Tanja Osswald

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Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is part of the mystery crochet along with the fingerless gloves fanatics on Ravelry, in April 2018.
Crochet: Cowl
This cowl is crocheted entirely using slip stitches. Combined with elegant angora by Seidenhase it is soft and warm, like a small fire around your neck.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These mitts are worked in two colors, with two kinds of ribs. This makes them very stretchy and lets them hug your hand and arm nicely.
Crochet: Cowl
Mulit-colored yarn can form stripes, it may have subtle color changes over hundreds of meters, or it can have repeating color sections, as is often seen in hand-dyed yarn.
Crochet: Scarf
Have you ever walked along the coast of the North Sea in autumn? Have you ever felt the light breeze blowing on your cheek, smelled the scent of autumn and salt sea on the air? Have you seen the gray waves of the North Sea as they approach the beach? This is the inspiriation for this scarf, Nordseewellen - North Sea Waves. The striking gray ref...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I like hand-dyed yarn where the same color has been used to dye different fibers. Here I have used both Merino and Mohair in this Möbius Shawl.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is part of My Year of Mitts, a pattern collection which will contain 12 mitt patterns by the end of 2017.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is part of My Year of Mitts, a pattern collection which will contain 12 mitt patterns by the end of 2017.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is a crocheted optical illusion. It is striped using two different balls of yarn, but as the main color of each yarn is the same the stripes are hidden and only the wandering accent colors stand out.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is part of My Year of Mitts, a pattern collection which will contain 12 mitt patterns by the end of 2017.
Crochet: Potholder
Möbius strips are both simple and surprising. They form a continuous loop with just one side (i.e. if you start at some point and run on long enough, you end up on the same point, but on the other side of the strip). You can make them from paper but their beauty shows best when made from yarn. I like to make Möbius potholders. They make the per...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is wonderful - bright and cheerful and perfect for snuggling up.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is part of the #happinessmakealong2017, starting on June first. Join our group: Happiness Make-A-Long 2017
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is part of My Year of Mitts, a pattern collection which will contain 12 mitt patterns by the end of 2017.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless gloves feature horizontal cables (a technique I invented) in the form of stacked hearts. At the same time, the cables remind me of seamen’s knots and the North Sea is for me a place of holidays and happy memories. Therefore, when my friend Waltraud suggested “Nordseeliebe” (North Sea Love) as a name for these mitts, it fit perf...
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is part of My Year of Mitts, a pattern collection which will contain 12 mitt patterns by the end of 2017.
Crochet: Skirt
Shaped like a classical pencil skirt, this skirt uses two different types of slip stitch crochet ribbing. This makes them enormously elastic and the two rib patterns together create the visual detail.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is part of My Year of Mitts, a pattern collection which will contain 12 mitt patterns by the end of 2017.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is part of My Year of Mitts, a pattern collection which will contain 12 mitt patterns by the end of 2017.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts are both elegant and comfortable. They are made using slip stitch crochet, which creates a very elastic fabric.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
I created this pattern for the magazine Das Lavendelo (The Lavender) (issue 2, March 2017). The theme was Beauties of Nature.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
When my friend Linda saw these fingerless mitts she said they had a heroic look - hence the name!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is worked in slip stitch crochet with a simple yet interesting texture that shows off nicely the variegated yarn.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is part of My Year of Mitts, a pattern collection which will contain 12 mitt patterns by the end of 2017.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is part of My Year of Mitts, a pattern collection which will contain 12 mitt patterns by the end of 2017.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern was part of the mystery crochet along with the fingerless gloves fanatics on Ravelry, in January 2017.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts are made entirely from slip stitches. The stretchy rib patterns gives a good fit and a lace star pattern decorates the hand.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Alexandra floats through the oceans, now and then catching a snack in her long tentacles as she explores the world.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Axel is not the fastest. He moves slowly, deliberating over every movement. Wherever he goes he takes his whole house with him, he is always ready for guests and always has time for a short - or long - chat.
