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Time to crochet with Twinkie Chan

When it’s time to crochet, have you ever imagined where some of your favorite designers crochet? As I sit in my family room, sinking into my couch, I often wonder… So I decided to ask!

I made a list of where I would hang out if I was a crazy crochet stalker person and Twinkie Chan’s craft room was at the top of the list. If you’ve visited my sites you surely know how much I adore the queen of crocheted yummy things. One night I took a chance and sent her a private message on facebook. I couldn’t believe my eyes and totally made dolphin noises (as my husband calls high pitched screams of delight) when a reply popped up. Yes!

Now its Time to Crochet with Twinkie Chan.

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From the lime green wall behind her to the cutie patootie assistant on the couch, Twinkie Chan’s crochet spot is full of life!

Where do you crochet?
I have a wonderful craft room, filled with all my yarn and craft supplies, plus office-type stuff like my computer and shipping boxes, but I rarely crochet there because it lacks comfy seating. I usually end up crocheting in my living room in front of the TV!
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What do you sit on?
I spread a blanket out on the living room rug, and I sit on the floor while leaning against my couch. I know this is a little bit weird. Why don’t I just sit on the couch? I like to spread things out around me, like all the yarn I need for a project (usually multiple colors/balls), my tools (like my hooks and needles), my laptop within easy access, and a cup of tea! It’s just easier for me to reach and use all the things I need. Plus I can snuggle next to the space heater!

​What is the area like?
Unfortunately, my living room is not lit very well. Even during the day. I will probably be blind by age 50! But I like the sense of comfort the living room provides. This is where people hang out, including y dogs! I’ll usually edit photos and blog in my craft room, and ship orders, and hot glue things, but all my crocheting is done on the living room rug. It’s not pretty or fancy, but it’s real!

Do you watch tv or listen to music while you crochet? If so, what’s on?
I always have the TV on while I crochet. I tend to find shows from the 90s on Netflix or Hulu so that I can watch a series from beginning to end and not have to think about selecting something new to watch for a few weeks. I like mindless television, so that I can still pay attention to pattern-writing or writing emails. I kind of have the TV-sensibility of  a teenaged girl, so I love watching shows like Felicity, Party of Five, and Veronica Mars. Also fun stuff like Friends, and Will & Grace! Current TV shows I like are the Carrie Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, How I Met Your Mother, and Top Chef!

What do you keep your supplies in and what’s in there?
All my supplies are in the craft room. I keep my yarn in CD towers from IKEA, and I have a lot of jewelry findings in plastic bins. My main crafting supply is the yarn, so that takes up most of the room. All the bins are filled with things like glue sticks, paint, pin backs, hair clips, paper products, and thread. The closet is where I keep all the shipping supplies like boxes, envelopes, and tissue paper. As far as tools I use every day, I have a zipper pouch that I keep my most-used hooks inside, along with scissors, tapestry needles, a small ruler, and a lot loose safety eyes and doll noses!

Twinkie Chan's craft room. Just as bright and cheery as I had imagined.

Twinkie Chan’s craft room. Just as bright and cheery as I had imagined.

What is your favorite brand of crochet hook? What size do you use most?
My favorite crochet hook is a Susan Bates with a bamboo handle. My go to size is the H/5.0mm hook!

Whether you are an avid follower like myself or a new fan, please visit her sites. She has many adorable free patterns, articles that will make you smile (“What I Wore Today” is always a hoot!) and so much more.

www.TwinkieChan.com
www.YummyYou.com
www.TissueBoxBakery.com

When its time to crochet, where will YOU be? Please post below and let us know.

Huge thank you to Twinkie Chan for taking time to share with us. Visit her on facebook and let her know how much you enjoyed her crochet time.

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  1. Anita Mills says

    She is just cute as can be, I crochet in my big comfy chair in the living room. I love my Susan Bates too I have a few with bamboo handles and a few with clay handles… my favorite hook sizes are I, J, and K…. Got to have the tv on for back ground noise mostly true crime stories. My dream is to someday have an awesome craft room like that.

  2. Irena j says

    I have a craft room too, which I love, but I don’t crochet there. I like to crochet while watching football or movies and also in the car when we go on road trips.

  3. Beth says

    I crochet in my big chair in the living room. I sometimes do it with a kid or two on my lap, sometimes a cat or two, sometimes both kids and cats. I do have a craft room now that we have moved but it is a work in progress and even when it is done I do not believe that I will be crocheting in it much. It is in the basement and so far not very appealing to sit in for long periods of time. My goal is to only have one or two projects upstairs in a basket by the chair. In the old house the projects took over the living room because they had no place to live.

  4. says

    Good to know i’m not the only one who has a craft room but doesn’t do much crocheting in there. I usually set up shop on the couch and keep all my supplies in a tray type basket next to me. I do eventually want to make a comfy spot in my craft room so I can actually crochet in there. I have to admit if I had a yarn wall like that I would never leave that craft room!! So jealous (;

  5. Amanda Morgenstern says

    I’m usually in my chair in the living room watching the kids play. :) my craft stuff doesn’t have a home yet. :(

  6. Shamci Stanton says

    I crochet on my couch in the living room as well. Have to have the TV on too! Craft supplies have taken over my house…I need a craft room…someday :) I also crochet at work when I have a little time. I’ve also taught coworkers to crochet and to read patterns. I have a WIP bag that I take with me just about everywhere!!!

  7. says

    I love Twinkie Chan and all her creations! The bright colors and wonderful designs she comes up with always make me smile. I thought it was very interesting that she sits on the floor when she crochets. I sit in the corner of my couch in the living room when I crochet. I usually have the TV on, listening more than watching. I keep my yarn in a corner of my bedroom in plastic bins and boxes. My hooks, yarn needles, scissors, tape measure are in a zippered bag and I keep that bag in a canvas tote bag with the project I’m working on and it sits on the floor right next to the couch where I’m crocheting.

  8. Pamela Emerson says

    I would love to have a craft room. Our spare bedroom is for our grandchildren. My yarns is in totes, bedding bags, and ornament boxes. I crochet in my living room with my supplies next to me.

  9. says

    I have a craft room with shelves for all my WW yarn, but I crochet in my living room on my recliner sofa where I have the TV on Hallmark, Lifetime, or UP. I can also enjoy the beautiful scenery off my back deck and see the water, ducks, seals and palm trees. Yes, I live in paradise. :-) I have my hooks, needles, scissors and more in my Pink zipped up hook bag, my iPad with my patterns on the arm of the sofa with my cell phone, both plugged in, and my project bag with “today’s project” on the floor next to me. One fur baby or another (kitties) will be close by to hang out on my lap while I work.

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