I was introduced to the art of crochet when I was little, and later on I further taught myself to crochet, read patterns, and design my own crochet patterns.
Sewing, cross-stitching, and making candles, soaps and other cool crafts are also a few of my favorite things to do. Above all, however, I love to crochet and design new crochet patterns.
One of the reasons that I started this website was to share my patterns with others. There is a lot of work that goes into each pattern, and if you would like to help by testing patterns for me, you can visit the following link for more information. Tester Information
And another reason why I started this website was to try and earn some money by displaying advertisements. Currently you will find a few ads in the right sidebar as well as some text links on a few pages. If you have a blog or a website and would like to advertise on here, visit the following page for more info: Advertise on CrochetN'Crafts
After experimenting with several programs, I discovered that Google Adsense worked the best, and thus I am in the process of removing the ads from other companies, including Allbrands, Clickbank, CreateForLess, Fabric.com and Joann.com. The remaining ads will primarily consist of Google ads and Chitika, as well as some ads from Amazon and Ebay.
The way it works is that if you click through to Amazon or Ebay and make a purchase, then I receive a fraction of the profit. As for Google Adsense and Chitika, I receive a small amount when an ad is clicked. The amount depends on what the advertiser agreed to bid on in order to be displayed in the ad slot.
As an ad publisher, it is my duty to inform you that third party vendors, such as Google and Chitika, will generally install cookies on your computer in order to display targeted ads based on your online activities. At the same time, it is important that each Internet user has a pleasant online experience, and therefore, has the choice to opt out of these types of programs at any time.
You can find out more about what type of information Chitika collects from you here. On that page you also have the option to opt out from Chitika advertisements showing up on your screen.
As for Google, you can visit this page for an in-depth article on how their program works, what type of information they collect and how you can opt out of their program.
You can also visit the Network Advertising Initiative for a list of other programs that you might want to opt out of.