Hi Crocheters! Today we are having a Meet and Greet with Rose Obom from Yarn Craftee.
Rose recently designed a lovely Super Chunky Puff Earwarmer crochet pattern and made it available right here, on Oombawka Design Crochet.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to Rose and to share with you some of her unique crochet designs.
Crochet Designer Feature: Yarn Craftee
Meet Rose Obom
Question: Who are you? Tell me about yourself.
I am an eclectic person yet also minimalist. I love the simple things in life, and enjoy living a simple lifestyle. However, the minimalist part of me does not always extend to my crochet designs, in fact, I get bored easily when a design does not make me think. I like to be called Rose, but my birth name is Bekisu Lecky.
Question: How did you learn how to crochet? How long have you been crocheting?
My first foray into crocheting was in the 90s while I was in Secondary School (High School), it was a passing hobby I dropped after graduation. Fast forward to 2014, I had to learn it again when I became a stay-at-home mom, and I have not stopped since then.
Question: Do you have any tips for new crocheters? Any guidance to make them successful at a new hobby?
Give yourself time. Embrace the mistakes, enjoy the learning process. There is still a lot of things that will take time to understand but remember that you are in charge of the hook and yarn and that crochet is a skill you can learn. So whenever you feel frustrated that a pattern isn’t turning out right, take a break, come back to it and you just might see what was wrong or have a little more understanding.
Question: What do you enjoy crocheting the most?
This is one question I never quite have an answer to. I’m eclectic and I enjoy crocheting just about anything my mind can dream up and my fingers can work up.
Question: What else are you passionate about (other than crochet)?
Learning languages (I’m currently learning Spanish on Duolingo), tending to my family, natural wellness recipes, fitness, gardening, charity work.
Question: What prompted you to start designing?
Mooglyblog by Tamara, basically. I read a magazine article where she talked about starting out. I was so inspired, and I also had a desire to bring my own uniqueness into the yarn crafts community.
Question: How long have you been designing and where do you publish your patterns?
My first design was in 2017, where I started my first blog LoopinglyMade. Fast forward to 2020, the blog is now named Craft-Her; this is where the majority of my designs are published. However, I have a new blog called Yarn Craftee, which will house all my designs as I transition.
Question: What drives you to create? Where do you find inspiration for your designs?
I believe I have a creative gift, it runs in my family. My siblings are artistic and creative as well. This alone gives me the urge to always create something with my hands. I find inspiration from two sources, from within me and from my environment. I know this cannot be weird and that it does not happen to only me, but I dream up designs in my sleep, or it could happen in the bathroom. I am more inspired when I focus less on the screen and more on my environment.
Question: What tips would you give to someone interested in designing and blogging?
Go.For.It. BUT, learn, keep learning not just about designing (you already have the skill to do that), but about business, strategy and the blogosphere because the rules always seem to be changing. Then when it feels overwhelming, give yourself a break, then do it again.
Question: What goals have you set for yourself for the future?
I will assume these are goals related to designing and this yarn crafts business -to design an e-book -to move all my designs from Craft-Her to Yarn Craftee -to make videos of all my older patterns
Question: Who are your favorite makers? How have they inspired you?
This question! I’m not one for favorites, there are many makers whose work I like. But for specifics, Tamara from Mooglyblog- she was always my go to when I started out, and after i read her magazine article she inspired me to start a blog. Then there’s Susan of Peppergoose Handmade- I aspire to have her level of skill in designing. I really love her designs.
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 like light weight yarns a lot, especially DK. Alas, I am yet to work with an indie small business. I think I gravitate towards sea and sky hues more, I just noticed this. I’ve also had a love for cotton yarns recently.
Question: Do you have anything else you’d like to share with us?
I thank Rhondda for the opportunity to guest post on Oombawka Designs Crochet blog.
You can connect with me and check out my patterns through these links below.
Free Crochet Patterns from Yarn Craftee
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Free Crochet Patterns from Yarn Craftee
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This free pattern is available in 3 sizes and is crocheted with DK Weight Yarn  and a 4.5 mm hook.Read More
This pretty 12-inch afghan square is worked in the round. You will need Medium Weight Yarn  and a 3.5 mm (E) hook for this project.Read More
This lightweight Colour Stripe Cardigan design is available as a free pattern and makes a great project for summer. You will need DK Weight Yarn  and a 3.5 mm (E) hook.Read More
This lovely summer mesh top is crocheted with DK Weight Yarn  and a 3.5 mm (E) hook.Read More
Make this 2 color boys crochet tank top with your favorite cotton DK Weight Yarn  and a 4 mm (H) hook.Read More
A lovely summer accessory, the pretty in spring crochet bucket hat pattern is made with DK Cotton Yarn  and a 4mm (G) hook. The free crochet pattern is available in 3 sizes.Read More
This sustainable crochet bag is made with the Filet Crochet technique. You will need DK Weight Cotton Yarn  and a 3.5 mm (E) hook for this project.Read More
This Holiday Star Motif is a quick project to make. You will need Medium Weight Yarn  and a 4.5 mm hook. The project also uses hair bands with a 4.5 - 5 cm diameter.Read More
These cute mitts are so handy and easy to use. They also make great gifts! You will need DK Weight Cotton Yarn  and a 4 mm (G) hook.Read More
This easy to crochet bag pattern is made with Medium Weight Cotton Yarn  and a 4 mm (H) hook. It's the perfect size to fit your paperback book inside.Read More