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!

Lovely collection of gorgeous wrist warmer knitting and crochet patterns for fingerless gloves. Fingerless mitts are perfect for keeping your hands warm while you work! #knit #crochet #yarn #crafts #fingerlessgloves #mittens #wristwarmers #patterns #etsy #craftevangelist
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
What a fun pair of hedgehog fingerless gloves! I love these whimsical wrist warmers, like having little friendly hedgehogs on your hands! Adorable! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #hedgehog #mittens #fingerlessmittens #fingerlessgloves #wristwarmers #craftevangelist #yarn #diy #crafts
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

Knit Scamander Scarf

It’s my first pattern! I finally did it! I created my own pattern! Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve made many things without a pattern and have modified others’ patterns to suit my yarn or my tastes, but this is the first time that I’ve written it all down and have prepared something that someone else might actually be able to make. So, here it is! It’s free for you! If you would like a printable PDF version of this pattern, it is available in my Etsy shop for a small fee. 

Free knitting pattern for this Newt Scamander Scarf from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Perfect handmade gift idea for the Harry Potter fan! #craftevangelist #freepattern #knitting #knitpattern #pattern #scarf #potterhead #harrypotter #newtscamander #fantasticbeasts #yarn #crafts

This scarf is based on the scarf worn by Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I created this pattern for my son who is going as Newt Scamander for Halloween this year. Halloween is such a great time to get crafty!

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The Knit Scamander Scarf is knit in a rib pattern with a bulky yarn so it knits up quickly and lays flat. I used Loops & Threads Charisma. This is a bulky yarn (5) if you need to find a suitable replacement.

Materials

  • Main Colour: 2 (100 g) balls Loops & Threads Charisma in Charcoal (you will only need about 40 g of the second ball). 
  • Contrasting Colour: 1 (100 g) ball Loops & Threads Charisma Heather in Gold (Bulky)

Tools

Abbreviations

  • MC: Main Colour
  • CC: Contrasting Colour
  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • K2togR: Knit 2 stitches on right needle together
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Pattern

  1. Cast on 22 stitches in Charcoal (MC)
  2. Row 1: K1 P1 across (22 stitches). Turn.
  3. Row 2: Slip first stitch purlwise, P1, *K1 P1 across (22 stitches). Turn.
  4. Row 3-14: Repeat Row 2. Turn.
  5. Row 15: Switch to Gold (CC), leaving the tail of both colours to be woven in later. Repeat Row 2. Cut MC from ball of yarn, leaving a tail to weave in later. Tie joining ends together with a half knot.
  6. NOTE: When changing colours, continue to slip the first stitch of the row, which will be in the colour of the previous stripe. Once you the ends are tightened up at the colour-changes, the stripes will look more even and not carry over into the next stripe.
  7. Row 16-22: Repeat Row 2
  8. Row 23-34: Switch to Charcoal, continue in the rib pattern (Repeating Row 2) for 12 rows.
  9. Gold stripes should be 8 rows. Charcoal stripes should be 12 rows. The first and last Charcoal stripes are 14 rows instead of 12.
  10. Continue in this pattern until you have 12 Gold stripes.
  11. Final Charcoal stripe: continue in pattern for 13 rows.
  12. To bind off: Slip first stitch purlwise, P1, K2togR, *K1, K2togR, P1, K2togR. Repeat from * to end. This creates a stretchy bind off very similar to a long tail cast on. Cut end and weave in all tails.

Fringe

Cut 20 strands of CC 12 inches long and 24 strands of MC. Using 2 strands of CC and your crochet hook, fold yarn in half and pull through the centre of the scarf. Distribute 4 other CC tassels evenly along the same edge, two on each side, with space for MC tassels between them. There should be a tassel in the MC on each end, with 5 CC tassels alternating across.

Pro tip: Trim the tassels of a scarf with a rotary cutter for a quick job with a consistent length! #craftevangelist
Pro Tip: Trim the ends of the tassels with a rotary cutter.

