Hello! I would like to say thank you for stopping by my crochet corner and wanting to learn more about me! Welcome to Hello Yellow Yarn! I’m MJ (short for Mary Jo). I love to crochet and make cute stuff! I am a self-taught crocheter – I learned to crochet from the internet and reading crochet books.

I live in Sydney, Australia with my loving and very supportive family – my husband, my 14-year-old daughter, my 10-year-old son and our little cavoodle.

Having blogged in the past about food and dining in Sydney, I realised I wanted a new hobby. The internet is full of wonder, a place of  inspiration and a haven for tutorials. After watching how to make an arm knitted infinity scarf from a tutorial online, I was intrigued and suddenly felt the need to purchase a basket full of yarn and make that scarf. So I did. I made four more and came to a realisation that I needed to learn how to knit.

There are just so many tutorials online from thousands upon thousands of talented people. I eventually learned the basics of knitting and admired this newfound skill I gained. The first knitted item I made was a rainbow scarf with pink pom poms for my daughter.

I couldn’t just stop at knitting. I learned to crochet. After knitting a beanie for my daughter, I realised it was missing something.  It was too plain.  My daughter saw a picture of a crocheted flower on a beanie and wanted hers to look like that. Problem was, I had no idea how to crochet. Well I did. Sort of.  I knew how to chain but that was it. So once again I explored the internet for tutorials and learned to crochet a rose.

After that, I crocheted a scarf then I learned the wonderful art of amigurumi. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting yarn creatures. At first I started to make small play food toys for my kids. They loved it so much, I couldn’t stop crocheting toys. There was a sudden burst of energy for crocheting, I was, excuse the pun, hooked on crochet! I never knew I had the talent for crochet and I was suddenly in love with my new hobby.

From small little play food to amigurumi animals and now designing patterns that I get to share with you all. It’s amazing this skill that I’ve learned, but I know there’s still so much more to explore!

After having worked in the finance and legal industry for 15 years, I am now a proud full-time mum and working on something I am so passionate about.  I get to create cute little things everyday! I share my patterns here on my website, EtsyAmigurumi.com and LoveCrafts.  It makes me very happy to see that my little creations make other people happy!

The rich yellow colour of this scarf is what inspired me to name my blog 🙂

Besides crocheting, I also love playing video games, one that is very immersive with a great story.

I hope you enjoy the patterns and tutorials here and once again, thank you for stopping by!

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4 thoughts on “ABOUT ME”

  1. Thank you, finally someone gets to the point with there crochet instructions. Made crocheting the ice cream cones unbelievablely easy. Thank you Thank you Thank you, Francine

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