Hi my name is Kristin. You can call me Kris. 🙂

I am an artist inspired by the light and colors in our magical world.  I create fashions, designs, and patterns for crochet, knit, and fabric. I sell both my patterns and finished products.

You can find them in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LightandJoyDesigns and also on Ravelry.

I believe we are here to love, create, and find joy in our lives, even the tough times.

Creating my designs gives me tremendous joy.

I also try to find “light” in my life and in my heart. I find that to be very healing. Life bumps us around a bit. Looking for the “light” helps restore us to peace and joy.

That’s how I came to call my little crochet business “Light and Joy Designs.”

I hope that you will also find light and joy in my designs.

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If You Are New Here

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Fun Facts About Me:

I love wrapping myself in crochet each day. To me, it is cozy and cozy=love. Does that make me crazy? Lol. I don’t mind because it makes me happy!

I consider myself a “Crochet Engineer.” That’s what it feels like. I love all the math, the geometry and the patterns. So much fun! And (usually) no one gets hurt by my designs. lol.

I love to Belly Dance. My favorite teacher online is Ansuya. She is amazing!

I can talk about spirituality for days – if anyone is interested. My favorite teachers are Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, and many more. If you’re interested, drop me a line at my contact page and I can send you more recommendations.

I love learning about how to increase health through natural methods. Some favorite teachers: Joe Dispenza, Bruce Lipton, and many more.

I like hiking, walking, reading, movies, swimming, hanging out with my son and my family, and Good Food!

I think I’m a bit of a Foodie. I’m not professional level, but I like experimenting with new recipes and have realized that home cooked is pretty much always better, with a few exceptions.

I love Color!! I love Music!! They are as good as drugs to me. I guess you could say I am a sensualist.

I’m driven and therefore patience is my challenge- and that’s where spirituality comes in – I love that larger perspective to balance me out, to slow me down, to remind me to enjoy the journey.

How about you? Tell me about you!

Let’s Connect!

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing what you’ve made with my patterns. Please share a photo in the Light and Joy Designs Facebook Group. It’s free to join. Or you can connect your project to my patterns on on the Ravelry to share your photos.

Drop me a line below and say hi! Tell me about you! How did you land here at my site? What are your favorite things to make? Tell me a fun fact about you!

Where Else to Find Me

You can also find me on Ravelry(profile) (Ravelry shop) and Craftsy and LoveCrochet.

You can connect with me on Facebook and Twitter as well.

And then there’s Pinterest and Instagram.

I also have a blog about life where I share ways that I’ve found to make it better:


Affiliate Links

As an affiliate for Amazon and other companies, the links in my website to products will bring you to the product without any extra cost to you. These companies pay me for sending business to them directly out of their normal pricing. These payments allow me to offer free patterns and tutorials to my subscribers. Thank you for your patronage!