2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 17: Alessandra Hayden

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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: Bonnie Barker | Karen McKenna | Alessandra Hayden

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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Alessandra Hayden, Just Be Happy Crochet

Alessandra Hayden | Just Be Happy Crochet

Crochetville is very proud to have designer Alessandra Hayden of Just Be Happy Crochet with us today, March 17, 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 Alessandra, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.

About Alessandra:

My name is Alessandra Hayden. I am a mom, coffee lover, and a crochet addict. I have been crocheting since I was 8 years old and designing for almost 10 years. I have a passion for colorful and fun designs. At the moment, I am all about tapestry. I have a book coming out in August called Modern Tapestry.

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

Yes, I do! I am proud of crocheting and I do it anywhere.

Do you have a special place at home where you crochet? Tell us about it.

Not really, I usually sit on the same spot on the couch though.

How do you decide what to name your patterns?

Naming patterns is hard for me; I usually ask for the help of my fans on my Facebook page.

Tell us about your most popular pattern.

Alessandra Hayden | Just Be Happy Crochet | Sampler Blanket

My most popular pattern is the Sampler Blanket. I created it to enter the CGOA design competition in 2016: It won first place in the afghan category! It is colorful, fun, and the geometric shapes give it an interesting look. The technique used to create this blanket is tapestry crochet.

Tell us about your favorite camping location.

Alessandra Hayden | Just Be Happy Crochet | Favorite Camping Location

My favorite camping location is Fort Stevens in Oregon. It is a fantastic state park, lots of bike trails, a lake, a shipwreck that the kids love by the ocean and lots of beautiful places to explore.

What is your favorite camping tip?

Bring yarn and a hook! It is always fun to crochet by the camp fire.

What is your favorite camping snack/meal/recipe?

My very favorite camping treats are biscuit stuffed Woof ’ems!

Tell us about any crochet items you take to “glam up” your camping experience.

I have made a tire cover for our trailer (picture attached) and I always get lots of compliments about it!


Visit Alessandra’s Site: NatCroMo Specials

Alessandra Hayden | Just Be Happy Crochet | NatCroMo Special

I am offering 30% off any pattern purchase from my ravelry shop during the month of March with the code NATCROMO.

Alessandra’s Designs:

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

Alessandra Hayden | Just Be Happy Crochet | Stockinette Hat

1. Stockinette Hat, $5.00

Do you love the looking of knitted items but like me, you can’t knit?
Well, if your answer is yes, this hat is perfect for you!

Written instructions in US Crochet terms.


Alessandra Hayden | Just Be Happy Crochet | Plaid Cowl or Scarf

2. Plaid Cowl or Scarf, $5.00

This lovely Plaid pattern can be made into a scarf or a cowl.


Alessandra Hayden | Just Be Happy Crochet | Hop, Skip & Jump Mitts

3. Hop, Skip, & Jump Mitts, $5.00

Use scraps of yarn to create colorful and fun fingerless mitts!


Find Alessandra Online:

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/alessandra-hayden

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/justbehappy

Craftsy: https://www.craftsy.com/profile/just-be-happy-crochet

Website: http://www.justbehappycrochet.com/


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