Crocheted Creatures

As the weather warms and we venture outside more, the desire to sit under heavy sweaters and blankets passes and at the end of a day of gardening or spending time outside or renovating your bathroom (true story), sitting on the deck with a cold drink and a crochet hook to make some little stuffed creatures is just the sort of craft to keep your fingers busy in the evening. Amigurumi is a Japanese word for small stuffed, crocheted creatures. In its most limited meaning of the word, they are anthropomorphic and crocheted: think little cupcakes with faces. But in the more broad sense, it applies to knit and crocheted creatures, including dolls and stuffed animals. And I’ve had forest creatures on my mind today as I was sharing a story how we dealt with bears at camp with my youngest son this morning. So I’ve collected a bunch of adorable crocheted creature patterns for you to choose from to keep yourself busy this spring.

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So naturally, since it was bears that inspired this pattern round up, the first amigurumi creature I have for you is this 3-in-1 Teddy Bear Crochet Pattern. The 3-in-1 part means that there are also 2 other options included in this pattern: options to change the pattern in order to make a bunny and a cat. So cute! And this fuzzy plush yarn works up quickly and makes a super soft and cuddly toy any child will love! (Also: yellow bear! So cute!)

While bears are an obvious choice for a handmade stuffed toy, why don’t you try something a little unique, like this Amigurumi Shrew Crochet Pattern? Don’t you love its long snout and little ears? And what shrew is complete without a little sweater? Absolutely adorable. It’s so fun to make and give handmade amigurumi gifts and for the recipients to have a toy made just for them that no one else one just like it.

My exploration into crocheted creatures for you was not limited to just land animals. Hue the Manatee Amigurumi Pattern is an adorable crochet pattern. If you check out the pattern, you’ll see that you don’t just have to make this Manatee in a traditional grey, but you can use a striping yarn or other bright colours to make this sweet, easy to follow pattern in whatever custom colour you choose!

We’re still loving alpacas, right? Alicia the Alpaca Amigurumi Pattern is an adorable, fuzzy crocheted stuffed animal that will make anyone smile, with her colourful, little pannier blanket, she would make a great handmade gift for a loved one.

Do hamsters live in the wild? You know I saw this super cute Hamster Crochet Pattern and thought it also looked like a full-cheeked chipmunk! So adorable and cartoonish, don’t you agree? One of these little guys would be a cute project to work on while camping and to keep in your trailer as a cuddly little trailer guest (who won’t eat through your pantry!).

I thought this Little Hamster Crochet Pattern resembled the pet hamsters that so many kids had or elementary school classes passed around for kids to take home. I was never in a class that had a class pet, so maybe that was just on television or by the time I was a kid they realized how traumatic it was for a creature to be passed around to different children. My eldest did bring home the class fish for a week or something. We thankfully didn’t kill it, but I think fish would probably prefer to stay in one place too.

Another under-represented stuffed animal is the badger. But you can make your own unique stuffed toy with this Bradley the Badger Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Isn’t he adorable? I love his stripey black mask and his fuzzy coat.

Check out this adorable Leia the Turtle Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Turtles make such adorable stuffed animals and while many kids seem to want a turtle as a pet, they’re not the easiest pet to keep. This little turtle would be super easy to keep and is just my speed as far as pets go. Her little shell is removable and has a cute little ties to fasten it on

If you like desert animals, check out this 4-in-1 Desert Creatures Amigurumi Patterns. It’s a bundle of patterns from Loopy Pattern and all her pattern bundles are 40% cheaper than buying the patterns separately. If you like a designer and their pattern style, buying a bundle of patterns is a great way to save a little money. And check out those adorable little creatures! This awesome bundle gets you an owl, a chameleon, a meerkat and a fennec (which is an African fox). What a fun and adorable bundle of creatures to make!

Here’s another unique toy to make: this Lemur Amigurumi Crochet Pattern also from Loopy Pattern is so adorable with his long slender striped tail. Lemurs gained a great deal of popularity after the Disney movie Madagascar was released. This sweet little stuffed toy would like to “move it, move it” along with a fun kid friend!

I know sheep are not exactly forest animals, but when I found this Bobble Sheep Amigurumi Crochet Pattern, it made me think of the New Zealand sheep, Shrek who escaped shearing for 6 years. When he was finally found and sheared, his fleece weighed in at more than 60 lbs! This little bobbly stuffed sheep will certainly not weigh 60 lbs, but he will certainly sit contentedly on your bed or couch as a fun conversation piece.

If you’ve never tried crocheting an amigurumi stuffed toy, it’s a great time to try it out! It’s such a fun and satisfying area of the craft of crocheting. Many patterns often work up quickly, so they make great last minute handmade gift ideas for young and old alike! Pick up one of these cute patterns today or pin it for later so you don’t forget!

Collection of crocheted creature patterns! I love these pattern round ups! Can't wait to get crocheting some of these cute little stuffed toys this summer! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #diystuffedtoy #craftevangelist
Adorable Bobble Sheep Crochet Amigurumi Pattern. Love this cozy looking sheep! It could almost be a throw pillow on a bed! So cute! #crochetpattern #amigurmipattern #crochetsheeppattern #diytoys #crochettoypattern #craftevangelist
Such a fun amigurumi lemur crochet pattern. I can't wait to make this fun Madagascar inspired diy stuffed toy! What a fun summer crochet project! Perfect unique handmade gift. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #lemurpattern #craftevangelist
Fun bundle of 4 patterns for a great deal! 40% less than buying the patterns separately! Desert amigurumi crochet patterns make fun little projects to work on during the summer. #crochetpatterns #amigurumipatterns #patternbundle #craftevangelist
Such a fun and sweet little amigurumi turtle crochet pattern. I love Leia's sweet tie-on shell made of fun little hexagons. #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochetturtle #crochettoy #craftevangelist
Bradley the Badger amigurumi pdf crochet pattern. I love this adorable and unique little badger crochet pattern. Can't wait to make this delightfully different stuffed animal. So many great crocheted creature patterns to check out in this post. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedcreatures #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Adorable little palm-sized amigurumi hamster crochet pattern. I love these small crocheted toys! They're so great for making in the warmer months. So cute. Makes a great pet for a kid who can't have a real one. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochethamster #craftevangelist
Fun and cartoonish little amigurumi hamster crochet pattern. Also bears some resemblance to a squirrel or chipmunk crochet pattern. Love this sweet little crocheted forest creature. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #craftevangelist
Sweet and fuzzy amigurumi alpaca crochet pattern. Can't wait to make this adorable little stuffed toy. A perfect unique handmade gift! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetalpaca #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi manatee crochet pattern. Great beginner amigurumi crochet pattern. Love this fun and unique stuffed toy. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoy #craftevangelist
Amigurumi Shrew Crochet Pattern. What a fun and unique crochet pattern for a little shrew... the most underrated rodent! #crochetpattern #amigurmipattern #shrewpattern #crochetedscrew #craftevangelist
Fun 3-in-1 crochet pattern that will make 3 different plush animals: the teddy bear, the fuzzy bunny and the kitty cat. Such an adorable pattern bundle. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedbunny #crochetedbear #crochetedkitty #craftevangelist

Stay Home and Crochet

While stay at home recommendations have relaxed somewhat here in my city, this pandemic is far from over and it’s still wise to maintain distance and stay home as much as possible. Or at least away from crowds. And while crochet is fun in groups, it’s an activity you can do by yourself, but it does get a bit warm to sit under a heavy afghan as the weather warms up. We’re still staying home a lot and hunkering down in front of the TV in the evenings. And one of the things that keeps me from eating all the snacks in the house is keeping my hands busy with crochet. So, I’ve collected a bunch of crochet patterns that are smaller patterns (so you don’t get too hot) that you can take outside and crochet on your deck while we still practice safe social distancing.

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I’m always a sucker for a handbag. Which is funny, because I almost never change my handbag, but I love looking at them, having them, making them. I don’t know. I’m weird, I guess. But isn’t this Embossed Crocheted Handbag Pattern just lovely? Many times I can figure out how to make a crocheted item without a pattern (though, it’s always better with a pattern, let me tell you), but this technique is unfamiliar to me, so I’m totally excited to figure out how to make this beauty! The pictures that other makers have made of this pattern look equally as professionally made as this beautiful handbag, which tells me that the instructions are well-written and easy to follow. And that strap looks knit, so I’m really interested to see if it is or not!

I have also grown surprisingly fond of pillows. This Crochet Knot Pillow Pattern is a really fun looking pattern that would be a great conversation piece on any couch. It is certainly a different kind of throw pillow to add a touch of fun to a room. It might make a fun addition to a teen room as well.

