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Kristen Mangus

Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

How to Loom Knit the Linen Stitch

Inside: Learn how to loom knit the linen stitch with detailed instructions, free blanket square pattern and tutorial video. We’re keeping it smooth with another flat, textured stitch pattern. The linen stitch has a smooth texture created by a checkerboard of knit and slipped stitches.  It resembles the seed stitch, but doesn’t have any purl …

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How to Crochet the Herringbone Stitch

Inside: Learn to crochet the herringbone stitch pattern as a flat panel and in the round. Includes free blanket square pattern with written instructions for 2 common sizes and tutorial videos. I am having loads of fun working up new stitch patterns and I think I’ve found one of my favorites. The Herringbone Stitch! Not …

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How to Loom Knit the Herringbone Stitch

Inside: Learn how to loom knit the herringbone stitch pattern as a flat panel or in the round. Includes 2 free patterns plus tutorial videos for both right and left handed loom knitters. Herringbone is one of those classic designs. We’re most familiar with seeing it in fabrics, but it’s also gained popularity as a …

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Ooo! La! La! It’s the Needle Knit Beehive Beret!

Inside: Free needle knit Beehive Beret pattern including written instructions for 5 sizes from Baby to Adult, chart and fully- captioned tutorial videos for both right and left handed knitters. So, what’s the one thing you almost ALWAYS do when knitting a hat? You knit the brim with a smaller needle size than the rest …

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Make a Stylish Beehive Waffle Knit Hat with my Free Pattern!

Inside: Free Beehive Waffle Knit Hat Pattern with written instructions for 5 sizes from Baby to Adult Large, stitch pattern chart and fully-captioned tutorial videos for both right and left handed knitters. I hope you all have been enjoying my stitch pattern tutorials as much as I have. When I start a new project or …

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Announcing: Loom Knit Beehive Waffle Hat! It’s Reversible!

Inside: Make the reversible loom knit Beehive Waffle hat with this free pattern including 4 sizes from Toddler to Adult, chart & tutorial videos. A few weeks ago I published the Beehive Waffle stitch pattern for loom knitters and got a great response. One of the most common responses I got was, “Kristen, this would …

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How to Loom Knit the Houndstooth Fair Isle Hat

Inside: Learn how to loom knit the Houndstooth Fair Isle Hat. Includes free hat pattern in 4 sizes from Toddler to Adult Large, stitch pattern chart and tutorial videos. Classics never go out of style! That’s why my new Houndstooth Fair Isle Hat is sure to be a favorite. This two color loom knit hat …

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Go Classic With A Knit Houndstooth Fair Isle Hat!

Inside: Learn how to needle knit the Houndstooth Fair Isle Hat. Includes free hat pattern in 4 sizes from Toddler to Adult Large, stitch pattern chart and tutorial videos. Classics never go out of style! That’s why my new Houndstooth Fair Isle Hat is sure to be a favorite. This two color needle knit hat …

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Cuddle Up with the Crossed Cluster Crochet Blanket!

Inside: Crossed Cluster crochet blanket pattern with written instructions for 2 sizes (lap blanket & afghan) plus tutorial videos for both left and right handed crocheters. Temperatures are dropping, but my crochet hooks are just heating up! My daughter needed a cozy lap blanket to take along in the car so, of course, I had …

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How to Needle Knit the Beehive Waffle Stitch Pattern

Inside: How to loom knit the Beehive Waffle stitch pattern with this free blanket square pattern, knitting chart and fully-captioned tutorial videos for both right and left handers. Have you heard the buzz? The Beehive Waffle stitch makes a lofty, stretchy design that will be a perfect addition to a variety of patterns. This easy …

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