The Curiosity Door by Connie Lee Lynch

The Curiosity Door

May 2022
Light Fingering ?
2.75 mm (C)
620 - 3250 yards (567 - 2972 m)
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Sometimes we see something, like a piece of art, that strikes us and we can’t quite figure out why. Maybe it’s the colors. Maybe it’s the detail, or lack thereof. Maybe it’s something we can’t define at all. But it piques our curiosity and leaves us wondering still, even after close and careful consideration.

That’s what this design does for me. It’s a doorway to curious things. It makes me constantly reimagine different possibilities. It’s in the lines of the stitches and the color changes. It’s in the panels that are formed through color and texture, like panels in a door unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.

The pattern itself includes a color coded symbol chart in addition to detailed instructions for all special stitches, to include foundation half double crochet (which is optional), working into the 3rd loop of hdc stitches, as well as my favorite chainless dc as an option. There is also a link to an informal video tutorial that will walk you through each stitch in the pattern.

I’ve also included a detailed size chart with guidelines for additional size options ranging from 6-24” wide and 62-80” long! I even made a second version of this piece with just two colors, which I also detail in the pattern in case you prefer a more structured plan.


  • Foundation half double crochet (optional)
  • Single crochet
  • Half double crochet
  • Double crochet
  • Treble crochet
  • Chainless double crochet (optional)
  • Working into the 3rd loop of hdc stitches
  • Color changes/stripes


Before blocking: 33 sts and 23 rows = 4” (10 cm). Finished width of sample was 9.5” (24 cm).

After blocking: 31 sts and 21 rows = 4” (10 cm). Finished sample measured 10.5” (27 cm) wide by 62” (157.5 cm) long after blocking.


  • TTK Sock Minis by Teal Torch Knits (20 g, 92 yds 84 m), light fingering weight (0: lace) yarn, 75% SW merino wool and 25% nylon, 13 skeins
  • C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook
  • stitch marker(s)
  • scissors
  • darning needle

Pattern was tech edited by Catherine Whelan and tested in Yarnpond. Many thanks to Keinaphels, maritsaknits, jamos, craftedbycs, dawnlambert88, and Chai-Tea-Hooker for being amazing testers!!

I invite and encourage you to sell any items made from my patterns; I simply ask that you credit me for the design, especially if listing online, by linking back to the source of the pattern. Copying, redistributing, or selling the pattern itself or a derivative thereof is strictly prohibited.