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The Crochet Express National Crochet Month Blog Tour
Want to Chat about the Tour?
Part of the fun of taking a passenger steam train trip is talking with your fellow passengers. This year, we’re providing two locations where our passengers can get to know each other. We’d love to hear about your favorite things you’ve discovered on the tour and see photos of your current crochet projects. You’re invited to join us daily for virtual cocktails/appetizers and dinner. (We’ll be sharing links to some fabulous recipes!)
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RaeLynn Orff, AllieCat’s Hats and Crafts
Crochetville is very proud to have designer RaeLynn Orff with us today as one of the featured designers on our 2016 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). If you’d like to know even more about RaeLynn, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.
My name is RaeLynn and I have been crocheting for about 5 years. I have a 15 year old daughter, who you may see modeling some of my work, whether for my own designs, or patterns tests that I have worked for other designers. I remember watching my Nana making afghans and always wanted to learn. Finally, in my late 20’s, I began watching YouTube videos and teaching myself how to crochet. I caught on fairly quickly and have been crocheting, nearly every day since! I really enjoy designing items for women/teens and I love experimenting with fun textures.
Tell us about a “dream” travel location that you’d like to visit one day.
My dream travel destination is anywhere warm and near water. Places like Cancun, the Bahamas, or even Hawaii, come to mind!
Packing: Tell us about any crochet clothing or accessories you pack when traveling. Do you have any really cool packing tips to share?
When traveling by car in the cooler months, I always make sure to have a couple of crocheted hats and a couple of pairs of mittens on hand, in case of emergency, or in case I come across someone less fortunate that may need them.
Tell us about any crochet projects you take with you when traveling: How many projects do you take? How do you decide which ones to take?
Most of the time, for me, travel time means family time, so I try to put my crochet work on the back burner. However, I might bring one project just in case I end up with a little “me” time and maybe an extra skein or two of yarn, in case I become inspired and decide I NEED to make something else at that very moment. Of course that would depend on how long I was going to be away.
Visit RaeLynn’s Site: NatCroMo Specials
Save 30% on all patterns in my Ravelry shop throughout the month of March, using coupon code: NatCroMo16.
A Few of RaeLynn’s Designs:
Heaven’s Ladder Cowl, $4.99
This cowl has gorgeous texture that looks great when worked in solids, variegated, or multiple colors. The buttoned flap detail adds extra “chicness” to the beautifully textured stitch work.
Perfect for dolphin lovers! This pattern was designed for Battle of the Stitches Round 6 where the theme was Serenity. Whether used as a security blanket for the precious baby in your life, or used as home decor on your end table, ottoman, or back of your recliner, this design is sure to bring a little piece of serenity to your home.
Fairest Lady Tank Top, $4.99
Worked in cotton yarn, this tank top is fashionable and breathable for those warm summer months! Wear over a cami for a more modest look.
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