag, feel free to sew in a liner. You can also add your own closure such as a zipper, button, or snap. crochet classic tote bag

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