Mary Beth Temple


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


Sweet Birdsong Scarf

Spring means we will once again get to enjoy birdsong, and there’s no better way to welcome back your feathered friends than working up this textured scarf. The bird appliques rest on a branch made of the same front post and shell stitches as the body of the scarf and are accented by optional puffy white clouds way up in the sky.

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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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Proper Plum Lace Mitts

Light and lacy, these fingerless gloves offer a little bit of warmth and a lot of style! Keep your hands warm and your fingers free with these simple mitts.

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Woven Edge Winter Shawl

Thick and comfy, with visual interest from both the textured stitching and the pop of the accent color, this shawl will be your go-to for chilly winter days and nights. The soft, bulky-weight yarn makes it quick to stitch as well.

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Tunisian Crescent Shawl

It looks fancy and complicated, but this two-color columnar Tunisian stitch is simply a slight variation on the Tunisian simple stitch! The two sides of the wrap are crocheted from the bottom up and joined, and the back is worked across both sides. This wrap makes for a cozy and stylish accessory all season long.

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Airy Openwork Tunic

This very simple tunic top is perfect for layering over anything from a tank top and leggings to a swimsuit. Changing hook sizes is a terrific way to work shaping into a complicated stitch pattern so you don’t have to fiddle with too much increasing or decreasing in pattern.

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Sandy Beaches Tank

A crisp cotton yarn with a nautical-inspired, navy and white, chevron insert makes a light summer tank that would work great over a stretchy tank top or under a blazer for an evening out. The button-up side means you can get in and out of it without stretching it out, which makes it the perfect top for any summer outing.

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Hooded Baby Towel and Washcloth Set

Made of thick cotton yarn, the baby bath set is super absorbent and perfect for baby’s bath time. The addition of a little hood makes this towel perfect to wrap around your baby. Make one as a shower gift or for your own little one, this pattern is easy to follow along with.

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Mother’s Day Floral Lace Scarf

Sweet and simple, this light, lacy scarf adds a pop of color to your spring wardrobe. Wear it wrapped around your neck to keep off the evening chill, or tie one loose knot in the front and let the flowers fly.

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Filet Lacy Shrug

Short and sweet, the simple shaping of this shrug makes it a terrific introduction to both garment-making and filet lace crochet. The filet pattern is completely charted to help you in stitching and the fit is easily adjustable by lengthening or shortening the sleeve seams.

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