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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: Justyna Kacprzak | Susan Lowman | Annelies Baes | Kelbourne Woolens | 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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March 7 Daily Giveaway
Special thanks to Patti Ryan, owner of Sheep Thrills Yarn Store, for sponsoring today’s Daily Giveaway on The Crochet Express. Patti has generously donated:
- 1 skein of hand-dyed yarn by The Fiber seed: Sprout in the colorway Sheep Thrills
- 1 copy of the book Classic Crochet the Modern Way by Tove Fevang
- 1 Brittany crochet hook carved from Birch wood
Because we love crocheters and Crochetville, we are excited to be giving away a wonderful prize package for three days in March (March 7, March 15, and March 31). The prize package includes 1 hank of gorgeous, hand-dyed yarn by The Fiber Seed, which is a Florida company. The yarn is Sprout, a Sock/Fingering Weight 90% Superwash USA Merino Wool, 10% Nylon blend. The hank is 480 yds of glorious yarn in the Sheep Thrills colorway. To accompany your lovely yarn, we are including a copy of the book Classic Crochet the Modern Way by Tove Fevang. You will have enough yarn to complete one of three shawls in the book. Finally, we are including a very special crochet hook for you: A Brittany crochet hook carved from Birch wood. We are excited to be offer this prize package to you and we hope you will visit our blog and website. We love ewe!
Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the Entry Form and Terms and Conditions.
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- Blog: https://sheepthrillsfl.wordpress.com/
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75 thoughts on “NatCroMo 2016, March 7: Daily Giveaway”
My favorite hook is the one in my hand at the time that I am creating a gift for someone. I love and use all kinds, wood, bamboo, aluminum, steel, plastic!
I love the warmth of wooden hooks and use them for blankets and garments. However, they I break too many wooden hooks when I’m making amigurumi, so use Clovers.
I would love to win this! The yarn is gorgeous and I’m going to check out the book!
Awesome giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!
What a lovely gift being offered for NaCroMo! Luck to all
My favorite is aluminum. However, I have never tried a wood crochet hook, so possibly it would be a new favorite for me.
honestly I only own metal hooks but I do love Brittany needles and own a set of their DPNS. I would love to get my hands on this basket of goodies
The only hooks I have ever used are aluminum. What an awesome giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win
I mostly use aluminum hooks because that is what is readily available locally, but I have a couple of wood ones, too.
I would love to try something other than aluminum or steel.
My favorite crochet hook is probably metal with a nice handle, since that’s the one I reach for first, but a set of plastic hooks is my favorite for keeping in my car in case I misplace one for a take-along project, and I have some very very smooth wood hooks that are my favorite for “sticky” yarns and I have some not so smooth wood hooks that are my favorite for slippery yarns. If I’m concerned I’ll loose a hook for a take-along project my favorite is any of my inexpensive, can find anywhere hooks.
Aluminum or bamboo. I have metals also, but I feel them too heavy sometimes, specially size over than 8 or 9 mm.
I really like working with aluminum hooks.
I do prefer wooden crochet hooks, especially ones carved to be comfortable in the hand. that said… I’ll crochet with anything! ;D
Interesting looking book, I would love to get my hands on it.
Call me crazy, but I like my plastic hooks for larger projects. I still use the tiny steels, though, for flowers and such. Truthfully, if I’ve got the size I need in any material when I need it, I’m happy.
My favorite are the Tulip Etimo hooks. I won my first one on Crochetville! Very comfy on the wrists and fingers.
I have only ever had aluminum crochet hooks but I have used wood knitting needles and I love them a lot and would love to have a wooden crochet hook/ set one day :]
For smaller hook sizes, I prefer metal because they won’t break. Otherwise, I have not preference.
Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful Yarn!
I like wood hooks for their lightness and warmth, but I use my Tulip Etimo hooks a lot because of the comfortable padded handle.
I LOVE the Addi swing hooks. I have them all. They are just wonderful.
I have no particular preference as of yet –I like the lightness and beauty of some wood hooks but have spent most of my life using aluminum or metal hooks. I’ve tried plastic and while it’s not my favorite to work with, I will use it if that’s all that is available. I’ve just ordered a Furls and am looking forward to taking it for a test run!!
Beautiful yarn and great looking book!
I like the aluminum hooks with the ergonomic handles. thanks for the giveaway.
I’ve only used aluminum but I’d like to try some bamboo and wood hooks. I actually want to make my own out of some rose wood – but am left baffled as to how to figure out how to assign size to them for projects.
My all time favorite crochet hooks are Knitter’s Pride soft grip. They are aluminum hooks but what I really love (besides the price) is the soft grip handle. It is super comfortable and with my old hands which are becoming somewhat arthritic this is a great feature.
My favorites are aluminum, but I do have one bamboo hook in a larger size that I love.
That is such a gorgeous hook, I’d love to try it. And the yarn and the book look great too!
