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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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.

Crocheting in the Summer…When You’re Hot

By Veronica Smith – May 25th, 2011 16 Comments

It is pretty close to what we call winter where I live. I am on the east coast of Australia and it is getting quite nippy here. Our summers are very hot and unpleasant, summer is also our wet season so the humidity only adds to the discomfort – I am a cold weather girl myself. Admittedly the word cold here is a joke really and I have never even seen snow, but the fire place needs to be lit and the warm winter woollies have to come out. A lot of you reading this will probably be either coming into warmer weather or are well and truly there now.

Crocheting when it is cool is therapeutic. It is nice to snuggle up and make something warm and fuzzy – it is just good, that’s all I can say. What happens in the warmer months? Do you find crochet sort of takes a back seat? If your crocheting does come to a bit of a halt, then I need to ask WHY?
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Crochet Pains

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – May 24th, 2011 32 Comments

When I really started getting heavily addicted into crochet, I started to to feel all sorts of aches in different parts of my body after lengthy crochet sessions. When you feel pain, obviously that’s bad–your body is trying to tell you that you’re doing something wrong. When you’re doing something you love (CROCHET!) though, you might become oblivious to it. We crocheters need to be more aware of our crochet habits, in order to avoid temporary aches (that might lead to a more permanent state).
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Crochet Pattern: Classic Bolero – 9 Sizes

By Rachel Choi – May 22nd, 2011 20 Comments

New in the Crochet Spot Store, the Classic Bolero pattern is crocheted in one piece (no sewing required), working from the top down. Top down construction allows you to try on the item while crocheting, so that you can easily adjust the bolero size if needed. This pattern also allows you to adjust the length of the bolero so you can make it as long or short as you desire. Feel free to customize your Classic Bolero with buttons or a unique edging!

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