Unicorns

Are you obsessed with unicorns yet? They’re still a super fun trend. If you haven’t jumped on the unicorn bandwagon yet, let me introduce you to some fantastic unicorn crochet patterns that is sure to get you to jump on!

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The obvious unicorn crochet pattern is the amigurumi unicorn. This super plush unicorn pattern would make the perfect brightly coloured lovey for any child. Crocheted with super bulky plush yarn, it’s sure to be super soft and cuddly.

Here’s an ADORABLE smaller unicorn pattern–with instructions to make her magical unicorn poo. Haha. Poo aside, though: don’t you love her luscious eyelashes?

Also, dolls dressing up as unicorns is super popular too. Check out this sweet doll, Felicity the Unicorn Doll pattern. The pattern says intermediate, but it has plenty of instructions and photos for a beginner who knows the basics.

Rainbow the Unicorn is another fun design with curlicue hair and adorable flower appliques on her hat. I love all the fun colours included on this doll!

Then there’s Candy and Mint, a beautiful little doll with her unicorn doll, Mint. I love the brightly coloured rainbow hair on Candy and her adorable little stuffed unicorn is so cute!

If you love unicorns and you love donuts, you’re going to love these Unicorn Donuts! Aren’t they fun? Little projects like this work up so quickly, perfect for last-minute delightful gifts!

Another quick pattern is this sweet Rainbow Unicorn Bookmark, a fun and delightful pattern for the unicorn book lover in your life!

Need to improve your crochet skills for one of these projects? Check out Blueprint’s online crochet classes and learn at your own pace!

Need some yarn or supplies? Lion Brand Yarn has soooo many options!

If you’re looking for a more practical gift idea, this whimsical unicorn pillow pattern is a great decor piece with the cuteness of a unicorn! Lovely for decorating the room of a unicorn-loving child!

Another practical, yet whimsical pattern is this adorable Hooded Unicorn Blanket. This would make a lovely gift idea! You have plenty of time to make one of these beauties for Christmas! (You gotta start early if you want to make impressive handmade gifts for everyone!)

Also, if you want to turn yourself (or your little one) into a unicorn, this exquisite crochet pattern for a Unicorn Hat would be just perfect! How adorable is this?!

Of course, you can get your little one all decked out as a unicorn with this complete Crochet Unicorn Hat, Leggings and Tail pattern. How fun is this? If you have a little one that loves to dress up, this would make a delightful little dress up costume!

So, have you jumped on the unicorn bandwagon? With so many fun patterns to make, how can you not? Make pick up one today or Pin your favourite pattern for later!

Crochet Unicorn Pattern round up! Eleven great unicorn crochet patterns to make, from bookmarks to donuts, to dolls, hats, cushions and blankets! Fun! #unicorns #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Adorable crocheted unicorn hat pattern! Love this adorable little hat! #crochet #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochethat #unicorns #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Quick and easy crocheted unicorn bookmark pattern! What a fun and fast unique handmade gift idea! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #bookmark #unicorns #crochetedbookmark #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable crocheted unicorn hooded blanket pattern! Love this fun pattern! Great handmade gift idea from grandma to a unicorn-loving little one! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #unicornblanket #crochetblanket #unicorn #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet and simple crochet pattern for this adorable unicorn cushion! Perfect for a kid's room decor! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #unicorn #unicorncushion #crochetcushion #amigurumi
Sweet little crocheted unicorn donuts crochet pattern! How fun are these! What a whimsical little handmade gift idea! #crochet #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumidonuts #unicorns #unicorndonuts #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Candy and Mint, the little unicorn doll and her unicorn stuffed animal. Adorable crochet pattern for this beautiful colourful little amigurumi doll! Love this gorgeous pattern! Can't wait to make it! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #craftevangelist #unicorn #unicorndoll
Rainbow the Unicorn, one of the lovely unicorn doll crochet patterns in a round up by #craftevangelist. Fun little amigurumi pattern! Can't wait to make this one! #crochet #crochetpattern #pattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetdoll #amigurumidoll #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #unicorn #unicorndoll
Felicity the Unicorn Doll is a lovely little amigurumi unicorn doll crochet pattern, perfect for a first time amigurumi project. Love this adorable little doll! Can't wait to make it! #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochetdoll #amigurumidoll #unicorn #crochetunicorn #craftevangelist
Lily Rainbow Cheeks adorable little amigurumi unicorn crochet pattern! I love her adorable big eyes and eyelashes! Beautiful pattern! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetunicorn #unicorn #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super soft unicorn plushie amigurumi crochet pattern! Love this soft looking unicorn doll! Can't wait to make one! #amigurumi #pattern #crochet #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #unicorn #yarn #crafts #unicorndoll #craftevangelist
Adorable crochet pattern for this complete unicorn costume! Fun little hat, leggings and tail for your little one to dress up as a unicorn! Perfect handmade gift idea! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crochethat #unicornhat #crochetunicorn #yarn #crafts #toddlercostumes #craftevangelist

Put a Bird on it

Ok, so “put a bird on it” is a little old, but birds on things are still adorable! Birds are cute and just because they’ve been overdone in the past doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them now. Like what you like! Lots of people like the same thing because they’re great. So check out these fun bird patterns: perfect little projects for spring!

