Six Questions with Jennifer Hansen

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Crocheting, Knitting | Comments

Tunisian Crochet: Revolutions in Color and Style! And remember, we post a new Six Questions entry every week, so keep checking back!

1. What was your first knitting/crocheting project?

My first project ever was a massive, and very ugly, crocheted blanket.  I covered the sides in fringe to try and hide my mistakes (I kept missing the last stitch of the row and my blanket was getting smaller and smaller as I progressed….). But by the end of that project, I was confident with a hook!

2. What are your three desert island knitting/crocheting supplies?

Hamanaka Crochet Hooks, Row-counting abacus and Jenkins Woodworking Hairpin Lace loom.

3. What item has been in your stash the longest?

I’ve got some vintage mohairs that I scored at the thrift store when I first started crocheting. They are gorgeous and probably 50 years old.

4. Cat person, dog person, or do pets just interfere with your knitting/crocheting time?

I used to be a cat mom and a bird mom. But then I spawned a human child and that’s the creature that just edged out all the other pets!

5. What was your biggest knitting/crocheting disaster?

Probably my first blanket project.  Or the whole chest of beautiful baby clothes that I knit and crocheted for my son while I was pregnant.  All of them were too small except for the bibs.

6. In 10 words or less, what inspires you?

People with the courage to follow their dreams.


  1. Andy says:

    I love her work. She is very inspirational. I am taking her class now and just love it. I want to see her have one in hair pin lace or broomstick maybe both.

  2. MB@YarnUiPhoneApp says:

    Jennifer is the reason I keep vowing to learn hairpin lace…I’ve got a loom that I bought from her and a 1930s hairpin lace garment pattern booklet. I think I’m going to force myself to learn with a friend who also has a loom and wants to learn.

  3. Robi says:

    I am taking her class as well! The class is fantastic! Very thorough and well instructed! Stitch Diva is a fantastic and “mouth-watering website, as well.
    YES to Broomstick and Hairpin Lace (w/ garment construction) class on CRAFTSY !!!!
    WE LUV this stuff…. and we love learning.

  4. JUDY says:

    I have directions for Tunisian crochet & even attempted it quite a few years ago but gave up in frustration. See, I’m a self taught left-handed crocheter & Tunisian just seemed too difficult. Do you know anywhere that I could get left hand directions? I’ve been crocheting for at least 40 years & right hand instructions have never bothered me. If I had left hand Tunision I kow I could do it.