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

Calming Crafts (Free Patterns!)

So, it feels weird to just go about my business sharing my favourite crafts and encouraging you to get making something right now, but with all the weirdness of the world right now and the recommendation of social distancing, crafts are EXACTLY what we should be doing. Studies have shown that knitting can reduce anxiety and depression and crocheting can improve your sense of calm and give you a project to help pass some of your newfound downtime. But I also know that this is a time of great uncertainty for a lot of people, as many people are experiencing reduced work hours (and pay) and have uncertainty about the security of their jobs and income. So today I want to share some great FREE and discounted craft resources for you!

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Knit Scamander Scarf free knitting pattern for this Hufflepuff scarf, as seen on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them by New Scamander. This pattern is available for free from craft evangelist. Check out the free pattern round up! #newtscamanderscarf #freescarfpattern #hufflepuffscarf #knittingpattern #freeknittingpattern #freepattern #craftevangelist #knitscamander

Get my free Knit Scamander scarf pattern here or buy an ad-free printable pdf pattern here.

Let me just give you a little glimpse into pattern designing and the business side of things: knit and crochet designers (among other pattern designers) put a lot of work into designing, writing and testing patterns. Those that offer them for free on their blogs can earn some ad revenue from your traffic and they often offer a pdf printable pattern for a small fee, often on Etsy or Ravelry. As I’ve disclosed, I’m an affiliate and so I get a little bit of commission bit if you make a purchase through one of my Etsy links. If you need free patterns, please be sure to access the designer’s website and give them the traffic they need to earn a little bit of ad revenue and if you can afford it (and also because pdf patterns are so handy), please use one of my links to purchase from Etsy, as that’s how the designer earns some money and how I earn a little bit, too (same price for you and it encourages me to keep finding great patterns to share with you). It really is a joy for me to promote patterns on Etsy because as someone with my own (sad) Etsy shop, I know that pattern designers are individuals, mostly women and often moms just trying to earn a little extra from home for their families, not giant corporations. And I’m glad to support and promote them in their creative endeavours.

First of all, there’s my local knit and crochet celebrity, Stephanie from All About Ami. Stephanie has nearly all of her patterns available for free on her blog. Here she is modelling her Daylight Cardigan, which is free on her blog or available on Etsy here. This cardigan is made with Lionbrand Chainette yarn and is available as a kit from Lionbrand. Lionbrand is running a promotion right now with 25% off all kits with the code KITS25.

Some of my favourite patterns from Stephanie include her amigurumi patterns. Every year, she designs a new one for Chinese New Year, which is really awesome. This year is the Year of the Rat, so she’s got this adorable Chinese New Year Rat amigurumi pattern. It’s available here for free on her blog and also available as a printable pdf pattern on Etsy.

Another great resource for free crochet patterns is Whistle & Ivy. You can get this great Tartan Plaid Slouchy Hat pattern for free on her blog. Bethany has so many great buffalo plaid crochet patterns too, but also crochet patterns of all kinds! She’s very prolific! I learned to crochet buffalo plaid from this hat pattern. If you want to purchase one of her ad-free patterns, they’re available here on Etsy.

Beyond buffalo plaid, Whistle & Ivy also has this beautiful crocheted flip flop pattern for free on her blog here or an ad-free pdf printable pattern here. This is a perfect pattern to work up right now to be ready for the summer weather to come. Some of you can already see the grass where you are (unlike me, who still just sees 20 cm of crusty snow covering my garden), so the hope of summer sandals is much more real for you. These flip flops are so cute! I can’t wait for summer!

If you’re just learning to knit or crochet and would like access to hundreds of online classes and crafting resources, Bluprint is offering 14 days of free online classes to new subscribers and 40% off any item this week (ends March 27, 2020).

We Crochet is a new crochet-focussed spin-off company from Knitpicks. They offer some free crochet patterns as well as pattern kits, complete with both the pattern and the yarn, as well as the option to purchase any hooks or other supplies you might need. Check out this cute Floral Tapestry Top, which is a free downloadable pdf pattern! Bonus!

I love Knitpicks for affordable yarn and needles. But did you also know they have free resources for learning to knit? You can learn to Cast On, Knit, Purl and Bind off. There are so many great free resources available on YouTube and blogs. If you have a free resource you’d like to share, please do so in the comments!

Now that we’re talking about Knitpicks, I must say I really do love my Knitpicks interchangeable needles, especially the beautiful wood needles! I have the Caspian Options Short Interchangeable Set, which I love for hats and sleeves. It’s so great to knit in the round without using double-pointed needles. I do also have a set of Caspian Double Pointed Needles, which come in very handy for finer yarns and when decreasing at the top of a hat. I love how all the Options interchangeable sets work with each other, so it’s like Lego, you can use them with all your other sets and mix and match as need be!

Jessica from Mama In A Stitch has a bunch of lovely free knitting patterns and free crochet patterns including this fun Trails End Seamless Poncho. Nearly every knitter and crocheter I know dislikes seaming, so when we see seamless, we’re in love! Get the free pattern here on her blog or the pdf printable version here on Etsy. Check out her Etsy shop for all her pdf downloadable patterns.

Another free pattern that I’ve made a few times and given away (all my kids have one in their rooms) is this No Fuss Fish pattern from Eden Reborn. You can get the free pattern here on the blog or buy a low cost, ad-free, printable pdf pattern here. It makes a super cute gift and really doesn’t take too long to make at all. Check out all of Eden Reborn’s free crochet patterns here.

Since we still have some time before Easter, it’s not too late to make this floppy bunny amigurumi pattern from One Dog Woof. You can find the free pattern here on the blog or an ad-free pdf printable pattern here on Etsy.

Ashleigh from Sewrella also offers a lot of free patterns on her blog. The Crochet Seaside Cardigan is a lovely drapey cardigan that’s perfect for summer. Find the free pattern here on her blog or an ad-free pdf printable pattern on Etsy here.

I recently made one of Ashleigh’s Double Thick Crocheted Potholders from the free pattern here on her blog (get the ad-free pdf printable pattern here on Etsy). I had some cotton yarn for dishcloths leftover from a previous project, so I whipped up one of these babies when I realized Mr Evangelist’s hands don’t really fit in our oven mitts, so that’s why he’s been using my tea towels!!!

Since we’ve been watching all the Great British Baking Show episodes lately, I want to make one of these Double Oven Mitts by Sarah of Ned and Mimi. She’s got the free pattern on her blog and an ad-free pdf printable pattern available for purchase on Ravelry. So pick up some cotton dishie yarn or any other 100% cotton worsted weight yarn and get making one of these lovely double oven mitts today. I have some Lionbrand 24/7 yarn kicking around, so I think that’s what I’m going to use.

If you are looking for a mandala pattern like the one in the pin and the title heading, I have a resource for you, but it’s not for the exact pattern that I have here. I think I ended up guessing my way through this pattern with an image of a partial chart and a photo, so I don’t really have a pattern for it. But there are some similar-looking patterns here from Mollie Makes.

I hope you’re able to make some of these great free patterns while you’re practicing social distancing. Makers, we’re ready for this! We’ve been stockpiling yarn for YEARS! It’s time to put your stash and your skills to use! Take this break from the whirlwind of life and make some beautiful things. It may help calm the anxiety and you could also get a sweater out of it!

