Patterns

We hope you’ll find these very simple knitting and crocheting patterns useful. Please bear in mind the guidelines for color and yarn type which can be found on the “How to Contribute” page.

KNITTING PATTERNS

Sport weight yarn (5 ply, 11 wpi)

One skein (around 110 yards) should make two squares. Look for the number 2 on the ballband.

Suggested gauge: 25 stitches x 33 rows = 4″ square of knitting.

Using size 4 (3.5mm) needles, cast on 50 stitches using the cast on method of your choice (there are some great instruction videos on youtube if you need some help with this).

Row 1: Knit to end

Row 2: Purl to end.

Repeat these rows until your work measures 8″ from cast-on edge (approximately 66 rows, but depending on your gauge you may need fewer or more rows).

Cast off, secure in ends.

Double Knit Yarn (8 ply, 10 wpi)

One skein (around 123 yards) should make two squares. Look for the number 3 on the ballband.

Suggested gauge: 22 stitches x 30 rows = 4″square of knitting.

Using size 5 (3.75mm) needles, cast on 44 stitches using the cast on method of your choice (there are some great instruction videos on youtube if you need some help with this).

Row 1: Knit to end

Row 2: Purl to end.

Repeat these rows until your work measures 8″ from cast-on edge (approximately 60 rows, but depending on your gauge you may need fewer or more rows).

Cast off, secure in ends.

Worsted weight yarn (10 ply, 9 wpi)

One skein (around 75 yards) should make two squares. Look for the number 4 on the ballband.

Suggested gauge: 18 stitches x 24 rows = 4″square of knitting.

Using size 6 (4mm) needles, cast on 36 stitches using the cast on method of your choice (there are some great instruction videos on youtube if you need some help with this).

Row 1: Knit to end

Row 2: Purl to end.

Repeat these rows until your work measures 8″ from cast-on edge (approximately 48 rows, but depending on your gauge you may need fewer or more rows).

Cast off, secure in ends.

CROCHET PATTERNS

The lovely Purple Iguana on Ravelry has very generously donated three of her own crochet patterns for us to use. You’ll need to be a member of Ravelry to access her patterns but membership is free and easy. Click here to join.

Once you’re a member (and have dealt with the sheer delight at having so many wonderful resources available) you’ll be able to access her patterns by clicking on the pattern links below and downloading them as free PDF files.

Modified Crochet Seed Stitch Pattern

Bumpy Square

Gentle Ripple Square

There are also a multitude of gorgeous patterns for Granny Squares out there on the web, but this is one of my favourites, from the very talented Lucy at Attic 24 (in fact, this is the pattern I used to teach myself crochet just a couple of weeks ago!).

Summer Garden Granny Square

We hope this is enough inspiration to get you going!

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