Free Pattern Friday: All Buttoned Up Mittens

UPDATE JANUARY 2020 This pattern is no longer free. It can be purchased via the link from Ravelry. It will make an appearance at some point during 2020 as my “Friday Free Pattern” – look out for that on my Instagram stories, Twitter or my Facebook Page. This week I wanted to put the spotlight on an old favourite. As we move into Autumn, these … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday: All Buttoned Up Mittens

Let’s Celebrate (a free pattern)

Well 2018 has started well, with a new design published in this month’s Inside Crochet and the new book is progressing well (fingers crossed it stays that way). So, I thought I’d share an old favourite of mine, perfect for cheering up those dull days before spring really does bring sunshine and flowers. These little garlands are so simple and you can easily personalise them … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate (a free pattern)

Free Pattern: Crochet Flowers

Today I’m off to teach a crochet flower class at the Ditzy Rose Makery in Tattenhall, Cheshire. I’m sharing the pattern we’re going to use here, so even if you can’t be there in person you can join in the crochet flower fun! This pattern first appeared in Inside Crochet magazine (issue 89), this simple motif has so many uses, stitch them to brooch backs … Continue reading Free Pattern: Crochet Flowers

Free Patterns

I do have some free patterns on this website. Use the search bar to find posts tagged “free patterns”. I am slowly updating posts and removing some of my older patterns, especially where yarns used are now discontinued or the pattern has been sold to another source. These will be replaced by newer designs and updated patterns over the year. If you have been directed … Continue reading Free Patterns

Free Pattern: Knitted Cowl

Let me introduce you to the Coffee Kitchen Cowl. Named after one of my favourite coffee stops in Cockermouth. This is a simple make, comfortable, practical and sure to be essential on those days when you need something you can tuck inside a coat or jacket without adding bulk. The yarn is called Canopy and is produced by the The Fibre Company, I’ll admit I … Continue reading Free Pattern: Knitted Cowl

Free Pattern for Wool Week

  This week I’m celebrating British Wool with a free pattern. These cute ear muffs first appeared in Inside Crochet and I just fell in love with Britt Spring’s beautiful photography and Claire Montgomerie’s styling. They captured the fun but practical design perfectly. I chose Erika Knight’s British Blue Wool for these. Not just because it’s grown, spun and processed in Yorkshire, but because it’s … Continue reading Free Pattern for Wool Week

Free pattern: Variable cowl

This autumn the Variable cowl is having a make over – I can’t wait to show you my new version. Meanwhile, here’s the original for you – just in case you’re starting to feel autumnal and need something you can slip on when the weather turns chilly. You can easily substitute a different yarn (just use the appropriate hook) and alter the length or width … Continue reading Free pattern: Variable cowl

Free pattern: crochet gift bag

Welcome back to the little crochet gift bag!  I “retired” this project from Ravelry as I hoped I would find time to update the pattern in a new yarn sample (Rowan Calmer has now been discontinued). Sadly I never found time, but it’s such a great little project I’ve decided to bring it back in its original form. This little bag brings back lots of … Continue reading Free pattern: crochet gift bag

Free pattern: crochet slippers

It’s time to start thinking about cosy crochet. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked by UK crochet magazines to design a new take on the simple toe up crochet slipper. It’s hard to come up with something original as it is something of a “design classic” and the only way to add a twist is by embellishment or by adding visual … Continue reading Free pattern: crochet slippers

Buntings and Garlands (free patterns)

I do love the summer, a chance to spend time in the garden with friends and families. I often decorate the garden with crochet bunting, especially for celebrations such as birthdays, weddings and christenings. I counted up, over the years I’ve published over a dozen patterns for garlands, wall hangings and bunting and I’m sharing two of my favourites with you today. You’re welcome to … Continue reading Buntings and Garlands (free patterns)