I learned to crochet from my best friend’s mom when I was
11 – watching her create a chevron bedspread, I was simply fascinated at how quickly the piece came together. During the next 40+ years, I’ve often come across patterns that I “made design modifications to” simply because I wanted to try a different yarn and/or hook size. Usually, I just find a stitch (or 2, or 3, or more) and just start crocheting and then decide what the piece will be afterwards (lots and lots of afghans, tote bags and hats lol). I have learned how to write patterns and create charts, and have a great appreciation for those who have done so before me, because it’s not as easy to write a pattern as it is to just pick up my hook and go! Since coming to work for Cascade Yarns, I’m surrounded by such wonderful yarns to work with, that I am expanding my knowledge base and actually first thinking about what I want to create, and then working out a pattern. Yes, I know how to knit, but Crochet is and always will be my Favorite!