Roxann Skvarj-Stetzer

Roxann Skvarj-Stetzer

The story behind Crochet Rox

I had been crocheting for most of my life, and always made gifts for friends and family, but never really sold anything. I had thought about it, but was afraid that if I did it as a business, it would become “work” and I wouldn’t enjoy it anymore.

Then, in October of 2013, my husband got laid off, and couldn’t find another full time position. If we were going to pay our bills, I had to help out, and I had already made hats for my grand kids for Christmas, so I posted a pic of them on my facebook page, and someone wanted to buy one for their son. I was thrilled!!! I started making other hats, and selling a few, then I made a few crocheted pumpkins for fall, and the photographer that was to work at my daughters wedding saw them and wanted to buy some!! I started researching Crocheted Photo Props, and contacted a local photographer that was just opening up her own business. She bought some hats, and we worked out a system of trading photo props for photo’s and we cross advertised. I was on my way to being in business!!! Little did I know that my earlier fears were so wrong. I love crocheting even more now!

On November 12, I opened Crochet Rox on facebook, and things have been amazing!! The day after I opened my site, I got a private message from Victoria Henley from America’s Next Top Model. She told me that she loves my crochet, and wanted to feature my designs in a fashion show she is produced on February 1 2014, Since then I have had designs showcased in many shows with her, including a fashion week showcase in March of 2016.. It was AMAZING I love seeing crochet on the runway!! Victoria also featured some of my designs on the Dee Armstrong show on an NBC affiliate in AL on Jan 11, 2014 and October 7,2014. It was a HUGE thrill to see my designs on TV!!! Many of my items have also been worn in magazine shoots on some of the models that work with her. I am looking forward to working with Victoria in the future. I can never thank her enough.

I became involved this year in a non profit organization called Ellie’s Hats. They distribute hats to kids battling childhood cancer and so much more. If you are interested in making a hat or two for them, please contact me here, or Mr. Jay Coakley at https://www.facebook.com/ellieshats or on www.ellieshats.org. #morethanjustahat #lifechanging

I am currently working on writing up my patterns and look forward to publishing them.

original designs  

original designs

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Rainbowlong_small_best_fit
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Coolyertits_small_best_fit
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Hat_small
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Fox_small_best_fit
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Drawstring_small_best_fit
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Crochetroxgrembleygunkhat_small
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Foxcollage_small
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020_small
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Messybunearflaphat_small_best_fit
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Chickapplique_small
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Cindy2_small_best_fit
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006_small
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Clubcovers2_small
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Pizap
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Radley_small
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Pizap
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Pizap
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Baconandeggs_small
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Pizap
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File_small
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Braided_love_2014_small_best_fit
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Pizap
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Pizap
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10_small_best_fit
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Pizap
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Bekah_small_best_fit
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Pizap
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Tifany_kugal_pumpking_small
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Basketweave_small
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Vivian2_small_best_fit
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Elsa_small_best_fit
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Bunny_small_best_fit
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Lovesmelovesmeknot_small
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20170816_111617_small
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Hoodedcowl_small_best_fit
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Mummy_small