Making amigurumi is perfect for warmer weather! Small little characters that work up quickly, require little yarn and are so adorable when you’re done! Hamish the Hamster Amigurumi Pattern is a cute little stuffed toy pattern that anyone would enjoy. Made in different colours, with a few different snacks, this chubby little hamster toy would delight anyone.

Don’t you just love this Unicorn Crochet Pattern? Such a sweet little toy for any unicorn-loving kid! I love the shiny, fluffy embroidery floss mane and the adorable little heart purse accessory for this sweet little pony toy. If your kid is more about the horses, you can easily omit the unicorn horn and you’d have a great little pony stuffy!

A cute little bear is a great toy for a kid, but for a stuffy that’s a little more unique, try making one of these Cuddle-Sized Koala Amigurumi Patterns as a stuffed lovey for the little one in your life. I love the fuzzy ears, which is made by brushing the right kind of yarn, so you don’t even need a different kind of yarn for that adorable little feature.

If you have time and patience, you can make this Marigold and Her Friend, Mr Chatters Crochet Pattern. Pink Mouse Boutique has many teeny tiny amigurumi patterns that are just adorable! This one is fun and versatile because, even though it can be made with a small yarn and be made to fit in your hand, it can also be made with a larger yarn for a full-sized, cuddly doll!

Aren’t these brightly coloured Tropical Fish Amigurumi Crochet Patterns just so much fun? You could make the whole Finding Nemo aquarium with this fun set of patterns because this fabulous amigurumi pattern set includes a clownfish, a striped boarfish, a angelfish, tang fish, and a butterfly fish. So, if you were unable to keep fish alive in your aquarium, you can still re-purpose that aquarium with a set of fish that will never die!

There’s just something magnetic about this June Mouse Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. It’s a little alien looking with its slightly triangular head and the little embroidered detail on the chest is just lovely. This easy pattern is a beginner-friendly and contains plenty of photos. The body is seamless and the head moves! How fun is that?

There’s just something fun and whimsical about crocheted food. This Sundae Crochet Pattern is adorable and would make a great addition to a play kitchen set. Check out all the fun additions on this lovely pattern: including the dripping chocolate syrup, the whipped cream, rolled tuiles and the cherry on top! It would also make a very fun pin cushion in a craft room, don’t ya think?

Finally, this adorable set of Alley Cat Patterns is complete with fun garbage cans and fish bones for this funky group of cats. These would make a fun gift for a cat lover and would make a cute display in a kids room.

Crochet is a wonderful way to pass the time and keep your hands and mind busy while your husband is watching basketball documentaries. This little patterns will keep you occupied and delight anyone with the cheer of a handmade toy. So, grab some of your yarn stash and get making! Or pin it for later!

Wonderful collection of crochet patterns to make while sheltering in place. Stay home and crochet these adorable amigurumi patterns! #crochetpatterns #amigurumipatterns #stayhomeandcrochet #craftevangelist
I love this chubby cheeked adorable little hamster crochet pattern! I can't wait to make one of these for my nephew! Plenty of detailed instructions and photos to help guide this easy to follow pattern. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #hamstercrochetpattern #stuffedtoypattern #craftevangelist
This beautiful unicorn crochet pattern is complete with detailed instructions and over 150 photos of the process to make your own diy stuffed crocheted unicorn! Can't wait to make this toy! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #unicornstuffy #crochetedtoys #craftevangelist
Adorable cuddle-sized koala amigurumi crochet pattern! Love this sweet little stuffed animal you can make yourself with this detailed pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #crochetedstuffies #craftevangelist
Sweet little tiny doll crochet pattern can be made in any sized yarn for a larger cuddly doll or a tiny toy! Love this sweet little doll pattern, complete with wagon and little bear toy! #crochetpattern #crochetdollpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidollpattern #craftevangelist
Fun set of tropical fish amigurumi crochet patterns! These would be so fun to fill up an old aquarium! Includes a clown fish crochet pattern, a striped boarfish crochet pattern, an angelfish crochet pattern, a tang fish crochet pattern and a butterfly fish crochet pattern. So much fun! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #fishcrochetpattern #crochetfish #aquariumfillers #oldaquarium #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi little mouse or bunny pattern. So cute and cuddly, makes a perfect little handmade toy for a little one! Easy beginner amigurumi toy crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #toypattern #diystuffy #craftevangelist
Lovely amigurumi play food ice cream sundae dessert crochet pattern! This would make such a fun addition to a play kitchen! I love all the details on this great amigurumi pattern: whipped cream, chocolate sauce, pirioule cookies and a cherry on top! What a fun crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #playfoodpattern #crochetplayfood #craftevangelist
Alley Cats amigurumi crochet pattern. What a fun crochet pattern, complete with cats, fish bones and trash cans! Crochet this happy little set of patterns for the cat lover in your life. #crochetpattern #crochetcats #amigurumipattern #amigurumicats #stuffedtoys #craftevangelist
Crochet Knot Pillows pattern. I love these celtic knot crocheted throw cushions! Make your own with this easy to follow pdf downloadable crochet pattern! Perfect quarantine project! #crochetpillow #celticknot #celticknotpillow #throwpillow #throwcushion #diydecor #craftevangelist
Gorgeous crocheted embossed handbag! Make this beautiful handbag yourself with this easy to follow detailed crochet pattern! #crochethandbag #crochetpattern #handbagcrochetpattern #bagcrochetpattern #crochetedpurse #pursepattern #craftevangelist

The Good News of Bread

Ok, so I know I’m a little late to the party here and this is not very knit- and crochet-related, but I received a sourdough starter from a friend of mine this week and I’ve been all about that bread. On the first day of baking, I watched a video about making designs in your sourdough (because if you’re not making your bread pretty, what are you even doing with your life?). And I got a great old starter (apparently, it’s 18 years old–as old as my marriage!) and it made beautiful bread right away, even though I used water straight from the tap and didn’t get super fancy with directions and kneading technique or anything like that. … oh, but I have plans. I love to learn and research and I love to get better and better! And of course, with any new craft, there are supplies and resources… and I’m all about that.

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So, let me show you my beautiful bread, first!

This was my first attempt. Not so bad if I do say so myself. And I just used a regular old plain (but sharp) kitchen knife to make my scores.

So, after watching the sourdough design video, I wanted a bread lame (a little tool for scoring the dough). Of course, I checked Etsy because I love their unique items and supporting small independent artisans. And I found this beautiful Bread lame with leather pouch. I like how small it is and I love that it comes with a leather pouch to store it in (that blade is SHARP!) And they offer free shipping!

Here’s another small bread lame, beautifully carved from Wire Monkey Shop. I like the idea of these smaller bread lames because it seems pretty easy to handle and have good control over.

Of course, there’s always a more traditional bread lame with a handle, which also looks quite nice. And this photo gives you a little glimpse into how it is to be used. Decisions, decisions. Which one would you choose?

So far I’m still just using the knife, but I managed to make this beauty on my second try. I’ve been baking my sourdough in my Staub Dutch Oven. It’s soooo gorgeous: I love it! I bought this when I started thinking about what would happen when I was dead and my kids would have to clean up all my stuff and I thought, “I want to have things that they’ll fight over.” Now, my kids don’t really fight so much, so I can’t really see this being a bad fight, but like, what I really didn’t want was my kids sighing and opening my cupboards and saying, “ew… what are we going to do with this? Does anyone want this?” So, you’d better not do that to my Staub, kids, ya hear?

I think the next thing I need is a Bread Proofing basket! This would be a way that my bread could keep its shape while it proofs (proves?). And then maybe I could make my loaves on my pizza stone!

Another handy tool that I’ve been eyeing up is a Pure Flax Linen Baker’s Couche, also known as a proofing cloth. We’ve been watching a lot of the Great British Baking Show and the Great Canadian Baking Show and this kind of proofing cloth has made an appearance to separate baguettes as they’re proofing. I tried to put a loaf in a bowl with a tea towel–and let me just say, I really didn’t know what I was doing– and I ended up with a whole lot of dough sticking to that tea towel! So, I think I might need the proper tool!

I think I’m also gonna need one of these linen bread bags. Apparently they’re the answer to storing sourdough bread (probably most breads). And I mean, it’s not like we really ever have any of this bread left over, but maybe one day we might… you never know. As this post says, “Linen bags are the perfect way to store bread because they are breathable, yet tightly closed.”

