I Heart Crochet Totes!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – June 24th, 2014 6 Comments

OMG I totes love totes. (Scroll down for translation.)

Crochet totes are everything! (Photo source: flickr (c) Dan Zen  License

Crochet totes are everything! (Photo source: flickr (c) Dan Zen License)

I know, right!?

Translation: “My goodness, I am entirely fond of tote bags. Don’t you agree?”

I may sound a little giddy, but I don’t mind admitting that I do feel quite enthusiastic about crocheted totes. They’re so useful and so easy to make! I love a quick project and a good tote is definitely worth the return on investment.
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Crochet Pattern: Honeycomb Table Runner

By Candace – June 22nd, 2014 1 Comment
This table runner featuring an open edging is versatile and fun to make. It looks good on both its right and wrong sides and can be used with many different table settings. The pattern is written for a more intimate setup but can be adjusted to fit tables of varying widths and lengths, by making the runner as long as desired. crochet honeycomb table runner

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Spring into Summer Crochet Along (Week 4)

By Rachel Choi – June 21st, 2014 Be the first to comment

This is the final week of the Crochet Along (CAL)!!! Week #4 patterns are now posted on the Spring into Summer Crochet Along page. Visit the main page and scroll down to the bottom to see week #4. If you missed the previous weeks, no worries, you can still participate! All are welcomed to join in at anytime. Feel free to browse the previous patterns and crochet as much as you please. Don’t forget to submit your photos to share with everyone. I love seeing what everyone is crocheting!

Again, you can view the latest CAL patterns here: Spring into Summer Crochet Along page

Have fun crocheting and don’t forget to share your photos! A “winner” will be randomly select at the end of the CAL.

Crochet Pattern: Easy Bookmark

By Candace – June 19th, 2014 Be the first to comment
I recently realized that I don’t have many rectangular bookmarks. The easiest way to change that was to take out my thread and hook and work one up. Beginning crocheters who want to try fine yarns and small hooks can use this easy pattern to get comfortable with fine-gauge work. crochet_easy_bookmark

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Expanding Geometric Motif Crochet Tutorial

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – June 17th, 2014 5 Comments

I’ve designed quite a few patterns using granny squares because I like how simple and easy they are to make. It’s easy to create something remarkable by using granny squares as a base. But it’s not the only easy motif to choose from.

After crocheting the Expanding Pentagon Motif a few weeks back, we received requests for the same design but in different shapes. So today I’m going to give you a tutorial explaining how to make the motif in any geometric shape you desire.

Expanding Geometric Motifs (copy)
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Crochet Pattern: Floral Table Runner

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – June 15th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Table runners are great pieces for spicing up the tables in your home. Here’s one made with motifs so that the length, and width, are customizable. Simply add more flowers to lengthen and widen the runner, or make less for a smaller piece. Each floral motif is lightweight and easy to make. Once you’ve made as many as you wish, stitch them together for a handmade conversation piece perfect for summer days and lemonade! crochet floral table runner

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Spring into Summer Crochet Along (Week 3)

By Rachel Choi – June 14th, 2014 2 Comments

Week #3 patterns are now posted on the Spring into Summer Crochet Along page. Visit the main page and scroll down to the bottom to see week #3. If you missed the previous weeks, no worries, you can still participate! All are welcomed to join in at anytime. Feel free to browse the week #1, week #2, and week #3 patterns and crochet as much as you please. Don’t forget to submit your photos to share with everyone. I love seeing what everyone is crocheting!

Again, you can view the latest CAL patterns here: Spring into Summer Crochet Along page

Have fun crocheting and don’t forget to share your photos!

How to Crochet: Tunisian Bar Stitch (Tbs)

By Candace – June 12th, 2014 Be the first to comment

In some ways, the Tunisian bar stitch is like the Tunisian full stitch (tfs). As with the tfs, it has a natural bias, so crocheters should be prepared to use it with other stitches and block the finished object. It is also worked in much the same manner as the tfs, except the hook is inserted into the horizontal bar. However, the tbs is lighter than the tfs, making it a better choice for accessories and apparel.

If you are unfamiliar with Tunisian crochet, you can start learning with the Tunisian simple stitch (tss) tutorial.
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Your LYS Loves Crochet!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – June 10th, 2014 2 Comments

What’s not to love, right? I bet a few of you are wondering if you even have an LYS and what it might be. Well, an LYS is a Local Yarn Store. An LYS can also be a crocheter’s best friend.

In my last post, I talked a bit about my impromptu yarn crawl. Well, it was tons of fun, and that is partly because I was able to really get to know some local yarn stores. Isn’t it great that we have so many sources for yarn? As yarn crafters we are so lucky! We can shop everywhere from big box stores, to specialty stores, to yard sales and even at Goodwill! If you look long enough, you’re going to find yarn! But shopping at an LYS is really special for crocheters and I am going to give you three reasons why.

It's Knitting Criations in Somers, CT!!

It’s Knitting Criations in Somers, CT!!


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Crochet Pattern: Swimsuit Coverup (9 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – June 8th, 2014 4 Comments
This swimsuit coverup looks like a cute dress, but is constructed like a wrap. The mesh pattern is quick and easy to crochet, and allows for the coverup to stretch. The light weight yarn and light stitch pattern is great for wearing on the beach or by the pool. The pattern includes instructions for 9 different sizes from X-small to 5X, but also includes instructions for customizing the width and length as you see fit.

crochet swimsuit coverup

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