about

Jana K Gusich | jakigu.com

Jana K Gusich

The woman behind jakigu.com

JAKIGU is the abbreviation of my full name & my creative online alter ego.

I like to think of myself as a pretty good crochet designer, a decent photographer, an inconsistent blogger, and a lousy web developer.

Currently, I am passionate about designing modern and functional crochet items, and writing awesomely detailed crochet manuals to help you recreate them at home.


Fun facts about me:

As a child, I never liked chocolate. And then, in my mid thirties, I went through a phase when I could live on it. Currently, my feelings towards chocolate are ambivalent.

My name, Jana, is of Slavic origin and pronounced YA-na. People regularly call me Janna, Jenna, Jenny, Joanna, or – my favorite way to mispronounce my name – Diana. It always makes me smile, so I hardly ever correct anyone.

I believe that just because one could crochet something, it doesn’t mean she should. That goes especially for neon-coloured acrylic blankets and underwear, though the list goes on.

I also believe that “One can never have enough…” is a gateway phrase to hoarding. I prefer to live by the Less is more adage.

I remember life before smart phones and social media, and I miss it tremendously.


For a sure way to stay up to date on my newest projects, you can’t go wrong with following my blog and signing up for my quarterly newsletter. And while I try to limit my presence there, I do maintain pleasantly low-key InstagramFacebook, and Pinterest accounts.