Bonita Patterns

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Company Name:  Bonita Patterns
Designer Name:  Lianka Azulay
Home State:  Maryland
Design Specialty:  Fashionable crochet accessories and garments using unique and innovative stitches.

1 How did you first get introduced to your craft?

I was 7 years old and couldn't stop begging my grandma to teach me how to crochet. I'm originally from Brazil, and over there crochet is the most popular of the fiber arts.

2 What type of patterns do you enjoy designing the most?

I love them all, but my favorites are accessories and garments. Crochet is too beautiful, and we need to show off our finished objects by wearing them.

3 What are you most known for?

I am known by my crocodile stitch designs. I love unique stitches.

4 How do you jump-start your creativity?

The easiest way ... with yarn and a hook. I rarely sketch my designs first. I design by doing it.

5 What season inspires you the most?

I don't have a specific season that inspires me the most. All seasons have their special appeal to me. Because I come from a summer-year-round region in Brazil, I love crochet summer pieces.

6 On average, how many new patterns do you design each year?

40 or 50 per year. Not all of them make the final cut, because I'm extremely self-critical, but at least 30 or so do.

7 Is there another craft you'd like to try your hand at?

Sewing. I've got a machine and I've enrolled on an online course, but unfortunately, my time is very limited and I have not made much progress on it yet.

8 What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Crocheting and eating something delicious. How else?

9 What three items do you always have in your craft bag?

Hooks, yarn and scissors.