Hi there and welcome, welcome, welcome! I’m Sonia. I’m a twenty-something gal living in Seattle with my best friend and hubby, Tim. I decided to try crochet back in 2014 after first getting into hand embroidery as de-stress hobby. Embroidery is a wonderful fiber art too, but, since I spend so much time making, I want to craft items that are not only beautiful but functional as well. Plus, I heard crochet was easier than knitting. Once I started crochet…I was hooked! Pun intended. As I’ve dealt with a lot of stress in my MFA program or with very painful, complicated medical issues, crochet has been a Godsend. My therapy. And the plethora of home goods, accessories, toys and more I am able to make now is really rewarding. To read more about why I love crochet see my post on the Top 5 Reasons to Learn Crochet.
When I’m not crocheting, I enjoy quality time with the hubs–going on nature walks, going to the theatre, cooking new healthy recipes, watching movies, and reading. I also love vintage fashion. Come visit my Etsy shop Curio Vintage sometime!
Chain Heart Goals
Chain Heart gets its name from the foundation chain stitch–the building block of nearly every crochet pattern–as well as the love that goes into making something with your hands. I crochet from the heart.
I am a self-taught crocheter through use of free online resources, videos, and library books. It was confusing and often frustrating for me to learn in the beginning. There are so just so many things to learn about materials, stitches, methods, etc. It is easy to get overwhelmed and want to give up.
My goal with Chain Heart is to take the mystery and the frustration out of the learning process–those crucial building blocks–so aspiring and returning crocheters can experience the fun of crochet from the very beginning. Let’s minimize those headaches and avoid potential pitfalls in your work by getting the basics right. I will break things down so they are easy to understand and hopefully, fun too! I want this space to serve as a go-to for strengthening crochet basics, to help build up your confidence as a crocheter, and to offer some crafty bits of inspiration.
You Can Do It
Crochet is a beautiful and functional art form–even in its most basic design it looks complicated. But really, I believe anyone can do it. Though I’ve only been crocheting for a relatively short time, I’ve been able to complete some really great projects both for myself and as gifts. And if I can, YOU can. Come try it with me. You will be amazed at what you can make with your own two hands. Imagine coming across a pattern you love on Pinterest and instead of saying: “I wish I could make that” you will be saying saying:”I can make that.” I’m not an expert, but the truth is, you do not have to be an expert in order to create something wonderful. It will require time and patience. Learning a new skill takes practice, but it’s worth it!
In many respects I’m still a crochet beginner, too, but if you have questions along the way, please comment on posts and videos or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do my best to assist you however I can. I look forward to hearing from you!