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 Kathryn Clark of Kathryn Clark Crochet. In addition to showcasing some of her crochet patterns, Kathryn tells us about and shares photos of her two Pekingese.
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 Kathryn Clark Crochet on social media: Instagram | Facebook
- You can shop Kathryn Clark Crochet patterns: kathrynclarkcrochet.com | Ravelry | Etsy
I have been crocheting for fifty years and have always enjoyed designing my own projects. While working with thread and designing snowflakes have been an all-time favorite; over the last year, I have been “hooked” on interlocking crochet, using both squares and triangles, as well as overlay mosaic crochet projects. I have also started a YouTube channel to teach the mosaic and interlocking techniques I’ve learned, as well as some fun new ways to start a few of my projects.
We are a Pekingese family and have shared our lives with seven Pekingese over the years. Currently, we have two! Lucy, who came up for adoption due to circumstances of losing her eye, is sweet and feisty and loves to sit next to me while I’m crocheting. We lovingly refer to her as the “dread pirate Lucy!” Our newest addition is the adorable Ziggy, our pandemic puppy! He has more energy than any of our previous Pekingese and is certainly keeping us on our toes. He loves to photo bomb my crochet photographs!
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?
Craft Yarn Council: Standards and Guidelines for Crocheting & Knitting
This is a great resource when writing patterns, providing lots of information such as sizing charts, hook sizes, yarn weights, standard stitch abbreviations, and much more. There are also resources for beginning crocheters like how to read a pattern.
Wicker Wonder Mosaic Afghan
Pattern name: Wicker Wonder Mosaic Afghan
Get the pattern: https://kathrynclarkcrochet.com/wicker-wonder-afghan/
About the pattern: The wicker design on this afghan is created with a repeating pattern of intricately woven strips. This pattern is a remake of an afghan I designed several years ago using a different reversible technique, but wanted to give it a new contemporary look using overlay mosaic crochet to really make the design “pop.”
Moroccan Henna Afghan
Pattern name: Moroccan Henna Afghan
Get the pattern: https://kathrynclarkcrochet.com/moroccan-henna-afghan/
About the pattern: If you’ve tried interlocking filet crochet and love a challenge, this afghan is definitely worth the effort with lots of diagonal stitches to create the Moroccan henna style design. Additionally, it has a double border to take advantage of the two layers of crochet.
Triangulated Snowflake Scarves
Pattern name: Triangulated Snowflake Scarves
Get the pattern: https://kathrynclarkcrochet.com/triangulated-snowflakes/
About the pattern: Interlocking crochet is more than just squares! Did you know you can also work with interlocking nets of triangles? Both of these scarves begin with a picot foundation, that leaves the two layers open at the ends, and incorporate lots of floating vertical and diagonal stitches to create the repeating snowflake designs. You can read more about this fun technique on my blog.
Learn Interlocking Crochet
You can learn interlocking crochet, with either squares or triangles, as well as overlay mosaic crochet on my YouTube channel with the following tutorials and free patterns:
Interlocking Filet Mesh: From Start to Diagonals quickly covers the basics of interlocking filet crochet and goes more in depth into the added diagonals following the Interlocking Snowflake Coaster pattern.
Take Interlocking Crochet to the Next Level: With Nets of Triangles is divided into two parts: Part I and Part II. This tutorial, along with the Snowflake Snowflake! Motif pattern, is provided in collaboration with Kate Dudman, creator of the Interlocking Crochet World Facebook page, to teach her innovative technique.
Kathryn’s NatCroMo Special
Thank you for celebrating my birthday with me on the NatCroMo Blog Tour! I’m offering 27% off my patterns from 3/27/22 to 4/4/22 MST! Use the coupon code natcromo327 to receive this discount! Patterns must be added to the cart prior to applying the coupon code. Offer valid March 27 @ 12:00 am MST through April 4 @ 11:59 pm MST.
- Shop this deal on kathrynclarkcrochet.com
- Shop this deal on Ravelry: Kathryn A. Clark
- Shop this deal on Etsy: Kathryn Clark Design
Follow Kathryn Online
Here’s where you can connect with Kathryn online to be sure you don’t miss any of her new designs, sales, events, or other good stuff!
- Website: kathrynclarkcrochet.com
- Blog: https://kathrynclarkcrochet.com/blog
- Instagram: @kathrynclarkcrochet
- Facebook: facebook.com/kathrynclarkcrochet
- YouTube: youtube.com/c/kathrynclarkcrochet
- Etsy: KathrynClarkDesign
- Ravelry: ravelry.com/designers/kathryn-a-clark
We hope to see you again tomorrow on the NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour 2022!