How to Crochet: Stretch-Free Cord

By Claire Golden – July 15th, 2019 1 Comment

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 2 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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Free Crochet Pattern: Lilac and Custard Checked Baby Blanket

By Amy Yarbrough – June 6th, 2019 2 Comments

Are you as inspired as I am with all the crocheted gingham, plaid, and checked blankets out there? There is something so classy and official about these blankets, I obviously had to design my own.

Have you ever crocheted gingham, plaid, or checks? It can look intimidating, I know, but as long as you carry the yarn in the work it’s really very simple. The challenge comes when using a variety of colors (the colors are …exciting?… to keep track of). However, with the Lilac and Custard Checkered Baby Blanket you use only two colors, making it great if you’re a beginner at crocheting gingham, plaid, or checks.

For this pattern, all you have to do is know how to make half double crochets and switch colors and you’re all set.

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30% OFF Baby Blocks Crochet Pattern

By Rachel Choi – June 3rd, 2019 Be the first to comment

Now 30% OFF in the Crochet Spot Store, this baby block pattern allows for adding your own creativity! Yes, you can put letters or numbers on the blocks but you can also get creative and put your own animals or shapes on it if you’d like. The blocks are crocheted in 6 pieces (each crocheted in the round) that are then crocheted together so that no sewing is required. This pattern contains a step-by-step photo tutorial for assembling the pieces.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Amigurumi Rainbow

By Claire Golden – May 30th, 2019 2 Comments

The good thing about the rainy springtime season is that it increases your chances of spotting a rainbow! I’ve always loved seeing them and imagining what’s at the end of a rainbow…a pot of gold, an entrance to fairyland, or maybe even a bucket full of yarn. I was inspired to crochet this bright, smiling amigurumi version so it’s easy to experience the magic of a rainbow anytime. It would look super cute hanging from a mobile or decorating a shelf.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Retro Rhoda Headkerchief

By Amy Yarbrough – May 28th, 2019 Be the first to comment

Are you a lover of vintage styles like me? Well, I hope so, because here’s another vintage-inspired crochet pattern, the Retro Rhoda Headkerchief!

(See also the Dewdrop Boho Headband).

This headkerchief is worked like a mini shawl, meaning you begin with a circle and work a half round, adding to it with each round to create a growing triangle. The ties are worked with the last round so there’s no sewing needed.

Go vintage and give the Retro Rhoda Headkerchief a try!

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