Emma P, Featured Crochet Hobbyist

Welcome to our blog tour! Here at Crochetville, we celebrate National Crochet Month with our NatCroMo Blog Tour. This year, we’re interviewing crochet designers, teachers, and hobbyists throughout March and our theme is crochet memories. You can browse all of this year’s blog tour content on our page NatCroMo Blog Tour 2020.

About Emma P.

Please allow me to introduce our featured hobbyist of the day, Emma P. She enjoys crocheting amigurumi. Today Emma will share some of her crochet memories with us and we’ll showcase three of her crochet projects.

Emma’s Crochet Memories

Would you share with us one of your earliest memories of crochet?

I started to crochet just a few years ago — 2012 I think. I was off work on long term sick leave and needed something to occupy my mind.

I had never crocheted before, so I taught myself using YouTube videos! I started off with granny squares, eventually making a small blanket (more like an oversized tea towel really!).

Then I progressed to hats. I made a few toddler hats for friends’ children and realised that I loved working in the round. That’s when I discovered amigurumi! I was “hooked”! I made various animals, from cute tiny rabbits to giraffes and zebras complete with eye lashes! I even made a rhino and a cow without a pattern, just working things through my head as I went!

Crocheting really is an art. Seeing so many talented people out there inspired me!

Would you share with us one of your most memorable experiences as a crocheter?

I remember deciding to do a project for my mum. She’s always wanted a West Highland Terrier but due to work commitments she felt that it wouldn’t be fair to get one.

So one Christmas I crocheted her a Westie. He had cute little eyes, a groomed style and even a collar (my cat’s spare collar, complete with bell!). It took me weeks to do, as the pattern was complicated and it involved the loop stitch on the bottom half of the body! Grrrr! I’m glad I persevered though because he turned out amazing!

On Christmas morning I arrived at Mum’s house carrying my cat’s pet carrier with the Westie inside. She may have thought for a second that I had got her a puppy but she was over the moon with what I had made. I will cherish that memory forever.

Would you share with us another crochet memory?

I once made a cow, complete with udders for a friend’s daughter. This is the one I made without a pattern. She was white with black patches and had flowers behind her ears. She was the most adorable creation I think I have made!

The week after receiving her, my friend sent me a picture of the cow, sat on a suitcase, in front of a train. She was going on a journey! This made my day!

Showcase: Crochet Projects by Emma

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Giraffe

Pattern source: Cannot find the pattern

About the project: I added marbles in their feet to keep them upright and had sewn in false eye lashes to the lids for a more realistic feel.

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Daisy the Cow

Pattern source: Made without a pattern

About the project: Said cow that travels the world.

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Fingerless gloves

Pattern source: Made without a pattern

About the project: I saw a picture of fingerless gloves and just tried to do it without following a pattern. I think I did OK!

Emma says…

I haven’t crocheted in about a year and getting involved with this blog has actually made me dig out my stash. I feel a project coming on!…..

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Above: Crochet hobbyist Emma P.

Thank you for joining us on the Crochet Memories NatCroMo Blog Tour today! We hope to see you again tomorrow!

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