Black Crochet & Knit Designers

Happy Vonday! Today’s post features Black crochet designers, of which I am self-published, and includes knit designers, because some do both! 🙂

Whether you’ve been doing it for years, self-published, or just dropped your first pattern, holla at me!

This list will more than likely be a work in progress. If I’ve missed anyone..slide into my DMs at @vcbcrochet and lemme know!

Yvonne Tate

Claudette Brady

Joyce Wyatt

Joan Davis

Shirley Paden

Tracey Rivers

Tian Connaughton

Jeannette Sloan

Gaye Gillespie

Fatimah Hinds

Noma Ndulovu

Maxhosa Africa

Brandi Cheyenne Harper

Black Indie Yarn Dyers

Hey, y’all; it’s Von…and Happy Vonday!

Today’s post is featuring Black indie yarn dyers. I’ve done a feature before on my blog, but this time I’m just gonna drop websites, handles and linkies. If I miss anyone, slide into my IG DMs (@vcbcrochet) and lemme know, so I can add them!

The Knottee Hooker – @knotteehooker

Kitty Pride Fibers & Dye Hard Yarns – @Kittypridefiber

LolaBean Yarn Co – @lolabeanyarnco

Fully Spun – @iamfullyspun

Onyx Fiber Arts – @onyxfiberarts

Black Crochet Doll Makers

Hey y’all…it’s Von!

I have a new goal to post every Monday, so I’m calling it Vonday! 🙂 I’m cheeky like that 😉

Today, I’m doing a fast-and-dirty link drive-by featuring and focusing on the community of crochet doll makers of African descent.

Over the past year or so, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and finding out about several; be sure to check them out as well.

Aniqua Wilkerson (@my_kinda_thing) of My Kinda Thing

Yolanda Jordan (@myprettybrowndoll) of My Pretty Brown Doll

Tanya Powell (@tlpbrownsugarbabies) of TLPBrownSugarBabies

La-Shonda Rice (@thechristiancrochetaddict) of The Christian Crochet Addict

Tammy Blunte (@tammybcreations) of TammyB Creations

Ornicka Owens (@ornickaowens) of Olivia and Me Boutique

Vonda Howard (@cutelittlecrumbsnatchers) of Cute Little Crumb Snatchers

Adjoa (@fancyfancycrochet) of Fancy Fancy Crochet

Katrina Weston (@katzkrochetz) of Katz Krochetz

Kellie Johnson (@krochetkrazy_kellie) of Krochet Krazy

Gifted Hands (@thegiftedway) of GiftedHands4ubyme

Kirrah & Kalani (@kirrahkalanidolls) of Kirrah Kalani Dolls

Chandra Waters (@agullahgirl) of Gullah Girl Market

Lisa Davis (@knitsandhooks) of Knits and Hooks

Coletta Peterson (@a_touch_of_blu_designs) of A Touch of BLU Designs

Elizabeth Priar (@faatimahsdolls) of Faatimah’s Dolls

DiAndra Smith (@stitchingwithdivasstudio) of Stitching With Divas Studio

Leslie Ann (@lacraft_artinme) of LACraft_ArtInMe

Aisha (@notyouraveragestitch) of Not Your Average Stitch

Krochet Dolls (@krochet_dolls)

kdDolls (@kdDolls)

Wykeitha Benton (@4everloveddolls) of 4 Ever Loved Dolls

Emlyn M (@emknitz)

Ananya Oviyah (@aliengoddess79) of Mary’s Doll House Studio

Kaya Made (@kaya_made)

If I missed anyone, please let me know and I’ll add them to the list!

New-ish and Improving

So…now that I’m upgrading my website, I’m looking to do something old and something new. My goal is to make this space more robust, with some of the things I used to do…like a charity of the month, lots of informational and resourceful links, in addition to hosting more Make-Alongs, a membership community, and adding a shop for my patterns and finished items, as well as some classes, tutorials and videos, based on my limited recording skills. Sounds quite ambitious, yes?

If there’s something you’d like to see here, drop a hint! Comment below or email me at