Hello Loves! Here in North Carolina, as August gives way to September, we begin to dream of fall. Muscadines, watermelons, and peaches fill the grocery stores, and summer sends her final bit of warmth our way. It's a time to reflect on the gifts that summer has given us while preparing for the cool fall… Continue reading New-ish Beginnings and A New Pattern!
Hello Loves! We're battening down the hatches here in Raleigh as the first major hurricane of the season inches near. I always get a little (okay, a lot) nervous when a hurricane is on the horizon. It's the Michigander in me, we just don't deal with tropical storms well. Give me 20 inches of snow… Continue reading Hurricane Update: Windy With a Chance of Yarn
Most of you know that I'm an instructor with Annie's Creative Studio! Right?Annie's Creative Studio gives you unlimited Access to Exclusive Programs in Crochet, Knitting, Quilting & More! Here are my fav things: Over 500 how-to videos. Beautiful patterns. Watch on any device 24/7. Expert video instruction. There are also some GREAT shows you can… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season Cowl – Pattern and Class
This post may contain affiliate links, view our disclosure policy for details. You can purchase the pattern HERE for just $3. The price will go up on July 27th, 2018, so get it while you can. I have this thing about shawls. Especially Pi shawls, those shawls that are as easy to design as they are to… Continue reading Scipio Shawl Crochet Pattern
Hey Y'all! I get this question. A lot. Like...a lot a lot. So, I thought it might be advantageous for me to create a post I can link people back to every once in awhile! So, you want to test a pattern for me? Cool! But, it's a job and it takes a bit of… Continue reading How to Test Knit for Rohn Strong!
Today’s the day! Let’s get ready to dive head first into our first Crochet Along of the year! Before we dive into the pattern and yarn details and all that good stuff…let’s talk about what a Crochet Along is! A Crochet Along (sometimes called a CAL) is a community-based event in which we all crochet the same or similar… Continue reading April 2018 CAL – Pistachio Lace Scarf
Everyone looks forward to Friday's...especially me! That's because Friday's are for finishing! This week I worked on A LOT of different stuff. Each Sunday I make 9 goals for myself. Three for crochet, three for quilting, and three for Happily Hooked Magazine. I work to accomplish each of those goals to the best of my… Continue reading Friday…FriYAY!
This past weekend, I had the awesome opportunity to teach and attend my local fiber festival, Carolina Fiber Fest! It usually takes place right around this time of year at the North Carolina State Fair Grounds. Now, I've taught at CFF before, but not in the past few years. So, it was a nice… Continue reading Carolina Fiber Fest Wrap Up!
Monday's...aren't my thang. They usually consist of me struggling to get up and out of bed. Stumbling to the kitchen. Fixing a smoothie. And sitting in a chair where I'll inevitably fall asleep and wake up to the wonderful feeling of Chase licking my face. Well...I'm changing that. Right here and right now. From now… Continue reading Free Pattern Monday and a Hook Review!
So...lemme start right off and say that YES, Kim and I are online friends and we've known each other for some time...but this review was my own doing. She doesn't even know that I'm doing it! Promise! I'm a member of Craftsy Unlimited...so I purchased it all by my lonesome and am giving you the unfiltered… Continue reading ZigZag Crochet: A Craftsy Class Review
Today's the day! Let's get ready to dive head first into our first Crochet Along of the year! Before we dive into the pattern and yarn details and all that good stuff...let's talk about what a Crochet Along is! A Crochet Along (sometimes called a CAL) is a community-based event in which we all crochet the same… Continue reading Chic and Strong Crescent Shawl Crochet Along
I'm excited to share this brand new crochet shawl today! The Chic and Strong Crescent Shawl has been off my hook for quite awhile now and is a FREE pattern from Red Heart Yarns! Last year right around the time my book, Step Into Crochet, came out, I was The Yarn Thing Podcast… Continue reading Chic and Strong Crescent Shawl Crochet Pattern – The Marly Bird One
Sock CALs (or Crochet Alongs) are a dime a dozen. Y'all know that my Sock CALs are just a little different though. I want you to crochet but I also want you to learn. That's why I am SO excited to host this Sock CAL with Furls! Today, we begin Week One of our three… Continue reading Join Furls and Me For a FREE Sock CAL
I love a good sock CAL, don't you? Now, for those few of you out there that may not know, a CAL is a 'Crochet - Along' and essentially it just means you crochet at your own speed with a bunch of other crocheters who are working at their own speed! In the end, you… Continue reading Fun with FURLS – A New Sock CAL
So, here's the deal. I'm going to be shopping on Black Friday like most of yall! That means our Black Friday Sale will happen today!! Head to my store and use the coupon code 10off10 for $10 off your Purchase of $10 or more! https://www.ravelry.com/stores/rohn-strong-designs Seriously...that's all there is to it. All patterns are included.… Continue reading Black Friday Starts Today!
