Toni Lipsey

Toni Lipsey, the designer and instructor behind TL Yarn Crafts, strives to inspire other’s creativity through online tutorials and modern, approachable crochet patterns. Toni learned to crochet from her mother as a teenager and has been exploring the possibilities of yarn ever since. She was bitten by the entrepreneur bug in 2013 and began TL Yarn Crafts as a finished product business. Designing became the focus shortly after and she was able to quit her day job in 2017. At present, Toni spends her time nurturing her community of over 200K makers across platforms by offering approachable crochet patterns and handmade business wisdom.

Toni’s current design obsessions are delicate shawls and stylish home decor. When she’s not crocheting, you can find her cuddled with her 2 kittens and husband in her Ohio home, binge-watching the latest true-crime thriller or culinary documentary. Follow her daily crochet journey on Instagram and find her patterns and maker gifts on