Esther from 'It's all in a Nutshell' introduces herself and tells us about her passion for bringing crochet designs to life through her video tutorials

Esther from It's All in a Nutshell


Hi, I’m Esther from the 'It’s all in a Nutshell' blog and YouTube channel.

I have been doing various crafts since I was six years old, starting with tapestries, cross stitch, rug making and, more recently, crochet.

You can find many free step-by-step instruction videos showing how to make various projects and crochet alongs on my blog. For all of my projects, I work with renowned crochet designers who have made the most beautiful and intricate designs. Through my videos I aim to bring these designs to life.

I love crafting and I have many favourite craft things, but if I have to choose my favourite favourite it is Scheepjes Cotton 8 yarn. This yarn has awesome stitch definition, comes in a wide colour range and is a joy to work with.Cotton 8 yarn is incredibly versatile and suitable for 1001 projects, it’s washable and completely hypoallergenic. What more can you ask for?

I have used this yarn for many video tutorials, including the Scheepjes CAL 2014 designed by Wink, Sophie’s Universe designed by Dedri Uys and Mandala Madness designed by Helen Shrimpton.

I hope to inspire you with my videos and help you to make the most beautiful creations yourself.



Soundwaves Cowl (crochet pattern) made with Scheepjes Velvet and Scheepjes Colour CrafterThe 'Sophie's Universe' CAL by Dedri from Look At What I Made


..................The 'Mandala Madness' CAL by Helen Shrimpton