Fall in Love With These Knit & Crochet Pumpkins

Fall is in the air and pumpkins are everywhere! … well at least in my Instagram feed! I follow a lot of makers, and makers LOVE fall… and pumpkins! So I pulled out my own pumpkins that I made last year and adorned the mantel with them, and of course, added a new one to their ranks. I have a cute little pumpkin plant holder crochet pattern in the works, as well, which I’m excited to release here soon. But for now, let’s see some maker love with some gorgeous knit and crochet pumpkins that you can make yourself. These little pumpkins make great fall decor: lovely mantel additions, great shelf fillers and even cute centrepieces for Thanksgiving! They work up quickly and make a rewarding project to give you a break from that complicated sweater or large blanket pattern you’re working on. They’re also a great little project to use up some of your scrap yarn! Check out some of the adorable pumpkin patterns, pick your favourites and get making today!

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Here’s a lovely Crochet Pattern for Three Rustic Pumpkins . It’s so great to find a 3 for 1 kind of deal like this one from Firefly Crochets, where you get a variety of cute patterns all bundled up! The pattern includes 3 different ribbing techniques and 2 different sizes, so with one pattern, you can get a lot of variety to cover all your decor needs! Get this cute and versatile pattern here.

The Annie Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by my friend Candace at HellowWildflowerCo. The pumpkins shown here are made with #7 weight jumbo chenille yarn, so they work up quickly and make a soft and squishy ball of cosiness. Get this cute pattern here. Or if you haven’t learned to crochet yet, Candace also makes these beauties and stocks them in her Etsy shop. Pick up one made for you here.

OlinoHobby also has an adorable play food-appropriate Pumpkin Crochet Pattern which includes a cute little crocheted stem as well. Most of the pumpkin patterns I’ve found are great for decor, but not necessarily good for kids to play with this. This pattern is fully made of yarn and stuffed tightly, so if your little one wants to play along with the pumpkin game, this sweet pattern is perfect to make an amigurumi pumpkin that can also make its way to a play kitchen. Get this cute pattern here.

The texture on this Chunky Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by MerrieMooreDesigns are just divine! And the gathered paper-bag top adds an uncommon element to this rustic pattern. Add some buttons, raffia, or another cute notion to top off the pumpkin to give it your own unique spin. Get this cute pattern here.

How cute is this little pumpkin?! Ok, so don’t put this little pumpkin on your mantel, but I couldn’t resist including The Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern from HanJanCrochet in this pattern round up. Anyone with older kids knows you can only get them to wear ridiculous hats for so long before they start getting a mind of their own and refusing to wear anything you want them to. It’s fair. They’re their own people, right? But while they don’t know any better pick up this adorable hat pattern here and turn them into a sweet little pumpkin for a little while.

If you want to make a couple of pumpkins with a little more character, check out this Halloween Crochet Pumpkin Pattern from samiSnosami. This pattern is rated for a beginner, so if you’ve been meaning to get into crochet amigurumi, this is the perfect pattern to give a try! It comes with 8 detailed pages and 27 photos to get great visual help for all the steps of these cute little pumpkins. I love the addition of the wire-frame glasses and top hats on this pumpkin! So many fun ideas when you add some faces! Get this adorable pattern here.

I haven’t forgotten the knitters! Pumpkins can absolutely be knit! This Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Knitting Pattern from Lamb and Co Designs includes a simple colour chart to create a pumpkin with little hearts or a solid pumpkin as well. This pattern is knit with super bulky (#6 weight) yarn, so it knits up quickly and makes a squishy addition to your decor. Get this adorable knitting pattern here.

Once you have a decent selection of standard pumpkins, it’s time to start add some fun with this Sweater Pumpkin Knitting Pattern from kneedlesandlove. Don’t you love the gorgeous chunky cables on this one!? Such a fun and interesting cable-knit project. If you want to venture into the world of cables, this is a great first cable-knit project to learn! Find this adorable knitting pattern here.

Here’s a different style of cable-knit pumpkin for you, the Braided Cable Pumpkin Knitting Pattern from TundraKnits is another great textured pumpkin pattern for knitters to experiment with. This one has a knit stem and leaves, so it could be kid-friendly as well. You’ll have to be a little more experienced to make this beauty, comfortable working with double-pointed needles, in addition to the cables. You can pick up this sweet pattern here.

We shan’t let all the crocheters have all the fun with hats. This Cozy Knit Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern from NativeStitch is an adorable knit hat pattern to make a whole patch full of pumpkin heads! If your family doesn’t take themselves too seriously, these hats would make an adorable fall family photos shot, as it comes in 5 different sizes. Made with bulky (#6 weight) yarn like LionBrand Wool Ease Thick &Quick. Get this cute pattern here.

Finally, here’s an easy-level knit hat, the Lil Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern from Vint Hill Knits. The pattern is rated easy, but does require double-pointed needles. It comes in 9 different child sizes, from 0-3 months up to child large), so you can make this simple and quick knit hat for all the kiddos in your family. How adorable would a cousin photo be with all the cousins wearing these hats?! Find this adorable knitting pattern here.

I hope you’re as excited about pumpkins as all my maker friends and I are! Grab a pattern, your scrap yarn, a bit of fibrefil and your hooks or needles and get making today! Or pin it so you can find it later.

