Fun and joyful crochet patterns

Ilmenau, Germany

Announcement    Welcome to my little corner filled with patterns for crochet shawls, blankets and little things that make your life more beautiful.


Last updated on Jul 29, 2019

Welcome to my little corner filled with patterns for crochet shawls, blankets and little things that make your life more beautiful.



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Andrea Crețu

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Andrea Crețu


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About YarnAndy

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On Etsy since 2014

Using crochet and knitting as an escape

Making things by hand is one of the best ways of life.

It feels natural, it comes naturally, I can get lost in making something, in getting better at a skill, in trying out different methods and ideas.

Working on something and getting into flow helps me relieve anxiety, focus on the present, become aware of my body and my emotions. This is what I want you to experience as well.

Crochet and knitting are great ways of getting into flow, and certain patterns can lead you into a flow state. So I try to come up with patterns that do exactly that.

Some of them are more complicated, some are really simple. What they have in common is this simplicity that allows your mind to relax and wonder while your hands work.

I try to create items that will be loved for many years to come, not necessarily things that are in fashion right now because I can't be bothered to follow fashion and have no idea what is "in" right now. Never did, never will, blame it on my autism.

Plus I find the whole idea of following fashion trends wasteful and not at all environmentally friendly. This is why every pattern that I create makes a thing that has a purpose.

I am trying to shift towards using only natural yarns in my future designs, so watch this space as I use up my stash and start designing only with natural materials. I think you'll love making these projects as much as I love my own samples.

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  • Andrea Cretu


    A multipassionate autistic with a PhD in materials engineering, a passion for the environment and an unending curiosity for the workings of the human brain. Currently writing patterns for practical and beautiful crochet clothes and accessories.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 29, 2019
Hello and welcome! YarnAndy is a brand that is based on my personal history with yarns and fibers of all sorts.

The values behind the patterns you see are integrity, perseverance, sincerity, openness, quality and efficiency. These are also the values that I base my own life on.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
I try to make every customer happy and to give you exactly what you want and need, so that there is no need for refunds. I cannot offer refunds for digital items, so please make sure you know what you are purchasing.

All patterns are digital downloads, there will be no physical items shipped to you.

Thank you for your understanding.
You are probably already familiar with Etsy Payments. The Etsy Payments system allows you to use your PayPal account to make purchases. As soon as you make the payment, you have access to the digital download.
As soon as you make the payment, you will receive a message from Etsy with a link to your digital download. You can also access it in your account.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not currently accept custom orders. If you want to purchase a sample I made for a pattern, please contact me directly and I will create a special listing for you if the item is for sale. For collaborations on developing new patterns, please contact me directly.