About the Designer....Kristi Simpson
I don't have a famous love story of how I learned to crochet from a well-known designer or from a loving relative , but my story is personal and fun to tell... :)
My youngest daughter had received a 'Learn to Crochet a Scarf' gift for Christmas from her aunt, and being the persistent little girl she is, she bugged me for a month and a half to learn to crochet. Looking back, I think I was intimidated by the process of it all--and that's why it took me so long to buckle. (Seriously, what WAS I thinking?) I wanted to make my little girl happy so I pulled out the paper instructions and to my surprise, it was really easy! I learned to chain, single crochet and I taught her how to do it as I went. As she was practicing, I was learning more stitches and I was HOOKED! I haven't stopped since!
As I stated in the beginning, my story isn't anything famous or elaborate...but personal. Every step of the way my family has been my biggest support. My husband Jason and I both work from home, striving to have the best crochet pattern business and service for the crochet community. Together, we sold over 100,000 patterns via RAKJpatterns and became one of the top crochet designers in the world. We then established Inspired Crochet Digital Magazine in Aug 2012. As far as my personal designs: I have 16 Premium Patterns I sell in my Ravelry Store and I have a Book Deal with a Major Publishing Company that will be released in October 2013!! We are very excited and hope you check it out!
We have 5 inspirational children: Jacob, Kimberly, Allison, James and Ryan that keep us on our toes! They inspire me to keep my designs fresh, and kid friendly. I understand what it means to be on a budget, but still want all of the 'cute' designs for my little ones....and now I make them! And YOU can too! Find a design, grab your hook and yarn and get busy!