Tapestry Crochet

By A Guest Writer – July 2nd, 2011 23 Comments

A Guest Post by Linda Cee.

One of my favorite things to do is tapestry crochet. it’s very similar to regular crochet with the exception that 1 or more strands of yarn, either different colors or different shades of the same color, are carried while another is being crocheted so that the finished results look more woven then crocheted. It’s an art form that has gradually been gaining in popularity. Perhaps because it is very versatile a fact that well-known tapestry crocheter Delores Chamblin alludes to when she refers to her work as “Painting with yarn” and just as the design options are limitless so are the items you can make everything from jewelry to toys to shawls and baskets.
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Crochet Pattern: Versatile Bijoux

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – June 30th, 2011 2 Comments

New in the Crochet Spot Store, the Versatile Bijoux pattern is true to its name — there are SO many ways to wear it! Wear it as a long necklace, a lariat, a layered choker, as a bracelet or anklet. You can even use it as a lanyard or eyeglasses strap. Made with ever-abundant crochet thread and seed beads, you can make one to match each outfit in your closet. One size definitely fits all!


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Crochet Photo Roundup #4

By Rachel Choi – June 29th, 2011 8 Comments

I’m proud to present more photos that were submitted by Crochet Spot readers! You all have done such a great job and I’m always blown away to see your awesome work. I hope everyone enjoys the round up! Feel free to comment on everyone’s work. If you’d like to share your crochet work in a future roundup you can submit your crochet pictures!
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Frightened of My Craft Room

By Veronica Smith – June 28th, 2011 36 Comments

My craft room is my nemesis. I am very lucky I have a craft room all to myself that doesn’t double as anything else. In 2000 we built a house to our needs, once again we are very fortunate to have been able to do that. So why then does this one room terrify and intimidate me at the same time?

It all started so very simple, we moved in and all was perfect in there. I gave up my job when we moved in to become a full time mother to our then 3 and 10 year old daughters. Money was short so I worked from home. First I did piece work sewing for a company so everything had to be perfect in the craft room in order to determine what was theirs and what was mine. I slowly went mad doing that so I began my own business sewing and crocheting. An odd assortment of fabrics, cottons, zippers, buttons, lace, and various other things all built up in my room with my precious yarns and threads.
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Crochet Pattern: Rambunctious Race Car

By Rachel Choi – June 26th, 2011 8 Comments

Vroom vroom!! New in the Crochet Spot Store, the Rambunctious Race Car will go crazy in the hands of a child with a wild imagination! This race car is a fun challenge to crochet but is not intended for beginners. Crocheters should be comfortable changing colors while crocheting to create the race stripes and windows. Prior experience with sewing and shaping crocheted pieces together is recommended. Basic embroidery skills will also be needed to create the small details.

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Soldier’s Angels

By Rachel Choi – June 25th, 2011 5 Comments

I recently received an email from a Crochet Spot reader telling me about a non-profit organization called Soldier’s Angels. Her passion for the organization was so infectious that I had to write a post about it and share it with you all. Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans and their families.

Through Soldier’s Angels crocheters like us can create and send items that are needed. There is a wide range of items that are accepted, not all are necessarily crocheted items, from blankets, snacks and goodies, t-shirts, CD’s, etc. Feel free to visit their site for the whole list! The most interesting part of the organization is that you can “adopt a soldier”, meaning you’ll send a letter each week and a care package each month to a particular person. How great is that?

To get involved or to lean more about Soldier’s Angels please visit the Soldier’s Angels website. You can also find more charities that you may be interested in on the Crochet Spot Charity Page.

Have fun crocheting for a good cause!!

Crochet Pattern: Vortex Tawashi

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – June 24th, 2011 11 Comments
Just can’t get enough of tawashis? I know the feeling all too well. Here’s a tawashi with elements I love: texture, one-piece construction, and spiral work. Another feature I love in tawashis? Practicality. This tawashi makes chores a little easier on your hands, with a pocket-like construction–no need to concentrate on your grip while cleaning!
Texture is made by making stitches in the back loops only (blo) of stitches. The front is worked in a spiral, and the project continues back and forth in rows for the back, to make the pocket. A few chains are made for the loop, and a simple slip stitch border wraps up this handy project. Made with medium weight yarn and size H hook, this project works up fast.

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Crochet Photo Roundup #3

By Rachel Choi – June 22nd, 2011 5 Comments

Yay! Here’s another fun roundup of photos submitted by Crochet Spot readers who’ve used Crochet Spot patterns!! Feel free to browse through the photos and drool over the amazing work you’ve all accomplished. If you’d like to be included in a future roundup feel free to submit your crochet pictures.
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We Speak a Different Language

By Veronica Smith – June 21st, 2011 22 Comments

With the exception of the obvious dialects around the world, the language our forefathers spoke, we all speak another language to each other but can actually understand each other. As far as spoken language I am only versed in English, toddler, and teenager – for those of you without toddlers and teenagers, believe me, they speak a different language.

As I write these stories each week I write in English, or more precisely, Australian. After I have finished my writing I then go over it all and make it American. Rachel prefers me to write in American. You would be surprised how many words are different.
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Crochet Pattern: Barbie Doll Summer Dresses

By Rachel Choi – June 19th, 2011 6 Comments

New in the Crochet Spot Store, these 3 summer style dresses are crocheted without having to sew pieces together! Each dress has a tight fit, since they are to be made using size 10 thread. The dresses are all secured to the dolls using tie straps rather than traditional Velcro or snaps so you don’t have to worry about sewing or gluing them on. Although these dress are shown in the photo on a Barbie doll, they will also fit other fashion dolls of the same size.

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