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Designer Spotlight: Head Scarf by Kathy North

Kathy North had no formal introduction to knitting, crochet or design. Instead, she’s spent the past few decades figuring it out as she goes. Kathy says her “big break” came when one of her patterns made the cover of magazine in 2007. Read more

GIVEAWAY WINNER: Furls Crochet Hook & Dionne Shawl Kit

We had a great response to our giveaway with Furls Crochet! I hope you all get to try one of these hooks at some point. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Rainbow Chevron Pillow by Mary Beth Temple

Mary Beth Temple says she’s never not knitting or crocheting. She teaches at conferences across the country, as well as online, and has authored eleven books about yarn crafts, with more on the way. Chances are you’ve come across some of her designs. Read more

Win a Furls Crochet Hook & Dionne Shawl Kit!

In the nearly 10 years I’ve been crocheting, I’ve used a lot of different hooks – big, small, wood, metal, plastic, etc. I even used a broken pen cap once when I was desperate! But just this week I got to try a hook like none of the others…

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Designer Spotlight: Beluga Buddy Toy by Megan Kreiner

After a long day creating digital art for her job at DreamWorks Animation, Megan Kreiner loves to unwind by making things with her own two hands. She learned to knit and crochet when she was young, and began designing toy patterns in 2012. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Simple Eyelet Cowl by Gretchen Tracy

Gretchen Tracy’s stash is filled with one or two skeins of various yarns that she is always trying to knit up in creative ways. Usually, she waits for the yarn to tell her what it wants to be…no matter how long it takes. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Hushfall by Joan Forgione

Some knitters like to follow a pattern line for line. Joan Forgione is not one of those knitters. She much prefers designing her own patterns – something she attributes to being “bossy.” Read more

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