Prepare for Fall with Fantastic Knit & Crochet Patterns

Yes, it’s still summer, but makers know that making for the next season must start before the season starts! These things take time!!! The slightly cooler evenings have me thinking about fall. And let me tell you, I’m not alone! So many makers and designers are dreaming of cosy sweaters and crunchy leaves and warm hats. If this is you and you needed a sign that it’s time to start preparing for the cooler weather ahead, consider this your sign! Also, I know makers will understand this: if you want to give handmade gifts this holiday season, it is time to make some decisions, pick up some yarn and get at it so you have time and your poor fingers and hands don’t suffer last-minute stress-making! I’ve collected a fun combination of knit and crochet patterns today that would be lovely for making as gifts or for yourself for this fall. Check them out and get making today!

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A warm hat is a stylish way to hide windswept hair and keep cozy in the fall evenings. This Harvest Braid Beanie Crochet Pattern from Sheepish Stitches is a beautifully textured crochet toque pattern. This multi-coloured beanie pattern means you can use up your stash yarn and make unique and gorgeous gifts for your friends and family with one pattern! With instructions included for how to make this hat in sizes toddler to adult, this is the perfect pattern to make for everyone on your list! Get the pattern here.

Fall calls for a little bit of a welcome inside your home, too. You could decorate your living room or hallway bench with this Hello Fall Pillow made with this Crochet Pattern from Two Little Birds Patterns. I love the pumpkin background and lovely script writing built into this intarsia crochet pattern. And makers who sell their wares, you are allowed to sell the finished items that you make from this pattern! Pick up the pattern here.

In love with pumpkins? Make these gorgeous little decor pumpkins with this Knitting Pattern for Fall Pumpkins from Emmacrochetdesign4U. There are 3 sizes of pumpkins included in this pattern. It’s the perfect quick-to-make autumn decorations. I’m seriously considering making some more of these for my living room this year. Again, if you’re a maker who sells their wares, these are hot items and quick to make to use up your stash yarn. Customers love these fun fall pumpkins! Get the pattern by clicking here.

If you’re a crocheter, you’re definitely not getting left out of the fall pumpkin craze! You can use this Knobby Little Pumpkin Crochet Pattern from Simply Made By Erin. The lovely textures on this sweet little pumpkin pattern and the chunky yarn make this the perfect rustic pumpkin for your fall decor! This pattern includes 2 sizes of pumpkins and if you use different size yarns, you’ll be able to make pumpkins in all kinds of unique looks! Find the pattern here.

I’m sure you can find all sorts of fun ways to decorate with this Knitting Pattern for Oak Leaves from elvesworld. These delicate little leaves strung together like you see here would make a lovely fall bunting. Or you could attach one to a gift for a perfect little tag accompaniment! They’d look cute attached to place cards at Thanksgiving dinner or a fall wedding, wouldn’t they? So many fun options! Pick up the pattern here.

Speaking of Thanksgiving: I know it’s early for Americans, but I live in Canada and our Thanksgiving comes a little earlier, so it’s not a bad time to start making this Thankful Table Runner Crochet Pattern from Two Little Birds Patterns. This intarsia crochet pattern has only two colours, so it might be a better introduction to intarsia crochet if you’re interested in the Hello Fall pillow pictured above. This lovely table runner will make a great centrepiece on your Thanksgiving table. Get ready and be prepared for the season by getting the pattern here today.

If you have little dogs, the cold weather might not be their favourite. If they like to wear sweaters, dress them in style by making them this Cabled Fall Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern from Dotty Patterns. This cute dog sweater pattern comes in 3 sizes, so you’re sure to find one to fit the pup in your life. Pick up the pattern here.

I know I’ve shared this adorable Candy Corn Beaning Knitting Pattern from Knifty Knittings before, but it’s just so adorable and so fall that I couldn’t resist sharing it again! This pattern calls for Lionbrand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, which is a 6 super bulky yarn. These hats knit up so quickly and the pattern comes in 7 sizes so that you can make one for the whole family! How adorable would your family be in fall family photos in these matching hats. I’m not sure my kids would go for it at their ages, but maybe I could have made it happen a few years ago. Find this super cute pattern here.

