Today’s Crochet Finds

So many great finds today, friends! Check out today’s great crafty finds. You can always follow me on Pinterest to get the goods anytime!

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I can’t get over how beautiful some of these yarn bowls are! I’m not even sure I could choose one to get (though… maybe if pushed… the wooden one)! If you are a yarn crafter or love a yarn crafter, these would make a great gift.

Oh I need one of these beautiful yarn bowls! So simple, yet so perfect for keeping your yarn untangled and in one spot! These are gorgeous!

There is also this super funny/gross one that I secretly think is hilarious.

Once you have your adorable yarn bowl set up, you can try your hand at these amazing patterns. If you crochet, you can make this stunning Stone Mandala Crochet Pattern.

Stone Mandala crochet pattern. Sweet handmade housewarming gift. Would make a good wall hanging or doily. This is stunning!

So pretty! Where would you put yours? It would make a stunning wall hanging!

If you’re more of a practical crafter and you live in a drafty house, you can crochet this super cute and practical Sheep Draft Blocker.  Isn’t is adoable?

Crochet Pattern for Adorable Sheep Draft Blocker Door Stop! Warm up your house with this cute row of sheep keeping the cold out!

I also love this brightly-coloured Boho-Inspired Blanket Crochet Pattern.

 

Boho Inspired Blanket PDF Crochet Pattern for sale on etsy. I love these bright colors in this fun granny square afghan crochet pattern

Isn’t it sweet? I think it would make a great blanket for a funky nursery!

And a pattern round up by me wouldn’t complete without an amigurumi pattern! There are so many cute crocheted toy patterns on Etsy. This adorable mouse in cheese caught my eye today. So adorable!

I hope you enjoy these patterns and goodies as much as I enjoyed finding them!

Adorable little mouse amigurumi pattern with a wedge of cheese! So cute! I love creative toy crochet patterns like this! What a sweet cartoon mouse!

Perfect Play Food Patterns

My kids aren’t as little anymore, but when they were, I loved handmade play food. I made a few little things for them. I mostly made up my patterns, but some amazing pattern designers have done the hard work for you, and they are worth every cent for easy-to-read, easy-to-make play food amigurumi.

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First, you may as well start your kids’ meal off with this darling cup of tea with a tea bag. So adorable! Perfect for toddlers who aren’t quite ready for their own tea set yet. This link is for a pre-made toy, so your kid will have something to play with while you work on the next play food projects…

 

What stunning detail on these crocheted amigurumi fruits and vegetables! Excellent play food to make for a kid's play kitchen! So gorgeous! They look good enough to eat!

Next, head on over to Olino Hobby’s etsy shop to find a huge selection of gorgeous crocheted fruit and veggie patterns.

 

Of course, if you don’t want to make your own, you can always order your own set of handmade crocheted fruits and vegetables from Rainbow Happiness.

 

12 amazing vegetable crochet play food patterns to make this lovely basket full of veggies! What a fun idea for a child with a toy kitchen! I love the cauliflower! So great! Makes me wish my kids were little again!

There’s also this great basketful of veggie patterns available from CrochetNPlayDesigns.

 

SUSHI! Such a fun play food idea!

Having trouble introducing new foods to your kids? Why not try crocheting them play versions first? Then they have the opportunity to become familiar with the shapes and colours. Get ready to introduce your kids to these adorable sushi crochet patterns.

 

I love this adorable crochet pattern. Cute little removable worm in an apple amigurumi crochet pattern. Great handmade teacher gift.

While not strictly play food, this adorable apple with a wormhole and worm would make a sweet teacher gift, but also fun to play with for any child.

 

Finish off your child’s play meal with a lovely crocheted ice cream cone! These adorable little patterns would make great handmade party favours from an ice cream social birthday party. So sweet. I love mint chocolate chip!

 

Have a great handmade meal (with no calories) and food you don’t mind your kids playing with! Perfect handmade gift to accompany a toy kitchen, something almost every kid loves to play with!

Eek! What an adorable little cup of tea with a tea bag crocheted play food amigurumi! This would be a perfect handmade gift for a toddler! So adorable! This link is for an Etsy listing to the finished product. 12 amazing vegetable crochet play food patterns to make this lovely basket full of veggies! What a fun idea for a child with a toy kitchen! I love the cauliflower! So great! Makes me wish my kids were little again!What an adorable Ice Cream Cone crochet pattern! Perfect play food amigurumi to make for any kid! Such a sweet handmade gift idea!
I love this adorable crochet pattern. Cute little removable worm in an apple amigurumi crochet pattern. Great handmade teacher gift.

Farmhouse Style

We bought an old house almost 8 years ago, right before we had our third child, so it’s been pretty overwhelming. It needed some work. We did some work. It needed more work. We did some more work. It needed more work. We did some more work. We’re kind of tired of doing work, but it still needs more.

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We’ve taken a little break over the past little while, but now I’m planning and dreaming again. We’re not really sure this house is going to work for us over the next 10 years, but we need to get some stuff finished up before we try to sell it. One of the important projects is getting our family room renovated properly. There are some ceiling issues from a leaky roof and window that we got fixed up and the flooring needs to be replaced as well. There’s a wall we might take out, but we’re still on the fence about it.

