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Quilting Masterpieces: A Conversation with Nancy Scott

When I met Nancy Scott a few years back, I wasn’t a quilter. Heck, I’d barely sat at a sewing machine since 8th grade home economics…that was back in the day when it was required for graduation!  Nancy, for those of you that may not know, is an author, designer, teacher, and owner of Masterpiece Quilting,…

Finding Inspiration

It’s the number one question all of us designers are asked. Where do we find inspiration? Seriously.  Every interview I’ve ever done has featured some iteration of this question. Honestly, ever time I’m stumped. Where do I find my inspiration? It seems like the minute I think about it, it’s gone.  Today, while trying to think of…

Crocheting with Color Gradient Yarns!

In recent months I’ve really come to love color gradient yarns. Those soft and slow color changing yarns that have been the friend of a knitter for ages. The first time I used one of these yarns was in 2015 with my knit shawl, Fuente.  I really loved knitting this design up. It’s worked in…

Photo shoot Day and Pattern Sneak Peek!

Some days are just made for a photo shoot. Today was one of those days! The sun hid behind the clouds long enough for us to get a few pictures of a couple of new designs I can’t wait to share with y’all – a color work hat and a knit-look hat! Did you know…

Have I Got a CAL for YOU!

Christmas came a bit early for all of y’all! This week my Roll Stitch Afghan CAL was released on the Annie’s Creative Studio website! How cool is that?  I’ll be blogging a bit more about this pattern over the coming month, but here is the rundown: Introducing the Roll Stitch Afghan Crochetalong! The roll stitch,…

$10 off $10 – Cyber Monday is Here Early!

Look, it comes around once a year and we’ve got to do it big around here at Rohn Strong HQ!!! I run this sale once a year. That’s it. It’ll happen this one time and then not again! Simply head to my Ravelry Shop, click the link here, and add at least $10 of patterns…

5 Tips to DIY Your Autumn Decor!

  There’s a day, usually just one, in October, when the wind cuts through my jacket. When my nose can detect the hint of a chill in the air. This year…that day didn’t happen until November 2nd. No matter when it happens, it’s always a welcomed feeling here in North Carolina. Fall is our gift…

Punching Into 2019

It’s inevitable. Really, it is. Right around October of every year, I manage to find something new I love and I just have to immerse myself. Right up to the neck. 2018 is the year of the Punch Needle. I heard your gasp through the computer screen. You’re probably thinking, “Rohn…what’s punch needle?” or “I…

Hurricane Update: Windy With a Chance of Yarn

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…

New-ish Beginnings and A New Pattern!

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…

‘Tis the Season Cowl – Pattern and Class

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…

Scipio Shawl Crochet Pattern

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…

My Top 5 FREE Crochet Sock Patterns

This post may contain affiliate links, view our disclosure policy for details. Crochet socks are, as most of you may know, my favorite item to make. They are quick, easy, fun, and don’t take a whole lot of skill to complete. If you can crochet a hat, you can crochet a sock! Seriously! The biggest thing you’ll…

Crochet Woodburn Tee

This post may contain affiliate links, view our disclosure policy for details. Summer is here and I’m all about it. I get it from my Mama (who just might be my beautiful model here!!) who loves the sun just as much as I do. Summer in the south is exciting and perfect and just MADE for crochet!…

How to Test Knit for Rohn Strong!

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…

April 2018 CAL – Pistachio Lace Scarf

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…

Friday…FriYAY!

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…

Carolina Fiber Fest Wrap Up!

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…

Free Pattern Monday and a Hook Review!

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…

ZigZag Crochet: A Craftsy Class 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…

Chic and Strong Crescent Shawl Crochet Along

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…

Join Furls and Me For a FREE Sock CAL

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…

Fun with FURLS – A New 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…

Classes at Downtown Knits!

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…

Where are the WWII service patterns for women?

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…

Let Me Tell You About Raoul Wallenberg…

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…

Cottage Breeze Cardi

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…