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The newly upgraded pattern for this popular design is now available in our Store!

More fab bags from this great indie group of top crochet designers!

We are honored to feature the very first pattern in English by this outstanding Ukrainian designer, who has sparked so much interest with her modern version of Irish Crochet.

Have you ever been tempted to make yourself some crochet lingerie?  This simple bra is a versatile design for a range of body types. 

This unusual handspun and naturally dyed silk yarn from Himalaya Yarns inspired a long lacy scarf that I hope you’ll enjoy making.

Spring 2014

My brand new Craftsy class!

Exciting news: Custom Fit Tunisian Crochet is about to launch on Craftsy!

Craftsy Class - now Half Price!

You know you want it!

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Family of Stitches by Dora Ohrenstein

Lyrics and tune by Dora Ohrenstein Harmony/arrangement/piano by Jed Distler

Commissioned by Crochet Today for their Music Issue 2011

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Crochet it Away by Dora Ohrenstein

Hope you enjoy this song written in collaboration with the awesome musician Mark Stewart.