Brenda K. B. Anderson

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
On a camping trip at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, I walked past a group of people sitting around a campfire with their feet propped up, boots removed, to warm their thick wooly socks. The smell of pine trees, smoke, and cold snow filled the air as they were having a lighthearted argument about what day of the week it was – they honestly c...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This cozy hat with its smooth texture and loads of drape is flattering on men and kids as well as women. The non-fussy linen stitch pattern helps to break up any color pooling and really highlights this beautiful variegated yarn. Designed for the beginner (or anyone looking for a stress-free project) this is a great go-to pattern that results i...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This big wooly hat is just so fun to make! With chunky yarn and a big hook, it works up super quickly. The pattern is simple and easy to memorize which makes it a great go-to project for those curl-up-on-the-couch movie-watching nights. The oversized pom-pom can be made of yarn or a small piece of faux fur- your choice. I suppose you could leav...
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is part of the October Yarn Crush Box :)
Crochet: Mittens
Classic and timeless, these warm woolen mittens feature bold cables and turned up cuffs to chase away those cold winter winds. The cable pattern really pops against the smooth background and doesn’t drift to the side like most crochet cable patterns worked in the round. This pattern also features an extra little variation on the post stitch in ...
Crochet: Containers, Washcloth / Dishcloth
I learned something after having twins last year: babies are crazy-messy. I wasn’t quite prepared for the massive amount of burp cloths, washcloths, dishcloths, and wipes that were required to keep things under control. And a lot of the cloths that I had were bigger than they needed to be- I just needed a little bit of somethin’ here and there ...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This huggable whale makes an adorable gift for a child (or for
Crochet: Cowl
This pattern was Part of a Craftsy Crochet-Along Workshop, but is now available as an individual pattern.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
Although the criss-crossing button straps look complicated, these mitts are deceptively easy to construct. These mitts are made in one piece without seams. You don’t even have to sew the buttons on- they are worked into rows of slip stitches, making for very quick and easy finishing.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Sometimes you just need a little Bunny to pet. If you have an hour or two and about 60 yards of chunky yarn, you can make that happen.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Keep your arms warm and protected, while looking super cool in these extra-long mitts. Large metal grommets accentuate and modernize the cable panel that runs the length of these armwarmers. Everyone knows that grommets are like fancy jewelry during an apocalypse! And sometimes a girl wants to be fancy- even when she’s fighting off killer robots.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This slouchy tweed hat has a secret code stitched into it- a number that yarn and library enthusiasts will recognize. I love that you can walk into any library and (thanks to the Dewey decimal system) you can easily find the collection of knitting and crocheting books without looking anything up on a computer. 746.43 = library + knitting!
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
It’s not fancy. Or complicated. But it’s a darn good hat. The smooth stitch pattern and classic shape is great for guys or gals. This pattern makes great use of just one skein of a beautiful hand dyed yarn from Your Mom Knits.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is posted for free on Vickie Howell’s blog (on the Bernat website). There is errata in the Bernat Website version of this pattern. Under “Ribbed slip stitch pattern” (this is the stitch pattern section before the pattern starts) Row 2 should read:
Crochet: Scarf, Cowl
Like a beer after a shot of whiskey, this infinity scarf makes a great chaser after finishing an intense project. Made with two skeins of super bulky yarn, it can be made in just a couple of hours. This scarf can be worn looped either 2 or 3 times around the neck for two different looks.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This simple hat, made with one skein of super bulky yarn, is warm and cuddly and can be made in just a couple of hours.
Knitting: Hats - Other
I made this pattern for my friend Karen who loved the hat Kate Beckinsale wore in “Cold Comfort Farm”.
Crochet: Mittens
My sister-in-law (who incidentally lives in Michigan, the nation’s high-five) asked me for a no-frills mitten pattern using worsted weight yarn. I wrote this one for her. It is quite simple, worked in single crochet only. I have included a pattern for an optional star appliqué, but feel free to experiment with other embellishments, such as croc...