Returning to Crochet: 3 Tips to Refresh Your Skills

By Tameko Barnette – December 24th, 2011 5 Comments

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced crocheter from way back, you probably have had times in life where you took a break from your all-time favorite craft. There are some die hard crochet fans who have never missed an opportunity to hone their skills. But what about those of us who can get swept up in life, wake up one morning, and realize how long it’s been since we’ve picked up a crochet hook and some yarn? What in the world can we do to return to crochet? Here are a few tips to get you back on the stitching track again.
Click Here To Read More »

Crochet Pattern: Button-Up Neckwarmer

By Candace – December 22nd, 2011 4 Comments
A large hook and thin yarn make this neckwarmer airy and light. It looks great in yarn with a halo, and it closes with a button, but you don’t even need to make a buttonhole.

Click Here To Read More »

How to Crochet: Front Crossed Stitches

By Candace – December 21st, 2011 1 Comment

Making crossed stitches is a pretty simple affair once you get the hang of it. There are two ways to cross stitches: By crossing the second stitch in front of the first stitch, or crossing the second stitch in back of the first. This tutorial teaches you to make the former.

If you’re left handed, you can hover over the pictures with your cursor to see the left hand view.

Start making your stitch (mine is a tr). Instead of inserting your hook into the next stitch, skip the number of stitches indicated by your pattern (3 stitches in this example), and insert the hook in the next stitch after the skipped stitches.


Click Here To Read More »

Crochet Pattern: Whimsy Snowman Applique

By Emilee Gettle – December 20th, 2011 4 Comments
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? As a kid snow on Christmas was a pretty high priority, but not so much that we couldn’t drive to my Grandma’s house for all the holiday festivities. Those years have long since passed and since a white Christmas isn’t in my forecast for this year I thought I’d whip up a little snowman applique to remind me of all those warm Christmas time memories. This frosty fellow would be perfect perched on your gift tags, for embellishing kid’s clothes or any other project that might need a bit of sprucing up for the holidays.

Click Here To Read More »

Crochet Pattern: Double Layer Flower Appliques

By Rachel Choi – December 18th, 2011 1 Comment
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! These flowers make great appliques that can be sewn or pinned onto clothing, bags, or anything you’d like to spruce up. The two layers give extra depth and color to each flower. Each flower is crocheted in one piece, although there are two layers, so that no sewing is required to create the flowers! Feel free to mix and match colors to create unique flowers.

Click here to see full pattern details!

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.

All That Spare Crochet Stuff

By Veronica Smith – December 17th, 2011 5 Comments

Okay, I have been going through Crochet Spot’s freebies and the store, AGAIN, and remembering the things I have made from them. What have I discovered? I have realized that some of the patterns are very addictive and you cannot stop at one. I mean who can resist those cute little chickens, or the scarves, beanies and doilies? They all make up really quickly and use different yarns and suddenly they are all different.

Now I don’t know about you but there are only a certain amount of toys and cat toys I can make. For starters my young nieces and nephews, and not so young daughters have about all they can take with crochet toys. And cat toys, well I don’t have a cat and don’t know anybody with one, but they’re oh so cute and in the cupboard. Made too many flowers? Then STICK A FLOWER ON IT and sell it.
Click Here To Read More »

Crochet Pattern: Open Capelet

By Candace – December 15th, 2011 5 Comments
This capelet is light and airy, but it’s also surprisingly warm. It uses tall stitches, so it’s quick to work up and very open. The cape has a very loose drape but can be blocked or starched for a more crisp fabric.

Close it up with ties or a pin or leave it open for a more casual look.

Click Here To Read More »

How to Crochet: Back Crossed Stitches

By Candace – December 14th, 2011 5 Comments

Crossed stitches are great. They add visual interest to a project, and they look the same way on either side, so it’s possible to keep a reversible project reversible. There are two ways to cross stitches: By crossing the second stitch in front of the first stitch, or crossing the second stitch in back of the first. This tutorial deals with the latter.

For left handers, you can hover over the pictures with your cursor to see the left hand view.

Start making your stitch (mine is a dc). Instead of inserting your hook into the next stitch skip the number necessary for your pattern (2 stitches in this example) and insert the hook in the next stitch after the skipped stitches.


Click Here To Read More »

Crochet Pattern: Gift Card Holder

By Emilee Gettle – December 13th, 2011 3 Comments
I love Christmas and shopping for the perfect gift for everyone on my list. It’s a special time of year to show those close to you how much they really mean to you. I have several people on my list who love crafting as much as I do. Since we all dabble in about a 101 different projects at a time it’s sometimes hard to know what supplies to buy and stick beneath the tree. So, for the yarn lovers I crocheted this gift card holder that will be home to a gift card from one of my favorite yarn shops. This quick project adds a handmade touch that your creative friends are sure to love!

Click Here To Read More »

Crochet Pattern: Diamond Eyelet Scarf

By Rachel Choi – December 11th, 2011 7 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! This scarf has a diamond pattern that is a nice cross between being lacy and solid. The pattern resembles filet crochet, but all you need to know to crochet this scarf is the chain and double crochet stitch. The scarf is made with light weight yarn so that it drapes easier around the neck without being stiff. This accessory can be great for both cold and warm weather.

Click here to see full pattern details!

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.