Kountingsheep

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Knitting: Mittens
Sanders Mittens are a pair of cozy and classic colorwork mittens that will help put a smile on even the grumpiest face. This pattern uses 3 different charts for the main body of the mittens, with no more than 2 colors used per row and no colorwork done on thumbs or top decreases, making this a great pattern for newbies to fair isle knitting. Th...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Halfway down the hill a tall lad came whistling out of a gate before the Blythe homestead. It was Gilbert, and the whistle died on his lips as he recognized Anne. He lifted his cap courteously, but he would have passed on in silence, if Anne had not stopped and held out her hand… “We’re going to be the best of friends,” said Gilbert jubilantly....
Knitting: Cowl
The Heathcliff Cowl is a sibling pattern to my original Heathcliff Scarf. Sometimes a traditional scarf just isn’t practical, so having the option for a smaller cowl is needed. Heathcliff Cowl uses 5 different colors of tweed yarn that is just the right amount for using up small bits of fingering weight yarn in your stash. Or, you can work this...
Crochet: Throw
Do you need an addictive, yet easy, pattern to get your mind off current events? Then grab your crochet hook, some worsted weight yarn, and make some triangles! While creating this pattern, I crocheted up three triangles in a matter of a hours, and I just want to keep making more. It’s the perfect mindless, mindful project to keep your hands bu...
Crochet: Cowl
Miss Priss Cowl is a fun accessory for those chilly fall nights or early spring mornings when you need to throw on something cute and warm. Two sizes allow for a closer or looser fit, as well as to fit children, teens and adults. This pattern was born out of a request from my daughters to have matching scarves for their Miss Priss Hats (pattern...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Change Your Mind Shawl was born out of a happy accident because I couldn’t decide on what pattern to create or colors to use. Sometimes momentary indecision can lead to a creative breakthrough. Instead of ripping out my work, I just kept going. It’s rare when I don’t plan out a design beforehand, so it was fun to let the creating happen as I kn...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Neurodiversity Shawl was created in collaboration with “Operation: Social Justice,” a charity initiative to bring awareness to and fight for equity in rights and opportunities for marginalized groups. As a member of a neurodiverse family and the mother of an autistic daughter, I am a strong advocate for disability rights being civil rights. Thi...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Baby Fade Blanket starts with the lightest color and then fades to the darkest color. This pattern is a fun way to explore color gradients or even just color- blocking with 3 contrasting colors. The simple stitches produce a blanket that lets the yarn shine and the colors stand out without being too complicated. Baby Fade Blanket will become yo...
Crochet: Cowl
“Matthew Cuthbert, you don’t mean to say you think we ought to keep her!” Marilla’s astonishment could not have been greater if Matthew had expressed a predilection for standing on his head. “Well now, no, I suppose not, not exactly,” stammered Matthew, uncomfortably driven into a corner for his precise meaning. “I suppose we could hardly be ex...
Knitting: Cowl
“October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as the sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in the aftermath.“
Crochet: Baby Blanket
”Far up in the shadows a cheerful light gleamed out through the trees from the kitchen at Green Gables. Anne suddenly came close to Marilla and slipped her hand into the older woman’s hard palm. ‘It’s lovely to be going home and know it’s home. I love Green Gables already, and I never loved any place before. No place ever seemed like home.’”
Crochet: Baby Blanket
One time while visiting my grandma’s house in the summer, my siblings and I found a wooden checker table with two drawers that held the two different colored checker pieces. She taught us the simple game, and we spent most of our visit playing against each other for hours, mesmerized by our new skills. So how could I not include a pattern inspi...
Crochet: Throw
The Jump Rope Blanket is a fun Mile-A-Minute project that is worked up in long strips, like a long jump rope, that are then crocheted together to form the blanket. This pattern is inspired by the long purple jump ropes that the kids used to use at recess when I was in elementary school. Whether the jumping was simple or complex, it was always f...
Knitting: Throw
Free version available on my blog here.