Pin this for later so you can find all these great resources when you’re looking for them!

Free knit and crochet patterns to get you through social distancing. I need some serious crafts right now! Love these free resources for crochet patterns and knitting patterns! #freepattern #freecrochetpattern #freeknittingpattern #freeresources #knittingpatterns #crochetpatterns #craftevangelist
I love this simple and stylish Daylight Cardigan pattern from All About Ami. Check out this free pattern and others in my pattern round up of free resources to de-stress with during social isolation! #freeknittingpattern #freecardiganpattern #knitting #allaboutami #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Super sweet little amigurumi rat free crochet pattern from All About Ami! Love this adorable Chinese New Year Rat crochet pattern. Sweet little toy to make for 2020. #chinesenewyear #yearoftherat #freecrochetpattern #freeamigurumipattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #allaboutami #craftevangelist
Check out this free tartan plaid slouchy pattern by Whistle & Ivy! I love how many free patterns she has! I can't wait to learn to crochet plaid. So many great patterns in this free pattern round up! #freecrochetpattern #freepattern #crochetpattern #freehatpattern #freeslouchyhatpattern #slouchyhat #plaidcrochet #whistleandivy #craftevangelist
Free pattern for crochet flip flop. Check out this great roundup of free patterns to knit and crochet. Love this Whistle and Ivy Crochet Flip Flop pattern! Available for free on her blog! #freecrochetpatterns #freepattern #crochetflipflops #craftevangelist
Free Crochet Pattern from Mama In A Stitch included in Craft Evangelist's free pattern round up of calming crafts to make to de-stress and relax during a stressful time! Love this funky simple seamless poncho crochet pattern! #freecrochetpattern #freeponchopattern #ponchopattern #crochetponchopattern #freepatternroundup #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Free crochet pattern by Sewrella for Double Thick Crochet Potholder. these make a lovely gift! Quick to crochet and free pattern! Check out Craft Evangelist's free pattern round up to find this great pattern! #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #freepotholderpattern #crochetpotholderpattern #craftevangelist
Super Cute free bunny rabbit crochet pattern made with Homespun yarn so it looks so adorable and scruffy. Classic floppy bunny free crochet pattern! Check out craftevangelist's round up of free knit and crochet patterns! #freecrochetpattern #freeamigurmipattern #freepatterns #patterroundup #amigurumipattern #stuffedbunnypattern #craftevangelist
Adorable crochet fish in a jar amigurumi pattern. Free crochet pattern for this cute little fish. Makes a great handmade gift, perfect to cheer anyone up when they're down. #nofussfish #amigurumicrochetpattern #freeamigurumipattern #freecrochetpattern #freefishpattern #freecrochetfish #craftevangelist
Free crochet pattern for this double oven mitt. Long, large double potholders, like Great British Baking Show. I need to make one of these for my husband's big hands! #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #freecrochetpotholder #nedandmimi #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Beautiful drape on this gorgeous Seaside Cardigan free crochet pattern by Sewrella. Check out Craft Evangelist's free pattern round up for more great free knit and crochet patterns! #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #freecardiganpattern #sewrella #cardiganpattern #craftevangelist #seasidecardigan
Gorgeous tapestry crocheted top free crochet pattern! Love this gorgeous free downloadable crochet top pattern Check it out and other free knit and crochet patterns at craftevangelist.ca #freecrochetpattern #freecrochettoppattern #crochetedtop #crochetedcroptop #freetapestrycrochetpattern #wecrochet #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 #

Beautiful Blankets

15 beautiful blanket patterns to knit and crochet

I think one of the most soothing things to make is a blanket. There’s just something about working on a larger project that isn’t overly complicated that is so very satisfying. Getting in the groove of a pattern that you’ve memorized, working for hours almost mindlessly creating a beautiful cozy item that is going to wrap someone you love in warmth and comfort is such a lovely experience! I’m really drawn to simple stitch patterns in neutral colours, so you’ll probably get a sense for my design sensibility through the patterns that I’ve collected for you here today.

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The Winchester Knit Throw Blanket Pattern is a simple seed stitch knit blanket. Made of just knits and purls, this would be a great project for a new knitter. It’s a great pattern to get plenty of practice switching between knits and purls. It would make a lovely throw for your living room couch or a sweet little baby blanket for an anticipated little one! This blanket will knit up quickly as it’s designed with a super bulky weight yarn!

I love the simple stylish drape of this Reversible Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern. Reversible blanket patterns are great to throw on living room couches because they’re quick and easy to fold up and are never backwards. I love te subtle geometric stitch pattern that forms this gorgeous afghan. So classy!

This Diamond Bobble Knit Blanket Pattern is totally on-trend with thick textured bobbles forming a trendy diamond pattern. Kids and adults alike enjoy playing with the soft bobbles and it would make a stylish addition to any room!

The Seedling Knit Baby Blanket Pattern is really similar to the Winchester throw, but with a garter stitch border and it’s made with worsted weight yarn instead of super bulky weight yarn, so you can use up that worsted weight stash you’ve got kicking around!

The Chunky Oversized Cable Knit Blanket Pattern is a beautiful stylish throw blanket pattern that would be a fun project to cozy up with all winter! Working under the lovely weight and size of this blanket would be so warm and comforting! Just imagine when it’s done! You’ll be able to practice following a cable-knit pattern, so I think this might make the perfect first cable-knit project for a knitter.

Of course, not to leave our the crocheters, there are many fantastic blanket patterns for crocheters, including the Seedling Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern. It’s a lovely, simple textured crochet blanket and the pattern comes in 12 sizes! So you can make whatever size you like!

This fun blanket is definitely a little more colourful than the others, but I couldn’t help being drawn to this Crochet Lego Blanket Pattern. I know that plenty of crocheters are looking for blanket patterns for kids, and it can be especially difficult to find patterns that crocheters think will appeal to boys. This fun lego inspired pattern is sure to delight any lego-lover!

I love the sweet little hearts on this Heart Blanket Crochet Afghan Pattern. The hexagon shapes stitched together to form a lovely throw blanket that would be gorgeous in different shades of pink like shown here, or more subtly in a solid colour, which would allow the texture of the heart motifs to shine!

With Easter coming up, it’s the perfect time to start working on a fun Bunny Parade Blanket Crochet Pattern. This would make a delightful little baby shower gift for a spring baby or a sweet Easter gift for a young child. I love the little pompoms on the corner of this cute blanket.

For a little boho-chic in your living room, try making one of these Anthropologie-Inspired Blanket Crochet Patterns. All the different textures of yarns and fun stitches in this blanket add subtle interest to this neutral striped blanket. What colours would you choose for a blanket like this?

This little Baby Nubbie Crochet Blanket Pattern looks so cozy! Made with a super-soft chunky chenille blanket yarn, this would be the perfect blanket to snuggle up your little one in! There’s just something about that bobble stitch that adds such a luxurious texture, I can’t get enough of it!

Back to a little more subtlety, the Diagonal Diamonds Basket Weave Crochet Throw Blanket Pattern is a lovely textured crochet pattern that would work as a baby blanket or a throw in any living room or family room. When it gets chilly in our house, we all cozy up under throw blankets and keep warm that way.

