A-Glamping We Will Go: 5th Annual National Crochet Month Blog Tour
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!)
The Village Yarnery
Crochetville is very proud to have The Village Yarnery with us today, March 18, as one of the featured crochet-friendly local yarn stores on our 2017 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).
Find The Village Yarnery Online
Store Address/Phone Number/Hours
2134 W. Chesterfield Blvd.
Springfield, Missouri 65807
Saturday and Sunday 11a-4p
Tell Us About Your Store
The Village Yarnery is located in Springfield, Missouri, tucked away in the charming neighborhood of Chesterfield Village. Yarn-bombed stair railings greet you with bright colors as you walk onto the front porch.
The shop packs a lot of yarn in their small, 400 sq ft space, while still feeling bright, open, and organized.
Libby Hiatt, the shop owner, opened the shop in August 2016, after realizing she was one of many who wished Springfield could have its own independent yarn shop again. Libby learned to crochet a few years before opening the shop, and she found herself quickly gaining an advanced knowledge of crochet. She brings a “crochet-friendly” viewpoint into her shop’s philosophy, offering crocheted shop displays and crochet lessons in the shop.
The shop contains a variety of fibers, from acrylics to cottons to wools, and a variety of yarn weights ranging from lace to bulky. The “big name” brands such as Cascade, Plymouth, and Malabrigo are available, as well as smaller hand dyers, including some local selections.
Because of the shop’s small space, there is not much room to display samples and pattern books. Nevertheless, Libby has found a way to use modern technology to her advantage, always with tablet in hand, ready to look up examples and patterns within the vast Ravelry database.
A weekly social group called “Social Stitches” is held on Sunday afternoons at the shop. All crafters are welcome, including knitters, crocheters, spinners, and weavers. There is even a new kids-only social stitches offered once a month on Saturday afternoons. Both of these social groups are completely free to attend. It is a great time to show off projects, get help with a pattern, or simply chat and relax.
Libby is now learning to knit, but crochet will likely always remain her favorite. Regardless, she makes it a top priority to make everyone feel welcome in her shop. She believes everyone can benefit from learning to knit or crochet, and is glad to be able to play a part in helping people learn these skills.
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