You’ve arrived at the annual NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour 2022! It’s a virtual celebration of National Crochet Month with new blog content daily throughout March, including featured crochet designers, pattern showcases, free patterns, coupons, discounts, giveaways, and more. This year’s theme is Pawprints on Our Hearts, so we’ll talk about our pets – furry, feathered, and scaly!
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Today’s featured designer on our NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour 2022 is Mary of Kickin Crochet. In addition to showcasing some of her crochet patterns, for our theme Pawprints on Our Hearts, she shares photos of her guinea pigs.
We appreciate our NatCroMo designers so much! They’ve so graciously shared their time (and often a special goodie) with us, let’s show them some love! Some ways to do that are to like, follow, and shop! ❤️
- You can visit Kickin Crochet on social media: Instagram | Facebook
- You can shop Kickin Crochet patterns: Ravelry | Etsy
Hi! I’m a crochet designer located in the pacific northwest. I like to dabble with a lot of different styles. I particularly like interlocking crochet and have designed quite a few fingerless glove patterns. This year I’m trying to use up a lot of my stash, so it’s time to get creative!
We adopted two cute tuxedo kitties last summer – a brother and sister we named Artemis and Apollo, but they go by Missy and Boop. Missy loves all the pets and cuddles, but she’s also the most likely to be hiding under the bed. Apollo wants to be where the action is, and sometimes will tolerate some pets or let you “boop” his nose. He loooooves to try to “help” me take photos if I have a project that is so big I have to lay it down to photograph it rather than having it up on the table. He also thinks all crocheted blankets are his.
Favorite Crochet Reference
What is one of your favorite crochet reference books or websites that is a go-to source of crochet information for you?
I have a few different stitch dictionaries that I like to reference. My favorite is probably Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary, because it has good explanations for increasing and decreasing different stitches.
I also recently picked up a copy of the Tunisian Crochet Handbook by Toni Lipsey. It’s geared towards beginners, and I would definitely recommend that for anyone interested in learning Tunisian.
Interlocking Tiles Blanket
Pattern name: Interlocking Tiles Blanket
Get the pattern: https://kickincrochet.com/interlocking-tiles-blanket/
About the pattern: 12 interlocking crochet squares worked in the round – all free on my blog with full video tutorials, charts, and written instructions!
Pattern name: Stella Set
Get the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/stella-set
About the pattern: The items in this set are available together or as individual patterns. All three feature one of my favorite stitches – the star stitch! Hat, fingerless gloves, and scarf all coordinate but don’t use the exact same repeats, just to keep things interesting.
Men’s Thermal Fingerless Gloves
Pattern name: Men’s Thermal Fingerless Gloves
About the pattern: One of the first patterns I ever designed, I recently revamped the pattern to increase clarity and add additional sizes!
Mary’s NatCroMo Special
Mary is offering 50% off all her patterns in her Ravelry store from March 23 @12am through March 25th @12am with the coupon code CROMOKC
- Shop the special here: Kickin Crochet Ravelry Store
Follow Mary Online
Here’s where you can connect with Mary online to be sure you don’t miss any of her new designs, sales, events, or other good stuff!
- Website: KickinCrochet.com
- Blog: KickinCrochet.com/blog
- Instagram: @kickin_crochet
- Facebook: facebook.com/Kickin Crochet
- YouTube: youtube.com/kickincrochet
- Pinterest: @kickincrochetdesigns
- Etsy: KickinCrochet
- Ravelry: ravelry.com/stores/kickincrochet
- Newsletter: Kickin Crochet Newsletter
We hope to see you again tomorrow on the NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour 2022!