A-Glamping We Will Go: 5th Annual National Crochet Month Blog Tour
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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Luz Medoza, Luz Patterns
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Luz Mendoza with us today, March 18, 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 Luz, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.
My name is Luz Mendoza and I am originally from Spain, from the beautiful Island of Tenerife. I moved to the UK over 21 years ago and live in London with my better half (a wonderful English man) and my three children – a boy and identical twin girls. I crochet, knit, sew, cook, bake and eat, laugh, play, hug, kiss… basically I am in love with life!
I have decided to write the crochet patterns that are mostly inspired by my kids: sometimes it is what I think they need or like and sometimes it is just a plain request, “Mummy can you make me a…”. The best part is to see their faces when I give them something I have made, “Mummy, you made it for me? I love it!” I hope you enjoy my patterns too. Happy Crocheting!
Do you crochet in public? If so, when and where?
Yes, pretty much every time I am sitting in front of a coffee in a coffee shop!
Do you have a special place at home where you crochet? Tell us about it.
At home I have a little corner with a very comfortable sofa. I have a small table where my coffee or tea is always awaiting for me. I love my crocheting, I love my time on it, and I treasure the hours that I am crocheting.
Share the story of your favorite thing you’ve ever crocheted or designed.
All my favorite items are the ones I make for my loved ones; I just sent a blanket to my mum in Tenerife and she was on the phone like a 3-year-old! She was so happy to receive it. I also just finished my newest pattern, the Dino Hooded Blanket, for my son; he practically lives in it! Those are my favorite kind of crocheted items.
Tell us about any other fiber-related hobbies you enjoy.
I love knitting and sewing as well; sometimes I combine all of these hobbies together!
How do you decide what to name your patterns?
I normally name my patterns depending of what they are, who are they for, or how they look. Naming is not something I spend much time on; I prefer to just crochet!
Tell us about your most popular pattern.
The Boho Bag 166 seems to really get people’s imagination! It has been my most popular item for a long time!
Tell us about your favorite camping location.
We have gone glamping before, to Cornwall in the UK; it is a beautiful place! The problem is I don’t get to sleep anywhere else than in my bed!
What is your favorite camping tip?
For the UK, definitely get as many crocheted blankets and you can pack in the car!
What is your favorite camping snack/meal/recipe?
I get to eat lots of vegetables barbecued! Any hot sauce will do!
Tell us about any crochet items you take to “glam up” your camping experience.
Granny square blankets… you have to!
I will be releasing a new spring vest and I will be giving 3 free copies to NatCroMo viewers.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Dinosaur Blanket 257, $4.99
My son has always loved dinosaurs. I have made quite a few Dino hats for him, a cloth doll with a Dino T-shirt, and even amigurumi toys. He has now grown out all the hats and although he wanted another dinosaur item he wasn’t sure what. I know how much he loves the blankets I have made for him in the past, so I decided to put both things together! Here is my quite substantial Dino blanket!
Sizes: Toddler, older child (pictured) and adult
2. Granny Square Jacket 250, $4.99
I always wanted to use the old granny square to make something really modern. I love granny squares but I wanted to put my own spin on it. I have made a really easy to wear (and easy to make!) coat. I hope you enjoy this piece; it has already became a favorite piece in my wardrobe!
Sizes: S, M and L
3. Owl Purse 254, $4.99
This lovely owl bag crochet pattern came (as always) from my daughter’s wish list! Yes we do have a wish list for mommy! This lovely bag is now being used as the school bag. You could make this bag with as many colours as you would like! I used a lovely cotton from Scheepjes.
Size: The purse is 10 3/4 inches tall, and 12.5 inches wide, the depth is 2 inches, the handle is 34 inches long with 30 inches drop.
Find Luz Online:
Facebook Group, Luz Patterns Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1824624274418152/
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