The month of March is National Crochet Month. Donna and I hope you’ll join the Crochetville community all month long as we present information about many of today’s most popular crochet designers. We hope you’ll visit us each day this month for the National Crochet Month 2014 Designer Blog Tour.
The complete tour schedule will be included at the bottom of this post in the next day or two. Each day of the month we’ll publish a new blog with an overview of that day’s tour stop(s) as well as links to the stop(s) for the previous day and the next day. Create a bookmark to our blog home page and visit it every day. You won’t want to miss a single stop along the way!
You’ll Want to Visit Every Day
Be sure to check our blog each day for information about that day’s stop(s) on the tour. Your never know what you may find on a given day, and there may be some surprises that are available only for very limited times. You might pick up a free pattern created just for this event. Maybe you’ll get a sneak peek at a designer’s crochet studio. Maybe you’ll find a stitch or technique tutorial. You might even get a chance to learn some fascinating crochet history.
This tour is our way of saying thank you to crocheters everywhere for supporting the crochet community with your purchases of individual patterns, books, magazines, crochet hooks and tools, yarn, and thread. We hope you enjoy what we have to share with you this month!
Charity Project: Halos of Hope
Crochetville is a proud corporate sponsor of Halos of Hope, a 501(c)3 charity devoted to providing crocheted, knitted, and other handmade hats to cancer patients around the country. I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with Pam Haschke, founder of Halos of Hope, at a number of Stitches Events around the country. Pam is the real deal: she’s a cancer survivor herself.
We are very happy to help support Halos of Hope in two ways throughout our blog tour this month. First, we’re encouraging everyone to make and donate hats for Halos of Hope. We’re asking everyone to send their hats directly to Crochetville, so they can be tallied. I’ll then personally deliver all the collected hats to Pam at Stitches South in Atlanta in April.
We’re also asking people to consider making a financial donation to Halos of Hope. Every single penny of your donation will be used to ship hats to cancer patients. No part of individual donations are used for administrative expenses; 100% goes to shipping expenses.
Halos will be providing us with a special link through which you’ll be able to make a donation directly to their organization, and that will also keep track of all donations made through our blog tour.
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Crochet Guild of America
Most of the designers participating in the tour are Professional or Associate Professional members of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA). CGOA will have a national conference in Manchester, NH at the end of July with an extensive list of crochet classes, a Design Competition, and a Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques program. Hundreds of local chapters around the country provide crocheters additional opportunities to learn about crochet and advance their skills. Other member benefits include a subscription to Crochet! magazine, a private email discussion group for members, discounts to online retailers, and classes at our Chain Link conferences. Please consider joining the organization and help us in our mission to advance the art of crochet and continue crochet skills into the next generation.
List of Stops Along the Tour
Click on any designer’s name to go directly to their blog. The full list for the month will be posted in the next day or two.
While you are invited to visit any site at any time, a designer’s post created specifically for A Tour through Crochet Country will usually not be posted until his or her scheduled date.
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Share With Us
We hope you enjoy the National Crochet Month 2014 Designer Blog Tour. We’d love to hear your opinions on the tour and any suggestions you have for making next year’s tour even better.
You can share your thoughts with us several ways:
1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. Leave a comment on Crochetville’s Facebook page.
Help Promote the Tour
Let’s get a lot of attention for National Crochet Month in 2014 by promoting the 2014 Designer Blog Tour. Would you like to help us publicize this event? We’d truly appreciate your help. Pick one or more of the following ways to promote the blog tour:
1. Post a link to this post on your Facebook page.
2. Post a link to this post on Twitter.
3. Post a link to this post and talk about the tour on your blog.
We even have a blog tour button you can snag and include with your posts.
Thanks for everything you can do to help spread the word! Wouldn’t it be cool if we could somehow reach all of the 1.7 million crocheting households in the United States? If you’re going to dream, dream big, I say!