Blocking

Blocking is not necessary for this scarf, but I’ve found that the stitches distribute nicely and the rib comes together so it looks more like stockinette (which is how the original scarf appears to be constructed), if you gently pull on the scarf as you go.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! If you would like a PDF printable pattern (it fits all on one page, too!), you can pick that up in my Etsy shop here. If you would share it on Pinterest or your other social channels for me, I would really appreciate it!

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Amazing Fairy House Tea Cosy

I made this Fairy House Tea Cosy! Isn’t it ridiculously adorable?! I can’t make awesome things at the same speed that I can find awesome things to make, so that’s why I mostly share other people’s patterns and projects here. But I’ve been working on this tea cosy for a while now and she’s finally done!

It was a very partial WIP (work in progress) for a long time until I finally picked up a normally shaped teapot so I could make it fit just right. That’s when the real work began!

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I used this tutorial to make the tea cosy. It’s in Russian. And before you go thinking it’s super impressive that I can read Russian, I can’t. I can, however, limp my way through Google’s Russian to English translation, which is its own feat. (Computer translations don’t necessarily do the greatest job with technical language.) Although about half-way through I found a better English translation here.

Amazing Crocheted Fairy House Tea Cosy made by #craftevangelist #crochet #crafts #yarn #diy #fairyhouse #teacosyFortunately, I have a fair bit of experience reading crochet patterns, charts,  and making stuff up without a pattern, as well as a fascination with language and translation that keeps me going. Also, I love projects that look ridiculously involved and impressive. What can I say? I like to impress.

Amazing Crocheted Fairy House Tea Cosy made by #craftevangelist #crochet #crafts #yarn #diy #fairyhouse #teacosyThere are so many interesting details on this little fairy house tea cosy. And there’s so much room for creativity with all the embellishments!

I found this little teapot charm from Bohemian Findings, a little Etsy shop from PEI.

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I found the little keyhole charm for the door from Michael’s.

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I don’t remember where I got those cute little wooden buttons, but I found some similar wooden flower buttons here if you’re looking for some.

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I got to practice my embroidery and I got to work with so many different yarns, mostly just yarns from my stash, though I did find an eight-pack of cotton mini yarns at Dollarama, which I used for the snail and for the blue flowers.

This tea cosy will be auctioned off at The King’s University‘s Harvest Banquet and Silent Auction this Saturday, so lucky you if you’ve got some tickets… and I’ll see you there!

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You could ask me to make you one, but unless you’re willing to part with eleventy million dollars, I probably won’t do it (but Pleasant Things Shop has some beautiful similar tea cosies and she seems to be a lot faster than me at making these little beauties!) None of us have any idea how much time I’ve spent on this, but suffice it to say, you’re probably better off picking one off Etsy if you’d like to use it this decade (though, maybe I’d make one for my mom or my grandma if they asked 😉).

I’d love it if you’d share my project on Pinterest. I’m pretty proud of how it turned out and sharing helps my little blog!

Wow! What an adorable crocheted tea cosy! There's a link to a tutorial for how to make it and where to get all the little trinkets. Super cute project from #craftevangelist #teacosy #fairyhouse #crochet #pattern #diy #crafts #toadstools #yarn
Check out this super adorable crocheted Fairy House Tea Cozy! Wow! Look at the detail! It's so crazy! #crafts #crochet #pattern #tutorial #diy #yarn #teacosy #fairyhouse

Today’s Crafty Finds

More crafty good news, friends! So many wonderful patterns to make your own handmade lovelies! Here are today’s top picks:

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I love the cable-knit look of this crocheted scarf pattern... and the adorable pompoms make it so unique! What a cozy looking cowl crochet pattern!

I love the cable-knit look of this crocheted scarf pattern… and the adorable pompoms make it so unique! What a cozy looking cowl crochet pattern! You can buy the pattern here.

