The face behind RAKJ Patterns is Kristi Simpson. Kristi is one talented lady that is full of crochet ideas and patterns. One thing that I love about Kristi is her willingness to help anyone. I've had questions about a pattern and she is quick to respond and assist. I've also asked her for advice about opening up and Etsy shop. She went above and beyond to give me loads of helpful tips and advice. Kristi provides amazing customer service in every way.
Here is a little about Kristi:
"I am madly in love with my hubby--he's the ultimate best friend. Together we have 4 children (14, 11, and 3 year old twins)....We homeschool and do things our own crazy way!
As far as crochet goes...I'm addicted! I love to create things and share what I make; and yarn....you can never ever never have too much...my husband thinks other wise but my stash continues to grow..ha
But seriously, I love to make photography props and personal items alike. The final product just dazzles me in pictures...I say "I made THAT?" And I'm hoping that others will have the same reaction when YOU make your own item from my patterns!
So, get in the shop and find something you can 'wow' others with!"
Kristi has over 275 patterns in her shop and she is adding more everyday! RAKJ Patterns isn't just crochet patterns anymore, Kristi is expanding and has added knitting patterns as well! I have to warn you though, Kristi offers such great deals regularly that you will want more and more of her patterns. She gets me every time she offers 4 patterns for $10! Check out a few of my favorites!
(just in time for Christmas)
One of my favorite blanket patterns (see the one I made)
Don't forget her video on how to crochet for all you interested in learning!
Kristi started something brand new this year. It is a Member's Only Area. For $10 a month this is what you can get:
- 3 NEW...Pre-released patterns per month by RAKJpatterns that will not be released anywhere else for at least 1 month. These will be released one every ten days.(or so)
- A FOURTH NEW...Pre-released pattern that will be released slowly over the month during our once a week LIVE CHAT Crochet-A-Long!!
- 3 pre-seleceted patterns for you to have per month. These will be released 1 every ten days.(or so)
- a 40% off anytime, any pattern; coupon code for RAKJpatterns Instant Download Store!!!!!!!!
- an ever growing COUPON Discount CODE list for different Vendors (such as yarn shops, crochet shops, photographer....etc)
- A fun EVENTS list including LIVE CHATS and GAME NIGHT giveaways.
- Games for fun and free stuff!!!
- Video tutorials INCLUDING the How to Crochet Tutorial($5.49 value)
- Areas for you to advertise YOUR shop (with paid advertising membership)
- Articles, tips and other info you DON'T WANT TO MISS!
- An Inner Circle for Member's Only for a more interactive and fun discussion area; including live chats and comment boards.
What a great deal for $10! Plus, Kristi is doing a crochet-a-long with her members!
If you want to shop for patterns you can go to Kristi's Etsy Shop or her instant download shop. You will also want to visit her main website where she has a new Member's Only Area. Last but not least, head over to RAKJ Patterns on Facebook. Every Wednesday, Kristi has a fun day where she gives away patterns and discounts all day long! Send her some love on Facebook and tell her we sent you!
***Kristi is giving away 2 wonderful prizes. First, one person will win a One Month Free Membership to the Member's Only Area. The second winner will win 3 patterns of their choice! What great prizes! We've made entering super simple!
- Visit RAKJ Patterns on Etsy and leave a comment here telling us your favorite pattern from her shop.
- Visit RAKJ on Facebook and tell Kristi that we sent you! Then leave a comment telling us you did so.
- Like Our Seven Dwarfs on Facebook and leave a comment here telling us you do. If you are already a fan, we would love for you to tell your friends about us!
That's a total of 3 comments you can leave! You have until December 6th to enter. We will pick the winners using random.org. The winner will be announced on December 7th. We wish you the best of luck and would like to thank Kristi of RAKJ Patterns for her generosity and for giving our readers and opportunity to become a Member and sample her crochet patterns!