Announcement Create beautiful crochet for your friends and family using our patterns. Beautify your life with easy to follow crochet patterns perfect for the beginner crocheter.
Create beautiful crochet for your friends and family using our patterns. Beautify your life with easy to follow crochet patterns perfect for the beginner crocheter.
Sarah S. on Feb 25, 2017
Super easy to follow, even for a novice like me. :) Can't wait to see the finished product and I'll definitely buy another pattern from you again!!
A Unique Perspective!
I have created custom crocheted blankets since I was a girl. Both of my Grandmother's taught me to crochet and work with my hands. Working with color and textures of yarn has always been a passion. I have been crocheting since I was 12. When I was 15 I crocheted three blankets as Christmas gifts for my family. I have designed custom blankets for my husband and each of our children as they have grown through the years. Opening an Etsy shop in 2008 was simply the next step. I have recently started writing my patterns down so others can create their own masterpieces! Frankly, I just love crocheting something new and rarely do I go back and create two blankets that are identical.
Living in South America and then England has given me a unique perspective on design and color. Seeing and enjoying the bright beautiful colors of the local handwork has had a great influence in all of my crochet design work. I love bright colors that work well together. It is a stretch for me to use neutral colors or a more muted pallet. I have been very influenced by Laura Ashley designs, South American textiles, Molas, historical textile design and just the beauty and rhythm of a city pulsing with life. I have difficulty creating with the crowd and find myself forging my own path. I have been taking drawing and painting lessons this year along with quilting lessons and it has been fun to continue my education into new arenas.
I spent years testing different craft arenas before I came back to crocheting, and sewing with a sprinkling of other crafts tossed in on the side. I hope you enjoy ChocolateDogStudio items as much as I love making them!
Owner, Designer, Creator
There is a warmth that comes with ChocolateDogStudio handmade items that you do not find at the big box stores. I create beautiful handmade items that fill a need in your home.
You can join my email list and receive early notification of new pattern releases and get free patterns too!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
2. Direct payment via Etsy
3. No International money orders, wire transfers or fund transfers are accepted. Only USPS money orders are accepted.
If payment is delayed after two days, Chocolatedogstudio will relist the item. I DO NOT SHIP until payment clears.
I ship items twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.
I return email questions and convos Monday-Friday 9-5.
I ship your items to the Paypal address unless requested specifically in the order or by convo. If it is a gift to go to another address you need to convo me with the gift address at the time the order is placed.
I ship all packages USPS First Class Parcel with Delivery confirmation. We also ship USPS First Class International, when applicable, to keep prices reasonable. In stock items ship with in five business days after payment clears, unless I convo you otherwise.
Please contact Chocolatedogstudio if you require special shipping arrangements (i.e. Overnight shipping, insurance, gift wrapping, etc) BEFORE you purchase.
Should you want package insurance please contact me before you purchase the item.
I will replace a domestic order lost in shipping only if
a) insurance was purchased or
b) delivery confirmation shows that item was never delivered to either your or your PayPal address.
The cost of shipping listed in the Etsy fees is shipping and handling. This covers the cost of packaging your item carefully for shipping.
International Orders are shipped at the buyers risk. I am not liable for any packages that do not arrive at their destination once I ship them. To date I have had no issues with any packages shipped to Canada, the UK, Australia or New Zealand.
I am always glad to hear from buyers, so please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or questions.
I am pleased to ship to countries not mentioned in my shipping options. Please contact me prior to purchase and I will figure the actual shipping costs as the costs vary widely. I will edit the listing to reflect the shipping costs and you may then purchase the item. All customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer.
All hand crocheted blankets are shipped with insurance and delivery confirmation.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and exchanges are a handled on a case by case basis.
All returns are refunded minus the initial shipping cost and you are responsible for shipping back to Chocolatedogstudio.
No refunds are given until the item is received back at the shop.
All items are photographed and filed for my records.
All returned items must be returned within 10 days and in new and unused condition. All costs associated with return the item (shipping, insurance, etc..) are costs of the buyer.
Only purchase price is refunded to buyer, not initial shipping costs.
PDF orders are not refunded if item is downloaded.
Additional policies and FAQs
Our shop is non-smoking all items are stored in a non-cat environment.
All items are hand created by me from original patterns designed by me.
All measurements are approximate and to the best of my ability.
I work hard to ensure that photographs accurately show the true color of items pictured. All monitors and computers vary in the way that they show true colors. Please allow for this variation.
You can join my email list and receive early notification of new pattern releases!