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Of course, we need to begin with some fun bird amigurumi patterns, like this Mommy Chick and Chicklets pattern. Just in time for Easter, this adorable stuffed Easter hen toy would make a lovely handmade Easter gift!

If you are still looking for a crochet pattern for an Easter basket, this sweet little Darling Birdie includes an adorable basket pattern as well, and is a super good deal: under $3 CAD!

Birds make such adorable baby decor and gifts. I especially love these adorable Owl Teething Rings… a great handmade baby shower gift!

If life-like birds are more your thing, TNGiftsUA Etsy shop has many amigurumi birds that you can either have made for you or patterns for you to make your own! They’re so cool! I love this budgie pattern!

This Red and Green Macaw/Parrot crochet pattern is another striking life-like crochet amigurumi bird pattern. How fun would this be perched in a backyard tree to surprise and delight your guests this summer?

Back to cute and cartoony birds! These Pocket Sized Puffins would make a super sweet and quick handmade gift. I know my kids would love one of these adorable little toys!

Perhaps the height of the Angry Birds boom has passed, but this collection of Angry Birds-Inspired Crochet Patterns are pretty adorable and would be sure to delight any child! What a fun game you could have of launching them at the bad piggies and destroying building block structures!

Of course, you could actually put a bird on it and knit one of these lovely bird-adorned hats! What a beautiful colour-work project!

You can always still put a bird on it if you like birds! Enjoy these fun and beautiful patterns, perfect springy projects to get on your needles/hook! Pick up a pattern today or Pin it for later!

8 cute knit and crochet patterns of birds! Love these adorable puffins! So cute! #crochet #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern
Beautiful knitting pattern for bird adorned knit hat. Love these birds on a branch on this lovely beanie! Great looking knitting pattern! #knitting #pattern #knit #knittingpattern #beanie #knitbeanie #beaniepattern #knitbeaniepattern #birdhat #bird #hat #toque yarn #crafts
Angry Birds amigurumi stuffed crocheted toys. A fun handmade gift for kids! These would be great in Easter baskets! Kids would love them! #crochet #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #angrybirds #birds #yarn #crafts
Miniature amigurumi puffin crochet pattern. Perfect little quick handmade stuffed toy to put in Easter baskets! Soooo cute! Kids will love these! #amigurumipattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #handmadestuffies
Amazing life-like amigurumi parrot crochet pattern to make this realistic bird! What a fun project for spring! #amigurumipattern #yarn #birds #crafts #amigurumi #crochet #crochetpattern #birds #parrotpattern #crochetparrot #crochetbird
Beautiful budgie amigurumi crochet pattern! Wow! This is such a beautiful looking bird crochet pattern! So amazing! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetbird #yarn #crafts #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #putabirdonit
Super sweet little owl teething ring crochet pattern! This would make a lovely handmade baby shower gift! #amigurumi #baby #rattle #teethingring #handmade #crochet #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #babycrochet #yarn #crafts #birds #owls
Cute simple little bird in a basket, perfect little amigurumi bluebird crochet pattern to make for Easter! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #crochet #bird #easter #spring #basket #yarn #crafts #pattern
This Mama Chicken and Chicklets amigurumi crochet pattern is soooo adorable! I can't wait to make some of these sweet little chicks for Easter! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #birds #chickens #chick #easterchick #handmadegifts #yarn #crafts

Easter Amigurumi

Easter is just around the corner! Usually if you want to have a project ready for a holiday, you need to start well in advance, but with amigurumi, projects are often small and can be made in just a couple days! Check out some of these adorable Easter Amigurumi Patterns to make in time for Easter!

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You can’t have Easter without an Easter bunny! This adorable Little Bunny pattern is an easy step-by-step DIY tutorial with 10 pages and 29 pictures of how to make this adorable stuffed toy.

And that’s not the only bunny pattern you can make! Oh no! There are so many more. Check out this Bunny Long Ears Amigurumi Pattern!

If you’re looking for something a little more girl, this adorable Lilu Amigurumi Bunny sports a ruffled tutu and delicate little slippers. Super sweet!

These adorable little bunnies in overalls are made from another fantastic pattern for this Crochet Hare. He looks just like the real Easter bunny!

Of course, maybe you’d like something smaller to make, like these little egg-shaped bunnies. (You can also make an egg-shaped chick! Adorable!

Easter is the time to find unusual things inside eggs! Why not make one of these super cute Hatching Unicorn Eggs? Extra fun for Harry Potter fans!

Chicks are also super popular around Easter time. Check out this fantastic pattern for Coco the Little Chicken! I love the cracked egg still hanging on! So fun!

