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!

The Hook Nook 2019 Winter Maker Call


The Hook Nook is having a Featured Maker Call!

You. Guys. We are just about to enter a new year AND we are wrapping up our first full year of our THN Maker Blog series! Can you believe it?!

We launched our new website and blog on February 14, 2018 and have been working with incredible Makers from all over the world to create one heck of a community. Featuring both crochet and knit patterns, to DIY projects, to inspirational projects, to tips and tricks of the trade - the THNLife Blog has got it all. I want to sincerely thank each and every single person that has collaborated with us so far in our first year - we couldn't have done it without you!!

However, we are now looking for more Makers who would like to be featured here on our blog in the first part of 2019!

For those that are new around here, we host quarterly Maker Calls seeking talented and passionate Makers who would like to showcase their skills and projects with the world! This will be our fourth Maker Call and we need YOU!

No matter your social following, we want to feature Makers who love what they do, love to share with others and wants to be part of our close-knit community of Makers!

Will you join us?!

The Reverie Ruana Crochet Pattern - Brianna Larapoli

We are looking for winter projects/patterns such as:

  • Scarves/Infinity Scarves
  • Cardigans
  • Sweaters
  • Blankets/Throws
  • Chunky Fibers
  • Arm Crochet/Arm Knitting
  • Beanies/Toques
  • Mittens/Gloves/Fingerless Gloves
  • Amigurumi/Toys
  • Home Decor
  • Valentine's Day
  • Goal Setting in the New Year
  • Your Craft Room - Ways You Store Your Yarn - In Beautiful Inspirational Spaces
  • Ways You Stay Motivated
  • Etc

Ava Dress Crochet Pattern - Sierra Tosner

In addition to fiber-based posts, we are also looking for including all kinds of Makers and their talents and skills. In doing so, we are also looking for Creatives and Makers who are wanting to share content such as:

  • Inspirational Posts
  • Words of Wisdom/Encouragement
  • "How-to" - Instructional
  • Small Biz Tips
  • Social Media/Marketing Tips
  • Additional Craft Projects
  • Weaving
  • Embroidery
  • Watercolor/Painting
  • Lettering
  • Coloring Pages
  • Jewelry Making
  • Sewing/Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafting
  • Recipes
  • Etc

Seamless Snog Cardigan Crochet Pattern - Shannon Eckler

Deadline for Featured Maker Call is December 16th, 2018 at 11:59pm PT

Who we are looking for: Positive Makers and artists who believe in sharing the handmade community worldwide and inspiring others that they, too, can join our community. We are team “Community Over Competition” - forever and ever.

1. Personal style: Able to create original one-of-a-kind projects while also able to explain the creative process to others. Makers may also contribute original DIY projects, patterns, inspirational shares, or anything else the Maker finds inspiration for that is relative to our handmade community.

2. Tech-savvy: Has a personal or business account on Facebook and or public Instagram account. Can write a detailed blog post sharing their work in a way that inspires others. Able to photograph their projects clearly and beautifully, in hi-res format. Can communicate through email in a timely manner.  

3. Responsible: Can write a blog post within a deadline.

How to Have a Successful Craft Fair - Kristin Oldach

Featured Makers will:

1. Have projects featured on The Hook Nook Life blog/website in 2018. All Featured Maker's work will still be under full copyright of Maker (you can still do as you please with the content! Sell it, share it, burn it.. I mean, I’m not here to tell you what to do with it.. ;) )

2. Have their name and work promoted on our website, blog, and other social media platforms.

3. More opportunities to apply throughout the year in terms of additional content to the blog or other special projects The Hook Nook will be hosting.

Snowed In Socks Knitting Pattern - Ashley Heinen

To apply: Email the following to with the subject line as follows: THN 2019 Winter Maker Call_FirstName_LastName (example: THN 2019 Winter Maker Call - Jessica Carey)

1. List your name, email, state/country, and blog address (if you have one).

2. Send a brief bio of yourself and how our community inspires you. Maybe even a little silly tidbit about yourself!

3. List the links of your active public Facebook and Instagram profiles. (example:

4. Send 3 high res photos of projects that best represent your style. We want to see what you bring to this community! Only hi-res and clearly photographed projects will be considered - we want our audience and community to find beauty in what you’re doing! You find such pride in your work, find the same pride in how you showcase that hard work! We want to be able to share the best projects with our creative and supportive community, and photography is a key component in successful projects! (Note: If you are unsure if you are taking hi-res images or want more information on why this requirement is necessary, please check out this blog post I shared recently explaining it in much more detail!)

5. Feel free to send in new content with each new Maker call and please do not be discouraged if your work is not chosen for any specific call. If your application includes content that can be “cleaned up”, we will be sure to help advise you on suggestions. However, please do respect the amount of time our team requires to do everything we are doing and we are unable to walk you through how to do each step after we’ve given suggestions. Find pride in yourself and your ability to learn new things! Be sure to apply again in the next Maker Call!

Charlie Raglan Sweater Crochet Pattern - Courtney Clark

We hope you join us in showcasing just how incredible the Maker community is - no matter what genre you fall into. <3

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See you guys over in my inbox!



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