Agrarian Artisan

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 5 patterns

A collection of 5 patterns from the Advent CAL 2020

eBook : 9 patterns

Cowling Around is a collection of 9 crochet cowl designs.

eBook : 7 patterns

A collection of 7 patterns with a common theme. All patterns are also available indivdually on Ravelry.

eBook : 4 patterns

This book is for those who have just started to crochet. It aims to guide you through gaining experience and confidence on some easy to tackle designs which lead you slowly into making a couple of motif based projects. The last 2 designs in the book are provided by special permission from Amanda Perkins - Cassia Cowl and Starry Night Blanket.

eBook : 8 patterns

A collection of 8 different mandala designs.

eBook : 5 patterns

This is my second ebook collection of mandalas, covering the period January 2016 to May 2017. It also includes a mini mandala pattern - so 6 in all.

eBook : 12 patterns

Until 30th June 2015, anyone who has previously purchased one of the patterns in the ebook is entitled to a £3 discount. Please PM me vbracegirdle for details of how to do this.

eBook : 8 patterns

This is an ebook collection of my purses, bags and cases, all of which are available as individual patterns on Ravelry.

eBook : 3 patterns

A selection of 3 shawls that can be made with one skein (100g) of sock yarn

eBook : 12 patterns

A collection of the 12 patterns in The Advent CAL 2018, details of the CAL can be found in the Ravelry group Agrarian Artisan Designs

eBook : 5 patterns

This is a collection of shawl, stole and scarf designs which have also been published individually on Ravelry.com. They were all originally designed for laceweight mohair yarn, and most used Debbie Bliss Angel, hence the name of the collection.

eBook : 3 patterns

This is a collection of 3 of my shawl designs, using different weight yarns.

eBook : 7 patterns

A collection of 7 hexagon designs that can be used together.

eBook : 6 patterns

The Hexagon Project 2014 is a collection of 6 hexagon motifs designs that were published from February to August. The 6 hexagons are designed to fit together, so can be used together in projects or on their own. The first 3 hexagon designs are more open/lacy and suitable for use in shawls and scarves, as well as blankets. The second 3 hexagon designs are more solid and suitable for warmer scarves/shawls or blankets.

eBook : 3 patterns

A collection of three knitted cowl designs. They are all adaptable (tips included on how to do this) and unisex. Suitable for a beginner, provided you can knit in the round.

eBook : 3 patterns

This ebook contains all 3 patterns included in Inside Crochet issue 76. 2 of the patterns (cowl and tablecloth) are also available searately

