About Me

Hi, my name is April, and I can’t seem to stop crocheting. πŸ™‚

When I was in middle school, I used to walk to my great grandmother’s house after school. She had a cuckoo clock on the wall that seemed to keep track of the rhythm of every minute of each day. And, she would sit in her chair in front of the television and crochet afghans from memory.

Her poor eyesight made it hard for her to teach me how to crochet, but she did teach me how to make a chain. I would come home with amazingly long chains (and no plan for how to use them). I was immensely proud of myself for trying to crochet like she did.

In college, my roommate tried to teach me how to crochet, but I was awful. I had decided to make a blanket out of nearly 200 triangle motifs. By the end, I was a pro at making triangles, but that was about all I could do.

My love for crochet began to take over when my son asked me to crochet him a stuffed dinosaur. I had found my love – amigurumi and small toys. The only problem was that I couldn’t find very many dinosaur patterns. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention, and I wrote my very first pattern.

Dinosaurs – first attempt at pattern writing

One pattern led to many patterns, and now I prefer to make my own patterns. These patterns fill notebooks, backs of printed pages, scraps of paper, Post-It notes, and napkins. This blog is an attempt at compiling some of these patterns and making some new ones so that they can be enjoyed by lots of people, not just me.

I am a wife and a mom to two kids. I co-pastor a church with my husband, bake lots of bread and other goodies, write about life and theology over at At the Table, spend time in my garden, and try to find new ways to savor each day.

My blog name – The Crochet Mommy – comes from my children. I most enjoy making things for them to treasure. And, I hope these patterns will give you the opportunity to making things that others can treasure, too.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the Internet!

5 thoughts on “About Me

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s