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Heidi Gustad


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Heidi Gustad is a knitting, crochet and yarn crafts designer obsessed with primary colors and clean lines. In addition to designing patterns, she blogs, co-hosts the Very Serious Crafts Podcast, teaches workshops, & produces and hosts videos for a variety of craft industry clients. You can keep up with her designs and more by following her blog, Hands Occupied and searching your favorite social network for the username handsoccupied.

Projects by Heidi Gustad


Provisional Cast On Photo Tutorial

Provisional Cast On

The provisional cast on is ideal for projects that require you to later join your stitches to another piece of knitting — making an almost seamless join once complete. While it may sound intimidating, this cast-on method isn’t tricky at all. Just follow this photo tutorial to discover how easy it can be!

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Mod Maze Pillow

mod maze pillow

These green rounds capture the essence of a summer stroll through a freshly manicured lawn. Worked flat from the center out, this throw pillow is a great way to learn construction techniques to help you level up your knitting skills.

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Mod Maze Pillow

mod maze pillow

These green rounds capture the essence of a summer stroll through a freshly manicured lawn. Worked flat from the center out, this throw pillow is a great way to learn construction techniques to help you level up your knitting skills.

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Arizona Afghan

Channel a southwestern style with this bold afghan. Treat yourself to a single-panel afghan that emulates traditional desert design while you learn to work up this clever combination of linen stitch, stranded colorwork, slipped stitches and a dash of intarsia.

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Twisted Peppermint Slippers

These fun slippers come together fast and will be your go-to cozy companion for winters at home. The finished, flexible style of the slipper is achieved with traditional cuff-down, sock construction techniques and a combination of working flat and in the round.

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Twisted Peppermint Slippers

These fun slippers come together fast and will be your go-to cozy companion for winters at home. The finished, flexible style of the slipper is achieved with traditional cuff-down, sock construction techniques and a combination of working flat and in the round.

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How to Knit a Flower in 30 Minutes or Less

Knitting flowers has never been simpler! Just follow this step-by-step guide to get your very own floral embellishment. This tutorial is designed for the Floral Magic Baby Hat, but these flowers look great on all types of projects, from pillows and scarves to blankets and sweaters.

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Provisional Cast On Photo Tutorial

Provisional Cast On

The provisional cast on is ideal for projects that require you to later join your stitches to another piece of knitting — making an almost seamless join once complete. While it may sound intimidating, this cast-on method isn’t tricky at all. Just follow this photo tutorial to discover how easy it can be!

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Pineapple Shawl

Pineapples have historically symbolized hospitality and to this day are found adorning the gates and walkways of important homes. Adorned with three dozen pineapples of its own, this fun shawl should make you feel right at home whenever you wear it.

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