Kathy North

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Pixie Hat
A superbulky yarn in bright neon colors creates a fun hat that will be easy to spot on the slopes!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap, Throw
A central star motif is the focal point of this hexagonal openwork throw or shawl in a rich shade of rose pink!
Crochet: Containers
Textured stitches and sturdy Irish wool create a square-shaped basket with a naturally rustic look. Use it to hold some of your treasured yarn stash!
Knitting: Cowl
Beautiful texture in a rich shade of teal enhances the cozy look of this comfy cowl!
Knitting: Baby Blanket
A project for beginning knitters who want to learn and practice basic stitches, or for the more experienced who just want to relax with some easy knitting. Either way, the added bonus is a practical baby blanket when you’re done!
Crochet: Scarf
A touch of sweetpea lace graces the ends of this lightweight scarflet that can be worn as a necklace!
Knitting: Cowl
Previously pub’d in Knitting Calendar 2016
Knitting: Scarf
Choose your favorite team colors and zigzag your way to an eye-catching, “something different” accessory!
Crochet: Cuffs
A lot of ruffles in a pair of chunky cuffs creates an eye-catching, “something different” accessory!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Openwork diamonds in color-shaded squares set in an alternating orientation combine for a knockout triangular shawl!
Crochet: Cowl
Pentagonal shapes fit together like a puzzle to create a lacy-look cowl in rich golden tones!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Scrap lengths of colorful cotton create lacy motifs that make up this lively shawl with a tropical flavor!
Knitting: Feet / Legs - Other
Top off your boots in style with these easy-to-knit accessories featuring a textured basketweave cuff!
Knitting: Bag - Other
Yarn with a touch of glitter lends a festive mood to this richly textured cabled lace gift bag!
Knitting: Belt
Hand-dyed sock yarn is transformed into a fun-to-knit, uniquely unusual accessory!
Knitting: Cowl
Color blocking, a simple lace pattern and super-bulky yarn combine to produce a cozy cowl!
Knitting: Hats - Other
Originally designed for a My Mountain contest.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Originally designed as an entry for the My Mountain hat contest.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Originally designed as an entry for the My Mountain hat contest.
Crochet: Booties
Crochet: Cup / Mug
Crochet: Legwarmers
Knitting: Throw
Crochet: Wristlet, Drawstring Bag
See yarn review in Crochet Insider.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
Knitting: Scarf
Teal green scarf in Patons Classic Wool.
Knitting: Neck / Torso - Other
Crochet: Bookmark
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Table Setting - Other
Multicolor purple/teal/black version in Pisgah Yarn ‘Peaches & Creme’ cotton.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Knitting: Cowl
An interesting textured fabric on both sides makes this cowl reversible!
Knitting: Home - Other
Knitting: Scarf
Crochet: Beanie, Toque, Cloche Hat
Cream/brown/orange hat shown in Caron Perfect Match.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Cloche Hat
Coordinates with Chunk-a-Block Scarf
Crochet: Beanie, Toque, Pixie Hat
Coordinates with Ripple-Band Accessories pattern.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Afghan block
Designed for the “Kate’s Blankets” group
Crochet: Cloche Hat
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Crochet: Cloche Hat
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Viewed one way, it looks like crocodile heads. Turned the other way, it looks like a tiki room!
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Cowl
If you need clarification on how this pattern works on 84 sts, here are Rnd 6 & Rnd 12 instructions broken down step-by-step (Note: during the twist stitch maneuver there should still be 2 sts in the “twist” -- do not decrease):
Knitting: Decorative - Other, Table Setting - Other
Size 10 thread held double-strand throughout project. A single strand of equivalent thickness may be substituted for double-strand size 10 thread.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
May also be used as a wide scarf.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Brooch
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
Knitting: Doll Clothes, Decorative - Other
Crochet: Scarf, Cuffs, Hair accessories, Headband
Headband, wrist cuffs, scarf. Coordinates with Ripple-Band Hat.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Light pink blankie in Loops & Threads “Snuggly Wuggly Baby Sport.”
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A photo of this hat was included in the book ”1000 Fabulous Knit Hats” by Annie Modesitt, published by Quarry Books in 2010.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Brown/cream hat in vintage LeeWards Sweater & Afghan Yarn (equivalent to sportweight).
Crochet: Table Setting - Other
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Baby/Toddler: 15.5” circ. x 6” h. (flat), stretches to 17” circ.
Knitting: Headband, Beanie, Toque
Photo of burgundy/blue hat was published in “1,000 Fabulous Knit Hats” by Annie Modesitt (Quarry Books).
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Knitting: Placemat
Crochet: Beret, Tam
Crochet: Coaster
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Lavender hat in Caron ‘Simply Soft.’
