Free Crochet Pattern: Orange and Blossoms Favor Bag

By Amy Yarbrough – August 8th, 2019 2 Comments

I’ve been so pleased with the response from all of you over my Favor Bag designs. I had no idea when I designed the Carrot Favor Bag that they would be so readily received. So here I am once again introducing another produce-inspired design: the Orange and Blossoms Favor Bag!

The bag is made with simple increases typical of crocheting in the round, while the greenery is designed to look like separate leaves within the material and is worked like filet crochet. If you haven’t done filet crochet, don’t worry, the instructions are not complicated. Then the bag is topped off with a blossom and a bud, crocheted with basic crochet stitches.
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Free Crochet Pattern: Air Plant Hanger

By Claire Golden – August 5th, 2019 2 Comments

Have you heard of air plants? I discovered them several months ago and fell in love. These adorable little desert plants don’t have roots, so they don’t need dirt. They just sit around looking cute. The most common type is called Tillandsia, and they’re quite affordable and easy to care for. Macrame plant hangers have been regaining their popularity, and I was inspired to crochet one. All you need is a hook to suspend the nest from. I’m going to make one for each of the plants in my ever-expanding collection; the one in the picture is my very first Tillandsia.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Retro Chevrons Tablet Cover

By Amy Yarbrough – July 26th, 2019 2 Comments

I don’t know about you but I’m always feeling the retro vibes. However, I didn’t quite plan for it in this pattern. I merely decided on a very basic tapestry crochet design and found a few colors that really seemed to pop. While I was making it I realized how retro it was and found myself thinking about all the ways I could use this color pattern/design in other creations.

I think making your own tablet cover is the perfect way for crocheters to accessorize the techy things that they have. Like the Beachrock Tablet Cover, this one is basic and a great chance to play with color.

Follow along with the graph to crochet this chevron color pattern and be sure to read the Color Pattern Notes to best understand what to do. And as always, keep crocheting!

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Free Crochet Pattern: Wild Strawberry Lunch Bag

By Claire Golden – July 22nd, 2019 2 Comments

Recently I found myself in need of a reusable lunch bag. My college classes were scheduled right through lunchtime, which meant I was packing a lot of meals, and I wanted something to carry them in. Reusable lunch bags are great for the environment and easier to carry than a paper bag. I had a lovely ball of cotton yarn in my stash that was waiting for the right project, and the color changes make me think of wild strawberries, hence the name. Perhaps best of all, the cotton yarn means you can toss the bag in the washing machine.

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How to Crochet: Stretch-Free Cord

By Claire Golden – July 15th, 2019 7 Comments

Sometimes you need a cord to complete a crochet project. Recently I was making a bag that needed a drawstring, and I couldn’t find a stitch that worked. The trouble is that crochet is stretchy by nature and sometimes you need a non-stretchy cord. So I experimented for a while and came up with an easy method to make a stretch-free cord.
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Free Crochet Pattern: Grape Cluster Favor Bag

By Amy Yarbrough – July 9th, 2019 4 Comments

After designing the Carrot Favor Bag and the Strawberry Favor Bag, I couldn’t stop myself from thinking of more. Although a grape cluster bag would be unique I was certain the design would be challenging. How could I design it so that it looked like a cluster of grapes and not just another purple bag? Bobbles, of course!

Have you worked with bobbles before? It is really easy once you know how. Be sure to check out, How to Crochet: Bobble Stitch for a photo tutorial on how they are worked.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Prairie Poncho

By Claire Golden – July 1st, 2019 2 Comments

I really enjoy crocheting things I see on TV or in movies. It’s great for inspiration and it’s fun to wear what your favorite characters wear. The main character, Prairie, on Netflix’s original series The OA wears a crochet poncho in one episode, and I wanted to make one for myself. The finished poncho is asymmetrical and made of lacy flower motifs joined together as you go. It’s a perfect layering piece for the changing springtime weather where I live. Because the poncho is meant to be oversize, the pattern is written for one size, but I included directions on how to easily make it larger. I hope you enjoy this pattern, and let me know if you like this show too!

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30% OFF Granny Ripple Blanket Crochet Pattern

By Rachel Choi – June 24th, 2019 Be the first to comment

Now 30% OFF in the Crochet Spot Store, if you love granny squares and ripple blankets, you’ll love this combination granny ripple blanket! Ripple patterns are so much fun because they create a neat zigzag chevron pattern with very little effort. This stitch pattern is inspired by the open work of a granny square, which makes it quick to crochet. Customize this blanket by using as many colors as you desire. The pattern includes instructions for adjusting the blanket so it can be made as big or as small as desired.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Stars & Stripes Pennant Bunting

By Amy Yarbrough – June 20th, 2019 Be the first to comment

I love a chance to decorate. Frankly, I’m not sure what I like more, celebrating the holiday or the opportunity to decorate! With Independence Day coming up it’s time to get out the Red, White, and Blue, am I right?

If you’re a handmade fanatic like me then the Stars & Stripes Pennant Bunting is the perfect choice! It’s a quick pattern to work, taking only a few hours, and pretty easy, even for beginners with only just budding skill.

However, the biggest beauty of this pattern is how customizable the length is. The instructions for the strand are written so that you can make your bunting as short or as long as you like. I personally like just enough length to casually drape across our narrow door frames, and that is what you’ll get if you follow the pattern straight through. But if you decide you want more length, all you have to do is crochet a few more flags and continue with the strand and assembly instructions as before.

Garlands and buntings are lots of fun to crochet since they add the perfect touch to an otherwise dull door frame, wall, or entertainment center. We have quite a few to choose from here at Crochet Spot, both seasonal and all year round. Be sure to check out these other awesome designs!

Pennant Banner
Valentine’s Bunting
Star Garland (also an excellent choice for Independence Day!)
Strawberry Patch Garland
String of Shamrocks Garland
Fall Leaf Garland
Christmas Light Garland
Flower Power Garland

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Free Crochet Pattern: Flower Fairy Vines

By Claire Golden – June 17th, 2019 8 Comments

I love everything about daisy chains except for the fact that they wilt. So I crocheted these flower chains that will stay fresh forever. They’re made freeform crochet style – I have guidelines on how to make the leaves and flowers, but the order and frequency is up to you. You could make a vine with entirely leaves, entirely flowers, or a mix of both like I’ve done. They can be worn in your hair, turned into jewelry, used as bookmarks, and anything you decide. Wearing them in my hair makes me smile and I’ve gotten a surprising amount of compliments, which just goes to show that the world needs more bright and cheery flowers.

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