I, Mary Jane Hall, was born in Texas and lived all over the deep south while growing up. I was a very shy child, but always loved to make things. My younger sister had a Barbie doll and at 12 yrs old I started making handmade dresses for her doll without using a pattern. I learned to crochet while I was in college, and just loved it! Over the yrs I crocheted only things such as scarves & hats, and occasionally I would make a baby layette for a baby shower.
Always using other people's patterns, I never tried to create my own. I started designing here in Ohio (2004) to help young girls in my church have easy beginner patterns to make stylish crochet, but I never even had a dream of being a professional designer, much less author books on crochet!
I give God the credit for leading me this way and helping to show me that I had talents in this field. I wanted to make money at home someway and this is the ideal job for me! I not only write & design for my own crochet books, but also have published designs in popular crochet magazines. It can be stressful at times with those dreadful deadlines, but it is SO much fun and I'll never run out of ideas! Looking forward to doing another book soon! Thanks to all the people who have supported me and bought my books over the years! I'm truly grateful for you!
Please contact me if you have any questions. Mary Jane