I’m Shehla, a 20-something read-a-holic with a little bit of an obsession with dragons. In 2016, I started my business, The Blue Elephants, to teach people how to crochet and make fun, modern, and beautiful items by hand.
I’ve been making things since I was little. Whether I was drawing, writing, baking or renovating our house with a crowbar in hand, there’s always been a project to keep my hands busy. Crocheting is my passion now, but it wasn’t until I was 15 that I first started. I taught myself so it took a while longer, but I’ve been hooked ever since (pun absolutely intended!). It wasn’t long after that I also learned how to knit. With all the crafty things going on in my life, my cousin, and one of my best friends, urged me to start a blog and share it with others.
It was terrifying at first, but starting my blog and shop has been the best decision. I get to spend my time creating patterns I love, teaching others how to crochet, and talking to awesome makers and crafters from all over the world!
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