And back to the bobbles. They’re just so fun! The Gretchen Afghan Crochet Pattern is a perfected puffed and playful blanket that anyone would be sure to love. Perfect for babies and adults alike, it would work just about anywhere. Made in white, it looks like a pile of clouds!

This Bobble Throw Crochet Pattern has a bobble stripe with a lovely textured stripe throughout it… and maybe it was just this lovely mustard colour that I love, but ooooh, the honeycomb feels! This blanket would look fantastic in our sitting room now with our pops of mustard!

And finally, this lovely textured Wintertide Throw Blanket Crochet Pattern has a multitude of crochet stitches to form some interesting textured stripes for fingers to explore. The tassels give it a modern boho feel, which is so on-trend. It is definitely time for you to pick up this pattern and get making a fabulous throw blanket!

So go pick yourself up a pattern and an armful of yarn and set yourself up to Knitflix for a while to make one of these lovely blankets! Or pin it for later so you don’t forget and you can entice your friends and family with your project list (warning: you may get requests!).

15 gorgeous throw blanket patterns to make. These lovely patterns are so versatile, including both knit and crochet patterns for beginners and experienced makers alike to make gorgeous baby blankets or afghans. #crochetpatterns #knittingpatterns #patternroundup #knitblankets #crochetblankets #craftevangelist
Lovely seed stitch blanket knitting pattern. Made with super bulky yarn, this easy blanket knits up quickly and is perfect for a beginner knitter! #knittingpattern #knitblanketpattern #knitknitknit #knitthrowpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitbabyblanketpattern #craftevangelist
I love the gorgeous geometric pattern on this lovely reversible baby blanket knitting pattern. The subtle texture works well for a living room throw or a stylish baby blanket. Perfect beginner knitter project! #knittingpattern #knitblanketpattern #knitthrowpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitbabyblanket #craftevangelist
Beautifully textured bobble knit diamond bobbled throw blanket pattern. I love the fun bobbles and diamond shape. Very trendy. Perfect baby blanket or throw blanket or afghan for living room. #knitblanket #knitblanketpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitthrowpattern #bobblestitchblanket #babyblanketpattern #craftevangelist
The Seedling Blanket pdf knitting pattern. Lovely knit blanket pattern in seed stitch. Perfect easy knitting pattern for a beginner knitter. Lovely subtle texture and simple reversible blanket makes a beautiful baby blanket or stylish throw afghan for the living room. #knittingpattern #knitblanketpattern #knitthrowpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitbabyblanket #craftevangelist
Gorgeous chunky cable knit blanket knitting pattern. This would make a great first cable-knit project for the ambitious beginner! I love the giant cables on this gorgeous throw! This would look perfect on a master bed or on a living room couch! #knitblanketpattern #knitthrowpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitknitknit #giantknits #craftevangelist
The Seedling Stitch Blanket is a lovely textured crochet blanket pattern to make this sweet and simple baby blanket or a blanket in 12 sizes! From afghans to full bed-sized blankets, this is the perfect simple pattern to relax to and make a stunning result! #blanketpattern #crochetblanket #crochetafghan #crochetbabyblanket #babyblanketpattern #crochetthrowblanket #craftevangelist
Super fun Lego blanket crochet pattern makes the perfect afghan for the Lego loving kid in your life! What little boy wouldn't be delighted to receive this stunning and colourful blanket as a gift? #crochetlegoblanket #legoblanket #crochetlego #crochetafghanpattern #afghanpattern #crochetblanketpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured crochet heart blanket pattern. These sweet rosette heart motifs join together to make the loveliest throw! Can't wait to make this stunning afghan! #crochetpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist
Adorable bunny parade blanket crochet pattern. This adorable little baby blanket would make a lovely Easter gift! super sweet little bunny blanket! #crochetpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist
Lovely boho style Anthropologie-Inspired crochet blanket pattern with multiple yarns and textures to add luxury and style to this crochet afghan. Mix your favourite colours to make a gorgeous crochet throw blanket! #crochetblanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetthrowpattern #craftevangelist
Super textured and super soft crochet baby blanket in puff stitch pattern and chenille blanket yarn makes a quick crochet and a lovely textured result! Love this afghan pattern; can't wait to wrap a little baby up in it! So cozy! #crochetpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetthrowpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful texture on this basket weave throw crochet pattern. Makes a perfect baby blanket or throw blanket for the living room couch! #crochetblanketpattern #crochetpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetbabyblanket #craftevangelist
Gorgeous bobble textured crochet pattern for this simple and luxurious afghan! Can wait to make a comfy throw like this! #crochetpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetblanketpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful bobble throw textured stripe crochet pattern! Love the fun bobbles on this cute pattern. It would make a great baby blanket or throw for the couch! #crochetpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetbabyblanket #craftevangelist
Full of texture, bobbles, and knit-like stitching, this warm winter throw is the ultimate in comfort and style. The various stitch patterns will keep your attention as you make it and the super bulky yarn lends to a quick project. Cuddle up under the squishiest, boho inspired winter blanket you’ve ever made! #crochetpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist

Men’s Hat Patterns

A lot of knitters and crocheters are people who have men in their lives that they love to make things for. But many of us are attracted to fun pompoms, complicated stitch patterns, and slouchy hats that the dudes in our lives would just not be into. And I’m guilty of this, too. So if you’re looking for some simple, manly hat patterns, you’ve come to the right place. And most of these are crochet! I often lean towards knitting patterns when knitting for men because the fabric ends up being thinner, which is what Mr Evangelist prefers, so I know what a challenge it can be for crocheters to find a good men’s hat pattern. But there are plenty included here! Check them out and try one today!

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Who says men’s hats have to be plain? This textured Arrowhead Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern is a great example of a manly hat pattern with a lovely stitch pattern. This pattern comes in 6 sizes, from baby to adult large, so you can make one for the whole family! Add a pompom if you like and it’s a stylish hat for anyone! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ARROWHEAD BEANIE PATTERN.

And who says men and boys can’t wear a slouchy hat? Check out this lovely Portland Slouchy Hat and Cowl Set Crochet Pattern. It mimics a knit seed stitch and has a lovely slight slouch to it. It comes in 5 sizes from 6 months to adult, so again, you can make this set for anyone in the family! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PORTLAND SLOUCHY HAT AND COWL SET CROCHET PATTERN.

If you’re a new crocheter, The Perfect Slouch and Ribbed Scarf Crochet Pattern Set might just be more your speed. This simple hat is perfect for a beginner as it’s an easy to follow pattern with plenty of helpful photos. It requires only basic crochet skills and materials and is worked seamlessly in the round. CLICK HERE FOR THE PERFECT SLOUCH AND RIBBED SCARF CROCHET PATTERN SET.

The Brighton Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern in 6 Sizes is another lovely crochet hat pattern that has a textured stitch pattern and is totally family-friendly! It has some optional add-ons such as flowers if that’s your thing (perfect for little girls) and also looks great with a faux fur pompom! CLICK HERE FOR THE BRIGHTON BEANIE CROCHET HAT PATTERN.

Who says men’s hat patterns have to be solid colours? The Big Bay Beanie Crochet Pattern is a great multi-coloured pattern worked up with chunky weight yarn in 5 colours and it’s simple enough for a beginner/advanced beginner. I believe this pattern is also available for free on the designer’s blog, but for just a few bucks you can grab an easy-to-read, printable pdf pattern: CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE BIG BAY BEANIE CROCHET PATTERN.

