A Love Letter to Yarn

“I will always buy extra yarn. I will not try to tempt fate.” – Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee When I was a young boy I didn’t like sports or television or video games. I spent most of my time reading and studying. I wanted to be President one day. In the summer of 1998 or so, the…

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Happily Hooked – Issue #47

Yesterday a new issue of Happily Hooked dropped!     I know, you probably aren’t as excited as I am but…we live with these patterns for months so watching the issues come together is pretty amazing! This month is all about Comfort Crochet! I always fall in love with three or four patterns from each…

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Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day!

Happy Monday and Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day or as I call it “eat all the Reese’s Hearts that I can in one sitting without getting sick.” Holidays…am I right? We hope you’re doing well out there in Crochetland. It’s been one heck of a month here at Happily Hooked HQ and we’ve been SO busy.…

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Emily’s Interview with Lena of Annie’s!

  Each year our friends over at Annie’s Crafts share with us their new collections for Annie’s Signature Designs. Lena, the lead designer, has a fabulous eye for classic, stylish patterns in gorgeous colors that will become staples in your closet. She gave me my choice of any pattern in the new collection to crochet…

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Stunning Shawls

Nothing says Spring to me like a good shawl. I’m sort of known for my shawl designs, and I tend to wear them most of the year. They keep me warm in the Winter and scare off the air conditioning chill in Summer. I decided to compile a list of some of my favorite shawl patterns…

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Patone’s Color of the Year : Ultra Violet!

Pantone’s color of the year influences all areas of design. From home-wares to fashion to yarn! This year the color is Ultra Violet! Most of us designers were THRILLED when we saw the choice. Purple?! How could we not love it? Go look in your stash – I’ll wait. How many skeins of purple yarn…

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Book Review – My Crocheted Closet by Salena Baca

My Crocheted Closet is a curated collection of patterns from 13 of today’s most talented crochet designers. The book includes 22 patterns that will fill your closet with gorgeous sweaters, skirts, tops, hats, accessories, and more. I love how each design is so versatile and you could take any one of these pieces with you…

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January Issue #46 – Winter Wear is Here!

Look, Jon Snow warned us. “Winter is coming. We know what is coming with it. We can’t face it alone.” Who knew that a fictional character on Game of Thrones would have been able to properly articulate the current weather in the eastern United States? I mean…this Winter y’all? Isn’t this something else? However, I did…

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Did you catch Lee for Wip Wednesday? She has a giveaway for you!

We love Wip Wednesdays with Lee from CoCo Crochet Lee! Did you catch her yesterday for her live on our facebook page? Catch the replay right here or click the link to read the original comments! Lee has a giveaway for you, be sure to watch for how to enter! Enjoy this Wip Wednesday, and…

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Watch Lee’s Grandmother’s Reaction to receiving her Spring Breeze Blanket from Happily Hooked!

Giving a crocheted gift to a loved one is always tricky. Will they like it? Can they use it? Lee made the Sping Breeze Blanket from our March Issue for her Grandmother’s 91st birthday. The way Grandma reacted will melt your heart!   If you enjoyed Lee’s Video, subscribe to her YouTube Channel here! <3…

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