How to Crochet: Beaded Rope

By Candace – January 26th, 2016 2 Comments

If you’ve tried crocheting and beading, chances are you’ve come across beaded ropes. These lovely pieces are simple in concept– they’re made of beaded chains and slip stitches– but they’re easy to mess up, which makes them tricky in practice. Hopefully, by the end of this tutorial, you will have gotten the hang of the basic steps to this devilishly simple way to make beautiful jewelry.

For this tutorial, I’m using four colors to make a simple pattern. This makes it easier to see where beads should be positioned. It is very important that your beads be positioned right when making these ropes, so be careful.
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Crochet Pattern: V Neck Cardigan Sweater (9 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – January 24th, 2016 2 Comments

This sweater has a mid length V shaped neck that is great for layering. Wear this classic cardigan with a camisole, t-shirt, or turtleneck underneath. The pattern includes 9 sizes ranging from X-Small to 5X. Crocheted from the top down, you can try on the sweater as you crochet it to make sure it fits perfectly. Easily adjust the size or length of the sweater if needed. The sweater is crocheted all in one piece, with no sewing required other than the buttons.

crochet v neck cardigan sweater

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Tips for Your First Filet Crochet Piece

By Molly Ferriter – January 23rd, 2016 15 Comments
If you can make a chain stitch and work a double crochet stitch you can make beautiful pieces of art work with filet crochet. Have you wanted to try filet crochet but haven’t taken the plunge yet? Don’t wait any longer! I have some tips for you to get started on this new endeavor!
"Laura Ingall's Wilder Doily"

“Laura Ingall’s Wilder Doily”

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30% OFF Sock and Slipper Crochet Patterns

By Rachel Choi – January 22nd, 2016 Be the first to comment

Have you tried crocheting socks or slippers yet? Now is the perfect time to try it out. If you live in a region of the world where it is cold out, these will come in handy right away. If your region is on the warmer side, then socks and slippers might not be on the agenda to wear, but you can start now and have them ready for when it does get cold.

The Crochet Spot sock and slipper patterns have been some of the best selling crochet patterns in the store! Starting now and ending at the end of the month, all sock and slipper patterns in the Crochet Spot store are 30% off. You can find all of the sock and slipper patterns in the accessories pattern section.

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All the crochet patterns that are apart of the sale are already marked down, so there’s no need to enter in any coupon codes. Just add the patterns you want to your cart and check out. If you need any help while shopping or crocheting, just let me know and I’ll be sure to help you!

Keep those feet warm 🙂

Interested in an Oscar Mystery CAL?

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 21st, 2016 29 Comments

Hey, everyone! The Golden Globes have passed, and the Oscar nominees have recently been announced. What do you think of the choices? In order to celebrate the Awards Season, I thought we could do a really fun, quick crochet along.

It will work kind of like a drinking game during the Oscars, except we will be determining the pattern based upon who wins in several of the categories. Drinking is optional. 🙂 Read on for more details!

Join the Crochet Spot Oscars Mystery CAL with Caissa McClinton @artlikebread @crochetspot

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Tunisian Crochet Abbreviations

By Candace – January 19th, 2016 Be the first to comment

In addition to regular crochet patterns, Crochet Spot is home to many Tunisian (also known as Afghan) crochet patterns. Tunisian crochet is a technique that requires you to work stitches that remain on your (longer than usual) hook until you reach the end of your row then work them off in the opposite direction to finish them. In a way, it’s similar to knitting, and even employs stitches that mimic those used in knitting, but the resulting fabric tends to be thicker.

For a great Tunisian crochet primer, try the Tunisian Simple Stitch tutorial.
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Crochet Pattern: Broomstick Winter Infinity Scarf

By Rachel Choi – January 17th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Crocheted with super bulky weight yarn, this scarf is the right thickness for the cold, winter weather. I love the look of chunky scarves, but dislike the stiffness that is associated with them. This pattern is designed to have easy drape, so that the scarf won’t feel like cardboard! The secret is the broomstick lace technique. Broomstick lace is typically used for dainty lace patterns, but when combined in this scarf pattern with the bulky yarn it is the perfect combination of soft and thick. The scarf is also reversible, with a ribbed pattern on one side and a subtle striped pattern on the other. Wear the scarf with your favorite side showing, or twist the scarf so that you can see both complementing patterns. The scarf has an infinite loop shape that can be worn loosely around the neck, or tight like a cowl.

crochet broomstick winter infinity scarf

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Crochet Pattern: Bumps and Ridges Washcloth

By Candace – January 16th, 2016 Be the first to comment
What’s better than the feel of soft cotton against your skin? How about a little texture for some gentle cleansing? This cloth has both bobbles and textured ridges that get you nice and clean. The pattern can also be easily to adjust by adding more rows or stitches should you want matching hand towels as well. crochet_bumps_ridges_washcloth

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How To Crochet Seamless Hats

By Molly Ferriter – January 14th, 2016 12 Comments
I’ve been meaning to talk to you about something for quite some time. It’s embarrassing, I know. But, it needs to be said. You have visible seams on your hats! Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone; I have a quick fix that will change your winter hats forever! Everyone drop your hooks! Repeat after me…”I… will… not… make… hats… with… visible… seams… ever… again.”

seamless hat

Whether crocheted in half double crochet, single crochet, or double crochet, many winter hat patterns end up with a visible “seam” in the back of the hat where one round ends and the next begins. The picture below to the left shows a few hats with visible seams.
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Finish in ’15 Fourth Quarter Winners!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 12th, 2016 7 Comments

Two-thousand and fifteen was a productive year for the Crochet Spot community and you’ve all earned the reward of a job well done on your crochet projects! December 31, 2015 marked the end of our Finish in ’15 Contest, and we’re excited to announce the final winners!

Finish in 15 Fourth Quarter Winners on @crochetspot by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread

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