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 Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb. In addition to showcasing some of her crochet patterns, for our theme Pawprints on Our Hearts, she shares a photo of her cat named Bacon (and she also has a dog named Biscuit).
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 The Loopy Lamb on social media: Instagram | Facebook
- You can shop The Loopy Lamb patterns: Ravelry | Etsy
Ashley is the crochet designer, blogger and teacher behind theloopylamb.com. On her blog and YouTube channel, Ashley shares free crochet patterns, step-by-step tutorials and product reviews. Ashley has done teaching for companies like Annie’s Crochet and Clover U.S.A. and has been published in crochet magazines like WeCrochet and Simply Crochet. On The Loopy Lamb, you can expect to find a wide variety of different crochet projects from amigurumi to garments, accessories and home decor. Ashley lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two young children
I currently have a cat named Bacon and a standard wirehaired dachshund named Biscuit.
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?
I love crochet stitch dictionaries as they can be a great source of inspiration.
Wander Often Blanket
Pattern name: Wander Often Blanket
About the pattern: This blanket design is accessible for beginners and is accompanied by a step-by-step video tutorial. It’s great for using up scrap or stash yarn. The baby size is available for free on the blog but it has been made available in 13 different sizes in the PDF versions of the pattern.
Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along
Pattern name: Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along
About the pattern: I’m hosting a year-long amigurumi crochet along that is a lot of fun. From January through November, we are crocheting a doll and then crocheting enough clothes, toys and accessories for the doll to fill a DIY advent calendar (that I also show you how to make). We will be finished with the crochet along in time for for the advent calendars to be gifted to children to enjoy starting December 1st. Each part of the pattern is available as both the free written pattern as well as a step-by-step video tutorial.
Pawitively Cozy Crochet Cat Bed
Pattern name: Pawitively Cozy Crochet Cat Bed
About the pattern: My daugther is OB-SESSED with our cat and she kept begging me to make her bed for our cat. I decided I wanted to crochet one and came up with the Pawsitively Cozy Cat Bed. It’s made with faux fur yarn (for maximum coziness) and is surprisingly simple to make. Your cat (or small dog) will love you for it and people will be shocked when you tell them that you crocheted it.
Follow Ashley Online
Here’s where you can connect with Ashley online to be sure you don’t miss any of her new designs, sales, events, or other good stuff!
- Website / Blog: theloopylamb.com
- Instagram: @theloopylamb
- Facebook: @theloopylamb
- Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/theloopylambcrochetcommunity
- YouTube: The Loopy Lamb
- Pinterest: @theloopylamb
- Etsy: The Loopy Lamb
- Ravelry: ravelry.com/people/Theloopylamb
- Newsletter: The Loopy Lamb Newsletter
We hope to see you again tomorrow on the NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour 2022!