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


Lacy Lime Socks

Step into warmer weather with these lacy and airy socks. These are perfect to make for yourself or as a gift for someone who loves playful colors and bold design.

View Project

Orchid Tee

Orchid Tee

Add a bit of spice to this simple, wide-sleeved tank with one lacy sleeve. This is a great pattern for knitters wanting to try knitting a top for the first time. It’s elegant, but not too intimidating.

View Project

Snow What Fun Cowl

This eye catching cowl will keep you warm throughout the winter months. It may look complicated, but it works up quickly. You can make one to give as a gift and one for yourself.

View Project

Tide Pool Lace Scarf

Reminiscent of mossy tide pools and pretty ocean colors, this lace scarf is perfect for warm weather. Wear this scarf to Sunday brunch with the girls or a summer night out.

View Project

Berry Picking Apron

Part of the fun of summer is the abundance of fresh berries. If you’re lucky enough to have a berry farm nearby, wear this apron to protect your clothes as you pick warm berries fresh from the bush. Your summer guests will love the delicious, homemade pies!

View Project

Indoor Picnic Placemat

Set the perfect picnic table with this lacy placemat. Sitting on the patio with a good book and elegant details will make for the perfect summer setting.

View Project

Blueberry Lace Wrap

Wrap yourself is this beautiful and geometric stole. The Blueberry Lace Wrap is the perfect accessory to take you from day to evening and from work to Sunday brunch.

View Project

Sunshine Lace Scarf

Punch up your wardrobe with this light and airy scarf. The Sunshine Lace Scarf combines vertical lines and an open lacy pattern to create this perfect accessory you will want to wear every day.

View Project