Catherine lost her eye to cancer, so she started a small business to support herself, she crochets small animals without following any patterns.


Pineslopes, Johannesburg – Across the road from our office, sits a woman, surrounded by cute fluffy animals. Over the weekends, we had seen her but never knew her story. It wasn’t until Lauren Woodhouse stopped to get her story that we learned just how inspiring it really is.

The woman, named Catherine, started crocheting animals when she lost her eye to cancer. She has a real talent for crochet and can see a picture of something and formulate a pattern in her mind to make the toy/animal.

She doesn’t work from any patterns, just what she sees and tests out. Catherine has found a way to work through her new disability, and it is inspiring.

Lauren shared Catherine’s story in the hope that more people will support her or give her an opportunity to grow her business even further.

If you live in the Fourways area, you can find Catherine sitting on the lawn on the opposite corner by Hirsch’s at Pineslopes on Saturdays and Sundays.

“This is beautiful Catherine, she crochets these gorgeous toys from looking at pictures, she has no patterns to work from. Catherine lost her right eye to cancer. Catherine is at the corner by Hirsch’s at Pineslopes on Saturdays and Sundays. Support her. 0731150589” – Lauren Woodhouse

Lauren’s post has been shared over 170 times already. Hopefully, Catherine’s business gets the boost it needs, all thanks to Lauren’s kind heart of putting her out there.

Sources: Facebook
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