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,,,, @Hooked4Life on Twitter.

Projects by Mary Beth Temple

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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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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