Meet the Editor: Jenny

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Hi everyone! We’re chatting with Jenny today, a relatively new member of our team. She is thrilled to be working as an editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.

She was born and raised in Wilmette, a suburb just north of Chicago and graduated from Missouri’s School of Journalism with a Bachelor’s degree in Magazine Design and a minor in Textile & Apparel Management. While at Mizzou, she worked as a contributing student writer for the Columbia Missourian daily newspaper and Vox Magazine. Before joining the team of editors at Prime Publishing, she spent some time working in the veterinary field as a receptionist, while simultaneously freelance writing for an online shopping community to satisfy her need to write (and to shop!). Although she loved playing with animals, she feels very lucky to now be spending her days writing about crafts.

Outside of work, Jenny enjoys shopping, reading blogs, playing board games, and relaxing with the latest issue of Real Simple magazine. She absolutely cannot live without music (No Doubt is her all-time favorite band), and Diet Pepsi. Since joining our team of crafty editors, Jenny’s “bucket list” of crafts has grown significantly; check out some of her favorite craft projects below!

Here are some Fun Facts about Jenny:

  1. Are you a crafter? What crafts do you like to do?
    I enjoy crafting, but I don’t consider myself an experienced crafter by any means. I’ve taken ceramics classes in the past, which I loved, and I managed to knit a scarf during high school. I have also made a butterfly mosaic with tiled glass. These days, paper crafting is about all I have time for. If I had more free time, I would definitely love to spend it honing my random craft skills.
  2. How long have you been crafting?
    Jenny: Probably since kindergarten. My popsicle stick reindeer ornament still hangs on our family Christmas tree to this day!
  3. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what five craft supplies or tools would you want with you?
    Jenny: Glitter, paint, a paintbrush, cardstock, and Mod Podge.
  4. What craft have you always wanted to try?
    Jenny: I would love to make a quilt. My mom has saved all of my favorite t-shirts from when I was a kid, and I would love to sew them all together someday as a keepsake.
  5. Have you ever had a craft fail? Tell us about it.
    Jenny: I set out to make a scrapbook for a friend’s baby shower, and definitely under-estimated the amount of time it would take to complete. I didn’t start early enough and found myself cutting paper, drawing bubble letters, and decorating the pages with stickers on the train ride from Chicago to St. Louis. It ended up turning out fantastic, but I wouldn’t exactly consider the train the most ideal place to craft.

Holiday Craft Tutorials:

New Year’s Eve Disco Ball (pictured)
Shimmering Champagne Glasses
Flower Lanterns for Spring

Knitting Tutorials:
Bluebird (pictured)
A Knitted Grocery Bag
Hand Knit Mitts



Crochet Tutorials:

Dainty Snowflake Table Runner (pictured)
Flip Flop Holder for Glasses
Sensational Scarf

Sewing Tutorials:

Waterproof Park Blanket Tutorial
Pottery Barn Inspired Pillow
Scraper Mitt for Winter
Coffee Cozy With Button (pictured)

Jewelry Tutorials:

Recycled Cardboard Chevron Earrings
Anthro Knockoff Ribbon Necklace
Lace and Pearl Necklace (pictured)

Quilt Projects:

A Dishcloth A Day
I Spy Diamond Quilt
Anthropologie Inspired Love Pillow
Geranium Table Topper (pictured)

Craft Tutorials:

Ladybug Clay Pot Friend (pictured)
Sock Wreath
Mosaic Bath Jar Set
Snowflake Coasters from Washers

Crochet Afghan Tutorials:
Checker Board Afghan (pictured)
Zig Zag Ripple Afghan
Madrid Ripple Stitch Afghan




Christmas Craft Tutorials

Poinsettia Pillows
Quick Paint Chip Gift Tags
Winter Fairy Land Snow Domes (pictured)

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  1. Lee Hulon says

    Will you please post the pattern for the “Papillion Scraf” and also directions on how to make butterfly stitiches. Thanks

  2. Phyllis Klockgether says

    I am looking for the pattern “Papillion Scarf”. When I clicked on the link, it took me to another page but no pattern. Could you help me with this?

    Thank you.


  3. Bill Chase says

    I see your not married and wondered if you ever get down Georgia way? I live in NW GA and if you were ever down my way I was wondering if you would like to do lunch or dinner and get to know each other better?? I’m into Plastic Canvas some but we could talk about anything you want to talk about during our “business” meeting..Let me know what you think.. Take care.. Bill

  4. Laura C says

    Enjoyed reading about you and just love Favecrafts. Keep up the good work and all the great craft ideas!

  5. says

    It is great to meet you, and it is great to see I am not the only one who has done some strange things to meet a deadline. Good luck as the editor, can’t wait to see what’s next for you.

  6. Dawn says

    Hi Jenny….nice to meet you. I have a problem with the legs on Teddy Bear Crochet Patter and I see that there are other folks that seem to have had the same problem. It must be the way we are interpreting the leg pattern. If I crochet as I’m reading then there is no way to stuff the leg. I’ve been working the left leg and have reread the instructions way to many times to be having fun with this. Can you PLEASE help me understand this little leg! Thanks

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