Posts Tagged ‘scarf’

Your First Crochet Design

Posted in Fun Ramblings on December 9th, 2014 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 15 Comments

Hello, Crochet Spotters! Welcome to your first crochet design! Yes, I said your crochet design. Did that statement strike fear into your heart? Are you incredulous? Or excited?

Crochet pattern designers get a lot of respect from fellow yarn crafters. There is something impressive about knowing that someone has the creativity, knowledge, and skills to create something and put it out into the world. Although I haven’t yet designed here on Crochet Spot, I do have a pattern that is published in a popular crochet book and another that has been accepted for publication. When sharing that news with my yarn crafting friends, I’ve generally gotten one of two reactions – either “I could never do that” or “Hm. Maybe I could do that.”

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Share the Love! Pin me! 🙂

Some people take to crochet design like a fish to water and others feel like a fish out of water when the topic of their possibly designing something comes up. I am here to tell you that all the little fishies can play in the pond. If you’ve crocheted, you are already a sort of designer. 🙂
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Crocheting with a Peruvian Loom (Wood Block)

Posted in Tutorials and Help on May 14th, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 30 Comments

In my last post, Focus on Fiber: Silk, I mentioned recycled sari silk as a fiber that is fun to crochet with. This week I’d like to share a unique pattern that looks great with sari silk, but would also work with many different types of fiber. This pattern will use a technique that involves crocheting with a Peruvian loom, which I will demonstrate in this tutorial.

A skein of recycled sari silk

A skein of recycled sari silk

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Crochet Pattern: Sunflower Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on August 15th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 3 Comments
I think sunflowers are one of the most beautiful flowers in the garden. Their smiling faces, which follow the movement of the sun, remind me to always look for the bright side of every circumstance and to turn my back on dark days. I find crochet easily as therapeutic as enjoying a beautiful flower garden. So, I decided to combine the two this week. This project can be whipped up in no time. I plan on making several sunflowers, joining them at the petals, and creating a lacy scarf. Another use for this easy pattern is coasters!

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Crochet Pattern: Carnation

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on March 8th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 10 Comments
While out shopping I’ve noticed that crocheted accessories are all the rage. So, this week’s crochet pattern is for a white and pink tinged carnation. There are so many uses for this project. You could make several and chain or slip stitch them together to create a sweet, spring accent scarf. You could also make two and attach hair bands for your daughter’s pigtails. Sew a piece of felt and a pin back onto the flower to wear on your jacket. Why not whip up a few to dress up some headbands. They are a perfect handmade alternative to bows for gifting too!

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Crochet Pattern: Ice Cream Cone

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 29th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 6 Comments
I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream! Who can resist a frosty scoop of homemade strawberry ice cream atop a crispy, crunchy ice cream cone? Sounds pretty good to me right about now. This sweet project whips up in no time and can be used so many ways. You can sew this fat-free cone on a little girl’s dress or a baby’s blanket. You could stitch two together to make a little pouch for candies. Make several and sew them together to make a darling light scarf. You can also switch up the flavor appeal by changing the colors of the cones crowing glory.

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Crochet Pattern: Rosette

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 29th, 2011 by Emilee Gettle – 6 Comments
I admit I miss my beautiful flower garden, which my family tends from the first crocus to fall mums. So, to satisfy my longing I enjoy crocheting flowers, especially with fingering yarn. They look so lacy and feminine and can be used in a myriad of ways. This rosette can be used as a bow on packages, on a child’s headband, or a pin for a hat or coat. They can be crocheted in no time and can be quite addictive. I hope to make several of these rosettes in a rainbow of colors to join into a lacy scarf that can be worn into early spring.

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Crochet Pattern: Chic and Simple Neck Warmer

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on October 11th, 2011 by Emilee Gettle – 10 Comments
I love to go for walks on fall evenings. Since the temperature has been dropping briskly, I like to have a little something around my neck to keep me toasty. I hate to pull out the full fledge scarf this time of year, so I decided a neck warmer would do just the trick. This project is so simple! Depending on the type of yarn you use, it can look dressy for a night out or it can be quite practical while you’re getting down and dirty winterizing. Not only do I love this pattern, but it even looks cute on my 3 year old daughter!

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