2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 16: Daily Giveaway

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: Vashti Braha | Marty Miller | Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten | Daily Giveaway

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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March 16 Daily Giveaway

Vintage Publications - Giveaway #1 from Karen Ballard

Special thanks to Karen C.K. Ballard of Threadwinder for sponsoring the March 16 Daily Giveaway for our 2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour. Karen has generously donated a prize of four Annie’s Attic and three Leisure Arts 1990’s books; (estimated value at least $14).

Scroll down to the giveaway box below to see the Entry Form and Terms and Conditions.

About Karen:

Karen C.K. Ballard is a textile writer and artist, focusing on crochet and beadwork. With her extensive knowledge of textile history, tools, and lore, she has written articles for several magazines and a regular column for the CGOA Chain Link newsletter. She is also a rock-hound, which you can see incorporated into her crochet art piece, NC Necklace. Karen will be one of our featured crochet designers on March 31, the last day of the NatCromo Blog Tour 2017, so stop by Crochetville then to learn more about Karen and what she is doing to celebrate National Crochet Month.

Karen is generously sponsoring a total of six giveaways! Dates are: #1 March 16, #2 March 19, #3 March 25, #4 March 26, #5 March 30, #6 March 31. Thank you, Karen!

Find Karen Online:

Website: http://threadwinder.info/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/threadwinder

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33 thoughts on “2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 16: Daily Giveaway”

  1. I can’t resist patterns whether crochet ones or quilling (my second hobby–yes that’s two l’s). For crochet I especially like smaller fast projects or afghans.

  2. My mother used to collect so many of these. I continue to carry on this tradition. They are always full of some of the best patterns!

  3. I guess I do. I have a couple of boxes of the little magazines that used to be popular. They were about 1/3 the size of today’s magazines so they fit easy in a project bag. When I’m looking for a vintage pattern I get them out and flip through them.

  4. I collect all kinds of craft books, quilting, sewing, crafting with kids, basically anything I can get my hands on. I love crafting and I love reading craft books.

  5. I don’t collect crochet booklets yet, but I’m really looking to find some old Japanese, Russian, and Irish charts to start a collection.

  6. I don’t really search out these old booklets, but I get excited when I happen upon one randomly. I have a couple from my husband’s grandmother who taught me to knit that are really special. I love the detailed descriptions and patterns.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I love crochet books and booklets from the 1800’s thru the 1950’s. I love the doilies, accessories and kitchen items from these time periods.

  8. Yes, I collect craft booklets! I love finding old (think 1950’s or older) crochet booklets, especially doilies, edging, or other types of lace.

  9. Yes, I collect craft booklets. I love to shop and thrift stores. I look for crochet, of course, and just about any kind of craft. It’s fun! I was trying to crochet a cozie for my grandson’s teacher last year, and couldn’t remember how to crochet a circle. I didn’t have internet at the time, but I did have an out of print crochet book that showed me just what to do!

  10. I love crochet pattern booklet’s, books, etc. I hope crochet designers keep making more patterns. I love paper copies of things.

  11. I love collecting the really old crochet books (pre-1950 especially), though I really wish they would at least give a gauge on the clothing, so I’d have some idea of what yarn and hook/needles to use! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I’m not a collector in the true sense. Most of what I have used to be my grandmother’s who had some subscriptions

  13. I love going into my local Salvation Army store and spend time looking through the many books that they have. I have found many of my crochet books there. Some are from the early 70’s and 80’s. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. I love books on crafts that you don’t hear about much any longer, old craft books. I also love any crochet books.


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