Tian Connaughton


Tian Connaughton

I am the crochet and knitwear designer, and tech editor behind KnitDesigns by Tian. I live in a small town in Western Massachusetts with my fantasy author husband, Daniel and son, Aidan. Teaching is at the heart of how I approach design. While my style tends toward classic shapes and silhouettes, my designs are intended to provide learning opportunities featuring interesting and unique details. I blog about crochet, knit, and design at knitdesignsbytian.blogspot.com.

Projects by Tian Connaughton


Morning Glory Sweater

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Turn heads with this stylish and chic sweater. It is one of those sweaters that looks complicated but is fun to make and wear. This will be a staple go-to piece in every wardrobe.

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Lace Gradient Cowl

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Gradient yarns are great, but you can achieve a similar look using your own color combinations for a result that’s unique and stylish. This Lace Gradient Cowl is created your own gradient by combining shades of the same color family to make this fun lace cowl.

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Pumpkin Patch Cowl

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Stay warm in this fun and stylish cowl. One side of this cowl has dots that remind us of pumpkins and the other side of ridges reminiscent of harvested fields. Combine two simple stitch patterns to create this interestingly textured cowl.

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Adventure Cowl

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Dress up your summer outfit with this fun cowl. The Dakota Cowl is worked in a light weight yarn in bright colors perfect for your bright adventure.

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Textured Tablet Case

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Keep your tech in tip-top shape with this tablet case. Worked up in a washable fiber will mean that this case is easy to clean. Add the flap and tab to keep the tablet even more secure. Now you can take you I Like Crochet tablet subscription to go!

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Goldenrod Cabled Pillow

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Add a bright pop of golden color and texture to your living space with this cabled pillow. Don’t waste money on designer pillows, when you can easily crochet your own!

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Winding Honeycomb Scarf

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Raised stitches and a soft yarn provide warmth and texture in this cozy Winding Honeycomb Scarf. The winding stitch pattern looks much more difficult than it actually is, and the finished piece will pair effortlessly with any winter coat for classic winter style.

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