If you have been crocheting for a long time, you’re probably familiar with the name Joy Prescott. Since 1980 she has designed and published over 100 crochet patterns in national crochet and craft magazines. Not only is she a crochet designer, she is a fiber artist with a fiber arts certification from the University of Washington. Joy’s work has been featured in various online exhibitions: a freeform crochet purse titled Moonlit Night in a post-Picasso exhibition and several freeform crochet art scares with the ScarfCrazy Yahoo group, just to name a couple. Joy has taught crochet classes and workshops for the Crochet Guild of Puget Sound and at the CGOA national Chain Link conference in 2004.
I love Christmas ornaments, especially hand-made ornaments. The pattern for these beautiful ornament covers first appeared in the Winter 1997 edition of Crochet Digest Magazine. However, you’re in luck! It’s now available as a free download. (You’ll need to create a free account at this site run by Annie’s in order to download the pattern.)
I love this bright, cheery sweater! It makes me think of the coming of spring, when you might still need a sweater on chilly evenings. CGOA members, did you realize you have access to the digital back issues of this magazine as part of your membership benefits? So if you don’t have a hard copy, you can go to the Crochet! magazine website to access your digital issue.
Today’s Stop 2: Visit Donna Childs
Donna Childs may be a teens services librarian by day, but she’s a fabulous crochet and knit designer by night. She has self-published a number of designs. She has also had a number of designs published by NaturallyCaron and Coats & Clark, as well as in Crochet World , Crochet Today , and Interweave Crochet magazines. She also had a pattern featured in the book The Best of Interweave Crochet.
I love amigurumi. I love cats. I especially love black cats since we rescued one after the April 27, 2011 tornado that devastated much of my county. I may just have to make this cute little cat in honor of my special baby boy, Bean.
I love this bright sweater. I just wish I had a little girl to make it for, as I don’t think it’s quite going to fit my college-age daughter!
Remember Project Night Night!
Don’t forget to think about lending your support to Project Night Night. Whether you choose to spend the month making a blanket or two for a homeless child or make a financial donation, we appreciate any support you can give to this worthy organization.
After you send in your donations, don’t forget to update our NatCroMo charity total spreadsheet. We think it will be fun to see just how much love and caring “the power of the hook” can send to the homeless children supported by Project Night Night.
You can find all the details on how to make donations and how to add those donations to our group totals in our main A Tour through Crochet Country post.
Remember CGOA during National Crochet Month
If you’re not yet a member of the Crochet Guild of America, won’t you consider joining? Whether you are a crochet hobbyist or a professional, as a member of the organization you can have the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping keep the art of crochet alive for future generations. Dues are only $35 a year!
If you can’t find a local chapter near you, we will be starting a cyber-chapter for Crochetville after I return from Stitches South, so probably sometime in April. When we start the cyber-chapter, I’ll be sure to post here on the blog. Subscribe to our blog RSS feed so you won’t miss the update!
Good-Bye Until Tomorrow
Our Little Giveaway: Autographed Pattern Postcard
Today’s giveaway entries are closed. Winners: Congratulations to Rebecca Bisbing and Becky Calderman!
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: Describe what your perfect crochet conference or retreat would look like.
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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