Simple hats like the Basic Knit Beanie for Men and Boys Knitting Pattern is the kind of pattern I usually make for Mr Evangelist. He’s already got a pretty big head, so he doesn’t want to add the bulk of a thick and chunky hat to it. Also, while he’s trying to stay warm, sometimes those chunky hats make him too hot. He’s already pretty hot (woot woot!) so we don’t want to overdo it. 😉 The decreases on this knit hat pattern make a lovely swirled crown that sits nice and flat on the head. It’s a great guide to learning decreases. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE BASIC KNIT BEANIE FOR MEN AND BOYS KNITTING PATTERN.

For a slightly textured ribbed crochet hat pattern, check out this Men’s Slouchy Knit-Look Crochet Hat Pattern. I love that it’s not super slouchy. That’s just the right amount of slouch for the men that I know. This is an intermediate crochet pattern in two adult sizes. It uses worsted weight yarn, so it’s a lovely project for some of that worsted weight yarn you have in your stash. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE MEN’S SLOUCHY KNIT-LOOK CROCHET HAT PATTERN.

The Fisherman’s Cap Crochet Beanie Pattern is such a classic pattern that you can’t miss out on it. It’s a perfect beginner pattern made with basic stitches, so if you’re just learning, this pattern is for you! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FISHERMAN’S CAP CROCHET BEANIE PATTERN.

The Ribbed Wonder Crochet Hat Pattern is another super easy beginner crochet pattern for a classic simple crochet hat using chunky weight yarn. This works up quickly to make a timeless hat that the man in your life will love. I believe this pattern is also available for free on the designer’s blog, but I love to have a pattern I can print out, take with me and mark up as I go. For just a few bucks, it’s absolutely worth it! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE RIBBED WONDER CROCHET HAT PATTERN.

The Ripple Hat Crochet Pattern is simple to follow and comes in 4 sizes using under 100 grams of worsted weight yarn and a size H (5 mm) crochet hook. The lovely texture on this pattern makes a great unisex pattern that men, boys and women and girls will all love! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE RIPPLE HAT CROCHET PATTERN.

This Reversible Knit-Look Beanie Crochet Pattern in 6 Sizes is another hat that Mr Evangelist would be a fan of. So if you’re looking for something streamlined and simple for the man in your life, that looks store-bought, this crochet pattern is for you! I love the look of it and it really does look knit, don’t you think!? And it’s completely reversible! How cool is that?! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE REVERSIBLE KNIT-LOOK BEANIE PATTERN.

Maybe you’re not looking for a beanie pattern, but something with a little more flair? Or perhaps for a costume? The Fedora Crochet Pattern in 9 sizes is a super fun summer hat pattern comes in 9 sizes so you could make one for a newborn (!HOW CUTE WOULD THAT BE?!) and your grandpa. So fun. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FEDORA CROCHET PATTERN.

Or maybe you need a Newsies kind of a hat? The Belmont Scally Cap Newsboys Hat Pattern is a classic 1920’s hat pattern so that you can join in with the Peaky Blinders style. It also includes a bonus size for an 18″ doll! How cute would that be?! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE BELMONT SCALLY CAP NEWSBOYS HAT PATTERN.

Of course, if you’re really looking for a costume hat or a fun pattern for a little boy, this Knight Helmet Crochet Hat Pattern is a ton of fun. For those of us in cold climates, Halloween can be unpredictable, but it is usually chilly here, so a warm hat to wear out trick-or-treating is a great idea. And many little boys like to play pretend year-round, so a fun hat like this knight helmet can be made for Halloween and worn all winter long! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE KNIGHT HELMET CROCHET HAT PATTERN.

The Lael Viking Hat Crochet Pattern is another great hat that can be used as a costume or simply a fun hat to keep your little one’s head warm. It comes in three sizes, but it makes a stretchy hat that can be worn by multiple head sizes. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE LAEL VIKING HAT CROCHET PATTERN.

I know I usually focus on knit and crochet patterns in this blog, but I came across this Leather Bowler Hat Pattern and Video Tutorial and thought it was so cool that I had to share it with you all. So, whether you’re into steampunk or just leather crafting or just have a general appreciation for handmade hats, this cool pattern is for you. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE LEATHER BOWLER HAT PATTERN AND VIDEO TUTORIAL.

Which of these awesome men’s hat patterns will you pick up and start making today? They’re pretty awesome, so don’t forget to Pin it for later.

15 Hat Patterns to make for men. Mostly crochet hat patterns for men. From easy to slightly more advanced patterns; there are plenty of crochet hats to make for men. Beanies and more! #crochetpattern #crochetformen #crochethatpatterns #menshatpatterns #crochetbeaniepatterns #hatpatterns #diyhats #craftevangelist
Arrowhead Beanie Crochet Men's Hat Pattern. Textured men's toque crochet pattern in multiple sizes. Unisex crochet pattern for the whole family! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #hatpattern #menshatpattern #craftevangelist
Textured slouchy hat and cowl for men and boys crochet pattern. Lovely crocheted beanie pdf pattern to download and includes a matching cowl! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochethat #hatpattern #craftevangelist
Perfect Slouch & Ribbed Scarf crochet pattern. Super easy beginner crochet hat pattern for men and boys. Super easy ribbed scarf crochet pattern with hat set. Love this simple slouchy beanie crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #hatpattern #crochetslouchyhat #craftevangelist
Fun multi coloured crocheted hat pattern for men and boys using Caron Pantone chunky yarn. I love all the stitches and textures that make this gorgeous hat pattern! Perfect for the skier in your life! #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #hatpattern #beaniepattern #craftevangelist
Super simple streamlined knit beanie pattern. Lovely simple men's toque pattern to knit. Excellent instructions for decreasing with a flat top. My husband would love this knit hat! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #simpleknits #knittingformen #craftevangelist
Slouchy Ribbed Hat Crochet Pattern. Love the knit-look texture of this men's crochet hat pattern. Perfect men's beanie crochet pattern for the manly man in your life! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochetslouchybeanie #crochetformen #craftevangelist
Fisherman's Beanie Crochet pattern. Perfect men's toque crochet pattern for sizes newborn to adult. Classic fisherman's cap crochet pattern to make for beginners. #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #hatpattern #fishermanscap #craftevangelist
Ribbed Wonder Crochet Hat Pattern, perfect crochet beanie pattern for men! Love this simple ribbed knit-look crochet toque pattern! #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #craftevangelist
The Ripple Hat is a crochet beanie pattern for men and boys. This easy crochet pattern works up quickly, is simple to follow and comes in 4 sizes from baby to adult. #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochettoquepattern #craftevangelist
Unisex Reversible Knit-Look Beanie crochet pattern for this fabulous looking flat crown crochet hat pattern. I love how this looks! What a great pattern! #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochetbeanie #craftevangelist
Crochet Fedora Pattern for men and boys. From sizes newborn to Men's XXL, this fun summer crochet hat pattern is perfect for the man in your life! #crochethat #crochetfedora #fedorapattern #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Newsboys or Peaky Blinders-inspired 1920's Belmon Scally Cap, perfect Newsies crochet hat pattern to make for men or boys or even girls! Lovely hat pattern with a bonus American Girl 18" doll size hat pattern included as well! #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #hatpattern #crochet #crochetnewsboyshat #craftevangelist
Super fun costume crochet hat pattern. Fun knight helmet crochet pattern for men and boys. Love these kind of fun costume hats! #crochetpattern #crochethelmet #crochetknightpattern #crochethatpattern #craftevangelist
Adorable viking hat crochet pattern. What a fun hat for a viking costume or just to get your kid excited about wearing a hat. Comes in sizes up to adult, too! So fun! #crochetpattern #crochetvikinghatpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #vikinghat #craftevangelist
How fun is this leather steampunk  hat?! This awesome tutorial will show you how to make your own DIY leather bowler hat! So cool! #steampunk #leatherhat #diyhat #diybowlerhat #steampunkhat #craftevangelist

