How many pieces did you produce in this style so far?
I can’t give you an exact number. At the end of last year over the holidays, I crocheted a lot, but it wasn’t until early January that I dared to put my designs online. Since then, I’ve sold around 30 tops, in all kinds of cuts, long-sleeved and short-sleeved.
Right now, you’re preparing a bigger drop to go online this month. How many pieces did you make for that?
The demand for long-sleeved funnyTOPs is huge, so I made several of them and I’m currently working on funnyTOPs in monochrome colors. I made them in red, yellow and blue. And perhaps I’m making sets out of them with monochrome miniskirts for the summer. And then, of course, several of the usual short-sleeved funnyTOPs, as much as my capacity allows.
Approximately how long do you need for one funnyTOP?
All in all, I need eight to ten hours.
What are your usual crocheting spots?
I’m actually sitting everywhere and nowhere. I do a lot at home, but how others read books on the train, I started crocheting there. To the delight of my friends, I sometimes also crochet on coffee dates. But I also like to just sit outside with a podcast and crochet. Preferably where there is something to see, where many people are. Referring back to my observing, in my case, some would almost call it gawking.
Do you have any tips for crochet beginners?
Start with the simplest crochet pattern there is and go from there, I still do it. I’ve watched tons of YouTube tutorials; they are always helpful. The stitch size is also important. If they are too small, it is extremely arduous to crochet. I don’t think there is one right way to do it, so just try it out, get a feel for it, and keep going.