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A-Glamping We Will Go: 5th Annual National Crochet Month Blog Tour
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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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Julie Yeager, Julie Yeager Designs
I design contemporary crocheted home decor items, mostly afghans. I love graphic design and textiles, and get many of my afghan ideas from today’s home decorating trends. I love easy, repetitive patterns, and I write my patterns with the sole intent of making a fun-to-crochet project. If they look complex but are easy to stitch, then I’ve done my job. I am an independent designer and publish all my patterns for sale on Ravelry, and most on LoveKnitting and Etsy. I post daily on Instagram, and love to feature beautiful finished versions of my patterns, so if you’d like to be featured, please send me a photo.
Do you have a special place at home where you crochet? Tell us about it.
I crochet in the corner seat of my sectional couch in the living room, with yarn piled up on the seat next to me to my left, and my OttLite lamp on the table to my right. My family refers to this space as my hovel, but I prefer to think of it as my “creative space.” My laptop and iPhone camera are invaluable parts of my arsenal, but I also love my Moleskine grid notebook for charting and planning.
Share the story of your favorite thing you’ve ever crocheted or designed.
My favorite design to just sit and look at is Modern Blanket of Flowers. I had such fun creating and crocheting the pattern, and I keep it in my living room where I enjoy looking at it every day. I just love how the multicolored yarn makes each motif look different. No two flowers in nature match either.
How do you decide what to name your patterns?
I love naming my patterns, and often do research for just the right words. I name it after a shape or a feeling or just whatever feels right.
Tell us about your most popular pattern.
JulieAnny’s Stained Glass Afghan Square was one of my first patterns that I published independently on Ravelry in 2012, and it has remained a bestseller since then.
I will be giving a coupon code for $3.00 off the price off one any of my patterns in my Ravelry Store. Free patterns available on my blog.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Moroccan Lattice Afghan, $7.99
This is an easily memorized repetitive pattern with a versatile, modern result.
Basic stitches (double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch) with a careful slip stitch join and a camel stitch border.
2. Spiral Hexaround, $7.99
Fans of my Modern Blanket of Flowers know that I love self-striping yarn. When crocheted in the round and joined at the end of each round, an unattractive jog can develop, so this design is worked in the round without joins to interrupt the color flow. A subtle spiral in a hexagon makes a quick and easy motif.
You will quickly become addicted to the rhythmic flow and the fun of watching the colors develop in each little hexagon. An easy slip stitch join completes your work.
Round by Round Photos and Chart included. Pattern support on my Rav board and FB group!
Make a project page so we can admire your work!
3. Easy Like Sunday Morning, $7.99
Solid squares in 2 colors, with “no holes” corners and a clean contemporary look.
Easy enough for the beginner, with chart and thoroughly tested written directions.
Find Julie Online:
Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/julie-yeager-designs
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