Jordan, Melbourne takeover winner – Frankston, Victoria
Two years ago I came across a cute picture of a crocheted dinosaur.
We were confined and the relentless flow of bad news was crazy.
But this photo really brightened my day — and I thought, “you know what, I’m going to learn how to do this!”
I like to describe crochet as an art, with yarn.
You do this by looping yarn, usually wool, with a crochet needle.
Once I finished making my own dinosaur, I felt great pride and the process made me feel calm and relaxed.
Crochet ignited a creative spark in me. And once I started, I couldn’t stop.
I’ve now created about 70 pieces – from amigurumi (it’s the Japanese art of making stuffed animals) to blankets, scarves, bags, clothes and hats.
I made many, and many hats.
Making each new creation pushed me to seek out more challenging and challenging projects, like crocheting an entire outfit.
I crochet whenever I get the chance. Even in public.
Everyone at school knows me as “the hook guy”.
I also have a group of friends at school who also like to crochet.
We even created a craft club.
About 10-15 of us get together once a week over lunch at the library. It is an ideal place to relax.
Crocheting is my happy place. This is where I can refocus and create something beautiful and unique at the same time.
Most people learn crochet from others, but for me it was one of the first things I learned on my own.
And I keep this dinosaur on my desk to remind me of how far I’ve come in my crochet journey.