Hi, I’m Raine, a maker and blogger behind HandmadebyRaine. Crafts is clearly in my genes. Both my grandmothers were so talented at creating crochet, knitting and needlework arts. My Mom taught me to knit and sew my own clothes at a time where there was not enough money to buy them.
As a child I was fascinated with cross-stitching the cardboard pictures, the ones that kids learn to make their own crafts with. From then on I developed a habit of always working on something during downtime, whether knitting, crocheting, stitching or sewing. I loved it all but I am mostly focused on crochet these days, and doing occasional knitting in between. And to this day I can’t sit still on the couch without my fingers moving. I am so grateful to my grandmothers and Mom for giving me the gene of crafting. It’s the most therapeutic and rewarding activity!
I mostly enjoy making practical items that can be used and reused every day, always making sure my creations look beautiful and special through paying close attention to detail and incorporating modern designs. Most of the time I try to find unique ideas to bring to life, but I also enjoy working on classic and vintage patterns.
I am excited to share my crochet creations, collections and tutorials with you! Crochet is a wonderful technique to create handmade items and the possibilities are endless. You can really let your imagination and creativity take over with these projects. So if you have a passion to create something out of nothing, crochet along with me. Enjoy browsing my creations, find your favorite project in my tutorial library and give it a try. I hope you find lots of useful tips and great ideas to create your own crochet projects!