Top Knit and Crochet Patterns

Isn’t it fun to take a look back at the end of the year to what you’ve accomplished, the friends that you’ve made, and those special life events that have occurred?  Lately, the news has been showing the big events and scandals (yikes!) of the year, so I thought it might be nice to share your favorite patterns from my blog.  It’s so cool to see the best patterns and projects from my fellow bloggers each year and usually I’m so busy at year end that I haven’t put together these types of collections.  I wanted to make it a priority to do this as I so enjoy seeing these types of round-ups.  As I reflect on our year, there’s nothing but gratitude for the precious family and friend time I’ve had, the time we’ve spent outdoors here in Colorado and the gift of this hobby we share.  It was such an honor recently to have a few patterns that were Lion Brand Yarn customer favorites this year too! Thanks so much as always for all of your support and kindness that you’ve shown me and my projects.  It has been such a joy to hear from many of you and receive pictures of your finished pieces on Facebook , Instagram and over email.  Have you made any of these faves below?

Let’s get to this! (Of course, if you click on any of the photos it will take you to the pattern)

Easy Knit Blanket Sweater Pattern



Mod Heirloom Crochet Blanket Pattern


Cozy Blanket Cardi Crochet Pattern

Cascading Kimono Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Light Frost Blanket Sweater Crochet Pattern

Driftwood Oversized Poncho Crochet Pattern

Farmhouse Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Easy Heirloom Knit Blanket Pattern

Simple Go-To Crocheted Blanket

Easy Knit Triangle Wrap

As the year ends, I am so grateful for being able to enjoy this knit and crochet hobby with you.  It is a pleasure each day to read your emails, see your photos and simply see that you’ve visited my blog.  Thank you for sharing your passion, hobby and talents with me!

From my family to yours, we wish you the very best for the new year and LOTS of crochet, knitting and creativity.



PS Do you have a fave from this list or do you think I missed one? I’d love to hear in the comments section below!


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    1. I don’t have plans for a knit version, but I appreciate the suggestion! I always keep them in mind.

  1. I just really enjoy your work. It is all do-able, simple, beautiful stitches in good yarn, producing a truly lovely, interesting texture. You tend towards more neutral colorways, which is very elegant. GOD bless!

  2. I get a lot of emails from knitting/crochet sites, although I don’t crochet. I love perusing through
    all of the goodies, especially your site. I consider folks who knit AND crochet to be extra talented.
    You are one of the extra talented ones, someone who can crochet AND knit It’s such a treat to see how you’ve crocheted a project, then make a knit pattern for the same thing!!

    I’m going to finish a shawl I have and then look through my stash for yarn for the knit cardi
    pattern. Thank you so much for the pattern, you’re very generous!!
    Please have a Happy, Healthy New Year!!

    1. Hi Lauren!!

      How sweet of you! Thanks so much for your kind words. I kinda just fell into doing both and its double trouble. Haha! Double the patterns I want to make and double the yarn needed in some cases. But it is fun to do both knit and crochet. I think anyone can do it! YouTube is an amazing teacher. Happiest new year to you and yours my friend!

  3. Thanks, Jess for all your patterns. Just wanted to let you know that I crocheted the blanket sweater for my friend in Virginia (I live in NY) who can no longer crochet due to hand trouble. I made it with only 1 strand since she hates chunky things, and she says she loves it, and it is so comfortable and keeps her very warm. Thanks so much for sharing all your ideas, pictures, happy words and patterns!

    1. How kind of you to make it for a friend Karen. That’s a lot of work! I’m so glad that she’s pleased with it and that she finds it comfortable!
      My very best to you in NY for the new year to come! Thank YOU for your kind words and you’re welcome of course.

    2. I loved your Endless Cables knitted lap blanket…I made it with 2 strands of chunky yarn. I wish I had taken a photo of it before giving it at a wedding shower. Lovely. Thank you for all of your patterns! Happy new year.

  4. I made the easy triangle scarf on a summer trip for my daughter. She loves it and wearing as a scarf… I too loved it so much so I purchased yarn in a different color to make one for ME…Thanks for the cool pattern!!