More adorable chicks crochet amigurumi patterns! Pick your favorite! RoKiKi Patterns are always very well-written and explained with plenty of detailed pictures!

Maybe you’re less of a stuffed animal kind of maker and more of a practical maker. These sweet Easter treat bags are the perfect combination of whimsy and useful Easter baskets!

There are so many sweet Easter Amigurumi Patterns to make for this fun spring season! Get making today and delight someone in your life with one of these lovely handmade crocheted stuffed animals! And Pin it for later so you don’t forget!

Check out this great Easter Amigurumi pattern round up! Super sweet amigurumi crochet patterns to make for Easter! Time to get crocheting! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts  #crochetpattern #easter #eastercrafts #bunnies #stuffedtoys
What a sweet little bunny rabbit amigurumi crochet pattern for this adorable little stuffed toy for Easter! Makes a great handmade Easter gift! #crochet #pattern #amigirumi #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
What a fun Hatching Unicorn Egg crochet pattern! This is the perfect handmade Easter gift idea for a Harry Potter fan or a unicorn-lover! Learn amigurumi by making this tiny crocheted unicorn this Easter! #crochet #pattern #amigirumi #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
I so want to make this long-eared crocheted amigurumi bunny pattern for my son this Easter! So adorable! #crochet #pattern #amigirumi #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Adorable ballerina crochet bunny pattern. Lilu! What a sweet name for this girly rabbit amigurumi crochet pattern! Can't wait to make her for Easter! #crochet #pattern #amigirumi #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Cute Easter Bunny pattern with sweet little overall shorts! Perfect handmade crochet stuffed toy to make for a loved one this spring #crochet #pattern #amigirumi #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Cute little egg shaped bunny and chick amigurumi crochet pattern for Easter! These would make a fun handmade addition to an Easter basket! #crochet #pattern #amigirumi #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Cute little crochet amigurumi pattern for these little chicks! Perfect handmade gift stuffed toy idea for Easter! #crochet #pattern #amigirumi #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Fun amigurumi embellished Easter treat bags crochet pattern. Perfect Easter basket for the grand kids! #crochet #pattern #amigirumi #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Cute Easter Chick crochet amigurumi pattern by Rokiki #crochet #pattern #amigirumi #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #craftevangelist

Pretty Patterns

Pretty Patterns to make for the warmer weather

Now that it’s getting warmer, we can start making pretty things! We don’t have to just make warm things (not that warm things can’t be pretty), but there are so many lovely pretty things to make that are perfect for warmer weather! Let’s get making some pretty things!

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Pretty things for the home, like this lovely Super Chunky Doily Throw Blanket/Rug! Gorgeous! I love this blue colour, but I’m also a sucker for white doilies, even though they show dirt quickly.

Also, pretty things like this gorgeous little Kitty Crochet Pattern! What a lovely handmade baby shower gift this would make!

Need to improve your crochet skills for one of these projects? Check out Blueprint’s online crochet classes and learn at your own pace!

Speaking of pretty things for babies, this Crochet Dress Pattern for Babies is available in 4 sizes! So sweet! Makes me wish I had crocheted some dresses for my girl when she was little!

But there are not just pretty clothes that you can make for babies! You can also make pretty things for you (or your teen-aged girl!), like this crochet pattern for the Hanna Tee! Gorgeous!

I know I mostly feature knit and crochet patterns here, but I stumbled upon this pretty sewing pattern for the Duchess Dress and I just couldn’t resist. I don’t do a lot of sewing, but I think this would make just the loveliest dress for a young girl! Perfect for a flower girl!

More pretties for babies! This knitting pattern for the Maelynn Newborn Bonnet would make the perfect newborn photography prop!

And there are so many pretty doll patterns to make, I had to include at least one. Carmen Rent has so many pretty doll patterns: April and her Rabbit amigurumi crochet pattern is just one of many!

Get making, makers! It’s pretty time! Go grab yourself a pattern today or pin it for later!

Pretty Patterns to knit, crochet and sew for the warmer weather! I love to make all year! It's so nice to make pretty things! check out these gorgeous patterns! #knit #crochet #sew #make #yarn #crafts #fabric #patterns #craftevangelist
Love this super fun super chunky doily rug crochet pattern! It looks great in this blue, but it would also be adorable and classic in white! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #doily #doilyrug #diy #craftevangelist
Super sweet and pretty kitty amigurumi crochet pattern! Perfect baby shower gift! I love this little stuffed kitty with her little cowl! So adorable! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #stuffies #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Sweet little shell stitch crochet pattern for this baby dress. Pattern comes in 4 sizes, perfect for baby shower gifts, baby christening outfit! Love this gorgeous little dress! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #baby #crochetforbaby #yarn #crafts #dress #babygifts #handmadebabygifts #craftevangelist
Super pretty crocheted t-shirt pattern! Love the lacy open back on this Hanna tee! Perfect summer crochet project! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crochetclothes #tshirt #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super pretty pdf sewing pattern for this lovely girl's dress! This would make a fantastic Easter dress or flower girl dress! I love the ribbon ties on the side! #sewing #dresses #girls #sewingforgirls #sewingpattern #pdf #craftevangelist
Super sweet pretty knitting pattern for this baby bonnet! Would make a great knit newborn hat photography prop! #yarn #crafts #knitting #pattern #knittingpattern #knitpattern #knit #hat #baby #newborn #photoprop #photographyprop #craftevangelist
Super pretty and sweet amigurumi doll crochet pattern, April and her rabbit! Such an adorable little stuffed toy pattern to make! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #diy #craftevangelist

Birthday Favourites!

