About Me!


Welcome to my mess!

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Tanya Naser, the resident Yarn Diva here in HodgePodge Crochet!!

This desk is where the magic of HodgePodge Crochet happens! As you can see, it’s usually messy business, but I promise that under all the mess there are half finished projects waiting to be blogged about!


I began crocheting as a young child, marveling over the freehand dolls my mother would create every Christmas, seemingly out of thin air. She didn’t follow a pattern book or know why some stitches were called single while others were double and triple. But the thing I most admired was that she never worried too much about what other crocheters thought. She did what she loved and every year I delighted as the small army of dolls she lovingly created marched out of our house and into the arms of her eager customers!


These days, her crochet style would be considered freeform by die-hards of the craft—and I’m proud to say that HodgePodge Crochet was born out of that organic beginning.

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time learning and mastering new techniques and building upon my own free flowing style to come up with something that represents the crocheter I’ve become.

I promise things have gotten MUCH better since my humble beginnings in 2009! ;)

I promise things have gotten MUCH better since my humble beginnings in 2009! 😉

I feel that my style is represented in every stitch of every pattern I create. HodgePodge Crochet is my passion—and I mean that quite literally.


I’m eager to find new ideas, to explore stitches and designs that are new to me, and put them together in ways that excite others! My blog embodies that journey, and the response from those who read it, or come in to find something new, is what inspires me to write the next amazing pattern.

HodgePodge Crochet was a runner up in the Craftsy Blogger Awards Knitting & Crochet category in 2013 and was nominated as one of AllFreeCrochet’s top bloggers of 2014!!


14 thoughts on “About Me!

  1. redwoodcrochet July 12, 2016 at 10:51 pm Reply

    Hi Tanya! I love your blog, and I’m looking forward to future posts! -AK 🙂


  2. Tina Ellis July 8, 2016 at 9:15 pm Reply

    I forgot to list the link for the slippers. Please let us know where the pattern are for these slippers: https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/diy-non-slip-crochet-slippers/. Thank you


  3. Tina Ellis July 8, 2016 at 9:13 pm Reply

    Where do we find the pattern for the DIY Non-Slip Crochet Slippers that you used to show with the non-slip spray for the bottom of them in 2014 on your blog?


    • Tanya Naser July 9, 2016 at 10:57 pm Reply

      I never released this pattern so you won’t find it. Sorry ❤


  4. Sharon Silverman July 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm Reply

    Hi Tanya, Congrats on your wonderful blog, and thanks for being a judge in the recent Crochet Awards. I have a new crochet title out, and I wonder if you would be willing to review it on your blog? If so, please send me your email address and I’ll have the publisher contact you. Many thanks!


    • Tanya Naser July 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm Reply

      Hello Sharon! I’ve been over to your website and LOVE what I see. Your shawls are drool-worthy! I’d be thrilled to review your newest for my readers and the easiest way to get in touch is through email. HodgePodgeCrochet@gmail.com

      Looking forward to finding out more!!


  5. Jeanette Agnew March 24, 2015 at 11:45 am Reply

    Here is my issue, I have crocheted several hats in the past and it is always with the same end result, my crochet is loose and the hat is floppy and not tightly structured. At one point I made a hat and when you turned your head the hat stayed still LOL
    I am using the worsted wool and hook size 5.5 not sure what I am doing wrong… flat more of a circle disc than a structured dome…. Also the bulb on the nipple is not right….Ugh


    • Tanya Naser March 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm Reply

      Hey Jeanette,

      It sounds like you have tension issues! The same thing happens to me when I relax my grip on the yarn. I recommend always checking gauge to make sure that you are crocheting with the correct hook and yarn. Gauge is always important to get right so that your finished project comes out perfectly and fits!

      Keep trying and you will get it!


  6. Jane Hickey March 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm Reply

    Hi Tanya, Loved the cowboy boots! I made a pair for my future grandson. The directions were right on the web page. My question is, can I make to sell? It says, copy pattern free of charge. Permission is given to sell finished items from all patterns. I don’t see where to buy the pattern so I would be safe to sell. Please let me know by email. Thanks, Jane


    • Tanya Naser March 5, 2015 at 4:15 pm Reply

      Hi Jane!

      That disclaimer comes standard on all of my pattern (free and paid) so there isn’t anything at all to purchase! You can make and sell as many as you want. 🙂 All I ask is that you not resell any of my patterns or use any of my photos!


  7. Kreinikgirl October 13, 2014 at 11:16 am Reply

    Hi Tanya! I am the Designer Contact at Kreinik, the thread company. Can I send you some of our fibers to play with, experiment, review, etc? No obligation. If so, let me know where to send them. Email me directly (dlenham at kreinik dot com). Thanks! (Love reading your blog.)


  8. donna September 21, 2014 at 10:17 am Reply

    Do you have a free pattern for combat boots chrochet or knitted


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