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Knitting: Decorative - Other
These bright little birds stand on their own two knitted feet and don’t take long to make. They are about 9 cm tall and are knitted with DK weight yarn. The feet hide wire legs and feet made from paper clips; these add strength but mean that the birds are not suitable for very young children.
Knitting: Wreath
This is one of five linked patterns for a knitted Springtime wreath. The butterflies add a bright splash of colour after all that yellow and green. They are about 5 cm wide and are knitted in garter stitch.
Knitting: Wreath
This is one of five linked patterns for a knitted Springtime wreath. The chicks are about 5 cm tall and would make nice little toys. Where there are chicks there must be eggs so I have included a pattern for little knitted eggs, about 3 cm long.
Knitting: Wreath
This is one of five linked patterns for a knitted Springtime wreath. The daffodils are knitted in two pieces and then sewn together. They measure about 5 cm across and would make good brooches. Instructions are also included for knitted stems, should you want to make a bunch of daffodils.
Knitting: Wreath
This is one of five linked patterns for a knitted Springtime wreath.
Knitting: Wreath
This is the first of five linked patterns for a knitted Springtime wreath. The base is a polystyrene wreath; mine is about 25 cm wide but the pattern could easily be adapted for different sizes of wreath.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is knitted in fabric stitch using three colours, giving a firm material that looks almost woven rather than knitted. Both sides of the stitch pattern look good so the scarf is also reversible.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament, Toys and Hobbies - Other
These little bunnies hide a 5 cm tall chocolate egg and are an ideal quick knit for Easter fundraising. They are knitted with DK weight yarn and simple egg covers can also be made from the same pattern.
Crochet: Animal Toy, Ball
These crocheted pigs are a variation on a simple juggling ball. You can make the plain version or add the details to turn them into flying pigs. They would also make good toys. The pigs are filled with bean bags and use only small amounts of yarn.
Knitting: Toys and Hobbies - Other
A string of asymmetric beads joined into a circle to make a fluid shape that is fun and somewhat compulsive to play with. You can twist and turn the beads into a flat flower shape or into any number of three dimensional forms.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
The coloured stripes on this tea cosy are worked in a thick, slip stitch pattern which will help to keep the tea hot. Only small amounts of each colour are needed and the cosy is topped with little knitted flowers to match the stripes.
Knitting: Tote
This bag is knitted in an easy slip stitch pattern, giving a thick fabric with lines of raised, multi-coloured dots on a plain background. It is worked in the round and features a strip of knitted giant dots.
Knitting: Convertible Gloves
Double Mitts are normal mittens with a flip top for when you need to be able to use your fingers. They are knitted in the round and different sizes can be made from the same pattern by varying the weight of the yarn used. Measurements are given for three sizes of mitts, knitted with 4 ply, DK and aran yarns.
Knitting: Ornamental Flower, Wreath
This is the twelfth in a series of twelve linked patterns for a knitted wreath, to be published daily in December 2013.
Knitting: Brooch, Wreath
This is the eleventh in a series of twelve linked patterns for a knitted wreath, to be published daily in December 2013.
Knitting: Wreath, Animal Toy
This is the tenth in a series of twelve linked patterns for a knitted wreath, to be published daily in December 2013.
Knitting: Wreath, Animal Toy
This is the ninth in a series of twelve linked patterns for a knitted wreath, to be published daily in December 2013.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
Crochet circles stacked on top of one another make simple and quick decorations. These little trees can be made to any size, with any yarn and the sewing up is minimal.
Knitting: Wreath
This is the eighth in a series of twelve linked patterns for a knitted wreath, to be published daily in December 2013.
Knitting: Wreath
This is the seventh in a series of twelve linked patterns for a knitted wreath, to be published daily in December 2013.
Knitting: Wreath
This is the sixth in a series of twelve linked patterns for a knitted wreath, to be published daily in December 2013.
Knitting: Wreath
This is the fifth in a series of twelve linked patterns for a knitted wreath, to be published daily in December 2013.
Knitting: Wreath
This is the fourth in a series of twelve linked patterns for a knitted wreath, to be published daily in December 2013.
Knitting: Wreath
This is the third in a series of twelve linked patterns for a knitted wreath, to be published daily in December 2013.
Knitting: Wreath
This is the second in a series of twelve linked patterns for a knitted wreath, to be published daily in December 2013.
Knitting: Wreath
This is the first in a series of twelve linked patterns for a knitted wreath, to be published daily in December 2013.
Knitting: Bracelet
Textured strips of colour decorate this simple garter stitch wristband. The strips are knitted in as you go and are a good way of using small lengths of leftover yarn; each one only takes about 1 metre.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
This small knitted picture is made like a patchwork quilt. the background is pieced together from garter stitch squares and then the tree, parcels and chains are sewn in place afterwards.
Knitting: Scarf
This is a simple scarf that is easy and fun to knit. It has a subtle wave and features rows of eyelets for added interest. It is made up of an eleven row pattern, eight of which are plain knit rows.
Knitting: Ball
These little shapes are made up of four simple garter stitch triangles and are very easy to knit. The pattern will work with any yarn and needles. Instructions are included for juggling balls in DK and a scissor keeper, key ring and decoration in 4 ply.
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket
The roses that feature in this blanket are seriously textured, with two separate layers of petals. They are set in a two-colour openwork frame and complemented by simple starburst squares. A deep, striped border, with a crimped edge completes the blanket.
Knitting: Collar
This simple collar is worked in garter stitch and will brighten up any plain outfit. It is knitted with seven colours of 4 ply yarn and uses very small amounts of yarn - less than 20g all together.
