Crystal Marin, Featured Crochet Designer

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 Crystal Marin of ChristaCo Design. In addition to showcasing some of her crochet patterns, for our theme, Pawprints on Our Hearts, she tells us about her cat named Sophie.

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

About Crystal

I share free crochet patterns, knitting patterns, stitch tutorials and helpful videos. I enjoy creating patterns for crocheters and knitters that are simple to make and easy to love.

Crystal’s Pets

Tell us about your pets!

Our cat, Sophia is the chief squish checker of everything yarn. If there is a wip (work in progress) in sight then she’s sure to be on it if it’s left unattended. The kids have quickly learned that Sophia will choose to set with them if they’re snuggled up in a crochet blanket!

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 the reference chart that Lion Brand has for How much yarn do I need to make a ____? It includes different projects (blankets, hats, etc.) and the different yarn weights. This chart is really helpful if you have 4 skeins of yarn, but you’re not sure if that’s enough to make a baby blanket or sweater. It can’t give you specifics, but it’s helpful for estimating.

Summer Sun Hat {Crochet pattern by Crystal Marin, ChristaCo Design}

Design Showcase: Summer Sun Hat

Pattern name: Summer Sun Hat

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About the pattern: This cotton sun hat features open mesh sides for cooling and a little brim for protection. This top down hat is an easy pattern that comes in sizes for baby through adult.

Liguria Scarf {Crochet pattern by Crystal Marin, ChristaCo Design}

Design Showcase: Liguria Scarf

Pattern name: Liguria Scarf

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About the pattern: The Liguria Scarf is a simple scarf that works up with just one skein of yarn. This easy pattern combines basic stitches in a gorgeous design that is both a lacy and warm.

Alda Nesting Baskets {Crochet pattern by Crystal Marin, ChristaCo Design}

Design Showcase: Alda Nesting Baskets

Pattern name: Alda Nesting Baskets

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About the pattern: These little crochet nesting baskets are quick, cute and full of texture. This stash busting pattern will eat up those scraps and bits of yarn in no time! This crochet basket pattern includes 3 sizes.

Crystal’s NatCroMo Special

From March 12th-31st get 30% off any pattern in my Ravelry shop with coupon code CROCHETMORE. Coupon valid 3/12/2022 @ 12:00 am PST through 3/31/2022 @ 11:59pm PST.

Follow Crystal Online

Here’s where you can connect with Crystal 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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