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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Yuliya Tkacheva, Ms. Weaver
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Yuliya Tkacheva, also known as Ms. Weaver, with us today, March 3, 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 Yuliya, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.
My name is Yuliya Tkacheva and, in the crochet world, I go by Ms Weaver. I enjoy designing and use crochet as my means. I have also published some of my crochet designs as patterns.
Do you crochet in public? If so, when and where?
I don’t. I need to feel comfortable, and I can’t crochet on-the-go or outside of my familiar environment.
Do you have a special place at home where you crochet? Tell us about it.
I have an IKEA armchair with a footstool. It is “my spot” and, quoting Sheldon of the Big Bang Theory, the “single point of consistency in an ever-changing world”.
Share the story of your favorite thing you’ve ever crocheted or designed.
That would be my daughter’s bolero, which is something I made for her special occasion and without any intention to write up a pattern (it is among my projects on Ravelry).
How do you decide what to name your patterns?
The name usually just comes to me while I crochet. I don’t think I have ever been stuck with how to name a pattern. I do sometimes turn to my friends for linguistic help when I want to name a pattern in a language I don’t speak!
Tell us about your most popular pattern.
Metro is quite an old pattern of mine but has been my best seller on Ravelry. It is a unisex kerchief which is based on a rather unique combination of slip stitches and regular crochet stitches.
Tell us about your favorite camping location.
I am very much a city girl, so my idea of camping is a city break somewhere abroad.
What is your favorite camping tip?
Book in advance!
Tell us about any crochet items you take to “glam up” your camping experience.
The hat in the photo is something I crocheted a couple of years ago specifically for my trip to Amsterdam. The name of the pattern speaks for itself!
We aren’t sure if she’s running any specials, but head on over to her blog and check it out.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Pour Homme, £4.50
A unisex triangular kerchief worked sideways from a corner in alternating sections of textured Tunisian crochet stitch patterns.
2. Of Sails and Waves, £4.50
A lacy rectangular wrap worked entirely in a beautifully undulating Tunisian crochet stitch pattern.
3. The Little Grey Top, £7.00
A simple and chic sleeveless top made using the most basic crochet stitches.
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