TheYarnYogi

The Yarn Yogi by Deanna Young

Sun City, California · 2982 Sales

TheYarnYogi

The Yarn Yogi by Deanna Young

Sun City, California 2982 Sales On Etsy since 2005

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Deanna Young, Independent Crochet Designer, is The Yarn Yogi. Featuring crochet patterns for shrugs, sweaters, tops and accessories. My goal is to design crochet patterns that are simple and customizable and to personally help my customers with unlimited email support.

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Deanna Young, Independent Crochet Designer, is The Yarn Yogi. Featuring crochet patterns for shrugs, sweaters, tops and accessories. My goal is to design crochet patterns that are simple and customizable and to personally help my customers with unlimited email support.

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Jimmie Sweat

Jimmie Sweat on Nov 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very easy pattern to ready. Worked up within a few days. Recommend pattern and will purchase from again. Thanks :-)

lauracipollini

lauracipollini on Nov 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Many thanks to Deanna! I made my shrug with a wool of fall colours. Great result. it was very easy because the instructions are very clear and the suggests very helpful. Grazie mille a Deanna. ho fatto il mio coprispalle usando colori autunnali . bellissimo! e' stato molto faciel perchè le istruzione sono molto chiare e i suggerimenti molto utili.

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The Yarn Yogi Story

Once upon a time there was a little girl (I'm only 4'11") who graduated from California State University Fullerton with a degree in Accounting but she probably should have gotten a degree in Fine Arts because she sucks at accounting. However, because of her Accounting Degree she was always able to get a stable, boring, unfulfilling job all the while, in her spare time, crocheting, knitting, dancing, and teaching yoga to satisfy her true, creative nature.

Then, one day, after many years as accountant by day and artist by night, she decides to make a go at designing a crochet shrug. She writes the pattern for the shrug, lists it on Etsy and, amazingly, it sells like crazy! So, she writes more patterns and they sell also! The Yarn Yogi is born! She has finally found a way to earn money using her creative talents. She collects inspirational photos for future designs and starts selling on other websites. She makes plans to quit her day job and become a professional crochet artist. Then, her world came crashing down on her.

Her husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness, ALS. Her future now consists of being the primary caretaker of her husband while she watches him become completely paralyzed, body part by body part. The pace of her crocheting and designing came to a crawl while she spent all her time caring for him, working, raising a son, and managing the house.

But, this turns out to be a happy story! Even though her husband is almost completely paralyzed, he is the happiest he has ever been and people and resources came out of the woodwork to help. The Yarn Yogi is able to crochet and design a little bit - not every day - but enough to get her through the most difficult time in her life. And, her patterns are still selling. Even though she won't be able to grow her business as fast as she originally thought she still plans on releasing new patterns, slowly but surely.

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  • Deanna Young

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I call myself a crochet fashion designer. I think I can call myself that because that is what I do with the majority of my time. If I am not crocheting, sketching, swatching and surfing the web for inspiration, I am thinking about crochet design.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 8, 2014
Welcome to The Yarn Yogi Shop by Deanna Young. I try to write crochet patterns that are simple and customizable and I love helping my customers. I encourage requests for support and feedback.

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Refunds and Exchanges
Oops, did you purchase a pattern by mistake? As long as you have not downloaded the pattern yet I would be happy to cancel the order and give a refund. Just message me through Etsy and I will take care of it.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am unable to do custom orders at this time.