Janne from Joy of Motion told us: “I learned crochet from my grandmother when I was young, but I didn’t really love it at the time. However, I relearned it together with her right before she passed away and at that time I was hooked! The love of crochet grew even more as I discovered how to design my own crochet patterns and especially when I designed my first sweater.
“Whenever I design something new I absolutely try to challenge myself and learn from the experience. One of my top achievements would be the Flavus cardigan or the Bruma dress pattern from last year, as it challenged my crochet knowledge and pattern-writing skills.
“So much has changed since designing my first crochet pattern up to now. My passion for design has driven me to take it on as a full-time career and, even though it’s scary at times, all the small achievements are worth it. My biggest passion is designing garments, but all the maths has been a big challenge. My solution has been to start developing free-to-use yarn calculators to help me and hopefully others with their challenges. I’ve created them in a way that crocheters can also use them to help complete their makes.
“I rarely have designs planned out before I start, I go where the yarn takes me. I often end up with several new ideas from just one new project, as I discover other ways I could use that technique or stitch and then I want to make them all! I also go back to previous designs to get inspirations for new patterns.
“It took nearly two years to find the confidence to share my designs and to model them myself, but my confidence has grown.” Find Janne online at www.joyofmotion crochet.com and on Pinterest as joyofmotion.