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

10 Crocheted Hats Patterns to Love

With all the knitting I’ve been doing lately, I think it’s time to bring back some crochet patterns for this week’s pattern round up. Crocheting hats is so satisfying because they can often be whipped up in a couple of hours and you have a gorgeous, handmade, warm beanie to chase away the winter chill. So, if you’re needing some trendy inspiration for your next crocheted beanie, check out this fabulous collection of beautiful textured crochet patterns.

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I’m loving the texture on this Jackson Beanie Crochet Pattern; it looks a little reminiscent of seed stitch, almost knit and purled, don’t you think? And I’m loving the deep jewelled tone of the yarn Jennifer of Laine and Lotus chose for this hat! A beginner crocheter could make this hat, which is sized to fit the average adult woman’s head. You know you’re going to want to make one of these beauties.

The Winter Rose Beanie Crochet Pattern was designed by my friend Jasmine at OceanPeakDesigns. This month, 100% of the proceeds of the sale of this hat pattern will be donated to NSW Fire Fighters & WIRES Wildlife Rescue in Australia (where Jasmine is from). I love the delicate texture on this pattern and I can’t wait to crochet it up! I have some We Are Knitters Petite Wool leftover from another project that is just asking to be made into a hat like this!

Do you like that ombre thing? The Ombre Magic Crochet Hat Pattern may just be the right hat for you! This cute hat comes in 7 sizes, from baby to adult with long ridge lines and a clever mix of two contrasting yarn colours create a beautiful dynamic hat with a lovely ombre effect. This hat is made with 2 strands of DK weight yarn held together and it’s a great way to use up those partial balls of yarn you’ve got kicking around! Make one for the whole family with a large range of sizes!

I was really excited to find this Megan Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern because now it means I don’t have to come up with a crochet pattern that mimics my Tufted Toque Knitting Pattern that I released yesterday. The diamond-shaped tufts add luxurious texture, so if you liked the Tufted Toque pattern I released yesterday, but you’re a crocheter and not a knitter, you can still make one remarkably similar!

The Cruise Cabled Beanie Crochet Pattern is a classic beanie with a stretchy brim. It’s worked from the bottom up with decreasing within the cables to close beautifully at the crown so it can be worn with or without a pom. This pattern is an intermediate/advanced level pattern and comes in 5 sizes. And don’t you just love that brim? So adorable. Also, I still love buttons on the brim of hats. So fun. But a cute faux-leather tag would look just as good.

Check out the stitch definition on this Remy Crochet Beanie Pattern! This easy level pattern comes with 6 sizes and is crocheted with worsted weight yarn. To get that stitch definition though, you’ll definitely want some roving yarn or another yarn with great stitch definition! Ruby Webbs has an excellent assortment of beautiful crochet patterns and you can even get a pattern for a matching pair of mittens!

The Market Puff Beanie Crochet Pattern comes in 6 sizes and has those gorgeous bobbles which make for a fun and interesting texture, with a definite handmade custom style. This hat is worked top-down with an easy brim and they make up quickly to sell at markets or craft fairs. And if you have a bunch of worsted weight yarn to use up, this is the perfect pattern for you!

The Market Waffle Hat Crochet Pattern is another crochet pattern from KathysCrochetCloset that is perfect for makers who sell at craft fairs. It’s written for three sizes: adult, child and toddler. They make perfect Mommy & Me hat sets, which are super popular at markets and craft fairs. Everyone’s going to want one of these gorgeous textured hats!

The Lark Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern makes a beautiful, cozy knit-look beanie that’s sure to become your new favourite hat! This beanie features a unique stretchy faux-stockinette stitch pattern and a squishy ribbed brim, with easy short-row decreases for the perfect shape! It works up quickly with less than 11 yards of bulky yarn and makes a great last-minute handmade gift! I love how this stitch pattern closes up the holes of crochet and makes a nice tight knit-like fabric! Definitely worth a try!

The Hanover Hat Crochet Pattern is a gorgeous hat that is styled for both men and women! This hat features an amazing finished texture that provides great WOW factor! The perfect hat for all the #4 yarn you have in your yarn stash. Works up very quickly with an amazing result that won’t disappoint. I love the unique brim and the textured body of this hat! And don’t forget a fabulous faux fur pompom! I love the extra-large pompoms by GingerSnapHandmade. They are gorgeous and luxurious!

I hope you’ve found your next crocheted beanie pattern to make. There’s still plenty of winter weather ahead of us here where I live, so an investment of an hour or two of crocheting up a gorgeous hat is well worth it! Grab one of these lovely crochet hat patterns today or pin it for later!

Super cute collection of gorgeous textured crochet hat patterns to make! Most of these are beginner level crochet beanies! Super easy patterns! Quick handmade gift ideas! #crochetpatterns #crochethats #crochetbeaniepattern #craftevangelist
Adorable textured crochet beanie pattern, the Jackson Beanie is a lovely winter hat pattern that crochets up quickly with chunky yarn! I love making hats as gifts for friends; so quick and easy and impressive handmade gifts! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochet #beaniepattern #crochettoque #craftevangelist
The Winter Rose Beanie crochet pattern is a gorgeous textured crochet toque pattern, perfect to chase off the winter chill with it's delicate texture and slouchy drape. Such a lovely pattern! #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #crochettoquepattern #craftevangelist
The Ombrè Magic Hat is a fabulous hat! Long ridge lines, along with a clever mix of two contrasting yarn colours create a beautiful, dynamic hat with a lovely ombrè effect. Topped with a large Pom pom, you will surely be heads above the crowd #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #craftevangelist
The Megan Beanie is a gorgeous everyday hat with fun texture. You can make it in one color or color-blocked. If you have trouble with gauge, this hat is right for you, as it uses measurements instead of gauge! Make it in any weight yarn you like! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochetbeanie #beaniepattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous cabled texture on this CROCHETED beanie pattern! I love this beautiful hat and the decreases at the top are worked in the cable pattern, which makes for a gorgeous crown that doesn't even need a faux fur pompom! Gorgeous with or without! #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochetcables #craftevangelist
The Market Puff Beanies are crocheted with worsted weight yarn and a size J crochet hook. The design features rows of puff stitches that create a beautiful texture. The Market Puff Beanie is the second design in my “market” series. They are called market hats because they are worked top-down with an easy brim, and they make up quickly to sell at markets or craft fairs. #crochetpattern #crochetbeanie #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #crochettoque #toquepattern #craftevangelist #patternroundup
The Market Waffle Hats work up so quickly, you will want to make a bunch of them for your next market or craft fair. The three sizes allow you to make hat sets for Mommy and me, or big sister and me! #crochethat #crochetbeanie #crochettoque #crochetpattern #hatpattern #beaniepattern #toquepattern #crochet #craftevangelist #patternroundup
This pattern is CROCHETED! The knit-look stitch closes up gaps and makes for a warm and cozy crocheted hat hat looks knit! #crochetpattern #crochetbeanie #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochettoquepattern #toque #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Gorgeous textured crochet beanie pattern, beginner friendly with color-blocking options and plenty of great photos for explanation! #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #hatpattern #winterhatpattern #toquepattern #crochetbeanie #craftevangelist #patternroundup
The Remy Beanie crochet hat pattern. Lovely stitch definition and you can even get a matching mitten pattern for it too! So cute! Love this toque pattern! Great round up of crocheted hat patterns #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeanie #crochettoque #toquepattern #craftevangelist

