Mary Beth Temple

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eBook : 7 patterns

Beneath the Mango Moon is a collection of seven patterns to knit in an array of Mango Moon yarns. Stitch diagrams are included for pattern stitches, schematics for the one sized garment.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Scarf
This simple two-row repeat makes the Comfy Cozy Scarf a snap to stitch up. Use an alpaca blend yarn as I did here for extra warmth and texture. This is a free crochet pattern with a video tutorial!
Crochet: Cowl
Hearthside will keep you warm and cozy on a winter’s night with or without the fire! Crocheted in a möbius from the center of the wrap out, it works up very quickly in a Super Bulky yarn. Stripe two colors as I did in the model, or use just one color for a more subtle look – the texture will still make this piece look great!
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Worked from the bottom up this graphic hat features a ribbed brim, tapestry crochet band featuring a partial Greek Key pattern, and a double crochet crown.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Matches the Ultramarine Scarf!
Crochet: Scarf
This is one of my favorite single crochet stitch variations in which trios of single crochet stitches hang out on top of each other, giving densely textured stitches with both vertical and horizontal interest.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
A lacy crocheted hat featuring puff stitches and wool yarn, offers just the right amount of warmth for transitioning from season to season.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is part of the Preemie Crochet Challenge. Everyday in August, 2021, a preemie crochet pattern will be available for free as a PDF download in exchange for your pledge to make that project to donate to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or another organization helping preemies. For more information, please check out the organizer...
Knitting: Cowl
Knit in one piece, in one skein of Lion Brand (r) Scarfie the fabric looks loose and sloppy when you get started, but some clever finger chaining makes a dense yet lightweight fabric that makes perfect use of the slow color change in the yarn.
Crochet: Mittens
Like everyone else in the world I was quite taken with the sight of Bernie Sanders sitting at the Inauguration. While the eye-catching warm bulky mittens he wore were made by a Vermont artist who uses felted sweaters and fleece to make her creations, of course I decided I wanted to do a crochet version.
Knitting: Scarf
Super easy garter stitch scarf with solid stripes on one side and a more multi colored look on the other. Fringed as you knit so it’s super easy to finish, with no ends to weave in.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This is a super simple-to-stitch hat, using the beginning Tunisian crochet techniques of Tunisian Simple Stitch in one- and two-colors, and Tunisian Knit Stitch. It’s crocheted flat, then sewn up along one seam, and is a great use of partial skeins of yarn you might have in your stash.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Summer of Love is a little bit of a labor of love too - it takes a little time but you are left with an amazing result.
Crochet: Coat / Jacket
A classic style made in alternating rows of single and double crochet stitches, this toggle front cardigan features a shell stitch edging and an adorable granny square closure. Keep your little one warm on a chilly afternoon with this charming pattern.
Crochet: Afghan block
Available in 6” and 12” variations, Trifoium Square is a center out square embellished with surface crochet.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
As part of the 2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge I have designed this bright yellow hat For Eddy. My father Ed passed away after a long and well-lived life, of bladder cancer. Because of this I chose a bright yellow yarn because yellow is the color of support for bladder cancer.
Crochet: Cowl
Thick and tweedy this cushy cowl will keep you or a loved one warm on a cold winter’s night! The yarn shades gradually from one tweedy color to the next. Use neutrals like I did here or grab a brighter colorway to brighten up a dreary day.
Knitting: Scarf
It seems like Fall is finally coming which means Winter won’t be far behind! My niece who goes to school in NYC asked me for an all purpose scarf that wouldn’t be too heavy now, but that she could wrap around her face and neck to keep the wind away. This scarf knits up fast in bulky yarn, is simple enough that even a brand new beginner can knit...
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Two color cables in a geometric pattern adorn this durable floor pillow, made in three colors of Lion Brand Jeans. Knit two for a reversible pillow, or cheat like I did and use a fleecy fabric for the back :-)
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
This would look great in almost any color combo and the stitching is super simple to do! Free pattern on the blog includes both text instructions and a full color chart, and there’s a video on how to make invisible floats in single crochet so your piece looks great on both sides.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Telegraph is a boomerang style shawl, begun with just 5 dc, and grows in a curved manner to its widest point with decreases on one side of the work and increases on the other. Make it in two colors as shown, or it would also work in a single color. It’s completely reversible.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Gertrude is knit with two colors of Beautiful You from Lion Brand Yarns, although you could do it with one skein if you prefer. Knit in the round from the bottom up, the fancy stitch pattern alternates sections of lace with small cable panels, and is made to be worn slouched. It’s a perfect item to knit and wear for the spring and summer!