Crochet: Pants
These baby bottoms are crocheted in two styles of slip stitch crochet ribbing. This is very stretchy and will fit an amazing amount of baby in! They may even grow with the baby for a while.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Gudrun is an enterprising little pig. She runs around happily, poking her snout into everything that takes her fancy. When she returns from her jaunts she gives wild accounts of her adventures - accounts no-one can check for no-one would be so daring as to follow her!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Lydia sees things from all directions. It helps that she has so many legs, she can perform acrobatics all over the ocean floor by herself or with her friends. If she wants to hide from you she will disappear behind a cloud of beautiful blue ink.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Johnnes the hedgehog is a faithful friend. Once attached, he will never leave your side. Sometimes he can be a little naughty, he loves to tickle with his spines.
Crochet: Cowl
I love big shawls, those that you can wrap around you, use as a blanket or a cardigan. But sometimes, I just need a little something around my neck and so I made a Mini. It is made from wonderfully soft Traumseide, perfect to wear close against your skin. And if you like, you can work the pattern larger until you have a big snuggly wrap…
Crochet: Softies - Other
Egon the monster is a secret agent. Working undercover, his pinstripes blend in perfectly with the crowd. He has a hand for every task, gathering information from every quarter.
Crochet: Softies - Other
Harald likes to talk. In fact, he is a real chatterbox! His stories are so exciting and engaging that no-one really minds. Sometimes he gets carried away by his own stories and flies along so quickly that no one can keep up.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Leopold is a proud little Dachshund. He takes great pride in his appearance and is always immaculately groomed. Like any dachshund of the old school, he is incredibly faithful and loyal, no heroic deed is too great in return for your love.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These mitts are crocheted using two different types of slip stitch ribbing. This makes them enormously elastic and the two rib patterns together create the visual detail. A gradient yarn such as Zitron Seidenstrasse highlights the variation in the stitch pattern.
Crochet: Softies - Other
Fred, the monster, is a nice but chaotic little guy. Given some wire and tape he will tinker with all sorts of crazy things. A failed experiment with electricity some time ago has left his hair shocked into standing straight up at all times. In his spare time Fred likes to bake and decorate his cakes with chocolate.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Gisela is a cuddlebug; she is so cute and loves belly rubs. She loves to fall asleep in the arms of her favourite people, day or night. If there’s no-one around to give her attention, she will find a sunbeam and doze in its warmth. Then, she will give herself a good grooming to get ready for the next round of cuddles.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Karen is a bird who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go for it. There’s not much that can withstand her powerful beak. Most of her time is taken up with performing daring aerobatic displays.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Lore is an Owl of the World who loves to travel. She explores forests and cities alike, always on the look out for new stories and new experiences. Whoever looks into her big eyes feels they can trust her to keep even the deepest secret. Lore is herself secretive and will not pass your secrets on.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
I wrote this pattern for a mystery crochet along with the fingerless glove fanatics on Ravelry, in July 2016. To be published in several chunks, the pattern had to be modular, and I decided to use the modules to explore different textures. As the original pair is worked in bright orange and they fit snuggly like a second skin, I called them Ora...
Crochet: Animal Toy
Paul the sperm whale is a big fan of music. He shares his love of song with all who live under the sea by swimming tirelessly throughout the oceans singing cheerful whale song. His large body helps his songs resonate underwater for many miles.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Roswitha is a small, nimble bee. Always on the go, she looks out for new flowers, crevices and holes to explore and investigate. Roswitha has many sisters who meet up to dance together, sharing stories of their adventures.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Ruth is a thinker. She has discovered what happens to the grass she eats and why the sky is blue. When she is not pondering the mysteries of life she amuses herself by creating riddles or racing her friends around their field.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Guido the Zen frog is very relaxed. He likes to sit in the sun all day long, just looking at the clouds. If an insect happens to fly past him, he catches it with his tongue so quickly that it’s hard to be sure that he even moved. And if there are no insects about, why move at all?
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is wonderfully snuggly and great to wrap up in. It begins narrow and becomes broader as an asymmetric triangle with the top cut off.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Ulf is an elephant who loves adventures. Despite his short legs, no distance is too great for him to travel. Ulf loves to take dust baths - he avoids actual baths because he is a little afraid of water. Ulf can be vain, but who can resist his blue eyes?
