Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

I know many of us to have grandiose ideas about getting our act together and making everyone on our holiday lists beautiful handmade Christmas gifts, but then the reality of life sets in and you need to accept that you just might have to compromise a little. You can still give great handmade gifts! And you can support real people with small businesses who are trying to make it as artisans. It’s one of the main reasons I love Etsy. It’s a great place to find unique, handmade gifts made ethically (and sometimes even locally!). Check out some of my handmade holiday gift picks.

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First of all, you know I’ve pointed you in the direction of many great handmade hat patterns you can knit or crochet. But if you don’t have time to make one, you can get an Arrow Beanie made to order from Nina Bella Co. Super cute, eh? (Also, if you’re more of the crafty type and have some time to knit, you can grab the pattern here.)

As always, while we’re shopping for others, we find some great things for ourselves. This winter sweatshirt is adorable and casual for the festive season. You can get one for your sister, or for yourself.

While I’m not really a pet person, I love pet people. And pet people love their pets. Doesn’t this Felted Wool Cat Cave Pebble look so cozy for your kitty? Super sweet and would look stylish in any living space!

Got a baby on your list? This simple and sweet crib sized heart baby blanket makes a lovely gift for a new baby. If you still have some time to knit, check out one of these patterns to make a special gift for the little one in your life.

It’s often hard to find a nice handmade gift for the man in your life. I always think that I might like to make Mr Evangelist a hand-knit sweater, but I never leave myself enough time. I would absolutely consider one like this men’s winter-themed knitted sweater. Christmas-y but not an ugly Christmas sweater. You need to get your order in quickly to give this crafter some time because I think it’s made to order, but it’s so lovely!

Handmade stockings are such a nice family gift. If you don’t have time to crochet some yourself (I love this pattern), you can get these hand-crocheted Christmas stockings made for you by Creative Thread Yarn.

While dishcloths can be a great handmade gift for colleagues and mother-in-laws, if your first try at crocheting isn’t going so well, you can pick up a couple of these handmade textured dishcloths for your MIL and pass them off as yours (we won’t tell). 

Ok, this isn’t something I could make, but somebody makes them and they’re gorgeous! If you have a baker on your list (maybe me!?), I sure would I’m sure they would love one of these embossed rolling pins to make gorgeous holiday cookies! Or maybe you’re a baker and you could get yourself one of these lovelies to make some homemade cookies as gifts! Options!

Handmade toys make such special gifts! Give this crocheted amigurumi deer stuffed animal to a special child in your life. Or if you have a little bit of time to crochet your own, check out one of these other reindeer amigurumi patterns here.

I hope you’ve got a good start on your list, so you can get everyone taken care of and enjoy the festivities of the Christmas season ahead. You don’t have to do it all yourself, there are plenty of artisans who would be happy to help you get some special gifts for your loved ones. If you like these ideas, please share them on Pinterest!

Check out these beautiful handmade gifts you can pick up from an independent artisan. No time to make your own gifts? You can still give handmade! Check out this curated list of handmade gifts by #craftevangelist #handmade #giftideas

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Gorgeous knit hat would make a perfect handmade gift for the holidays! You can get the pattern to make it or have it made to order! #knit #hats #beanie #toque #handmade #giftideas #etsy #craftevangelist
Cute casual holiday sweater, perfect for lounging during the winter break! Love this cozy looking sweatshirt! Perfect sister gift idea! #madetoorder #custom #sweatshirt #style #fashion #women #craftevangelist
What a fun little gift for the kitty-lover in your life... or for your own kitty of course! #wool #felted #handmade #cats #catgifts #cozy #pethouse #pets #kitty #kittylove #craftevangelist
Gorgeous hand-knit baby blanket, made to order, perfect special gift for expectant parents for the new baby! So sweet and neutral! Love this! #blanket #baby #babygifts #giftideas #handmadegifts #handmade #craftevangelist
Christmas sweater for the handsome man in your life. Love this handmade winter sweater with the deer fair isle knitting pattern Made to order so order yours soon! #knit #handknit #men #sweater #giftsforment #giftideas #christmas #holiday #sweater #craftevangelist
Love these simple crocheted stockings. Made to order. Makes a great family gift! #crocheted #stockings #handmade #handmadegifts #giftideas #family #stockings #christmas #holidays #craftevangelist
Lovely hand-crocheted dishcloths! Perfect gift for a colleague! Love the yellow! #dishcloths #handmadegifts #crocheted #crafts #giftideas #cowrokergifts #coworker #colleague #etsy #craftevangelist
Such a great gift idea for the baker! I love these embossed rolling pins! Make beautiful cookies with ease! #baking #rollingpin #custom #embossed #handmade #giftideas #craftevangelist
Super-cute little deer stuffy, perfect crocheted amigurumi toy for a child's special Christmas gift! Love this! Or find some patterns to make your own! #crochet #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #amigurumi #stuffy #toy #childgiftideas #giftideas #craftevangelist

Sweet Handmade Holiday Stuffies

November has arrived and what feels like the first snowstorm of real winter has also hit today. There’s no better combination to inspire you to turn on some Christmas tunes and get to work on making some Christmas gifts for the lovelies in your life. My kids are almost out the stuffy-loving years, but just about anyone has a soft spot for a soft handmade toy. Check out these adorable patterns I’ve found for you today!

