Monkey House Crochet Patterns was born out of a need for a particular pattern.
I was on the lookout for a crochet pattern for a rubber duck, to add a handmade gift to my daughter’s ever-growing beloved ducky collection. I found several patterns, but none of them were what I was looking for. So I wrote my own.
Next it was a set of dolls. Five life-size crochet babies, to model baby clothes. Then a doll for my daughter. Then a couple new versions of the original Ducky that started it all, a few accessories, a shawl, a skirt. Before I knew it, I had drafts started for a dozen different original patterns and I thought, I could publish these.
I found a group of testers on Ravelry, where I had already been a member for a few years, and Monkey House Crochet Patterns got its start.
In January of 2014, I took up knitting. And, in a similar story to Just Ducky, I needed a pattern and couldn’t find [em]just[/em] the right one. This time it was a dress for my daughter’s new baby doll. None of the free patterns looked easy enough for a beginner, and the ones that were easy enough were all too big for her doll. So I started drafting my own knitting pattern, too. The name of this blog will still be the same; knitting patterns will just be occasional.