Stylecraft is delighted to welcome a new Blogstar to the fold to kick off 2020.
Emily Littlefair is also known as The Loopy Stitch on social media, where she explores her love for crochet from the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.
She published her first crochet book in 2017 called ‘Round and Round the Crochet Hook’ but learnt to crochet a chain stitch when she was only 11 years old. Learning from books and YouTube videos she still loves to try out new techniques and stitches to bring into her designs.
Emily finds inspiration all around: “I see possibilities for crochet everywhere I look. I see shapes and patterns in nature, architecture, anything really. An idea can pop into my head at any time. When I am designing patterns, I tend not to plan things and let the hook and yarn take over.”
Her eye for colour is refreshing and one of her most popular designs ‘Connie’s Ray of Hope’, perfectly captures this. The round wall hanging was designed in memory of Connie Johnson (a fellow Australian) to raise awareness of breast cancer.
For 2020 Emily is planning a Mindful CAL. “I’ve always found crochet to be a coping mechanism, whether it be just a little escape from reality or some ‘me’ time. Lately, I am finding it to be very mindful and am paying more attention to what I’m doing instead of being distracted by the simplest of things,” she explains.
“We have been fans of Emily’s work for quite a while and are thrilled that she has agreed to become one of our Blogstars. We can’t wait to work with her and bring more of her designs to Stylecraft crocheters,” says Annabelle Hill, Sales and Marketing Director at Stylecraft.
As a special treat for crocheters, Emily’s amazing new design, the Floral Dream blanket will be released on 1st February through the Stylecraft Make-Along group and Ravelry. Please note this is a paid for pattern.
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