Joan Beebe

Joan Beebe works full-time in IT and moonlights as a knit and crochet designer and tech editor from her home in the rolling hills of North Carolina. She learned to knit as a child, then taught herself to crochet to land a job as a pattern writer, and the rest is history. Her IT and needlework worlds have recently collided, resulting in a new iOS app, Knit Figures!, that will be released in Spring, 2016.

In her spare time, she fights an epic battle to keep dog hair out of yarn, collects fresh eggs from her backyard chickens and avoids contact with her husband’s honey bees.

Projects by Joan Beebe

Exquisite Merlot Stole

Reversible, elegant, lacy and fringed — yes, you can find all of these elements in one easy pattern. This tasteful stole is worked from short end to short end using double crochet clusters.

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Spring in Bloom Shawl

As you welcome the first returning buds of spring, wrap yourself up in a lightweight shawl. This asymmetrical shawl is worked from tip to tip in a simple V-stitch pattern, with the floral edging worked as you go.

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Firefly Lace Scarf

It’s time to welcome spring with light and airy scarves that offer a little bit of warmth against lingering chilly winds. This scarf is quick to crochet and inexpensive to make.

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