Knitting and Crochet, Oh My - My Patterns Recap 💜🧶🌞❄

Knitting and Crochet, Oh My - My Patterns Recap 💜🧶🌞❄

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Are you a seasonal knitter or crocheter?

I don’t know about you, but I knit and crochet all year round. Some people only knit or crochet in the cooler months as it’s too muggy to do it during the warmer months.  

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For me, every season is knitting and crochet season. Mostly because my business is all about knitting and crochet, but I also tend to make lighter items in the spring and summer. Knitting with Aran or chunky is a bit too much for me when the sun is shining. 

I have a wide range of knitting and crochet designs in the works right now. I’m focused mainly on light wearable items as well as bags and purses since it is nearly summertime here in the UK, but I am already thinking of some autumn/fall and winter things too. 

While getting my new patterns ready for testing and release I thought I’d share the patterns I have available right now. They are all perfect spring and summer projects. 

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So without further ado, here we go. In no particular order:

1. The Bobble Bag - Crochet

Photo of The Bobble Bag By Kirsten Lyall 

Starting out strong with the perfect bag for summer. This wee cutie is made with Aran yarn that features gorgeous shades of yellow, blue, red, green and white. It’s a pretty fast make, and so you won’t have too long to wait until you have your brand new bag ready for spring and summer parties and bbq's. 

Everything about this bag screams summer and warm weather. The design includes rows of adorable bobbles that look just like summer parasols along the beachfront.

It's an easy bag to make up for intermediate crocheters, or beginner crocheters who are looking for a bit of a challenge. 

To make this bag you will need:-

● 1x100g/1.75-2.25 yards of Aran/worsted yarn / 236m / 258yds of #4 yarn

● (I used Sirdar Supersoft Aran Rainbow Drops yarn Pick and Mix (Shade 0861) 100% Acrylic Yarn

● 5mm crochet hook

● Scissors

● Darning needle to weave in ends

 Buy on Website     Buy on Ravelry     Buy on Love Crafts     


2. Free The Fingers Gloves - Knitting

Photo of The Free The Fingers Gloves By Kirsten Lyall 

Even in the warmer weather you may still need to wear something to give your hands a little bit of heat, especially first thing in the morning or later at night. These are the perfect gloves for wearing at a BBQ, picnic, or even a day at the beach.

Fingerless gloves are perfect for keeping your hands warm while keeping your fingers free to allow you to do all the things. I for one always need to have my fingers free to use my phone. 

This knit pattern is perfect for knitting newbies as it is simple knit and purl stitches. The most complicated thing you need to do is ribbing. 

To make these gloves you will need:-

  • 1 x 100g (approx 2.5 to 2.75 yards) of #3 DK, light worsted yarn.
  • 4mm knitting needles
  • scissors
  • darning needle to weave in the ends
  • stitch marker
  • measuring tape

 Buy on Website     Buy on Ravelry     Buy on Love Crafts     


3. All The Bubbles Shawl - Crochet

Photo of The All The Bubbles Shawl By Kirsten Lyall 

This shawl pattern has it all - bobbles, colourful stripes, lacy stitches and tassel fringe. What more could you ask for from a crocheted shawl pattern?

If you follow me on social media you will be well aware that the bobble stitch is one of my favourites.  I have moved away from it a little, but it still one of my favourite stitches. It's beautiful, textured, and a lot simpler to do than you might imagine. I walk you through the whole thing, so if the bobble stitch is a new one for you, don't worry. 

To crochet this shawl you will need the following:-

  • 4mm crochet hook

** 2 x 100g balls of Bonjour Baby dk yarn in white - shade 2150

This is approximately 550 yds, 503 metres

** 1 x 100g ball of Bonjour Baby dk yarn in green - shade 833

This is approximately 275 yards, 252 metres

** 1 x 100g ball of Bonjour Baby dk yarn in pink - shade 807

This is approximately 275 yards, 252 metres

 ** pair of scissors

** darning needle to weave in the ends

 Buy on Website     Buy on Ravelry     Buy on Love Crafts     Buy on Ribblr


4. Kitty Kat Hat - Knitting

Photo of The Kitty Kat Hat By Kirsten Lyall 

This is one of my favourite designs. It's a quick and simple make, and it's so cute. It's the perfect hat for people who love cats, animals, or are just looking for something a little different.  It is made in one piece and then stitched together at the end, so it's the perfect knitting beginner pattern. 

The pattern can be made in nine different sizes: Preemie, Newborn, 0-6 mths, 6-12 mths. 1-3 yrs, 3-10 yrs, Teen to adult, Adult Medium and Adult Large.

To make this hat you will need:

  Buy on Website     Buy on Ravelry     Buy on Love Crafts     Buy on Ribblr

5. Bobbles and Shells Blanket - Crochet

Photo of The Bobble and Shells Blanket By Kirsten Lyall 

This blanket is pure adorableness. It has stripes, and the cute crochet stitch that is the bobble stitch. It is made from Aran yarn, so it's good and warm, perfect for chilling out on the couch, or wrapping around you at night. 

There are bands of plain crochet and bobbles throughout the blanket, and it is all finished off beautifully with a shell border. 

There are different sizes you can pick from depending on what you need it for.  

You will need the following to make it:

● 2 to 6 balls x170g/315 yds #4 yarn/Aran
● 5mm/size H crochet hook
● Scissors
● Darning needle to weave in ends


 Buy on Website     Buy on Ravelry     Buy on Love Crafts     

So, that's it, that's the full rundown of all the knit and crochet patterns I have available for purchase and download to date. I will releasing new patterns very soon. If you are interested in applying to be added to my pattern tester email list click here. I will also post the test details on my social media pages.

Until next time.....



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