Yesterday’s bread got a little dark because I forgot to turn down the heat for the last 2/3 of the bake, but it was still definitely edible and very beautiful! Imagine what I’ll be able to do when I get a proper bread lame? Don’t you just want to get started on this gorgeous looking bread? Don’t have any starter? If you’re in Edmonton, get in touch with me and I’ll hook you up! Otherwise, you can buy one from a seller on Etsy (isn’t that crazy? But awesome!). Of course, you can make your own starter with these instructions!

Visual learner? Need some further instructions on sourdough? I’m definitely not an expert, but you can learn how with this great online sourdough class!

Would this really be a post by me if it didn’t include something you could knit or crochet? I don’t think so! When you’re obsessed with bread, you need a friend who is equally obsessed. And let’s just say that Manolete Mollet is that friend! This would be the perfect gift for your sourdough obsessed friend. He would sit there, encouraging you on to bread and good works! I love his big moustache!

And of course, as we become obsessed with a new passion, our kids start to notice and our kids love to mimic us. So, they can play along with amigurumi bread options! Crochet up a loaf of rye bread and some slices for your little one to play with!

And, if you’re going to have bread, you might as well slather it with avocado by making one of these You’re the Avocado to my Toast crochet patterns! I love little amigurumis like this! They’re so delightful and fun to look at and play with! I bet you could even make one out of cotton and use it as a little scrubby in your kitchen! How much fun would that be?!

But if your little one wants their bread to look a little more like the glorious sourdough breads you’re making, you can make them this bread bowl pattern (Also comes with clam chowder)! So much fun!

I hope you enjoyed this collection of bread-making supplies (and crochet patterns!) and sharing my bread obsession with you all. Go grab yourself some supplies and let’s get baking together! I skipped bread making today so I could grow my starter enough to make some glorious sourdough cinnamon buns for tomorrow! Pin it for later if you’re not ready to start today!

Sourdough Bread! Links to all the sourdough instructions and supplies that you need to make beautiful looking sourdough bread! #breadmaking #sourdoughbread #artisanbread #breadsupplies #craftevangelist
A Linen Bread Bag is the perfect 100% natural flax linen storage solution for your sourdough or artisinal breads! I love the soft natural colours. Keeps the bread crisp without getting stale and drying out! #sourdoughbread #sourdoughstorage #breadstoragebag #breadstorage #linenbreadbag #craftevangelist
THIS is what I need! Thickly woven, flax linen proofing cloth! Perfect for my sourdough obsession! I love the natural colour of this simple but gorgeous baker's couche proofing cloth! #sourdoughbread #sourdoughobsession #bakerscouche #proofingcloth #craftevangelist
Adorable little amigurumi bread chef crochet pattern! This will be the perfect gift for my sourdough obsessed friend! How cute is he!? #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #breadcrochetpattern #craftevangelist
Such fun! Crochet bread amigurumi pattern... so great for the kids to play with in their little play kitchen. Handmade play food is the best! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #amigurumifood #amigurumibread #breadcrochetpattern #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi bread bowl! How cute is this filled with amigurumi clam chowder!? What a fun crochet pattern for play food, perfect for the kids, as I'm getting sourdough obsessed! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumifood #amigurumibread #crochetplayfood #craftevangelist
Fun little amigurumi slice of toast with half an avocado crochet pattern! How adorable is this as play food or little kitchen decorations? You could even put a sponge inside for a cute little kitchen scrubby! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumiplayfood #crochetplayfood #playfoodpattern #avocadotoast #breadobsessed #craftevangelist
Lovely bread proofing basket for proofing sourdough bread! Comes in 3 sizes, each with a linen liner. This is how to get that classic pattern of floury rings in your sourdough! Want one!!! #sourdoughbread #sourdoughproofingbasket #proofingbasket #sourdoughsupplies #howtomakesourdough #linenbreadliner #craftevangelist
A Bread Lame! That's what I need to score beautiful slashes on my sourdough bread instead of a knife! Then I can make those fancy sourdough designs! #sourdoughbread #breadlame #sourdoughobsession #sourdoughscoringtool #sourdoughslash #sourdoughknife #sourdoughblade #craftevangelist
How to make beautiful sourdough bread designs! You need a bread lame! I need to grab one of these bread scoring tools! Gorgeous bread, here I come! #sourdoughobsession #sourdoughdesigns #sourdoughsupplies #sourdoughtools #breadslashingblade #craftevangelist
Bread lame sourdough design maker! Perfect little tool for making gorgeous designs on your bread! #sourdoughslasher #breaddesigns #sourdoughdesigns #breadmaking #sourdoughobsession #craftevangelist

Make for Mother’s Day

Since we’re all staying home these days and there are no soccer and no basketball practices or games or concerts to attend, you might find yourself with plenty of time on your hands. There are also not as many stores open, so there’s never been a more perfect time to consider making a gift for your mom this year! And hey, if your mom isn’t around anymore or if your mom isn’t really the person you celebrate, I hope you have a gramma or an auntie or another respected, life-giving woman in your life to celebrate at this time of year. I’ve got a great collection of patterns for you to choose from to make this a fantastic and memorable Mother’s Day, even if it might be on lock-down.

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Probably the mom in your life has all the awesome rugs she needs. But I could totally find a place for this Modern Scandinavian Design Crochet Rug! I’ve been wanting to make a rug for a while and I have some ideas in the works… but in the mean time, I might check out this fun pattern. What do you think? Would your mom love this rug?

Maybe your mom is a bit more whimsical and would enjoy a smaller fun little rug made from this Pavo the Peacock Mat Crochet Pattern? I love the fuzzy yarn used int he sample on the feathers. It really adds a touch of extra. This adorable little mat would look sweet in a baby’s room or just anywhere you’d want to add that extra little bit of whimsy!

My mom’s been wanting me to make her a tea cozy for a while now (I promise, mom, I’ve totally been thinking about it… I just haven’t got quite the right thing yet). I’m not sure this is what my mom would be looking for, but this cute Sweater Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern is adorable and would totally keep your tea cozy! (Cosy, cozy? What do you say? I’m cool either way. I’m Canadian like that though.)

I don’t know if there’s always room for another pillow, but if there’s not, it’s a good time to cycle a new one in! This Chunky Bobble Crochet Pillow Pattern would make an adorable and quick to crochet gift for your mom this year. There are so many cute pillow patterns out there, I’m having a hard time deciding what to make. I used to be much more anti-throw-pillow, but much to my mother in law’s delight, pillows have grown on me a little more. I still don’t love a ton of them on the bed because you can’t sleep with all those pillows on the bed and then where do you put them? What a hassle. And honestly, our bed doesn’t get made nearly as often as I would like, so then there’d be pillows all over the room most of the time. Ain’t nobody got room for that.

See how I’m having such a tough time deciding on a pillow to make? Check out this adorable Dahlia Pillow Crochet Pattern! This mustard colour is my jam (I don’t really like jam… certainly not as much as I like the phrase “my jam,” but I digress). This pillow would look fantastic in my sitting room, with my mustard yellow chairs. Would your mom like this?

Or maybe your mom would be more into a Crochet Fern Pillow? If you can’t decide between one of these two beauties (the dahlia one and this one), you can get them both in a bundle for a deal. I think they go together great and would be a lovely change for spring!

Moving away from the decor options, perhaps your mom would like this easy-wearing Park City Poncho Crochet Pattern. If all you know how to do is granny stitch, this project would be a great pattern to branch out into garments. Simple construction, simple stitch, stunning result. I love a beginner crochet pattern, even though I can make more advanced projects. Sometimes the simple ones are more impressive… and wearable!

Is your mom a hot mama? When we can go to the beach again and go on warm weather vacations, this Crochet Dress Pattern makes a gorgeous beach cover up, perfect for the resort! For now, I guess it’ll have to do for around the house and lounging around the backyard.

One of the things my mom likes is swans. I’m not sure this Clara the Swan amigurumi pattern is exactly what she’d be looking for because I’m not really sure where she’d put it. Maybe in her office to bring a little bit of joy. But it sure is a sweet little amigurumi!

This Crochet Swan Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern might find a place more easily in my mom’s house. I love this tapestry crochet pattern from the shop Manuska. It would also make a very fun and classy wall decor for a baby’s room, don’t you think? So cute.

Well… here it is… my mom wants a tea cozy and she loves swans. So here it is: the Swan Tea Cozy Pattern! hahahahahaha! I don’t know… I just… can’t. The placement of the spout…. oh man! It’s just so weird. That said, it’s a really well-done pattern, clever and it really looks like a swan… but with a weird… appendage. What about you? Would you make this? Is it good for a laugh?

