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.
50 thoughts on “About Me”
Happy Birthday! I hope this is your best year ever and that your day is full of friends, family, laughter and great food!
I am no computer genius for certain, but I don’t think I have come across a program that is so difficult to use. Every time I try to open and copy a pattern for my wife, I’m directed to add a program or something else. I’m sure it must be easier than it looks, but I can’t find what button to push to copy a simple crochet pattern.
Hi Thomas, I am not sure what pattern you are trying to get?
What does the back side of your multiple colors blankets look like. I’m guessing the letters are backwards? Do the backs look messy like a cross stitch? I love love love doing c2c, but all the color changing looks scary and intimidating.
Hi I have just found the sweet treats CAL..Love it.I do not know where you are to put the life is sweet part?I can not see a photo of it or any info.Thank youJannett
Hi, I have an old email account i plan on closing and deleting, so that you dont have to send the emails to it. You can send it to my new one listed below. (Old account is [email protected]) if that helps. thanks and have a great day. 🙂
Is there a link directly to days 1-17 for the corner to corner version of the cal that just completed yesterday? I was on holiday when it started and came home with bronchitis…just starting to feel human again. Anyway I didn’t get anything downloaded due to these factors and I find it confusing to figure out where to go from the main page about the CAL with so much info on so many types. Please help!! Thanks so much.
Never mind, I found it! 🙂 It might be easier for everyone if the links for each day are stand alone posts because with so much info and so many clickables, it’s a bit overwhelming. Just a thought.
I am a lifetime member and I cannot get into my lifetime account. I lost the email that I used to sign in. Please adviseThank You
I was trying to down load the baby Yoda pattern that you have on your blog but it says page is not there. Do you know what I can do get the pattern. I am dying to make it.
So wheres the help doing the written part ??
I want to make the baby yoda C2C blanket but I can’t figure out how much yarn I need to buy. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t see where you list the yardage for each color. Am I missing something? Please, I would really appreciate some idea on how many skeins you used for each color and then I can figure out the yardage.
The yardage is based on hook size and yarn you us, and tension. It will be different for everyone. This post explains how to figure it out though! https://stardustgoldcrochet.com/c2c-yardage-calculator-how-much-yarn-do-i-need-for-my-c2c-blanket/
I am having a problem with registering for your website. Is there a way to reset the form and start over? My email is [email protected] Thanks for any assistance
Hi Tasha,I purchased a lifetime membership June 24, 2022. Since then I have not received any newsletters or emails, and I am unable to login to my account. It is also a bit distasteful that I cannot directly contact you and am having to put my personal business out in a public forum.
Hello Tasha. I thought that I may email you directly but I cannot figure it out – I have a question. I found you by searching for a fleur-de-lis design that was simple and easy to follow – yours looks like a winner. My question: I want to use the traditional blue and gold. Might you have any suggestions for me to use two colors with your pattern?
I love your updated version for the Raised Ripple Stitch. In doing a sample to be sure I understand your version, I can do all the rows fine until I get to repeating them. When I am doing row 3 again (which when repeating you will be working into row 5 below for the fptr), the beginning of the row does not work out right for me. I dc into the first sc, then it says to fptr around dc below next sc, however I do not have a dc below the next sc, it is a fptc, which is the second last stitch on row 5. What am I doing wrong? Thank you.
🤬I have been trying to download the Sweet Treats Gummi Bear every since it came out. I cant finish this beautiful afghan til I can get this piece to the afghan. Please can or would you just send this to me at [email protected]. I have downloaded everything else except that. Please help me!!! Thank you so much Sharon Leming
Would like the Sweet Treats book do I get for free because I am lifetime member and how do I do itThank you
HiIf i send you a photo can you create a c2c for me
Hi Tasha,I have messaged twice and received no response. I purchased the Sweet Treats CAL eBook a while ago. It has never shown up in my account and has never been emailed to me. If I do not receive it or at least a response soon I will be contacting PayPal for my refund.Thank youPS It would be nice if there was a way to contact you directly as this method is a bit ridiculous.
Why doesn’t my Sweet Treats CAL eBook show up in my downloads?
Hi, Tasha. I bought the SPRING Crochet Pattern Bundle via your link and I got the bonus email. But when I try to get a pattern it asks me for a password. What am I doing wrong?
