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!)
Anneke Wiese, Crochet in Paternoster
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Anneke Wiese of Crochet in Paternoster with us today, March 19, as one of the featured designers on our 2017 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).
I am a mom with three lovely daughters. Being able to crochet and design from home makes life so much easier. I love to crochet decor items. When I started to crochet with t-shirt yarn in 2014, I struggled to find beginner crochet patterns specifically for t-shirt yarn. I then designed the “Lacy Pink Doily Rug Pattern”, which I presented as a free photo tutorial. I also have free patterns for a crochet basket or two on my blog. My latest rug pattern also explains in detail the different aspects in elasticity, strip width, etc. you will find in different t-shirt yarns. The pattern is called Quandala. which stands for Quick and Easy Mandala. Mandalas are my most favourite, as they are so calming to crochet and you get to play with different colours as well.
Do you crochet in public? If so, when and where?
Yes I do. I love meeting friends for cake and coffee and crochet. We also have a crochet group that meets at a restaurant once a month. And when I have to wait for the kids at school or attend their sports, I always have my crochet basket with me. I also love crocheting at the beach.
Do you have a special place at home where you crochet? Tell us about it.
Yes. I take over one couch in the living room. No one can really sit next to me, as I have note books, lots of yarn, pattern books all around me. Currently I am working on an order for two boho mandala rugs. So in the living room there are about 5 big balls of t-shirt yarn on the floor. And under the dining room table another 5.
Share the story of your favorite thing you’ve ever crocheted or designed.
In 2015 a crochet friend ordered a hallway t-shirt yarn rug from me. She wanted 10 mandalas/doilies with t-shirt yarn to cover her hallway area. It was an awesome project to work on. You can read about it in her blog post here.
Tell us about any other fiber-related hobbies you enjoy.
I also like a bit of sewing as well. I make these cute little baskets from the legs of old denim jeans. I then add crochet handles and motifs to make them pretty and colourful.
How do you decide what to name your patterns?
Sometimes I just give the pattern a plain descriptive name. Other times I post a picture on my Facebook or Instagram and ask my followers for name ideas.
Tell us about your most popular pattern.
My most popular pattern is the Pink Doily T-shirt Rug. It gets shared on other pages and blogs a lot. We also had a CAL with the pattern on an Australian crochet group. And fellow rug fanatics has translated the pattern in to Hebrew and Dutch.
Tell us about your favorite camping location.
It is at a close by little beach village, Yzerfontein.
What is your favorite camping tip?
Always take enough yarn with! Hehehe!
Tell us about any crochet items you take to “glam up” your camping experience.
I usually have a few balls of t-shirt yarn with me. Then I sit and crochet hearts and give them to fellow campers. So the camping spot usually gets decorated with hearts that hangs everywhere.
I think I will do a few posts to make readers aware of NatCroMo and all the specials you will have. I will also offer my Quandala Rug Pattern for free for one week. Click the link above the photo to go to my blog for the details.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Strawberry Twist Crochet Cowl, FREE
A photo tutorial for a crochet neckwarmer explaining the mobius concept in detail.
2. 3D Crochet Star Pebble Necklace, FREE
Make a pretty necklace crocheting around a beach pebble.
3. Anya Heart Basket, $3.00
Heart Basket Crochet pattern suitable for t-shirt yarn as well as DK cotton or acryclic yarn.
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