If I don’t knit or crochet at least once a day, I feel like a total slacker.
Hey everyone! I’m Deja Joy, the face and designer behind
Knit and Crochet Ever After.
Read on to learn a little about me.
How long you been crocheting?
From the time I learned from my great-grandmother until now — over 20 years.
Actual time crocheting (my 20s were a blur of school, work and debt, having a stash was not an option)– probably about 15.
How long you been knitting?
A much shorter time, only about five years or so. It took me a while to get the hang of it learning on my own.
How’d you start designing?
I got pregnant. I picked up the hook to make some stuff. I realized I liked designing rather than following a pattern, now I’ve been doing it over 12 years.
Self-striping in beautiful vibrant colors
Where ya from?
I spent the better part of my life in Southern California, and while I miss Disneyland and the predictable weather, I find that moving around from place to place a more interesting adventure.
Currently I’m living with my family in the mountains of Arizona (yes they have mountains!).
Where You’ll find me:
I’m on a few different websites, so whether you purchase a pattern here or there, you can guarantee that I’m there for you every step of the way.
If you find my patterns on other websites or places than the ones listed below you might have bought from someone who is selling the patterns illegally. I, unfortunately, can’t provide support for these illegal activities so be sure you’re buying from the list below.
You can also find a couple of my titles on iBooks.
Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment or email me, I will be sure to get back to you super-fast!
Hi Deja! Love all your crochet tutorials! They have helped me so much. For the past few months I have challenged myself and am learning to knit. I noticed that you too have made changes and added ‘Knit’ to your website name. Does this mean knitting patterns? Knitting tutorials? Oh I hope so!!! Am looking forward to your knitting instructions.
I’m working on some knitting for crocheters tutorials. 🙂
Hi. I found your beanie tutorial on YouTube. I love it that you also taught me how to read a pattern!!! Only been crocheting for a couple of years so still have lots to learn. A whole new world has been opened to me now!! Thanks so much 😊
How would you join together the regal diamond motif together to make a blanket?
Good evening. I purchased the skull beanie pattern – On round 3, I don’t understand how you only have 18 stitches… SC INC around should equal 24 stitches. What am I doing wrong? Thanks! Deborah
Hi there, you will actually only be increasing every other stitch. So the instructions state [inc, sc] 6 times. So you inc in one stitch, then SC in the next ST, then repeat. So you will have a total of 18 at the end. 🙂
Well of course that makes sense! Thank you so much for answering so quickly – on a deadline! Have a super day! Deborah 🙂
Me again – I’m so sorry but I am just not getting a handle on this pattern. It seems there should be more stitches than what the pattern is saying. Round 4 – INC, SC in next 2 stitches 6 times…isn’t that the same as round 3? Am I skipping a stitch somewhere? I keep ending up with 30 stitches OR I am not getting all the way around the ring if I stop after the 6th time or at 18 stitches. yikes.
Hi there, as the pattern progresses you are adding an extra stitch in between each increase. So when you read the pattern SC in next 2 STS means that you will SC in each of the next 2 STS. So you increase, then SC in the next ST, then SC in the next ST. You’ll have 4 STS for each repeat 4×6=24. Then the next round you will SC in each of the next 3 and so on and so on. 🙂
THANKS CROCHETEVER YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB IN KEEPING THE MOTIVATION FLOWING.
THANKING YOU FOR THE RUSH,
I so love your Roku channel. I spent 15 years in the Navy and now disabled with MS so I am teaching myself how to crochet off of videos. Thanks for all your help and great information. You make my day.
That’s awesome, thanks so much!
Love your designs Jeta and have been on a crocheting basket binge. I just recently was “let go” 🙁 from employment after being in the workforce for 35 years. But as life would have it, I have been able to enjoy the things I forgot I really enjoyed… crocheting being one of them. Soooo, I picked up my hook and finished many wips that were started pre-marriage, pre-children, pre-working my butt off full time for the employers profit and gain- yeah I am still a bit bitter! However, NOW I am ingtrigued by all the crochet/knit things being posted on the web and am particularly interested in designing. How did you start designing?
I have also been a crochter since an early age, have worked with threads and yarns if all types. I cannot use wool due to allergies. Very interested in all types of “new ” style crochet techniques.
Thank you ! Your you tubes are very helpful!!! I what kind of hooks do you like to use ?
My favorite are Clover Soft Touch. They are very comfortable and the yarn slides easily on them. 🙂
Would love to get the owl basket pattern today. Just learned about it today . Would like to make it for my granddaughter,she is a owl lover. Thank you.
You’re very welcome. Thanks for the kind words!
Hi! I have recently purchased two of your hat patterns and they are wonderful! The tutorials included in them with all of the pictures are great! I just had one question. I am having a hard time finding the proper yarn. I know knit picks is ordered online, but I have someone wanting your mix tape beanie right away, so I don’t want to have to ship the yarn. Would it be okay to use a different weight yarn? Such as DK/light weight yarn, or fine weight yarn? Thank you!!
The lightweight will work perfectly. Just check your gauge To make sure the hook is good. 🙂
I just finished your owl basket! I’ve never crocheted before, but your tutorials guided me thru all the stitches needed to finish this project! I’ve never seen such great tutorials!! You are an “owl-some” teacher!
Lol, you made my day. Love the use of owl!
I nominated you for an award! You can see it here: http://skproducts.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/simply-knots-got-an-award/
Thanks so much! That was so nice of you 🙂
You’re welcome. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking the blueberry muffins. Best wishes!!!