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There’s this sweet Lamb crochet pattern by Little Owlet Shop. I know a couple people who love little sheep, so this would suit them just great! I love the textured bobble stitch on the body!

I’ve loved this Deer Family Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Sleepy Sheep Patterns since I first saw it last year. I have yet to make it, but can you say SO ADORABLE!?!?

This sad little Froozy the Snowman Pattern from Blue Coala would feel so much better if you’d pick up his pattern and make him happy by giving him to a loved on in your life!

Doesn’t this Santa Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Jasmine Toys look just like the Santa from the classic claymation Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer? That’s one of my favourite Christmas specials! This crochet pattern will definitely stir up some nostalgia in a wide range of loved ones!

If elves are more your thing, Merry the Christmas Elf crochet pattern by Tremendu would also make a lovely little holiday stuffed toy to crochet up! There’s just something magical about elves! And this pattern is just adorable!

If you’re looking for a girl-elf with more of an attitude Elf Doll Crochet Pattern from Venelopa TOYS is the perfect sassy-looking elf for the teen in your life

Amigurumi patterns also make fantastic Christmas decorations for the adults in your life! Check out this Crochet Pattern for Scandinavian Christmas Gnomes in 3 sizes from RoKiKi! Anyone would be pleased to receive a set of these to display!

RoKiKi has also designed this Christmas Angel Amigurumi Crochet Pattern or if you like a deal, you can get this pattern as well as the Scandinavian Gnomes in a Christmas Pack of 8 holiday amigurumi patterns, including an adorable reindeer and snowman patterns.

I hope you found an adorable pattern to get working on for your gift giving crocheting! You still have time! Get to work and you’ll get it all done in time!

Grab some supplies!

If you need to find it later, here’s a pin for you to add to your Pinterest board. You can also check out my Pinterest Amigurumi Board and my Knit & Crochet Holidays Pinterest board.

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Great Amigurumi Christmas Pack of Patterns by RoKiKi! I love all these patterns! How can I pick one? And great bundled price! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a sweet angel amigurumi crochet pattern! Perfect little handmade gift for baby's first Christmas! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Oh! I love these Scandinavian Gnomes! What a perfect pattern to make for colleagues for an awesome handmade Christmas gift! Can't wait to make these! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
This Santa amigurumi crochet pattern looks just like the Santa from the claymation Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer! What a great looking pattern! Nostalgia! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi Christmas elf crochet pattern! Lovely little stuffy to make for the kids! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Make this sad little snowman happy again by picking up his pattern and making him for a friend! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous little gentle lamb crochet amigurumi pattern. Love these sweet little patterns from Little Owlet Shop! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Love this sassy Christmas Elf Doll for a handmade teen Christmas gift! Perfect little doll crochet amigurumi pattern! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little deer family crochet amigurumi pattern bundle! Love these adorable little deer! They would make great handmade holiday decor! Lovely gift idea! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #christmas #holiday #crafts #yarn #handmade #giftidea #craftevangelist

Crocheted Christmas Gifts

Christmas is coming! And especially for crafters: if you’re going to make something for your loved ones’ gifts, you need to get going! I often start too late and end up either crocheting long hours and late night or having to go with a store-bought back up plan (or–and you’re welcome to use this idea– giving handmade gift cards for a handmade item… which then gives me the Christmas break to keep working!)

But you still have time to crochet before the gift giving season is upon us, so pick a pattern and get crocheting! Here are some of my crocheted Christmas gifts picks.

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In our house, the gift giving starts with opening up a stocking. How about giving a stocking? I love this Brighton Christmas Stocking pattern by Cyprianne Nolan from Pretty Darn Adorable. It calls for a bulky yarn or two strands of worsted held together, so it would crochet up quickly and has lots of pictures to help guide you.

Is there a new baby you’re making for? Check out these adorable Mini Mukluk Booties! Designed with a beginner in mind, any crocheter will be able to make up these lovely slippers in three different sizes: 0-3 month, 3-6 months & 6-12 months. Such a fun little pattern!

Or, for an even more Christmassy pair of baby booties, you could choose these Christmas Baby Booties also at A Frayed Knot Boutique. I love the fuzzy yarn used at the top. Super sweet for a little girl to complete her Christmas outfit! 

Ok, babies are only babies for so long and then they grow up and you still want to make them handmade gifts. Winter hats are a fantastic option, especially with all the amazing options out there. Check out this amazing geometric patterned Evie Crochet Beanie Pattern from rubywebbs‘ Etsy shop. (There are lots of other great patterns in that shop, which you should also check out.)

