Marlaina “Marly” Bird, Designer Extraordinaire

You can tell a lot about Marly Bird just by the hats she wears. She is an avid crocheter and knitter who loves to share her passion with students. Balancing her day as wife, mommy, designer, creative director, teacher and podcast host is a challenge, but Marly wouldn’t change any of it.



This podcast is dedicated to connecting knitters and crocheters together. I interview guests in the industry and sometime just do a show about my own life experiences in this bi-crafty world. Oh ya, I also laugh…A LOT!

Please, join me for a live podcast, download the show on iTunes or sit and listen from your computer. I promise you won’t be disappointed! Find the most recent shows here in the player. For all archived shows please visit or on iTunes

If you listen live and want to call in to chat with me or the guest the Listener dial-in number is: (347) 539-5589

Patterns, Classes, Videos & More!

Welcome to, a site with a collection of knit and crochet designs created by Colorado based designer, Marly Bird. Original hand knitting and crochet patterns focus on comfortable and classic shapes while keeping an eye on details that make for unique designs.

Original Knit and Crochet Patterns by Marly Bird have been published in some of the top books and magazines in the world as well as by some of the top yarn companies in the industry. She also has her own independently published pattern line previously known as Yarn Thing Designs.

All patterns for purchase are available online as PDF downloads. Each individual pattern includes detailed materials list, written instructions, charts when applicable (for both knit and crochet) and schematics. Also, most patterns are available in PLUS SIZES as well!