A Big welcome to Rhonda, another crochet gem from Canada, Vancouver to be more precise.
Rhonda is a massive fan of making and creating accessories, since COVID hit Rhonda has spent a lot more time working on these makes in her yarn room. I think it’s safe to say we all need a yarn room in our homes too!
Rhonda is an avid traveller and loves to run marathons. She’s even been known to run a half marathon on the Great Wall of China, how AWESOME!
Crochet is definitely close to her heart but so is costume, Cosplay and Disney. Her makes are definitely an extension of these loves in life and I cannot wait for you all to see them.
As all the crochet themed questions burn I was desperate to find out what inspired Rhonda to start crocheting. “I’ve been crafting as long as I can remember. Even as a child my favourite gifts were things that I could use to create other things. Crocheting is another form of expression for me.” Expressing yourself through craft is an amazing talent and something we don’t all find easy. Many designers make things that they need and use this to inspire them, using their own personal style and Rhonda is no different.
These amazing pieces are all Rhonda’s own creation and as a designer I love finding out how idea for projects come about – “I’m my happiest when I’ve completed something of my own design. When I started, I couldn’t read a pattern, and so I just made what was in my head. Free form crochet is the most rewarding style for me. Being able to think of something and then just do it! There is just something really special about being able to do that. At first I would just jot down a few notes for myself, and my husband would find little sticky post it notes all over the house as I came up with an idea, but this has now evolved into writing patterns for other people to make my items as well.”
As a crocheter I always have a different favourite make every time I finish a project and I wanted to know what Rhonda’s fave make was and she didn’t disappoint me by saying as well as her character scarves, blankets were also at the top of her list, she mentions that some of the blankets she has made are truly specials including one shes been working on recently.
So whats next for The Crochet Counter? Rhonda is busy updating Ravelry and Etsy with her patterns and other makes. Are there any more patterns heading our way I hear you ask? Well Rhonda has LOTS of new plans for future makes and patterns, one even includes a volcanic eruption!! Mysterious and interesting, I cannot wait to see what Rhonda creates.
Enjoy your cuppa,
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