There are not many props that are more iconic in the Friends TV Show than the Peep Hole on the front door of Monica’s apartment! I am so excited that designer Laeia Jackson was able to capture it in the best way, with the Peep Hole Frame Bag! You can find this pattern inside the upcoming ‘Friends: The One With The Crochet’ book and read more about Laeia Jackson’s design below!
Where to Purchase ‘Friends: The One With Crochet’ by Lee Sartori
The ‘Friends: The One With The Crochet’ Book is so special to my heart! You can read all about how it was created and learn more about our upcoming Virtual Book Tour Dates with all of the designers involved here >> https://www.cococrochetlee.com/friends-the-one-with-crochet-book/
The Pre-Order and Release Date
Before I introduce you to more of ‘Friends: The One With The Crochet’ by Lee Sartori, let me tell you about where you can purchase the book!
-The Pre-Order Campaign has officially begun, and when you purchase your pre-order through the publisher of this book, Insight Editions, you will receive a bonus pattern PDF sent to you as a free gift!
You can also purchase the book on Amazon here >>
The book officially releases on April 25th, 2023, so there is plenty of time to secure your copy with a pre-order.
Interviewing Crochet Designer Laeia Jackson
It was so amazing to have Laeia join the design team for Friends Crochet! I have been following Laeia on Instagram at the CraftyMD for a while now, and she is so amazingly talented and wonderful! Laeia is not only an amazing crocheter, but her knits are so dreamy! I honestly drool over her knit sweaters every single week! Big thank you to Laeia for being a part of this book with me, and big hugs!
1). Can you tell me about how you became part of the Friends Crochet Book, and any experiences/thoughts/feelings you had at joining the book?
Lee reached out to me about being part of the book and I was shooketh, to be honest. I had never worked on a crochet book and it was a great feeling to know that she respected my skills as a designer enough to ask me to be a part of this project. I was also excited about working with some of my other favorite designers. It was really fun to watch everyone’s design updates.
2). Describe your design and its inspiration in relation to the Show.
My design is a beginner friendly tote bag with a front pocket bearing the peep hole frame. The peephole frame and that purple door are one of the most iconic set pieces from Friends, if not any show. What I love about it is that they used it in the first season, but as the characters became more like family, they used it less.
3). How did you approach your design? Was there anything you found fun or exciting about the design process?
When I got the design idea, there were a few methods I could think of to make it: colorwork, appliques, etc. I talked with Lee and we agreed that something beginner friendly was best so I tried to figure out how to make the shape with an applique. I had never designed one so I drew out the frame on paper. Through much trial and error I figured out how to make the correct shape and now I have a new skill in my back pocket.
4). Are you a fan of the Friends TV Show? What are some of your favourite memories or moments?
I’m probably the odd one out in the group, because I am not a fan. However, my boyfriend is a huge fan and I wanted to work on the book for him. So, if it’s okay I’ll tell you about what he likes. One of his favorite lines from the show is “Ross. You gotta stop. You can’t just stare through the peephole for three hours. That’s how you get peep-eye” Chandler has the best lines hands down in the show. His and Monica’s relationship is also one of the most realistic portrayals of a relationship. Also who can forget Monica putting the turkey on her head to make Chandler laugh?
5). If you could make any other design from the book, which would you make first? Why?
The hers and his lobster pillows are definitely top of the list! There is no such thing as too many pillows and these would make a great wedding present for my friends.
6). Is there anything else you would like to add to your feature? Tips/advice/shout-outs etc.
Thanks for this opportunity!
Because this book will be distributed and sold worldwide, the designers and Author of ‘Friends: The One With The Crochet’ will not be available for the high volume of pattern support questions related to each of the designs inside the book. If you have a pattern question, please do not contact the designers directly, but rather contact the Publishers at firstname.lastname@example.org – and they will be happy to help you. If needed, the Publishers will contact the designers directly on your behalf. Thank you for your understanding!
Thank you so much for your support of ‘Friends: The One With Crochet’ by Lee Sartori. I am so thrilled that this book is out there for you to enjoy! If you make anything, please tag me on Instagram at @coco.crochet.lee and use the hashtag #friendscrochetbook and #friendstheonewithcrochetbook so we can see your beautiful makes!