Crochet Photo Roundup #5

By Rachel Choi – July 26th, 2011 11 Comments

Time to show off some awesome photos! Thank you to all the readers who’ve sent in photos of their crochet work. It’s always fun to see what everyone crocheted! Have a blast browsing the photos and don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of the post to share your likes. If you’d like to be included in a future roundup feel free to submit your crochet pictures.
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Crochet Pattern: Easy Adjustable Socks

By Rachel Choi – July 24th, 2011 7 Comments
This sock pattern is crocheted from the toe up to the leg in one piece so that no sewing is required! Indeed it is extremely adjustable, since it can be crocheted with any weight of yarn for any foot size you can imagine, from babies to adults, it’s all possible! You can adjust the length of your socks from ankle socks to knee highs. Also feel free to add more ribbing, as I know some folks would like it to start at the ankle. This pattern is not written in a conventional manner since it is extremely adjustable, so there are progressive photos that you can follow as you crochet.

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Crocheting in Phases

By A Guest Writer – July 23rd, 2011 12 Comments

A Guest Post by Sarah.

I’m obsessed with crocheting slippers. At the moment. Before that it was scarves, and then shirts, and then cozies. And I never seem to finish them all. I think a new type of crocheter has been discovered: The phase crocheter.

All it takes is for me to look at one type of crocheted item, and I’m ALL over them. Not too long ago, I looked at a pair of crocheted slippers, and now I have a million ideas in my head of slippers that I want to make. Right now, I could probably make 10 pairs of slippers in a week, even though I know only one or two would be worn. As you can tell, I’m stuck in a slipper phase.
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Christmas In July Sale – 40% OFF Crochet Patterns

By Rachel Choi – July 21st, 2011 2 Comments

Are you ready to get started on crocheting for the holidays? I hope you don’t plan on making all those gifts at the last minute! To kick off crocheting for the holidays and to spread some Christmas joy in July, we’re hosting a 40% OFF all Christmas themed crochet patterns along with select patterns (ranging from toys, bags, clothing, home decor, etc.) that you can make awesome gifts with!

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To get 40% off, simply add the item your want to your shopping cart (the sale items are already marked down), no need to enter in a code or anything. Don’t forget to look through each category to see the patterns you’re interested in as there are select (non Christmas themed) patterns that are on sale as well!

The sale ends on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. Have fun shopping for the holidays everyone!!

Crochet Pattern: Emerald Drops Bracelet

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – July 20th, 2011 6 Comments
This easy-to-crochet bracelet features a crocheted toggle clasp and diamond motifs–all made in one go! Made with crochet thread, you can make this in an array of colors to make quick gifts for loved ones. 

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished size: 7.5″ long (fits most adult wrists)

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Saving the World One Person At a Time

By Veronica Smith – July 19th, 2011 10 Comments

Well I was going to call this article “Real Men Crochet”, and that is still applicable however RECENTLY I have had an unusual amount of emotional ‘stress’ and I have really appreciated my crocheting – more than normal. My life has been on hold for a few weeks and whilst sitting, waiting, pacing, worrying and comforting in various hospitals and nursing homes I found that crocheting saved me. So I now figure that I need to save the world one person at a time and you need to help me – pretty please.
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Crochet Pattern: Baby Blocks

By Rachel Choi – July 17th, 2011 8 Comments

New in the Crochet Spot Store, this baby block pattern allows for adding your own creativity! Yes, you can put letters or numbers on the blocks but you can also get creative and put your own animals or shapes on it if you’d like. The blocks are crocheted in 6 pieces (each crocheted in the round) that are then crocheted together so that no sewing is required. This pattern contains a step-by-step photo tutorial for assembling the pieces.

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Do You Crochet Everyday?

By A Guest Writer – July 14th, 2011 41 Comments

A Guest Post by May Ashley.

Do you know the saying, “an apple a day, keeps the doctors away”? Well I think crocheting has the same effect (or maybe even better). I crochet everyday. It does not matter how long. Sometimes it’s just for 10 minutes other times it’s for a couple hours. I am a busy working woman, so I can not always spend the whole day crocheting. But I do crochet religiously everyday.
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Book Giveaway Winner: Teach Yourself Visually Crochet

By Rachel Choi – July 14th, 2011 5 Comments
Thanks everyone for participating in the giveaway and a special thanks to Rebecca for giving away the book! I hope everyone had fun looking inside the book Teach Yourself Visually Crochet and is inspired to learn something new. After reading all the comments I noticed that there are common techniques and stitches that folks were interested in learning. So even if you don’t win the book or can’t get a hold of a copy at the moment, here are some links to tutorials on Crochet Spot that may help!

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Reading Charted Crochet Patterns

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – July 13th, 2011 15 Comments

The first time I saw a charted crochet pattern, I thought it was some form of ancient hieroglyphics, or a language beamed down from another planet. It didn’t help that the rest of the instructions was in Japanese–another very foreign language to me. I shouldn’t have been intimidated–as it turned out I would prefer charted patterns to worded ones.
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