I was almost just going to leave you at that suggestion to go check out the Ruby Webbs Etsy shop for some more great patterns, but I just love The Stevie Crochet Beanie Pattern so much that I had to share it with you. It’s another great gift giving option and comes in 7 different sizes, so you’re sure to be able to make one for anyone on your list!

If you don’t know the hat size of your recipient, you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous cowl! The fringe and buttons add a great finish to this lovely June Berry Cowl from Wild Sapling.

There are many other crocheted gifts you can make besides wearable items, including this fun Vintage Camera Bag Crochet Pattern from The Artisan’s Nook. Sometimes teens can be so hard to buy for and even more difficult to make for, but I think this little camera purse pattern is perfect for a teen gift!

I also find that boys are sometimes hard to make for as well, but I think any little boy would be delighted to receive this Star Wars Yoda and R2D2 set. This is not the only Star Wars inspired amigurumi patterns that Los Sospechosos carries in their shop. There’s a pattern for just about every character in the original series, plus a couple others.

Maybe your recipient is ready to learn to crochet or would like to learn amigurumi. This little pug dog amigurumi kit is a perfect first amigurumi project and contains everything you need to make this adorable little stuffed animal! Or… buy it for yourself to make your first amigurumi and then give the little stuffy away!

If you’re making a gift for your coworkers or your boss, you should consider making them each one of these potted cactus plants from Planet June. You can get a set of eight realistic cactus plant patterns for under $20! June is an amigurumi master! She has so many great patterns: definitely worth checking out her shop!

Well that should get you started on making some lovely gifts for Christmas! Go get yourself a pattern and get started. You have no more time than you have right now! Go go go! And pin this so others can get kickstarted too!

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I love this adorable pompom hat! The Stevie Hat is CROCHETED! and would make a perfect gift for Christmas! Get crocheting! #crochet #crochetpattern #pattern #crafts #yarn #beanie #hat #toque #winterhat #pompom #handmade #handmadegifts #giftideas #christmas #craftevangelist
The Brighton Stocking pdf crochet pattern. What a versatile looking pattern! I love the pompoms and making it with 3 different coloured yarns looks like a great idea! Fantastic find by #craftevangelist #crochet #pattern #yarn #crochetpattern #crafts #christmas #stocking #handmade #handmadegifts #giftidea
Gorgeous crochet pattern for these lovely mini mukluk booties! Check them out! Amazing gift idea for a new baby! #crochet #pattern #booties #slippers #baby #crochetpattern #handmadegifts #handmadegiftideas #handmade #crafts #yarn #babygifts #christmasgifts
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Super cute geometric pattern on this Evie Crochet Beanie pattern! Perfect to make for Christmas gifts! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crochethat #hat #beanie #toque #handmadegifts #handmadegiftideas #giftideas #crafts #yarn #pompom
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8 different crocheted cactus planters! You can't kill these! they would make great gifts to make for coworkers or friends! Perfect for the office! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #cacti #cactus #patternset #patterndeals #crafts #yarn #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Great pdf amigurumi crochet patterns inspired by Star Wars! I love the R2D2! These would make perfect handmade gifts for the Star Wars lover! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #toys #handmadestuffedtoys #stuffedtoys #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #handmadegifts #giftideas
What a fun little retro camera purse crochet pattern! This looks like a great handmade gift to make for a teen! #crochet #pattern #camera #amigurumi #purse #handbag #bag #handmadegift #giftidea #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for this gorgeous June Berry Cowl! I love the boho fringe on this lovely crocheted scarf pattern and the buttons are a great embellishment! #crochet #pattern #cowl #handmade #gift #giftidea #handmadegift #scarf #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #craftevangelist

So Many Fingerless Mittens!

Does anyone else have frozen mousing hand syndrome? I mean, maybe I need an ergonomics assessment so I can figure out ways to get some warm blood flowing to my hands, but for now I’m trying to decide on a pair of fingerless mittens to make so that I can keep up my computer-related work while keeping my hands warm! (And even crochet with them on!!! Bonus!) I’ve found a bunch, so I hope you’re prepared for a big list. There are so many! How do I decide?!

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Whistle and Ivy has this lovely pattern for a lacy pair of crocheted fingerless mittens. They look like they’d be quick and easy to crochet up and I could have my hands warm by this evening! (You can also get the pattern for free on her website here.)

I also like this simple crochet pattern for a stylish pair of fingerless mittens with an adorable button accent. I like the finishing detail on the top and bottom of these mittens, so I’d be really interested to get the pattern to see what method yarngodess used to get that finish! It’s really subtle, but very lovely!

If you prefer a crocheted wrist warmer pattern with a little more flair, you should check out these Long Dragon Scale gloves from Happy Seal Design. The dragon scale stitch is a lovely way to embellish any garment. And I also like the look of using a self-striping yarn, as shown in the picture to add another layer of interest.

Speaking of wrist warmers with flair, how about a pattern with some humour, too? These fun fingerless hedgehog mitts are super fun and would make anyone smile.

