In all the hustle of changing from the holiday routine back to Month 10 of home learning (not to mention the disturbing events in Washington DC this past Wednesday), I was still somehow able to tap a magical source of inspiration, motivation, and determination. Not only that: I have somehow found the time to crochet. And – most surprisingly – not get tired of the repetitive nature of crocheting a dozen handmade crochet baskets in the past two weeks.Continue reading “handmade crochet baskets”
Even if I wanted to, I know that being angry at 2020 wouldn’t be fair.
It was a rollercoaster of a year in which highs were barely scraping the former normal, yet the overwhelming feeling in my heart is that of gratitude.Continue reading “thinking aloud: thank you”
It’s that time of the year again! December 1, also known as the first official day of Christmas season in our house. Here, on the blog, you may know it as the day I release the annual free crochet snowflake pattern. It’s hardly an exaggeration that 2020 has been very skimpy on treats and little luxuries. That’s why Crochet Snowflake 2020 comes to you as an instant collection of 3 differently sized snowflakes, all worked according to the same one-round crochet pattern. These snowflakes work up in mere minutes! Treat yourself to some Christmas magic – and then make some more to spread the joy ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️Continue reading “crochet snowflake 2020: free crochet pattern”
Do you need a break? A project that will allow your mind to pleasantly wander? Do you crave basics? Simplicity? Repetition? If so, I think you’ll like the patterns in the 2020 crochet gift guide.
I am deliberately including projects that are timeless, yet quick and easy to make. Each pattern should take an intermediate crocheter less than two hours to make. All these projects call for natural materials, can be customized – and they all make perfect gifts!Continue reading “2020 crochet gift guide”
Surrounded by the profound changes and the context in which they are taking place, it’s hard not to think about survival these days. Whether it is making do, doing without, letting go, we all make dozens of tiny compromises each day we didn’t think we’d ever have to do just a few short months ago. It’s a bumpy ride but we are adapting. We we have to. After all, what is survival if not adaptation?*
And whether this urge is revolutionary or reactionary, I suddenly feel the need to make a few changes myself. Which is ok. Because not every change is bad. In fact, I am certain this change is going to be quite amazing.Continue reading “change is in the air”
Say hello the the newest pattern in JAKIGU.COM shop: a timeless, sturdy polka dot basket.
This tiny jute bowl perfectly represents my feelings about what modern, minimal crochet should be. It’s simple, timeless, made with natural materials, and above all; practical.
Isn’t it just adorable?Continue reading “new pattern release: tiny jute bowl”
Whether you are curious about jute crochet or searching for specific jute crochet patterns or inspiration, this dynamic blog post is a great place to start. I will update this visual catalog regularly as I add new designs and knowledge base articles. Ideally, this post will help you navigate my website and easily discover all of my available jute crochet resources: my current and past projects, available patterns, jute decor inspiration, or crocheting with jute tricks. Go ahead and Save this post on Pinterest so you can always come back and see what’s new.Continue reading “jute crochet: start here”
Hello! I’m just popping in to let you know that the December online pop up shop is now open.
All items purchased this weekend will be shipped via USPS on Monday, December 16, 2019. As always, I will personally (and happily) deliver to Indianapolis customers within 24 hours of purchase. Free shipping in the US, $5 flat rate shipping world-wide. Which one is your favorite? Grab it now. These are all one-of-a kind.
Wishing you happy, joyous, peaceful holiday season 🎄Continue reading “december pop up shop”
As strange as it feels typing it in the heat and humidity of early August, the summer break is over. My son just started Kindergarten and took to the new environment like a fish to the sea. After getting over this bittersweet motherhood moment, I excitedly welcome several hours of uninterrupted work time each day. Being able to start and finish a task in a single day feels sinfully luxurious. Which is perfect! I have a bounty of jute crochet patterns coming your way this fall. Just have a look.Continue reading “work in progress: all things jute”