Announcement: special series of crochet patterns coming up

    Wilma Westenberg working on new FIL series of crochet patterns

    Hi all,

    Last week I shared a personal update on my blog and Instagram with a picture of myself. I want to thank you all from the deepest of my heart. After posting that picture, I received a thousand messages filled with love – and none of them was negative.

    Not only did your words have a big impact on me, also my extended family (people with the same condition) read your comments. Many of them have younger kids who look like me and are worried about the acceptance of their kids when they get older. Reading your words encouraged them too and restored a little faith in humanity. Continue Reading

    Personal update: meet the maker

    Wilma Westenberg is a crochet designer and shares free crochet patterns

    Hi all,

    Today I want to share something very personal I have never really talked about before. Not that it’s a secret or anything; I just didn’t really have a reason to share my story. In this blog post you can meet the maker behind wilmade.com!  Continue Reading

  • Free crochet pattern: simple double brim hat - bun hat version

    Simple double brim bun hat

    Last month I published a new free crochet pattern: the simple double brim hat. I am overwhelmed by the positive response I got from you, thanks so much for that! I decided…

  • Canadian patriotic hat free canada hat pattern crochet

    Canadian patriotic hat

    Last month my fiancé and I visited the Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. I decided to make a Canada hat pattern for this occasion. Luckily for me I didn’t have to…

  • simple double brim hat - a free crochet pattern

    Simple double brim hat

    ** Note: You can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Etsy. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me! ** I’m happy to bring…

  • vogue knitting live pre-party lovecrochet loveknitting group picture

    Vogue Knitting Live 2018

    Hi all, I’m writing this post from New York! Wanted to share some pictures and videos of the last few days. Thursday I arrived in New York and that same evening I went to a…

  • We are going to Vogue Knitting Live in New York USA

    Personal update: we’re going to the USA!

    2018 is going to be an exciting year with many changes I am looking forward to. Also regarding traveling. After months of preparations I can finally share our plans: Koen (my boyfriend) and I are going…

  • Connected bows shawl free crochet pattern scarf wearable

    Connected Bows Shawl

    A new shawl pattern for the cold winter months! My mom came up with the idea to make a very wide shawl with a small detail in the middle. Simple but…

  • Leafly autumn hat free crochet pattern

    Leafly autumn hat

    My latest design: the Leafly autumn hat! When I made my third Frozen winter (bun) hat last year, I noticed the extreme drop stitch looks like a leaf upside down. Especially…