2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 30: Mélissa Thibault

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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: Linda Dean | Katy Petersen | Mélissa Thibault | 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!)

Mélissa Thibault, Melie Collection

Melissa Thibault - Crochet DesignerCrochetville is very proud to have designer Mélissa Thibault with us today, March 30, as one of the featured designers on our 2017 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).

About Mélissa:

I am a Francophone from Quebec, Canada. I write all my patterns in french AND in english. I give a crochet courses in my home town and I’m also the owner of another Etsy shop (baskaboutique.etsy.com) where I sell recycled handmade fur pom pom for knitters and crocheters.

I lived in crochet and knitting universe and I want to share my passion!

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

I always have something in my hand. I don’t know the feeling to be bored… When I spend the day at the beach with family in summer, I bring my crochet project… Always!

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

On my couch, for sure! While watching TV series. But not too complicated TV series so I don’t lose the count of my stitches!

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

#55 Crochet Triangle Shawl - Melissa Thibault

I especially liked to design my #55 Crochet Triangle Shawl pattern. In this pattern I have experimented for the first time writing a crochet diagram. It took a lot of times, but I had a lot of fun drawing that chart.

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

I recently discovered another passion; I work with recyled fur to make pom poms for crochet and knitting items. So I have decided to start another Etsy shop in 2016, baskaboutique.etsy.com, and Im so happy with the result and the consumers’ response. Baskatong is the name of an important lake in Quebec. In Algonquin “Obaskitaong” means the place where the water is constricted by sand. Having grown up near this lake, I have created Bāskå while inspiring myself by natural resources of Quebec.

How do you decide what to name your patterns?

I don’t have fancy names for my patterns. In my life, I am very organized person… (limit to OCD seriously). So I give to my patterns a number, so when the customers want to talk about a pattern they can easily identify them.

Tell us about your most popular pattern.

#17 Women Crochet Slipper - Melissa Thibault

In 2013, I designed a slipper pattern (#17 Women Crochet Slipper). When I had finished I was very proud by the result but my husband said, “Bahhh… I don’t really love the color of that.”

Couple of months later this pattern became the most favorited and sold pattern of my shop. In 2016, this slipper pattern was published in Crochet to Calm book by Interweave editors!

So now, I no longer take into consideration the opinion of my husband 😉

Tell us about your favorite camping location.

Pavillon Paul Caron, the camping site of my grandfather and grandmother, now managed by my aunt is my favorite place. We spend a weekend each summer there in Baskatong Lake, Québec.

What is your favorite camping tip?

Trying to relax! … Trying….

What is your favorite camping snack/meal/recipe?

Nothing complicated, I like hot dogs and hamburgers!

 

Visit Mélissa’s Site: NatCroMo Specials

NatCroMo Special - Melissa Thibault

I will offer 50% discount on my Ravelry Store. Simply use the coupon code shown in the image above.

 

Mélissa’s Designs:

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

#58 Crochet Cowl - Melissa Thibault

1. #58 Chevron crochet cowl, $6.75

Size: One size (75 cm circumference, 33 cm height)

Materials:
Cascade 220 (4-Medium) Color Magenta (300 meters / 150 g )
17 round beads
5,5 mm crochet hook and 1,15 mm crochet hook

Language: French and English

My patterns are easy to follow guide you through a project step by step.

#56 Crochet Fingerless Gloves - Melissa Thibault

2. #56 Crochet fingerless gloves pattern, $6.75

Size: One size (20 cm circumference, 23 cm height)

Materials:
Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash Yarn (3-Light) Gold color (60g, 136 meters)

4,5 mm crochet hook

Language: French and English

My patterns are easy to follow guide you through a project step by step.

#48 Crochet Slippers - Melissa Thibault

3. #48 Crochet Slippers, $6.75

Sizes:
Small = 20 cm
Medium = 22,5 cm
Large = 25 cm

Yarn – 3 (light) – Hook 4,5 mm – Level – easy

Language – French and English

My patterns are easy to follow guide you through a project step by step.

 

Find Mélissa Online:

Etsy: http://meliecollection.etsy.com/

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/melissa-thibault

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

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

 

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