Hello! Thanks for visiting Melu Crochet.  I’m Mel, the pattern designer behind Melu. I love designing modern,  easy to read crochet patterns for beginners and long standing crocheters alike, and understand that just because you can, doesn’t always mean you want to do something really complicated!  My patterns are designed to be pleasurable to crochet; I enjoy working with simple pattern repeats and textures to create unique and satisfying projects.

I see crochet as a very mindful activity, so have designed a whole range of patterns (dotty about bobbles) with this in mind;  you only have to count to three! My more advanced patterns include charts and full written instructions, and I have had all of them fully tested making them as easy to follow as possible. 

I have always liked yarn and materials and was always making things as a child. I have been a DT teacher and a highways engineer but my creativity and excitement about designing has really been reinvigorated by being able to create my own designs in crochet.

What started as my relaxation and therapy time, crochet has allowed me to get excited and fired up about designing and making which I have not been able to do since I have been a grown-up!
I’m a Bristol girl now living happily in Leeds 🇬🇧
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