As much as I love to crochet, finished items tend to be a little bulkier, so knit wrist warmers can be much more pleasant to wear while you work. If you’re not a knitter, or you just plain don’t have time to knit a pair before you need your hands warmed, you can purchase a pair of these handmade Knitting Gloves from Suzann61. I love the beautifully embroidered flowers on this delicate, but simple pair of fingerless mittens! Gorgeous!

Here is another slim fitting and delicate looking pattern for these Wishbone Mitts. I love the cable knit detail along the back of them to add an extra layer of interest to an otherwise simple knit gloves pattern. The designer of this pattern has an Etsy shop full of lovely and classi knitting patterns you should definitely check out if you love knitting!

If you’re looking for a more whimsical knitting pattern AND maybe you’re a football fan AND maybe you’re a loom-knitter, you could make this pair of Loom-Knit Football Themed Fingerless Mittens.

Of course, if you’re looking to knit a pair of fingerless mittens as a gift, this adorable Christmas Heart Fingerless Mittens Knitting Pattern by Little Pickle Knits would be a lovely quick knit handmade gift for the little girl (or boy: hearts are for everyone!) in your life!

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There are also some great-looking free patterns out there. I have my eye on this pair of Wannabe Vintage Mitts on Ravelry!

There’s also this lovely pattern for cabled Fingerless Gloves by Crazy Hands. They look quite warm and lovely!

Well, that’s about all I have time to show you right now, but if you want some more ideas, follow my Pinterest Knit and Crochet: Mittens board because I’m always posting there! So many great ideas!!! Choose one today or Pin it for later!

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What a fun pair of loom knit fingerless mitts, perfect for the football fan... or the knitter forced to go to football games! Lovely loom-knitting pattern for these adorable wrist warmers! #loom-knitting #wristwarmers #fingerlessgloves #pattern #knit #craftevangelist #etsy
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Lovely Wishbone Mitts knitting pattern. Slim-fitting, cable knit embellished fingerless mittens knitting pattern, perfect for keeping your hands warm in the office or while knitting! #knitting #knit #pattern #wristwarmers #knittingpattern #yarn #crafts #fingerlessgloves #finglerlessmitts #craftevangelist
Christmas Heart Fingerless Mitts Knitting Pattern for kids ages 1-9. What a sweet little pair of fingerless gloves to make up as a gift for a little one! How adorable would these on a little girl for a Christmas photoshoot! #knittingpattern #knit #knitting #yarn #crafts #pattern #Christmas #kids
Long Dragon Scale gloves from Happy Seal Design. The dragon scale stitch is a lovely way to embellish any garment. These fingerless mitts look great made with self-striping yarn #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crafts #yarn #fingerlessgloves #fingerlessmitts #wristwarmers #dragonscale
simple crochet pattern for a stylish pair of fingerless mittens with an adorable button accent. Gorgeous crochet stitch in these lovely wrist warmers! Perfect for keeping your hands warm in the office! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Check out the pattern for these lacy Vintage-Inspired Wrist Warmers by Whistle & Ivy! These would be perfect for keeping my hands warm while I crochet or work on my computer! #crochet #pattern #wristwarmers #fingerlessgloves #fingerlessmittens #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful handmade knitting gloves! Perfect for computer work or knitting with! I love the embroidered embellishments! #wristwarmers #handmade #embroidered #embellished #fingerlessgloves #fingerlessmitts #craftvangelist
Gorgeous cable knit wrist warmers. Nice and thick and cosy to keep your hands warm while you knit or work on the computer! #freepattern #knitting #knit #pattern #fingerlessgloves #fingerlessmitts #wristwarmers #craftevangelist

Amazing Amigurumi

I’ve been spending a little more time on Instagram lately, trying to learn, while also trying to not be too much of an old person, because I’m not finding it quite as intuitive as other platforms. But there is so much crafty goodness to be had on Instagram! Following some of my favorite designers has me once again in awe of these fantastic designers and in love with their adorable creations.

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I’m absolutely loving this adorable Jack the Pirate Monkey amigurumi pattern! Perfect handmade gift idea for the little monkey in your life!

I’m also amazed by this wonderful amigurumi camera pattern. One of the great things about amigurumi is that you can make soft toys for kids in any shape you want so there’s a fun and safe and non-breakable toy for your toddler! Great for pretending which so many toddlers love.

Have you ever heard of glow in the dark yarn? Well, this pattern says that you can make it into a little glow worm by using fluorescent yarn, but I don’t know that I’ve ever seen glow in the dark yarn in the yarn store. Have you? You could get the pattern kit (with all the yarn and stuff) here if you’re worried about being able to find the yarn you’re looking for locally.

Now, there’s no pattern for this amigurumi VW Beetle toy, but it’s so beautiful that it is definitely a place in this amazing amigurumi roundup! Don’t be afraid to request a custom order from VictoriaLysykToys if this particular listing is sold out by the time you get there. 

Finally, in today’s amazing amigurumi finds is this stunning dragon crochet amigurumi pattern by VenelopaToys. Don’t you just love her big wide-open eyes and lovely detail on the wings? This looks like a great pattern to make!

