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A Little About Me...

Hi, my name is Bobbie Thomson, and I am the voice behind Crochet Guru. I'm guessing that it's pretty apparent that I am addicted to everything about crochet, and now that you are here, I hope to turn you into a crochet addict as well! Please have a great time exploring this website, and I hope to bring you more crochet tutorials, videos, and patterns very soon! 

How I Got Started in Crochet

I started crocheting when I was twenty-one years old. I was in college at the time, and a good friend of mine taught me the basics. She was a fantastic teacher, and because of her, I immediately fell in love with the art of crochet. I have pretty much been a crochet addict ever since.

I began designing my patterns in 2005 and started my crocheting career by selling my finished projects at craft fairs. I had so much fun selling my items, but I knew in my mind that I wanted to do more with this craft.

I created this website in 2012 because of that desire and need to do more with crochet, and I am so happy and grateful for all the positive feedback I have received from friends and fans.

I love that I can build my website and business right from home and that I am still able to take care of my wonderful family.

My Family and Some of My Creations

I have a very supportive husband, three beautiful daughters, and a spoiled rotten puppy... and not only do they make great models for my website, they provide me with loads of inspiration for my crochet patterns. 


This is a photo of my oldest daughter wearing a cabbage patch hat I designed in 2013. She wore this hat for a Halloween party we attended, which was a big hit. She even won a prize for the best homemade costume!


This is a picture of my twin baby girls modeling hat and bootie sets I made for this photo shoot. This is one of my favorite photos of them because of how super sweet they look! 


This is a bearded beanie hat that I designed in 2012. I made this one for my husband, and I plan on eventually updating this picture with a photo of him (if he ever lets me)! The hat does a great job keeping your head and face warm. Plus, I think it does a lot for my looks... haha! Believe it or not, I do wear this hat when it's cold outside, and I am sure you can only imagine the crazy looks I get.


This is a picture of my adorable and overdressed puppy. I can guarantee that you will see her picture a lot on this website. That's because I can never resist taking pictures of her all dressed up in the crochet sweaters I make for her. "So Cute!"


I wanted to share a picture of this snuggly little giraffe with you because he is one of the first patterns I created on my own. He is a great reminder of how I got my start in crochet design; because of that, he will always hold a special place in my heart.


Thank you for letting me share a little bit about myself, and I hope you will find my crochet lessons, tips, guides, and patterns useful, fun, and rewarding.