I think our family room would look great decorated in a farmhouse style. I already have some great plans for a DIY project for our table. It’s a double-pedestal oak table, with 2 large leaves. It can seat 10 people when fully expanded. I’m hoping to do this to it:

I’m not a big fan of really obvious fake-weathered things, but I like the rustic vibe of some farmhouse style. Check out these awesome Etsy finds for some pretty awesome farmhouse decor. I’m totally going to try to DIY some of these, or maybe even splurge on a few of them!

I love this rustic chalkboard calendar. I’m a big fan of the chalkboard look, as you may know.

There’s also this beautiful giant clock! I think I might be able to make one of these myself with this tutorial by Gather & Flourish.

I made a similar doily rug to this one for my bathroom, but I improvised a lot with on the pattern, so this way you actually have a pattern if you want to make one yourself. Here’s mine:

Beautiful doily rug made from recycled t-shirt yarn created by craft evangelist

I made this bathmat out of recycled t-shirts!

The same person who designed the doily rug pattern also created a pattern for these lovely crocheted baskets, which I think are absolutely adorable and fit in so well with farmhouse style decor or any decor, really! So sweet!

I’m sure I’ll have some other great farmhouse decor finds for you, since it’s really trendy right now and I’m just getting started with my ideas. You can check out my Farmhouse Style Pinterest Board for more Farmhouse Style inspiration!

This farmhouse style chalkboard calendar would look so great in our family organization hub! I love the chalkboard idea... start fresh each month! Gorgeous clock! This handcrafted farmhouse style clock will add a country feel to whatever room you hang it in. It's made of re-purposed pallet wood with hand painted numbers. The wood is a dark Brazilian rosewood (has a slight tint of red) stain with white numbers & hands.Beautiful crocheted rug pattern. These doily rugs look so cute! Love them! Make it yourself!Gorgeous chevron crochet basket pattern! Love it in this subtle white! Lovely handmade decor storage option! Sweet fruit basket idea!

Ying Yang Dish

There are always so many great crochet patterns you can find on Etsy. This one is stunning. I can’t wait to try it out sometime! I think it would make such a lovely gift for a friend; it would look great on a dressing table to hold jewelry!

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Look at this stunning crochet pattern for this little Ying Yang Jewelry dish! So pretty and delicate! I think it would make a lovely handmade gift idea for Mother’s Day!

Gorgeous crochet pattern for this unique ying yang jewelry dish, found by craft evangelist

Click here to get the PDF pattern download. It’s always nice having a downloadable pattern to print and read while you crochet. Nice to take with you anywhere and make notes on some real paper. As handy as the internet is, sometimes it’s nice to have some old-fashioned paper to reference and write on!

I love these gorgeous yin yang jewelry dishes and now I can crochet one myself! Here's a great, detailed pattern for these intricately designed decorative crochet bowls! Great find by craft evangelist!

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Adorable Teddy Bear Patterns to Crochet

I love these cute teddy bear patterns! Check out my recent finds of adorable teddy bear patterns to crochet!

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 CA$7.97 Sweet Softies Brennan the Bear

I love the sweet buttons attaching the limbs on this Brennan the Bear teddy bear pattern by Sweet Softies.

Crocheted Teddy Bear Pattern by Tiny Amigurumi on Etsy

I also enjoy this crochet teddy bear pattern by Tiny Amigurumi, on Etsy. I love the natural coloured yarn used on this bear and the lovely rich brown yarn for the nose.

 

Crochet pattern for Teddy Bear Elvis Balthazar the Third PDF Crochet Pattern with Instant Download

This fuzzy crocheted teddy bear pattern is so adorable! I love how furry he is and his adorable little glasses!

crochet pattern 3-in-1 donkey bear dog

This cute little bear is part of a 3 in 1 pattern pack, where you can make three different animals from one pattern. He’s pretty sweet and bonus that you get three patterns!


This cute little “Huggy Bear” has an adorable patchwork look to him! He looks quick and easy to crochet up and would make a perfect handmade crochet gift!

I hope you enjoy crocheting these beautiful patterns!

What an adorable crochet teddy bear pattern! I love the buttons attaching his arms and legs! So cute! What a lovely amigurumi toy to crochet!
What a cute little teddy bear amigurumi pattern! I would love to crochet one of these adorable little stuffed animals as a gift for the next baby that comes along! Absolutely sweet little handmade toy crochet pattern to make!
What an adorable crochet teddy bear pattern! I love this cuddly, fuzzy amigurumi stuffed animal pattern that I can DIY! Check out craft evangelist's teddy bear pattern finds!
Make 3 sweet little stuffed animals with 1 pattern! Cute bear, donkey and dog amigurumi crochet toy patterns to DIY! Love the beautiful step-by-step pattern for these lovely animal dolls.
Adorable stuffed Teddy Bear crochet pattern to make! I love this cute amigurumi stuffed toy! Check out all of craft evangelist's teddy bear pattern finds!

