About Kristi

Inspired by her love of yarn, Kristi enjoys designing knit and crochet patterns with a fresh and modern touch. By using a mix of stitches creatively, she designs patterns that are great for beginners and beyond. 

(Annie’s, Leisure Arts, Stackpole Books, Lark Crafts) 
Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet, Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats, 25 Cozy Crocheted Slippers, Sweet Shoes for Wee Ones, Happy Hats for Kids, In A Weekend: Baby Shower Gifts, Creature Feetures (Contributing Editor), Sweet & Sporty Diaper Covers, Easy Essential Bags, Urban Slouchy Hats, Animal Baby Bibs, Modern Baby Booties, Lacy Wraps, Rucksacks & Backpacks, Shades of Grey, Animal Blankets, Huggable Amigurumi, Messy Bun Hats, Plus!, Color Block Baby Blankets and 10+ more books (knit and crochet) are scheduled for release! 

Annie’s: Learn to Crochet Flowers 
Annie’s: Seaming Techniques 
Prime Publications: 50+ tutorial videos 
Facebook Live tutorials 

Over 100 patterns featured in magazines such as: I Like Knitting, I Like Crochet, Crochet!, Crochet World, Inside Crochet, Simply Crochet and features 3 covers! 

Her collection features over 600 patterns in a variety of knit and crochet. She has worked with a variety of yarn companies such as Premier Yarns, Red Heart and Cascade Yarns to design patterns. Kristi has hosted multiple chemo cap drives; donating over 2,000 hats! She’s been featured in multiple newspapers and is featured in online venues.

A Note From Kristi:
Hi! I am married to Jason and we have 5 great children: Jacob, Kimberly, Allison, James and Ryan…. they keep us on our toes! We started our business as RAKJpatterns and our kid’s initials is where the original name came from: R.A.K.J. We believe in family first!
As much as I like to design, I love to teach others how to pick up a hook or set of needles, be creative, and turn their yarn into something functional, fun & beautiful!

You can contact Kristi by commenting under a post or on Ravelry.
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