Kathleen Berlew

Kathleen Berlew crocheted her first project--a crooked potholder made with gray rug yarn--when she was seven. Thankfully, her skills and design style have evolved since then. In her crochet designs, she loves combining colors and textures to create accessories and home décor items that are eye-catching, interesting, and accessible to crocheters of all skill levels. She appreciates the meditative aspect of crochet, and enjoys the process as much as the finished product.

Kathleen's crochet designs have appeared in Crochet!, Crochet World, Annie's special newsstand issues, and Craft Ideas magazine. You can see her work on her Ravelry page (, her blog (, and Instagram (@kberlew). She also designs cross-stitch and hand-sewing patterns, which you'll find on her blog and Instagram.

Projects by Kathleen Berlew

Campfire Cowl

Herringbone double crochet worked in joined rounds gives this chunky cowl a plush, bias texture that’s both beautiful and warm. The top edge is finished with an openwork round that creates textural contrast. Worked in super bulky yarn with a Q hook, this design can be finished in just a few hours while you sit by the fire.

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Cayenne Throw

Pattern, texture, and color come together in this breezy gold and burgundy throw. Openwork panels and a treble crochet border frame a central field of diamonds that float between chain-stitch bridges. The result? Pure perfection in blanket form.

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Florence Scalloped Clutch

A row of pretty scallops accents the flap of this vintage styled clutch. A chain-stitch loop and vintage button provide the bag’s closure and add an elegant touch. Simple to stitch in a single panel of worsted-weight coral cotton yarn, this project is deal for summer stitching and accessorizing.

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