My first real crochet project was a lap blanket comprised of
different colored stripes. Each stripe was worked in a different crochet
pattern, from bobbles to lace, which I found in an old booklet of afghan stitch
designs. The stitch patterns didn't all exactly compliment each other, but I
couldn't get myself to pick just one stitch, and samplers are a great way to
learn. I wanted to absorb everything immediately, and each pattern and stitch
represented its own adventure into the world of crochet.
Before the blanket was even finished, however, I discovered
thread crochet and wanted to explore that
technique. So my next pattern was a pair of thread baby booties.
years later I am still always on the lookout for a new technique or trick to
try. And I have been blessed to experience a continuing saga of crochet
adventures (complete with embarrassing stories), increased my knowledge of the
craft along the way, and made lots of crochet friends—I had dinner this week
with one of my crochet icons, Lily Chin. We spent hours talking about new
crochet techniques and how to incorporate them into innovative designs. I'm one
of the lucky ones to have a job where I'm immersed in crochet all day, every
As the new online editor for Crochet Me, I am excited to
share my crochet knowledge with all of you. And I'm looking forward to learning
from you as we crochet together. Crochet Me has grown tremendously in the last
year, thanks to your community spirit, and I'm thrilled be a part of this
community as it continues to develop with more technique videos, free patterns,
more crochet resources, and growing friendships.
editor Marcy Smith and project editor Sarah Read will continue to join us on
Crochet Me with their blogs. We will also be joined by Interweave Crochet's new assistant editor Sharon Zientara. So make
plans to stop by frequently.
Thanks for joining me for the next phase of my crochet
adventure! I can't wait to hear what you love about Crochet Me and your ideas
on how we can continue to improve it.
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