Hi! I'm Toni Lipsey, the designer, instructor and author behind TL Yarn Crafts
I share crochet inspiration and education for makers of all skill levels. Stick around for crochet tips and tricks, roundups of my favorite things, and so much more.
I've designed over 100+ chic and practical crochet patterns for modern makers. Find your next sweater, shawl, and blanket project in my shop.
I started blogging about crochet in 2013, but in 2015, I was looking for the ideal slouchy beanie pattern and couldn't find it anywhere. Frustrated beyond belief, I set out to create my own ideal beanie.
Several months and a few dozen discarded samples later, the Mega Pom Beanie was born and so was a crochet designer. Since then I've designed 30+ accessories, garments, and amigurumi dolls. I shifted my focus solely to designing in early 2017 and quit my day job later that year to pursue it full time. Talk about scary! Help quell my anxiety and see all of my designs on TLYarnCrafts.com.
Outside of crochet, I'm a true crime-loving bookworm with a hint of wanderlust.
My husband, a.k.a. The Hubs, and I have hung our hats in Columbus, Ohio since we got married in 2010.
When I'm not surrounded by yarn, you can find me cruising a bike trail with 90's R&B on full blast.
I believe that love is always the answer, being open to new experiences keeps us young, and we can accomplish anything with enough coffee and community. Join my Facebook group to find your new favorite crochet friends.
Work With Me
Collaboration is my middle name! Many of my favorite crochet projects have been in partnership with others. If you are a yarn company, craft supply company, fellow blogger, or just a really nice person, here are some things we can do together:
join TLYC Makers
TLYC Makers is an encouraging community of yarn lovers and creative entrepreneurs who've come together to share our craft and elevate one another. Expect regular posts about running a maker business, WIP updates + more.
support my work
If you love the posts, videos, free patterns I create, show your support by buying me a virtual coffee! Your support of $5 is so valuable and gives me the inspiration (and caffeine!) to keep it going!
happy mail, from me to you
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