Posts by Andrea Sanchez

Andrea Sanchez
Andrea is a yarn crazy knitter and knitwear designer who spends more time knitting than cleaning her house. When she's not knitting, she's thinking about knitting, or working at her other job as a kindergarten teacher. She lives in Ohio with her husband and son, and two darling dogs.You can find her patterns here on Craftsy and read more about her life, crafting, and other daily musing on her blog Life on Laffer (

Crocheting Blog

Handmade Gifts for Teacher’s Day: Crochet Edition

Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up on Tuesday, May 6th. It's the perfect time to show your favorite teacher just how special they are to you. Whether it's your child's elementary school teacher, a college professor, or your favorite crochet teacher, a handmade gift is not only thoughtful but makes the recipient feel so special that you took the time to create such a sweet thank you. Read more »

Knitting Blog

Stitching Up Stockinette: How to Knit the Stockinette Stitch

Stockinette stitch creates a fantastic fabric. It's smooth, polished, and let's be honest, it's an easy knitting pattern to work on while watching TV. Stockinette stitch (abbreviated St st) is a stitch that works well for almost any yarn. It is great for variegated yarns as the simple fabric really allows the colors in the yarn to shine. Read more »