mandalayarn
Just been asked by my #instabestie how I got into crochet...great question Krispy, grab your minstrels and get comfy... Well, it must have been around 2004 i think, i left my embroidery job and with the money my colleagues gifted me in celebration of this I went straight to TK Maxx and bought some gorgeous turquoise suede boots. Ponchos were pretty popular at the time and I hunted high and low for one that would go with my new boots but there was just nothing out there quite right. I had a photo of a crazy expensive one from a magazine that i was totally in love with but Could not find anything similar, or even anything remotely the right colour. I said 'right, that's it. I'll just have to learn to crochet and make my own flippin poncho'. I knew my mum had crocheted clothes and things for me when I was little and asked her to teach me; after probably an hour or so I was about to give it up as a bad job when it suddenly clicked! Just like you @crafty_kirsty there was no stopping me (although granny squares didn't feature until much later and have never been a big thing for me) My favourite things to make are bonkers weird stuff which began with finding out about the #AliceSpringsBeanieFestival which I am determined to go to one day. I tend to be inspired by things I see, situations I am in, or people saying 'could you make a...?' like this brain hat, which came about from my placement at a brain injury charity. I also like to make myself clothes, in fact the dress I'm working on at the moment is my take on that poncho picture I used to carry around all those years ago, thinking 'that looks insanely complicated but one day I'll be able to make it!'. I am forever grateful to all the people and circumstances, too numerous to list, that have sent my crochet journey in the directions they have and would love to hear everyone else's crochet stories, so please tag me in if you share yours! Hey lets see if we can get a hash tag trending too #MyCrochetStory I'm gonna start by inviting @_cat.thomas @kokothemiraclecat @designeresra and @chiliphilly ๐Ÿ˜ #crochetlife #hooked #craftobsession #crochetersofinstagram #brainhat #wearableart
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roxy_crochet : Btw I love the idea of posting or very first project I actually took pictures of everything I've made since I started ๐Ÿ˜Š
mandalayarn : Its a great story @roxy_crochet ๐Ÿ˜ all our stories are special, and i love that you had a go even though you thought it would be too hard and then didn't give up :) I've made plenty of stuff that was nothing like it was meant to be...finding out that there are american terms and english terms, and that we use the same names for different stitches was a real Ahaaaaaaa! Moment for me but Id been ruining things for ages before that happened hahaha.
mandalayarn : I'm glad you like the progress idea too @roxy_crochet :) let's all get our stories out there on our own profiles so we can share the love and get #MyCrochetStory trending ๐Ÿ™Œ
mysocalledcraftlife : My mother taught me when I was 8-years-old as a way to keep me quiet and out of her hair! Lol! I used to make the most ridiculous things, like doll pillowcases and vests for my cats. I think I even made one a leash. Poor thing. There was a period of about 12-15 years that I didn't crochet anything, but when I turned 27, I was asked to be a godmother and decided that I would make this baby something nice (I used to be a quilter) , and remembered a pattern from a children's book that I'd read with my class the year before- Esperanza Rising. In it, the main characters grandmother is teaching her to crochet "10 stitches, add a stitch, 10 stitches, skip a stitch", and I followed that pattern and made my first crochet blanket! That little boy is now 10, and he still loves that blanket!
norestforthewickedcrochet : @mandalayarn it all started after a horrible and depressing breakup about 8 years ago. I suddenly had this free time on my hands and I really wanted to learn a new skill. My bff and a few other girls would get together every so often and crochet. They called themselves the crochet brigade! Lol I joined the group and instantly became hooked โ˜บ๏ธ fast forward 8 yrs later and I have a little side crochet business going. This hobby has truly brought me so much joy and I only hope all my creations and gifts are bringing that same joy.