Knitting: Hats - Other
This hat matches the Pippi baby jacket and booties and it features the same pattern of two knitted rows in a plain colour followed by two stocking stitch rows in a variegated yarn. It is knitted flat and instructions are included for two sizes. You will need about 10g of each colour for the small hat and 20g of each for the large one.
Crochet: Pin Cushion
These little pincushions use small amounts of double knitting weight yarn and are quick to make. The textured tops are based on the wheels in my ‘Wheels within Wheels’ pattern and they are finished off with a button.
Knitting: Money Purse
The two pockets of this purse, one behind the other, can each be opened separately while keeping the other closed; unbutton both flaps to get to both pockets at once.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
This knitted picture is a great way of using up oddments of yarn as the background is made up of squares knitted in various shades. The knitted cakes and the flower, which are knitted separately and then sewn on, also use small amounts of yarn.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
These envelope style cases are knitted in a very simple slip stitch pattern to give a thick, protective fabric. Instructions are given for two sizes, to fit an iPad or Kindle, with tips on adapting the pattern for other sized devices.
Crochet: Tote
This is a sturdy basket made up of flat pieces crocheted together and features a textured pattern in three colours. It measures 30 x 28 x 15cm and all four sides and the base are lined with fabric and also with plastic canvas to make it strong.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
This knitted case fits a small camera measuring about 9 x 6 x 3 cm. It is worked in a slip stitch pattern which gives a thick fabric to protect the camera and it also features a knitted wrist strap. Instructions are also included for two colour and multi-coloured versions of the pocket.
Knitting: Scarf
This is a narrow scarf knitted in 4 ply yarn, although it would be easy to adapt the pattern for other weights of yarn. It features an original stitch pattern which gives vertical lines of twisted stitches on one side and an open squared pattern on the other. To add to the fun it’s also knitted with one big and one small knitting needle.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Pocket Ted is only 8 cm / 3” tall and sleeps in his own knitted bed in a tin. He has pipe cleaners in his arms and legs so he can sit up and he and his bed are knitted with small amounts of 4 ply yarn.
Knitting: Booties
These booties match my Pippi Baby Jacket and feature the same ridged pattern of two knitted rows in a plain colour followed by two rows of stocking stitch in a variegated yarn. They are knitted with thin 4 ply sock yarn and have a deep ribbed cuff to help them stay on.
Knitting: Pillow
This cushion cover features lots of interesting techniques. There are twisted cables worked without a cable needle on the front and another bright striped slip stitch pattern on the back. The front is knitted in narrow strips, joined as you go to save on sewing up and the finished cover is edged with I cord.
Knitting: Bag - Other
This is really four patterns in one. There’s a crochet hook roll, a bank card case, a wallet for a notebook and pen and a knitting kit. All are knitted in colourful stripes of Shetland wool and feature different pockets and fastenings.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
This baby jacket, inspired by Elizabeth Zimmerman, is knitted in five pieces as far as the armholes. Then all the stitches are knitted on to one long needle and the rest of the jacket is worked back and forth in one piece, using double decreases to shape the shoulders and neckband.
Crochet: Bedspread
This is a simple Granny Square design which uses four colours, combined in different ways and set against a cream background, to create a bright and sunny blanket.
Knitting: Animal Toy
These little bunnies are quickly knitted with small amounts of double knitting weight yarn. They are about 8 cm tall (not counting the ears) and are weighted with beans so they can stand up on their own. These would make a good gift for Easter or at any time of the year.
Knitting: Bag - Other
Snapdragon purses are small, three sided purses which snap open when the pointed ends are pressed. They are knitted with small amounts of 4 ply yarn and are just the right size to hold coins or little gifts. Instructions are given for three sizes.
Knitting: Mittens
This is a pattern for basic mittens, knitted in the round, which can be made in three sizes from the same instructions by varying the weight of the yarn used: 4 ply for small, DK for medium and Aran for large. The penguins are knitted separately and then sewn on to the back of the finished mittens. They could also be used to decorate other knitt...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This is a pattern for knitted blocks which can be joined together to make blankets, bags or cushion covers. Instructions are included for a blanket knitted in DK weight yarn although any yarn could be used.
Crochet: Containers, Decorative - Other
This pattern has a bit of everything. There are small crochet hearts which can be stuffed or used as decorations. Then there are the bowls, decorated with surface chain stitch or simple weaving, which come in various sizes. Oh, and there are a few crochet coasters too.
Knitting: Tote
These Spinning Star blocks are made up of four garter stitch squares, knitted in two colours and then sewn together. The blocks can be joined to make all sorts of things. Instructions are included for the bag pictured. Spinning Stars can be knitted with any weight of yarn and are a good way of using up scraps of yarn.
Knitting: Doll
Molly Twist is a little doll (just 15 cm tall) with masses of knitted curls, a pretty dress and her own patchwork blanket. She is knitted with small amounts of 4 ply yarn and is a chance to play with lots of colours.
Knitting: Decorative - Other
This pattern is an addition to my alphabet series of knitted letters. The numbers are knitted in moss stitch and can be worked in any yarn. When knitted in DK on 3.25mm needles they are about 11 cm tall. Using 4 ply and 2mm needles gives letters about 8 cm tall.
Knitting: Scarf
This is a simple, warm scarf that features a textured stitch pattern that looks like pyramids placed on top of each other. All you need to know is how to knit and purl. Instructions are given for an aran weight scarf that is about 19 cm wide but the pattern can easily be adapted for other yarns or for scarves of different widths.