Crochet: Cowl
All around the mulberry bush
Crochet: Throw
Free version available on my blog here.
Crochet: Throw
The Hexagranny Blanket is a lap throw made up of giant hexagons and half hexagons. It uses a large hook and aran weight yarn to make this a fast and fun project; it’ll be flying of your hook in no time! The half hexagons help to create straight edges on either side of the blanket to make it easier to work the edging. Pick three or more shades o...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Shine Bright Shawl is a crochet crescent-shaped shawl that encourages you to shine brightly in this world! This pattern is inspired by my daughter, who was diagnosed with Autism in March 2018, and from the beginning it has been our motto that we want to help her shine brightly in this world. Her name is “Elinor” which means “light of God,” and ...
Knitting: Throw
Steeped Throw is a cozy blanket inspired by afternoon tea and cuddling with a good book. Simple color-blocking on mitered squares are reminiscent of tea bags steeping in a hot, comforting cup of tea.
Knitting: Throw
Need an idea to get rid of all those little leftover oddballs of yarn? Then look no further than the Scrappy Squares Blanket! This simple pattern uses garter stitch squares, knit on the diagonal for visual interest. The squares are just the right size to use up small amounts of yarn, while still being big enough to get rid of your stash quickly...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Hoodlet was the very first original knit design I ever created and posted on my blog in 2007. I didn’t know much about what it meant to be a designer and to create patterns. I just wanted to share my love of unique and personal designs with the world. Now more than a decade later, I have revised my first pattern to be easier to follow to create...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Stripey Chevron is a baby blanket pattern inspired by vintage ripple crochet baby blankets your grandma would have made. The simple single crochet stitch is transformed into a modern classic that makes a great addition to any nursery. Multiple color sequence options are included to give options for how to use different colors to create the perf...
Knitting: Scarf
The Heathcliff Scarf is a textured unisex accessory that is perfect for cold weather outings. Snuggle up in this cozy scarf, knit using soft tweed yarn for that extra rustic look. This is a great beginner pattern for knitters who are looking to try some textured stitches for the first time. The simple repeating basketweave pattern is easy enoug...
Crochet: Throw
Loggy Squares Blanket is a unique spin on the log cabin technique often used in quilting. Have fun watching your favorite cake yarn do all the color work with this crocheted version of log cabin squares. Stitched in simple half double crochet, the squares are created by rotating your work every few rounds then joined to create the full blanket....
Crochet: Throw
New samples and updated pattern coming soon!
Crochet: Throw
The Collegiate Throw is a great way to celebrate a recent grad headed off to college! Make it in your school colors using worsted weight yarn and a large hook. A fast project to help celebrate being college bound!
Crochet: Cloche Hat
The Miss Priss Hat is a cute crocheted cloche inspired by the traditional granny square. Add a flower in contrasting colors to finish off this hat. The pattern includes full instructions for 4 hat sizes including Toddler (ages 1-2), Child (ages 3-7), Preteen (8-13), and Adult (fits average teen or adult). It makes the perfect Spring or Fall acc...
Knitting: Scarf
Penelope Infinity Scarf is a loop of fun that is a perfect transition piece for Spring, when the weather starts teasing you of warmer days, but it’s still a little chilly. Wrap yourself up with this soft scarf that feels so squishy around your neck! Penelope Infinity Scarf uses one skein of Caron Cakes yarn. Learn how to cable without a cable n...
Crochet: Throw
Free version available on my blog here.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Crochet this Woodland Fox Baby Blanket for all the babies in your life! This modern blanket uses the Tapestry crochet technique to add a pop of color in the center of the blanket. It makes a great gender neutral baby shower gift.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Spread some love with the Big Heart Baby Blanket! This sweet and simple pattern has been newly updated to include a self-striping rainbow yarn as the main color and a solid white heart, but it also looks great in two solid colors. The tapestry crochet technique is used to add a modern heart to this sweet baby blanket; some experience with croch...
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket
Free version available on my blog here.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Free version available on my blog here.