Crochet for Christmas

Are you looking for some ideas for some handmade gifts you can make for Christmas this year? If you can crochet, there are a myriad of ideas out there, absolutely worth your time to make! It’s so touching to receive a handmade gift, one that you know a lot of thought and time has gone into. It’s such a neat experience for me to be able to make handmade gifts for my family and friends… I think about them as I make their gift, so there’s the extra special gift of having spent hours and hours (and hours and hours) thinking about the recipient that is built into this gift of love!

So, if you want to give that kind of love this gift-giving season, you’ve still got plenty of time to crochet something amazing. And I have got some great crochet patterns for you!

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A crocheted hat is a practical and lovely gift. This Brisk Beanie Crochet Pattern is trendy with its multiple textures and crochets up quickly with a 5 mm crochet hook. This is the kind of gift you can whip up in a couple of hours!

Isn’t this sweet vertical-striped Borealis Hat Crochet Pattern adorable? I love the rainbow yarn used in this example to make a super fun and brightly coloured hat for a child, or anyone who loves a pop of colour!

If you’re looking for something a little more Christmassy to make as a gift this season, check out this Vintage Crochet Granny Square Tree Skirt Pattern. Because it’s a vintage pattern, you can get the .pdf for just a couple bucks! And you can choose the colours that suit your recipients (or your own… ;)) to make a perfectly customized tree skirt!

If granny squares aren’t your thing, this Crocheted Nativity Tree Skirt Pattern might be more your speed. I love the simplicity of the two colours and the multiple panels with different scenes.

I also love this Rustic Wonderland Christmas Tree Skirt Crochet Pattern with a chunky yarn and fantastic wooden buttons, this would be perfect for a farmhouse Christmas style.

Who doesn’t love snowmen? These Little Snowman Crocheted Christmas Ornaments would make perfect co-worker gifts! I love the embroidered snowflakes on the hat and scarf and the little stick arms on the other snowman are classic!

Perhaps you’d rather make a Snowman Christmas Ball Ornament; this little crochet pattern would also make a great gift for co-workers. I think they would also go well at craft sales if you’re the kind of person who makes for craft sales. Simple and quick, these would probably come together in a couple of hours, too.

For a more traditional Christmas Ball Ornament Crochet Pattern, there’s this super colourful option, which I love and also think would come together quickly! How fun would a bunch of these be on a colourful tree? oOooOhh or they’d be even more perfect at a daycare or pre-school!? When I was a kid, we had glass ball ornaments, which could (and did!) break. Since I’ve had kids, I’ve only bought plastic ornaments so I wouldn’t have to worry about breakage; I could let my kids decorate and touch the tree without being a ball of worry. These would totally work to let kids decorate with!

While we’re in this colourful mood, you should also check out these cute Colourful Little Christmas Trees. I love the fun stripes and the beads that add so much character to these sweet little decorations. They would go along perfectly with those snowmen ball ornaments at your craft sale!

I’m also a big fan of these stockings! You can make this Mini Stocking Crochet Pattern into a bunting like these, with multiple colours, stripes, and follow the rainbow! What a fun decoration! OoooOooh… you could make 25 of them for an advent calendar bunting!

Here’s another great pattern to turn into a great garland: this Christmas Lights Crochet Pattern can be made into individual little ornaments or strung together for an adorable bunting! How fun are these?!

So, you see? With all these quick projects you could make in time for the holidays, you can really give a handmade gift to just about anyone you care about! Time to pull out that yarn and the hook, pick up a pattern and get to work! Or Pin it for later!

So many cute Christmas crochet patterns to make! Perfect handmade gift ideas! I can't wait to get started on these! Look at the little stockings! So adorable! #christmascrochet #handmadechristmas #crochetpatterns #crochetchristmas #craftevangelist
Adorable chunky textured beanie crochet pattern, the Brisk Beanie pdf crochet pattern to download and work immediately. Super trendy and I love the faux fur pompom! Perfect quick crochet Christmas gift! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochethat #hatpattern#christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Such a sweet and cute crochet beanie pattern with colourful vertical stripes! This would make a great quick Christmas gift for kids! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochethat#hatpattern#craftevangelist
Vintage crochet pattern for a granny square or granny ripple tree skirt! So fun and retro. Love this for Christmas! It would make a great handmade gift! Perfect for beginners! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Beautiful two-color Nativity Tree skirt with a silhouette of the Nativity, worked in panels. This would make a stunning Christmas gift! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Rustic Wonderland Tree Skirt crochet pattern. Perfect to make for a farmhouse decor Christmas gift. Chunky yarn works up quickly for a beautiful, rustic handmade Christmas tree skirt! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Sweet little snowman crochet pattern. I love this little amigurumi snowman, perfect little Christmas ornament for a handmade gift! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Colourful Christmas Ball Ornament Crochet pattern is a perfect quick handmade gift to make for coworkers or friends. These would sell well at craft fairs too. #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Adorable and simple little Snowman ornament crochet pattern. These would be awesome to make for craft fairs or co-worker gifts! I love to make handmade gifts for friends! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Sweet little colorful tree Christmas ornaments. A quick crochet pattern for Christmas decorations. These would be great for craft sales. I love the beads! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Adorable mini stocking crochet pattern would make a perfect advent calendar or just make a couple and they'd be cute tree ornaments! Christmas stockings are such great decorations! So fun for kids! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Cute and quick crochet pattern for Christmas lights. A string of Christmas lights would make a great Christmas garland! Or one of these bulbs would be a quick ornament! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
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Handmade Holiday Gifts

It’s go time! November always takes me by surprise. Before November, if I had started thinking about Christmas gifts or making anything, I was so super early and ahead of the game. Once November hits, I always feel behind. It’s stupid, really. But the maker mom in me wants to handmake something for everyone. Besides making everyone some coasters or ornaments, it just isn’t practical to start in November. But just because you can’t make something elaborate for everyone, doesn’t mean that you can’t make something elaborate for someone special. So, I’ve rounded up a group of patterns to make for some beautiful handmade holiday gifts! Check them out and get to work!

Or… here’s the other trick, if you’re starting in November, you can still get a handmade gift made for you! There are so many makers who make a gorgeous handmade gift for you, wrap it beautifully and ship it to you in time for Christmas. Just take note of any special order-by dates, so you can be sure to get what you want in time for your gift-giving!

