Hi, I’m Amanda – the creator, designer and, of course, crocheter at Maisie and Ruth… thank you for taking some time to visit my blog!
All the patterns you will find here are free (US crochet terms used) and I’ve tried to make the majority of them as simple as possible by including photos or videos of the process to guide you further.
For those of you who are relatively new to the wonderful world of crochet, I hope that the tutorials will give you the confidence to have a go at making some of the items in the blog. I also hope that the patterns are sufficiently challenging so that the more experienced crocheter will feel inspired to work up some of the designs also.
A bit about me now… I’ve been happily crocheting in my home town of Edinburgh, Scotland for many years. In fact, it was my two grandmothers, Maisie and Ruth (whom I decided to name this blog after) who taught me to knit, sew and crochet when I wasn’t much more than 7 years old (although I have to admit that I have more of a leaning towards crochet hence this blog!).
I always have several projects on the go but I particularly like to crochet baby clothes, blankets, accessories and items for the home. I have a particular fondness for anything that is granny square related and I’ve also been known to whip up a doily or two in my time 😊
One of the many things I love about crochet is that it’s such a versatile craft…there really are so many things you can make when you pick up that ball of yarn and hook! I also like the fact that it’s possible to create pieces that look intricate but are actually pretty simple to work up once you have mastered some basic stitches… it’s very easy to impress your friends and family with your crochet creations!
When I’m not crocheting, I like to cook and bake, and to relax fully (apart from crocheting, of course!) you’ll find me curled up on the couch with a cup of coffee listening to a true crime podcast.
Whether you’re crocheting for yourself or a loved one, I hope that you find something in this blog that you’re inspired to have a go at. And if you decide to make something from my blog I would love to see it! If you’re on Instagram, please post a photo of your item (work in progress or completed) and tag me using @maisieandruth.
If you would like to ask me anything about my patterns, feel free to leave a comment on the blog!
For business enquiries, you can contact me on email at firstname.lastname@example.org