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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!)
Ana Dyakova, By Accessorise
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Ana Dyakova of By Accessorise with us today, March 25, 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 Ana, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.
Ana is from Bulgaria, a beautiful country in East Europe. She is a happily married mother of 12-year-old twin boys. She works as a European Grant consultant. Ana learned from her mom and granny how to crochet, knit, sew, and cross stitch while in her childhood because she was curious to see if she could do it. Then in 2011, Ana started her Etsy shop as art therapy for her mom. She shared her mom’s love for knit and her crochet. Soon after, some clients asked her to share her crochet patterns, and in 2012 she started publishing them. Ana’s patterns are published at The Pattern Pack and Happily Hooked Magazine.
Do you crochet in public? If so, when and where?
I crochet in public: in the car, in the park, and in general while waiting for the kids.
Do you have a special place at home where you crochet? Tell us about it.
I don’t have any special place. I crochet on the sofa.
Share the story of your favorite thing you’ve ever crocheted or designed.
My favorite things I designed is my Very Winter Cardigan. I adore working with super bulky yarn. It’s quick, and the final look is so beautiful and trendy. The design is simple with a touch of texture that the cable gives.
Tell us about any other fiber-related hobbies you enjoy.
I enjoy knitting, macramé, and cross stitching.
How do you decide what to name your patterns?
Usually I name my patterns at the last moment before releasing them. I look at the pattern, and I put the first name that comes to my mind.
Tell us about your most popular pattern.
I created my most popular pattern in 2012, and it’s still my best seller. It was the end of August, and I needed something to put on my neck and shoulders during cooler evenings. I made it in one hour using beautiful mohair yarn from my stashes.
Tell us about your favorite camping location.
It’s Arapia at the Black Sea. My family spends two weeks there every summer with friends.
What is your favorite camping snack/meal/recipe?
Tomato salad with olives, white cheese, olive oil, and parsley.
Tell us about any crochet items you take to “glam up” your camping experience.
I take always my Wave tunic top and Flow shrug.
I plan to offer a 30% discount on all my patterns on Ravelry with code NATCRO. Please click here to visit my Ravelry designer page.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Arrow Asymmetrical Shawl, $5.00
It’s in a slightly asymmetrical triangular shape. It’s a fun play of triangles and lace, which will show beautifully when worn. The asymmetrical shape and the geometric form of the pattern make the contemporary look of the shawl.
It can be worn in a multitude of ways. Wrap it around your neck as a scarf, wear it like a cowl or bandanna, or just throw it over one shoulder to give a pop of color.
2. Star Stitch Slouchy Hat, $5.00
This knit look hat is fun to make, beautiful looking and comfortable to wear. The combination of different textures gives an elegant and feminine look. The special stitches makes dense fabric that will keep warm in cold and windy days.
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