LouiesLoops

Louie's Loops

San Francisco, California | 2583 Sales

LouiesLoops

Louie's Loops

San Francisco, California 2583 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (403)

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Louis Mensinger

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Louis Mensinger

Announcement    Get free shipping and up to 25% off by becoming a Patreon supporter at Patreon.com/LouiesLoops

I also do custom orders, so let me know if theres a specific someone you want me to make! louies.loops [!at] gmail.com

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Last updated on Jan 22, 2019

Get free shipping and up to 25% off by becoming a Patreon supporter at Patreon.com/LouiesLoops

I also do custom orders, so let me know if theres a specific someone you want me to make! louies.loops [!at] gmail.com

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About

How I became a professional hooker

In high school, I began to crochet. At first it started as a hobby and a way for me to utilize and express my artistic and creative talents, but then, as time went on, more and more people wanted hats, and eventually people asked me if they could buy them or teach them how to make what I was making! So what started as a challenge and a hobby became a business where I sell and design hats as well as patterns for hats.

So I started a YouTube channel where I made patterns, a lot of them, and got really into video editing and Amigurumi (the art of stuffed crocheted characters). A friend of mine then suggested that I start turning my how to videos into time lapses for people to enjoy that weren't crocheters. This then stemmed into animation as I started making stop motions with my crocheted creations which I called "Yarnimations". Slowly I started to garner a bit of a following of both hookers and non-crocheters.

A lot of people who were coming to my channel that weren't crocheters wanted to learn, so I got an idea for a book and video series with an organized system to teach how to crochet to anyone, no matter how yarn illiterate they may be. I called it Crocheting 101.

Around the same time I realized that I really wanted my how to videos and my artistic videos, like yarnimations, to be separate from each other. I was just getting too confused with what Louie's Loops was and I felt like my audience felt the same way. So I started a company and called it Club Crochet. Not only is this a place for me to teach how to crochet and a community for other crocheters to share things they've made, but also a subscription service where people could get patterns and kits with all the materials they needed shipped to their door and we could all crochet together! 

I am currently 27 years old and live with my girlfriend and kitty in San Francisco, California. I'm proud to say that I am a professional hooker. I spend every day crocheting and am consistently coming up with new ideas to use my crocheted pieces for, like table top games and puppet shows! I'm excited to be a hooker for life. I believe it's my greatest talent and my most accomplished creative outlet. 

I hope to use my art to make the world a little bit better, teach what I've learned, and learn from those who are willing to share their time with me. I try to dedicate everything I make and my time to what I call the three C's of life, Creativity, Community, and Compassion. Thank you so much for spending your time with me and I hope to get you as hooked as I am!

-Louie

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  • Louie Mensinger

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I’m Louie and I’m a professional hooker (and yes, my mom is very aware). I crochet things for a living! Mostly little monsters and people, but sometimes puppets, and table top games. Really just depends on the mood!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 22, 2019
Hey there! I’m Louie and I’m a professional hooker (and yes, my mom is very aware). I crochet things for a living!

When you think of crocheting you likely think of little crafts, beanies, maybe blankets. I used to think that if I wanted to make it as a hooker that’s the stuff I’d have to make. But I’ve learned that crocheting can be so much more than that—it’s an art, an animation medium, a game board, a puppet-making device! Yes, it can be a practical craft, but I want to push the limits and show how crocheting is an insanely useful creative outlet and foundation.

I’m a stitch-molder, a yarnimator, a Thread-D printer, and I’m gonna make some weird stuff and you should totally support that by buying my stuff!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
For any physical orders that I have crocheted (other than custom made to order items), I am happy to issue a refund as long as the item is still in the condition when shipped or you catch me before hand!

For patterns, if the pattern has not yet been shipped, then of course a refund can be issued, other wise, message/email me and I'd be happy to work something out.

Message me here or email me at Louies.Loops [!at] gmail.com if you have any questions!
Shipping
For patterns, they are downloadable pretty much immediately and via email, but if you don't get the pattern I will email it to you personally.

For physical items I may take up to 2 weeks to crochet made to order items, if they're already made they'll be out ASAP via USPS.
Additional policies and FAQs
I absolutely take custom orders if you want something made.

You can also get free shipping and up to 25% off by becoming a Patreon supporter at Patreon.com/LouiesLoops