If you’re not the maker type, Etsy has some great gift options from small businesses in their Mother’s Day gift guide. There’s still time to grab something that’s ready to go. Buy small right now. Many people are depending on their side gigs in difficult times. Your purchases mean so much more to makers and designers than they do to Amazon or Walmart. So pick up one of these cute patterns and get making today or pin it for later!

Perfect Mother's Day patterns for knit or crochet. Lovely ideas to make for Mom! 10 pdf patterns to download and make right away! So many great crochet patterns here! #crochetpattern #makeformom #mothersday #makemakemake #knittingpatterns #handmadegiftideas #craftevangelist
Swan Tea Cozy crochet pattern. What a fun idea! this pattern is so intricately made! Perfect tea cosy for the swan lover! Lovely Mother's Day gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetteacozy #teacozypattern #teacosypattern #crochetteacosy #swans #craftevangelist
Pretty tapestry crochet wall hanging of a cute little swan. I think my mom would love this for Mother's Day! #crochetpattern #tapestrycrochet #tapestrycrochetpattern #crochetwallhanging #crochetswanpattern #swanpattern #swanwallhanging #craftevangelist
Pretty little swan amigurumi crochet pattern! I love the flower crown she wears! What a fun little crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetswanpattern #crochetswan #swanpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous crocheted beach cover up dress. I love this lacy crocheted dress! So fun for the beach or pool. Sexy and quick to make! #crochetdress #crochetcoverup #crochetpattern #beachcoverup #crochetdresspattern #craftevangelist
Easy crochet poncho pattern to make for the beginner crocheter. Love this simple granny stitch cowl-top crochet pattern! So easy to wear, perfect for spring. Nice handmade Mother's Day gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetponcho #ponchopattern #beginnercrochetpattern #beginnercrochet #easycrochet #easycrochetpattern #craftevangelist
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Lovely crochet pillow pattern. I love the buttons at the back, so this pillow cover can come off! Gorgeous, perfect handmade spring decor refresh time! What a lovely crochet pattern to make for Mother's Day! #crochetpattern #crochetpillowpattern #crochetthrowpillow #throwpillow #handmadegiftideas #crochetdecor #craftevangelist
Beautiful crochet dahlia throw pillow pattern! Love this sweet pretty flowered crochet pillow pattern. Perfect Mother's Day handmade gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetpillowpattern #crochetpillowcover #pillowcover #cushioncover #crochetcushion #craftevangelist
Fun Arnica Bobble Pillow Crochet Pattern! Quick to crochet this textured cushion! Perfect last minute handmade Mother's Day gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetcushion #crochetthrowpillow #crochetpillow #handmadegiftidea #craftevangelist
Knitting pattern for this cute knit sweater tea cozy. Such a fun handmade gift idea for Mother's Day! #knittingpattern #knitteacosy #knitteacozy #teasweater #teacosypattern #teacozypattern #craftevangelist
Sweet, peacock rug crochet pattern. Perfect little throw rug to add some whimsy to any room! Lovely for nursery decor or a Mother's Day gift! #crochetpattern #crochetrugpattern #rugpattern #nurserydecor #peacockpattern #crochetpeacock #craftevangelist
SO CUTE! I love this Scandinavian Rug crochet pattern! What a fun idea! I can't wait to make one of these for my family room! So fantastic! #crochetpattern #crochetrugpattern #crochetcarpet #scandinaviandesign #diyscandinavianrug #craftevangelist

Spring Home Patterns

We’ve finally climbed out of the bone-chilling winter temperatures (and only a month into spring! #whydoilivehere?), so it’s definitely time to celebrate! It’s time to open the windows, enjoy some fresh air, and take walks without a coat (sweaters still required). And it’s definitely time to bring some spring life into our homes. Here in Edmonton, garden centres and greenhouses have been declared essential services during this pandemic(#agree), so I’m so excited that we will be able to get some plants since I didn’t start any seeds this year. There’s still some time, so I might still get to it. Maybe tomorrow afternoon…

Anyway, let’s bring some spring indoors! We still have some chilly evenings ahead and since we’re hunkered down so much, we have some time to freshen up our indoors with some lovely handmade spring decor! Check out these patterns to get making today!

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Bring some homey-ness to your plants with a Crochet Planter Pattern. Warm up your plants and add some cohesiveness to your home decor. I know I have a bunch of mis-matched planters around my house, so wrapping them all up in a matching set of crocheted planters like this would be perfect!

Spring is the perfect time to try embroidery! There are so many wonderful, springy embroidery patterns to check out, including this Beginner Floral Embroidery Pattern. Small crafts like this are so portable, perfect for sitting on the deck and enjoying the fresh air while relaxing with a new craft!

I also love this Dandelion Hand Embroidery Pattern. Modern and pretty, this pattern looks like it would be easy to accomplish and I love that it would work so nicely on a dark background. It really makes the light colours pop!

I’m so sorry I didn’t find this Easter Bunny Gnome Crochet Pattern before Easter for you all (and for me too!) I love gnomes! I just think they’re soooooo cute! I love the whimsical bunny ears coming from his hat (let’s not imagine anatomy, ok?) So cute… and it’s a perfect time to get a jump on next Easter.

If there’s a baby due this spring, this Spring into Summer Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern is the perfect, simple crochet pattern if you’ve ever wanted to try corner to corner crochet. It looks lovely made in this multi-coloured yarn!

This is the perfect time to make a Hello Spring Crochet Pillow! Crochet pillow covers are so fun and great to swap out during the year for seasonal changes to your living room. These patterns are adorable and customizable so it will always match your decor! Make those flowers in whatever colour you like!

I love wreaths! And what better time than spring to bring in a Knitted Flower Wreath Pattern into your decor! Check out these cute knitted flowers and leaves. They look gorgeous on this vine wreath. I probably wouldn’t hang this outdoors, as I don’t think the yarn would hold up to the elements very well, but it is a lovely way to bring a hint of spring into your home!

I know I usually focus on fibre arts here, but there are so many crafts worth trying. This French Beaded Crocus Pattern is a beautiful introduction into bead-work. What a lovely looking project to try! Have you ever tried beading like this? So neat!

What better way to breathe life into your home than making one of these Trinity Macrame Plant Hanger Pattern to hang your plants. This is definitely a 70’s throwback, but macrame is vintage and very trendy right now. So many fun ways to hang plants! I remember doing macrame in Girl Guides when I was a child. And I also made a lot of friendship bracelets in my early twenties, which uses some of the same knot techniques used in macrame.

I love this modern take on macrame. And I might even be able to find a place for this Macrame Planter Hanger Pattern for the wall… maybe in my bathroom upstairs… Or perhaps in the bathroom down here when we get around to doing that.

There are so many other lovely DIY patterns and supplies featured in this Etsy Editor’s Picks as well. Totally worth checking out if you’re looking for some new crafting inspiration! Which of these lovely patterns will you make to bring a touch of spring into your home? Pick up one today or pin it for later!

Gorgeous selection of crafting patterns perfect for spring #springcrafts #spring #crochet #springknitting #embroidery #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for this adorable planter sweater. Cozy up your plants and make some matching planters. Perfect handmade housewarming gift and a perfect project to learn to crochet! #crochetpattern #beginnercrochet #learntocrochet #diyplanterpattern #springcrochet #craftevangelist
Gorgeous floral beginner embroidery pattern. I love this gorgeous pattern! What a lovely spring project to work on and bring some spring colour into my home while I wait for my flowers to bloom! #embroiderypattern #beginnerembroidery #learntoembroider #craftevangelist
Adorable Easter Bunny Gnome crochet pattern! Sooooooo cute! I need to make one of these sweet gnomes, even if Easter has passed! #eastergnome #easterbunny #crocheteaster #springcrochet #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Fun corner to corner crochet pattern for this spring into summer baby blanket. Lovely afghan pattern made in bright spring colours makes a perfect handmade gift idea for baby! #crochetpattern #c2c #cornertocornercrochet #blanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist
Hello Spring throw cushion crochet pattern. Perfect handmade crocheted spring decor for your living room. Customize your own DIY crochet decor. #crochetpattern #throwpillow #crochetthrowpillow #crochetpillow #crochetcushion #hellospring #diydecor #craftevangelist
What a fun embroidery pattern! I love this dandelion in the wind embroidery pattern! What a great pop of colour on a dark background! Love this diy spring decor pattern! #embroiderypattern #springembroidery #dandelionwishes #diydecor #craftevangelist
Spring Wreath knitting pattern. Lovely knitting pattern filled with flowers and leaves! Perfect diy spring home decor! #knittingpattern #springwreathpattern #wreathpattern #diywreath #wreathmaking #knitwreatch #knitdecorpattern #craftevangelist
Bring your crocuses inside year round with this pdf beading pattern. Make your own gorgeous beaded sculpture to enjoy these beautiful crocuses! What a fun new craft idea! #springbeading #beadingpattern #learntobead #frenchbeading #craftevangelist
Learn to macrame with this beginner plant hanger macrame pattern! This is such an awesome vintage throwback and so trendy right now! Breath some life into your indoor decor with these lovely plant hangers! #macramepattern #planthangers #diyplanthanger #learntomacrame #beginnermacrame #planthangerpattern #craftevangelist
I love this awesome wall planter macrame pattern! I can't wait to make this funky vintage planter hanger with a modern vibe! This would look so cool in my bathroom! #macramepattern #diywallplanterhanger #planthanger #craftevangelist

Cheery and Fun Crochet Patterns

There’s a lot of discouraging news out there these days. And many of us are safe at home with fewer activities and more time on our hands. So why not use that time to craft something fun to cheer ourselves or others up? I’ve got a sweet collection of cheery and fun crochet patterns here for you to check out to lift your day! This is a great opportunity to try a new craft. Learn to crochet! Or take your crochet up a level and learn to crochet amigurumi!

