Crochet Chat with Rohn Strong

Crochet can be a hobby, it can be a passion, it can be a job and it can be a charity. Using our skills to give back to others is such a blessing. Rohn has been a crochet designer and teacher for a while, but he has been a crafter since he was a child. His newest adventure is a partnership with Debbie Macomber and World Vision for a great new program.

Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird and special guest Rohn Strong

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About Rohn

The summer of Rohn’s eighth grade year he discovered this channel on television called HGTV. He was a 15-year-old boy who wanted to spend his life crafting.

After dropping out of college in 2007 Rohn discovered knitting the next summer. It was the first time he felt like himself. It was when he knew he’d make a living doing this crafting thing.

Rohn takes a simplified approach to DIY, showing you how to complete the thing you want in as few steps as possible. That way, you can succeed.

Fun Facts about Rohn Strong

Here are a few more facts about Rohn:

Rohn Strong
  • He does a lot of things but crochets the most. He own hundreds of crochet hooks!
  • He never shops at JOANN without a coupon.
  • Rohn LOVES JUICE. He even makes his own juice at home.
  • Rohn believes that whoever thought of combining almonds and chocolate needs the Nobel Prize – cause that is genius.
  • He has seen every episode of Gilmore Girls at least ten times.

5 FREE Patterns from Rohn Strong

  1. Crochet Tunic
  2. A Cardigan that can Travel the World …this one has video tutorial by Marly
  3. Long Multi Weather Cardigan
  4. Beach Dress …this one has video tutorial by Marly
  5. Soft Chic Shawl …this one has video tutorial by Marly

Shop Rohn Strong Designs and Books

Shop Rohn Strong Books

Listen to the Show

Want to watch live on YouTube? Be sure to tune in at 10am MST on the Marly Bird YouTube channel. If you can’t watch live that is okay, just catch the replay for your chance to win. Towards the end of the live show you will hear how to enter to win some amazing prizes from our guests.

Find Rohn Strong online in the following locations:

Rohn Strong Website
Learn more with Rohn on YouTube
Connect with Rohn on Facebook
Rohn Strong on Instagram
Be inspired by Rohn on Pinterest


WINNER: Congratulations to our winner Marly Alice H. We have sent you an email so be sure to check and see if you got one! Please reply with your full mailing address and phone number so that we can get your prize sent out to you!

Be sure to watch the full episode to learn how you can enter to win a prize from Rohn Strong. You must comment on this blog post and use the keyword.

FINE PRINT: While we LOVE your comments on Facebook, Twitter, IG, Ravelry and everywhere else we will only count the comments made on this blog post as entries. Please only one comment per person. We will email the winner directly so please make sure that you enter your email address correctly. You will have 48 hours from when the email is sent to claim your prize or we will pick a new winner.

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5 Crochet Video Tutorials:

  1. Margaux Chic Crochet Shawl
  2. Beginner Crochet Throw
  3. Baby Sandals
  4. Stuffed Unicorn
  5. Beginner Crochet Poncho


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  1. Raven Lewis says:

    I absolutely loved the show. Your show was very encouraging to me to keep going and not give up. God will guide my direction for all my crafting. You two are a blessing. Thankful for all these little blessings! Have a great day!

  2. Penny Hebert says:

    Blessings to you and everyone for this podcast today. I tuned in toward the end, but could tell how much fun you were having. Now to go and watch it from the beginning. 🙂

  3. Sharon Taylor says:

    Rohn was a delight to watch with Marly and the two of you are like a dynamic duo! “blessings” to you both and to all the behind the scenes peeps and Minions too. Always look forward to podcasts on Tuesdays

  4. Becky Bramlett says:

    It will be wonderful blessings to actually win but if I don’t, congratulations to the winner !!!❤️❤️❤️ You’re the greatest !

