About Me


A Little About Me...

Hello there! I'm Bobbie Thomson, the enthusiastic creator and voice behind Crochet Guru. If my fervor for all things crochet isn't already obvious, let me assure you that it's more than just a hobby—it's a way of life. And now that you've stumbled upon my little yarn-filled nook on the internet, I'm excited to spark a similar passion for crochet in you!

Feel free to explore the site at your leisure. I'm dedicated to bringing you an array of crochet tutorials, engaging videos, and captivating patterns that I hope will inspire your next project. So, make sure to grab your hook and some yarn, and let's start crafting some crochet wonders together—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.

In 2005, I started crafting my own crochet patterns and kicked off my journey at local craft fairs, selling what I made. It was a blast, but deep down, I was eager to take it further.

That's why, in 2012, I launched this site – to take my passion for crochet to the next level. I'm thrilled and thankful for the warm reception from my circle and the crochet community. It's a joy to grow my business from the comfort of my home while being there for my amazing family.

My Family 

My world is filled with the most amazing cheerleaders – a husband whose support knows no bounds, three daughters who light up every room with their beauty, and two puppies whose antics keep us constantly entertained. They're not just the faces that grace my website, adding that extra spark of life to every page; they're also the muses behind my crochet designs. Each stitch I loop and every pattern I dream up is woven with the laughter, love, and lively energy they bring into my life. Together, they're not just my family – they're the heartbeat of my crochet journey.



Cabbage Patch Fun

Take a look at this picture: it's my oldest daughter, grinning from ear to ear, wearing a hat I crocheted to make her look like a cabbage patch doll.

I designed it back in 2013 for a Halloween party. She was the star of the show, her unique homemade hat turning heads and sparking smiles all around.

By the end of the night, she was holding a prize for the best homemade costume, a sweet victory for a piece crafted with so much love and a bit of playful yarn magic.

Ribbon Hat & Bootie Set

These are pictures of my twin girls, each adorned in a crocheted hat and bootie set I crafted for this photo shoot. The joy in their smiles complements the unique patterns I created, making these images my favorites. These photos capture more than their sweetness; they showcase my handiwork, lovingly woven into each piece. It's a celebration of my twins' charm and my passion for crochet, all wrapped into these cherished snapshots.


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.