Monster Amigurumi

Monsters aren’t so scary when you make them yourself out of yarn and stuffing! Stuffed, crocheted, amigurumi toy monsters are adorable and make fun handmade gifts for kids of all ages! Check out these cute monster amigurumi creations and patterns to make!

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See? Nothing to be afraid of here! You can make this adorable Mel the Monster and Friends Amigurumi without any fear! Or, if crocheting isn’t your jam but you still want one for yourself, DWcrochetattic will make one for you! You can go to the listing for a made to order monster from this pattern here.

Monsters definitely can’t be scary if they’re pink and have soothers, right? This sweet monster family amigurumi pattern would be a lovely welcome gift for the family of a new baby!

This is probably the most frightening of all the monster patterns because it is a SLUG, the most feared and disgusting of all garden creatures. Like, really, so gross. I hate these things in real life. It’s almost bearable in amigurumi format. At least it is purple and has multi-coloured spots on it. You can get the pattern here.

But maybe you’re thinking “Halloween is coming. I might need a monster for my pocket.” Or maybe you’re a super-awesome neighbour and don’t get a bajillion kids coming trick or treating at your house and you want to make candy-free,-but-almost-as-cool-as-candy-and-will-definitely-last-longer-than-candy-and-not-rot-your-teeth-or-spike-your-blood-sugar treats for all the kids in your neighbourhood. In that case, you could totally make some of these Franketstein Pocket Monsters

I need to make myself some new slippers, so I have been searching for a fun pattern to make. With Halloween approaching, perhaps these monster slippers would be appropriate. I know they would certainly surprise my kids, but I’m not sure they would cover my monstrous crocs (which is what Mr Evangelist prefers).

So, nothing to be afraid of here. Make yourself a monster to get into the spooky spirit and I think you’ll be making yourself a little stuffed friend. Get a pattern today or pin it for later!

These sweet little monster crochet patterns are perfect for Halloween! Cute monsters, not scary! I love the little monster family! Check out this awesome pattern round up by #craftevangelist
Check out this adorable monster amigurumi stuffed toy crochet pattern! It would make a sweet little monster friend for a kid! Pattern round up by #craftevangelist
Make your own monster slippers! Lovely crochet pattern for cozy and fun monster slippers for the whole family!  Part of a monster pattern round up by #craftevangelist
What a sweet little adorable monster family crochet pattern! I love the little baby monster with the soother! This would be a super fun handmade gift idea for a family welcoming a new baby! Part of a monster pattern round up by #craftevangelist
This is the only slug I remotely like! Cute amigurumi monster slug crochet pattern! If only the slugs in my garden were this adorable! Part of an awesome monster pattern round up by #craftevangelist
Pocket Monster Frankenstein makes an adorable little gift for special trick or treaters at Halloween! Love these tiny square pocket monsters! Make them yourself from this amigurumi crochet pattern, part of a monster pattern round up by #craftevangelist

Fall Amigurumi

In my last post, I was protesting that it was still summer, but I must admit now that fall is fast approaching. The weather here turned quickly and now I am faced with covering my tomatoes on Monday to deal with nearly freezing temperatures. This shouldn’t be happening already. But you can’t fight the inevitable!

Fall is the perfect time of year to get back into crochet and warm up with a cup of tea under balls and balls of yarn! I have found some beautiful fall amigurumi for you to enjoy, that will warm your heart and help you embrace this new season.

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The start of fall means the start of school for us and while I’m sure your kids’ teachers already have plenty of apple paraphernalia, I bet ya they don’t have an amigurumi apple.

I love play food patterns! They make such great toys for kids! This is a beautiful apple pattern that would be a fun twist on an old classic gift for a teacher. And hey, if they don’t have a use for it, they can put it in with the play kitchen at their school!

If you have any fall babies in your life, this little fall reindeer essential oil diffuser toy is so fun! It’s not a pattern, but it’s such a good idea for a little handmade gift for a new baby!

If you did want to make one of these yourself, the reindeer pattern is available from TheresasCrochetShop. I know we normally think about reindeer as Christmas things, but these animals have to live year-round, right? Of course they would just wear woodsy orange scarves in the fall, right?

And while not exactly amigurumi, I couldn’t bear not to show this adorable scarecrow baby photo prop outfit/costume pattern. You could make it yourself and dress your little one up for Halloween as an adorable scarecrow!

How adorable is that? Almost makes me want to have another baby!

It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins, right? This pattern set complete with beautiful fall flowers, mice and a pumpkin on a vine is a sweet deal!

