It's #ImproveYourOfficeDay - so we rounded up come of our favourite knitting and crochet patterns that will bring smiles and warmth to your office, no matter where you work.
Knitting for the office
Everyone in your office already knows that you knit, so why not contribute to a nicer office environment with some projects to spruce it up?
For the needle felters out there, there are these unbelievably adorable felted ball coasters. You can make random coloured ones like these, or coordinate colours for a more unified look in the office. Don't let your desk get mug rings, use these coasters! Get the tutorial here.
This adorable trio of cacti won't die when everyone leaves for the holidays, and it's immune to windowless office environments with no sun. Insert pins for a more authentic looking cacti, and leave them on your desk or give them to a coworker for maximum happiness. This pattern is a small free ebook from The Yarn Loop.
Get this free pattern from Ravelry: the gorgeous lacy design is a classy design that's perfect for a more conservative office environment. Make it in Rooster Almerino Aran for a super snuggly cosy, and use a big fancy button for interest.
For laid back, fun loving offices, this striped pom pom tea cosy is a must have. You can't be unhappy when you're drinking tea, and especially not when it comes out of this fantastic snug! Get the free pattern here.
Crochet patterns for the office
You could easily whip up some of these projects in no time flat: and the result will be happier co-workers who will stop stealing your lunch out of the communal fridge.
If more colleagues are drinking out of travel mugs than traditional mugs, check out this super simple, 15 minute cosy from Frayed Knot that will have you vying for Employee of the Month in no time flat. Make it in Patons Wool Aran for a sturdy, economical finished product.
Whether you're making thee useful cups in a rainbow of Cascade 220 shades, or a more demure striped option that won't look out of place in a high-powered office, you're sure to love these upcycled beauties. You'll never misplace your favourite pen again! Get the pattern here.
If you saw that knitting pattern above and felt envious, never fear: this free cactus crochet pattern from Crochet Now Magazine can be downloaded free! You can stitch a variety of faces on this little guy, maybe a different cactus to represent each coworker?
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