2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 22: Briana Kepner

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: Susan Heyn | Briana Kepner | Julie Yeager | Red Heart Yarns | 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!)

Briana Kepner, Briana K Designs

Crochet Designer Briana Kepner of Briana K Designs

Crochetville is very proud to have designer Briana Kepner with us today, March 22, as one of the featured designers on our 2017 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).

About Briana:

My design career started just over three years ago when I created the baby boxer pattern for a special little boy that doctors predicted might not live. But he is still going strong! And with all of the requests for the pattern I wanted to encourage other little fighters. I jumped right in and it’s the best decision I ever made. It took me a while to figure out just what I wanted to do with my art degree; sometimes we search for things that were there all along.

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

Wait. People go out in public? If I do have the luxury of escaping the house duties for a little while I’m for sure bringing yarn.

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

A golden throne flanked with luxurious yarns spun by unicorns. Just kidding. I have a simple Ikea chair with side-tables and a TV for binge watching shows. I was however picky about the chair and got a few glances when I would try out chairs at a billion stores pretending crochet to see how I felt about the height of the arms. I probably looked a little crazy 😉

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

Felting is something I’ve picked up this last year because it’s like stabbing a voodoo doll and it helps relieve frustration hehe. I have also fallen in love with knitting more than I ever thought I would and I love exploring new stitches.

How do you decide what to name your patterns?

I took the easy route when it came to naming patterns….I just go look at one of the wine bottles in my kitchen 😉

Tell us about your most popular pattern.

Big Project Bag or Purse for Crafters - Briana K

My most popular pattern is a fun and silly one…a pig bag with holes uniquely places for different weights of yarn. Not only a fun conversational piece in public, but very functional as well.

Tell us about your favorite camping location.

When it comes to camping there is nothing like the Rocky Mountains. I grew up in Idaho and my favorite location is Sun Valley.

What is your favorite camping tip?

Honestly….get a cabin. Growing up we never splurged for amenities and slept on the ground in a tent. This is truly camping I know, but as an adult I’m all about the luxuries.

What is your favorite camping snack/meal/recipe?

Smores! Hello is there anything else that’s better?

Visit Briana’s Site: NatCroMo Specials

Hoppity Bunny Ears - Briana K Designs

A special discount code will be available on the blog for NatCromo readers.

Briana’s Designs:

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

Winter Slipper Crochet Socks - Briana K Designs

1. Winter Slipper Crochet Socks, $5.00

The look of knit but in crochet! Super comfy and warm especially when that winter chill hits! Bring on the snow because toes will stay warm 🙂

Crochet Designer Briana Kepner of Briana K Designs

2. Chardonnay Wrap, $5.00

Simple to make, elegant to wear, wonderful to snuggle up in. The Chardonnay Crochet Wrap is a classic favorite and a go to pattern for binge watching TV shows or listening to audio books. This is worked up in a rectangle shape with holes for arms.

Unicorn Bag - Briana K Designs

3. Unicorn Farts Bag, $5.00

Life just isn’t as fun without a few rainbow farts 😉 This unique and functional bag will treat your yarn right and keep it from getting tangled in a mess. Perfect for color work and even has a larger hole one the back for eh hem…those bulky yarns.

Find Briana Online:

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

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/briana-k-designs

Website: http://www.brianakdesigns.com/

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

 

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