Amanda Perkins

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 3 patterns

Exmoor Stars is a collection of three blankets, inspired by the Exmoor night sky as seen from the wild and windy moorland.

eBook : 3 patterns

One of my favourite dog walks is on the top of Countisbury Hill, I can see the hill from my bedroom window and watch the changing colours throughout the seasons. In the early summer the hill is covered with foxgloves, all 3 of these blankets are inspired by the colours of the flowers and hill.

eBook : 8 patterns

Madder Triangles is a collection of 8 crochet designs, it contains 3 blankets, 2 shawls, 2 scarves and 1 wrap.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Scarf
Gigi was inspired by glamorous ladies of the Edwardian age, it was named after Gigi a character played by Leslie Caron in the 1958 film of the same name.
Crochet: Cowl
Cecily is Mobius cowl, a Mobius is a joined circle with a twist in it, the cowl was made with scrap yarns, you can choose a selection from your stash or follow the yarn recommendations below
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread
Scrumptious Bubbles was designed to showcase a new collection of Fyberspates Scrumptious 4 ply yarn colours.
Crochet: Throw
I live on the north coast Exmoor, where the Bristol Channel opens up into the Atlantic Ocean. The Bristol Channel was called the Severn Sea in Tudor times, which I think is a much more romantic name. I’ve lived by the sea all my life and watched it change throughout the seasons this blanket was designed to reflect the sea, its the colours and mo...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
JRR Tolkien is one of my favourite authors, Tinuviel is the original name of Luthien, an elven princess from his book The Silmarillion.
Crochet: Throw
One of my favourite dog walks is on the top of Countisbury Hill, I can see the hill from my bedroom window and watch the changing colours throughout the seasons. In the early summer the hill is covered with foxgloves.
Crochet: Throw
One of my favourite dog walks is on the top of Countisbury Hill, I can see the hill from my bedroom window and watch the changing colours throughout the seasons. In the early summer the hill is covered with foxgloves.
Crochet: Throw
One of my favourite dog walks is on the top of Countisbury Hill, I can see the hill from my bedroom window and watch the changing colours throughout the seasons. In the early summer the hill is covered with foxgloves.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Crochet: Scarf
Isabella was inspired as an experiment using a ripple to see if I could come up with a design that used the triangle motif and colour.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Serafina was originally inspired by the flying witch Serafina Pekkala who is a character in the children’s book Northern Lights (The Golden Compass), she helps Lyra the book’s heroine.
Crochet: Throw
Pampelonne was first published in Inside Crochet Magazine 2009.
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread
Bessies is one of the blankets featured in “Into the West” crochet blanket book.
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread
Catalina Comet is the third blanket of my Exmoor Stars series, which celebrates our very dark night skies
Crochet: Scarf
I live on Exmoor which is a designated international dark sky reserve; the reserves are classified as public or private areas that possess an exceptional quality of starry nights
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread
I live on Exmoor which is a designated international dark sky reserve; the reserves are classified as public or private areas that possess an exceptional quality of starry nights
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread
Spyro is one of the patterns featured in my “Madder Triangles” e-book.
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread
I’ve wanted to make a ripple blanket, but struggle with crocheting straight rows, they involve counting stitches, which I never get right however hard I try, so I decided to make a ripple with motifs.
Crochet: Throw
In 2012 we went on holiday to Italy and stayed in a village called Lecchi.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Icarus is inspired by wings and the Greek myth of Icarus and his father Daedalus.
Crochet: Scarf
Plankton was subconciously designed, I tend to watch mindless tv when I am crocheting, I had a pile of scraps I didn’t want to throw away so I made little lace triangles and crocheted them together in a semi random pattern.
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread
Stargazer is my second blanket based around the layout of the Zodiac and the first blanket of my Exmoor Stars series.
Crochet: Scarf
Belladonna was designed to showcase the stunning collection of colours dyed by The Little Grey Sheep and is snuggly colourful warm winter scarf
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread
The Zodiac blanket was designed for a blanket club which was run by The Natural Dye Studio in 2015.
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread
Harlequin was designed to show case “John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers DK”.
Crochet: Throw
Cornucopia was designed as a colour experiment; it is named after the mythological “Horn of Plenty” which overflows with fruits and flowers.
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread
My Kissing Circles design was an experiment to see if I could make a blanket that was just made of circles and nothing else.
Crochet: Throw
I challenged myself to make a crochet kaleidoscope and this is the result.
Crochet: Scarf
Myrtle is named after Myrtleberry which is a house in the middle of the East Lyn gorge near Watersmeet, Exmoor.
Crochet: Scarf
Ariana is inspired by hot spicy exotic desert colours; it is named after a coastal city in Tunisia.
Crochet: Cardigan
Dolores was inspired by Dolores Umbridge from the Harry Potter books.
Crochet: Cardigan
Virginia is designed for warm summer nights and named after Virginia McKenna, who set up the “Born Free Foundation” after staring in the film Born Free.
Crochet: Bedspread
I live on Exmoor which is a international dark sky reserve, so up on the moor on a moonless night, you can feel surrounded by stars and can see for ever into galaxy.
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket
Florence was made as a baby blanket for a friend.
Crochet: Bedspread
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is inspired by the night sky and made with lots of different coloured stars.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Lorna Doone was inspired by the character Lorna Doone from the novel of the same name, written in 1869 by R D Blackmore.
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread, Baby Blanket
Mabel was inspired by the Ohio Star quilt block and was originally designed for a crochet/yarn club which ran during 2012.
Crochet: Bedspread
Ermintrude is named after the cow that starred in the BBC children’s television programme The Magic Roundabout in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Ermintrude always had a flower sticking out the side of her mouth; the flowers on my blanket remind me of hers.
Crochet: Scarf
Lula is a fun and quirky scarf, a perfect stash buster to use your leftover scrap yarns.
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread
Rita is one of the blankets featured in “Into the West” crochet blanket book.
Crochet: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Anna is a long sleeved collared cardigan/coat, it was named after Anna Karenina, the heroine of the book of the same name, designed to be warm and snuggly perfect for a cold winter
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread, Baby Blanket
Kiki is one of the blankets featured in “Into the West” crochet blanket book.
Crochet: Scarf
Iris is named after the ancient Greek goddess of the rainbow.
Crochet: Cardigan
Dorothy is made using block motifs, square and triangle. It has a loose fit and is written in 2 sizes.
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread
Starry Night is one of the blankets featured in “Into the West” crochet blanket book.
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread, Baby Blanket
Lily is named after my mother; she died in 2007 so this blanket was made as a tribute to her.
Crochet: Cardigan
Elsa is a stunning waterfall cardigan. It is made using block motifs, square and triangle, and in 2 different crochet hook sizes to graduate the drape. It has a loose fit and is written in 3 sizes.
Crochet: Tee, Sleeveless Top
Miranda is a loose fitting lacy summer top which is intended to be worn over a camisole. It is made using block motifs –square and a triangle.
Crochet: Cardigan
Millicent is a loose fitting cardigan with 3/4 length sleeves and a waterfall front.
Crochet: Pullover
Dulcie is a warm comfort jumper made with snuggly Angel DK,.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Posy was inspired by a summer flower garden; it is designed as a small shoulder warmer perfect for cool summer nights.
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread, Baby Blanket
Circles is one of the blankets featured in “Into the West” crochet blanket book.