book thong Yarn Tomato is a little crochet web site featuring the patterns, tutorials, and occasional chatter of crochet designer, Donna Hulka.

beaded jute basket Donna’s work tends to focus on items for the home that are useful and simple, yet beautiful. She believes our daily surroundings greatly influence our ability to work, play, and enjoy life. She hopes her patterns will inspire you to create everyday objects that will make you happy when you see and use them.

adjustable ring Donna also enjoys writing detailed, well-photographed step-by-step crochet tutorials. Even the seemingly most difficult methods or stitches can be easy when you know how to do them. She especially enjoys bringing to light techniques that will help everyone crochet better, as she did in 2005 when she popularized the adjustable ring with her Magic Adjustable Ring tutorial.