mandalayarn : That's awesome @norestforthewickedcrochet ๐Ÿ˜ thanks for sharing xx
mandalayarn : Love it @mysocalledcraftlife ๐Ÿ˜ƒ if id had pets when i was a kid i am 100% sure i would have made them clothes ๐Ÿ˜‚
norestforthewickedcrochet : Love reading these stories ๐Ÿ˜€
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Beanie Pride #alicespringsbeaniefestival
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#legends
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Birds and the beanies #abunchofbudgies #alicespringsbeaniefestival #indigenousart #bathurst #vscocam
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Sun Roof Beanie #alicespringsbeaniefestival in 2016 Title is Finke Sunset
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Look who came home today, squashed into our tiny letterbox, and needing some TLC, nothing a good hair dressing/needling can't fix. I was getting worried they weren't going to come home. Thanks ASBF for looking after them & sending them home to Northern Rivers and me. #alicespringsbeaniefestival #oppositesattract #beanieexhibition #beaniefest #beanieseason #beanies #megganjack #artnomadix #artnomadixmeggayarnz
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Sun Roof Beanie #1 for #AliceSpringsBeanieFestival 2016
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My surprise gift Arthur selected for me from the #alicespringsbeaniefestival just arrived today! Love my #beanie
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Whilst checking in KooriMail for story about Lismore cops harassing Karyn's son, guess who's on page 3 .... Julie Kitson #alicespringsbeaniefestival #alicespringsbeaniefest
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Colours of the Country #inspiration #alicespringsbeaniefestival
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megganjack : Finally able to add this pic, wouldn't load when I first tried. #simpsondesert
lartetarosas : Awesum view. :)
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#alicespringsbeaniefestival. Warm heads including #cupcake #beanie for bub
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It's this nice to be home #homerthekelpie #australiankelpie #alicespringsbeaniefestival #missingmybeaniefriendsalready
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Getting inspired by Beanie Festival weekend! #alicespringsbeaniefestival
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memandyjane : At 3am in the morning? #feedinglife #missyou
peasncarrots2012 : Love it ! Clever lady
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#hipstamatic #oggl #loftus #sussex #knotlessnetting #onthetable One day I'll be able to make myself a dilly bag. #alicespringsbeaniefestival #centralaustraliaroadtrip
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#valerieistheexpert #tjanpiwomen #basketweaving #alicespringsbeaniefestival @tjanpidesertweavers #centralaustraliaroadtrip
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#valerieistheexpert #tjanpiwomen #basketweaving #alicespringsbeaniefestival @tjanpidesertweavers #alicespringsbeaniefestival #centralaustraliaroadtrip
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I saw a girl needle felting the #DeathlyHallows so I had to too! #needle #felting #harrypotter #beaniefest #AliceSpringsBeanieFestival #beanieseverywhere
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#hipstamatic #oggl #loftus #sussex #valerieistheexpert #tjanpiwomen @tjanpidesertweavers #alicespringsbeaniefestival #centralaustraliaroadtrip
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#hipstamatic #oggl #loftus #sussex About to start our #basketweaving with the #tjanpiwomen @tjanpidesertweavers #alicespringsbeaniefestival #centralaustraliaroadtrip
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Beanies and tea cosies - such creativity! #alicespringsbeaniefestival #handmade
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#alicespringsbeaniefestival #handmade #brochet #menwhocrochet #beanielife #beaniefool #yarn #haken
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#crochet#crochetfool#crochetrobot #headwear#handmade#yarn#araluengallery #alicespringsbeaniefestival #handcraft #headwear
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therivermouth : Oi O! Ha @crochet_robot you got some beanies for me? ๐Ÿ˜†
crochet_robot : @therivermouth out in alice springs still,, forgot to send them before i left
therivermouth : Ok.... If you get back before our winters over...send away! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ and that little dude ha @crochet_robot
crochet_robot : @therivermouth thankyouโ˜บโ˜บ
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#alicespringsbeaniefestival #beanie#crochet#crochetbeanie#crochetaddict #headwear#handmade#araluengallery #crochetrobot
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#hipstamatic #oggl #loftus #sussex #alicespringsbeaniefestival #crochetclass #funforeveryone #centralaustraliaroadtrip
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#alicespringsbeaniefestival
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My Beanie number 2 #alicespringsbeaniefestival
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Congratulations Marissa Thompson! Winner of the Centralian Beanie! #alicespringsbeaniefestival
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chinaclay.handmade : Wow, they look amazing
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taradysonholland : Delightfully beautiful
sammysparrow7 : @alyamada I have a full day in Alice on Thursday! Let me know your must do's! Beanies are on the list!
alyamada : @sammysparrow7 you should climb my Gillen, it's a bit intense but the view is amazing! I like to do it early in the morning so I can see the sun rise
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#hipstamatic #oggl #loftus #sussex #kunmanarayaritjistevens #piltatitjukurpa #alicespringsbeaniefestival
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smselle : Love those colours
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#hipstamatic #oggl #loftus #sussex #dryfelting #onthetable #alicespringsbeaniefestival #centralaustraliaroadtrip
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What a morning - Tjanpi Desert Weavers workshop with help from the lovely Valerie from @tjanpidesertweavers @beaniefestival #beaniefest #AliceSpringsBeanieFestival
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#alicespringsbeaniefestival #spinning #centralaustraliaroadtrip
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crochet_robot : @handmade_hooknyarn
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#hipstamatic #oggl #loftus #sussex #alicespringsbeaniefestival #funforallages #backpackerslovebeanies #centralaustraliaroadtrip
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I'm doing a Tjanpi Desert Weavers workshop at the #AliceSpringsBeanieFestival this morning! ๐Ÿ˜‚ #cannotwait #beaniefest #alicesprings
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