Crochet Spot’s 8th Birthday Giveaway Winners!

By Rachel Choi – May 7th, 2016 5 Comments

Before I announce the winners of the giveaway, I want to give a big thanks to all of Crochet Spot’s readers. Without you all, Crochet Spot would have never made it to 8 years! Also, a big thanks to all of the writers who have contributed to Crochet Spot throughout the years. Our current and long time writers Candace and Caissa are the best!
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Crochet Pattern: Tasseled Mug Rug

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – May 5th, 2016 4 Comments
What’s a mug rug? It’s bigger than a coaster, and smaller than a placemat. While sitting on your desk or side table, it can accommodate your cup and also a small snack. Mug rugs show their beauty even while being used. For these reasons, I knew I had to make a mug rug. The pattern is easy and addictive. Soon you’ll be making mug rugs in many different color combinations. Crochet a Mug Rug Free Pattern by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot

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Crochet Pattern: Tunisian Check Scrubbie

By Candace – May 3rd, 2016 1 Comment
It can be hard to find a project for variegated yarns with short color repeats, so sometimes it’s best to think small and simple. A square scrubbie with a checkerboard pattern fits the bill quite nicely. This pattern requires some knowledge of Tunisian crochet. Be sure to use the chart linked below to brush up on abbreviations if you need it. crochet_tunisian_square_scrubbie

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Crochet Pattern: Baby Whale Lovey

By Rachel Choi – May 1st, 2016 Be the first to comment
Do you have a water-loving child? Crochet him or her this cute baby whale lovey to snuggle up with. The whale is crocheted seamlessly in the round, amigurumi style. The small blanket is crocheted with a variety of stitches to create a wavy ocean look. The whale is then attached to the blanket to create an adorable lovey that’s ready to be toted around and snuggled with. This security blanket is designed with light weight yarn so that it’s not too heavy for a baby, but feel free to crochet it in medium weight yarn if you want a larger lovey. crochet baby whale lovey

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How to Embroider Eyes onto Crochet

By Rachel Choi – April 29th, 2016 1 Comment

So, you’ve crocheted a cute animal or doll and now you’re ready to add its face. In this tutorial I’ll show you how I embroider eyes with yarn. Of course, there are other methods for adding eyes, but this method is one of my favorites, because you can use scraps of yarn you already have. Here I’ll show the technique being done on a little lion that’s a part of the Little Safari Animals set. You can use this technique on any knit or crocheted doll, animal, or amigurumi.
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Crochet Pattern: Bit of Honey Earrings

By Candace – April 28th, 2016 Be the first to comment
Are you looking for a good accessory to go with your spring and summer wardrobe? How about a pair of earrings that look like honeycombs? You can make them in yellow and on the theme of buzzing bees out to gather something sweet. Or you can play with thread and bead colors for a unique look that’s all yours. Either way, crocheting a pair of these is much safer than bothering a real honeycomb! crochet_bit_of_honey_earrings

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Crochet Spot’s 8th Birthday Giveaway!

By Rachel Choi – April 26th, 2016 108 Comments

Wow, it’s hard to believe Crochet Spot is 8 years old already. Time sure flies when you’re crocheting! There’s no better way to celebrate Crochet Spot’s birthday than with a giveaway. There will be eight giveaway winners, each winning a free crochet pattern from the Crochet Spot Store or a free month of Premium Pattern Membership (if already a member at the time of the drawing).

To enter the giveaway:

  1. Go to the Crochet Spot Store and browser the crochet patterns: http://www.crochetspot.com/store/
  2. Return to this page, and leave a comment below stating the name of the crochet pattern that you would like to win. Please be sure to write the exact name of the pattern so I’ll send you the correct pattern. Please only leave one comment per person, since the comment will count as the entry.
  3. Giveaway ends on May 5th, 2016 when eight winners will be randomly selected.

Good luck everyone!

Update: The giveaway is now closed. Stay tuned for the winners!

Crochet Pattern: Single Crochet Sampler Placemat

By Rachel Choi – April 24th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Almost everyone who starts off crocheting learns the basic single crochet stitch. But did you know that it can be used in many different ways to create brand new stitches? Using only single crochet and chain stitches, this placemat pattern contains 4 different stitch patterns for you to try. The placemat is crocheted all in one piece, changing stitch patterns as you go. When you’re done crocheting your placemat, it’ll be full of different textures and colors. Whether you’re a crochet newbie or a veteran, you’ll have 4 stitch patterns to add to your crochet arsenal.

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Crochet Patterns for Cats

By Rachel Choi – April 23rd, 2016 2 Comments

Recently I wrote about crochet patterns for dogs. Not to worry, I didn’t forget about our feline friends! I have 3 cats in my house who all love crocheted items. They probably love them even more than my dogs. If you don’t have any kitties at home, you can always crochet for those at your local shelter. There are lots of things you can crochet for cats. Here is a roundup to give you some ideas!
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Crochet Pattern: Lover’s Knot Flower Applique

By Rachel Choi – April 21st, 2016 Be the first to comment
This lovely, little flower applique uses the Lover’s Knot stitch (a.k.a. Love Knot, Solomon’s Knot, or simply Knot Stitch). The Lover’s Knot stitch is simple and lacy, which I love to use for clothing patterns to achieve nice drape. Never did I think I would use it for an applique, but it works very well to give the flower light and lacy petals. If you aren’t familiar with the Lover’s Knot stitch, please see the Lover’s Knot stitch tutorial before getting started. Crocheted in only 2 rounds, the flower is quick and easy to crochet. Crochet a few flowers and attach them to a headband or hat, or add pins to the backs and use them as brooches. crochet flower applique

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