CraftSanity Podcast Episode 192: How Stacey Trock went from grad school to crochet empire


Stacey Trock was a grad student studying linguistics with a focus on child language acquisition when she made a bold move that raised eyebrows in her department. She decided to skip shopping for a tenure track university job and prepared to launch a crochet business after graduation instead.

“I had advisers telling me I was doing the stupidest thing they had ever heard anyone do,” Trock said, laughing.

But she was undeterred and the proof that had the skills to run a crochet business came when her then-boyfriend, now-husband went on a trip. When he returned she showed him the stuffed lion, koala, and snail and she had stitched while he was away – tangible evidence that she could design and write patterns.

Check out the rest of my story on Trock by subscribing to the Craft Industry Alliance Journal and listen to my interview with Trock on this episode of the CraftSanity podcast.

Here are some links to where you can find Trock online:

  • Trock’s crochet website:
  • Ami Club:
  • Instagram:
  • Pinterest: freshstitches
  • Facebook:

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