Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Crochet Pattern: Reusable Gift Bow

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 1st, 2016 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 2 Comments
The holidays are just around the corner. How are you doing with your handmade list? Well, sometimes you’d like to add a handmade touch to your gifts, even if you have to buy the gift itself. Previously, I shared Three Ways to Incorporate Crochet into Your Gift Wrapping, and those ideas still hold up. Today I share a simple pattern to make a crocheted bow that you can use over and over. Switch up the colors to match any gift wrap or theme!

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How to Transform Your Crochet Mistakes – Part 3

Posted in Fun Ramblings, Tutorials and Help on October 25th, 2014 by Tameko Barnette – 5 Comments

This is the last installment of this series on transforming your crochet mistakes. In truth, some of the mishaps that occur in our crochet projects aren’t always mistakes. I say it that way because we tend to look at things that way. Crochet is a fun activity, a relaxing hobby, yet it doesn’t go without its frustrating moments

In addition, it may not be a mistake, but a coincidence that can turn into a creative treasure. The key factor to handling a crochet mistake is to tap into one’s own creativity. In part 2 of this series, I shared ideas on creative ways to use leftover afghan squares. In this last installment of the series, I will share some fun ideas on what to do with spare yarn (i.e., small amounts of yarn leftover). You’ll see what I mean, check it out.
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The Quick and Easy Holiday Crochet Along!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on September 10th, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 46 Comments

Woohoo! Let’s get this party started, people!

Share this image so everyone can join in the fun!

It is finally time for the Crochet Spot Quick & Easy Holiday Crochet Along!
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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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Crochet Pattern: Leprechaun Top Hat Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 20th, 2013 by Emilee Gettle – 2 Comments
I have always loved St. Patrick’s Day. My mom would make corned beef, sauerkraut, and all the traditional foods for our American way of celebrating our Irish heritage. While the food was delicious it was also a milestone in the year, which meant spring was right around the corner! After a long winter I was always more than ready to see my tulips again. This week I created this Leprechaun Top Hat Appliqué so you can start embellishing your linens or making pins for your friends. This is also a great project for adding a “touch of Irish” to kid’s clothes or hair accessories.

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Crochet Pattern: Valentine XO Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 5th, 2013 by Emilee Gettle – 3 Comments
It seems like I’m on a roll with a Valentine theme. I love quick projects that can be made in a jiffy and that can be used multiple ways. This week’s Valentine XO (or hugs and kisses) appliqué can be used for so many projects. You could use it for scrapbooking or making handmade cards. You could also make several, join them together, and create a cute trim. You could also join them into a headband. It’s also great in pastel colors for sprucing up baby gifts. The sky is the limit with this ultra-easy project. If you are new to fingering yarn this pattern is perfect.

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Crochet Pattern: American Flag

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on June 30th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 1 Comment
I’m sure some of you are firing up the grill, buying corn on the cob at the farmer’s market and stocking up on your secret BBQ sauce. Perhaps you’re thumping away at the watermelons in the garden looking for a perfectly ripe melon to wow your 4th of July guests. While you prepare for all the festivities take a little time to remember that our freedom came at a cost. Brave men and women have carried our flag into battle for our freedom. This week, make a few of these flag pins to share with those who have served in the military, as well as your family and friends.

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Crochet Pattern: Sparkler Flip Flops

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on June 28th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 2 Comments
A short dirve through town and one can see tents popping up in parking lots with every kind of firework imaginable. While I love watching them on the 4th of July, I’m not brave when it comes to lighting them. Sparklers, smoke bombs, and those weird black snakes that grow when lighted are about as adventurous as I get. While strolling through the yarn section this week at a local craft store I spotted a new selection of glitter eyelash yarn. So, inspired by the night fireworks shows that I’ve been enjoying I decided to make this pattern for sparkler flip flops.

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Crochet Pattern: Travel Jewelry Pocket

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on May 30th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 4 Comments
Now that summer is almost here vacation season is upon us. My family and I do a lot of traveling all throughout the year. I love seeing historic sights, visiting the beach and hiking in the mountains. Through the years I have tried to get just a little more organized each time I pack. I try my best to think ahead and pack accordingly so that if my luggage gets thrown around I won’t have to worry. This week, since I have a trip ahead of me, I decided to crochet this jewelry pocket to protect my favorite necklace from bumps and scratches during my travels.

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Crochet Pattern: Whimsy Snowman Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 20th, 2011 by Emilee Gettle – 4 Comments
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? As a kid snow on Christmas was a pretty high priority, but not so much that we couldn’t drive to my Grandma’s house for all the holiday festivities. Those years have long since passed and since a white Christmas isn’t in my forecast for this year I thought I’d whip up a little snowman applique to remind me of all those warm Christmas time memories. This frosty fellow would be perfect perched on your gift tags, for embellishing kid’s clothes or any other project that might need a bit of sprucing up for the holidays.

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