Crochet Pattern: Happy Links Necklace and Bracelet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – September 15th, 2016 Be the first to comment
I bought a bag of beautiful embroidery floss from the craft store and I have been loving the experimentation process. How can I combine different strands to achieve a different look? Since embroidery floss will always remind me of friendship bracelets, I wanted to make a chunky bangle to keep or give to a friend. I had so much fun with the technique that I kept going! The end result was a jewelry piece that could be used as a necklace or bracelet, featuring links that are perfect for attaching charms. Fun for adults, and kids, too!

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Crochet Pattern: Diamond Cable Beanie

By Candace – September 13th, 2016 2 Comments
Welcome fall with new crochet accessories? Don’t mind if I do!
The cables in this beanie make diamond shapes that taper up to the crown of the hat, making a unisex style with a stretchy fit anyone can appreciate. If you’re comfortable with cables, this makes a great quick project.
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Crochet Pattern: Sippy Cup Tether

By Rachel Choi – September 10th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Is your child in the “throw everything” phase? It’s quite a pain in the back bending over and picking that sippy cup off the floor every 20 seconds! Crochet a bunch of these tethers to leash those cups onto a highchair, stroller, car seat, or anywhere else you need. The tether is easy to adjust and can fit around all shapes and sizes of cups and even toys by adjusting the tension in the D-ring fastener. The other end of the tether has a buckle loop to secure the tether in place. The size of the buckle loop can be adjusted by sliding the buckle. Crocheting your own tethers allows you to customize the length as you see fit. You can also change the hardware if you prefer a suction cup or clip instead. No sewing is required for this crochet pattern! Photos are included for attaching and crocheting the hardware onto the tether.

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How to Crochet: Tunisian Knit Starter Tab

By Candace – September 8th, 2016 Be the first to comment

If you are a fan of knitting shawls, the title of this tutorial may seem oddly familiar. That’s because I’m taking the idea of the garter tab and changing it in a few places. First, instead of knit, it will be Tunisian crochet; second, it’s done in a stockinette pattern instead of garter.

If you’re not familiar with garter tabs, the idea is simple enough–You make a thin rectangle then pick up stitches on three sides. The stitches coming off the short sides will keep elongating the thin rectangle and create one edge of the shawl. The stitches coming off the long side will create the body of the shawl.

To work a shawl in this manner you will need a Tunisian/afghan hook with a long, flexible cord. You’ll also need some familiarity with Tunisian crochet, of course.
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Avoiding Twists In Long Crochet Chains

By Rachel Choi – September 6th, 2016 13 Comments

Have you ever started a crochet project where you needed to chain a long chain then join the ends together? There are quite a few projects that start this way, and I know some folks even avoid them because the foundation chains twists and causes all sorts of headaches!
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Crochet Pattern: Dog Leash

By Rachel Choi – September 3rd, 2016 2 Comments

This crochet pattern was requested by a Crochet Spot reader!
Have you ever wanted to customize your dog’s leash? With this crochet pattern, not only can you choose your favorite color, you can customize the length and thickness of the leash. Make a shorter leash for tall dogs, or a longer leash to let your dog roam. You can choose the material that you prefer, from regular yarn, sturdy craft cord, reflective paracord, recycled t-shirts, or even plarn (plastic yarn). Your imagination is the limit. The leash in the sample photo uses medium/worsted weight yarn, but you can easily substitute other materials if you wish. The leash is crocheted seamlessly in the round, like a spiral, to create a sturdy cord.

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Crochet Pattern: Tiny Heart Charm

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – September 1st, 2016 Be the first to comment
My artistic heart has been strongly drawn towards mixed media and art journaling lately. While I am learning dozens of interesting techniques through watching instructional videos and devouring books, I am always thinking about how I could incorporate crochet into the mix. This tiny heart is perfect to tuck into a journal or attach to a page if crocheted in embroidery floss. If you decide to scale the hook and yarn size up, this cutie can embellish a hat or a bag. Switch up yarn color combinations for lots of mixed and matched fun!

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Crochet Pattern: Ginevra Scarf

By Candace – August 30th, 2016 8 Comments
This scarf pattern actually came to be after I participated in a knitting mini challenge in which I got to try out the shaping for various types of shawls. I really enjoyed the asymmetrical shape, and knew that I needed to do a crochet project that used the same shaping. Between the eyelet pattern and the simple triangular shaping, the scarf has plenty of visual interest while being easy to work. crochet_ginevra_scarf

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Crochet Pattern: First-Timer Cardigan Sweater (9 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – August 27th, 2016 Be the first to comment

If this is your first time crocheting a sweater, this pattern is designed for you. But even if it’s not your first time, this sweater has a classic look that can easily be crocheted and incorporated into anyone’s wardrobe. The sweater is crocheted from the top down, with no sewing required (other than the buttons). It’s designed so that you can try it on and adjust the size as you crochet. With 9 sizes ranging from X-Small to 5X there’s a size for everyone. Plus, you can customize the sweater for the perfect fit using the added instructions within the pattern.

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30% OFF Sock and Slipper Crochet Patterns

By Rachel Choi – August 25th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Crochet socks and slippers to keep those feet toasty warm this coming winter. Socks and slippers are my favorite winter accessories, because my feet tend to get cold easily. If you’re an avid sock and slipper crocheter like me, you may even prefer them over the commercial variety for their warmth and comfort.

Each year I crochet a new pair of slippers to add to my collection. They are great to wear at home and toss in the wash every now and then. Crochet socks can be worn throughout winter, but they are my favorite to wear for skiing and snowboarding, or walking my dogs in the snow. They are thin enough to fit into my shoe comfortably while being extremely warm.

If you’re ready to start crocheting socks and slippers for the winter season, check out the patterns below to get 30% OFF of the pattern.

The sock and slipper patterns can be found in the accessories section or click on the photos below to see each pattern’s page.


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Sale ends on August 31, 2016. No need to enter in any coupon codes. The crochet patterns that are apart of the sale are already marked down. Simply add the pattern to your cart and check out. If you need any help while shopping or crocheting, feel free to let me know and I’ll be sure to help.