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December Make Along: Interview with Talia @taliacrochetcreations

All the links in this post will go directly to the content of the person I am interviewing! Please explore their content and follow along through their various sites, shops, and emails for more amazing patterns and more!

If you click any of the photos it will take you directly to that pattern or product!

When did you start crocheting, and why?

“I began crocheting in 2014 during college for anxiety and stress relief.”

What are your favorite items to create and why?

My favorite items to create are sweaters because ‘swedda wedda’ is the best ‘wedda’!

She is not wrong…

Tell us about a design you are particularly proud of, and what sets it apart from the crowd?

The Winterberry Sweater is one sweater I am most proud of. It was the design that became the deciding factor for me – that I want to do this!”

Will you show us your contribution to the December MAL?

Tell us a few features of this design and what you love about it?

What I love about the For the Love of Bobbles Wrap, is that it features bobbles! Even though it’s a lacy design, I paired it with WeCrochet Gloss DK and the warmth is exceptional. I love all my designs, but this one is a favorite!

(This is a truly brilliant design!!! So much texture and such a unique use of both techniques! Click the green line above to buy the beautifully formated PDF of this pattern!)

Do you make other things besides yarn art? What are your hobbies or other products in your business?

I don’t make other things outside of crochet however, I love doing photography-it was my baby before crochet-and I write poetry from time to time.”

Tell me something that you wish more people understood?

I’m so happy to have met many friends on social media, however, being on social media overwhelms me at times. I am a very private and introverted person. Those two things do not go hand in hand with having an online-based small business. I wish people would grasp that concept more and give a little grace at times.

(I love this thought! It’s so important to have boundaries around our energy! Social media makes it seem like we should be available at all times. I think it’s so important to keep business hours, and not expect others to be on all the time!)

Will you show us a few of the things you have designed or made?

Go follow Talia on IG, but respect her time! And then buy some of her patterns!!!
Talia is one of my personal favorite designers! Her sweaters are AMAZING to make!!!

Do you have a favorite Talia Crochet Creation?!?

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December Make Along: Interview with Gwen @Gwengoods

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When did you start crocheting, and why?

I learned to crochet as a young girl from my Grandma. And then later as an adult, I started Crocheting enjoying the creative outlet it provides, I have been crocheting so long it has become a part of me.”

What are your favorite items to create and why?

“I really enjoy making accessories of all sorts; cowls, hats, and jewelry. I like taking a skein of really gorgeous yarn and turning it into something beautiful!”

Tell us about a design you are particularly proud of, and what sets it apart from the crowd?

I am particularly proud of Layers of Lace featured in Crochet World Magazine. It is a beautiful piece that combines different types of lace into one gorgeous doily.

Will you show us your contribution to the December MAL?

Tell us a few features of this design and what you love about it?

I really love how you can create a pattern that provides options! This hat can be made from the top down or starting at the brim and working up. It has a seamless look and can be customizable within the size or length.”

Do you make other things besides yarn art? What are your hobbies or other products in your business?

I primarily focus on creating patterns and crochet goods, but I do enjoy dabbling in freeform crochet and embroidery.

Tell me something about you that you want other people to know, or that you wish more people understood?

“I love creating beautiful designs and crochet goods but the most important thing to me is community. I love creating with gorgeous indie-dyed yarns! When we lift each other up, we can make great things!

Will you show us a few of the things you have designed or made?

I’ve made two of these and the lacey pattern is so fun to make!!!

Give a look around Gwen’s shops and come back and tell me what you love most!!!
Gwen is a prolific designer and she makes elegant and elevated designs!!!

But like she said. Community is where it is at! So come for the crochet art, but stay for the kind artist behind it!

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December Make Along: Interview with Naana @Narosedesigns

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When did you start crocheting/knitting, and why?

I learned 30+ years ago around 10 years old during one of my summers in Houston with my Dad. In brief, I made friends with a girl my age whose grandma taught me. I still have the first little rainbow blanket with fringe I made. I’ve been crocheting on and off ever since.

What are your favorite items to create and why?

I like creating bags, especially market bags because they are so useful, reusable, and fashionable.

Tell us about a design you are particularly proud of, and what sets it apart from the crowd?

I am proud of my first beanie design I made this year in honor of a friend who passed away and 50% of the proceeds go to an organization in his honor.”

Will you show us your contribution to the December MAL?

(I absolutely love this design!!! the texture and color combo is everything!!!)

Tell us a few features of this design and what you love about it?

“The Love on Me Lapghan is made up of basically two stitches – double crochet (with a little twist) and herringbone single crochet. Both allow the lapghan to look great from either side. I love that it works up quickly, the size can be customized, and it is so warm and squishy. You can make it in one color or as colorful as you want!”

Do you make other things besides yarn art? What are your hobbies or other products in your business?

“I also make jewelry. Primarily beaded stretch bracelets.

Tell me something about you that you want other people to know, or that you wish more people understood?

NaRose Designs is a combination of my name, Naana, and my mom’s name, Rose. I did not have as much time with her as I would have liked, but I do believe (and to some extent know) that she was a creative person. That is why I use the hashtag #mothersdreamdaughtersreality. I believe she would be proud.

Will you show us a few things you have designed or made?

Make sure you give Naana a follow on IG!

And go check her shop for all kinds of gift ideas for this holiday season!!!

You can even order gift cards for people on your list if you aren’t sure if you should get them jewelry or hats and scarfs!

Go check out her shop and patterns, and come back and tell me your favorite so far! My first NaRose bracelet is on its way to me, and I love so many more!!!