Crochet Photo Roundup #10

By Rachel Choi – March 8th, 2013 3 Comments

Here’s the tenth photo roundup in the series! It’s always a joy to see what everyone’s been crocheting. Take a look at all the awesome projects in this roundup. I always love it when folks make their own version of a pattern, whether it’s simply using different colors or adding their own touch. Feel free to click on the photos or the links to see the original patterns. Don’t forget you can share your photos too! If you’d like to be included in a future roundup feel free to submit your crochet pictures.
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Crochet Pattern: Teddy Bear Applique

By Emilee Gettle – March 6th, 2013 2 Comments
Each week my five year old daughter watches me create a project for Crochet Spot. Oftentimes she is the source of my inspiration. For a couple weeks now she has been begging me to crochet a teddy bear for her. Any kind of teddy bear was her request. So, this week I made this appliqué to add to one of her shirts. She has already put in another request for a pink one next time. This pattern is really easy and can be adjusted several ways. You can change the muzzle color to a slightly darker or lighter shade, add beads or french knots for the eyes. Have fun! You can also find more applique patterns in the Applique Section!

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How to Begin and End Rows while Double Crocheting Between Stitches

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 5th, 2013 12 Comments

I was very pleased with the response to my last tutorial, How to Double Crochet Between Stitches. Many people inquired about how to begin and end rows, so this week’s tutorial will focus upon just that. For the purpose of practicing this skill, we’ll make a small swatch in this tutorial. Yarn and hook size don’t matter for this practice swatch.
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Crochet Pattern: Panda Bear Backpack

By Rachel Choi – March 3rd, 2013 1 Comment
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Crochet this cute panda bear backpack for kids, or for adults. Age doesn’t matter, as long as you love something cute to tote around, this backpack is for you! The bag is crocheted in one piece, then the head and limbs are sewn on. The back is closed with buttons and a flap, but you’re welcome to add a zipper or Velcro if desired. The straps are easily adjustable so you can crochet them as long or as short as you need.

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Crochet Pattern: Interchangeable Belt

By Emilee Gettle – March 2nd, 2013 4 Comments
I like to have a variety of belts. If you could see my closet you’d know what I mean. Accessories are one of my favorite things. Isn’t it the same for most girls? This crochet belt pattern is unique in that you can interchange the belt depending on what you are wearing. The example in the photo was made with bulky denim-looking yarn. Thanks to a small button with a shaft on the underside of one end of the belt it can be easily attached or removed from the buckle. It is also a great scrap-saver project. Make a rainbow of belts for the spring season ahead.

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Crocheting for Children

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – February 28th, 2013 6 Comments

How many of you started to crochet when you knew a little one was on the way? I have definitely crocheted quite a few things for my little loved ones-both relatives and the children of friends. It seems like the perfect time for the hooks to come out is when we know someone has a “bun in the oven!” There are many advantages to crocheting for little ones. Additionally, baby projects may be perfect for beginners! Here are a few reasons I love crocheting for children.
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Crochet Pattern: Spiral Barrette

By Candace – February 27th, 2013 6 Comments
Clip in this cute barrette to add a bit of interest to your hairstyle. Back post stitches in the base leave the loops exposed, making it easy to work the spiral. Choose your favorite 2 contrasting colors or make a bunch of barrettes using various colors to match your wardrobe. crochet_spiral_barrette

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Crochet Pattern: Pop Up Flower Blanket

By Rachel Choi – February 25th, 2013 1 Comment
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Here’s a cute blanket for a girl’s room! The blanket is constructed with solid squares and flower squares. The flowers are crocheted in layers directly onto the square, so that you don’t have to sew each one on. Both squares are worked in the round and work up fairly quickly. The front of the blanket is textured with the 3D flowers, and the back of the blanket is flat for comfort. Feel free to crochet this blanket to be any size you desire by adding more and more squares.

crochet pop up flower blanket

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How to Double Crochet Between Stitches

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – February 24th, 2013 22 Comments

Crocheting between stitches is an alternative to crocheting through both loops, back loop, or front loop. The resulting stitch is effectively a little shorter than a normal double crochet, and the stitch pattern becomes more open.

To double crochet between stitches, the crochet hook will be inserted in the space between the stitches, as indicated in the picture below.

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Crochet Pattern: Leaf Bookmark

By Candace – February 22nd, 2013 2 Comments
There’s nothing like cracking open a book and spending an afternoon immersed in another world or even in an unfamiliar part of this one. Of course, you need a bookmark in case you get interrupted, and this leaf bookmark adds a unique touch as it sticks out of any book in your collection crochet_leaf_bookmark

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