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Throw
OctaCal Blanket is the 2021 Blanket CAL, a Wrap version is also available.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
OctaCal Wrap is the 2021 Wrap CAL a Blanket version is also available.
Crochet: Doily
It has become a tradition for me to design a Mandala to use as a CAL between Christmas and New Year (Twixmas).
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
I design a snowflake ever year, it’s became a tradition!
Crochet: Drawstring Bag
Perfect for small presents or holding toiletries, this beaded gift bag has texture and sparkle. It is made in a cotton yarn and is worked in one piece in the round from the base upwards.
Crochet: Coaster
The Advent Coasters features in my annual (pre) Advent CAL 2020.
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
This pattern includes 3 designs of washcloth which were designed for the 2020 Advent CAL.
Crochet: Cowl
This cowl is worked flat in a gentle ripple pattern. The basic pattern uses 2 contrasting colours and is joined with a raised slip stitch finish providing a focus to the join. The gold coloured sample is is the basic pattern, using Willow Knits Silk Worsted, and the finished size is 60cm (24”) around by 17.5cm (7”) deep.
Crochet: Afghan block
Granny OX Square is a variation of the squares Crosses and Noughts using the traditional granny square which makes it easier for a beginner. When I designed Crosses and Noughts I had several other similar designs in my head and this was was one of them. So I have produced the full pattern for this.
Crochet: Afghan block
Granny OXS Square is a variation of the squares Crosses and Noughts. When I designed Crosses and Noughts I had several other similar designs in my head, using a solid granny square in the same way was one of them So I have produced the full pattern for this.
Crochet: Towel
Crystal tea towel and glass cloth are perfect for keeping your special glassware sparkling. Made in a linen and cotton blend they provide the absorbency of cotton with the polishing ability of linen.
Crochet: Afghan block
This square was designed originally as a dishcloth but would be lovely as a blanket square.
Crochet: Afghan block
Highland Sunburst is a square motif designed for the 2020 Friends Around the World 5th Anniversary CAL. It has texture and was designed for two colours, but could use more colours.
Crochet: Afghan block
Thistle is a square afghan block specifically designed for the 2020 Friends Around the World 5th Anniversary CAL. It was designed for two colours, but could use more colours.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Boxie is a traditional triangular shawl worked from the top (back of neck) down.
Crochet: Tote
Flatter is a strong tote bag with extended handle that allows you to sling it over your arm. The flat shape makes it versatile so that, as well as a great general tote bag, it is great for carrying files or laptop/ipad and the thickness of the fabric is a good protection for them.
Crochet: Doily
Mini Mix Mandalas are a set of 4 mandalas, each built from the same first 4 rounds.
Crochet: Throw
Honeycomb Web is the 2020 Blanket CAL.
Crochet: Doily
It has become a tradition for me to design a Mandala to use as a CAL between Christmas and New Year (Twixmas). This is my Twixmas 2019, 2 to 3 rounds of the pattern will be revealed each day from 26th December to 31st December.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
I love snowflakes, they are extraordinarily intricate and hexagonal in shape and it is said that no 2 snowflakes are alike. Their beauty is hard to replicate but I like to try!
Crochet: Decorative - Other
Santa’s helpers are a collection of mini Christmas decorations. They are approx. 6 to 7cm high when made in double knit yarn.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
This small snowflake shaped pomander is a perfect as a small gift or as a Christmas decoration.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Stashaway is a stash busting asymmetrical shawl design which, whilst designed originally in 4ply yarn, can be made in any weight of yarn. Imagine using up all those little balls of precious yarns left over from previous projects, every stitch will be full of memories! The only rule is that you use the same weight of yarn throughout.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a variation of the popular Bilberry Shawl and has been designed specifically for Willow Knits Hand Dyed Silk Worsted yarn. The pattern is relatively easy, so it is suitable for a beginner knitter. Increases are by yarn overs, the body has sections of eyelets made by yarn overs and the edging is a simple picot cast off. It is an easy lac...
Crochet: Cozy - Other
I designed these little pots a couple of years ago for a Crochet Club on ‘playing with beads’. They are cute little pots which could be used in the bedroom, bathroom, on the desk, or anywhere where you have bits n bobs to store.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
One Es Es is designed to be made from one 100g skein of sock/fingering/4 ply yarn. It is a sideways triangular shawl design which increases in width until you have used half your yarn then reduces. The edge is made as you work and once you crochet the last row you are finished! You will need weighing scales that weigh in small amounts (1g or sm...
Crochet: Coaster
This was the third mini mystery CAL to celebrate International Crochet Month 2019
Crochet: Food Cozy
This was the second mini mystery CAL to celebrate International Crochet Month 2019. Now revealed as a food cover or doily.
Crochet: Scrubber
Originally the first of 4 mini CALs to celebrate International Crochet Month 2019, all small items and intended to be fun CALs, and now revealed as a Kitchen Scrubbie!
Crochet: Potholder
This was the fourth and last mini mystery CAL to celebrate International Crochet Month 2019
Crochet: Throw
Down Memory Lane was the 2019 Blanket CAL.
Crochet: Doily
A mystery mandala CAL has become a Christmas tradition!
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
These decorations are speedy to hook. Use as gift tags, bunting, tree decorations - even in your hair!
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
I love snowflakes and design at least one new snowflake each year.
Crochet: Pin Cushion
Iced Fancy is a pin cushion inspired by iced fancy cakes from my youth which had colourful layers of icing dripping down them.
Crochet: Bath Mitt
After months of testing I have found my perfect shower mitt!
Crochet: Bag - Other
Perfect for small gifts or jewellery, this little bag has texture and beads. It can be lined with felt and has a ribbon tie.
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion
I used all colours of this yarn in this design for a circular cushion, giving it 2 distinct sides. The yarn is super bulky and makes up quickly. It can be made in any combination of colours, one or more.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Doubly Delicious are knit and crochet mitts.
