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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 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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How to Loom Knit the Beehive Waffle Stitch

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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How to Crochet the Crossed Cluster Stitch

Inside: Learn how to crochet the crossed cluster stitch with this free blanket square pattern in 2 sizes. Includes fully captioned tutorial videos for both right and left handed crocheters. I love learning new stitch patterns. There’s just something about flipping through a pattern book and one jumps out at you and you know you …

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How to Loom Knit the Ripple Twist Pillow

Inside: Written pattern for the loom knit Ripple Twist Pillow with chart and tutorial videos that show the stitch pattern, seaming with the mattress stitch and adding a zipper. The Ripple Twist Pillow creates a unique basketweave pattern using twisted stitches.  These twisted stitches are like mini cables that add a little flair to a …

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How to Needle Knit a Cozy Ripple Twist Pillow

Inside: Written pattern for the needle knit, cozy Ripple Twist Pillow with chart and tutorial videos for both right and left handed knitters. Includes videos for seaming with the mattress stitch and adding a zipper. The Ripple Twist Pillow creates a unique basketweave pattern using twisted stitches.  These twisted stitches are like mini cables that …

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How to Loom Knit the Ripple Twist Stitch

Inside: Learn how to loom knit the Ripple Twist stitch with the written instructions, chart and tutorial videos for both right and left handers. Includes free blanket square pattern in 3 sizes. This month I’m featuring the Ripple Twist stitch pattern. It’s a basketweave… with a twist! The Ripple Twist, creates a unique basketweave pattern …

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How to Knit the Ripple Twist Stitch

Inside: Learn to knit the Ripple Twist Stitch with written instructions, tutorial videos plus a free blanket square pattern in 3 sizes. I am really enjoying these new stitches each month. It’s a fun challenge to look for stitch patterns that I haven’t tried before and explore how they can be used. This month’s stitch, …

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How to Crochet: Faux Mistake Rib Stitch

Inside: Written instructions with tutorial video showing the crochet Faux Mistake Rib stitch pattern. Includes blanket square pattern in 2 sizes. As part of my Stitch of the Month, I showed the Seeded or Mistake Rib stitch for both needle and loom knitters. The challenge is finding a crochet stitch pattern that mimics the same …

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How to Loom Knit the Seeded (Mistake) Rib Stitch

Inside: Loom knit Seeded (Mistake) Rib stitch pattern instructions, charts (flat panel and in the round), tutorial videos plus a free pattern for making a blanket square in 2 sizes using this stitch. Ribbing is not just for cuffs and hat brims! Especially when you incorporate another stitch pattern into the ribbing. This seeded rib …

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How to Knit the Seeded (Mistake) Rib Stitch for Beginners

Inside: Learn how to knit the Seeded (Mistake) Rib stitch pattern with written instructions, knitting charts for both flat and circular knitting and tutorial videos. Includes Blanket Square pattern in 2 common sizes! Ribbing is not just for cuffs and hat brims! Especially when you incorporate another stitch pattern into the ribbing. This seeded rib …

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