This is not your grandmother’s crochet. Our goal is to create innovative designs for yarnivore’s because we know that sometimes you just can’t get enough fiber in you’re diet. We trust these crocheted patterns, tips and tricks will satiate the most ravenous appetite.
Yarnovations, created by twin sisters Deborah Bagley and Dana Bincer, offers a wide variety of patterns at a price you can afford – with some free stuff thrown in for good measure.
We specialize in realistic designs that are quirky and fun. We find inspiration all around us and crochet items that tickle our fancy at any given moment.
Yes, Deborah Bagley’s grandmother did teach her to crochet. Armed with the basics (learned in the mid 1980’s), Deborah immediately gravitated to the most intricate blankets and stitches she could find.
Her craft took a back seat as she pursued higher education, a career in teaching, marriage, mountain biking and rock climbing. After crocheting stuffed toys for her myriad nieces and nephews for Christmas 2010, Deborah’s creativity and ingenuity took flight.
She was able to convince her twin sister to switch hobbies and join her in her crochet endeavor in 2011. A smart move since Dana enjoys the technology side of things.
Sure, Dana Bincer learned to crochet right alongside Deborah…on the same couch in their grandmother’s living room. She crocheted a blanket or two and some flowers. But her love of crochet blossomed after seeing unique and fun projects her sister whipped up in 2011.
After 20+ years, Dana put her love of creating hand stamped greeting cards (StampingWithPrincess) on the back burner to pursue crochet. She laughs as she recalls her husbands surprise when he learned that she knew how to crochet (having never picked up a hook in their first 7 years of marriage). The crafty gene was on hiatus but emerged at long last.
Dana also finds typesetting, marketing and technology fairly interesting. She maintains Yarnovations.com and builds WordPress websites for non-profits and start-up companies.
When not hookin’ it up, Dana can be found in the great outdoors mountain biking with her favorite twin and her labrador retriever, Joy.
Compensation and Affiliate Links
We do receive some compensation for what we do here, which pretty much allows us to buy yarn and supplies. We receive some compensation in the form of pattern sales, yarn support and affiliate links. Please note: all of our opinions and evaluations are our own. We are not paid to market other people’s products, but may receive minor compensation for leaving a review or the like.