Free pattern! Crochet necklaces

These necklaces will take you from day to night and keep you on trend along the way.

You can see more of Carol’s beautiful crochet accessories over in her Etsy shop - CM Beatknit. This pattern is a free download on the condition that it will be NOT be used for commercial purposes. If you have any queries regarding this pattern please contact us on info@beatknit.com www.beatknit.com © Carol Meldrum Materials Yarn: 1… Continue reading

Happy Easter – celebrate with 50% off crochet patterns at The Making Spot

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Enjoy 50% off crochet patterns over at The Making Spot from now until 2nd April 2013! Simply enter the code EASTER2013 at the checkout: http://www.themakingspot.com/

Our Mother’s Day gift guide

Remember yarn lasts longer than flowers!

With Mother’s Day only 10 days away in the UK we thought we’d give you a few ideas for gifts… Grow some flowers: use our pom pom tutorial to create your own flowers like these by loveandmarshmallows Stitch a card: like this one from The Making Spot. Paint a frame: we love this DIY over… Continue reading

Beginners class: crochet a flower with The Making Spot

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Grow your own flowers using a hook and scrap yarn from your stash. Don’t forget to visit The Making Spot for more patterns, projects and tutorials.

Learn to stitch cross hatch trebles

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Try this textured crochet stitch pattern, ideal for adding interest to your projects. Make a chain in multiples of 3 plus 1, and then add 3 ch for turning. (Try 34 ch.) Row 1 (1 tr, 2 ch,1 dc) into 4th ch from hook, *miss 2 ch (2 tr, 2 ch, 1 dc) into next… Continue reading

How to crochet in the round

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Find out how to move on from flat pieces! It’s time to crochet in the round, and in three dimensions… Thanks to Debbie Tomkies, for showing us how it’s done – you can see more from Debbie over on her website DT Craft & Design. To get crocheting, all you need is your hook, some yarn, and… Continue reading

Learn a new stitch: picot trellis

As seen in Simply Knitting

This easy crochet pattern is great for lacy edges or even funky scarves. Make a chain in multiples of 5 plus 1, and then add 1 ch for turning (Try 32 ch.) Row 1 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 5, skip next 4 ch; rep from * to end with 1 dc in last… Continue reading

Beginners class: how to crochet slip stitch

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Slip stitch is an important move in your crochet skills. It’s really easy to learn and you will use it loads. Insert the hook from front to back under the top of the second chain from the hook. Wrap the yarn round the hook (know as yrh). Pull the yarn through both loops on the… Continue reading

Beginners class: how to treble crochet

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As seen in Simply Knitting. Make a foundation chain. Skip 3 chain, yarn round hook, then insert the hook under the loop of the 4th chain, yarn round hook. Pull the yarn through the chain loop only (leaving 3 loops on hook), yarn round hook. Pull the yarn through 2 loops only (2 loops on… Continue reading

How to crochet: shell and v-stitch

Perfect for a vintage inspired project!

  This pretty crochet pattern gives a fairly firm fabric but still lets the light through Foundation chain in multiple of 8 sts plus 3. (Try 43 ch sts.) Row1 (RS) Miss 2 ch (count as 1 tr), 2 tr into next ch, *miss 3 ch, work a V-st of (1 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr)… Continue reading