HousePetsExpress

Crocheted animals of all types, made without a pattern!

8 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (4)

HousePetsExpress

Crocheted animals of all types, made without a pattern!

8 Sales

Ashley-HousePetsExpress

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Ashley-HousePetsExpress

Announcement    Welcome to my Etsy Store!

***Please Note: I cannot guarantee that items will ship in time for Christmas if ordered later than December 1st.***

Each item you see is an original design crocheted by my own two hands. I do not use patterns, so when you purchase a crocheted companion from my Shop, know that there is not one exactly like it anywhere else!

I hope that you find what you're looking for! Please feel free to message me with any questions you may have.

You can find me on Instagram, @housepets.express for updates on what is to come!

Thank you for your support and interest in my creations!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 16, 2018

Welcome to my Etsy Store!

***Please Note: I cannot guarantee that items will ship in time for Christmas if ordered later than December 1st.***

Each item you see is an original design crocheted by my own two hands. I do not use patterns, so when you purchase a crocheted companion from my Shop, know that there is not one exactly like it anywhere else!

I hope that you find what you're looking for! Please feel free to message me with any questions you may have.

You can find me on Instagram, @housepets.express for updates on what is to come!

Thank you for your support and interest in my creations!

About

I strive for quality crocheted products and offer yarn eyes (baby friendly) or safety back eyes (ages 3+). Please message me if you need yarn eyes!

I, Ashley Westby, am an at-home-mother, wife, author, Karaoke singer, a TV obsessed, lover of books and all things nerdy, fiber artist with a vision of creating crocheted animals of all different kinds, for all ages! I create my own pattern each time I pick up a crochet hook because art is breath. I learned to crochet at 10, discovered I could make up my own designs at 19, got a refresher course in crochet from my sister-in-law in 2014, and from there I could not stop making things!

My son has quite the collection of crocheted companions and I'm sure it hasn't finished growing yet. To be honest, I have quite the collection myself...

Join me in becoming hooked on crocheted companions! They make life so much more fun!

Shop members

  • Ashley

    Owner, Fiber Artist, Creator

    My love of animals and artistic eye, an abundance of yarns to try out, and crochet hooks in many sizes, all come together to bring you crocheted companions! I create my own designs every time I pick up one of my hooks. Creativity is breath!

  • Essia the Dragon

    Dragon Marketing Assistant And Best Dragon Ever

    I'm the only choice if you need help with Mischief Monday posts and other inspirational ideas. I love to model, snuggle, play, adventure, and fly. (I go by the name Saphira on Instagram, and yes I saw Rhealus' post. He's wrong!!!! I'm the favorite.)

  • Yarn

    Assistant

    I am what crocheted items are made with. Without me, there would be no HousePetsExpress!

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Last updated on Jul 21, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to make crocheted companions?

My creative process varies for each individual crocheted companion. That said, it can take anywhere from 2-78 hours of crocheting to get one crocheted companion finished. I promise it's a labor of love! 💙

Where do you get your ideas?

My inspiration comes from color. I fall in love with a color, I buy the yarn in that color, I begin to create something, and eventually the full idea sets in. I am sometimes as surprised by what my designs become as those who watch me work. I pick up my crochet hook and let whatever happens, happen. It's wonderful!

Do you sell specialty items based on favorite characters in books, shows, or movies?

No. Sorry! I am not licensed to sell copyrighted works. Please do not ask me to make popular characters by name. This is not something I can control, nor will I risk selling something that could get me in trouble with respected figures or agencies/fined/sued. Getting licensed requires quite a lot of money, and at this time it is just not a realistic goal. I will let you know if things change in that regard!

Do you take custom orders?

I always take suggestions! Feel free to ask me if a critter you love is within my area of expertise. If I haven't made it before, I might be able to figure it out! Every item I make is made without a pre-existing pattern. That means, I pick up a hook, make a slipknot in the yarn of my choosing, and from there I hope (and probably curse a lot until my hands have done whatever it is my brain pictured that day.) My designs are my own, my work is one of a kind, and I am willing to try to capture the likeness of almost* any critter!

(*If the right yarn is out there to create your desired critter I am happy to use it, but sometimes yarn color or texture prevents me from giving you the best representation of the animal you want.)