You’ve arrived at the annual NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour 2022! It’s a virtual celebration of National Crochet Month with new blog content daily throughout March, including featured crochet designers, pattern showcases, free patterns, coupons, discounts, giveaways, and more. This year’s theme is Pawprints on Our Hearts, so we’ll talk about our pets – furry, feathered, and scaly!
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Today’s featured designer on our NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour 2022 is Ana D. In addition to showcasing some of her crochet patterns, Ana tells us about and shares photos of her garden.
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! ❤️
- You can visit Ana D on social media: Instagram | Facebook
- You can shop Ana D patterns: Ravelry | Etsy | Love Crochet
Ana learned from her mom and granny how to crochet, knit, sew, and cross stitch while in her childhood because, she was curious to see if she could do it. Then she put her yarn away. But in 2011 Ana started her Etsy shop as craft therapy for her mom. She shared mom’s love for knit and soon after she started making her own crochet designs. They are giving fresh and modern touch on crochet – simple yet stylish. Then, some clients asked her to share the patterns for her crochet and in 2012 she started publishing them. Since then Ana’s patterns are published at Pom Pom Quaterly, Simply Crochet magazine, Scheepjes Bookazine (6, 7, 8), Happily Hooked Magazine. Her designs are included in crochet books: My Crocheted Closet, Our Maker Life – Make (Vol 2), Two Simple Shapes, and Embrace Crochet.
The garden is a space where you can clear your mind and reduce stress as you become one with nature. Gardening encourages positive mental stimulation. Even something as simple as having a plant on your desk can make you feel energized and able to think more clearly. It was so important to me especially during last two years.
I grew up spending my summer breaks in the countryside with my grand parents. They had a beautiful and reach garden. I was helping them from time to time and it seams I developed some gardening skills. I rediscovered my passion for gardening when I became a mother. Gardening provides a great introduction to the environment around children. And later when one of my boys was diagnosed with autism gardening was one the important activities for his development. Now every summer we are making a small garden with cucumber, tomato, carrots, onions, strawberries, mint and parsley. And now when the Spring started we are already planning our new garden!
Favorite Crochet Reference
What is one of your favorite crochet reference books or websites that is a go-to source of crochet information for you?
My favourite crochet reference source are my granny’s books and everything she crocheted.
Falling blossoms shawl
Pattern name: Falling blossoms shawl
Get the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/falling-blossoms-shawl-2
About the pattern: Falling blossoms shawl is fun to make lightweight small shawl. It’s with asymmetrical triangular shape. This beautiful shawl is perfect when you need to put something small around your neck or shoulders during transitional seasons. The flow between sections and the asymmetrical shape makes it look elegant and modern.
Pattern available in English, French, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese.
Granny stripes poncho
Pattern name: Granny stripes poncho
Get the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-stripes-poncho
About the pattern: With the Transition from Winter to Spring this poncho is the perfect seasonal staple for your wardrobe. The granny stripes add just enough flair to a classic piece and leave plenty of customisation options. You can use your imagination and make it in different colours.
Pearl Shell top
Pattern name: Pearl Shell top
Get the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pearl-shell-top
About the pattern: Get ready for the new season with this elegant and trendy top. Wonderful and easy to make spring summer project.
Pattern is available in English, French and German.
Ana’s NatCroMo Special
- 40% off all patterns with coupon code in her Ravelry and Etsy shops. Please visit Ana’s NatCroMo celebration blog post to get the coupon code. Offer valid March 24 through
March 27, 2022. Coupon extended through March 31, 2022!
- Giveaway: Ana D is also giving away 2 free patterns to 1 lucky winner. Entry deadline March 27, 2022. See Ana’s NatCroMo celebration blog post for details and to enter.
Follow Ana Online
Here’s where you can connect with Ana online to be sure you don’t miss any of her new designs, sales, events, or other good stuff!
- Website / Blog: ana-d.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/by.ana.d/
- Facebook: facebook.com/AnaDcrochetpatterns
- Facebook Group: Ana D crochet group
- Twitter: @byAccessorise
- Pinterest: @anadyakova
- Etsy: AnaDdesign
- Ravelry: ravelry.com/designers/ana-d
We hope to see you again tomorrow on the NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour 2022!