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.
Flamingos are popular with every little girl I know at the moment, and there appears to be a flamingo on most things from bed covers to wallpaper. And so with a knitted flamingo to accompany the knitted unicorn and knitted rainbow, I think any little girls’ bedroom collection will now be complete.
6 Hours 40 minutes (as shown)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...)
"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...