TCJ Inspiration Place

monday march 28, 2016: crazy for cowls ~ click here to comment March 28, 2016 09:33

Happy #TCJMonday!

I 'hop' everyone who celebrates had a great Easter weekend!

Easter Bunny Card

Here at The Crafty Jackalope we are crazy for cowls! We love them in the winter, in the summer and the seasons in between.  Here are a few we are mad about!


If you are looking for a quick cowl to make as a gift I would highly suggest the Capital Cowl V2.0.  If you have the yarn already (something bulky weight/12st) then all you need is the pattern.  Or you can get the complete kit with yarn and pattern all in a cute 100% cotton TCJ project bag.  The yarn the comes with the kit is a beautiful blend of silk and Alpaca and is offered in three colorways: grey; teal & opal.


One of my favorite designs is the Brave Cowl.  If you love plaid, this is the cowl for you.  It is knit with the delicious Purl Soho Super Soft Merino in 3 colors (sample: Super Pink 1120; Timeless Navy 1580 & Oyster Grey 2080).


Another quick knit is the Bambi Cowl.  We also offer this cowl as a kit; it come with two skeins of Malabrigo Mecha and pattern in a 100% TCJ project bag.


Looking for a cowl for the spring/summer months?  The Magpie Darling Cowl is airy & light.  The original pattern is knit with a strand of sequin sparkle (great for the holiday seasons or to dress up an outfit) but choose any light weight sock yarn in a linen or cotton or a soft merino and it is perfect paired with a t-shirt!


Another favorite is the Supersonic Crochet Cowl.  This is can be crochet in one hour (if you already know basic crochet techniques). This cowl comes as a pattern, a kit or handmade!

For a complete listing of all our cowl patterns, click here.  For the kits {yarn & pattern}, click here




monday february 15, 2016: my favorite products ~ click here to comment February 15, 2016 00:01

Happy Monday! #TCJMonday.

First of all, a bit of housekeeping: I added a mandatory name and e mail requirement for the live chat.  I missed a chat this week and without an e mail, I am unable to reply.  This is terrible and I feel bad so I made the changes ASAP to avoid this moving forward. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day whether you spent it with a loved one, with your family, close friends or beloved furry friends!  Here in Vancouver, BC Canada it was a dreary, rainy, grey day but with a kiss from my husband, kitty by my side, this was the perfect day to hunker down for some serious knitting! I am sure you can all the knitting at least!  And, Happy Family Day to the rest of Canada!

Starting this week I am going to take a bit of time over the remainder of the month, or so, to show you a few of my favorite things in the TCJ shop!   

This was the second pattern I ever designed!  Since then, I have revamped it but it still has such a charm to it and I am very proud of this one.  It is the Owl Headband, starring Kitty. 

You can purchase the pattern which calls for a DK weight yarn in BSA Suri Merino or you can purchase the kit in a merino/alpaca blend.  The kit comes with: yarn; pattern; two purl buttons for eyes; one purl button for the back closure; yarn for attaching the buttons; and for the rest of this month, I will throw in a TCJ 100% cotton project bag for FREE!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 18, 2016: Free Love Slouchy ~ Click here to comment January 18, 2016 00:22

Happy Monday!

Last week we introduced Dear Knitter and the response has been great!  Keep the questions coming!  You can contact us using the contact form at the bottom right hand corner of this site, or the use the chat tab on the left hand corner or you can e mail us:

This week are excited to give you more color options for the Free Love Slouchy!  On top of the current colors we offer: natural, moss, pitch, silver, magenta and teal, we have added: charcoal, grey, ruby and chamois.  Also, we have added a TCJ 100% cotton project bag to the kit at no extra charge and FREE SHIPPING on this kit for the remainder of the month! Woot woot! Use coupon code: SHIPFREELOVE at check out.

The Free Love Slouchy is a super bulky knit kit that is fast and fun!  The kit comes with 2 balls of Love Wool 50% wool/ 50% alpaca yarn; 1 Free Love Slouchy pattern; and 1 keepsake TCJ 100% cotton made in Vancouver BC Canada project bag!