Sunday, October 13, 2013

Featured Shop of the Week- Pattern Paradise

This week's featured shop is Pattern Paradise- a great place to find crochet patterns for all occasions.
Owner Maria says, Pattern Paradise got started quite by accident. Many years ago, I started a tradition of making a baby blanket for each friend's new baby. Now those babies are having babies of their own and I decided to continue the tradition....a handmade blanket for my friends' babies' baby! Someone saw my work and encouraged me to sell custom products.

When I opened my first Etsy shop I kept getting notes from customers asking for the patterns. At first I said I didn't have any, as I created each project as I went along and never wrote anything down, but after a while a light bulb went off and I started writing the instructions. Before long Pattern Paradise was born!
The most challenging thing about having my own business is finding the time to handle the "business" end when all I really want to do is focus on the creative side!

Favorite color: Purple
Favorite food: CHOCOLATE
Favorite store: WEBS Yarns
Favorite way to relax: Sitting at the beach, reading a book
Favorite season: Spring
Favorite animal: tiger

When I'm not crocheting, I love to drive fast cars very quickly. It is an exhilarating feeling! An unexpected outcome of my business is all the crafting friends I've made and the wonderful support this creative community provides!

You can find Pattern Paradise online at Facebook, Ravelry, Etsy, Blog, & Pinterest. This week only, fans can receive a 15% discount with code HANDMADE in Paradise Pattern's Ravelry shop.

One lucky fan will get the pattern of their choice from Pattern Paradise! You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Pattern Paradise on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 10/13/13 and ends at 8pm CDT on 10/19/13. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fine Print: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participants are providing information to Violet's Buds. Your information will not be sold. Violet's Buds is not responsible for any computer or website malfunctions during the giveaway. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. By entering the contest you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. You may not reside in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India according to Facebook rules. International players may enter but may be responsible for the shipping if they wish to redeem their prize. If you are not willing to pay shipping, do not enter. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items. Violet's Buds is not responsible for featured shops who do not follow through with prizes.
Want to have your business featured on Violet's Buds blog? Click here to fill out the application for Featured Shop of the Week. This program aimed to give fellow businesses added exposure, and to introduce our fans to your products!


  1. Can I say all of them? Each one inspires me to make it!!! I love them all!!! I do think though that the Cowl Cape and Sea Breeze Sweater are my favorites. So lovely!!!

  2. I purchased one of her sandals patterns last week and can't wait to start playing with it after the Holidays.


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