Crochet Pattern: Pencil Case

By Candace – May 22nd, 2013 2 Comments
This cute pencil case is a great companion to your crayon case. It is long enough to hold most standard-sized pencils and pens. This is a great project for beginners to try their hands at colorwork with its four total color changes. Have fun crocheting this case for yourself or for children! crochet_pencil_case

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Crochet Pattern: Watermelon Hat (5 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – May 20th, 2013 2 Comments

There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Here is a fun and cute hat for babies, kids, and adults! Celebrate the spring season with this fun watermelon styled hat. The hat is crocheted in the round from the top down. It’s crocheted with an openwork stitch pattern so it’s comfy to wear in the warmer weather. The hat is constructed with black beads throughout to resemble the seeds of a watermelon. Experience crocheting with beads is a plus, but isn’t necessary.

crochet watermelon hat

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How to Crochet: Increasing in Foundation Rows

By Candace – May 18th, 2013 4 Comments

Using Foundation rows is a great technique, because they can create the foundation chain and the first row of stitches at the same time. But if you are a fan of foundation rows (foundation single crochet, foundation double crochet, etc.), you may have run into problems dealing with patterns that require increases to be worked in the foundation chain. It’s tempting to simply create the final number of stitches, but since increases affect shaping, it is better to follow the pattern as written and make the increases.

To follow this tutorial, you should be comfortable with making a foundation row. This technique is adaptable to other foundation stitches, but single crochet will be used to demonstrate.
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Crochet Pattern: Lovely Little Hearts

By Amy – May 16th, 2013 11 Comments
After seeing something like this on Pinterest I thought, “That would be a wonderful pattern to make!” So I sat down with a whole box full of different yarns and set to work on my design. I ended up making at least 19 different colors/styles. They are so cute and fun to make! (Multi) Lovely Little Hearts

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Crocheting with a Peruvian Loom (Wood Block)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – May 14th, 2013 30 Comments

In my last post, Focus on Fiber: Silk, I mentioned recycled sari silk as a fiber that is fun to crochet with. This week I’d like to share a unique pattern that looks great with sari silk, but would also work with many different types of fiber. This pattern will use a technique that involves crocheting with a Peruvian loom, which I will demonstrate in this tutorial.

A skein of recycled sari silk

A skein of recycled sari silk


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Crochet Pattern: Round Flower Pillow Cover

By Rachel Choi – May 12th, 2013 3 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Crochet this pillow cover to cover up a 14″ round pillow. This is the round version of the original Flower Pillow Cover. You can cover an old pillow that needs a new look, or a plain white pillow insert. The pillow cover can be used as a permanent cover, or as a removable cover with a zipper, Velcro, or buttons – your choice! The large flower is crocheted all in one piece to create the front of the cover, and then sewn together with a solid back piece.

crochet round flower pillow cover

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Crochet Pattern: Flame Applique

By Candace – May 11th, 2013 3 Comments
Here’s an embellishment that can turn up the heat on an otherwise plain project. This applique is great for adding extra flair to accessories such as small purses, cuffs, headbands and hats. Get creative with this flame and turn your next project into something hot! crochet_flame_applique

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Crochet Pattern: Watery Ripples Dishcloth

By Amy – May 9th, 2013 5 Comments
Handmade dishcloths are perfect for customizing to fit your own kitchen style, but not only that, they last longer and are thicker than any you can buy in the store. Using a good cotton yarn, this dishcloth can be made with two colors like I did, or you could even work it in three colors. Get creative! Watery Ripples Dishcloth

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Focus on Fiber: Silk

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – May 7th, 2013 6 Comments

Silk is a warm and luxurious fiber. It’s fabulous for making crocheted garments and accessories. Undyed silk ranges in color from a bright white to a honey brown color. Because it takes dye well, silk can be found for sale in many bold and vibrant colors. It’s possible to crochet in pure silk, but perhaps more common to find yarns for purchase that are a silk blend. I love silk’s softness and shine. It’s a bonus that silk is also a very strong fiber.
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Crochet Pattern: Caprice Poncho

By Candace – May 5th, 2013 Be the first to comment
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Cool spring, summer nights and trips to the movies aren’t complete without something to keep you warm in the outdoor or artificial chill. This poncho does the job with its interesting texture created by post stitches. It’s designed to keep crocheters of all sizes warm when things cool down. The poncho is crocheted from the top down with thin yarn and a relatively large crochet hook. crochet_poncho

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