Front Porch Knits

Morton, Illinois

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Last updated on Sep 15, 2021

Taking a little Vacation...Be back soon

Danette Bartelmay

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Danette Bartelmay


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About FrontPorchKnits

Sales 437
On Etsy since 2012

Front Porch Knits ~ Warming Your World with Beauty

Having been a Fiber Artist for more than 30 years,
my passion continues to grow.
I love knowing that something I make can bring warmth and beauty into your world. My belief is that all people are created equally,
uniquely and beautifully.
It is my desire to help you capture and enhance the essence of who you are ...
of who you see yourself to be and how you want to express yourself.
That's why I love to hear from my customers. If you have an idea for something you want but don't see in my shop, send me a message and together we will create something magical.

The idea for the name Front Porch Knits grew from the fact that I live on Main Street in a lovely old 1920's house in a small town, where on warm days you will find me knitting and crocheting on my Front Porch swing, surrounded by my little dogs, birdcages and friendly passersby as I work and enjoy a cup of tea.

My days are spent creating hand knits to stock my shop, prepare for craft fairs, doing repair work on new and vintage pieces and teaching private crochet and knitting lessons in my home. I am a Certified Instructor with the Craft Yarn Council of America.

Working with fiber, whether it's the actual handwork or teaching students, is my full time job. I am so thankful to be able to spend my days doing what I have such a great passion for. Each day is a blessing and a joy to me. The world we live in is such a big beautiful place. I find it amazing that some sticks and string can bring so many wonderful people across my
Front Porch and into my life.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me at Front Porch Knits.
May your day be filled with laughter and the people and things you love best,

Shop members

  • Danette Bartelmay


    Hi, I'm Danette! I personally knit or crochet every single stitch by hand myself and LOVE doing it! I've been working with fiber for more than 30 years now. I enjoy the never ending journey of creating beautiful things and learning new techniques.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 3, 2016
Welcome to Front Porch Knits!
I have a great passion for fiber arts and I am always tickled pink when someone likes my creations.
I tend to be a perfectionist and have a preference for natural fibers. I am always happy to take Custom Orders.
My biggest wish is that you will love what I make as much as I love making it for you.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.
Many Blessings to You!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not completely happy with a purchase I will remake it or refund your money. My goal is to provide you with high quality, uniquely made items that you are 100% happy with. Until you are, no sale is ever final.
I greatly appreciate it when a customer takes the time to leave feedback on my shop. My main goal in striving to be a 5 STAR Etsy Shop is Customer Satisfaction. The most important thing to me is that you LOVE your handmade item.
Making YOU happy is always my FIRST PRIORITY.
My heart is warmed when someone is happy with the work of my hands.
I accept:

Credit cards
Debit cards
Etsy Gift Cards.
All items will ship in 1 to 2 business days of purchase.
When possible I ship SAME DAY.
I ship First Class USPS with the option for Priority if you prefer.

First Class Shipping Includes:
Tracking Number
Expected Delivery Date of 2 - 5 days for Domestic.

Priority Shipping Includes:
$50.00 Insurance
Tracking Number
Expected Delivery Date of 2-3 Days for Domestic.

A receipt will be included inside your package in an envevelope.
However, if you are purchasing a gift for someone and do not want a receipt inside the package, please let me know.
I can mail a receipt separately if you like.

Once I have shipped your purchase, I will send you a notification including a tracking number and your expected delivery date.

For any other concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
Always feel free to contact me for questions about an item or if you see something you would like in a different size or color. It makes me happy to work with you and I will do my very best to put a smile on your face when you are holding the finished product.
Custom Orders Tickle Me Pink!