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About Sarah Maker

Hi friends! Sarah here, creator of

My obsession with yarn crafts started early, thanks to my grandma – a phenomenally talented crocheter who always sent me home with the coziest handmade afghans. She taught me the basics of crochet when I was just 9 years old. And while I didn’t quite get the hang of it then, those early lessons lit a creative spark that never went away.

I’ve been avidly knitting since 2009. I distinctly remember my first knitting project as a college student – a lumpy red scarf, riddled with dropped stitches. I still adore it, mistakes and all.

Later as an adult, I re-learned crochet with a few library books and lots of trial and error. I’ve been hooked ever since! Currently, I’m working towards becoming a certified crochet instructor.

Now, I can’t get enough of either craft! My office is overflowing with yarn (send organizing tips, please!), and my four kids have more handmade sweaters than they know what to do with.

I started SarahMaker because I wanted to create a crochet resource that’s super easy for beginners to understand. I aim to use high-quality photos and well-organized tutorials to make learning crochet frustration-free. My goal is to give new crocheters the confidence to make awesome projects and feel the total joy of creating something with their own two hands.

And that’s just the beginning! I’m so excited to continue growing this passionate fiber arts community and introducing more people to the magic of making.

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Established in 2019, is your go-to resource for crochet and knitting inspiration. Over the years we’ve helped millions of readers learn to knit and crochet.

Our mission is to make creativity accessible, enjoyable, and empowering for everyone. We welcome anyone eager to get crafty, no matter your age or skill level.

With free patterns, step-by-step instructions, high-quality images, and detailed videos, we aim to turn your “I wish I could” into “Look what I made!”

three green wool yarns on a gray background

We’re obsessive about providing the clearest instructions so beginners can crochet or knit successfully on their first try. Our free resources are always up-to-date with the latest techniques, patterns, and trends.

Beyond free tutorials, we offer premium PDF patterns, interactive workshops, and soon – our own line of yarn, kits, and supplies. is a secure website, committed to providing you with a safe browsing experience. Our contact information is readily available should you have any questions or require any assistance.


Here’s what some happy crafters say about my work:

“I just want to say that I love your emails, your explanations, and your videos. They are so immensely helpful! It seems like you have the answer to all my questions.”

“FINALLY. I’ve been trying to learn this for weeks…Today, I found yours and discovered why I wasn’t getting it — NO ONE ELSE has explained the very first steps…I finally have a nice little project going. Thank you so much!!”

Let me show you around!

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time follower, I’m thrilled to have you here. Let’s make something together!


If you’re a crochet beginner who wants to learn the basic stitches, then you should check out these tutorials.

If you’re a crocheter who’s searching for your next pattern, I think you’ll like these:

knitting swatch in blue yarn and wooden knitting needles showing a finished ssk


If you’re a knitting beginner who wants to get started, I think you’ll like these articles:

If you’re a knitter looking for their next project, check out these patterns:


If you’re new to Cricut and need help navigating all the mats, materials, and tools, you’re gonna need these posts:

yarn in punch needle tools


And if you’re an all-around-crafter who wants to learn a new technique, I’ve got you too.