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NatCroMo 2015


It’s National Crochet Month 2015!

Welcome to my stop on Crochetville’s 2015 NatCroMo Blog Tour! What a great way to celebrate National Crochet Month and this amazing art that is so near and dear to our hearts. Thank you to Amy and Donna from Crochetville for organizing the tour and allowing me to be a part of it. This is my 3rd year to participate, and it just continues to get better and better each time!

My Wild Irish Rose photo

My Wild Irish Rose

It will come as no great surprise to anyone who is familiar with my work that I am madly in love with flowers in general, but roses in particular. They have been a recurring theme throughout my design career. In the spirit of National Crochet Month to show my appreciation for you, my crocheting friends, and for being fortunate enough to have the job of my dreams, I am pleased to make this time-limited offer of my latest doily design, My Wild Irish Rose. It will remain free on my blog through March 31, 2015.

UPDATE: The NatCroMo Blog Tour 2015 is now over, and the offer for my free doily design, My Wild Irish Rose, has expired.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

There are some exciting new things going on here at Brenda Stratton Designs. All new designs will be announced here FIRST.

And, while we’re thinking about crochet, please consider donating to Halos of  Hope. They are a tremendously worthy cause, and they could really use your help with hat donations. Crochetville is collecting hats for them and will present them later this summer. You can find the hat donation information at Crochetville. If you would like to help, but would rather make a monetary donation, you can donate directly via the Halos of Hope donation page. A small donation goes a long way in sending the hats to the people who need them, and every little bit helps.

If you haven’t already seen it, be sure to check out my latest published design, Afternoon Tea, in the April 2015 issue of Crochet World. You can read more about it in yesterday’s post.

Enjoy the rest of the blog tour, and be sure to check out the other participating NatCroMo designers. There are some awesome designs being offered, so don’t miss out!

Thank you for stopping by!


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  2. I am excited to get this started! I so love doilies 😉 thanks for the free offering of this lovely one.

  3. You’re welcome, Chris! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  4. I have seen many of your design, and I love your roses!
    Thank you for the doily pattern. I might bump this ahead of several that I had on my list.

  5. I love your work and flowers!

  6. Beautiful doily, thanks for the pattern.

  7. I love your dolly, it reminds me of the Irish Rose motifs that my mother and grandmothers used to make quite a bit. In particular one of my grandmothers had a bedspread that was made using quite a few squares with a Wild Irish Rose at the center of each square.

    • Thank you for your kind comment! I’m so glad you like the pattern. My mother crocheted, as did my paternal grandmother, and I’m sure that’s where my love of thread crochet comes from. I think I might know of the bedspread pattern you mentioned. It IS a gorgeous pattern!

  8. Thank very much. A very pretty design

  9. Beautiful designs,thank you for sharing the very lovely doily pattern,I look forward to working one up and I also look forward to seeing the designs you will have available for sale.You are so very talented!

  10. It’s beautiful – thank you so much!

  11. I can’t wait for this to be a paid pattern! I will gladly pay for the pattern to make this for me! Your work is gorgeous! I crocheted doilies years ago but nothing this beautiful!

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