Hi Sorry to bother you but I am really struggling to find the patterns for the Sweet Treats CAL C2C. I get the emails and it is like a weird scavenger hunt. Could this process not be made simpler. I spent an hour this morning trying to figure out where the CAL schedule and patterns are. I sadly do not have that amount of time to waste and when I can’t find and look at the patterns easily it does not make me want to purchase the pattern book. Solution please. Thanks Fiona
I love your patterns of the sweet treats but I haven’t got the 3rd square I got the first two could you please email it again thank you
Hi love your patterns of the sweet treats I have the first two squares I haven’t got the third square I don’t know if anyone else is having troubles getting the pattern thank you again
Hello Tasha,I’m trying to login to get the Colours Chunk Scarf from the Scrap Busting BH. I use the “forgot password” and the link it goes to will not accept any password I use. I do not know what my original password was either. The same thing happed with the x-bookmarks on the last BH, but I didn’t get a response from that inquiry either. The ravelry page in itself will not accept the code. Thanks
Hi I would really like to try the snowflake and hearts fair isle slouchy beanie but only the first two blog posts are accessible which are just introductory. Is there any way to get the free pattern?
i could not get the free X Marks the Spot Bookmark. I followed all directions and yet you still want the $5.50. Why? Thank you!
The link *should* apply it, but for some reason it messed up! I am so sorry – the code is XBOOKMARK.
I just bought a pattern and can not download. It says I’m not logged in and have a requested a password reset but no response.
Hi, trying to find the download for the fair isle cap and scarf. I went through 1-4 of stitch along but couldn’t find the download that was to be at the end. Thank you
Hi, I watched Marly Bird & Lindsey’s 24 days of Quickies this morning and your site was the only one that did not have the Quickie logo nor password to the free PDF are you going to provide one? It is now 5:07 pm EST and the freebie runs out I do love the coin purse, and would love to make my daughter one for Christmas. Can you provide me the ad free PDF? Thanking you in advance.
trying to download Rosie The Riveter Graphgan Download Crochet Patternbut I do not see the download button, I also just purchase the lifetime membership, and would like instruction on how your site works
im trying to figure out your pattern for the blanket cardigan I find it really hard to followI get its all sc and dc but what does the numbers on the other side tell you?? I don’t understand at all not trying to be rude maybe you can help melike the first row says sc and the other side says i think c2? I dont get what the c2 stands for or am I missing something?
I need to find someone who will design a pattern for me. I have tried stitchboard and others but I can not get the hang of it. I want an afghan 4 x 6 feet. I”m doing this for my granddaughter Reese. I would like the greek letters for the sorority Kappa Delta That would be K and a greek triangle for (Delta) and then her name at the bottom. The colors would be crismun red and grey. Maybe her name in a grey box, I would like it done in hdc stitch. Would you do something like this or recommed someone who does this.
Hi Pamela! I have a friend named Crystal at Crochet-a-Memory who can help with that! I can e-mail you her information if you would like – or you can try contacting her through her Facebook page. Here is her link: https://www.facebook.com/CrochetaMemory – her name is Crystal.
Hi,I want to learn how to make my own patterns, partly from pictures, photographs or to make my own on freehand. I have tried stitchfiddle but pictures and photographs are not good at all. What programs can i use? Tia
I use WinStitch – the paid version – I really love it. Check out this post: https://stardustgoldcrochet.com/2019/01/05/5-best-graphing-programs-for-c2c-corner-to-corner-and-graphgans/
Could you please design a “CHEER” beanie? It would be well-suited for Christmas. Thanks.
I sure can! What a great Idea! It may take me a few weeks though as I have a lot on my plate right now.
Hi I’ve been working through the c2c Halloween I was just wondering if you had uploaded how to finish?
The world got away with me and I never finished it! Here are a few great ways to sew squares together though and I’m hoping to get this finished soon – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ti0dqni4bU
I need help with the Baby Elvis pattern – I left a message at the end of it, but have not received a response.
I am doing the C2C unicorn blanket and for some reason I’m coming up short on stitches around row 35 on .. Is there a reason or a helpful hopefull tip. I cannot figure out where I messed up.
Did you get it fixed?
Hi. I bought a vintage pattern that uses a puff stitch flower motif for the baby blanket. For the first time in 50 plus years that I’ve been crocheting the pattern instructions have me stumped. Is there a way you can make a tutorial to help me. I am making it for a good friend who is having a baby girl next month. She saw the pattern and fell in love
Oh wow I am JUST now seeing this. I sure hope you were able to figure out the puff stitch.
Hi I saw this cute C2C unicorn blanket on pintrest but I was wondering can u do it in sc crochet instead? I’m not a fan of C2C and like making them in sc. Thanks