Handcrafted knits, patterns and gifts.

Chicago, Illinois
1,737 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Top shop for gifts.

Buyers bought gifts from this shop and gave them 5-star reviews!

Announcement    designbcb - Ready to Ship Knit Accessories, patterns and gifts.
We take the stress out of giving, getting and making gifts by providing high quality products and easy to follow patterns.

Items marked ready to ship dispatch in 1-3 days. Sign up for the mailing list and receive Dando - the newsletter of gift giving and my Lookbooks for sneak peeks at what's new and coming soon!


Last updated on Aug 2, 2020

designbcb - Ready to Ship Knit Accessories, patterns and gifts.
We take the stress out of giving, getting and making gifts by providing high quality products and easy to follow patterns.

Items marked ready to ship dispatch in 1-3 days. Sign up for the mailing list and receive Dando - the newsletter of gift giving and my Lookbooks for sneak peeks at what's new and coming soon!


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"The Shale Cowl is just a little something for when it's chilly. It's soft and comfortable and nice against the skin."
"Creating is always fun and being able to create a pattern that can get different looks with different yarns is a bonus."
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About designbcb

Sales 1,737
On Etsy since 2008
Video summary: What a blessing to be able to knit for a living. It's work but with a spiritual twist. Can't help but be grateful.

Ready to Ship Knit Accessories, Patterns and Gifts

It took awhile for me to understand knitting as a spiritual gift and even longer to understand how I could take that gift and earn a living. But making knit accessories, creating pattern is a great gig.

Recently, Etsy tagged my shop as a top stop for gifts. That corresponds with what my buyers tell me. They purchase my items as gifts for people they love. What an honor that is and what an acknowledgement of the gift that was given to me.

Right here is where you will find ready to ship knit accessories and decor items you can give as gifts and patterns where you can add your own personal touch, filled with love that you can make yourself and give away.
Thank you for making this path for me.

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  • Beverly Bochenek


    I've found my calling! Making ready to ship accessories and the patterns for folks to make it themselves, is the greatest blessing. Getting paid to knit ain't a bad gig!

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Last updated on Jan 15, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Discontinued and Unavailable Fibers

Yarns may be discontinued by the manufacturer at any time without notice. When that happens, I will substitute a yarn that is as close to the original as possible. If no acceptable substitution can be found, I will cancel and refund the transaction.

When do Items Ship

I allow for up to 3 weeks to create and ship an item because items are made to order. You will receive notification from me via email when I have started your order and again when it ships.

I do not guarantee delivery dates. Delivery dates are set by USPS with an estimate given by Etsy. Once the package has left my hands, delivery is in the hands of the postal service. I will assist where I can in tracking a shipment.

How do you ship?

I use USPS shipping. Buyers choose whether to have item sent First, Priority or Overnight unless the weight of the items makes one of the options unavailable. For instance, prayer shawls cannot be sent First Class because they are over the weight limit.

International customers are responsible for all fees, tariffs, taxes, etc. to their own country. Custom fees may be assessed by a country and those costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

Because each country has their own procedures, delivery dates may be impacted. International orders will contain a customs number. The buyer can use it with their customs office to try and track a package. Full value is declared on every package - every time - even for the royal family.

Custom and personalized orders

We want you to be happy with your purchase. Items can be returned within 5 days of receipt if it does not fit properly or is not as represented. Contact us through the Etsy Conversation system to discuss the return.

Every effort will be made to correct the concern. A store credit will be issued for the purchase price should the item be returned.

Custom orders are final. Pattern sales are final. Afghan sales are final.

Shipping is not refundable.

Sometimes a fiber or material will be discontinued by the manufacturer. If possible, I will substitute a fiber at equal or greater value with similar properties.

What if I Don't Receive My Order?

We will open an investigation with the USPS. No refunds will be made until that investigation is completed. The tracking number allows both the buyer and seller to see where the package is in the delivery system and will assist in finding the package.

We take claims of non-receipt or missing items very seriously. Upon notification that items are missing or never received, we will open a case with the USPS and ask for an official postal inspection. This will include filing a form with all information, including the information of the buyer and seller. The postal service may interview the buyer and ask for a signed affidavit. Refunds are given after the inspection concludes AND if the inspection finds fault with the delivery system.

How Do I Return an Item?

First, contact me through the Etsy Convo system. That provides protection for both buyer and seller. DO NOT RETURN AN ITEM WITHOUT CONTACTING THE SHOP FIRST.

Second, your shipping label must have tracking information, package weight and you must have confirmation of acceptance from the USPS or whatever carrier you use.

Lastly, keep the receipt and confirmation available until the transaction has been closed.


Please note, it is the buyer's responsibility to have a secure location for packages to be delivered. Packages left on porches or other unsecured, unlocked places, are subject to theft. We are not responsible for stolen or taken items.
You are sent a photo of all items included in your order to review. You are also sent a phot of your packaged order, ready to ship. If an item is stolen this may be able to help USPS track it down.
As with lost or undelivered items, we will assist you in filing reports with the local USPS and local police authorities.
If buyer provides a valid police report, we will redo the order for half price created as a custom order.

Why Is There Tax Added on My Order

Some states require taxes on online purchases. designbcb nor Etsy has any control over this tax. It is added to your order per state law.

Missing Item

Customers are sent a photo of all items included in their package and a photo of the packaged order. Items are presented and scanned at USPS. If an item is missing do the following:
Take a photo of what was in your package
Save all packaging - place everything back in the package
Take photos of items and the packaged ordered along with the list of what was in the package to the USPS.
Have the package weighed
Ask them to compare the weight of the package now to the weight of the package when they received it.
Forward that information, including a copy of USPS receipt to me via Etsy messaging.
If applicable, we will follow the procedures for a stolen package.

Do you accept refunds or exchanges?

I want you to be happy with your purchase. You are sent a photograph of your item for review before it is sent.

Returns are accepted if an item is damaged or grossly misrepresented. Contact me within 3 days of USPS delivery date and return within 7.

Contact me through the Etsy convo system before returning item for proper processing.

Unless damaged, buyers are responsible for return postage. Your shipping label must include tracking, package weight and date on the label.
Refund or store credit will be issued upon receipt and condition of return.