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.

No Guy Could Resist One of These Awesome Knit Hats

Knit Hats for Men

Some dudes are adventurous when it comes to donning hats, while others prefer a more classic style. Choosing just the right pattern can sometimes be tricky. No matter what type of hat you're looking for, you'll find a great pattern to download here.

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10 Crazy-Quick Patterns to Stitch With Your Q Hook

Q Hook Crochet Patterns

What's quick to stitch and extra cozy? Any crochet project made with a Q hook! From scarves and shawls to home decor, our designers have some ingenious patterns that you can make with a giant hook. The best part is that you'll be finished in no time — talk about instant gratification!

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10 FREE Comfy-Cozy Mitten Patterns to Knit

Free Mitten Knitting Patterns

Q: Why do knitters love mittens so much? A: Because they're SO much easier than gloves! Plus, the uninterrupted surface and minimal shaping is the perfect chance to show off beautiful fibers, creative colorwork or intricate textures. What are you waiting for? Snag these mitten patterns for FREE right now!

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Tips for Knitting Gloves + How to Avoid Those Annoying Holes

Tips for Knitting Gloves Gloves can be a fun challenge to knit, and the more pairs you make, the better each project will look! Luckily, our resident knitting expert can teach you plenty about knitting gloves, from choosing yarn and patterns to avoiding those annoying holes that always seem to pop up between the fingers.

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11 Easy-to-Wear Pullover Sweater Knitting Patterns

Pullover Sweater Knitting Patterns

Pullover sweater knitting patterns offer tons of construction options, and they create garments that are perfect for days when you're in a hurry to get out the door. Plus, you'll find plenty of fun textures in this collection of pullover sweaters!

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What Exactly Is DK Weight Yarn?

DK Weight Yarn Guide

Got a luscious skein of DK-weight yarn that you're just dying to use? Or maybe you've found the perfect pattern that calls for a DK yarn. Either way, this is the guide for you! Discover our favorite DK yarns and FREE knitting and crochet patterns.

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No Muss, No Fuss: 10 Simple Hat Knitting Patterns

Simple Hat Knitting Patterns

When winter doesn't seem to be going away, there's no time to plan an extravagant hat project. You want immediate warmth, so you're most likely to turn to a simple knitted hat that you can work up quickly. These patterns use basic stitches and repeated stitch patterns that you'll memorize in no time, making them the perfect no-muss, no-fuss project for the freezing temperatures!

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