Crochet: Scarf
This versatile gently textured scarf can be made in any length.
Crochet: Placemat
Lemon and Lime is a motif coaster which can be joined to make a large placemat or table mat.
Crochet: Scarf
Stripow is a lengthways striped scarf. It was designed for the Advent CAL 2018: the 12 Gifts of Christmas.
Crochet: Cowl
Warmest Neck is a close fitting cowl with a thick textured pattern which makes it nicely warm.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Lightweight yet warm, this wrap is perfect for chilly evenings.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl started as a simple test of this lovely kidsilk blend yarn and then just grew. It is a granny style shawl but using larger stitches which makes it more airy and works up that little bit quicker. A simple and easy border adds the final flourish.
Crochet: Brooch
These little bunting brooches were made for my local knitgroup’s annual trip to Yarndale in 2018. They can be made in one, two or three colours. Tension does not matter – just aim for a finish that you like.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Twits Shawl was designed for the Tits Out Collective organised by Countess Ablaze in response to plagiarism/copying.
Crochet: Cowl
This cowl is a close fitting colourful cowl in a soft yarn which slips off the hook easily. It is made using 6 mini-cakes (30g/30m each) of chunky yarn but you could use more or fewer colours if you like.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
These spring fresh colours and luxurious silks are a perfect combination for an early season wrap; light enough to avoid bulk yet warm enough to keep you snug.
Crochet: Scarf
I designed this scarf especially for the Ruby Anniversary of the Knitting and Crochet Guild. It uses a single skein of luscious ruby coloured silk yarn.
Crochet: Afghan block
Crosses is a square motif designed for the 2018 Friends Around the World CAL. It has texture and works well in one or more colours - the samples shown each use 2 colours.
Crochet: Afghan block
Noughts is a square motif designed for the 2018 Friends Around the World CAL. It has texture and works well in one or more colours - the samples shown each use 2 colours.
Crochet: Throw
This is the 2018 Blanket CAL for Agrarian Artisan Designs.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
The Christmas 2017 Mandala was originally published as a CAL over the Christmas season 2017.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
Snowstorm Table Confetti was included as a bonus pattern in the 2017 Advent CAL (Snowstorm Table Runner which includes this confetti as well as the table runner pattern). There are 2 sizes of little stars which can be scattered on the table or around the home during the festive season. They can be strung up as bunting or single decorations.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These wristies can be made in any yarn and can be varied as much as you like (not just in size). That’s why they are called Any Way.
Crochet: Table Runner
The Snowstorm Table Runner was designed for the Advent CAL 2017.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
Christmas baubles should have texture, colour and sparkle. This bauble has them all!
Crochet: Cowl
This is a special cowl designed for Magnolia Tree Crafts - my LYS.
Crochet: Cowl
This is a deep snood, capable of covering your head and keeping your neck warm.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Kitty is a sideways triangular shawl design using either 2 different colours of yarn or one skein of variegated yarn.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
This small mandala was designed for National Crochet Month 2017. It is perfect to use in bunting or other decorations, and would be a lovely addition to Easter décor.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Hearts and Kisses was designed as an simple but sweet one-colour baby blanket.
Crochet: Afghan block
This is a bonus hexagon that can be used in the Spring Blossom Blanket. It is the same size as the hexagons in that blanket. The sample shown is in DK yarn.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Do you have a favourite skein of sock yarn and want a pattern that shows it off? Well you need a simple design as you don’t want the stitch pattern to compete with the beauty of the yarn.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
Christmas Mandala 2016 was designed for a CAL (crochet along) over Christmas 2016.
Crochet: Scarf
Do you love chevrons? This is an easy granny-style chevron which has a granny square at the end to balance both ends of the scarf.
Crochet: Throw
Spring Blossom was designed for a CAL for early 2017.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
The Advent CAL 2016 is a collection of 12 hanging seasonal decorations released as a CAL over the 24 days of Advent 2016.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
Pretty floral bunting, perfect for Easter!
Crochet: Bag - Other
Crochet: Cowl
The Mobberley Cowl was designed for the first Cheshire Fibre Festival and is named after a local village. It uses just one ball (100g/164m) of aran weight yarn. The finished cowl is approx. 120cm around by 15cm deep.
Crochet: Tote
The Ollerton bag was designed specifically for the inaugural Cheshire Fibre Festival and is named after a village close to the venue. It is made in four colours of cotton yarn and the finished size is approx. 32cm wide by 32cm deep, excluding the handles.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
The Sandlebridge Squares Blanket was designed for the Cheshire Fibre Festival 2016 and is named after the lane where the venue was located.
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion
Goostrey Granny Cushion was available originally as part of a kit designed for the Cheshire Fibre Festival 2016.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
The Marthall Baby Blanket was designed for the Cheshire Fibre Festival.2016 and is named after the venue.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
Merryman’s Mandala was designed for a workshop at the Cheshire Fibre Festival, and is named after a lane close to the venue.
Crochet: Throw
The Sandlebridge Stripes Blanket was designed for the Cheshire Fibre Festival 2016 and is named after the lane where the venue was located.
Crochet: Throw
The Snelson Snuggle Blanket was designed for the Cheshire Fibre Festival 2016 and is named after a village close to the venue.
Crochet: Scarf
MillaMia Naturally Soft Cotton is extremely soft and perfect for garments and accessories. I received a sample in summer in some lovely colours that reminded me of ice cream, peach melba and peppermint creams. And so the Summer Sundae Scarves were born! Each scarf uses 2 balls of yarn in contrasting colours.
Crochet: Cowl
