Welcome to the second installment of Designer Monday with my friend Jessica Hough from Time 2 Enjoy Crochet! I am an admin for her facebook group called Time 2 Enjoy Crochet and CAL group! Jessica is featuring a new designer each week for Designer Monday! This week I got to interview Karen Clanton! Read on to learn more about Karen!
Isn’t this Turtle Amigurumi designed by Karen adorable? I am so excited to announce that this awesome and cute Crochet Turtle Amigurumi will be our next CAL Crochet Along for the Time 2 Enjoy Crochet CAL group in August! If you would like to join the fun, please follow the links to join our Time 2 Enjoy Crochet group, or click on the image to purchase the pattern from Karen’s website!
Interview with Karen Clanton
Q: What is your name?
A: Karen Clanton
Q: How long have you been crocheting?
A: Since I was little and could pick up a hook off and on
Q: How did you learn to crochet?
A: My mother and grandmother
Q: What are your favorite things to crochet?
A: I crochet a lot of different things but mostly Amigurumis and graphghans
A: Not as much as I use to because I graph and orders take a lot of my time
Q: What was the most challenging crochet technique to learn?
A: There are so many I don’t know still I’d love to learn. I think that making my Amigurumi is pretty hard to figure out the shapes and making them as perfect as I can.
Q: What do you find most rewarding about crocheting?
A: People faces and their comments like how did you do that.
Q: What would you really like to crochet that you have not yet made?
A: My latest was the chevron pattern. I’ve always seen them around in my grandparents home and wanted to make one.
A: I do for all the above: family, friends, business.
Q: If you have a business what is the name of your Crochet Business?
A: KBCritters and Crafts
Q: Do you sell finished work, patterns or both?
Q: What type of items do you sell in your shop?
A: Graphs, Ami patterns, clay charms, and art
Q: How long have you been in business?
A: I started my page in 2013
Q: Do you have a website or etsy to share so we can check out your work?
Q: Do you have social media sites for your crochet?
A: I don’t have a favorite at the moment because I write my own patterns
Q: Do you do any other type of crafts like knitting, sewing, etc?
A: yes I do I cross stitch, bead, clay, crochet, knit , draw, paint, and a lot more
Q: What other activities do you enjoy?
A: I don’t really get out much and have a heart condition so I can’t do much
Q: What are your current WIPs or how many do you have?
A: I try not to have more than one wip at a time, but just making patterns is on my list
Q: Anything else you’d like to share about yourself or your business?
A: I do take orders and I love what I do so everything is made with love. And I love to make people happy.
That’s all we have for today. I want to thank Karen for taking time out of her busy schedule to talk with us and share a bit more about herself and her work! It was a pleasure to interview Karen, and hope you all enjoyed reading about her as much as I did! Please feel free to post any questions or comments below!
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P. S. Don’t forget to check back on Friday, August 11th here on the blog for another Learn to Crochet Tutorial! Keep on crocheting and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments or feedback.