Miroslava Mihalkova

Company overview

Exquisite Crochet UK is a place to find beginner friendly crochet and Tunisian crochet patterns.

How did it all start?

It all started on long commutes to work crocheting granny squares.

The story behind the name…

Crochet is an exquisite yarn craft that helped me to stay focused while the whole world was unravelling around me.

Where are you based?

Essex, UK

What inspires you?

I get inspired by geometric shapes and nature.

What is your creation process?

I usually start with several swatches trying different yarn weights to test how best to showcase stitch pattern or texture.

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What makes you, your brand or products unique?

I offer extensive video tutorials for those who learn the best from videos rather than books.

What is your next project?

I have several baby blankets in the pipeline.  

What are your plans for the next 12 months?

I am hoping to self-publish all patterns that were published in crochet magazines in 2022, work on shawl collection and create seasonal garment collections. 

What is your biggest achievement?

My biggest achievements were to be a second runner up in a design competition and having my designs published in crochet magazines.

What is your best-selling product/line?

These would be my Tunisian crochet blanket patterns.

What do you love about the coming to the shows?

I love the community of hundreds of makers under one roof and being able to get all my supplies in one place.

Your three top tips for crafters and makers…

Repeat, repeat, repeat. Practise makes perfect. There are no mistakes, only improvements.

Any advice for fledgling businesses…

Focus on imperfect action rather than perfection before you take action.