Celina Lane of Simply Collectible Crochet

Celina Lane of Simply Collectible Crochet was our guest on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird. Her website is www.simplycollectiblecrochet.com

Simply collectible logoCelina remembers visiting her grandmother, who had a basket of yarn next to her chair. Instead of doing nothing, she made a chain that stretch across the house, then take it apart and do it again. Later, with a toddler and going out her mind, she got to the point where need YouTube and needed something to keep her hands busy. She purchased a crochet hook and a skein of yarn. Learning from YouTube she became a visual learner and had to adjust to read patterns.

Her first pattern, Love Baby, was a joy for her to create and she began to try to figure out how to explain it to someone else for them created. She posted the pattern and sold three copies the first week and was elated. This was 2010, at that time, for her it was a learning experience. She recommends starting where someone else has built on before rather than starting from the ground up. 

When people come to the website, she’s hoping people see simplicity, with beautiful pictures, round-ups of patterns, giveaways and community. She hopes they walk away from it with knowledge and creativity, with joy. Her website contains about 60 to 70 patterns currently, including the new Coraline wrap.

Simply Collectible Crochet can be found on Facebook. Her page is popular and she shares not just her projects but other things she finds around her, too! She also has a Ravelry Designer page.


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  1. Lorraine S. says:

    It was nice to hear Celina’s story. We belong to some of the same crochet groups. I really like her different Coraline shawl patterns. They are simple and classy looking.

  2. hotknitter says:

    I’ve been into wraps lately. In fact, I have 2 on the needles. The Coraline wrap is a great pattern.

  3. Jessica B says:

    I love the different Coraline Patterns. They are simple yet beautiful. I want to travel just like Caroline.

  4. Missy Schmidt says:

    I didn’t realize it, but I am already a fan of Celia’s! I made the Coraline in Wine Country wrap/shawl for my sister for Christmas (Dang! I didn’t take a picture!) and I’m getting ready to start her lovely Coraline in San Francisco pattern!

  5. Michele C. says:

    I enjoyed listening to Celia’s story and I love the patterns shown on her blog. The Coraline shawl pattern is lovely with stunning colors!

  6. Lisa Nixon says:

    I want to get better at crochet so that I can do the Coraline Wrap. Thanks for a great podcast.

  7. Elaine says:

    Loved the podcast and I’ve enjoyed shopping the Coraline and Celina!s other patterns. Can’t wait to get started on one.

  8. Melissa C. says:

    Really enjoyed this podcast! I hadn’t checked out Celina’s patterns before, but love the Coraline in Minden, and Penelope’s Flirty Shawl. Wanna try them both!

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