2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 30: Daily Giveaway

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: Linda Dean | Katy Petersen | Mélissa Thibault | 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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March 30 Daily Giveaway

Vintage Publications - Giveaway #5 from Karen Ballard

Special thanks to Karen C.K. Ballard of Threadwinder for sponsoring the March 30 Daily Giveaway for our 2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour. Karen has generously donated a prize of the following vintage crochet publications: Six Dec. 1916 – Oct.1917 Plain & Fancy Needlework magazines (estimated value at least $42). (Although in fairly good condition – some may have loose covers or minor tears – these magazines may have an old-book smell.)

Scroll down to the giveaway box below to see the Entry Form and Terms and Conditions.

About Karen:

Karen C.K. Ballard is a textile writer and artist, focusing on crochet and beadwork. With her extensive knowledge of textile history, tools, and lore, she has written articles for several magazines and a regular column for the CGOA Chain Link newsletter. She is also a rock-hound, which you can see incorporated into her crochet art piece, NC Necklace. Karen will be one of our featured crochet designers tomorrow, March 31, which is the last day of the NatCromo Blog Tour 2017! So stop by Crochetville tomorrow to learn more about Karen and what she is doing to celebrate National Crochet Month.

Karen is generously sponsoring a total of six giveaways! Dates are: #1 March 16, #2 March 19, #3 March 25, #4 March 26, #5 March 30, #6 March 31. Thank you, Karen!

Find Karen Online:

Website: http://threadwinder.info/

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

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25 thoughts on “2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 30: Daily Giveaway”

  1. I have used filet crochet in cup cozies to create the recipient’s initials. It was fun! I have in mind right now a prayer shawl using it as well. So yes! I have used filet crochet in my designs.

  2. Yes-I made my siblings and children their Surname, framed them for Christmas – turned out just beautiful, and loved by all! Thank you, Susan

  3. Yes I have made filet crochet baby blanket for my first grandson and he and his wife are now using the blanket for my first great grandson.

  4. Yes, I have done filet crochet. It looks complex but is really simple. I like how pictures can be made with it. This set of vintage booklets is very interesting!

  5. I have done a little filet crochet. I’ve made a washcloth with cherries on it, and started a tote bag and a personalized baby blanket, which are still not done.. I like it very much.

  6. I have tried filet crochet and I find that I crochet too loose. I guess I am used to crocheting with yarn. I keep going back to it only on small projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. I have not yet tried filet crochet, but it is one of the many things that I would like to do. I just need to get some steel hooks with comfortable handles first.

  8. I tried filet crochet once, but I was using the wrong weight of yarn for the pattern so it wasn’t a successful cardigan. 😉 But I have been wanting to take it up again, and I have several patterns in mind I’d like to try…

  9. I’ve been wanting to learn to do filet crochet, but the tools seem daunting. Still, the items created from this type of needlework are absolutely gorgeous so I’m sure I’ll eventually give it a try.

  10. I admire lots of filet crochet pieces, but haven’t enjoyed it much in the past. I think as I get more into using lighter weight yarns and lacy shawls, I’ll be tempted to give it another shot.


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