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Mary Beth Temple


Mary Beth Temple is an author and designer of both knitting and crochet patterns. Her work appears frequently in knitting and crochet magazines in the US and UK, and she is also the owner and lead designer for the popular pattern line Hooked for Life, which is available both online and in select independent yarn stores.

Mary Beth is the author of many books and booklets, most recently Arm Knitting and Finger Knitting, both from Design Originals. You can also catch her teaching at yarn stores and fiber conventions across the country!

You can find her at Hooked for Life, www.Arm-Knitting.com, www.facebook.com/hookedforlifepublishing, www.pinterest.com/mbtemple/, @Hooked4Life on Twitter.

Projects by Mary Beth Temple


Wrap and Tie Baby Sweater

The Wrap + Tie Baby Sweater in soft gray is so easy to change in and out of with minimal fuss. The sweater ties on both sides for optimal fit without having to wiggle over the baby’s head.

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Heart-to-Heart Toddler Dress

This easy little dress crocheted in soft cotton is crafted to be a special occasion spring dress, but feels as comfortable as everyday playwear. Its soft pink color is easy to match and the band of hearts around the waist adds the perfect, final sweet touch.

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Big Bow Toddler Purse

This spring, your little fashionista will show off her personal style wherever she goes with this Big Bow Toddler Purse. Roomy and rectangular in shape, the body of this bag is made in one piece and topped with an oversized bow for extra charm. Chic and easy to make, this little bag is not only perfect for playtime, but perfectly functional too.

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Easy Open Long Sleeve Onesie

Forget fussy buttons and snaps and opt for this Easy Open Long Sleeve Onesie instead. Designed in a gender neutral yellow and gray, customize this beginner friendly pattern in your favorite colors and keep little ones cozy this spring.

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Postcard from Spring T-shirt

Granny squares are quick to make and always add a dash of fashion to your spring wardrobe. This simple tee is designed so that each color is a slight variation on the traditional granny and its join-as-you-go technique ensures there is not a lot of sewing up to do at the end.

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Freesia Vest

Crocheted from the bottom up, this seamless swing vest is made in a stitch pattern reminiscent of a trellis with a garden of flowers scattered about. Customize your vest with more or less flowers, placed where they suit your fancy!

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Making it Fit: Adapting Crochet Patterns for Plus Sizes – Part 2

Be sure to check out my article on how to choose the right pattern to modify over in the February 2018 issue. There’s even a handy printable to help you gather your measurements.

Plan 1: Adjust Your Gauge

If the extra you need is all over and proportional to the garment’s original shape, consider making the largest

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Freesia Vest

Crocheted from the bottom up, this seamless swing vest is made in a stitch pattern reminiscent of a trellis with a garden of flowers scattered about. Customize your vest with more or less flowers, placed where they suit your fancy!

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Postcard from Spring T-shirt

Postcard from Spring T-shirt

Granny squares are quick to make and always add a dash of fashion to your spring wardrobe. This simple tee is designed so that each color is a slight variation on the traditional granny and its join-as-you-go technique ensures there is not a lot of sewing up to do at the end.

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