March 6: A Tour Through Crochet Country

Before I tell you who we’re visiting today, I want to remind you of the charity our designers have chosen for this blog tour. Project Night Night provides over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year to homeless children. Please help us give back, and please use this form to tell us about your contribution (blankets or dollars). Let’s have a big group total!

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On this sixth day of A Tour through Crochet Country, we’ll stop in and see Edie Eckman and Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby.

[button link=””]Today’s Stop 1: Visit Edie Eckman [/button]

Edie Eckman is a well-known and much-loved crochet and knit designer, writer, teacher, and technical editor. Her patterns have been published in many magazines and books, and she self-publishes as well. Edie has authored several books including a couple of my personal favorites, Around the Corner Crochet Borders and Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs. Her newest book is Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, which will rock your world of making and joining crochet motifs.

This Lacy Skirt from Edie’s latest book is a gorgeous pop of color.

Lacy Skirt by Edie Eckman
Lacy Skirt by Edie Eckman
Book: Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs
I adore her Flower Frills scarf, available on Ravelry and PatternFish. Another gorgeous pop of color!
Flower Frills Scarf by Edie Eckman
Flower Frills Scarf
Available in Edie Eckman’s Ravelry Store


[button link=””]Today’s Stop 2: Visit Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby [/button]

Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby is a crochet and knit fashion designer who runs a successful business, Shibaguyz Designs, with his partner Jason Mullett-Bowlsby, who handles the photography and digital design work. Shannon’s fashion designs and Jason’s photography are and awesome combination! The name Shibaguyz comes from their love of Shiba Inu dogs. Shannon is a prolific designer who has been published in many magazines and books.

I love the pointed edge of the beautiful Tiamat Shawlette, available on Ravelry.

Tiamat Shawlette
Tiamat Shawlette
Available on Ravelry, Shibaguyz Designz


What a pretty use of motifs in the Marie Claire Tunic! Available on Tahki Stacy Charles.

Marie Claire Tunic
Marie Claire Tunic
Available on Tahki Stacy Charles


Good-Bye Until Tomorrow

I hope you enjoyed today’s stops visiting with Edie and Shannon. Please come join us again tomorrow when we’ll visit with Jennifer Cirka and Annette Stewart.

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Our Little Giveaway: Autographed Pattern Postcard

Today’s entries are closed. Winners: Congratulations to Denene and Andrea G. aka SpringSplndr!

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: Do you crochet wearable garments (other than accessories)? If so, do you enjoy it? If not, would you like to someday?

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.

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

  1. I have made one sweater but since making it and seeing that I can do it I am very motivated to make more ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think I was very scared it would look “grammyish” but with the right yarn it was fabulous !

  2. Yes, I crochet wearable garments, sweaters, lace tops, hats, mittens, scarfs, socks, etc. I enjoy making them for others and myself.

  3. I don’t crochet the complicated patterns, but I make the simpler shoulder caplets and vests. I keep too busy making lapghans for Veterans’ hospitals, hats for children’s hospitals, and prayer shawls.

  4. I love to make garments for myself and as a contractor. I find with each new garment, I learn something new.

  5. I’ve made one garment and was not super happy with the fit, but I still had fun. I have more patterns for garments in my queue and my faves, so I will definitely try another one soon.

  6. I don’t right now but I have lots of pattern waiting for me to retire and have all that glorious time to crochet ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope that happens


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