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, therapeutic 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 ~

74 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 …

    Like

  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.

    Like

  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 😙

    Like

    • 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?

      Like

  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.

    Like

    • 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

      Like

  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

    Like

    • 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 ?

      Like

      • 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.

        Like

  6. Amanda Gratrix says:

    Hi Emily i am thinking of using a 5 ply cotton yarn the ball band says to use a 2.50mm hook what size hook would you you recommend using. The yarn i am going to use is anchor style creativa fino xx

    Like

  7. Linda says:

    Hi Emily
    Can you please tell me how to download the files for your crochet along. I saw part 1 and 2 but no files were attached. (love the colors you picked for it)
    Thanks.
    Linda

    Like

    • theloopystitches says:

      Hi Linda, there is nothing to download just yet… Still finishing it off and then have to get it tested. So glad you love the colours. Hopefully won’t be too much longer before it’s done.

      Like

  8. Bev says:

    Hi Emily,

    I am trying to do your lovely dream catcher. Out of all the patterns on the www, I like yours the best – thanks so much for the pattern. I am, however, hitting a snag with the clusters, and would appreciate it if you could clarify.

    Cluster 2 (cl2): Starting with a loop on your hook, *yarn over, insert hook in stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through two loops*, repeat from * twice, yarn over and pull through all loops. (How many loops?)

    If the cluster is done 3 times as you state then there is 4 loops on the hook which does not make it a Cluster 2.

    Would appreciate if you could clarify this and also the Cluster 3.

    Many thanks
    Bev
    P.S. I am working on it now and eagerly awaiting your response

    Like

  9. the eternal traveller says:

    After following you on Instagram for a while, I’m excited to finally make it to your blog. I ordered your book last week and received notification yesterday that it’s on its way. Can’t wait to find a lovely project to work on, although I do have two others to complete! 🙂

    Like

  10. Anlin Zanoli says:

    Hi Emily!! I am besotted with your designs, I live in South Africa, and can find your Round and Round the crochet hook book NOWHERE!!!! Is there any chance that it would become available as an Ebook?

    Like

  11. Rath na Sidhe says:

    Hi Emily,
    I just joined the CAL (late) and would like to donate my $2 but I don’t do online transactions. Would it be OK for me to direct deposit it to a bank account please? I am in Queensland. Thank you, Rath na Sidhe

    Like

  12. Carol D says:

    Hi Emily!
    Just found your blog tonight – after reading a Review of your book – which is now on my “wish list” – and I’ll begin to drop hints to everyone who might be interested in giving me a gift!

    Love your work….I first saw a square that you entered in All Free Crochet design contest for Granny Squares. I LOVE Grannies! I tend to get bored when working on a large project…so grannies, which can be stitched together to make a larger project are PERFECT!
    (BY THE WAY, the square that you entered WAS one of my 10 choices,…it was actually the first one I voted for…! Hope we can get the pattern for that in the not-too-distant future!

    Thank you for the beauty that you share! Though the CAL is ended, I did download the pattern for “Connie’s Ray of Hope” – and when I finish my present WIP, Connie’s is the NEXT project I’ll tackle…and I have all the yarn I need to make it! YAY! Even with my very limited retirement income, I can make something that nice for US! (it will take a place of honor on the Living Room Wall!
    Thank you, Emily! So glad I found you!

    Like

    • theloopystitches says:

      Aww thanks so much Carol 😀 And guess what – Betty All Squared Up is already a pattern in the Free Pattern section in my blog 🙂 so you can crochet them till your heart is content. Thank you for such lovely words too. They really do make a difference and touch a special part of my heart. I look forward to seeing your grannies.
      You can add them to you Projects in Ravelry if you have an account. I highly recommend it, but if you don’t just be careful there, it’s highly addictive lol

      Like

  13. Carol D says:

    How can I sign up to receive your email updates? I tried by clicking on the “Follow:” link at bottom right, but when I do that, it appears that I want to start a blog – which I definitely do not! I’ve thought about it, but do not have enough to share – and am too busy following blogs that inspire me.
    Can you add me to your list? – or failing that, can you let me know HOW I can sign up? LOVE your work and would really like to be able to follow….but this “antique brain” will fail me if I have to remember to check the blog without an email reminder – or whatever you do to let us know of new postings.
    Thank you so much for all you share! So inspiring!

