Here at Premier®, we love engaging with our makers to see their creations, learn more about who they are, and what inspires them. Our Maker Spotlight series highlights our makers and their passion for yarn.
This week's Maker Spotlight focuses on Nicole from Nicki's Homemade Crafts. Nicki's website is full of beautiful crochet projects and informative tutorials. She also does Crochet Alongs where she takes you step by step through the creation of one of her projects. We are so excited to feature her in our latest Maker Spotlight. Click the pictures below for links to the patterns. Look below the article for links to her Ravelry, YouTube, and other social media pages.
Q:Tell Us About Yourself!
A: I was born and raised in Germany. My family always has been crafty and I was introduced to it and always loved it from an early age. When I picked up crocheting again after college, I was hooked right away again. After selling many finished items through Etsy, I decided to become a pattern designer which I loved so much more than creating the same product over and over again. As I always loved teaching, I felt so happy and passionate to be able to teach how to crochet a stitch or pattern. I’m excited to do it every day!
Q: What's your specialty?
A: I love to crochet and design hats, bags and functional crochet the most. But teaching crochet really feels like my specialty.
Q: Who inspired you?
A: My mom, grandma and aunt. They taught and inspired me to be crafty. I always loved drawing, painting, knitting, crocheting and sewing, or any kind of paper crafts.
Q: What is your favorite Premier Yarn? What do you love about it?
A: Anti-Pilling yarn, hands down is the best. It’s easy to work with, it comes in many different colors and it last a long time, no matter how often I wash it.
Q: What other hobbies do you enjoy?
A: I also love hiking, exercising, watching TV with my family, and blogging. I actually love teaching different subjects, including blogging and exercise routines. Another favorite hobby of mine is rearranging and redecorating a specific room. I know it seems odd, but I love seeing a room in a new look without having to spend much money or no money at all.
Q: What’s your favorite yarn project to make?
A: I love making hats and bags the most for sure.
Q: Where is your favorite place to crochet?
A: At home, with friends, or in a café
Q: Any tips for crafters?
A: Be patient with yourself. As a crafter, we are all very creative and want certain things to look a certain way. But some times that doesn’t work. That’s ok. It’s better to put it on the side for a while and come back to it from a different point of view. Also as a crocheter, I would always recommend to count your stitches. It seems to be a common mistake to assume you have the right amount of stitches and then several rows down you noticed you dropped a stitch. Better count on extra time to reduce the stress later.
To learn more about Nick's Homemade Crafts visit her at:
Nicki has inspired so many with the wonderful tutorials and beautiful creations. I’ve made many of her designs and still have many more to try. So happy to see this article. She deserves to be in the spotlight for sure!!
I have really enjoyed following Nicki’s blog. She’s so enthusiastic about crochet and her followers. Even this old crocheter has learned a lot from her, her patterns and videos are amazing.