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June 2022 Designer Spotlight

June 2022 Designer Spotlight

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Our June crates are on their way to you! Before they arrive on your doorstep, we wanted to share a little behind-the-scenes about our designers for this month and the beautiful designs they've created just for you. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our June 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 May Designers

Afifa Sayeed


Afifa Sayeed brings "a modern sensibility and love of construction to the art of knitting." Born in Pakistan and receiving her education in Asia, Europe, and the United States, her work is influenced by all of these cultures. She currently lives in California.


Instagram: @fifknits

Ravelry: Fifknits

Natalie Thomas / Detroit Knots

Natalie Thomas of Detroit Knots wants to "spread the love of crochet to everyone." She loves exploring shape and texture in her patterns to take crochet to the next level, and she is especially passionate about Tunisian crochet. She's a wife, a mom to two little girls, and lives in Detroit, Michigan.


Instagram: @detroitknots

Ravelry: Natalie @ Detroit Knots

Ruth Brasch

Ruth Brasch is a knitting, crochet, and Tunisian crochet designer, as well as a tech editor. She strives to design patterns that will leave makers with a feeling of satisfaction and a smile on their face. Ruth lives in an orchard in South Central Pennsylvania with her husband, three kids, Golden Retriever “Frodo” and ever expanding flock of chickens.


Instagram: @ruthbrasch

Ravelry: RuthBrasch

Rohn Strong

Rohn Strong is a crafter, blogger, and author who is passionate about helping others discover a love of crafting. He started his craft business in 2012 and has written several books as well as teaching online classes. He loves hugs, reading books, and the color green.


Instagram: @rohnstrong

Ravelry: rohnstrong

The Patterns in Knit & Crochet Club

Knit Pattern

The Summer Nights Ponchette from Afifa Knits Designs is a light-weight, summer accessory perfect for layering over a tee or tank. 

Crochet Pattern

Evenings out by the fire just got cozier with the Bonfire Capelet from Natalie Thomas / Detroit Knots. This Tunisian crochet piece is worked flat and then seamed with just a touch of elegant lace at the edge. Wear it with the slit over the arm or at the back as shown. 

The Patterns in Sock Knit & Crochet Club

Knit Pattern

Take a load off after a long day of work around the homestead with the Repose socks from Ruth Brasch. Quick to stitch, these anklets are full of cozy texture. Both relaxing to knit and wear!

Crochet Pattern

Stalks of wheat gently flowing in the wind lend inspiration to the Wheatfield socks by Rohn Strong. The simple toe-up foot grows into the open lace of the leg creating a stylish sock for the summer season.


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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