Indie Designers kitty hood crochet

Published on September 13th, 2016 | by Eric


Top autumn palettes and patterns picked by the Flock

With autumn just around the corner, three super influencers from the Flockshare some of their favorite palettes and patterns to get you ready for the cooler temperatures.

The New Craft House

Autumn is the perfect season to get cosy indoors with some crochet. We like to warm ourselves up with rich shades of reds, pinks and blues, and keep ourselves extra warm by making blankets. We’re hoping to try one out with a floral motif this year just like the ‘painted roses’ pattern. We’ve seen crochet blankets popping up at lots of press days recently so we think they’ll be quite a trend! Try using Simply DK yarns from Paintbox in Sailor Blue, Raspberry Pink and Pansy Purple.

Polka dot blanket

polka dot blanket

Painted roses blanket

painted roses blanket crochet


We can’t wait to get wrapped up in our fave autumn/winter wardrobe staple — massive scarves. This season is definitely all about scarves, and standing out from the crowd in bold, happy colours (the bigger and brighter the better!). Our absolute favourite is this geometric number from Kat Goldin. I may even make it using Paintbox Simply Chunky and up my hook size so it’s even bigger!


For a bit more fun, we’re feelin’ this kitty snood by Steel & Stitch

kitty hood crochet

I don’t think you can get much bigger than this enormous piece of amazingness from Creative Designs By Sheila. Just imagine this in WATG Hot Punk Pink!

large scarf

Any of these statement scarves would look extra cute paired with an adult version of this adorbs dress by Emma Potter. But that’s the awesome thing about an epic scarf — it doesn’t matter if your outfit under it isn’t on point, it’s the scarf that makes it pop!

kenny pinafore dress crochet

As well as dreaming about scarves, we are literally counting down the sunny days until we can start making wares in Crazy Sexy Wool again. Bring on the woolly goodness…

Christine Leech

There’s lots on the catwalk for us crafters, knitters and crocheters to get inspired by this season — there’s the beautifully kooky colour palette of red, white, teal, pink and black at Gucci, the ‘Doctor Who eat your heart out’ scarves at Missoni, and Christopher Kane reworks his floral theme, this time using oversized crocheted flowers to decorate his bags and dresses.

Flower power


Yarndale flower brooch

flower brooch crochet

Decorative flowers



Flower corsage

florwe corsage

Crochet chain link scarf

crochet chain link scarf

There’s a great range of crochet flower patterns on the blog, make them in MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino white, purples, pinks, yellows and reds — stick them on a string bag or sew them to a stripy jumper and you are all set for autumn.


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About the Author

is a photographer, copywriter, rock climber, skier, traveler, and aspiring knitter. His work has been been published in many international newspapers, magazines, websites, books and even a billboard in Brooklyn.

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