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

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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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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