Edie Eckman

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Brimmed Hat
Single crochet worked in unjoined rounds create a trendy bucket hat. It’s a beginning crocheter’s dream! The slightly rolled brim allows you to flip the brim or down to suit your style.
Knitting: Scarf
A whimsical shawl that has it all: season-spanning, easy knitting, customizable. And stash-busting, to boot!
Crochet: Component (stitch, edge) - Other
A pattern for a double crochet circle worked in joined rounds. It has written instructions and a full crochet chart. There are right-hand and left-hand videos for it available on my YouTube channel.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A little something delicious for your torso!
Crochet: Cowl
Show off a beautiful variegated yarn or use up fingering weight leftovers with this contemporary cowl. Worked in the round using the overlay mosiac crochet technique, you’ll only be using one color per round. And because it’s worked in the round, there are only four ends to weave in!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
It’s a hug from a field of daisies! It appears to be hundreds of cute little daisy-shaped circles joined together, but your eyes deceive you! In reality, it’s crocheted in one piece, using the continuous crochet motif method.
Knitting: Mittens, Earwarmers
A sweet single heart embellishes these otherwise simple accessories. The Lonely Hearts Cable Panel is presented in several ways, so you can take your pick: text, a traditional gridded chart, and a Stitch Map. And there’s also a video tutorial!
Crochet: Decorative - Other
This easy DIY tree can be made by any level crocheter and offers a chance to involve kids of all ages.
Knitting: Poncho
This easy-to-wear poncho is made from two rectangles of stockinette stitch decorated with a few rows of a fun slip stitch pattern. There’s only one seam to sew. Finish off the edges with a few rows of garter stitch, and you have an uber-wearable layer of warmth.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A unique cluster wrap stitch pattern adds texture to this slightly slouchy hat. Solid color wraps are highlighted on a color-changing backdrop.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Whether you are hiking the Old Rag Mountain Loop in the Shenandoah National Park, or running errands around town, this beanie will keep you warm.
Crochet: Throw
Snuggle into the warmth of this cozy throw. Worked in super-bulky yarn, it’s Pretty Darn Quick (PDQ) to crochet!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Immerse yourself in the beautiful geometry of a modified crescent shape in the Eastvale shawl. Basic stitches worked in intriguing combinations yield a winsome shawl just right for warding off the evening chill in Yorkshire or wherever you may be.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
When you want to dress with aplomb, the lacy Kembleford Shawl is your go-to accessory. An openwork grid worked in a mesmerizing two-row repeat creates a keen curved trapezoidal shawl.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Cheery stripes encircle this top-down Christmas Stocking. It’s knit in the round on circular and double-point needles, with a contrasting color heel and round toe. Or use the Magic Loop method, if you prefer (video tutorial provided).
Crochet: Cowl
The beauty of the Ballantyne Cowl lies in its symmetry. Tower Stitch shells are worked in both directions from the foundation chain to create a fetching openwork lace, at home over both a denim jacket and a silk blouse.
Crochet: Cowl
he Triangle region of North Carolina inspired this trio of versatile cowls. Raleigh features upright stitches that reflect the traditional vibe of the state capitol. Durham’s pattern repeat highlights the wave that marks that city’s transition from mill town to funky town, while the stitch pattern in Chapel Hill suggests the argyle synonymous w...
Crochet: Scarf
A multitude of fall colors creates a fun little scarf that’s oh-so-easy to crochet and even easier to wear. Style it with your favorite shawl pin, or tuck it into the collar of a denim jacket to add a pop of color.
Crochet: Cowl
When it’s seriously cold, this seriously dapper cowl will keep you warm and cozy. The Tate Creek Cowl is crocheted in interlocking circles. Front and back post stitches add both texture and depth to the central circle, while super bulky yarn worked in double crochet lends dimension to the two outer circles.
Crochet: Cowl
Worked in any worsted weight color-changing or striping yarn, this cowl will make a warm and cozy accessory perfect for autumn through winter! It’s not too frilly, not too plain, and you can work it up in a weekend!
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
A free version is also available.
Knitting: Coaster
It’s a party any time you use these cute star-shaped coasters! Use them for Independence Day, birthday parties, or holiday decor. They are quick and easy gifts for everyone.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Wear this hat on your mountain hikes or your in-town errands. Unisex styling, classic yarn and a traditional shape combine for a super grab-and-go project.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Knitting garter stitch was never so rewarding! Relax into the meditative rhythm of all-over knit stitches and enjoy the beauty of color.
Crochet: Containers
Basic crochet skills are all it takes to make these Easy Little Crochet Baskets. Using just single crochet and small amounts of yarn, you’ll be soon be turning these out by the dozen! They’ll hold your crochet hooks, pencils, paperclips, glasses, keys, or tiny treasures.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
Tired of that messy plastic grass in your Spring decorations? Wish you had some eco-friendly faux grass that you can use season after season? Crochet your own!
Knitting: Scarf
Garter stitch stripes are a classic beginner project! Use a classic worsted weight (medium weight) yarn in any two colors.
