Hayley stafford, yarnsmith
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My name is Hayley Stafford and I am a crochet addict. There. I said it.
I’m 24 years old and I live in Nottinghamshire, UK with my partner Ashley and our 6 chickens. I currently work full-time for the NHS but, as much as I do love my job, I’m working on building up my woolly empire to eventually be able to quit my job and turn it into my full-time earner.
I was inspired to learn to crochet when I was watching Ashley’s grandma, an avid crocheter herself, on a camping holiday in August 2015. I subscribed to a crochet magazine as soon as we got home and began to teach myself. I was “hooked” (ha!) straight away and have been ever since.
My business was born in September 2017 under the name of “Hayley Stafford: Quality Bespoke Crochet”, when I decided I wanted to start selling my crochet work. Shortly after this, I opened a new ‘branch’ of my business called “Cheaper By The Button” – my little online button shop. Then, in August 2018 I launched what I think is the most exciting part of my business: my crochet subscription boxes. Initially called “The Monthly Crochet Box”, but you will now know them as “The Yarnsmith Crochet Clubs”.
The thing that makes my subscription boxes different is that pretty much everything in them is sourced from independent/handmade/small businesses, all handpicked by me! You will get to meet them all – I will be adding “About” sections for each of my suppliers shortly, so stay tuned!