Andrea Lyn Van Benscohten, Featured Crochet Artist

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Welcome to our blog tour! Here at Crochetville, we celebrate National Crochet Month with our NatCroMo Blog Tour. This year, we’re interviewing crochet designers, teachers, and hobbyists throughout March and our theme is crochet memories. You can browse all of this year’s blog tour content on our page NatCroMo Blog Tour 2020.

About Andrea Lyn Van Benscohten

Please allow me to introduce our featured crochet artist of the day, Andrea Lyn Van Benscohten. She enjoys crocheting free form designs, large format artwork, and accessories. Today Andrea Lyn will share some of her crochet memories with us and we’ll showcase three of her crochet projects.

Andrea’s Special for Our Readers

Please visit Andrea’s blog for a book review of Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters: 200 Stitch Patterns in Words and Symbols.

Andrea’s Crochet Memories

Would you share with us one of your earliest memories of crochet?

“My earliest memories associated with crochet include my Grandma sitting at the dinner table after Sunday dinner crocheting. I thought it was magic how she could take a hook and some yarn and make a beautiful piece. I consider myself lucky to have many of the items she made over the years.”

Would you share with us one of your most memorable experiences as a crocheter?

“I decorated the back of a denim jacket in a free form trout scene. I was honored when the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor, NY saw it and asked if they could display it in the museum!”

Would you share with us another crochet memory?

“I was also honored when several of my free form pieces were accepted into presentation of Sticks, Hooks & the Mobius: Knit and Crochet Go Cerebral at Lafayette College in Easton, PA.”

Showcase: Crochet Projects by Andrea

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Ode to Frank

Pattern source: An original free form piece

About the project: “This is my interpretation of Martin Pier Cluster Lay Light from the Darwin Martin House, Buffalo, NY by Frank Lloyd Wright.”

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Free Form Trout

Pattern source: An original free form piece

About the project: “My trout jacket that is currently on display at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum and Center in Livingston Manor, NY.”

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Serotonin – Crochet Makes Me Happy

Pattern source: An original free form piece

About the project: “A free form piece that was part of the show at Lafayette College in Easton, PA: Sticks, Hooks & Mobius: Knit and Crochet Go Cerebral.”

Follow Andrea Online

Here’s where you can connect with Andrea online if you’d like to see more of her crochet projects!

More About Andrea

Andrea says, “I love to fly fishing as much as I enjoy crocheting! I actually use crochet when tying flies!”

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Above: Crochet artist Andrea Lyn Van Benscohten fly fishing near the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum and Center.

Thank you for joining us on the Crochet Memories NatCroMo Blog Tour today! We hope to see you again tomorrow!

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