Hello–I’m so glad that you’re here!
I want to begin by saying thank you for visiting! I hope that you find my blog to be a great source for fun crochet and knitting patterns and creative inspiration. Being creative, in any way, is incredibly rewarding and just feels good. Even if you aren’t the creative type now, I hope that you will be after looking around my blog for a little bit.
Here’s what you can expect to find on my blog
free crochet patterns & knitting patterns
Even though it’s fairly obvious, I’ll go ahead and let you know that you’ll find lots of free crochet patterns and knitting patterns here. :-) I’ll be adding them on a regular basis, so feel free to stop back at least once per week to check them out.
You can also get those updates sent to your email by signing up for my Posh Patterns Newsletter. I rarely send more than one per week (and sometimes I even miss a week…).
etsy shop & handmade business success
I get quite a few emails and messages from people, asking for my advice for their Etsy shops or handmade businesses. I’ve had a pretty successful Etsy shop for about 5 years now (not just selling patterns, but A LOT of finished pieces too). I’ll be adding lots of good information about selling your handmade things so, if that’s you, check it out. Looking to open an Etsy shop? Read this.
If you’d like to receive all of my best advice about having a successful Etsy shop, and how I have done that, sign up for my Etsy Shop & Handmade Success newsletter.
If you already have an Etsy shop but need some help getting more views and sales, I now offer Etsy Shop Reviews. Basically, I will go through your shop with a fine toothed comb and help you make the right changes and adjustments to improve your chances of getting more view and more sales. After all, if you have an Etsy shop, making money is the idea, right?
Having a blog is also something that I enjoy quite a lot! I started my blog as a way to get the word out about my pattern business, and it turned into an even larger business than that. I didn’t expect that, but I LOVE IT!
If you’ve ever thought about starting a blog and need a little guidance, take a look at my post “How to Start a Blog.” In it, I walk you step-by-step through the INCREDIBLY SIMPLE process of getting started. I’ll also be adding more blog posts about the specifics of blogging. Check out my post if you’ve ever thought about it!
A little about me
Creativity and crafting have been a part of my life for about as long as I can remember. As a child, I remember constantly wanting to do something artistic and I am still that way, to this day.
In 2000, a friend taught me to crochet, and then I taught myself to knit.
I always seemed to be searching for a very specific sort of design or project but was rarely ever able to find exactly what I was looking for. Because of that, I began designing my own patterns and projects. Designing and writing patterns seemed almost second nature to me, and before I knew it I was spending all of my real free time doing that.
After about 10 years of designing, I finally decided to open my Etsy shop so that I could begin sharing my crochet patterns and knitting patterns. I grew an incredible following there and that led me to create my own website and this blog. :-)
When I am not doing something work-related, I really enjoy spending time with my husband and two girls. We like to go on bike rides, watch movies, and spend time with friends and family.
Find what you’re looking for
I’ve organized my blog in a way that, I hope, is easy to navigate. Some of the most popular places to visit here are:
Free Crochet Patterns Page — My ever growing collection of free crochet patterns! Feel free to make these projects for yourself, as gifts to give away, or even to sell in an Etsy shop, or on a website, as finished items.
Free Knitting Patterns Page — Also, an ever growing collection of free knitting patterns!
Hat Sizing Guide — This hat sizing guide was made as an effort to create a go-to guide for anyone who enjoys making hats, whether they make them for themselves, or as finished items to sell.
Supplies — The supplies page is a collection of some of my absolute favorite things to work with, in regards to crochet and knitting! And, the prices of these supplies are FANTASTIC! Better than anywhere else that I’ve seen. :-)
Crochet Stitches — The Crochet Stitches page was also made in an effort to provide an easy go-to place for my followers, whenever they are not sure about a certain stitch. It includes even the most basic ones so that even absolute beginners can use it when needed.
If you ever have any questions, whether they are about any of my patterns (free, or from my shops), any techniques, or how to do something, just email me and I’ll be happy to help!
Don’t forget to take a minute to sign up to receive Posh Patterns updates! There’s a form below, too. When you do, you’ll get an instant download for free crochet baby hat pattern.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me, and for visiting my site. I truly hope that you find some projects and information that are fun and useful for you. Have fun being creative!!