I wanted to share with you that Happily Hooked digital magazine has included a featured article about me in their November 2020 issue. The article is themed Textured Crochet, so I’ve also shared five textured crochet patterns in this post.
Happily Hooked Crochet Magazine
As aforementioned, Happily Hooked’s November 2020 digital issue includes a feature article about me by Kathryn Vercillo, author of Crochet Saved My Life and (for full disclosure) my blog content director. She has been writing for Happily Hooked since the magazine’s inception more than six years ago.
If you’re not familiar with Happily Hooked, it’s a crochet magazine that comes out twice per month. It’s entirely available in digital format and some of the crochet patterns are also available as a print magazine. Hereare some more things to know:
- The main magazine is Happily Hooked Magazine. It comes out the first every month. It includes at least ten crochet patterns per month as well as crochet articles, interviews, book reviews, yarn reviews, industry news, tutorials, stitch lessons, and more.
- The second magazine is a digital magazine called Pattern Pack Pro. It’s released mid-month as a selection of additional crochet patterns.
- Both magazines come out monthly and each has their own theme every month. Therefore, you get twenty-four themed digital magazine issues every month.
- There’s also a Happily Hooked Members’ Community Facebook Group.
Learn Some Fun Facts About Me In This Article
The article covers a wide range of things that I’ve done in my career. Moreover, it shares a lot about what I’m all about. Here are a few excerpts from the article:
Multi-Talented Bi-Crafty Designer
Marly Bird is a prolific crafter with a broad array of talents – she’s a podcaster, an author, a bi-crafty designer, a craft teacher, and a blogger who connects regularly with the craft world via social media. Marly is bold, bright, and creative and that energy infuses all that she does.
Building Bridges and Strengthening Craft Community
The thread that runs through all of Marly’s work is that she really loves to build community. While there’s sometimes a divide between the knitting and crochet communities, Marly offers safe, fun spaces where crafters who enjoy both approaches to yarn can come together. Both knitters and crocheters follow her around the web because she truly celebrates both crafts and shares her expertise across them.
Benefits of Knitting and Crochet
In an interview with Tamara from the Moogly blog, Marly said that working with yarn, whether in knit or crochet, is a meditative act. It brings her into the present moment, where she “can get lost in the simple making of a stitch.” For a woman as busy as she is with family and career, it’s important to have those times to just pause for a moment. Yarn helps that happen for her.
The article also includes information about:
- Other ways yarn benefits my life
- Podcast details including a fun fact about its history
- The Chic Sheep Yarn line
- My work as a knit and crochet designer, author, and teacher
- Some of the things that are coming up next for me!
Get the issue that features me in it over on Ravelry.
5 Textured Crochet Patterns
As aforementioned, each magazine issue has a theme. The theme for the November 2020 issue is Texture! So, I thought I’d share five textured crochet patterns that I’ve designed:
1. Summit Chic Textured Crochet Hat
Crochet bobbles are one of the best techniques for adding texture. When I designed this crochet hat, I had just learned the unique long bobble crochet stitch. I couldn’t wait to design something with it. Thus, this hat was born.
2. Crochet One Skein Soft Essentials Cowl
Front Post double and treble crochet stitches are used to create crochet cables for this FREE crochet cowl pattern. The cables are combined with shells for added texture and visual appeal. This crochet pattern works up quickly but it’s an accessory that adds a lot of pop to your outfit.
You can also use the same repeating textured crochet pattern to create a cables and lace stitch blanket.
3. Marly’s Perfect Dramatic Cowl Poncho
This crochet poncho pattern uses both front and back post double crochet stitches to create a unique raised chevron texture. It is intriguing to crochet, building upon skills that you may already have but perhaps working them in a new way. And it’s cozy and warm to wear!
4. Trinity Stitch Textured Crochet Hat
You don’t need to know any fancy crochet techniques in order to create texture in your projects. The Trinity Stitch is a variation on single crochet in which you pull up additional loops in multiple stitches before you yarn over and pull through. It adds easy, subtle, beautiful texture to your project.
5. Abstractly Chic Textured Crochet Shawl
Surface crochet is an embroidery-like form of crochet that adds a little bit of texture on to the top of a crochet project. You can also use it to add color and graphic detail. This free crochet shawl pattern, which began as a CAL, is worked differently from a typical triangle shawl, so you’ll have fun playing with this FREE pattern.
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And don’t forget! If you haven’t gotten the 2020 Holiday Crochet Bundle, get it right now before it’s too late!