DSC_0394Hello, my friend! I am so glad you stopped by to visit me in my little creative corner of cyberspace!

Let me first introduce myself … 

My name is Kara. I am a wife and hard working mommy to three great kids. In addition to being a crochet blogger, I am also a crochet designer, as well as a crochet instructor at my local yarn store. This blog is my creative space to share my passion for crochet. I have met so many amazingly talented women since I first started on this path, and they continue to inspire me and help me grow. And I hope to get to know you as well!

My love of crochet started when I was little and I would sit and watch my grandmother — my Nonna — crochet beautiful afghans, tablecloths, baby clothes, and so much more. When I was 9 years old she gave me my own hook — which I still have now, over 30 years later — and taught me how to crochet. And I have been crocheting ever since! From trying new patterns to designing my own, I always have a crochet project stashed in my bag. 

My most recent crochet accomplishments include receiving a Masters of Advanced Stitches & Techniques from CGOA, as well as having my work featured in Simply Crochet and Inside Crochet Magazines. I also have a BA in English Literature and over 15 years experience in publishing and corporate communications. I have extensive freelance experience writing, editing, proofreading, and typesetting for academic, medical, scientific, corporate, and consumer markets. I have been published in For the Bride magazine (Winter 1997) and have also edited weekly columns in Woman’s World magazine.

But enough about me … grab a cup of tea, look around, and hopefully you’ll find some crochet inspiration throughout these pages. And I would love to hear what you’re working on too.  Feel free to leave me a comment, drop me an e-mail, or show off a photo of your latest creation on my Facebook page.

Happy hooking!


Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,

as working for the Lord, not for men.

— Colossians 3:23 (NIV)


Every good and perfect gift is from above,

coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,

who does not change like shifting shadows.

— James 1:17 (NIV)


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8 Responses to About

  1. cindy January 21, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    Hi; I can not figure out how to get your 4 hat sizing pages to print out…..any help would be appreciated ….thank you

  2. Sarah H, UK January 30, 2016 at 3:56 am #

    Thank you Kara, your site is inspirational and full of beautiful ideas for a range of abilities. Love the clear instructions too! Xx

  3. Jan Fugman April 21, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

    Hi Kara, I love your site and know I’ll become a frequent visitor. I’m intrigued with your fabric baskets and would like to make a larger size for each of daughters as they’ve just moved into new homes. Could I buy fabric by the yard to color coordinate with their decor and then use your method to make the fabric strips for a larger size? Thanks for any help.
    Many blessings,

    • Kara April 21, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

      I don’t see why not … sounds like a fabulous idea to me!

      • Jan Fugman April 23, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

        thanks so much. I’ll let you know how it goes!

        Also, the Tunisian Crochet kitchen Mats…to die for. Because the stitch is so stunning I can see that in a larger size for a rug. Do you have a source for learning the Tunisian Crochet stitch? I’ll try youtube, but if you have a better suggestion I would love to hear it. Thanks again!

      • Carol June 25, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

        Kara……….I am making the Flower Face Cleansing Pads and wonder if you use the Kitchen Scrubbie Yarn or the plain Kitchen Yarn……..Carol – GrannyDidIt@Juno.com

        • Kara June 27, 2016 at 11:26 am #

          Hi Carol 🙂 I just used the plain kitchen yarn.

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