Knitting: Ball
This is a very tactile knitted ball for babies or anyone else to play with. It is made up of twelve garter stitch squares and uses less than 40g of DK weight yarn.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This geometric decoration is made up of twelve garter stitch squares, the secret is in how they’re sewn together. It is knitted with less than 25g of 4 ply yarn and can be made in different sizes.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
This knitted picture is made like a patchwork quilt. The background is pieced from squares knitted out of oddments of double knitting weight yarn and then knitted letters and decorations are added. A knitted binding frames the picture and also holds the dowel that keeps the whole thing in shape. The finished picture is about 45cm wide and 36.5cm...
Knitting: Scarf
This pattern uses letters from my knitted alphabet, published separately as six patterns. Letters (and the occasional heart) are sewn together to make a scarf with a message, mine says ‘I’ve got my scarf to keep me warm’. The scarf can be knitted in any yarn and can say anything you like.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
This pattern uses letters from my knitted alphabet, published separately as six patterns. A padded letter is sewn to a slip stitch background and edged with a knitted border. Brightly coloured knitted balls decorate the finished wall hanging. Any yarn can be used, the finished size will be determined by the size of the letter. Mine were knitted ...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This pattern uses letters from my knitted alphabet, published separately as six patterns. The letters are knitted in 4 ply yarn on 2mm needles and are about 8cm tall. They are decorated with embroidered flowers before being backed with coloured felt. Make lots of letters and peg them up to say whatever springs to mind.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Words made up of knitted letters and sewn together in blocks can be hung on the wall to add a bit of woolly colour to any room; they can be knitted in any yarn. Complete instructions are included for the words ‘Love’ and ‘Home’; other letters can be found in my knitted alphabet, published as six separate patterns.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This pattern uses letters from my knitted alphabet, published separately as six patterns. The letters are sewn to knitted squares and joined together to make an alphabet blanket. Patterns are included for knitted hearts and stars to fill empty squares. The squares can also be buttoned together to make either a puzzle blanket or perhaps a child&#...
Knitting: Decorative - Other, Softies - Other
These stuffed letters can be used as toys to help children learn their alphabet or joined together to make words or names. They can be knitted in any yarn and with any needles. Complete instructions are included for the words ‘Rainbow’ and ‘Joy’; other letters can be found in my knitted alphabet, published as six separate patterns.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
The textured circles in this crochet blanket look just like jelly moulds. They are made with raised puff stitches, giving a colourful and interesting baby blanket. The finished blanket measure 100 x 74 cm, including a simple striped border.
Knitting: Decorative - Other
This pattern is one of a six part series of knitted letters, published daily from 1st December 2012. They are knitted in moss stitch and can be worked in any yarn. When knitted in DK on 3.25mm needles they are about 11cm tall. Using 4 ply and 2mm needles gives letters about 8cm tall. The finished letters can be used in all sorts of ways, pattern...
Knitting: Decorative - Other
This pattern is one of a six part series of knitted letters, published daily from 1st December 2012. They are knitted in moss stitch and can be worked in any yarn. When knitted in DK on 3.25mm needles they are about 11cm tall. Using 4 ply and 2mm needles gives letters about 8cm tall. The finished letters can be used in all sorts of ways, pattern...
Knitting: Decorative - Other
This pattern is one of a six part series of knitted letters, published daily from 1st December 2012. They are knitted in moss stitch and can be worked in any yarn. When knitted in DK on 3.25mm needles they are about 11cm tall. Using 4 ply and 2mm needles gives letters about 8cm tall. The finished letters can be used in all sorts of ways, pattern...
Knitting: Decorative - Other
This pattern is one of a six part series of knitted letters, published daily from 1st December 2012. They are knitted in moss stitch and can be worked in any yarn. When knitted in DK on 3.25mm needles they are about 11cm tall. Using 4 ply and 2mm needles gives letters about 8cm tall. The finished letters can be used in all sorts of ways, pattern...
Knitting: Decorative - Other
This pattern is one of a six part series of knitted letters, published daily from 1st December 2012. They are knitted in moss stitch and can be worked in any yarn. When knitted in DK on 3.25mm needles they are about 11cm tall. Using 4 ply and 2mm needles gives letters about 8cm tall. The finished letters can be used in all sorts of ways, pattern...
Knitting: Decorative - Other
This pattern is one of a six part series of knitted letters, published daily from 1st December 2012. They are knitted in moss stitch and can be worked in any yarn. When knitted in DK on 3.25mm needles they are about 11cm tall. Using 4 ply and 2mm needles gives letters about 8cm tall. The finished letters can be used in all sorts of ways, pattern...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a simple stuffed star that can be decorated with buttons. It is knitted in garter stitch and can be worked in any yarn. When knitted with double knitting weight yarn the finished star is about 10cm across.
Knitting: Slippers
These slippers are a variation on the traditional slipper pattern made up of three squares.
Knitting: Bag - Other
Using the same technique as for my Zippy Strip coin purse, this pattern shows how to make bags of any size. A simple knitted strip is sewn to a zip and then magically turns into a bag. The pattern uses sockweight 4 ply yarn and all the sewing can be done by hand.
Knitting: Money Purse
This is magical knitting - a strip that zips up into a small coin purse. The knitting is very easy and uses only 10g of leftover sock yarn. The sewing can all be done by hand and illustrated step by step instructions show how to do this.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a soft shawl inspired by Victorian patterns and the knitting detective Miss Silver. It is about 153 cm long and 42 cm wide and is knitted with a sequin yarn to give it extra sparkle. It takes less than 150g of yarn.
Knitting: Decorative - Other, Toys and Hobbies - Other
These knitted boats measure just 10 cm tall, they stand up on their own and can even hold a small crew. They are knitted with double knitting weight yarn and the mast is stiffened with a thick pipe cleaner.
Crochet: Throw
Two sizes of crochet circles are edged with cream to turn them into squares and then pieced together in a traditional four patch quilt design. The blanket measures 127cm / 50”² and uses 500g of the background colour and less than 100g of each of nine other colours.
