Do You Want to Make Handmade Gifts for Your Family and Friends?
I can think of nothing more meaningful than celebrating life’s biggest moments with something handmade. It can be so heartwarming to give something to someone that you made with your own hands.
You pour your love into a handmade gift, and the recipient instantly feels your love overflowing onto them from the moment they open it. And the memories you get to imprint on someone are priceless.
Are You New to Crochet?
It can be intimidating to take on a new craft. But can I let you in on a little secret? Crocheting is easier than it looks! I know, I know, coming from a designer that sounds too good to be true. But trust me, once you get the basics down, you will be running to your nearest yarn store for more yarn to make all of the gifts. Better add yarn to your monthly budget!
Crochet can be so many things if you give it a chance. There are projects that provide a good challenge, while others are perfect for your next movie marathon. It can be a creative outlet, way to improve your mental health, or even a business.
Or Perhaps You Are a Seasoned Crocheter?
If you have moved past the basics, you’ve grown your skills and found all the ways to fit crochet time into your life. You know the joy it brings to you and to others.
Are you the ‘resident maker’ for your loved ones? Your friends and family are probably asking that you make something special for them, their kids, or grandkids, right?
That’s Where I Come In
As a self-taught maker, I want to provide patterns for others who are looking to make items for their family and friends. On my blog, you will find patterns and projects that are inspired by life’s special moments like holidays, new family members, and healing times.
Know that these patterns are tested several times (sometimes more than I like) and perfected before they are published on the blog. But, I am human, so if you spot a mistake or have a question, please get in touch with me.
Creativity is Part of Who I Am
I’m Jamie, the designer behind Remington Lane Crochet. I’m also a full-time working mom, firefighter wife and big Boilermaker fan (Go Purdue!). Our two boys and twin girls keep us busier than busy, so I do most of my crochet work while they sleep.
I come from a long line of yarn addicts – my Grandma and Great Grandma were knitters, my mom crochets. Outside of a few failed knitting lessons as a kid, and the wonky baby blanket I crocheted in 5th grade, it wasn’t until I had my first kid that I really learned how to crochet.
When I became a mom, I really wanted to make my own Christmas stockings. My mom made mine when I was a kid and I wanted to do that for my family. Given that stockings look like socks, I thought for sure I would need to learn to knit, but before I learned to knit, I found the perfect stocking pattern. It was actually crochet!
I didn’t know how to crochet, but I was determined to make these stockings, and it didn’t hurt that the pattern said it was beginner-level. So my first crochet project was a stocking. You think I would have picked something simpler like a scarf or a blanket, but nope! Being left-handed, I relied on YouTube to pick up the basics and managed to make three stockings that turned out great. I’ve since made more when kids #2-4 arrived.
After tackling the Christmas stockings, I joined the prayer shawl ministry at my church. Our group members gather each month to work on our shawls and pray for parish members and their families who are ill, grieving the loss of a loved one, or going through tough times. God works through these women and together we have provided comfort to many in our community.
Remington Lane Crochet is Here for You!
I love creating cherished gifts for friends and family and I want to give you the ability to do the same for your loved ones.
You will find tutorials that can teach you the basics, especially if you’re left-handed like me. Each person learns differently, so there are detailed written and picture tutorials. I add tutorials over time, so please let me know if there is a tutorial you want to see.
I hope this blog will be your first stop when you need a pattern that celebrates all of life’s moments – a baby blanket for your newest family member, a prayer shawl to comfort a friend, handmade decor for the upcoming holidays, or something to wear on game day!
Here’s How to Get Started
There are several ways to connect with me, so here are my suggestions for you:
- Be the first to see my new projects and crochet resources by subscribing to the Remington Lane Crochet newsletter.
- Follow along with Remington Lane Crochet on Facebook and Instagram for updates from me. And show me what you’re working on by tagging me @remingtonlanecrochet when you share your photos
- Browse the pattern library to find your next gift
- Learn the basics and grow your crochet skills with detailed, step-by-step written and picture tutorials
I can’t wait to connect with you and help you celebrate life’s moments with handmade gifts for your loved ones!