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I’m Hortense, a passionate knitter, crocheter and hoarder of yarn. 

My mom taught me the basics of knitting when I was young. Believe it or not, we were at the beach and I was bored (who knew that was possible at 10 years old?). I took those basic skills and added to them over the years thanks to blogs like this one and the wonderful community of online knitters and crocheters. Knitting with Chopsticks was created as a way to give back to that community and share my easy knitting and crochet patterns with beginners everywhere who want to take the next step.

My goal is to break down knitting and crochet patterns so they’re simple enough for you to create exactly what you want, the way you want it. I’m an engineer by trade, and a crafter by passion, which means all of my patterns have an extreme attention to detail, thorough explanations and step by step pictures.

When I’m not working on a yarn project, you might find me diving at the beach, or rewatching Grey’s Anatomy for the 100th time and snacking on chocolate (I am from Belgium, after all).

I’d love to learn more about you! How can I help you with your crochet or knitting? What sort of project would you like to see in the future? Tell me your favorite episode of Grey’s Anatomy (the one where the guy has a bomb in his chest, right?!). Just send me an email at [email protected] and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

If you want to be the first to know when I release a new pattern or tutorial, sign up for my email list below. Happy crafting!

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