Hi Crocheters! Today we are having a Meet and Greet with the Crochet Designer behind the blog Made by Gootie.
Read on below to learn about Agat Rottman and her designs before scrolling to the end of this post for a selection of free crochet patterns available from Made by Gootie.
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:
Made by Gootie
Question: Who are you? Tell me about yourself.
My name is Agat (it’s the Hebrew word for Agate, a precious stone). I live in Haifa, a city near the Mediterranean Sea in the north of Israel.
When my daughter was born 2 years ago, I decided to quit my full-time job as a food engineer and invest full-time in my crochet business.
Question: How did you learn how to crochet? How long have you been crocheting?
When I was 12 my mother taught me how to knit, and I fell in love with it. 7 years ago I taught myself how to crochet and haven’t put my hook down since.
Question: Do you have any tips for new crocheters? Any guidance to make them successful at a new hobby?
Be consistent, keep practicing, and enjoy the process.
Question: What do you enjoy crocheting the most?
Home décor and useful items. I mainly enjoy projects that are worked from corner to corner or the middle out.
Question: What else are you passionate about (other than crochet)?
I love baking (I bake a fresh sourdough loaf every week). I also like traveling and hiking, and my favorite foods are pizza and chocolate 🙂
Question: What prompted you to start designing?
It’s a great creative outlet. I started designing when I couldn’t find a pattern that I really like, and fell in love with the process.
Question: How long have you been designing and where do you publish your patterns?
I’ve been designing since 2017. Most of my patterns are free on my blog madebygootie.com.
My patterns are also available as PDF’s on Ravelry and Etsy, and some has been published on I Like Crochet and Simply Crochet magazines.
Question: What drives you to create? Where do you find inspiration for your designs?
The simple answer is that I have to keep my hands busy all the time 🙂 I find inspiration in everyday items and useful items I would like to use around my house.
Question: What do you enjoy designing the most?
The endless options to create whatever you want.
Question: What tips would you give to someone interested in designing and blogging?
Find your niche first, then learn SEO before opening your blog. Write your pattern as you design to save time and avoid mistakes.
Question: What goals have you set for yourself for the future?
Keep growing my business and my community. And keep creating inspiring crochet items.
Question: Who are your favorite makers? How have they inspired you?
I adore the amazing designs by Dedri Uys from Look What I Made. Also Tatsiana from LillaBjorn’s Crochet has been an inspiration.
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?
My favorite yarn to use is almost always cotton, or cotton blend, I prefer to use natural fiber over synthetics to try and use more ecological yarn. I tend to use light turquoise and pink with cream colors, I really like this color combo.
Question: Do you have anything else you’d like to share with us?
Blog – https://madebygootie.com/
Newsletter – Join my newsletter (get a FREE PDF pattern!) – https://view.flodesk.com/pages/6055cb8d4271f096cee0d7c7
Facebook Community – https://www.facebook.com/groups/220830062977059
Ravelry – https://www.ravelry.com/designers/gootie-agat-rottman
Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/shop/MadeByGootie
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Free Patterns from Made by Gootie
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The Bohemian Mosaic crochet rectangle placemat pattern is made using the overlay mosaic crochet method to create a modern look.Read More
The Mitered Tulips Blanket is a fun and beautiful baby blanket, it uses the crochet mitered square method from one corner to the other in a diagonal way, with puff stitches to create tulip-like flowers.Read More
The crochet Suzette stitch has such a beautiful texture, it creates a soft and dense fabric, perfect for blankets and dishcloths! Working in the corner to corner method gives you flexibility to decide the size as you go.Read More
The interesting texture of this infinity scarf is created by combining several different stitches, such as front and back loop double crochet and the fun puff stitch.Read More
The basket is constructed of 2 connected triangles made with the C2C Suzette stitch. The triangles’ corners are folded and sewn to create the pockets.Read More
Using the filet crochet technique, this crochet doily pattern is a great crochet pattern for beginners, but also experienced crocheters will enjoy making it!Read More
The Lobelia nesting basket is a practical project with a beautiful handmade look to add to your home décor, featuring a unique texture for a modern look.Read More
Full of texture and style, the Follow Your Path Cowl will keep you warm and cozy. The pattern incorporates the Arrow Lace stitch with its unique texture, you can work it as a cowl or continue to work the pattern for an infinity scarf!Read More
This blanket pattern is worked from corner to corner using the C2C Cluster stitch for a beautiful and squishy texture. It combines 3 different colors to create more interest.Read More
This crochet blanket pattern is worked from corner to corner and is based on the C2C V stitch, with added V-puff stitches for the wheat and grains look.Read More