Making for Loved Ones

Makers are always looking ahead because if we’re going to give handmade gifts in a timely fashion, we’ve got to start working on it with enough time to finish! So, makers need to join Costco in being far too ahead of the season. So, if you’re looking to make a handmade gift as a demonstration of love this Valentine’s Day, it’s time to get to work! I’ve got a great collection of knit and crochet patterns for you to start making just in time to give to a special loved one for Valentine’s Day (or Easter… birthdays… just because!)

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If you have a little girl in your life who loves to carry around her little things, you can make her one of these Crochet Heart Purse for Little Girls. I love the adorable details on this lovely little purse! It’s so sweet! It’s a great project to practice some embroidery skills and to play with buttons and beads to add those special little embellishments!

For something just as sweet, but differently whimsical, try making one of these Crochet Bear Heart Purses. This would make a great little change purse for either a little girl or a little boy. The kids in your life would be so lucky to find such a fun and special little gift for them! And practical little purses mean they get used and carried around and treasured! What a special gift!

Who wouldn’t love some pink flamingos for Valentine’s day? This Flamingos amigurumi crochet pattern is an adorable set of patterns. The pattern is a little involved with 33 pages, but it includes 70 pictures so you can be sure to follow along easily, referencing the step by step photos all along. I would love to see your work if you make one of these incredible amigurumi characters, so send me a link or tag me in your work on social media! (@craftevangelist)

I just love this adorably grumpy “Spikey” amigurumi dragon pattern. I think he’d be the perfect gift for a grumpy teen and I’m sure his miserable little face will delight even the surliest of souls!

This Sophia the Chubby Little Unicorn crochet pattern is another delightful amigurumi pattern option for the less cynical recipient! Make one of these adorable chubby little unicorns for the sweetheart in your life and watch her face light up with joy!

Are you far away from a loved one? If you had more arms, would you wrap them all around your beloved? Perhaps you should consider sending them a handmade-by-you octopus! If you’ve ever got a pattern and realized what a job it is just finding all the materials, you’ll be pleased to know that this Large Amigurumi Octopus Crochet Kit contains the pattern and all the materials you need to make this adorable stuffed toy! If you’re looking for just the pattern, you can find it here.

If you’ve been on this planet lately, you might know that Baby Yoda is all the rage (he’s soooo cute!!!). Everyone is making these and they can hardly keep up with demand. I made three before Christmas as gifts for my nephew and my sons. There are a bunch of Baby Yoda Patterns on Etsy, but I’m not sure whether they’re allowed or not. It sounds like there might be some copyright claims against some of them, so if the link doesn’t take you to anything helpful anymore: sorry, they’ve probably been taken down. I used this pattern to make the doll pictured above.

Perhaps you’d like to wrap your loved ones in a sweetheart blanket. Pick up this Heart Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern and work some filet crochet hearts in this simple and subtle pattern. It would make a lovely baby blanket for an expected baby!

Or you can just wrap up the neck of your loved one with this Candy Heart Scarf knitting pattern. How sweet are those little pompoms on the end? And subtle little hearts knitted in there!? This would be a perfect little scarf for a toddler since it’s not huge. What a delightful little gift!

For a little more sophisticated scarf, check out this Love Heart Scarf Crochet Kit. It comes with those sweet heart wooden buttons and your choice of 30 colours of Wool Couture’s soft Merino wool! When you’re short on time, outsource the shopping and order a kit so you can spend your time crocheting instead of shopping!

A handmade hat is a great way to show your love! The Mountain Range Hat crochet pattern is a stylish, yet practical hat inspired by nature. If your loved one is a nature lover, adventurer or outdoor enthusiast, they will love this warm and comfy fitting hat complete with a yarn pompom or a fur pompom!

Who wouldn’t love the gift of a basket? Fill it with flowers and you’re sure to delight anyone! The Fundamentals Basket Knitting Pattern is an intermediate level knitting pattern. If you don’t want to give this beauty away, keep it for yourself! It is a wonderfully large container that will hold all your large projects or whatever you may need it for! It’s knit-in handles make it easy to transport!

Valentines Day is coming up, so it’s time to start making decisions and figuring out what you’re making! I hope I’ve helped you with some ideas! Enjoy making these lovely patterns for your loved ones this winter! Grab a pattern today or pin these ideas for later!

Patterns to knit and crochet for Valentine's Day. I love this adorable collection of patterns! Great ideas for what to make for loved ones for valentine's day! That dragon is ADORABLE!!! #crochetpatterns #knittingpatterns #valentinesday #amigurumipattern #pursepatterns #knit #crochet #craftevangelist
Excellent knitting pattern for this gorgeous Fundamentals Basket knit bag. This would make an excellent project bag! #knittingpattern #knitpattern #handbagpattern #knithandbag #knitbasket #knit #craftevangelist
Mountain Range Hat crochet pattern. I love this beanie pattern! Such a great outdoorsy winter hat pattern. So fun. #crochethat #crochetpattern #hatpattern #mountainrangehat #craftevangelist
Cute little crochet heart purse pattern, perfect to make for Valentine's Day. Great handmade gift idea for a little girl for Valentine's Day! I love little purses! #crochetpattern #crochetbagpattern #crochetpurse #littlegirlpurse #crochet #craftevangelist
Wow! What an incredible looking amigurumi flamingo crochet pattern! What an awesome gift this would make for a flamingo-loving friend! I love these so much! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetflamingo #flamingoamigurumi #crochetamigurumi #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #craftevangelist
Spikey the dragon is an adorably miserable stuffed toy amigurumi pattern. I can't wait to crochet this sweet surly toy for one of my nephews. Great teen crocheted gift idea! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetdragon #dragoncrochetpattern #crochet #amigurumi #stuffedtoy #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Sweet Little Chubby Unicorn amigurumi crochet pattern! I can't wait to make this stuffed toy crochet unicorn! It will make such a fun gift idea for a unicorn loving child! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
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Adorable Giant Octopus! You can get the pattern or the whole kit to make this sweet octopus crochet amigurumi to wrap your loved ones in an eight-armed hug! How fun is that? #crochetpattern #crochetkit #amigurumikit #amigurumipattern #crochetstuffedtoy #craftevangelist
Adorable little candy heart scarf knitting pattern. The little pompoms on the end are such a nice touch! This looks like an easy knitting pattern and would make a great toddler scarf! Super fun valentines day handmade gift idea! #knittingpattern #knitscarf #scarfknittingpattern #knitscarfpattern #knitting #craftevangelist
Gorgeous chunky cowl scarf crochet kit. Comes with those cute wooden heart buttons, the pattern and some of that gloriously thick chunky yarn in your choice of colours! This beautiful scarf is a perfect beginner crochet project and the kit with all the supplies is such a great idea. This would make such a lovely gift! #crochetpattern #crochetkit #crochetscarf #valentinesscarf #craftevangelist
Sweet and simplet filet crochet heart baby blanket. This adorable little blanket will crochet up quickly, making the perfect baby shower gift! Love those adorable and simple little hearts! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #blanketpattern #yarn #babyblanket #crochetbabyblanket #crochetforbaby #craftevangelist
Baby Yoda Patterns are all the rage! Oh my goodness! Star Wars the Mandalorian the Child baby yoda crochet pattern is soooooo cute! Check this out while they're still available! #crochetpattern #amigurumiyoda #babyyodapattern #crochetbabyyoda #amigurumibabyyoda #thechild #starwars #themandalorian #craftevangelist
Sweet little heart bear purse crochet pattern. What a fun and quick little gift idea for a valentines day gift for a child. I love this sweet littie bear purse! #crochetpattern #crochetpurse #bearpurse #heartpurse #craftevangelist