Want to take an in person class with me? Now's the time! I'll be teaching 3 classes at Downtown Knits in Apex, NC next month! Sign up quick...because there are limited spots (only 6)!! Crochet Sock Bootcamp https://www.downtownknits.com/collections/classes/products/crochet-sock-bootcamp Two at a Time Cuff Down Socks https://www.downtownknits.com/collections/classes/products/two-at-a-time-cuff-down-socks Beginner Baby Sweater https://www.downtownknits.com/collections/classes/products/beginner-baby-sweater Head… Continue reading Classes at Downtown Knits!
Today, I've already been knee deep in WWII research on uniforms. You see, I wanted to design a service sweater (a sweater worn by each arm of the military) that was pretty accurate to the time period. One such sweater was for women serving. The truth is...I couldn't find anything on why there don't seem… Continue reading Where are the WWII service patterns for women?
Most of you know my love of WWI and WWII history, especially the knitting related stuff. I thought it'd be fun to share with you all a topic of my research as of late. Today I'd like to tell you about Raoul Wallenberg. Wallenberg was a highly educated Swedish businessman born into a… Continue reading Let Me Tell You About Raoul Wallenberg…
Cottage Breeze is **the** cardi for summer. Light, breezy, open filet fabric, and easy construction all come together to create a fun and quick to stitch cardi. Seriously. Quick. The sample took me all of a night to make. You'll need two skeins of Lion Brand Scarfie for the gradient 'faded' look BUT you can… Continue reading Cottage Breeze Cardi
A hat is easy to crochet and, most likely, was the first thing you attempted after you learn to crochet. After 1...2...4...8... Move on. I might be a bit controversial but hear me out. Crochet is amazing. There are literally thousands of things you can make. If you just challenge yourself. For years I only… Continue reading You have enough hats.
This week I thought it would be fun to take a look at my crochet patterns and see which is the most popular. I have a lot of crochet patterns, so I wanted to narrow it down. Of course, I chose socks. What else is there? So...what's my most popular crochet pattern? Candied Crossbones These… Continue reading My Most Popular Crochet Pattern!
If sock crocheting is your passion that you definitely need an Ultimate Sock Crocheting Kit, filled with all the best tools of the trade. From different size hooks (to make sure you always reach gauge) to clever tools, groundbreaking books, and a bag to keep everything in one place, below you'll find everything you need… Continue reading The Ultimate Sock Crocheting Kit
Last week I decided that it was time for a change. Nothing drastic but a change nonetheless. What was that change? Well, I wanted to finally get to re-editing all my patterns and putting them in my new fancy layout. Which everyone seems to really love. You see, when I was a fresh designer on… Continue reading It’s Time for a Change…
Last Friday I had the wonderful opportunity to join my friend, and fellow crochet designer, Salena Baca, to chat all about Step Into Crochet. I just wanted to share that video with y'all here! https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fsalena.baca%2Fvideos%2F1695458290468872%2F&width=500 It was so much to hang with Salena for awhile and gush about my love of crochet socks and yarn… Continue reading It’s All About the Yarn, Darlin…
Hey Crocheters, First, we made it through the week. Let's all celebrate that! Oh, and don't forget you can download my two newest free patterns the Sunday Stole and the Puff Stitch Gradient Cowl! Now is the time to get started on all that Christmas knitting, and free patterns make it easier! Anyways, today I… Continue reading Who wants a copy of my book?
Growing up Sunday was the day all the women of my church would dress up. From shawls to hats to dresses, it was a concert of modesty. This shawl is an ode to those women, each of them unique in their own way, each holding a place in my heart. Sunday's were also about my Nana… Continue reading Free Crochet Pattern – Sunday Stole
I love crochet and lately I've been obsessed with working with those gradient yarns, you know the ones. They're being made by just about every yarn company out there from indie dyers to big box companies. A few months ago...well...more than a few months ago Premier Yarns (my FAV yarn company) contacted me and asked… Continue reading Gradient Puff Stitch Cowl
I'm SO happy to announce my new podcast...No Needle Knits! Some links mentioned in the video: Leather Bag: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoastalHillbilly Premier Yarns Wool Free Lace: https://www.premieryarns.com/products/pwlfrlace Red Heart Yarns Heart & Sole: http://www.redheart.com/yarn/heart-sole-0 Craft Habit Raleigh: https://crafthabitraleigh.com Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted: https://www.premieryarns.com/products/dneswsp Premier Yarns Mega Tweed: https://www.premieryarns.com/collections/6-super-bulky/products/pmegatweed Premier Yarns Serenity Chunky: https://www.premieryarns.com/collections/deborah-norville-collection/products/dnscnkysp Wool Ease Thick and Quick: http://www.lionbrand.com/wool-ease-thick-and-quick-yarn.html What Ever Happened… Continue reading No Needle Knits – Our First Episode
It's Spring! And with spring means it is CAL time. Right? Is that how that all works? For me spring always puts me in the mood to crochet something fresh and new. Something quick to crochet, since spring is the season of instant gratification and constantly shifting weather patterns. The perfect pattern for such a… Continue reading It’s Nearly Time: A Springtime Crochet Along is Here!
I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite colors you can use while making my new tunisian crochet pattern, Adirondeck, that I actually think would work really well. If you missed last week's post, you can read more about this great summer cardi there. The sample is (shown above and below) is show… Continue reading Different Colors and Some Tips for an Adirondeck Cardigan