NatCroMo 2014, March 6: Jennifer E. Ryan


The 2014 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month continues today with a visit to crochet designer Jennifer E. Ryan of Celtic Knot Crochet.

Jennifer E Ryan

Jennifer E Ryan is an award-winning published crochet designer who teaches crochet in her hometown.  Her crochet designs can be seen in publications, such as:  Crochet Today!, Crochet!, Interweave Crochet and at   These designs range from jewelry to women’s garments, from children’s toys to large car accessories.  Jennifer’s specialty is combining Celtic Knots with crochet.  She won 2nd place in the Fashion Category for her unique garments in the CGOA’s Design Competition 2012 and 2013.  She enjoys working with alternative fibers and all of the creative possibilities there are with large scale “yarn graffiti”.  In May 2013 she designed and implemented a successful large-scale community yarn art project with the Currier Museum of Art.  You can see all of her work at:


National Crochet Month Plans

Celtic Knot Bracelet: Free Pattern

Jennifer is offering her Celtic Knot Bracelet as a free Ravelry download. Made in a beautiful green, this is a quick project to make up just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and spring!  This design matches a Celtic Knot Belt pattern available for free download on the Red Heart website.


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Jennifer is a professional member of CGOA (Crochet Guild of America), and she has this to share about her CGOA experience:

Being a member of CGOA has been wonderful. Through CGOA I have met many talented and generous crocheters who enjoy sharing their knowledge, experiences and love of crochet.  Because of CGOA I learned how to become a designer, have been able to be a part of a great design competition and have made friends from all over the country who share my passion for crochet.  CGOA offers many great resources on-line but for me the best resources are the real-life people who you get to meet at the annual events.


Jennifer’s Designs

We’d like to highlight two of Jennifer’s designs, just to give you a sneak peek at her work.

Connemara Beauty

Connemara Beauty:   2013 CGOA Design competition 2nd place winner in Fashion category – Sweater with 9 Celtic knots made with Sassy Skein’s Key West Karibbean Kotton. This design will be published later in 2014. Photo copyright Doris Chan. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Note from Amy: I had the great fortune to see this design in person at the CGOA conference last year. It is absolutely gorgeous!!

Farm Animal Hats

Farm Animal Hats:  The pattern for these fun pig and cow hats in sizes for all ages is available now in the Feb/Mar 2014  issue of Crochet Today magazine. Photo copyright Crochet Today magazine. All rights reserved. Used with permission.


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Blog Tour Schedule

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