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Stuffed toys are always a great gift idea for children! Even adults find them hard to resist! This sweet Friendy Wendy the Lamb crochet pattern would make a lovely handmade gift!

The beauty of holiday time is that you can decorate with stuffed toys! When else can you display stuffed toys if you’re not a kid (or my mother-in-law in her spare bedrooms)? You can make this Kevin the Snowman Amigurumi Pattern and put him on your mantle or give him as a loveable Christmas toy!

These Christmas Minis set of crochet toy patterns are another opportunity to make and display some cute little amigurumi toys for the holidays! If you attached some string to these little guys, they would make great hanging ornaments or gift toppers!

My little Oak hubby crochet toy pattern is a sweet little amigurumi toy pattern to make as a lovey for a child. What an adorable earthy little doll! He looks perfectly suited for the woodsy outdoors.

Maybe the hype of Frozne is over now, but I know there are still some die-hard fans out there and kids still love Olaf. If you have a fan in your life, you could make one of these detachable Olaf Snowman crochet patterns. How much fun is it to have an interactive handmade toy to play with!?

Play food is such a fun handmade gift! This amigurumi cup of hot cocoa is a cute and quick-to-make little pattern that will delight any recipient! How much fun would it be to put out an amigurumi cup of cocoa and cookies for Santa this year?

For an older child or teen, this Crochet Pillow Lips Amigurumi Pattern would make a great throw pillow for their bed. Made with fuzzy blanket yarn, this little pillow would be so cozy to snuggle up to!

For the knitters in the group looking to make a garment, the Lodgepole Cowl knitting pattern is a lovely colour-work knitting pattern, made with just two colours. Cowls make great handmade gifts because you don’t need to have someone’s exact measurements to make a garment that is going to fit and they knit up rather quickly, so you can make lots for all your friends!

If you’ve got a little more time to craft this year, you could make up one of these Winter Star Crochet Blanket Patterns and have a fabulous afghan to enjoy or delight someone with a gorgeous handmade gift!

Or if winter stars are not your thing, check out this Midnight Diamond Blanket Crochet Pattern. I love the pattern on this; it almost looks like a Scandinavian rug! I wonder if I could make it with t-shirt yarn and make a fun rug?

So, if you’re not a maker, or you are and you just don’t have time to make one of these lovely patterns, there are still makers out there who have time to make a great gift for you in time for the holidays. Like this incredible Crocheted fairy house teapot cosy from Pleasant Things Store. Remember last year when I made my teapot cosy for the silent auction? Well, this maker makes them, too! And she is far more prolific than I am! I tell ya, for all the work that goes into a piece of art like this, her prices are a good deal!

Or maybe you would prefer to give a Luxury Sparrow Beanie made by my friend Jasmine at KichekoDesigns with hand-dyed superwash Merino wool. I love the giant faux fur poms; they’re still so trendy and fun. This gorgeous hat would be loved by any recipient! If you want to make your own, you can grab the pattern from HaileyBailey.

Do you have a new baby coming into the family soon? Jasmine would also make you a Little Ombre Blanket made with naturally soft merino. Perfect baby stroller blanket! It’s such a delight to receive a handmade gift, so you can be sure to let your recipient know that this blanket was handmade in Canada by a delightful woman in Revelstoke, BC!

Pre-order your Knit Hat with Faux Fur Pom from a fellow Edmonton maker, GingerfullyCozy. This mustard yellow is such a great colour this fall; I’m so glad it’s still on-trend: it’s one of my favourite colours!

For a chunky option, GingerfullyCozy also has this cute textured knit hat with faux fur pom. The grey is so classic and goes with everything!

So, whether you’re kicking your making into high-gear this month or organizing yourself for the gift-giving season ahead, you’ve got a bunch of great options to have a lovely handmade holiday! I’m always so pleased to push handmade on people; it’s a far superior option in so many ways. If you make it yourself, you can save some money by just buying some yarn that’s within your budget and add so much value with some of your time. It makes such a special gift for the recipient because of your input of time and thought. If you buy from an independent maker, you’re usually getting a super great deal and you’re directly supporting creative handiwork! We shouldn’t lose these skills! We need to value them and we need to value the time that makers spend making and coming up with beautiful patterns for the rest of us! So, what are you waiting for? Go get one of these patterns or put your order in for a handmade item by a talented maker! Pin this for later so you can find it next time you’re looking for it.