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
I created this braid while on a trip to Berlin. While travelling there I was wondering how I could crochet a French braid. In Berlin I tried it out — and when I came across this turquoise yarn with bright specks at a trade fair, it all fell into place.
Crochet: Drawstring Bag
A quick bag, easy to adjust to any size. You can put one into your purse so you are always prepared to carry home that extra bit of shopping.
Crochet: Electronics Cozy
This cell phone cozy is pretty and a quickly made gift. It is worked in the round with back loop only stitches giving texture which can also be used as a grid for embroidery. The closure is easy to use, will not damage your phone with metal parts, and is cleverly made.
Crochet: Animal Toy
This owl is cute and quick. Make one in every color! You can easily adjust it to different sizes, too. The owl is worked with sc in the round. You learn how to work around a chain and how to do the magic ring.
Crochet: Throw
This cute baby blanket is worked in a variation of the entrelac style. It has a striking geometric pattern, combining simple double crochets with a nifty construction.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This elegant shawl is worked in a variation of the entrelac style. It has a striking geometric pattern, combining simple double crochets with a nifty construction.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
Lace fingerless gloves feel luxurious: crocheted in slip stitches they are thin and smooth, and warm enough for the beginning of Autumn or a cool summer evening. In winter they can be worn under think gloves.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
Sometimes, you need a hat even in the warm seasons, shielding you from wind or light rain without being too warm. This hat is worked from fine merino silk lace and with front loop only slip stitches. It is surprisingly simple and gives you a bit of luxury on your head. The hat is worked top down so size adjustments are easy. The band is worked ...
Crochet: Booties
Baby booties make quick and fun projects - and great gifts. These booties feature an interesting zigzag seam on the top and a shell border.
Crochet: Cozy - Other
Need to gift some money in a pretty wrapping? Want to store your yarn money in a stylish way? This savings sock is just what you need!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is inspired by Sabine Fritz’ (Freche Wolloase) scarf
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Need something stylish to wear on your head? This cap is fun to make and carssses your head with the softest merino fiber.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless gloves keep your hands warm while going on a walk to enjoy the early spring weather or while sipping hot tea at home in autumn. Working into just one loop of each stitch gives them some interesting texture without making them hard to crochet.
Crochet: Cozy - Other
Automatic tape measures are very useful for all kinds of crafts. This cozy makes them cheerful. You can also work the little flower on its own and use it as a decoration.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I created this shawl because I had to make a shawl from 100 g of silk for a swap and I like working shawls in a semi-circle. Since I did not know how many rows I would get, I used many short pattern repeats in an increasing number of repetitions per row.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
This hat is designed to complement the Petra wrist warmers. It is worked in segments with short row shaping, the tips of the segments meet at the crown. It is crocheted in slip stitches.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
Eight years ago I crocheted some wristwarmers for my friend Petra and then forgot all about it (the wristwarmers, not my friend). When we met recently she was wearing them and I decided that now would be a good time to write the pattern. The originals were in back loop only single crochet but I prefer this slip stitch version.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
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Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
The mitts are crocheted in back loop only slip stitches, which makes them very stretchy and flexible. They are long and have a thumb piece, ideal for windy weather.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
Slip stiches in continuous rounds result in a spiral being formed. In this pattern the spiral is enhanced by the addition of new ridges to each section.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These mitts were created at the Regensburger Wool Festival 2015. On Saturday, I found the yarn at the Nature’s Luxury booth and by Sunday afternoon they were completed.
Crochet: Cowl
This snuggly cowl is worked in Zitron Luv & Lee; the fire engine red of the yarn caught my attention and gave the pattern its name of heatwave. The cowl is crocheted in a flat rib which, when combined with the zig zag, gives a textured wave pattern.
