Welcome to Inside the Crochet Designer’s Mind with Sheri of The Country Willow
Hi, my name is Sheri Weber and the owner of The Country Willow. I was taught to crochet at 10 years old by my father. I decided it wasn’t for me at the time, being 10 I was too busy for this. When I met Dennis, he has 4 children and his oldest came home from school 4 years ago with a hook and yarn, and SURPRISE, I picked it right back up. I have so much more passion and creativeness now. After crocheting for a while, I decided I wanted to try designing and that’s where my passion and creativeness stayed. I was hooked. I love designing!!
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Same DiNamics Crochet: Tell us a little bit about your crochet experience such as when did you start to crochet and how long you’ve been crocheting?
Sheri: I was taught by father at the young age of 10. I struggled then and lost interest. I picked up my hook again 37 years later and taught myself to crochet. After the bug hit hard, I wanted to try designing and that’s where my love remained.
SDC: Who has influenced you either as a crocheter or designer?
Sheri: My Aunt Pat influenced me. She has been crocheting for as long as I can remember. She always made us crochet sweaters growing up in the 70’s.
SDC: What inspires your crochet designs?
Sheri: A lot of my designs are inspired by my daughters and step-daughter. I have a new love in my life now who inspires me. May you all see some boy designs coming inspired by my grandson.
SDC: As a designer, it’s pretty hard to chose what your favorite design is, but, is there one or two that you really enjoyed creating? Tell us little about it and leave links to where they can be found.
Sheri: I really do love the poncho that I created for the Battle of the Stitches – Round 4. I loved it because of the Soloman’s Knot; it really took me out of my comfort zone. I was petrified of the stitch. I also love the Priscilla Dress.
SDC: What are your favorite fiber types you like to work with?
Sheri: Cotton Yarn, Alpaca and Acrylics
SDC: Are there any sage advice you can give to a new crocheter, and a new crochet designer?
Sheri: Take it slow. Really get to know your stitches. Learn to read patterns. It is an important part of crochet. Watching YouTube is good, but, learn to read them.
SDC: This is something most crocheters are curious about, what’s the size of your yarn and hook stash
Sheri: I have about 20 hooks and a lot of yarn. I have never counted them tho, lol.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this latest installment of Inside the Crochet Designer’s Mind with Sheri of The Country Willow.
As always, much love and happy hooking!