An Introduction

Selfie of me wearing a beige off-the-shoulder crochet sweater, cinched at the waist with a black belt.

An early attempt at garment making, complete with hanging threads. lol

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Hi, I’m Cryss and that picture you see is of me wearing one of the first crochet garments I’d ever made. As you can see, I still had some ends to weave in. 🙂 It’s not a particularly exciting sweater, but I was very excited to wear it. It meant that I could make something to wear that was actually fit to see the light of day.

I’ve been a crocheter since my grandmother first handed me a hook when I was five years old, and I’ve been crocheting off-and-on ever since. Well, truthfully, much more off than on until about eight, or so, years ago. It took me a while to get back into the swing of things but, before long I was handing out crocheted scarves like Halloween candy.

But I got bored. I wanted to make something that wasn’t a rectangle. I wanted to make something that covered more than just my neck. I wanted to make capital “C” Clothes. That was a big deal for me because, at the time, it seemed like a task so far beyond the scope of my abilities. And at first, I was really bad at it.

Fast forward to that beige sweater you see in the terrible photo at the top of this post. I wove in those ends, pulled on a pair of jeans, and oh-so-proudly wore it to my family’s Thanksgiving dinner (to much ooh-ing and ahh-ing, I might add).

I like to think I’ve come a long way since then. But you can see for yourself by following me on my blog and on Instagram @crochettogs. I’m looking forward to sharing my journey as I try to build a crochet wardrobe, one stitch at a time.