Crochet: Cuffs
These mittens are thin and light, yet warm due to the cosy angora yarn. A ridge pattern with symmetrical zigzag ruffles at one side gives visual interest. They are crocheted in slip stitches.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
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Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These mittens started with a trainride to Berlin: I was sitting for hours and had just one skein of yarn to play with. High time to incorporate Möbius Strips into mittens! They are worked symmetrically, that is, for each hand the Möbius Strip twists in another direction.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These mittens are made out of stretchy slip stitch ribs. The decorative large eyelet is formed by a variation on horizontal cables, a technique I invented. You can work the
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These mittens are decorated across the back of the hand with a loop stitch pattern. The rest is crocheted in stretchy ribs, making them very comfortable to wear.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This elegant shawl has an unusual stripe pattern that is made up of short rows. These are normally used to produce organic wave effects, here they stay geometric and just change the width of the stripes. Two cables accentuate the color changes.
Crochet: Potholder
Judges’ Nominee for Best Coaster or Potholder 2015 in The Crochet Awards
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These wrist warmers use three crochet techniques: The main part is crocheted in back loop only slip stitch, which is wonderfully stretchy. For the decorative section at the back of the hand I invented a method of combining Tunisian Crochet with Bruges Crochet.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is formed from tapered segments. It can be made using two colors or each strip can be a different color. Each tapered point is decorated with beads which ensures the shawl drapes nicely as it is worn. My sketch for the shawl looked like a hedgehog, hence the name Igel, which is German for Hedgehog. The yarn also fits: Hedgehog yarn f...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
On this shawl flowers open, grow and start to bloom. It is worked from the middle to the outside, in a slightly crescent shape. Due to the fabric created by slip stitch crochet, it has great drape.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This snuggly shawl is worked in Zitron luv & lee. A ridged ripple pattern gives the shawl a lot of texture. The ripples are shifted such that the shawl is not rectangular but forms a parallelogram. The shawl matches my Heatwave Hat and Mittens.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
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Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
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Crochet: Cuffs
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Crochet: Beanie, Toque
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Crochet: Gloves
These gloves are the perfect wintertime accessory, warm and comfortable. Make them in one color, as a stylish understatement piece, or in two colors, for some fun. The gloves are crocheted in slip stitches.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
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Crochet: Beanie, Toque
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Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
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Crochet: Beanie, Toque
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Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
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Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
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Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is crocheted entirely in slip stitches. The pattern is based on a wonderful feature of crochet: With each stitch, you are free to take your stitches in a new direction. Out of this feature I developed a technique of crocheting with long rows, resembling Peano curves. For those who are not mathematicians: A Peano curve fills an area b...
Crochet: Softies - Other
This gingerbread man originated over a holiday when I started missing Christmas cookies. It is worked in sc, with the help of foundational stitches to avoid cutting the yarn more than absolutely necessary.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
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Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
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Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
The stripes in this shawl twist and turn to form a merlon pattern. It is crocheted in slip stitches. The shawl is based on my technique of long rows: Once the setup row is done, the rest of the shawl is relatively mindless. Lace rows set off the patterning.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These mittens feature an unusual cable pattern that decorates the back of the hand.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
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Crochet: Scarf
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Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is crocheted entirely in slip stitches. I wanted to make a striped rectangle that is worked from the inside out. As slip stitches done in rounds shift and thus all corners are askew, I developed the two-step construction which is worked in rows, each color separately, with proper corners.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
The stripes in this shawl twist and turn to form diamonds, arranged in a parabolic curve. It is crocheted in slip stitches. The shawl is based on my technique of long rows: Once the setup row is done, the rest of the shawl is relatively mindless.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These mittens are crocheted with slip stitches. Two short row spirals wind around the thumbs, forming an ammonite. I designed the mittens for a friend’s birthday. Renate loves being at the sea and she loves my mittens, so she got a pair with a maritime theme.
Crochet: Potholder
These textured potholders are worked entirely in slip stitches. Short rows and modular crochet result in an interesting form.
Crochet: Puppet
This is a crochet version of pezi888’s knitted Knubbelchen.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These mittens feature an unusual cable pattern that decorates the back of the hand.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These unisex fingerless mittens are worked entirely in slip stitches. The smooth main pattern goes well with variegated yarn, the thumb part adds some interest in texture.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
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Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These mittens are both simple and nifty, with their cabled thumbhole. They are crocheted in back loop only slip stitches. The cable is worked horizontally - a technique that I invented.
