Kylee, owner and author of Okie Girl Bling 'N' Things, smiling holding yarn.

hey, i’m kylee!

I’m so glad that you made it to my little corner of the internet.

Be sure and follow me on my socials so you will never miss a FREE PATTERN! I hope that you can find something fun to make with me! 

I’m an Oklahoma born and raised Country gal. If you have been on my site for just a minute, you can already probably tell that I absolutely love to crochet! And to buy yarn (we can’t forget that is a hobby all it’s own 😉

Thankfully, pattern designing and this blog has turned into my full time job! I feel like I have been so blessed with this opportunity.

I’m a big animal lover! Cats, dogs or birds I love them all. I have 2 cockatiels, both are boys and extremely spoiled. This is Herbie, I have had him since he was 3 months old and he is now almost 8 years old. His little face gets me every time.

I also have 2 outdoor cats and 2 indoor dogs. What can you say, I love them all!

A few fun facts about me

  • I’m a follower of Jesus and play the saxophone in our church.
  • If you can’t tell, I love all the colors 🌈 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💖
  • I was homeschooled my entire school years (and absolutely loved it 🥰)
  • If I had chosen a different profession, I probably would have become a cosmetologist 💇🏼‍♀️

My favorite verse:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.  In  all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

My Beginning of Knit & Crochet

I learned to knit first.  I was 13 and actually wanted to knit my youngest brother, who was on the way, a baby blanket.  An older woman showed me how to cast on and do the knit stitch, but I never finished the blanket.  I kept knitting and knitting and finally decided that it wasn’t getting very big for as long as I had been working on it.  I decided to frog it and when I took it off the circular needles it was over 6 feet wide.  I guess she thought I wanted to make him a big blanket, but I didn’t have that much patience with knitting yet.  So, the first project I ever finished knitting was a simple, garter stitch scarf.

I learned to crochet a couple of years after I learned to knit.  I learned how to crochet like a lot of y’all did, YouTube.  In fact, youtube is my main place to go when I have questions on certain stitches and techniques.

If I had to pick only one of the two, I’d pick crochet.  I’ve made patterns for both, but tend to lean way more towards crochet.

I hope that y’all will enjoy all the patterns and tutorials that I have put together.