Knitting: Hats - Other
To size up this pattern: increase the number of stitches cast on by a multiple of 6 (e.g., 66, 72, 78) so that the K3 P3 rib section comes out evenly. Work to a longer length before putting in the eyelet round, at about 1” less than desired total length of hat.
Crochet: Bib
Various small appliques can be embroidered or applied for decoration.
Crochet: Kerchief
Crochet: Drawstring Bag
Crochet: Christmas Stocking
Originally designed for a Christmas stocking contest sponsored by Vogue Knitting -- entries were donated to a charitable cause.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Gray shawl in Lion Brand “Lion Wool.”
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Previously pub’d in 2011 Knitting Pattern-a-Day Calendar.
Knitting: Scarf
Scarf is worked in an interesting knit & purl combination that offsets every few rows for interest. Length is folded in half and a slip-stitch crocheted back seam forms the hood, which is finished off with a soft tassel. Cozy!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
An experiment in trying a new lace pattern on a larger scale that was a total surprise when completed! It’s worked from center back outward to accommodate the directional stitch pattern. Unique & bold look, accented with chain fringe at each end. An intermediate-level project that only looks complex!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
3rd Place Winner in Knitting: Day-to-Day Calendar 2011.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Blue version shown in Plymouth “Baby Alpaca Grande” held together with thin novelty boucle carry-along.
Crochet: Throw
7/23/08 Peach/green/cream ‘ghan in Caron “Perfect Match” designed for and in loving memory of a dear aunt.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This is a really big, baggy hat!
Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Solid color version in Plymouth “Encore.” Striped version in Red Heart “Super Saver” (red, navy) and Loops & Threads “Impeccable” (white). Pastel multi versions in Reynolds “Saucy” and Red Heart “Comfort”.
Crochet: Purse
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Glasses Case
Crochet: Scarf
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Crochet: Poncho
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Cap combines a crocheted octagon top with knitted rib sides, finished with crochet edging.
Crochet: Afghan block
Basic wheel square motif can be worked in one, two or more colors and used individually as coasters, tablemats, cloths or joined in any arrangement for scarves, placemats, pet pads, shawls, lapghans, throws and afghans.
Knitting: Booties
Socks coordinate with Lacy Baby Hat.
Crochet: Cuffs
Knitting: Bib
Knitted bib with crocheted fish applique and crocheted edging.
Crochet: Scarf
Teal blue scarf in Moda Dea “Washable Wool.”
Crochet: Animal Toy
Crochet: Scarf
Crochet: Afghan block
Plain squares can be crocheted and embellished with fabric, applique, cross-stitch, buttons, beads, etc. and assembled into afghans for group, community or charitable projects.
Knitting: Afghan block
Plain squares can be knit and embellished with fabric, applique, cross-stitch, buttons, beads, etc. and assembled into afghans for group, community or charitable projects.
Crochet: Headband
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Dark color version shown in Mountain Colors handpainted Alpaca Blend sport wt. (on size M/N hook) for a very lightweight, openwork shawl.
Crochet: Scarf
Crochet: Vest
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Decorative - Other
Crochet: Animal Toy
Crochet: Animal Toy
Cute and friendly bumblebees to adorn your summer-fun accessories!
Crochet: Headband
Crochet: Bedding
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Pattern includes instructions for both one-color & three-color versions.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
3-color ridged version in Lion Brand Yarns ‘Vanna’s Choice’ (silver blue), Lion Brand Yarns ‘Pound of Love’ (baby blue), Caron ‘Simply Soft’ (mint green).
Crochet: Scarf
Crochet: Beret, Tam
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
This design won 1st Place, Crochet in the 2009 Pattern-a-Day Calendar.
Knitting: Scarf
Silvery scarf shown in S. Charles Collezione ‘Venus.’
Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Cuffs
Crochet: Scarf
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Crochet: Poncho
Crochet: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
200 yds. for hat, 330 yds. for scarf
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
For the shorter 6” version (suitable for Baby’s First Stocking!) see Ruffled Lace Baby Stocking project page for details.
Crochet: Pet Toys
Knitting: Pet Clothing
If necessary to keep capelet from shifting around on active dogs, underbelly straps or ties can be added to each side (garter stitch straps, I-cord or slip-stitch chain ties.) Attach yarn at appropriate point on sides of capelet and work to necessary length.
Crochet: Drawstring Bag
Pattern corrected/updated July 2017.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Slippers
The most oft-requested and popular “everyone remembers these” pattern in the DBKN collection. Even though there are numerous iterations of this style that has been around “forever”, I was asked countless times for written instructions so finally wrote up the version I remember my grandmother making for us when we were kids.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
Blue beret shown in Lion Brand Yarns “Jiffy”. Natural & pink berets shown in Patons “Divine.”
