change is in the air

jakigu.com | free crochet pattern pre-release announcement

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.

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jute crochet: start here

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.

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december pop up shop

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 🎄

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work in progress: all things jute

jakigu.com | jute crochet pattern collection

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.

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work in progress: black and white crochet

jakigu.com | black and white crochet motifs

Last Friday night, I grabbed my hook to quickly whip up a test black and white crochet spiral for a collaboration project I am considering. While I was working on the swirl, another black and white circle idea popped up in my mind. So, I made it – and while doing so, like bubbles, another two ideas popped up in my head. By Sunday night I had 16 different black and white motifs. And then I noticed I had been storing all these circles in a black and white polka dot basket. Clearly, there’s a theme going on; wouldn’t you say?

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crochet gift guide 2018

jakigu.com | crochet gift guide 2018

Twinkling lights, chocolate treats, and glitter everywhere – all clear signs Christmas is near. As my son says, the most magical time of the year is here!

You may be like my mother-in-law, and have your presents bought and wrapped since September. But if you are more like me, a last-minute gift maker, you might appreciate a little inspiration. To help you out, I lined up some of my most favorite crochet projects into a versatile crochet gift guide. They represent a mix of my original designs, both free and paid. Read on for links and an exclusive 50% coupon code for everything in my pattern shop.

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free crochet pattern preview: beaded pendant

In January, I published a long list of projects I’d like to tackle and share with you this year. And while I have not been able to check items off the list as often or as quickly as I’d hoped, I did manage to accomplish quite a bit. From four new crochet patterns I added to my store, to sharing tips and tricks on working with jute, to publishing two crochet basics posts (one devoted to waistcoat stitch, the other to adjustable loop), I know I shouldn’t complain.

However, it has been painfully obvious that despite my best intentions, I am yet to share a free crochet pattern with you this year!

Well, let’s fix that, shall we?

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