Michele Dobbins


Projects by Michele Dobbins


Heart Hat CAL: Final Steps

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It is time for the final stage of this beautiful February pattern from Janaya Chouinard. I hope you and your loved ones have been staying snug, and now you have one more cozy accessory to help keep those ears warm. The whole family will be able to enjoy this one, so this pattern has been well

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Heart Hat CAL: Next Steps

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We’re sending you even more crochet love today with the second stage of our February Crochet Along. It’s still quite icy where I live, so I’ve really been looking forward to the rest of this pattern to keep me cozy. Loved ones will melt when they receive this as a gift—but don’t forget to make

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Heart Hat CAL: Getting Started

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Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times. My family always invested a lot of energy into making everyone feel special, so we were constantly surprising each other with cute stuffed animals or chocolate desserts on the big day. It wasn’t until I was much older that I realized some people consider it a holiday solely

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Wonderland Mittens CAL: The Finished Piece

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The end of January is drawing near, and hopefully you have all enjoyed working up this fresh new design as a way to really set the tone for a bright and happy 2017. The Wonderland Mittens’s vibrant colors and eye-catching wave stitch have both contributed to a fabulous start to another year of crocheting.  This

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Wonderland Mittens CAL: Next Steps

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The crisp, icy tones of the Wonderland Mittens are calling my name today—but they’ve been doing that every day since we gathered the materials! Waiting for the next step of this crochet pattern was like anticipating the first snow, which is one of my favorite parts of the year. Janaya Chouinard’s cozy crochet mittens promise

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Wonderland Mittens CAL: Getting Started

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Happy 2017 to all our Crochet Along followers! It’s the time to start mapping out New Year’s resolutions, setting goals to feel happier, learn something new, give acts of kindness to others. Of course, crocheting can do all of those things, especially due to its relaxing qualities, innovative designs, and homemade goodness.
If you haven’t been with

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Adult Wooden Sock Blockers

Sock Blockers

We know what you’ve been working on this season—socks, of course! It’s the quintessential winter project to keep your toes warm during chilly, snowy days. If you’re dreading the final shaping or just want to make sure it turns out perfectly, this blocker will make your work so much easier. They come in sizes extra

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Double Yarn Susan

Double Yarn Susan

Some of the most beautiful projects come from patterns that require crocheting with two strands at once or changing color frequently, but that can quickly turn into a major headache when you have double the skeins of yarn rolling around. This Lazy Susan is an ingenious way to keep from getting tangled up. It unwinds

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Finger-Fitting Digital Row Counter

Digital Row Counter

Like a stopwatch attached to your crocheting fingers, this handy device helps you keep track of your rows hassle-free. You press the large center button once you reach the end of a row, and the device will add it to your tally—it really is that simple. Some projects are too big to try to keep

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Bordeaux* Gradient Hand-dyed Merino Yarn

Bordeaux Gradient

This time of year calls for rich, warm colors that will make your crochet patterns come to life, which is exactly what the luxurious hues of this fingering weight yarn will do. Hand-painted, this yarn would add elegance to any design, especially an item for your winter wardrobe. And of course, who can resist a

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