Chevrons are hot and chevrons are cool – this airy cowl can be worn several ways to suit your moods and the temperature!
Crochet: Doily
A mandala in cool blues with a trellis of overlay.
Crochet: Cowl
This cowl was originally published in Inside Crochet issue 76. It is now available as a separate pattern and is also available in the ebook ‘Three ways with motifs’.
Crochet: Tablecloth
This tablecloth was originally published in Inside Crochet issue 76. It is now available as a separate pattern and is also available in ebook ‘Three ways with motifs’. It is made from 81 motifs joined as you go.
Crochet: Afghan block
Square number 2 for the Friends Around the World Anniversary CAL.
Crochet: Afghan block
A 12” afghan square designed for the ‘Friends around the World’ Anniversary CAL. Read about it on my blog: here
Crochet: Throw
This lap blanket is made from little pixie squares that are quick to hook. I found them very addictive. I made a blanket using specific yarn, but it is absolutely perfect as a stash blanket – just use up any odds and ends of yarn as each little square only take a few metres.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawlette was designed for a workshop I held for the subject: how to make triangular shawls from granny squares. I like it because I chose to ensure it was a perfect triangular fit with the correct mathematical split of stitches down each side (ok, a bit geeky and you don’t really need to know this!).
Crochet: Doily
The Soothing Mandala was designed as a crochet-a-long in aid of The Christie charity. It can be made in any yarn provided you use a suitable hook size.
Crochet: Throw
This is the full pattern for the Winter Blanket CAL 2015.
Crochet: Table Runner
A table runner and coasters, made from 4 sizes of snowflakes with different centres.
Crochet: Cowl
It is no secret that I love cowls; they are easy to wear and never fall off. I think they make great presents and this one is a quick one-skein project, perfect for a last minute gift!
Crochet: Scarf
Inspired by the sands on British beaches, this scarf is made in yarn reminiscent of ripples of sand formed by the tide.
Crochet: Cowl
This long cowl is inspired by the shapes and colours of Morocco and Turkey.
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion
A mandala inspired, bright and cheery cushion. It is perfect for using up scraps of yarn.
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion
This design was launched as a CAL to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Agrarian Artisan Designs’ Ravelry group. It is mandala inspired and therefore as colourful as you like. It is also a great stashbuster.
Crochet: Cardigan
Channel your inner Marianne Faithful and relive the early days of Glastonbury in this boho top!
Crochet: Cowl
I am always looking for cool yarn to use in hot weather. Malabar is a cotton silk blend that is just right to work with in hot weather, and is so squishy and soft that it is difficult to put down!
Crochet: Doily
The Starry Mandala is named after the star in the centre, which is set against a dark sky.
Crochet: Cowl
This is my crochet stash buster rainbow cowl. I had lots of colours of double knit yarn and worked out that I could just about make a rainbow. So that is what I designed, making a small square and joining as I went. The cowl I made is 3 squares wide by 11 long, which for me it is a perfect size. I like to wear cowls when out shopping in autumn ...
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
This mini mandala was made for Julie who wanted mandalas small enough to be gift tags. There is something very satisfying about making them gift tag size as they are quick to make and you can make many of them in a short time, in lots of lovely colours.
Crochet: Doily
The second mandala designed at a Knitaway holiday in Buxton, is named after Mary Queen of Scots who visited Buxton no less than 11 times whilst in her 19 years of captivity. The finished size is approx 22.5cm (9”) across.
Crochet: Cowl
A crochet cowl pattern made with yarn in ice cream colours.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
My addiction to mandalas continues. This is the second mandala I have designed, it was conceived at a Knitaway holiday in Buxton, hence the name.
Crochet: Coaster
These versatile cotton coasters are perfect for the garden, but they can also be joined together to make a table runner or hung on string as pretty garden bunting!
Crochet: Afghan block
Originally published in April 2015
Crochet: Wall Hanging
My first mandala! Designed to brighten up a dull corner.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
Easter means eggs! And what better way to display than in bunting - bright, cheerful, decorative and calorie-free!
Crochet: Throw
The Blog Blanket CAL is a great stash buster. It is based on different styles of granny-type squares, 6 in total. The pattern was released weekly on my blog.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This blanket is made in 2 colours to a simple design, which is designed to show you how to ‘join as you go’. It is included in an ebook of designs for those who have just learnt to crochet and want to gain experience and confidence.
Crochet: Cowl
This cowl is designed for a bulky yarn. It is included in an ebook for those who have just learnt to crochet and would like to gain experience and confidence.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This design was a challenge made to me by Sigrun.
Crochet: Tote
This is my Spring Lifter bag. It is in zingy colours and is lifting my mood, making me think of Spring even though we are still in Winter here in the UK. I used 4 different colours of 4ply/fingering yarn, but this pattern is very adaptable to any weight of yarn provided you use a suitable hook size. It is also a brilliant stash buster.
Crochet: Purse / Handbag
Beads serve many purposes – on a small purse they add beauty but their texture also makes it easy to find in your handbag!
Crochet: Bedspread
This was a CAL over Christmas 2014, released regularly on my blog.
Crochet: Scarf
For December I designed a scarf using a 4 petal flower motif – I call it a starflower. It can be made in double knit or worsted weight yarn
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
Mr B Snowman 2014 is a special snowman designed for Christmas 2014. His is made in one piece using the amigurumi technique and his eyes, nose and buttons are sewn on. The scarf and top hat are made separately.
Crochet: Scarf
This is the 11th in my personal challenge for 2014 of designing a crochet scarf a month!
Crochet: Bag - Other
Perfect for jewellery or trinkets, this beaded crocheted pouch has texture and sparkle. It is made in a strong cotton yarn and is worked in one piece in the round from the base upwards. It is lined with felt.
Crochet: Scarf