If you need a little hat for your little pumpkin, check out this adorable Pumpkin Hat Knit Beanie Pattern from Dune and Purl. Also made with super bulky yarn, this little hat comes in 4 sizes for all your little ones and I just can’t get over how quickly these cute hats come together! You could make a hat in an hour! Get the pattern here.

Of course, we can’t forget that Halloween is coming too. You can make an adorably spooky Monster Hat Knit Beanie in 5 Sizes with this pattern from Hand Knit Hugs. Usually you see this kind of novelty hat in crochet, but this knitting pattern is perfect for intermediate knitters who know how to knit, purl, pick up stitches and knit in the round. Pick up the pattern here.

And I couldn’t forget to include a crocheted monster hat version! Check out this sweet detailed Crochet Monster Hat Pattern from Bri Abby Designs. So many fun embellishments on this adorable monster hat pattern! You can mix and match and choose colours that will make an endless amount of fun options and unique designs! These fun monster hats will keep your little ones heads warm on a cold Halloween night or anytime they’re feeling the urge to be a little scary! Find this adorable pattern here.

If you’re looking to prep for fall maker fares or markets, you need to check out this collection of Five Fall Favourites Knit Hat patterns from Rosehip Lane Knits. The bundle includes 4 hat patterns and a super cute twisted ear warmer pattern. And these chunky hats are all just so perfect and trendy for fall! Get yourself making with these 5 gorgeous patterns and you’ll be all ready for the gift-giving season and the fall market season! Get this bundle here.

For a project that requires a little more time on her hands, this Honey Trail Shawl Knitting Pattern from Bekah Knits makes a delicate and cosy, textured shawl with a honeycomb border. A triangular shawl like this one can be worn over your shoulders or around the neck as a scarf and is the perfect transitional piece to the fall cooler weather. Knit in a sport weight yarn, this shawl will take a little more time, but the drape and detail is just lovely and would make a luxurious accessory for yourself or an extravagant gift for that special person in your life. Get the pattern here.

Now that we’re into some projects that are a little more involved, I think you should check out The Kyla Sweater Tunic Edition knitting pattern from Happy Love Co. This oversized sweater is perfect to throw on over a pair of leggings and boots for the fall. And this is the perfect pattern if you’d like to get into knitting garments. Oversized patterns are very forgiving and this pattern has fairly simple stitches and an easy pattern to work up. If you want to make someone an amazing gift, this would work well because you wouldn’t need their exact measurements to make this oversized sweater pattern. Get the pattern here.

I love the look of an Off the Shoulder Chunky Knit Sweater Pattern, like this one from Darling Jadore. Sexy and warm, how can you go wrong for fall? The heavenly texture of this sweater knit with bulky weight (category 5) yarn is just so plush and lovely for fall. Find this cozy pattern here.

And you can’t very well think fall without including a cardigan pattern. The Juniper Cardi Crochet Pattern from Knits N Knots Wpg is the perfect transitional garment for this transitional season. Generously oversized, this easy crochet cardigan pattern is made with a worsted weight yarn, the suggested yarn is Lionbrand’s Vanna’s Choice, but I’m sure any worsted weight yarn from your stash will work! Pick up the pattern here.

I hope you found a fall pattern that excites you to stay inside more this fall. It looks like we will all still be social distancing as this pandemic continues, so what better activity is there to avoid crowds than sitting at home with some yarn and making some gorgeous fall handmade items. This is your year to make all your holiday gifts and fill your home with handmade coziness! Pick up a pattern today or pin it for later so you can find it!

