2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 16: Marty Miller

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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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Marty Miller, The Crochet Doctor

Marty Miller, The Crochet Doctor

Crochetville is very proud to have designer Marty Miller with us today, March 16, as one of the featured designers on our 2017 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).

About Marty:

From the time she was 5 years old and her grandmother taught her how to crochet, Marty Miller has been crocheting, designing, and teaching crochet non-stop. She shares her enthusiasm for crochet by teaching others in her classes, both locally, at her local yarn shop, and nationally, at various conferences. Her patterns have been published in magazines, books, yarn companies’ pattern lines, and her own pattern line, and she’s now an award-winning tech editor. In addition to teaching, designing, and tech editing, she is a teacher on Craftsy, and she is also a past president (2010) of CGOA (the Crochet Guild Of America). You can find out more at her blogs:

http://thecrochetdoctor.blogspot.com, and


Do you crochet in public? If so, when and where?

I belong to a crochet and knitting group which meets one night a week at the local Barnes & Noble store. That’s very public! I also like to crochet when I’m pedaling on the recumbent bike at my local gym. And I sometimes crochet when I’m listening to a lecture. So, the answer is Yes – I crochet in public!

Tell us about your favorite camping location.

My favorite camping location is the nearest deluxe hotel! It should have a swimming pool, and other amenities, where I can go to relax!

Visit Marty’s Site: NatCroMo Specials

Mastering Foundation Stitches by Marty Miller

I have been teaching crochet at my local yarn shop for about 17 years now. I have students who have been with me for many of those years. I love teaching, and I love teaching crochet. So I’m going to be bragging about what my students have crocheted and designed. I’ll be showing pictures of some of their work. I can’t show all, because there are so many – but I’ll show some. Some pictures are of their own designs, and some are variations of my designs. I am so proud of all of my students!

I’ll also be offering a limited-time discount for my Craftsy Class – Mastering Foundation Crochet Stitches.

Please come visit my site to see my National Crochet Month post.

Marty’s Designs:

If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.

Totes for All Reasons by Marty Miller (Leisure Arts)
Totes for All Reasons by Marty Miller
1. Totes for All Reasons

“A bag for the gym, another for school or work, and several for trips to the grocery store–there are never too many tote bags! These seven designs by Marty Miller are easy to make and so nice to have on hand. Each bag is shown twice, with one made using yarn from a craft store and the other with yarn from a specialty shop. The pictures are proof that no matter where the yarn comes from, the tote will turn out beautifully. Crochet all of these colorful, useful bags, and be prepared to tote everything you need, any time you want! Seven totes to crochet (5 in medium weight yarn and 2 in bulky): Puff Stitch Tote, Granny Square Tote, Trellis Stitch Tote, Bucket Tote, Beach Tote, One Skein Tote, and Circle Mesh Tote.” (Leisure Arts)

Rufflier Scarf by Marty Miller
Rufflier Scarf by Marty Miller (available from Interweave)
2. Rufflier Scarf, $5.50

“Add some fun to your outfit with the Rufflier Scarf. Worked in a lightweight yarn, this lace scarf is the perfect feminine accessory.” (Interweave)

Tropical Baby Blanket by Marty Miller

3. Tropical Baby Blanket, Free from Red Heart

“Restful shades of yarn are perfect for when it’s time for a little one to relax. This easy crochet pattern stitch gives you nice cozy fabric that toddlers will love cuddling up with!” (Red Heart)

Find Marty Online:

Blog (The Crochet Doctor): http://thecrochetdoctor.blogspot.com/

Blog (Not Your Granny’s Crochet): http://notyourgrannyscrochet-marty.blogspot.com/

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/marty-miller

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

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