A Journey of a Crochet entrepreneur
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Our mission is to bring the easy and quick amigurumi patterns to crocheters, the best educational crochet toys to children
Hi! My name is Joy, an ex-banker became a crochet designer. Let me tell you my journey exploring my artisan path.
From a craft lover to a business owner
Since childhood, I have been always in love with DIYs and handicrafts. When I was only 5 years old, my mother taught me crocheting and knitting and I quickly became obsessed with crochet – unlimited art. One of my big dreams is having a handmade store to sell what I make. But I chose to study economics and worked as a banker for 10 years.
I even started a shop to sell my crochet in Hanoi. Unfortunately, I did fail. The reason was I could not manage to work as a busy banker, take care of a twin, and run hustle business at the same time. But I never stop my dream.
After the birth of my daughter, Anvi, moving to India, I decided to get back to her passion. In the beginning, I created Anvi’s Granny as a way to keep my mother engaged after retirement. Soon later, I started to design amigurumi crochet toys and built a team of crocheters to make amigurumi and other crochet products while my mom and sister managed fulfillment in Vietnam.
FROM AN AMIGURUMI CROCHETER TO A BLOGGER
What encouraged me to train my team turned into this website was when budding crocheters started asking me for amigurumi patterns. With love, by sharing free versions of my designs on this website, I aim to inspire others to take up crocheting through her patterns. Because Anybody Can Crochet!
Apart from selling patterns ̣̣(You can buy my patterns here, Etsy shop, and Ravelry shop) and giving crochet tutorials, Anvi’s Granny also supply beautiful and unique ready-made amigurumi soft toys as the perfect gift for your children or lovely friends.
From an amigurumi designer to a coach
Having a lot of crochet friends, I realized that there are so many people out there who want to design their amigurumi but they do not know where to start. Amigurumi school contains crochet lessons from basic to advanced levels, allowing hidden talented designers to follow the roadmap step by step to create their very first crochet designs.
There is no more precious lesson than the ones you are learning in reality. With all the experiences getting through my crochet entrepreneur journey, I share my valuable tips for any maker or artist who wants to build a creative business that can join me. Absolutely you can really make money with your passion from home or anywhere else as I do.
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