Hi everyone! I’m Catherine Chant and I have been crocheting for over 40 years, knitting for almost 20 years, and making jewelry for about 15 years. A pair of my beaded earrings was featured in an issue of Stringing magazine and a tutorial for my Crystal Rose Bracelet appeared in DIY Jewelry magazine.
I dabble in many other crafts as well, such as sewing, cross-stitch and polymer clay, and I have contributed many patterns and project articles to online crafting sites. At home I’m known as “Crafty Cathy.” 😀
Occasionally I sell handmade knit, crochet and jewelry gifts through my Etsy store CraftsByCathy.Etsy.com, but mostly I design and write knit and crochet patterns, which are available here on this website or in my Ravelry store. I specialize in wearable accessories and home decor, particularly kitchen decor. I also love dolls and doll collecting, so one day I might offer some patterns in that area as well.
I am also a published author of six books and and online educator. For fiction lovers (and aspiring writers) you can learn more about my books and writing workshops at my author website www.CatherineChant.com.
My professional background before becoming a freelance writer/designer is in instructional technical support (from over 15 years as a computing and communication consultant in the higher education information technology field), so I love teaching and showing others how to create useful items through crafting.