Kat Witherall’s Flower Power Skirt: Crochet Designer Interview

Intro – Today we’re talking to crochet designer Kat Witherall, who contributed the Flower Power Skirt crochet pattern featured in our March 2024 issue.

Can you tell us a little bit about what inspired your design for this month?

This month’s theme – Flower Festival – really spoke to me. I love plants but do not have green fingers, so lot’s of my crochet designs are plant/flower related. I also love crocheted skirts and dresses but always find them too see-through to wear in public, so I decided to design a skirt with a solid top part and lacy flower design below hips for your modesty. 

What’s your favorite aspect of this piece?

My favorite design aspect of this skirt is the foundation round. I don’t like working with a big circle of single crochet stitches as it is too easy to twist and difficult to count the stitches for the larger sizes. This skirt starts in a very unique way and the first few rounds may seem extremely large but they will soon pull in and make sense, you need to trust the pattern design for this skirt. 

What sort of customizations are you hoping creators will make when they crochet this piece?

Some of my testers found an alternative way for this skirt, as a tubetop! I love seeing people’s creativity in crochet.

What is your crochet origin story? How did you learn to crochet?

I don’t remember the time when I could not crochet. I was taught by my grandma when I was very little. She would make intricate lace tablecloths whilst I was working on granny squares and filet crochet pieces. Even at a very young age I enjoyed designing, which was then called making things up my own way and not following the instructions! Luckily my grandma supported my creative mind. I tried lots of other crafts in my lifetime but returned to crochet in 2019 and started designing and selling patterns in 2020. 

Is there anything you’d like to learn how to make?

I would like to try tunisian crochet, that is one type of crochet I am yet not to try, mainly because of the lack of time.

Have you taught anyone else how to crochet?

I teach crochet at the local college and I enjoy it enormously. I am so proud of my students and so glad to be able to share my knowledge of this amazing craft.

How can our readers find you on social media?

You can find me on Instagram and Facebook as Luna Crochet Designs and Luna the Ladybird Crochet Designs on YouTube @lunacrochetdesigns 

Don’t forget to pick up the March 2024 issue of Crochet Foundry to get the Flower Power Skirt pattern.

Are you a crochet designer who wants to contribute to Crochet Foundry Magazine? We work with independent crochet designers to produce the gorgeous designs featured in our magazine. To find out more, visit our Submit a Design page and be sure to sign up for our Designer Calls be notified of design opportunities.

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