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The Crochet Express National Crochet Month Blog Tour
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!)
Crochetville is very proud to have Denise Interchangeable Knitting & Crochet with us today as one of the featured crochet-related companies on our 2016 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).
About Denise Interchangeable Knitting & Crochet:
by Emily McKeon
After 20 years of using Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles, my mother, Linda Krag, bought the company from the original owner/inventors (the very cool wife and husband team who invented interchangeables). Mom’s Denise needle set was with her wherever we traveled, and I grew up thinking knitting needles came in pieces, assembled to suit the knitter’s needs.
In 2009, after seeing an astonishingly beautiful Tunisian crochet sweater at a trade show, we decided to take the plunge and create the first interchangeable crochet hook kit. We are completely hooked on Tunisian crochet! For us it’s the perfect middle ground between knitting and crochet. We love that you can create a fabric that looks like knitting or looks like crochet…or looks like something you can’t create with either technique! Our knitting needles and crochet hooks are completely interchangeable, so the multi-craftual among us can blur the boundaries and combine – or have the tools available for whichever takes our fancy at the moment.
We’re passionate about gorgeous yarns, and we’re passionate about making our tools in the USA. Our manufacturer is 15 minutes away (read more about Dave here). Our cotton Denise2Go cases are sewn locally, too (we LOVE fabric – the variety of case options will attest to that!). It’s so much easier to communicate with people you can sit down with in person. When new ideas pop up, we make a call and can be discussing production within a half hour. It’s such fun, and we feel proud to be supporting local manufacturing.
Our crochet hooks are available in a variety of packaging, from utilitarian to luxurious: the original hard-shelled set opens like a book and is beautifully organized, Denise in a della Q for Crochet is like a jewelry roll of richly colored silk, and our very popular Denise2Go cotton case sets fit in the palm of your hand.
The inline hooks can be used for standard crochet with the addition of a 3″ cord to extend hook length (not necessary if you use a pencil grip), and simply thread fine cording or our knooking cords through the small windows at the base of a hook to transform it into a knooking tool!
Our Denise Pink Project has been raising funds for breast cancer research since 2006, with all funds going directly to a cutting-edge research lab. Many yarn and tool companies in the knitting and crochet industry are joining us to support research to replace chemotherapy with targeted immunotherapy through the Cast-Off Chemo! initiative.
Please let us know if you ever have questions or feedback. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wishing you very happy crochet!
Find Denise Interchangeable Knitting & Crochet Online:
- Website: http://www.crochetdenise.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Denise-Interchangeables-143111592401557/?fref=nf
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/DeniseKnitCr/
- Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/denise-divas