Katherine, Crochet Cardigan Shawl Pattern – Katherine didn’t like being stood up. Sure, he always had good excuses. Sure, he was busy. But there was a protocol for occurrences like this. A brief text, or a call, if he was able. She looked around the lobby of the chain hotel they had managed to locate at the last . . .
The Basics Crochet Scarf Pattern – You see, I think, if you’re gonna learn a new skill you gotta have fun doing it! The amazing beauty of this scarf is, you get to learn and practice the stitches on a scarf that ends up looking much more complicated than it was to make. . .
Natalie Crochet Scarf Pattern – Natalie pulled the package from the mail slot at the bottom of her three-story walk-up. She liked getting birthday gifts. She liked parties, she liked dressing up – she like being the center of attention. She thought the world would be a perfect place if. . .
In 2001 I taught myself to crochet after meeting my boyfriend’s grandmother. He became my husband and now crochet is a HUGE part of my life, how’s that for serendipity?!
In 2006 we were expecting our first child and although I was excited I also felt sad that I didn’t have a way to stay home with my baby. At 23 weeks I began to have pre-term labor so my doctor promptly put me on bed-rest. Being put on bed-rest gave me the opportunity to look into how I could use my crochet skills to stay home with my son. During that time I found a small website called Etsy and opened a shop. That was going to be my way of staying home. Unfortunately, being pregnant affects everyone differently and for me it was a complete lack of focus. Try as I might, I completed only one project throughout my whole time on bed-rest. But discovering Etsy and the possibilities was a breakthrough.
In January of 2011 after a few years of working on and off and having another baby I decided to send a pattern for publication in a magazine. . .
Whenever I share patterns, especially foreign patterns that use charts, I usually hear the same complaint: I don’t know how to read a crochet chart. Reading a crochet chart is not something you pick up along the way, it’s something you learn because you have a very good reason…
The first time I realized there were yarn materials other than acrylic I jumped for joy! I started to sell crochet pieces but they didn’t’ always work up well with acrylic yarns. Since acrylic was the most readily available material I thought I didn’t have a choice.