As handmade items have become all the rage, we thought it would be fun to feature a designer who has gone beyond the basics and created pieces that can even be seen on celebrities in Hollywood.
Michelle Costa was born and raised in NYC- spending much of her childhood in the Bronx. She’s been crocheting and knitting since her fingers were big enough to hold a hook, and she now owns her own business, Midwest Crochet, where she creates pieces for people all over the world.
Michelle sent us a fabulous shawl and hat to review and we absolutely loved it. Featured above is the The Isaac Boho Shawl in Plaza Sparkle White and the Isaac Plaza White Slouchy Beanie with pom pom to match.
We also wanted to ask Michelle a few fun questions about how to get started with crocheting and other fun tidbits..
I think since I was about 5. I remember always loving yarn. At first I could only make chain stitches so I would make chains as long as I could in every color.
What are some of the most fun pieces you’ve made- any that were out of the box?
My biggest advice is to have fun! I’m self taught. LOTS of mistakes but still LOTS of fun. All you need to start is a crochet hook and some yarn! There are some amazing YouTube videos now, which were not around when I started. So it’s easier than ever to grab some yarn, a hook and try some new on a rainy day.
Do you do custom orders for items other than what is listed on your site?