March 8: A Tour Through Crochet Country

This is the 8th day of A Tour through Crochet Country, and we’re going to visit Andrea Graciarena and LeAnna Lyons.

[button link=””]Today’s Stop 1: Visit Andrea Graciarena[/button]

Andrea Graciarena is a crochet and knitwear designer with a B.A. in Fashion Design. Among other things, she has designed an array of stunning shawls, wraps, shrugs, and boleros. In December 2012, she self-published her first e-book, Tunisian LACE Crochet: Shaped Shawls. Her designs have also been published by yarn companies and in magazines.

Andrea’s Florencia Lace Shawlette is lacy, open, and sure to attract compliments!

Florencia Lace Shawlette
Florencia Lace Shawlette
by Andrea Graciarena
Available on Ravelry, AG mode


The Anna Shell Shoulderette is elegant and cute at the same time! It’s mostly crocheted, with a knitted neckline. I would be willing to pick up my knitting needles for this pattern… and that’s something I almost never do!

Ana Shell Shoulderette
Ana Shell Shoulderette by Andrea Graciarena
Available on Ravelry, AG mode


[button link=””]Today’s Stop 2: Visit LeAnna Lyons[/button]

LeAnna Lyons has been a Crochetville forum member for as long as I can remember! I’m so glad to have her on the blog tour today. She teaches crochet classes at a local yarn shop. She knows German and French and refers to herself as the Eccentric Haus Frau. She is a new Associate Professional in the Crochet Guild of America.

So adorable! Good Luck, Good Fortune Frog is available in LeAnna’s Store on

Good Luck, Good Fortune Frog
Good Luck, Good Fortune Frog
by LeAnna Lyons
Available on


My son loves paper snowflakes, so I know a bit about them, and this motif, Romancing the Paper Snowflake, is definitely a winner! It’s available for free on Crochetville.

Romancing the Paper Snowflake
Romancing the Paper Snowflake by LeAnna Lyons
Free pattern available on Crochetville


Good-Bye Until Tomorrow

I hope you enjoyed today’s stops visiting with Andrea and LeAnna. Please come join us again tomorrow when we’ll visit with Dawn Cogger and Angela Whisnant.

[button link=””]Visit Dawn Cogger[/button] [button link=””]Visit Angela Whisnant[/button]

Our Little Giveaway: Autographed Pattern Postcard

Today’s entries are closed. Winners: Congratulations to Ann Imler Chubb and Ann Le Roy!

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 places do you usually crochet (living room couch, coffee shop, etc.)?

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.

10 thoughts on “March 8: A Tour Through Crochet Country”

  1. I usually crochet in my living room or when I am on vacation where ever that happens to be. I also take a small project with me to a waiting room just in case I have time.
    Love the shawlette.

  2. Where do I usually crochet? Let me see…the couch, my bed, my desk at work (shhh…don’t tell my boss), the dining room table (NOT while eating), the car, meetings, softball and soccer games, and anywhere else I can sneak it in!

  3. I usually crochet in my special chair (surrounded by bags with WIP) . but I do have a take along bag so I can work on squares or scarves where ever I will be in a waiting mode ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. My favorite spot is my living room sofa. But I also take my crocheting with me to work on during my lunch break and in the waiting room if I have any appointments. I also like to crochet on road trips if someone else is driving.

  5. I usually crochet in my family room in my rocking chair. But this month I have been crocheting in other places.

  6. oh goodness as I think about this question, ” What places do you usually crochet (living room couch, coffee shop, etc.)?” I had to think, it does begin on the sofa, then the car, then the camper and even in bed… but my favorite place is the living room sofa. But the amazing times in my car crocheting while my teenagers practice their driving skills was a great way to calm this zany Momma’s nerves. Memories I will cherish forever!!!


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