CraftSanity Episode 89: Erika Simmons Tells The Story of How She And Her Twin Sister, Monika, Took the Crochet World By Storm

by jennifer

double-stitch-twins.jpgForget those frumpy crochet patterns of old, and  let twin fashion designers Erika & Monika Simmons help you sass up your stitching.

On this episode of CraftSanity, Erika shares the story of how she and her sister built a custom crochet apparel design business from their Chicago home. We also chat about the fun designs in their book “DoubleStitch Designs For The  Crochet Fashionista” (Interweave 2008), that includes several patterns guaranteed to stop traffic and several others that are just plan fun. (I made the “tube apron top” on p. 18 and LOVE it.)

Thanks to Erika and Monika the crochet world will never be the same. Awesome.

Win the Book! Listen to my chat with Monika, then post a comment below to enter the random drawing for a copy of “DoubleStitch.” The deadline to enter is November in Nov. 29.

A special thanks to episode sponsor Michele Young of Extremely Crafty, an online e-zine and blog. Sign up for the Extremely Crafty club at and receive free instructions to make a teddy bear toy and bag. Become a member and receive free special members only cool stuff.


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1 comment September 20, 2015 - 12:34 am

that was great thank you for posting such an amazing story

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