I’m an autumn girl. I just love it! Summer is great but I get sick of it by the end of August and Winter’s just too cold. Autumn is just right! Plus it has all my favourite things: Food (roasted squash, stews and soups), clothing (cosy scarves and hats) and my favourite night of the year, bonfire night! I know not everyone has bonfire night, if you visit the uk in the Autumn you really need to go to a bonfire night but take an English person so you do it properly.
How is properly I hear you ask?
- Well first you have to find the local fireworks display, often they’re free, sometimes they’re not, the locals will know what is good.
- Then wrap up in your biggest coat and woolies; gloves are an absolute necessity! Those fingers are going to get chilly! Sometimes I even wear 2 sets of clothes, just to be sure I’m cosy enough….
- Find yourself a hot chocolate in a travel mug, you can either make it yourself or walk via a Costa or Starbucks, this is imperative to help keep those little fingers warm!
- Then you need to find a chippie! Again the locals are really the only way to know what’s good, there are too many bad chip shops out there. A hot dog or burger van will do in a pinch but it’s really not the same without the smell of salt and vinegar in the air!
- Enjoy the fireworks with your on the go meal!
- Walk home in the freezing cold. For me the walk there and back is imperative to the mood: this is a whole night affair!
- Get home and cosy up. This is the Hygge part; after all that cold and walking you can curl up in bed with your hot water bottle and hot drink (horlicks is very good for this) and snuggles from your favourite person or animal. Heavenly.
As you tell, I’m super excited for Autumn! I think the food is really my favourite part, although I am preparing well for the cold with my hand knitted scarf and hat! This year I’ve got my eye on a new cookbook: The Christmas Chronicles by Nigel Slater and I can’t wait to curl up on a chilly night and read it. Yes, I know, I’m old.
In the midst of all this excitement I am aware that it’s only September and that I have well over a month until bonfire night, so to keep myself going I’m stockpiling super cosy crochet patterns to prepare for the cold weather! Here are my Top 20 patterns for the Autumn:
Autumn Crochet Projects
Snowfall Slouchy Hat by Whistle & Ivy This is the pattern that prepares you for winter! Start making this as the weather gets even colder and it will be ready for you when the snow begins to fall! I love the colourwork on this, it’s so simple and cute and the pom pom finishes it off lovely!
Starry Nights Beanie by Croyden Crochet There’s some colourwork similar to the snowfall beanie but I also love the stripes in this hat, it’s a bit fun and super cosy looking!
Black Cat Slouch Hat by Persia Lou this is such a fun pattern to get you ready for Halloween! The great thing about this pattern is that it’s perfect for beginners as it’s worked in 1 square and sewn into shape.
Easy Pumpkin Crochet Beanie by Hooked on Homemade Happiness Another Hat I’ve put in for a bit of fun; who doesn’t want to brighten up their autumn with a pumpkin hat?!
Messy Bun Woodland Hats by Rilla Edwards keep your summer bun while still wrapping up warm with these adorable woodland animal hats!
Autumn Morning Button Cowl by Fibre Flux Chunky yarn is my new favourite yarn to work with, it’s so cosy and squishy and works up super fast! I love the colour yarn she uses and that little button detail is just perfect!
Textured Boho Cowl by Meg Made with Love There are lots of lovely cowls out at the moment in lovely chunky yarn with big buttons that are really beautiful, however what I really love about this cowl is the tassels! This cowl has a lovely variety of stitches which give it a beautiful texture. But yes, the tassels make everything better!
Autumn Leaves Filet Shawl by ABC Knitting Patterns I love how this shawl looks, cosy enough for the more mild winter nights and the variegated yarn makes it look like an actual autumn leaf! Gorgeous.
Crochet Plaid Infinity Scarf by Whistle & Ivy Plaid is so lovely for autumn and Whistle & Ivy have a whole host of plaid patterns available, go check them out!
Bruinen Crochet Shawl by Jasmin Räsänen This is a lovely long shawl to keep you warm and will wrap around as a super cosy scarf if needed. Crocheted in oranges and browns and this shawl will be perfect for autumn.
Lace Boot Cuffs by Kitty Adventures I love the look of these first boot cuffs, they are so pretty and girly! These are perfect for Autumn because they are still light, not too cosy so you can still hang onto the last remnants of lace from the summer
Boot Cuffs by Crochet from J Lovely simple boot cuffs that will go with any outfit! Working in the back loops gives a lovely ribbed effect similar to knitting.
Adeleine Arm Warmers by Crochet Dreamz These look so cosy and squishy! And I love that this is a cables pattern that is suitable for beginners
Chunky Fingerless Gloves by Domestic Bliss So chunky and cosy, and the granny stitch means it’s beginner friendly!
Crochet Jacket by Knitting Patterns I love how cosy this pattern looks and secretly do wish I had a crochet jacket to snuggle up inside!
Fall Maple Leaves by The Painted Hinge These little leaves are really easy to make and look gorgeous hung up as autumn decor!
Autumn Garland by Just Pootling This garland is just beautiful and has been made with the most gorgeous muted yarn colours, I can just imagine it hanging across my hearth!
Toadstool Mushrooms by Boys and Bunting Mushrooms are such a different way to decorate for autumn and these little toadstools will brighten up any decor!
Plaid Pumpkin by Meg Made with Love These little pumpkins are so so cute!! You have to make them to decorate your house!
That’s my collection of perfect Autumn projects! If you have any autumn projects you want to show me you can comment below or tag me in social media using the hashtag #prettypotatoprojects
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