CHERRY HEART

Simply Crochet - - HOOKED -

Crafty lady and mama San­dra Paul is the face of the Cherry Heart cro­chet blog and YouTube chan­nel. We caught up with her for a nat­ter about her favourite makes and what's been in­spir­ing her lately.

She told us: “With cro­chet it wasn’t love at first try, that’s for sure, but af­ter some ini­tial dif­fi­cul­ties it quickly be­came my favourite thing to do. It’s such a quick and ver­sa­tile way to make things but also it’s got such a lovely, re­lax­ing rhythm to the stitches.

My in­spi­ra­tion mostly starts with colours. Some­times I’ll have a par­tic­u­lar colour on my mind, or I’ll get ex­cited by a com­bi­na­tion. I’m al­ways ab­sorb­ing lit­tle colour palette ideas from the things around me, prints and pat­terns I see at home and out and about.

I think one of the things I’m most proud of is com­plet­ing my Granny Patches blan­ket. There are over 600 mini squares in that one and there were times when I wasn’t sure it would ever be fin­ished. I’m so glad I kept go­ing though, I love the end re­sult and it’s still one of my favourite blan­kets.

One of the best things about cro­chet is how for­giv­ing it can be to a few er­rors. Of course it’s some­times very nec­es­sary to go back and cor­rect a mis­take, but there’s been many a time when I’ve mer­rily fudged my way out of a prob­lem too. One of my favourite blan­kets has a quite sig­nif­i­cant ‘join as you go’ er­ror but I defy any­one to find it with­out some se­ri­ous time spent search­ing!" Visit www.san­dra- cher­ry­heart.blogspot.co.uk

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