Hi Crocheters! Today we are having a Meet and Greet with Susanna Biaye, the Designer behind the blog Fosbas Designs.
Read on below to learn about Susanna and her designs before scrolling to the end of this post for a selection of free crochet patterns available from Fosbas Designs
Be sure to check out her Reversible Cardigan (premium pattern) design too, it is listed below just before our free pattern roundup and it is beautiful!
This post includes just a small sampling of all the wonderful patterns, tutorials and projects she has available for you online. Be sure to check out her social media channels for even more goodies!
Crochet Designer Feature:
Question: Who are you? Tell me about yourself.
I am Susanna, the designer behind fosbasdesigns.com. I was taught to crochet and knit at a very young age. My love for unique crochet designs made me start designing my own patterns about 7 years ago. I have a flare for reversible and convertible crochet designs as I get bored with monotonous use of projects. When not crocheting, you would find me with my family, either reading a book or watching a good movie.
Question: How did you learn how to crochet? How long have you been crocheting?
I would say when I was about 7. Its been 12 years cumulatively.
Question: Do you have any tips for new crocheters? Any guidance to make them successful at a new hobby?
1. Have fun with yarn and your hook, plenty patience and lots of practice are helpful.
2. Stitch markers are your friends, you can even use scrap yarns as markers.
3. Get the best tools for your craft.
4. Familiarize yourself with the best yarn for each project and the ones to avoid. I have a detailed post here to guide you – https://fosbasdesigns.com/best-yarn-to-crochet-with-for-beginners-and-the-ones-you-should-avoid/
5. When you work with difficult yarns, make sure to trace your work with your fingers.
6. You can also combine fuzzy yarn with another type of yarn and use contrasting colors. You can read more pro tips here https://fosbasdesigns.com/pro-tips-for-crocheting-with-fuzzy-yarn/
Question: What do you enjoy crocheting the most?
It’s so much fun to make Garments. Especially when the garment can be worn in different ways or when it is reversible!
The Reversible crochet dress is one that can be worn in at least 12 different ways. You can check out the ways I wear it here – https://fosbasdesigns.com/crochet-reversible-stitch-chic-convertible-dress/
Likewise is the convertible dress with multiple ways to wearing it. https://fosbasdesigns.com/crochet-convertible-dress-styled-in-many-ways/
Other than making garments, I do love crocheting and designing shawls. The pretty in purple shawl is one of my favorite, it can also be worn as a vest. The shawl can be seen here on my blog – https://fosbasdesigns.com/easy-crochet-shawl-convertible-pattern/
The brava convertible rectangular shawl is another beautiful one that can be styled in multiple ways. https://fosbasdesigns.com/easy-crochet-shawl-pattern/
Question: What else are you passionate about (other than crochet)?
I love baking and experimenting with cooking!!
Question: What prompted you to start designing?
My love for creating unique projects made me start designing my own patterns. I have always wanted garments that can be styled in multiple ways or that can fit into different seasons or occasions.
Question: How long have you been designing and where do you publish your patterns?
Question: What drives you to create? Where do you find inspiration for your designs?
My inspiration comes from nature, I do take long walks in the evenings and usually have time to think about what to design next.
Question: What do you enjoy designing the most?
Garments – Crochet sweaters, crochet dress and skirts.
Question: What tips would you give to someone interested in designing and blogging?
You should do it. Start now!
For designing – Testing for other designers can be a great place to start. Get your patterns tested and if possible, a tech editor.
Blogging – Invest in a good SEO course, you would be glad in the long run.
Question: What goals have you set for yourself for the future?
I am hopeful to publish one or two crochet books.
Question: Who are your favorite makers? How have they inspired you?
Question: Do you have a favorite yarn you like to use when you are crocheting? What colors and fibers do you gravitate toward when choosing your yarn?
Currently, I love crocheting with cotton blends especially from Hobbii yarns.
Question: Do you have anything else you’d like to share with us?
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For my designing process, check out my Instagram @crochet_fosbas
Facebook Group https://en-gb.facebook.com/groups/496008034687310/
Checkout my Reversible designs here – https://fosbasdesigns.com/crochet-reversible-designs/
Get ready for the Festive period – https://fosbasdesigns.com/granny-christmas-stocking-free-pattern/ Easy crochet Booties made in rows/flat – https://fosbasdesigns.com/easy-baby-booties-pattern/
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Along with some pretty fantastic free crochet patterns, Susanna also has some wonderful premium patterns available. One lovely example is her Reversible Cardigan (pictured immediately below). Find it on Ravelry here.
This premium pattern is an easy to crochet cardigan that is made using DK Weight Yarn in 2 different colors.
You can even get this featured premium pattern with her coupon code FOSBAS on Ravelry for a 20% discount (limited time offer). Be sure to enter the coupon code before you check-out to receive the discount. Contact Susanna if you have difficulties using the coupon code before you pay so she can help you check-out. Refunds will not be given for incorrectly applied, or forgotten coupon codes. Thanks!
Free Crochet Patterns from Fosbas Designs
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Free Patterns from Susanna Biaye
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A free crochet cardigan that can be made using either a DK, Worsted yarn or Chunky yarn, hence the name.Read More
DK weight yarn in colors of your choice. Hand your wine in style!!Read More
A simple crochet scarf with beautiful stitches.Read More
A free crochet pattern for this Cowl styled in multiple ways.Read More
Size inclusive socks with detailed instructions. Made using Worsted Weight yarn.Read More
Made using DK Weight Yarn and 5 mm crochet hook.Read More
Pattern comes in multiple sizes from Toddler through Adult sizes.Read More
Easy lacy crochet baby blanket pattern made in DK yarn.Read More
Beautiful set for summer with different sizes of crochet bucket hat to choose from.Read More