About Us

The Hook & Needle Story

Cristi opened Hook & Needle in 2015 as a place for yarn lovers in and around Maryville to shop, craft together, and build our community. We're committed to finding ways to provide supplies, community gatherings, and learning opportunities. Come craft with us!

Meet the Team


"I didn't really read the directions."

Cristi was taught to knit by Mr. Miyagi (her grandmother) when she was 8. She learned to crochet when she was 20. Cristi has a degree in Horticulture and when she's not knitting she can be found in her garden growing unusual vegetables.



"I can fix that."

Lauren's mom taught her very basic crochet when she was 6. She picked up a How to Knit booklet when she was 8 and learned to cast on and knit while on a car trip from Michigan to Tennessee. She figured out purling and binding off later. Lauren has a degree in Anthropology and when she's not knitting she's often cooking, hanging out with her dog, and visiting family.


"Life's too short to drink cheap coffee."

Dawn's aunt taught her to crochet when she was 10. She started knitting at the age of 33 when she took a class on continental knitting with friends from work. Dawn has a degree in Sociology and Psychology, and when she's not knitting she's doing laundry and baking chicken fries for them kids.