Original crochet ornaments, appliques and art.

Marlborough, Massachusetts · 981 Sales


Original crochet ornaments, appliques and art.

Marlborough, Massachusetts 981 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

CaitlinSainio is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Thanks for stopping by! I'm on vacation for a few days. My shop will reopen on Wednesday, June 28.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 25, 2017

Thanks for stopping by! I'm on vacation for a few days. My shop will reopen on Wednesday, June 28.

Caitlin Sainio

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Caitlin Sainio


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Ann on Jan 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I buy these every year for my daycare children. They are simple and beautiful. this gal offers a nice array on her website. Arrives in time and what can I say, I bought $300 worth this year...easy sale.


rachelsmiles on Dec 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous! Delicate, detailed & very well made. Look even prettier in person than the photos. Caitlin was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!!

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From thread to lace.... in as many colors as possible.

I learned to crochet as a child, and fell hopelessly in love with thread crochet shortly thereafter. To this day, I find the process magical. I love how the thread feels, as it slides between my fingers. I love to watch the hook flash in and out, creating tiny patterns of knots. And most of all, I love watching those patterns turn into the curve of a petal, the wing of a butterfly, or the crystalline point of a snowflake.

Caitlin Sainio Designs began in 2009 as an excuse to buy more thread and make more lace. Even as it's grown into a successful business, the core mission is the same: it's a place to indulge – and to share – my fascination with crochet, with geometry, and with nature.


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  • Caitlin

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a mechanical-engineer-turned-crochet-designer, and author of five books of crochet patterns. I design, make, photograph, pack, and ship everything in my shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2016
Hi, and thanks for visiting my shop! I hope you've seen something you like.... and if you see something you *almost* like, but would like better in a different color, quantity, or configuration, I'm happy to make custom orders.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
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  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept payment through either Paypal or Etsy's direct checkout. Let me know if you have any trouble entering payment - I'll do my best to help with technical difficulties.

Massachusetts Residents: 6.25% sales tax will be applied at checkout.
Orders ship within 3 business days after payment clears, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Standard shipping for domestic orders is USPS First Class, with delivery confirmation. (Packages too large for First Class will be shipped by Priority Mail.)

I do ship internationally. Orders are shipped by US Postal Service First Class International. Customers outside the US are responsible for any customs, duties, or other fees charged at their end.

In the interest of reducing waste, I'll limit packaging to the minimum necessary to secure your item, and will reuse packing materials when possible.

Contact me by Conversation for expedited shipping, shipping to a different address, or other special requests.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you're not satisfied with a crocheted product, return the item within 14 days, in the condition in which you received it. (Please contact me to let me know that it's coming, and the reason for the return.) I'll refund the price of the item as soon as I receive it.

Digital patterns, because of the nature of the product, are not returnable. However, if you have any problem with a pattern, please let me know: I'll be happy to answer any questions or provide clarifications.
Additional policies and FAQs
I make every effort to reproduce colors accurately in my listing photos; however, please keep in mind that colors may vary from monitor to monitor.

All items are made in a smoke-free, pet-friendly environment.

If you have any questions that haven't been answered here, don't hesitate to contact me!