Julie Desjardins, Featured Crochet Designer

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Crochet designer Julie Desjardins wearing her Sunset Boulevard crocheted top.

Today’s featured designer on our NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour 2022 is Julie Desjardins of ACCROchet. In addition to showcasing some of her crochet patterns, Julie tells us about and shares photos of her two dogs and one cat.

Be sure to visit Julie’s blog because she will be posting to celebrate National Crochet Month!

We appreciate our NatCroMo designers so much! They’ve so graciously shared their time (and often a special goodie) with us, let’s show them some love! Some ways to do that are to like, follow, and shop! ❤️

About Julie & ACCROchet

Julie Desjardins – or ACCROchet – is a passionate crochet designer whose mission is to rule the w… deepen worldwide love of crochet. Julie loves coffee, collecting 5 mm hooks, and bingeing various series on Netflix without ever really seeing what the actors look like.

She also has a large collection of indoor plants.

If you know Julie, you already know she loves to design crochet sock patterns. She also teaches crochet in her province and is the founder of Francrochet Le Collectif, a collective of French-speaking crochet designers from all around the world.

You’ll find all things Julie at www.accrochet.com

Julie’s Pets

We have 2 dogs and 1 cat.

One of the dogs is a female husky mix named Charlie, the intrepid (one) blue-eyed pirate. The other dog is a terrier-gremlin mix (lol) named Sookie. She’s a rescue. And then there’s our 20-pound cat Mystère.

I’ve always had pets. Dogs, cats, turtles, birds, mice, lizards, gerbils… so I don’t actually know how an empty house would feel!

Favorite Crochet Reference

What is one of your favorite crochet reference books or websites that is one of your go-to sources for crochet information?

As a crochet pattern designer, my ultimate reference website is Craft Yarn Council. It is super helpful whether for sizing or standards (yarn, hooks, terms).

Design Showcase:
Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Socks

Pattern name: Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Socks

Get the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bertie-botts-every-flavor-socks (Published in Harry Potter Crochet Wizardry (Insight edition), Harry Potter Crochet Wizardry (Pavilion edition)).

About the pattern: Imagine my delight when Lee Sartori (Coco Crochet Lee) invited me to create a crochet sock pattern for a book she was working on: Harry Potter Crochet Wizardy!

I was able to choose the yarn provider (Indie Dyer Fibrelya) to design a crochet sock pattern that I absolutely love. I admit I audibly gasped when I saw Dobby holding them on the book’s cover.

Design Showcase:
Blueberry Fields Socks

Pattern name: Blueberry Fields Socks

Get the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blueberry-field-socks

About the pattern: These are my Blueberry Field socks. Their sideways construction will add interest to your sock adventures! Crocheting socks in this way gives them SO MUCH STRETCH!

Instructions are given for sizes baby to adult, with information for custom-sizing.

Design Showcase:
Bahzeek Socks

Pattern name: Bahzeek Socks

Get the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bahzeek-socks

About the pattern: These are my Bahzeek (or basic, with a French accent) socks. These socks use simple stitches to introduce you to toe-up crochet socks and two different types of heel (afterthought and short row) allowing you to pick a favorite… or simply add to your tool box.

I use this pattern to teach crochet socks to my students.

Instructions are given for sizes baby to adult, with information for custom-sizing.

An invitation to designers & aspiring designers

If you’re reading this and are a pattern designer, or if you want to become one I want to talk to you!

If you’re already a designer, perhaps I can provide technical editing or translation services. Imagine offering your patterns to an entirely underserved new audience. And if you want to jump into pattern design, I have a one-on-one live workshop to teach you just that!

Get in touch with me using the contact form on www.accrochet.com =)

Julie’s NatCroMo Special

BOGO sale (buy 1 pattern, get 1 pattern) with coupon code through April 15 on Ravelry only: https://ravelry.com/designers/accrochet. Visit Julie’s NatCroMo 2022 post on her blog to get the coupon code. Offer valid March 25 @00:00 through April 15 @23:59.

Follow ACCROchet Online

Here’s where you can connect with Julie online to be sure you don’t miss any of her new designs, sales, events, or other good stuff!

We hope to see you again tomorrow on the NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour 2022!

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