Amanda Perkins

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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.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Throw
Cassiopeia is the brightest star in the night sky. I am fascinated by stars; my aim was to design a kaleidoscopic star blanket.
Crochet: Afghan block
Gloriana was originally published for a sweater pattern in 2011.
Crochet: Afghan block
Elsa was originally designed for a cardigan pattern which published in 2011.
Crochet: Afghan block
Eldora was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in December 2012
Crochet: Afghan block
Dolores was originally published for a cardigan pattern in 2013.
Crochet: Afghan block, Floral block
Cloris was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in October 2012
Crochet: Afghan block
Cleopatra was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in April 2012
Crochet: Afghan block
Alyssa was originally published for a cardigan pattern in 2013.
Crochet: Afghan block, Floral block
Delphine was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in July 2010.
Crochet: Floral block
Erica was originally designed for a scarf pattern which published in 2010.
Crochet: Afghan block, Floral block
Eglantine was originally published for a cardigan pattern in 2011.
Crochet: Afghan block, Floral block
Circe was originally published for a shawl pattern in 2009.
Crochet: Afghan block
Ariel was originally published for a mitts pattern in 2011.
Crochet: Afghan block
Snowflake was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in November 2011.
Crochet: Afghan block
Ruby was originally published for a shawl pattern in 2013
Crochet: Afghan block
Rose was originally published for a wrap pattern in 2012
Crochet: Afghan block
Molly was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in June 2012.
Crochet: Afghan block, Floral block
Tinuviel was originally published as a shawl pattern in 2012
Crochet: Afghan block, Floral block
Tansy was originally published for a wrap pattern in 2011.
Crochet: Afghan block
Siena was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in August 2011.
Crochet: Afghan block, Floral block
Martha was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in June 2010.
Crochet: Afghan block, Floral block
Mararbella was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in January 2010.
Crochet: Afghan block
Mae was originally published for a wrap pattern in 2011.
Crochet: Afghan block
Lydia was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in May 2012.
Crochet: Afghan block
Lorna was originally published as a shawl pattern in 2013.
Crochet: Floral block
Grace was originally published for Queenies Motif Club run by The Natural Dye Studio in December 2010.
Crochet: Afghan block
Lily was originally published as a blanket pattern in 2011
Crochet: Afghan block
Etoile was originally published for Queenies Motif Club for The Natural Dye Studio in November 2012
Crochet: Floral block
Lilah was originally published for The English Country Garden CAL on Ravelry in 2010.
Crochet: Floral block
Jonquil was originally published for The English Country Garden CAL on Ravelry in 2010.
Crochet: Floral block
Hawthorn was originally published for The English Country Garden CAL on Ravelry in 2010.
Crochet: Afghan block
Dulcie was originally published for a sweater pattern in 2011
Crochet: Afghan block
Enid was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in August 2010
Crochet: Afghan block
Ermintrude was originally published as a blanket pattern in 2012
Crochet: Afghan block
Emily was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in February 2011.
Crochet: Afghan block, Floral block
Elizabeth was originally published as a collar pattern in 2008.
Crochet: Afghan block
Ayla was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in August 2012.
Crochet: Floral block
Crab Apple was originally published for The English Country Garden CAL on Ravelry in 2010.
Crochet: Floral block
Daisy was originally published for The English Country Garden CAL on Ravelry in 2010.
Crochet: Afghan block, Floral block
Clementine was originally designed for a scarf pattern which published in 2009.
Crochet: Floral block
Bella was originally published for Queenies Motif Club, run by The Natural Dye Studio in December 2011.
Crochet: Floral block
Begonia was originally published for The English Country Garden CAL on Ravelry in 2010.
Crochet: Floral block
Anemone was originally published for The English Country Garden CAL on Ravelry in 2010.
Crochet: Bedspread
Phil’s Blanket
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Tansy was first published in The Knitter issue 33, it is warm elegant wrap made using The Natural Dye Studio’s Dazzling 4 ply yarn, a mix of Blue Faced Leicester Wool and Silk which gives it warmth and a beautiful drape. It is made out of 120 motifs, using 4 variations of the same motif pattern. The first 2 rounds of each motif are the same, ro...
Crochet: Throw
The lollipop trees design was inspired over 25 years ago by a drawing done by one of my children when they were very young and are very reminiscent of the small stunted windblown trees found along the Exmoor coast.
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket
My grandson Bert loves toy windmills. He has a rainbow one on the balcony, just outside his bedroom window which spins in the wind.
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket
Pixie dust was a result of experimenting with mitred square layouts.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Baby Lollipops was made as a gift for my great niece Isla who was born in September 2019.
Crochet: Throw
When I was a teenager my parents had a house in the South of France on the Cote d’Azur.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
When my daughter first told me, she was pregnant in December 2016 I decided that I needed to make my first grandchild a granny square blanket. I’ve made 2 blankets using this pattern, the first is in readily available yarn and the second in very special hand dyed yarn. This pattern is written for readily available yarn
Crochet: Toy Mobile
My first grandchild was due to be born at the end of August 2017. The bump is called Wigglytuff and named after a Pokemon character. I’ve designed and made this mobile to hang over Wigglytuff’s cot.
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread
I love seeing all the colours of the spectrum together, so I started experimenting to see if I could use them all together in the right order, Zigzag Crochet Blanket is the result.
Crochet: Throw
Marsh Violet was inspired by the colours of the Marsh Violets that grow on Exmoor.
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: Scarf
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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 m...
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
Kissing Circles crochet blanket 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: Baby Blanket
Florence was made as a baby blanket for a friend. Florence’s Mum knew she was having a girl, but didn’t like pink and her favourite colour was orange, so the design is predominantly orange with a tiny bit of pink, just because……
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 was designed as a elegant sweater to flatter larger ladies.
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.