Easy Patterns

Easy crochet and knitting patterns from Not So Granny.


Inspired by the cogs of the Lorenz cipher machine or ‘Tunny’ as it was referred to, this crochet hat has a vintage fair-isle look but only one colour is used at a time.


Hut 8

I was astounded to learn that more than 130 female civilians worked in secret at Bletchley, filing, punching holes and carrying out routine tasks. Without their administrative help the code cracking wouldn’t have happened. This everyday classic cardigan is a tribute to these ladies. With simple shaping, patterning and construction this cardigan is the ideal first top down garment pattern – as easy to make as it is to wear.




This lace slouch beanie hides a secret…worked into the pretty lace pattern is an original cipher code, ‘Baudot’ from Bletchley Park. It reads, ‘knit, tink, knit, tink’. Here’s hoping you’ll enjoy the knitting and not have to do too much of the tinking!


Hill Top Hat

This easy to make and easy to wear slouchy crochet  beret is perfect for keeping the wind out on hill top strolls. The spiral detail adds interest but lets the beautiful yarn shine in a simple pattern.


A Walk in the Woods Cardigan

Casual and timeless, this round yoke cardigan suits all ages and is unisex. Quick to make in chunky yarn, this will keep you warm on winter walks or snuggling by the fireside.


Lithodora Poncho

Lithodora Poncho has the feel of a light shawl but with all the practicality of a poncho. Dress down with shorts and sandals at the beach or pop it over a summer dress as the sun falls.


Galactica Scarf

Inspired by the Milky Way with variegated grey swirls set in darkest black. This soft lace scarf with shallow shawl shaping has a simple two row pattern repeat. Perfect to keep you warm on a summer night’s stargazing.

This pattern is also included in the Space collection.


Beatrice Evening Bag

A pretty evening bag knitting pattern, with ribbon handles, just a little lace. It is quick to knit in a chunky yarn with no seaming and knit at a tight gauge so no need to line.