25 Crochet Patterns for Spring

By Rachel Choi – March 21st, 2019 Be the first to comment

Spring is here, spring is here! Out with the bitter cold, and in with the warm sun and the bright spring colors. In this post I round up a few of my favorite crochet patterns for spring. Whether you’re ready to start spring cleaning with freshly crocheted scrubbies, adding a pop of color to your home decor, or adding light weight accessories to your wardrobe, there is something for everyone to crochet. Grab your crochet hooks and get crocheting for spring!

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Free Crochet Pattern: Flower Crown Headband

By Claire Golden – March 18th, 2019 1 Comment

I’ve always loved wearing flower crowns because they have such a fairytale feeling. A boring day gets much more exciting when you feel like a princess. But daisy chains wilt and flower crowns aren’t always that comfortable to wear, so I crocheted an alternative. This flower crown is quick and easy to make if you know the basics of Tunisian crochet, and the headband is easily adjustable to fit any size head. Try mixing up the colors to make something that will brighten your winter days!

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30% OFF Giraffe Security Blanket Crochet Pattern

By Rachel Choi – March 11th, 2019 Be the first to comment

Now 30% OFF in the Crochet Spot Store, crochet this giraffe lovey for a little boy or girl who can use an extra snugly friend. The security blanket makes a great gender neutral gift for a baby shower. The giraffe is crocheted amigurumi style and then attached to a small square blanket. All of the pieces are crocheted seamlessly in the round, like a spiral.

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How to Crochet: Slip Stitch Increase

By Amy – March 7th, 2019 2 Comments

You know how to increase in crochet, right? Just add two stitches to the indicated space instead of one.

However, have you ever tried to increase with a slip stitch?

Let me give you an idea of how it works. You would insert the hook into the indicated stitch, pull up a loop and pull that loop through the one on your hook. When you go to make another slip stitch in the same space you would undo the stitch you just made.
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Free Crochet Pattern: Sea Anemone Scrunchie

By Claire Golden – March 4th, 2019 3 Comments

Scrunchies are regaining their popularity, which makes me happy because they’re such a fun accessory. It’s a great way to spice up a plain ponytail or bun, and it’s a perfect stash-buster for those tiny balls of yarn. I made this scrunchie with some leftover purple yarn and the finished result reminds me of a sea anemone. Try it out and add some ruffly flair to your hair!

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Free Crochet Pattern: Catty Corner Throw Pillow

By Amy – February 25th, 2019 Be the first to comment

I’m not going to lie, I frogged this design so many times. The theory was sound, I kept telling myself, and I did not want to give up, but the uniqueness of the stitch I had chosen caused me a great deal of question. I first had to find how to count rows of slip stitch, where the turning chain was, whether I wanted to work into the turning chain for a finer edge, and etc. However, once I had it figured out, the going was a breeze!

If you’ve ever worked from corner to corner then this pattern should be easy as pie for you. If you haven’t, then just know you will be increasing on both ends until you have the width of the pillow, working even by increasing on one end and decreasing on the other, and then decreasing on both ends to finish. Sound complicated? It really isn’t, trust me.

The only thing you need to know is how to increase while working a slip stitch pattern. Don’t miss the instructions below on how to do this!

This was really an exciting pattern to design. I hope you like it. Let me know if you give it a try!

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30% OFF Leprechaun Hat Crochet Pattern

By Rachel Choi – February 21st, 2019 1 Comment

Now 30% OFF in the Crochet Spot Store, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by crocheting this fun Leprechaun Hat! This pattern includes 5 sizes so that you can make one for each person in the family. The hat is designed to be extra tall with a floppy brim.

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Get to Know Me! Claire Golden, Crochet Spot Blogger

By Claire Golden – February 18th, 2019 4 Comments

Hi Crochet Spot readers! I’m so excited to be joining the team as a writer. I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself and get to know all of you, too.

My name is Claire and I’ve always loved crafting. I learned to crochet in the spring of 2011 from a combination of books, websites, and YouTube tutorials, but I learned the most from messing around with a hook and yarn and seeing what happened. Crochet Spot was actually one of the websites that helped me learn to crochet, so it’s extra special for me to be a contributor and be able to pay it forward.

The main reason I learned to crochet was to make dolls and stuffed animals (also known as amigurumi) and doll clothes, which are still my main focus. I love creating things that make people smile. One of the biggest compliments is when people see something I’ve made and giggle because they think it’s cute. I enjoy making handmade gifts for friends and family.

I started my crochet blog, Once Upon a Yarn, in 2012 and have posted over 80 free crochet patterns. It brings me joy to share the love of crochet with others. I’ve taught over a dozen people to crochet, from kids to adults, and my philosophy is that anyone can learn to crochet with a little time and patience. Crochet is for everyone!

When I’m not crocheting, I’m probably reading or writing – I’m studying English and French in college, which means I spend most of my time surrounded by books. I enjoy writing novels in my spare time, and I also enjoy crocheting things inspired by fictional characters. The picture in this post shows a sweater I made a few years ago based on the comic Bee and Puppycat.

I absolutely love designing pattern requests, so let me know what you’d like to see and I’ll do my best to design it. You can find me online as @onceuponayarnblog on Facebook and @crochetbyclaire on Ravelry.

30% OFF Subtle Chevron Keyhole Scarf Crochet Pattern

By Rachel Choi – February 11th, 2019 Be the first to comment

Now 30% OFF in the Crochet Spot Store, this keyhole scarf uses less yarn compared to traditional scarves and is easier to wear. Simply wrap the scarf around your neck and pull it through the keyhole on the other side. This keyhole scarf uses a subtle, faint chevron pattern that is visible when crocheted with one color. Of course you can change colors while crocheting to create bold, not so subtle, chevron stripes too.

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Free Crochet Pattern: 2-Round Snowflake

By Claire Golden – February 6th, 2019 4 Comments

Snow is one of my favorite things about winter. There’s something so cozy about watching the snow fall outside while you curl up with a blanket and a crochet project. It doesn’t snow much where I live, though, so this little snowflake is my solution. They’re perfect for a gift topper, hair clip, or strung together in a garland. With only 2 rounds, you can make a pile of them in a few hours…and these snowflakes won’t give you frostbite.

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