Crochet Pattern Giveaway Winners

By Rachel Choi – March 27th, 2014 8 Comments

It was fun reading all the comments left on the giveaway post! In this giveaway, the more entries, the more winners we have. For every 50 entries, we added another winner. So congrats to all 3 of the winners in this giveaway!

Drum roll please… the winners are…
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New “Yarns for You” Crochet Yarn Reviews!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 25th, 2014 24 Comments

I am excited to annouce a new series on Crochet Spot – “Yarns for You” Crochet Yarn Reviews! The purpose of “Yarns for You” is to share a crocheter’s point of view about what makes a yarn good/bad/fun/useful/etc. to crochet with! This will be different from the “Focus on Fiber” series in that I will be reviewing specific types of yarn by name. As always, it would be great to hear from other Crochet Spotters in the comments section!

Why a crochet yarn review? Did you ever notice how sometimes yarn makers put all of the knitting information on the label and have knitted samples in the store, but may overlook crochet? Truthfully, some yarn is better for knitting and some is better for crochet. It has to do with how the yarn is constructed.
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Crochet Pattern: Soft Serve Scarf

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – March 23rd, 2014 2 Comments
Add that splash of color to any outfit with a two-toned scarf. Much like your favorite soft serve with two flavors, the two colors of the scarf meld together when worn. The lacy design evokes a classic teardrop or polka dot design from afar. Make it in color combinations of the latest palette, or in the colors of a school or team. Using medium weight yarn in acrylic or wool makes this a warm scarf, too. 

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Crochet Pattern: Tunisian Zigzag Eyelet Wristband

By Candace – March 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment
This wristband is a good project for Tunisian crocheters who want to expand their skills a little more. The simple eyelet pattern uses basic stitches with no shaping to keep track of. The band is worked flat and requires a small amount of seaming to finish. crochet_tunisian_zze_band

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Crochet Pattern Giveaway!!!

By Rachel Choi – March 20th, 2014 131 Comments

Have you been eying a pattern in the Crochet Spot Store?? Now is the time you can win it for FREE! In this giveaway we’ll be giving away crochet patterns from the Crochet Spot store to readers who want them. We will have multiple winners too! For every 50 entries, we’ll add another winner. For example, if there are 200 entries, we’ll have 4 winners. If you are already a Premium Pattern Member of the store (you can already download unlimited patterns), you can also participate in this giveaway. A member’s prize would be a free month of membership so you can download as many patterns as you want for another month!

To enter into the giveaway:

  1. Visit the Crochet Spot Store: http://www.crochetspot.com/store/
  2. Choose a pattern that you would like to crochet.
  3. Leave a comment below on this post telling us the exact name of the pattern (we want to make sure we send you the correct pattern). Please leave only one comment, multiple comments will be deleted.

Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Update: Winners are be found on the Crochet Pattern Giveaway Winners page.

How to Crochet: Tunisian Full Stitch (Tfs)

By Candace – March 19th, 2014 2 Comments

Tunisian full stitch, as its name implies, is good for creating something that is bulky and heavy. Blankets, rugs, and mats are just a few applications for for this easy-to-make stitch. One thing to keep in mind is that the tfs has a natural bias and may need to be combined with other stitches in addition to being blocked to straighten it out. If you are unfamiliar with Tunisian crochet, you can start learning with the Tunisian simple stitch (tss) tutorial.

For a left-handed view, hover your cursor over the photos.

The tfs is made in the space between stitches, underneath the horizontal bar.

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Insert your hook into the next space.

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Yarn over and pull up a loop.

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Continue working across the row. Then work the return row as usual, and you’re done.

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If you need help with this stitch, you can leave a comment below.

Crochet Pattern: Baby Mary Jane Booties (3 Sizes)

By Candace – March 17th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Mary Janes are a classic shoe style, especially on the little ones. These booties are made in one piece, strap and all! This pattern requires no sewing and no attaching small fasteners. With the little ones and parents in mind, these booties are easy to put on and take off. The booties are crocheted in the round, shaped from the bottom of the sole to the top. crochet baby mary jane booties

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Different Ways to Make Pom Poms (Part Two)

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – March 15th, 2014 4 Comments

In part one (see part one here), I mentioned three different ways to make pom poms: with your fingers, with a tool, and with a fork. Now I’m going to show you how to make pom poms using a template.

First, we’ll make the template.

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How to Crochet: Tunisian Double Crochet (Tdc)

By Candace – March 13th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Did you know that you can work double crochet stitches in Tunisian crochet? Did you also know that it’s easy to do if you know the basics of Tunisian crochet and how to do a traditional double crochet? Once you learn it, you can use this stitch to add height and drape to your Tunisian pieces.
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Need a Crochet Stitch Marker? (You May Already Have One on You!)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 11th, 2014 45 Comments

Stitch markers are one of the most basic and sometimes the one of the most fun crochet tools. For those who haven’t used them yet, crochet stitch markers are a removable tool that you place on your crochet as you are working. They serve the purpose of marking a spot in your crochet work where you are supposed to “do something,” such as start a new round, make an increase, change colors, etc. Stitch markers are often mentioned in the pattern but sometimes you’re crocheting along and you realize you could benefit from using a stitch marker. Stitch markers can be helpful in keeping count on long pieces, and a single stitch marker can hold your active crochet stitch in place while your transporting your work from place to place!

I wanted to share some of the random things I’ve used as stitch markers over the years. While I love fancy handmade stitch markers from Etsy, and I have certainly used the perfectly-sized, removable, plastic stitch markers from Clover, I have used the following items to hold my crochet for just a moment, or for a while.
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