My Crochet Garden

I love to crochet. I learned from a woman I cared for when I was 11. Gramma Watson was in her 90s and lived next door. I was hired to keep her company, but truly, she was the one who gave me a gift for life. She taught me to crochet, and we’d sit together, hooking, talking, and watching Mike Douglas. It turns out I’m not the only one with fond memories of loved ones regarding stitchcraft.

Pet fashion: want a sweater for your animal?

I do accept commissions. If there’s something you want, let’s talk. My least favorite is blankets – mostly because I struggle with staying engaged for that long. But I do make them! I like clothes, decorations, and accessories.

Starting or expanding your crochet network.

I recommend joining Crochet Crowd Stitch Social on Facebook. There are many helpful people, great ideas, and patterns with tutorials that will help you create something amazing. Two other terrific resources are RepeatCrafterMe, with many smaller projects for folks new to the craft, and the ADHD Craft Corner, which is endlessly relatable for anyone with a craft room that has oozed out of all it’s edges.

I’m trying to post things I’ve made so you can see what’s possible. Here are my categories:
purses & bags, sweaters, blankets, banners & graphgans, mandalas, amigurumi (critters), plant hangers/pot covers, pillows, snoodies, scarves, and more. You’ll also notice there are some furry freelancers who “help” me at times.

Beyond the hook.

I entered items in the local county fair and got to demo on a Friday and talk to folks about the craft. It was wonderful to meet intergenerational families with stories about family members who crochet or knit. I won a few ribbons and donated one piece to our local Diversity Center, which netted $250 in a silent auction. I’m always looking for ways to use crochet for community building, connecting people, and bringing a smile to someone’s face. If you notice, crocheters are notorious for their generosity.

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