This is my tenth scarf design of 2014, for October. It is in a filet style (but not true filet crochet) which has 2 hearts worked through it - one mesh and one full. The scarf starts at the centre and half is worked first, then the yarn re-joined to the centre and the second half worked. The ends are shaped along the edge of each scarf.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
Snowflakes - don’t you just love them? I do, and I fill my home with more and more snowflake decorations each winter. I will never tire of them and there is always enough room for a few more :-)
Crochet: Cowl
I bought some Rosarios 4 Bijou yarn whilst on holiday in Northern Portugal. - from Ovelha Negra. It is super bulky with a varied thickness and absolutely lovely to use.
Crochet: Scarf
This is the 9th in my personal design challenge of 2014 - ‘scarf a month’. For September I decided to choose a lariat style. Made in pure silk with lovely sparkly beads, it can brighten up you outfit any day of the year. Long enough to drape like a necklace, or wrap around your neck like a neckwarmer. And it is also narrow enough to use as a be...
Crochet: Scarf
This design was used for the August Mystery Crochet-A-Long (CAL) to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Agrarian Artisan Designs’ Ravelry forum in 2014.
Crochet: Scarf
July follows the theme of the June Scarf, which was based on granny circles joined as one long piece, and it inspired me to try granny squares joined as well. I choose a silk yarn, for drape and because it is cool which is good for summer in the UK. The colours are also cool blues. I used 2 colours but you could use 4 if you like.
Crochet: Afghan block
This motif is the sixth and last in the series of 6 in the Hexagon Project 2014. The theme for the Hexagon Project 2014 is versatility. . An ebook is also available with all 6 designs.
Crochet: Scarf
For the June I was inspired by granny circles. I made them in a continuous row, like one long motif.
Crochet: Afghan block
This motif is the fifth in the series of 6 in the Hexagon Project 2014. The theme for the Hexagon Project 2014 is versatility. The designs will be released monthly with a one month gap. An ebook is also available and will be updated with new designs at the same time as each motif design is published.
Crochet: Ornamental Flower, Floral block
My blog is one year old in a few weeks. To celebrate I have designed a little flower.
Crochet: Scarf
May started very sunny and warm, so I opted for a lightweight silky 4 ply/fingering yarn. Like the March scarf I decided on a lengthways design, but this time in a filet style (but not true filet crochet!). When making lengthways scarves it helps to use stitch markers as you have a very long foundation chain. However, you will find that you mak...
Crochet: Afghan block
This motif is the fourth in the series of 6 in the Hexagon Project 2014. The theme for the Hexagon Project 2014 is versatility. The designs will be released monthly with a one month gap. An ebook is also available and will be updated with new designs at the same time as each motif design is published.
Crochet: Scarf
April weather is unpredictable here in the UK. I wanted to use a 4 ply yarn for this month’s design but decided it still had to be warm enough for the cold spells of weather. So I combined my favourite ‘diamonds’ with a shell pattern to give more density to the fabric of the scarf. I was quite pleased with the combination of stitches, I hope yo...
Crochet: Scarf
For the March scarf I decided on a lengthways design. It takes a little time to get started and you need a little care when counting your foundation chain (stitch markers help).
Crochet: Throw
Inspired by garden flowers on a summer day, this throw will give you a year-long display of pretty flowers, inside or outdoors.
Knitting: Cowl
A cowl suitable for making on a coach journey!
Crochet: Scarf, Afghan block
For February I designed a stash busting scarf. I found a fair amount of aran weight yarn in my stash and decided the best use would be a motif. So I designed a square in 2 colours, one for the first 2 rounds which forms a flower shape and a second for the last 2 rounds which square it off.
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion, Afghan block
I love the colour of this yarn. It is a perfect match for the colours in my lounge. So I designed a motif with which to make a cushion cover, so it could adorn the sofa. Imagine snuggling on the sofa with this cushion….pure bliss!
Crochet: Scarf
My friend’s birthday was looming and I wanted to make something for her, but with less than a week to go I had to be realistic. I found some lovely bulky yarn in my stash, a prefect colour for her. I then set about thinking what to make and doodled a little….out came not one but 2 designs! I swatched both and settled on one for this scarf.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
I love decorating my home with snowflakes and stars at Christmas, they look beautifully crisp. I use them in garlands around the tree, over the dresser, along the staircase – absolutely anywhere I can hang them! And I use individual hanging ones as simple decorations.
Crochet: Drawstring Bag
A cute circular bag, suitable for many uses – for small projects, holding yarn, make up, gifts.
Crochet: Afghan block
This motif is the third in the series of 6 in the Hexagon Project 2014. The theme for the Hexagon Project 2014 is versatility. The designs will be released monthly with a one month gap. An ebook is also available and will be updated with new designs at the same time as each motif design is published.
Crochet: Bedspread
Teal dreams is a blanket in my favourite colours this season - teal, blue and brown.
Crochet: Afghan block
This motif is the second one in the series of 6 in the Hexagon Project 2014. The theme for the Hexagon Project 2014 is versatility. The designs are being released monthly with a one month gap. An ebook is also available and is updated with new designs at the same time as each motif design is published.
Crochet: Coaster
These coasters and mandala were originally designed for a workshop. I wanted to teach some specific techniques and as a result I ended up with 3 circle coasters, one square coaster and a mandala. The techniques include my favourite little diamond pattern (I am obsessed with it!) and slip stitch surface crochet.
Knitting: Cowl
Cowls are just the best thing to wear in winter when out and about. They keep you neck warm and never slip off, whatever you are doing. I named this one Fields of Green because it reminds me of ploughed and seeded fields which are just turning green as the seeds sprout.
Crochet: Afghan block
This motif is the first one in the series of 6 in the Hexagon Project 2014. The theme for the Hexagon Project 2014 is versatility. The designs will be released monthly with a one month gap. An ebook is also available and will be updated with new designs at the same time as each motif design is published.
Knitting: Cowl
A super soft snuggly cowl with a ridged design. This is a straightforward make and suitable for someone new to knitting provided they can join and work in the round.
