Review: Stash2Go App

By Candace – June 24th, 2017 3 Comments

I’m trying to be better about logging my projects and stash on Ravelry, but the idea of having to transfer photos to my computer or use the site on a mobile device just doesn’t do it for me. Plus, I tend to get sidetracked when browsing Ravelry from my laptop. But after searching through knitting and crochet apps, I found Stash2Go, and I think it and I will have a great relationship.

First: The cost. You can get the free “Lite” version on Android and iOS. The ads that keep it free are not at all intrusive. The full version is currently $5.99 for Apple devices, $6.99 for Android, and $6.41 for Amazon (Lite is not available from Amazon’s store). The Lite version, which is what I have on my Android phone, is packed with essential features and little extras.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Classic Baby Bib

By Rachel Choi – June 21st, 2017 6 Comments

This classic style baby bib is crocheted all in one piece with no sewing required. It starts from the bottom of the bib and works its way up, ending with the curved strap. Fasten the strap with pieces of Velcro, which can be attached with fabric adhesive or sewn on with needle and thread, whichever you prefer. The bib features simple, rounded and curved edges for a classic look that’s great for boys and girls. This unisex bib can be customized by adding your own appliques or decorations to the front. Use 100% cotton or any machine washable yarn of your choice.
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Crochet Pattern: Big Heart Blanket

By Rachel Choi – June 19th, 2017 1 Comment

This pattern was requested by a Crochet Spot reader!
Show your love by crocheting this baby sized blanket with a big, giant heart. The blanket is crocheted all in one piece with no sewing required. Experience changing colors is recommended but not required, as there are photo tutorials and tips included for making smooth color changes. This 30″ square blanket is the perfect size for babies and toddlers, but can be made larger or smaller by sewing multiple squares together or adjusting the gauge as you desire.

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How to Arm Crochet

By Rachel Choi – June 16th, 2017 Be the first to comment

A couple weeks ago I discussed how to hand crochet without a crochet hook, now let’s talk about arm crocheting! Both methods of crochet are done without a crochet hook. 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.

Here is a YouTube video by Vickie Howell from Yarnspirations that demonstrates arm crocheting single crochet stitches to create a bulky cowl. Even if you aren’t interested in making a cowl, you can use this video as an example to get you started with the arm crocheting technique. Once you understand the technique, the projects you can make are only limited by your imagination!

Note: Vickie mentions crocheting in the front loops only, which I think is a great idea for such a bulky project. By crocheting in only one loop, it will give the project texture and also thin out the fabric.

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Have you tried arm crocheting? What will you make with this technique?

Crochet Pattern: Star Garland

By Rachel Choi – June 14th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Here’s a free crochet pattern to add a string of stars to your home decor or us them for special occasions and parties. The red, white, and blue stars in the sample photo are great for July Fourth. Crochet the stars in any colors that you like and string them together to create the garland. Make the garland as long or short as you want by adding as many stars as you desire!
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Fingerless Glove Crochet Patterns

By Rachel Choi – June 12th, 2017 2 Comments

Fingerless gloves are typically easier to crochet than regular gloves or mittens. They require less shaping since they are fingerless. They can be as simple as crocheting a rectangle and sewing them together to create the fingerless glove shape.

Crochet patterns range from lacy summer gloves to thick and warm winter gloves. In this post I rounded up some of the fingerless gloves patterns that we have on Crochet Spot.

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Little Arbor Fingerless Gloves

Little Arbor Fingerless Gloves

Braided Fingerless Gloves

Braided Fingerless Gloves

Feather Cable Fingerless Gloves

Feather Cable Fingerless Gloves

Striping Shells Fingerless Gloves

Striping Shells Fingerless Gloves

Shell Lace Fingerless Gloves

Shell Lace Fingerless Gloves

Slouchable Fingerless Gloves

Slouchable Fingerless Gloves

Summer Lace Fingerless Gloves

Summer Lace Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless Gloves for Men

Fingerless Gloves for Men

Glamour Lace Wristers

Glamour Lace Wristers

Ribbed Wrist Warmers

Ribbed Wrist Warmers

Beginner’s Wrist Warmers with Ridges

Beginner’s Wrist Warmers with Ridges

Reversible Wrist Warmers

Reversible Wrist Warmers

Do you enjoy crocheting and wearing fingerless gloves? Join the conversation in the comments below!

Crochet Pattern: Infinity Chain Scarf

By Rachel Choi – June 10th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Here is a modern scarf that is simple to crochet. If you’re tired of boring, old scarves, this scarf is for you! Using lots and lots of chain stitches, this pattern creates a light yet textured scarf that is great to wear in the warmer months of summer. It’s like a cross between a thin scarf and a bulky, chunky necklace. This infinity scarf is worked in the round with no sewing required, and can be adjusted to be as long and wide as you desire.

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Taking a Chance on Doilies

By A Guest Writer – June 8th, 2017 1 Comment

A Guest Post by Suzann Thompson.

At a textile art exhibit, an acquaintance said to me, “I have all these doilies from my grandmother, but I don’t really know what to do with them.”

That casual comment from a few years ago is largely responsible for Celebrate Doilies! which is a traveling exhibit of doily art, poetry, and heritage, debuting in July 2017 in Stephenville, Texas.
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Crochet Patterns for Summer

By Rachel Choi – June 5th, 2017 1 Comment

During the warmer summer months, I like to change gears to smaller crochet projects. Items that are quick to crochet are perfect for warmer weather crocheting. Plus I find myself running outside during the nicer weather so I don’t find as much time to crochet, making the smaller, quicker projects perfect. In this post I rounded up some of my favorite small crochet projects for you to crochet this summer. Have fun crocheting and keep those hooks moving, even if it is summer outside!

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How to Hand Crochet A Blanket

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

If you haven’t heard of hand crocheting, you’re in for a fun surprise! You can crochet an entire project without a crochet hook, simply using your fingers and hands. Grab your yarn and get your hands ready to try out something new!

Before starting, I recommend having a basic knowledge of how to crochet. You can learn to crochet as you go, but the basics of how to chain, and make single crochets will give you a head start with hand crocheting.

Although you do not need a crochet hook for this project, you will need yarn. Use a super bulky weight yarn, and/or multiple strands of yarn held together to create a thick yarn. Your hands will act as a giant crochet hook so you need a yarn that will be proportional to your big hook size. The exact weight of yarn isn’t too important. Feel fee to practice the technique and then adjust the yarn weight and tension to suit your project.
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