Cute handmade gifts to make and gift this Christmas season! From amigurumi toys to fairy house tea cosies and trendy beanies, this is a great collection of patterns and handmade gift ideas for you! #crochetpatterns #handmadegifts #craftevangelist #amigurumi #blanketpatterns #yarn #crafts
Sweet amigurumi crochet pattern for this adorable little lamb doll, Friendy Wendy the Lamb. So cute! Perfect handmade baby gift idea! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #handmadegift #handmadegiftideas #yarn #crafts #handmadeholidays #craftevangelist
Super adorable crochet pattern for this sweet amigurumi snowman. Lovely crocheted christmas gift idea. He would make a great decoration or toy for children of all ages. Very sweet. I love his little vest! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #handmadegifts #handmadechristmas #handmadeholidays #handmadegiftideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Such a sweet handmade crochet toy pattern! Perfect little amigurumi doll, I love its waldorf-style simplicity with the adorable little details! Super cute handmade gift idea. Time to pick up a pattern and get working for the holidays! #handmadegifts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochettoy #amigurumitoy #handmadechristmas #handmadeholidays #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi holiday characters. 4 crochet patterns in one: penguin, snowman, christmas tree and santa claus. Such adorable little amigurumi patterns, would make great ornaments! Excellent instructions and highly rated pattern! It's time to start working on your holiday gifts! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetchristmas #handmadegifts #handmadechristmas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun and functional detachable Olaf toy crochet pattern! What a fun handmade gift idea, Frozen-inspired amigurumi pattern. #amigurumipattern #frozen #toypattern #yarn #crafts #diytoys #handmadegiftideas #crochetpattern
Knitting pattern for worsted weight color work cowl, the Lodgepole Cowl with a modern stranded color work simple pine tree design. Gorgeous! Would work up quickly for a quick handmade gift idea! #knittingpattern #knitcowl #cowlpattern #yarn #crafts #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Adorable, incredible handmade crocheted fairy house teapot cozy! What a fun and thoughtful gift this would make for a tea fanatic! Such a good price for lovely detailed handiwork! #teacozy #teacosy #handmadegifts #crochetedgifts #handmade #fairyhouse #fairies #fantasygifts #craftevangelist
Such a cute amigurumi crochet pattern! A mug of hot cocoa pattern! I love the cute little face and I need to find that cookie pattern! Adorable! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #playfood #amigurumiplayfood #hotcocoa #hotchocolate #diytoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Winter Star Blanket crochet pattern. Lovely little pattern to work on for this fall, making a gorgeous holiday-ready afghan to curl up in or give as a fabulous handmade gift! Love this beautiful crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetafghan #blanketpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Chunky Knit Hat with faux fur pompom, special handmade beanie sized for an average adult woman's head. Love this gorgeous hat! 
#knithat #fauxfurpom #handmadegiftideas #handmadegift #shoplocal #handmadeinyeg #yeghandmade #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured knit hat with giant faux fur pompom! I love everything about this hat. Pre-order, made to order handmade in Canada custom beanie! Perfect gift idea! #knithat #handmadegift #handmadegiftideas #craftevangelist
I love this classic, minimalist ombre baby blanket, with chunky stripes and a lovely textured super soft merino wool, this handmade in Canada blanket would make a lovely baby shower gift! #handmadegifts #babyblanket #merinowool #madeinCanada #crochetedblanket #handmadeblanket #craftevangelist
Handmade crocheted luxury hat made in Canada with hand-dyed superwash merino wool. I love this gorgeous hat and the fantastic faux fur pompom! Perfect winter beanie! There's also a link to the pattern to make your own! #crochethat #crochetbeanie #beaniepattern #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Midnight Diamond Blanket Crochet Pattern. I love this black and white tile-inspired blanket crochet pattern. It would fit well with Scandinavian-style decor and would make a lovely handmade gift! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetblanketpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a fun handmade crochet pillow for teens! Perfect cozy little pattern to make up for that hard-to-buy-for woman or teen! Crochet pink lips for your home, car and friends!
#amigurumi #handmadegifts #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #craftevangelist
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Namaste Maker’s Hybrid Belt Bag Review

This summer when I was at Our Maker Life in Calgary, I had the privilege of meeting Laura from Jimmy Beans Wool. She spoke for a little bit at OML and I was super inspired by her story. As we were chatting with a smaller group of people afterwards, we were talking up Jimmy Beans’ Namaste bags. I had brought my Maker’s Tote Bag with me because it’s my everyday purse/knitting/computer bag and I love it and it’s perfect in so many ways. As we were chatting, I told her that I thought a fanny pack (I know, I’m cringing at the word, too, but stick with me here)-type bag that you could just store a skein of yarn to work on a project while in line or moving around the house. To my great delight, Laura showed us some pictures of an upcoming product, the Namaste Maker’s Hybrid Belt Bag, which was way cooler looking than what I had imagined. When the product was released, I got up the nerve to send an email to Laura (she gave us all her email address; how cool is that?!) to ask if they would send me a bag to review.

And they did!

So, here I am with my first review! So, for full disclosure. Jimmy Beans sent me the Belt Bag for free to try out and give my opinion about. All my opinions and words are my own and I received no other compensation other than the bag. It arrived about 6 weeks ago, but I wanted to give myself some time to put it to use before I wrote my review.

I had requested the Petal colour, which matches my tote bag and my Maker’s Portfolio. When it arrived (happy mail!), I took a little break from work to open it–I couldn’t wait! I loved the cute, sturdy, little box it came in (so handy for re-using! drawer organizers!!!).

I think one of my favourite things about both of my Namaste Maker’s bags is that they have just the right amount of pockets and compartments. Using other bags that have a gazillion pockets for “a place for everything,” I have found that they’re too restrictive, they don’t fit exactly the things that I have and want to keep there. And then I also don’t consistently put them back in their “perfect” spot. So, maybe they work for some people, but I’m just too lazy to be that organized. Also, I love a super easy pocket, like this one on the back of the belt bag.

It’s very handy to pop in your cell phone, keeps it close to your body and closes with a magnet!!! I love magnet closures… so handy.

Under the flap of the main compartment, there’s a zippered pocket that can act as a wallet with card slots, a cash compartment and room for whatever. The flap of the main compartment closes with snaps (and there are more magnets to hold the flap down).

The main compartment is where you would keep a skein of yarn and your project. I really wanted to love this and I think I definitely did when I was working on a small project and had to get up to check on dinner.

There was a super long line at camp registration this summer when I had just started a shawl and it would have been perfect for that. Once you get into larger projects or larger balls of yarn, this bag probably isn’t going to cut it for you. I agree with the choice made: sacrificing the space for a project for a slimmer bag so that it’s not so bulky makes it more versatile overall.

I am not the most fashion-forward person so I had some hesitation about wearing the belt bag as a belt bag in public, so I have mostly used it as a crossbody bag, to which it easily and smoothly converts. I saw a woman wearing a dress and a belt bag at a soccer game this fall, which gave me the courage to wear this bag as a belt bag this fall at The King’s University’s 40th Anniversary Banquet, where I worked helping with the silent auction and selling tickets for the bar. It was very handy to have a small bag with me to keep my keys, wallet, phone and a pen to have my hands free. I did not have time to knit, so I left my project at home.

Honestly, I mostly love it as a small purse. It is very easily convertible: the belt strap lengthens and shortens quickly and easily, and the claw clasps are both easy to handle and secure. So many details carefully considered!

For a true knitting bag, I love and use all the time my Maker’s Tote Bag and plenty of people have been raving about the Maker’s Backpack, but this little hybrid belt bag is a super cute option if you’re working on smaller projects with fine wool, which also makes a stylish, versatile little purse.

If you appreciated this review and would like to make a purchase at Jimmy Beans Wool, would you please tell them I referred you? Jimmy Beans has a referral program, so you can earn rewards when you refer people too! Their customer service is incredible and they have such great products, I’m sure you’ll be happy. Just use my email address: teddi[at]craftevangelist.ca. Thanks! Will you share a pin with your friends on Pinterest?

