Ashley is a 20 something year old, who loves crochet, music, and anything black, gold, or rustic looking – but most of all she loves being herself. She has found that nobody including herself, can categorize her style, music or anything else, and decided that’s exactly how she likes it. It’s the easiest way to be herself after all.
During the day, you can usually find her watching old shows from the 70s to 90s, an earbud in (listening to music), and a crochet hook in hand working on her latest design. At night, you’ll find her with a guitar in hand, belting out notes, or working out. In between all of which she finds time to pester her kitties (don’t worry, they don’t mind).
In 2012, she became a 3rd generation crocheter, and later a 2nd generation blogger – and would love to help you too!
Her mother says, Ashley,
- Loves bling (sparkly things), shopping, large purses/bags, photography
- She has a huge shoe fetish, and wishes she could have a different pair of shoes for every day of the year.
- Goes all out for the holidays. Seriously, she starts watching Christmas movies in July…
- Hates math, although algebra is okay sometimes.
- A DIYer, and loves to teach herself new things.
- Writes songs almost everyday.
- She’s not fussy at all. Easy to get along with.
- She doesn’t really cook.
- Visits her grandmother every week.
- She is very put together and organized.
- Has a huge movie collection.
- Sends an ear piercing scream through the atmosphere almost every time she sees a spider…
- She hates surprises.
- Loves to stay up late and hates to wake up early.
- She’s really good at planning events.
What Ashley is good at?
Ashley is great at designing patterns. She has had a passion for designing in one way or another since she was about 10 years old. She also wanted to teach when she was really young. Ashley learned how to teach others, from other’s teaching her, and teaching friends. Lastly, being her. Ashley is really good at being herself for sure. You may see her personality shining through all over this site, and social media.
Who does Ashley want to help?
The real answer is everyone, but of course everyone learns differently – so one person can’t help everyone. Even though Ashley wants to help everyone (it can be a weakness of her’s sometimes), she knows that for you to get the best help you possibly can, she might not be the person to help in some cases. Ashley is great at teaching beginner/intermediate and visual crocheters with her tutorials, and also crocheters that know how to read written patterns.
Why does Ashley want to help?
Well as we said earlier, Ashley loves to help others. She always has, and always will. It’s truly who she is.
How does Ashley want to help?
Ashley has been providing free patterns for a few years now, and recently started providing video tutorials. She loves releasing patterns to the public so that it creates a ripple affect of giving back. The crochet community gave her increased crochet abilities, and she wanted to say thank you in the only way she knew how; giving back – giving the crochet community more free crochet patterns and video tutorials.
About Cream Of The Crop Crochet™
Ashley’s mother came up with the name Cream Of The Crop Crochet in 2014. Ashley was hesitant to make that the name, but went along with it because it had some country in it, and is easy to remember.
Cream Of The Crop Crochet Blog is known for making adorable patterns for preemies, although has a few other types of patterns in between from time to time. In addition to patterns, the blog tests products to tell you about, offers giveaways for you to win, tutorials to help you out, and other happenings around Cream Of The Crop Crochet.
Cream Of The Crop Crochet is on Ravelry. We have our patterns linked for you to add to your library!
Cream Of The Crop Crochet Directory is full of your favorite patterns, all in one place, stored in an eco-friendly way to stock your pattern stash even more! You can find patterns by Repeat Crafter Me, Moogly, Petals to Picots, and so many more wonderful designers.
Cream Of The Crop Crochet Support offers fast answers by searching your question. You can use the search bar, or search by subject. We also have a contact form for you to contact us directly.
Cream Of The Crop Crochet Advertise is for companies and businesses looking to grow their audience, promote their product/event, and hire our designer, Ashley. You can find packages, stats, our portfolio, and pricing there.
Cream Of The Crop Crochet™ has left a trail…
Our Preemie/Newborn Flower Hat Pattern has even been featured on the front page of All Free Crochet!
Our designs are on The Stitchin’ Mommy, Crochet N’ Crafts, My Hobby Is Crochet, Petals to Picots, and Simply Collectible Crochet as guest posts.
We got an awesome interview with the amazing Dianne from Same Dinamics Crochet!
You can also find Ashley helping Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me in her Facebook group.
Our Chain Scarf Pattern was used as a teaching tool for a Crochet Guild of America chapter. School teachers frequently use our patterns to teach their students as well.