Crochet projects #handmade

Since I picked up my hook again at Easter I’ve been excited (addicted!) working with yarn again on crochet projects … some from patterns, some projects freehand, some adapted from patterns.  I’m having so much fun with colour, texture and design.  Recently I realised that I buy the yarn first, mostly drawn to a colour/hue or a colour combination I can see clearly in my imagination that excites me.  The inspiration for the crochet projects comes afterwards.

Crocheting is one of those activities that you’re ‘in the moment’ when you’re working on a project so it’s excellent therapy too!  It’s amazing how fast time goes by when you’re absorbed in doing something (just one more row is, I think, something quite a few hookers say!).

At the moment I’m studying towards a colour therapy diploma but when I have more time, I’m planning on blogging about my crochet projects.  And through sharing photos on Instagram I’ve had a couple of bespoke project requests and offers of purchasing plus comments asking if I’ve thought of selling the items I’ve made.  It’s been an amazing response!  I’m hoping to make items available through The Rose Petals at some point in the future!  In the meantime, you can take a look at my crochet projects in my Flickr album.

crochet projects

The crochet community is on the whole really supportive.  I’ve found a couple of fabulous groups on Facebook … if you’re looking to start up or for inspiration I can highly recommend Bella Coco Crochet Club and Crochet Addicted.

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Married with two sons in their early 20's, by day I'm an Inclusion Lead in a local school. I recharge my batteries by reading, being out in nature and creating with crochet. I've been blogging for six years, four of those years exclusively about the literary world and during that time awarded Romance Blogger of the Year at the inaugural Festival of Romance. I'm enjoying the freedom of lifestyle blogging and sharing my love of anything that makes life easier! As well as a lover of words, I'm a stationery addict and lifelong learner. I feel passionate about early help for special educational needs, disability and families who are struggling. I'm a member of my local Early Help Operational Board and it's an honour to be working alongside others to instigate change and growth.