snowflake 2022, free crochet pattern

After last year’s hiatus and with a slight delay, I am excited to continue the annual jakigu.com tradition of starting the season with a free snowflake pattern. Crochet snowflake 2022 is a delightfully simple crochet project that utilizes only the chain, slip, and single crochet stitches. The guiding force behind this year’s design has been…

rainbow pinwheel coaster: free crochet pattern

I have a quick yet unique rainbow pinwheel coaster pattern for you today. It’s an ideal stash-buster that works up quite fast. But what I love about these pinwheel coasters the most is how versatile they are. The color combinations in which they can be worked are virtually endless! Can you imagine them worked in…

boxing ball crochet pattern

Tetherball; boxing ball; kicking ball; punching bag; kick-boxing ball; ball-in-a-sock: it matters not what your child calls it. Just know that you as a parent will refer to it in your mind as the “magic ball.” The magic ball that burns all the extra energy before bedtime, and then some. The added bonus for you?…

crochet pattern: rainbow bag

How is it mid-June already? It’s almost time for another quarterly newsletter! But first, here is the first free pre-release crochet pattern: a rainbow bag. You can read more about why I am publishing my patterns temporarily for free in this blog post. Rainbows make my soul smile. And since real rainbows are hard to…

hanging basket net: free crochet pattern

In my recent Crochet: Just for Me blog post I shared with you a simple hanging basket net. Unsurprisingly, you liked the net as much as I do. And because it is the simplest design from the bunch, I am delighted to share the pattern with you right away.

snowflake 2019, free jakigu.com crochet pattern

It’s December and that means it’s time for Crochet Snowflake 2019. Like every year, I am eager to welcome winter. The start of every season brings a tingle of excitement and December is no different. The cool, shorter, darker days that replace the bright weeks of autumn mean only one thing: the nature is getting…

one minute crochet heart – free crochet pattern

When I say a “one minute crochet heart,” I mean it. You can literally crochet a whole heart in less than 60 seconds. So, if you are finding this post on February 13 (and your child just announced that they are doing Valentines exchange at school tomorrow after all), do not worry! You’ve got plenty…

snowflake 2018, free jakigu.com crochet pattern

Call me a purist, but in our house the magic of winter season doesn’t start until the first day of December. The good thing is, that’s today! And that made me want to go “Hooray!” more than once. ‘Tis the season. My 5-year-old son was helping me decorate the house for the first time today….

free crochet pattern: beaded karma pendant

Happy Halloween! When I scheduled the release of this free pattern for Halloween, I had no reason to choose this date other than pure practicality. I love sharing – even fueling – my 5-year-old’s excitement about Halloween and all things spooky. Personally, though, October 31 is just an ordinary day. But as I was editing…

snowflake 2014, free jakigu.com crochet pattern collection

Crocheted holiday. Stitch after stitch sliding off a hook in a calming rhythm of focus. There is something utterly satisfying about decorating one’s home with items that were handmade made with love and with a particular purpose in mind. My favorite thing to crochet this time of year? Snowflakes. And this season, I bring you…

free crochet pattern: black-and-white crochet teething ring

Ever since our little Bubba was born in September, I have been on the lookout for toys for him. Sadly, almost everything commercially available and marketed to ages 0 months+ is not necessarily age-appropriate for clumsy newborns and their tiny hands. Toys I found were either too thick to grasp; too heavy for the accidental,…

free crochet pattern: ornate picture frame

There has been quite a lot of interest in the post that introduced my ornate picture frame design. All this attention made me realize it would be selfish of me not to share the pattern. The pattern for this ornate picture frame is by far the easiest of all picture frame patterns I ever designed.

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…