About Lisa van Klaveren

LisaI am a crochet designer. I first held a crochet hook at age 3 and I learned to crochet when I was 5 years old. I grew up playing with balls of yarn and making gifts for family and friends. To this day I absolutely love going to the yarn shop; it makes me giddy!

I am also a HUGE Anne of Green Gables fan and somehow even managed to find and marry my own Gilbert. Yes, my husband’s name is really Gilbert. 🙂

I am originally from Wisconsin, but now live with my husband near Auckland, New Zealand. Our daughters, Holland, Madison and Adelaide model many of my designs.

I began creating and publishing my own original crochet patterns in the mid-1990s while attending the University of Wisconsin. I have published several baby afghan patterns in various American crochet magazines. You can view the first design that I published here.



Our little models, Holland and Madison


Holland Designs began in July, 2008, soon after the birth of my 1st daughter, Holland. Little sisters, Madison and Adelaide, soon joined the family business as models #2 & #3 in 2010 & 2012. I do the majority of my own photography and I really enjoy it. My husband Gilbert and I run our family craft business from our home near Auckland, New Zealand.

To date, I have designed 300+ patterns (and counting), and have had over 20,000 sales online in my Etsy pattern shop. I have also authored a pattern book, Beautiful Baby Shoes, published by Annie’s Attic, which sells various places online. Some of my designs also sell on anniesattic.com and e-patternscentral.com.

Be sure to check out comments made by my many happy customers on my testimonials page and also feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

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