I learned to crochet about fifteen years ago when my cousin taught me what she had learned from her crochet/knit class. The first thing I made was a scarf with just single crochet stitches. It wasn’t until one day when I stumbled upon some cute egg amigurumi online that I became fascinated by the art and wanted to learn more. I had trouble because I didn’t understand what it meant to “crochet in the round.” I am a visual learner but the videos online weren’t helping. One day, I sat on the sofa with my mom and she tried to show me what she had learned in her home country. She did it! She was “crocheting in the round.” So, I asked her to show me again and that was how my amigurumi journey started.
A big supporter of my work from the very beginning was my grandma.
Whenever I created anything, she would be in awe and tell me I should sell it. I told her that no one would buy it. She would always encourage me. I remember the last piece I had shown her. It was a little doll, a work in progress. She said that it was cute and laughed. Unfortunately, my grandma passed away in 2015. I listed my first item to sell in January of 2016. My monkey amigurumi was my first original pattern. I created it for the year of the monkey zodiac, my first year without my grandma. I was so happy when the first customer purchased it. Someone actually liked it and trusted my pattern. I wish my grandma were still present so that I could tell her the many sales I have made.
To my customers and followers, I thank you so much for believing in my art. Thank you for all your orders and support. ❤