Amy O’Neill Houck

Amy O’Neill Houck is a writer and crochet and knitwear designer. She learned to crochet at the age of eight from her grandmother, Helen Markos Buschmann, and never stopped.

Amy is the co-conspirator for “Plays Well Together,” a column on that offers tutorials and patterns on using knit and crochet fabric in the same projects.

Amy is the author of The Color Book of Felted Crochet, and Knits for Bears to Wear: More than 20 Fun, Knit-to-Fit Fashions for All Teddies and Toys Including 18-Inch Dolls, and Crochet for Bears to Wear: More Than 20 Perfect Projects for Your Favorite Teddies and Friends both published by Potter Craft.

Amy’s pattern line, AOH Designs is known for it’s patterns that beautifully balance fit, style and creative, fun construction.

Amy writes about crochet technique, history and fashion for publications including Interweave Crochet, and Crochet Today magazines. Amy has appeared as a guest on Knitty Gritty.

When she’s not designing with fiber, you’ll find Amy in the kitchen devising recipes. She’s an occasional contributor to VegNews magazine. Amy loves to knit and crochet wherever she’s living from Seattle to New Jersey to Washington DC. She now lives in Alaska where she can wear wool year-round.

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