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Cute & Creepy Crocheted Creatures

As Halloween approaches, I’m finding more and more adorable and creepy crochet patterns for disturbing little toys. I’m especially enjoying various zombie dolls with creative appliques and embroidery all over their bodies. If you have a Halloween-lover in your life or an older kid that just isn’t in to cute things anymore, I have got some handmade toys for you to make! Check out these great patterns!

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Frankie the Zombie Teddy Bear is an adorably terrifying little stuffed toy to make any kid react with both affection and disgust. I love the patchwork and stitches all through the doll. So creative!

This Zombie Unicorn is a great Halloween-themed stuffed toy crochet pattern with crazy, bugged-out eyes and mesmerizing lollipop accessories. I love the yellow that dsMouseBears chose for this sample; it’s so creepy!

Amigurumi Zombirina is a fun choice for a little ballerina who loves creepy and cute things! I love her crazy hair! The pattern is available in both Spanish and English and is pretty small, designed with a 2.00 mm hook, but you could make her with any size yarn you’d like! That’s the great thing about dolls… as long as your gauge is consistent, it doesn’t really matter if you’re making it in the size written.

This Zombie Boy pattern is also a super fun pattern with large buck teeth and buggy eyes, he’s the perfect pattern to make when one of your favourite kids has requested a zombie stuffie!

This cute little Flap the Bat Amigurumi Crochet Pattern is a little less on the creepy side and a little more on the adorable side, especially with his rosy little cheeks!

This happy little Voodoo Doll crochet pattern would make a super fun pincushion, don’t you think?! We don’t all need little tomatoes to hold our pins, right? Why not a voodoo doll?!

This adorable Skeleton Teddy Bear is another loveable, but creepy looking stuffed animal by Krawka which is perfect for Halloween. How fun would it be to adorn your house with some creepy little stuffed animals as decorations?

Here’s a crocheted version of the Zombie from Plants vs Zombies, so if you have a gamer in your life who loves Plants vs Zombies, this little character would make a perfect creepy gift!

If you’re new to amigurumi but are interested in trying your hand at one of these crocheted stuffed toy patterns, you could start with this Zombie Pattern which has an easy step-by-step tutorial how to crochet Zombie doll. It includes 34 pictures and 12 pages of detailed instructions to walk you through it.

You can’t talk about creepy and cute characters without Jack Skellington! My eldest loves the Nightmare Before Christmas. This little doll here is a finished product and I couldn’t find a pattern for it, though he’s pretty similarly shaped to the Zombie above, that you could probably get a reasonable facsimile if you made a few changes.

I did find this Jack Skellington as Santa crochet pattern, which I think my kid would really love. It might make a super fun Christmas gift (secrets, please! Don’t spill the beans to my kid!).

What do you think? Do you have someone in your life who would appreciate one of these creepy and cute amigurumi characters? They’re perfect for Halloween or for anyone who has an appreciation for slightly more sinister stuffed toys! Pick up your favourite pattern today or pin it for later!

Cute and creepy crochet amigurumi patterns, perfect handmade toys for Halloween! Zombies, bats and Jack Skellington! So many great patterns! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
How adorable is this creepy and cute zombie teddy bear crochet pattern?! I love this kind of amigurumi, perfect handmade gift for older kids or teenagers! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable zombie unicorn crochet amigurumi pattern! So much fun. I love her mesmerizing lollipops and buggy eyes! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute little amigurumi zombie ballerina crochet pattern "Zombirina" --- so much fun! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Zombie Boy crochet amigurumi pattern. This guy is so creepy and fun... perfect gift for my nephew! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Cute little flap the bat amigurumi crochet pattern. Adorable little creepy bat to make for halloween! #crochetpattern #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Cute little voodoo doll amigurumi crochet pattern. Would make a fun pincushion! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable skeleton teddy bear crochet amigurumi pattern! How sweet is this scary little bear? #crochetpattern  #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Zombie from Plants vs Zombies amigurumi crochet pattern! This looks so good; you need to make one of these for the Plants vs Zombies fan in your life! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #plantsvszombies
Fun and cute little zombie amigurumi crochet pattern! Perfect little toy to make for Halloween! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Check out this sweet little Jack Skellington doll! Perfect little baby Jack Skellington. My kid would love this! #crochetpattern #thenightmarebeforechristmas #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Jack Skellington amigurumi crochet pattern. Love this Jack Skellington in the Santa suit, looks so much like Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas! #crochetpattern #theNightmareBeforeChristmas #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
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Cardigan Season

It’s sweater weather! Now that the temperatures are dropping in my part of the world, I’ve got sweaters on my body and on the brain! Fall is a great time to cozy up with some yarn and make yourself or someone you love a beautiful handmade cardigan! I love the longer cardigans that can be thrown over a pair of jeans and a t-shirt and you’ve got an instantly classy look that keeps you warm and cozy. I’ve rounded up some great cardigan patterns for you to consider making this season

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The Uptown Cardigan from All About Ami is probably one of my favourites; this was my late summer/early fall cardigan project. It’s a super simple knit and if there was a pattern rating system, I would put this one in the category of “Easy to knit while watching Netflix.” It’s lovely working with the delicate Coboo yarn from Lion Brand. It’s a worsted weight yarn that is sooooooo soft and has a lovely drape. It’s totally worth ordering the kit from Lion Brand, especially if you can get a good 40% off kits deal that Lion Brand is offering right now with the code 40KITS!

Stephanie also recently created this simple Rosewood Cardigan Crochet Pattern, also made with Coboo yarn. It’s similarly styled to the knit version, but for crocheters! This is also offered as a kit from Lion Brand and with 40% off right now, it’s a great time to pick it up!

This chunky cable-knit Braid Cardigan looks like it would work up really quickly with the chunky yarn and mostly garter stitch. And how cozy does it look? I love the cable braid detail.

Do you love the seed stitch? I love the look of it and as a continental knitter, switching between knitting and purling is pretty quick for me. The Autumn Sweater is another easy-level knitting pattern, worked up with chunky yarn, so it would come together quickly. It looks so warm!

Chantal from Knitatude has released this lovely cable knit chunky sweater as well. The Cable Crush Coat is knit with super bulky We Art Knitters The Wool (use my code: MGMKTKWSM to get $12 off!).

