Author Archives: Ellen G.


Pattern Writing Tips

Whether you are writing a pattern for publication or just for your own use, a few tips might help you later! * Give clear information, extra even, just in case.  You can always delete information but tech editors can’t manufacture … Continue reading

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Waves Hat CAL

Time to let your hooks fly!  Designer, Linda Dean, is leading a Crochet-a-long on the Ravelry website beginning 11/25.  Gather your Berroco Boboli Worsted yarn and your size H/8/5mm hook.  You can find the pattern on the CrochetMagazine.com website for … Continue reading

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Four Weeks of Gift-Giving: Week 4

The Chelsea Cabled Set would make a spectacular gift this Holiday Season. Designed by Darla Fanton, this gorgeous Tunisian Crochet Hat, scarf and mittens set is warm and pretty. Featured in the Winter 2014 issue of Crochet! the set will take … Continue reading

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My Career Path into Crochet!

Fiber Hooligan Podcast host, Benjamin Levisay, and I had a fun conversation which aired yesterday. We talked about how I developed a crochet career over the years, writing books, joining the Knit & Crochet Now! tv show and eventually becoming … Continue reading

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Four Weeks of Gift-Giving: Week 3

Week 3: Waves Hat The Waves Hat, designed by Linda Dean, is rated ‘confident beginner’. You know what that means… You can do it! Beginner crocheters can do it and experienced crocheters can whip them out in bunches. The hat … Continue reading

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Crazy for Puzzle Balls!

Wow! The Amamani Puzzle Ball craze has hit the crochet world by storm! Designed by Dedri Uys these captivating crocheted toys are impossible not to pick up. I had the opportunity to play with these critters in person. They are … Continue reading

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Four Weeks of Gift Giving: Week 2

Week 2: Corona Wrap The gorgeous Corona Wrap was designed by Elisabeth Davis de Harraiz. I love this wrap/scarf because when you bunch it up and tie it like a scarf, it looks very “Hollywood”.  What a great pop of … Continue reading

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BIG news!

Now, no matter where you live, whether Knit & Crochet Now is on your local PBS station or not, you can get ALL the episodes and ALL the patterns streaming on lots of different devices! The year long All-access Membership … Continue reading

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The Editor Wants to Know…

Are you like me? Have you ever completely ripped out a project even after it was fastened off and ends woven?  I have!  I once “harvested” the yarn from a finished sweater when I learned my first real lesson about … Continue reading

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Four Weeks of Gift Giving Ideas! Week 1

Crazy for Cables Scarf, by Amy D. Brewer is a great gift you can make now! It’s on p. 61 of the Winter 2014 issue of Crochet! I love making crocheted gifts for the kids’ teachers every year. I have already … Continue reading

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