What to Make During Christmas Break

Happy Christmas break! We made it! Kids did all the winter concert things, you did the parties, you got those cards out (or did you?)? You did all the things! (Ok, I’ve done some of the things). But we made it. I recorded my temporary greeting at work and updated my Out of Office autoreply. I work at one of those great places that close over the Christmas break, so I’m looking forward to a lovely break! Next year, I think I’m going to take a week off at the end of November so I can feel a little bit more ready, but here we are now. Now it’s time to rest (and wrap) and make!

If you’ve been madly trying to finish up a few handmade gifts for your loved ones, you might just want to take a break from making for a while. Sometimes people lose their mojo for making during this past season, especially if you’ve been prepping things to sell at craft fairs or making gifts for people. But I find this is a great time to start looking at fun patterns to make for myself or just browse to see what interesting things there are to make. I’ve often spent the winter break making Christmas accessories for my home, like the stockings I knit one year. I never manage to get these things made in time for Christmas for ourselves, but I just think about it getting done in plenty of time for next year!

So what will you make this winter break? Need some ideas? Why don’t you check out this great collection of fantastic patterns to make this winter? Something for you? Something for someone special? Something for the house?

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Something for yourself maybe? Or a monarch loving friend? Would you like to try some crochet colourwork? Or a sweater? Try it all at once with this easy/intermediate level Monarch Sweater Crochet pattern. Working with a few colours is a bit of a challenge, but if you’ve mastered the basic stitches (seriously just chain, single crochet and back loop half double crochet) you can totally make this pattern. Also, HaileyBailey has written this as a fully customizable pattern, including suggestions for customize your sweater to fit any size, and if you’re a bit bigger on top and smaller on the bottom, this is a great pattern to make something that fits YOU just perfectly.

Want to whip up something quick for yourself? Think making a sweater takes weeks and weeks of work? Try this Shit That’s Quick Sweater from Knitatude. This baby whips up really quickly for a sweater. With super bulky size yarn and some simple stitches with some fun cable detail on the arms, there’s enough here to keep you interested, but also easy enough to watch shows with your family for most of it.

As a maker, do you ever give gift certificates for handmade things for Christmas because you just plain ran out of time? I’ve totally done that. There’s no shame. Creative people have grand plans and are often not so great at time management. Did you promise a sweater to a special man in your life? if you didn’t, you should. Especially if you crochet, because look at this fantastic WULF Men’s Pullover Crochet Pattern! So classy. It’s not always easy for crocheters to find good sweater patterns. Because crochet typically makes a thicker fabric, sweaters are often really bulky, but I think this one is just fabulous, don’t you!?

Maybe you’ve been wanting some boot cuffs. Check out this Cabled Boot Cuffs Knitting Pattern. The fun thing about more intricate cable patterns like this is that they’re small and they come together relatively quickly. If you’ve never made a cable-knit project before, boot cuffs are a great project to start with. The beauty of this pattern is that you can wear them under the boot like this or folded over the boot for a cuff like this:

So, whichever you prefer, you can make these Cabled Boot Cuffs 4 ways! The bottom half has a ribbed pattern, so you can have 4 different looks from one set of boot cuffs. What a fun pattern!

I’ve really been enjoying Chantel’s patterns from Knitatude. I love this off-the-shoulder look of this Crossback Sweater. It’s also reversible! So you can wear it with the wrap in front or at the back as seen here. This pattern looks interesting but also has simple stitches, so it’s perfect for the advanced beginner. If you’re starting to venture into slightly more difficult projects, this one is for you! So you can stop making dishcloths and you can start making clothes! For yourself! That are fun and stylish. Knitting isn’t just for grannies; you can make trendy, sexy things too! And you’ll be the only one of your friends who has one just like it. Can’t go out to the store and just buy this!

Sometimes you just need to try something different. Like embroidery! This is a fibre craft that you can eventually bring into your knitting and crochet! So start with this Beginner Floral Embroidery Pattern of Wildflowers on a hoop and then maybe try it on a handmade dishcloth, or cup cozy or sweater! Wouldn’t that be fun? I love the beautiful simplicity of the wildflowers and embroidery adds such a special touch to handknit or crocheted items. It’s a great skill to develop and winter break is a great time to try something new! Also, if you take this inspiration to your knitting and crochet, you can use up scrap yarn in the process! I love to put all those bits and pieces to good use!

Did you attend an ugly Christmas sweater party this year? Did you feel blue because you didn’t have one to wear? I just can’t bring myself to buy one in a store, but somehow I feel like it would be so much more fun to make one myself. I know buying one would be less expensive than all the time it’s going to take me to make one myself, but there’s just something more authentic about a handmade ugly Christmas sweater. And if you think they have to be knit, you’re wrong! Check out this crochet pattern for this Rudolf Christmas Sweater. How fun is this? Get working now and you’ll be all ready for next year’s party.

I still think that if I were truly to make ugly Christmas sweaters for my family, I would probably have to go with Harry Potter-inspired sweaters. This one is also crochet. I would probably prefer to do something knitted, but I couldn’t find a pattern for humans, so I guess I’ll have to make one up!

I did, however, manage to find one for dogs! If you have a special dog in your life, let me tell you, that dog does not know that you missed Christmas and their sweater is late. Most of the time they have no idea what day it is anyway! You can still make them a fun Gryffindor sweater for the cold winter months ahead. Check out this Mischief Managed Dog Sweater pattern. Your dog could totally get away with wearing this more frequently than you could your Harry Potter sweater!

Ok, back to the pretty things. Here is another relatively quick knit sweater pattern. The Moss Stitch Sweater is worked up with super bulky yarn, so there are just fewer stitches. It’s a great starter project, even for the novice knitter and will give you a perfect transitional piece that will take you fashionably through the seasons. This is a fun pattern that will work up quickly and be so cozy to wear! I love this golden yellow colour… so gorgeous!

