free pattern! Pussy Hat for Blythe

Smash the patriarchy!

Pussy Hat for Blythe

Blythe can show her feminism loud and proud with this super cute hat that makes a statement. The March in Washington showed the power of this movement and it doesn’t have to stop there! Keep it going with Blythe! Also fun for cat lovers and cosplay!

Grab this pussy hat pattern for free on Ravelry, LoveKnitting, and Craftsy.

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free pattern! Dana Cloth

Huzzah! It’s another free pattern!

Dana Cloth

This one was inspired by a friend of mine who is getting hitched soon. I always like to make wash/dish cloths because I find them so handy myself. You can use them for just about anything, they’re a snap to launder, and I think it’s nice to have a bunch on hand for whenever a need arises. I use them for washing my face, scrubbing dishes, dusting, and cleaning a ton of other things around the house. They make great gifts – or treats for yourself!

Dana Cloth

Snag this pattern for free on Ravelry, LoveKnitting, and Craftsy.

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Augusta – free pattern!

It’s finally starting to feel like autumn – my favorite season! I was super excited to receive this gorgeous yarn in the mail from Laughing Hens – it’s the perfect fall color and is sooo soft and cozy.

Augusta Cowl by AnneArchy

I like to wear a cowl to work during autumn and winter. A lot of cowls are really big and more appropriate for outside wear, so I wanted to make one that works well indoors. This one is cozy and will keep your neck warm, but isn’t so bulky that it feels weird or too hot inside. It’s also stretchy and will easily fit over your hair without messing it up. 🙂

Thanks again to Laughing Hens for sharing this great yarn with me!

Augusta Cowl by AnneArchy

Find this pattern totally free on Ravelry, Craftsy, and LoveKnitting.

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Calling Calvin

Anyone looking for a fun, portable, easy summer knitting pattern that requires almost no thought or effort? And is free? This hat is for you!

Calvin Hat

You can wear it slouchy or not depending on your style. It’s lightweight and doesn’t smoosh your hair much. It’s designed to work well with Knit Picks Felici self-striping yarn, but should have a lovely effect with any self-striping yarn – OR with any solid or pooling yarn! It’s totally up to you!

Grab this freebie on Ravelry, Craftsy, or LoveKnitting.

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fabulous Friday freebie!

Congratulations! You made it to Friday! Sometimes to me that feels like a real accomplishment. To celebrate, here’s a brand new free knitting pattern!

Leg Warmers for Blythe

This pattern is for a pair of easy-to-knit leg warmers for Blythe. They’re cute and can be worn as scrunched or straight as you like.

Leg Warmers for Blythe

As I’ve been trying to do more styling of Blythe outfits lately, I have really gained an appreciation for versatile pieces that can work in a variety of contexts. This inspired me to design these leg warmers! I will probably end up knitting a whole rainbow of them so I have lots of choices. (Everyone appreciates having options!)

Charis Sweater for Blythe

Find this free pattern on Ravelry, LoveKnitting, and Craftsy.

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Blythe freebie! Ripple Afghan pattern

It’s afghan season and I decided that my Blythes needed to be included.

Ripple Afghan for Blythe

Presenting the Ripple Afghan for Blythe! It’s a free pattern! Happy afghan season!

Willow under a Ripple Afghan for Blythe

I wanted this blanket to be a lap blanket size, though of course you could make it larger if you wanted to. I like a lap blanket for sitting around and I figure Blythes might also like the same.

Willow under a Ripple Afghan for Blythe

Isn’t it cozy? I kind of want to make a human sized one for myself, too, except I have too much holiday gift-knitting on my to-do list right now.

Ripple Afghan for Blythe

You can download this pattern TOTALLY FREE on Ravelry and Craftsy.

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FO Friday: end-of-year wrap-up

I had a really long break from work over the holidays, which meant that I was able to do a ton of knitting, including designing/publishing a number of new patterns (some of these designs were in the hopper for quite some time and this break gave me the opportunity to get them ready for prime time). I was super lazy about posting, though, so here we are to catch up.

Chroma Scarf

This is the Chroma Fingering Scarf. I designed it to take advantage of this particular yarn‘s neat dye scheme. This pattern is SUPER simple and easy and knits up pretty quickly for fingering weight yarn. It’s also free!

Winter Headband (1)

Here’s another freebie! This is the Winter Headband – of which I made two for xmas gifts. It’s another quick and easy pattern and might be a good opportunity to learn a new technique if you haven’t done a provisional cast-on or Kitchener stitch before. Kitchener stitch is magical and will make you feel like a wizard, no joke.

Sea Monster Hat

Here we have the Sea Monster Hat. I made this one with a very stretchy rib pattern so it would be sure to fit the head of even my biggest-brained friends, but not be so huge as to give them the (totally incorrect, obvs) impression that I think they have a big head. I’ll definitely be making this hat many more times in the future, and probably for myself pretty soon.

Velveteen Hat

Although, I might make myself one of the Velveteen Hat instead. I am SO PLEASED with how this pattern turned out. I also love the yarn I used for this one – it’s a Merino/silk blend that is so soft and supple and really perfect for cold days when you want to feel cozy.

Okay! That’s enough for right now, though admittedly I have a bunch more Blythe-centric things that I will also post about soon. I hope that all of you are starting the new year off with cozy handknits to keep you warm, or at the very least the yarn and needles to make something for yourself!

Shameless self-promotion: With the exception of the freebies (only available on Ravelry), all of these patterns are also available in our Etsy shop!

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FO Friday and a free pattern

I recently completed another hat and a lap blanket for a friend’s father who recently went into hospice.

Thunderhead Watchcap #knitting

This is a pretty standard watchcap pattern, but with a twist: you knit into the back of the knit stitches, which gives the whole thing a little bit of an angle.

Thunderhead Watchcap #knitting

I love the decreases on this pattern! They turn out so crisp and tidy and symmetrical! So pleasing. The friend for whom I made this hat has been going through kind of a rough time lately, and I tried to think positive thoughts while I was knitting it.

Sequoia Lap Blanket

This lap blanket was pretty simple to come up with and make. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and I hope that it will be useful. The colorway of the yarn I chose (and for which I named the pattern) is Sequoia, and I thought, what better metaphor for the strength one needs when going through or helping someone go through a hospice situation.

Sequoia Lap Blanket

I wrote the pattern for this and published it as a free download on Ravelry. Please feel free to download it and share it with your friends! I think this might make a nice project for making give-away items as well as for those you might know who could use one.

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