Knitting: Tote
This bag is worked sideways in one piece, the top bands in garter stitch and the central panel in reverse stocking stitch rolls. There is an I cord edging around the top which is part of the main bag and the handles are stiffened with plastic tubing.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
The strips for this blanket are worked on only 21 stitches and each one takes a 50g ball of double knitting weight yarn. It is ideal knitting to take out to do, or it would work well as a group project with everyone knitting one strip. The strips are knitted together with a raised I cord join which gives a ridge on one side, and a simpe knitted-...
Knitting: Tote
The handles of this bag are big buttonholes and the knitting is a simple rectangle, folded in half. It is knitted in two colours of aran weight yarn and measures about 26cm x 24cm. It features a slip stitch pattern which looks complicated but is actually mostly garter stitch.
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket, Blanket - Other
The cream cogs at the centre of these crochet blocks are surrounded by coloured squares and finished off with a cream border. The blocks are then crocheted together and a simple edging added to complete this blanket.
Knitting: Collar
This collar is a knitted rectangle with a deep ruffle on each side and a central portion of rib. It is knitted in one piece and can be worn standing up like a ruff or folded over into layers.
Knitting: Animal Toy
This pattern can be used to knit a plain teddy bear or one that’s covered in stripes. When worked in DK weight yarn the bear is 30cm tall but the size could be altered by using thinner or thicker yarn. Tips are given on managing all those colours, including sewing the seams neatly.
Knitting: Scarf
Two lengths of knitted rings are threaded through each other to make this garter stitch scarf. The rings are shaped with short rows and the whole project is quick to knit.
Knitting: Home - Other
This peg bag is basically a knitted rectangle which has been decorated with a knitted collar and sleeves to look like a little dress. It is lined to help it keep its shape.
Knitting: Softies - Other
This is a fun pattern that uses up small amounts (50g or less) of handspun or any other yarn. The monsters are quick to knit and can be worked in any weight yarn to make lots of different size monsters.
Knitting: Toys and Hobbies - Other
This knitted cradle, complete with a set of matching bedding, will fit a 5” baby doll or similar size toy. The sides of the cradle fold up over the doll to make a bag and drawstrings keep everything safe inside. An ideal present for a child who can’t leave home without a doll.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a very simple pattern that is easy to learn by heart. Most of the knitting is plain garter stitch with a stocking stitch ruffle worked along the bottom edge as you go. The top edge of the shawl is shaped to give wide ‘wings’ while the middle section folds over to make a collar. The shawl is knitted with 150g of yarn.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This hanging ball is made up of lots of simple knitted flowers which are knotted together. There is very little sewing involved and the balls can be knitted in any weight of yarn. When worked with DK yarn the flower balls have a diameter of about 10cm.
Knitting: Scarf
This is an exercise in short row knitting. Semi-circles in garter stitch twist one way and then the other to make up this scarf. Any aran or chunky weight yarn can be used.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by a Victorian pattern, the shells that make up this triangular shawl are worked in ripples of stocking stitch. The pattern is easy to memorize and the shells make a good project to take out and about. The pattern could be adapted to any weight yarn or use leftover yarn to make a multi-coloured shawl.
Knitting: Needle Holder
This is a knitted case to store circular knitting needles, sorted into clear A6 plastic pockets. It is knitted with 60g of aran weight yarn and will hold at least ten needles.
Knitting: Animal Toy
These little creatures have bean bag bodies to help them sit up and long dangly legs. They are about 10cm tall (not counting their legs) and instructions are included for knitting a duckling, a pig and a bunny.
Crochet: Necklace, Bracelet, Decorative - Other, Toys and Hobbies - Other
With these simple crochet flowers you can make a daisy chain that lasts all summer. The flowers have a hole in the stem so they can be threaded together just like the real thing. Make them in white or use lots of colours and string them together to make bracelets, necklaces or garlands. An ideal present for children or anyone who remembers makin...
Crochet: Messenger Bag
These crochet blocks are made up of four raised wheels, each worked in a different colour, within a square. They can be crocheted together to make blankets, cushions or bags and the pattern includes instructions for making a shoulder bag.
Knitting: Throw
This is a garter stitch blanket based on a traditional patchwork pattern. Each block consists of two knitted spools, one dark and one light, sewn together to give a different pattern on the two sides of the blanket. The blocks can also be arranged in other ways to make different blankets.
Knitting: Afghan block
The buttons that make up this quilt are stuffed stocking stitch circles surrounded by flat garter stitch frames. They are easy to knit and each one uses only a small amount of yarn so this is an ideal project for all those leftover scraps of sock yarn. As well as quilts, the buttons could also be sewn together to make cushions or bags. Knitted w...
Knitting: Ornamental Flower
These are simple garter stitch flowers, knitted in one piece, which can be used as brooches or decorations. A pattern for stalks and leaves is also included, should you want to knit a bouquet.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
These padded hearts have their own garter stitch frame and are knitted in two pieces before stuffing. Leave them as they are or decorate them with buttons or embroidery.
Knitting: Coaster
This pattern is ideal for using up odd lengths of yarn. With multiple strands and thick needles, these thickly textured mats knit up very quickly. The pattern can easily be adapted to make different sized mats.
