Favourite Free Patterns January 2021

Favourite Free Patterns January 2021
The Ophelia Square

After going mad with sock knitting over Christmas, I have been enjoying a lot of small crochet projects to keep things interesting.

The first one I must mention is The Ophelia Square (pictured above). A creation from Anja, Ophelia talks, one of our amazing retailers. This is a beautiful granny square, that not only is quick to crochet but can be as brilliant and funky as you wish. Anja has produced two free tutorials for this square, one multicoloured and one using a solid colour.

The next free pattern which I must praise is the Lil Teabag by The Cozy Chipmunk.

This was a really quick and cute project I knew I had to make when I came across it on my Instagram feed. This little tea bag is a perfect gift for any book worms that you know.

You can purchase a PDF of the pattern, or you can read the pattern for free on their website. I have recently posted a video on our YouTube, of myself making it too.


The Lil Teabag by the Cozy Knitter
The Lil Teabag by the Cozy Knitter

Another project I have started, and hopefully will have finished by my next monthly favourites is the Summer patchwork Drops jacket. This is a cardigan made entirely of granny squares, which individually are quick and easy to produce.

So far, I have made 160 squares and gone through all my spare white yarn stash. So I have purchased a couple of balls of Sirdar Hayfield Bonus Aran Tweed in Honeycomb, from our wonderful retailer Wool Warehouse.


Granny Squares Sirdar Hayfield Bonus Aran Tweed in Honeycomb
Granny Squares Sirdar Hayfield Bonus Aran Tweed Honeycomb

My husband has requested another jumper, and I have been looking for the ideal basic knitted pattern to use up my stash of Marriner Aran Grey wool (which If you have any suggestions, please send them my way through our email or social channels). 

However, after scrolling through different patterns, it didn’t take much to get distracted, and I have now cast on The Acacia Cropped Sweater by Hooked on Tilly. I am currently halfway through the front panel and hopefully will have finished it by my next blog for you all to see.

To make all of these crochet projects I have used different sized aluminium crochet hooks, which are from my HiyaHiya Ultimate Crochet set.


HiyaHiya Crochet Hook Set
HiyaHiya Crochet Hook Set

I have had a couple of smaller knitted projects, but you will have to wait until next month to see my review of them once they are live on our YouTube channel.


Until next time Happy Crochet and Knitting!


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*at the time of writing this blog, all patterns indicated as free are so on Ravelry.