Box 34 Designer – Marina

Hi! What are you up to today?

Hi! I’m currently writing a new blog post for my website, and I’ve just uploaded a new free tutorial on my YouTube Channel on how to crochet a mandala bucket hat.

What is your favourite type of project to crochet?

I love creating crop tops and accessories (home décor in particular).

Where’s your favourite place to crochet?

I enjoy crocheting in nature, but I crochet on my sofa most of the time.

Which of your crochet projects are you proudest of?

I’m very proud of my work-in-progress project, the 7th Chakra Meditation top series, a collection of crop tops inspired by the seven chakras. Each of them features a mandala inspired by the chakra symbol, and alongside the pattern instructions, I share my personal journey into self-development and healing through meditation.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced with your crochet?

Sizing! I used to be so scared of sizing my patterns for other measurements and bodies, but I chose to dive deep into it, and by trying and experimenting, I learned new beneficial skills.

What’s the best piece of crochet advice you’ve ever received?

The best piece of advice I’ve ever received and the one I usually give to others is: “Learn to trust the process.” Crocheting is an art; undoing and re-doing are natural parts of the process. Don’t be discouraged and enjoy every mistake because each one of them helps you grow and learn.

How do you find quiet and calm?

I meditate every day to ground and recentre myself. Being surrounded by nature is also very beneficial to soothe my spirit and make me feel at peace.

Do you have any big crochet plans coming up?

I have lots of exciting ideas! I hope to release a crochet course very soon and a downloadable crochet planner for designers. I’m also planning to organise a crochet fashion event somewhere in Europe. Make sure to follow me to not miss any future updates!

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