Fire in My Belly
In 2015, my sister was graduating in the Masters program and I wanted to make her something special. Knowing that she wanted a new throw blanket, I aimed high...taught myself how to crochet and gave her that blanket as a graduation gift (it only took 4 months to crochet). I took a couple month break from crocheting (that blanket had me exhausted) and then decided to go at it again. This time...another blanket! Note to beginners: start smaller and work your way up to a blanket. In January 2016, I decided to challenge myself and make a hat. It wasn't good! I almost threw in the towel and then my loving husband bought me crocheting books for my birthday. I read, practiced, watched videos...I did it all! Finally I was ready to try another hat. Guess what? It was perfect! Then I made a pattern for a hat (a certain cartoon cat that is lazy). It turned out amazing! That moment right there was when crocheting became my passion. I realized I had a gift. I can look at something and instantly know what stitches are needed and how to go about it to get the look I want. It does helps that I have been sewing since the age of 6. In June 2016, I decided I wanted to become serious about crocheting. I got busy crocheting baby hats... 66 to be exact! Then I moved on to women's accessories...hats, headbands, head warmers, scarves. I was on fire! I decided to sell my items at a country craft fair. I had such a wonderful response that I knew what I had to do...get serious and open a shop on Etsy. October 17, 2016 I opened shop. My goal: to learn more and eventually publish my patterns in a book.
Owner, Pattern Designer
Welcome to my shop! My name is Tracy Phillips and I am the owner of A Frayed Knot Boutique. I have a very supportive family that is backing me as I take this journey as a store owner. My passion is creating crochet patterns. Feel free to contact me.
Meet Chloé! She is my daughter and the model for many of my adult patterns. As a full time student, part time employee, and someday a forensic anthropologist, this young lady gives me so much inspiration!
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