About Me

Hello my name is Emily and I’m addicted to crochet! Whether it be crocheting myself or looking at anything crocheted, I love it. I am a mum of three boys, who keep me busy 24/7.  So finding time to crochet can be sneaky and at odd times of the day/night. I wanted to create a blog so that I can share my love for crochet; what I make,some free patterns and links to purchase some! Who doesn’t love free things, especially when they are crochet related!!

I live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and I’m so thankful to live here.  With access to beautiful beaches and the luscious hinterland, there are so many inspirational places to visit, and I’m lucky it’s at my doorstep.

I learned to crochet the chain stitch when I was about 11 years old, since then I have been self taught with thanks to books, and more recently YouTube (it would have been handy a long time ago). There’s something about crocheting that I find relaxing, competitive and rewarding all at the same time. It’s amazing what can be created with a ball of yarn and a hook.

I hope that this little blog brings you happiness and inspiration and the help you need to crochet your own beautiful pieces. A world without crochet would be pretty dull.

~ Emily ~

My two boys and I

My two boys and I

23 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Diane Douglas says:

    Hi Emily,
    Just love your site ……I am on my 2nd Minecraft rug for twin 6yr olds for xmas ..have enjoyed
    making them ….so thanks again for the idea /pattern …

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  2. Sue Shobert says:

    Hi, Emily! I am an avid crocheter and am selling on etsy. I was wondering if I could sell the finished product of this pattern in my etsy shop? My shop is ShobertCrochet.

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  3. Sharon says:

    Hi Emily by any chance do you do any tutorials on you tube , I absolutely love your work and I am a newbie that has a really hard time reading patterns.
    Much love
    Sharon 😙

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    • theloopystitches says:

      Hi Sharon,
      That is a good question! Do you have a particular pattern you are having trouble reading? I may be able to try and help you if you like.
      Have you googled/youtubed beginner crochet reading patterns or learn to read crochet patterns etc?

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  4. Amanda Gratrix says:

    Hi Emily i was wondering would this work in dk yarn and if so what size hook would you recommend using with the dk yarn. Dk is 8 ply yarn in the u.s.

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    • theloopystitches says:

      Hi Amanda, I either use a 4mm think that’s a G hook over there, or 4.5 or 5mm depending on the pattern and how tight/loose you crochet 🙂 I hope this helps. May I ask what pattern you’re talking about? I can’t see what you’re commenting on xo

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  5. Amanda Gratrix says:

    Hi Emily i was wondering would this work in dk yarn and if so what size hook would you recommend using with the dk yarn. Dk is 8 ply yarn in the u.s. Sorry ment to say for the dreamcatcher you did in 4 ply cotton

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    • Amanda Gratrix says:

      Hi Emily please could you let me know if i could use a dk weight yarn and what size hook to use with it. To make the dreamcatcher you made using the 4 ply cotton yarn ?

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      • theloopystitches says:

        And yarn… you can use any yarn – I think the closest is aran? Which is a 10ply – I’d use at least a 5mm H hook, and if that’s a bit tight, go up a hook size. If you need to look up substitutes, use Yarnsub.com – it is an amazing website! 🙂 I hope this helps. If not, keep replying till we get something right.

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