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