Thank you for stopping by on the Crochetville Designer Blog Tour! Have a look around at my past posts and the pages on the left.
Thank you to Amy and Donna of Crochetville for all the work they are doing to make this 5th annual tour happen! Make sure to click back to Crochetville to see all that they are offering this month. Great stuff!
Crochet has always been a part of my life. When I was a little girl (too young to crochet yet) our home had many beautiful thread crochet projects all around that my grandmother had made (first photo in this post). Then I learned how to crochet at about age 8 and had my own creations of crocheted doll clothes and bookmarks around.
|A few of my very first projects - a doll top and stuffed animal hat|
Once I became a teenager I bought my own crochet leaflets (with babysitting earnings) and taught myself how to do the thread crochet while making a variety of Christmas ornaments. For several years I consistently brought out my crochet when it was time to make Christmas gifts.
|Thread Crochet Ornament|
I crocheted baby blankets and booties for my first child while I was pregnant.
|Cute little booties for my first child|
Then about a year after my second child was born, I started teaching crochet to adults and children. Creating courses and coming up with designs that allowed my students to practice their skills became a great new creative outlet for me. About 5 years after that, I tried my hand at designing crochet patterns for publication and crochet became a much bigger part of my life! (Visit the Editor's Blog for Crochet World by Jackie Daugherty TODAY to hear more about how I began my Celtic Knot Crochet technique.)
My daughters now all crochet and love the craft - it is wonderful to see them create school projects, gifts for family and friends and their own accessories.
|Crocheted projects all by my daughters|
And I am often crocheting while waiting for them (during their appointments or classes) or spending time at home - I always have several projects in the works either for a magazine publication or for my own website. My Celtic Knot Crochet creations are often my most favorite.
So, with all of the crocheting that goes on here, I guess you could say that every month is like National Crochet Month! In honor of this special month and all of you who are visiting this year and have visited in year's past, we are offering a NEW FREE Celtic Knot Crochet pattern.
Come visit my Ravelry store here to download your free copy.
Thank you for visiting!