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.

8 Twirl-Worthy Homecoming Dress Patterns

Bonnell Dress Sewing Pattern

You don't need couture sewing skills to make a homecoming dress pattern; you can turn even the simplest silhouette into something twirl-worthy on the dance floor if you choose the right fabric and accessories! (A little tulle to fluff up the skirt never hurts, either.)

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Snuggle Up in These Cozy Norwegian Knitting Patterns

Norwegian Knitting Patterns

Norwegian knitting patterns conjure images of cozy nights by the fireside. It's easy to see why: Freezing Norwegian winters are not for the faint of heart. But we have a feeling you'll feel so cozy wearing these Norwegian knitting patterns that you'll want to keep them on all year long.

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Crochet Pillow Patterns to Cozy Up Your Home

Crochet Pillow Patterns

Why crochet a pillow? To add a pop of color to a beige sofa . To pull together all the colors in a room. To get cozy while reading or lounging. There are so many reasons, you have no excuse not to add this project to your list!

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Slip Stitch Knitting Patterns for Easy-Peasy Colorwork

Slip Stitch Knitting Patterns

Not all colorwork will make you want to ball up your project and scream in frustration — promise! If you know how to slip a stitch, then you'll find slip stitch colorwork to be one of the easiest techniques you've ever tried.

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7 Plus-Size Sewing Patterns to Refresh Your Fall Wardrobe

Plus-Size Sewing Patterns

There's no better time to add a few fresh, new pieces to your wardrobe than when the seasons are transitioning. If freshening your wardrobe involves stitching plus-size sewing patterns, Craftsy can help. Take a peek at just a few of our favorite plus-size sewing patterns!

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8 Purr-fectly Stitched Crochet Cat Patterns

Crochet Cat Patterns

From grumpy cats to playful cats and even cats who want to live on the moon, our Craftsy designers have plenty of kitties you can crochet! Choose one to accompany your own cat, to give to a feline fanatic or to gift to a kitty-loving kiddo.

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Revive Any Room With 7 Quick Crochet Rug Patterns

Crochet Rug Patterns

Have a room that's looking a little blah? A crochet rug might be exactly what you need to brighten it up. Browse just a few of the many awesome crochet rug patterns from our Craftsy designers, then sift through that stash to see if you can dig up instant supplies!

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