Kathleen Sperling has rounded up some wonderful patterns from designers based in Ukraine. Why not show your support for these talented members of our crafting community by buying one or two of their designs?

At the time of writing, Ukrainian designers are still able to receive PayPal payments for purchases through Etsy. Not only will this help them financially, but it's also a lovely way to send a small message of support.

We also encourage you to consider supporting the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

Svetlana Hurova designs the most amazing crocheted toys! With delightfully expressive eyebrows! Here's an example of her unicorn toy, 'Little unicorn'.

Visit Svetlana's Etsy shop


Anna Kibalchich-Poda designs knitted doll clothes which are amazingly detailed despite their small size! Pictured is her '5 bears jumper'.

Visit Anna's Etsy shop


Anna Meier grabbed me with her seriously beautiful crochet patterns for neckwarmers, but she does lots of other stuff too. Pictured is her 'Frozen Beauty Neckwarmer'.

Visit Anna's Etsy shop


Victoria Chaplina likes to play with big chunky cables in her knitted garments and accessories, such as her 'Misty Knee High Socks'.

Visit Victoria's Etsy shop


I was struck by Olena Palamarenko's geometric designs. She does a lot of crocheted home decor patterns, as well as wearable accessories. Pictured is her Comet Infinity Scarf.

Visit Olena's Etsy shop


Tkachenko Tetiana is a knitwear designer who creates very sweet yoked sweaters for babies and children, such as the penguin sweater pictured here.

Visit Tkachenko's Etsy shop


Julia Matiienko's crocheted toy patterns are so cute, I can't even. Just look at this Leprechaun Gnome pattern!

Visit Julia's Etsy shop


What got me to notice Inna Martynova's knitted designs was her lovely use of texture, as you can see in her Primrose Cardigan.

Visit Inna's Etsy shop


Natalie Pelikh's design focus is beautiful little crocheted purses, such as her 'Round purse' pattern pictured here.

Visit Natalie's Etsy shop


Knitwear designer Tatiana Chystiakova has a STUNNING aesthetic. Just look at her 'In the land of magnolias' skirt! Her website says that you can contact her via email to arrange a purchase from her directly.


About Kathleen Sperling

Kathleen is a knitting designer based in Canada, who specialises is detailed colourwork patterns. She originally wrote this round-up as a Twitter thread and kindly gave her permission for us to share it here.

Find out more about Kathleen on her website.

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