March 10: A Tour Through Crochet Country

On our tenth of A Tour through Crochet Country, we’ll be visiting Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten and Renee’ Rodgers.

[button link=””]Today’s Stop 1: Visit Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten[/button]

Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten is a fiber artist as well as a crochet designer. One of her crochet art works, Motherboard (pictured below), was exhibited in Sticks, Hooks & Mobius: Knit and Crochet Go Cerebral at Lafayette College, PA. She enjoys crocheting, spinning, felting, and knitting.

Motherboard by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten
Motherboard by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten


Child’s Turtle Hat is adorable! It’s available on Ravelry, Etsy, and PatternFish.

Turtle Hat
Turtle Hat by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten
Available on Ravelry (and more)


[button link=””]Today’s Stop 2: Visit Renee’ Rodgers[/button]

If you don’t already know Renee’ Rodgers, you should march right on over to Ravelry and check out her gorgeous collection of crochet shawls! Last year, Renee’ self-published one shawl every month. You can buy them all together as an e-book, 12 Shawls in 2012, or individually. Renee’ is currently the Mentor Coordinator for the Crochet Guild of America. I am so glad to know Renee’ personally; I first met her at the Chain Link 2010 in Manchester, NH, where she and Amy Shelton first became perennial crochet conference roommates!

 Summer Storm is the most popular shawl from 12 Shawls in 2012. It is being modeled by the lovely Amy Shelton!

Summer Storm by
Summer Storm by Renee’ Rodgers


It’s hard for me to pick a favorite of the twelve, but I really love Frankly Scarlet.

Frankly Scarlet
Frankly Scarlet by Renee’ Rodgers
Available on Ravelry


Remember Project Night Night & CGOA

Project Night Night BagPlease remember to support our blog tour charity, Project Night Night. Here’s how you can get involved. If you contribute, please use our form to help us keep a tally. You can read more in our blog post introducing A Tour Through Crochet Country.

CGOA logoOur blog tour is also promoting another non-profit, the Crochet Guild of America. If you’re not a member yet, there are so many reasons to join!

Good-Bye Until Tomorrow

I hope you enjoyed today’s stops visiting with Andrea and Renee’. Please come join us again tomorrow when we’ll visit with Joy Prescott and Donna Childs.

[button link=””]Visit Joy Prescott[/button] [button link=””]Visit Donna Childs[/button]

Our Little Giveaway: Autographed Pattern Postcard

Today’s entries are closed. Winners: Congratulations to Keri 500miles2nowhere and w5mtw!

Each day of A Tour Through Crochet Country, we’ll be giving away two promo postcards, one to each of two winners. These are only available at our 2013 consumer show booths, and will be autographed by both of us, Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka, co-owners of Crochetville! The postcard includes Amy Shelton’s exclusive X Marks the Spot scarf pattern.

To enter, please leave a comment below answering this question: What is your favorite inspirational quote?

The fine print: Must be 13 or older to enter. Entries must be received by 12:00 midnight Pacific time on the date of this post. Winners will be selected by random drawing and notified by email the following day. Void where prohibited by law.

All photos used with permission or under the Fair Use Exclusion of US copyright law.

6 thoughts on “March 10: A Tour Through Crochet Country”

  1. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” HH The Dalai Lama

    Be kind, people! 🙂

    Thank you both so much for this wonderful tour. I’ve been having such a great time reading along!

  2. Happiness is a choice you make every day

    My favorite “questionable quote” is…

    A positive attitude may not solve all of your problems., but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort


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