Louise Bollanos

Hello there! My name is Louise and I have a true love for being creative, one of my favourite things is to sit with a notebook, my project bag and plan/create my next design.

I am an experienced Textile Designer - my degree is in Textiles and Surface design, I am obsessed with knitting and crochet and have taught both to many students in the past.

On my website you will find the following >

  • Free knitting patterns
  • Free crochet patterns
  • Video tutorials
  • New patterns added regularly
  • High quality handmade items
  • Inspiration for your next projects!

I want to share patterns with you, so that everyone can take some time out to be creative and enjoy getting crafty!


Being Creative

I have always been creative, ever since I was little, I loved to draw and make things, learning how to knit when I was young. I love to curl up watching Netflix with my knitting and try to develop my skills as much as I can.

I have two Etsy shops, one for adults (HandylittlemeKnitsCo) and one for the littles (handylittleme), if you would like to read any feedback about my handmade items/patterns take a look here.

Even though I enjoy making things to sell, I want to help you to create beautiful items that you can wear or give as gifts.

All of my patterns are relatively easy for any beginner knitters and I have many video tutorials that can help you with learning new stitches or how to increase, decrease etc.

I also have a crochet video tutorial page that can help you with the fundamentals before you get started. 

You can find the latest free patterns and roundups here >


More About me....

I am inspired by so many things, from nature, colours, patterns, textures and of course Pinterest!

My background is in Textiles and Surface design, and I have designed patterns for various companies, but prefer to create fabrics through knitting and crochet, because I'm much more connected to that.

I taught students for a number of years in the UK, from FDA Textiles (19+) to A-Level art and design, graphics and textiles. I was the head of art at a Sixth Form College for a few years before doing a Shirley Valentine and moving to Greece.

I really enjoy teaching people and have continued to teach both children and adults English Language, specialising in preparing the adult students students for the IELTS Exam. 

I moved to the island of Corfu in 2014 when I married my husband Fotis, we live in a traditional Greek village - where gossip is rife, everyone knows everything about everyone and so many kind people stop to say hello to Jason (our dog) whenever we go for a walk.

I really love living here and enjoy everything about Greek culture and island life. 

Meet the fam >>

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FOTIS

Meet my husband Fotis who models, takes photographs and often goes to the post office to send off my Etsy orders.

He works long hours in the week running his construction company ConstructionCorfu renovating and building both residential and commercial properties around the island of Corfu, Greece, including building huge luxury Villas for some of the world's elite. 


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Jason

Meet Jason - He is the model for all doggo knitwear and patterns.

Named after the actor Jason Statham, he delivers a good kick and slap when he wants your sandwich.


Follow me on social media

If you want to keep up to date with the latest from me, please follow along on Pinterest, Facebook or IG.

You can see behind the scenes into my designs and photos on IG of my WIP's. 


Pattern Bundles

If you like the patterns on the site but would like to be able to print them out easily, take a peek at the pattern bundles, which have so many patterns for you to make!