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National Crochet Month: A Tour through Crochet Country

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

Crochetville is proud to sponsor A Tour through Crochet Country in honor of National Crochet Month 2013. You will have the opportunity to visit with 48 of your favorite crochet designers next month, with scheduled stops to see one or two designers per day.'




What Will You Get?

Each designer will have something special and unique to share with you this month. You might get a behind-the-scenes tour of a design studio. You might get a sneak peek into a designer’s creative design process. Perhaps you’ll see a free crochet pattern waiting for you to download or a stitch or special technique tutorial.


This tour is our way of saying thank you to crocheters everywhere for supporting the crochet community with your purchases of individual  patterns, books, magazines, crochet hooks and tools, yarn, and thread. We hope you enjoy what we have to share with you this month!


Scroll down to the bottom for a list of all participating designers and links to their blogs/websites.


Charity of the Month: Project Night Night

We’ve also selected a very special charity to support this month: Project Night Night, a 501©(3) non-profit organization that provides over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year to homeless children. Each package consists of a new sturdy tote bag with a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children’s book, and a stuffed animal. These comfort objects help to reduce the trauma of homelessness for the children served by Project Night Night. Both the handmade blankets and stuffed animals provide the children with objects of love and security.


You can help Project Night Night by making and sending in a new crocheted blankets (50” x 60” or smaller) and/or making a financial donations.



Donation Totals:

Blankets: _______

Financial Donations: $________


Crochet Guild of America

All designers participating in the tour are Professional or Associate Professional members of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA). CGOA offers two national conferences each year with an extensive list of crochet classes, an annual Design Competition, and a Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques program. Hundreds of local chapters around the country provide crocheters additional opportunities to learn about crochet and advance their skills. Other member benefits include a subscription to Crochet! magazine, a private email discussion group for members, discounts to online retailers, and classes at our Chain Link conferences. Please consider joining the organization and help us in our mission to advance the art of crochet and continue crochet skills into the next generation.



List of Stops Along the Tour

Click on any designer’s name to go directly to their blog.


While you are invited to visit any site at any time, a designer’s post created specifically for A Tour through Crochet Country will not be posted until his or her scheduled date.


March 1 Jenny King and Shelby Allaho


March 2 Ellen Gormley and Nancy Nehring


March 3 Phyllis Serbes and Mona Muhammad


March 4 Amy O’Neill Houck and Akua Hope


March 5 Mary Jane Hall and Lindsey Stephens


March 6 Edie Eckman and Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby


March 7 Jennifer Cirka and Annette Stewart


March 8 Andrea Graciarena and LeAnna Lyons


March 9 Dawn Cogger and Angela Whisnant


March 10 Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten and Renee Rodgers


March 11 Joy Prescott and Donna Childs


March 12 Pam Daley and Deb Burger


March 13 Tammy Hildebrand and Marty Miller


March 14 Jocelyn Sass and Jennifer E. Ryan


March 15 Andee Graves and Kimberly McAlindin


March 16 Laurinda Reddig


March 17 Brenda Bourg


March 18 Rhonda Davis


March 19 Julie Oparka


March 20 April Garwood


March 21 Alaina Klug


March 22 Erin Boland


March 23 Margaret Hubert


March 24 Bonnie Barker


March 25 Kim Guzman and Susan Huxley


March 26 Susan Lowman and Michele Maks


March 27 Marie Segares and Brenda Stratton


March 28 Kathy White and Lori Carlson


March 29 Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka


March 30 Linda Dean and Kristin Dragos


March 31 Karen C K Ballard and Gwen Blakley-Kinsler


Share With Us

Have you enjoyed A Tour through Crochet Country? We’d love to hear your opinions on the tour and any suggestions you have for making next year’s tour even better.


You can share your thoughts with us several ways:


1. Leave a comment on this post.


2. Leave a comment on our blog post.


3. Leave a comment on Crochetville’s Facebook page.

Amy Shelton
Crochetville Co-Owner and Community Manager


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

Don't forget our blog tour in honor of National Crochet Month is set to start tomorrow.


Visit this post on our blog for the complete details.


Our Little Giveaway: Autographed Pattern Postcard

Each day of A Tour Through Crochet Country, our blog tour celebrating National Crochet Month 2013, Crochetville will be giving away two promo postcards, one to each of two winners. These are only available at our 2013 consumer show booths, and will be autographed by Donna and me! The postcard includes my exclusive X Marks the Spot scarf pattern.


You can enter each day by posting a comment answering the question that we'll include in each day's blog post.


The fine print: Must be 13 or older to enter. Entries must be received by 12:00 midnight Pacific time on the date of the post. Winners will be selected by random drawing and notified by email the following day. Void where prohibited by law.

Amy Shelton
Crochetville Co-Owner and Community Manager


Facebook Page | Crochetville Blog | Free Crochet Pattern Directory | Twitter | Pinterest

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