Thank you for joining me on Day 27 of A Tour Through Crochet Country, celebrating the fascinating art of crochet. Many thanks, also, to Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka of Crochetville for creating this wonderful event. I’m honored to be included on the tour and in the company of some of the finest and most creative people in the business. Tomorrow’s featured designers are Kathryn White and Lori Carlson. Please be sure to visit them and the other designers on the tour! For the complete list of designers, click here.
The designers participating in A Tour Through Blog Country have chosen as a group to support Project Night Night this month, recognizing the significant contribution it makes to homeless children through the distribution of 25,000 Night Night Packages every year. Each package contains a security blanket, a stuffed animal and an age-appropriate book in a sturdy tote bag. If you would like to help, you can learn more about this worthy 501(3)(c) organization here.
Needlework of all kinds has been a lifelong passion for me, although crochet is clearly my favorite. My mother taught me some of the basics when I was 8 years old, but it wasn’t until my teen years that I taught myself how to read patterns. Eventually, I began experimenting with my own designs and, in the late 1980s, I made the transition from hobby crocheter to professional designer. I have enjoyed the journey, and I feel so lucky to have been able to spend all these years doing what I love to do.
I am interested in designing many types of projects, with afghans and doilies among my favorite. But, lately, I have been having fun with smaller, less complex projects with a special interest in working with brightly colored yarn. In an effort to get organized and help brighten up my office in these last overcast days of an overly long winter, I created these simple Rainbow Bright Jar Cozies (photo at top left) to hold my crochet hooks and other items that always seem to clutter my desk. You can find the download link on my Free Patterns page. While you're here, check out my blog.
Enjoy what’s left of National Crochet Month, and please stop back soon. There will be more patterns going live in the near future.
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