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!









Projects by Mary Beth Temple

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

Be sure to check out Part 1!

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 size as written, but manipulating your gauge so you get fewer stitches and rows to 4”/10cm than the gauge section tells you you need. Remember the

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Freesia Flower Crochet Applique

Learning how to crochet a flower applique is super useful for making your crochet pieces really shine with your personal touch. These little freesia blooms are great for garments, scarves, totes and more.

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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

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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