Hey there, I’m Jocelyn

I’m the maker and creative designer behind Oak & Marlow. Come on in and cozy up, I’m so glad you’re here!

Growing up in a family of artists – my mom, a talented doll maker – I developed a love for textile arts. I can remember many nights working away on creative projects in my bedroom, hoping no one would hear my sewing machine clunking away into the wee hours of the night.

Back in 2001, I attended Dundas Valley School of Art in Ontario, and since then, I’ve explored a wide range of creative outlets, from mural painting to sewing, jewelry making, and cake designing.

In 2004, I discovered crochet and dabbled in some simple projects like hats and baby blankets. However, it wasn’t until 2016 that I ventured into crafting handmade items to sell. Drawing on my artistic background, I eventually uncovered a love for designing my own crochet patterns.

And that’s how Oak & Marlow came to be – a space where I can share my original crochet designs with all of you. Every pattern you’ll discover here has been created with attention to detail, staying true to my goal of offering simple, and beautiful patterns for both beginners and modern makers.

Crochet has been my way of finding a little calm in this crazy world. There’s something about the repetitive and meditative nature that grounds me when life gets hectic. So, whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting your yarny adventure, grab your hook and a cozy seat. Let’s make something beautiful together!