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Karen Whooley


Karen Whooley is an award-winning, internationally known crochet designer, author, and instructor. She develops patterns and teaches classes for crocheters who want simplicity and elegance wrapped up in adventure.
Karen is the author of Coastal Crochet,  A Garden of Shawls, and 19 other books as well as many patterns published in books and magazines.  Her classes both online and live are some of the most sought after in the crochet genre. Crochet is her passion and she wants to take that passion and inspire crocheters in any way she can. Most importantly, Karen wants to bring each crocheter self-confidence and enable them to take what they have learned from her designs and classes so that they can happily create whatever spurs their own crochet passion.

Fun Fact

I was born at Midnight and 25 seconds on January 1st!

Crochet Tip

The wrong side of the work should look just as good as the right side.  Take care when Seaming pieces and weaving in ends to ensure a professional look.  Blocking helps with this too!

Projects by Karen Whooley


Autumn Zig-Zag Throw

Deeper fall shades and a slight zig-zag design come together to form this Autumn Zig-Zag Throw. This intermediate pattern features a straightforward pattern repeat that will look striking on any couch this fall.

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Sailor Sweater

Nautical blues and grays make this toddler sweater a summer must. Set sail with this pattern and you’ll be done crocheting it in no time at all.

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Autumn Zig-Zag Throw

Deeper fall shades and a slight zig-zag design come together to form this Autumn Zig-Zag Throw. This intermediate pattern features a straightforward pattern repeat that will look striking on any couch this fall.

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Triple Shell Shawl

This vibrant hyacinth shawl boasts a flirty ruffled edge. Comprised of shells and picots, among other more common stitches, this elegant shawl is the ultimate feminine accessory.

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