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We’re still experiencing some cloudy and cold days here in northern Alberta, but this Hello Sunshine Cushion Crochet Pattern makes me feel all warm inside! This would make a sweet little gift for that grandchild, niece or nephew you miss. Brighten your day with this simple and sweet crocheted pillow!

If you’ve watched Tiger King, you will definitely recognize and love this Joe Exotic-inspired Tiger Man Crochet Amigurumi Pattern by craftyiscool. There are plenty of other fun amigurumi character patterns by craftyiscool as well, like Mr Rogers and the whole cast of characters from Hamilton. These would definitely be fun projects while you have this time at home!

This cute and cheery Bumi Crochet Amigurumi Pattern would make a good first amigurumi project. It doesn’t look overly complicated and it’s a well-written pattern available in six languages! This little one-eyed monster crochet pattern would make a great gift for that special kid in your life that you miss!

I love Harry Potter and I think this Mandrake Amigurumi Pattern would be a perfect little gift for the avid Harry Potter fan. This unique little character has fun little yarn “roots” and cute little leaf heads. You won’t want to bury this little cutie, you’ll just want to cuddle up with him!

For a more adventurous crocheter, this Dragon Crochet Pattern looks so fuzzy and cozy made with velvety yarn! Check out their adorable slippers! These crazy monsters are just perfect for cuddling up with during movie night (which, isn’t that every night now?).

It’ll be a few weeks before we can put any flowers outside. But you can make a drought-proof, no-fuss Potted Plant Flower from this crochet pattern. Make yourself an adorable ever-blooming flower to enjoy year round in whatever colour you like! This would make a fun house-warming gift!

Sunflowers always make me feel happy, so this Sunflower Cushion Crochet Pattern would be the perfect addition to my yellow sitting room… or maybe my craft room! (Yellow is popping into more and more rooms in my house and I’m not mad about it.)

For a smaller, more practical project, this Sunflower Scrubby Crochet Pattern would make a great splash of colour as you do up ALL.THE.DISHES. SO.MANY.DISHES now that everyone is home all the time. At least you’d have a functional and cheery little scrubby to clean up with!

Here’s another lovely cushion pattern! This Boho Sunshine Throw Pillow Crochet Pattern made with this chunky fuzzy velour yarn looks so cozy and with yarn that size, it’s sure to work up quickly! This is the perfect project for some quick payoff. You could have this on your couch by this afternoon!

What a time to be expecting a baby. I’m sure there’s a lot of anxiety around that for expectant parents. Cheer them up with this Sunshine Mobile Amigurumi. This would make such a sweet little mobile for baby’s room! I love this so much I need to make one and convince one of my friends to have a baby!

I hope you can find a silver lining in this unprecedented time. Our family is coping pretty well, and cheery distractions like fun crochet patterns are a perfect way to make someone smile. So pick up one of these cute patterns today or pin it for later so you don’t forget about it!

Cheery and Fun Crochet Patterns to lift your spirits. So many fun amigurumi and cheery cushion ideas to choose from! #crochetpatterns #amigurumipatterns #cheerycrochet #learntocrochet #amigurumi #crochetamigurumi #craftevangelist
Cute and cheery sunshine mobile crochet amigurumi pattern. Perfect handmade baby's room decor idea! #crochetpattern #crochetmobile #crochetbabydecor #amigurumipattern #craftevangelist
Soft and cozy, quick and easy crochet pattern for this adorable Boho Sunshine throw pillow cushion! So trendy and cozy! #crochetpattern #crochetcushion #crochetwithvelour #instantdownload #wildflowerco #craftevangelist
Cute and fun quick sunflower scrubby pattern. Would also make a fun coaster. #crochetpattern #crochetscrubby #crochetdishscrubbie #craftevangelist
Fun and cheery sunflower cushion crochet pattern. Lovely handmade throw pillow to cheer up your living room! #crochetpattern #crochetpillow #crochetcushion #crochetsunflower #craftevangelist
Cute and cheery potted plant amigurumi crochet pattern. Perfect housewarming gift to cheer up anyone! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #evergreenhouseplant #housewarminggift #craftevangelist
I love the incredible detail on this adorable crocheted dragon pattern! This looks like a lovely amigurumi pattern for this adorable monster. Look at his cute slippers!!! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #handmadetoypattern #crochettoypattern #crochetedstuffedtoy #craftevangelist
Adorable Harry Potter Inspired Mandrake Crochet Pattern. I love this sweet little mandrake amigurumi! I can't wait to make him! #crochetpattern #crochetamigurumi #amigurumipattern #mandrakepattern #harrypotterpatterns #harrypottercrochet #craftevangelist
Adorable cuddly monster amigurumi crochet pattern. Can't wait to make this sweet little Bumi alien with butterfly wings crocheted toy! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #handmadetoypattern #crochettoypattern #craftevangelist
Tiger King inspired Joe Exotic amigurumi crochet pattern! OMG this is soooo fun! I can't wait to make one of these! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #joeexotic #tigerking #craftevangelist
Adorable sunshine cushion! How cheery is this for a kids room? Love this crocheted throw pillow pattern! So fun! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetthrowcushion #crochetpillow #pillowpattern #craftevangelist

Cuddly Creatures

I’m sure we could all use a little extra comfort right now. A crocheted (or knit!) cuddly creature is the perfect thing to make to get a feeling of accomplishment with only a few hours of work (well, depending on the pattern). Smaller amigurumis (crocheted stuffed toys) can come together in one to three hours. It’s so fun to watch your yarn turn into a cuddly little friend. What better gift to give to your child or grandchild than a handmade stuffed toy for a little bit of extra comfort? Check out these adorable amigurumi patterns to make! (There’s even a couple of knitting patterns in here!)

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How about these Beep & Boop the Robot Twins? If you’re just getting started with amigurumi, this is a very easy crochet pattern that is only 11 pages long and includes plenty of step-by-step photos to help you along the way.

If robots aren’t quite cuddly enough for you, check out this Cuddle-Sized Teddy Bear Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Tristan the Teddy Bear is the perfect little classic teddy bear amigurumi pattern, also a very easy pattern to follow with plenty of helpful step-by-step photos. Storyland Amis has plenty of other fabulous amigurumi patterns worth spending your time on! Go take a look for a wide assortment of adorable amigurumi creatures.

If you’re looking for a stuffed animal pattern that is a little bit less conventional, but just as adorable, check out this Plush Baby Bull Pattern. This sample is made with a plush velvet yarn, which looks so cozy! Anyone would love to snuggle up to this adorable little bull!

Of course, with Easter only a couple of weeks away, this Plush Bunny in Dress Crochet Pattern is here just in time for Easter gift-giving. You’ll have to get on it though! Look at how sweet this adorable Easter bunny is. What a sweet gift idea!

Speaking of bunnies, the pattern shown above Penelope Bunny in Granny Square Dress and hat. The Granny Square Dress and hat and shoes are a separate pattern (that fits a few of her dolls, so the Penelope Bunny would have to be purchased separately. Carmen Rent is also another prolific amigurumi designer with plenty of fantastic doll patterns to explore.

One of my favourite amigurumi designers, Manuska, has created this beautiful Maya Angelou Crochet Doll Pattern, celebrating a strong and accomplished woman. What a lovely way to introduce a young woman to this excellent female role model!

Of course, if you’re all about the animals, this Pug Shpuntic Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern is a hilarious, cartoony amigurumi pattern that you simply must try! I love all his folds and crazy eyes!

