Mossy must-have
Simply Crochet|Issue 113
Catalina Ungureanu of By Katerina is glad she didn’t realise the challenge she had taken on with her first big project
Katerina

Crochet is something I learned in my childhood from my mom. She didn’t teach me, I just saw what she was doing and started to copy her. It wasn’t something that I liked or wanted to do, but it was just fascinating.

My willingness to design crochet clothes didn’t come from my love of crochet. Crochet was the bridge. I was always fascinated by the idea of making clothes for myself. I used my mom’s old clothes in my childhood and made different things to wear for myself. Once I knew how to use a sewing machine I started sewing clothes because I never imagined that you could do so many things with crochet.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM SIMPLY CROCHETView All

EMILY'S JOURNAL ...from the studio

Emily Penn of The Loopy Stitch loves designing and crocheting mandalas, and shares her tips and reasons for making this versatile motif

3 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Earth and sky

A scarf to keep your feet on the ground and head in the clouds

2 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Making waves

The British seaside has always been a favourite place for Zoë Potrac, but it also inspired a crucial crochet design

2 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

ALL ABOUT THE SQUISH

Huggable and lovable, this cushion is a neon ray of sunshine after a long day.

1 min read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Rise of the INDIE CAL

Big yarn brands aren’t the only ones to run crochet-alongs; independent designers are increasingly doing their own too. We find out what’s to love about an indie CAL

5 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Bag of tricks

Carol Ibbetson is a multi-talented maker who, when she’s not designing crochet creations or presenting on TV, uses her technical skills to double-check patterns and teach others…

5 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Super stars

Make your dull denim sparkle again in a star-struck cushion design

3 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Twist & out

Wrap up warm with a versatile infinity wrap design that you’ll keep coming back to

2 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Wave hello!

Shari White’s shawl design can do the talking for you

5 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 113

Pop on a pinny

Pretty and versatile, pinafores are deservedly a classic and Jenny King’s design is just so

3 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 113