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of amazing amigurumi. Let me know if you make one of these lovely patterns! I would love to see your work. Comment here on the blog or on this pin on Pinterest:

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Jack the Monkey Pirate! What a fun crocheted monkey amigurumi pattern! All dressed up for halloween! Makes a fun handmade gift for any child! I love this pattern! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #handmadetoys #diy #crafts #yarn #stitches #craftevangelist
What a cool camera amigurumi crochet pattern! Perfect for a toddler whose parent is a photographer! Nothing to break! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #handmadetoys #handmade #crochetpattern #camera #etsy #craftevangelist
Gorgeous little Firefly amigurumi crochet pattern! What a sweet little glow worm toy with removable parts! So fun! I love lalylala's patterns #crochet #pattern #lalylala #amigurumi #toy #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Cool! What a great looking VW Beetle crocheted toy! This VW Bug handmade amigurumi is so cool looking! I want one!!! #crochet #amigurumi #handmade #etsy #gifts #toys #volkswagon #beetle #VWbug #crafts #yarn
What a sweet pretty dragon amigurumi crochet pattern! I love patterns for handmade toys! Check out this awesome pattern! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #handmade #stuffies #handmadetoys #crochetpattern #amigurumi

Super Slipper Patterns Shortlist

Remember how I said my feet are cold because it’s all cold here super early this year? Well, I don’t know why, as a knitter & crocheter that I never seem to have a good pair of slippers, but I really need to make myself a pair. Now I’m trying to decide which pattern to make. Can you help? Here’s my shortlist.

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While I like the ease of slip-on clogs, Mr Evangelist does not like the look of the crocs I bought when I was pregnant and my feet were swelling and I still wanted to take my toddler to the park. This pattern isn’t intended for outdoors (but there are a couple options to make them that way!), but I like the simplicity and the slip-on ease of this crochet knit-look clog slipper pattern. Personally, I think I like the cord-soled option, though with some Phentex, the crocheted sole would also be a good option for making your slippers last a little longer.

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This sweater slipper clog pattern is another contender, also by the same designer, Sophie & Me Pdf Pattern Design. Another clog pattern. Cute and has a fun sweater stripe pattern to it. I love the idea of lining them like this, but I’m not sure I would ever get around to it. My feet just get all cold and I’d want to wear them right away.

Magic for Kids has this lovely design for a pair of women’s clog slippers with jute rope soles. I’m partial to the yellow that they are shown in and that the pattern is designed with jute rope soles. 

I also love these Oma House Slippers available in all the sizes from Mamachee. It looks like a super cute and simple pattern, similar to a pair I made a few years ago, but I didn’t put a good sole on it, so they wore out quickly on the bottom. 

Now into more of the knit booties family of slippers, I’ve found this cute pattern for 3-in-1 button boots. They button up into full booties or fold down for the sweet look above.

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I’ve also made this crocodile stitch booties pattern from Bonita Patterns a few years ago. I didn’t test my gauge and they ended up being huge, which was unfortunate, but then I had a revelation from above and I pulled them over the hideous crocs that Mr Evangelist hates the look of so much. They ended up looking like giant baby booties, which is kind of funny, but also functional for hiding crocs. The crocs aren’t very cosy inside, so they’re really just for looking ok. The soles were holding up surprisingly well until I washed them and then they fell apart. I still have them, but don’t wear them much because they look bad.

So, what do you think I should make to warm my toes this upcoming season? Let me know here or comment on this pin:

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Super comfy and cute knit-look slipper clogs crochet pattern! I love the options available for this pattern, to make nice durable soles.
What fun crocodile stitch slipper booties! Great crochet pattern for these dragon slippers! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #diy #slippers #booties
Love these gorgeous simple 3-in-1 button boots slippers knitting pattern! I like all the options! Great looking pattern! #crafts #knitting #knit #pattern #pdf #yarn #craftevangelist
Love these rustic women's clogs with just rope soles crochet pattern! Can't wait to make myself some warm house slippers! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #diy #craftevangelist
What a great crochet pattern for clog slippers! I love the sweater look of these gorgeous cosy slippers! Great for keeping toes warm this winter! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #diy #crochetpattern #slippers #craftevangelist
I love these super cute and simple house slippers! Oma House Slippers, just like grandma made and had at her house! #slippers #crochet #pattern #pdf #download #craftevangelist #mamachee

Fantastic Fall Foxes

Ok, it’s fall. My feet are freezing. It’s entirely too cold here for fall; it feels more like winter. The leaves just gave up the ghost after the most recent snowfall and cold snap. The chilly weather just makes me want to curl up with some tea and crochet. But I’m going to keep saying that it’s fall and thinking about fall things.

Probably it’s their warm orange colour that makes me feel like foxes are so very fall. So I’ve rounded up a bunch of fox patterns in celebration of “Fall” (no matter how cold it is outside).

