In August 2018, Lauren (founder and owner) applied for the CrateJoy Accelerator Program with an idea that was in its infant stages. To her surprise, Happy Hook Crocheting was selected for the program. Over the course of 12 weeks, the business was developed from an idea into reality and Happy Hook Crocheting launched in early November 2018 with the first box shipping out in December.
The mission of Happy Hook Crocheting is to provide the best crocheting experiences, big and small, shipped to your doorstep along with excellent customer service.
Lauren, who is the founder and owner of Happy Hook Crocheting, has been crocheting for over a decade and making things with her hands since birth practically. Lauren's start with fiber arts was not with crocheting.... She learned how to knit in 3rd grade with her Girl Scouts troop, expanded her skill set in 5th grade thanks to her math teacher, and continued to knit solely until high school.
In high school, her grandmother showed her how to crochet and the rest is history. Her main focus on crocheting has always been blankets and she has made over 100 blankets (throw size or larger!) throughout high school and college. The majority of these blankets are for gifts or donations to cancer patients. Nowadays, her focus with crocheting is expanding beyond blankets and into clothes and more, designing patterns for the Happy Hook Crocheting boxes, and trying to manage her increasing stockpile of yarn.
Outside of all this crocheting and managing Happy Hook Crocheting, Lauren went to college for Biomedical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology and works as a Quality Engineer focused on automated software testing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.