I’m excited to introduce Kate Rowell from Jellybean Junction crochet designs. Kate lives with her husband and 2 boys in a small town just outside of Cambridge, England. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and amazing history, she draws inspiration for her stunning crochet designs.
It is really hard to believe that this clever Kate only picked up the crochet hook 3 years ago, whilst pregnant with her youngest son. Learning to crochet helped distract her from awful morning sickness, proving that there is always a silver lining.
One of the things i admire about Kate is that she jumps between solid coloured projects and multicoloured ones. You never quite know what she’ll be sharing next. That said, even though she keeps her projects fresh and different, i always recognise her images instantly.
Let’s learn a little about Jellybean Junction
Jellybean Junction was born from Kate’s love of the sweet and wanting a brand name that didn’t completely pigeonhole her craft.
After learning to crochet she wanted to take her hobby to the next level! Once Kate had gained confidence in following patterns she felt comfortable enough to try writing some of her own. Releasing patterns and seeing other people make Jellybean Junction designs, still gives her a buzz.
Jellybean Junction’s ‘Confetti Waves’ blanket is Kate’s most successful pattern. There is an amazing collection on images and colour combinations here – #confettiwavesblanket
Kate’s latest blanket design ‘South of The Border’ is her favourite though (see above). The clever fillet design of the crochet blanket, creates a beautiful pattern as the blanket grows.
Is Jellybean Junction your fulltime gig?
With the support of my husband I decided not to go back to work after having my second boy. I wanted to spend time with my children and be able to take my eldest to school and see if I could grow Jellybean Junction into a business and not just a hobby.
Finding time to focus on Jellybean Junction is tricky with two young children, but Kate tries to work during naps times and quiet periods at home. The bulk of her work gets done on the weekend and in the evening. Blessed with a craft room/office, this little haven means Kate can shut the door and concentrate on designing and pattern writing.
Stalk Jellybean Junction online at these places!
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jellybean_junction/
Website – http://jellybeanjunction.co.uk/