About me


My name is Wilma and I am 27 years old. I live in the Netherlands with my husband Koen. In 2016 I finished my MSc in Communication and New Media. January 2018 I quit my job as a communication & PR officer to become a fulltime crochet designer.

So that’s what I’m doing now! Turning my hobby into a career was a dream coming true. I am so grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to share all the free patterns I’m currently working on for you!

> Read more about quitting my job

> Read more about the special series of free patterns I’m working on

Wilma Westenberg from wilmade.com working in her yarn room studio with huge yarn wall recording youtube video tutorials

How it started

My first creation

My first creation

I grew up with a mother who crochets, knits and embroiders. Actually my entire family is very creative. 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. With my mother’s crochet hook I learned how to make christmas trees.

After finishing four Christmas trees it was time for a bigger challenge. Luckily I had two weeks of free time since the Christmas break had just begun. After those 2 weeks I was officially hooked.

Why I share free crochet patterns

I have always admired crafters who make their own patterns and books. As a starter I learnt a lot from the crochet patterns that were available for free. I am extremely grateful to these wonderful designers.

Therefore I decided to offer all my patterns for free as well. Through my website I hope to inspire other crafters and make my crochet patterns available for everyone by providing them for free.

Let’s become friends

I would love to become friends on social media! You can find me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. If you would like to send me an email, you can contact me on info[@]wilmade.com.

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