  5. I made the mod heirloom blanket. It was for a baby boy so I made it smaller in white and navy. Im sorry I didn’t take a picture of it! It came out very sharp. His nursery is nautical. Loved it! Thanks for the pattern!

    1. Oh that’s would be gorgeous as a nautical blanket. Well done!

      Happy New Year to you and your family!

  6. I made the Easy Heirloom knit blanket for my niece for Christmas. I loved how it came out! Now I think I need to make one for myself!:)

  7. I’m making the knit kimono for my daughter- love the simplicity of it-she it before it’s even finished

  8. Hi Jessica, I love your blog and your creativity. I am a knitter and have completed 2 heirloom blankets with yarn already purchased to make 3 more. I am currently working on my 3rd Telluride Kimono. Thanks for inspiring me to knit and looking forward to seeing new patterns in the coming year!!

    1. Hi Carol! Wow – 3 blankets and 2 kimonos! That’s amazing Carol. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a comment and happy new year to you! So happy you’ve enjoyed these projects.

  9. I made the topcho top….I love it! Use getting back to crochet…so was quite surprised how easy and good looking this top was to make! I may make another in a different color!
    Thanks for a great blog and patterns.

  10. I crocheted the cozy blanket cardi for my mom for Christmas. She loved it! The wool blend will be so nice and warm during our Michigan winters that the next one’s for me! Thanks so much for sharing your patterns and videos (spent the afternoon watching your knitting for crocheters videos so I can drive my husband crazy with yet MORE yarn :)). You are an inspiration! All the best in 2018!

  11. I love the farmers market tote. I made 5of them for gifts for family members. I’ve made several of your knit patterns. I don’t crochet. I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for great patterns.

  12. My fave is and will probably always be the Cascade Kimono…scared to death to try and make it as I need plus sizing instructions and am just not confident enough to give it a go…I sure do love looking at it though!

  13. Jessica, I just love your blog, where you live and most of all I love your projects. I recently made a road trip to Colorado(I think that’s where you live??) It was my first visit and I fell in love! We (my daughter and I, she’s my road partner) made the trip to Colorado Springs and like I said I fell madly in love with the area. Anyway I truly enjoy your blog and patterns. Thanks for sharing. Have a great 2018.

  14. I love the boxy Jeans sweater pattern! I made one for me in Classic, one for my best friend’sbirthday In Stonewash and one for my daughter-in-law for Christmas in Vintage (gray)… now I’m starting another one for me in Vintage! It’s very quick to Knit! Love it!

  15. I love the Infinite Ways Sarong. I made it for my sons girlfriend and she loves it. Thank you so much for doing videos for the stitches as well as the patterns. I can’t wait to start my next Mama In A Stitch project. Happy New Year!

  16. Happy New Year, Jessica! I saw the chunky Icelandic Blanket and had to have it! Ive not crocheted in 40+ years, but decided to give it a try. With the help of lots of various YouTube vids I relearned how to chain, single crochet and double crochet. My daughter loved it so much I had to give it to her. Promptly made another to keep. Then another for a friend. And I have plans to try all sorts of new crochet projects in the new year. May even try knitting! Such a beautiful and relaxing hobby. Thank you for sharing your patterns!

    1. That’s so wonderful to hear Kathy! You should be quite proud of yourself for making that blanket. Good for you and that’s too funny that your daughter now has the blanket!! You’re welcome for the patterns – it’s a true joy to make them and share. 🙂 Happy New Year!

  17. Love the cascading kimono pattern. Wish it was available in plus sizes! Any plan on offering this in the near future?

    1. Hi Deb! No plans for this particular pattern but I appreciate your feedback! Sometimes readers will leave their adjustments in the comments for plus sizes which is helpful.

  18. Hi Jessica, I found you from a pin on Pinterest but I don’t see the pattern on your site. It’s the “coziest ever chunky blanket sweater” is the pattern still available?

  19. Do you have a blanket sweater pattern innworsted eeight yarn. I will be traveling this spring in Portugal and would like one for cool nights. Thanks.

    1. I tend to do mostly chunky sweaters Sandy. I plan to use more worsted weight yarn this year though!

  20. Is the Lion kit for the light frustrated enough to make the suggested modification for a size large or do I need to order an extra b all?

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