How to Crochet: Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps)

By Candace – January 7th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Tunisian Purl Stitch is great for when you want your work to resemble garter stitch, a popular knit stitch pattern. It’s also pretty simple to do. For this tutorial, you will need to know how to do a Tunisian simple stitch foundation. The tps can be worked into any subsequent row.
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Crochet Pattern: Mini Tiara Set

By Candace – January 5th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Tiaras are a must for any princess, and this set is perfect for royal playtime. Crochet these tiaras for dress up and playtime or for a princess themed party. They look good set upon a child’s head or a doll’s and can be made to match whatever is in the royal wardrobe. The tiaras are great projects for sparkly and metallic yarns. You can give the tiaras your own special touch by adding sparkly beads while you crochet! crochet tiara set

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Crochet Pattern: Dimensional Flower

By Candace – January 4th, 2014 1 Comment
A flower with just a little bit of pop makes a great accent to finish off a hat or other project. It’s also good on its own as part of a handmade bouquet. Vary the look by pressing the center inward or outward or by changing color after the second round. crochet_dimensional_flower

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Crochet Challenge 2014!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 2nd, 2014 16 Comments

What do you want to do with your crochet in 2014? After the holidays settle down, hopefully you will be organizing your lovely new yarn and hook stash from generous friends and relatives. ;) It will be time to reflect and set crochet goals for 2014.

One of the nice things about crochet is that although we can share what we do with crochet groups, charities, and of course here on Crochet Spot, crochet is an individual activity. That means our only competition can come from within ourselves. The beautiful relaxation of crochet may come in part from the knowledge that the only expectation placed upon our crochet is our own.

This is why it’s a great time to make an individual crochet challenge for 2014. Take a moment to look within yourself and ask yourself what it is you want to do with your crochet in 2014.
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Book Review: Blueprint Crochet

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – December 31st, 2013 4 Comments
For me, Robyn Chachula’s book Blueprint Crochet: Modern Designs for the Visual Crocheter is a game-changer. I learned how to crochet with written patterns, so it never occurred to me that I might be a visual crocheter (I didn’t even know there was such a thing as visual crochet). Because of this book, I learned how to understand crochet diagrams and how to make join-as-you-go motifs. Suddenly, those beautiful Japanese patterns are doable, and motif projects aren’t as daunting. Preview the book on Amazon and read on for my full review to see whether or not you’ll like it.

Blueprint Crochet: Modern Designs for the Visual Crocheter by Robyn Chachula

Blueprint Crochet: Modern Designs for the Visual Crocheter by Robyn Chachula

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Crochet Pattern: Blossoming Doily Rug

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – December 29th, 2013 Be the first to comment
Add beauty and cheer to any room in your house with this deceptively simple doily rug. The main body of the rug is inspired by pretty flowers blossoming. The decidedly feminine design is tempered with a geometric border highlighted with picots. Made with super bulky yarn and a 10.00 mm hook, you’ll be done after only 12 rounds of crochet work. crochet blossoming doily rug

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Crochet Pattern: Crayon Link Scarf

By Laurie Beranek – December 28th, 2013 6 Comments
I needed an item preferably a scarf to promote the new Kid’s Crochet classes at an event at the store where I teach. I came up with the Crayon Link Scarf pattern. The scarf was a huge hit with the kids. They loved the bright colors and many different ways they could wear it. Some options on how to wear it is as a scarf, mobieus, necklace or belt. I am sure there are many other ways to wear it too. Color options include all one color or each link a different color. It’s a great way to use your stash. The scarf works up quickly and the length can be adjusted by the number of links that are connected. Another option is to connect the end links and turn it into a mobieus. Crayon Link Scarf

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Crochet Pattern: Pluvia Earrings

By Candace – December 26th, 2013 1 Comment
Rain doesn’t have to be sad and gray. This pair of earrings are proof of that. Their drop shape is finished off with a single clear bead, making the name perfect. Of course they’ll look good in any colors you choose for the yarn and beads, so have fun choosing them. crochet_pluvia_earrings

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Painted Crochet (It’s Not What You May Think)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 24th, 2013 9 Comments

Oh my gosh! I just learned about a new type of crochet and I am dying to let you all know about it! It’s called “Painted Crochet” and it looks uniquely lovely. Although the finished pieces have the “look” of being painted with a brush, the effect is actually achieved by combining either three or four thin sewing threads in differing combinations. The subtle shifts in color come when those combinations are changed.

This is the back cover of the book called "Painted Mini Doilies"

This is the back cover of the book called Painted Mini Doilies edited by Carol Alexander and Lisa Forsnaugh


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Crochet Pattern: Ruffle Earmuffs

By Candace – December 23rd, 2013 1 Comment
There’s no need to wrap your head up with your scarf or mess up your hat by pulling the brim down when you have a pair of earmuffs, especially ones as cute as these. They are made with bulky yarn, so they don’t need to be stuffed, but you can do so if you like. The muffs and band are simple and require minimal sewing, so they’re a great choice for beginners. The band is tied at the back to secure it while wearing. crochet ruffle earmuffs

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