Erin’s Favorite Crochet Patterns

By Erin Burger – May 14th, 2011 4 Comments

I have four children and they are obsessed with favorites. My six year old wants to know everyone’s favorite color, my eight year old loves hearing about people’s favorite foods and my three year old is constantly asking us and anyone who will listen, “Who is your best Star Wars?” Which translates into, “Who is your favorite Star Wars character?”

But my soon to be eleven year old wants to be a writer, so she’s consistently asking me about what I’ve written week by week as a Freelance Writer and Editor and what my favorites are. She’s a novice at crocheting but has a real interest so recently has been perusing the Crochet Spot website trying to find and pick our favorite patterns. Here are some that we came up with for your enjoyment, just click on the highlighted link to check out them in detail.
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Crochet Pattern: Preppy Kerchief

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – May 12th, 2011 20 Comments
Kerchiefs are very versatile. They can be worn as an accessory, for the head or for the neck. They keep your hair away from your face and protect your tresses like a hat. And best of all, they look great on everyone!

This quick kerchief is made in one piece with just 17 rows of a modified mesh pattern. It’s easy to adjust the size, simply crochet less or more rows to decrease or increase the size. When you’re done, embellish it with your favorite flowers or bows or whatever you like. Or, keep it as it is! Enjoy!

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Puppies, Crochet and Love

By Veronica Smith – May 11th, 2011 14 Comments

Puppies, crochet and love seem to be directly connected, according to my almost 14 year old daughter. Want to know why?

We are getting puppies, possibly lots of puppies, to foster that is. I use to – many moons ago – foster puppies for the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). I am not sure if you have ever had the “pleasure” of tiny puppies but they are messy – really messy. The true horror of very young, almost immobile puppies that have no mommy to run around after them to clean up cannot actually be described. But they are cute, even thought at some point they will develop razors where there teeth should be.
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Little Crochet Book Giveaway

By Rachel Choi – May 10th, 2011 244 Comments

Yay! I just got an extra copy of Little Crochet: Modern Designs for Babies and Toddlers. You know what that means…time for another book giveaway! If you haven’t heard of or seen the book yet, feel free to read the Little Crochet Book Review here on Crochet Spot.

To enter the giveaway, for a free copy of Little Crochet:

  • Go to the Little Crochet page and click on the “Look Inside This Book” link to look inside the book.
  • Then in the comments section on the bottom of this post, share with us which project you’re most excited about starting! Remember to only comment one time (since there is only one entry per person). Duplicate comments or comments that are not on topic will be deleted.

All participants must be either a Crochet Spot Newsletter subscriber or a Premium Pattern Member at the time the winner is drawn. If you are neither, feel free to sign up for the newsletter or a membership.

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 11:59PM EST, where a winner will be randomly selected. Be sure to check back to see if you win!

Have fun looking through the book and good luck everyone!!

Giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced shortly. Thanks for participating everyone!

Crochet Pattern: Summer Skies Baby Bibs

By Erin Burger – May 8th, 2011 3 Comments

New in the Crochet Spot Store, these adorable and fully customizable baby bibs are the perfect fun project for a dreary spring day while you’re dreaming about sunny summer skies! The pattern includes one main bib pattern, with 3 different edgings and 3 appliques to choose from. Feel free to mix and match to make several unique bibs! Make these bibs in cotton for an easy to wash end product.

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Crochet Pattern: Red Alert Pocket

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – May 7th, 2011 19 Comments
No matter how wildly different they are from each other, women from every corner of the globe are bonded by that monthly event in their lives: the period.

What girl is unaware of the ups and downs this event brings? The most embarrassing part is when your napkin spills out of your purse at the most unexpected moment, thereby announcing to the rest of the world your current situation.

Fear no more, crocheting gals! Make this quick and easy pocket for your sandwich(es), for a more discreet storage option. This pocket is made using two squares with just five rounds each. Are you a maxi type of gal? Just increase the number of rows on both squares to make it larger. If done large enough, you can even use it for an actual sandwich, haha.

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Crochet Leftovers…

By Veronica Smith – May 6th, 2011 39 Comments

As a person that crochets, I have plenty of silly little bits and parts of skeins / balls left over. I am assuming you do too. There are only a certain amount of tiny projects you can do to use them up. So let’s investigate the “magic ball”. A magic ball is like a leftover dinner, if you like leftovers it can be as good, if not better than the first helping. For those of you that have no idea what I’m going on about, a magic ball is the consolidation of all your leftovers.
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Crochet Pattern: Two Layer Flower

By Erin Burger – May 4th, 2011 6 Comments

One of my favorite things about crocheting is making fun and colorful flowers. This pattern is for a larger sized flower that can be made in two colors, like in the pattern, or with an abundance of different variations. This flower can be embellished, like in the photo, with a button or even a little mini pom-pom and would be great for a fun hat embellishment or a homemade corsage you can keep forever.

Skill Level: crochet skill level intermediate

Finished Size: flower is 4″ (10 cm) in diameter

Small amounts of Worsted Weight yarn in Color A and Color B
Crochet Hook G (4.00 mm)

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How To Crochet: Chain Loop Fringe

By Robin Beers – May 3rd, 2011 29 Comments
If you are tired of cutting yarn for fringe and love to make chains, this fringe is for you! Use it for a spring scarf or an afghan or even crocheted jewelry. The only thing you need to know is how to chain. Basically, this fringe is just loops of chains attached to the base of your work continuously.

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Crochet Pattern: Bow Peep Tote

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – May 1st, 2011 4 Comments

Ever wondered what Bo Peep would have toted to the beach? Well, aside from her sheep of course.

New in the Crochet Spot Store, this pattern includes directions for making this roomy striped tote and the ribbon brooch. So, you get not one, but two patterns! The sweet bag is crocheted seamlessly in one piece – no assembly or sewing required. The instructions for the optional bow brooch include step-by-step photographs for your convenience. This bow was actually used in a recent tutorial: How to Use a Safety Pin as a Pin Back for Brooches.

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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.