Crochet: Wall Hanging
Christmas needs trees, stars, stockings, baubles and bells – so put them together in some bunting to decorate your home! The 5 bunting designs are based on traditional granny stitches, so are quite quick to make. Make them in seasonal colours and leave them plain (which is how I like them), or decorate with buttons and beads, or other ‘trinkets...
Crochet: Collar
Designed as a stash buster, using a stitch that is rapidly becoming one of Valerie’s favourites which is extremely versatile and is easy to learn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by cool blue winter skies, this sweet little shawl is made in a soft yarn that is perfect for keeping your neck and shoulders warm on cool evenings.
Crochet: Bedspread
When Red Heart started to sell yarn in the UK I decided to buy some and see what it was like, after all it gets rave reviews in the USA. At the same time our new cat had started sneaking onto the spare bed for a nap, so I wanted something quick and washable to cover the bed linen. What better challenge than a granny blanket!
Crochet: Cowl
This was such a fun, crazy and quick make!!
Crochet: Afghan block
I confess I forgot today is International Crochet Day, so to make up for it I challenged myself to design a motif to celebrate!
Knitting: Cowl
This long cowl is very versatile, it can be worn in so many ways. Bulk it around your neck several times to keep you snuggly warm, or loop it like a scarf choosing whichever colour you want to show, or just display it like a large rainbow necklace!
Crochet: Afghan block
This motif is the last in the series of 7 in the Hexagon Project 2013. The theme for the Hexagon Project 2013 is lacy simplicity. All 7 designs have been published in an ebook - The Hexagon Project 2013.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Sharf is my name for a gently crescent shaped scarf which thinks it’s a shawl. This sharf was designed for the first anniversary of the Agrarian Artisan group on Ravelry, hence the name.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
I love this diamond pattern and I have made numerous items with it. This pattern is made lengthways, and you continue adding more rows until they fit your hand The mitts have 2 rows of 6 diamonds and are 16 cm (6¼ in) long. They can be made longer if required.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
I confess I am a little obsessed with this stitch pattern! This is fourth design using the same basic pattern and I did think I may become bored with it, but I love it more each time I add something new. It is easier than it seems, the diamonds are groups of treble (US double crochet) stitches at an angle.
Crochet: Scarf
This scarf is designed especially for silk double knit/worsted yarn. I had bought some Willowknits mini skeins of this yarn in several glorious colours and decided I wanted the luxury of a warm winter scarf with the drape of silk. I had 9 colours of yarn in various lengths, so a motif design was natural. The yarn has such a glorious lustre. You...
Crochet: Afghan block
This motif is the sixth in the series of 7 in the Hexagon Project 2013. The theme for the Hexagon Project 2013 is lacy simplicity. Each month until October a new hexagon motif design will be published to add to the collection. At the end of this period all 7 designs will be published as the Hexagon Project 2013.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I am a little obsessed with these crochet diamonds and this shawl is a celebration of them. It uses a full 100g skein (400m) of luxury fingering/4 ply yarn and has a simple edging which I think sets the diamonds off very well. This pattern starts at the point and works upwards and you finish when there is sufficient yarn remaining to complete t...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A wrap made in 4 colours, the main colour edging 3 separate blocks of contrasting colours. The wrap is made lengthways, so it takes a little time to get started and you need a little care when counting your foundation chain (stitch markers help!). Once you have completed the foundation you will find it works up quite quickly. I love the diamond...
Crochet: Scarf
This pattern is made lengthways, so it takes a little time to get started and you need a little care when counting your foundation chain (stitch markers help!). Once you have completed the foundation you will find it works up quite quickly, with only 7 rows and one edging border.
Crochet: Scarf
This pattern is made lengthways, so it takes a little time to get started and you need a little care when counting your foundation chain (stitch markers help!). Once you have completed the foundation you will find it works up quite quickly, with only 5 rows of main pattern and 2 edging rounds.
Crochet: Cowl
The second design in my ‘diamonds’ set.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I am a huge fan of kidsilk yarn, so I was overjoyed when the new Kidsilk Haze Glamour yarn was produced. The addition of sequins makes this something really special. So I bought 4 balls in a teal blue (my favourite colour) and designed a lovely wrap. Although designed for Rowan Kidsilk Haze Glamour, any kidsilk yarn can be used.
Crochet: Afghan block
This motif is the fifth in the series of 7 in the Hexagon Project 2013. The theme for the Hexagon Project 2013 is lacy simplicity. Each month until October a new hexagon motif design will be published to add to the collection. At the end of this period all 7 designs will be published as the Hexagon Project 2013.
Crochet: Brooch
Sometimes I set myself a challenge, and this is one. I woke up thinking ‘wouldn’t it be good to make a crochet bow in one piece, the loops and the tails all made in one’. This is the result, surprisingly it took only one ‘prototype’ before making a bow I was happy with.
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion
This cushion was a personal challenge! My friend was interested in a granny square with a flower centre to use for an afghan and the only such squares I had seen had the flower sewn on the granny. So I took up the challenge to design one with the flower incorporated in the granny square. Once I made the first one I decided it would look lovely ...
Crochet: Afghan block
This motif is the fourth in the series of 7 in the Hexagon Project 2013. The theme for the Hexagon Project 2013 is lacy simplicity. Each month until October a new hexagon motif design will be published to add to the collection. At the end of this period all 7 designs will be published as the Hexagon Project 2013.
Crochet: Scarf
A lacy openwork scarf in a luxury yarn, which looks good from front and back. It has a simple edging but can be enhanced by use of picot or shells if required.
Crochet: Scarf
