Tag Archives: Designer

Book Winner!!!

The winner of the book giveaway, The Finer Edge by Kristin Omdahl, is Jen of lpcrochet!!! I hope you enjoy it!!!

Keep your eyes open folks for future giveaways. Talk soon. Erin


Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #8

Meet the newest model in Michele Maks’ lineup – little Miss Emma!

Susan Tobia’s Mr. Loopy toy and Michele Maks’ striped blanket.

Kathryn White’s Lullaby Serenade Babyghan with matching hat and toy.

Michele Maks’ Round Rippled Blanket.

Michele Maks’ Ruffled Squares Blanket with accompanying hat and sweatsuit.

Is little Miss Emma adorable or what!

For more information about these and other designs, or for more information about the up and coming online magazine site, check out Michele Maks’ blog at http://msmaks.blogspot.com/2013/04/what-i-did-today.html

Til next time, let Miss Emma’s smile and joy of life bring a little sunshine to your day.


Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #7

Feeling Blue? So are the designers of these fabulous designs!

Sue Solakian’s Grannies by the Sea

Susan Tobia’s Circle Game

Christy Schaffer McMahon’s Nautical Collar

And Michele Maks’ Baby Star which looks like a starfish!

For more information check out Michele Maks’ blog at http://msmaks.blogspot.com/2013/04/persistence-of-crochet.html

Til next time, have a GREAT day!


Design Competition held by the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA)

The CGOA’s annual Design Competition for 2013 will be accepting electronic entries starting August 1, 2013 with deadline of entries to be received Sept. 6, 2013. You must be a member of the CGOA to participate. To join or for more information go to http://www.crochet.org

1 year’s membership in the CGOA is $35 and comes with a free subscription to Crochet! Magazine.

The Competition judging and awards ceremony will take place in Charlotte, NC at the CGOA Conference, Oct. 2-6, 2013. You do not have to attend the conference to participate or win.

Prizes are: Grand Prize – $1,000; 1st – $300, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100 in each of the 6 categories.


1.Fashion: garments fitted to the body, including sweaters, tops, jackets, skirts, gowns and dresses.

2. Accessories: larger fashion accessories not fitted to the body, including wraps, shawls, and capes.

3. Small Accessories: anything small scale, socks, scarves, cowls, hats, bags, belts and jewelry.

4. Afghans and Home Decor: any and all afghans, throws, blankets and bed or sofa covers and any décor items not in thread.

5. Thread Crochet: anything made with crochet thread or lace/fine weight yarns, including doilies, baby items, garments and accessories.

6. Artistic Expressions: designs more artistic rather than functional in nature, including free-form and mixed media pieces, hangings, sculpture, wearable art, amigurumi and novelty items.

If you are unsure of the category, do not worry, entries may be shifted to the most appropriate category at the discretion of the committee/judges. If your entry is an ensemble or grouping, please include no more than three individual elements or pieces per single entry. You may submit as many entries in as many categories as you like.

Fees:  A $15 fee is required for the first entry plus $10 for each additional separate entry (make one check for all entries payable to CGOA). Entry fees cover return shipping, but you are responsible for the cost of shipping your design to the receiving location by the deadline, September 6, 2013.

I plan to enter some things this year. I hope you will take a look at the CGOA and see for yourself what it is all about!



Tour Through Crochet Country! A Mention

On March 22, 2013, I was mentioned in the Crochetville’s A Tour Thru Crochet Country Blog Tour. Here is the post:

March 22: A Tour through Crochet Country

Posted by  on March 22, 2013 at 6:52 am

You’ve arrived at A Tour Through Crochet Country! During March 2013, Crochetville is hosting a daily designer blog tour in celebration of National Crochet Month. Each day, we visit the blogs of one or two crochet designers, who share something with us — a free crochet pattern or tutorial, a peek into their studio or a-day-in-the-life, a coupon code, or something else special. Join us each day for a new surprise!On our 22nd day of A Tour through Crochet Country, we’re visiting Erin Boland and Jenny King.Today’s Stop 1: Visit Erin BolandJ. Erin Boland is a crochet designer who likes to use a mix of simple stitches and uncomplicated construction, yet produce an exquisite item. Her patterns have been published in crochet magazines and Mary Maxim catalog. She learned to crochet from her grandmother, and the tradition of crochet spans many generations in her family.

Erin’s Triple-Thick Potholder looks lacy and beautiful, yet is very thick, made from three separate layers.

Triple-Thick Potholder

Triple-Thick Potholder
Published in Crochet! Magazine, July 2011

Erin’s Non-Stop Cowl looks perfect for the unpredictable spring weather we’re having!

Non-Stop Cowl

Non-Stop Cowl
Available on Ravelry

Please check in at the Tour of Crochet Country Link above to find out more about the other wonderful designers in the Tour. They have some of the most beautiful crochet designs I have seen. Then check out their pages!

Thanks for checking in! Chat soon!