Welcome to All That Crochet

Hello everyone.  I would like to introduce myself to you and thank you for supporting my blog site.
I know what you maybe thinking, “Oh No, not another crochet blog!”  Hopefully this will be different and helpful for experienced and novice crocheters.
My goal with this blog is to share my experiences, successes and failures, on my crocheting journey.
I have been always been crafty and loved the making something from nothing.  When I was in the 7th grade, my teacher asked her sister to teach a group of girls macrame and needlepoint.  This is when i fell in love with yarn and all the wonderful things that can be made from this wonderful fiber.  My love for the fiber arts grew when I asked my best-friend to teach me to crochet. She showed me the basics of holding the hook, creating a chain, and adding rows.  Everything else was self-taught… before YouTube was the goto place to learn.  I managed to make a small blanket and a few granny squares.
I loved it immediately, and soon I fell into the trap that most crafters fall into – the 1st major project being way too big for my limited skills.   I was given a book of crochet stitches, and fell in love with several stitches and decided to make a queen-size blanket on my own with no pattern. I got so discouraged with the process that I stopped crocheting!  Not to mention my Adult ADD kicked in and I lost interest.  I started this blanket around the year 2000, and finally finished it 12 years later…  ARGH.  I know some of you can relate.
When i finally decided to pick it up again, I was going through a very difficult time in my life.  It was the calm that quieted the storm raging within me.  It gave me a ‘center’ and peace to keep going.  It stimulated my mind and eased my anxiety.  Crocheting allowed me to be creative as an artist and gave me an avenue to generate additional income.  I wanted to finish my monster blanket that I have dragged across states and various residences since I started in 2000.  When I look back on where i started to now – I am amazed at my progress.  I would have never dreamed I could create some of the items over a few short years.

Monster Blanket

After I finished my monster blanket, I wanted to do something small, yet manageable with instant gratification: a motif throw.  I fell in love all over again.  I loved the shopping for the yarn, the beautiful colors, and touching and caressing all the wonderful yarn at my local Michael’s store.  I loved how the variegated yarn changed, mixed, and spiraled into the magical effect within few stitches.  I was in awe of the thing that I made and was hooked!  Now I cannot image my life without crochet.  It is a part of me.

Sister Swirl Throw

My crochet mojo has come back in full force.  I wanted to make items that were not only creative and beautiful, but also functional.  I want people to love my items as much as I do.  I want people to use them, wear them, enjoy them, and love them.  Because I love every item I make, including the disasters.
Welcome to my journey.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Thank you.
CK
All That Crochet