  5. Danika says:

    I enjoyed the show! It is nice to see creative people just keeping it real! I would like to know how you go from learning to crotchet to crocheting comfortably to having the skill to make patters and knowing how you can blob the stitches together to create whats in your head. I like the idea of blessing both the person who gets what you make and yourself. I have made and given away more than four things at the moment and I am working on more projects for other people. I get the peace of mind due to being able to crotchet and I hope they get the blessings due to having a nice comforting crotchet creation. (alliteration! 😀 ) Blessings to y’all. I would like to win because I am really working hard on my crotchet skills.

  6. Rachel King says:

    Blessings! It was very entertaining listening to today’s podcast, and I love a good shawl book!

  7. Yarn Dragons Creations says:

    I absolutely loved that show. Not that I don’t love all of the ones that I watch. This one was so funny. I love the parts on staged photos, oh my how my phots are staged for Instagram too. Going to go find Rhône on there after this already follow you Marly

  8. Mary says:

    Blessings, Thank-you Marly & Rohn you both had me laughing. So many crafters fantasize of crocheting/knitting as a career. Thank-you for sharing how much time, work, etc. it takes…Best, ^..^ ^..^

  9. Pat Crosby says:

    So many Blessings come from working with yarn. I was knitting as listening to your “histerial” podcast today—I had to glance up once in a while though to get the full effect. I finished one row of 124 stitches!9

  10. Angela Sterling says:

    I love to see men involved in the fiber arts so everyone can see that its not just women who knit or crochet.

  11. Carleen Roberts says:

    Today’s episode of The Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird and Rohn Strong was inspiring and full of laughter. I love how you both find ways use your talents to give joyful blessings to others. Thank you!

  12. Sarah Potempa says:

    I really liked today’s podcast, Rohn seems like a great guy. We need more male crocheters like Rohn, and my Dad (who taught me to crochet). Blessings to the whole yarn community 🙂

  13. Kerryn Wright says:

    What a blessing to watch this as my introduction to your channel as a new subscriber! Loved it!! Thanks for sharing from your hearts & having a laugh to cheer my day! Blessings from South Australia.

  14. Angela McCormick says:

    Wishing you both many blessings! You are both wonderful! Marly you made me love crocheting again and i learned to knit from you just a few months ago. Keep up the great work!

  15. Thadis says:

    Marly you and Rohn were both such Blessings today! Your conversation and interaction was a hoot! I enjoyed the fun, excitement between you both and the topics covered.

  16. Kerry Randall says:

    I live in Australia where yarn crafts are taken up by less of the community, connecting with the informative and fun crafters on YouTube channels like the Marly Bird podcast is such joy. Blessings to Marly, the team, and all the lovely guests. Rhon was a hoot !

  17. MaryAnn Sines says:

    Oh darn, BLESSINGS was the word and I used BLESSING. Oh well, I’m propably too late anyway.

    Marly see you at Midwest.

  18. Stephanie says:

    Every now and then I really enjoy these casual podcasts where you just chat instead of interview. You two certainly have been blessings in each other’s lives

  19. Jan says:

    “Blessings” for you and Rohn. May God bless you both for all you do for all of us. Love and good health to you and yours. Thank You!!

  20. Monique says:

    Crochet is one of the blessings in my live. I started July 2017 and it helps me deal with my illness, now so many things that I did before are not possible anymore. I loved watching your podcast.

  21. Mary Alice Helgesen says:

    Blessings! This podcast and getting back to crafting has been a blessing for me, and also helps me with my illness.

  22. Marian Pike says:

    I want to win. I also want to design. I have been inspired by the both of you and your energy and joy!

  23. Marian Pike says:

    Blessings! Being able to gift a handmade item is a blessing for the receiver and the giver. Thank you for all the wonderful podcasts Miss Marly!

  24. Connie D says:

    I can’t believe my overgrown blessings were quite long enough for me to listen to it all. And I can’t add to yours or Rohn’s numbers because I already was following you both but hope you both reach your goals soon.

  25. Maria Morriss says:

    Loved the show! I don’t get to listen live, but I’m so happy I can tune in later on and meet your guests. I’d love a copy of the shawl book! Thank you for a chance to win. Blessings to you both and have a great day!

Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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