About Kristi

Inspired by her love of yarn & crafts, Kristi enjoys designing knit, crochet, macrame and craft books with a fresh and modern touch. Her attainments include:

  • Kristi is a prolific Author with books in several stores, including: Michaels, Hobby Lobby, A.C. Moore, Jo-Ann & Wal-Mart stores as well as other Craft stores and most online retailers.
  • She is an Instructor and a Contributing Editor.
  • She has worked with video tutorials: Annie’s: Learn to Crochet Flowers, Annie’s: Seaming Techniques, Prime Publications: 25+ tutorial videos, and has done Facebook Live tutorials for various hosts.
  • Her patterns are/have been published in: Magazines, Books, Videos and Online Venues.
  • If you're looking for magazines...she has over 100 patterns featured in stunning issues by I Like Knitting, I Like Crochet, Crochet!, Crochet World, Inside Crochet, Simply Crochet and featured on 3 covers! 
  • She has worked with a variety of yarn companies such as Premier Yarns, Red Heart and Cascade Yarns to design patterns. 
  • She’s been featured in local magazines, newspapers and online venues. 
  • Kristi has hosted multiple chemo cap drives where over 2,000 hats have been donated! 

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!

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