Crochet: Scarf
Affairs of the heart can be tricky. The best ones warm your soul.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These elegantly cabled mittens are knitted sideways, in rows. They feature horizontal cables that can be used as thumbholes. The pattern is derived from a crochet pattern, my “Himbeerwellen”. I used to think that horzontal cables (which I invented for crochet) were too fiddly to knit --- you’d need way too many cable needles. When I looked at k...
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These mittens are comfortable and stretchy - and a braid that coils around the hands adds some extra elegance. The braid is worked horizontally - a technique that I invented.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
Crochet Award 2015 Winner: Best Fingerless Mitts Design
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These lacy mittens are worked in slip stitch crochet. They feature a wavy lace pattern at the back of the hand and stretchy ribs to make them sit snuggly. The pattern is symmetrical in the left and right mitten.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These elegant fingerless mittens are worked entirely in slip stitches. A textured feather adorns the back of each hand. The feather is a variation of the peacock feather in my “blinking peacock” shawl (which in turn is the crochet version of Michael Schmidt’s awesome knitted “Drachenfeuer” shawl). The mittens do not have the typical eye of a pe...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
The cabled beanie is crocheted entirely in slip stitches. The beanie is worked from the rim upwards, starting with the braid.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is made in Tunisian stitches (also known as linked stitches). It is worked as a double spiral.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
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Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl mimics the feathers of a peacock. Each eye in the feathers is of a different size, as if they are blinking in slow motion. The shawl is entirely crocheted with slip stitches.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This slouchy lace beanie is crocheted entirely in slip stitches. Once you got the lace pattern down, it is worked up in a breeze. And if lace is too open for you - there’s a basic version, too.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
The cabled beanie is crocheted entirely in slip stitches. Like candles on a birthday cake, twenty braids reach up to different heights, each dwindling to a flame. The braids are worked horizontally - a technique that I invented.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
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Crochet: Cozy - Other
This fish got hooked! It tried to swallow a whole key and now just stays on stubbornly.
Crochet: Potholder
This nifty potholder is worked modularly, in one piece. The back loop only single crochets enhance the unusual construction.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This elegant, textured shawl is crocheted entirely in slip stitches, so it has a great drape. The pattern repeat is easy to memorize, the lace rows give a little interest. The shawl is worked in rows, from side to side.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
This textured hat in beret style is crocheted entirely in slip stitches. The shaping is done with short rows. The star shape at the crown is achieved by using different slip stitch patterns.
Crochet: Scarf
This scarf is worked entirely in slip stitches, with both chevrons and welts for an interesting texture.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
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Crochet: Hanging Ornament, Animal Toy
I wrote this pattern for a mystery CAL in my German crochet forum.
Crochet: Vest
This is the English version of a pattern by Katrin Schenker. Katrin allowed me to make a translation and upload it on Ravelry.
Crochet: Cuffs
A pattern for the Häkelclub’s Christmas Calender 2011.
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
The elegant lace shawl is worked entirely in slip stitches. With its open, lacy structure, it fits through a ring. If you are not up to such a large project, enjoy the lace pattern in a scarf.
Crochet: Home - Other
The original use for this is as a soap dish. You can use it as an applique, too.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Yarn substitution is possible, but the sea slug is most fun when it glows in the dark and is water-proof. Use polyfill for filling if you substitute with any regular yarn.
Crochet: Skirt
It is more instructions than a pattern with every detail fixed - you have to take your own measurements and make your own calculations (no hard math, though). And you are free to choose what yarn you like, what stitch you like and what hook you like to use.
Crochet: Booties
A knitted version of this is described here: http://www.jemelv.dk/Undersider/baby/babystrik/babysok1.html albeit in Danish - so I just took a look at the construction and made a slip stitch version.
Crochet: Scarf
This pattern was inspired by Ola’s one million giraffes-project on http://www.onemilliongiraffes.com/ The goal was to collect one million giraffes within one year. He made it!
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion, Animal Toy
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Crochet: Scarf
This scarf pattern can be easily adapted to a shawl or a blanket - choose your favorite width and length.