It’s my birthday! Happy Birthday, me! How about for my birthday, you make one of my favourites?! You don’t have to make it for me. Make it in honour of me, for yourself or someone else you really like. Or for me if you really want, I guess.

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Would you believe I have 49 pages of favourites on Etsy? Well, I do! I just perused through a few of my favourite things and I thought I’d show you some of them.

Doozers are definitely a favourite of mine from childhood. I loved Fraggle Rock and especially Doozers!

As I’ve been working out this winter, I remember how quickly back muscles firm back up, so I’ve been dreaming of making one of these gorgeous sweaters. You should make one too.

I also love these fantastic flip flops! My sister is taking me to get a pedi this afternoon, so if you could hurry up and make these before then, that’d be super.

Also on my lists of favourites is this pattern for this whimsical man-eating bouquet. Not your traditional bouquet of flowers, but hilarious! I love it!

While not exactly a pattern, I’m sure one of you crafty embroiderers could figure out how to make this gorgeous dandelion hoop art, right? I love these so much and I only need about 20 of them or so to make a great display in my window!

Speaking of wall art, you could also get me one of these dream catcher wall hangings. My house doesn’t really have a boho vibe, but there’s something I’m just completely drawn to about this look. So funky.

While not for me (and I am DEFINITELY NOT dropping any hints) I love these adorable little clog slippers! They just make me want to find babies to make them for and kind of squeal while I talk! I love them. Go make some!

I’m also gonna need one of these adorable vintage camera purses. It would crochet up quickly and I accept late gifts. It’s alright.

Finally, this stripey sweater is just so sweet and perfect. I love stripes, so I’m definitely gonna wear one of these.

Pin these great ideas for later!

Doozer amigurumi crochet pattern for stuffed doozer builder toy from Jim Hensen's Fraggle Rock! I loved these little guys as a kid! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #fragglerock #jimhensen #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Gorgeous deep v-back sweater knitting pattern. Simple design with NO PURLS! all knit in stockinette! Easy and gorgeous sweater knitting pattern #knit #pattern #knittingpattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #sweater #beginnerpattern #craftevangelist
Cute and simple crochet pattern for crocheted flip flops in sizes 3-10. Make them for the whole family! One of my favourite crocheted slipper patterns! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #slippers #flipflops #thongs #crochetedshoes #craftevangelist
Oh wow! So FUN! Bouquet of man-eating plants crochet pattern! With a little man being eaten! How awesome is this amigurumi pattern!?! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #decor #funny #plants #maneatingplants #craftevangelist
So cool! These dandelion embroidery hoop art pieces are amazing! I wonder if I could make one myself?! Such a great idea! #crafts #embroidery #giftideas
Adorable Baby Clogs! Such a sweet baby slipper pattern, mostly crocheted, but with a macrame (friendship bracelet-style) back strap! These are so fun; soft little handmade crocs! #yarn #crafts #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #slippers #baby #babypatterns #crochetbabypatterns #craftevangelist
Gorgeous bohemian dream catcher wall hanging, perfect for a wedding or bedroom instead of a headboard! I love this so much!!!
Adorable crochet pattern for this crochet vintage camera purse! One of my favourites! #crochet #yarn #pattern #crochetpattern #crafts #handbag #purse #craftevangelist
Simple top-down raglan sleeved knitting pattern for this striped sweater for women. Love the simplicity of this fun sweater! I need to make one of these #knitting #pattern #knittingpattern #knit #yarn #crafts #sweater #women #knittingforwomen #womenknittingpatterns #craftevangelist

Spring Patterns

Is it spring yet? It has felt like a very long winter here. We had the coldest February in 40 years here in my city, and judging from the posts on social media, it sounds like it’s been pretty similar all over North America. I’m looking forward to spring… anyone else? Let’s take a look at some lovely spring-inspired patterns to help melt away the snow and get us excited for the upcoming (warmer!?) season.

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Spring is the perfect time to wear t-shirts! And make them, too! Try this Easy Knit Tee Knitting Pattern for a simple, but gorgeous knitted t-shirt pattern!

Spring is also a great time to make and wear a poncho! You know you want a poncho! Check out this fantastic Crochet Ava Fringed Poncho Pattern by Sewrella for an easy level crochet pattern. It would make a perfect first garment project because you wouldn’t have to be as concerned about getting a perfect fit as the look is more relaxed!

