Posts Tagged ‘Fun Ramblings’

Crochet Your Costumes, Accessories, and Decorations This Halloween!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on October 3rd, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 2 Comments

Do you love Halloween? I know that so many of you do! I mean, what’s not to love? There’s candy, costumes, revelry… all kinds of fun! Some of my favorite memories involve venturing out for trick-or-treating on a cool, autumn evening, crunching through leaves, and learning from friends about the houses with the big candy bars! Halloween is so much fun for kids!

The fun doesn’t have to stop in childhood, my crochet friends! Crochet has endless possibilities when it comes to costume elements, trick-or-treat bags, and even Halloween decorations! I think I am going to design a pair of animal ears and attach them to a headband for a semi-costume this year. I also want to be ready for the trick-or-treaters this year, so you know I will be crocheting something spooky to decorate the porch!

Guess what! There are a number of great Halloween patterns on Crochet Spot. Here are a few that could help make Halloween special for you and for the kids in your life! 🙂
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Debunking Crochet Myths

Posted in Fun Ramblings on September 28th, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 36 Comments

Since I started crocheting, I have heard a few things about crochet that have made my eyebrows raise. There are many misconceptions about crochet out there! Have you heard them? Well, if we hear a crochet myths, it’s up to us to set people straight in a friendly and informed manner. Our beloved craft has always been popular, but lately it has become more and more prominent in popular culture and fashion. Hooray! Let’s build upon that momentum and make sure that everyone knows the truth about crochet!
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5 Ways to Find Your Crochet Time

Posted in Fun Ramblings on September 17th, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 7 Comments

Since you are reading about crochet, you’ve got to be a crochet enthusiast. Even though crochet is quick and requires relatively few supplies to get started, even the most obsessed crocheter may not be able to find the time to crochet. In fact, I kind of feel that way myself right now. As the seasons are changing and schedules change, we are gearing up for the holidays and making all kinds of plans. There is much organize and to be organized, and besides my dear dogs are begging me for more and more attention. Where can I find the time to crochet!!!???
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Join the Crochet Along! Win a Pattern!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on August 27th, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 35 Comments

Exciting! My last ramble, Let’s Crochet Along, elicited a big response. The question was, “Do you want a quick & easy crochet along?” The answer was a resounding, “Yes!” Hooray!!

I am happy to administrate this fun and fabulous CAL, and here are all of the details!

How will it work?

The CAL will have a theme – Quick and Easy Holiday Gifts. That way, it can help us reach our holiday crafting goals.

Did you know that on Sept. 1, there will only be 114 crafting days until Christmas, and only 87 crafting days until the first night of Haunukkah?


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Get to Know Me! Crochet Spot Blogger, Caissa McClinton

Posted in Fun Ramblings on July 30th, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 4 Comments

Hello, Crochet Spot Readers! I’ve been blogging here at Crochet Spot since October 2012, but I haven’t yet taken a moment to introduce myself and let you know what I am all about. I hope that this post will open a conversation so that we all can share a bit about who we are!

Although I have been a crafter for my entire life, I started crocheting in 2008. It has become my main hobby since then and I’ve had the opportunity to branch out into designing both here on Crochet Spot and in a new book called Crochet One Skein Wonders. I am the founding President of the first Mexican Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America. We’re called “Ganchitos,” which means “little hookies.”

I have a Master’s Degree in education, but lately I’ve been exploring the world of business in order to learn a different industry. One project that I’ve been working on for a long time is my personal blog, Art, Like Bread.
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The Coolest Person Ever Crochets!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on July 16th, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 9 Comments

I interrupt my regularly scheduled ramble to bring you this breaking news story that I literally just heard on the local nightly news! I was tickled to learn that a local hospital has a very dedicated volunteer. Mazie Ford, the aforementioned “coolest person ever,” has been volunteering at her local hospital in Hollywood, FL for some seven years. She crochets (and knits) hats for newborn babies!

Although the newscasters referred to her work as "knitting," we can plainly see that most of it is crochet!

Although the newscasters referred to her work as “knitting,” we can plainly see that most of it is crochet!

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Pack Your Crochet Bag for Work or Travel

Posted in Fun Ramblings on June 4th, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 14 Comments

Guess what!? Memorial Day (U.S.) has passed, and thus summer has officially started (in my hemisphere, anyway) ;)! Woo hoo! I’m going to be on the move this summer – constantly in my car or working. So I need to make sure my crochet bag is well packed so that I can keep up with my summer stitches.

In packing the crochet project bag, I’d like to think about exactly what I need for projects that I can complete on the go. Because I want this to be portable and fun, for intermittent crafting, I am going to recommend a few essentials. Please add your ideas in the comments!
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Crochet Holidays for Your Summer 2013!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on May 23rd, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

Let’s get geared up for summer and motivate to crochet some fun and fabulous creations during the next two months. It’s been a while since we’ve looked at crochet holidays, so let’s mark our calendars for June and July’s projects!
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Focus on Fiber: Silk

Posted in Fun Ramblings on May 7th, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 6 Comments

Silk is a warm and luxurious fiber. It’s fabulous for making crocheted garments and accessories. Undyed silk ranges in color from a bright white to a honey brown color. Because it takes dye well, silk can be found for sale in many bold and vibrant colors. It’s possible to crochet in pure silk, but perhaps more common to find yarns for purchase that are a silk blend. I love silk’s softness and shine. It’s a bonus that silk is also a very strong fiber.
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3 Reasons to Try Tunisian Crochet!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on April 28th, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 11 Comments

Drop everything and grab a long crochet hook. Now! 🙂 I just learned the fabulous technique called Tunisian crochet and I want everyone to try it!

First you may want to know what Tunisian crochet is. Well, if you’ve ever seen the long crochet hooks or the shorter ones with long cords hanging off them, you’ve seen a Tunisian crochet hook. In order to start, you’d just need one of those and some yarn. The reason the hooks are longer is because when you work a forward pass in Tunisian crochet, all of the stitches stay on your hook. During the reverse pass, you work all of those live stitches off your hook. It’s fun. It’s like a cross between crochet and knitting. Here are the top three reasons I’m loving Tunisian crochet right now.
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