Knitting: Scarf
Crochet: Beanie, Toque, Cloche Hat
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Crochet: Market bag (slouchy)
Pattern written for size 10 cotton thread held double throughout project. May substitute with single strand of thicker thread or yarn as in photo of shorter cream bag worked in worsted wt. cotton on fewer sts (72) and fewer lacy rounds (12)
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Collar
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knit entirely in the round from cuff to top, a combination of rib variations and a few decorative bobbles create this unique hat.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Hat photo (photo only, no pattern) appears in “1000 Fabulous Knit Hats” by Annie Modesitt http://www.amazon.com/1-000-Fabulous-Knit-Hats/dp/1592536107
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Earwarmers
Simple knit or crochet ribbing formed into a circle and worked in soft yarns provides comfort & warmth. Makes a great ski headband too!
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Soft and light, feather & fan pattern repeats across this shoulder shawl. Optional fringes decorate the ends.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Crochet: Drawstring Bag
This pattern has three sizes of yarn bowl bags. Samples shown with plastic container inserts in two sizes: standard cottage cheese container (13”/33 cm. circ., 4.5”/11 cm. diam.) and larger plastic bowl or Cool Whip container (18”/46 cm. circ., 6”/15 cm. diam.)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Hat coordinates with Scalloped Lace Baby Socks.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Crochet: Tote
An article about this tote titled ”Stash Bustin’ Time” was pub’d in the July 2007 issue of the CGOA Crochet Newsletter.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Small correction recorded 2016, revised version uploaded 7/21/16.
Knitting: Poncho
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This is my favorite hat to make, to give, to wear – warm & comfortable.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Beige variegated shawl in Queensland Collection “Soft Comfort Mohair.”
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Knitting: Scarf
Coordinates with Chunk-a-Block Hat
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Crochet: Hats - Other
Crochet: Drawstring Bag
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Crochet: Hair accessories
Knitting: Tote
Photos show bag before and after felting.
Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Scarf
Both knit & crochet versions included in pattern.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
Knitting: Cape, Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion
Crochet: Poncho
Knitting: Scarf
Boucle version in Laines du Nord ‘Opaline’ on size 15 (10 mm) ndls.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Errata: Total length of mitt should read 7-1/2” (not 9-1/2”).
Crochet: Purse
Crochet: Bedding
Green/blue/purple version worked in double crochet variation. Fish applique from Cottonfish Bib pattern.
Crochet: Necklace
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Knitting: Scarf
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Solid color version is original model made according to written pattern.
Knitting: Slippers
They may seem oddly shaped as you’re making them, but are so comfy on the feet!
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
Both knit & crochet versions included in pattern.
Crochet: Scarf
Crochet: Drawstring Bag
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Both knit & crochet versions included in pattern.
Knitting: Dress
Crochet: Cloche Hat
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Crochet: Beret, Tam
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Suggestions for holiday color schemes included.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Suggestions for holiday color schemes included.
Crochet: Purse
Crochet: Coffee / Tea Pot
Knitting: Scarf
Gold scarf in Filatura Di Crosa ‘No Smoking’ metallic blend on size 10 (6 mm) needles.
Crochet: Christmas Stocking
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
Mini angel, wreath, flower & diamond ornaments!
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Mini hat, sweater, sock, tree and candy cane ornaments!
Crochet: Afghan block
Crochet: Purse
Crochet: Purse
Crochet: Tote
Knitting: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Crochet: Bookmark
Original blue bug bookmark worked in Tahki “Cotton Classic.”
Crochet: Ornamental Flower
Knitting: Purse
Crochet: Tote, Drawstring Bag
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
8/30/12 In-progress photos show step-by-step how bootie is created, to help clarify working of the “leaning shell” stitch pattern.
Crochet: Poncho
Blue poncho in Plymouth Yarn ‘Encore.’
Crochet: Ankle Sock
Crochet: Hats - Other
From the website: Cap is worked sideways in half double crochet rib to allow for stretch to fit a range of sizes. Hat can be made smaller (for preemies) by using thinner yarn and smaller hook.
Knitting: Poncho
Knitting: Cape, Poncho
Crochet: Cloche Hat
I use this pattern frequently for charitable causes.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Instructions include both flat back-and-forth knitting option or circular knitting option.
Crochet: Muff
Crochet: Cuffs
Crochet: Scarf
Both crochet & knit versions included in pattern.
Crochet: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
Crochet: Scarf
Red scarf in Lion Brand “Glitterspun” or Patons “Brilliant.”
Crochet: Scarf
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Crochet: Scarf
Crochet: Afghan block
Orange/white/navy square in Red Heart “Soft” & Red Heart “Super Saver.”
Crochet: Scarf
Knitting: Decorative - Other
Knitting: Jewelry - Other