Here are direct links to knitting patterns with inspiration from the wonders of nature - whether that's a floral theme, little creatures or the wonders of space.

Fuchsias

Fuchsias are one of the most beautiful and intricate of flowers but when broken down into its constituent parts, even the biggest challenge can be completed so simply. This fuchsia knitting pattern will help you make beautiful decorative pieces for curtain tiebacks, windows or doors, as well as being great on a tea cosy!

1 Hour 50 minutes (as shown)

How to Knit a Fuchsia!

Rainbows

Rainbows often accompany unicorns in their magical kingdoms, and so as well as Ellie’s knitted unicorn, you can now knit a rainbow! The above soft toy version is a great learning tool for colours, as well as helping to decorate a children's room. This rainbow knitting pattern gives ideas on how to make a knitted rainbow cushion, or help to form a picture for the wall.

2 Hours 40 minutes (as shown)

How to Knit a Rainbow!

Primrose

A nice primrose knitting pattern to make a decorative side piece for the house or conservatory (or cheer up my room at work!) with the added bonus of not needing to be watered...  Vary the colour according to your decor and pop in a nice plant pot.

6 Hour 30 minutes (as shown)

How to Knit a Primrose!

Unicorn

A unicorn knitting pattern to make a knitted unicorn, with added ideas to make it perfect for your little one. Minus a horn, it also makes a great knitted pony. A perfect handmade playmate, or a wonderful decorative side piece.

6 Hour 35 minutes (as shown)

How to Knit a Unicorn!

Daisy

Add a bit of springtime cheer! This knitted daisy pattern can be used to cheer up a purse or cabinet, or even knitted for a handmade greetings card or hair accessory. Choose your own colour and add extra petals to make something just how you like it.

1 Hour

How to Knit a Daisy!

Four Leaf Clover

A four leaf clover is the perfect symbol of good luck. So if a friend is in need of a bit of luck, this is a perfect gift to help them on their way. My brother has his GCSE exams coming up, so I've made him this to pop in his pocket.

Good luck Mattie!

1 Hour 40 minutes (as shown)

How to Knit a Four Leaf Clover!

Fangtastic Spider

Great activity for children! Get them to have a go at knitting a leg, or help design a spider face. A spooky spider for Halloween or stick to a happy smiley spider to dangle around the house!

1 Hour 40 minutes

How to Knit a Spider!!

Daffodil

A springtime favourite! I gave this to my mum for Mothers' Day, but it would be great for cheering someone up or showing your support for the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal March 2018. This daffodil pattern also has details of variations to halve the time taken than this one shown.

6 hours 30 minutes (as shown)

How to Knit a Daffodil!

Caterpillar

This caterpillar knitting pattern can help you to make the perfect personalised knitted gift. This is a lovely knitted toy for a child to cuddle, or make one super-long version for a happy draught excluder!

5 Hours 15 minutes (as shown)

How to Knit a Caterpillar!

Poppy

Inspired by The Poppy Appeal 2018, I have popped up a few patterns for a poppy with a bit of a difference. Wear for remembrance day or use as an accessory.

1 Hour (as shown)

How to Knit a Poppy!

Space Scene

This space scene picture knitting pattern was made to welcome to the world my new nephew. A nice little keepsake that can also be used to help children with learning colours, geometric shapes, and also counting stars.

5 Hours 15 minutes (as shown)

How to Knit a Space Scene Picture!

Fangtastic Bat!

Get children having a go knitting a wing, or get their help designing a bat face. Have a go at a scary knitted Halloween bat, or go for just a happy flappy bat to hang around the house!

1 Hour 40 minutes (as shown)

How to Knit a Bat!

Rodney Reindeer

This reindeer or stag stands independently, and would therefore go nicely on a mantelpiece or sideboard. Or even make a decorative table centrepiece!

6 Hour 30 minutes (as shown)

How to Knit a Reindeer!

Eggs!

If your mind's scrambled trying to think of a quick gift to make, then have a go at these. Celebrate Easter or a nice gift for young children to help learn through play, with their colours or sorting. This egg pattern shows various designs and ideas - perfect little handmade Easter gifts.

1 Hour (each Egg)

How to Knit an Egg!

Wondering where you can fit in the time?

Often it's about making time, and if you really want to do it there is always a way. However, even with work, household jobs and children's busy schedules, here's how you can squeeze in that half an hour. (Opens in new tab...)

Some Encouragement...

"Don't just think about the destination, enjoy the journey." Read more on how knitting itself is great in a lot of ways. (Opens in new tab...)

I aim to have a new pattern up on the website every few weeks (children and their busy schedules permitting!) and I'll let you know as soon as the next one is up and ready to go...

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