Marly’s Favorite Patterns 2021

2021 is almost over! To celebrate reaching the end of another year, I’ve gathered together some of my favorite patterns of the year. There are patterns I designed, patterns other Stitch Ambassadors designed, and patterns available on Yarnspirations.com. As you’re planning your projects for 2021, don’t miss these projects!

Marly's Favorite Patterns 2021

My Designs

These five patterns include knit and crochet ones, and reflect patterns I published throughout the year. If you only know how to knit or only know how to crochet, the BiCrafty Bootcamps I designed will help you out!

Confetti Dots Granny Blanket

A project for the BiCrafty Bootcamp, this blanket is perfect for beginner crocheters, or anyone who wants to add a pop of color!

Confetti Dots Granny Blanket Crochet Pattern, one of Marly's favorite patterns

Love Light Gleams Stocking

Designed for the Christmas in July Stitch-Along, this knit stocking is covered in beautiful colorwork patterns!

Love Light Gleams Stocking Knit Pattern, one of Marly's favorite patterns

Hidden Pocket Steeked Cardigan

I designed this knit cardigan for a knit-along with Yarnspirations in spring 2021. I designed it so new knitters can accomplish it, but there are lots of hidden details to make it fun for experienced knitters as well!

Hidden Pocket Steeked Cardigan, , one of Marly's favorite patterns

Feel the Heat Mittens

Inspired by the mittens Bernie Sanders wore at the inauguration, these patterned mittens come in both knit and crochet versions so everyone can have a pair!

Feel the Heat Knit Mittens Free Knitting Pattern
Feel the Heat Crochet Mittens Free Crochet Pattern

Creekside Crochet Ruana

This ruana combines the Turkey Trot 2020 projects: a ruana like the knitting project, with the stitch pattern of the crochet project. The ruana has pockets so it’s the perfect layering piece!

Crekside Crochet Ruana Crochet Pattern, one of Marly's favorite patterns

Stitch Ambassador Designs

The Stitch Ambassadors are other bloggers who work with Yarnspirations! Here are some patterns they designed this year.


The Whispering Arrows Shawl is a triangle wrap inspired by Monet.

Whispering Arrows Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

Repeat Crafter Me

The Ollie the O’Go Owl is made out of new O’Go yarn and has a crochet-along.

Ollie the O'Go Owl Free Crochet Pattern

Daisy Farm Crafts

The Crochet Snowy Mountains Baby Blanket uses a triangle pattern to make little snowy mountains.

Snowy Mountains Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

The Crochet Crowd

The Study of Geometry Stitch Along is a highly-textured blanket featured in a crochet-along.

Study of Geometry Free Crochet Pattern

Flax and Twine

Wrap a little one up in this Plush Free Crochet Baby Blanket.

Plush Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

OTH Crochet Nook

Decorate your home with this Crochet Pumpkin Wreath.

Crochet Pumpkin Wreath Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet with Clare

Practice your stitches with this Stitch Sampler Wrap.

Stitch Sampler Wrap Free Crochet Pattern

My Hobby is Crochet

The Bex Hat has textured vertical stripes all around it.

Bex Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Oombawka Design Crochet

Gradient yarn stands out in this Roll With It Scarf.

Roll with It Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

See Love Share

Make yourself a wrap for Valentine’s Day with the Sweetheart Wrap.

Sweetheart Wrap Free Crochet Pattern

American Crochet

The Happy Throw is a multicolored blanket that was a crochet along.

Happy Throw Free Crochet Pattern

Snappy Tots

Make a special place for your furry friend with Brookie’s Pet Bed.

Brookie's Pet Bed Free Crochet Pattern

Beatrice Ryan Designs

The Crochet with Me Mystery CAL allows you to make a project without knowing the finished look.

Crochet with Me Free Crochet Patterns

The Purple Poncho

Use Tunisian crochet to make this Tunisian Rib Hat.

Tunisian Rib Hat Free Crochet Hat

Goodknit Kisses

Practice drop stitches with the Garter Drop Infinity Scarf.

Garter Drop Infinity Scarf Free Knitting Pattern

Kirsten Holloway Designs

This Vintage Wedding Bag is a lovely present for a bride.

Vintage Wedding Bag Free Crochet Pattern


Update your indoor plans with the Plant Holder and Hanger.

Plant Holder and Hanger Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Paradise

Keep your neck warm with the Ibiza Cowl.

Ibiza Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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