“Free” pattern for this adorable braided knitting pattern neck warmer scarf! So cute! So I guess Etsy doesn’t really let sellers list free items, but at 25 cents it’s practically free! You can get it here.

Bunny slippers! What an adorable crochet pattern for cute bunny slippers! I love the little bows by the ears! Fun Easter gift idea!

Bunny slippers! What an adorable crochet pattern for cute bunny slippers! I love the little bows by the ears! Fun Easter gift idea! Get the pattern here.

I LOVE OWLS!!! So adorable! What a cute crocheted purse pattern! I can’t wait to make this! Wouldn’t this make a fantastic gift for the girly girl in your life, who loves little purses? My daughter is maybe a little too cool for this little purse, but she loves herself some little purses! You can get the pattern here.

There’s always more crafty good news, friends! Come back later for some more! 4 Great patterns to knit and crochet. Bunny slippers, owl purse, and two knit scarves. Check out craftevangelist's crafty finds!


Bunny slippers! What an adorable crochet pattern for cute bunny slippers! I love the little bows by the ears! Fun Easter gift idea!I LOVE OWLS!!! So adorable! What a cute crocheted purse pattern! I can't wait to make this! See more of today's crafty finds at craftevangelist.ca

Seven Amazing Amigurumi Cartoon Characters

I have been having a blast lately finding some of the best crochet patterns on Etsy and Pinterest. I have really been impressed by the amazing designers who create doll patterns inspired by cartoon characters. There are so many wonderful craft patterns out there to check out. If you don’t want to go research and find them on your own, you can enjoy what I’ve found in this great round up!

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Charlie Brown – Doesn’t he look great? All those times you felt bad for poor ol’ Chuck; now you can just give him a hug and make him feel better.

Crochet pattern for Charlie Brown doll

The Snorks – I love this cartoon when I was a kid and it always felt like no one else even remembered that it existed. It did exist! My mom even made me a birthday cake shaped like a Snork one year! And this crochet pattern proves that other people remember too!

The Snorks! Amigurumi Doll Pattern

Just in time for the upcoming movie release… make your own Peter Rabbit stuffed toy!

Peter Rabbit Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Dory – This is such a great pattern for this lovable, forgetful fish.

Finding Nemo Dory Crochet Toy Pattern

Classic Alice in Wonderland character, the White Rabbit, that started it all.

Disney's Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit crochet doll pattern

Another classic cartoon character to crochet, Bambi’s best friend, Thumper.

Thumper amigurumi pattern from Disney's Bambi

My family and I loved the movie Inside Out. We tried to convince the kids it would be amazing to go as all the emotions from the movie for Halloween that fall, but alas, no one wanted to be Sadness.  Both my youngest and my husband wanted to go as Anger. I’ll let you make of that what you like.

Inside Out's Sadness Doll Free Crochet Pattern

If you’re looking for more great Handmade Disney patterns, you should check out my Pinterest board, dedicated to Handmade Disney stuff!

Thumper! Oh my goodness! He's such a perfect replica! Thumper stuffed toys are so hard to find! This is great! What an adorable crochet amigurumi pattern to make this sweet toy! Check out this collection of craft evangelist's finds

Five of the Best Amigurumi Animals to Crochet

5 Adorable Amigurumi Animals to Crochet. A crochet pattern round up by craft evangelist
Adorable Amigurumi Animals

One of my favourite crafts is crocheting. I learned to crochet from a friend in college, even though my mom had tried to teach me when I was a little younger. I don’t know what was wrong with me, but I kinda see the same spirit in my daughter, so maybe it’s a weird I-don’t-want-my-mother-to-teach-me-anything trait that runs in our family. Sorry, mom! I love ya, I was just weird.

My first project was a scarf, the gauge of which was tight beyond belief, but I got that sorted out and then crocheted a large blanket in a matter of days for my friend in time for Christmas. I’m pretty sure I just parked myself on the couch at my parents’ house when I was home for Christmas and crocheted for three days straight.

