Hello, crochet world! I am back! For those who I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Tricia Roberts and I am the busy mom behind Busy Mom Designs crochet patterns. I started designing and publishing patterns in 2009 and sold thousands of PDFs via online platforms such as Etsy, Ravelry, Craftsy, and Kindle. I also had my designs published in various online and offline publications such as Annie’s Attic. I also used to sell my crochet items via another Etsy shop, Sweet Little Knottings.
After years of staying up until the wee hours of the morning, crocheting like crazy to finish up items or new designs, while still getting up to care for our four children, my body and my mind were in need of a break. I started having problems with my wrists and my right elbow and I could no longer function on such little sleep so I closed my little crochet items shop and focused solely on my designs. A year or so later, our family grew again through fostering and I made the difficult choice to end my days as a designer as I just couldn’t keep up.
So, here we are, several years later. I am still a busy mom now with six children, but I am in a different stage of life and I’m ready to find my place online again. I will not be able to work and design at the pace I did in the past, but I hope to use this web platform to share the designs I have already created, post free patterns (both old designs and some new ones), create tutorials, share crochet tips, highlight other designers and their work, etc.
I am looking forward to being a part of an online crochet community once again and I can’t wait to hear from all of you – those I have connected with in the past, and those who will grow to be new friends. Please leave me a comment and tell me how you found me and what you would like to see on my new site. I can’t wait to hear from you!