2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 1: Kristine Mullen

A-Glamping We Will Go: 5th Annual National Crochet Month Blog Tour

Welcome to Crochetville’s fifth annual National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) blog tour, taking place each day of March 2017. Join us for a month of virtual glamping (aka glamorous camping), as we visit crochet designers, crochet-friendly local yarn stores, and yarn companies, as well as offer some fun giveaways.

Today’s Posts: Kristine Mullen | Marie Segares | Serendipity Needleworks | Unplanned Peacock | Daily Giveaway

 

Want to Chat about the Tour?

Part of the fun of glamping is the daily round-up around the campfire, chatting and stitching with friends. We hope you’ll join us in our NatCroMo Facebook group, where we’ll be sharing daily camping recipes, campfire songs about crochet, and so much more! We’d also love to hear about your favorite things you’ve discovered on the tour and see photos of your current crochet projects. You’re invited to join us daily for virtual cocktails/appetizers and dinner. (We’ll be sharing links to some fabulous recipes!)

Kristine Mullen, Ambassador Crochet

Kristine Mullen | Ambassador Crochet

Crochetville is very proud to have designer Kristine Mullen of Ambassador Crochet with us today, March 1, as one of the featured designers on our 2017 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). If you’d like to know even more about Kristine, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.

 

About Kristine:

Kristine Mullen is a homeschooling mom of six children, and lives on a quiet lake in Northeastern Connecticut. She began her design career in 2007 when she couldn’t find the perfect preemie pattern for a friend, whose baby was born at 30 weeks gestation. She fell in love with the pattern writing process and has been designing ever since.

Do you crochet in public? If so, when and where?

Yes, any chance I get. My favorite is sitting on the floor at the dance studio and having all the kids come around wanting to see my latest project.

Share the story of your favorite thing you’ve ever crocheted or designed.

Kristine Mullen | Ambassador Crochet | Frog Pond Afghan

One of my favorite patterns is my Frog Pond afghan. My daughter has a love of frogs so I designed a frog pond – complete with rippling water, lily pads, water lilies, and a frog. It was from that design that I realized you can take your love of anything and create a masterpiece from yarn.

How do you decide what to name your patterns?

For me, sometimes I think naming a pattern is harder than writing it. On those occasions when I can’t come up with anything catchy, I will ask on my Facebook page for suggestions and then give a free copy of the pattern to the person whose name suggestion I use.

Tell us about your most popular pattern.

Kristine Mullen | Ambassador Crochet | Gray Skies Gradient Shawl

My most popular pattern is my Gray Skies Gradient Shawl. It was my design for Battle of the Stitches and it won the Fan’s Choice Award. It quickly became my best selling pattern.

 

Visit Kristine’s Site: NatCroMo Specials

Kristine Mullen | Ambassador Crochet | NatCroMo Specials

Kristine is offering a new pattern release at a special discount today for NatCroMo. Click the link above the photo to go to her site for more information.

She is also offering a massive 45% DISCOUNT on your entire pattern purchase. Get the code in the photo below and head on over to her Ravelry shop.

 

Kristine’s Designs:

If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.

Kristine Mullen | Ambassador Crochet | Majestic Ivy Wrap

1. Majestic Ivy Wrap, $4.95

This wrap has amazing drape and can be used as a shawl, or wrapped around your neck as a scarf. The yarn has very subtle changes that give amazing, soft, color changes. This pattern is suitable for the advanced beginner.

 

Kristine Mullen | Ambassador Crochet | Cluster of Love Cocoon and Crown Set

2. Cluster of Love Cocoon and Crown Set, $4.50

This cocoon & headband/crown is made with clusters and twisted post stitches to give it a unique texture. Perfect for a baby shower gift or newborn photo shoot.

 

Kristine Mullen | Ambassador Crochet | Awareness Ribbon Afghan Project

3. Awareness Ribbon Afghan Project, $5.95

This pattern was dedicated to all my friends who have overcome amazing things. Their strength is amazing! They were the inspiration behind my Awareness Ribbon Project and I dedicate this pattern to all of you who have overcome amazing things as well. You are the true inspiration behind this work of {he}art.

This pattern was designed for anyone with any type of cause they support. Most of us are either in the midst of a struggle and/or trial or know someone who is.

Pattern includes 64 different squares, which represent every single awareness ribbon I could find. Everything from blindness, asthma, food allergies, eczema, loss of a child, domestic abuse survivor, every cancer imaginable, diabetes, CHD, POTS, downs syndrome, autism, and so many more. The pattern has 17 pages, including 3 full pages of every color combo I could find, with the meaning of each one, plus photo tutorials to help you make each type of ribbon.

 

Find Kristine Online:

Website: http://www.ambassadorcrochet.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmbassadorCrochet/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ambassdrcrochet/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmbassdrCrochet

 

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