I’ve decided to make a list of Ukrainian Designers specializing in crochet, because buying their patterns is the easiest way in which we can help them directly. After russian aggression on Ukraine most people fled the country, but not all had this opportunity. Some of them stayed to help those who fight, or because they simply couldn’t leave.
How can I help Ukraine?
- First of all, buy digital products offered by Ukrainian designers (crochet patterns, courses, e-books, pdfs, etc.) to help them directly.
- Secondly, donate to non-profit organizations that help on the site.
- Join a protest in your city, so that the anti-war voice is louder.
- Send supplies through humanitarian organizations, but don’t forget about helping people directly as well.
- Host and/or hire Ukrainians if you can, because they need to rebuild their lives from scratch!
- Lastly, volunteer!
Support Ukrainian Designers
Crocheting has always been very popular in Eastern-European countries, so there are many fantastic designers from Ukraine among us. Majority of the artists I feature in this post focus on amigurumi, but there are also designers that create fantastic home decor, shawls, and clothes.
Ukrainian Amigurumi Artists
Below you will find a list of crochet designers from Ukraine, which I selected from Ravelry, so bookmark it if you want. Please note that I don’t know if they are living in Ukraine or not, but I’m sure that their friends and families do need help.
Natalia loves travels, reading, and hiking, but it’s crocheting and knitting she loves the most. In her pattern shop you’ll find adorable amigurumi toys and dreamy home decor, so click the link below the photo.
- photo by Natalia Erkhova on ravelry.com
Nelly specializes in adorable amigurumi toys, so in her shop you’ll find rabbits, bears, otters and other cute animals. These two bunnies represent vintage style I love the most, because it’s so fairytale-like!
- photo by Nelly Handmade on ravelry.com
Yevheniia creates beautifully detailed amigurumi, so check out her designs if you love all things magical. She loves her family, dancing and crocheting, of course!
- photo by Yevheniia Romanchuk on ravelry.com
Maria’s amigurumi designs are very unique, and this bunny in a pot is a great example! She makes unusual toys, which are often very funny, so check out her shop linked below.
- photo by Maria Zhyrakova on ravelry.com
If you’re looking for a baby shower gift, visit Viktoriia’s website, because you’ll find adorable amigurumi pieces and rattles there. Many of her designs are easy to make, so take a look if you are a beginner!
- photo by Viktoriia Petakh on ravelry.com
I chose this project by Tatiana, because it features Ukrainian colors – blue and yellow. Her shop is filled with amazing patterns for babies, such as amigurumi toys, rattles, or cute picture frames.
- photo by Tatiana Kucherovska on ravelry.com
Now this is a top-notch amigurumi design, because it’s perfect in every detail. Can you see the happy bunch in the photo? Great, because you’ll find a lot more stunning patterns in Olka’s shop.
- photo by Olka Novytska on ravelry.com
If you need adorable lovey pattern, check Yulia’s shop, because it’s full of cuteness. What’s more, these days she transfers all money earned from Ravelry sales to support Ukrainian military forces.
- photo by Yulia Mozhaiska on ravelry.com
Antonina is an example of how the love for small toys can transform from childhood excitement into a creative hobby. Visit her shop called ToysikiShop if you’re looking for adorable keychains, because it’s full of them!
- photo by Antonina Borysiuk on ravelry.com
Have you ever heard of micro crochet and extreme miniature crochet, because that’s what Lucia does best! I cannot believe how tiny this bear is, and you’ll find a lot more little creations in her shop.
- photo by Lucia Dolgopolova on ravelry.com
Svitlana’s love for crochet sparked when she got pregnant, and she continues to come up with amazing amigurumi and home decor ideas. You’ll be happy to browse her shop, but especially if you’re a fan of Harry Potter.
- photo by Svitlana Yakobets on ravelry.com
Sometimes, after trying a lot of professions, it occurs to us that what we really want to do is beautifully designed amigurumi toys. That’s Tatiana’s story, so support her by buying one of her amazing patterns!
- photo by Tatiana Saienko on ravelry.com
Say hi to these two little rascals, or see more long-legged toys in Anna’s shop! She came up with this idea and it’s the most popular set of patterns she sells, so check it out!
- photo by Anna Shatilova on ravelry.com
Accessory and Home Decor Ukrainian Designers
In Anna’s shop you’ll find cute bags, backpacks and home decor, so be sure to check it out. I’m a big fan of her designs, because they are so versatile!
- photo by Anna Kuznietsova on ravelry.com
Olena’s shop is filled with amazing crochet patterns for blankets, cushions, shawls and accessories. Her monochromatic designs feature interesting textures, like the one in the photo!
- photo by Olena Palamarenko on ravelry.com
Make yourself a pair of stunning crochet earrings with a little help from Oksana, because her projects are timeless and classy. I can’t stop but imagine these flower ones in blue and yellow as a statement piece!
- photo by Oksana Volytska on ravelry.com
Kate’s shop is full of colors, so be sure to check it out if you like this kind of projects! She designs scarves, earwarmers and adorable lacy hats.
- photo by Kate Veselunka on ravelry.com
Yulia’s love for all things handmade runs in the family, so it was inevitable that she herself picked up the hobby one day. She specializes in crochet shawls, which feature stunning colors and beautiful combinations of stitches.
- photo by Yulia Tkachenko on ravelry.com
If you are in need of classic neck warmers, ponchos, scarves and tops, you’ve come to the right place, because Anna has it all. Aren’t these pieces works of art – the pictured one, for instance?
- photo by Anna Meier on ravelry.com
I can crochet, but Elena’s doilies are on another level! Intricate, detailed and stunningly precise designs are challenging to make, so visit her shop for more!
- photo by Elena Bojkova on ravelry.com
Crochet Clothing Designers from Ukraine
These crochet tops will be perfect for summer, but it’s not the only piece of clothing in Marina’s shop. Explore her world of lacy garments and be sure to choose something for yourself!
- photo by Marina Tsareva on ravelry.com
That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share, and subscribe if you like what you see, because supporting Ukrainian designers is important!
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