If you’ve stumbled on this post with not much time until Easter, this Charlie the Chick Crochet Pattern is a small pattern that works up quickly with a small amount of yarn. If you’re looking for a free version, it’s available here on the Yarn Society website.

For a different style of bird pattern, check out the Blu the Bird Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Such a cute little birdie pattern. It’s also available for free on the Yarn Society website by clicking here.

For my knitters, I haven’t forgotten about you! It’s just not as easy to find cute knitted toys. The visibility of increases and decreases in knitting just doesn’t lend itself as well to amigurumi. But these Moss the Sheep Knitting Patterns are an exception! Fluff and Fuzz has quite a few adorable amigurumi knitting patterns, so if you’re not interested in learning crochet, check out the great variety of knitting patterns in the Fluff and Fuzz shop.

This one was another favourite from Fluff & Fuzz, the Berry Bear knitting pattern. In this fuzzy yarn, you can’t tell it’s knit at all! It looks so good! My kids would love one of these adorable scruffy-looking stuffed bears.

I know that some of you may have difficulty getting out to get supplies if you’re either quarantined or social distancing or if stores have temporarily closed in your area. Most online retailers continue to ship and in my city, Michaels is still offering curbside pick up. It’s not quite the same as making a trip into a store and squishing all the yarn, but Knitpicks and Lionbrand Yarn have a wide selection of yarn and other supplies that you can order and have shipped to you if you need some supplies to make these cute amigurumi toys.

Which of these adorable amigurumis will you get to work on today? Pick up a pattern or pin it for later!

Adorable collection of crocheted and knit amigurumi patterns. This is a great time to make something cute and cuddly to bring satisfaction and comfort. I love amigurumi! Check out this great round up of lovely patterns! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #knittingpattern #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Super cute robot amigurumi crochet pattern. With one pattern make two cute little robot twins! Adorable cuddly robot toy patterns to make! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #diytoys #crochet #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Sweet adorable cuddle-sized teddy bear by Storyland Amis. Such a cute cuddly stuffed toy crochet pattern to make this cuddly amigurumi bear. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #diytoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Sweet little plush baby bull cow amigurumi pattern. An adorable and unique handmade toy gift idea! Such a fun crochet pattern! Love the use of the soft plush velour yarn. Really fills in the holes and makes this toy so squishy! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #diytoys #handmadetoys #crochettoypattern #craftevangelist
Sweet little plush bunny amigurumi crochet pattern. Cute little Easter stuffed rabbit pattern! Love this adorable little frilly dress on this velvet bunny doll! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoys #crochetbunnypattern #craftevangelist
Penelope Bunny and a cute little granny square dress and hat. Two adorable pdf crochet patterns to make this cute bunny or bear and a sweet little outfit. Love Carmen Rent's patterns. #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #patternroundup #crochettoypatterns #handmadetoys #diytoys #craftevangelist
Miss Maya Angelou pdf crochet amigurumi pattern. Love this inspiring woman and this beautiful doll. What a great way to teach your kids about this prolific role model! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #mayaangelou #amigurumidoll #crochettoys #diytoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Super cute and fun Pug Amigurumi crochet pattern. This cartoonish stuffed pug pattern is soooooo adorable! What a fun crochet dog pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetdog #crochetdogpattern #diytoys #amigurumidog #craftevangelist
Cute and adorable chick amigurmi crochet pattern! Love this sweet little pattern, perfect little Easter basket filler! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumitoy #eastertoys #handmadeeaster #chickpattern #crochettoys #crocheteaster #craftevangelist
Blu the Bird Amigurumi crochet pattern. Lovely little bird handmade toy pattern, perfect for Easter or anytime. Super cute little amigurumi pattern! #amigurumipattern #birdpattern #crochetpattern #crochettoys #amigurumitoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
KNITTED amigurumi sheep pattern! It's so hard to find good knitted toy patterns! Love this adorable little sheep. The seed stitch is such a clever idea! #amigurumipattern #knittingpattern #knitsheep #knittoypattern #craftevangelist
Adorable stuffed bear KNITTING pattern for this sweet and fuzzy amigurumi knitting pattern! Can't wait to knit one of these fuzzy and cuddle creatures! #knittingpattern #amigurumipattern #knitamigurumi #amigurumiknitting #knitknitknit #knittoypattern #craftevangelist

Dolls for International Women’s Day

So, it has passed, but only just! But Happy International Women’s Day! You know, there are definitely some downsides to being a woman, but there are a lot of fun things, too. So, yes, let’s advocate for equal pay for equal work, let’s smash the patriarchy, let’s bury misogyny, but let’s also celebrate our beautiful bodies that are worthy of emulating in art! Let’s enjoy the fun colours and wardrobe options, let’s embrace women’s brains and beauty and take some pleasure in being women. Let’s celebrate with some wonderful amigurumi dolls!

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Let’s start with this adorable Mimi Doll with 2 Outfits Amigurumi Pattern. I love the flexibility of a pattern that comes with outfit options! Women can be girly girls or tomboys, wearing beanies and overalls or frilly dresses with flowers in their hair. Definitely a fun part of being a woman! And definitely a fun part of this versatile pattern!

This crazy-haired Amigurumi Doll stands on her own and is ready to ship if you don’t have time to make one, or you can pick up the Pattern Here. I love her wild and free curly red hair and would just be the perfect gift for a free-spirited, curly-haired, red-head in your life! The button balloon embellishment adds such a simple and special touch to her little dress.

This sweet Emily Amigurumi Doll Pattern is a simple amigurumi doll, perfect for the advanced beginner, with a little bit of amigurumi experience. Manuska has many lovely amigurumi patterns available and they are always a joy to make!

Playing dress-up and enjoying the beauty of fancy dresses is such a fun part of being a girl. This Princess Belle Inspired Amigurumi Doll Pattern is a lovely celebration of beauty and sparkle. Any Beauty and the Beast loving girl would enjoy this sweet Belle-inspired doll!

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the empowerment of women. And what perfect way to celebrate that than with a Basic Doll Pattern wearing a Rosie the Riveter Amigurumi Outfit? We can do it! Make your girl a doll that embodies the values of strength and empowerment!

In Canada, we have a special relationship with Anne of Green Gables. I loved reading the Anne series and watching the Anne of Green Gables movie and acting in the play in high school. You can celebrate Anne by making one of these adorable Anne of Green Gables Amigurumi Doll Patterns. It would make a great gift for a young woman who has fallen in love with Anne. ” Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? “

The Disney movie Moana was such a fun and empowering film for girls. Make one of these Hawaiian Amigurumi Dolls for the Moana-loving girl in your life!

I love that women can be both beautiful and brave, but also I want to celebrate that women are not just beautiful bodies and Rhonda Amigurumi Doll Crochet Pattern is a great contrast to that. This doll is also beautiful, but fully covered up and not just a tiny twig of a doll. She’s wearing all her crocheted garments to stay warm and has brought her crochet bag with her. Enjoy making this sweet and adorable doll to celebrate the beautiful diversity of women of all shapes and sizes and outfit preferences!

This lovely Winter the Deer Girl Amigurumi Doll Crochet Pattern is such a pretty doll. I love her lacy dress and her fun deer antler beanie. What a delight she would be to a special girl in your life!

Or for a more subtly season-themed doll, try making Autumn the Bear Girl amigurumi doll crochet pattern. Her cute little bear ear beanie and mustard yellow tunic are a great celebration of fall colours.

Of course, how can you celebrate International Women’s Day without a reference to Frida Kahlo? Such an inspiring free-thinking woman! This sweet Frida Kahlo Crochet Doll Pattern would be a great gift to an inspiring woman in your life, a great reminder of this beautiful, iconic woman of her time!

But I couldn’t pick just one! Here’s another Frido Doll Amigurumi Crochet Pattern that you should check out! Whatever your preference, they’re both so interesting and worthy of your time!

This 46-page Frosya Amigurumi Doll Crochet Pattern was created with beginners in mind as it includes detailed instructions and many step-by-step photos and useful tips & tricks! I love how much character and spunk this doll has!

If you’re looking for a special gift for a special woman in your life but don’t know how you’d ever make one of these gorgeous dolls, you can get a Personalized Portrait Doll made for you! Check out this great likeness of this personalized doll!

Here’s another Made to Order Personalized Portrait Doll. There are so many fun options and ways for you to celebrate the special women in your life with handmade gifts!

So, go celebrate International Women’s Day by making some beautiful doll patterns! So much fun! Or pin it for later and to share with your friends!

