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It’s time for May's Designer Showcase! Once a month I have one of my favorite designers share a bit about themselves, and then I follow it up by sharing my 5 favorite free patterns that they’ve designed! This month I’m thrilled and honored to have Kim Guzman, blogger, designer, and crochet inspiration to millions!
Kim has designed hundreds and hundreds of patterns, written several books, and is a world renowned crochet expert. While she is perhaps best known for her knowledge of Tunisian crochet (see the Leisure Arts book above!), she's got amazing patterns in a variety of styles, including her latest, Drop Stitch Crochet! Before I get too gushy, let's hear from Kim.
"There isn't often a day when you won't find me without a crochet hook or my knitting needles in my hands! Turning these loves into a full-time career that fulfills my desire for creativity is like a dream come true." Kim Guzman is an award-winning teacher and crochet pattern designer. She writes a variety of patterns including garments, home decor, accessories and gift items. Kim has authored nearly 20 books, most of them in her favorite form of crochet--Tunisian crochet. Tunisian crochet offers Kim more flexibility in her designing due to its unique look, which can mimic knitting or weaving, depending on the stitches used while still maintaining crochet's ease. Being able to combine these looks together in one project brings all needlework together and makes Tunisian crochet a favorite among many. You may often hear that Tunisian crochet is the "step-child" of knitting and crochet. "Not so," says Kim, "it's more like the best of both worlds!" Kim's portfolio of her work can be found at KimGuzman.com. Or, you can follow her on her blog where she discusses the day-to-day activities of designing as well as her newly-found pastime of canning and preserving food.
Amazing, right? Kim is all over the web too - yay internet! Her youtube video tutorials are fantastic, and she's also on Pinterest, and has all these great sites:
Main Page: http://www.kimguzman.com
Free patterns: http://www.crochetkim.com
Indie Sales: http://www.kimanedesigns.net
Crochet Beauty: http://www.makeitcrochet.com
She's truly a major figure in the world of crochet, and an inspiration to everyone she meets, always generous with her time, knowledge, and talents. Here are 5 of her free crochet patterns that I want to share with you today!
5 Free Crochet Patterns on CrochetKim.com
Click on the name of the patterns you like to go to their pattern pages!
- Pineapple Caress Wrap - Perfect for the changing seasons!
- His Aspen Scarf - So great to see such a fab pattern for guys!
- Honey Sweet Baby Blanket - Tunisian cables make this a standout gift for any new parent!
- Spring Shawl - The stitching here is fantastic! Gorgeous example of what you can do with broomstick lace.
- Elegant Hat - Picture perfect!
Thank you so much to Kim for being featured in the fifth Moogly Designer Showcase! I hope you've enjoyed learning more about Kim Guzman and all the amazing work she has done for the world of crochet! But don't be intimidated - she as sweet as can be, so if you stop by KimGuzman.com, be sure to say hello!
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i'VE JUST COME ACROSS YOUR 2014 cal. i SEE FROM THE SCHEDULE THAT THERE SHOULD BE THREE PATTERNS FOR mAY--BUT THE LAST ONE YOUR CALENDAR LINKS TO IS #8/APRIL. wHERE CAN i FIND THE MAY BLOCKS?
Hi Ruth! The latest CAL update is at https://www.mooglyblog.com/moogly-cal-block-10/ and it links to all the past blocks. The newest block will be released on Thursday this week! 🙂
Is there a free pattern for the darling red hat you are wearing?❤
The hat pattern is only available in my online class, Learn Tunisian Crochet, with Annie's Online Classes.
I love how Kim Guzman explains Tunisian crochet. I have seen several of her YouTube videos and she is so easy to understand and explains everything in an easy to understand manner.
Thank you. 🙂