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About Me

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I’m Janne or Ennajk the person behind Joy of Motion. You’re now visiting Joy of Motion, the place where I share my crochet work with the world.

I learned basic crocheting from my grandmother when I was young, and now I design my own patterns. My experience and skill in crocheting has grown through the years by making mostly gifts to friends and family. In 2011, I made my first crochet pattern, and after that, I was “hooked”. I started experimenting and making more and more of my own designs: sweaters, cardigans, tops, scarfs, hats  ++. In 2012, I started thinking about selling items online, and then “Joy of Motion” was born. First I sold handmade as well as a few crochet patterns.

After some try & fail I decided that designing & selling crochet patterns was my passion. Today I sell my own crochet patterns in my shop, with an increasing amount to choose from.

I live in Norway, but sell my patterns in English & they can be downloaded worldwide. I love the idea that someone in another country can enjoy the designs I make. This is a way the world becomes smaller and smaller – you can get something great in no time from any part of the world – and I participate in that. I also love the idea of making handmade; then you always get to add your uniqueness to it.

Included in any purchase is follow up by mail, making sure you get the best & closest experience possible. If you have any challenge finishing any of my crochet patterns you can always contact me and I will answer as fast as possible. No question is a dumb one!

Then you might wonder when I design all the patterns my shop? I’ve got a long progress from the idea “in my head” until it’s published. Generally starting with sketching the design & then finding the right yarn & hook for the pattern. After that it’s on to trying, testing, ripping up & repeat for a few times before it’s getting it’s final shape. In that progress I’m making sure all details get written down, giving me an easier time with the final pattern writing. The final pattern gets tested & just contact me if you’d like to participate on a design.

I cannot help multitasking & many projects get crocheted while commuting to work or even some crocheting is done while watching TV.  The pictures of my items must be shoot in daylight, which is a constant struggle here in Norway – when most of the day here is dark in the winter. Somehow, I usually find the time.

Selling online is a constant learning curve for me, there is always something new. Nevertheless, I also get a great amount of joy from designing. The best part of it is when I hear the “ca-ching” on my phone – this means that someone likes what I make – and have made the choice to buy something. There is nothing more encouraging & heartwarming than that. To fulfill my dream of designing & running my crochet business full-time, it’s for sure a motivation to stick to it & keep going.

Besides designing crochet patterns you can also gain lots of crochet experience on my blog. I aim to post helpful tutorials & guides to make crochet easy. I simply love teaching you a thing or two about crochet.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read all this! I really appreciate it!

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Creative Approach to Crochet Patterns

1

IDEA & SKETCH

I’m the type of person that gets almost too many ideas. Once I get one I find a pen & paper to make sure good ideas gets jotted down.

2

CHOICE & DESIGN

After choosing the next design I always need to find the best yarn & hook for the pattern. Then there’s progress of trying, testing, frogging & starting over. Up until the finished design is tested & ready for release.

3

RELEASE

After close considerations & quality checking the new patterns are ready to be released. Usually a few months or longer after I choose the design.