Crochet Photo Roundup #1

By Rachel Choi – June 8th, 2011 7 Comments

Wow! It’s amazing to see all the photos of the crocheted items that readers submitted! This roundup includes photos of finished crochet projects ranging from hats, to bags, to accessories. There were lots of photos submitted, so they couldn’t all be show here, but no worries, there are more roundups to come! If you’d like to be included in a future roundup feel free to submit your crochet pictures.
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Excitement Added to My WIP and WIM

By Veronica Smith – June 7th, 2011 31 Comments

I had something written for all of you it was titled “WIP and WIM”, that’s changed – as you can tell by the title of the article you are now reading. I’ve kept with the original thread but added some! I know your just bursting with excitement to find out why I have changed the title (pretend you are) – I shall tell you.

Firstly, what am I going on about? For the uninitiated, a WIP is a “work in progress”, you know, the one or ones you are currently working on even if you have only done the first row before putting it into a bag or box and forgetting about it. A WIM is a “work in mind”, they are all the other projects that you know you need to, or want to do next.
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Crochet Pattern: Spring Flower Beanie – 5 Sizes

By Rachel Choi – June 5th, 2011 6 Comments

New in the Crochet Spot Store, the Spring Flower Beanie is worked from the top down in the round. It is inspired by the openwork fabric of a granny square, making it really quick to crochet. The flower is crocheted in one piece as a double layered flower. Feel free to wear your beanie with or without the flower to obtain a different look!

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Crochet Pattern: Pinwheel Doily

By Erin Burger – June 3rd, 2011 16 Comments
This a great doily pattern for anyone who would like to crochet a doily for the first time. If you have experience crocheting in the round, this doily will be a breeze to crochet! The Pinwheel Doily is a more solid doily compared to traditional lacy doilies. The pattern uses sock or fingering yarn to update the idea of an old fashioned doily made with cotton lace weight yarns and tiny steel hooks.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 10” (25.5 cm) in diameter

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Crochet Pattern: Asterisk Headband

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – June 2nd, 2011 12 Comments
Headbands can fix any number of bad hair days. They also add that extra “oomph” to the everyday look. 

This lacy yet sturdy headband is made in one go: after crocheting the main body back and forth in rows, the straps and edging are made in the same round. Make this using organic yarn for a spring or summer accessory, or make it double as a warmer by using wool or acrylic.

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Deranged or Dedicated?

By Veronica Smith – June 1st, 2011 30 Comments

How far would YOU go to get some yarn, and I don’t mean distance?

I am now officially something…. not sure what though, I could be totally deranged, insane, fixated, total idiot, obsessed, possessed or maybe on a more positive note simply dedicated to my crochet. How have I come to this conclusion?

I really, truly hope that you cannot relate in any way to this story because it is really, really embarrassing. The only reason I am sharing this with you is because we will never meet. I am in Australia and I don’t think there are many Australians on this site, also my address in not published. Just a side note – I am really quite bright, I manage a hubby, house, children, animals and have a degree. This story I do not believe, and hope isn’t, a normal episode in my life.
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Submit Your Crochet Pictures!

By Rachel Choi – May 31st, 2011 30 Comments

Have you crocheted something you’re proud of using a Crochet Spot pattern? We want to see it! If you’d like to share your work with the Crochet Spot team and other Crochet Spot readers, feel free to submit your photos to be included in the Photo Roundup. Once enough photos are received, they’ll be placed in a post on Crochet Spot for all to see.

To submit your pictures:

  • Email photos to Rachel at [email protected]
  • Let me know which pattern you used.
  • Indicate that you would like your photos in the roundup! (I get a lot of email and photos, but don’t want to publish photos without permission)

I’m really excited to see your work!!

Crochet Pattern: Magical Market Bag

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – May 29th, 2011 5 Comments

New in the Crochet Spot Store, the Magical Market Bag is a roomy tote that, after a few folds, reduces to a quarter of its original size! Thus proving that it IS magical – at first your purse can fit inside it, and then it can fit in your tote (what can be more magical than that, right?). This market bag is  made up of just 21 join-as-you-go motifs. Crocheted in worsted weight yarn, this tote is sure to be sturdy and lightweight.

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All purchases help to support Crochet Spot and are greatly appreciated! Please log in or create a new account at the Crochet Spot Store to purchase this pattern. Premium Pattern Members may log into the store and download the pattern for free.

How to Crochet: Corner to Corner Diagonal Box Stitch

By Erin Burger – May 28th, 2011 41 Comments

Tired of the same back and forth? Creating the Box Stitch diagonally is a really neat way of completing a corner to corner crochet project. You can use this stitch to create anything from blankets, dishcloths, placemats, scarves, clothing … the possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

This tutorial is for both right and left handed people. For left handed pictures, roll your mouse over the image and it will change for you.

Row 1: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch

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40% OFF All Kitchen and Home Decor Patterns

By Rachel Choi – May 26th, 2011 1 Comment

Now that we have warm weather here (at least in the U.S.) let’s start crocheting items to spruce up our homes! I know lots of folks who prefer not to crochet heavy blankets and sweaters when the weather is warm, so small items will be a great alternative.

All kitchen and home decor patterns are now 40% off in the Crochet Spot Store. So feel free to mosey on over there to see if any patterns interest you. The sale ends on June 1, 2011 at 11:59PM EST.

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You can find most of the patterns that are on sale in the Kitchen and Home category, but there are a few related items that are on sale in the Toys and Novelty Items category.