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Firstly, I’ve found this sweet little amigurumi doll crochet pattern, “Foxella the Fox Fairy“. Isn’t she lovely? Her curly purple hair and pointy fairy ears are just a couple of details that I love about this gorgeous doll pattern By Sedef. With her removable foxy capelet, she absolutely fits the bill for a fantastic fall fox!

While the doll was dressed up like a fox, if you’re looking for a stuffed animal pattern for a fox, you need to check out this tiny and adorable Fox crochet pattern by Little Owlet Shop. Isn’t he sweet? He’d make the cutest little baby shower gift for a fall baby!

Maybe that Foxella the Fox Fairy made you a little jealous with her fox capelet and you wanted one for yourself. If so, why don’t you make yourself one with this Flint Fox Cowl pattern from The Velvet Acorn? Keep yourself or a loved one cosy and warm this fall and be festive for the Halloween holiday coming up at the same time!

If a whole cowl isn’t your thing, then this hat by The Hat and I will warm you or your little one up without as much fuss (or yarn!). This Forest Friends crochet pattern is a three-in-one pattern with options for a racoon hat, an adorable deer hat AND a fox hat. Perfect!

Of course, if you’re not wearing the cowl, you’ll need to keep your neck warm with this foxy scarf: My Foxy Fraise. This scarf pattern by Sew Silly Lily is definitely cartoony enough to not look like you’re wearing a real fox, fun enough to give as a gift to a fox-loving child, and functional enough to keep you nice and toasty in the chilly weather!

You can make foxy garb to keep your whole body warm! Check out these adorable fox leg warmers/boot cuffs by Lakeside Loops! The pattern includes 5 sizes, from toddler to adult, so you should be all equipped to make these cute fox leg warmers for anyone you like! Also, bonus: racoon boot cuffs!!!

Also from Lakeside Loops, warming you right down to your toes, Bailey Slipper Boots! Ok, this pattern is only available in baby and kid sizes, so we’re going to have to find an adult size pattern for the fox-loving grown ups. But first, let’s talk about another adorable flexible pattern here, as this one also comes with instructions to make them look like pandas, bunnies, and bears. All in one pattern! So many fun options.

Well, you didn’t even have to go searching for yourself; I found you a pattern to make some adult-sized fox slippers from Mamachee. This pattern also comes in quite a few sizes, child size 8 all the way up to a women’s size 12. So, now you can be accessorized head to toe in fox gear! Yay foxes! So fun.

Now, if you can choose, grab a pattern for yourself or delay the decision and pin it for later (hint: if you download the Pinterest Save Button, you’ll get access to a whole bunch more images to save your favorite pattern ideas when you click on the browser button from one of my blog posts!).

Foxes are so fall! Check out these crochet patterns for a whole bunch of fox patterns to make! #crochet #pattern #foxes #yarn #crafts #diy #amigurumi #scarf #slippers #bootcuffs #hat #beanie #toque #fall
What a sweet little fox amigurumi crochet pattern! Makes a perfect handmade gift idea! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #stuffies #toys #handmade #fox #fall
Cute little Foxella the Fox Fairy pdf crochet pattern for this amigurumi doll with fox sweater! What a great toy pattern to make as a handmade gift for a little girl! Gorgeous! #crafts #crochet #yarn #pattern #amigurumi #foxes #crochetpattern #fairy #handmade #diy #craftevangelist
What an adorable cowl pattern with a fox theme! Love this cozy looking hat and scarf crochet pattern combination! Looks like a great gift for a gorgeous little girl! #crochet #pattern #handmade #gifts #diy #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist #velvetacorn
Bailey Slipper Boots in toddler and child sizes. Simple to crochet adorable little booties that any child would love to wear! I love the fox ones! #crochet #pattern #slippers #booties #crafts #yarn #crochetpattern #diy #craftevangelist
Such a sweet trio of hats! The Forest Friends hat pattern with options to make a racoon hat, a deer beanie or a fox toque! Super cute crochet pattern in sizes baby, toddler, child & adult #crochet #pattern #fox #yarn #diy #crafts #pdf #download #thehatandi #crochetpattern #diy #craftevangelist
These sweet little leg warmers double as boot cuffs and have adorable little fox faces or a raccoon face! #crochet #pattern #legwarmers #bootcuffs #yarn #crafts #foxes #raccoons #diy #craftevangelist
Fun fox scarf to snuggle around your neck: My Foxy Fraise! Great crochet pattern to make for a fox loving friend! #crochet #pattern #pdf #diy #crafts #yarn #scarf #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for fox slippers in sizes child to adult! Love these adorable slippers! Perfect for fall! #crochet #pattern #yarn #diy #crafts #handmade #slippers #foxes #socks #craftevangelist

Thanksgiving-Themed Patterns

Here in Canada, today is Thanksgiving. I’m sure our smart neighbours to the south have heard an inkling of this before, but it pretty much lines up with Columbus Day and we do pretty similar things as Americans, like eat turkey and pie with our family and friends. We usually have to go to work the next day, so we don’t make it a big shopping holiday and it doesn’t kick off our Christmas season, but otherwise, it’s a pretty similar holiday.

