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March 14: A Tour Through Crochet Country

You’ve arrived at A Tour Through Crochet Country! During March 2013, Crochetville is hosting a daily designer blog tour in celebration of National Crochet Month. Each day, we visit the blogs of one or two crochet designers, who share something with us — a free crochet pattern or tutorial, a peek into their studio or a-day-in-the-life, a coupon code, or something else special. Join us each day for a new surprise!

On our 14th day of A Tour through Crochet Country, we’re visiting Jocelyn Sass and Jennifer E Ryan.

Today’s Stop 1: Visit Jocelyn Sass

Jocelyn Sass’ business isn’t called Cute Crochet for nothing! For many years, Jocelyn has been self publishing really cute crochet patterns. She also self publishes adult, child, and baby wearable accessories in her pattern line Jocelyn Designs. She does all the behind-the-scenes work for her self-published patterns, including photography, which is gorgeous! Jocelyn’s patterns have also been published in books and magazines. For 20 years, Jocelyn wrote a bi-monthly pattern column, Country Treasures (later called Timeless Treasures) in Crochet World magazine. She is a California girl living in New York, and is “attracted to all things cute.”

Jocelyn’s pretty Cloche Hat The Saibina is available on Ravelry.

Cloche Hat The Sabina

Cloche Hat The Sabina
Available on Ravelry

 

Jocelyn’s too cute Bear and Poodle Purse is also available on Ravelry.

Bear and Poodle Purse

Bear and Poodle Purse
Available on Ravelry

 

Today’s Stop 2: Visit Jennifer E Ryan

Jennifer E Ryan is a crochet designer whose designs have been published in magazines and by yarn companies. She also truly enjoys sharing her love of crochet by teaching crochet classes at her local craft store. I posted recently about her teaching a Ladies Night Out Crochet Class with my free pattern, Easy Beauty Chain Scarf. I’ll always remember the stunning crocheted Celtic knot necklace she was wearing when I first met her. It was her own design, in a pretty lime green color. That was at 2010 CGOA Chain Link, Manchester, NH. Jennifer does many other interesting things including homeschooling her three girls, speaking and teaching Russian, photography, dancing, and singing. And she loves dachsunds. Jennifer is a really nice person and I’m glad to know her. I hope her designer career soars!

Jennifer’s beautiful Celtic Knot Belt is available free from Red Heart.

Celtic Knot Belt

Celtic Knot Belt
Available free from Red Heart

 

Jennifer’s adorable Sea Turtle Floaties were published in Crochet Today!, Jul/Aug 2012. I think they could make fun crochet scrubbies, too.

Sea Turtle Floaties

Sea Turtle Floaties
Published in Crochet Today!, Jul/Aug 2012

 

See You Again Tomorrow!

I hope you enjoyed today’s stops visiting with Jocelyn and Jennifer. Please come join us again tomorrow when we’ll visit with Andee Graves and Kimberly McAlindin.

Remember Project Night Night & CGOA

Project Night NightWe would love  your support for our blog tour charity, Project Night Night, which donates comforting nighttime packages to homeless children. You can help by making and sending new crocheted blankets (50” x 60” or smaller) and/or making a financial donation. If you contribute, won’t you please use our form to help us keep a blog-tour tally?

Crochet Guild of America (CGOA)Our blog tour is also promoting another non-profit, the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA). All designers participating in the tour are Professional or Associate Professional members of the CGOA. If you’re not a member yet, there are so many reasons to join!

Our Little Giveaway: Autographed Pattern Postcard

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

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: How has participating in crochet-related venues online (Crochetville, Ravelry, Pinterest, Facebook, etc.) enriched your world of crochet?

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.


All photos used with permission or under the Fair Use Exclusion of US copyright law.

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  • cshortteach

    I love being able to talk about crochet with people all over the world. I have learned about techniques, patterns and ideas that I had never seen locally. This new information has challenged my skills at times and caused me to improve my crocheting.

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

    I am fairly new to all these crochet sites online.I love seeing all the different ideas for patterns and getting some free ones ,is always a plus.It is fun to meet others who love crocheting.

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  • Cindy Lane

    Ravelry, etc have, of course, expanded my pattern collection beyond life expectancy to work them all, but most importantly, they have connected me to friends that will solve crochet issues, cry over spilled milk, and celebrate with me when that pesky WIP is FINALLY finished. I could never have made so many friends offline.