Kristen TenDyke Designs

is creating quality knit and crochet patterns
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per month

With this pledge, you'll get:

• a free copy of my Cabled Earflap Hat pattern

• early access to newly released patterns—about 1 week before the public

• sneak peeks of soon-to-publish designs.

• an invitation to help with naming patterns and other poll question.

• eligible for patron-only giveaways

• you'll also get personalized email support for pattern questions, in case you get stuck.

per month

This pledge would buy me 2 days worth of coffee. And that stuff really keeps this mama going, if you know what I mean!

With this pledge, you'll get: 

• The same perks as the Hat membership


• a free copy of my Hasta Mitts pattern (instead of the hat pattern)

• a weekly “designing update” about my life as a designer, including the “lens clips“ I post along with each update.

• 15% off each new knitting and crochet pattern 

Knit Shawl
per month

With this pledge, you'll get:

• The same perks as the Mitts membership


• a free copy of my Northport Shawl (instead of the mitt pattern)

• sneak peeks at in progress future knit designs.

• In depth details of how I organize my designing, such as the view of my Google Calendar with in progress projects.

• 20% off* each new knitting pattern 

• $1.50 off* some best selling knitting patterns, emailed to you monthly!

*due to Shopify and Ravelry limitations, only one coupon code may be used for each order.

About Kristen TenDyke Designs

Who am I?
I'm Kristen TenDyke. I knit, crochet and love to design and publish patterns. I have a BFA in graphic design. I live in a rural part of Maine with my 2 young sons, my partner and our 2 cats. Our home is surrounded by the forest—no neighbors in sight. I prefer the isolation, and think trees make great neighbors. I do my best to live in harmony with nature, and I bring that ethic into my knit and crochet design by making yarn choices that help sustain the Earth, rather than its destruction.

I'm a work-at-home mom, which is basically 2 full-time jobs. It's been a constant experiment to figure out how to balance tending to my kids and maintaining a consistent knit-design business. It's an ever-changing process. Though now that they're getting older and need me (a little) less, I've been finding more time to focus on designing.

What do I do?
I enjoy designing classic, timeless sweaters with unique construction. I specialize in seamless knitting and am always experimenting with different ways of constructing seamless sweaters. Lately, I've been designing more accessories. Life with two young kids simply seems to be more forgivable of small projects.

I've written a few books: Finish Free Knits, Knitting Maine and No-Sew Knits, and would love to write more, whenever the time allows for it. For now I'm embracing the youth of my kids, knowing that yarn is timeless and will wait for whenever I'm available.

Why am I here?
The small monthly pledges, from supporters like you, can go almost un-noticed, however when there are many of them, they can make a huge impact on the creator on the receiving end. It can deliver a reliable source of income, that is almost unknown to any freelance designer. It can help to stabilize an otherwise unstable financial situation.

With a more stable source of income I can have a peace of mind that comes from knowing all the household expenses are taken care of, plus (hopefully) have the ability outsource some of the sample knitting and crocheting. That would mean more time spent designing for me, and more patterns for you as a result.

What's in it for you?
I love to share what I'm doing with you guys! I love the excitement and joy that flows through a community of like-minded people. So, by joining this Patreon community you'll get exclusive access to posts about my designing process, to see what goes into creating the patterns as they're in progress, plus the options for free patterns, pattern discounts, email pattern support and more! Take a look at the five different membership options for a better idea of what you'll get each month.

Pledges are withdrawn from your PayPal account on the first of each month. So, when you pledge, you get a free preview of the locked content until the first of the following month. Please give it a try, take a look at my posts. I'm happy you're here! Once your first pledge is made I'll email you a link to download the free pattern promised in your membership tier.

There is a public poll posted below. Please leave your input about what kind of content you would like to see me share here. And thanks for reading!

Happy stitching!
~Kristen :)
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Free Pattern for Patrons!
When I reach this goal, I'll email all supporters a coupon code for a free pattern of their choice on Ravelry! Please share my patreon page with your friends and encourage them to join.
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