Knitting: Toy Game, Decorative - Other, Toys and Hobbies - Other
This knitted rainbow is about 14 cm wide and 7.5 cm tall and is made up of simple stocking stitch strips stretched over plastic canvas rectangles. It’s fun to knit and even more fun to play with.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf has puffy triangles on one side and a deep textured lattice on the other. The patterns made me think of dragon scales, hence the name. The Jabberwock is the dragon-like monster in Lewis Carroll’s poem ‘Jabberwocky’.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a knitted version of those paper honeycomb decorations. The bauble is knitted in six simple garter stitch shapes and then sewn together. Step by step photos illustrate how to do this and the bauble can be made in different sizes by altering the weight of yarn used. This is a fun project and a good use for oddments of yarn.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is very simple to knit and is stuffed with plastic canvas or card.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is knitted in the round in one piece.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is simple to knit and, if you add little metal jingle bells, your knitted bells will even ring.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. The five points are worked separately and then knitted together for the centre. It is decorated with buttons and beads.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is a knitted spiral in several colours.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is knitted flat and decorated with a Christmas button.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This bauble is knitted in the round and features my dotty stitch pattern. Use a plain colour for the background and something bright or sparkly for the dots. Instructions are given for different sizes and for using different weights of yarn.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is the same pattern as my existing Gingerbread Man pattern.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is knitted flat and then sewn together. Gold yarn is used to decorate it.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. The snowman is knitted in a textured double knitting yarn; his hat and scarf are in 4 ply.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is edged with a simple crochet trim.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is knitted flat and then seamed into a ball shape. The icing and holly are sewn on afterwards.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is quick to knit and is decorated with tiny seed beads.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. Most of the Santa is a simple diamond shape in garter stitch with the face, beard and hat trims added afterwards. This is the same pattern as my smaller Triangle Santa.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is knitted in one piece, apart from the handles, and can be filled with shiny beads to represent baubles.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is very simple to knit and is shaped round a pipe cleaner.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. The body and head are knitted in one piece with the arms, hair and wings added afterwards.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is very simple and quick to knit.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is worked back and forth in one piece, beginning and ending at the nose. This is a smaller version of my existing Sugar Mouse pattern.
Knitting: Bag - Other
This is a little bag (13 x 14 cm), just the right size for a small gift. It is worked in a combination of garter stitch and stocking stitch using three colours of yarn.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is worked in the round and decorated with tiny buttons. This is a smaller version of my existing Mini Stocking pattern.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is very simple to knit and is decorated with buttons.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. The tree is three garter stitch triangles in shades of green and it is decorated with tiny beads.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. The back and front of the house are knitted in garter stitch; the door, windows and roof are added afterwards.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is a simple knitted and rolled strip with the flame being added afterwards.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This is a decoration for my Advent Garland. It is knitted in the round and decorated with an embroidered star.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This festive tea cosy has a snowman on one side, a Christmas tree on the other and snowballs all over. The pattern includes instructions for a small cosy to fit a three cup teapot and a larger one for a six cup pot.
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens use the same slip stitch pattern as my Dotty Pots, resulting in a fabric that is both warm and colourful. The mittens are worked in the round and measure about 20cm around the hand.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament, Wall Hanging
This is the first part of a Christmas project to last throughout December. This pattern is for the garland only, the patterns for the 24 different ornaments will be published separately, one a day, beginning on 1st December 2011 and ending on Christmas Eve.
Knitting: Containers
These little pots fit in the palm of your hand but are sturdy enough to stand up on their own. You will only need about 15g of double knitting weight yarn to knit a Dotty Pot and a much smaller amount of variegated yarn for the dots. They are knitted in the round and are fun to knit - much easier than they look. Instructions are also included fo...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This decoration is made up of simple garter stitch rings sewn together. The rings are fun to knit and are an ideal way to use up scraps of yarn. This would make a good group project.
Knitting: Scarf
This is a straightforward cable patterned scarf, worked without a cable needle. It makes a lovely warm scarf which knits up quickly in this soft chunky yarn.
Knitting: Money Purse
The sides of this purse fold down when closed to keep your money safe but you can open them up to find the coins you want. The finished purse measures about 10 cm x 10 cm.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a triangular shawl made up of strips of diagonal garter stitch squares which are knitted together as you go. There is no sewing up and you never have more than 31 stitches on your needles. The pattern can be used to make any size of shawl, using any yarn, and could also be used to make a square or rectangular blanket.
Knitting: Animal Toy
This little owl is either 8 cm or 11 cm tall, depending on whether you knit him with 4 ply or double knitting weight yarn. His body and beak are knitted in one piece, all his other bits are added afterwards.
Knitting: Ring
This is a very simple pattern, just a knitted ring with buttons added for decoration. These knit up so quickly it would take no time at all to make a whole handful and it’s a fun way of using all those odd buttons in your collection.
Knitting: Booties
These Baby Boots are knitted in sockweight 4 ply yarn and the foot is about 8 cm long. Larger sizes can be made by adjusting the needle size and the foot is worked in a stocking stitch welt to allow for growth. The boots are worked in one piece and then joined along the back of the cuff and the middle of the sole.
Knitting: Craft - Other
This little fold up sewing kit holds a pair of folding scissors, a reel of thread and some needles and pins. It is small enough to fit in a handbag and would be ideal to carry when travelling.
Knitting: Tape Measure Cover
This tape measure cover uses only a small amount of sockweight yarn and would make a good present for any knitter. The pattern is for a cover to fit a round tape measure with a diameter of 5cm.
Knitting: Glasses Case
This glasses case is a quick knit which can easily be adapted to hold different sizes of glasses. It is worked in a slip stitch pattern which gives a padded fabric to protect the glasses and is very straightforward to knit.
Knitting: Picture Frame
This pattern shows you how to knit frames for any size photo, complete with stand. You can use the yarn and needles of your choice; the frames illustrating the pattern were knitted with various 4 ply and double knitting yarns. This is a versatile pattern. Make a single frame, or knit several and join them together. Leave them plain or decorate t...
