Welcome to another Meet the Maker interview! I’m so excited to introduce you to Veronika Cromwell of Blue Star Crochet! I have had the pleasure of working with Veronika several times and she is a fun, creative, detail oriented kind of person, which if you know me, is my favorite type of person! I had so much fun chatting with her about life and the evolution of her craft journey. If you want to hear a silly story, watch the YouTube interview to the end! We also get an exclusive sneak peek of her next design! Then be sure to check out Veronika’s patterns, they’re really beautiful!
My story has begun back when my mum introduced me to crochet when I was a little girl. Crochet has become a big part of my everyday life after Blue Star Crochet has been formed. I love creating and my real passion is designing modern and wearable crochet garments and accessories and sharing them with you via Blue Star Crochet blog.
Blue Star Crochet Beginnings
I was born in Slovakia in 1980’s when we were still part of Czechoslovakia and ruled by communism which makes me sound really old but believe me I’m still in my early thirties. I had a very happy childhood with no phones, game consoles or computers. And that’s one of the reasons my mum taught me to crochet when I was a child to occupy my hands and mind and probably to stop driving her crazy.
After I graduated I wanted to explore the world and that’s how my journey led me to United Kingdom where I met my husband. We have two beautiful sons who are already stealing mummy’s hooks and yarn. I dived deeply into discovering and learning new stitches and techniques. My son Jacob was an inspiration behind my first written pattern. Firstly, I made a modern and practical cardigan for him and decided to write up a simple pattern. Secondly, I approached the editor of one of the UK crochet magazines and submitted a few photos of my design. I must say she loved the design as much as I enjoyed making it and decided to print the pattern in the magazine! That’s when I decided to embark on the adventurous journey of crochet design.
Now my patterns have been published in most UK crochet magazines like Crochet Now, Inside Crochet and Simply Crochet. You can find all my earlier patterns across Blue Star Crochet shops on Etsy or Ravelry.
Knit look crochet sweater, simple, modern and timeless design that is easy to create.
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