Welcome to the PlanetJune craft blog! My name is June Gilbank and I am a crochet pattern designer, writer, blogger, and multi-crafter.
I’ve designed over 100 crochet patterns, and my specialties are cute and realistic amigurumi-style animals, plants, and seasonal crochet designs. My high-quality designs bring together my loves of crochet, technical writing and cuteness.
I have written two published craft books: Paper Chains & Garlands (now out of print, but previously available through Barnes & Noble) and the The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amigurumi (Alpha Books, available from all good bookstores). My work has also been featured in several other craft books and magazines.
I also have a range of accessories patterns (PlanetJune Accessories) designed to showcase the beauty and elegance of crochet, and to teach all the techniques needed to be able to complete them.
My favourite crafts include crochet, punchneedle embroidery, polymer clay (FIMO) modelling, and sewing, but I have diverse interests, and I’m always on the lookout for new things to try. You’ll see them all on my blog as I log my crafty pursuits.
I was born in the UK but recently moved from Ontario, Canada, to Cape Town, South Africa, along with my husband Dave and our cat Maui.
I hope you enjoy looking around, and I’d love to hear from you!
I read and appreciate every comment I receive - thank you! Please note that I only respond to comments here on the blog, so please return to this post to see my reply, or check the above box to subscribe to comments on this post by email.
Please also note that I only speak English and cannot respond to questions or comments written in other languages. - June