March 1: A Tour through Crochet Country

A Tour through Crochet Country gets off to a fabulous start today with stops to see Jenny King and Shelby Allaho.

[button link=”http://jennykingdesigns.com/”]Today’s Stop 1: Visit Jenny King Designs[/button]

Jenny King is an innovative, fashion-forward crochet designer and yarn shop owner hailing from the eastern coast of Australia. She is well-known for sexy designs that are figure-flattering to women of all shapes and sizes, although she has designed some gorgeous bikinis that won’t be seen anywhere near my body unless I’m holding them up on a hanger!

Jenny recently had a design featured in the 2012 Vogue Knitting Crochet special edition:

Motif Jacket by Jenny King

Motif Jacket by Jenny King
Available on Vogue Knitting

The Colette asymmetrical poncho is one of my favorites of Jenny’s designs. I get compliments on this every time I wear it. Shown below in Red Heart Boutique Treasure:

Collette Poncho

Collette Poncho
Available on Ravelry, Jenny King Designs

 

[button link=”http://www.stitch-story.com/”]Today’s Stop 2: Visit Shelby Allaho[/button]

Next, let’s hop right over to our Transporter (courtesy of Star Trek) and take a fast trip back across the globe to visit Shelby Allaho of  Stitch Story. Shelby’s website is full of crochet inspiration and useful information.

Her designs are fresh, unique, and full of color and visual interest.

Chinois Scarf

Chinois Scarf by Shelby Allaho
Available in Stitch Story Designs Ravelry Store

Her Tiara Trim, featured in the Summer 2012 issue of Interweave Crochet, is a pretty little trim that can be used in a number of ways. Check out Shelby’s blog post describing the many different ways you can use this stitch pattern.

Tiara Trim

Tiara Trim by Shelby Allaho
Available in Interweave Store

Good-Bye Until Tomorrow

I hope you enjoyed today’s stops visiting with Jenny and Shelby. Please come join us again tomorrow when we’ll visit with Ellen Gormley and Nancy Nehring.

[button link=”http://www.gocrochet.com/”]Visit Ellen Gormley[/button] [button link=”http://lacebuttons.com/”]Visit Nancy Nehring[/button]

Our Little Giveaway: Autographed Pattern Postcard

Today’s entries are closed. Winners: Congratulations to Akua and to LeAnna Lyons!

Each day of A Tour Through Crochet Country, we’ll be giving away two promo postcards, one to each of two winners. These are only available at our 2013 consumer show booths, and will be autographed by both of us, Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka, co-owners of Crochetville! The postcard includes Amy Shelton’s exclusive X Marks the Spot scarf pattern.

To enter, please leave a comment below answering this question: What is your favorite type of hook (aluminum, wood, plastic, hand carved, etc.) and why?

The fine print: Must be 13 or older to enter. Entries must be received by 12:00 midnight Pacific time on the date of this post. Winners will be selected by random drawing and notified by email the following day. Void where prohibited by law.


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