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Welcome to CrochetHooked

Hello, my name is Cari and I am the owner, artist, designer, and creator of CrochetHooked,and all of my creations are handmade in the USA.

I have a love for the art of crochet (creating and teaching). Several years ago I designed a unique braided bracelet called ‘Braidlets’. I crochet beads on to wire, creating three strands of beads, which are braided together… for more information about the process please click here > https://www.etsy.com/shop/CrochetHooked/about?ref=l2-more-about

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I taught myself to crochet about 14 years ago creating baby clothes, shawls, towel toppers, lapel pins, a few afghans and so many scarves I lost count… lol

In 2002 I started…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 21
  • Joined November 29, 2005

Favorite materials

crochet hook, wire, yarn, swarovski, pearls, crystals, artistic wire, and my java

About

Welcome to CrochetHooked

Hello, my name is Cari and I am the owner, artist, designer, and creator of CrochetHooked,and all of my creations are handmade in the USA.

I have a love for the art of crochet (creating and teaching). Several years ago I designed a unique braided bracelet called ‘Braidlets’. I crochet beads on to wire, creating three strands of beads, which are braided together… for more information about the process please click here > https://www.etsy.com/shop/CrochetHooked/about?ref=l2-more-about

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I taught myself to crochet about 14 years ago creating baby clothes, shawls, towel toppers, lapel pins, a few afghans and so many scarves I lost count… lol

In 2002 I started working for Michaels Arts and Crafts as a Certified Custom Framer. Thanks to Michaels, I learned how to frame just about anything from jerseys to needlepoint to museum quality archival framing. As well as, mat cutting, different mounting procedures, and of course color theory, which I use daily when creating my designs.

I also taught a beginning crochet class for about 2 years, where I could share my enthusiasm and knowledge of this wonderful art form. The class was two hours long and everyone knew how to make a simple double crochet scarf, by the time class was over.

It’s been six years since I taught and I can still see the look of amazement on their faces, because they were crocheting… The personal gratification I felt from all of my students was… and is priceless.

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Then I came across a book which talked about crocheting with wire. Wire! Really! Fascinating! Well, needless to say, I was hooked (pun intended). After a few months of trial and lots of errors, I finally had a design that was not only unique, but gorgeous.

As I gave them to family and friends as gifts, the feedback was so positive I decided to sell them at boutiques, craft fairs, and the Internet which led me to Etsy. In 2006, CrochetHooked opened it’s doors and I have had a great time.

Braidlets have had a few changes since 2006, they are now made using Swarovski crystals and pearls. I have also started wire wrapping and I’ve designed a bracelet/necklace combination (click here to see the finished product https://www.etsy.com/listing/169127806/wire-wrapped-bracelet-or-necklace-with?ref=shop_home_active)

Thanks for visiting my shop and custom orders are always welcome… Let’s get together and create your personal Braidlet or Wrap Around today!

Cari Baker

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