Patterns on Ravelry

I am now on Ravelry!

Now you can find Hooked by Jenny designs on the Ravelry website. This is a great way to find all my designs and new creations. You can do a search at Ravelry for the Hooked by Jenny designer or try out this link here.

And don’t forget, if you are a Craftsy member, you can find me there too!


Class Resources

You can follow my crochet pinning on Pinterest: Jenny Brinkmeyer


Stitch guides

  • Moogly blog: This blog is awesome! She has video tutorials for everything from tying your slip knot and chaining to more complicated specialty stitches. She is continually posting new patterns, stitches, tutorials and links to many free patterns on her sight and other sites. Scroll
    down to “video tutorials” to find how to do single crochets, double crochets and many more!

Yarn Weights

  • Black Sheep Wool Company: They are focused on knitting, but they use the same standard yarn weights. This web address gives you a picture comparison of the yarn and information about each yarn weight
  • Craft Yarn Council: They give you a standard yarn weight chart which includes suggested hooks for each size of yarn. There are also links to more crochet information in the left column.

Crochet hook conversion chart

  • Coats & Clark: This site gives you the conversion from Metric – US – UK/Canada sizes of crochet hooks. Some other sites have conversion charts, but I really like this one the best.

Free Patterns

  • All Free Crochet: This is a great place to search for patterns and you can sign up for their newsletter and they will send your e-mails with featured patterns. The newsletter is a great way to build up a pattern library and see the variety of available patterns.
  • Free Crochet Patterns: This is a new site that I haven’t used much yet, but they do show you a picture with each project name when you do searches.
  • Red Heart Yarn: This site promotes their own yarn, but as long as you are using the right yarn size you can usually use any yarn you want.
  • Lion Brand Yarn: On the left you can find links to patterns by type. Again they are promoting their yarn, but you can look at their yarn and find a comparable yarn somewhere else if needed.

Magazine subscriptions

Not your grandma’s crochet class

I am very excited to share the news that I am teaching a crochet class! My first class is on July 2nd and I created a simple square dishcloth to teach the basics and get the students started. I hope to share my passion for crochet and inspire my students to use this new skill to create anything they want! I will also be posting class information, patterns, and resources here for my students to access as needed. So, here is the pattern for our first project:

Single and Double DishclothSingle & Double dishcloth

Copyright 2013  Hooked By Jenny

Skill Level: Beginner

Gage: Not important

Size: Approx. 8 x 8.5 in.


  • Peaches & Cream 100% cotton yarn, 1 skein in color of your choice (made with Sweet Pea Stripes)
  • Size H/5.0 crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle


  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • St – stitch
  • Sl st – slip stitch


Ch 25.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea ch across. (24 sc)

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn. Sc in ea st across.

Row 5: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn. Dc in ea sc across. (24 dc)

Row 6: Ch 3, turn. Dc in ea dc across.

Rows 7-10: Repeat Row 2.

Rows 11-12: Repeat Rows 5-6.

Rows 13-16: Repeat Row 2.

Rows 17-18: Repeat Rows 5-6.

Rows 19-22: Repeat Row 2. Do not fasten off.

Loop & Edging

Ch 10, being careful not to twist the ch, join with a sl st to the first ch, sc around dishcloth with 3 sc in each corner, except the corner with the loop. Sl st in each ch around the loop. Finish off. Hide ends.

Patterns on Craftsy

I am so sorry that I haven’t been doing a better job of keeping things up with this blog. Since I am still learning about posting things on here, it takes time to put together a blog post and “me time” is something that I don’t have a lot of around here. Especially when for the last two nights some of my “me time” was spent cleaning up vomit. One of the not so great parts of being a parent.

However, I finally finished something that I started way back about the time I started this blog. I got two of my very own crochet patterns ready for publishing on! Yeah!! Per a suggestion from a friend, I posted a pattern to sell and a free pattern to help draw people to my ‘shop’. So check out my patterns here:

I hope to get a couple more patterns posted to sell soon and I am still taking orders to make the items listed here on my blog.


Chloe’s Newboy

This is the adorable hat that I created for my daughter and I am now taking orders to make one for you!

Cabled Newsboy-Fruit Punch-008

Fruit Punch – Toddler size

Cabled Newsboy Beanie

Sherbet stripe – 6-12 mon size

It can be made for a girl or boy. The boy version (see pictures below) has a decorative strap across the front of the beanie with a button on each end, or no extra accent, instead of the flower.

