Ninnycat Crochet

Utica, New York · 6 Sales


Ninnycat Crochet

Utica, New York 6 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Vanessa Alsondo-Donino

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Vanessa Alsondo-Donino


A Girl & Her Yarn

I've been crocheting since I was six; I found a crochet hook one day under my aunt's couch and asked her, "What's this?" She said it was a crochet hook, and when I asked her how it works, she gave me some leftover yarn from her friend's last visit and told me to have at it.

Well, I eventually figured out some basics, but my grandmother filled in the details. From then on, I made everything: hats and scarves for me and my favorite bear, blankets for my dolls. Now, I am lucky enough to have many loved ones to make gifts for, and a small business that I love.

All of my projects are my own patterns that I usually create as I go along. I rarely make many of one type of design. I have a pretty loft in the City where I make all my designs and crochet to happy music. There is lots of love there.

I choose different types of yarns, depending on my mood. I like to use acrylic yarns, because of the range of colors and price; I can make my pieces affordable.

I hope you enjoy my work, and please feel free to contact me anytime!



Shop members

  • Vanessa Alsondo-Lambert

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    My name is Vanessa, and I have been crocheting since I was six. I finally made it a business when I was eighteen. Ninnycat Crochet has been giving the gift of handmade for over ten years, and I look forward to many more.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 1, 2011
All Ninnycat Crochet products are made from designs and patterns created by Vanessa Alsondo, and hand-stiched by the designer herself. Vanessa is inspired by modern-vintage aesthetics: clean and simple interpretations of vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories. We hope you enjoy our shop!

You can see Ninnycat's inspiration and works-in-progress on her blog:

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
  • Check
All transactions are listed in US Dollars (USD). Our accepted methods of payment:

PayPal*: Paypal accepts all major credit cards and does not require you to have an account with them! Here is a great guide about using PayPal:

Personal Checks and Money Orders**: Please make all personal checks or money orders payable to:
Vanessa Alsondo

All payments must be received within:
-48 hours from the date of order for credit cards and PayPal;
-Seven (7) days from the date of order for personal checks and money orders

Unpaid transaction(s) will unfortunately have to be be cancelled, and the item(s) will return to my shop.

*A note to all PayPal users: Please make sure your address is up to date! Shipments can be misdirected due to very old addresses on file and no alternate address submitted. PayPal "confirmed" addresses are best, but we can certainly ship to an alternate or gift address. Simply send us a note with the correct address so they reach their proper destination. Thank you!

**All items purchased with personal checks or money orders will not be shipped until payment is received and processed; once check/money order is received, it is deposited within 24 hours, and usually confirmed by the bank within 48 hours (so time accordingly if you need your item by a specific date, or use PayPal as a faster method of payment).
Orders are confirmed via email and within 24 hours; this email will confirm and verify all information regarding your order. Special care instructions are included to help you clean and care for your Ninnycat item properly.

Items are shipped within the United States by USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation. If you would like to upgrade to Express shipping, please contact us to find out about times and additional charges.

Orders within the U.S. usually take 2-3 business days to arrive. Unfortunately we only ship within the U.S. and Canada at this time.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to be 100% happy with your purchase. If it is not exactly what you imagined, contact us immediately so we can make it right.

We will accept clean, unused/undamaged items for return within 10 days of receipt (don't worry; if it's a gift and received/given after 10 days, let us know). Please contact me first to discuss the details of the situation so we can be prepared to receive the returned item and send a refund upon receipt. Again, shipping charges are not refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Love an item in my shop, but want a different colour? Allergic to wool but have to have that hat? Send me a message! I'm happy to make anything in my shop custom-designed to your needs.