In this post, you will see the top 10 patterns of 2021 from Handy Little Me.
There are many knitting and crochet patterns that have proven to be popular for lots of makers throughout the year.
I will also give you a breakdown of all the good stuff that happened with Handy Little Me during 2021.
A Year In Review
Starting the year off with a couple of collaborations, 2021 was a great year for Handy Little Me.
There was a partnership with a yarn company, an interview, and more.
Plus I released lots of new patterns throughout the year, including new sweaters like the one below.
Martin’s Lab Yarn Collaboration
I collaborated with Martin’s Lab on a few knitting and crochet designs featuring their gorgeous hand-dyed yarns.
There were 6 summer crochet patterns including this Diana Shawl and 4 knitting patterns including this shades of water shawl.
I also created an easy top-down crescent shawl made from one of their beautiful fingering yarns in the color Inferno.
Crochet Book – Published by Quail Studio
Plus I designed 6 crochet bags that are featured in this book – Weekend Makes: Crocheted Bags: 25 Quick and Easy Projects To Make published by Quail Studio.
Ranging from everyday bags – a tote bag, a crossbody bag, and phone case to toy storage bags and a WIP (work in progress) bag.
You can buy the book from Amazon or Blackwell’s in the UK.
There was also an Interview in Let’s Knit Magazine…
Louise Bollanos was interviewed in the Aug 2021 issue of Lets’s Knit Magazine (UK) and was made their maker of the month on Instagram.
The interview featured 9 images from my Instagram grid that I then answered questions about.
It was amazing to be in a knitting magazine and I am really grateful for that.
And a shout-out from actor Graham McTavish…
We can’t forget the video message from actor Graham McTavish (Dougal MacKenzie from Outlander) giving us a lovely message.
He is a fan of the Outlander knits on the site and we shared the video for you to see.
It’s currently here on my YouTube channel here if you missed it.
For the love of the community…
The love from the knitting and crochet community was just amazing, with so many of you showing your support all year round.
Knitting and crocheting have been fantastic ways to help us get through the toughest of times.
Some of you were messaging me saying that my patterns were helping you through lockdowns, illnesses, and caring for others.
I’m so happy that I could be a part of your maker journey and provide you with patterns, tutorials, and help.
Showing off your work and amazing talents…
The Handy Little Me Knitting + Crochet Community – The Facebook group had 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 had a ton of you sharing your HLM makes and we loved showing them off in our Instagram stories on Maker Friday (#handylittleme to be featured).
Thank you for purchasing patterns to support my business on Ravelry, Etsy, and from my own webshop.
The bestselling Ebook Collection of 2021 was the Outlander Patterns Ultimate Collection – with 39 patterns inside.
We also saw lots of new patterns being snagged including the Outlander Crochet Pattern Ebook and The Dog Sweater Pattern Bundle.
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 – Knitting here and crochet here.
Here’s to an even better 2022 full of more knitting and crochet patterns, lots of yarn, and good times!
This shawl is light and airy designed with comfort and everyday wear in mind.
The simple construction and details allow this design to be knit up in many different colors sure to fit your own personal style.
This chunky cardigan knitting pattern is an easy knit for anyone who is looking to make their first garment.
Knit only in garter stitch, the cardigan has simple shaping through increases and decreases.
This is an oversized super bulky knit that will keep you cozy in the coldest of months!
This sweater knitting pattern will work up into the perfect slouchy warm knit you need to stay cozy!
The sweater is knit in Irish moss stitch and stocking stitch for the main body with ribbed cuffs and a ribbed collar.
The Outlander knit collection has a variety of beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate-level patterns.
Using various knitting stitches and techniques, including the broken rib stitch, easy 2x2 ribbing, and various cable stitches.
There are 29 knitting patterns included.
The Outlander crochet collection has a variety of beginner patterns.
Using various crochet stitches and techniques, including single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, and treble crochet.
There are 7 PDF patterns included.
This post will show you how to knit a hat with straight needles for complete beginners, worked flat, back and forth.
This is a great project for anyone who is learning how to knit.
Not too bulky and not too light, this hat is comfortable to wear on any occasion and it is unisex too!
This easy mittens knitting pattern is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit in the round using the magic loop technique.
I wanted to share with you a mitten pattern, that you can make in around 2-3 hours.
In this post, you will see a chunky cable knit blanket pattern.
The blanket is really huge and squishy, perfect for those cold autumn/winter days.
Knit with a soft alpaca wool blend, this really is a blanket that you will want to make!
The Outlander Carolina Shawl Pattern will allow you to create a large knitted shawl with stripes in the design.
Seen worn by Claire Fraser in season 4, episode 1 ‘America the beautiful’ and in future episodes.
This dog sweater knitting pattern is made in one piece and knit flat on straight knitting needles.
It has an interesting stitch pattern and a turtleneck to keep your dog warm.
You can make this sweater for a small dog, medium-sized dog, and a large dog, the measurements are listed below in the pattern information.