Yarn Giveaway: 2 Skeins of Gala

By Rachel Choi – November 1st, 2012 266 Comments
Thanks to Corinne, Crochet Spot’s newest writer, we have 2 skeins of Gala Yarn to giveaway! The skeins of Gala Yarn are a blend of fun colors and a mix of varies fibers.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below on this post telling us what patterns/tutorials you’d like to see on Crochet Spot. We’re always looking for new ideas and would love your input! Please stay on subject and only comment one time (one entry per person), multiple comments 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 Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:59PM EST, where a winner will be randomly drawn.

Good luck everyone and thanks again Corinne for sharing your yarn!

Update: Thanks everyone for participating! You can find the winner result here: Yarn Giveaway Winner: 2 Skeins of Gala

Crocheting Hats Without Patterns

By Corinne Munger – October 30th, 2012 24 Comments
Hats are one of my favorite accessories – they help me express my mood on any particular day. If it’s super cold, it’s the “furry, no-named animal” hat that says I’m feeling “a little wild” today. My bulky yarn rolled brim says “I’m feeling preppy!” Then there’s my flat top, large flowered, multi-colored, multi-fiber yarn that states that I’m feeling artistic and love color! And there’s always the “Bad Hair Day Beanie” that I can just throw on and head out the door without spending an hour getting to know my curling iron better.

Basic Beanie with Ear Flaps embellished with furry yarn

Whatever your likes, there’s a pattern out there. In my experience in crocheting, there are really only 3 styles of hats you need to learn to make a very wide array of different hats.
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Crochet Pattern: Hooded Scarf Version 2 (3 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – October 29th, 2012 9 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! This crochet pattern is exactly like my original Hooded Scarf crochet pattern, with the only difference being that this hood is curved and NOT pointed in the back. For folks who aren’t a fan of the point on the back of many hooded scarves, this pattern is for you! The hooded scarf features deep pockets on both sides and a ribbed edging along the front. The scarf and hood are designed to be wide and large to keep you extra warm during the winter.

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Crochet Pattern: Traditional Finnish Mittens

By A Guest Writer – October 27th, 2012 19 Comments

A Guest Post by Jolanta Gustafsson.

Finland is a northern land and it was always important to have warm clothing here. But in contrast to other northern countries, where the main technique to make clothes from wool was knitting, Finland is distinguished for its beautiful multicolored crocheted handicrafts.

The mittens that I made are inspired by the old mittens from the Ostrobothnian Museum’s collection, which are at least one hundred years old. I adapted the original pattern to a thicker yarn, shaped the mittens in my own way and added a chain-loop fringe edging. It may be interesting to know that the original mittens have 128 stitches in one round! There is also a more modern version of the same mittens – these have 64 stitches in one round. I reduced that number to 48.

The colors in the original mittens are red, green and white – red leaves and green border on a white background. The color combination that I have used is naturally white leaves and dark green border on a gray-green background. Feel free to use the colors that you like!

The most difficult part in this project is, in my opinion, to obtain the same gauge all the way through. So try to be aware of that from the beginning.
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Crochet Pattern: Fashion Doll No-Sew Pencil Skirt

By Candace – October 25th, 2012 3 Comments
Even dolls like to be snug and warm, so why not treat you favorite collectible or playtime buddy to a warm skirt? This pencil skirt is seamless and made to be pulled on. It cinches at the waist with an elastic waistband or drawstring. Be fashionable and crochet this skirt in a variety of colors!

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Crochet Pattern: 3 Pretty Washcloths in Single Crochet

By Corinne Munger – October 23rd, 2012 72 Comments
As requested by readers on the Crocheted Cotton Washcloth Sampler post, here are the 3 washcloth patterns! Washcloths and dishcloths are one of the most used and useful items in our homes. And they’re usually pretty, well, blah. Here you’ll find 3 very different patterns all using one crochet stitch – single crochet! The variations used with the single crochet stitches, make the washcloths look like they came from the most experienced of crocheters!

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Crochet Pattern: Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt

By Rachel Choi – October 22nd, 2012 3 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Dress up your Christmas tree with this striped, ruffled skirt. The skirt is a perfect 4 foot circle that opens up in the back. The skirt is crocheted in white, then the red ruffles are crocheted onto the skirt so that no sewing is required! Feel free to make this skirt uniquely yours by adding more ruffles or using more fun colors. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to crochet this skirt as ruffles are notorious for taking a while to crochet, although always worth it.

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Crochet Pattern: Halloween Candy Corn Goody Bag

By A Guest Writer – October 20th, 2012 4 Comments
A Guest Post by Carol Cox.

I made these bags for my grandchild’s kindergarten class, filled with a little candy and a small toy or two. They make quick, cute favors. I also enjoy making and using plarn, after I found out about it on the internet. So uniting one of my favorite holidays with a favorite craft resulted in these small bags. Hope you enjoy making them as I did.

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Crochet Pattern: Pumpkin Pin

By Emilee Gettle – October 18th, 2012 1 Comment
Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons. I love the smell of woodsmoke in the air. Pumpkins and squash in every shade are being harvested and used for decorations. Oftentimes my squash collection finds its way to my oven. Roasted squash, stir-fried pumpkin, cookies and pies all make my dinner table look absolutely mouthwatering. So, when I was thinking up a pattern for this week, this little pumpkin pin found its way off my hook. I added eyes and a smile similar to the happy veggie figurines I’ve seen in Japantown.

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Crocheted Cotton Washcloth Sampler

By Corinne Munger – October 17th, 2012 46 Comments
When I first thought of writing this post, I couldn’t make up my mind on what I wanted to talk about. Was it to be about using a luscious cotton yarn (that I love so much), about the incredible patterns you can make using only single crochet, or how washcloth patterns are really just “samplers” of your talent? Then I realized it should be about all 3!

Crocheted Washcloths

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