Jenny King Crochet © 2012 Barry Alsop Photographer Eyes Wide Open IMAGES

G’Day, my name is Jenny King, hence the name of the business, and I have been designing in crochet since about 10 years of age. I didn’t know it was called designing, I was just making what I wanted without a pattern as children do when no one told them they couldn’t. Then, at 12, I made my first crochet bikini from a pattern in a magazine so I had to learn the words. There were lots of designs in every magazine as it was the 70’s and crochet was supreme! Then the patterns for crochet dried up so I just grabbed a Vogue Knitting Magazine and crocheted to their schematics. Didn’t everybody? Apparently not, I have discovered.

I didn’t know it was called designing, I was just making what I wanted without a pattern as children do when no one told them they couldn’t. Then, at 12, I made my first crochet bikini from a pattern in a magazine so I had to learn the words. There were lots of designs in every magazine as it was the 70’s and crochet was supreme! Then the patterns for crochet dried up so I just grabbed a Vogue Knitting Magazine and crocheted to their schematics. Didn’t everybody? Apparently not, I have discovered.

I crocheted my first bikini commercially and sold it to a boutique in Byron Bay at 15 and the rest is history.
I have written 20 books, taught in 2 full-length videos. I teach internationally and write patterns for magazines that are published all over the world.

Now I’m all about teaching crochet and writing the patterns for others to make my designs.  I would truly love everyone to feel the sense of satisfaction that comes from creating a work of art, the sense of peace that comes from crocheting and the ability to open up the brain with the satisfying rhythm of repetitive stitching.

I believe that taking time out each day to stitch is therapeutic to both the body and mind and will always keep it young.  Infact, I think it may be the Fountain of Youth.
I would love you to come and join me get young, get calm,  get creative and get hooked.