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About CrochetAmore

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  • Birthday 08/19/1965


  • Real Name
    April Moreland
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  • Biography
    My name is April and I am a crochet designer living in NE Ohio. My design style is rather diverse. I enjoy making everything from afghans to amigurumi, purses to potholders, and more. I am always working to create new and unique designs.

    My patterns can be found on the web in my ravelry shop under the name crochetamore, in my craftsy shop under the name Crochet Amore, or on my website;
  • Location
    NE Ohio
  • Interests
    crochet, knit, most needlecrafts in general
  • Occupation
    Crochet Designer
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    Since 1975
  • Favorite things to crochet
    Afghans, purses/totes, dishcloths, potholders, amigurumi.
  1. Sorry Tiff, I will have more in the future I'm sure. I can add you to my earburn list on Ravelry if you'd like.
  2. I sometimes think I underprice my things too. But then other times I'm not so sure. So far I've just been going by what I see others charging for the same type of pattern, but then I wonder how they got their price. LOL
  3. I always have trouble deciding how to price my original designs. I try to get a feel for what others are asking for the same types of patterns, but I'm wondering if any of the long time idie designers have a formula they are willing to share. Thank you in advance for your input.
  4. Thank you Kathy! I got your pm and responed via email.
  5. Hi WendySue, I sent you a PM
  6. The pattern should be easy, but you will need basic knowledge of working in the round, color change, etc. Testers will need the following materials: Size F/5/3.75mm hook; 1 ½ oz worsted weight yarn^; (2) 12mm black safety eyes; 12” length of black embroidery floss (or similar); stitch marker; fiberfill; tapestry needle. ^Approx 1/2 oz face color, 1/2 oz tail color, and ½ oz assorted scraps for stripe color of Red Heart Super Saver was used for sample project. Darby is approximately 8 inches long x 3 inches tall. I need testers to check for any pattern errors, inconsistencies, or grammatical errors, and provide feedback about the pattern in general. I'd like to have testing completed by next weekend (3/23). Testers will receive a free copy of the final pattern. If you would like to test please respond here. Thanks for reading!
  7. I believe this is the stitch pattern you are talking about. To make an afghan start with a longer chain. If you want the colors different on each side then just alternate colors between rows. e.g. color A for all even rows, color B for all odd rows... This stitch would make a very heavy blanket.
  8. Looks great! I like the color changes
  9. Thank you!!
  10. Thank you all for the compliments!
  11. My latest pattern is now available for free pdf download on Ravelry. Enjoy! For some reason it won't let me link to the direct download... If you have trouble accessing the link above please let me know.
  12. Nope, Joann's haven't changed. I just bought a book there last week with a coupon. I've also used the coupon at Hobby Lobby for a book. ACMoore and Michaels won't allow you to use a coupon on books or magazines though. And Joann's has thier magazines "on sale" for 10% off all the time so you can't use the coupon on those. As for feeling guilty? Nah... it makes me happy to buy new yarn and such. As long as the necessities are covered why shouldn't I do something that will give me a little pleasure? No need to feel guilty about that!
  13. Thank you all for the compliments! I have another one in the works that will have a dragonfly in the center. I'm such a slow knitter though, it will take me a while to get it finished.
  14. Is there a legend near the top of the pattern that defines the stitches used? Although it does appear to be a typo because the first part of that row says fps, then it switches. But with the unusual "Cast off" instruction at the end I don't want to assume that it's a post st. Is this an antique pattern? Maybe the fps is an abbreviation that is no longer in use. Is there a picture of the finished project that you can tell what stitch might have been used? After looking at the picture again, I believe this might actually be a european pattern. The beginning is a ch 2, but at the end you tr and join to the ch 2... that suggests this is UK terminology... jmo, of course