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Kristi Simpson enjoys creating original and current looks. From fresh fashion for infants and children to fun and flirty hats, shawls and some of the latest amigurumi shapes, her designs are approachable for beginners and stimulating for crocheters with a variety of experience levels.

Her crochet designs have appeared in many popular magazines including Crochet! and Crochet World, and she has authored hundreds of pattern books. Her Annie's titles include Happy Hats for Kids, Sweet Shoes for Wee Ones and In a Weekend: Baby Shower Gifts. She has also instructed the Annie's Online Class Learn to Crochet Flowers.

Visit www.kristisimpson.net for more details about her work.

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When you begin a new craft, there's so much to learn. In this Learn, Make, Create! episode, crochet expert Kristi Simpson reviews all the important information you need to know before you start crocheting!

In this episode, Kristi covers how to read yarn labels; how the yarn's weight, length, thickness, color and dye lot can influence the outcome of your project; why it's important to familiarize yourself with pattern notes; where to find the Stitch Guide; and how to do a little troubleshooting if necessary.
Meet The Expert
Kristi Simpson enjoys creating original and current looks. From fresh fashion for infants and children to fun and flirty hats, shawls and some of the latest amigurumi shapes, her designs are approachable for beginners and stimulating for crocheters with a variety of experience levels.

Her crochet designs have appeared in many popular magazines including Crochet! and Crochet World, and she has authored hundreds of pattern books. Her Annie's titles include Happy Hats for Kids, Sweet Shoes for Wee Ones and In a Weekend: Baby Shower Gifts. She has also instructed the Annie's Online Class Learn to Crochet Flowers.

Visit www.kristisimpson.net for more details about her work.

View other episodes by Kristi Simpson »
When you begin a new craft, there's so much to learn. In this Learn, Make, Create! episode, crochet expert Kristi Simpson reviews all the important information you need to know before you start crocheting!

In this episode, Kristi covers how to read yarn labels; how the yarn's weight, length, thickness, color and dye lot can influence the outcome of your project; why it's important to familiarize yourself with pattern notes; where to find the Stitch Guide; and how to do a little troubleshooting if necessary.