Beautiful yarn and fabulous book – I borrowed it from the library recently and fell in love with everythng.
My fave hooks are the aluminum ones – they make the yarn flow the smoothest.
And Thank You Sheep Thrills! I’m going to come visit you!
My favorite kind of crochet hooks are wood. I only have one but, it is by far my favorite. My hand doesn’t cramp up when I use my wooden hook.
For standard crochet hooks, my current favorite are Clover Amour aluminum hooks with ergonomic handles. For Tunisian, I just got a set of wood Caspian interchangeables and love them. Until I get a second set, I vary between aluminum and bamboo for double ended tunisian work.
I drool over gorgeous wood hooks but I prefer to use aluminum (or steel for thread projects).
I have mostly hand-me-downs…the basic metal hooks. I just used a bamboo hook for a chunky scarf (size P), and I loved it. Bet I would love bamboo in G & H too!
These days I am really loving the plastic Crochet Lite hooks. They are comfortable to hold and the built in light is great for dimly lit places and darker yarns.
I definitely prefer an in line head and have two hooks that I enjoy:
Susan Bates “Silvalume” (Aluminum) I like their bright metallic colors.
Knit Picks Caspian Wood They are so light I hardly feel like I’m holding a hook.
I have only crocheted with aluminum. I would love to have the opportunity to crochet with a wooden one.
I don’t really have a favorite, except prefer in-line. I mostly use my vintage aluminum or steel Susan Bates, as the cheapest alternative. But occasionally use my Furls, or my antique hooks, but I only use these hooks at home, so I won’t loose them. Whatever suits my fancy at the time. Thanks for an opportunity to win such a lovely giveaway!
This is just awesome thanks so much for the chance, Being fairly new to crochet just two yers love finding new pages to folow. Giveawayi is just awesome
I use both aluminum and steel crochet hooks. I would love to try the wooden hooks.
I use aluminum crochet hooks the most.
What an exciting give away for today….. Their shop has a lot to look at…. Thanks Guys…
I love metal hooks!
I like aluminum and steel hooks, but I also use bamboo, and wood hooks. I dislike the feel of plastic but I have some, that are big. Wood hooks have a nice warm feel to them. Thanks sharing for the give-a-way.
I prefer metal hooks with rubber handles or large handles like the Clover or Addi hooks.
Susan Bates Bamboo Handle. I love the warmth of the handle with the ease of the metal hook end.
What an extraordinary give away! Thank you!
I like using different types of hooks. I don’t stick to just one brand, or material. Depending on my project, I will use the hook that works best. Some tips are pointier, others are blunty, so it doesn’t matter to me. I love all hooks equally.
That is the prettiest crochet hook I’ve ever seen! I’ve never used a wooden hook before, I regularly use aluminum hooks, or ergonomic ones that are plastic and metal. I’ve definitely found them to be easier on my hand and wrist, especially when I’m doing a crochet marathon!
I have a ivory hook that belonged to my Grandma and it is my favorite. I use it a lot.
Love to crochet. So many beautiful things.
So far my favorite hook has been made of aluminum.
I don’t have any wood or bamboo crochet hooks yet, so right now aluminum wins 🙂
My favorite hook may vary with what I’m stitching. I like aluminum (Boye) at lot, but prefer a wider handle. I look for a hook that my yarn will slide well on.
Love to use metal hooks
I have always used Bates , tried plastic once and hated it …. have heard bamboo/wood is nice but never tried them .
I do not have one favorite type of crochet hook – it depends on the project I am working on, the size of the hook and the type of yarn.
What gorgeous yarn! What a gorgeous hook! I can totally dream of winning this!
I like the aluminum crochet hooks with the rubber handles. They make crocheting longer easier.
I love Susan Bates Bamboo Hooks, they work best for me. Thanks for a great giveaway.
I am really fond of the ergonomic style hooks as they help my arthritic hands but I have some hooks similar to the birch hooks that are light weight and they work well too. The yarn in the giveaway is absolutely beautiful and if I don’t win, I will need to find out where I can acquire some.
I’ve only used metal and plastic hook and definitely prefer metal. I’d love to try other types!
Definitely Aluminum, but I”ve never used anything other than..
That’s such pretty yarn! And I love the look of that hook!
my newest favorite crochet hooks are the clover ones. I just recently purchased a set of them and that is all I have been using. I haven’t tried any of the wooded ones or any of the hand made ones. Would love to try them.
I never have enough hooks and would love to use this. The yarn is beautiful. This is a great giveaway!
I’ve only used aluminum but would LOVE to try this Birch wood one!
I have only used aluminum and plastic. Like aluminum better
I enjoy using different hooks but I have more aluminum hooks than hooks made from other materials.
I love using the clover hooks they fit nice in my hand. I do also like bamboo too.
I like wooden crochet hooks best. 🙂