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

Projects by Tian Connaughton

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sophisticated Cables Pillow

Add a bit of sophistication to your living space with this easy cabled pillow. This design features a classic cabled center panel along with a little twist in texture that is perfect for styling any room.

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