I love how the little mice are poking their heads out of the pumpkin! I know most of my readers are Americans, but we Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving at the beginning of October, so these little guys would be great decor for the upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations!

I hope you enjoyed this little round up of fall amigurumi patterns! Start crocheting today! Or pin it for later!

Adorable autumn amigurumi patterns, perfect for fall! I love the sweet little reindeer with a fall scarf! #craftevangelist
Ruby the Reindeer essential oil diffuser amigurumi crocheted stuffed toy for a child. Such a great gift idea! #craftevangelist
How adorable! A sweet little scarecrow photo prop outfit for a newborn baby! What a great idea for a fall photoshoot! #craftevangelist
Cute little crochet pattern for this stuffed apple amigurumi. Perfect little back to school reminder or play food for kids! #craftevangelist
I love the sweet little mice peeking their heads out of this pumpkin! What a lovely amigurumi crochet pumpkin pattern! The vines and leaves are perfect! Great handmade thanksgiving decor idea! #craftevangelist

Crocheted Flamingo Patterns

It is still summer! Put your pumpkin spice away for a couple more weeks! We can hold off on making scarves and slippers and hats for a few more weeks too! So let’s enjoy summer a little longer and look at some fun summery patterns!

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Fun flamingos are pink and summery! Check out this adorable mini flamingo pattern in a mini flower pot from Pink Mouse Boutique.

Crocheted Flamingo Pattern by Pink Mouse Boutique

If you were thinking of something a little bigger or for a young child, take a look at this cartoony flamingo amigurumi crochet pattern by IlDikko

Amigurumi Flamingo Crochet Pattern by IlDikko

Of course, if you’re really hanging onto summer, so are this pair of beach-attired flamingos by Crochet Village. Make and display this summery couple and it will feel like summer even in the dead of winter! 

Beach Flamingo Crochet Amigurumi Pattern by Crochet Village

Make these today or pin them for later in the winter when you’re wishing it were summer!

Check out these crochet patterns for flamingo amigurumi toys. These would make great handmade gifts! So fun and summery! #craftevangelist
I love these adorable pink flamingo amigurumi crochet patterns. Two cool flamingos all dressed for a summer day at the beach! #craftevangelist

Summer Amigurumi Dolls

When I was researching my top 10 summer picks, I came across so many amigurumi doll patterns, but I didn’t want to make it all only dolls, so here are a few that I missed.

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Fruity Maya

This beautiful summer doll pattern designed by Lulubalshop is adorable and the cute little outfits can be made to look like watermelons and lemons. I love lemons! They’re so yellow and sunshiny! I love that they come with adorable little inner tube floaties! 

This adorable doll is by one of my favorite designers: Carmen Rent. If you love the look of Coraline or Lalaloopsy dolls, you will not be disappointed. She has so many adorable doll patterns, you’re sure to find something that suits you–or the person you’re making it for!

Ana the social butterfly

Don’t you love her embellished little halter top and matching beach bag? You can get the pattern here.

Lorena the Ice Cream Doll

If you’re looking for a whimsical doll amigurumi pattern, this little doll comes with an ice cream cone headband! It doesn’t get much more summery than that. This last week has been so hot, I wouldn’t blame people for wanting to put a REAL ice cream cone on their head! The designer of this pattern, airali has plenty of other adorable and whimsical amigurumi patterns as well. Definitely worth checking out!

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Three adorable amigurumi crochet patterns for summer themed dolls! Check out this round up by #craftevangelist

Pineapples are Awesome!

Aren’t pineapples awesome? They’re so yellow and fun and summery! And they’ve been everywhere lately! Love them! I’m crocheting them and I’m decorating with them! I’m making pineapple costumes for my aloe plants! They’re awesome!

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Ok, these aloe plants are a little scraggly looking, but aren’t their pots adorable?

You can find the free pattern for these little pineapple aloe plant pot covers here. I’m working on a pattern for a bigger aloe plant that I have. I’ve been trying to write notes, so maybe I’ll be able to share a pattern made by me here! Woot!

Check out these other great pineapple crafty projects!

Crochet your own pineapple throw cushion with this fun pattern!

There’s an adorable pineapple character in this sweet Summer Amigurumi Kit. 

Summer Amigurumi Kit

Kits come in so handy, especially if you’re new to crochet. You don’t have to make multiple trips to the craft store if you’ve forgotten something, you don’t have to buy a large ball of yarn or package of notions you may not use again. If you’re looking for just the pattern, you can get it here. It also comes with an ice cream cone amigurumi and a surfboard. Summery fun!