For the sunny Spring days ahead, this Crochet June Sun Hat Pattern is another easy and adorable crochet pattern by Sewrella.

To make that hat even more spring-y you could add some spring to it or any decor or garment; check out this Floral Fantasy Collection of sweet flower appliques by The Hat and I. I love the idea of turning a bunch of these flower appliques into a piece of feature art! Gorgeous!

Not just for decor, flower appliques can make adorable headbands! Get this pattern bundle including 6 headband patterns and 3 flower patterns from Two Girls Patterns.

I think handbags are for all seasons, but something about boho style just screams warmer weather. Start working on one of these Boho Flower Slouch Bags and you’ll be all ready for the beach or festivals this summer!

If spring is just taking far too long to bring forth the flowers from the ground, you can make your own that never die! Check out this adorable amigurumi pattern for these Moles with daffodils! How cute are they?!

Lastly, I couldn’t help but bring you this super adorable spring skunk pattern! Why are you not making one yet?! So sweet! I love the detail of her sparkling eyes and cute flower appliques! This would make a treasured gift!

So, after you catch up on your sleep from time-warping an hour into the future, go grab yourself one of these fantastic patterns and start making for spring today! Or pin it for later so you don’t forget.

Eight great knit and crochet patterns to encourage spring to hurry up and get here! I love the adorable daffodils and moles amigurumi pattern!
Super cute knit tee shirt knitting pattern for this short sleeved women's sweater! Perfect for spring! #knitting #pattern #tshirt #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute easy crochet poncho pattern. Love the drape on this garment! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Time to crochet this easy sun hat crochet pattern by Sewrella! Love this cute sun hat, perfect for summer! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #hat #sunhat #june #sewrella #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a fun idea for flower appliques! Make a DIY 3-D wall art out of crocheted flowers! This pattern has 5 different flowers to make in different colours to make this great wall hanging! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #appliques #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun boho flower slouch handbag crochet pattern, perfect for summer festivals and beach trips! Super casual and fun. Gorgeous pattern! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #handbags #handmade #craftevangelist
Super cute flower appliques with different band options to make headbands of all kinds! So many fun choices! #crochet #pattern #flowers #applique #headbands #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable crochet pattern for spring moles with daffodils! Finally flowers I can't kill! So much fun! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi pattern for this Skunk stuffed animal! Looks just like Flower the skunk from Disney's Bambi! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #craftevangelist

Patterns for Black History Month

I know I missed it by a week, but February is Black History Month, but my life getting in the way is not going to stop me from posting this late. I am not black, but I think it’s important to learn about the history of other people, especially marginalized peoples. Also, there’s been some tension in the “fiber community” (is that a thing? yes, apparently it is) around race lately and I’ve been convicted that if I don’t stand up against racism, my silence and my privilege allows the status quo to continue and the bullies to win. I want to thank Tyne Swedish for giving so much of her time to raise awareness about these issues and stand with the oppressed and stand against racism and oppression. Follow her Instagram account and buy her a coffee if you can!

I’m super sad that people of colour have been made to feel unwelcome in spaces for knitters and crocheters, so today I would like to highlight some patterns by black designers. It’s a small gesture, I know; but it’s what I do, so taking some time to highlight some POC designers seemed like something I could do. Go support some of these great designers by buying a pattern today and sharing it on social media (tag the designer) when you’re done!

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First up is Toni Lipsey of TLYarnCrafts. This woman is so adorable in her Instagram stories: so cheery and upbeat. She also has some gorgeous designs. It’s a little out of season right now, but eventually, winter will be over (right?). I love this Rebel Cami Pattern; it looks so casual, perfect to pair with jeans or cutoffs. I really love this halter-style top, how it really shows off the shoulders. (And isn’t her model just gorgeous?)

Another lovely (but not exactly perfect for a Canadian winter) pattern from TLYarnCrafts is this Lemonade Top Pattern. I love the open lacy back and it looks like it would make a great beach cover-up.

More appropriate for winter, Toni also has several gorgeous shawls including this recent one in Tunisian crochet, the Ada Shawl. I’ve never crocheted anything in Tunisian crochet, though my mother in law did show me how to do it and I crocheted a row for her, so I kinda know how. I like the way it looks. I should really give it a go… maybe with this pattern. I don’t usually wear shawls, but I do wear a lot of scarves, so I think this looks like I could wear it the same way I would a scarf.

Third Vault Yarns is a lovely designer based in the UK and I quite like these Burn the Capitol Fingerless Gloves. They were designed as a tribute to the Hunger Games for the Third Vault Hunger Games Yarn Club (which sounds awesome, by the way). Super cool and I love these fall colours!

A Raging Purlwind has designed this beautiful Knit Mermaid Top/Crop Top Patter Bundle, which I think is adorable. I love how she’s got curves, so the rest of us can see ourselves in a design.

I’m so completely over winter, so I’m just going to pretend that I could wear these fun summery designs now instead of in MONTHS. (ugh–ok sorry enough weather complaining). Check out this adorable Knit Love Note Tank pattern, also from A Raging Purlwind. So cute. Get making one today and you’ll be all set for summer!