The Nina Cardigan is a crochet pattern for a long oversized cardigan with pockets. Pockets! We all love pockets! So you can make yourself a beautiful long cardigan whether you knit or crochet! This pattern is crocheted top-down, which is an excellent construction to work with for a sweater, so there are no surprises about how long it is because you can try it on as you go!

The Telavi Crocheted Cardigan Pattern has a lovely open lace stitch pattern, making a beautiful addition to your wardrobe, blending light and airy with soft and cozy.

So, are you ready for sweater weather? Which of these gorgeous patterns are you hoping to work up this season? Grab a pattern today or pin it for later!

Pattern round up of knit and crochet long cardigans. I love these gorgeous fall sweaters! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # crochetcardigan #knitcardigan #knittingpattern #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful drape on this knit cardigan with Lion Brand Coboo yarn! I love the Uptown Cardigan. These long slouchy cardigans are so great! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan #knitcardigan #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
I love this crochet cardigan pattern from All About Ami! The drape on this oversized slouchy sweater is so gorgeous! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # crochetcardigan #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Chunky cable knit oversized cardigan knitting pattern. This looks so cozy! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # knitcardigan #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
Cozy chunky knitting pattern for this Autumn Sweater in seed stitch! Oh I need to make one of these for winter! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # knitcardigan #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful cozy knitting pattern for this cable knit cardigan! Knit with super bulky We Are Knitters The Wool; The Cable Crush Coat from knitatude knits up quickly! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan #knitcardigan #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
The Nina Cardigan crochet pattern. Love this simple design and pockets! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # crochetcardigan #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
I love the broomstick lace on this Telavi Cardigan, cozy and light and airy, this crocheted cardigan pattern is perfect for spring and fall! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # crochetcardigan #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
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DIY Wall Hangings

We redecorated our sitting room this year. It started with fixing the ceiling, which had a hole in it from someone sticking their foot through it when we were renovating the bathroom upstairs. Isn’t it fascinating how one project can lead to the next one? Haha. Well, after living with a hole in our ceiling for an embarrassingly long time, we finally got to fixing it. Nothing is easy in this old house because there’s a layer of drywall over the original lath and plaster, so it’s always a really big mess. Additionally, nothing is straight, so that’s another adventure.

However, our ceiling went from this

to this

in a day and a half with three of us working on it (and two of us are not very experienced and one of us is over 70). Seriously, if you need to re-do your ceiling, this is definitely something to consider. (Here’s a link to a DIY blog that has more information.) So much time and back-breaking work saved on mudding and taping and sanding, not to mention how much easier cleanup was!

Since all the furniture was already out of the room and it’d been nearly 9 years since we’d painted that room, I decided I may as well paint the room, too. I went with a light neutral grey, but it took us a couple tries to get just the right colour. I put down 2 coats of primer because we had it and a wee little bit of the red was peeking through after the first coat. Primer is like 1/2 the price of paint, so you may as well use that to get full coverage. The first colour we chose ended up looking too cool in the room, so we went back to the store and had the second can of paint we had bought (that thankfully we didn’t need to open) and had them re-tint it to a warmer grey. It’s amazing how our eyes can trick us. As I was painting the second colour, I asked Mr Evangelist’s opinion and he said, “It looks brown” (he did not want brown). And to be fair, it looked much warmer than the first colour. But after the first wall was painted, I knew it was going to be ok. He was out at the time and I texted him, “You are going to be shocked at how not-brown this looks.”

So, now the room is grey. Here’s a photo of the wall and the finished mantle (another project I finished for this room this summer). It’s really hard to get a good picture of the colour of the room; as you can see in this photo, the light really affects how it looks. Anyway, I like it, it’s very neutral, it’s lighter in there, and we’ve added some pops of colour. While I’m still thinking about the love seat, I’ve also started thinking about the walls. And right now, wall hangings are pretty fun and trendy and I think it might just be the right thing for this room. Check out some of these patterns and let me know what you think I should put in the room.

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I could go simple and trendy with this diagonal fringe The Les Cayes Bobble Wall Hanging. It’s an easy/intermediate crochet pattern, so if you’re new to crochet, it would be a great project to try out your new skills!

I’m not sure this round crocheted wall hanging pattern with flowers is going to fit with the rest of the decor in the room, but I still think this one is really fun and it might be nice in a bedroom or hallway… Definitely something to keep in mind.

The Eleanor Wall Hanging crochet pattern can make 4 different styles of wall hangings, which makes this pattern super versatile. I love how it has a narrow and mini version so you could basically make a wall hanging for any little space in your house!

This one caught my eye because it has that beautiful mustard yellow in it. It really just got me thinking that maybe I could come up with my own simple design in the bobble stitch similar to this That’s Amore Wall Hanging pattern, which would look super sweet hanging in a nursery.

Now, macrame seems to have made a bit of a comeback. For me, this is definitely a throwback to my 1980’s Girl Guide days and I don’t think I’ve done macrame ever since. I did, however, have a solid year or two of complex friendship bracelet making, so I think it wouldn’t be so hard to pick up some macrame to make this macrame wall hanging pattern.

So far, I think this Adirondack Wall Hanging is leading the pack for me. The mustard colour is just perfect to go with the pops of colour we’ve put in the room and the natural colours and scene would fit in just perfectly with the rustic accents that we have in there. Time to go pick up some Thick & Quick!

Here’s another easy crochet pattern for a lovely boho wall hanging. I love the way this one is styled with the hats on the wall. It’s definitely a style I appreciate, but I think I would feel like a big phoney with a styling like this. Also, why is there a garlic braid hanging on this wall with the hats and tambourine? Who stores their things this way? Anyway, that pattern is pretty cool. Make that.

My friend Orsi is a beautiful crochet pattern designer and she has recently started designing tapestry crochet. This might be pushing my sensibilities a little bit, but I also enjoy a bit of whimsy in my house, something interesting that sparks some conversation. I think this Crochet Alpaca Wall Hanging definitely has the potential to be that point of interest in the room.

Are you considering a DIY wall hanging for one of your rooms? Which direction do you think I should head with my wall hanging? If you want to make one of these or think about it later, pick up one of these great patterns or pin it for later!

