8 Crochet Tutorials to Try in 2018

By Rachel Choi – January 19th, 2018 Be the first to comment

If you’re interested in expanding your crochet skills this new year, here are some fun tutorials to try. Ranging from arm crocheting, to Tunisian, to crocheting with beads, there is something new for everyone to learn and share with others. So what are you waiting for? Grab some yarn and try out these tutorials!

How to Arm Crochet – In arm crocheting, the loops which you would usually put on a crochet hook, are placed on your arm/wrist instead. You can still crochet using the same crochet stitches and patterns, but you are supersizing it by using your arm as a giant crochet hook.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Mason Jar Crochet Hook Holder

By Rachel Choi – January 17th, 2018 1 Comment

This pattern was requested by a Crochet Spot reader!
If you have an extra mason jar laying around the house, you can use it to store your crochet hooks! Crochet this simple top to place on a mason jar and you have an instant storage solution. You can also use the holder for pencils and pens. Use a mason jar with a 2 1/2″ opening at the top. I’ve found that there are different sized jars that have the same size opening, so I close to use one of my shorter jars so the tops of the crochet hooks can stick out easier.

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Crochet Pattern: Cozy Hooded Scarf (3 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – January 15th, 2018 Be the first to comment

This hooded scarf pattern comes in 3 sizes: toddler, child, and adult. Crochet matching mother and daughter scarves! The pattern is worked from end to end with an easy textured stitch pattern. The pockets are crocheted separately and sewn onto the scarf. The scarf has a cute pointed hood. The pattern includes instructions for adjusting and customizing the size if desired.

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10 Winter Favorites to Crochet

By Rachel Choi – January 12th, 2018 Be the first to comment

Winter isn’t over yet, so here are 10 of my favorite crochet patterns to crochet to keep you and your family toasty warm. From sweaters, to scarves, to gloves, check out the patterns below and grab your yarn and get hooking!

These Easy Adjustable Socks can be made to fit any foot size! The pattern is written like a tutorial so that you can adjust the size of the sock as you crochet to get a custom fit. I love crocheted socks, since they have the warmth of a big, bulk commercially made sock, but without the bulky.

The Cozy Keyhole Scarf is a great alternative to a traditional scarf. There’s a keyhole that is crocheted into the scarf so that the scarf wraps around your neck then through the keyhole to keep it in place. It’s just as cozy and warm as a regular scarf, but is quicker to crochet and uses less yarn. You can also crochet a matching Cozy Hat.

The Classic Sweater comes in 9 sizes ranging from X-Small to 5X. It is crocheted from the top down in one piece and can easily be tried on as you crochet to get the perfect fit. This sweater is one if the most popular winter patterns!

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2018 Crochet Pattern Requests

By Rachel Choi – January 10th, 2018 8 Comments

Over the years some of the best patterns that I’ve made have come from requests from readers like you. So this year, in 2018, what are some patterns you would like to see? Are there patterns that you’ve been searching for but can’t find? Do you want a pattern for something quirky and unique? Or perhaps something classic that you can use over and over again? Are you interested in crocheting sweaters, blankets, hats, or scarves?

Let me know your thoughts and ideas, and I’ll be sure to incorporate them in my 2018 to-do list!

Crochet Pattern: Quick Circle Baby Blanket

By Rachel Choi – January 8th, 2018 Be the first to comment

Need a last minute baby shower gift or something quick and cozy to wrap your baby in? With bulky weight yarn and a large crochet hook, this blanket works up fast. The circle shape makes it great for draping over car seats, contouring as a lap blanket, wrapping around baby, or simply using it as a rug or play mat. The blanket is crocheted seamlessly in the round, from the center out. Choose from 3 different border options: straight, pointy, or scallop.

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Be a Guest Writer on Crochet Spot!

By Rachel Choi – January 5th, 2018 2 Comments

Kick off the new year by being a guest writer on Crochet Spot! If you enjoy writing about crochet, have patterns or tutorials that you want to share, then being a guest writer would be perfect for you. Hone your blogging skills and share your crochet ideas with thousands of readers. To learn more about how to become a guest writer, check out the Want to Be a Guest Writer post for detail on how to make a submission.

Free Crochet Pattern: Doggy Door Bells

By Rachel Choi – January 3rd, 2018 5 Comments

Crochet you’re own doggy door bells for the savvy dogs that are taught to ring bells to go outside. This strand of bells is designed to be as long as you need it to be. Make is short for the tall dogs, or longer if you have short dogs. My dogs are Lab and Shepard mixes, so if your dogs are shorter you may want to add more bells to make it longer. You’ll want your dog’s nose to be able to touch the bells. This pattern is also designed with a strap closure so that it can fit over all door knob and handle sizes.

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Crochet Pattern: Chunky Cozy Rug

By Rachel Choi – January 1st, 2018 Be the first to comment

Crochet a thick, chunky, cozy rug for your home. Use it as a kitchen sink mat, bathroom rug, or doormat. Crocheted with 2 strands of yarn held together, the rug pattern creates a thick and heavy fabric that is strong and sturdy. The rug can easily be adjusted to be any size desired using the instructions within the pattern.

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2018 New Year’s Crochet Resolutions

By Rachel Choi – December 29th, 2017 3 Comments

A new year brings new crochet projects and new crochet skills and techniques to learn! What’s on your to-do list? Are you making any new year’s resolutions for crochet? Perhaps you want to make a project that you’ve been putting off, or finish a project that you started a long time ago. Maybe you want to organize your yarn stash.

Share your crochet resolutions in the comments below and let’s see if you can carry them out in the new year!