Finally, you should check out this adorable pineapple bunting pattern

Pineapple garland. They can also be made into key chains!

This would look so cute in my gazebo space if I didn’t already have lights hanging up! I do have one side that doesn’t have any lights, so maybe it would look good there! 

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Check out these awesome crocheted pineapple projects rounded up by #craftevangelist
Pineapple Pillow Crochet Pattern! Check out these pineapple crafty finds by #craftevangelist
Pineapple bunting crochet pattern! Love these adorable little pineapples, perfect for bunting or little key chains! Check out the pineapple crochet finds by #craftevangelist
Sweet summer amigurumi kit with 3 patterns and all supplies. Super fun ice cream crochet pattern, surf board crochet pattern & adorable pineapple crochet pattern. Check out #craftevangelist's other pineapple crochet finds!

Sol the Summer Doll

After writing up that top 10 summer Etsy picks post, I still found more adorable things to crochet for summer!!! I know it’s August and summer posts are usually written early when everyone’s excited and people are already talking pumpkin spice, but I’m still solidly in summer mode (sort of… ripping apart a bathroom and putting a new plumbing stack in is totally summer mode, right?). I still have a trip ahead of me too, so it’s not a bad idea to have a quick little project to keep my fingers busy while we travel.

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Check out this adorable little doll pattern. At just 10 inches tall, she looks like she will make a sweet little doll for any kid. Her beach accessories complete the deal!

You can get the pattern on Etsy here. I hope you enjoy making her! If you do, please share your pictures as comments on Pinterest!

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Crochet this adorable amigurumi summer doll pattern on your holidays this year! Super sweet little pattern! Crafty find by #craftevangelist

Top 10 Summer Picks

Probably the rest of you have already had your holidays and it certainly seems like holiday mode has been in full swing for the last month. The kids are out of school, evening activities are on hiatus, the weather is warmer. At our house, we’re renovating, so even though I’ve just begun my holidays from work, I don’t really get a break, as we’ve got a lot of work to do around here.

But it doesn’t mean that I’m still not finding great crafty things to share the good news with you about! Don’t forget to follow my Pinterest boards to keep up with all the great crafty stuff I share on there. It’s my fave. If I’m not posting here as often, I’m always there saving awesome ideas.

So today I’ve gathered up my top 10 Summer Picks for gift-giving (or gift-making!) from my favourite online crafty place, Etsy!

With work planned in nearly every room of the house, I’ve tried to find one place I can finish. We built a new deck a few years ago, and we got some lovely deck furniture and a gazebo which I love, so that’s been the “room” I’ve been working at finishing and I have found some great crafty things that I love.

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I love bright colours outside, so check out these awesome outdoor pillows from Say It With Pillows

This one is my personal favourite

Also, birdhouses are such a fun way to decorate an outdoor space. Check out these adorable vintage camper birdhouse kits from 1Man 1 Garage!

Aren’t they amazing? What a fun crafty gift idea to make with the kids this summer? So adorable! I think this would fit in great with my outdoor space!

Another nice touch to my cute little deck “room” might be a fun sign. I’m not sure Mr Evanglist is on board with signs as much as I am (though he was ok with some signs for the kids’ basement space, so maybe he’d be ok with this one): Country Angel Rustic Decor has a wide variety of signs. Here’s a cute one I found for the deck:

Of course, summer for most people isn’t all about renovations and finishing an outdoor deck space. Mr Evangelist and I, like a lot of people, got married in the summer, so we celebrated our anniversary. And anniversaries are a great time to gift jewellery gifts! And I wouldn’t scoff at a beautiful ring like this one from Rutledge Jewelers:

Isn’t it gorgeous? So delicate and pretty! It would make a super simple wedding band for an understated bride!

But I wouldn’t be the Craft Evangelist that I am unless I directed you to some great crafty patterns that are perfect to work up in the hot summer months. Small projects that are light and easy to travel with are perfect for summer. It’s also a great time to teach the kids in your life to crochet. Check out some of these great patterns you could get for them (or make for them!)

Qians Little Creation has this super cute amigurumi doll crochet pattern that would make a super sweet little gift or an inspiration for a new crocheter to learn the craft!

And once you make one of those, you can make some amigurumi furniture to furnish an adorable little amigurumi doll house! This pattern is by Amigurumisnl and I think it’s so creative! You can make anything out of crochet!

Or you could make this adorable Lewis the Lion amigurumi! Another little project perfect for travel or the beach by Theresa’s Crochet Shop!

Or if toys aren’t your thing, perhaps you’d like to make a super sweet Crochet Tunic for the beach for your summer vacation?

