I first learned to crochet when I was a child, I think in what is now called middle school. My maternal grandmother was special to me and she is the one who taught me.
I crocheted off and on over the years, not realizing you could make anything besides Afghans. My mother, later in life, crocheted all the time. All of the family got many Afghans or blankets from Mom every year at Christmas.
After I retired in 2014, I began crocheting every day. That is when I first discovered YouTube and realized what a valuable tool that was for learning! I have voraciously watched, learning new stitches and discovering shawls and ponchos and scarves and beanies! What a treasure trove!
I already had an Etsy store. I made single decade finger rosaries. Once I became so enamored with crocheting again, I started putting my items in my store. When I begin getting compliments on some of my shawls, I realized perhaps I could begin writing down my ideas and try creating patterns. Now, anything I try, usually turns into a pattern!
I have the majority of my patterns on Etsy, most of them on ravelry, and a few on Lovecraft’s.
My favorite thing to do, is trying new combinations of stitches to keep myself entertained and interested in the project I’m working on. I like to use simple stitches, since I still consider myself somewhat of a beginner, and use them in ways to create interest but that are not too difficult for the average crocheter!
That one was dedicated to my mother who I lost in 2021. She was 94.
In November of 2020, I kind of went crazy and designed 11 different scarf patterns! After that, I didn’t want to do scarves for a while! Lol.
Here are a couple of my favorites.
One of my earlier designs has become quite popular. It is a hooded triangle scarf.
Another favorite of mine is making market bags.
So you will find anything from washcloths and dishcloths, face scrubbies, pot scrubbers, to shawls, ponchos, scarves and beanies.
I always have more than one project and design in the works at any one moment. Right now, I am working on a simple interesting cowl/Infinity scarf using the wattle stitch in the round. It looks quite different than using the wattle stitch in rows and I just love that! I also have a circular mandala style poncho in the works, a poncho made out of four squares, and several new bags.
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