A Tour Through Crochet Country

I am honored to be part of the “Tour thru Crochet Country” blog tour organized by Amy Shelton and Donna Hulke of Crochetville. I love that this is a great way to celebrate National Crochet Month and the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America).

I’ve been a CGOA member since the summer of 2008 and it has been the way I’ve met all sorts of crochet friends. Before CGOA I was crocheting and creating in a vacuum, now I get to share my love of crochet with thousands of folks. You can find out more about CGOA and join this wonderful organization at their website: Crochet.org.

As my gift to all you wonderful folks stopping by for the tour I wanted to offer a new heart pattern. I’ve been posting a heart pattern the last couple of years for Valentine’s Day, but this February got away from me.  Seems quite appropriate to celebrate NatCroMo with a heart pattern though, since we all love crochet.

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Crocheted Love Sample photo

Crocheted Love

designed by Andee Graves

Pattern is in US terminology.

Finished size will depend on the size of yarn and hook you use. The heart in the photo was made with Cascade 220 Superwash and a Size G-6/4mm hook.

Start with an adjustable slip knot

Round 1: Ch 4, 12 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st in top of ch-4.

Round 2: Sk 2 sts, 7 Tr in next st, dc next st, 2 dc next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, sl st in top of previous dc, 2 dc) in next st, 2 dc next 2 sts, dc next st, 7 Tr next st, sl st between last dc and join of Round 1. Fasten off, pull beginning tail to close center snugly, weave in ends.

Crocheted Love Diagram copy

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Now that you are making quick little hearts, how about using some to embellish simple crocheted blankets for Project Night Night.

Project Night Night is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year to homeless children. Each package consists of a new sturdy tote bag with a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children’s book, and a stuffed animal. These comfort objects help to reduce the trauma of homelessness for the children served by Project Night Night. Both the handmade blankets and stuffed animals provide the children with objects of love and security.

You can help all of us on this tour help Project Night Night by making and sending in new crocheted blankets (50” x 60” or smaller) and/or making financial donations. A group effort will help us do more for Project Night Night than any of us could possibly do on our own.

For more information about Donating a Blanket to Project Night Night visit this webpage.

For more information about Donating Money to Project Night Night visit this webpage.

And please stop by here to add your donations to our group tally.

Thanks for stopping by today. Remember to visit the other stops (listed below) on the Tour through Crochet Country all during March.

List of Stops Along the Tour

Click on any designer’s name to go directly to their blog.

While you are invited to visit any site at any time, a designer’s post created specifically for A Tour through Crochet Country will not be posted until his or her scheduled date.

March 1Jenny KingShelby Allaho
March 2Ellen GormleyNancy Nehring
March 3Phyllis SerbesMona Muhammad
March 4Amy O’Neill HouckAkua Hope
March 5Mary Jane HallLindsey Stephens
March 6Edie EckmanShannon Mullett-Bowlsby
March 7Jennifer CirkaAnnette Stewart
March 8Andrea GraciarenaLeAnna Lyons
March 9Dawn CoggerAngela Whisnant
March 10Andrea Lyn Van BenschotenRenee Rodgers
March 11Joy PrescottDonna Childs
March 12Pam DaleyDeb Burger
March 13Tammy HildebrandMarty Miller
March 14Jocelyn SassJennifer E Ryan
March 15Andee GravesKimberly McAlindin
March 16Laurinda Reddig
March 17Brenda Bourg
March 18Rhonda Davis
March 19Julie Oparka
March 20April Garwood
March 21Alaina Klug
March 22Erin Boland
March 23Margaret Hubert
March 24Bonnie Barker
March 25Kim GuzmanSusan Huxley
March 26Susan LowmanMichele Maks
March 27Marie SegaresBrenda Stratton
March 28Kathy WhiteLori Carlson
March 29Amy SheltonDonna Hulka
March 30Linda DeanKristin Dragos
March 31Karen C K BallardGwen Blakley-Kinsler

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