I’m a work in progress 💜
A little about me – I have a great sense of humor, appreciate kindness, and grateful for every day. I’m no spring chicken, but certainly not fully cooked either! 🙃
I strive to inspire through crochet. Learning to crochet is a journey, and I am here to help you learn.
Teaching is a passion of mine too. I’d love to pass along this skill to as many people possible. I have a ton of free patterns, video tutorials, and love to host blog hops & crochet alongs.
I wish I could say I have a niche…I don’t (can you call sharing all the love and crochet patterns a niche? lol)
I love to learn ALL the things, so often you’ll find a mix of wearables, home decor, blankets, & amigurumi patterns.
Crochet is for all ages, and I strive to combine old techniques with the new to create exciting designs, like my crochet VANS slippers. I saw a lot of converse out there, but I like VANS ;). So I had to make them up <3.
How I Learned to Crochet
When I was a little girl, my grandmother had this plastic 70’s table-cloth. It had yellow and orange flowers, with hints of that avocado green speckled throughout it.
It also had yellow fringe tassels around the entire thing. I would sit there and braid the tassels. Endless hours of braiding tassels.
One day, my grandmother said “if you want to do something with your hands, let me teach you to crochet.” So we sat down and she started teaching me. I fell in love with it.
In 2017, I was house-bound taking care of my elderly father, he was quite sick and couldn’t be left alone, or be taken out of the house much either.
I picked up grandma’s hooks, bought some yarn, and started crocheting again. Because I was a full-time caregiver, I wondered if there was a way to bring in some extra money using this wonderful craft.
I tell you what – I was so happy to discover there was! Pattern writing :). First, I started writing down steps while I was crocheting, then began studying how to write patterns, and from there I blossomed into a full-fledged crochet designer/blogger.
I’ve met so many wonderful people, crafters, and fellow designers.
While I was taking care of my father, I was also working on a graduate certificate in Bioinformatics, but I ended up dropping my program because of my own health issues. I used my knowledge in math and programming to create some fun crochet calculators though! So not all is lost.
I love this crochet journey and there is no other place I’d rather be than crocheting here with you.
When I am not crocheting, designing, or making how-to videos – I skate. I mean, I skate a lot….
and spending time with my beautiful daughter and grandson, who just made the honor roll btw! He says he wants to be just like Jonah of Jonah’s Hands… now if can just teach HIM to crochet
I’m always here to help you learn. and so happy to help, so please send me a message if there is something you want to talk about or learn. I look forward to meeting you!
I love to collaborate with other creators, yarn companies, and bloggers, so please feel free to send me a message, I’d love to work with you.