Saturday, August 25, 2012

An interview with Crochet Creations by Steph


Witch Hat
The owner of Crochet Creations by Steph is Stephenie Hickok, and she is a dynamo with a hook and some yarn.  She can take any pattern and create magic and she can design her own patterns and just rock them.  This candy corn Halloween Treat bag is an adaptation (just changed the braid and added another stitch to bring the size in a bit) of her Candy Corn ear-flap hat pattern.

Candy Corn Ear-flap Hat Pattern
by Crochet Creations by Steph
My version of Crochet Creations by Steph's
Candy Corn Ear-flap Hat Pattern

I have purchased patterns and completed items from Stephenie and have always been amazed at her work.   I thought it might be nice to learn a little a bit about the lady behind the hook.  So, Stephenie gave me a little bit of time and gave me a little bit of background information.....

     Hi!  I am a stay at home mom of 5 wonderful kids, and the fiance of the love of my life.  We have been a wonderful blended family for almost 10 years now.  Our kids range from 17 to 9 and I realized last year that they are gone more than they are home anymore.  So I decided to take my love of crochet and keep myself busy.  I learnt to crochet sometime back in elementary, and grew up watching Mom and multiple Aunts, and Grandmas making blankets and doilies.  Until last year I had only made a few blankets of my own and too many washcloths to count.  I then decided to start my own photography business and I thought, Hey, I can make my own props.  I made a few and posted them on my Facebook page just to brag because I was so proud of myself.  I sold all the hats that I posted and had orders waiting in line.   Well, that was the beginning of Crochet Creations by Steph.
     I was a bit scared to take the step and start a business page, but after watching a few other pages and all the fun that I had with them, I was really inspired to take the leap and make this work.  Almost a year later, here I am.  
Red Riding Hood Poncho
Crochet Creations by Steph's version of
Snappy Tots' pattern, Mini Poncho pattern

I asked Stephenie a few questions to get to know her a little better.
What or who inspires you?
Simply put, my Mom.  As far back as I can remember, my Mom has worked hard and gave 110% to give me and my siblings a good life. She always made sure we were taken care of, but it's the little things I remember most. Letting us stay up late to watch a movie on a school night, or that something extra at dinner just because she knew it was our favorite.  Now that we are grown and have kids of our own, she is one AWESOME Ma-maw.  I am almost 36 and if I turn out to be half the woman my Mom is I'll be happy.
Crochet Creations by Steph's version of
Bonita's Patterns' Marte, A Crocodile Stitch Hood
 If you could do one thing, what would it be?
The one thing on the top of my "Bucket List", that I want to do the most, Is be able to take our kids to Disneyland.  Growing up that was one thing I always wanted to do. My fiance and his parents took me 4 years ago on a mini vacation and they surprised me with Disneyland.  Now that I have been, I want to take our kids and experience it through them.  It is my hope that in the next 2 years we will be able to do just that.
I thought I would share some of her original designs with you.

Rag Doll Boy Pattern
Rag Doll Girl Pattern
SeaScape Photo Prop Cape Pattern
Bumble Bee Photo Prop Pattern

Scarecrow Pattern
Crocodile Falls Set Pattern

And some of her work using other people's patterns:

Incredible idea using a 12 pt star pattern!
One of my purchases from Crochet Creations by Steph
Note: my son LOVES it!
Very impressive sweater!
I just Love this pattern by Retrend You
and really love this version of the pattern!
This hat is just too cute!
Crochet Creations by Steph really ROCKED
this pattern by Desert Diamond Crochet
And of course, as a designer, I LOVE when
Crochet Creations by Steph tests my patterns!!!
So now you know a little bit more about this shop, and it's owner.  What do you think so far?  If you have more questions for Stephenie, you can reach her through these links:


  1. Thank you, Stephenie, for being my first "interview".

  2. Thanks!! It is nice to read and get to know other shops.. sweet of you to do that!!

  3. So nice to get to know a little more about such an awesome gal!!! <3 ya Steph!!!

  4. Val as with your other stuff, you are an inspiration to all of us. Love your interview. Look forward to many more.

  5. Thank you, Valorie for choosing me as your first one!

    This was fun to do and I cant wait to see who is next:)