Mary Beth Temple


Mary Beth Temple is an author and designer of both knitting and crochet patterns. Her work appears frequently in knitting and crochet magazines in the US and UK, and she is also the owner and lead designer for the popular pattern line Hooked for Life, which is available both online and in select independent yarn stores.

Mary Beth is the author of many books and booklets, most recently Arm Knitting and Finger Knitting, both from Design Originals. You can also catch her teaching at yarn stores and fiber conventions across the country!

You can find her at Hooked for Life,,,, @Hooked4Life on Twitter.

Projects by Mary Beth Temple

Rainbow Chevron Pillow

This pillow is made of knit lace in a chevron pattern that allows a little bit of the fabric lining to peek through! Both sides are knit and then joined as you work an applied I-cord finish, so the finished product is completely reversible. This is a soft, comfy pillow that looks great anywhere and will get a lot of use.

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Heartwood Cushion

New cushions or pillows are a speedy, cost-effective way to brighten up any room in your house! Add a pop of color with this I-cord embellished mitered-square cushion. This pattern is a great choice to show off the tonal variations in a hand-dyed yarn.

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Contour Color Blocked Summer Top

This is the perfect top for summer, knit in cool mercerized cotton yarn and a simple stitch pattern, combined with stylish color-blocking and fun I-cord details. This fun contoured top is a snap to stitch and to wear, but the details keep things interesting both on the needles and out on the town. Do you need a quick refresher on the basic cast-on method? Check out our video tutorial below!

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Lightweight Luna Sweater

Soft as clouds, this comfy mohair sweater is made with modified drop shoulders help you avoid underarm bulk while keeping with the simple shaping. This super lightweight sweater is great to throw on for a trip to the beach or to have nearby for any suddenly chilly summer nights.

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Cherry Cobbler Cowl

This airy, but warm, project results in a dense but not-too-heavy fabric. Paired with a bright, bulky yarn and eye-catching buttons, you can have a fashionable button-up cowl completed in a weekend.

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Quarry Cabled Scarf

Soft and tweedy, this hooded scarf adds to its textured look with a pair of diamond-shaped cables. Worked bottom-up in two pieces, all of the shaping for the hood takes place outside the cable panel, so it’s still a great piece for those who are new to cables.

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