NatCroMo 2016, March 23: Kristine Mullen

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Welcome to Crochetville’s fourth annual National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) blog tour, taking place each day of March 2016. Join us as we take a virtual tour on our passenger steam train, The Crochet Express, visiting crochet designers, crochet-friendly local yarn stores, and yarn companies, and offer some fun giveaways.

Today’s Posts: Pam Dajczak | Kristine Mullen | Tian Connaughton | The Sated Sheep | Daily Giveaway

Want to Chat about the Tour?

Part of the fun of taking a passenger steam train trip is talking with your fellow passengers. This year, we’re providing two locations where our passengers can get to know each other. We’d love to hear about your favorite things you’ve discovered on the tour and see photos of your current crochet projects. You’re invited to join us daily for virtual cocktails/appetizers and dinner. (We’ll be sharing links to some fabulous recipes!)

Kristine Mullen, Ambassador Crochet

Kristine Mullen | Crochet Designer

Crochetville is very proud to have designer Kristine Mullen with us today as one of the featured designers on our 2016 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).

 

About Kristine:

Kristine Mullen is a homeschooling mom of six in Northeastern Connecticut. Besides crocheting she enjoys photography. If she’s not at the dance studio with her five daughters she’s probably crocheting by the lake. You can find her online at www.ambassadorcrochet.com.

Tell us about your favorite travel destination.

Our favorite vacation spot as a family is Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. We’ve been going up there every summer for many years. Each year we rent a different house so the kids get a new adventure and yet the area is still familiar enough they have their “favorite” spots and attractions to look forward to.

Tell us about a “dream” travel location that you’d like to visit one day.

My husband and I went to Ireland for our honeymoon. Contrary to their normal weather, we had 10 days of sunshine. It is the most beautiful green you will ever see in your life. Our goal is to go back as a family before my oldest daughter graduates high school.

Do you visit yarn stores when traveling? If so, tell us about one of your favorite finds.

I try not to overload my family with too many yarn shop stops, but my favorite yarn store find (so far) is called Patternworks in Meredith, NH. I stop every year just to buy some yarn for myself.

Packing: Tell us about any crochet clothing or accessories you pack when traveling. Do you have any really cool packing tips to share?

My best packing tip is to roll your clothes instead of folding them. It compacts the amount of space it takes up and you’ll have more room to pack your yarn.

Tell us about any crochet projects you take with you when traveling: How many projects do you take? How do you decide which ones to take?

I try to control the amount of yarn I take, but it’s so hard. I try to take a variety of projects. I take a small project (ex: motifs) that I can carry in my purse or bag, I take a larger project that I can work on in the car (or on a plane), and then I might take something to make for myself or something a bit challenging.

 

Visit Kristine’s Site: NatCroMo Specials

For a limited time, your choice of one of three patterns, for FREE. Visit Ambassador Crochet for complete details and to get the coupon code.

 

A Few of Kristine’s Designs:

Frog Pond Afghan | Kristine Mullen

Frog Pond Afghan, $5.95

This afghan pattern was a labor of love. My four-year-old daughter loves frogs! I mean LOVES frogs, which is where the idea came from. The frog pond pattern has everything you see… rippled water, water lilies, lily pads, and a frog.

Afghan is for a twin size bed.

 

Clusters of Love Cocoon & Crown Set | Kristine Mullen

Clusters of Love Cocoon & Crown Set, $3.50

Wrap your new princess in this beautiful cocoon that has an opening for easily putting the baby in. Both the cocoon and crown were designed with all clusters and twisted post stitches. Will fit approx. 0 – 3 months.

 

Chevron Infinity & Boot Cuffs | Kristine Mullen

Chevron Infinity & Boot Cuffs, $4.50

Stylish and fun. This crochet pattern is a fashionable way to add some accents to your outfit. The chevron infinity scarf is made to wrap twice.

 

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