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new pattern: crochet picture frame collection

Sometimes, if feels like this crochet picture frame pattern collection has been years in the making. And rightly so. Trying to remember the day I shared my first crochet picture frame pattern 6 years ago is as hard as trying to remember a past life.

Crochet picture frames by jakigu.com

I suspect not many of you were here through the whole evolution of my blog from a bobbin lace making journal through wire and resin jewelry blog to what it is now.

Read on for a little bit of a backstory, all the details about my newest (and biggest) pattern collection, and a 50% off coupon.

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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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epic custom order

It’s been three months since I told you about a possible custom order of epic proportions. A client was interested in 80 handmade nameplates to use in their office building. I developed the following four custom designs, each crocheted over a 3-inch steel ring:

Custom Crochet Picture Frames by JaKiGu (Epic)

Custom Crochet Picture Frames by JaKiGu (Epic)

Ultimately, the client chose these three, and commissioned a grand total of 113 of them!

Custom Crochet Picture Frame by JaKiGu (Epic)

Custom Crochet Picture Frame by JaKiGu (Epic)

Custom Crochet Picture Frame by JaKiGu (Epic)

Needless to say, I’ve been busy for the past twelve weeks. It’s been a challenge, I must admit. There were times when the adjectives I used to describe these frames were unashamingly X-rated. There were times when I swore I’d never pick up a crochet hook again. Even though I didn’t take many pictures of the process, I am pretty sure I will never forget how much work went into them.

Custom Crochet Picture Frame by JaKiGu (Epic)

Custom Crochet Picture Frame by JaKiGu (Epic)

Well, now that the client has received the last shipment and I had a chance to take a breath and get used to the thought that I do not have to spend every free second I have crocheting, there are new, even bigger projects on my mind. Think spherical geometry, hexagons, dodecahedrons and other -gons and -hedrons that I can barely pronounce. I promise, what is coming is 10 times more epic than the custom order I just finished. Stay tuned!

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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.

Ornate Picture Frame by JaKiGu

The pattern for this ornate picture frame is by far the easiest of all picture frame patterns I ever designed.

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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!

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