If squeezing yarn, collecting yarn, or making stuff from yarn is your thing, you’ll feel right at home here. My mission is to share the joy of yarn crafts with makers of all skill levels by creating clear, thoroughly-explained video tutorials and modern, approachable projects. So, whether you’re a newbie or you’ve been yarning for years, stick around and check out some of my FREE patterns & tutorials!
I got bit by the crafting bug as a child, and I haven’t been able to put my yarn down since!
When my mother was a little girl, she learned to crochet from her great aunt. When I was 7 years old, my Mom saw my interest in arts and crafts of all types. She decided to teach me a few basic crochet stitches. I immediately loved it, and worked through several “teach yourself to crochet” books. I then began making little crochet projects for my dolls. The more I crocheted, the more I wanted to learn about crochet. With every trip to the public library, I brought home new crochet pattern books and stitch dictionaries to experiment with.
I learned to knit at the age of 9, from a Disney Princess “Teach Yourself To Knit” kit that my Grandma gave me. It took me a little while to figure it out, but I eventually got it. I began adding knitting books to my library list. As I learned more, I found that I loved knitting just as much as crochet. All of my plastic Cinderella knitting needles eventually broke, and as I replaced them, I began trying out knitting needles of different materials. I couldn’t believe what a difference the surface of the needle made in the speed and comfort of my knitting.
Over coming years, I continued to knit and crochet, learning more and more as I tried more difficult patterns and techniques. I finally decided I was ready to begin writing patterns to sell online. In 2012, I opened my Etsy Shop and Ravelry Store and began designing and selling patterns.
As I would talk with friends about knitting, crochet, or some technique I was learning, I would hear things like, “I’d love to try that, but it looks too hard for me”, or, “I tried that once, but the instructions didn’t make any sense and I couldn’t figure it out”. I began to realize that the problem was not that the crafts and techniques were so terribly difficult. The problem was that most types of instructions available were not designed to be easily understood by all types of learners.
So in 2014, I started this blog to create clear, easy-to-understand tutorials for crafters of all skill levels and learning types. I now have over 100 tutorials, many of which include step-by-step videos. It brings me so much joy to hear of my readers’ successes, whether they’ve conquered a technique they previously thought was “too hard”, or they finally have the courage to tackle their first garment project.