Crochet: Afghan block
Fun center-out motif turns a circle into a square! Embellished with two types of surface crochet - video tutorials provided!
Crochet: Cowl
The reversible slanted stitch used in this cowl adds great depth of color to an already luscious yarn, and is simple to learn following the video tutorial on the page. Adjust the width by adding or subtracting a multiple of 4 chains/stitches, or adjust the circumference by adding/subtracting rows.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Delectably light and lacy, this gorgeous shawl, with an easy four-row repeat, is an instant favourite! Starting at the smallest point to emphasize the wrappable curves, it’s a perfect project for using up all of your yarn.
Crochet: Cowl
Pattern is FREE on the blog post in the link - paid pattern is for those who like ad-free copies!
Crochet: Cowl
This quick-to-stitch crochet cowl, loaded with texture and perfect for your favourite splashed yarns, gives you tons of wardrobe versatility. And tons of joy! Reversible, fashionable, and wonderfully easy, it’s a fun accessory for everyone.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
One of the things I appreciate about that reversible cable brim is that it can be worn two ways – as above, with the brim turned up for a closer fit, and as shown below with the brim folded down for more of a slouchy fit.
Crochet: Cowl
This is a very simple cowl to stitch – it is stitched flat with increases on one side, a work even section, and decreases on the other side. When the buttons are placed, the long side edge becomes the straight bottom of the cowl!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Lacy, staggered double crochet diamonds contain a quatrefoil pattern of tall cluster stitches, resembling leaves. While the pattern can be a little challenging to set up, its six-row repeat quickly becomes intuitive, giving you a project that is just as interesting to stitch as it is to wear.
Crochet: Pullover
Angled Squares is the perfect combination of linked half double crochet for coverage, and join-as-you-go granny squares to create wide open spaces. Stitch the yoke in coordinated colors of sock weight yarn, then build the front and back of the sweater down and seam the sides.
Crochet: Poncho
Worked from the top down in the simplest of Bruges “ribbons”, this light-as-a-feather capelet will add a touch of elegance to any occasion. Each round is attached to the round before as you stitch, leaving only
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A flirty little shawlette that is quick to work up in three gradient shades of fingering weight yarn. Worked from the top down, you can use the colors going from dark to light as shown in the model, or light to dark for a different look.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Two different lace stitch patterns worked in blocks of four different colors make Echelon interesting to knit as well as to wear. The finished product is luxuriously soft with a terrific drape.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knit from the center out and the top down, each band of color expands on the previous stitch pattern, beginning with a simple stockinette stitch and ending with a gorgeous lace pattern, finished with a picot-embellished bind-off. Use your colors from light to dark as shown here, or reverse them for a different look.
Crochet: Doily
Worked in thread from the center point out, this densely patterned fabric has small florals, filet mesh inserts and staggered pineapples arranged in an artful pattern that harkens back to days gone by. Make the size shown for the center of your table, or continue on by adding row repeats to create a long, lush table runner.
Crochet: Scarf
This four-colored, lacy scarf is crocheted one color at a time for ease of stitching. Each strip is joined as-you- go to the one before making finishing a breeze - there are just eight ends to weave in and no additional assembly required! Light yet warm, wear it long and loose or wrapped several times around the neck.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Now available as a stand alone PDF!
Crochet: Cowl
Two terrific stitch patterns in two contrasting colors make this a cute cowl with a lot of visual punch!
