East Lansing, Michigan On Etsy since 2008



East Lansing, Michigan | 7 Sales

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Ace Callahan-Brandt

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Ace Callahan-Brandt

About arcBcrafts

Sales 7
On Etsy since 2008

Continuing a Family Connection to Crochet

My relationship with crochet started over 20 years ago. My grandmother always produced gorgeous knit and crocheted hats, mittens, and blankets; and she decided to teach me her tricks. My first few attempts at knitting were so abysmal that Ma soon decided to scrap the knitting lessons altogether and just stick to crochet. I liked the feel of the crochet hook in my hand and took pride in the few lumpy rows that managed to make – to me it was something special that Ma had always done for others, and now I was learning to do it too. But I would stop crocheting for a while and forget everything. Ma would teach me again, I'd keep up for a little while, then stop, and forget again. This cycle continued for a while, but eventually I would abandon any of my own efforts and continue to admire everything Ma would make.

A few years ago, I found Ma's crochet hook case. She had passed away a few years before, but as I looked at all 16 hooks still sitting in their places, the memories of Ma teaching me to crochet came back. Hooks in hand, I decided it was time to take up crochet for real and got to work. I retaught myself everything Ma had showed me and started learning new techniques as I found new projects and brought new ideas to life. Every time I pick up those old hooks, or even the newer hooks I've bought for myself, I think of Ma and keep her close while I make something new.

That's what has brought me to where I am today. I recently opened up my Etsy store, arcBcrafts (, so that I can share my love of crochet with others. Each item that I make is made with love, just as Ma showed me, to bring a little smile to every customer. I make a range of items for babies, kids, adults, and the home, and the options are growing every week! I particularly love making clothing for kids and stuffed animals (amigurumi). I'm even available to take custom requests! Please pop over and browse the store, and feel free to message me with any questions or comments – I'd love to hear from you!

Shop members

  • Ace Callahan-Brandt

    Owner, Designer

    For me, crochet started long ago under the guidance of my grandmother. I always admired the wonderful things that she created. While living as an expat in the Netherlands, I started up again and now create things with the same love to share with you.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 31, 2014
Hello! arcBcrafts is dedicated to handmade crafts for all occasions. I produce hand made goodies for your personal use and enjoyment. If you have any questions or comments about our products or policies, please feel free to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
We regret that we are not responsible for items lost or damaged during shipment. Additionally, refunds are not available.
Payment is accepted in the form of PayPal.

General orders completed with PayPal will ship within 3 business days of the date of posting. Custom orders will ship upon completion of the item and receipt of payment.

All orders are sent via Post NL. Insurance and tracking information are available upon request. Buyer will pay for insurance and tracking information, if requested.

In the case of payments not received, arcBcrafts will inform the buyer. Unpaid orders are subject to cancellation.

The buyer agrees to all terms at the time the order is placed.
All orders are sent via Post NL.

Insurance and tracking information are available upon request. Buyer will pay for insurance and tracking information.

Orders completed through PayPal with ship within 3 business days of payment's posting.

Buyer will receive confirmation upon day of shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
Since all items are handmade, the "same" item may vary slightly from the item pictured. Please keep in mind that colors may vary as screen and monitor settings vary. Nevertheless, each item is made with quality and a personal touch.

Please contact us via the Custom Order feature if there is a particular design that you wish to see in another color scheme, you would like a customized item, or if you wish to order in bulk.