Showing posts with label Alpha Pattern. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alpha Pattern. Show all posts

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Bringing the pink to life...

It's been a while so I thought I would post an update. I took an extended break after the holidays, but I have started some new designs and hope to have some great things to post in the future.

Remember the pink haired gal I created before Mr. Freeman? I am finally bringing her to life. I don't know if any of you knotted her to fruition... but I can't wait to see her and share her with you when she is done. Here is my progress so far -

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Pretty In Pink! - Free Chart!

I am proud to offer this chart free for your crafting pleasure. She'd make a lovely cross stitch piece, or a mini tapestry via hand-knotting as I've begun to do.  Feel free to shake it up - change the color scheme etc.  Enjoy and please share your finished pieces if you want. I'd love to see what you can do!

A free charted design created by Jennifer at

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

If this offends you...

I love her. 78 strings. She is my biggest piece to date. All hand knotted using this pattern found at

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Lichtenstein in knots

Here is my completed Lichtenstein pop art micro macrame piece. You can find the pattern here at

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Free Chart - Sunset Love

Happy Saturday! Today I am offering another free chart. This is a simple chart that can be used as an alpha pattern for a hand knotted piece (mini tapestry or friendship bracelet), as a cross stitch chart, or any craft that involves the use of a charted pattern. However you use it, please enjoy and have fun!

Sunset Love - Alpha Pattern / Cross Stitch Chart

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Free Original Bookmark Chart

My beautiful little girl turned 3 on July 28th. I had carpel tunnel surgery on my right side (yep, right handed) on Aug 5th. It is difficult to knot, weave, stitch, cook, shower... it is difficult to do just about everything... and since I can't stand not doing something, I've been using old lefty to create some new charts. 

This chart was designed with the idea of using it as a cross stitch bookmark. Of course, you can use it any way you like. I am planning to hand knot this chart as soon as the cast comes off. I will add photos of the finished piece when I finish it. Hopefully before September comes.

If you just want the alpha pattern, you can right-click and save, if you want the cross stitch .pdf file, which includes chart info and color scheme info, click link under chart. This chart is offered free of charge. Please enjoy it and feel free to share your photos if you use my design.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Free Charts: 1 Design, 3 Variations

Happy Sunday! Today I am offering a new alpha pattern. I have created 3 color variations of the same  design. This pattern will work great for hand knotting floss or yarn bracelets (friendship bracelets) and can also be used for small cross stitch border pattern, or a loom bead pattern.  Enjoy!

- Jennifer

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Welcome to Jennifer's Knot Home!

And so it begins, a digital account of my creative escapades. It all started for me a couple of years ago. After I had my daughter, I was trying to come up with ways to express my creativity while being a stay at home mom.

I somehow stumbled across a friendship bracelet pattern, and lamented about how I was never able to do it when I was a kid. I was intrigued, however, and it seemed fun, and a good way to pass the time while baby was sleeping.

I visited my local Joann's Fabric and picked up some embroidery floss. My first several attempts were crap, and I was certain that I couldn't pull it off... Until I did. I started with the basic designs, the candy stripe and the chevron, neither of which required a pattern. After I mastered the basics, I was hungry for more.

This hunger meant that I'd have to teach myself how to read patterns. It seemed daunting, and I wasn't sure if I could do it... Then, I did. I started small, just a few strings, then I worked my way up to 20+ strings.  After time, I started getting bored of the normal patterns. I dug deeper and decided to teach myself how to read alpha charts. Alpha patterns are much different than normal patterns, but allow for much more detail.

I started adapting cross stitch, and other charts for knotting. The world opened up and I realized, this was my passion. I was having a love affair with string. I grappled with the idea that it was juvenile, and a waste of time, but I was getting good at it, and wanted to keep going.

It was at this time that I learned about weaving looms. I started my research, and decided I wanted to give it a go. I made my first loom out of cardboard... And I didn't like it. I saw the potential, but found it difficult on the cardboard. I wanted to succeed and start creating beautiful masterpieces made of fiber.

I finally invested in a loom... And wow... I was in love. It was much better than using the cardboard, and I took to it immediately. This is where I'm at right now. Here is where I invite you in, to share in my creative adventures. Join me, as I attempt to discover my own style and technique and create works of art made with string, yarn, and other fibers.

Along the way, I will share the resources I collected, offer tips and tricks that I discovered to make my life easier, and share my techniques through various tutorials and photos.  I will walk you through the basics, help you understand knots and the four types associated with hand knotting. I will share with you what floss I feel works best for me and why. I have a lot to share... So if you are ready. Here we go!

I am still on this journey, and don't know where it will take me next... But I decided having a digital account would not only benefit me, but others like me, trying to learn more and start their own creative journey.

Welcome to Jennifer's Knot Home.