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Crochet Designer Interview: Jane Green
By now you know that Crochet Foundry LOVES working with all the talented crochet designers that we have the privilege to showcase in our magazine. In this Designer Interview series, we'll get to know some of our July issue designers. Today we're talking to Jane Green, who contributed the Popcorn Sweater in our July 2023 issue.
Jane Green, crochet designer

1. What's your name and brand (if you have one): 
My name is Jane Green, and I am the founder of "Beautiful Crochet Stuff"
2. What is your design for this month, and can you tell us a little bit about what inspired it?
Popcorn Sweater collage
The inspiration for the Crochet Popcorn Sweater Pattern originated from my Pinterest board. While browsing, I came across a diagram featuring "windows" in the center of each square, created by a ch-1 space. Intrigued by the concept, I decided to enhance the texture further by incorporating the delightful popcorn stitch.
3. What were some challenges about designing this piece?
I attempted to develop a design that resembles individual squares without requiring yarn cutting. Additionally, I have a fondness for the popcorn stitch, despite its yarn-intensive nature. In this pattern, I incorporated the popcorn stitch by including only one popcorn in each square, ensuring that this pattern won't deplete our yarn stash.
Popcorn Sweater shown from the back
4. What are a couple of fun facts about you?
1. An interesting fact about me is that I don't drive. While many rely on cars for transportation, I've embraced alternative modes of getting around, whether it's walking, biking, or utilizing public transportation. It has allowed me to explore my surroundings in a unique way.
2. One fun fact about me is my adoration for palm trees. It's a dream come true to now reside in a city blessed with a plentiful number of these iconic trees. Their tall and swaying presence brings a touch of tropical paradise to my everyday life.
5. How can our readers find you?
Readers can find me on Instagram (@beautifulcrochetstuff) where I share my latest designs and provide updates on upcoming projects.
They can also visit my website (https://beautifulcrochetstuff.com/) to browse through my crochet patterns and get in touch with me. 
Editor's note: Read our June 2023 interview with Jane Green for more!
6. Anything else you'd like to add?
To the readers of Crochet Foundry Magazine, I encourage you not to be afraid to experiment with different patterns and styles. Embrace the uniqueness of your own curves and body shape. Crocheting is a form of self-expression, and by embracing your individuality and exploring different patterns and designs, you can discover new styles that accentuate your best features and make you feel confident and empowered. So, let your creativity flow and have fun exploring the endless possibilities that fashion has to offer!

Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us, Jane. We look forward to working with you again in the future!

Are you a crochet designer (or would you like to be)? Crochet Foundry works with independent crochet designers to produce the gorgeous designs featured in our magazine. To find out more, visit our Submit a Design page and be sure to sign up for our Designer Email list to be notified of design opportunities.