You’ve discovered my hobby.
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.
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. Another terrific resource is RepeatCrafterMe, with many smaller projects for folks new to the craft.
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 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.
Latest Crochet Blog Posts
- Santa Cruz County Fair 2022 – My Work Won Ribbons!It’s rare for me to get feedback on things I’ve… More Santa Cruz County Fair 2022 – My Work Won Ribbons!
- The Whimsy of the MandalaI made these six-inch mandalas for Katie to sell with… More The Whimsy of the Mandala
- Crochet Sweaters Wrapped in WarmthThe best thing about crocheting a sweater is that I… More Crochet Sweaters Wrapped in Warmth
- Crocheted Purses: Personal and UniqueI love making bags. These are my higher-end bags. They… More Crocheted Purses: Personal and Unique