Crochet Spot Giveaway!

By Rachel Choi – February 9th, 2013 242 Comments

I love free giveaways, don’t you? This week I’m giving away 1 free crochet pattern from the Crochet Spot Store, or a 1 month free Premium Pattern Membership (unlimited pattern downloads for a month)! If you’ve been eying a pattern in the Crochet Spot Store, here’s your chance to win it for free.

To enter the giveaway…
Leave a comment at the end of this post telling me which pattern from the store you would like to crochet! The pattern you choose will be the pattern you get for free if you are the winner (please use the exact name of the pattern so I don’t give you the wrong one). Please stay on subject and only comment one time (one entry per person), multiple comments will be deleted.
Note: If the winner is already a Premium Pattern Member at the time of the drawing, then the winner will receive 1 month of membership for free instead.

Here is the link to the Crochet Spot Store so you can start browsing:

Giveaway ends on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 11:59PM EST, where a winner will be randomly drawn.

Good luck everyone!

Update: Thanks for participating everyone! The giveaway is now closed. I’ll be announcing the winner shortly. Stay tuned!

Crochet Pattern: Heart Pendant

By Candace – February 7th, 2013 14 Comments
You could wear your heart on your sleeve–or you could dangle it from you neck, which is slightly more anatomically correct. If you’d rather not loop a chain through the bail, you can make the final chain long enough to fit around your neck instead. The pendant can also be stiffened with starch. crochet_heart_pendant

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Fiber Art as Playground by Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – February 6th, 2013 11 Comments

I thought we’d take a peek into the world of crocheted artworks every now and then. This week we’ll talk about Japanese and Canadian artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam.

When appreciating the massive artworks by MacAdam, you don’t have to keep your hands off the art. Many of her works are literally colorful playgrounds meant for children to enjoy, but they didn’t start out that way. The idea was born when children climbed onto a gallery installation resembling a hammock. MacAdam observed as her artwork as it changed shape and was inspired.
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Crochet Pattern: Valentine XO Applique

By Emilee Gettle – February 5th, 2013 3 Comments
It seems like I’m on a roll with a Valentine theme. I love quick projects that can be made in a jiffy and that can be used multiple ways. This week’s Valentine XO (or hugs and kisses) appliqué can be used for so many projects. You could use it for scrapbooking or making handmade cards. You could also make several, join them together, and create a cute trim. You could also join them into a headband. It’s also great in pastel colors for sprucing up baby gifts. The sky is the limit with this ultra-easy project. If you are new to fingering yarn this pattern is perfect.

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Crochet Pattern: Rectangular Vest (9 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – February 3rd, 2013 2 Comments

There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Crochet this fashionable, tunic length vest and wear it with a belt or alone over a shirt. It is crocheted all in one piece with no sewing required. The pattern works up super quick for its size, because it uses a large crochet hook. The large hook gives the vest a loose drape while still providing warmth. This pattern is great for all skill levels, especially for those who have never crocheted clothing before and would like to try!

crochet rectangular vest

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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.

February’s Crochet Holidays 2013

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – February 2nd, 2013 2 Comments

We began our discussion of crocheting for the holidays here, but I wanted to take it even further. I think holidays are lots of fun, and there are some very unusual holidays that I’ve found, along with our old favorites. I thought it would be fun to match Crochet Spot patterns with holidays each month. We don’t need an excuse to crochet, but a little motivation never hurt! Here are some of February’s fun and fabulous occasions to crochet!

Bubble Gum Day – February 1 – Crochet one of these quick and beautiful bags and fill it with bubble gum to give to a friend. 🙂

Ballet Day – February 7 – Ballerinas are known not only for their grace, but also for their hairstyles. Crochet one of these three bun covers for a ballet enthusiast in your life.

Valentines Day – February 14 – One way to show you care is by giving this sweet heart to your sweetheart.

Love Your Pet Day – February 20 – Spoil your pet with a new dog bone or cat toy.

Academy Awards Night – February 24 – Whether you are on your couch or on the red carpet, rock it granny square style! 😉

National Tooth Fairy Day – February 28 – Your child will love placing his or her lost tooth in this and finding money the next day!

What do you think of these crochet holidays? What else would you recommend to celebrate these or any other February observances?

Crochet Pattern: Wrap Flower

By Candace – January 31st, 2013 3 Comments
This pattern uses an alternative technique for creating twirls (increasing vertically instead of horizontally) to make a flower. It is simple to make, and the turning chains actually create humps to differentiate the petals. You can work the flower without the stem to make a simple floral brooch or 3-D applique. crochet_wrap_flower

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Crochet Photo Roundup #9

By Rachel Choi – January 30th, 2013 1 Comment

Here’s the first roundup of 2013! These are a bunch of photos submitted by readers like you. Most are from the 2012 year that I didn’t have a chance to post earlier, but none the less, they are all awesome crochet pieces that need to be shown off. I just love seeing what everyone is crocheting! If you’d like to be included in a future roundup feel free to submit your crochet pictures too.
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Crochet Pattern: Lace and Ribbon Headband

By Emilee Gettle – January 29th, 2013 5 Comments
There are so many cute hair accessories in the stores now. The prices range from super cheap to out of this world expensive. I enjoy traveling to craft shows where home businesses sell their handmade goods. I’ve seen many takes on the crocheted headband. This pattern is my own twist by making lace and weaving a satin ribbon through it. The ends of the ribbon work perfect for tying on the headband. These crochet up ultra fast and are great for adults and kids alike. Make several while watching TV to sell at craft shows and bazaars in the spring!

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Crochet Pattern: Cupcake Drawstring Bag

By Rachel Choi – January 27th, 2013 2 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! This pattern is for a cute cupcake shaped drawstring bag. Crochet a bunch of these little baggies to use as party favors, to give to a child or to keep for yourself! Feel free to crochet an entire set of bags in varies colors. The bags are crocheted seamlessly in the round, all in one piece, from the bottom up. This cupcake bag has unique textured work throughout to help give a realistic look. Feel free to add beads to create sprinkles/jimmies or your own applique for a cute topper.

crochet cupcake drawstring bag

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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.