Articles written by: Amy Shelton

Amy is the co-owner and Social Community Manager for Crochetville. Crochet visionary. Indie business champion. Designer. Teacher. Crochet fashionista. Advocate for crocheters everywhere. When she's not dreaming up fabulous new crochet ideas and bringing them to life in the Crochetville community, you can find the "Crochet Princess" in the "Fun Booth" at consumer trade shows around the country.

Noro/Fashions to Flaunt Giveaway: Winners Selected
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Noro/Fashions to Flaunt Giveaway: Winners Selected

Congratulations, Winners! We received over 700 valid entries in our giveaway for a skein of Noro yarn and a copy of the book Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted with Noro Yarns by Jenny King. Special thanks to Annie’s for sponsoring this […]

Book Review: Custom Crocheted Sweaters by Dora Ohrenstein
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Book Review: Custom Crocheted Sweaters by Dora Ohrenstein

My designer friend Dora Ohrenstein has come up with another fabulous book jammed full of fashionable clothing designs in her new book,┬áCrocheted Sweaters: Make Garments that Really Fit. Take a look with me at some of the fabulous projects you […]

Bobble Scarf
Crochetville / Giveaways

Giveaway: Noro Yarn and Fashions to Flaunt Book

Thanks to Annie’s and Noro Yarns, we are giving away a very special prize to three (3) lucky winners: 1 copy of Jenny King’s Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted with Noro Yarns 1 ball Noro Silk Garden super fine (sock) weight […]

BOOK Review: Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted with Noro Yarns by Jenny King
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BOOK Review: Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted with Noro Yarns by Jenny King

Please read all the way to the bottom for some very exciting information! Annie’s has just released a brand-new book by my Australian designer friend (and Chain Link conference roomie) Jenny King: Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted with Noro Yarns. This […]

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Business / Marketing / Social Media

SEO for a Crochet Business

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is made up of a number of activities that seek to drive traffic from search engines to a website, with the ultimate goal of having the website listed on the first page of search engine […]

Business Mastermind Group: Week Two
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Business Mastermind Group: Week Two

The second phone call of our crochet business mastermind group occurred earlier this morning. I am so pleased at the progress our group members are making toward the goals they have set for themselves. Some of the things our members […]

Business Mastermind Group: Week One
Business

Business Mastermind Group: Week One

Crochetville’s first Business Mastermind Group has just started meeting this week. While I can’t share the specifics of what takes place during our sessions, I thought you might like to read an overview. The information might be helpful if you’re […]

A Funny Thing Happened: Tunisian Shawl Pattern
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A Funny Thing Happened: Tunisian Shawl Pattern

Thanks to Amy Depew (Crochetville username amydepew), for sharing her original pattern for a Tunisian crochet shawl called A Funny Thing Happened. This shawl pattern was originally posted on Crochetville by Amy on July 8, 2011. You can also find […]

Support Small Business Saturday
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Support Small Business Saturday

Support your favorite small business. This November 24th is Small Business Saturday┬«, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. Crochetville is proud to take part in Small […]

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iOS Apps for Your Business

Apps can make running your small business while on the go much, much easier. If you’re running an indie small business, like Donna and I are with Crochetville, it’s even more important to find the apps that make getting things […]