March 3: A Tour through Crochet Country

On our third day of A Tour through Crochet Country, we’re dropping in on Phyllis Serbes and Mona Muhammad.

[button link=”http://manycreativegifts.blogspot.com/”]Today’s Stop 1: Visit Phyllis Serbes[/button]

If you’re a long-time reader of the British crochet magazine Inside Crochet, you’ve most likely seen many of Phyllis Serbes’ design. She has self-published a number of designs on Ravelry and has recently published her first book, The Crocheter’s Design Companion, available on Amazon. This book includes graph paper pages for use in designing or modifying projects as well as project pages where you can keep notes about projects you are designing and  projects you’ve  made from other patterns. Phyllis is also the Crochet Guru at www.crochet.lifetips.com.

Today we’ll be visiting Phyllis’s blog, Many Creative Gifts. Her blog posts will introduce you to her philosophy of being thoughtful to others and true to your own giving nature.

Here’s a little sneak peek at two of Phyllis’s fabulous designs:

Spumoni Baby Sweater
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Spumoni Baby Sweater
Available on Ravelry

 

Bangle Bracelet
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Bangle Bracelet
Free Ravelry download

 

[button link=”http://www.knottyloop.com/”]Today’s Stop 2: Visit Mona Muhammad[/button]

Mona Muhammad was taught to crochet and sew by her mother when she was a young child. When her own children were young, she used her crochet skills to make their blankets, hats, scarves, and sweaters. She also sold her work in local shops and at local craft fairs. After all four of her children had left the nest, she began crocheting items for friends and family.

Due to an overwhelming response and demand for her crocheted items, she formed KnottyLoop Creations in May 2006. Mona says: “KnottyLoop creations are not only trendy, but also classic and ageless. KnottyLoop Creations offers the best of both worlds – Sass with Class.

Mona offers crocheted garments custom-made to a customer’s measurements. She doesn’t have patterns available for sale, but you can certainly find lots of crochet inspiration by looking at the crocheted items for sale on her site.

You can also check out the KnottyLoop Creations Facebook page for more information.

Here are just a couple of Mona’s fabulous designs:

Mona Muhammad Design
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Mona5
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Good-Bye Until Tomorrow

I hope you enjoyed today’s stops visiting with Phyllis and Mona. Please come join us again tomorrow when we’ll visit with Amy O’Neill Houck and Akua Hope.

[button link=”http://http://www.thehookandi.com/”]Visit Amy O’Neill Houck[/button] [button link=”http://http://www.zencrochet.blogspot.com/”]Visit Akua Hope[/button]

Our Little Giveaway: Autographed Pattern Postcard

Today’s entries are closed. Winners: Congratulations to Kristin Dragos and Cindy J Worthley!

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 yarn and why? (You can tell us about your favorite fiber type or a specific yarn.)

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.

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Disclosure: The Amazon link goes through Crochetville’s Amazon Associates account. Crochetville will earn a small commission on purchases made through this link.

Photo Copyright Notice: All photos are copyright to the featured designer and are used with permission.

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6 thoughts on “March 3: A Tour through Crochet Country”

  1. I can’t say I have a favorite as I have really just started crocheting a lot again.But I love
    different yarns that can add a little zip to a pattern (even if just used for a few rows to add texture)….fluffy yarns,soft yarns,loopy yarns,bumpy yarns ,fizzy yarns…etc!!

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    • Cindy, will you please contact us? You are one of our postcard winners, but we do not have your email address. Congratulations!

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  2. ooo firstness…lol
    my favorite yarn (so far) is Ice Baby acrylic in a blue multi…it’s very soft and since blue is my favorite color, I love the way it works up… ^_^

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  3. Lately, I’ve been really loving Aunt Lydia’s size 10 thread. I think it’s partially due to the fact that it’s so small, and I love trying to come up with new things to do with it. (I realize there are thinner threads out there, but this one just has me hooked – for now.)

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