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Greetings from sunny Izmir, on the western coast of Turkey next to the Aegean Sea. Izmir is called "the Sunny California" of Turkey because the weather and landscape are reminiscent of the Southern California coast.

My name is Deren Altan and I am a retired English teacher. Additionally, I have been working in the Tourism and Education Abroad industry for more than 25 years. But my passion for many years has been the art of crochet. I dedicate my crochet website to my Mom, who taught me to love crochet from a very young age. Although it has been 9 years since I lost my Mom, I always remember her with great respect and love.

After retiring from teaching, I had more time to experiment with crocheting and so I was able to make many different designs. For the past 3 years, I have been working with freeform crochet in addition to classical crochet. I love freeform crochet, and I make my own designs for bags, purses, and baby blankets as well as other crochet projects.

I'm glad you took the time to stop by and browse my web page. Please leave a comment about my designs and let me know what you think. Your can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter.



Lavender Case
Oya (Turkish lace)
Baby Booties
Wall Hangings