The first hat is made in the color “Fruit Punch” and the second one is “Sherbet Stripe.” They can be made out of Red Heart or I Love This Yarn brand yarns. Red Heart with Love colors can be seen here, and I Love This Yarn colors can be seen here. Color availability depends on in-store and on-line stock in the stores that I have access to. When ordering please give 2-3 color choices in order of preference in case of a color being out of stock. I will e-mail you as soon as possible with the color that I am able to find in stock. Note: The hat made in Fruit Punch is made in the toddler size, the perfect rainbow stripes are not guaranteed if the hat is made in any other sizes. The flower colors are: Passion (Caron), Fruit Punch, Passion

The hats are available in the following sizes and prices:

6-12 months (16-18″ head circumference) – $18.00

Toddler: 1-3 years (18-20″ head circ.) – $18.00

Child/Teen (20-22″ head circ.) – $20.00

Adult (22-24″ head circ.) – $22.00

Shipping & Handling – $5.00 for one item, $2.00 per additional item

HOW TO ORDER:Cabled Newsboy-Fruit Punch-011

E-mail me at and type ORDER in the subject field. Please include:

Your full name
E-mail address
Mailing Address
Item you would like (specify boy or girl)
Hat Color
Flower colors (3-layers)-if applicable & preferred side of hat.
*Note: placement may be determined by brim patterning. The Fruit Punch hat flower was placed on right side to cover a visually unpleasing pattern caused by the varigating yarn. The same size hat may end up with different patterning on the brim when made again and therefore wouldn’t require the placement on the right side.
Any other special requests or comments

I will then send you a PayPal invoice for payment. Once payment has been made I will send you a confirmation e-mail and start working on you item! All items are made to order, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. I will inform you at the time of order if there may be any delay due to the quantity of orders I have already received. If I quoted you a lower price be sure and remind me so I can honor that price or explain why I can’t!

Cabled Newsboy-black-pink-006 - Copy Cabled Newsboy boys hat - Copy Cabled Newsboy Heartfelt - Copy

Lacy Woven Scarf for sale!

I am now accepting orders!

The Lacy Woven Scarf is my own pattern that I designed. It is hand crocheted with super soft yarn that has a slight sheen to it. The lacy pattern gives it a very dressy look and the permanent weave keeps it around your neck at all times. This scarf offers some warmth and add lots of style to your wardrobe!

Scarf can be made with a scalloped edge (color: Ocean) or a straight edge (color: Grey Heather) on the ends as shown here.

Approx. dimensions: 47″ end to end, 18 ½” neck hole, hangs down 23″ from back of neck. Adjustments can be made to the size of the neck hole or the ends beyond the weave, in 3″ increments. Additional length is subject to additional charge. Be sure to note when ordering if you would like any adjustments.

Lacy Woven Scarf $20.00, plus $5.00 S&H

This lovely scarf is made with Caron Simply Soft Yarn.  Click here to view the Caron colors that you can choose from. **Note: some colors are seasonal and may occationally be unavailable or available at a higher cost. All orders are made to order. The Lord has blessed me with this talent and love for crocheting, along with 4 beautiful (young) children. I will make it as quick as possible, but please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.


E-mail me at and type ORDER in the subject field. Please include:

Your full name
E-mail address
Mailing Address
Item you would like
Any other special requests or comments

I will then send you a PayPal invoice for payment. Once payment has been made I will send you a confirmation e-mail and start working on you item! If I quoted you a different price, please remind me so I can honor that request or explain why I can’t.

Chloe’s Newsboy

I have been wanting to make a hat for my little girl and my first plan was a floppy brimmed sun hat. I bought some pretty varigated yarn, however, yarn is quite warm and our summer was VERY warm, so I never made that floppy brimmed hat. Now that the weather is cooling off I decided I needed a warm hat for her to wear.

Beanies and newsboys with an accent flower seem to be all the rage right now and I agree that they are adorable! I just couldn’t find the one I liked though. I’m kinda picky that way. I think I drive my husband crazy with all my talk and planning abut this and that. I seldom ever follow patterns entirely, I’m always adjusting this or that to my liking. So as I was searching for just the right pattern I came across a coaster, yes a coaster, that I liked. I wanted a hat with some real visual appeal and some texture, and this coaster seemed to be perfect! In just a few days I crocheted this cute little newsboy for CE (my little girl) and I created a new pattern to claim as my own – Chloe’s Newsboy. My 6 yr old daughter-AC wants a matching hat and I am planning on making a boy’s version for my boys as well.

These hats and the pattern will be available for purchase in the future.