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custom order: a set of crochet picture frames

Once again, I got approached by someone who saw my work online. She asked whether I’d be willing to create a custom order, and when it was clear I will comfortably be able to meet the deadline, I agreed.

By the way, I am beginning to like the way people find me. It seems so random, but obviously my crochet patterns and bobbin lace jewelry must pop up in searches somewhere. It’s really cool.

Here’s the colour scheme the client chose for her daughter’s nursery. I quite like it!

Crochet Picture Frame by JaKiGu

Oh, and it you’d like to make a set of these cute frames with a 2-inch inside diameter, a PDF pattern is available through my store.

Crochet Picture Frame by JaKiGu

Crochet Picture Frame by JaKiGu

Crochet Picture Frame by JaKiGu

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crochet pattern: picture frame with fan edge

Crocheted picture frame with a fan edge – now available for download in my Etsy shop.Crochet Picture Frame Pattern by JaKiGu
I designed and wrote this frame pattern in the spring. I crocheted more than forty of them in this lovely lilac purple for the custom order I was working on at the time.
Crochet Picture Frame Pattern by JaKiGu
I love purple, I love lilac, and I love spring.
Crochet Picture Frame Pattern by JaKiGu
But recently, a different season and different colours have been on my mind. Christmas with its trademark pine green, cardinal red, and golden yellow, and of course, the classic candy cane red and cream white.
Crochet Picture Frame Pattern by JaKiGu
I crocheted a couple fan-edged frames in the red and white combination, inserted zen snowflake art, hung them on the wall, and it immediately felt like the air was a little crisper, and the mood was a little more magical. I swear I can almost hear the jingle bells.
Crochet Picture Frame Pattern by JaKiGu
Whatever colour you decide to crochet these frames in, my pattern is super easy to follow and even a beginner crocheter can finish a frame well in under an hour. In addition to the pattern itself and useful, close-up images, the downloadable PDF comes with stitch knowledge base, and tips on finishing, blocking, stiffening, and cleaning crochet frames. Each purchase also comes with a bonus PDF with several ideas on how to finish the back of the frame to hold miniature art securely in place. And while you’re there, see what else is available at JaKiGu on Etsy!
Crochet Picture Frame Pattern by JaKiGu

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crochet pattern: pinwheel coaster

This pattern is now available for free.

Crochet Coaster Pattern by JaKiGu

Pinwheel coaster with scalloped edges.

Crochet Coaster Pattern by JaKiGu

It’s so easy to get carried away and make it in all the colour combinations imaginable.

Crochet Coaster Pattern by JaKiGu

I usually don’t crochet in vibrant colours (with the exception for my circles necklace and yellow nursing necklace), so this project has been especially joyful.

Crochet Coaster Pattern by JaKiGu

It’s an easy-to-follow pattern which requires the ability to work basic stitches, join in new colours, and work rounds in non-traditional ways.

Crochet Coaster Pattern by JaKiGu

I am especially excited about the format of the PDF itself. I gave the layout of the pattern document a thorough makeover, and the document is now 3 pages long, with pictures, written pattern, and many bonus sections, such as finishing tips and explanations of how to work each of the stitches required to make the coaster. Judge for yourself – doesn’t it look fresh, and exciting?

 

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custom made crochet picture frames

Life is full of exciting twists and turns – many of which have very little to do with our plans or intentions.

My store, for example, at the moment only offers PDF crochet patterns. Before I got pregnant with Bubba, I used to sell resin and wire bobbin lace jewelry, too. But I never really desired to sell finished crochet items there. For one, I get bored easily, and making the same thing over and over would certainly take away from the joy crocheting otherwise brings me. Plus, I am a slow crocheter. And now with Bubba, I am even slower! Crochet items on Etsy are so competitively priced that I would either have to be the most expensive seller, or make peace with the fact that when it’s all said and done (or, crocheted and shipped), I made about 50 cents an hour.

So it was kind of peculiar when I got contacted twice in the last week with two separate custom crochet requests. So peculiar, in fact, that I excitedly agreed. To both.

One order is already with it’s new owner down in sunny Florida. I shipped it so fast I forgot to even take a real photo – all I have are these two cell phone snapshots.

Crochet Picture Frames by JaKiGu

Picture Frames by JaKiGu

The second order is larger and I am still working on it. It consists of six frames – two in teal, and four in grey. I instantly fell in love with this colour combination, and can’t wait to see all of the frames together. Here’s a sneak peek – I have finished two of the frames.

Picture Frames by JaKiGu

Picture Frames by JaKiGu

Picture Frames by JaKiGu

Picture Frames by JaKiGu

Picture Frames by JaKiGu

The pattern for the starburst trio is available in my shop here. The teal and grey frames can be made with this pattern here. And while you’re at my shop, look around for other picture frame patterns. There are seven in total, and I hope to have a full dozen available by this summer.

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crochet pattern: round ornate picture frame

Following the success of my original ornate picture frame pattern (available for free here), I’ve developed a new pattern with a more baroque look.

Ornate Picture Frame Pattern by JaKiGu

Ornate Picture Frame Pattern by JaKiGu

Ornate Picture Frame Pattern by JaKiGu

A comprehensive instant download PDF pattern should be available soon in my shop. Check it out to see what other cool home decor projects you could be working on immediately.

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crochet pattern: picture frame with small picots and colour accent

A new crochet picture frame pattern in the working.

Crochet Picture Frame Pattern by JaKiGu

The new frame features small picots around the edge and accent lines in two contrasting colours.

Crochet Picture Frame Pattern by JaKiGu

{Supplies Needed}

Worsted weight yarn
4.5 – 5.5 mm hook (US size 7-I/9)

{Stitches Used}

chain stitch
single crochet
slip stitch
double crochet

{Finished size}

approximately 11 cm (4 3/8 in) outside diameter
approximately 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in) inside diameter

Crochet Picture Frame Pattern by JaKiGu

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crochet pattern: simple picture frame

I wanted to make these for a long, long time.

Crochet picture frames can be customized to fit any decor, they store well when not in use, they are washable and pretty much unbreakable – and they make wonderful, budget-friendly hostess gifts, or gifts for baby showers and house-warming parties. What’s more, they are ultra-easy and super-fast to make. A perfect afternoon project!

{Materials Needed}

Worsted weight yarn
4.5mm (US size 7) or 5mm (US size H or 8) hook

{Pattern Instructions}

The frame is worked in 4 rows. Simply join chain stitches to form a circle, and then work an adequate number of single crochets into the circle. Next, work a round of single and chain stitch combination. In the last round, work in an appropriate number of 5-double-crochet shells anchored by either a slip stitch or a single crochet.

A detailed pattern along with an idea on how to finish the frame and secure the art in place is now available in my online shop. Happy crocheting!