Ribblr of the Week - Meet Jayne 🏅

Say hello to Jayne (@Crochetbyjayne)- our new Ribblr of the Week and the designer behind [Crochet by Jayne]


Tell us a little about yourself
Hi! My Name is Jayne. I’m 25 years old, I’m from Québec, Canada and I own too much yarn! Other than my yarn addiction I have a college degree in music as a pianist and in arts (specifically in cinema). I worked as a music teacher for about 5 years before discovering a new passion known as crochet!

When did you start crafting and how?
I started at the end of 2020 and started watching youtube tutorials on how to make tops and sweaters! I didn’t even have a desk, I would crochet on the floor in my room. My first projects were only pieces of clothing, which is pretty time demanding for a beginner crocheter, but I was very motivated. My first sweater was a pink one with bobble stitches on the sleeves, I still wear it to this day!

And how did you start designing?
I began designing at the end of 2021, when I first discovered the art of amigurumi. I became hooked immediately and slowly made my way into the pattern designing world with plushies. I had no choice, my addiction was taking over slowly but surely!

Do you have a favorite craft type and if so - why?
Crochet Amigurumi by far because I love being able to create 3D shapes with yarn. Yarn is so easy to work with and doesn’t require a ton of materials so it makes it very easy and motivating to craft with this medium. I also think that it’s one of the reasons I have been able to go at it for so long without quitting or getting bored.

What has been the most memorable project you worked on?
My African flower chicken! I could not find the exact pattern so I had to figure it out myself and it came out even better than I expected. It has red, orange, yellow and green colors and the wings can even store a few hooks. I gifted it to my brother, he put it in his living room. It’s adorable.

What are you currently working on? Be honest - how many WIP do you have right now?
I have a few pillowcases that I need to finish for my bed. They are square shaped with an african flower in the middle (I am a huge african flower crochet fan if it wasn’t obvious enough!). I currently have yellow, green, pink and white as the colors. Other than that I am working on a few food animals.

Which of your makes/designs are you most proud of?
I’m really proud of my recent egg pattern bundle. It was a runny egg yolk that makes it interactive, which I find so fun. It was actually inspired by my logo which is a ball of yarn as an egg yolk. I really like eggs and this pattern fills my heart with joy and EGG-citement.

What is your usual process of designing?
It’s a bit chaotic, I usually freehand everything and write the pattern as I go. I have a really photogenic memory so I can easily figure out in my head how I want my design to look, sometimes I draw out a sketch when I really need to. Once I have the idea I just start creating it with my yarn and hooks and will make adjustments as I go. I love that about crochet, it is very forgiving and you can undo it easily when creating. and that is why I love it so much.

What inspires you to create/design?
A lot of things! I would say mostly food, nature and colors. Sometimes it only takes a colorful yarn skein to spark an idea. For example, yellow can inspire me to make a lemon, an egg, a banana and much more. I like to observe how things are done and made and if they can be recreated in crochet. I also like to challenge myself by mixing two worlds together like my Cherry-Bees, which includes an animal and a fruit, how fun!

Any favorite song, book or movie you would like to recommend?
Being a musician I will try not to make this section 20 paragraphs long, but anything classic rock. One song that is worth listening to is ‘’What is and what should never be’’ by Led Zeppelin. The guitar in this song is so smooth and satisfying to listen to. My top favorite bands include Led Zeppelin, Queen, Supertramp, The Beatles, The Eagles, and special mention to ABBA!

Share a funny story that happened to you recently!
I have refused to eat pickles since forever, and only 2 months ago I decided to give them a go and I LOVED THEM. Now I can’t stop eating them. How did I spend 25 years refusing to eat one of the most delicious things ever!? I now understand the pickle hype. It’s funny because I also have this crochet Pickle named ‘’Gaston Ze Pickle’’ I made 3 years ago as my brand mascot and didn’t even eat any of his kind yet.

What is your favorite feature on Ribblr?
I like that we can find really unique and fun patterns that are exclusively on Ribblr. There are so many cute patterns that I haven’t found anywhere else. I also like the option to add items in your stash to see if you have the materials to make a certain pattern.

Thanks so much for being here this week Jayne, it’s a pleasure reading about you!


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Congrats!!

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congrats jayne! following your shop :>

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congrats !!!

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Love the sea plants bundle! The spongebob vibes are immaculate.

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Love the shop!… Was not expecting to get flashed when I opened the shop page :sweat_smile: Congrats on Ribblr Of The Week!