Heidi Gustad

Heidi Gustad

Heidi Gustad is a young knitting, crochet and crafts designer who grew up in North Dakota. She first learned to knit at age 8 from a grandmother who saw in her a need for something to keep her busy. She's now a Chicagoan, blogger at HandsOccupied.com and librarian who works with teens. You can keep up with her designs and more by searching your favorite social network for handsoccupied.

Projects by Heidi Gustad

Purple Haze Messenger Bag

Chunky yarn combined with a bit of nylon strapping and some macrame know — how create this thick and sturdy messenger bag, perfect for school books or your laptop. Are you confused about the macrame technique? Check out our video near the bottom of the pattern for a quick tutorial!

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