2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 19: Darcy Johnson

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: Carol Rupprecht | Darcy Johnson | Anneke Wiese | 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!)

Darcy Johnson, Darcy’s Crochet Creations

Darcy Johnson | Darcy's Crochet Creations

Crochetville is very proud to have designer Darcy Johnson with us today, March 19, as one of the featured designers on our 2017 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).

 

About Darcy:

I grew up in Binghamton, NY. After attending Graceland University in Iowa, I fell in love with my husband and the state and stayed. We live in a small town of under 100 people with our two kids and two dogs. I learned to crochet when I was young and picked it back up after quitting smoking about 5 years ago. I love to crochet for every member of my family and my kids love modeling what I’ve made. I love to design new patterns for various items and I love the crochet community! When I’m feeling overwhelmed or just need to find my zen, I get a hook and some yarn and all is right with the world.

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

I crochet during ball practices, during dance rehearsals, and on the road. I also will take small projects with me to work on while waiting for doctor’s appointments and lunch breaks at work.

Do you have a special place at home where you crochet? Tell us about it.

I have a small corner of our living room that is occupied by yarn. My family will tell you too much but really, is there such a thing!!??

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

My favorite design is my “Donna’s Winter Hat” pattern. I wrote this pattern in honor of my grandmother, whom I’m named after.

Tell us about any other fiber-related hobbies you enjoy.

I have found a love for Tunisian Crochet! Learning new stitches, learning new combinations and techniques.

How do you decide what to name your patterns?

I name them after friends and family that come to mind while I’m working on a pattern or based on whom I’m making a gift for.

Tell us about your most popular pattern.

Donna’s Winter Hat is my most popular pattern. It’s warm, works up fairly easily, and is versatile for all members of your family!

Tell us about your favorite camping location.

I grew up camping with my family. My favorite location was camping up on Lake Ontario for our week vacation.

What is your favorite camping tip?

Bug spray, bug spray, bug spray!!!!

What is your favorite camping snack/meal/recipe?

S’Mores of course!!

 

Visit Darcy’s Site: NatCroMo Specials

Darcy Johnson | NatCroMo Free Pattern

I will be offering a free copy of my brand new Tunisian Crochet pattern: a headband pattern that uses 5 yarns and a 5.5 Tunisian Crochet hook along with a pony tail holder. The pattern will be free from the 19th to the end of the month.  Click on over to my site for the details.

 

Darcy’s Designs:

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

Darcy Johnson | Frosty Fingerless Gloves

1. Frosty Fingerless Gloves, $3.99

These fingerless gloves are made with a lighter-weight yarn, so not only will they keep your hands warm, but they won’t be super hot, either!

A great way to learn a different stitch, and the texture is amazing! Stitches used are the Extended Half Double Crochet and the Front and Back Post Double Crochet.

Adult Small to Large makes this pattern great for almost everyone in your life!

 

Darcy Johnson | Carie's Amazingness Hat

2. Carie’s Amazingness Hat, $3.99

Carie’s Amazingness Hat is to honor my beautiful friend Carie! She is strong, selfless, and a wonderful person whom I have come to love!

This pattern is written with the brim in rows and then joined. The hat is then worked in joined, turned rounds from the bottom up.

You can adjust the pattern and do more or less rounds to make a more slouchy hat or keep it as a beanie!

I love using extended stitches and this pattern has a double extended HDC stitch with full instructions in the pattern.

 

Darcy Johnson | Woven Herringbones Infinity Scarf

3. Woven Herringbones Infinity Scarf, $3.99

This versatile infinity scarf can be made using any kind of yarn you’d like to use! I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable to write this pattern.

The woven pattern is great and perfect for the fall as it’s perfect scarf time of year!

 

Find Darcy Online:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darcyscrochetcreations

Website: http://www.darcyscrochetcreations.weebly.com/

Etsy: http://etsy.me/2mbjCEs

 

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