So I have a little round up of some Thanksgiving themed patterns, and my friends to the south can start working on some projects in time for their own holiday. 

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First things first: turkey! In a pilgrim hat! Cute! Wouldn’t he make a fun first Thanksgiving gift for a new baby? Cute idea! Or he can sit on the kids’ table for decoration! Get the pattern for this adorable Thanksgiving Pilgrim Turkey Amigurumi Stuffie here.

Here’s another fun and cartoony turkey crochet pattern to make up for the holidays! Wouldn’t he make an impressive decoration to discuss over pie? What a fun character! While you’re there, you should definitely check out the other fun and cartoon-like amigurumi patterns in the IlDikko shop: So many fun patterns!

If you prefer a different kind of bird to be dressed up as a pilgrim, try your hand at these sweet little Pilgrim Owls by doriyumi.

Or maybe you’d rather wear a silly turkey hat for Thanksgiving? Maybe you have a bit of a goofball in your life that would just love to greet all your Thanksgiving guests wearing a crocheted cooked turkey beanie? You can totally make one of those. Hilarious.

If you prefer your turkey hats less cooked, you should check out this adorable turkey hat crochet pattern from IraRott Patterns.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without pumpkins! Check out these adorable hand-crocheted pumpkins with little cinnamon stick stems to add a homey cinnamon smell to your Thanksgiving table! These ones are made to order for you (super hand if you don’t have time to crochet!), but if you’d prefer to make your own, there are plenty of patterns for knit pumpkins here. And some more for crocheted pumpkins here.

I don’t know what it is about play food (especially if they have faces!), but I just think it’s the cutest thing! Maybe it takes me back to childhood and wanting to play kitchen and loving kindergarten where there was a play kitchen, but I couldn’t pass by this sweet pumpkin pie amigurumi pattern! So adorable!

How about decorating for Thanksgiving with this Oak Leaf and Acorn Garland? This little project could easily be carried in your crochet bag or purse for a travelling project and then hung up near the Thanksgiving table to add to the festive spirit!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all my fellow Canadians are having a great holiday with their family. We are making turkey soup and relaxing today, as we had our big dinner yesterday. And to my American friends, you have plenty of time to make up some cute Thanksgiving Themed patterns before your big holiday, so get to work!

Pick up a pattern today or pin it for later!

Thanksgiving Themed Patterns to knit and crochet. I love the fun turkey hat! Such a good idea! Check them all out at #craftevangelist!

Getting ready for Halloween? Check out Etsy’s Halloween page for ideas and inspiration!

I love this sweet little pumpkin pie amigurumi crochet pattern! Kawaii crochet is such a fun kids' play food idea! Perfect for Thanksgiving! And low in calories!
Such cute crocheted pumpkins make great handmade Thanksgiving decorations!
Ha! I love this hilarious cooked turkey hat! What a funny pattern for the turkey lover in your life! Perfect thanksgiving gift for dad! #craftevangelist
What an adorable little stuffed pilgrim turkey amigurumi crochet pattern! Perfect thanksgiving handmade decor idea! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #thanksgiving #holiday #amigurumi
Adorable crochet pattern for amigurumi pilgrim owls, perfect handmade decor for Thanksgiving. Check out all of #craftevangelist's Thanksgiving-Themed Patterns! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #crafts #yarn #diy

Perfect Plaid Patterns!

Are you still in love with plaid? It was super hot last year, but I’m still totally into it! And a bunch of great pattern designers have come up with super inventive and gorgeous plaid crochet patterns for us to make! Check out these great pattern finds!

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This Plaid About You beanie featuring a sweet plaid heart is a great handmade gift idea for anyone you love, though, I think it might be better suited to the ladies. (I don’t know what it is with dudes having a problem with wearing hearts.) I love it though. Super adorable.

I guess a more manly option would be this cool Oso Plaid Beanie in the same Etsy shop: Evelyn & Peter. The plaid bear pattern is so cool. And can you believe these are crocheted? They look so good. I love this style of plaid! And the designs in the midst of them? Genius!

While we’re still talking about this designer, we can’t forget one of my favorite designs: The Flannel Forrest Beanie. I’m still just blown away that these hats are crocheted! Have you made one of these gorgeous hats? If you do, let me know! They’re on my list to make. Again with the lovely fur pompoms… so super trendy and adorable. I had to buy myself a bunch last winter. You can get them here if you’re looking for some. Make sure you get the remove-able ones (mine have snaps!) so you can wash your toque (that’s Canadian for winter hat).

You certainly can’t go wrong with checking out the plaid patterns by Whistle & Ivy. They’re super affordable and super adorable, all at the same time! I made this pattern last year and I must say, her instructions are great and the hat looks fantastic, just like these pictures!

