Hi! My name is Wilma and I am 23 years old. The past 10 years I lived in Germany and currently I live in the Netherlands with my boyfriend Koen. In 2016 I received my Master of Science diploma specialized in Communication & New Media. Next to that, I worked 4 days a week at the communication and PR department of a biotech company. January 2018 I quit my job to focus fulltime on designing crochet patterns and running my blogs.
It’s all in the family
I grew up with a mother who crochets, knits and embroiders. Also my grandmothers and aunts are active crafters. With such a creative family I could not stay behind. It all started in December 2014 when my grandmother crocheted the CUTEST christmas trees ever. I felt the urgent need to learn how to make them. The next day mom helped me buying yarn I as I did not even know the difference between cotton and acrylic. With my mother’s crochet hook I started making christmas trees.
After finishing four Christmas trees it was time for a bigger challenge. I found a great Minion pattern which was my first big project. Luckily I had two weeks of free time since the Christmas break had just begun. My addiction to crochet was born.
Giving back to the crochet community
June 2015 I started joining crochet communities on social media such as Facebook and Instagram. I admire crafters who make their own patterns and books, especially when they make their patterns available for free. As a starter I have learnt so much from the free crochet patterns available online. I am extremely grateful to these wonderful designers. Therefore I have decided to offer all my patterns for free as well. Through my website I want to inspire other crafters and offer free crochet patterns.
You can email me on info[@]wilmade.com.