Everyone deserves something beautiful to put on their body, regardless of what size it is.

Hi, I’m Crystal and hail from a small town in Minnesota along the Mississippi River. Knitting and crocheting were first introduced to me as a young girl by my grandmother, Milly. She tried many times to teach me – but I just never got it. I just wanted to sit with her, listen to her stories and play card games while she worked away on her next project. 

Fast forward to 2011, I was reintroduced to knitting & crocheting by my lovely LYS and it has now become a part of me that has quite literally traveled the world. I have been known to pack more knitting than clothes on an occasion or two. 

In the last few years I began to dabble in creating my own designs. With my Knits for Cures designs, a portion of each pattern sale is donated to research organizations focused on the fights to cure all cancers. You will always find these to be quick knits and beautiful accessory pieces. 

Most recently I introduced Milly’s Knit Designs. Named for my Grandma Milly who unknowingly planted that seed for knitting and a love of all fibers. Milly’s Knit Designs garments and accessory patterns are designed with size inclusivity at the forefront. As a plus size designer, it is important to me to design size inclusive patterns. I want to wear what I design, and I hope for others my size, smaller or larger, to also someday knit, love and wear my patterns out in the wild.   

Everyone deserves something beautiful to put on their body, regardless of what size it is. Whether fat or thin, or somewhere in between, size does not define us. 

When not knitting or designing, I am a 2nd generation business owner overseeing my family’s manufacturing business. On the weekends, you may find me on my motorcycle exploring and discovering new places or sharing time with friends enjoying great conversation, food, and wine! 

Cheers & Stitches,