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Meet Ana from Accessorise

By on June 23, 2016


One of the things that I love about crochet and social media is that I am able to connect with crocheters around the world. Crochet is a universal language. I’ve known Ana of Accessorise for awhile and I marvel at her eye for exquisite design. She is from Bulgaria and I think that it is so awesome that because I crocheting she crochets, I have a friend on the other side of the world. Take some time to get to know Ana. She is amazing!

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Can you tell us how you got started with crochet?

As in many ex-communist countries, it used to be very difficult to buy things in shops. But because of that, people used their creativity and became DIY masters.  I’ve learned from my mom and granny how to crochet, knit, sew, and cross stitch while in my childhood because, I was curious to see if I could do it. After a while, I put my yarn and hooks away.  But in 2011 I started my Etsy shop as art therapy for my mom, she is a Queen of knits. I shared mom’s love for knit and my crochet. Soon after, some clients asked me to share my crochet patterns and in 2012 I started publishing them.

Where does your crochet design inspiration come from?

My inspiration comes from my friends and my everyday life.

What is your favorite yarn to work with and why?

I don’t have a specific favorite yarn. I just love to work with natural fiber yarn or high quality artificial fiber yarn.

What are your greatest crochet accomplishments?

To become a part of Design Wars Alumni group, that opened a whole new craft world to me.

What are your most popular patterns? Please include links to 1-5 of your patterns.

Infinity Loop Lace Shell Circle ScarfInfinity Loop Shell Scarf by Accessorise

Lace Diagonals Shawl


Flower Heart Wall DecorFlower heart wall decor by Accessorise

Heart SweaterHeart Sweater by Accessorise

Spring Summer Top TunicSpring Summer Top Tunic by Accessorise 1

Do you have any other hobbies besides crochet?

I like to read (a lot) and to draw pictures, but I still need more practice.

What are you doing when you are not crocheting?

I like to take time to enjoy my family and friends, to travel, and to spend time in the countryside.

Is there anything else that you would like to share with us?

I’m from Bulgaria, an ancient and beautiful small country in South East Europe. It has magnificent mountains, a sunny seaside and scenic valleys (like Rose valley). My country is also famous for beautiful people (girls especially;-) and tasty food and wine. I’m a happily married, mother of 12 year old twin boys. I work as European grant consultant.

**Coupon Code**

Ana has generously offered our readers a code for 35% off all patterns in her Ravelry shop! Use code July35 Offer valid July 1-July 10, 2016. Thanks Ana!

About Emily Truman

Emily is the Assistant Editor at Happily Hooked Magazine and the owner at Em's Corner. She is a WAHM with 4 kids. She has a passion for crochet and sharing the art with others.

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