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February 2022 Designer Spotlight

February 2022 Designer Spotlight

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We're excited for you to receive this month's crates! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our February reveal post to see what will be included in your crates.

We’re excited to share with you our collaborators who have worked to bring you this month’s amazing and creative projects! Join KnitCrate in supporting our community’s independent designers and be sure to give them a follow on Instagram and check out their Ravelry portfolios to see more of their amazing designs.

Meet Our February Designers

Vanessa Coscarelli Black

Vanessa Coscarelli Black of VanessaKnits has been a maker since she was nine years old who puts her love into every creation. Her online shop features both original designs and exquisite finished items all made with care. She and her husband are raising their rambunctious little boy in New Jersey.


Instagram: @vanessaknits

Ravelry: @VanessaKnits615

Alexandra Halsey

Alex, the mind behind With Alex, loves crochet, cooking, and creativity. Growing up in a creative family, she's always loved art, and now she seeks to give her son the same kind of creative lifestyle. She is a crochet designer and also makes YouTube videos that range from tutorials to reviews and more.


Instagram: @_with_alex

Ravelry: @AlexandraHalsey

Sierra Kreun

Sierra Kreun of All Knit Up Designs is a 26-year-old knitter, seamstress, and self-confessed yarn hoarder. She fell in love with knitting when she learned at age 14 and has never stopped. She works at her Local Yarn Store and enjoys traveling the world with a ball of yarn at her side, learning about different cultures and making new friends.


Instagram: @allknitup

Ravelry: @sierrak2010

Abbey Swanson

Abbey Swanson of The Firefly Hook is a crochet designer and teacher who draws inspiration from the beauty of everyday life. Her mission, in her own words, "is to motivate a new generation of crocheters with designs that move beyond the granny square into a new and fresh reputation for crochet." Her designs range from lacy shawls to cozy hats and beyond.


Instagram: @thefireflyhook

Ravelry: @thefireflyhook

Emily O'Brien

Emily O'Brien of Kitty With A Cupcake is a visual and fiber artist whose work has been featured in Knit Picks, Interweave, and more. She co-hosts the Fiber Coven Podcast and is a prolific knitwear designer who loves creating patterns that are fun to make. She lives with her husband on their backyard farm with a dog, a rabbit, cats, chickens, and several thousand honeybees.


Instagram: @kittywithacupcake

Ravelry: @kittywithacupcake

Melanie Depcinski

Melanie Depcinski is the artist behind Counting Crafty Sheep, founded in 2016  when she became a stay-at-home parent. She is passionate about sharing her love of making with the yarn community through approachable patterns with simple stitches, so that everyone can experience the self-expression and clarity that crochet has to offer.


Instagram: @countingcrafty

Ravelry: @countingcraftysheep

The Patterns in Knit & Crochet Club

Knit Pattern

Vanessa Coscarelli Black / VanessaKnits brings us the Woodland Magic Shawl that highlights the beauty of the woods. The textures of the shawl were inspired by the lichen that grows on tree trunks deep in the forest. This project is sure to infuse your stitches with a touch of magic from the woods.

Coming soon! Click here to purchase the Woodland Magic Shawl pattern.

Crochet Pattern

Alexandra Halsey / With Alex created for us the Butterfly Surprise Shawl inspired by the beauty of butterflies flying through the flowers and grass. The shawl captures the surprise moment when a butterfly appears out of nowhere, using texture changes and a lacy background to create beautiful butterfly motifs. Add a pop of nature’s beauty to your wardrobe with this eye-catching shawl.

Coming soon! Click here to purchase the Butterfly Surprise Shawl pattern.

The Patterns in Sock Knit & Crochet Club

Knit Pattern

All Knit Up Designs brings us the beautiful Sand Lines sock design. Just like the ocean water leaves its mark on the sand as the waves sweep in and out, intricate lines form on the fabric of these cozy and sophisticated socks. You’re sure to enjoy the distinct and lovely patterns that emerge as you knit up this beginner-friendly design.

Coming soon! Click here to purchase the Sand Lines pattern.

Crochet Pattern

Abbey Swanson / The Firefly Hook created the delightful Pebbles in Streams crochet socks. These short ankle socks feature textured pebbles along the top of the foot that make stitching up this pattern fun and interesting. The distinctive stitch pattern on these socks makes us think of glossy pebbles drifting in a river and are perfect for sliding into a pair of puddle-jumping shoes for your next riverside trip.

Coming soon! Click here to purchase the Pebbles in Streams pattern.

The Patterns in Malabrigo Quarterly Club

Knit Pattern

The Sandy Waves Shawl by Emily O'Brien / Kitty With A Cupcake offers a relaxing knitting experience that is easy enough for beginners yet interesting enough for experts. Slipped stitch waves entwine with seed stitch to provide a soothing rhythm reminiscent of waves rolling in along a sandy beach. The right-triangle shape of the shawl has just enough texture to provide visual interest while highlighting the beautiful hand-dyed yarn.

Coming soon! Click here to purchase the Sandy Waves Shawl pattern.

Crochet Pattern

The St. Clair Infinity Wrap by Melanie Depcinski / Counting Crafty Sheep draws inspiration from Lake St. Clair on the shores of Michigan. Just like its namesake, it’s full of textures, colors, and climates. Glassy water and gentle waves adorn the fabric of the wrap, made with berry and vine stitches that offer visual and textural interest. Whether worn loose around your shoulders or wrapped cozily around your neck, this accessory is perfect for your lakeside exploration.

Coming soon! Click here to purchase the St. Clair Infinity Wrap pattern.


If you would like to subscribe and receive your own delightful yarn crate in the mail, you can do so here and choose from several different clubs. We'd love to have you as part of the KnitCrate family!

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