Welcome to Crochet With Mary Beth. I am so happy you have found your way here.
I hope you find patterns here that inspire you to express your creative side and tips to expand your crochet knowledge.
If you are a modern crocheter that enjoys making garments, jewelry, and bags you are in the right place. And if you demand clear and easy to follow patterns I have you covered because all of my patterns are tested and professionally tech edited.
I’m Mary Beth Cryan. I strive to inspire your creative side by pushing the boundaries of crochet design and sharing interesting crochet techniques and tools through patterns, tutorials, and tips.
On this blog I post two patterns every month, one fashion accessory and one garment. In between the patterns I sprinkle in written reviews of crochet related things and video tutorials every other week.
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You may want to start exploring by checking out my most popular pattern the Stripe Blocked Cardigan or my most read article 10 Crochet Magazine Subscriptions and How to Choose the Best One For You.
As you are looking around the blog you may notice I have a different style than most crochet designers. My unique design perspective and creative color combinations reflect the 20+ years of color, trend and design experience I’ve gathered as a professional, award winning, freelance Illustrator and a graduate of Syracuse University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program.
I live in Rhode Island with my small family, large yarn stash, and perpetually messy craft room. I drink a lot of lemonade and eat a lot of cookies (especially Oreos because they are lactose free).
Want to collaborate? I am easy to work with and hit all my deadlines because of my experience working with top art directors at publications such as The Museum of Modern Art NYC, American Girl, Dover Publications, Peter Pauper Press, Ranger Rick Magazine, Highlights magazine and many others. For these clients I have written and illustrated 17 paper craft books, countless greeting cards, and many paper craft kits.
Now that I have switched my focus from paper craft to crochet you can find my illustration inspired crochet patterns for purchase on Etsy, Ravelry, LoveCrafts, The Crochet Foundry, and in Happily Hooked Magazine.
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