Later I learned how to make mittens from another friend and the rest is history, I guess. Once I learned how to increase and decrease, I had the basics for AMIGURUMI! It’s so fun! You can make stuffies! And potatoes with eyes! (haha). Since then I have made a lot of fun stuffed things. Like this banana.

Lately, I have been scouring the internet finding the best and cutest amigurumi stuffies to crochet. (Check out my amigurumi Pinterest board!) As much as I sometimes try to make up my own patterns, I’m not really a pattern writer (maybe one day…) and the time it takes for a pattern writer to test and create a new pattern is definitely worth the cost of some of the paid patterns available. Here are some of my favourites I’ve found recently.

Look at this amazing owl pattern! I love the detail on the belly (breast? what do you call that part of a bird?) So sweet. Owls are great. This pattern is a free Ravelry download.

Cuddle Me Fox — and check out this tiny fox pattern! So cute! Foxes are really trendy right now and this little guy looks like he’ll come together quickly. This little guy is available on amigurumi.today as a free pattern.

What a sweet crocheted fox pattern! Fits in your hand!

Boxy Bear is another free pattern for a new crocheter. Nice straight seams. I love the way he comes together. Really cute.


Isn’t this little Monkey pattern cute? This pattern is available from allaboutami; it was published last year in honour of 2016, the Chinese year of the Monkey. If you’d like a nice printable version of the pattern, it’s available for a small fee here.

Cute animal studies to crochet!

Tourist Giraffe This little giraffe is named Kenny and he comes with a camera!!! How cute is that? I love this little giraffe! He’d make a great gift to crochet!

That’s my quick little round-up of some of my favourite stuffed animals to crochet. Pick one and find your hook and happy crocheting!

6 of the Cutest Hats to Crochet this Fall

Check out these super-cute crocheted hats, perfect to crochet for fall! I love the plaid one! Great find by #craftevangelist #crochet #pattern #yarn #hats #crafts #fall

Winter has descended on Alberta, so all of a sudden I feel like it’s time to crochet! I’ve rounded up some of my favourite crochet hat patterns and most of them are FREE!

Sweet plaid crochet hat

I am in love with this sweet pattern from Whistle & Ivy and I’m excited to try it out.

Sweet crocheted slouchy hat pattern

This hat is another favourite. It’s for sale on Etsy by PrettyDarnAdorable and I must agree… it’s pretty darn adorable.

Free Slouchy LL Bean Copy Cat Crochet Pattern

This slouchy LL Bean Copy Cat crochet pattern by Meg Made With Love is also on my list of hats to make. I think my daughter needs a new slouchy hat and this just might be her thing.

Crochet Granny Stitch pom pom hat

This fun hat by Victoria Gogolak would make a beautiful Christmas gift for a little girl.

Slouchy crochet hat with buttons

Back to slouchy hat patterns. This classy pattern by Croyden Crochet is simple yet stylish. It just occurred to me that this is the only pattern in my list without a pompom. Pompoms are great, though. I love pompoms. Did you know there are pompom makers? They’re the greatest things! There are all sorts of fun ways to make pompoms without a special tool, but these make it seriously so easy and fun. I have 4 different sizes and I love them!

Chunky knit-look crocheted hat pattern with pompom

Finally, this chunky crocheted hat pattern from Sweet Everly B should whip up nice and quick in a pinch and would suit just about anyone.

If winter must come, at least we can crochet!

 

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Rainer beanie (or toque as we call them in Canada). Love this striped slouchy winter hat with a big pompom on top! #crochet #pattern #craftevangelist #etsyfind #yarn #crafts #diy
Almost all of these adorable crochet hat patterns are FREE! I love the fur pompoms and the slouchy hats that are so popular! They're the best! #crochet #patterns #free #yarn #craftevangelist #patternroundup