Christmas In July Sale – 40% OFF Crochet Patterns

By Rachel Choi – July 21st, 2011 2 Comments

Are you ready to get started on crocheting for the holidays? I hope you don’t plan on making all those gifts at the last minute! To kick off crocheting for the holidays and to spread some Christmas joy in July, we’re hosting a 40% OFF all Christmas themed crochet patterns along with select patterns (ranging from toys, bags, clothing, home decor, etc.) that you can make awesome gifts with!

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To get 40% off, simply add the item your want to your shopping cart (the sale items are already marked down), no need to enter in a code or anything. Don’t forget to look through each category to see the patterns you’re interested in as there are select (non Christmas themed) patterns that are on sale as well!

The sale ends on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. Have fun shopping for the holidays everyone!!

Crochet Pattern: Emerald Drops Bracelet

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – July 20th, 2011 6 Comments
This easy-to-crochet bracelet features a crocheted toggle clasp and diamond motifs–all made in one go! Made with crochet thread, you can make this in an array of colors to make quick gifts for loved ones. 

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished size: 7.5″ long (fits most adult wrists)

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Saving the World One Person At a Time

By Veronica Smith – July 19th, 2011 10 Comments

Well I was going to call this article “Real Men Crochet”, and that is still applicable however RECENTLY I have had an unusual amount of emotional ‘stress’ and I have really appreciated my crocheting – more than normal. My life has been on hold for a few weeks and whilst sitting, waiting, pacing, worrying and comforting in various hospitals and nursing homes I found that crocheting saved me. So I now figure that I need to save the world one person at a time and you need to help me – pretty please.
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Crochet Pattern: Baby Blocks

By Rachel Choi – July 17th, 2011 8 Comments

New in the Crochet Spot Store, this baby block pattern allows for adding your own creativity! Yes, you can put letters or numbers on the blocks but you can also get creative and put your own animals or shapes on it if you’d like. The blocks are crocheted in 6 pieces (each crocheted in the round) that are then crocheted together so that no sewing is required. This pattern contains a step-by-step photo tutorial for assembling the pieces.

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Do You Crochet Everyday?

By A Guest Writer – July 14th, 2011 41 Comments

A Guest Post by May Ashley.

Do you know the saying, “an apple a day, keeps the doctors away”? Well I think crocheting has the same effect (or maybe even better). I crochet everyday. It does not matter how long. Sometimes it’s just for 10 minutes other times it’s for a couple hours. I am a busy working woman, so I can not always spend the whole day crocheting. But I do crochet religiously everyday.
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Book Giveaway Winner: Teach Yourself Visually Crochet

By Rachel Choi – July 14th, 2011 5 Comments
Thanks everyone for participating in the giveaway and a special thanks to Rebecca for giving away the book! I hope everyone had fun looking inside the book Teach Yourself Visually Crochet and is inspired to learn something new. After reading all the comments I noticed that there are common techniques and stitches that folks were interested in learning. So even if you don’t win the book or can’t get a hold of a copy at the moment, here are some links to tutorials on Crochet Spot that may help!

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Reading Charted Crochet Patterns

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – July 13th, 2011 15 Comments

The first time I saw a charted crochet pattern, I thought it was some form of ancient hieroglyphics, or a language beamed down from another planet. It didn’t help that the rest of the instructions was in Japanese–another very foreign language to me. I shouldn’t have been intimidated–as it turned out I would prefer charted patterns to worded ones.
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Bringing Out the Crochet Designer in You

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – July 12th, 2011 9 Comments

Do you think of yourself as a crochet designer? No? Think again…Have you ever tweaked a pattern to suit your liking? Maybe you thought of a different handle for a bag you were crocheting, or finished an item all in one piece instead of sewing it together as written in the pattern.
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Crochet Pattern: Broomstick Lace Summer Scarf

By Rachel Choi – July 10th, 2011 7 Comments

New in the Crochet Spot Store, this decorative scarf is made using repetitive broomstick lace stitches that create a subtle striped pattern. The scarf is crocheted with 2 strands of size 10 thread held together making it a very light and airy scarf, great for the summer and warm weather months. Using 2 strands of thread also allows for the scarf to be multicolored, so feel free to pick your 2 favorite colors to crochet with!

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All purchases help to support Crochet Spot and are greatly appreciated! Please log in or create a new account at the Crochet Spot Store to purchase this pattern. Premium Pattern Members may log into the store and download the pattern for free.

Book Giveaway: Teach Yourself Visually Crochet

By Rachel Choi – July 8th, 2011 150 Comments
Thanks to Rebecca, a Crochet Spot reader, we have the book Teach Yourself Visually Crochet to giveaway! Rebecca loves this book and claims that it did a great job helping her learn to crochet. Her goal is to spread more “crochet joy” and help others to learn this fabulous art form. She donated a brand new copy of this book to Crochet Spot so that it can be given away to a Crochet Spot reader who would like to learn how to crochet or improve his/her crochet skills. Even though this book is great for beginners it is also a great reference guide for those who already know how to crochet the basics.

To enter the giveaway, please visit the Teach Yourself Visually Crochet page on Amazon and click on the “Click to Look Inside” picture. Look inside the book to see what you are most interested in learning. Then leave a comment at the end of this giveaway post stating what you’re most interested in learning. Please stay on subject and only comment one time, 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 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 11:59PM EST, where a winner will be randomly drawn.

Good luck everyone and thanks again Rebecca for donating the book for the giveaway!

Update: The giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced shortly. Please check back later!