    Like

  14. Kimmi McGaw says:

    Hi Emily,
    Love your CAL and Connies Ray of Hope. I would love to follow you as I love mandalas. Like you I have a love for crochet, how do I follow what you do and keep in touch.

    Kimmi

    Like

  15. Trish Bulmer says:

    Hi Emily,
    First & foremost I’d like to congratulate you on your fabulous book! I read a book review in a crochet magazine describing your book & thought it sounded like my style of crochet, as I love to make things for my home but with a updated look..So a couple of weeks ago my hubby asked me what I wanted for my 23rd wedding anniversary & your book ticked the box.I got it today (both mothers day& my anniversary) & I’m going to start a project tonight with one of your gorgeous patterns just need to pick one though.
    Thanks Trish Bulmer xx

    Like

    • theloopystitches says:

      Hi Trish! That is wonderful to hear. What a lovely present for your anniversary and Mother’s Day ;). Deciding is the hardest part. Maybe flick through it (like you do when you draw in the bottom corner of paper and see the stickman doing things – i hope that makes sense) and stop at a page. That takes the hard work out of it. xo

      Like

  16. Nicole says:

    Hi Emily – I am loving your patterns! I’ve made a bunch of blankets and taught myself to read patterns, but I still consider myself a beginner! I’m having soooo much trouble with the Kaliadascope granny square (It’s gorgeous!) but I can’t seem to get step 6 right! When you need to “fpdc together” and then HDC behind it.
    When I “fpdc together” am I joining the fpdc stitches from the previous row?
    If so, when I go to HDC behind it, I am confused where to go (I skipped over 2 dc stitches to join the fpdc stitches)?
    I’d love any help! Or suggestions for videos to watch…
    Many thanks.
    Nicole

    Like

  17. kim says:

    hi i have been trying to download your free pattern for the Mexican inspired blanket …..love love love it …..but it wont downlad to print out at all I have tried heaps of times ….would u be able to send me a email with the pattern please
    cheers kim

    Like

    • theloopystitches says:

      Hi Kim,
      There is not a download option available for the pattern. If you need to print it, I’d suggest highlighting everything you want and then select your print option and see how that goes. As it basically is only a couple of rows, there is now download available. I hope this makes sense.
      You could also try screen-shotting the page too.

      Like

  18. Sally Underhill says:

    Hello Emily
    I live in Bournemouth,England. I bought your book Round and around and I am using the cushion cover pattern to make the centre for a dream catcher.
    I was surprised when I bought issue 102 of Inside CROCHET to see the article about you , and that you live on the Sunshine Coast. My son emigrated to Pacific Pines , Gold Coast 4 years ago, we have just returned from 2 months there visiting him and his s wife ( who was born in Towomba) and 2 year old daughter.
    It’s a small world !!!
    It’s a lovely book
    Sally

    Like

    • theloopystitches says:

      Hi Sally!
      I bet you had a lovely time visiting. It’s such a beautiful part of Australia. It’s not as busy up here on the Sunshine Coast, but we are so close to everything.
      My partner’s family comes from England 🙂 So hopefully one day we can visit over there.
      It really is a small world. Thank you, I hope you are enjoying it.
      Happy hooking, Em xoxo

      Like

  19. Daniela says:

    Hi Emily!
    I love your works so much! I’m going to make a mandala based on your pattern but I need to order the yarn. You posted a link to the types of yarns that you were using, but I think it’s broken as it won’t open as well as your whole blog on WordPress. Could you please tell me which yarn you used so that I could order it? Thank you and I’m eagerly waiting for your reply 🙂

    Like

Leave a Reply to Diane Douglas Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s