NatCroMo 2016, March 18: Betty Hechtman

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The Crochet Express National Crochet Month Blog Tour


Welcome to Crochetville’s fourth annual National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) blog tour, taking place each day of March 2016. Join us as we take a virtual tour on our passenger steam train, The Crochet Express, visiting crochet designers, crochet-friendly local yarn stores, and yarn companies, and offer some fun giveaways.

Today’s Posts: Sonya Blackstone | Betty Hechtman | Margaret Hubert | Knitkabob | Premier Yarns | Daily Giveaway

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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Betty Hechtman, Designer and Cozy Mystery Author

Betty Hechtman

Crochetville is very proud to have designer Betty Hechtman with us today, March 18, 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 Betty, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.


About Betty:

Writing two yarn related mystery series for Berkley has been like a dream come true for Betty Hechtman. She gets to mix her love of making things with her fascination with mystery.

Growing up in Chicago, she always had a special feeling about granny square afghans though she had no one to teach her how to make one. It was finally learning how to make a granny square that gave her the idea for the Crochet Mystery series. The ninth book, Knot Guilty, came out in paperback last November. Molly Pink and the Tarzana Hookers make mayhem at a yarn show.

It has been particularly exciting for her to create patterns to include in each book. Though most of the yarn craft in her Yarn Retreat series has been knitting, Wound Up in Murder has a pattern for crocheted doll dress to go with the knitted worry doll pattern. And the upcoming title, Gone with the Wool features a crochet pattern for a monarch butterfly.

She has a degree in fine arts and since college has studied everything from improv comedy to tap dancing.

1. Tell us about your favorite travel destination:

I just spent a week on the Big Island in Hawaii. For now it is my favorite spot.

2. Tell us about a “dream” travel location that you’d like to visit one day:

I would love to go on a European river cruise.

3. Do you visit yarn stores when traveling? If so, tell us about one of your favorite finds.

I love going into yarn stores when I travel. I found a wonderful shop in Taos, New Mexico and bought some beautiful hand-dyed turquoise-colored yarn.

4. Packing: Tell us about any crochet clothing or accessories you pack when traveling. Do you have any cool packing tips to share?

I have a bag of tools I always carrying in my suitcase. I like to have some simple project with me on the plane. It really calms me down when the plane bounces around.

5. 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?

I usually take the first small one I can find.


Visit Betty’s Site: NatCroMo Specials

Betty Hechtman National Crochet Month

I will be writing about how crochet changed my life. Be sure to check out my blog post


Find Betty Online:

Ravelry: ManyCreativeGifts





Amazon: Crochet Mystery Book Series

Amazon: Yarn Retreat Book Series


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