Bloggy love: Susan at Crochet Addicts

I am starting a new series about my bloggy love, where I would love to introduce you my inspirational blogger friends.
My first guest is Susan from Crochet Addicts. Her blog is a truly lovely blog for crocheters. On her linky parties you can share WIP projects, finished objects, newest patterns and current giveaways . On Sundays you can meet there fellow crocheters and DIYers from all over the blog world. This week there is a great scarfish tutorial from Maya
See Susan's amazing hat patterns here. Which one is your favourite? I love the chicken and the Minnie Mouse one!

I would like to say a big thank you to Hanni
for inviting me to be a Guest Blogger!
I’m Susan from
SusanD1408 Crochet Addict
I have a crochet business where I sell crochet patterns & handmade items as well as a blog where I share my ups and downs of life.

I mostly focus on animal themed items.
I love the way each item makes someone smile.
I started to crochet as I suffer from CFS & Peripheral Neuropathy.
I was losing the sensation in my hands and getting pins and needles regularly.
I read on the internet that knitting or crocheting could help.
I have always struggled with knitting so I decided to give crocheting a go.
I went on You Tube and followed a recording of how to make a teddy bear.

This is my first little teddy bear made for my 5 yr old son Little Red.
My son is a big inspiration and a huge critic. I know when I show him my latest project he will tell me exactly what he thinks about it.
After making the teddy bear I dappled a bit until I found my thing.
My son saw a dinosaur hat on the internet and asked if I could make him one.

He wore it to school and showed it off to all his friends.
I then started to get requests from other parents and as they say the rest is history.
He still has lots of requests and helps me with a lot of my ideas.

When I first started to crochet I felt quite isolated, as apart from my mum, I don’t know anyone else that crochets.
I decided to set-up a Facebook group (crochet addict) and start making friends with the same interests.
We now have over 7,500 members and growing all the time.
From people posting in the group I found out about the blogging world and decided to join.
My blog has transformed greatly since I first started and I am always learning new
things that will hopefully keep my readers interested.
On offer I have free patterns:

(This is my free yarn & project bag pattern)

I also offer opportunities for pattern testers

As well as selling my patterns

I am very open to requests and ideas.
If there is an animal\character design you would love to see
Just email me and I’ll see what I can do
Susand1408 at gmail dot com
You can find me at:
I hope you will come over and visit my site.
Thank you ever so much Hanni 
for having me!

Thank you for your post Susan! 

Next week I would like to introduce you Christine from Projects Around the House

Wish you a nice weekend!


  1. i love this! great way to find different blogs and new inspiration!!

  2. Thank you ever so much for having me as a guest poster!

  3. Anonymous7/16/2012

    Susan I love your designs. Having tested your cat bib and hat I can say they are fun and easy to follow. All of your designs together make for a great photo opportunity.

    I love your Facebook group too because I can chat with crocheters all across the world - such lovely creations.

  4. Susan, your designs are such fun! Thanks for sharing.
    Hanni, this is a great idea!


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