Day 18: A Tour Through Crochet Country – This Is Crochet

Happy NatCroMo!

TurquoizBlue - This Is CrochetWelcome to my website and blog!  Today Crochetville’s A Tour through Crochet Country features me and Tammy Hildebrand for CGOA.  I have enjoyed following along with Crochetville on the tour, visiting the blogs of all the CGOA members, and blogging about everyone here.  I decided to challenge myself to see if I could blog everyday during NatCroMo because in the past I have been a sporadic blogger.  I tip my hat to all of you who blog daily.

Tammy was one of the featured designers on March 13, and today she is sharing her experiences as the current CGOA Vice President.  Be sure to visit the CGOA blog to read Tammy’s interview.

I am a CGOA Professional member, and I love to crochet fashion, accessories, and home décor.  I also teach crochet and knitting.  My work has been in Interweave Crochet and Crochet World magazines, and my patterns can be purchased at the Interweave Store, KnitPicks, Ravelry, and my blog.  I recently finished school, and I am glad to be able to get back to doing more crochet designing.  I live in Atlanta, Georgia, and I spend a lot of time with my four grandchildren.

Waffle Crochet HeadbandHere is a free pattern that I would like to share.  It is for my Waffle Crochet Headband.  You can download the pattern directly from my Ravelry store, or from This Is Crochet if you would like to sign up to receive the monthly newsletter.

I’m celebrating NatCroMo by giving away a Knook Beginner Set – Medium Weight Yarn.  Leave me a comment in this post and tell me what you are doing for NatCroMo by March 31, and I will use a random number generator to select a recipient from the posts.

The Crochet Guild of America (“CGOA”) offers many benefits to its members, including two annual conferences, a crochet Masters program, a Professional Development day, an annual design contest, and a subscription to Crochet! magazine.  The CGOA also allows its members to apply for professional status.  There are two professional levels — Associate Professional and Professional.  One of the most-beneficial opportunities for me was being able to receive mentoring when I became an Associate Professional member.

Project Night Night is the charity that was chosen to be highlighted this month.  It is a non-profit organization that provides care packages to homeless children.  The care packages contain a tote bag, blanket, reading book, and a stuffed animal.  We are asking everyone to help us support Project Night Night by crocheting a small blanket or making a financial donation.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, and I hope you are enjoying the tour.  As you continue on the tour, I ask this one thing: take time to leave a comment to let the bloggers know that you stopped by or visit and like their Facebook pages.  We love to interact with other crocheters.

Take care,


Tomorrow’s featured designers are Julie Oparka and Cari Clement for CGOA.

Previous Blog Tours

Please take a moment to visit the blogs of these previous designers and show them some NatCroMo love!

Day 17:   Brenda Bourg and Susan Lowman for CGOA

Day 16:   Laurinda Reddig

Day 15:  Andee Graves and Kimberly McAlindin

Day 14:  Jocelyn Sass and Jennifer E Ryan

Day 13:  Tammy Hildebrand and Marty Miller

Day 12:  Pam Daley and Deb Burger

Day 11:  Joy Prescott and Donna Childs

Day 10:  Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten and Renee Rodgers

Day 9:  Dawn Cogger and Angela Whisnant

Day 8:  Andrea Graciarena and LeAnna Lyons

Day 7:  Jennifer Cirka and Annette Stewart

Day 6:  Edie Eckman and Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby

Day 5:  Mary Jane Hall and Lindsey Stephens

Day 4:  Amy O’Neill Houck and Akua Lezli Hope

Day 3:  Phyllis Serbes and Mona Muhammad

Day 2:  Ellen Gormley and Nancy Nehring

Day 1:  Jenny King and Shelby Allaho

Mark you calendars to come back for the This Is Crochet blog tour stop on March 18.  More to come . . .

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23 thoughts on “Day 18: A Tour Through Crochet Country – This Is Crochet

  1. I’m celebrating this month by getting my yarns stocked up and organized! Along with that I am creating a new crochet bag using cotton thread in bright colors!

  2. Enjoyed reading your blog, I have been reading all of the crochet tour everyday.
    Keep on crocheting!

  3. Im participating in the NATCROMO Ravelry group in celebration of the event- plus particpated/led two CAL’s in a group on Ravelry as well!
    Thank you for a lovely blog post and for sharing your headband pattern with us. I’m off to Rav. to download it to my library now. 🙂 Happy NATCROMO!

  4. Love the headband pattern! Will be making some for my middle daughter. She does cross country and the wide version looks like it will hold her hair back perfectly!

  5. I am working on a baby blanket that I will donate. I am also making some squares that will be made into an afghan for a Crochetville member who is having surgery.

  6. I’m alternating between crocheting a “Marvin the Martian” toque for a friend and working on “Lucky Pennies”

    Canada’s discontinued the penny and they are officially being collected by the banks for destruction. I’m turning the great big jar of them that I’ve accumulated over the years into little crocheted charms that I’m leaving around and about for strangers to find …

    I think it’s a better end than being slagged and it’s good therapy for me (agoraphobic) as the materials to make them are eminently portable. ^_^

  7. I enjoyed reading about you during the tour. I am participating in NatCroMo on Ravelry with the other party animals 🙂 I’m doing quite a bit of freeform and also having a blast with the Scavenger Hunt. I’m also doing some hats for friends of mine that have asked me to make their twin girls flower hats for Easter.

  8. Love your giveaway,so generous of you.Also lovely to offer free pattern.Happy Crochet month!!!What better day to celebrate it than to crochet =o),maybe learn new stitch.Have a lovely day.

  9. I am making lots of headbands that hopefully will go with Easter outfits for my gdaughter and neices. Also refresher crochet lesson for my sister when we were visiting my sister in Houston last week!

  10. For National Crochet Month I am trying to finish all of the projects that I have started and never finished. There are 2 right now, a scarf and a hot water bottle cover.

  11. I’m crocheting a shoulder and arm cover-up for my daughter. It’s not exactly like a shrug since she doesn’t want her back covered. It’s been interesting designing it.

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