Jera’s Jamboree : Crochet Patterns, Books and Self-Care

Welcome to Jera’s Jamboree, your sanctuary from the chaos of everyday life, a haven for embracing the calm amidst life’s bustle.

Through a blend of contemporary crochet patterns, insightful book reviews, and complimentary self-care resources, my aim is to guide you on a journey of inner peace and rejuvenation. So whether you’re seeking solace in the rhythm of crochet, in the pages of a captivating read, or to nourish your soul with practical self-care tips, Jera’s Jamboree is here to help you.

Latest Crochet Patterns and Tutorials

Lose yourself in the soothing art of crochet with my collection of contemporary patterns designed to inspire creativity and mindfulness. From snuggly blankets and stylish cardigans to charming home decor and cozy scarves, my patterns cater to all skill levels, providing clear instructions and beautiful designs to help you create something special.

Crochet Tools

The right tools can make all the difference to our craft. In this section you’ll find crochet resources designed to enhance your crocheting experience and help you achieve perfect results every time.

Stitch Library: Dive into my comprehensive stitch library, where you can explore a vast array of crochet stitches, complete with step-by-step instructions and visual guides. From basic stitches to intricate patterns, this library is your go-to resource for discovering new techniques and expanding your crochet skills. Browse the stitch library.

Stitch Gauge Converter: Achieving the correct stitch gauge is crucial for making sure that your crochet projects turn out just the right size. My stitch gauge converter is an essential tool that simplifies the process, allowing you to easily match your gauge to any pattern and make adjustments as needed. Say goodbye to the frustration of mismatched dimensions and hello to perfectly sized creations. Try the gauge converter now.

Yarn Calculator: Estimating the amount of yarn required for a project can often be a challenge, especially for larger or more complex designs. My yarn calculator takes the guesswork out of planning, providing closely accurate estimates based on your specific project details. Whether you’re crafting a cozy blanket or a delicate shawl, you’ll always know just how much yarn to buy, helping you stay on budget and avoid running out mid-project. Work out the yarn you need for your next project.

Latest Book Reviews

For book lovers, insightful reviews from myself and two guest reviewers delve into a variety of genres, including crime thrillers, historical fiction, romantic fiction and fantasy. Discover new authors and unforgettable stories that will transport you to different worlds and provide the perfect escape from everyday stress. Our reviews aim to enrich your reading experience, offering thoughtful commentary and recommendations that cater to diverse literary tastes.

Free Reading Journal

Do you need to get your reading organized?

Download my printable reading journal for free (no sign up required).

This 16 page journal includes:

  • currently reading
  • books to read
  • book summary
  • reading planner
  • reading tracker and reading log
  • publishing soon
  • wish list
  • reading challenge
  • and more!

Self-Care Challenges

At Jera’s Jamboree, I believe in the power of self-care to transform your life. My resources are designed to help you prioritize your well-being through mindfulness practices, relaxation techniques, and holistic tips. From simple daily routines to more immersive practices, my self-care guides provide practical advice to help you cultivate a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.

Self-Love Challenge

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Mindfulness Challenge

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Self-Care Challenge

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Self-Care Free Resource Library

My self-care directory gathers together all my articles and free self-care / emotional well-being resources in one place.

You’ll find a summary of each article, the free downloads linked to the self-care topic and a link to the article.

If you are looking for a specific resource, use the drop down in the Article Contents. Other ways you can use this self care directory:

  • bookmark this resource by clicking the blue heart on the bottom right of the page
  • save a copy to your device as a PDF to browse later, just look for the print friendly button.

I hope you find this resource helpful!

What Our Customers Are Saying

Hi, I’m Shaz, the crochet designer, photographer and writer behind Jera’s Jamboree. I’m a qualified mindfulness practitioner and Mental Health First Aider and I took my love of crochet one step further with a diploma.  I’m passionate about helping others to find a centre of calm and my aim is to share resources so that you can find what works for you.


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Craft Club

Do you live in Bournemouth or the surrounding area? Would you like to meet other crafters?

Come and join me at Winton Park Café.

We meet every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of each month from 12.30 – 2.30pm. If you’d like to learn how to crochet, I can teach you. Bring whatever you’re working on, any craft at all.

We’re a supportive group and there’s plenty of laughter and friendships made. You will be made to feel very welcome.

Join our community at Jera’s Jamboree and explore a world where creativity, literature, and self-care come together to create a peaceful and enriching experience. We invite you to find your sanctuary with us, embracing the calm and joy that comes from engaging in the activities you love. Whether you’re picking up a crochet hook, diving into a new book, or taking a moment for yourself, we’re here to support you every step of the way.