Hey there, I’m Julie! I’m a crochet designer & blogger from southern California. This blog is proof of my love of crochet and all things handmade as I often post crochet patterns, tutorials & inspiration.
I started designing and selling my own crochet patterns in 2006, around the time I discovered Etsy, and just a couple years after I learned to crochet. I’ve always been a crafty person and whether it be crochet, sewing, jewelry making, etc., I’ve always loved designing my own projects. I made crochet design my full time job, along with blogging, in 2010.
I love continuing to learn new stitches and techniques to incorporate into my designs and enjoy teaching others via my blog or YouTube channel. I try to keep my designs youthful and trendy, mostly focusing on wearable items. Best known for my slouchy hat and barefoot sandal designs, I strive to create patterns for pieces that you’ll love to make and wear!
Aside from crafting, I love being outdoors and always try to take advantage of the beautiful weather & outdoor spaces near where I live. I’m an avid hiker, biker, explorer, sea shell collector, beach bum, photographer, and squirrel feeder! You’re welcome to follow my adventures on my personal Instagram account @oolie.