Crocheted and macrame wall hangings patterns. Great collection of tapestry crochet and boho macrame wall hangings! Can't wait to make one of these!
the Les Cayes Bobble Wall Hanging easy crochet pattern for boho decor. I love the long tassels. This would work so well in so many spaces! #crochetwallhanging #bohowallhanging #macrame #macramewallhanging #crochetwalldecor #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Crafty crochet boho round wall hanging pattern. Round like a dream catcher. DIY your own wall decor!  #crochetwallhanging #bohowallhanging #macrame #macramewallhanging #crochetwalldecor #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Eleanor wall hanging crochet pattern with full tutorial and lots of photos. Comes with four different styles and sizes! #crochetwallhanging #bohowallhanging #macrame #macramewallhanging #crochetwalldecor #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Adorable crochet bobble stitch crochet pattern for this heart wall hanging, perfect for the nursery. I need one in this mustard colour! #crochetwallhanging #bohowallhanging #macrame #macramewallhanging #crochetwalldecor #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Macrame wall hanging, perfect boho wall decor! I haven't done macrame since I was a kid! This looks so fun. #crochetwallhanging #bohowallhanging #macrame #macramewallhanging #crochetwalldecor #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous simple mountain scene crochet pattern in the this Adirondack Wall hanging crochet pattern! I'm going to make this for my living room! #crochetwallhanging #bohowallhanging #macrame #macramewallhanging #crochetwalldecor #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Super simple and easy crochet wall hanging pattern. Perfect DIY boho wall decor! #crochetwallhanging #bohowallhanging #macrame #macramewallhanging #crochetwalldecor #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
How fun is this Alpaca Wall Hanging crochet pattern? This would be such a fun conversation piece for our family room! #crochetwallhanging #bohowallhanging #macrame #macramewallhanging #crochetwalldecor #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
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Bundle of Baby Booties

It may be due to the birthday of my youngest this month, but I’ve got babies on the brain. Let me be clear, I do not want any more babies on a permanent basis in my house, but I could definitely do with some baby snuggles. And baby booties just might be the most adorable of the handmade items for babies. So, if you have a baby due in your life that you would like to make for, check out this beautiful bundle of baby bootie patterns.

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Check out these modern booties, the Taika Boot crochet pattern. These hiking boot-inspired booties would make a lovely pair of slippers for a little baby boy. They would make a great baby shower gift!

The Forrester Boot Crochet Bootie Pattern is another great hiking boot inspired bootie pattern. These are so great for little boys and even little mountain girls! So sweet! I wonder if I can make a pair large enough for me…

To keep your baby’s toes super toasty this winter, crochet up a pair of theses Summit Snowboots Intrepid Boots! I can’t get over how much these look like winter boots! What a treasure these would be!

Or you could put a pair of these Baby Work Boots on your little construction worker! I love the addition of the grommets for a very realistic look! So adorable!

For a more lady-like slipper, you could make a pair of these Sassy Straps Baby Shoes for the little ballerina baby! Careful with those buttons for the little ones, but super adorable for a little girl!

For a more sporty bootie, check out this Converse-inspired high top baby booties crochet pattern! I think these would be great for the baby boy or baby girl of a guy friend or relative. I think it’s easy for guys to feel a little left out of the whole baby thing. My husband preferred to dress our kids as little people, instead of as dolls, which took a little adjusting for me with our baby girl, but he always had good taste.

Not entirely forgetting the knitters, this adorable Baby booties knitting pattern is embellished with this cute flower design, I love the double-lined look to add extra cosiness and help keep those booties on baby’s feet! The last thing you want someone to do is to lose one of these adorable handmade slippers out of a stroller or car seat!

Here’s another pattern for the knitters, this Baby Moc-a-Soc knitting pattern also has a faux sock attached with a striking collar-like fold-over cuff, they’d be perfect for a Christmas family photoshoot!

I think this Chunky crocheted baby booties pattern with suede soles is a super cute pattern, perfect for a rustic look. They look super warm and appropriate for the entire chilly season but are also very suitable for Christmas. What parent wouldn’t love a pair of these adorable booties for their new baby?

I don’t really have a baby in my life to make one of these adorable pairs of booties for right now, but I’m sure you do, so share with me which pair you’re going to make or pin one of these images for later!

Nine adorable baby booties slipper patterns to knit and crochet. I love these crochet patterns for baby shoes! #babypatterns #crochetpattern #knittingpattern #babyshoes #babyslippers #slipperpatterns #bootiepatterns #crochetbooties #yarn #crafts #crochet #knitting #craftevangelist
Crochet baby hiking boot pattern! How adorable are these baby slippers?! #crochetpattern #babybooties #babyslippers #crochetslippers #crochetbooties #yarn #crafts #crochet #craftevangelist
Sweet little Taika Boot crochet baby hiking boot pattern. I love these sweet little booties! Perfect handmade baby shower gift! #crochetpattern #crochetbabybooties #crochetbooties #crochetslippers #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super adorable Sorel-style furry crochet Summit Snow boot pattern for baby! These look just like Sorels! What a fun pattern and they look super warm! #crochetpattern #crochetboots #yarn #crafts #babybooties #babyboots #babyshoes #crochetbabyshoes #crochetslippers #craftevangelist
How fun are these Baby Work Boots? I love the heel detail! #crochetpattern #crochetslippers #crochetbooties #crochetbabybooties #crochetbabyshoes #yarn #crafts #pattern #craftevangelist
Sweet little ballet slipper baby crochet pattern with lovely little straps. This delicate crochet baby shoe pattern is so sweet for a little girl! #crochetpattern #crochetshoes #crochetbabyshoes #crochetbaby #babyslippers #babyshoes #babybooties #crochet #pattern #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Fun Converse-inspired crochet pattern for baby slippers. How adorable are these crochet baby converse shoes? What a fun pattern for a unique handmade baby gift! #crochetpattern #crochetbabyshoes #crochetconverse #crochetslippers #crochetbooties #crochetbabybooties #bootiepattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable knitted baby slippers pattern. I love the flowers embellishment on this knitting pattern for baby booties, with built in socks, designed not to slip off! #knittingpattern #knittedbooties #knittedbabybooties #babybooties #knitting #knitslipperpattern #knitbootiepattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Knitting pattern for baby slippers. Lovely Nordic inspired folded cuff knitting pattern for baby booties with built in sock. #knittingpattern #knitbabybooties #knitbabyslippers #knitbabyshoes #knitbabysocks #babyslippers #babybooties #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable chunky baby booties crochet pattern with suede soles. This pattern comes with three different crochet baby slipper styles! #crochetpattern #crochetslippers #crochetbooties #crochetbabybooties #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
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Chunky Crocheted Hats

Last week I shared a bunch of chunky knit hat patterns, but just so I don’t leave my hookers out of the loop, here’s a great group of winter beanies (toques for us Canadians) for you to start working on. Hats make great handmade gifts because they work up quickly and usually take just one skein of yarn. And you have plenty of time before the busy gift-giving season to work up some of these gorgeous patterns!

