Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year!

Entwine Magazine January Cover

Happy New Year Rockers!

2013 was a great year for me personally and for Crochet Rochelle too. My passion for crochet grows daily, as does my idea list for new patterns and projects. There are not enough hours in a day for me to pursue all that I want to accomplish in my crochet work...not if my family wants dinner and clean clothes anyway.

In 2013 I tried new techniques, followed other crochet designers' progress and sites, made some new crochet friends on Ravelry and Facebook, and grew my little blog and Facebook page little bit by little bit. Yesterday, I crossed the 1,000+ fans mark on Facebook and that was very cool.

In October, I received an email from the owner and editor of Entwine Magazine (then called Inspired) asking if I would like to submit a pattern for publication in one of their 2014 issues. I was stunned. And delighted! I did a little dance. Made a little noise. My hubby rolled his eyes, in a supportive way.

I had just finished creating a new hat pattern called the Amelia Cloche that I planned to publish on my blog, inspired by my great-grandma and the style of the 1920's and 30's. So I thought, "hey, why not submit and see what happens?" I called my dearest friend and personal photographer Lisa (Hey Girl!) and begged for help photographing the new hat.

The divine Miss M.

Lucky for me, she also has an adorable 5 year old daughter who was perfect as our model. (And extremely patient.) One thing led to another and the pattern was ready, photos were taken and the whole thing sent off to Entwine Magazine.

Long story short - I landed a spot in the January 2014 issue. Then as icing on my cupcake, the editor emailed me right before New Year's and asked if they could use one of Lisa's images for their cover! Sweetness. That is all. So yeah, I have a pattern published in a digital crochet magazine that other people can purchase and subscribe to. I'm in crochet heaven. Want the pattern?

You can purchase a copy of Entwine Magazine's January issue here ->

Or like them on Facebook here ->

[Come February, I'll have the pattern available for purchase on Ravelry. I'll keep you posted on that too.]

2014 is shaping up to be a fabulous year for me. And I expect it to be wonderful for you too! Here's to crochet, rocking the hook and trying new things this year! Thank you so much for sticking with me, following my blog, my Facebook page, Pinterest boards and Twitter feed. It's very humbling to have such a fabulous fan base and people who look forward to what I come up with next. I love sharing crochet with you!

Rock the hook.


Don't forget to rock with me over at Facebook, Pinterest and on Ravelry.

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