Published on June 5th, 2015 | by Jenni


Best of Independent Designer Month

Well, what a month May was! We went independent designer crazy with a whole month dedicated to the wonderful patterns made by our talented designers from across the globe. Read on to see the best bits!

Every day we are blown away by the talent that comes from every one of our designers, with tens of thousands of knitting patterns and crochet patterns uploaded by thousands of independent designers and thousands of downloads every month by you lovely lot, we just had to have a whole month celebrating their greatness! From exclusive discounts to competitions and takeovers it wasn’t one to be missed! But just in case you did… you can re-live it right here…

A-Z of Independent Designer patterns

A-Z of Indie Designer PatternsEvery day on our social pages we shared the A-Z of some of our most loved patterns for Spring. We explored patterns for women, homeware, babies and toys and collected them all in one lovely Pinterest board for you to re-live¬† again. Here were some of your faves…

From Toys

d4fa7db54573a10f1b25fd99c509a374X was for… Xtra cute toys! We just had to share Amanda Berry‘s amazing range of knitted toys. Featuring Spike and Moe, Mortimer Puppy and Stripes the Penguin.

From Womenswear

c98c4170-ed11-4749-8632-6939e8b90626C was for… Camilla! We just loved the detailing of this jumper by Carrie Bostick Hoge, plus there is a version for little ones with Camilla Kid.

From Home

40bb1b57-a61a-44ce-ad6f-dee4f8a222a4H was for… Home Sweet Home! And it couldn’t be sweeter than with Fenton the Fox Cushion by Little Doolally.

From Babies…

4c725e25-1775-4f5e-b892-76acca52408cS was for… Snuggly Babies! This Fluffy White Clouds knitting pattern by Vikki Bird was a best-seller and it’s not surprising given how gorgeous it is!

Want more? Click here to see all of the gorgeous A-Z patterns!

Indie Takeovers


We were so excited to welcome Gudrun Johnston, Melanie Berg, Sara Thomas and Louise Walker to take over our Pinterest and & Instagram pages. Every Thursday each designer took to our social pages to share their spring photo diary, and they did not disappoint! We saw beautiful skeins of yarn, incredible patterns and a whole lot of coffee…

Re-live all the fun on Pinterest here and on Instagram here.



When you start to get to know a designer’s patterns well (let’s face it we might be working on a pattern for years!), it’s nice to get to know the person behind the creativity. We went behind the scenes with your most loved designers and ones you might not have heard of yet to find out what made them take this career path, their top tips and of course their gorgeous patterns. You can find all the interviews here. We’ll keep this going with our Indie Designer of the Week¬†feature on the blog!

Did you enjoy Independent Designer Month? What were your highlights?

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is a craft fanatic with a love of sewing and an obsession with knitting bows. She loves baking cupcakes, discovering new countries and fashion.

Last updated: June 9th, 2015.

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