Hey there! I'm Natalia, a designer settled in Pennsylvania with a husband and son. While hooks and needles are my go to, I occasionally drop them for my other passions of photography, hiking, tennis, camping, and reading.
Originally from Russia, I was 7 when my mom first taught me basic knitting and crochet stitches. From then on, an immense passion was embedded in my life. It truly took form around the age of 34, when I decided to refresh my crochet skills, and got hooked. Crochet has become a daily sustenance of my life since then, driving me to start a blog and become an ambassador for wearable crochet. I eventually turned this outlet into my full-time designing business in 2015 by setting up outstandingcrochet.com – a storefront where I showcase how to make beautiful crochet clothing, bags, and jewelry, along with the occasional knitted projects. The patterns I produce include schematics, charts/graphics, step-by-step pictures, and videos along with written instructions, making them accessible by all levels! I continue to work every day creating new designs, and the love just doesn't seem to fade!