I love the look of lacy crochet patterns for casual wear! And this pattern is a steal at only just over $2 CAD! Instant digital downloads mean you can get crocheting right away! carolrosa designs has plenty of other affordable patterns you can try out too!

Or, maybe you could use a new pair of flip-flops? Make your own for yourself, or as a gift from this pattern (for Child-Adult, sizes 3-10) from Mamachee!

As sad as it may seem to think about the end of summer, summer is also a great time to start working on projects for fall. We’ve had a few chilly, rainy days this week, so curling up with a ball of yarn doesn’t sound so bad. And then you could make this adorable hooded fox crocheted jacket.

At least you could if you read German (haha) which I do not. It’s so cute, though: I hope there’s an English pattern available soon! (Maybe I could figure it out, though… one of my colleagues is having a baby and she loves foxes…)

That about wraps it up! Enjoy the rest of your summer! Make some memories with your friends and family and make some stuff!

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Check out my top 10 summer Etsy picks! There's plenty of summery goodness to be had!

Cute crocheted flip flop pattern for child to adults in sizes 3-10! What a great summer crochet pattern idea! Check out craftevangelist's summer top 10 Etsy picks!
Gorgeous rose gold infinity ring. Great for a wedding band or anniversary gift. Love this delicate hand-crafted ring! Beautiful find on craftevangelist's summer top 10 Etsy picks! #craftevangelist
What a sweet crocheted doll pattern! Love this adorable little doll with her teeny purse and hat! Sweet find in craftevangelist's summer top 10 Etsy picks! #craftevangeilst
Adorable crochet pattern for a little amigurumi lion. So cute! Great find in craftevangelist's top 10 summer Etsy picks! #craftevangelist
Love this pretty crocheted lacy summer tunic pattern! Perfect handmade beachwear! Super affordable pattern, too! Part of craftevangelist's top 10 summer Etsy picks! #craftevangelist

Super cute kitchen amigurumi crochet pattern for a doll house. This pattern creator also has an adorable gnome family too! So sweet. Part of #craftevangelist's top 10 summer Etsy picks!

Gorgeous pillows! So bright and perfect for the deck!  Great summer pick by #craftevangelist

ADORABLE DIY Vintage Camper Bird House kit! I love this! It's so cute! I want one for the deck! Great find by #craftevangelist

Summer is a great time to start fall projects! Check out this adorable fox cardigan for kids! One of #craftevangelist's top 10 summer Etsy picks!

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Crochet Bee

Why are teeny things soooo cute?!?! Adorable! Something about tiny dolls and toys takes me back to my childhood so easily. I wrote at least a few little stories as a child of having a little friend that could fit in my pocket. And these sweet, little, crocheted amigurumi dolls remind me of that!

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Check out this adorable little bee pattern that I found on Etsy.

I love yellow! The little honeycomb flower that this little bee sits in is one of my favourite parts of this sweet little pattern.
Tiny crochet projects are great because they are quick to work up, they don’t require hauling around a lot of yarn so they make great summer travel projects and great little gifts for summer travellers to use their imagination on long car rides or waiting in airports.
Go pick up this pattern today so that you’re all ready when the crocheting mood strikes!

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Love this adorable tiny crochet bee amigurumi pattern! What a sweet tiny doll to make! Great summer project found by #craftevangelist #pattern #crochet

Fat Face Tigger Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Check out what I’ve found for you amigurumi lovers today! I’ve pinned some other super adorable patterns by this artist and this one is just as cute: Tigger! These sweet stuffed toy crochet patterns all have adorably oversized heads and stubby little bodies. They look super quick to crochet up and would make a perfect pattern for a fast last minute handmade gift idea!

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Get the pattern here.

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Love this adorable amigurumi tigger pattern! Super great find by #craftevangelist #crochet #pattern

Superhero Amigurumi

Absolutely loving this adorable superhero amigurumi crochet pattern bundle! Check out all the detailed patterns in this bundle! Super sweet deal! These look easy to make and would make great handmade gifts for a superhero-loving child.

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It’s always such a good deal to get a pattern bundle! Save $4.50 USD

You can get the pattern bundle on Etsy from Tippaya Crochet. There are also a bunch of other great patterns in that shop that you might be interested in, including little Baby Groot (my kids love Baby Groot!).

I love small amigurumi projects like these because it’s a great opportunity to use up leftover yarn from previous projects!

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Check out the great deal on this adorable superhero amigurumi crochet pattern bundle! Love these cute little stuffed heroes! found by #craftevangelist