You’ve arrived at the annual NatCroMo Blog Tour! What is that, you ask? It’s a virtual celebration of National Crochet Month with new blog content daily throughout March, including featured crochet designers, free patterns, discounts, giveaways, and more.
This year our theme is The Crochet Concert and we are celebrating music as creative inspiration. Each featured designer’s showcase will include an “Opening Act” (a quick or easy pattern); “Intermission” (the designer’s favorite crochet tools, yarn, or books); a “Showstopper” (an impressive or unique pattern); and “Designer’s Choice” (any pattern of the designer’s choice).
See all of this year’s tour here: NatCroMo Blog Tour 2021.
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About Kristine Mullen
Our featured designer of the day is Kristine Mullen of Ambassador Crochet. The best place to get Christine’s patterns is in her Etsy shop, and you can also find them in her Ravelry designer portfolio.
Kristine Mullen is the designer and tech editor behind Ambassador Crochet. She began designing crochet patterns in 2007 when she couldn’t find the perfect pattern for a preemie blanket. She has now published almost 200 patterns. Her designs have been featured in magazines and on yarn websites, as well as self-published patterns in her pattern shop. She has been tech editing and proofreading for 9 years for both indie designers as well as publishers. Kristine is a homeschooling mom of 6 children (and 2 grandchildren) and lives on a little lake in Connecticut with her family.
Kristine’s Special for Our Readers
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Kristine Mullen’s Designer Showcase
The Opening Act
Pattern name: Baby Tap Shoes
About the pattern: I have 5 daughters that are all competitive tap dancers. Every year our dance studio puts on the most amazing opening act for their dance recital so I thought my baby tap shoes would be fitting for the opening act.
Tell us about one (or more) of your favorite crochet-related items.
My favorite hooks are Tulip Etimo. During one of my pregnancies my hands started getting sore after about 5 minutes of crocheting. At the time there weren’t many options for ergonomic hooks, so I bought a Tulip Etimo and tried it. I was so impressed with the difference it made that I saved my money and bought a set. It has been my go-to hook for the past 17 years.
Pattern name: American Flag Blanket
About the pattern: This blanket pattern is a true show stopper. It is my favorite design to date and it won me “Best of Show” at our local county fair.
It was designed using the schematics for the real American flag and I spent countless hours making sure it was proportionately correct. The stars are worked directly into the star field (no sewing) and the stripes are made to look like fabric (without using single crochet).
Pattern name: Pemberley Heirloom Baby Blanket
About the pattern: With 5 daughters I seem to gravitate towards designing girl patterns. The Pemberley Heirloom baby blanket is a favorite with my community as well as with me. A touch of girly and sophistication.
Designer Kristine Mullen
Follow Kristine Online
Here’s where you can connect with Kristine online to be sure you don’t miss any of her new designs!
- Blog: ambassadorcrochet.com
- Instagram: @ambassadorcrochet
- Facebook: facebook.com/AmbassadorCrochet
- Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/AmbassadorCrochet
- Twitter: @AmbassdrCrochet
- YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCgW5bT9Mb9bcZYKeRUE4Tew
- Pinterest: pinterest.com/ambassdrcrochet/
- Etsy: etsy.com/shop/ambassadorcrochet
- Ravelry: ravelry.com/designers/kristine-mullen
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