Crochet Doll Patterns. Lovely amigurumi doll patterns to celebrate international women's day! Love these fun and unique dolls, they make great handmade gifts! #crochetdollpattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidollpattern #craftevangelist
Adorable red-haired amigurumi doll crochet pattern. Also available ready-made. What a fun doll pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Mimi the amigurumi doll crochet pattern. Crochet doll pattern with two outfits, perfect for International Women's Day! Love the options! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
This sweet amigurumi crochet doll pattern is sure to be a little girl's best friend. Step by step instructions with lots of pictures. Detailed and easy to follow crochet pattern. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Beauty and the Beast Belle Amigurumi Crochet Doll pattern. Lovely princess Belle crochet pattern to make! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Rosie the Riveter clothes for basic doll pattern. Fun crochet doll outfit. So adorable and perfect for International Women's Day! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Anne of Green Gables amigurumi doll pattern. Lovely crochet doll pattern, just a little doll to make! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Cute little hawaiian doll amigurumi crochet pattern. Lovely handmade gift idea for a little Moana-loving girl! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Cute little Rhonda Amigurumi Crochet Doll Pattern. Love her cowl and round purse accessories and the pattern in her dress. Lovely crochet grandma doll pattern. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi crochet doll pattern. Winter the deer girl doll crochet pattern. can't wait to make this adorable doll with a lacy dress. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Sweet Amigurumi Doll Crochet Pattern with a little bear hat. Lovely simple doll pattern to crochet. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful Frida Kahlo crochet doll pattern. Lovely amigurumi doll pattern to make to celebrate International Women's Day. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Super fun Frosya Doll Amigurumi crochet pattern. Love her big hair and perfect spunky style! What a cute doll pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Wonderful Frida Kahlo amigurumi doll pattern with gorgeous flowers in her hair. Great crochet doll pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Get a doll made to look like you or a friend! How much fun are these personalized look alike dolls? So fun! #crochetdolls #customdoll #lookalikedoll #personalizeddoll #personalizedcrochetdoll #customamigurumidoll #craftevangelist

National Craft Month

March is International Craft Month! How appropriate, because it is also the month that I, the Craft Evangelist was born! Coincidental? I think not! If you’ve been waiting for a good reason to start crafting or just want to ramp it up a bit for this special month, I have got some great inspiration for you!

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This gorgeous pattern was just released this week. The Portofino Sweater Crochet Pattern is a gorgeous, off-the-shoulder middle season garment, perfect to make for spring or chilly summer evenings. It would look great as an easy-going cover-up over a swimsuit. It has options to make it with short sleeves or long sleeves as pictured here. I love the long-sleeved version. This is definitely going on my list of things to make!

Ok, I know I’m usually all about the knit and crochet, but there’s more to crafts than just knit and crochet, right? (Oh, but I love the yarn!!!) Check out this super fun Faux Fur Earmuffs Sewing Pattern. How cute are those? And they look so warm! Perfect to transition out of these cooler months. Here in Edmonton, March is a complete mystery weather-wise… you never know what you’re going to get!

And look at this for some variety. Maybe you’re all about the embroidery. Or maybe you’d like to get into this craft, in which case this Bicycle + Flowers Embroidery Kit is the perfect thing for you. The beautiful thing about craft kits is that they include everything you need to start a new craft. There’s nothing more annoying than finding that you have to go searching for a craft supply you didn’t know you needed or don’t know where to find in the craft store when you just want to get making. Kits are a great solution for that. They also make great gifts for someone who is interested in getting into a new craft!

Ok, so back to my wheelhouse. This pattern for Sandals with rope soles is a great looking crochet pattern to make these cute looking summer shoes! How crafty is it to say you made your own shoes! These make me long for summer so much! I love this style of flip flop, as they stay on your feet really nicely and even make great shoes to wear around the house.

I also really like this pattern: Thong sandals with rope soles crochet pattern. These sandals have a lovely boho vibe about them. I love them made in these neutral colours. They’d be so fun at a festival or just walking around the farmers market. As the snow falls right now, it’s not exactly flip-flop weather, but perhaps I can dream while I make a pair of these!

While we’re dreaming of summer, why not try making one of these Double V Crop Top Crochet Pattern? I love this mustard colour and the crop top look. This simple and sexy top would be great for the beach or the weekend.

The Knotty Crop Top summer sweater knitting pattern is a great festival top for knitters to make! The chunky yarn and open stitches mean that this pattern works up quickly. You can throw it on top of a sundress for a little extra warmth with a boho-chic vibe or wear it over a swimsuit for a sexy cover up!

While we’re still dreaming of summertime, I’m loving this Aloha Cardigan Crochet Pattern. It can be worn year-round to add a little warmth and style to any outfit, but it’s light enough to wear in the summer over summer tops and dresses, or even to the beach. It’d be a great project to finish up while sitting on the beach in Mexico if you have a warm-weather getaway planned this spring.

Haha, there’s really a summer theme going on here today isn’t there? I need to figure out a way to get to a warmer location more regularly! In the meantime, check out this Mio the Sleeping Mermaid amigurumi crochet pattern. I love amigurumi dolls. My kids aren’t exactly at the doll-loving age anymore, but I have plenty of cousins who are still having babies and would certainly love one of these adorable dolls!

But alas, it’s still pretty chilly here, so you might need to make yourself a pair of slippers from this Simple crochet slipper pattern. This pattern uses bulky yarn so they work up quickly with a 9 mm hook You can use up your bulky yarn scraps and make some cute and comfy slippers to wear while you dream of summer and make your cute summer festival tops and beach cover-ups. At least your feet will be warm!

If your feet are warm and your head it warm, your whole body will be warm! Keep your noggin warm by making this Fresh Tracks Beanie Crochet Pattern. This beanie is a classy take on a ribbed beanie, which is completely crocheted. It’s a fitted beanie and has a knit-look rib stitch to it. You’re sure to love this pattern!

Since National Craft Month is in March, it’s a great time to work on some Easter projects. This Little Bunnies Easter Basket crochet pattern is an adorable Easter basket pattern that would be sure to impress and delight any recipient! It’d make a great auction item at a spring fundraiser. I love the adorable extras on this sweet Easter basket pattern. Those details are always so fun to add. Embellish it even more with buttons or other notions from the fabric or craft store!

Of course, those of us who have little boys in our lives that we love to make for are always looking for patterns that will delight and surprise them. The Triceratops Basket Pattern crochet pattern would make up a great Easter basket that any dinosaur-loving kid would appreciate!

If you’ve found this post with only a little time before Easter, you can still make adorable handmade Easter delights, like this sweet Easter Bunny Egg Cozy Basket. Pop an Easter egg in this little basket and you’ve got a sweet little gift for a loved one. It would also make super adorable Easter table decor!

So, happy National Craft Month! Make something this month! It’s the perfect time to try out a new craft you were hoping to start! Crafting can be therapeutic and a great stress-reliever from work, plus, you get slippers! Pick up one of these great patterns today and get making! Or pin it for later!

Check out these great knit, crochet, sewing & embroidery patterns to make to celebrate National Craft Month in March! Love these awesome patterns!
Easy to follow knitting pattern, easy to wear boho-style beach cover up. Super stylish festival wear. Love this fun and funky knit top pattern! #knittingpattern #bohochic #knittoppattern
Gorgeous lightweight crochet pattern for this Aloha Cardigan. Love this flowy and summery beachy cover up crochet pattern! Can hardly wait to make one of these for summer! #crochetpattern #crochetcardigan #crochet #crochettoppattern
Super cute crochet egg basket. Adorable quick little crochet pattern available in English and Russian. Super easy to follow and super fast to make #crocheteasterbasket #crocheteggbasket #crochetpattern #crochetbunnybasket
Adorable Little Bunnies Easter Basket with a functional basket to hold Easter goodies, complete with patterns for the bunnies and the eggs! How adorable would this be at a fundraising auction?! So fun! Any kid would be delighted to be given this adorable Easter basket! #EasterBasket #crochetEasterBasket #CrochetPattern #bunnybasketpattern
Adorable dinosaur Easter basket, this Triceratops Basket crochet pattern makes a perfect handmade Easter basket for a little boy! Get making in time for Easter! #crochetpattern #crochetEasterbasket #easterbasketpattern #amigurumibasket
Crochet Pattern for this knit-look ribbed beanie. This fitted beanie is perfect for men or women and is a fun take on a classic ribbed beanie #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochettoquepattern
Beautiful little mermaid doll amigurumi crochet pattern. I love this sweet and simple little mermaid. Lovely pattern for a handmade gift idea! #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #mermaidpattern #crochetmermaid
Simple crochet slipper pattern to use up your bulky yarn scraps. Great stash buster project and super warm and fast to make! #crochetslippers #crochetpattern #slipperspattern #easycrochetpattern #beginnercrochetpattern
Cute and simple crop top crochet pattern. Love this mustard yellow colour, too! Gorgeous and quick crochet pattern for this sexy crop top. Great handmade festival wear! #summercrochet #crochetcroptop #croptoppattern #crochetpattern
Beautiful bohemian thong sandals crochet pattern. Make your own sandals! Such a gorgeous crochet pattern to make in time for summer! Can't wait to make a gorgeous pair of sandals like this! #crochetsandals #crochetflipflops #crochetpattern #sandalpattern #
Intermediate crochet pattern to make this fun pair of flip flop sandals. You can even make them for outdoors by adding soles! #crochetpattern #crochetflipflops #crochetsandals #sandalpattern
Complete embroidery kit for this adorable Bicycle & Flowers work of art. Perfect gift idea for yourself or another aspiring crafter in your life! #embroiderypattern #crafts #sewing #embroiderforlife #bicyclecrafts
Faux Fur Earmuffs sewing pattern. DIY your own ear muffs with this beginner level sewing pattern. #sewingpattern #pdfsewinpattern #earmuffspattern #diyearmuffs #crafts
Gorgeous pdf crochet pattern for this lovely crocheted sweater. I love the lacy top and bottom of this long crocheted sweater, with both long sleeved and short sleeved options in the pattern. Can't wait to make this! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #

