Posts Tagged ‘round-up’

The Great Spring Crochet Destash!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on April 7th, 2017 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

It is hard to believe that one quarter of 2017 is already behind us! For readers in the northern hemisphere, it’s time to gear up for warmer weather and sunshine, and shed all of the extraneous yarn and supplies that kept you warm all winter long. But regardless of your location, now is a great time to make a commitment to destash! Read this post and make a plan to get rid of the supplies that have long plagued you and get your space ready for creativity.

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March is NATCROMO! What That Means & Five Appliques to Crochet

Posted in Fun Ramblings on March 1st, 2016 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

Hey, there! Ever seen the hashtag #NATCROMO floating around the internets? Well, it’s all about the mellow month of March and National Crochet Month. Yes, in addition its duty as National Craft Month, March is also National Crochet Month, earning it the hashtaggable nickname NATCROMO.

Each year, Crochetville does a NATCROMO comprehensive blog tour and this year is no exception. Be sure to check it out! In the spirit of Ravelry, some inclusiveness-minded yarn partiers have also claimed the month as International Crochet Month, or ITCROMO, so you’ll probably see that hashtag, too.

So the question is left – what will we do here at Crochet Spot? In the past, Rachel shared a number of ways to celebrate, and in true Crochet Spot style, you shared your great celebrations! I loved reading about Wanty’s shindig. During this particular NATCROMO, I’m suggesting we keep it simple and make up a couple of these cute appliques to wear. Join me?

5 Quick Crochet Appliques for National Crochet Month Round Up by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot

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10 Ways to Show Your Love of Crochet

Posted in Fun Ramblings on February 2nd, 2016 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? I have had mixed feelings about it over the years. Most of the time I didn’t take the holiday seriously other than rejoicing over the return of the conversation hearts. 😉 When I lived in Mexico, Valentine’s Day was celebrated as “Dia de Amor y Amistad,” or, “Day of Love and Friendship.” In the school where I worked, more emphasis was placed upon friendship than romantic love.

Whether it’s for love, or for friendship, you can certainly celebrate Valentine’s Day with crochet! Here are ten patterns your hook will love!

Ten 10 Crochet Patterns for Valentine's Day on @crochetspot @artlikebread

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Use Up Your Leftover Yarn! 10 Patterns Perfect for Partial Skeins

Posted in Fun Ramblings on October 27th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 2 Comments

I know I can’t be the only one out here with multiple partial skeins of yarn left over. By partial skeins, I mean skeins or balls of yarn from which you’ve only used a few yards, like maybe 50 yards or less. They are left over after a project. Partial skeins can be a bit of a conundrum, because it’s too much yarn to throw away, but it might leave you stumped about what to do with it! Since I need to solve this problem for myself, I decided to put together a round up of patterns that we all could use to make the most of the yarn we have.

Ten Great Crochet Patterns for Partial Skeins by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread

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20 Great Crochet Patterns for the College-Bound

Posted in Fun Ramblings on June 30th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

Did your eyes well up with tears this past month as you watched someone special walk across the stage and receive a high school diploma? The college years are a very special time in someone’s life. I remember when my mom dropped me off at the residence hall with all my stuff. She came running back in to make sure I had a quarter for a phone call. (Yes, I’m dating myself, but I don’t care! It was the 1990s!)

It was during my college years that I learned how to make a space like home and uniquely my own. I missed my family quite a bit but I was comforted by the things that reminded me of home and family. Why not send your child/friend/family member off to college with something special and crocheted especially for them by you!

Photos via flickr by South Hadley Historical Society, Katie Peek, and Erin. License

Photos via flickr by South Hadley Historical Society, Katie Peek, and Erin. License

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Beach Crochet Pattern Round-Up for Summer!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on May 27th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

Hello hello! Are you getting excited for the summer? Woohoo! Warmer weather has found its way to the Northern Hemisphere and soon it will be beach season! Whether you’re near a lake, ocean, or pool you can get into the fun by crocheting up some of this beachy goodness.

Caissa McClinton Beach Crochet Round Up artlikebread
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Love the (Crocheted) Jewels!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on December 27th, 2014 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

After this crazy wonderful holiday season, don’t you think you deserve some jewelry? Do you have some new yarn in your stash that you’d like to try or have you rediscovered the remnants of a luxurious project that would make a pretty accessory? Are you ready for a project that is quick, satisfying, gorgeous, and fun?

If so, please read on, Crochet Spotters! I’ve gathered together some beautiful Crochet Spot Jewelry Patterns that will keep you happy and stylish! These will have passers by shouting (like my good friend used to say) “Love the jewels!”

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Share the love! Pin me! 🙂

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Crochet Spot Stash-Bustin’ Pattern Round-Up

Posted in Fun Ramblings on September 16th, 2014 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 2 Comments

Perhaps the best part of stashing down is rediscovering skeins of yarn that you can now put to work! This pattern round up is designed to help you use favorite yarn oddments quickly, and also to blaze through large yarn lots in no time.

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Summer Crochet Food Round-Up

Posted in Fun Ramblings on July 12th, 2014 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 1 Comment

The kids are out of school and it’s undeniably summer up here in the northern hemisphere! That means it’s time for some favorite summer activities like gardening, camping, and cooking out! Summer is so much fun that sometimes we let crochet fall to the wayside because we’re busy with different things to do. However, we here at Crochet Spot are fully in favor of summer crochet, and Rachel’s even got some tasty patterns to keep your hook working whether it is on the front porch while sipping a sweet tea, by the pool in the summer sun, or even relaxing in the air-conditioned comfort of your living room.

The neat thing is that a lot of them correspond to some favorite summer pastimes! And they’re also doubly delicious because (yum) they’re food!! Nom nom nom!
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I Heart Crochet Totes!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on June 24th, 2014 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 6 Comments

OMG I totes love totes. (Scroll down for translation.)

Crochet totes are everything! (Photo source: flickr (c) Dan Zen  License

Crochet totes are everything! (Photo source: flickr (c) Dan Zen License)

I know, right!?

Translation: “My goodness, I am entirely fond of tote bags. Don’t you agree?”

I may sound a little giddy, but I don’t mind admitting that I do feel quite enthusiastic about crocheted totes. They’re so useful and so easy to make! I love a quick project and a good tote is definitely worth the return on investment.
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