beyond the granny square

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Announcement    Unique Crochet Patterns designed, in the UK, by Elvira Jane. All patterns are available in UK and US crochet terms.


Last updated on Apr 16, 2021

Unique Crochet Patterns designed, in the UK, by Elvira Jane. All patterns are available in UK and US crochet terms.



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How it began, and where it went.

Hello! My name is Elvira Jane, I live in Somerset, in the southwest of England, and I am a crochet designer, specialising in sculptural crochet. 

I learned to crochet as a child, from 1970's craft books, such as Golden Hands, and Good Housekeeping.  I enjoyed it, but it was a bit of a struggle for me, as I naturally have a tight tension, and my granny squares would turn out somewhat rigid, and not ideal for a cosy blanket.  That combined with other priorities, that kids have, I abandoned it for some time.

Then, about 20 years ago, I revived my interest in crochet, but struggled to find patterns that really caught my eye (they were still a bit old fashioned then). Then a few years later, I thought maybe I could start creating my own patterns, but what would I design?  Now, one thing you used to see in the old crochet books, and still do in modern pattern books, are plant pot/jar covers, and it occurred to me that, given my naturally tight tension, I could take it a bit further, and create freestanding pots, which then progressed to vases.  None of this happened overnight, and there was a lot of experimentation, getting the shape to match my design sketches, choosing the right yarns, making it rigid enough (without the use of starch or glue), and making smooth curves, by staggering the increase/decrease, which involved creating a new, uniformed, method of increase and decrease rounds.  Some of my sculptures have a double layer of crochet (a lining), which gives extra strength to the overall structure of the piece and, in most cases, they are worked in one piece, so I only have two ends to sew in.  The tight work is tough on my hands, but I love the end result.

Now I look to pottery, glass, and wood-turning for my inspiration, and with the fabulous range of colourful yarns available, there are so many ideas buzzing around my head to test the boundaries of crochet design. 

Although my main focus is sculptures, with the patience that only comes with age, I am also able to crochet softer pieces, and have created some more traditional patterns for items such as fingerless gloves, bunting, bags etc.  I sell my crochet patterns through my Etsy shop, as digital downloads, and I also have a selection of free crochet patterns, so you can try before you buy.

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  • Elvira Jane

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    Hello! My name is Elvira Jane, and I am a crochet designer, specialising in sculptural crochet. I live in Somerset, in the southwest of England, with my husband Drew, a scruffy lurcher called Zillah, and half a dozen chickens.

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Last updated on October 5, 2019
Hello, and welcome to my shop. I take great care designing my patterns. It is extremely important to me that my customers are delighted with the quality of their purchases, and the service I provide. All of my patterns are independently tested prior to publication. Feel free to contact me, with any queries, about my patterns.

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I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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If you have any problems downloading your item, please contact me.

Digital items cannot not be refunded after they have been downloaded.
All forms of payment, as stated by Etsy, are now accepted.
VAT is payable on digital items which is shown prior to ordering where applicable.
The customer is responsible for import fees and all other relevant import costs for physical purchases outside of the United Kingdom.
Please follow the instructions, on your order confirmation email, to download your item. If you have any problems downloading the item, please contact me.
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© All rights reserved. No part of the pattern(s) may be reproduced, copied or transmitted, by any means, without prior written permission from Elvira Jane.
*You are welcome to sell products, made using the pattern(s), but please give the design credit to “Elvira Jane”.
www.elvirajane.com ~ www.facebook.com/ElviraJaneCrochetDesigner
elvirajaneq [!at] gmail.com

*For items that are aimed at children, please note that the law may categorise certain items as toys. Therefore it is YOUR legal responsibility to check if the finished item requires CE testing (or equivalent testing outside of Europe), prior to it being sold to the public.
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email address, postal address, payment information, and the
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I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your
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connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about
your purchases if required by tax law; and
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may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with
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In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I
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about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any
other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your
local data protection authority.


For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Elvira Newton, am the
data controller of your personal information. If you have any
questions or concerns, you may contact me at
elvirajaneq [!at] gmail.com
Alternatively, you may send a letter to me at: Elvira Newton,
Elvira Jane, 29 Fore Street, Westonzoyland, BRIDGWATER,
Somerset TA7 0EF