Have you seen these bobble sleeves sweaters? What are your thoughts about them? They’re pretty fun, definitely a statement piece, but not one I’m sure I could pull off wearing this sweater. Super fun though. Here’s the link to this Bobble Sleeves Cardigan. If you make this, you’re going to have to show me a picture and tell me where you wear it. Maybe you’re just way cooler than me and can wear funky things without feeling weird.

Winter break is also a great time to make a blanket! Bigger projects like this are soothing to sit under while you cozy up and watch a movie while it snows outside. I love cozy times when you don’t have to go anywhere, don’t you? This Crochet Square Sampler Blanket Pattern is also perfect to make while travelling since you can make it in pieces and then seam it up afterwards! Samper patterns are also great because they keep the project interesting. you get to make a bunch of different stitches and textures in coordinating colours to make a beautiful cohesive blanket! It’s so satisfying to finish these projects once they all come together!

Crocheters, have you ever been jealous of the beautiful cable-knit patterns that are out there for knitters? So intricate and lovely looking? Well, did you know that you can cable-crochet? It’s a little different, but you can get very similar looks. If you want to learn, try out this Annandale Cable Braided Blanket Crochet Pattern with a Celtic Aran cable pattern, perfect for Irish-inspired home decor. A complex interwoven Celtic design, this blanket is an heirloom-quality project. The pattern brings together three different cable motifs in a symmetric layout to generate a spectacular visual effect. A lace border frames the cables with a feathery elegance. This is a perfect project to make for your home when you have some extra crochet time on your hands!

For something simpler, but still just as satisfying, try this Canyon Throw crochet blanket pattern from Two Little Birds Patterns. This crochet throw pattern is an easy and versatile crochet pattern to compliment any home decor. Make this crochet blanket for yourself or as a beautiful and unique gift for someone special. The modern chevron-look of this stitch pattern is easy to learn and your finished throw blanket will keep you cozy all season!

Wrap yourself up in this romantic throw blanket from Meghan Makes Do. The Livy throw is the perfect pattern to keep you busy this winter season. Made using simple triangle and hexagon motifs it works up fast. You will need to know basic crochet stitches as well as how to make a puff stitch.

The Bicycle Race Crochet Blanket Pattern is an easy pattern for a blanket with a fun repeating bicycle pattern. This is a filet style crochet blanket with rows of bicycles that change directions each row. This pattern includes written directions in US terms and a crochet chart. You can make this blanket in any size as well as any gauge. How cute is this? It would make such a cute baby blanket pattern that’s not too baby-ish. It’d be perfect for anyone, especially bicycle lovers!

So, have I inspired you to make something while you have a bit of extra time to sit around this winter break? Do you get a little bit of extra time to relax this season? Which of these great patterns will you get started on this Christmas! Merry Christmas, makers! Pick up one of these great patterns for yourself or pin it for later!

A round up of 16 great patterns to get you knitting and crocheting for yourself this Christmas break. Enjoy the winter cozied up under some yarn and make yourself something beautiful this season! #crochet #knitting #patterns #craftevangelist
What a beautiful crocheted sweater pattern! I love this gorgeous monarch butterfly design on this cute little sweater! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #colourwork #crochet #craftevangelist
Super quick sweater knitting pattern with cable-knit sleeves! Knit with super bulky yarn, this comes together so quickly! Love this gorgeous simple design! #knitsweater #cableknit #knittingpattern #sweaterpattern #knitsweaterpattern #knitting #knitatude #craftevangelist
Lovely crocheted men's sweater pattern. I love the texture on this gorgeous classic men's crocheted sweater pattern. Great winter break project! #crochetsweater #crochetformen #mensweater #crochetmenssweater #sweaterpattern #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
4 way knitted boot cuffs knitting pattern. Cable knit when worn one way, ribbed knit when worn another way and fold them over for 2 more styles! Love this versatile cable knit boot cuffs pattern! #knittingpattern #knitting #knitbootcuffs #bootcuffs #legwarmers #cableknit #craftevangelist
Gorgeous reversible knit sweater pattern with crossback. Deep V sweater in front or in back. Lovely sweater pattern to make for yourself over the holiday break. #knittingpattern #sweaterpattern #knitsweater #knitatude #craftevangelist
Beginner embroidery pattern with embroidered wildflowers. Practice this to go on my knitting. How cute would these flowers look on the pocket of a cardigan? Love it! #embroidery #beginnerembroidery #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun ugly Christmas sweater to crochet! Love this fun crochet Christmas sweater pattern! Super fun to make during the Christmas break so you're all ready for next year's ugly Christmas sweater party. #christmassweater #uglychristmassweater #crochetsweaterpattern #crochetpattern #sweaterpattern #christmassweaterpattern #crochetchristmassweaterpattern #craftevangelist
Harry Potter Sweater Pattern in Crochet! You can crochet your own Mrs Weasley Gryffindor sweater pattern! How fun is this? #crochetpattern #harrypottercrochetpattern #harrypottersweater #sweaterpattern #gryffindorsweater #mrsweasleysweater
Moss Stitch Sweater pattern. This knitting pattern uses super bulky yarn so it knits up quickly for this soft and cozy knitted jumper pattern. I can't wait to make one of these! So cute! I love moss stitch! #knittingpattern #knitsweater #sweaterpattern #knitsweaterpattern #craftevangelist
Mischief Managed Dog Sweater - Harry Potter inspired knit dog sweater pattern. Such a fun gift for a special dog in your life. #dogsweaterpattern #knitdogsweater #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
Bobble sleeved crochet cardigan pattern. I love the dramatic statement of the oversized bobble sleeves on this gorgeous cardigan! #crochetcardigan #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #bobblesleeves #bobblestitch #bobblesweater #crochetbobbles #crochet #craftevangelist
Square Sampler Crochet Blanket Pattern. I love the multiple textured crochet stitches used in this pretty crochet sampler blanket. Such a lovely pattern to work on during the holiday break #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #crochetafghan #crochetsampler #blanketpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist
The Annandale Cable Afghan in CROCHET! Yes, this cabled blanket pattern is crocheted! I love it! What a fun and interesting pattern to work on during the holiday break! #crochetblanketpattern #crochetcables #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetafghan #afghanpattern #craftevangelist
The Canyon Throw is a beginner level crochet blanket pattern perfect to work up during the winter break. I love this gorgeous mustard colour! Perfect easy crochet afghan pattern! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetafghan #crochetthrow #throwpattern #afghanpattern #blanketpattern #craftevangelist
Wrap yourself up in this romantic throw blanket. The Livy throw is the perfect pattern to keep you busy this winter season. Made using simple triangle and hexagon motifs it works up fast. #crochetblanketpattern #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #blanketpattern #afghanpattern #crochetthrowpattern #throwpattern #tassels #hexagonpattern #craftevangelist
Bicycle Race Blanket. This is a filet style crochet blanket with rows of bicycles that change directions each row. This pattern includes written directions in US terms and a crochet chart. You can make this blanket in any size as well as any gauge. #crochetpattern #crochetblanketpattern #bikeblanket #blanketpattern #filetcrochet #craftevangelist