Crochet: Animal Toy
A little crochet duck, worked in the round using double crochet (US single crochet) throughout. He measures 7cm / 3” long when made with double knitting weight yarn. Follow the same pattern using 4 ply yarn to crochet a duckling.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This bright little hanging bird measures 13cm from beak to tail and is knitted from small amounts of double knitting weight yarn. Happy Bird’s body is knitted in the round and he’s guaranteed to make you smile.
Knitting: Containers
This is a double version of my Pinwheel Purse pattern with two separate folded pockets, one on top of the other. It can be knitted in any yarn as long as the tension is tight. Worked in 4 ply sock yarn the finished purse will be 5cm square and 2.5cm deep. Instructions are also included for knitting a seamless version of this purse.
Knitting: Bag - Other
This bag was inspired by traditional lunch bags and has knitted-in folds on the sides so that it closes neatly. When opened there’s lots of room for whatever treats you choose to fill it with. By using different weights of yarn the bag can be made in three different sizes.
Knitting: Cozy - Other
These simple covers for jam jars are very easy to knit and are a good way to use up oddments of double knitting weight yarn. They stretch to fit different sizes and turn a plain jar into a colourful vase or container.
Knitting: Scarf
This is a quick and easy scarf which looks especially good in self-striping yarns. It can be knitted in any weight yarn, using the needles of your choice. Garter stitch triangles are worked from side to side and joined as you go so there is no sewing up. It would also be a good stash busting project with every triangle knitted in a different col...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
This pattern includes instructions for three different iPod cases designed to fit an iPod Classic. They are all knitted in 4 ply yarn and use between 10 and 25g of yarn. The first two are quite straightforward and quick to knit. The third is a little more complicated but includes a reinforced cover to protect the screen and is made so that the i...
Knitting: Needle Holder
This knitting needle roll is full of colour. The sleeves that hold the needles, the edging and the button tabs are all knitted in bright shades of 4 ply to contrast with the black double knitting yarn used for the main roll. Instructions are included to adapt the pattern to fit different sizes and numbers of needles. There is also a pattern for ...
Knitting: Toys and Hobbies - Other
A knitted star which transforms to a ring and then back again to a star. Based on an origami design, this is fun to knit and even more fun to show off.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This wrap is a development of my Ten Stitch Wave pattern. A ten stitch wide strip is shaped with short rows and joined as you go to make a versatile shawl. The pattern could easily be knitted in other yarns or adapted to make different shawl shapes.
Knitting: Doll Clothes
Another set of clothes for 5” baby dolls, this time for summer wear. The pattern includes instructions for a sundress with knickers and headband and also a romper suit with sunhat. All the clothes can be knitted with oddments of thin 4 ply yarn, sock yarn is ideal.
Knitting: Bag - Other
A simple chunky shoulder bag in Spring green yarn with a little knitted sheep sewn on to add to the fun. This bag is knitted in Tunisian Rib stitch which gives an interesting firm texture and it uses 200g of yarn.
Knitting: Doll
These three little dolls are between 8 and 11 cm tall. They are knitted flat in one piece with the shawls being sewn on afterwards. Decorate them traditionally as I have done or as the fancy takes you.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This is a development of my Baby Kite Jacket. Now you can knit a jacket in any size and with any yarn by following the stages set out in this pattern. Kite jackets are knitted diagonally in garter stitch, the construction is unusual and intriguing with lots of potential for variation. You don’t even need to knit a tension square before sta...
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
These drawstring pouches, knitted in the round, will hold all manner of treasure. Instructions are included for three different sizes and the two colour pattern used for the sides is all done with slipped stitches so only one colour is used on any round.
Knitting: Softies - Other
The name says it all really. These little creatures fit in your hand but will also stand up on their own. They are easy to knit and only use about 20g of yarn. You could make a whole family of Plumps, each with their own personality.
Knitting: Money Purse
This knitted wallet has covers strengthened with plastic canvas and can hold cards, coins or a photograph. Instructions are included for all these inserts so you can choose your own combination. The little coin purse can also be knitted on its own, perhaps with a cord so that it can be worn round the neck.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This blanket has raised bubbles on one side and craters on the other, a seriously textured piece of knitting. Pairs of increases and decreases are worked across every other row and then swapped round to push the fabric into these shapes.
Knitting: Scarf, Purse
This lacy summer scarf and matching purse are both knitted from one 100g skein of 4 ply yarn. The lace pattern is mostly garter stitch and grows very fast so this is a quick project.
Knitting: Doll Clothes
Warm winter clothes to fit 5” baby dolls. The pattern includes instructions for trousers, skirt, cardigan, two hats and knickers. All the clothes can be knitted with oddments of thin 4 ply yarn.
Knitting: Purse
The main part of this bag is knitted in one piece and then sewn together across the bottom and up one side. It is lined and there is a little knitted pocket inside the bag. The strap is adjustable.
Knitting: Animal Toy
These little penguins can be made in two sizes just by using different weights of yarn. The larger one is knitted in double knitting yarn and is 13 cm tall, working in 4 ply will give you a smaller penguin, just 9 cm tall.
Knitting: Puppet
A special yellow version of my elephant finger puppet pattern, published to support ‘Big Yellow Friday’ (March 4th 2011), the annual fundraising day for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation. A yellow elephant is the emblem of Big Yellow Friday.
Knitting: Scarf, Throw
This scarf is knitted in one long strip only ten stitches wide. The waves at the sides are a repeated pattern of short rows and the strip is joined as you go so there’s no sewing up to do. Any yarn and needles can be used and the pattern can also be used to knit a blanket. Like my other Ten Stitch designs, this pattern is easy to memorise.
Knitting: Purse, Money Purse
Based on a traditional origami design, this little purse measures 5cm / 2”². It opens up when you pull the top apart and then snaps back closed when you let it go. It is very simple to knit, the secret of the design lies in one purl row on each of the four sides and some serious blocking.
