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Hi, my name is Lou and I am a self-taught crocheter and a newbie knitter. Although my mother taught me the basics of knitting when I was a child, I didn’t pick up my needles again only after I learned how to crochet as an adult.

I first started crocheting in 2012 and immediately fell in love with it and started writing my own patterns. This blog is my creative outlet to share free patterns, with the new or more experienced crocheter, and all the projects in my busy mind that I could not share otherwise in my handmade business.

When I was starting out, free crochet patterns was my go-to source. I didn’t want to invest in something that I was unsure If I could make. Now, I am hooked! Give me all the patterns in the world! Free, paid, I really don’t care. I want to try them all! This is the place that I want to give back to all of those people that are coming after me on this new adventure. I like to make new crocheters feel confident enough to try everything they like.


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Carol Watkinson

Saturday 3rd of October 2020

I am a very new newbie. I've only picked up a hook a few weeks ago!! I have been watching closely to videos and getting acquainted with terms of stitching. I'm glad I found your pumpkins they are gorgeous and decided to have a try. Thanks for the patterns

Rosaleen Mair

Monday 6th of January 2020

Hello Lou Rosaleen Mair here, like you I am self taught, I started crochet 2 years ago after I retired and I will be 70 this year and I love all forms of crafting. I have always knitted since I was young so crochet was new to me and I fell in love with the ease of the process.

Leslie Glenn

Tuesday 24th of September 2019

your pattern for the knit look pumpkin is super cute, but I'm confused. You state to use a slip stitch???? Do you mean a single crochet? Are you using UK terms? Slip stitches would take forever.....


Wednesday 25th of September 2019

Hello Leslie! No, my pattern is in US terms and I do mean a slip stitch. Sorry about that... :-) It will not take long at all, though, because these pumpkins are very tiny. Give them a go!

Linda Hall

Thursday 1st of February 2018

I have just completed my very first crochet item. A single crochet dish cloth. I have sat in the wings for months watching all of the beautiful creations being posted. Three days ago, I watched a you tube on single crochet. I watched it repeatedly and frogged repeatedly until I got it right. I am so excited. My next project will be a dblc dish cloth and then I will do one with both stitches in it. The possibilities are endless from there. I am a lefty and follow the group on there for left handed crocheters. But, now, I am not intimidated and the sky is the limit. Thanks for letting me rattle on.

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