Crochet Pattern: Lilac Trellis Mandala

By Rachel Choi – March 20th, 2016 Be the first to comment

This crochet pattern was requested by several Crochet Spot readers and even named by one. The Lilac Trellis Mandala would make a beautiful addition to your home decor this spring. Crochet it with light weight yarn as recommended in the pattern to create a doily sized mandala that can be used as a trivet or hot pad. If crocheted with medium/worsted weight yarn, it will turn out even larger, about the size of a placemat. Use thinner yarns to create smaller mandalas if you wish. Feel free to crochet the mandala with 3 or more of your favorite colors to give it a different and unique look. The pattern is not recommended for beginners as it will require frequent color changes, and unique stitchery to create the colorful and intricate look.

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Crochet Pattern: Bruges Lace Placemat

By Candace – March 19th, 2016 Be the first to comment
Have you given Bruges lace a shot yet? If you haven’t, this placemat is a good place to begin. It’s one continuous tape with consistently placed turns, perfect for getting the hang of how the technique works. If you can’t get enough once you get started, the pattern is easy to adjust to get a matching table runner. crochet_bruges_lace_placemat

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Crochet Spot Oscar Mystery CAL Winners!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 17th, 2016 7 Comments

It is an absolute pleasure to announce and congratulate the winners of the 2016 Crochet Spot Oscar Mystery CAL! The whole thing was a lot of fun and it was different for us. I was thrilled to see that people threw caution to the wind and enjoyed the process and the projects, too!

We had twelve wonderful nominees! Each entrant was honored with a beautiful, high resolution nominee badge suitable for printing or displaying on your blog, website, or social media.

300 Nominee 2016 Oscar Crochet Along Badge by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot



Congratulations to our nominees, Tia, Julie, Gayle, Linda, Brenda, Diane, Susanne, Varsha, Michele, Wendy, Lisa, and Lynne!

Oscar CAL Nominees - Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot



There was one person who was a prolific CAL-er and received multiple nominations!
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How to Crochet a Tube (Version 2 – In Spirals)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 15th, 2016 Be the first to comment

In my last tutorial, I showed you how to crochet a tube in a certain way, by joining rounds. However, you can also crochet a tube in spirals.

For the purpose of practicing this skill, we’ll make a small swatch in this tutorial. Yarn and hook size don’t matter for this practice swatch.

You may mouse over images for left-handed views.

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch

Foundation: ch 15. The photo below shows this completed.







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Crochet Pattern: Lacy Top Cosmetic Bag

By Rachel Choi – March 13th, 2016 5 Comments

Looking for a cute pouch to hold your makeup? Crochet this bag to store all of your cosmetic goodies or use it as a regular clutch style purse. This bag is designed with a rounded, wide bottom so that it can stand up on its own, but is also flexible enough to lay flat. The stitch pattern is solid with minimal holes between stitches so that small items will not fall out. It is crocheted seamlessly in the round, like a spiral, from the bottom up. No sewing is required, other than the single button. Crochet the body of the bag in a solid color and choose your favorite contrasting color to crochet the lacy flap. Although not required, feel free to line the finished bag if desired.

crochet lacy cosmetic bag

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Spring Crochet Patterns Anyone?

By Rachel Choi – March 12th, 2016 26 Comments
Are you one of those crafters who only crochets in the winter? Well, I hope not! Crocheting can be a year around hobby with lots of things to crochet from big blankets to small appliques. With spring coming along, I have some fun crochet patterns planned to bring in the bright, warm season. But I am curious to know what sort of patterns you are looking forward to. What crochet patterns would you like to see on Crochet Spot for the spring season?? Share your suggestions in the comments below! crochet potpourri flower pot

Oscar Mystery CAL Recap

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 10th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Hooray! I am very glad to say that the first Crochet Spot Oscar Mystery CAL was a success! The Oscar Ceremony took place on Sunday, February 28 and ran for three long hours! With my crochet hook in hand, I enjoyed the ceremony much more (and I wasn’t the only one!)

Oscar Mystery CAL Recap by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot



Read on to learn more about the Oscar Ceremony and the fun Mystery CAL!
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Crochet Pattern: Chick Pincushion

By Candace – March 8th, 2016 3 Comments
I’ve been in need of a new pincusion, and wanted to crochet one, but a lot of the available patterns looked too smooshy. I wanted something more solid and came across some foam balls used to make Christmas ornaments and other crafts. Perfect! Now I don’t have to worry about the pincushion possibly being squished and pins coming out the other side. The chick design makes it a fun Easter gift idea from one crafter to another. You can substitute other colors to make a chubby version of another bird. crochet_chick_pincushion

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Crochet Pattern: Doily Rug

By Rachel Choi – March 6th, 2016 2 Comments

I’ve been wanting to crochet a doily rug for quite some time, but could not decide on the material to crochet it with. Factoring in cost, thickness, and availability, it finally hit me that I can simply use the same yarn that I always crochet with! Medium/worst weight yarn is used in this rug pattern. Medium/worst weight yarn is the most popular weight of yarn there is, and can be found in a variety of colors in any store that sells yarn. To achieve the look of bulky stitches, 3 strands of yarn are held together throughout the entire pattern. In just 22 rounds, you’ll have a rug that will show off your crochet skills and make a statement in your house.

crochet doily rug

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Oscar Mystery Cowl Crochet Along Entries

By Rachel Choi – March 5th, 2016 7 Comments

Did you participate in the Oscar Mystery Cowl Crochet Along? If you haven’t finished your cowl, you still have time. And if you want to participate, you can join in right now! Simply check out the cowl patterns that Caissa put together and crochet one before March 13, 2016 to enter to win one of our wonderful prizes.

Although the best prizes are having a great time and having a finished cowl to wear, here are some awards that some lucky winners will receive:

  • “Nominee” – everyone is a nominee! Everyone will receive a digital picture/badge that you can show off to your friends on social media or print it out and hang it on your wall.
  • “Best Supporting Crocheter” Award – By random selection, one participant will win a free crochet pattern of his/her choice from the Crochet Spot Store. If the person is currently a Premium Pattern Member of the store, then he/she will get a free month of membership instead.
  • “Best Crocheter” Award – By random selection, one participant will win a $50 yarn prize pack from Red Heart AND a free crochet pattern (or month of membership, if currently a member) from the Crochet Spot Store.

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