Jessica Carey

Hey, everyone! I’m Jessica, the founder behind The Hook Nook, and I REALLY like to make pretty things. For the last several years I’ve gone from teaching myself to crochet, to selling my makes to friends and family, to opening an Etsy shop, to pattern designing and now I am so fortunate to have worked with some of the biggest brands and companies in the fiber industry from all around the world. You can now find my own The Hook Nook brand designer crochet hooks, yarn and craft accessories at in my online shop and at various retailers!

25+ Quick & Easy DIY Creative Projects To Make At Home


If there was ever a good time to find some quick and easy projects to make while spending time at home, I feel like now is that time.

Being creative a little bit each day has helped me stay a little bit more sane by "escaping" for a few minutes. Whether I'm reading a book, crocheting, journaling, or reorganizing my pantry, these moments have become cherished moments of self-care. During these times are uncertainty and craziness, I encourage you to take a moment to sit down and give yourself time to just "be".

Below I've shared some great projects by Makers from all around the world for you to try over the next few weeks and attempt to rekindle or sustain your creative spirit.

Want to join me in a virtual craft party?! Join me LIVE in Instagram March 26 at 1pm PST / 4pm EST and just be creative! Be sure to share your makes on social media and use these hashtags to be part of our incredible crafty family and see what others are making as well:

  • #handmadefromhome
  • #scrapencasa
  • #stayathome
  • #craftalongwithme
  • #thehooknookers
  • #makewiththn
  • #handmadewithjoann

Be sure to share this post with your friends and family on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter or email to help inspire them to be creative also!!

1. Free Tag Download : Made With Love / by Megan Shaimes / @megmadewithlove

  1. DIY Earth Day Seed Bombs / by Jessica Carey / @the.hook.nook

  1. The Fleur Dress Crochet Pattern / by Samantha Casale / @casalecrafts

  1. The Alis Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern / by Ellen Bergmann /

  1. She Conquers Tassel Scarf Knitting Pattern / by Lindsey Faciane / @thechesapeakeneedle

  1. Ivy Cardigan Knitting Pattern / by Emily Franck / @thebluemouse_

  1. Tunisan Basketweave Crochet Pattern / by Tanya Eberhardt / @ltblogged

  1. Diamonds In The Rough Ruana Knitting Pattern / by Ashley Heinen / @folkandfiberco

  1. DIY Embroidered Bouquet Pattern / by Kristen Gula / @gulushthreads

  1. The Ava Dress Crochet Pattern / by Sierra Tosner / @sweeteverlyb

  1. Harvest Moon Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern / by Abby Sandquist / @cozymoondesigns

  1. Charlie Raglan Sweater Crochet Pattern / by Courtney Clark / @ilovetinderbox

  1. The Reverie Ruana Crochet Pattern / by Brianna Iarapoli / @life.and.yarn

  1. Cascading Bobbles Sweater Crochet Pattern / by Stephanie Piper / @by.stephanie.erin

  1. The Mockingbird Cowl Crochet Pattern / by Hailey Bailey / @madebyhaileybailey

  1. Unicorn Hand Puppet Crochet Pattern / by Erin Green / @ekaygdesigns

  1. Meadow Tie Top Bralette Crochet Pattern / by Taylor Flanagan / @taylorlynncrochet

  1. DIY Handmade Dish Cloth Crochet Pattern / by Jessica Carey / @the.hook.nook

  1. Huggy The Sloth Amigurumi Crochet Pattern / by Sarra Watkins / @yayashooknyarn

  1. Winter Diamonds Wrap Crochet Pattern / Claire Goodale / @eclairemakery

  1. The Lorraine Afghan Blanket Crochet Pattern / by Lauren Hogg / @twentyfourthreads

  1. Pyramid Stitch Cowl Loom Knitting Pattern / by Denise Canela / @loomahat

  1. Dottie Scarf Knitting Pattern / by Kaitlin Barthold / @originally.lovely

  1. Amy Doll Crochet Pattern / by Elmien Louw / @mamamea_crochet

  1. Rainbow Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern / by Jessica Fishman / @theknitknackshop

  1. Verona Infinity Scarf Knitting Pattern / by Elise Ljiko / @frosiaknits

BOOM. There ya go.

Over 25 different creative projects for you to play around with over the next few weeks (or whenever!) and keep your mind busy and your creativity flowing. Don't forget to check out THNLife Blog for hundreds of free projects, inspiring stories and more. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with what is happening at The Hook Nook! Scroll down to the bottom of this page and simply input your email. <3

Stay crafty, my friends!



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