– Crocheting things, “Crochet ‘N Things” –

Besides Jesus, my two boys and my husband, I have another passion that I wanted to share with you all about — CROCHET! Do I have any fellow crocheters following?! I would love to check out your work and send you some love!


 

My grandmother taught me the basics of crocheting about 15 years ago (so when I was about 12 or 13). I used those things she taught me to make a small baby blanket for my new nephew that was about to be born! After that, I never picked up a hook or skein of yarn again. I mean, I was 13. What 13 year old wants to sit at home and crochet?! Sure wasn’t me!

Fast forward to 10 years later. One of my very best friends began a little journey of crochet. She was also a stay at home mother. I followed all of the things she was making and completely fell in love and thought to myself “I think I should start crocheting again!” I was at a point where I was home all day, EVERY day. Taking care of my infant. At times, I felt myself getting very burnt out. Not that I didn’t enjoy every second I spent being at home with my baby. It just gets difficult when you go so many days and the only adult conversation/interaction you have is with your husband for a few hours after he gets home from work. I needed something for “ME”. Some kind of “escape” for a couple hours a day. So what more perfect thing to take on than crocheting.

I never would have thought that, what started out as just a hobby for a few months, making simple hats for family/friend gifts would soon turn into a successful business! I began to start getting actual orders (through my personal FB account) from people extending out from my usual “circle” — friends of friends, family friends, etc! At that point, I kind of thought it would be cool to start a fan page, which meant I had to decide on a name. YIKES! I wanted a name that specified crochet, but also kind of gave off the vibe that my business is open to creating other things, since I wanted to somewhat be known as a “newborn prop vendor” in general but also make a variety of other items. After many hours of brainstorming with my family and some friends, I narrowed it down to “Crochet ‘N Things“. I kind of thought it was a good play on words — “Crocheting Things” and “Crochet and Things”. Get it?! 😉

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So I was officially, FB official! That was in November 2011. It has blossomed into such an amazing thing and I am truly proud of myself for how far I have come. I NEVER would have imagined it turning into what it has become. As they say though, never say never! I have developed so many great connections with photographers, fellow vendors, and fabulous customers! I still continue to learn and grow to this day — having one of my goals this year, to begin learning the basics of knitting so that I can expand my business that direction, also.

I have included some professional photos taken by a few of my wonderful photographers that I have worked with on a regular basis for at least 1 or 2 years! I can’t every thank them enough for continuing to do business with me and photographing my products!

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Beautiful photo by Lace.PHOTOGRAPHY

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Beautiful photo by Lace.PHOTOGRAPHY


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Beautiful photo by Crystal Kosednar Photography

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Beautiful photo by Crystal Kosednar Photography

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Beautiful photo by Crystal Kosednar Photography


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Beautiful photo by Still Shooting Photography

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Beautiful photo by Still Shooting Photography

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Beautiful photo by Still Shooting Photography

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Beautiful photo by Still Shooting Photography


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Beautiful photo by KLB Ranch Photography

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Beautiful photo by KLB Ranch Photography

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Beautiful photo by KLB Ranch Photography

Thank you all so much for taking the time to read about my crochet business. Please stop by the mentioned photographers’ page and show them some love!

Rachael

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