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March 12: A Tour Through Crochet Country

You’ve dropped in on our 12th day of A Tour through Crochet Country, Crochetville’s blog tour celebrating National Crochet Month 2013. Today we’re visiting crochet designers Pam Daley and Deb Burger.

Today’s Stop 1: Visit Pam Daley

Pam Daley has self-published over 70 patterns. She has also designed for major yarn suppliers. Pam is also a long-time Crochetville member, a cancer survivor, and currently on hiatus from being a full-time RVer. Her patterns include many adorable baby and child accessories as well as adult accessories, especially those for your hands and feet. If you enjoy fingerless mitts, Pam has several to choose from.

This darling Garden Party Sun Hat is one of Pam’s patterns for children.

Garden Party Sun Hat

Garden Party Sun Hat by Pam Daley
Available on Ravelry

 

These Apple Baby Booties by Pam are so cute!

Apple Baby Booties

Apple Baby Booties by Pam Daley
Available on Ravelry

 

Today’s Stop 2: Visit Deb Burger

Deb Burger is an artist, teacher, and public speaker. She is the author of Crochet 101, and the upcoming book 100 Crochet Appliques, which is scheduled for May 2013. In addition to crochet, Deb also does knitting, quilting, painting, writing, mixed-media collage, and folk singing. Deb says, “I believe in having fun, spreading random beauty and kindness, and encouraging others whenever and wherever possible.”

Deb’s Entrelac Baby Blanket is alive with color!

Entrelac Baby Blanket

Entrelac Baby Blanket by Deb Burger
Available on Ravelry

 

I always appreciate designs that celebrate the crochet chain. I think Deb’s Bamboo Chains Capelet is a versatile design that you could dress up or down.

Bamboo Chains Capelet

Bamboo Chains Capelet by Deb Burger
Available on Ravelry

 

Good-Bye Until Tomorrow

I hope you enjoyed today’s stops visiting with Pam and Deb. Please come join us again tomorrow when we’ll visit with Tammy Hildebrand and Marty Miller.

Visit Tammy Hildebrand Visit Marty Miller

Our Little Giveaway: Autographed Pattern Postcard

Today’s entries are closed. Winners: Congratulations to Kimberly Anne Wriston and Cindy J Worthley!

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: Do you think crochet benefits your personal well being, and if so, how?

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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  • Cheryl Thoms

    Crochet definitely benefits my personal well being….It relaxes me and I get a great sense of accomplishment when I complete a project. I also love to give some of my “output” to friends that appreciate handmade items.

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  • w5mtw

    Yes, definitely! Crocheting (I often listen to books at the same time) occupies my thoughts and blocks out whatever I might be worrying about and lets my mind rest from the everyday bustle. Plus I end up with great birthday and Christmas gifts!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002568231818 Cindy J Worthley

    YES! I love crocheting.It relaxes me and I am proud of the items I make and share with others!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kimberly.a.wriston Kimberly Anne Wriston

    I definitely feel that crocheting helps greatly with my emotional and mental well-being. I currently have a job that I dislike and crocheting gives me something positive to look forward to each day instead of the negative feelings that come with my dislike for my job. Crochet is my stress reliever.

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