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens are worked in the round in bands of reverse stocking stitch which makes them really warm and also means that they will stretch to fit most adult hands. You could even wear them over another pair of thin gloves on the coldest days.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
A small knitted gingerbread man to hang on the Christmas tree. Worked in 4 py yarn he is 7cm tall but can be made bigger by using thicker yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Lightning Shawl is a variation of my Ten Stitch Zigzag pattern. Garter stitch strips are shaped into elongated zigzags with regular increases and decreases and then joined on to other strips as you go to make the finished fabric. There is no sewing up and the shawl could be knitted in any yarn.
Knitting: Cuffs
These cuffs fit snugly over the wrist and then open out into rippled bands. They are easy to knit, either in the round or flat and then seamed, and use only 30g of 4 ply yarn.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
This is a nice roomy stocking to hold lots of presents. Instructions for a basic stocking are given first which can be varied by the choice of colours and stitch patterns. The pattern is also included for a three colour slip stitch tweed stocking which looks much cleverer to knit than it is.
Knitting: Slippers
These garter stitch slippers are simple and quick to knit and will stretch to fit most adult feet. They are knitted in one piece with just two seams to sew and are really warm.
Knitting: Home - Other
This knitted gingerbread house motif would make a special Christmas card. It is worked in 4 ply yarn and decorated with buttons.
Knitting: Needle Holder, Bag - Other
A cylindrical needle case wide enough to hold long needles, this pattern can be easily adapted to knit a standard pencil case. Step by step instructions for sewing in the zip and lining are included.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
This looks like a bag but really it’s a bar of soap wrapped up in a flannel. The removable handle is the right length for a necklace and it’s decorated with a little knitted brooch, making it a useful gift.
Knitting: Puppet
Four little finger puppets, all with the same body but different ears, noses and tails to give them their character. These are quick to knit and use only small amounts of double knitting weight yarn.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A diagonally knitted garter stitch jacket inspired by Elizabeth Zimmermann, this is a fun and unnusual knit. It is worked in two identical pieces which are then joined down the centre back. Three sizes (to fit chest 18”, 23” and 28”) can be knitted from the same set of insructions simply by changing the yarn and needles used.
Knitting: Doll Clothes
An all-in-one sleepsuit to fit a tiny 5” baby doll who is just big enough to fit in your hand. Also included in the pattern are instructions for the doll’s bed, a simple sleeping bag which is very easy to knit.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
A fairy cake tea cosy to keep your tea hot all through afternoon tea. The main part of the cosy is worked in two halves, one for each side, with the icing being worked separately and sewn on. The fun part is choosing the buttons to decorate your ‘cake’. Instructions are included for both three and six cup teapots.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
Worked on just ten stitches, these garter stitch zigzag strips are joined as you go so there is no sewing up. This technique can be used to make blankets or scarves and works with any yarn and needles. The strips could also be knitted in different yarns making it a good pattern for using up oddments.
Knitting: Scarf
A formula pattern to knit arrows in any size, using the yarn and needles of your choice. The finished arrows can be sewn together in various ways to make scarves, blankets, cushion covers … whatever takes your fancy.
Knitting: Pin Cushion
These little pincushions are made up of eight identical squares knitted in fabric stitch. Using two colours highlights the way they are sewn together, giving a zigzag pattern all round the edge.
Knitting: Animal Toy
A simple first toy for a baby, this cloth is knitted in one piece in garter stitch and can be worked in any yarn. A few folds turn a square with a head on the corner into a cuddly friend.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
Two interlocking spirals coil round each other in this variation on my Ten Stitch Blanket. Both colours are worked at the same time and the strips are joined as you go so there is no sewing up. This pattern can be worked in any yarn and needles and gives plenty of scope for playing with colour.
Knitting: Bag - Other
A chunky, textured bag covered with bobbles. It may look difficult but the main part of the bag is knitted in garter stitch - the secret’s in the yarn.
Knitting: Craft - Other
A knitted case to fit a small (4”) weaving loom. It is lined with felt to protect the nails and has pockets for weaving tools.
Knitting: Cup / Mug
Don’t let your tea go cold while you’re knitting! These ribbed mug cosies are knitted in 4 ply yarn and will stretch to fit your mug. Patterns are included for motifs to decorate the cosies.
Knitting: Decorative - Other
Mini eggs with their own knitted basket decorated with tiny knitted flowers. A pattern for bigger eggs is also included. The eggs are knitted in the round and then stuffed before closing.
Knitting: Tote
Two sizes of bags decorated with cakes which are knitted separately and then sewn on. Both bags have knitted linings and instructions are also given for a mini cake charm to hang from the bag handle.
Knitting: Toys and Hobbies - Other
These little people are about 11 cm tall and have knitted bodies and pipe cleaner ‘bones’ so they will bend to your will. They are knitted in one piece, the legs and arms are worked in the round and the rest is knitted flat.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts are knitted all in one piece. The same pattern will give three different sizes when worked in different weights of yarn so you can knit a pair for everyone.
Knitting: Scarf
One long strip of plain knitting, folded and joined as you go, to give a twisted spiral scarf. This pattern can be worked in any yarn and with any number of stitches.
Knitting: Softies - Other
Things are knitted creatures about 17 cm / 3” tall which make good juggling balls. They are worked in the round to a tight tension with their faces being knitted separately and sewn on.
Knitting: Containers
A knitted version of flat-pack boxes, these small boxes button together at the corners and are stiffened with plastic canvas. They are reversible and the pattern includes instructions for making three different sizes.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
These simple stuffed hearts have a crocheted edging and can be decorated with buttons. They make a quick gift or decoration for Valentine’s Day or any other time of year.
