About

Welcome to my website! I’m so glad you found my little corner of the internet. My name is Carmen Jorissen and I’m the designer behind New Leaf Designs (formerly Crafty Queens).

Knitting and crocheting are two things that fill my life with so much joy. I started both as a hobby in 2011, and it all kind of snowballed from there! They have brought me so many opportunities, and the most lovely group of friendsI could ever wish for.

At the moment I still have a day job, but my dream is to be a fulltime knitwear and crochet designer one day! You are very welcome to join me on my journey. You can do so by reading my blogs or catching up with me in one of my podcast episodes.

You can find all of my free patterns here, and my paid-for patterns are all in my shop. I also sell crochet kits in my Etsy store.
I am an official Scheepjes blogger and frequently submit designs to any of their publications (YARN bookazine and YARN Afterparty), I have also worked with Mollie Makes, Simply Crochet and Inside Crochet.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me via the contact page.

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