Boo-Biloo (Louise Crowter)

Louise Crowther

I am Louise Crowther, a British knitting and crochet designer.

I have been involved with textile design all my working life, starting my career as a Jacquard designer based in Yorkshire, creating elaborate, woven cloth designs for the corporate market and high street fashion retailers.

My passion for knitting started about ten years ago when my eldest son wanted to learn how to knit, and although his interest in knitting lasted no longer than a week, I was hooked! Unable to find any knitting patterns for toys that really appealed to me, I decided to have a go at creating my own; and so began the next chapter of my design career. My passion for crochet is much more recent, but I have now totally got the crochet bug! I have become one of those lucky people whose hobby has turned into a day job, and now run the small but successful business Boo-Biloo.

My work has been featured in various magazines including Making Gifts and Simply Knitting and my first book ‘My Knitted Doll’ was released in October 2016, followed by my second ‘Knitted Animal Friends’ in 2018.

Although I will always be a Yorkshire girl at heart, I now live in a lovely little town in Northamptonshire, where I divide my time between looking after my family, designing, knitting and crocheting.

  • Amelia the Duck by Louise Crowther

    The pattern by Louise Crowther can be found in
    the book Knitted Animal Friends and is available
    via Amazon

    KnittedAnimalFriends

    "When she’s in a hurry, Amelia saves time by simply slipping into her stylish shift dress with its little button tab, and grabbing her shoulder bag. She’s ready in a jiffy and won’t miss her train after all!"

    The kit contains all the yarn you need to make
    Amelia the Duck.

    Body in Scheepjes Stone Washed 50g
    Yarn A: 801 Moon Stone 2x
    Yarn B: 816 Coral 1x

    Clothes in Scheepjes Catona 50g
    Yarn A: 173 Blue Bell 1x
    Yarn B: 164 Light Navy 1x
    Yarn C: 410 Rich Coral 1x
    Yarn D: 414 Vintage Peach 1x

  • Archie the Squirrel by Louise Crowther

    The pattern by Louise Crowther can be found in
    the book Knitted Animal Friends and is available
    via Amazon

    KnittedAnimalFriends

    "Lucky for Archie that he’s good with a spreadsheet, or he’d never keep track of where he hid last year’s nuts. He’s just off to check the data now, in his tie and waistcoat, summer shorts and T-bar shoes.'

    The kit contains all the yarn you need to make
    Archie the Squirrel.

    Body in Scheepjes Stone Washed 50g
    Yarn A: 816 Coral 2x
    Yarn B: 801 Moon Stone 1x

    Clothes in Scheepjes Catona 50g
    Yarn A: 130 Old Lace 1x
    Yarn B: 164 Light Navy 1x
    Yarn C: 212 Sage Green 1x

  • Bella the Cat by Louise Crowther

    The pattern by Louise Crowther can be found in
    the book Knitted Animal Friends and is available
    via Amazon

    KnittedAnimalFriends

    "Because she sometimes feels the cold, Bella likes to dress warmly in her favourite sweater and skirt.
    If she finds herself at a loose end, she entertains herself by chasing the pompoms on her scarf.'

    The kit contains all the yarn you need to make
    Bella the Cat.

    Body in Scheepjes Stone Washed 50g
    Yarn A: 809 Yellow Jasper 2x
    Yarn B: 801 Moon Stone 1x

    Clothes in Scheepjes Catona 50g
    Yarn A: 238 Powder Pink 1x
    Yarn B: 240 Amethyst 1x
    Yarn C: 398 Colonial Rose 1x
    Yarn D: 130 Old Lace 1x

  • Charlotte the Fox by Louise Crowther

    The pattern by Louise Crowther can be found in
    the book Knitted Animal Friends and is available
    via Amazon

    KnittedAnimalFriends

    "What a smart fox Charlotte is, in every sense! Her pretty dress and linen coat are the perfect ensemble for a trip to the city. She’s off to the science museum with her packed lunch in her satchel.'

    The kit contains all the yarn you need to make
    Charlotte the Fox.

    Body in Scheepjes Stone Washed 50g
    Yarn A: 816 Coral 2x
    Yarn B: 801 Moon Stone 1x

    Clothes in Scheepjes Catona 50g
    Yarn A: 212 Sage 2x
    Yarn B: 509 Pale Blue 1x
    Yarn C: 130 Old Lace 1x
    Yarn D: 157 Root Beer 1x

  • Dorothy the Mouse by Louise Crowther

    The pattern by Louise Crowther can be found in
    the book Knitted Animal Friends and is available
    via Amazon

    KnittedAnimalFriends

    "Gentle Dorothy takes great care of her friends when they visit - almost as much care as she puts into choosing her co-ordinating shrug and shoes, lovely ruffle tunic and capri pants with button trim.'

    The kit contains all the yarn you need to make
    Dorothy the Mouse.

    Body in Scheepjes Stone Washed 50g
    814 Crystal Quartz 2x

    Clothes in Scheepjes Catona 50g
    Yarn A: 130 Old Lace 1x
    Yarn B: 254 Moon Rock 1x
    Yarn C: 523 Sweet Mandarin 1x

  • Harry the Ram by Louise Crowther

    The pattern by Louise Crowther can be found in
    the book Knitted Animal Friends and is available
    via Amazon

    KnittedAnimalFriends

    "Harry’s big sister has told him he must keep his best sweater and new shorts clean, and she’s lectured him about not messing up his freshly combed fleece or scuffing his smart shoes. Harry has other ideas."

    The kit contains all the yarn you need to make
    Harry the Ram.

