Jane has worked with crochet, knitting and fabric since childhood, with crochet being her special passion.
Jane works as a freelance technical editor for “Inside Crochet” magazine, where she checks patterns to make sure that they work. She also contributes designs and patterns to the magazine.
Jane worked closely with Nicki Trench checking patterns and making up samples for her books. You’ll find Jane’s name mentioned as part of the team just inside many of Nicki’s CICO books!
Jane is a popular tutor, running regular crochet workshops so others can learn and be inspired. According to Jane, “I teach Crochet at all levels at my workshops and have designed many patterns for them. My latest design is a Stitch Sampler Booklet comprising 36 exciting stitch combos.”
Find out more about Jane on Instagram as @janeccrochet and on Ravelry at www.ravelry.com/designers/jane-czaja
Corner-to-Corner crochet and colourful patchwork designs
Jane’s Top Tips
- Once you’ve mastered double crochet and treble stitches, you can crochet virtually any design!
- Count the number of stitches at the end of each row. It saves a lot of time in the long run.
- If your starting chain is too tight, use a one size larger hook than the pattern states. Then, change back to the correct hook on the foundation row.
- When you use a lot of colours within a pattern, sew the ends in as you go.