Knitting: Cowl
A cowl fit for a mermaid! Waves of sea green and turquoise froth around your neck in soothing bands of color. Fingering weight yarn in tonal colors and an easy-to-remember four-round stitch pattern make for relaxing knitting.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Put a little spring in your step with Primavera Lace Socks. This is a quick, easy knit that will go with all your spring outfits. They are lacy enough to be cool on those warm spring days yet warm enough for that occasional spring chill.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
These little sheep are ready for anything as they stand at attention around the base of this beanie.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Wear your heart on your head with this quick beginner
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Simple increases and decreases make this pillow a snap to knit, even for the newest knitter. Every stitch is a knit stitch. Increases are knit front and back, and decreases are knit two together. Matching gauge is important for a good fabric, but it isn’t crucial for success in this project.
Crochet: Tote
Bright and breezy, this summer tote will carry your summer essentials in style. A solid single crochet base worked in the round is topped by colorful mesh stripes. A bit of fringe adds whimsy—add more or less according to your taste.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Wrap your little one in love with this easy and practical baby blanket.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Warm weather calls for lightweight wrap that will keep the chill off in the air conditioning or on cooler evenings. In this generously sized yet feather-weight shawl, the Square Mesh pattern grows as it goes, creating gentle saw-tooth edgings on two edges.
Crochet: Wall Hanging
What’s special about the Endless Shamrock Garland? Most crocheted shamrock garlands are made up of individual shamrock motifs. This means you have to weave in a lot of ends. But the Endless Shamrock Garland is made without having to cut the yarn!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Hundreds of tiny triangles joined together, yet only six yarn ends to weave in! How can that be? The innovative construction method uses a concept called a Eulerian Path to build tiers of interconnected triangles without cutting the yarn. Once you take time to understand the concept, it’s surprisingly easy to master.
Crochet: Necklace
Show your love with this thread crochet heart necklace. It takes just a few yards of crochet thread and can be stitched up in less than an hour.
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket
Expand your crochet knowledge and make an afghan at the same time! As you work through each of the 12 blanket squares, you’ll find tips and tricks to improve your crochet. The pattern includes written text, charts for each square, and video tutorial links.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The design is unisex and timeless. Use any fingering weight yarn you love. Three 50 g balls of yarn should yield sufficient yarn to make two hats: simply switch the main color and accent color in the second hat.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Make the most of gradient mini-skeins with this crocheted hat. Lightweight, soft and warm, the slouchy style is kind to your hair. No hat hair here! Use your favorite mini-skeins, or draw from stash. It’s a perfect stash-buster for those leftover sock yarns. Bonus: You’ll have a hat to match your socks!
Knitting: Poncho
Color transforms a simple ripple stitch pattern into something special in this season-spanning wrap. The luscious wool-silk blend yarn is just the beginning.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Welcome to the wonderful world of mini-skeins! This super simple boomerang-shaped shawl couldn’t be easier to knit, and it’s perfect for that mini-skein pack you’ve been coveting. If you prefer, just use odds and ends of any weight yarn you choose; just use the same yarn weight throughout and choose a needle size that gives you a nice flexible ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Watch cheerful zig-zags appear when you pair bright variegated yarn with a chevron stitch pattern. Knit it in the round on circular and double-point needles, or use your choice of alternative in-the-round methods like two circulars or Magic Loop. You can’t help but be happy with your cheery chevrons!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Who know that the lonely single crochet and chain stitch could create such beauty? Wear this as a scarf, wrapped a couple of times around your neck in its compressed shape, or drape it around your shoulders as a lacy shawl. Working lengthwise, you’ll create a single row, then add additional interconnected tiers of color.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Show your love! Rounds of hearts keep heads toasty warm. The pattern is written for worsted-weight yarn knit in the round on 16” 40 cm circular and double-pointed needles, but using either the Magic Loop or two-circular method is always an option. Choose which color is the main color and which is the contrasting color. Or make one of each! One ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Lace + Ripples + Garter Stitch = An Enchanting Woman’s Hat
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Wrap yourself in jacquard-look coziness with this rectangular shawl. Contrasting colors in a simple four-row repeat make up the eye-catching reversible all-over fabric. You may be surprised by instructions that tell you not to turn at the end of some rows, but never fear! These instructions minimize the number of ends you’ll need to weave in. (...
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
Last winter, I had a problem: my cute red teapot was cold and naked.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A five-sided open square creates the generous drape of this season-spanning wrap. The extra side means that it wraps securely and stays in place. How many different ways can you style it? Choose your favorite three colors of fingering weight yarn, or go for broke with a novel color combination as shown here. Be sure to save a few yards of each ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
Learn garter-stitch mosaic knitting on these clever and easy mitts worked back and forth, then challenge your newfound skills by working those same motifs, plus a more complicated fretted design, on a hat knit in the round. Choose two highly contrasting colors for best results.