And, while I think plaid can definitely be worn year round, but especially in the fall and winter. there’s something about buffalo plaid that’s just a little bit Christmas-y. So, you have plenty of time to crochet up a couple of these adorable Chalet Rustic Pillow Covers to throw on your couch for the upcoming winter season! The deer pattern is just impeccable! What a fun and festive idea!

Grab some supplies!

Pick up one of these great patterns and get crocheting today or pin it for later!

Sweet plaid patterns that are CROCHETED!!! I love these! Perfect for fall and winter! I need to make me one of these hats!!! #crochet #patterns #plaid #buffaloplaid #hat #toque #beanie #etsy #craftevangelist
Super cute slouchy crochet plaid beanie pattern! What a fun pattern and excellent instructions to work this plaid pattern in crochet!
This crochet pattern for a buffalo plaid pillow cover with a deer silhouette is so great! What a fun throw pillow to make for the festive winter season! Great Christmas holiday decor! #crochet #plaid #pattern #yarn #diy #crafts #decor #craftevangelist
Wow! Look at this beautiful bear pattern in plaid on this crocheted hat! So impressive! I love the furry pompom and the gorgeous plaid! So great for fall and winter!
Gorgeous plaid CROCHET pattern for this lovely Flannel Forrest Beanie from the Evelyn and Peter Etsy shop! What a fun plaid hat design! Perfect for fall! #plaid #crochet #pattern #flannel #yarn #crafts #diy
So cute! Adorable heart plaid crocheted beanie pattern! Love this with the furry pompom!  #crochet #pattern #plaid #beanie #toque #yarn #buffaloplaid

Adorable Halloween Amigurumi

Halloween is coming up, so there’s no better time to start making some adorable little not-so-frightening handmade stuffed toys! There are so many fun patterns to make! These would make great decor items to spruce up your house for the spooky season ahead.

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First off, check out this adorable bat pattern from the Etsy shop, Manuska. I love the lacy wings on this crocheted bat doll: such a unique feature! And she’s just so sweet worked up in the pink and grey with the little bow on her head! Not like a gross, dusty real bat at all! 

How are these little guys for adorable and non-scary Halloween amigurumi? Have you ever seen such cute little dolls? What a fun trio of costumed dolls. And you can get all three patterns together here. So cute.

If little ghosts are more your thing, check out this adorable little ghost amigurumi pattern. So sweet! He looks like he would work up really quickly for a last minute project… or maybe some little treats for the special trick-or-treaters in your neighbourhood!

Not wanting to leave my knitters in the lurch, if you’re a knitter, you should also check out this fabulous and sweet knitting pattern for a pumpkin-costumed stuffed bunny! So sweet! (I think I had a costume just like this one when I was little!)

Here’s another sweet little adorably innocent-looking Halloween pumpkin: it’s already crocheted up for you so you don’t have to do any work, but I’m sure you could find another pattern and modify it to make up a similar one for yourself if that was more your thing.

Just because monsters are usually scary, doesn’t mean they have to be. While these crocheted monsters with an underbite definitely sport a grumpy expression, there’s no denying they’re absolutely loveable!

Another adorable monster!!! This little monster-costumed doll crochet pattern would make a sweet little handmade gift for any child! Does she remind you of the little girl in Monsters Inc? Maybe not scary… definitely cute.

This sweet little monster looks shy and scared himself: no way he’s scaring anyone else! This little stuffed toy would make a fetching addition to any nursery! Perfect unique handmade gift for a child!

If you like these patterns, you should go pick one up from Etsy. There are many more adorable Halloween amigurumi patterns that I didn’t have time to tell you about. Etsy also has plenty of other Halloween inspiration here.

Start crocheting (or knitting) today with one of these great patterns, or pin it for later!

I love these sweet little Halloween amigurumi dolls! Such perfect little handmade toys to make! Great crochet patterns and knitting patterns to DIY! #crochet #knit #pattern #Halloween #crafts #DIY #handmade
Check out these completely cute Halloween Amigurumi Crochet patterns! Not scary! Just adorable! What a lot of fun to make! #crochet #pattern #crafts #diy #yarn #craftevangelist
What an absolutely adorable bunny rabbit knitting pattern dressed up in a pumpkin costume! What a sweet Halloween gift idea for a new baby! #knitting #yarn #crafts #pattern #Etsy #rabbit #bunny #pumpkin #DIY #craftevangelist
Aaw! What a sweet little crocheted doll in a monster suit, costume! Perfect little handmade stuffed doll amigurumi pattern to make for Halloween! #crochet #diy #yarn #crafts #pattern #amigurumi #halloween #craftevangelist
What a sweet little amigurumi pumpkin! Perfect happy little Halloween decoration! #crochet #yarn #premade #etsy #maketoorder #craftevangelist
What a couple of fun cute monster crochet amigurumi patterns! Monty & Myrtle Monster! What a fun idea for Halloween! #yarn #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #diy #crafts #craftevangelist
Cute monster amigrumi crochet pattern to make for Halloween! Love these adorable halloween amigurumi crochet patterns! #yarn #crafts #diy #handmade #stuffies #craftevangelist