16 great fall ready knit and crochet patterns to start making this autumn. Great hats and decor items; sweaters and pumpkins, there's a pattern for everyone in this collection! #knittingpattern #crochetpattern #knitting #crochet #patterns #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Such a cute monster hat crochet pattern! This adorable beanie is incredibly customizable so you can make unique monster beanies for all the sweet kids in your life! Perfect to keep little heads warm on Halloween! Perfect easy baby Halloween costume with one easy accessory! #crochetpattern #crochethat #crochetbeanie #halloweencostume #crochet #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured crochet beanie pattern in this Harvest Braid hat! I love the luxurious faux fur pom to top this lovely hat! The perfect pattern to use up some of that stash yarn! #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #fallcrochet #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Hello Fall Pumpkin and Script Crochet Pillow Pattern. This is such a fun fall crochet pattern, perfect for some rustic farmhouse fall decor! #crochetpattern #crochetdecor #falldecor #fallpatterns #fallcrochet #hellofall #crochetpillow #crochetthrowpillow #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Fall pumpkins knitting pattern. This is such a fun and simple knitting pattern to make these cute little fall pumpkin decorations. Perfect accessory for fall mantel decor and perfect to make as gifts or market selling items. #knittingpattern #knitpumpkins #knitforfall #falldecor #pumpkindecor #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Adorable chunky and textured crochet pumpkin pattern. This cute little pattern uses up your scrap yarn and makes sweet little fall decor pumpkins! Makes a perfect handmade gift! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkins #pumpkinpattern #crochet #falldecor #handmadedecor #diydecor #diypumpkins #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Oak Leaves Knitting Pattern. Lovely little fall ornaments, perfect to make as an autumn bunting or to accompany placards at the Thanksgiving table. Scatter them on your mantel for sweet handknit fall decor! #knittingpattern #knitleaves #leavespattern #oakleavespattern #handmadedecor #handknitdecor #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous intarsia crochet table runner with "thankful" script. Rustic and simple handmade thanksgiving centrepiece is perfect to make this fall! #crochetpattern #crochettablerunner #tablerunnerpattern #crochet #pattern #falldecor #handmadefalldecor #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little cabled dog sweater, perfect little pattern to make for fall! Keep your little dogs warm and cozy this season! #knittingpattern #knitdogsweater #dogsweaterpattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #doglovers #craftevangelist
Adorable knit beanie pattern to make a candy corn hat! How much fun is this?! Make them in multiple sizes to fit the whole family. This makes a great market item to sell or makes a great gift! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #knitbeaniepattern #knitbeanie #candycorn #candycornhat #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun bulky yarn knitting pattern for your little pumpkin. This hat makes the perfect newborn photo accessory and keeps little heads warm! Great market make! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #yarn #crafts #pumpkinhat #knitpumpkin #craftevangelist
Super cute and fun monster hat beanie knitting pattern. It's so fun to find a pattern like this that is knit and not crocheted! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #knitmonsterhat #monsterhat #halloweenhat #knithat #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fall Favourites Bundle of 5 fall knit hats and ear warmer knitting patterns. Get a great start on the maker season with these lovely trendy knit hat patterns! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #knitearwarmerpattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Lovely textured knit shawl pattern, perfect for fall. I love it in this mustard colour! Perfect to work on as the weather gets cooler. Lovely transitional scarf. #knittingpattern #knitshawlpattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
The Kyla Pullover knitting pattern. Easy beginner knitting pattern for this cozy oversized tunic style sweater. This would look so good in any colour! Perfect fall sweater project! #knittingpattern #knitsweaterpattern #knitting #knitpullover #knittunic #oversizedsweater #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
The Ezrela Sweater is a lovely textured chunky knit off-the-shoulder sweater perfect for fall. Cozy and sexy, it makes the perfect fall garment to knit! #knittingpattern #knitsweaterpattern #knitjumper #offtheshouldersweater #knitting #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute and generously oversized Juniper Cardi crochet pattern is perfect for cool fall days and is a lovely cozy cardigan to make this season. #crochetpattern #crochetcardigan #cardiganpattern #yarn #crafts #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
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

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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Beautiful Wreaths for Every Month of the Year

I have a thing for wreaths. I have made a few. I want to one day have wreaths for every season, maybe even different ones for every month! (But where would I keep them?!) Anyway, I have these really lovely french doors in the front of our house and I have 2 hanging spots for wreaths up there, and sadly, I only put wreaths up a Christmas-time. But I’ve found some great inspiration for when I get it together to get wreaths up there year round.

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January

I love this gorgeous, simple spring wreath with lovely cream-coloured berries! Perfect for winter after Christmas is over.