Knitting: Pullover
This tunic-length pullover sweater features a V-neck, dolman sleeves, and waist shaping, with rolled edgings at the hem, sleeve hems, and neckline. Oceanic is knit in two pieces from the bottom up, with the sleeves added by casting on additional stitches after the dolman
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Formerly a Patternworks exclusive, now available for one and all! Designed by Mary Beth Temple, this top-down triangular shawl pattern shows off the unique style of Frolicking Feet Transitions yarn. The knit version is worked in staggered blocks of eyelets and stockinette with a pointed edging.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Formerly a Patternworks exclusive, now available to one and all! Designed by Mary Beth Temple, this top-down triangular shawl pattern shows off the unique style of Frolicking Feet Transitions yarn. The crochet version features a filet-style stitch pattern with a scalloped edging.
Knitting: Cowl
Knit in the round in one piece, the two-colored center, which is accomplished with slip stitches so you only have to knit with one color at a time, is bound with a picot hem on either side. Wear it long and lovely or tucked into your coat for extra warmth.
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
A crisp cotton yarn with a nautical-inspired, navy and white, chevron insert makes a light summer tank that would work great over a stretchy tank top or under a blazer for an evening out. The button-up side means you can get in and out of it without stretching it out, which makes it the perfect top for any summer outing.
Crochet: Shrug / Bolero
Short and sweet, the simple shaping of this shrug makes it a terrific introduction to both garment-making and filet lace crochet. The filet pattern is completely charted to help you in stitching and the fit is easily adjustable by lengthening or shortening the sleeve seams.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
While this wrap has a striking geometric design, it’s the perfect beginner project for Tunisian Crochet afficionados because it only utilizes the Tunisian Simple Stitch. All the colorwork is done by alternating a solid colored yarn with a coordinating multi. This one even looks great on what is technically the wrong side of the work, and the si...
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves, Cloche Hat
Staggered shell stitches make a crocheted fabric with an even, overall texture which accentuates the lush tonal qualities of hand-dyed yarns. The fold-back hem on the hat and mitts hides a cleverly concealed bit of elastic that you can customize for the perfect fit, and the buttons are decorative and add a bit of flair.
Knitting: 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.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This gossamer shawl is crocheted from the center/top down in a luscious multi-colored laceweight yarn. The border changes from a mesh background to a double crochet background to add both visual interest, and a little weight to the fabric at the hem so it hangs nicely when being worn. The beginning of the shawl is written out row by row, then, ...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Semifreddo usually refers to a dessert, and is from the Italian words meaning “half cold.” This cute semi-circular shawlette is perfect for those times when you are in between temperature-wise yourself! Just enough to cover your shoulders, with alternating bands of double crochet and open mesh stitching, accented with a picot edge. Makes great ...
Knitting: Sleeveless 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.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This thick, cozy shawl is a sampler of basic textured stitches, elevated by a glamorous, triple-knotted fringe on the short sides.
Knitting: Vest
Soft, cool and with a luxurious sheen, this lacy tunic is knitted in a gorgeous shade of Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply yarn.
Crochet: Cardigan
Light and lacy, this oversized top with cropped sleeves and hem is perfect to toss on over a swimsuit or tank top at the beach, or to wear out to a summer time dinner, Despite the two-toned fabric, you need only stitch with one color of thread at a time so don’t be afraid to dive in. And don’t let the word “thread” scare you either - the size ...
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
The perfect transitional hat and cowl between Winter and Spring, this lovely, lacy set provides just enough warmth with plenty of visual interest! Soft to knit, delicately colored silk-blend yarn gives just enough sheen – and you can get both projects out of one skein of luscious yarn so you get a lot of bang for your buck!
Crochet: Scarf
So soft, so lacy, this wisp of a scarf is a great addition to any outfit. The scarf shown is extra long so it can be wrapped around your neck more than once, and it makes great use of a 50g skein of yarn, but
Crochet: Cardigan
Perfect for a spring or summer day, this trim, cropped cardigan is crocheted in a soft cotton-blend yarn, and has just a touch of faux Fair Isle stitching for an extra splash of color.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This quick little oval wrap is made of a soft cotton-blend yarn, in join-as-you-go flower motifs. Use a
Crochet: Cowl
The Substantial Cowl is, well, substantial! Bulky yarn held double and crocheted in thickly textured post stitches gives you an incredibly warm, super-fast-to-stitch, spot-on-trend mobius that is suitable
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
While crocheted mitered squares are simple to stitch, a little planning with the color placement can give you a finished piece that packs a strong visual punch!