The Speedy Mock Motif Scarf is aptly named - it is quick to make (speedy) and I think it looks like a row of joined motifs, but it isn’t (mock motif)! The finished size is 12.5 cm (5 in) wide by 190 cm (76 in) long excluding fringe or 220cm (88 in) long including fringe.
Crochet: Afghan block
This motif is the second one in the series of 7 in The Hexagon Project 2013. The theme for The Hexagon Project 2013 is lacy simplicity. Each month from May to October a new hexagon motif design will be published to add to the collection. At the end of this period all 7 designs will be published as The Hexagon Project 2013.
Crochet: Afghan block
This motif is the third one in the series of 7 in The Hexagon Project 2013. The theme for The Hexagon Project 2013 is lacy simplicity. Each month from May to October a new hexagon motif design will be published to add to the collection. At the end of this period all 7 designs will be published as The Hexagon Project 2013.
Crochet: Scarf
Wonderwool Express was designed as a CAL (crochet along) for a coach trip to Wonderwool Wales 2013. The main pattern is something you can easily get into the rhythm of, so you can crochet without thinking too hard. Once you are set up there is only one repeated pattern row – perfect for a coach trip. The main pattern makes a simple lacy scarf, ...
Crochet: Scarf
I designed this scarf to provide warmth around the neck but with a lacy appearance. So it starts with dense fabric at the neck, progressively moving to more open and lacy at the ends. Optional beaded edges add weight, or try a shell edging or picot edging or add a fringe - the choice is yours! Takes only one 100g skein of 4 ply/fingering weight...
Crochet: Decorative - Other
Quick and easy lacy crochet bunting! Great for using up bits of stash.
Crochet: Afghan block
This motif is the first one in the series of 7 in The Hexagon Project 2013. The theme for The Hexagon Project 2013 is lacy simplicity. Each month from May to October a new hexagon motif design will be published to add to the collection. At the end of this period all 7 designs will be published as The Hexagon Project 2013.
Crochet: Afghan block
A hexagon motif, designed for a small blanket for my new cat (yes, I am that soft!). I designed it in fingering weight yarn using a 3mm hook,which came out at 14cm across. Then made a small afghan in bulky yarn with a 6mm hook, each motif was 25 cm across, and 7 motifs was all I needed for it!
Crochet: Scarf
I designed this scarf originally for a workshop last year.
Crochet: Throw
In December 2012 I had a fantastic holiday in Morocco, touring the Royal Cities and soaking in the culture. For a knitter and crocheter it is inspirational heaven! I took oodles of photos of tiles, carved plaster, carved cedar wood, painted ceilings, carved leather, fabric and embroidery. On the penultimate day we visited Chellar Kasbah in Raba...
Crochet: Cowl
I was having a good rummage in my stash and found this yarn - Debbie Bliss Paloma (super bulky weight, 2 skeins, blue). I remember buying it some months ago just because it felt lovely and soft, a mix of baby alpaca and merino. It is just so soft it has to be a cowl. So hook in hand I started swatching and before long had devised a pattern I wa...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
When I saw this yarn, Kidsilk Haze in lovely deep colours, I thought ‘winter’. But would the yarn be warm enough for winter? The answer is ‘yes’! It is light and soft but very warm when wrapped around your neck and shoulders. Perfect for winter. The dark, jewel like colours add a greater depth, and somehow make it feel warmer. The shawl is work...
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
Add a splash of snow to your festive decorations with a garland made using 3 different snowflake designs. Alternatively can be made as individual hanging decorations.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is made of a combination of twisted stitches either side of a snaking single cable, with a soft lacy frill to the ends. The twisted stitches create a thick fabric which makes the scarf very warm. The twisted stitch takes a little getting used to but is relatively easy to do, once you have completed a few rows you will have found a go...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A cosy crochet scarf that is just wide enough to be worn as a stole. It is designed especially for Rowan Kidsilk Haze Trio, a lovely aran weight mohair yarn made of three different coloured threads twisted together. As made to the pattern the scarf measures 37cm wide by 180cm long when blocked.
Crochet: Scarf
I fell in love with this yarn. It was a lone skein of hand-spun hand-dyed made using soy silk, tencel, merino wool, baby camel and a sparkle thread, in creams, browns and pinks. There was only one, it is unique. So I bought it.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
As light as an angel’s wings, this is a soft lacy shawl that is perfect for summer evenings. It has a simple design which is very easy to memorise and very quick to make. It uses less than 50g of laceweight mohair yarn, which helps in ensuring it is light but also warm enough to keep the chill off.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A warm triangular shawl based on a simple stitch pattern. The mohair laceweight yarn makes it light, so it’s great for holidays as it packs small and light but will keep the chill off in the evening.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A variation of Angel Wisp Shawl, this is a rectangular stole which can be adapted to any size, from scarf to huge wrap. It was inspired by a lovely lady called Maxie who has made 5 Angel Wisp Shawls and suggested it may be interesting as a stole and I took up the challenge!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is the stole or wrap version of the Angel’s Triangles Shawl. It is named after Riana, co-owner of my favourite yarn shop – she has been an inspiration to me, and deserves having a design named in her honour.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is the third in my series of angel shawls. It is slightly larger than the other 2 designs and yet still uses less than 600m of laceweight mohair yarn. It is light and soft, yet lovely and warm. Why did I call it Snowy Angel? Well the yarn is Debbie Bliss Party Angel in white, the glisten reminded me of sunshine on snow. Similar yarns are D...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a simple lace pattern shawl made in a super warm merino yarn. It is a traditional triangular shawl knitted from the nape of the neck downwards, increasing on alternate rows. If you have never used this construction there are some notes to help you in the pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A wonderful light, soft and warm wrap. The sample is made using a sock yarn which includes silk, giving it a fabulous drape.
Crochet: Cowl