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The beautiful textured beanie, called The Tamarack Beanie comes out so warm and cozy! It’s the perfect winter hat to add texture and warmth to any outfit.

The Ella Beanie is another lovely textured hat suitable for every day. It is crocheted using Aran wool, so it will keep you warm from icy winter winds. It comes in 7 different sizes, from newborn to adult, so you can easily make one of these lovely toques for the whole family! Mommy and me hats, here we come!

Can you tell that I’m super into these textured toques with faux fur pompoms? There are so many options out there, including this lovely Maple Beanie Crochet Pattern with this sweet bobble stitch textured stripe.

Here’s another gorgeous textured crocheted beanie pattern for you, the Shell Super Chunky Winter Hat, with this lovely shell stitch pattern. Don’t you just love it in this gorgeous yellow! I’m so glad this colour is still on-trend; I love it so much!!!

The Alpine Beanie is another lovely textured crochet hat pattern. I love how it works up in a self-striping yarn. It looks like these are made with two yarns held together, so it’s a great way to incorporate a couple of different colours and a fantastic way to use up some worsted weight yarn!

The Brooklynn Cables Beanie is a fantastic cabled crochet beanie pattern. If you’re a crocheter and have always been a little jealous of the gorgeous cables on knitted items, well, here’s your pattern. The vertical stripes and the texture of this toque are just lovely!

If you have a little one on your make list, check out this adorable A Beary Cute Hat. It’s a quick and simple little pattern, with the addition of some super sweet little ears that would be just adorable on a new baby!

Of course, if you’re looking for something more basic, that you can put your own spin on, check out the Lincoln Park Beanie which includes 10 different sizes, using worsted weight yarn. This is a great pattern if you’re just learning to crochet or if you’re just starting to get into garments!

I hope you enjoy all these lovely cozy crocheted hat patterns, just in time to make them up for the toque/beanie season ahead (sweater weather, sure, but hats? definitely.) Pick up a pattern and start crocheting today or pin it for later!

Eight great chunky crocheted winter hat patterns. I can't wait to crochet one of these fantastic beanies for fall! #crochet #crochetpattern #crochethat #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured chunky crochet beanie pattern! This Tamarack Winter Hat is perfectly on trend and so cozy for this fall! Love that faux fur pom, too! #crochethat #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #hatpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
The Ella Beanie is a beautiful crocheted textured beanie pattern. This winter hat pattern is the perfect handmade gift idea! Love it! #crochetpattern #crochet #crochethat #hatpattern #pattern #yarn #crafts
Beautiful puff stitch textured stripes crochet pattern winter beanie. Love this chunky hat pattern and lovely faux fur pompom hat! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochethat #hatpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
I love the shell stitch on this chunky textured crochet beanie pattern. Love the super chunky hats for fall! I can't wait to make one in the gorgeous mustard colour! #hatpattern #crochethat #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
The Alpine Beanie is a gorgeous textured crochet hat pattern. I love this stitch pattern and the giant faux fur poms on top! #crochetpattern #crochethat #hatpattern #yarn #crafts #crochet #craftevangelist
Beautiful Brooklynn Cables CROCHET hat pattern! Love these cables on this gorgeous crocheted hat! And I'm LOVING the faux fur poms right now!!! #crochetpattern #crochet #crochethat #hatpattern #yarn #cables #crafts #crochetcables #craftevangelist
Adorable Crocheted Bear Hat Pattern for baby! I can't wait to make one of these for one of my expecting friends! So cute! Perfect photo prop for baby! #crochetpattern #hatpattern #crochethat #baby #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Lincoln Park Beanie crochet pattern in 10 sizes... super great deal to make this very beginner crochet winter hat pattern for everyone you know! #beginnercrochet #crochetpattern #hatpattern #crochethat #crochet #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
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Chunky Knit Hats

Cooler temperatures are coming, whether we care to admit it or not. So it’s time to start choosing some patterns, order some yarn and pompoms and get knitting! So here are some fantastic knit hat patterns that will work up quickly and stock your shelves for fall craft fairs (if you do that kind of thing) or start checking people off of that gift list while you make up some of these gorgeous patterns.

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The Submerge Hat Pattern is designed for an advanced beginner knitter and knits up quickly with a super bulky yarn. This textured hat would look great made up in solid colours as well as gorgeous multi-coloured yarns as shown above.

Or try out the Harvest Breeze Beanie Pattern with another lovely textured pattern and gorgeous, quick-to-knit bulky yarn. Don’t forget your faux fur pompoms and custom wooden tags to really finish it off!

Here’s another gorgeous, textured knit hat pattern, the Koa Beanie Knitting Pattern. The great thing about these chunky hats is that they require only one skein of super bulky yarn and they knit up so quickly! They make great gifts and market items!

And of course, there are mommy and me versions! These are so fantastic for new moms! They make adorable accessories for fall and winter family pictures! The Gibbon Beanie Knitting Pattern comes in two sizes, so you only need to buy the one pattern and then you can make for both mom and baby!

If you’re looking for another great pattern deal, this Basic 3 in 1 Hat Pattern is perfect for the beginner knitter, with instructions to knit up these basic hats in the round or flat and includes instructions for making your own poms! It’s the perfect starter pattern for a beginner with loads of options for a super reasonable price!

There are seven sizes available with this Fair Isle Hat knitting pattern, which makes it the perfect pattern for the whole family! The pattern has detailed instructions (and video links for how to work with different colours) and lots of photos to guide the advanced beginner through making this classic hat.

Here’s another gorgeous textured super bulky knit hat pattern, The Madison Beanie. This easy knitting pattern is just knits and purls and can be made in just 1-2 hours! Super great for markets and gifts!