Great Handmade Gifts for Mom

Like I’ve said before, I love browsing Pinterest and Etsy to look at all the cool handmade stuff and all the great supplies and patterns to make my own cool handmade stuff. There are so many unique handmade items available on Etsy. It’s a favourite place of mine.

Today I’d like to share with you some awesome Etsy listings for some great gifts for moms. Mother’s Day is coming, you know! As a mom and as a person with a mom, I know what would make an awesome Mother’s Day Gift.

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For the gardening mom, personalized garden tools. Awesome!

Personalized Garden tools for the gardener in your life. These would make a lovely mother's day or father's day gift

You can get these here.

Another awesome gift for the gardener is this great Milkmade Apron (and it’s currently on sale right now!).

The Milkmaid Apron. Great all-purpose linen apron for gardening, collecting eggs from chickens. Vintage cross back linen apron with deep pockets

Oh, and you have the check out this excerpt from the description. First, a pretty normal description:

It is the attention to detail on this apron that really makes it stand above the rest. The leather tabs and grommets hold the straps securely, giving more durability than the average apron and allowing for easy adjusting to fit any size. The vintage, blue striped fabric is in limited supply and, due to popularity, will not last long. The three large pockets are cut on a slant, with a tall thin pocket, perfect for utensils, paint brushes, or gardening tools, a middle pocket for larger items and a smaller one for a cell phone or other odds n’ ends, making it an ideal kitchen apron, garden apron or craft apron.

Then here’s my favourite line:

Put it on and you will be prancing through fields of wild lavender and baking bread from scratch in no time!

Haha! Awesome!

And now, for the knitting mom:

Haha! Love it!! Knit fast, Die warm! PDF printable art perfect for the craft room!

As a knitter, I think this is awesome. As a gift, this sign is super budget-friendly because it is a printable sign. It is also great for kids who procrastinate a lot because it’s an instant download. So, buy it, download it, print it, frame it and wrap it up. You’re good to go.

Maybe your mom doesn’t have enough mugs. Or maybe she just needs a really hilarious one! This one is good for a laugh.

If your mom is really more of a stylin’ mom who likes gorgeous bags or to haul a lot of stuff around, check out this beautiful, natural-character, full-grain leather tote bag. They are also on sale right now. So snap one up while you can. What a great deal.

Gorgeous natural character leather tote bag. Different sizes and colors available... isn't this beautiful, now which color to choose!?!?

If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, but still unique and beautiful, you should get her one of these Antique Victorian Silverware-inspired heart necklaces. What a fun idea and so pretty!

Necklace pendant inspired by antique victorian silverware! What a great idea! So beautiful! I bet my mom would love something like this!

Or you could get her one of these beautiful Dandelion Tulle Embroidery Hoop Art wall hangings.

So cool! These dandelion embroidery hoop art pieces are amazing! Great mother's day gift idea!

Wouldn’t one of these look fantastic hanging in the kitchen window? I think your mom would think so, too.

As much as we like beautiful things, if you have time, you could make your mom something and that would probably be even more special to her. These baskets would crochet up quickly if you’re handy like that.

Sturdy crochet basket pattern with a fold-over edge in three sizes. Perfect for storing yarn and knitting and crochet supplies or organizing other odds & ends

Gorgeous, sturdy, and super-practical for mom.

If you really want to impress your mom, though, you could paint her a portrait. Not artsy like that? It’s just as impressive (possibly more so, depending on your portrait skills) to get this artist to do it for you. Check out some of her stunning work:

Wow! This artist does amazing work! Custom portraits from just $135.00! This would make such a lovely mother's day gift for my mom! She'd love to have a painting of my kids! Check out craft evangelist's other mother's day gift ideas.

Lots of options there for you, folks! Super great options here or check out Etsy and explore some other options on your own. Happy (early) Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

Sturdy crochet basket pattern with a fold-over edge in three sizes. Perfect for storing yarn and knitting and crochet supplies or organizing other odds & ends. Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

So cool! These dandelion embroidery hoop art pieces are amazing! I wonder if I could make one myself?! Such a great idea! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Necklace pendant inspired by antique victorian silverware! What a great idea! So beautiful! I bet my mom would love something like this! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Gorgeous natural character leather tote bag. Different sizes and colors available... isn't this beautiful, now which color to choose!?!? Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

The Milkmaid Apron. Great all-purpose linen apron for gardening, collecting eggs from chickens. Vintage cross back linen apron with deep pockets. Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Personalized Garden tools for the gardener in your life. These would make a lovely mother's day or father's day gift! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Haha! Love it!! Knit fast, Die warm! PDF printable art perfect for the craft room! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Wow! This artist does amazing work! Custom portraits from just $135.00! This would make such a lovely mother's day gift for my mom! She'd love to have a painting of my kids! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift ideas.

Sturdy crochet basket pattern with a fold-over edge in three sizes. Perfect for storing yarn and knitting and crochet supplies or organizing other odds & ends. Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Hahaha! At least I don’t have ugly kids! Funny Mother’s Day mug!