Perfect for keeping out the chill on those cold autumn evenings, this lovely snug cowl is so quick to make once you have mastered the simple stitch pattern. It uses a bulky yarn and large hook – you could have it made in an evening. It has a textured stitch which gives it interest and is also interesting on the wrong side, giving it the added b...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A lovely simple lacy shawl, just right for summer evenings, and surprisingly easy and quick to make.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A silk shawl in a simple lace pattern which starts with a regular double eyelet created by yarn overs and knitting stitches together, this then blends into a lace panel. Whilst it helps to have some lace experience, it is also a good project for someone new to lace work.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A simple lace pattern shawl, using a contrast yarn to create interest. The colour of the yarns I chose reminded me of shimmering Mediterranean seas – hence the name.
Crochet: Cowl
A snuggly cowl which is extremely easy to make.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Is it a scarf or is it a shawl? It is a crescent shaped scarf, but it sometimes thinks it’s a shawl! And it feels like a shawl when you wrap it around your shoulders.
Knitting: Cowl
The pattern was re-written in August 2016, and a new yarn added.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A lovely big huggable shawl. I made the sample in Rowan Cocoon and it is so snug, great for keeping the chill off on cold winter nights or outdoors on spring evenings. It is named after the colour of the yarn – Bilberry; the eyelets made me think of the berries and it all fell into place.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is the double knit version of the original Bilberry Shawl. It is set up differently and has extra rows in places, so it maintains the design but is also a reasonable size.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
My 3 ‘Berry’ shawl designs have been published together in a small ebook - The Berry Shawl Collection.
Crochet: Containers
Upcycle your old jars!
Knitting: Clutch
I love making beaded items, they create a substantial structured fabric just right for bags and purses.
Knitting: Glasses Case
I started making beaded knits over a year ago, I love the effect of beads and how they turn everyday objects into something substantial and beautiful.
Knitting: Money Purse
This pattern is designed for Louisa Harding Grace Hand Beaded yarn which is pre-beaded. It is quick to make and straightforward so that even a beginner knitter can make it. In a few hours you could make a lovely present!
Knitting: Money Purse
This purse uses a double knit yarn which makes up very quickly. The yarn is The Natural Dye Studio’s Precious DK – which is pure silk and lovely to work with. The design is a good introduction to beaded knitting as it requires only a few beads. A simple bead plan makes it stand out.
Knitting: Money Purse
A simple but very glitzy coin purse, perfect for presents. I can see these filled with small chocolate eggs, just right for Easter presents!
Knitting: Clutch
This is a simple card wallet that has been adorned by beads, making it lovely to look at and and easy to find when fumbling in your bag or pocket!
Knitting: Money Purse
I love bead work - the fabric is so lovely once you have mastered it.
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
I designed this sampler washcloth in 2012 for a workshop. A sampler washcloth is a great way of practising your stitches whilst making something useful. You do not have to follow my design, just play with your stitches as you go! Once you master your stitches it will make a lovely gift. But if your washcloth isn’t perfect do not worry, it is st...
Crochet: Bracelet, Brooch
A large rose corsage and cuff made of the most beautiful yarn. The corsage is about 12cm across and can be worn on it’s own or added to the simple cuff which is in a nicely textured stitch.
Crochet: Sachet
This is a simple crochet sachet which can be made very quickly and is a great stash buster. You need a small quantity of dk yarn, a 3,5mm crochet hook, some lining material, pot pourri and a small length of ribbon.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A simple pattern for fingerless mitts in DK yarn. Knitted straight and seamed to create the ‘thumb’.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
Inspired by my friend Traceytodhunter who shared her Crochet mistletoe pattern recently, I decided to make some small holly leaves for adorning my Christmas wrappings. So here is the pattern - very quick to make.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I designed these mitts for a present, to go with a scarf I am making. The only design element I decided on was a picot cast on and the rest just followed. The yarn really is scrumptious - very soft and warm, with a lovely stitch definition - great for mitts.
Crochet: Cleaning - Other
Feeling green? Then you’ll love these facial cleansing pads. Make a few dozen for daily use. When you’ve used them just pop them in the wash. Simple!
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
After making one cushion of my own design I decided to try more! The result is 3 different cabled cushion covers. Relatively easy to make, so good for someone new to cables.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I wanted to make some cabled fingerless mitts in Aran and DK, but my previous designs were chunky/bulky yarns. So I have adapted them and made them suitable for DK or Aran.
Crochet: Brooch
This pattern is for 3 corsages.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Yin and Yang (or his and hers!?) are two patterns in one. One is knitted straight with a slit for the thumb (brown version in Sirdar Chunky with Wool) - this is the easier version and is for those who are not confident enough to use double pointed needles. The other is knitted in the round with a true thumb (cream version in Rowan Alpaca Cotton...
Knitting: Money Purse
These purses are relatively easy to make. Once you have mastered the pattern you will be able to vary the yarns and beads and make many wonderful purses that your friends will love. Of course you may find them difficult to part with!
Crochet: Brooch
A simple corsage made with lovely ribbon yarn. It was an experiment for me as I had some of this lovely ribbon yarn left over from a project. After a little playing about I came up with this design.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A very simple pattern for handwarmers, I designed this as I couldn’t find one on Ravelry.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I couldn’t find a simple pattern on ravelry, so I wrote my own. These are easy to make, and great for those last minute gifts!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I wanted to make some fingerless mitts from Rowan Cocoon which is a fabulous yarn. As I couldn’t find a pattern I liked, I decided to design my own. These are very warm and cosy.