What Is Your Most Used Crochet Hook?

By Rachel Choi – September 20th, 2017 4 Comments

Many crocheters have lots of crochet hooks, but if you’re like me there is one hook that you tend to use the most. It will most likely depend on the type of crochet projects you enjoy making and the thickness of yarn or thread you tend to use.

For me, I use a lot of medium/worsted weight yarn to crochet hats, scarves, home decor items, blankets, and bags. Although that is a wide range of projects, I still tend to have a most used hook and secondary hooks that are a size up or down depending on the tension I want to achieve. My most used crochet hook is a Susan Bates size I (5.50 mm). It’s nothing fancy, just a plain aluminum crochet hook that I bought in a starter set a long time ago.

What is your most used crochet hook? What type of projects do you tend to crochet? Join the conversation in the comments below and see what others are saying!

Crochet Pattern: Granny Triangle Scarf

By Rachel Choi – September 18th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Here is a scarf that is perfect for the fall and autumn weather. The granny square inspired stitch pattern gives it a rustic look. Crochet it in autumn colors to match the season or your favorite colors to complement any outfit. The triangle shape is perfect for giving an outfit dimension and also filling in the neck area on V-neck coats. The pattern is crocheted from the top down, so that you can easily add more rows to adjust the size of the scarf. Make it as big as you want, big enough to wear as a shawl if you wish.

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25 Free Patterns for Kids to Crochet

By Rachel Choi – September 15th, 2017 Be the first to comment

What age did you start crocheting? I was around 10 years old when I started. I didn’t have many patterns to work with, mostly just hats and scarves. There are so many more interesting things to crochet that can engage the youth. In this post I rounded up a variety of crochet patterns for kids to crochet, and of course you can crochet them too!

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Crochet Pattern: Candy Corn Bow

By Rachel Choi – September 13th, 2017 Be the first to comment

In the spirit of Halloween, here is a bow pattern that is made with candy corn colors: yellow, orange, and white. Attach the bow to a headband or glue on a barrette or hair clip for an easy accessory. You can even use it to adorn a hat or bag. However you decide to use it, be sure to crochet a few to give away to family and friends.
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Crochet Pattern: Spider Web Shawl

By Rachel Choi – September 11th, 2017 1 Comment

Who’s ready to dress up for Halloween? You don’t need a goofy or scary costume to be in the Halloween spirit. Crochet this shawl for a unique and elegant look. The shawl is crocheted in the round from the center out in one large circle. The size of the shawl can easily be adjusted to fit anyone by adding more or less rounds until it is the size desired. Drape the shawl over your shoulders or you can even hang it as an awesome Halloween wall decoration!

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Free Advertising for Crocheters Who Sell Their Work

By Rachel Choi – September 8th, 2017 Be the first to comment

A while ago I made a directory of crocheters who sell finished crochet items that are made from Crochet Spot patterns. Often times, I have non-crocheters that ask me to purchase a finished item, but since I spend a large amount of time pattern designing, I’m not able to make a lot of finished crocheted items to sell. This free directory has been very helpful in connecting buyers with sellers. So if you’ve crocheted a few Crochet Spot patterns in the past, and are actively selling items made from Crochet Spot patterns, please let me know so that I can add you to the directory. What’s better than free advertising for your personal business?

If you are a crocheter and would like to be added to this free directory, please email [email protected] and include the following information:

  • Your full name and business name (if you have one)
  • Link to your online shop (Etsy shop, personal website, Facebook page, etc.) so that folks can see your work
  • Email address, which will appear publicly in the directory
  • List the CrochetSpot.com patterns (exact names) that you enjoy crocheting the most and/or the patterns you make to sell.
  • 2 – 3 sentences about yourself and/or your crochet work, to be displayed with your information
  • Please be sure to provide all information as incomplete submissions will not be published in the directory.

Feel free to check out the directory here: Crocheters For Hire

How to Crochet a Wire Bracelet

By Rachel Choi – September 6th, 2017 Be the first to comment

If you’ve been following along recently on the blog, you’ve come across a few beginner level wire jewelry crochet patterns: Circle Wire Earrings and Wire Fashion Ring. In this post, I have a video that demonstrates a bracelet being crocheting. Hopefully this video will help those that are having trouble working with wire.

As usual, the crochet pattern itself is super easy, but the tricky part is getting used to crocheting with wire. The pattern used is simply a few rows of single crochet stitches. 30 gauge wire is used to crochet the bracelet, which is softer and easier to work with compared to my previous patterns. The softer wire, also works wells to create a flexible bracelet.

The video below, by Beaducation, will walk you through crocheting a practice swatch with regular yarn, to crocheting the wire bracelet from beginning to end. It is a long video that is very detailed, so feel free to skip around if it is too slow for you, or pause it every now and then if you are crocheting along.

I’m a huge fan of Beaducation (with no affiliation), and love their tutorials and supplies for jewelry making! What do you think of this video? Did you enjoy crocheting jewelry?

Crochet Pattern: Chunky Lacy Chevron Afghan

By Rachel Choi – September 3rd, 2017 Be the first to comment

Thickness, lace, and chevrons all in one afghan? Yes, you read that right! It might sound like an odd combination, but it truly works to create a warm, modern, fashionable afghan. Use it as a blanket or even wrap it around you like a shawl. Using one of my all time favorite stitch patterns, this afghan is crocheted from the bottom up in one solid color, although you are welcomed to change colors if you prefer. The pattern creates a chevron pattern by alternating solid and lacy rows. Using a super bulky weight yarn and a large crochet look, the afghan will probably be one of the fastest you’ve ever crocheted.

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10 Free Crochet Patterns for Fall

By Rachel Choi – September 1st, 2017 Be the first to comment

Here are 10 free crochet patterns to get you into the fall crocheting spirit! Patterns range from scarves to jewelry to home decor. Fall is my favorite season to crochet, especially if you took a summer hiatus. Boost the fall and autumn mood by using lots of red, yellow, and orange. I hope you all enjoy crocheting the patterns rounded up in this post.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Country Chic Jar Cover

By Amy – August 30th, 2017 Be the first to comment

I never tire of finding new ways to showcase granny squares! Designing with them always adds a little reminder of tradition to a modern style, and I am always in for a little retro. These little jars are great for holding tealights, or tiny potted plants, like succulents.

The pattern is quick and easy. First you will crochet 4 simple granny squares and border them in a round of white single crochet. Then you will join them using a simple single crochet method. There are tips at the bottom of this post explaining how to make this cover for a different sized jars, too.

Mini jars covered in granny squares are just too cute. I would love to see them lining a long table at a country themed wedding or party, wouldn’t you?!
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