Finally, for a hat with multiple textures throughout, check out the Fifi Knitted Hat Pattern. I just love that there are so many fun textures on this hat!

These chunky knit hats are still so on-trend, cozy and quick to knit up, they make the perfect accessory this winter, the perfect handmade gift for friends and family and the perfect item to stock your market shelves! Pick up a pattern and knit up a few of these beauties today! Or pin it for later!

8 gorgeous knitting patterns made with super bulky yarn. These hats all knit up in an hour or two! Super great market hat ideas, or great gift ideas! Love these chunky knit hat patterns!
Gorgeous chunky knit hat. Quick and easy knit for an advanced beginner. Use a super bulky yarn for a quick one-evening project! #knitting #knithat #knithatpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful textured Harvest Breeze Beanie knitting pattern, made with super bulky yarn, this gorgeous winter hat pattern knits up quickly; top it off with a large faux fur pompom for a super trendy hat. #knitting #knittingpattern #knithat #knithatpattern #quickknits #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful chunky knit hat pattern made with super bulky yarn. I love the texture on this easy beginner knitting pattern. #knitting #knittingpattern #knithat #knithatpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
The Gibbon Beanie, a beautiful textured chunky knit hat pattern in 2 sizes, perfect for mommy and me knit hats! These knit up quickly with super bulky yarn! Great for markets! #knitting #knittingpattern #knithat #knithatpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beginner knitting pattern with three different patterns in one! Great deal on these three classic knitting patterns with options to knit in the round or flat! Love these simple, trendy beginner-friendly knit hat patterns! #knitting #knithat #knithatpattern #knittingpattern #beginnerknittingpatterns #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful classic knitting pattern with a simple fair isle pattern with the little hearts all over. This pattern has 7 sizes, so it is truly a tried and true pattern for everyone! #knitting #knittingpattern #knitpattern #knithatpattern #knithat #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous, simple, richly textured chunky beanie pattern. Beginner knitting pattern made with super bulky yarn. A great 1 hour project! Top it off with a faux fur pompom for a gorgeous topper! #knitting #knittingpattern #knithat #knithatpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #beginnerknittingpattern
I love the different textures on this cute and chunky Fifi Hat! Super bulky yarn means this hat pattern knits up in an hour or two! #knittingpattern #knithat #knithatpattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #beginnerknittingpattern #craftevangelist
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Back to School

It’s back to school time again. While my kids are excited and definitely not complaining about their days being full again, the trope that kids are dragging their feet back to school while the parents are celebrating persists. If your kids are wishing the summer would go on and on, I have a few patterns for you that might brighten their spirits while they return to school.

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This colourful Colour block drawstring backpack crochet pattern would be sure to brighten anyone’s day with its fun geometric designs and sturdy single crochet construction. This would also make a fantastic purse!

While not exactly big enough for school supplies, this Boho Crochet Backpack Pattern is back-to-school inspired and would make a fantastic gift for a teen girl! (Christmas is coming… get making!)

I’m sure teachers are so over apples, why not make them a fun and quirky gift from this Notebook paper and Pencil Pals crochet pattern? What teacher wouldn’t love to adorn their classroom with one of these adorable little pencils?

On the practical side, this Thermos Cozy crochet pattern would be so nice to protect your bag from potential leaks and help add a layer of insulation for your kid’s lunch!

This Crochet Poncho Pattern is definitely more for the maker… a maker needs a selfish project every once in a while. Fall is the perfect time for ponchos and don’t you LOVE those tassels! Get making one of these today!

Is it too early for winter hats? Certainly not if you’re prepping for fall and winter markets. (And also if you’ve been in Alberta lately… brrrr). Check out this Nala Beanie Knitting Pattern for a cute super cozy toque!

With the end of summer nearing, we know the plants outside will be soon a thing of the past, so it’s a good time to think about bringing some life indoor. This Hanging basket pattern is a quick little crochet project and doesn’t this succulent arrangement look fantastic in there?! Where would you hang one of these beauties? It’d be a great teacher gift too!

Speaking of bringing plants indoors… Don’t you just want to make one of these Mini Mandrake Amigurumi Patterns right now? Hogwarts students return to school at this time of year as well, so the care and repotting of baby mandrakes is likely a September activity in Herbology.

Of course, if you’re not good with real plants, you can also make your own to make in green indoors. These adorable Cactus Friends Amigurumi would make the perfect desk mates for back to work/back to school.

Can you really have a back to school pattern round up if it doesn’t include a cute apple amigurumi crochet pattern? I don’t think you can. Check out this sweet little apple pattern, a lovely little teacher gift or comfort toy for back to school.

I hope you all had an excellent summer and that the school year ahead is wonderful and full of learning. Go grab one of these beautiful patterns and keep your hands busy as you enter the “indoor season.” Or pin it for later:

A great collection of back to school knit and crochet patterns. I love the adorable pencils! #crochet #knit #patterns #maker #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #backtoschool
Gorgeous color-block backpack crochet pattern. I love this simple drawstring bag! I love the tapestry color-work! #crochet #pattern #crochetbag #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful little crochet backpack pattern. I love this adorable, but not over the top boho style backpack crochet pattern! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #backpackpattern #crochetbackpack #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun little amigurumi pencils & paper. Perfect little crocheted toys for back to school! Can't wait to make this crochet pattern so my kids can play school! #crochet #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #backtoschool #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a super fun idea... a thermos cozy with a pocket to keep your stuff together! I love the handle to carry it with! #crochetpattern #crochetcozy #thermoscozy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fantastic Fall poncho crochet pattern! Easy beginner crochet pattern. I love the tassels on this fall poncho! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #poncho #craftevangelist
Love this textured super warm knitted beanie pattern! So great to get a head start on fall! #knitting #knittingpattern #knithat #hatpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute and quick hanging basket crochet pattern, perfect for succulents or air plants! I love these in this natural thick cotton t-shirt yarn! Easy quick stash-busting project! #crochetpattern #crochet #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #crochetbasket #crochethomedecor
How cute is this Harry Potter inspired mini mandrake crochet pattern? An adorable little amigurumi toy for a Harry Potter fan! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Love this adorable amigurumi apple crochet pattern! Perfect teacher gift or for kids food! How sweet is she with her pretty eyelashes and cute flower! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
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