Knitting: Bag - Other
Just 10 cm / 4” tall, this little bag is knitted in fabric stitch to give a firm material that looks almost woven.
Knitting: Doll
A knitted angel that fits in the palm of your hand. She comes complete with clothes and her wings fasten on to her dress with a safety pin so that she can return to normal life once Christmas is over.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
Stocking stitch rolls add another dimension to these simple squares knitted in the round giving an exciting tactile fabric that is thick and warm. Any yarn and needles can be used.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
A festive coffee cosy to fit a standard six-cup cafetiere, complete with a Christmas Tree, a Snowman and a whole storm of snowballs. The tree and snowman are knitted separately and sewn on while the snowballs are simple knitted bobbles knotted on to the finished cosy.
Knitting: Bag - Other
A knitted case just the right size for bank or business cards with an edging based on attached I cord which gives a neat finish to the flap.
Knitting: Bracelet
Knitting these simple wristbands is quick and easy, the fun part is choosing buttons to decorate them. They are worked in 4 ply yarn and a two colour variation is included in the pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The latest addition to my Ten Stitch patterns, this wide triangular shawl is worked as a narrow strip of garter stitch which is joined on as you go so there is no sewing up. The straight sections are simple yet compulsive knitting and row by row instructions are given for the two types of corner.
Knitting: Toy Food, Decorative - Other
Two patterns in one! A stuffed Christmas Pudding decoration and a hollow pudding that fits over a Ferrero Rocher chocolate. Ideal for Christmas fundraising.
Knitting: Animal Toy
These small knitted mice measure about 7.5 cm / 3” long and are worked in 4 ply yarn. Closely related to sugar mice, they would make good stocking fillers.
Knitting: Scarf
Strips of stocking stitch are joined into rings and linked together to make a knitted version of chain mail which feels amazing. Patterns are given for a scarf in 4 ply and a wristband in laceweight.
Knitting: Ball
Made from simple knitted squares, these balls are given their special shape with a needle and thread after they have been put together. Any yarn and needles can be used to make balls of any size.
Knitting: Scarf
Not a boring scarf at all but a way of knitting continuous squares on two needles which look as if they’ve been worked in the round. Row by row instructions are given for four scarves and a sample square to practise the technique. It’s easier than it looks, you only need to be able to cast on and off, knit in garter stitch and work w...
Knitting: Throw
A circular version of my Ten Stitch Blanket, this garter stitch spiral is worked on only ten stitches with virtually no sewing up. It’s shaped with short rows and any yarn and needles can be used.
Knitting: Animal Toy
These little ducks can be made in two sizes, depending on the yarn and needles used. The main part is knitted sideways in one piece, leaving just the wings and beak to knit separately. They can be decorated in lots of different ways, using embroidery and accessories to make a truly individual duck!
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
Made up of simple garter stitch squares, this blanket is easy to knit but the real excitement comes when it’s time to sew the squares together. They can be arranged in lots of ways to create many patterns, just a few of which are shown here.
Knitting: Animal Toy
A sheep that fits in the palm of your hand, complete with its own removable jumper. By using 4 ply instead of double knitting the same pattern can be used to make a lamb.
Knitting: Book Cover
A knitted cover for an A6 hardback notebook. It’s quick to work and makes good use of leftover variegated sock yarn. It uses about 35g of yarn.
Knitting: Scarf
This garter stitch scarf is based on my Ten Stitch Blanket pattern and uses the same techniques of short rows and attached garter stitch but with a twist! It’s fun to knit and there’s no sewing up.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
The apple core shapes that make up this blanket are quick and easy to knit in garter stitch and the sewing up isn’t as bad as it looks! The edging is worked in idiot cord.
Knitting: Decorative - Other
A simplified version of my Triangle Santas pattern, this Santa is knitted mostly in garter stitch. All templates needed to make the card as shown are included with the pattern.
Knitting: Home - Other
A fluffy snowman card, knitted in garter stitch using a textured double knitting and oddments of 4 ply. Instructions are given for completing the card as shown.
Knitting: Purse
This bag measures about 9”/23cm across and is easy to knit in the round from just two balls of Kureyon or similar yarn. Knit two hexagons and a strap, put them together and there you go!
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
A simple tea cosy which is quick and easy to knit. By using aran instead of double knitting, the same pattern can be used to fit a larger teapot.
Knitting: Accessories - Other
A quick and easy project which uses plastic canvas for stiffening. The best bit is choosing the buttons!
Knitting: Scarf
These knitted squares with a hole in the middle can be knitted in any yarn and buttoned together in different ways to make scarves or garlands. Or you might just like to play with them and see what shapes you can make.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
This mini stocking, which measures about 9cm / 3½ins, is knitted in the round and has all the detail of a full-size sock pattern. Despite this, it is relatively quick to knit and can be decorated as you like.
Knitting: Bookmark
Knitted in garter stitch using short rows to create the curved effect, the same pattern can be adapted to knit a spiral decoration.
Knitting: Needle Holder
A knitted needle book for all those sewing-up needles. This is quick and easy to make.
Knitting: Animal Toy
This could well be the easiest pattern ever! These snakes take hardly any time to make and are a great way to introduce children to knitting.
Knitting: Doll
A traditional rag doll, complete with a set of removable clothes. Her name comes from her ‘raggy’ hair which is made up of knitted fringes sewn on to the head.
Knitting: Containers
These are small boxes with hinged roofs, lined with plastic canvas to stiffen them.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
An Elizabeth Zimmermann inspired blanket worked in any yarn using only 10 stitches. You start in the centre and work in a sort of square spiral, joining as you go. No sewing up needed!