Welcome to Inside the Crochet Designer’s Mind with Rebeckah of Rebeckah’s Treasures
Hi, my name is Rebeckah! I am a Canadian/Norwegian currently residing in the lovely tropical land of Panama. I love exploring new ideas, crocheting unique treasures, and making people happy with my creations. My specialities are fashion doll ensembles, toys and accessories. I hope you will enjoy crocheting treasures too through my patterns.
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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?
Rebeckah: I’ve been crocheting for 16 years. My mother began teaching me the basics when I turned 10. As soon as I got the hang of the basic stitches, I started learning new stitches and crocheted things for my dolls. Which I have continued to this day. 😀
SDC: Who has influenced you either as a crocheter or designer?
Rebeckah: My mother influenced lots of what I learned as a crocheter in the beginning. As I got older, my little sisters started to influence what I would crochet. However, now that they are far away, I am driven as as a designer by my inner passions.
SDC: What inspires your crochet designs?
Rebeckah: My love for fashion dolls and toys inspires many of my designs. Every now and again, my baby sister loves giving me ideas or I’ll be inspired to make something for me. Also, almost every project I work on will inspire several more.
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.
Rebeckah: Isn’t that the truth! Picking a favourite design is tricky, but over these last few years designing there are three that will always be my favourites. 🙂
The oldest favourite is a chess set I designed in 2012 as a gift for my father. It is the first gift that I can remember making and giving to him. It is also one of the first amigurumi projects I ever designed. So, it will always hold a special place in my heart.
*The full story behind the design can be found here: http://www.rebeckahstreasures.com/blog/crochet-chess-set
*My shop link for the pattern is here: http://www.rebeckahstreasures.com/crochet-chess-pattern.html
My next favourite is the happily ever after collection I worked on in 2014. This was one of those projects that was inspired from a fashion doll wedding set I crocheted for a friend’s daughter late in 2013. I thought it would be nicest if all the dresses could have their own unique flare, and that the stitching in both the bride’s and maid’s dresses should match. This lead to the idea to create a mix and match design where everyone could choose their favourite neckline and match it with their favourite silhouette. Was that ever a fabulous project to crochet!
*The story behind the design can be found here: http://www.rebeckahstreasures.com/blog/happily-ever-after-crochet-pattern-for-fashion-dolls
*The story behind the project that lead to the design can be found here: http://www.rebeckahstreasures.com/blog/crochet-barbie-wedding-set-for-isabel (though I do link to this one in the first blog link for this project)
*My shop link for the pattern is here: http://www.rebeckahstreasures.com/happily-ever-after-crochet-pattern-for-fashion-dolls.html
Now my absolutely most favourite project, Under the Sea, is a rather large one that I have been working on and off ever since 2013. It consists of lovely fashion doll mermaids, sea creatures and sea shells! It combines three of my favourite things – dolls, mermaids and amigurumi. What more can a girl ask for, right?!
*Now, many of the mini projects in this design are still WIP’s, however, my latest blog story behind the first completed bit of the series can be found here: http://www.rebeckahstreasures.com/blog/new-crochet-mermaid-attire-for-fashion-dolls
SDC: What are your favorite fiber types you like to work with?
Rebeckah: I haven’t had the privilege to work with many fiber types, but I LOVE working with cotton thread, and I am curious about working with bamboo, merino wool and alpaca wool.
SDC: Are there any sage advice you can give to a new crocheter, and a new crochet designer?
Rebeckah: Pick a project you are passionate about! It will make learning crochet or designing a new project fun. Plus, if you love it, you’ll want to keep working on it even if you need to put it aside for a little while.
SDC: This is something most crocheters are curious about, what’s the size of your yarn and hook stash
Rebeckah: I have 6 steel hooks and 8 aluminum hooks. New hooks, or rather a complete set of steel hooks is definitely on my wish list! As for yarn, I have two shoe boxes full of cotton thread in a variety of colours, and one shoe box full of miscellaneous yarns. Not a particularly large stash, but just enough to keep the projects coming. I tend to buy new threads as I need them, and every now and again, I’ll get a little bit more than I need just for fun.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this latest installment of Inside the Crochet Designer’s Mind with Rebeckah of Rebeckah’s Treasures.
As always, much love and happy hooking!