Immersed in crochet
Simply Crochet|Issue 101
Immersed in crochet
Young crocheter Imogen Lewis talks about getting out and about with her hook, and how living with allergies is bearable with the best craft in the world…
Imogen Lewis

Hello, I’m Imogen, and I come from a very creative family. My dad teaches photography in his spare time as well as constantly repairing things around the house; my sister loves doing crafts of all sorts and my mum crochets and knits. We have an adorable tabby cat called Ollie, who loves to go to sleep on my crocheted blankets and he often sleeps alongside the little crochet toys I make.

My mum taught me to crochet when I was about seven. I was instantly hooked (pun intended) and I took to it like a duck to water. I learnt to knit first, which taught me the importance of having a tension that wasn’t too tight or too loose, and then I learnt to crochet (I have been told that I crochet like I knit). I find crochet much quicker thanknitting and it requires less sewing up. My first make was a very wonky square using a ball of garishly red DK yarn and a 4.5mm hook. From that moment on, I crocheted whenever I had any free time.



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Issue 101