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.

Room Refresh: 10 FREE Pillow Sewing Patterns

Free Pillow Sewing Patterns

Feeling like your bedroom or living room needs a little refresh? We have just the remedy: These 10 FREE pillow sewing patterns! From colorful cushions to textured throws and adorable appliqués, there really is something for everyone.

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Quiz! What Kind of Sweater Knitter Are You?

Funnel Neck Sweater Knitting Project

How do you approach your sweater knitting? Some knitters power through and finish as many sweaters as possible. Some knitters barely get through the first few rows before they're off to another project! Take our quiz to find out what type of sweater knitter you are!

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The Must-Have Materials for Amigurumi

Amigurumi Bear FREE Crochet Pattern

Amigurumi is tons of fun, from choosing your pattern to finding just the right colors for your little creation. But choosing the amigurumi materials? Not so fun if you're overwhelmed with choices. Use this guide to choose the right yarn, facial features and stuffing for your friend.

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The Simple 6-Step Garter Stitch Scarf Tutorial

Garter Stitch Scarf Tutorial

A garter stitch scarf is the perfect first or second project for beginners — but sometimes just the pattern isn't enough! This garter stitch scarf tutorial will guide you through everything from choosing yarn to weaving in the ends.

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How to Choose the Most Flattering Necklace Length for Your Body

necklace length

Have you ever made a necklace that you absolutely love but never seem to wear? It could be because you weren't sure how to choose a necklace length that worked with your body and wardrobe. Check out these tips for picking the perfect necklace length based on everything from your style to your height.

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4 Tried-and-True Cast-Ons for Socks

The Best Cast-Ons for Socks

It's impossible to find one cast-on that can be dubbed the best cast-on for socks, especially if you're knitting a variety of sock patterns. What's best for one sock pattern is not likely best for all sock patterns. But there are a few tried-and-true cast-ons that sock knitters turn to again and again for toe-up and cuff-down patterns.

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Save or Splurge? How to Decide Between Cheap Yarn and Luxury Yarn

Grouchy Geisha Shawl FREE Knitting Pattern

Sure, that skein of cheap acrylic yarn has an attractive price tag, but the inexpensive option isn't always best. On the other hand, your budget won't always allow you to use the high-end, fit-for-royalty yarn. What's a stitcher to do? Get our advice on when to save on the cheap yarn and when to splurge for the good stuff!

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