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 author of The Color Book of Felted Crochet, and the forthcoming Knits for Bears to Wear: More than 20 Fun, Knit-to-Fit Fashions for All Teddies and Toys Including 18-Inch Dolls to be published in 2008 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’ll soon be moving to chilly Cordova, Alaska where she’ll be able to make the most of her wooly stash.

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