A-Glamping We Will Go: 5th Annual National Crochet Month Blog Tour
Welcome to Crochetville’s fifth annual National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) blog tour, taking place each day of March 2017. Join us for a month of virtual glamping (aka glamorous camping), as we visit crochet designers, crochet-friendly local yarn stores, and yarn companies, as well as offer some fun giveaways.
Today’s Posts: Beth Major | Cylinda Mathews | Leslie Stahlhut
Want to Chat about the Tour?
Part of the fun of glamping is the daily round-up around the campfire, chatting and stitching with friends. We hope you’ll join us in our NatCroMo Facebook group, where we’ll be sharing daily camping recipes, campfire songs about crochet, and so much more! We’d also 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!)
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Leslie Stahlhut, Crochet Bug
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Leslie Stahlhut of Crochet Bug with us today, March 13, as one of the featured designers on our 2017 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). If you’d like to know even more about Leslie, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.
After starting college in a school of engineering, I ended up with a BA in English, which led me to an MFA in writing fiction, which brought me to crochet. With my hook in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, I am up for whatever crochet adventures await.
Do you crochet in public? If so, when and where?
I love to crochet, and particularly like to crochet “en plein air,” because the light is wonderful and helps me make good color decisions.
Do you have a special place at home where you crochet? Tell us about it.
When I crochet at home (which is often), I like to work either on my front porch (covered) or the back deck. It takes a bit of time to set up, but it’s worth it.
Share the story of your favorite thing you’ve ever crocheted or designed.
My current favorite thing I have designed is a cookieghan that I made for a friend from third grade. Her mother died in her mid-50s and was known for her cookie baking prowess. I made the blanket to offer comfort to my friend while honoring her mother.
Tell us about your most popular pattern.
My most popular pattern is a crochet soccer ball I designed for the 2010 World Cup. It has been made all over the world, including for Somali refugee children who are living in Australia. The idea that something I designed is becoming part of the visual vocabulary all over the world delights me.
Tell us about your favorite camping location.
Any hotel with hot water and a diet soda in the vending machine.
Visit Leslie’s Site: NatCroMo Specials
Check out Leslie’s blog post to see what special things she’s doing for National Crochet Month.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Cancer Awareness Ribbon, FREE
This is a free pattern I designed when I needed a ribbon that would work up quickly.
2. Fitted Chair Leg Sock, FREE
This is another free pattern for a project I designed to keep from having to hear the chairs in my kitchen screech across the floor. They are also a real dog hair magnet which can help get it all in one place.
3. Graphic Cat Bag, FREE
This is a free pattern I designed because the world needed a cat bag pattern.
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