Nana’s Crafty Home

I am a crochet pattern designer sharing crochet patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home. I grew up in Michigan and my family moved to Kansas while in high school and I still make my home there today. Married with 2 children, 9 grandchildren, 1 cat and 1 grand dog! On the weekends you will find my house bursting with children and animals! I previously worked in customer service and then primarily the healthcare field as office manager of Family Practice clinics.

I learned to crochet 40 years ago and have spent the majority of my crochet life as a maker. In 2017, I made the leap to pattern designing and blogging and haven’t looked back since! Now a full-time blogger and designer at

I enjoy spending time in the kitchen, reading and watching period dramas and mysteries (while crocheting, of course!).

I love designing unique, colorful and creative patterns that are modern and fun!

My passion is making crochet accessible to anyone! Teaching, encouraging and spreading crochet love!


Love Bear Rainbow Baby Blanket

Love Bear Rainbow Baby Blanket

The Love Bear Rainbow Baby Blanket is a bright and cheerful blanket featuring a rainbow, clouds and a bear showing his love for all!