    Body in Scheepjes Stone Washed 50g
    Yarn A: 801 Moon Stone 1x
    Yarn B: 831 Axinite 2x
    Yarn C: 804 Boulder Opal 1x

    Clothes in Scheepjes Catona 50g
    Yarn A: 247 Bluebird 1x
    Yarn B: 130 Old Lace 1x
    Yarn C: 164 Light Navy 1x
    Yarn D: 110 Jet Black 1x

  • Holly the Hedgehog by Louise Crowther

    The pattern by Louise Crowther can be found in
    the book Knitted Animal Friends and is available
    via Amazon

    KnittedAnimalFriends

    "Hedgehogs have to be so careful when they get dressed in the morning. Holly’s frock is new and particularly beautiful - she loves the patterned hem and crossover straps. Life’s tricky with prickles!'

    The kit contains all the yarn you need to make
    Holly the Hedgehog.

    Body in Scheepjes Stone Washed 50g
    Yarn A: 822 Brown Agate 1x
    Yarn B: 831 Axinite 1x

    Clothes in Scheepjes Catona 50g
    Yarn A: 408 Old Rose 1x
    Yarn B: 130 Old Lace 1x
    Yarn C: 162 Black Coffee 1x
    Yarn D: 507 Chocolate 1x

  • Isabella Doll by Louise Crowther

    The pattern by Louise Crowther
    can be found here ravelry

    This adorable doll is oh-so-cute, and the perfect present for that special little one. Children love to play dress-up with her sweet outfit, and wrap her up warm for winter. She is packed with detail, so take your time to get all the little parts looking as perfect as possible. Cute little cables and pompoms adorn the scarf, and all the doll's clothes are easy to take on and off--perfect for playtime! 

    The kit contains all the yarn you need to make
    Isabella Doll and her clothes.

    Scheepjes Catona 50g:
    Yarn A: 248 Champagne 1x
    Yarn B: 507 Chocolate 1x
    Yarn C: 398 Colonial Rose 2x
    Yarn D: 249 Saffron 2x
    Yarn E: 238 Powder Pink 1x
    Yarn F: 240 Amethyst 2x
    Yarn G: 393 Charcoal 1x

  • Louis the Owl by Louise Crowther

    The pattern by Louise Crowther can be found in
    the book Knitted Animal Friends and is available
    via Amazon

    KnittedAnimalFriends

    "Little Louis is very excited about his trip to the lifeboat station! In his cable knit sweater and joggers, and bright yellow duffle coat, he’s ready for the most ferocious weather. He’d like to be a lifeboat captain when he’s bigger, or maybe a lighthouse keeper."

    The kit contains all the yarn you need to make
    Louis the Owl.

    Body in Scheepjes Stone Washed 50g
    Yarn A: 802 Smokey Quartz 2x
    Yarn B: 801 Moon Stone 1x
    Yarn C: 809 Yellow Jasper 1x

    Clothes in Scheepjes Catona 50g
    Yarn A: 130 Old Lace 2x
    Yarn B: 249 Saffron 2x
    Yarn C: 393 Charcoal 1x

  • Maisie the Pig by Lousie Crowther

    The pattern by Louise Crowther can be found in
    the book Knitted Animal Friends and is available
    via Amazon

    KnittedAnimalFriends

    "Maisie picked out this textured pink dress because it goes so well with her snout, then threw on her favourite grey cardigan. The starlet shoes were an after-thought. Some people just can’t help being stylish.'

    The kit contains all the yarn you need to make
    Maisie the Pig.

    Body in Scheepjes Stone Washed 50g
    Yarn A: 821 Pink Quartzite 2x
    Yarn B: 820 Rose Quartz 1x

    Clothes in Scheepjes Catona 50g
    Yarn A: 408 Old Rose 2x
    Yarn B: 242 Metal Grey 1x
    Yarn C: 172 Light Silver 1x

  • Stanley the Raccoon by Lousie Crowther

    The pattern by Louise Crowther can be found in
    the book Knitted Animal Friends and is available
    via Amazon

    KnittedAnimalFriends

    "Irrepressible Stanley keeps his school teachers on their toes, but now it’s the holidays and he’s off in search of some seaside fun in his striped shorts and matching red sneakers and sweater."

    The kit contains all the yarn you need to make
    Stanley the Raccoon.

    Body in Scheepjes Stone Washed 50g
    Yarn A: 802 Smokey Quartz 2x
    Yarn B: 801 Moon Stone 1x
    Yarn C: 803 Black Onyx 1x

    Clothes in Scheepjes Catona 50g
    Yarn A: 516 Candy Apple 1x
    Yarn B: 164 Light Navy 1x
    Yarn C: 130 Old Lace 1x

  • Tilly the Hare by Louise Crowther

    The pattern by Louise Crowther can be found in
    the book Knitted Animal Friends and is available
    via Amazon

    KnittedAnimalFriends

    "A cardigan with a carrot motif seems like the perfect choice for an afternoon at the allotment, but Tilly’s beautiful white dress is unlikely to stay that way for long…"

    The kit contains all the yarn you need to make
    Tilly the Hare.

    Body in Scheepjes Stone Washed 50g
    Yarn A: 831 Axinite 2x
    Yarn B: 801 Moon Stone 1x

    Clothes in Scheepjes Catona 50g
    Yarn A: 130 Old Lace 2x
    Yarn B: 172 Light Silver 1x
    Yarn C: 410 Rich Coral 1x
    Yarn D: 189 Royal Orange 1x
    Yarn E: 512 Lime 1x

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