It’s a TL Yarn Crafts Birthday Celebration!

Hey friends. Toni here from TL Yarn Crafts and today is a special day because it’s my birthday!!

Even though we’re in the middle of quarantine, I’m still excited to celebrate another trip around the sun. Birthdays have always been important in my home and this year, I’d love for you to celebrate with me.

Watch this video for details!

I’ve partnered with my friends at Lion Brand for a special project. For the rest of June 2020, 100% of sales of select TLYC patterns on the Lion Brand site will be donated to the George Floyd Memorial Fund. In addition, sales of these same patterns on Ravelry and TLYarnCrafts.com will be donated to Movement for Black Lives, a collaborative of leaders and organizations focused on educating, organizing, and taking action against racism in America.

I selected three of my favorite and top-selling crochet patterns to help raise funds for these important causes. First is the Sandbar Cardi. You’ll be the queen of comfy chic when you slip on this lightweight mesh cardigan. Made using mercerized cotton, this piece will stand the test of time and will always have a place in your casual wardrobe.

Get the Sandbar Cardi pattern from: Lion Brand // Ravelry // TL Yarn Crafts

The next pattern is the Daydream Shawl, a Tunisian crochet textured wrap with fringe for days. I had so much fun designing this piece and have made several for friends as gifts. It’s great if you’re looking to try Tunisian crochet for the first time, and I even have a tutorial video to help you along the way.

Get the Daydream Shawl pattern from: Lion Brand // Ravelry // TL Yarn Crafts

Last is the Summertime Tank, which is probably my favorite of the bunch. This mesh, sleeveless top is perfect for keeping your cool when the weather heats up. The relaxed neckline and ribbing accents make the piece look intentional without being fussy. A lightweight cotton yarn like Lion Brand’s Comfy Cotton really brings out the special qualities of this fun piece.

Get the Summertime Tank pattern from: Lion Brand // Ravelry // TL Yarn Crafts

UPDATE (6/25/2020): You can now pick up the new Bright Side Blanket pattern to contribute to my birthday fundraiser!

Meditative meets modern in the Bright Side Blanket. Airy mesh stitches give way to a playful bobble border that I just can’t get enough of. And the best part? This pattern is available in 10 sizes from Security to King!

Get the Bright Side Blanket pattern from: Ravelry // TL Yarn Crafts

Now, here’s where you come in. I challenge every maker reading this post to pick up at least one of these patterns and contribute to these causes. Each pattern costs just $7.50. If you’re not able to purchase a pattern today, that’s ok. Our fundraiser runs through the month of June. As of this morning, we’ve raised $300 on my website and Ravelry, and I hope you can help us reach our goal of $1500 by the end of the month.

I’m pumped to see how we can show up as a community to fight racism. I’ll be sure to keep an eye on how much we raise and I’ll report back in a future episode of the TL Yarn Crafts podcast. Thanks for celebrating my birthday with me and have the best day!


Toni L.

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  • Reply Hannahbelle

    Happiest of birthdays, Toni!

    June 17, 2020 at 2:15 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Thanks so much, Hannah! It’s been such a great day so far. I’ve been overwhelmed with love 🙂

      June 17, 2020 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Rita L Riordan

    Happy Birthday! Please continue your beautiful designs, your fantastic tutorial videos, and just plain being brilliant, wonderful YOU!

    June 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      You’re too kind, Rita! Thanks so much 🙂

      June 17, 2020 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Sharyn Reed

    Happy Birthday, Toni!

    June 17, 2020 at 2:41 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Thanks so much, Sharyn!

      June 17, 2020 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Chantal Collin

    Happy birthday Toni! We share the same birthday month. How cool is that? My birthday is on the 29th. Ohhh how I wish I was 34 but no, I am turning 60. Enjoy every single little moment of your life! I wish you only the very best.

    You inspired me to buy a set of Tunisian crochet and I am watching all your videos to learn. I will purchase the pattern for the Daydream Shawl and when I am confident enough, I will make one for myself.


    June 17, 2020 at 2:50 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi Chantal! Yay, I’m so excited to hear that we share a birthday month. Personally, I think people with June birthdays are the best 🙂 I can’t wait to see how things go with the Daydream Shawl. It’s one of my favorite patterns and really a great way to fall in love with TC. Let me know if I can be helpful at all!

      June 17, 2020 at 4:13 pm
    • Reply Marilea

      Happy Birthday, Chantal! Toni inspired me to buy a set of Tunisian crochet hooks as well. 🙂

      June 24, 2020 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Diane Cullison

    Happy Birthday Toni!! I hope you have an amazing day! ❤🎂🎉

    June 17, 2020 at 3:59 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Thanks so much, Diane! It’s been a great day so far 🙂

      June 17, 2020 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Karen (Iknitiatives)

    Happy Birthday, Toni!

    June 17, 2020 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply Toni

    Hi Toni,
    You know I feel a special connection with you since we share the same name. Your patterns and tutorials have helped me expand my crochet skills. I just love everything you do! Have the happiest of birthdays and wishing you love and joy in the year ahead. 🎂🎉❤️🌈🌟

    June 17, 2020 at 4:42 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hello fellow Toni! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my content. Thanks for the birthday wishes, and happy hooking!

      June 24, 2020 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Martha

    Desde MEXICO te deseo un súper cumpleaños Toni.

    June 17, 2020 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Annemarie

    Happiest of Birthdays! Hope you have the best day ever 🙂

    June 17, 2020 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Kay Vesely

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!

    June 17, 2020 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply April S

    Happy birthday! I just found you and I’m excited to learn more. I enjoy your tutorials!

    June 18, 2020 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply Sherri

    I am a new follower/viewer. I started watching your YouTube videos, and I just love them. You make everything so fun. I started watching 1 and before I knew it, it was dark outside. I want to thank you for your dedication, enthusiasm, and love for all things crochet.
    I hope you have a wonderful birthday (month)


    June 22, 2020 at 9:47 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Awwwww Sherri! That just made my day. Thanks so much for checking out my content 🙂

      June 24, 2020 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Cat

    Happy Birthday Toni!! I just found your channel about two months or so ago, and it has been so AWESOME! I was feeling pretty low, and looking for a hobby that I could learn while at home. You’ve helped me crochet my first rows and even though I have a long way to go (my fingers are so slow!), I’ve been loving your videos and content. I’m totally going to pick up up the Sandibar Cardi and Summer Tank patterns to support the cause (and because those are the ones marked as easy 😂).

    June 25, 2020 at 1:21 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi Cat, and welcome to the wonderful world of crochet! There’s so much to learn and enjoy, but it’s great that you’re taking your time and savoring the journey. Thanks for contributing to my birthday fundraiser. I hope you love the patterns 🙂

      June 26, 2020 at 3:36 pm

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