Top 10 Free Patterns of 2019 {A Year In Review}


In this post, you will see the top 10 free patterns of 2019!

There are many cozy knits that have proven to be popular for readers throughout the year.

I will also give you a breakdown of what I have achieved this year.

yarn basket and free patterns

Free Knitting Patterns

In this list, I have included knitting patterns only although I have also published many free crochet patterns.

There are also free DIY crafts and roundups of other designers work on the blog.

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But the reader favorites are definitely the free knitting patterns!

handy little me free patterns

A Year In Review

2019 was a great year for Handy Little Me, with so many of you showing your support all year round.

The site was nominated for an award from Love Crafts, which many of you voted for (thank you very much!) and there were so many free patterns published.

Including the 20 Outlander inspired designs, cardigans, hats, scarves and more. 

Handy Little Me free patterns

Building A Maker Community

The Handy Little Me Knitting + Crochet Community – The Facebook group was created, with many of you joining to share your WIPs and finished items.

There were many new friends made over on Instagram and on the Handy Little Me Facebook page.

Plus more of you were visiting and showing love over on my Ravelry page too!

handy little me facebook group

Business Growth

The business was really great in 2019 with traffic stats over double from 2018.

I had some trouble with finding the right people to work with, but right in front of me was my niece Dimitra who joined Handy Little Me as a rockstar VA.

Always online and with a passion for social media, she ticked all the boxes when it came to getting stuff done!

So in a quick review here is a little list of what happened for me and HLM in 2019:

  • I published over 30 free patterns.
  • Visitors more than doubled from 2018.
  • More opportunities came my way.
  • I published a free pattern on The Hook Nook Blog.
  • The blog was nominated for a Craftie award from Love Crafts.
  • I designed a pattern for a UK Magazine – Let’s Knit.
  • I worked with 3 VA’s until I found THE ONE!
  • I made lots of fibre friends through social media and other bloggers.
  • I developed my design skills.
  • And I bought way too much yarn!
yarn swift

Outlander Patterns

This year also saw me hire a professional photographer for the first time, to shoot the Outlander patterns.

I hired model and friend Nikoletta to be my Claire Fraser for the day, and she did a wonderful job!

The Outlander collection was definitely one of the highlights of the year for me.

outlander patterns photoshoot

The pattern shop was revamped this year, giving it a much-needed makeover.

I added many new PDF patterns including the popular One Skein Pattern Ebook.

The bestselling Ebook of 2019 was The Ultimate Outlander Knitting Pattern Collection – with 39 patterns inside.

Get your copy and see what you can start knitting!

handy little me ebooks

Thank You For Your Support

I appreciate all of you who are supporting my maker space over here, I am really thankful for each and every one of you!

And thank you for your ongoing support, for following on social media, visiting the site often and for signing up for my newsletter.

Here’s to an even better 2020 full of more free patterns, lots of yarn and good times!

yarn basket with the petite wool

Get the Ebook with all 10 of the patterns included in my shop here!

Top 10 Knitting Patterns of 2019

Take a look at the Top 10 Knitting Patterns enjoyed by readers throughout 2019.

Choose your first WIP of 2020 right here!

If you enjoyed making any of my patterns, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to the handylittleme Facebook page and share a photo!  I’d love to see your work!

Happy Knitting! xoxo

Top 10 free patterns from handy little me 2019

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