Yarn Giveaway: 2 Skeins of Gala By Rachel Choi – 38 CommentsThanks to Corinne, Crochet Spot’s newest writer, we have 2 skeins of Gala Yarn to giveaway! The skeins of Gala Yarn are a blend of fun colors and a mix of varies fibers. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below on this post telling us what patterns/tutorials you’d like to see on Crochet Spot. We’re always looking for new ideas and would love your input
Crochet Pattern: Christmas Tree Hat (5 Sizes) By Rachel Choi – Be the first to commentThere’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Are you ready to get into the Christmas spirit? This hat can be crocheted in 5 different sizes from babies to adults so that everyone in the family can have a fun hat. The hat is crocheted in one piece from the top down, then the tree trims are crocheted direct onto the hat so that no sewing is required. The trims are crocheted with colorful beads, which are used as ornaments
The weather is only just starting to get cooler, so you have time to stay two steps ahead of the falling temperatures. This skinny scarf is just open enough to balance out the warmth of your yarn. The tall stitches work up quickly, so you can work on it in the afternoon and drape it around your neck the same evening.
Our produce is finally starting to slow down in our massive gardens. Looking back, one of our most prolific crops was eggplant! It is one of my husband’s favorite vegetables. It takes a bit of creativity to come up with new recipes to use up our bountiful harvest.
Crochet Pattern: Lanyard Wine Glass Holder By Rachel – Be the first to commentThere’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Crochet this wine glass holder if you’d prefer not to carrying around your wine glass at parties. If you often talk with your hands or just need to be hands free, this wine glass holder is for you! This wine glass holder allows you to wear your wine glass around your neck
A Lion Brand Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of Our Offices in NYC August 30th, 2012 by Brandyce Pin It If you follow Lion Brand on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll sometimes find behind scenes images from photoshoots, upcoming yarn releases – or even pictures of some of the staff crafting, or at events. Today, I’d like to share with you a few “behind the scenes” images from our offices in the New York City location. We recently invited a few of our favorite craft bloggers to spend a day with us at our Lion Brand offices, and I’d like to share a few of their images that capture some of the creativity and inspiration at Lion Brand.Kristy from Glass Posse captured this image of Karen Tanaka, the Creative Director of our Design Department. Karen was sharing some of the Design Department’s mood boards and inspirations. Haley from The Zen of Making captured an image of these cute stuffed animals, which were featured in past window displays. The Lion can be seen here from the Studio’s 1st window display in 2008. Carrie from This Mama Makes Stuff snapped a photo of the giant yarn crafted “Greetings from New York City” postcard, which was featured as the Lion Brand Yarn Studio’s summer window display in 2011.
Crochet Pattern: Lover’s Knot Convertible Shrug By Rachel – 1 CommentThere’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! This is a shrug pattern that uses the popular lover’s knot stitch to make a light and lacy fabric. Don’t let the lightness of the fabric fool you though, the shrug is still fairly warm to wear. The shrug can be warn as a cover up when you’re cold but then converted to a scarf if desired. The shrug is crocheted from sleeve to sleeve, all in one piece, with no sewing required!
My family and I love vintage clothing. On the weekend you can find us at an antique store or estate sale. While my husband snatches up old tools, I like to sift through boxes, baskets and trunks of old linens. Years ago clothing, quilts and even dishtowels were an art form
6 Perfect Patterns for Your Picnic & BBQ Accessories! July 12th, 2012 by Brandyce Pin It I’m sure many of you are enjoying the summer sun and the opportunities to take your homemade goods with you outdoors. Picnics and BBQs are summer traditions that I personally love to take advantage of!So if you’re heading out for a picnic or bbq, or simply just having a fun get together in your backyard – I’ve put together a round up of some of my favorite patterns that are great for outdoor usage.(Click here for Plant Hanger pattern and tutorial in picture) Knit Bright Stripes Dishcloth Bright and bold colors are all the rave right now, and they’re great colors to incorporate for your BBQ accessories. Knit in the retro-inspired color palette of Kitchen Cotton are our Bright Stripes Dishcloths. Kitchen Cotton comes in many fun colors that allows for great mix and matching, you’ll think of summer whenever you look at these eye catching potholders! Crochet Bear and Beehive Potholder I think this potholder set crocheted in Cotton-Ease is super adorable
How to See All of Our Facebook Posts in Your Feed July 11th, 2012 by Jess Pin It Have you liked our Facebook page? If so, you should see all of our tutorials, questions, pictures, and conversations in your Facebook news feed. However, recent changes to the Facebook have made it so that not all of our posts may make it into your feed, even though we’re still updating our page frequently. Thankfully, there’s a super easy solution to make sure you catch all of our updates!First, visit our Facebook page.