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MY CROCHET STORY | How it all started

This is the story how I got hooked (read addicted).

Every so often I get the question “Why did you start crocheting?”. The story begins 2008 when I was 14 years old. I’ve been blessed with a mom that is as yarn crazy as I am. So one day she showed me an amigurumi pattern in a magazine called Allers. My grandfather is a real crazy Allers fan so we get to read them when he's done with all the sudokus in them.

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The crochet pattern was for a little cute pig with a big head and a small body designed by the swedish amigurumi artist Mia Bengtsson. Of course, I wanted to make one, so my mom patently helped me make my first amigurumi. It’s yellow and anything but perfect, but I remember how proud I was. My first handmade amigurumi!

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So now that I was hooked I started crocheting pigs like crazy and that christmas everyone I knew got one. I don't think all my recievers understod my excitement but that didn't matter. I had found the love for crocheting, an endless magical world. I bought all of Mias books (This was way beyond internet and Pinterest took over the amigurumi market.) and crocheted all her fantastic creatures.

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100 amigurumis later I started to get tired of reading others patterns and slowly begun to figure out my own designs. I’ve made a ridiculous amount of amigurumis since then, both with my own designs and others, and my love to crocheted creatures haven't faded a bit. Actually, I never think it will. There's something magical about creating new life with a hook and I know I’m not the only one who thinks we can make the world a bit happier with a crocheted yellow pig or a sparkly unicorn.

This is my story. Now I would love to hear yours! How did you get bitten by the crochet bug?
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