Crochet in modern Ghana: Meet Crochet de Pams Founder, Pamela Afriyie Yirenkyi

by Editor

Want to rock in some yarns made into crochet patterns?

Coming up with crochet patterns and ideas is amazing. Thinking of the little things yarn and a needle can make your heart flutter. But I have to admit, the process is time-consuming.

Crochet which is a form of handwork, aside from knitting, weaving, and embroidery, dates way back to the 16th century. The word comes from croc or croche, the Middle French word for hook croc, and the Old Norse word for a hook is ‘krokr’.

However, these crochets come in different patterns that will make every bit of the tiny imagination you have to go wild. Crochet like broomstick lacy square, shell stitch, tapestry crochet, and others can come together and make all your wild imaginations come to life.

Meet Miss Pamela Afriyie Yirienkyi, a 23-year-old graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science, who took time off her busy student schedule to make outfits earning her a lot of praise from her peers.

Miss Pamela was taught the basic skill in her vocational skills class at her basic school level. She took a keen
interest in the art and perfected her skills by watching online videos.

“One cannot just wake up and start crocheting without even knowing how to hold the hook or maneuvering through the yarn”, she says as she talks about her inspiration building up to her current level.

Eventually, she founded her own brand ‘crochet de pams’ after getting a lot of attention from her mates in the university and other friends who could not help but admire her handy work. Check her out on Instagram.

Written by Alnice
Alnice Padikie Pechi-Anim a student at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, aspiring to be a Public Relations practitioner, find me on Instagram as @alnice

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