Winsted, Connecticut · 127 Sales


Winsted, Connecticut 127 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Christina Bellmay

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Christina Bellmay


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Dee Orr

Dee Orr on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I can not wait to make this beanie. The pattern is clear and easy to understand and printed on one page perfectly, so you don't have to keep multiple pages together. I love that!!!


kshaver on Aug 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

pattern came right away..... works up fast and very easy to follow

Gina G.

Gina G. on Jan 1, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

She sent the pattern instantly, and was helpful when I had questions

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This is my life, this is my story...

Hi everyone:) My name is Christina, I live in Connecticut and I have a strong addiction to yarn. >:)

I joined the world of crochet when I was just 9 years old. I had found a small kit in a thrift shop at the local church and asked my mom "what's crochet?" She said she knew the basics and would teach me when we got home. From there she taught me how to make a chain and single crochet, then later on hdc, and dc. I always, always tried to make a scarf or a granny square blanket, but usually gave up after about three days. Being a young kid, I wasn't patient enough to finish an entire project, no matter how big or small... my hobby soon turned into something that I just knew how to do and would pick up every now and then.

In 2010, I decided to pick it up again. I had a bunch of white and purple yarn, so I figured I would sit down and actually make my first blanket. It took me a few minutes to remember how to start a granny square, but once I mastered it, the blanket was done in a short 5 days. Intrigued, I taught myself how to make a hat, learned different stitches and combinations and within a few short months I had realized I had begun to make a small inventory. Pictures of my creations floated around facebook, gathering orders left and right as the Christmas season of 2011 came around. I realized how easily it would be to turn my passion into something so much more.

By January 2012, I decided I needed to take it to the next level. I needed a legit name to identify my work as. I had thought for only a split second and realized I would call myself Crabapple Crochet, named after my best friend who passed away in 2007. (She had a thing for crabapples). Once I had my name set in stone, I opened my Etsy shop shortly after. It took about a month to make my first sale... but I swear I never smiled wider than when I heard the iPhone app say "Cha-Ching."

It's been a bumpy road, with the ups and downs of learning how to manage my own business, but I really can't say a single bad thing about it. It has shaped me into the person I am today. I've learned so much about myself, as well as others, it is ridiculous. I feel like I'm on top of the world, like I can do anything.... because after all, it's true. You really can do anything you set your heart to. All you have to do is go out and do it. :)

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Last updated on March 12, 2018

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of the business, all sales are final. Some exceptions may be made. For any questions or concerns, please contact Crabapple Crochet.
Crabapple Crochet gladly accepts payments via Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Personal checks will not be accepted.
Most items are made to order. Please allow up to two weeks before your item is shipped. Most items are shipped via USPS First Class (2-5 Days). If another shipping method is preferred, please contact Crabapple Crochet for pricing.

Under certain circumstances, I may be able to ship out sooner if necessary, but cannot guarantee for custom orders placed around the holidays or custom blankets (of any size). If the customer may need the item sooner, please contact Crabapple Crochet for scheduling.