Crochet Pattern: Iced Bolero

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – November 2nd, 2014 Be the first to comment
Boleros and shrugs are excellent choices for tank tops or simple long sleeves, and even lovelier with summer dresses or formal gowns. Many people like to add them as the finishing touch to their already exquisite wedding dress. Make this Iced Bolero by crocheting a simple rectangle and partially stitching two sides together. Using a medium weight yarn, work a lovely, loose stitch and end with a slightly loopy border. An easy project for a few hours work of crochet! crochet iced bolero

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How to Crochet: Climbing Single Crochet

By Candace – November 1st, 2014 4 Comments

This tutorial actually springs form a happy accident. I wasn’t paying attention where I was placing my hook and almost made the mistake of working into the stitch I had just made, which led to some swatching and the birth of climbing stitches.

At first, I thought these would turn out like foundation stitches, but instead of simply adding width, they also add height. Freeform crocheters, especially, may have a lot of fun incorporating stitches like this into their work.
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Crochet Color Therapy

By Tameko Barnette – October 30th, 2014 1 Comment

Crochet is hands down one of the best ways to relax on a sunny or a rainy day. With yarn and hook in hand, the only thing that matters is the pattern you wish to make a reality. This is crochet at its best.

If you think about some of your favorite crochet creations, you’ll probably find that many of them tinkle your fancy because of the pattern, but also because of the colors you chose to use. The color of the creation is just as important as the creation itself. But how can we take color choice to another level with our crochet creations?
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Make Your Thanksgiving Meal Special with Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – October 28th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Well, the seasons are changing and fall is definitely in full swing here in the United States. For those of us in South Florida that means sunny skies, mid-70’s, and snowbirds. My friends up north tell me this year the fall foliage is gorgeous! And those lucky people are probably wearing sweaters and cute legwarmers already!

I have to tell you, having made the move to a warm (Mexico) then even warmer (Florida) climate, these subtle seasonal changes are barely perceptible to my northern-bred body, but even so, the longer you stay somewhere, the more you become in tune with those tiny shifts. This year, I actually noticed a change in weather! In these climates, the holidays become even more important indicators of seasonal changes.
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Crochet Pattern: Hi-Lo Cowl

By Candace – October 26th, 2014 Be the first to comment
There’s a new crochet pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! This warm and snugly cowl features simple shaping that allows it to be worn around the neck or pulled up over the head as a hood without too much bulk under the chin – despite the very bulky yarn. Break out your chunkiest, squishiest yarn (and finally put that huge plastic hook to use) for a warm and cozy project.

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How to Transform Your Crochet Mistakes – Part 3

By Tameko Barnette – October 25th, 2014 5 Comments

This is the last installment of this series on transforming your crochet mistakes. In truth, some of the mishaps that occur in our crochet projects aren’t always mistakes. I say it that way because we tend to look at things that way. Crochet is a fun activity, a relaxing hobby, yet it doesn’t go without its frustrating moments

In addition, it may not be a mistake, but a coincidence that can turn into a creative treasure. The key factor to handling a crochet mistake is to tap into one’s own creativity. In part 2 of this series, I shared ideas on creative ways to use leftover afghan squares. In this last installment of the series, I will share some fun ideas on what to do with spare yarn (i.e., small amounts of yarn leftover). You’ll see what I mean, check it out.
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Crochet Pattern: Pumpkin Mug Cozy

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – October 23rd, 2014 3 Comments
With the arrival of autumn, everything is orange, brown and yellow, with a smidgen of green. Personally, my favorite color palette. You see it in the trees and the fields, and we celebrate the season with adding these same colors to our décor. Wrap you favorite mug in this autumn inspired cozy to add to the festive spirit. With a band of single crochet and a pumpkin applique practically worked in one round, it’s very simple and works up quick. For another mug cozy, check out last weeks Snowflake Mug Cozy. Pumpkin Mug Cozy

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How Much Do You Crochet?

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – October 21st, 2014 18 Comments

The inspiration for this post was my own personal reflections about my relationship with crochet. Crochet is a wonderful craft and since it’s portable, people may do it more often than some of the other crafts. However, I would like to get an idea of how often you, Crochet Spotters, actually crochet.
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Crochet Pattern: Classic Slouchy Beanie (5 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – October 19th, 2014 1 Comment
This crochet pattern is great for beginners who would like to crochet their first hat! The pattern comes in 5 sizes from baby to adults, so you can crochet a beanie for everyone in the family. Double crochet stitches are the primary stitches used in this pattern, making each beanie fairly quick to crochet. The beanie can be worn slouchy like in the sample photo, or with the edge folded up for extra warmth around the ears.

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How to Transform Your Crochet Mistakes – Part 2

By Tameko Barnette – October 18th, 2014 10 Comments

This is the second part in a three-part series for transforming possible crochet mistakes. This time I am exploring extra pieces to a crochet project. Specifically, I have found myself having several extra afghan squares that I didn’t use for an afghan, either because I didn’t finish the project or had made a few too many.

This is where our creativity can kick in. It’s always fun trying to figure out what to do with the extra pieces. So, I came up with a few ideas listed below. I hope you enjoy them and they spark even more ideas for you.
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