Hi! I'm Melissa Martinez, a knitter, crocheter, fiber enthusiast, designer and indie dyer. I'm also the gal modeling most of the accessories in my design photos. I enjoy writing patterns for simple and classic yet quirky accessories that can be worn in everyday situations.

I've been crocheting and knitting for as long as I can remember. I was taught these crafts as a young girl by my grandmother. She certainly created a monster since my hands haven't been idle since!

Over the years knitting and crocheting have slowly turned from a hobby into my livelihood. In November 2012 I decided to start selling my patterns when I discovered my true passion for design. I include thorough step-by-step instructions in all of my written patterns but if you get stuck don't hesitate to shoot me an e-mail here: actsofknittery@aol.com.

I am also an indie dyer for Dye is Cast Yarns.

There's nothing like the satisfaction of creating something with your own two hands and wearing it with pride!

Melissa's knitting and crochet patterns can be found on these websites:



Classic Elite Yarns Web-Letter featuring  Floral Eyelet Shawl

Universal Yarn's Contrarian Shawls eBook featuring Ocean Motion

Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies book featuring Flower Power Beret


Interview with Marie Segares of Underground Crafter for her Hispanic Heritage Month Series 2014