Hello!  Well, it’s been almost a year since I started an Instagram account (joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits) to connect with other crocheters and knitters (yes, I finally got the knack of continental knitting – hurray!) and other crafters.  I can honestly say it has been so much fun and so inspiring connecting with some really special people all around this amazing planet!  If you are on Insta, please connect.  And if you aren’t, but you are looking for an easy way to post and view other’s posts, I think you’d love it.  It’s easier for me.  I connect with family and friends on there too.  I actually like it better than Facebook.  It seems to have more personal posts and not as much sharing of videos and political posts, etc.  At least the people I follow are that way.  And you can make your profile private or public.

Have a blessed holiday season and maybe I’ll see you on IG!





Yarnspirations – Exciting News!

…Exciting to a “yarnie” anyway! 🙂

Hi Friends, is now the new home of Patons, Bernat, Caron, and Lily “Sugar n’ Cream”!  “Why is this so exciting?”, you ask. Free crochet and knit patterns, of course! 🙂 You will want to head over there soon to check it out.  I’ve done a little snooping and it looks promising.

Below are three screenshots from the website.  The first two are from the intro video.  Click on any of these images to be transported to the website.   I will also be updating my “Free Pattern Links” page today.

Have fun and blessings all!




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A Pattern A Day Crochet – Happy Wednesday!

Hi Crocheting Friends!

I really love these booties!  They are simple and sweet and well, just precious!  I have used a pattern like this to make some of these adorable booties for my shop {see below}.  If you haven’t made these yet, my guess is you will love this pattern!  If you want to share, let me know what you think.

Happy Crocheting!


Crochet Pattern for 7-31-13 baby booties

This is a free pattern. Click on image to jump to pattern. Note: You may have to sign up to gain access, but I haven’t noticed any problems with doing that.

shoes with frame

Love them!

1 framed

So sweet!

A Pattern A Day Crochet – Tuesday!

Hi Friends!

Look what I found!  Isn’t this a cool crochet flower?  I love it and I am actually using it to embellish my “Precious in Pink Crochet Baby Beanie” in my Etsy shop {see below}.  It is a free pattern {the price in the red dot is for the suggested yarn} and was simple to create.   If you make one, let me know.  I’d love to hear what you plan to do with it and what you thought of the pattern.

Happy crocheting and I hope you have a terrific Tuesday.  And don’t forget – you are loved more than you could ever imagine!  Joyfully, Jackie

Crochet Pattern for 7-29-13b - crochet flower for blog

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Crochet baby beanie - light pink white flower

I love this simple, sweet flower!

Sidenote:  I meant to publish this tonight around midnight, but I oopsed on the delay publishing option.  So happy Tuesday early!  🙂

A Pattern A Day Crochet!

Crochet Pattern for 7-29-13

Click on image.

Hi Fellow Crochet Fans!  🙂 This week I am making it my goal to post a crochet pattern a day!  Woohooo!  To start us off I am posting this lovely one.  I haven’t tried the pattern myself, but it caught my eye this past week so now it is in my file {which I recently organized I might add.  No way!  Way!}.  If you make it, please let me know how it turned out and/or what you thought of the pattern.  Happy Monday! ~ Blessings from Alaska, Jackie