Ok, so I’m already behind on publishing this post (I started last week when it was still February, but I’m not going to let perfection to be the enemy of good.) So choose a pattern from one of these fantastic designers or the many others who are also on Ravelry. Tyne Swedish has a saved Instagram Story featuring BIPOC Designers (if you’re new to that term, I had to look it up myself: Black Indigenous People of Colour) that you can check out, as well as one featuring BIPOC Makers.

Pin this post to share with your friends and share some love for these fantastic designers and their beautiful patterns. Or choose to pin your just your favourite! Choose from the pins below!

Gorgeous Tunisian crochet shawl pattern by TLYarnCrafts. I love her designs! So pretty. I need to make this shawl! #crochet #yarn #crafts #shawl #scarf
Rebel Cami tank top crochet pattern. I love this casual summer crochet top, perfect to pair with cut offs or jeans! #crochet #pattern #women #summer #tanktop #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #BIPOCdesigners #craftevangelist
Lemonade top crochet tunic pattern, makes a great long top or beach cover up. So sweet. I love the lacy back and the tie front! #crochet #pattern #BIPOCdesigners #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern
Burn the Capitol fingerless mittens knitting pattern. I love how fancy this pattern looks! Inspired by the Hunger Games, this fingerless gloves are so pretty, perfect fall colours!
Super pretty mermaid knit top pattern bundle, with instructions for both a crop top or a full length top. Adorable for all sizes! #knitting #pattern #yarn #crafts #knittop #BIPOCdesigners #craftevangelist
Beautiful lacy summery tank top knitting pattern: the Love Note tank. Such a cute pattern to work on while you dream of summer! #knitting #knit #pattern #summer #tanktop #knittop #knittingforwomen #BIPOCdesigners

Patterns to Warm Up With

Are you experiencing a polar vortex where you are? It’s still very cold here. I mean, it’s Canada. It’s the middle of winter, but still. I’m done with this weather. But it, apparently, is not done with us. Fortunately, I have a degree in yarn crafts, with an internet minor. So, we can solve this. Even if I had a degree in meteorology, I wouldn’t be able to change the weather, but with my fictitious degree in yarn crafts, I can change how I (and others) experience it. #takethatscience

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First off, I’d like to introduce you to The Frost Beanie, designed by my friend Alicia from Lee & Evelyn (you’re my friend now, Alicia). I test-knit this little beauty of a beginner toque (Canadian for winter hat/beanie) for Alicia and it’s a lovely pattern, with great instructions for a seamless colour-change and it has been just re-released in sizes newborn to adult male! So, if you already purchased this adorable hat, you’ll get an update sent to you. If not, now you can get sizes for everyone! It knits up very quickly in a super bulky size yarn. I knitted up a couple of the kid sizes in a day!

The Frost Beanie in all sizes! Knit by @craftevangelist

I knit these beauties up in The Wool by We Are Knitters, but I would recommend experimenting with the more fitted versions she suggests. The thickness of the The Wool just doesn’t have the drape that other yarns do, but it’s sooo lovely and soft and the colours are to die for!

As it turns out, there are other results on Etsy when you search “Frost Beanie” including this sweet crochet pattern by Jennifer White Designs. These textured crochet patterns (especially with buttons) are so adorable and trendy. Pick one up and get crocheting: they’re so cute!

Of course, if it’s cold outside, you’re going to need something to keep your fingers warm and these Frost Lined Mittens are just the thing. The outer mitten is worked first, then stitches are picked up around the inside of the cuff and the lining is worked in the opposite direction. Once completed, the lining is tucked into the outer mitten. Looks like the perfect pattern to keep warm this polar vortex season.

Sometimes it’s a bit frosty in my office. They’ve tried to tell me it’s not air conditioning, but it’s cold air blowing out of the same vent that the air conditioning comes out of, so… it doesn’t much matter to me. It’s minus bajillion outside and there’s cold air blowing out of a vent in my office #I’llcallitwhateverIwantthanks. But perhaps, a pair of these Frost Fighters might help?

Back to hat patterns, though. I’m sure we all know that you lose most of your heat from your head, so hats are important. Check out this beautiful textured Winter Frost Chunky Beanie crochet pattern which is a gorgeous way to stay warm this polar vortex.

You probably underestimate how warm a scarf can keep you. But warm up your neck with this Frost infinity cowl and see how toasty you will be! You can drape it over your head to keep your head warm, too and keep the wind from your neck! With this beautiful textured knit pattern, it would make a lovely gift for a loved one, too!

Stay warm friends. Get making and keep yourself and your loved ones warm this polar vortex. If it’s above freezing where you are, just keep it to yourselves. The rest of us don’t need that in our lives. What can we do about it besides knit and never leave the warmth of our electric blankets?

