Vanessa Bentley

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mittens
No yardages are given in the pattern, and I am currently looking for test knitters so this may be remedied. Please contact me if you would like to test knit this pattern.
Crochet: Slippers
Cute and retro ladies slippers in a Mary Jane style with a strap and button closure. Perfect for wearing around the house, tucking into your bag for a trip or as a great gift.
Crochet: Coaster, Scrubber, Cleaning - Other
This cute little tawashi was inspired by vintage potholders made to resemble chrysanthemums,. Worked in muted natural colors in a smooth acrylic thread this tawashi is as attractive as it is durable.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
In seven sizes and several patterns, a large variety of hats may be made using this pattern. Work in plain stockinette, or a color pattern . A blank chart is provided for designing your own pattern. Amounts of yarn necessary will vary according to size and color pattern used. Charts include a fair isle pattern, a norwegian snowflake, an allover ...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Designed to complement Cheryl Niamath’s beautiful and popular Fetching mitts, this soft beret has wide ribs and spiraling cables that echo those of the mitts. A versatile and universally flattering hat, it will carry the wearer from autumn to spring, worn either as a beret or the more modern slouch hat. A simple knit, it’s a good introduction to...
Crochet: Beret, Tam
Hats aren’t just for keeping your ears warm in chilly weather, though Stella surely has that covered. It can be worn a multitude of ways; as a traditional beret, a slouch style hat, down over the ears, or pull the crown down on one side for the look of a classic French beret. The details are what make Stella special, spiraling starburst on the c...
Crochet: Cowl
Cowls are a wonderful alternative to scarves, keeping the wearer warm without the bulk of a scarf tucked into their coat. This cowl features a button closure so it doesn’t have to be pulled over the head. The stitch pattern used creates a slight picot effect on the edge, and this is echoed by the contrasting picot trim. Alternate stitch creates ...
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
Thick and fluffy in a combination of granite stitch and ribbing, these fingerless mitts will keep you nice and toasty when the temperatures drop. Long ribbed cuffs keep the cold and wet out, and tuck easily beneath coat sleeves so no tender skin peeks out. The granite stitch body is remarkably stretchy, and forms many small pockets of air to tra...
Crochet: Cloche Hat
This 20’s style hat can be easily whipped up in an afternoon or two. By using a hook two sizes larger than usually recommended for this weight yarn, the fabric created is flexible and stretchy, and the half-double crochet stitch ensures a denser fabric without large holes to let chilly breezes through. Embellish it with the flower included in th...
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
A pot of tea goes wonderfully with an afternoon of knitting. This sleek and classic tea cozy will keep your favorite brew nice and warm. Compliment your Earl Gray with a cozy in conservative navy and gray, or cover your favorite herbal tincture with a more brightly colored rendition. The cozy shown is worked in two colors, though it can easily b...
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
These uniquely constructed bags are remarkably simple to knit, yet the finished product looks remarkably complicated. The bottom is knit flat using short rows to create a flat, circular pinwheel. The body is then picked up and also knit flat. A hem provides a casing for the drawstring. In three useful sizes and a variety of simple patterns, thes...
Knitting: Slippers
Cold winters and wood floors are a rather unpleasant combination without something to keep your feet nice and toasty. Whether you reside in Wisconsin or any cold clime, these slippers are sure to keep your or your loved ones feet warm through the winter. Knit flat in garter stitch with short row shaping and seams along the sides, these slippers ...
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is designed to look like the diagonnal garter stitch scarf worn by Anthony (Jamie Campbell Bower) in the movie “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. I personally love the look of garter stitch, and think this is a great simple scarf with or without the movie tie in. It is a very easy pattern, suitable for a beg...