KnitcroAddict

Handmade Knitted or Crocheted Items and Patterns

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 309 Sales

KnitcroAddict

Handmade Knitted or Crocheted Items and Patterns

Minneapolis, Minnesota 309 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Hi, my name is Wan, and I'm a crochet and knitting addict :)

Welcome to my shop!
I'm a native of Thailand, and English is my second language. I taught myself English through Youtube, which is also where I learned a lot about crocheting.
I come from a rural area of Thailand called Isaan. We grew up farming rice and gathering food the Traditional Thai way. Where I'm from, we where too poor to focus on education, so I went to work at a very young age to help support my family. I've been working very hard since I was 12, but unfortunately that meant no high school or college.
In traditional Thai families, the oldest daughter or child is responsible for helping support the family financially. I was so happy to help my mother, father and little sisters.
I met my wonderful husband in 2015 and have since moved to the US with him. I still support my family back home and am currently trying to get the education I always dreamed of.
I've been working long hours and taking classes, all the while dreaming of a better future. Unfortunately the long hours of working in the restaurant business have left me with sever plantar fasciitus, and I was left with the choice of working less or permanently injuring my feet and legs.
My husband and I are both passionate about entrepreneurship and have dreamed of making a living online so that we have more time together and time to travel to see our family abroad. I have been crocheting and knitting for several years, and after my family, it's the number one thing I spend my time on. I love it! I originally started crocheting handbags in the beginning. I had a lot of success and sold many wholesale orders of custom bags to a fashion boutique in Italy. It was such hard work. I worked 16 hours per day making each order of bags by hand. Sadly the next years fashion wasn't crochet bags in Italy, but it was great experience.
My husband encouraged me to follow my passion and start a YouTube channel to teach people to crochet. I love to teach people and give back what I have learned, so although I was very shy and reluctant, I tried it. I really just did it to prove to my husband that I wouldn't like it so he would stop encouraging me. Little did I know that I would love it so much. When people comment how much they like my tutorials, it makes me so happy and proud. I was so self-conscious about my accent and English that I never thought people would want to learn from me. I'm happy I was wrong!
I'd never made them before, but people kept asking for written patterns of my tutorial projects. So, like so many things, I taught myself. I decided to list them on Etsy as I have always loved the site and bought a LOT of yarn there. So I thought, why not try and make a successful business from my passion. I'm now making patterns and other handmade, one of a kind items from my own designs.
I hope people enjoy making the projects from my patterns as much as I do, and find something unique and fashionable in my handmade items. Some are functional items for the home while others are cute clothing and accessories. Take a look around, I hope you enjoy my shop :) Thanks for stopping by

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