Amy O'Neill Houck
Craftsy Instructor

Juneau, AK

I'm a writer and crochet and knitwear designer. I learned to crochet at the age of eight from my grandmother, and never stopped. I blog at "The Hook and I" ( about fiber, food and life in coastal Alaska where I live with my family. I'm the former co-editor of Inside Crochet magazine, and I'm the author of The Color Book of Felted Crochet, Creative Homeowner Publishing, Inc., Knits for Bears to Wear, a book of knits ... Read Full Bio »

Amy's Craftsy Classes


My First Crochet Shawl

Get expert help crocheting a beautiful shawl! Join designer Amy O'Neill Houck and learn how to crochet a shawl step by step as you create the included pattern — it's perfect for practicing! During class, you'll get in-depth guidance for reading patterns and charts, checking gauge and working the special stitches that create your shawl's lacy edging. Then, you'll learn best practices for keeping track of your stitches and rows, working the increases that shape your shawl and creating a pretty picot border. To finish your shawl, you'll discover must-have techniques for washing, blocking and weaving in ends. Plus, you'll explore modifications in stitch patterns, yarns and size that will yield fun new looks from your pattern!

$19.99 $29.99

Amy's Patterns

Bike Helmet Ear Warmers


Cool Warmth


XOXO Headband

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Amy's Projects

Asteroflora Shawl
Asteroflora Shawlette
Blocking Lace
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