Tina Wadhwa, 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 Tina Wadhwa

Please allow me to introduce our featured hobbyist of the day, Tina Wadhwa. She says, “I enjoy crocheting various types of things like home decor, amigurumi, etc., venturing into different roads. Repetition is not my cup of tea.” Today Tina will share some of her crochet memories with us and we’ll showcase three of her crochet projects.

Tina’s Crochet Memories

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

I remember learning the basics from an aunt who taught me with names of the stitches in my mother tongue. I miss the very sweet lady, who is no more. I wish she could see my growth in this field.

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

I plunged again into the world of crochet to do something that will make people remember me. I joined a crochet group that motivated me and helped me to grow. A few of us from the group (of the same city) still meet together. This small group of ladies has become a family to me. I consider them lucky as my son got engaged as soon as I joined them.

Would you share with us another crochet memory?

I gifted a clutch bag to my would-be daughter-in-law, skeptical about her reaction. But she appreciated it so much that I was overwhelmed. Also I got lots of appreciation from unexpected quarters. I feel elated every time when people appreciate my work.

Showcase: Crochet Projects by Tina

Crochet Clock

Pattern source: I made it from a doily from Pinterest.

About the project: It was a huge task to get the movement of the clock fixed to my work. The technicians took a lot of effort to understand what I wanted them to do.

Mochila Bag

Pattern source: The pattern is from a Facebook group. In fact, it was a CAL that I took part in.

About the project: It is my first mochila bag. I was on a verge of giving up (I usually don’t give up) half way, but managed to complete the project. I vowed not to make another mochila project, but I am on my way, again, in making a second one. Addicted, I should say, in short.

Cake Tissue Box

Pattern source: Cake Tissue Box Cozy (Chiffon Cake with Fruit Topping)

About the project: The size of the cover was adjusted according the box I had. People often mistake it for a cake.

More About Tina

I am thankful to my crochet group friends who were a moral support to me when I had temporarily relocated to a new place. They are the ones who always appreciate my works liberally apart from my family. They are my second family. I love doing amigurumi. Also I love making home decor items in crochet.

Tina says, “I got lot of appreciation for this edging of the jeans.”

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