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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


Hexagon Gems Baby Blanket

You’ll find that it’s fun to whip up these soft cotton hexagons in bright colors, and the project is perfectly portable until it’s time for assembly. Use the jewel tone colors we selected or pick the colors that best suit the recipient’s nursery style.

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Chevron Mountain Peaks Blanket

While we can often be tempted by tiny, frilly crocheted blankets when a friend or family member is expecting, sometimes the better part of valor is stitching something thick and durable that the baby can hang onto into the toddler years and beyond. This cushy blanket is great for small people to play on as well as sleep under. Once you have a few rows finished this pattern is really easy to memorize.

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Uptown Plaid Poncho

Uptown Plaid Poncho

Perfect for the small fashionista in your life, this pink and gray plaid poncho is made by crocheting a color blocked pattern, then embellishing it with lines of surface crochet. It has a neck opening for ease of wear, which is fastened by a fancy black frog. Impress your friends with this stunning project that looks professional!

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Windy City Kids Coat

Windy City Kids Coat

A classic style made in alternating rows of single and double crochet stitches, this toggle front cardigan features a shell stitch edging and an adorable granny square closure. Keep your little one warm on a chilly afternoon with this charming pattern.

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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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