Hey, that's me! I'm Ronni and
I'm the designer, writer, maker, and
reader behind The Hooking Reader.
In order to truly KNOW me, you need to know why I do what I do. I’m married and a work-at-home mom to three children and two dogs. I know how easy it is to get lost in mom and wife mode, and lose YOU. By creating The Hooking Reader, my mission is to give moms an outlet outside of wife and mom. I want you to find your passion, and take some time for you, whether that’s with crochet hooks and books, or something else, and you’re just here to hang out with us.
I’ve been crocheting since I was around 12 years old, I think. I started off with the basics; just working up some wash cloths or scarves with simple stitches like single crochet and double crochet. For some reason, they always ended up crooked. As a young kid, I didn’t have the patience or desire to figure out why. I just put it down.
I picked my hooks up now and then, but really dove head first back into crochet after my third child was born in 2018. I wanted some headbands for her, and just didn’t want to pay for the ones I typically see in stores. It went from headbands to baby shoes to dolls and lovies/security blankets. There are many different things I’ve made along the way, and not all of them have turned out how they should. When it came to designing, my heart settled on lovies and stuffies. I love seeing how they come out, and sending them off to homes with loving children (or adults – I don’t judge!)
Once upon a time, I made gemstone jewelry. I started missing that once I switched completely over to designing crochet patterns. Then, an idea popped into my head to use all of my leftover beads and supplies to make stitch markers. See some examples below, and shop them on Etsy.
Although I LOVE my crocheting, pattern design, and graphic design, sometimes it’s nice to pop down on the couch and enjoy a book! I love talking about the books I read, so I figured what better way to do that than to review them, and put them out there for others! You can find most of my reviews here on the site, and sometimes I pop small reviews into my Instagram stories!
If you’re an author looking for reviews, please fill out my contact form, and I’ll be in touch!
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