Indie June: your top five favourite crochet patterns
As we come to the end our month-long celebration of independent designers, guess which patterns are your favourites?
We’re thrilled to bits that you can now “favourite” patterns, yarn and accessories on LoveCrochet! If you want to find out all about how to do it, read Angie’s fantastic post about how to build a wishlist and favourite the things you love from our sister site, LoveKnitting – the process for LoveCrochet is just the same. You can learn all about how to upload your fantastic projects here, and get to know how to browse and favourite other crocheters’ projects too.
June has been a joyous jamboree for independent designers: we’ve been swooning over patterns, discussing design and marvelling over use of stitches, rainbows of colour and clever shaping. We thought it would be fun to look at which patterns you have favourited on site during the last few months, and show you the top five!
It’s no surprise to us to find that you all LOVE the Painted Roses Blanket by Sandra Paul. The gorgeous colour palette and rose motifs are enough to make any grown crocheter swoon! Sandra’s patterns are well thought out and easy to follow, and we love the diversity of her designs – from Mary Quant to vintage flowers.
Amanda Perkins is the queen of crochet blankets, author of many patterns and guru on colour placement. We were delighted that she designed our Summer CAL blanket last year – and her Kissing Circles blanket is extremely popular with all of you!
Kat Goldin is one of the shining lights of modern crochet design, and her Pleated Cardigan has great shape, drape and lots of swish! Kat’s patterns often include exciting elements like colourwork, long stitches and fun shapes (just look at these hats!)
Agrarian Artisan, aka Valerie Bracegirdle, is well known in the crochet world for her technical prowess and delicious design skills. Her patterns range from small projects, such as motifs and scarves, to beautiful blankets and cushions. You loved the Angel Wisp shawl pictured above – crocheted here in Rowan Kid Silk Haze.
Kornflakestew is well known for her fantastic toy patterns, and these darling crochet elephants are wonderful for little ones to snuggle. Have a look through her inspiring selection of dollies, teddies, crocodiles, zebras and tortoises – and my favourite, the mermaid...
Which patterns are your favourites?
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