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!
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. If you missed out on the opportunity to download this pattern, I will be offering it again soon as a paid pattern. The details will be announced here on my blog when I list it. Thanks to everyone who participated!
There are some exciting new things going on here at Brenda Stratton Designs. After March 31, I will list this pattern in my soon-to-be-announced shop as a paid pattern, so be sure to check back here to see what other goodies I have lined up for you. I will also be offering some new, free patterns in the very near future. Throughout my design career, I have submitted my designs almost exclusively to publishers and yarn companies. But, now, I’m diversifying a bit, and will be announcing additional outlets in the coming weeks. 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!