Warm up with these frosty weather knit and crochet patterns. Perfect patterns to make to keep you and your loved ones warm during the polar vortex! #knit #crochet #patterns #knitting #knittingpatterns #crochetpatterns #winterhats #knitbeanie #knittoque #crochettoque #crochetbeanie #crochethat #knithat #knitmitts #crochetmitts #polarvortex #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable beginner knitting pattern using super bulky yarn to quickly knit up this two-toned adorable beanie. Now available in sizes newborn to adult male! So cute! Perfect mommy & me (or daddy & me hats!) #knitting #pattern #knittingpattern #knitbeanie #beaniepattern #toquepattern #knittoque #knithat #allsizes #beanie #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Slouchy textured crochet hat pattern  with buttons! How cute is this chunky beanie?!  #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crochethat #crochetbeanie #crochettoque #beaniepattern #hatpattern #toquepattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Check out the beautiful colourwork on these gorgeous lined frost mittens with snowflake design!  Lined for extra warmth! #knitting #pattern #knittingpattern #knitmitts #mittenspattern #knitmittspattern #linedmittens #warmth #colourwork #knitcolourwork #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet and simple cable-knit hand warmers and ear warmers knitting pattern. Perfect to keep that chill off in the office or in the fall! Love the gorgeous classic look of this set! #knitting #pattern #knittingpattern #fingerlessgloves #fingerlessmittens #earwarmer #headband #yarn #crafts #warmth #craftevangelist
Adorable textured crochet pattern for this chunky "Winter Frost" Beanie! I love this adorable pattern! It looks so warm and toasty! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #hatpattern #crochethat #crochethatpattern #crochetbeanie #crochettoque #beaniepattern #toquepattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Lovely classic and simple design on this beautiful knitted infinity cowl knitting pattern! I love the drape of this garment. Looks so cozy! #knitting #pattern #cowl #scarf #knittingpattern #knitcowl #knitscarf #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

True Love Knits (and Crochets)

I know, I know, Valentine’s Day is just over a week away and you have already finished all your handmade gifts for your sweethearts. Oh, what’s that you say? You haven’t? Well, I have a few ideas for you.

One of my favorite sayings about knitting for other people goes like this: Knitting is like sex. If I love you and you appreciate it, it’s free, otherwise, you can’t pay me enough. Knitting and crocheting is definitely an act of love. The amount of time that goes into handmade items makes them so valuable and cost prohibitive that most people would say they can’t afford them.

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First off this adorable True Love Beanie pattern is so simple and cozy looking, I just want to make one for each of my kids and take ridiculously adorable matching pictures of them to make them hate me because they’re too old for that stuff (but they’re not and they’d be soooo cute!).

Check out these adorable love notes hats! You could make one of these in an evening or two! Perfect little handmade Valentine's Gift!

Check out these adorable love notes hats! You could make one of these in an evening or two! Perfect little handmade Valentine’s Gift!

While we’re on the subject of hats (also because #polarvortex), this beginner knitting pattern for this Pixie Hat with Heart Applique is adorable and knits up quickly with a super bulky yarn.

If your knitting skills are a little more advanced, you can make this absolutely adorable xoxo beanie. Isn’t it great? What a fun pattern! There’s no mistaking that xo pattern!

Need to sharpen your knitting skills to take on one of these projects? Check out some online knitting classes from Blueprint!

Maybe you’re up to your eyeballs in hats, though. You have twice as many feet as you do heads, so you should need twice as many socks, right? If hand-knit socks doesn’t say love, what does, amiright? Check out this creative pattern: Key to My Heart Knit Socks.

Perhaps handmade toys are the love language of your sweetheart. If that’s the case, you could crochet this sweet and understated Amelie doll. Isn’t she adorable? I love her.

And this cute little Double Heart crochet pattern is another excellent choice for a handmade toy. Love their little hugging arms!

For a less obvious handmade Valentine’s Day gift, but still adorable (and who doesn’t love something a little unexpected?) take a look at this sweet amigurumi baby sloth teether toy.

Remember, friends, true love knits. You still have some time to whip up one of these lovely patterns for someone you love. It’s always a good time to tell people you care about how you feel.

