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

Materials:
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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Crocheting the Universe – Can You Really Make Everything?

By Veronica Smith – April 30th, 2011 27 Comments

You have crochet patterns and more patterns and then some ‘just in case’ patterns. You have books, leaflets, ones you have printed from the internet, free ones, purchased ones and websites bookmarked for future reference. You kid yourself that you are going to organize them – how, you are not sure and the space on the bookcase is now too small.
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How to Use a Safety Pin as a Pin Back for Brooches

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – April 29th, 2011 9 Comments

Brooches make for very flexible accessories. They are both functional and eye-catching. Unlike appliqués which are permanently attached to an item, brooches are easily transferable. It can instantly jazz up a plain outfit, while holding two pieces of clothing together at the same time.

Crocheted items like flowers and other appliqués can easily be turned into cute brooches. Pin backs of varying sizes and colors are made just for this very purpose. But don’t dismay–any ordinary safety pin can also be used!
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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

By Rachel Choi – April 27th, 2011 4 Comments

Did you just realize Mother’s Day is right around the corner? If so, you’re not alone because I just realized it too! Here are a few crochet patterns that are fairly quick to work up and would make great Mother’s Day gifts.
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How to Crochet: Double Crochet with Beads

By Robin Beers – April 26th, 2011 19 Comments
Now that you know how to add beads to your work and do a single crochet, I will teach you how to add beads to a double crochet stitch. For a quick refresher about how to add beads, click here. In this tutorial, I used larger beads made of wood. I found them at my local craft store. The technique is basically the same as in single crochet except that you will pull the bead to the front of your work and secure it there. Some ideas for you are to make a pocketbook with beads, or maybe a beaded plant hanger.  

The materials you need are crochet thread or yarn, beads and a needle. I am using larger beads here so I use a tapestry needle to string them onto my yarn.
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Crochet Pattern: Little Safari Animals

By Rachel Choi – April 24th, 2011 5 Comments

New in the Crochet Spot Store, this pattern set includes 5 cute animals to crochet: Ellie the elephant, Gina the giraffe, Harry the hippo, Lenny the lion, and Zachary the zebra. Each animal is crocheted in the round amigurumi style, and is made up of several small pieces that are sewn together. For the multicolored animals, the pattern will provide tips for smooth color changes. The ability to embroider the faces is required.

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