Posts by Ashley Little

Ashley is a writer and editor who left her job at Martha Stewart to freelance in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. She has her hands in all kinds of crafts, from knitting to crocheting and sewing. When she's not crafting, she's eating peanut butter, listening to Paul McCartney, and playing ukulele -- sometimes all three at the same time. You can see what Ashley is making on her blog, The Feisty Redhead.

How to Knit A Beautiful Basket Weave Texture + 3 Free Patterns

Basketweave Knitting Stitch

Venture away from your standard stitches and shake things up a little with basket weave knitting! A basketweave pattern creatively organizes simple knits to create a textured fabric that looks like a woven basket. Get the free tutorial from knitting expert Ashley Little.

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10 Knitting Patterns With a Modern Flair

Tobias Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

If you're bored with knitting the same patterns over and over, try something with a modern spin! These trendy projects incorporate fresh colors, creative shapes and new takes on old techniques.

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10 Easy Cross-Stitch Patterns for Every Level

Get Whale Soon Cross Stitch Pattern

Easy cross-stitch patterns can help beginners learn the basics, but they can also break up the monotony of a complicated project that we just don't have the motivation to complete. Learn the basics or take a break from a complicated project and get some instant gratification with these easy cross-stitch patterns.

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Knitted Dishcloth Patterns to Practice New Techniques in a Flash

Knitted Dishcloth Patterns

Next time you want to try out a new technique, practice by knitting a dishcloth! They're small and quick, so it's almost as if you're swatching while you create a project that you can actually use in your kitchen. By the time you finish, you'll be an expert at the technique you just used.

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3 Yarns, Patterns & Kits for Trendy Black & White Knitting

Jacket in Black and White Knitting Pattern

Black and white look great on everyone — which is probably why these colors are taking the knitwear world by storm! Take a peek at some of our favorite black and white variegated yarns, plus some gorgeous black and white knitting patterns and kits.

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10 Crochet Kits That Have Us Reaching for Our Hooks

Quick & Simple Crochet Hat & Flower Kit

An expertly designed crochet pattern and a softer-than-ever yarn — all in one package? It sounds too good to be true, but it's not! Check out 10 of our newest crochet kits and get started on your next project.

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