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 (

Knitting Blog

Brioche Knitting Tutorial

Brioche KnittingWhen you live in a climate that can get pretty cold in the winter, you need scarves. My favorite scarves are those knit out of deliciously soft and bulky yarns. Pairing that with the simple brioche rib will make a fabric that is thick while at the same time airy and lofty. Why not get a head start on your winter knitting and work up this brioche rib scarf today? Read more »

Crocheting Blog

How to Join Granny Squares

Joined Granny SquaresThere's nothing better than using up odds and ends of yarn with crocheted granny squares. Along with the many possibilities in color combinations and arrangements, you can make almost anything out of granny squares. There are several ways to join them together. Here, I will cover two joining methods. Read more »