Hi Crocheters! Today we are having a Meet and Greet with the Crochet Artist and Designer behind the blog Stitch by Fay.
Read on below to learn about Fay Lyth and her designs before scrolling to the end of this post for a selection of free crochet patterns available from Stitch by Fay.
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:
Stitch by Fay
Question: Who are you? Tell me about yourself.
Hi friends! My name is Fay and I’m a crochet artist, designer and blogger from New Zealand. I’ve been crocheting since 2012 and began my design journey in 2020. I share free patterns and crochet related content on my blog – www.stitchbyfay.com
Question: How did you learn how to crochet? How long have you been crocheting?
I’ve been crocheting for about 10 years now and I taught myself by using YouTube and Google.
Question: Do you have any tips for new crocheters? Any guidance to make them successful at a new hobby?
Practice and patience. Nobody just gets good overnight. It takes work but it is so worth it. I’d also like to add that there’s no right or wrong way to crochet. Everyone has their own style and their own way of doing things. All that matters is what works for you.
Question: What do you enjoy crocheting the most?
I love making amigurumi. Anything small and cute is usually a winner in my book.
Question: What else are you passionate about (other than crochet)?
I recently started doing embroidery which is a nice change of pace from crochet. I also love cross stitch, reading, watching anime, horror movies and playing video games.
Question: What prompted you to start designing?
I’d been crocheting for about 8 years prior to becoming a designer and it just felt like a natural progression of my craft. I’m also in a position now where I have time to dedicate to it.
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 son is my biggest inspiration. I started out making a lot of things for him and now that he’s older I get to create designs and bring joy to others.
Question: What do you enjoy designing the most?
Amigurumi is my first love but I also enjoy designing home decor items.
Question: What tips would you give to someone interested in designing and blogging?
Quality over quantity and don’t compare yourself to others. Good photos are also important.
Question: What goals have you set for yourself for the future?
I’d love to design for magazines and one day write a crochet book.
Question: Who are your favorite makers? How have they inspired you?
There are a lot! Andreia from Lemon Yarn Creations is a constant source of inspiration. I’ve loved watching the progression of her business.
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?
I mostly work with DK or sport weight yarn. I particularly love Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK and Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/4 yarn. Scheepjes Stone Washed is also a fun one.
Question: Do you have anything else you’d like to share with us?
Visit my blog (https://www.stitchbyfay.com) and follow me on Social Media!
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A quick and easy pattern that requires no sewing. Made with a 2.5mm hook and DK weight yarn, it's the perfect size for keychains. It's also a great pattern for using up scraps.Read More
These crochet water balloons work up fast and are great for last minute gifts and markets. They're reusable, washable and eco-friendly - no more bits of rubber all over the yard!Read More
Mushrooms are so whimsical and fun! These little mushroom buddies are sure to bring a smile to your dial. Crocheted with DK weight yarn and a 2.5mm hook.Read More
Bring the sunshine inside with these fun sunflower coasters! These coasters are a great way to add a pop of colour to your home plus they’re quick and easy to make.Read More
One of my more quirky designs but I can't help but smile when I see it. It makes a fun decor piece for a kids room or a great gift for a shark lover. Requires both worsted weight and DK weight yarns and a 5mm and 2.5mm hook.Read More
This is a great beginner friendly pattern as it uses only one stitch and doesn’t require any sewing of parts. It also doesn’t matter if it comes out kinda lumpy and misshapen (trust me, we’ve all been there) because all potatoes are different.Read More
The rain day blues got you down? This cuddle sized raindrop is sure to cheer you up. Works up quickly with minimal sewing.Read More
Get ready for Fall with this fun textured pumpkin. The pattern works up quickly and easily using a basic combination of stitches. It also has some simple shaping which makes it easier to get that perfect pumpkin shape.Read More
Give a hug with a cosy sweater keychain! Quick and easy pattern with companion printables to make gifting easy.Read More
Upcycle an old mug to make this fun decor piece. Made with Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn and a 2.5mm crochet hook.Read More