Eight Sweet Patterns to knit and crochet for your sweetheart for Valentine's Day! I love that xoxo hat! So adorable! #knitting #crochet #patterns #knittingpattern #crochetpattern #handmadegiftideas #hats #toques #beanies #toys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Cute amigurumi hearts crochet pattern! Love these adorable cartoon hearts stuffed toy! Perfect handmade Valentine's gift! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #valentine #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
I love this adorable unique knit beanie pattern with xoxo all over it! What a great winter hat pattern for Valentine's Day! #knitting #pattern #knit #hat #beanie #toque #Valentine's #xoxobeanie #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist #trueloveknits
Adorable crochet pattern for this baby teether! Such a sweet little baby sloth! Perfect quick little gift idea! I love that it has snaps to hold the hands together! What a great idea! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #crochetforbaby #handmadetoy #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Adorable little amigurumi doll Amelie crochet pattern. She's so sweet and cute; she'd make a lovely Valentine's gift! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #manuska #yarn #crafts #handmadedoll #dollpattern #crochetdoll #crochettoys #craftevangelist
I love this simple sweet and chunky True Love Beanie knitting pattern! I'm going to make one for all my kids and force them to take ridiculously adorable pictures! #knitting #pattern #trueloveknits #truelovebeanie #knithat #knitbeanie #toque #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet beginner knitting pattern for this heart-appliqued knit pixie beanie! Love the texture of this quick knit using super bulky yarn! So adorable! #knitting #pattern #knithat #valentines #beanie #knitbeanie #beaniepattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #trueloveknits
Love these Valentine's notes beanies! What a great looking knit hat pattern! Can't wait to make some of these for my littles! #knitting #pattern #knithat #knitbeanie #beaniepattern #trueloveknits #lovenotes #valentineshat #valentines #valentinesday #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a unique and adorable knit sock pattern! I love the heart designs in these sweet socks! Hand-knit socks DO say I love you! #keytomyheartsocks #trueloveknits #knitting #pattern #knitsocks #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Farm Animal Amigurumi

There are so many cute amigurumi patterns out there and I think these handmade crocheted toys make great gifts for little ones. It’s so special to have handmade toys! Check out these adorable farm animal patterns!

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Though not exclusive to farms, this adorable Little Gray Mouse patttern would make a great start to your farm animal collection. I love the pink nose!

This sweet Poncho the Donkey crochet pattern would also make a lovely start to your farm animal toys. I love his legs attached with buttons! So adorable!

Of course, what farm is complete without a pig? This super sweet little Hamlet the Pig amigurumi pattern is adorable and would be a perfect, unexpected little animal friend for any child!

Of course, this adorable little striped pajama-clad pig from All About Ami is also a great option for your little farm! Isn’t it sooooo cute?

Need to improve your crochet skills for one of these projects? Check out Blueprint’s online crochet classes and learn at your own pace!

And naturally, you’ll need a little duck for your farm. And this Dilly the Duck amigurumi pattern fits the bill (ah? see what I did there?)

If I had a farm, I would absolutely need a cow. I love this chubby little Petra Cow amigurumi crochet pattern from Frog and Toad Creations.

We mustn’t forget the goats! Or they’ll bite our heads off! (AmIRight? Goats’ll eat anything!) Check out these sweet little amigurumi goats from PlanetJune!

And a horse, of course! This little beauty (Lucky the Horse) from Little Muggles Amigurumi Design is a lovely stuffed toy pattern, even if you weren’t trying to make a whole farm worth of stuffies!

Who could forget the Rooster? Maybe you’re not fancy with the crochet skills and you just want one of these adorable little crocheted roosters already made for you. Well, you’d be in luck because Brama Crochet will make this little Amigurumi Rooster in your choice of yarn colours. But if you’re more of a DIYer, you can grab the pattern from Storyland Amis and make one yourself!

So many sweet farm animal amigurumi toys to crochet! Which one will you start with?

Check out this cute collection of Amigurumi Farm Animals. Crochet patterns to make these adorable stuffed animals and make a whole farm collection! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumipatterns #farmanimals #stuffedtoys #handmadegifts #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable sweet little rooster. You can get it made to order or buy the pattern and make it yourself! Cute little amigurumi crochet pattern for this adorable stuffed toy! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #handmadetoys #diytoys #craftevangelist
What a sweet little horse amigurumi crochet pattern! This would be perfect for a pony-loving child! What a perfect horse stuffed animal crochet pattern! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #farmanimals #stuffedtoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Cute little collection of amigurumi farmyard goats crochet pattern! Perfect for a whole farm animal collection! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #handmadetoys #handmadestuffedanimals #stuffedanimals #handmadegiftideas #craftevangelist
What a cute little amigurumi crochet cow pattern! I love the little flowers, too! Adorable! #crochet #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumicow #handmadecow #cowstuffie #handmadestuffedanimals #farmanimals #craftevangelist
What a sweet little yellow adorable Dilly the Duck amigurumi crochet pattern! I need some of these in my life! Perfect handmade item for Easter baskets! #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #crochetedduck #crochetstuffie #farmanimals #craftevangelist
What a cute little pig amigurumi crochet pattern! Love this perfect farm animal crochet stuffie! #crochet #yarn #pattern #crafts #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #pig #pigstuffie #handmadegifts #handmade #diygifts #diytoys #handmadetoys #farmanimlas #craftevangelist
Sweet little donkey amigurumi crochet pattern. Love his adorable sad eyes and buttoned on legs! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #donkey #farmanimals #stuffedanimal #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Love this little grey crochet mouse amigurumi pattern! Perfect for a little farm animal set! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #handmadetoys #handmade #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
I love this adorable little amigurumi pig crochet pattern! Perfect for the Chinese year of the pig! So Cute!!!! #crochet #allaboutami #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #farmanimals #craftevangelist