CrochetKitten

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About CrochetKitten

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  • Birthday August 22

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  • Real Name
    Stacy Vaka
  • Ravelry ID
    AnimatorsWife
  • Biography
    I run Crochet Kitten along with my cat, Selena Kyle. I'm a stay-at-home mom who learned the art of crochet from my aunt when I was 12. My designs reflect the interests of the household, primarily dance and childhood things.
  • Location
    Virginia
  • Occupation
    Crochet Designer
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    Since 1996
  • Favorite things to crochet
    Clothing
  • Favorite Hook
    Wood
  1. The CAL begins today! See this post for all the details on how to enter the giveaway: http://cgoanow.blogspot.com/2016/02/across-board-cal-diamond-trellis.html
  2. I'm so sorry to hear that, but I'm glad you brought this up, because this is actually something that the board members have been concerned about in the last few months--that crocheters don't think there is any benefit to joining, so why join? This, quite frankly, was my own feeling about it for the longest time. I do know that the board members are focusing this year on helping members get the most out of their membership, though, which is part of the reason they started this CAL. They realized that many members don't even know they get free exclusive patterns like this one. I also think you experience more from being a member when you join a local chapter. I can't speak for all of them, but I discovered my own local chapter has been a wonderful resource for me as a crocheter. They have monthly classes that teach new techniques, an ongoing charity project, and are discussing planning a retreat for later in the year. If you decide to join again, I would definitely recommend checking out a local meeting.
  3. March is National Crochet Month, and the Crochet Guild of America is going to be kicking off the festivities with a very special crochet-along (CAL). Did you know that one of the many benefits of joining the Crochet Guild is free access to exclusive crochet patterns for members only? It’s true! And beginning February 29th, we’ll be hosting a CAL for CGOA’s members-only Across the Board Crochet 2015 afghan pattern. The Across the Board afghan was designed by CGOA’s own board members. It’s made up of seven different strips, each of which feature a different crochet technique. If you ever wanted to expand your crochet skills, now’s the time! Some of the featured techniques you may have never seen before, plus we’ll be having giveaways throughout the CAL! The CAL will run from February 29th - June 19th, and everything you need to know about it may be found on this post on CGOA Now!. Note: While the pattern is free, you do have to be a CGOA member in good standing to download it.
  4. It's that time of year when everyone starts thinking about making winter accessories, so this week only my Outdoor Thermal Cozies pattern is on sale 50% off--no coupon code needed! It includes a hat, cowl, and wrist warmers--sizes Toddler through Adult--and can be customized with either a striped edging or picot edging. You can make winter accessories for the entire family with one single pattern! You can read more about the pattern here. Thank you for looking!
  5. I've got a new crochet scale maille design that I'm in love with, and to celebrate, I'm hosting a giveaway! Doesn't this remind you of an angel's wing? You can enter to win on this post until October 21st EDT. Thanks for looking!
  6. UPDATE: I've got all the testers I need and the test is going to be conducted off-forum. Thank you for looking! Pattern Information Pattern Description: Scale maille bra and belt set using the technique described in this tutorial. Pattern Style: Written in US terms Skill Level: Experienced. Without the scales, it would be intermediate, but working with the scales adds a level of difficulty. Yarn/Material/Tools Required: Yarn and scales will be provided. You provide the hook (size J or size needed to obtain gauge). Tester Information Number of Testers Needed: 3 Approximate Time Required to Complete Project: 8-24 hours, depending on size made (pattern is available in sizes XS-5X). Deadline: NOVEMBER 4 Tester Experience: Experienced crocheters needed. No experience with scale maille is necessary, as long as you're eager (and quick) to learn new techniques. If interested, please PM me with examples of your work or a link to your Ravelry profile where I can see your work. Tester Responsibilities: Crochet the pattern as written and alert me to any potential mistakes. Make comments or suggestions as to making the pattern easier to read. You will be required to send a photo of your gauge square before beginning the pattern. Any Special Software Requirements: A PDF reader is all that is necessary. Compensation While this is a voluntary position, I will provide you with the yarn and notions needed to complete the pattern and the project made during testing is yours to keep. You will also receive a free copy of the finished pattern. More info on the benefits of being a regular tester for me can be found on this post. Thanks for looking!
  7. My daughter & I are getting ready for summer, and so I designed this mermaid swimsuit cover-up for trips to the beach! I've made it available in sizes 2T to children's 16. Pattern is available here. Thanks for looking!
  8. I can't believe I forgot to post this before! I've got a new costume pattern set inspired by the peacock. More info can be found here. Thanks for looking!
  9. I just made these for my Little Angel. Thought I'd share the pattern for everyone. It's available for free here. Thanks for looking!
  10. I created this pattern for Crochetville's designer blog tour. I'm just posting here ICYMI. This fedora pattern is sized from preemie to adult male. It's available for free here. Enjoy!
  11. This is a pattern I created for my beginner's crochet class. Between the hat and the scarf, pretty much all of the crochet basics are covered. While I designed them to be used in tandem with my crochet tutorials, they are written as stand alone patterns, and if anyone else would like to use them in their crochet classes, they have my permission to do so. More info can be found here. Thanks for looking!
  12. D'oh! There's a link in my signature, but I meant to put it big in the post so all could see. The pattern is here. Sorry about that! My toddler must've been distracting me.
  13. This set is made with a technique called Crochet Stockinette (free tutorial can be found on my blog). Unlike slip stitch crochet, the fabric is made with a variation on the half double crochet, so it works up quickly and results in a soft, stretchy fabric with excellent drape. Pattern can be found here. Thanks for looking!
  14. This is a pattern for the belly dance ladies, or anyone who's ever wanted to play dress-up as a mermaid or dragon lady. It combines two crochet techniques: Crocodile Stitch and beaded crochet for a truly rich look. More info can be found here. Thanks for looking!