About Craftytuts

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Creativity is our vision

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About Me:

My name is Mary,  and I’m a mom of 3, wife, photographer, bookworm, blogger, and author of the book “writing crochet patterns“, currently living in Alaska near the Anchorage area.

I am a crochet/knitting pattern designer and creator that enjoys DIY projects and experimenting with recipes.

Member of the Knit Picks Independent Designer, and Knit Picks Designer Team.

You will find patterns, reviews, DIY/crafts, recipes and more between the CraftyTuts blog’s pages.

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Book: Writing Crochet Patterns

Magazine Publications:

I Like Knitting: Sea Salt Shawl (May/June 2018 Issue)

I Like Crochet: Star Of Something New Sweater (July/August 2018 Issue)

I Like Crochet: Red Delicious Ruana (September/OCtober 2o18 Issue)

Yarn Companies I Worked With:

Knit Picks: Mary Dickerson’s Designs

Darn Good YarnDIY Boho Earrings (March 2018)

Knit Picks: Oceanic Breeze Shawlette (May 2018)

Featured in the following blogs:

Stitch JunkyMandala Hat (December 2017)

Salty Pearl CrochetMary D. of CraftyTuts Crochet Designer Feature (March 2018)

Knit CrateEklutna Lakeside Shawl (August 2019 box)

Find more here: PRESS

Craftytuts Expert Writers:

Hi there, my name is Paula, I’m an illustrator and art enthusiast. I love the peace that comes with creating art, and will try my best to share that feeling and knowledge with you.

I also love pets, sightseeing, candy, and books. I dream of traveling the world, drawing and writing, and learning new things.

I hope that my articles may start you on the ever challenging path of art and self improvement.

Hello, my name is Martin. I’m 40 years old and I’m a nostalgic dude who likes to make art.

I’m a 3D artist and illustrator, but I love all kinds of mediums were I can express myself; such as painting, drawing, writing and comic books. (I’m legally forbidden to sing, as it brings memories of medieval torture to my audience).

Join me in the wonderful journey through the world of comic books as my articles will help you not only understand but will also teach you how to make your own!

More about Martin:

Instagram: Instragram.com/saturday_morning_renders/

Deviantart: www.deviantart.com/vadlor

Bloggers: Are you seeking designs for your upcoming roundup? I’d love for you to feature my work! You have my permission to use one photo in your roundup post as long as a link is provided back to www.craftytuts.com to the associated pattern or tutorial page.Please do not re-print or post any tutorials or patterns in full or claim the photos as your own. Let me know when your post is published so I can share it on my social media, too. Thank you!

If you wish to work together just contact me using any of the alternatives below.

Contact Info:

Email: mary-dickerson@ outlook.com

Pinterest: @brujitamary

Facebook: facebook.com/craftytut

Instagram: Craftytuts

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13 thoughts on “About Craftytuts”

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  3. I’m trying to make the yellow car seat cover that is split down the middle.I have found the pattern of the double crochet split down the middle but no pattern for the yellow one.I would appreciate it if you could let me know how you make the split.I have made,remade and remade and just cannot get it to look like your’s. Thank you

  4. I just found your blog and it looks very interesting. I have never heard of skeins of yarn being referred to as cakes before, interesting. Anyway, after the holidays, I think I’ll try some of your patterns. Your instructions look good and I definitely need to expand my skills. Thanks so much for doing the tutorials.

    1. Hi! I’m glad you’re liking the blog.
      Sometimes the yarn “bundle” is called cake when it falls into a certain shape. Like the mandala yarn, or caron cakes yarn. 🙂

  5. Love the look of the Mandala cowl, as well as the very clear tutorial. Must get hold of some of the wool and give it a go.

  6. I’m trying to put together the Baby Booties with mini granny squares crochet pattern and I’m stuck putting the blocks together. I’ve gotten the back part, but having trouble with the front part. Please help.

    1. I’m not sure how I can help. Please tell me more so I can try to help. If you wish to upload a photo and share it with me so I can see where you’re having trouble, I might be able to help. Otherwise, you can refer to the diagram that is on the page of that pattern.

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  8. Hey Mary,

    How are you doing?

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    Alongside with this we have customized Content Widgets for your website which would definitely be a good revenue stream based on the look and feel of your site.

    Please let me know a good time to speak. Looking forward to hearing back soon.

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