Mini Amigurumi

Amigurumi is one of my favourite things to make to give as a gift! It’s so fun to be able to make your own stuffed animals. And the great thing about mini amigurumi is that the projects come together pretty quickly! And my kids love them! While they can be a little bit finicky if you’re working with fine yarn, the stitch count is lower so you can have a small toy made in a few hours or so. If you want a special handmade gift for the love in your life, check out one of these adorable patterns. You still have plenty of time to whip some up for Valentine’s day!

This Shihtzu puppy is absolutely adorable! We don’t have any pets in our house, but my kids love the idea of one. I think they like the stuffed dogs even more, though. Because as much fun as real dogs are to play with, they also do other things that my kids don’t like as much. And frankly, I’m happier with stuffed dogs as well. This little Shihtzu is just our speed.

And of course, you have to have a Kitty amigurumi. This sweet little kitty is so adorable and fits in the palm of your hand. One of the best things about an amigurumi kitty is it stays a kitten forever. It’s always cute and it never poops in your garden.

Speaking of gardens, as much as I know that bees are good for my garden, they kind of terrify me a little bit in real life. But not Barry the Bee! This little toy stands just 8 inches tall and has a cute little flower. With bright yellow and black stripes, this little doll is sure to add a pop of colour to any kids room.

Maybe Easter is on your mind. You can get making this Elendan Bunny amigurumi pattern to have an adorable little bunny rabbit for an Easter gift. I love the brushed yarn for the fur, which makes such a realistic-looking stuffed animal!

Of course, Baby Alien Amigurumi has been taking the internet by storm. Here’s an adorable little pattern to make your own tiny Baby Yoda crochet doll. All this little guy needs is a mug of broth to complete the look!

For a winter-themed gift, this Little Penguin amigurumi makes a cute little keychain or tiny toy to enjoy for little hands because it works up to be about 8 cm tall. So just a little guy!

The Valentine Minis Set is a cute set of Valentine’s-themed patterns that includes a little cupid doll, a little perfume doll, a little teddy bear doll and a little chocolate bar doll. A lovely little set to make for your valentine this year!

If you’re looking for a quick last-minute gift for a bookworm in your life, you can whip up one of these Simple Fox Bookmarks in almost no time! Fun bookmarks like these are eye-catching and hard to miss where you left off in your book!

This Little Tiger toy crochet pattern is a lovely little pattern to make for the jungle-loving kid in your life. He looks a little like Daniel Tiger, so if your loved one is a fan of that show, this is a great little pattern to make for him or her.

Or a super adorable Miniature bear amigurumi crochet pattern! How cute is this little guy?! You could easily personalize him by whipping up a quick scarf or hat! How sweet is he? I just love these amigurumi dolls that fit in the palm of your hand!

If you’re looking for something a little bit different this Amigurumi Seahorse might just be what you’re looking for! Such a sweet little stuffed seahorse makes a unique toy or keychain or zipper pull.

Or maybe your preferred sea creature is a crab! This Crochet crab pattern is adorable, cartoony stuffed animal pattern that is sure to amuse and delight its recipient and anyone who sees it! It’s just 11 cm/4.3 inches long, so you can take this little crab with you anywhere!

If you’re prepping for Easter, you can make an Easter Minis Set, which includes a pattern for Mr Chicken, Mr Bunny, Mr Easter Cake and Mrs Angel. A great set to celebrate the upcoming Easter holiday! And you have plenty of time to get making!

I can’t get over how cute this Roly the Hedgehog amigurumi pattern is! This well-written pattern includes 9 pages of written instructions and more than 60 step-by-step photos to guide you along to make this adorable stuffed toy!

I think this Pug amigurumi pattern is definitely one of my favourites. I made one for my son a couple of years ago and he LOVED it. So cute and quick, this pattern is super fun and a delightful last-minute handmade gift idea!

Check out one of these adorable patterns today, and use up some of your stash on one of these sweet tiny amigurumi toys! Or pin it for later to show your friends!

15 Amazing and adorable mini amigurumi crochet patterns to make, in time for valentines day or in time for Easter! Or whenever! these quick little patterns make perfect last minute handmade gift ideas for kids! #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpatterns #amigurumicrochetpattern #craftevangelist
Crochet your own cute amigurumi pug dog with this little crochet pattern! Make your own tiny stuffed toy pug. Makes a great keychain or last minute gift idea. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetpug #puglife #amigurumipug #minipugpattern #crochet #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Make your own little puppy keychain with this cute pattern!
An adorable eyecatcher on your bag or give it away as a cute gift. With this adorable Shihtzu you will certainly not lose your keys! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #shihtzulife #handmadegift #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Sweet little kitty crochet amigurumi pattern. Perfect little handmade gift idea for a cat lover in your life! I love how small this little stuffed toy is! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetkitty #crochetcatpattern #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Cute little amigurumi toy bumble bee crochet pattern! Love these little toy crochet patterns! They make such quick last minute handmade gift ideas! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetbee #barrythebee #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Adorable palm-sized crochet amigurumi bunny, with brushed yarn fur, makes it so fuzzy and realistic looking! Little stuffed toys make great last minute handmade gift ideas. Love this sweet bunny rabbit amigurumi crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #stuffedtoypattern #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Adorable little baby yoda crochet pattern. Tiny little keychain sized toy! Perfect little handmade gift idea for the Star Wars lover in your life! Gotta love the Mandalorian and The Child amigurumi pattern. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #babyyoda #babyyodacrochet #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi penguin crochet pattern! Keychain sized little toy to make for your keychain or a little toy for a loved one. Small amigurumi make lovely last minute handmade gift ideas! Great pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetkeychain #crochetpenguin #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Adorable set of amigurumi crochet patterns, perfect for Valentine's Day! I love the little perfume bottle! So unique! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #valentinesday #handmadegifts #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Absolutely fun crochet bookmark pattern. Cute little fox bookmark amigurumi crochet pattern. Perfect last minute gift idea for a bookworm! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetbookmark #crochetfox #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi tiger crochet pattern. I love these sweet tiny amigurumi patterns! They make perfect quick last minute handmade gift ideas! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettiger #amigurumitiger #miniamigurumi #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Cute little miniature bear amigurumi crochet pattern! Love this tiny stuffed toy pattern! I love to make these sweet little quick handmade gifts! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetbear #miniaturecrochet #miniatureamigurumi #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Super cute and tiny amigurumi seahorse crochet pattern. Love these tiny handmade crochet stuffed toys! A seahorse is such a fun unique idea! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoys #handmadegiftideas #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Cute adorable little set of Easter amigurumi crochet toys to make! Such a sweet little set of crochet patterns. Plenty of time to make for Easter! #crochetpattern #amigurmipattern #crochetforeaster #eastercrochet #stuffedtoys #crochettoys #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Super cute amigurumi crochet pattern for this adorable little hedgehog! I love the two spine options for this pattern! So cute! Now I need an amigurumi hedgehog! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoys #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Amigurumi Crab crochet pattern. Such a sweet little crochet pattern for this adorable stuffed crab toy. What a fun sea creature handmade toy! #crochetpattern #crochettoy #amigurumipattern #patternroundup #craftevangelist