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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: Susan Heyn | April Garwood | Haus of Yarn | 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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Susan Heyn, Knot Just Crocheted
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Susan Heyn with us today, March 22, 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 Susan, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.
I’ve been crocheting since my Mom taught me when I was sick in bed at age 6. In July, 2014 I attended my first CGOA conference, where I sold my first design to Red Heart Yarns. I have been self-publishing for several years now. I have since sold several other designs to Red Heart and one each to Mainly Crochet and I Like Crochet. Some of my favorite things to crochet and design are holiday items and afghans. I love to use textured stitches such as popcorns and post stitches in my designs.
1. Tell us about your favorite travel destination:
I haven’t had many chances to travel, but would place my trip to Manchester, NH for the CGOA conference as a highlight of my travel experiences. I’ve also been to Boston ,Washington, DC, and upstate NY. I also enjoy exploring various neighborhoods in my home town of NYC. I live in Queens, NY.
2. Tell us about a “dream” travel location that you’d like to visit one day:
I’d love to travel across the US sometime. I’d especially like to go to Hawaii, Florida, California, and Nashville, TN.
3. 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 always take a project with me if I’m going to be traveling or stuck waiting somewhere. My usual projects to take are something small and portable without a lot of color changes.
Visit Susan’s Facebook Page: NatCroMo Specials
I will be offering a free pattern for a tissue case and matching cell phone case that is suitable for beginners. I’ll also have a coupon for a discount in my Ravelry shop. Please visit my Facebook page for all the details.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Swanky Filet Wrap, $1.99
This wrap is easy to crochet in a filet-style mesh pattern. It is made with Red Heart Boutique Swanky yarn which gives it a touch of sparkle, making it suitable for dressy occasions or casual use. If you want to make it bigger, it can easily be adjusted by adding an extra repeat. You will need an extra skein if you make it bigger.
2. Spring Flowers Bag Holder, $1.99
Crochet a holder for your plastic grocery bags. This coordinates with the Spring Flowers Towel and Potholder set that is published in the June 2015 issue of I Like Crochet. If you are making the whole set, one skein of each is enough for the set.
3. Towel Toppers, $1.99
Handy towel can be buttoned onto refrigerator door, sink or stove handle, or on a hook. Great for wiping your hands while doing kitchen chores. Can also be used in the bathroom to keep kids from leaving the towel on the floor. Popular bridal shower or house warming gift.
Find Susan Online:
Ravelry Designer Page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/susan-lynn
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