Crochet Pattern: Toy Rope Ladder

By Amy – July 4th, 2013 5 Comments
When trudging through the jungle or nearing rocky cliffs, its always a good idea to take along a rope ladder in case you have to do some climbing. Or then again, you could make a miniature for an adventurous boy in your life. Perfect for 4 to 4 1/2 inch army men, any boy (and maybe some girls too) would love it! Rope Ladder

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How to Start Your Holiday Crochet Projects Now!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – July 2nd, 2013 3 Comments

On July 25, there will only be 153 crafting days before Christmas! Does that number make your crafty fingers itch? If not, try this: on the same day, there will only be 125 days before Hanukkah! How did 2013 become a year when Haunukah comes so early?

When it’s broken down that way, by days, I do feel a little panicked. I am old enough to know that we bring magic to the holiday season, and furthermore, that magic takes planning! I hate to admit this, but I usually intend to make many more gifts than I ever get around to making! Especially last year, I actually ended up buying a bunch of gifts. There’s nothing wrong with buying gifts, but as a crocheter, I LOVE making gifts, and I want to spread the handmade love to everyone I care about.

I had to come up with a solution for myself, so maybe you’d like to join me and make this a Crochet Spot community effort! Let’s start our holiday crafting now by following these steps!
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Crochet Pattern: Multi Flower Pillow Cover

By Rachel Choi – June 30th, 2013 1 Comment
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! This pattern is similar to the original Flower Pillow Cover, but decorates the pillow cover with 3 different sized flowers. Each flower is crocheted separately, then sewn onto the pillow cover. Feel free to crochet as many flowers in as many colors as you like to create a unique look. You can use it to cover an old pillow that needs a new look, or a pillow insert. The cover has one open end that is fastened closed with 6 small buttons. The buttons are designed to be on the inside of the pillow so they’re hidden and the cover appears seamless.

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Crochet Pattern: Round Makeup Case

By Candace – June 29th, 2013 6 Comments
Made to go in a purse, this makeup case holds a few essentials, like mascara and lipstick, separate from the rest of the items in your bag for when you want them to be easy to find. It’s made all in one piece with a lengthwise slit and a button closure. crochet_round_makeup_case

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Crochet Pattern: Toy Army Corps Net

By Amy – June 27th, 2013 1 Comment
Ever used the lace stitch? Its not just for delicate patterns. Here I used it for this miniature net and it worked out perfect. Made for 4 to 4 1/2 inch army men, boys will love to add it to their other military equipment. Its quick and easy to make! Tip: For a thinner netting you could try a smaller size thread. Army Corps Net

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Crochet Basics: Understanding Turning Chains

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – June 25th, 2013 14 Comments

Have you ever noticed that while double crocheting in rows, you need to “chain 3” before starting the next row? Have you ever wondered what this is called and why you need to do this?

Well, the chains at the end of the rows are called “turning chains,” abbreviated tch. They exist because they allow your crochet room to grow evenly. Later we are going to see what it looks like and feels like if you try to work back and forth without turning chains. As you can imagine, it gets pretty cramped and a little wonky!

Photo below shows a double crochet swatch with no turning chains!

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Crochet Pattern: Allure Lace Scarf

By Candace – June 23rd, 2013 Be the first to comment
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Crocheted lengthwise and in the round with lots of drape, the Allure Lace Scarf is a great choice for summertime accessorizing and taking the chill out of summer evenings. The nature of the fabric gives it a slight ruffle effect that, along with its peaked design, makes a playful statement over a sundress or cool summer blouse. Self-striping yarns and bright solids are sure to help you make a splash. crochet allure lace scarf

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Crochet Pattern: Fern Leaf

By Amy – June 22nd, 2013 5 Comments
This is a simple way to crochet leaves for any of your projects. It only takes a moment to make so no telling how many you could make in thirty minutes! Use them for garland, a scarf, adorn a basket with them or put them on a blanket. For a delicate leaf on a delicate project substitute yarn for thread. Don’t hesitate to try something new! And when you do be sure to let me know! Fern Leaf

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Summer Sale – 40% OFF Crochet Patterns!

By Rachel Choi – June 20th, 2013 Be the first to comment

Select summer themed crochet patterns are now 40% OFF! Summer crochet patterns include patterns from all store categories, so be sure to check them all out. If a pattern is on sale, it’ll say so at the beginning of the pattern’s description. The patterns are already marked down to their sale prices, so there’s no need to enter coupon codes. Just add the patterns to your cart and check out!

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In addition, there will be a Premium Pattern Membership giveaway, one lucky person will be able to download patterns for free for a year! If you’re not familiar with the membership, feel free to learn more about it here: About Premium Pattern Membership. All current Premium Pattern Members along with any new members that sign up for a membership before the end of the sale will be automatically entered into this giveaway. Good luck to everyone! Sale ends June 30, 2013.

Crochet Pattern: Wire Ball Pendant

By Candace – June 19th, 2013 8 Comments
Wire crochet is a technique that allows you to explore the more sculptural side of crochet. This simple pendant pattern gives novice wire crocheters an idea of the combination of strength and flexibility found in a metal fabric. The finished pendant would go well with a simple wire and bead chain. crochet_wire_ball_pendant

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