Knitting: Pullover
Quick to knit, quick to throw on on top of any casual outfit, the Acorn sweater features an oversized fit
Knitting: Cowl
Quick cowl in four colors of worsted weight yarn with a button front, worked in join-as-you-go mitered squares.
Crochet: Throw
Summer Throw is perfect for a little bit of warmth while watching the sunset over the beach, or reading a book on the front porch while a cooling breeze blows. It’s also terrific for a quick pop of color in your home décor when you put your winter blankets away for the season.
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
Quick to crochet, quick to toss on at the beach, this ultra-lacy tank top in super stretchy yarn
Crochet: Cardigan
This sparkly cardigan crochets up quickly with an openwork stitch and a 6.5 mm hook. It’s perfect for dressing up any outfit for the office party or an evening out with friends.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
NEW VERSION: This is a stand alone pattern now - same as in the book, so if you own Curvy Girl Crochet you already have it, if not, you’re in luck and you get to buy it by itself!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Stratum is an exercise in geometry! The fronts are rectangles, the center back and embellishments are wedges, and the long repeat of the yarn adds softly shifting stripes.
Crochet: Cowl
The Arches Cowl is a true moebius, started by putting a 180 degree twist in the first round of single crochet. It’s the
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Inspired by the popularity of BBC programs like Downton Abbey and The Forsyte Saga, the Highclere Shrug adds a romantic touch to any outfit.
Crochet: Duffle Bag
This sturdy barrel-shaped bag is perfect for a day on-the-go – use it for the gym, sports or dance practice, or carry
Crochet: Tee
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Crochet: Vest
The swing, swing, swingy shape of this a-line vest with tie-front closures gives a sleek, flattering finish to any outfit. Take advantage of the wide variety of fabulous sock yarns out there to create something unique for your wardrobe. The stretchy stitch used in the bodice makes this vest comfortable as well as flattering, and since the a-li...
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
One of the great things about crocheting accessories is that you can pay great attention to design details without making a lifetime commitment to creating the project! These luscious gauntlets have glistening seed beads on the diamond section covering the back of the hand, and lace up with slinky silk ribbons that both look incredible and help...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
There’s nothing like a new baby to make us want to wield our knitting needless in a frenzy of creativity. There are tons of ways to make a fabulous baby blanket, but these two beauties are the ultimate in practicality as well. Each fits neatly inside a car seat with just a little bit of fabric to tuck around its occupant, and has an off-center ...
Knitting: Cardigan
This lovely cardigan was inspired by the classic vintage beaded sweaters that were so popular in the 1950s, with their close fit and extra tall ribbings. The knitting is very simple; the tonal yarn and sparkly beads do most of the
Crochet: Cardigan
The Rose Cardigan is a flattering combination of openwork stitching and clean shaping. Built in two directions off of the center band, the stitch patterns are set up so the fabric expands a bit in width as you stitch, giving you a terrific cardigan that forms to your curves without bulk where you don’t want it!
Crochet: Clutch
The Melinda purse is the perfect clutch for Fall!
Knitting: Cowl
This confection of lace and beads is knitted flat, then sewn into a moebius shape during assembly. An easy-to-learn lace repeat made up in a pre-beaded lightweight yarn gives you an elegant, flexible neck or head covering that looks a lot more complicated to make than it is!
Crochet: Vest
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Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This very lacy, incredibly drapey shawl is a design I made for a birthday present for my friend Renee. Renee is a needlepoint designer so is already yarn-friendly, but she is fascinated by yarn that has a long color repeat-– long repeats are not incredibly useful in most needlepoint!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Neat little stacks of flowers make up the Fleuron Shawl. Made in soft merino wool in a lacy floral pattern, it is the perfect topper for a variety of outfits – not too warm, not too cold, it is just right!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Cover up for an evening stroll down the boardwalk with this stunning wrap. A combination of simple stitches, graphic lace and color placement create this eye pleasing piece. The stitch pattern for this cozy shawl offers a nice balance of openwork and texture. Use a contrast color as shown in the model to make the stitch pattern pop, or stick wi...
