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Ohio-based mom of four Stephanie Pokorny sells crochet patterns for her brand Crochetverse.
Each October, she also creates elaborate Halloween costumes out of yarn for her children.
Speaking to Insider, Pokorny said she doesn’t use patterns to make the costumes, and instead designs them freehand.
Pokorny also said each costume takes between 30 and 50 hours to make.
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Throughout the United States, it’s common for children to pick their Halloween costumes at stores like Target and Party City. Stephanie Pokorny’s children, however, simply turn to their mom.

Pokorny is the founder of Crochetverse, a blog and company that sells crochet patterns. Each October, Pokorny combines her two passions — crocheting and her family — by creating elaborate Halloween costumes made almost entirely from yarn for her four sons aged between 4 and 22.

From a Harry Potter robe to an “Alien”-inspired suit, here’s a look at some of Pokorny’s work.

Stephanie Pokorny began crocheting when she was 16.

Speaking to Insider, Pokorny said her grandmother was the first to introduce her to the craft, though their lessons didn’t always go as planned. Pokorny said she quickly “got frustrated and gave up.”

Pokorny later found crochet inspiration when she had kids.

“When I got pregnant with my first son, I was like, called to make things for him, so I picked it back up,” Pokorny said. “From there, it just kind of bloomed into just wanting to make everything for my kids.”

“In true crafter form, why would I buy something when I can spend less and make it myself?” she said.

The first Halloween costume Pokorny ever made (not pictured below) was inspired by the caterpillar from “Alice in Wonderland.”

Though her crocheting process has more or less stayed the same over the years, Pokorny says she’s come a long way since …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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