Hello, friend, and welcome to my crochet blog! You may know me from my Instagram account @fromnicolescreations, but if you don’t, my name is Nicole and I am the maker, designer, and creative force behind From: Nicole’s Creations, an indie crochet business focused on providing you with quality crochet designs and handmade items. My handmade items can currently be found exclusively in my Etsy shop, although I’m hoping to break into some local markets this fall, and my crochet patterns are available on both Etsy and Ravelry.
The idea for a blog came about when I was trying to work on a social media strategy for my business a few months ago. I was trying to develop some value based content that I could put in the form of Reels or carousel posts on Instagram to try to increase my reach and engagement. I easily came up with a bunch of ideas, but the more I came up with, the more I realized what I wanted to do with those topics was going to be more in depth or involved than what Instagram would provide. That’s when I realized what I was actually creating were blog topics! And so the blog idea was born. While a lot of those topics will still show up on my Instagram, it allows me the opportunity to introduce a topic there while providing the additional context and details here, getting the best of both forms of media.
So what can you expect from this blog? I hope to post at least a couple of times each month with stitch tutorials of some of my favorite stitches, some “how-to” posts providing information on different crochet techniques or construction methods, promo posts for my paid patterns giving you more insight into my inspiration and yarn choices, and of course, everyone’s favorite, free crochet patterns!
Did you know one of my patterns is already available for free? Last summer I was a guest designer for Breann over on the Hooked on Homemade Happiness blog. Check it out here! The pattern is also available as a paid, ad-free PDF in my Etsy and Ravelry shops, if that’s more your style.
I can’t wait to get started sharing my love of crochet with you! To make sure you never miss a post, scroll down to the bottom of the page, enter your email address, and hit that subscribe button. To get sneak peeks of what I’m working on or to find out when I have tester calls for new patterns, make sure you are following me on Instagram @fromnicolescreations. See you soon!