2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 22: Susan Heyn

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!)

Susan Heyn, Knot Just Crocheted

Susan_Heyn_crochet_designerCrochetville is very proud to have designer Susan Heyn with us today, March 22, 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 Susan, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.

About Susan:

I have been designing crochet patterns for over 5 years now. I’m a left-handed crocheter and learned when I was about 5 years old. I love to design quick and easy projects that are great to sell at craft fairs. I also love using textured stitches, and colorwork in many of my patterns.

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

My favorite place to crochet is on my couch, watching TV, with my cat, Patty curled up on my lap.

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

Dynamic Squares Throw - Red Heart Yarns - Susan Heyn

One of my favorite designs is the Dynamic Squares Throw published by Red Heart Yarns. It was my second year entering the CGOA Design Competition. This design features post stitches, colorwork and geometric designs.

Tell us about your most popular pattern.

Santa Lapel Pin - Susan Heyn

My most popular pattern is my Santa Lapel Pin. Of all my lapel pin designs, this is by far the most popular.

Visit Susan’s Site: NatCroMo Specials

Popcorn Shawl - Susan Heyn

I will be publishing a new shawl pattern, Half Circle Popcorn Shawl, that will be free for one week. Just visit Susan’s post for the pattern link, add the pattern to your cart in Ravelry, and the $2.99 price will be automatically deducted (no coupon code needed).

Susan’s Designs:

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

Post Stitch Towel Topper - Susan Heyn

1. Post Stitch Towel Topper, $1.99

You can make 2 towel toppers from each kitchen towel; it is cut in half to make the towel topper. These are always popular items to sell at craft fairs. Make them to match your kitchen décor or for holidays throughout the year. Each topper uses about 2 oz. of worsted weight yarn. This pattern is the first in my new series of 52 crochet designs that are suitable for craft fair sales and quick to make gifts

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hexagon-pot-holder

2. Hexagon Potholder, $1.99

This clearly written crochet pattern will have you finishing this potholder in a short time. Picking what colors to make it in may be the hardest part of making it. You will need small amounts of worsted weight yarn in colors of your choice. I used 3 colors but you could make it in a solid color or change colors for every row. The choice is yours. I also give you tips on making matching placemats or coasters using the same pattern by just making more rounds for a placemat and stopping after only 3 rounds for a coaster.

Make these for your own kitchen, for a quick gift , or to sell at your next craft show.

Hugs and Kisses Afghan - Susan Heyn

3. Hugs & Kisses Afghan, $5.99

popcorn stitches to add lots of texture. It is made using worsted weight yarn. I have included charts as well as written instructions for each motif and for the layout and joining of the afghan. You can either crochet the motifs together or sew them together if you prefer. You will need 24 oz of the main color and 14 oz. each of 2 colors for the background of the squares. If you prefer, you could use only one color for all the backgrounds; you would need about 24 oz. of your chosen background color to do it

Find Susan Online:

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/susan-heyn

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KnotJustCrocheted

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knotjustcrocheted/

Website: http://knotjustcrocheted.com/

 

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