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Announcement    We're busy making some adorable new baby hats, booties, blankets and throws! Stop back often as inventory is always growing!


Last updated on Sep 1, 2019

We're busy making some adorable new baby hats, booties, blankets and throws! Stop back often as inventory is always growing!



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Marti Gardner

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About ByHookAndByHand

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Hello and welcome to my shop! Grab your coffee, put your feet up, and spend some time browsing my little store.

I am Marti and I live in Cincinnati, OH. I've been crocheting since grade school, but got serious about it when I was in high school, enjoying making handmade gifts for family and friends. New babies, holidays, birthdays, whatever the celebration I tried to provide a creation. I know that handmade gifts are the most loved by those who receive them.

Over the years people have told me I needed to sell my items, but finding time was difficult with raising kids and working full time. Now, those babies have grown and have babies of their own, and I have more time to be a"hooker". After work I can be found sitting in the family room, watching TV or enjoying the fire place and crocheting things, many of which will now be in my shop. Crocheting is a passion for me, and making things brings me great joy.

My daughter, Liesl, shares my love of crocheting and contributes items to the shop as she is able. A busy, stay-at-home mom of 3 boys, 'hooking' is her favorite "me time" during naps each day.

My sister, Jeannette, also contributes items to the shop. She too is an addicted hooker who loves to curl up with yarn, hooks, coffee and favorite TV shows when not working.

I hope you will stop by frequently, as I try to add something at least once a week. Like the shop Facebook page ( for updates on new releases as well as specials/coupons!

Hooking it in love,

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  • Marti


    Marti is first a mom, to 2 adult children. Second she is Nana to 5 amazing grandkids, and then she is a Nurse Aide, caring for our elderly in long term care and assisted living. Crocheting has always been a form of therapy for her, so turning her love of yarn into a business was a natural step.

  • Liesl


    Liesl is Marti's daughter, and an avid crochet addict herself. She learned how to crochet at a very young age and perfected her work in her teen years. Now a stay at home mom of 3 boys, she is turning her hobby into pocket money.

  • Jeannette


    Jeannette picked up the love of crochet shortly after Marti and has been enjoying crafting things with yarn every since.

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