Welcome to my mess!
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Tanya Naser, the resident Yarnologist here in HodgePodge Crochet!!
This desk is where the magic of HodgePodge Crochet happens! As you can see, it’s usually messy business, but I promise that under all the mess there are half finished projects waiting to be blogged about!
I began crocheting as a young child, marveling over the freehand dolls my mother would create every Christmas, seemingly out of thin air. She didn’t follow a pattern book or know why some stitches were called single while others were double and triple. But the thing I most admired was that she never worried too much about what other crocheters thought. She did what she loved and every year I delighted as the small army of dolls she lovingly created marched out of our house and into the arms of her eager customers!
These days, her crochet style would be considered freeform by die-hards of the craft and I’m proud to say that HodgePodge Crochet was born out of that organic beginning.
Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time learning and mastering new techniques and building upon my own free flowing style to come up with something that represents the crocheter I’ve become.
I feel that my style is represented in every stitch of every pattern I create. HodgePodge Crochet is my passion—and I mean that quite literally.
I’m eager to find new ideas, to explore stitches and designs that are new to me, and put them together in ways that excite others! My blog embodies that journey, and the response from those who read it, or come in to find something new, is what inspires me to write the next amazing pattern.
HodgePodge Crochet was a runner up in the Craftsy Blogger Awards Knitting & Crochet category in 2013 and was nominated as one of AllFreeCrochet’s top bloggers of 2014!! Tanya Naser has also been a sitting judge in The Crochet Awards; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Quarters.