Knitting: Cowl
Add some warmth to your Halloween outings with three spooky knit/purl motifs. A ghost, a jack-o’-lantern, and a skull will get you in the spirit! Knit in the round with one skein of yarn, it’s a great way to learn some new stitch manipulations. Pattern instructions are presented as text, charts, and Stitch Maps, so you can use whichever instruc...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pick up some new knitting skills or simply enjoy the comfort of a simple Fair Isle pattern while you knit this classic hat. Worked in the round on circular and double-pointed needles, this is a practical way to learn stranded knitting. The finished hat is appropriate for all ages.
Knitting: Cowl
A two-part cowl worked in the round with no seams, yet the parts are connected! New knitters will delight in creating such a clever and stylish cowl, while more experienced knitters will share a chuckle over how such simple stitch patterns and a clever construction combine for a fun knit.
Crochet: Scarf
A granny rectangle and color-changing yarn with long color changes are all it takes to create this stunner. Mindless rounds of granny fabric make this the perfect take-along project, even for beginners. If you don’t want to use the yarn pictured, pick your favorite multi-colored yarn, or use those small balls in your stash. It’s easy to customi...
Knitting: Scarf
A dozen mitered squares are knit individually then joined with a ripple stitch pattern to create this fun accessory that is not quite a scarf, yet not quite a sweater. Or ditch the buttons and wear it as a scarf. Combine your favorite solid and variegated yarns for custom results.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A lovely lightweight summer shawl. Beautifully colored lace-weight yarn and an easy-to-learn crochet stitch pattern make it a great travel project--small and portable. An optional beaded edging enhances the drape. Add more beads or leave them off entirely to suit your whim.
Knitting: Gloves
Instructions are written for your choice of yarn weight (fingering, sport, dk or worsted), your favorite method of working in the round (double-pointed needles, two circulars, or magic loop) and a range of stitch gauges on appropriately-sized needles.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Transform plain garter stitch with color and movement while showing off your favorite shawl pin or clasp Stitches are picked up and knit from individually stitched mitered squares. Three colors of lightweight yarn surround you in red-hot color. If you prefer, choose a single solid-colored yarn for the squares and a variegated yarn for the body ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Wrap yourself in a bit of springtime any time of the year. Spiraling openwork creates a generous circular shawl that can go anywhere and may be styled in different ways. About 100 grams of sock yarn makes the shawlette pictured. If you have another skein of yarn, you can keep going, adding additional tiers for a longer length.
Crochet: Cowl
The Fall Flowers Cowl is a two-piece circular scarf that can be worn individually or together. Join-as-you-go techniques mean there is minimal finishing for these versatile accessories. Consider adding motifs to make the pieces different lengths.
Crochet: Cowl
What could be better than single crochet and chain stitches arranged in an easy-to-stitch, easy-to wear cowl? Use a beautiful variegated yarn as shown here, or choose a lovely shimmery solid color to match your personal style. If you prefer, stitch additional rows and omit the joining row to create a rectangular scarf or stole.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
A classic toe-up sock with a novel how-did-you-do-that textured stitch. The Tiny Eyelet Ridge pattern stitch is quick to memorize and once learned, you can use it on any of your favorite socks, either toe-up or cuff-down.
Knitting: Pullover
This yummy alpaca sweater is just right for transitional knitting. Alpaca works year-round in this romantic sweater with a low crew neck and 3/4-length sleeves. Set-in sleeves make it dressy enough for the office, and the crossed stitches in the lacy stitch are perfect for highlighting the lovely yarn. The lattice-style lace pattern helps the a...
Crochet: Scarf
A riot of color for your neck!
Crochet: Scarf
Everyone will want to know how you made this one!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Adorn your ankles with these adorable flower socks. They require a minimal amount of crocheting skill but yield big results. Crochet the motif, then knit it right into the sock. No seams, no sewing, no problems!
Knitting: Pullover
Want an easy layered look? Try this easy-to-knit tee shirt with a draped neck. SImple enough for beginners, the body is made of one strand of dk-weight linen and one strand of lace-weight linen held together, while the sleeves and neck inset are a single strand of laceweight.
Knitting: Gloves
From Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders
Crochet: Vest
This season-spanning top is deceptively easy to crochet. Worked side-to-side in one piece, the openwork stitch allows the yarn to go a long way while showing up the colors to perfection. Most importantly, the long color changes in Noro yarn mean there are only a couple of ends to weave in. You can get gauge in either the lighter weight Kureyon ...
Crochet: Scarf
This easy-to-wear summer scarf lets you take a bit of spring with you wherever you go. The hand-painted sport-weight linen yarn is comfortable next to the skin, and the frilly pendants enhance the drape and movement of the fabric. Instructions are provided in both chart and text formats.
Knitting: Scarf
The no-wrap short-rows and eyelets of this fun unisex scarf create a fascinating pattern as color changes unfold beneath your needles. It’s ideally suited to show off your favorite hand-painted yarn, and knitting to the “correct” gauge is not truly important. Together with the addictive nature of the stitch pattern, that might make this scarf t...