What Charity Do You Crochet For?

By Rachel Choi – March 10th, 2017 32 Comments

When I first started crocheting, I realized that a large portion of the crochet community crochets for charity. Whether its making baby hats for a local hospital, or mats for the homeless, there seems to be countless ways to contribute.

In this post, I would love to discuss what charity you enjoy crocheting for.

  • What charity do you crochet for?
  • What items do you like to make for charity?
  • How percentage of your crochet projects go to charity?
  • Do you crochet for more than one charity?

Share your thoughts and join the discussion in the comments below!

If you don’t already crochet for charity, but would like to get involved, feel free to check out our Charity Page to find a charity to crochet for!

How to Crochet Seamlessly in the Round Like a Spiral

By Rachel Choi – March 7th, 2017 Be the first to comment


Recently, I received a few questions regarding how to crochet seamlessly in the round. So in this post, I’ll describe the technique in detail for the beginner level crocheters. No experience crocheting in the round is necessary! I will demonstrate a swatch using single crochet and address using a stitch marker. Then explain the technique in more detail if you wish to use other stitches in the future.
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Crochet Pattern: Ari the Airplane

By Rachel Choi – March 5th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Imagine your child (or even yourself) swishing through the air with a newly crocheted airplane! This airplane crochet pattern is made seamlessly in the round like a spiral, amigurumi style. The main body is crocheted first, then the smaller parts are sewn on. Make one or even a whole fleet of airplanes with this pattern!

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Giveaway Winner: Every Which Way Crochet Borders

By Rachel Choi – March 2nd, 2017 1 Comment

Thank you to all the participants who entered into the giveaway and everyone who followed the blog tour. Also thank you to Storey Publishing for letting us be apart of the blog tour and allowing us to give away a free copy of the book! Without further ado, the winner of the giveaway is…
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Crochet Patterns for St. Patrick’s Day

By Rachel Choi – February 28th, 2017 Be the first to comment

If you’re looking for crochet patterns to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, look no further! In this post I rounded up St. Patrick’s Day themed crochet patterns ranging from leprechaun hats to little shamrocks. All of the crochet patterns are FREE on the blog, with the exception of the first three patterns marked by an asterisk that are available in the Crochet Spot Store (still free for members).
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Crochet Pattern: Pepperoni Pizza Blanket

By Rachel Choi – February 26th, 2017 2 Comments

This pattern was requested by a Crochet Spot reader!
Here is an afghan pattern for the pizza lovers! Crochet a giant pizza to use as a blanket or even a novelty rug. The pattern is designed so that you can personalize your pizza to be any size that you desire. Crochet a giant pepperoni pizza for a baby, child, or adult. The pattern is worked seamlessly in the round from the center out with a special technique for smooth color changes. Crochet as many pepperoni as you desire to top the pizza.

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Giveaway Ends Soon!

By Rachel Choi – February 23rd, 2017 Be the first to comment

If you haven’t done so already, head on over to the giveaway post and enter to win a copy of Every Which Way Crochet Borders – 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings by Edie Eckman. Read the review on the book to give you an idea of what’s inside and take a sneak peak at a free crochet pattern from the book. To win a free copy of the book, simply leave a comment on the giveaway post (not this post). Good luck everyone!

Crochet Pattern: String of Shamrocks Garland

By Amy – February 21st, 2017 1 Comment

I love a chance to decorate for another holiday. No sooner is one over before I put up decorations for the next. St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon but rarely do I find any decorations in the stores that I really like. As always, I say, make your own! And I do. Here is a lovely strand of little shamrocks just dying to be hung up in your home. The shamrocks are small and can be made in a matter of minutes. Make them in one color or get creative and use a handful of different greens. The garland string is made with two strands of yarn held together and features little circles at both ends for an easier means of hanging. Make nine shamrocks as suggested or make as many as you like!
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Leprechaun Hat Crochet Pattern – Updated!

By Rachel Choi – February 19th, 2017 Be the first to comment

The popular Leprechaun Hat crochet pattern has been updated just in time to crochet one (or several) for St. Patrick’s day! The pattern still has the same hat shape and contains 5 sizes: baby, toddler, child, adult (recommended for women), and large adult (recommended for men). The new, updated version of the pattern provides a clearer gauge and adjusts the bottom of the hat so that it fits more snugly around the head. This new version replaces the old pattern, so if you already purchased the pattern, feel free to log into your store account and re-download the pattern and the new version will be provided for free.

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Giveaway Winner: Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – February 17th, 2017 2 Comments

I was thrilled to see the great response to the Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters giveaway! A lucky winner has been chosen, was notified, and has received her prize. The lucky winner was…

Helena, whose comment is below.

Helena is a beginner crocheter, so the book will serve as a sound foundation for her hobby! Don’t despair if you didn’t win. Rachel has yet another giveaway planned and it’s up right now. Click over to the Every Which Way Crochet Borders Book Review, Free Pattern, and Giveaway. This is the latest from Edie Eckman, who is fiber arts royalty. I have two other books in her series, and they are incredible, so this one is sure to please as well.

As always, thanks for reading and leave your thoughts, ideas, comments, and questions in the comment section below.