February

As much as I love pink and hearts, I’m not all that interested in super sappy-wreaths hanging on my front door, so this twine-wrapped wreath with pink felt flowers is my kind of Valentine’s Day wreath. Perfect for February!

March

I love this green “Lucky” wreath, which is perfect for St Patrick’s Day, but also fine to leave up for the whole month of March, since it’s not so obviously decked out with St Patrick’s Day paraphernalia.

April

Look at these matching Easter wreaths for my double french doors! Perfect! This would really add some spring life to my front door!

May

This wreath full of tulips would be perfect for Mother’s Day and the rest of May! So springy and full of colour!

June

This is a little bit of an unconventional wreath because it’s more like a pot of flowers, but it’s so fun, bright and cheery, full of gerbera daisies and greenery!

July

Now, I live in Canada, so we celebrate Canada Day on July 1, and this one is not actually a finished wreath, but a pattern for only $2.50. Get the pattern here.

And because so many of my readers are in the US, I’ve picked 2 wreaths for July, so that my American friends can view the beautiful wreaths for Independence Day (I must say, SOOOO many more options of July 4 wreaths than Canada Day wreaths, so I might be a little jealous). I love this Americana Wreath, so classic.

August

My August wreath pick is this lovely faux boxwood wreath with a monogram. Get your customized monogram and choose your colour. This wreath works for year-round use and is super classic.

September

I love this sunflower wreath! Gorgeous! I wish I had time to make one just like it! Check out all the wreaths for every month of the year that craft evangelist has found!

I love yellow and I love sunflowers! This Sunflower Wreath is my September pick for a lovely sunflower wreath to remind you that summer isn’t quite over yet!

October

I’ve decided to go with a Halloween-themed wreath for October, even though Canadian Thanksgiving is in October. I love this adorable spider web wreath, an understated, classic Halloween-themed wreath.

November

So, for the Canadians, we’ll kindly wait until November for the Thanksgiving pick. I love this Thankful wreath, a beautiful wreath to celebrate fall and Thanksgiving and the beauty and abundance of the season.

December

I’m not sure if this beautiful paper red rose & pinecone wreath will be suitable for outside or not, but IT IS SO GORGEOUS. Such a lovely classic wreath for Christmas-time! It’s too bad I already have Christmas wreaths, because I would totally get a couple of these. They’d look so good on my white french doors!

I hope all the wreaths I’ve found will give you some inspiration for making a wreath of your own, or just picking one up from one of these fantastic Etsy sellers! So many gorgeous wreaths! One day I’ll have one for every month of the year!

I love this gorgeous, simple spring wreath with the lovely cream colored berries! Perfect for late winter or early spring before the leaves have come out yet! This would look great on our front door! Check out all of craft evangelist's beautiful wreath finds!
Adorable Valentine's Day wreath. Twine wrapped with felt flowers, perfect for February. Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!
Fun "Lucky" wreath for St Patrick's Day. I love that this isn't so over the top St Paddy's Day decor, but perfect for spring. Check out all of craft evangelist's wreaths for every month of the year!
Big, bright matching Easter wreaths, perfect for double front doors like mine! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!

I love this beautiful tulip wreath, perfect for Mother's Day! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!
I love this idea for summer door decor in place of a wreath... a bouquet of flowers for your front door! So pretty! I love Gerber daisies! So pretty... Check out all of the wreaths that craft evangelist found for every month of the year! PDF crochet pattern for this fun Canada Day wreath. Great craft to make for Canada Day! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!Super classic Americana wreath for 4th of July decorating ideas. I love the classic look of this military inspired Independence Day wreath! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!Monogrammed faux boxwood wreath, classic wreath for any time of year. Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year

I love this sunflower wreath! Gorgeous! I wish I had time to make one just like it! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!

Classic Halloween wreath. This yarn-wrapped spider web wreath is perfect for Halloween! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!

Love this Thanksgiving wreath with "Thankful" banner. I love these grapevine wreaths. Beautiful sunflower. Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!

Stunning Red Christmas wreath with paper flowers and pine cones! Lovely classy Christmas wreath! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!