Crochet: Scarf
Gateway to another dimension? Nope, but the Portals Scarf can lead to all sorts of crocheting fun!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Here is a video of the Row 4 - 6 transition that some folks struggle with! https://youtu.be/ZMZ9Bv5Wums
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Sometimes a stitch pattern will just tell you what it wants to be. This one, with alternating columns of leaves and garter stitch, really wanted to be a slouchy hat! I love the way the decreases for the crown fit neatly into the established stitch pattern.
Crochet: Cowl
Soft yarn, a simple stitch pattern, and several sizes of crochet hooks combine to create a stylish shaped cowl that looks great, feels terrific and didn’t use up too many brain cells to create!
Knitting: Pullover
This natural tunic with an emphasis on “flare” is great for any time of year. Worn over jeans or slacks, it can go anywhere.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
It’s the details that make this simply shaped tank top a go-to summer piece. The split, seed stitch hem allows the top to hang neatly, and the small intarsia triangle makes the front visually interesting.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
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Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I find I get the most use out of wardrobe pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways. This lacy, oversized, linen and cotton rectangle can be worn as a simple shawl, or you can slip your arms or head through the slits and arrange it in several different looks.
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
Blocks and bars ornament this lacy, openwork top. Worked side to side in a soft, cotton yarn, you can toss it over a bathing suit, T-shirt, or another tank top to quickly dress up your most casual summer look, or make it in a more wintery yarn to later over a thermal shirt or long-sleeved T.
Crochet: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
Long, skinny scarves may be fashionable, but they aren’t really warm! Cold weather calls for this wide, cushy scarf
Crochet: Drawstring Bag
Net bags are great for marketing, but sometimes smaller items get caught in the holes, or lost in the process of
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Damask is one of those designs that grew from my hook as I doodled. It doesn’t look at all like what I originally envisioned, but I love its Victorian look. I was inspired by the meandering textures of old damask napkins and tablecloths.
Knitting: Cowl
A lacy cowl is perfect for changeable weather – you can cover your head if it drizzles, your ears if they are cold, or just pile it around your neck to keep off the chill. And no matter which way you wear it, you still look great!
Crochet: Throw
Inspiration comes from many places – this throw is loosely based on an openwork cement support I saw holding up a friend’s front porch.
Knitting: Pullover
A delicate open work pattern gives you a top that’s light and lacy, yet still covers you up where it counts. This scoop-necked pullover has a very slight a-line cut so it will skim the body from the fitted bust to the hip, and the crisp, linen/cotton blend yarn gives great stitch definition.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This yummy cotton shawl is so soft that when hot summer days turn into cool summer evenings you can throw it on over a tank top or swim suit without fear of irritating your skin - even if you had a little too much sun!
Crochet: Baby Blanket
There’s nothing like a new baby to make us want to wield our crochet hooks in a frenzy of creativity. There are tons of ways to make a fabulous baby blanket, but these two beauties are the ultimate in praciticality as well. Each fits neatly inside a car seat with just a litte bit of fabric to tuck around its occupant, and has an off-center open...
Crochet: Purse / Handbag
Don’t let the five skeins listed fool you - there was a lot of yardage leftover. I would estimate 240 yards of the main color, about 100 yards each of the three contrast colors.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Finished size on this one is 60” wide at widest point, 27 “ tall at tallest point. Top side points are angled, this is not a triangle shape.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Sometimes you need a quick baby gift that doesn’t look like a quick baby gift. Made of a For thick, organic, cotton, this blanket not only works up quickly, but gives baby a soft, textured place to nap that won’t irritate even the most sensitive skin.
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
This sock is both knitted and crocheted - fun and fast!
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This soft cotton shrug is quick to knit on large needles, and has a striking X pattern on the back to add some interesting detail to a simple shape. The shrug is knit in one piece from cuff to cuff, and comes in three sizes. The stretchy fabric conforms to your body; the sleeves are
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This soft cotton shrug is quick to knit on large needles, and has a striking X pattern on the back to add some interesting detail to a simple shape. The shrug is knit in one piece from cuff to cuff, and comes in three sizes. The stretchy fabric conforms to your body; the sleeves are
Knitting: Scarf
The website this was featured on is long gone so it’s now a free Ravelry download. PLEASE REMEMBER this was created long before I started Hooked for Life so there is no pretty formatting or charts, and it does not look like my current work!