Patterns for Knitting & Crochet

  • Simple Gifts Day 13 - Gothic Lace Cowl

    • October 13, 2014

    Today's pattern not only makes a great gift, but it's also a perfect choice for learning how to knit lace! Another great pattern from Tin Can Knits, Gothic Lace Cowl is a free download available through Ravelry.  You can make it in two different lengths, long or short, or as a scarf.   …

  • Simple Gifts Day 12 - Crochet Owl Hats

    • October 12, 2014

    Whoooo loves owl hats?  We do!  And chances are, someone on your gift list does, too! This cute earflap hat pattern, by Sarah Zimmerman, is available for free, and covers sizes from newborn to adult large.  We did our samples in Plymouth Encore Worsted & Tweed, with some …

  • Simple Gifts Day 11 - Cozy Thermal Mitts

    • October 11, 2014

    Today's project is another one that's great for the guys in your life! Cozy Thermal Mitts, by Karen Everitt, is a free pattern available to download from Ravelry.  We knit it in just one skein of Tahki Tara Tweed, color 024, Dark Mushroom Tweed.  This rustic tweedy yarn pairs nicely …

  • Simple Gifts Day 10 - Graham

    • October 10, 2014

    This slouchy, textured hat would be perfect for the men on your gift list! Graham, by Jennifer Adams, is a free pattern available to download from Ravelry.  The sample used less than a skein of Plymouth Homestead, a pleasantly wooly aran weight yarn.  We chose color 03, Brown Heather, …

  • Simple Gifts Day 9 - Camaderry

    • October 9, 2014

    Today's Simple Gift is a perfect way to give someone a soft and cozy hug! Camaderry, by Brenda York, is a free Berroco pattern.  It uses three skeins of Berroco Inca Tweed in a simple colorwork pattern - two in the main color, one in a contrasting color - to create a lovely warm fabric. & …

  • Simple Gifts Day 8 - Gift Card-igans

    • October 8, 2014

    Sometimes a gift card is the perfect gift, but what to do to make it more personal? Gift Card-igans, by Julie Tarsha, is a free pattern available on Ravelry.  Each works up very quickly in your leftover worsted weight yarn, making it the ideal last-minute way to add a thoughtful touch to …

  • Simple Gifts Day 7 - Quincy Hat

    • October 7, 2014

    Today's hat is a quick knit in garter stitch...with a twist! Quincy, by Jared Flood, is available for $6.00 on Ravelry - or if you're local you can stop in and purchase it through the shop.  Our sample hat took less than a skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky.  This color is Garnet Mix …

  • Simple Gifts Day 6 - Reading Rest

    • October 6, 2014

    For the reader on your list, we present the Reading Rest.  This project has a lot of assembly steps, but the end result is definitely worth the effort!  It would be perfect for reading a book (or your pattern) and knitting at the same time. The pattern is free to download from Ravelry - …

  • Simple Gifts Day 5 - Galilee Slippers

    • October 5, 2014

    Warning! Today's project is mildly addictive, and you may find that you can't crochet just one pair! Galilee Slippers, by Tara Murray, use several different crochet stitches to achieve a perfect slipper shape.  The pattern is written to use three or four different colors, but you could make …

  • Simple Gifts Day 4 - Accidental Cowl

    • October 4, 2014

    Today's project is a super easy crochet project, the Accidental Cowl.  This lightweight cowl would be a great gift for someone who lives in a slightly more temperate climate or to wear in a chilly office. Our sample was worked in a lovely alpaca & cotton blend yarn, Berroco Maya, held …