How sweet are these adorable pumpkin patterns!? So many knit and crochet pumpkins to make this fall! I love this collection! #patterns #yarn #crafts #fall #fallpumpkins #pumpkinpatterns #knitpumpkins #patternroundup #crochetpumpkins #craftevangelist
Lovely squishy chenille pumpkin crochet pattern, perfect addition to your fall mantel or shelf decor! I love the squish on this pumpkin! So fun. Time to start crocheting!!! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkin #pumpkinpattern #falldecor #diyfalldecor #diypumpkin #pumpkindecor #yarn #crafts #hellowildflowerco #craftevangelist
Three patterns in one with this rustic pumpkins crochet pattern! I love these pumpkins made in these neutral colours, a perfect way to incorporate pumpkins into your decor without orange! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkin #amigurumipumpkin #pumpkindecor #falldecor #diyfalldecor #diypumpkins #yarn #crafts #fireflycrochets #craftevangelist
Sweet little play food amigurumi pumpkin crochet pattern. This sweet little pattern would be perfect for fall decor or the play kitchen! What an adorable little crocheted stem on top of this classic pumpkin! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkinpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumipumpkin #yarn #crafts #OlinoHobby #craftevangelist
Adorable texture on this chunky pumpkin crochet pattern! Love this rustic paper bag gather on this pumpkin, adorned with buttons and raffia, makes such lovely fall decor! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkin #crochetdecor #falldecor #diyfalldecor #crochetfalldecor #amigurumipumpkin #yarn #crafts #MerrieMooreDesigns #craftevangelist
Adorable pumpkin hat crochet pattern in 4 sizes, from baby to adult! I love this fun crochet hat pattern, perfect little pumpkin heads! #crochethat #pumpkinhat #crochetpattern #hatpattern #yarn #crafts #crochetpumpkin #HanJanCrochet #craftevangelist
Adorable knitting pattern for these cute amigurumi pumpkins! They make the perfect fall decor and are easy to make with a simple chart for the heart pattern on the pattern pumpkins. Make them in different sizes and add your own toppers for a unique flair! #knittingpattern #amigurumipattern #knitpumpkinpattern #pumpkinpattern #diypumpkins #diyfalldecor #falldecor #fallpumpkins #knitpumpkinpattern #yarn #crafts #LambandCoDesigns #craftevangelist
Absolutely cozy cable-knit pumpkin knitting pattern, like the pumpkin is wearing a sweater! How fun is this?! Love it!!! #knittingpattern #pumpkinpattern #knitpumpkin #diypumpkin #amigurumipumpkin #amigurumipattern #falldecor #knitfalldecor #yarn #crafts #kneedlesandlove #craftevangelist
Love this adorable chunky knit pumpkin hat, with fair isle details at the crown Such a festive pattern in 4 different flexible sizes so you can make one for the whole family! #knittingpattern #pumpkinhat #knitpumpkinhat #knithatpattern #hatpattern #fallhatpattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #pattern #NativeStitch #craftevangelist
How cute are these sweet little pumpkin faces?! Such a fun amigurumi halloween or fall decor! Not too scary, totally adorable crocheted halloween pumpkins! #pumpkinpattern #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkin #amigurumipumpkin #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #samiSnosami #craftevangelist
I love the fun braided cable texture on these sweet little pumpkins! What a great way to add some sweater like cosiness to your fall mantel decor! #knitpumpkinpattern #knitpumpkin #cableknit #cableknitpattern #knittingpattern #pattern #amigurmipattern #amigurumipumpkin #yarn #crafts #TundraKnits #craftevangelist
Adorable knit pumpkin hat in 9 sizes! Make one for every kid you know! How sweet is this easy fall knitting pattern? #fallhats #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #pumpkinhatpattern #knitpumpkin #knitting #yarn #crafts #hatpattern #pumpkinhat #LilPumpkinHat #VintHill #craftevangelist

Time for Toques? The Best Beanie Patterns to Knit & Crochet!

It’s still summer, at least according to the calendar, but these chilly mornings have me thinking about fall and the cooler weather ahead. So there’s no better time to get prepared by choosing a new warm hat pattern to make so you have plenty of time to make a warm new beanie for fall! I’m still loving the wonderful textures of hand-knit and crocheted toques, topped with fluffy faux fur pompoms! If you don’t have one of these gorgeous hats (or even if you do), it’s time to make yours today!

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First up, the Leaves of Change Beanie Crochet Pattern. Check out the fun textured rows in this cute hat! The pattern includes 4 sizes and works up quickly, so you can make one for everyone in the family. How adorable would these be for outdoor family photos?! Find the pattern in the Hooks Yarns and Loops Etsy shop here.

If you’re loving texture, check out the Mountain Ridge Beanie Crochet Pattern from Sheepish Stitches. This pattern features a standard and a bulky version, so you can use whatever yarn you have on hand and have amazing versatility! Don’t you just love the gentle colour change of the yarn in the stripes pictured here? Gorgeous! Get the pattern here.

Do you crochet, but love the look of knitting? Then the Lark Beanie Crochet Pattern from Alyse Crochet is for you! This cozy and stretchy faux-stockinette stitch works up quickly and easily with less than 110 yards of bulky yarn! How’s that for a quick last-minute handmade gift?! Pick up the pattern here.

And of course, I can’t forget the knitters. This classic cable-knit Heartland Beanie Knitting Pattern is a lovely warm hat with an easy-to-follow pattern. You can’t get any more classic that this gorgeous braided cable. This pattern uses Lion Brand Heartland Yarn which is a #4 weight yarn. Find the pattern here in Knits by Jenny Boutique.

The Be Mine Beanie Crochet Pattern from Hook and Loop Boutique is another lovely crocheted toque pattern made with worsted weight (#4) yarn, so you shouldn’t have any trouble getting your hands on the right yarn to make this subtle beauty. This pattern includes both adult and child sizes so you can make one for most anyone! Get the pattern here.

I’m just loving all the different gorgeous textures on The Celestial Beanie Crochet Pattern. The different stitches come together in a lovely combination of textured stripes and again uses easy-to-source worsted weight yarn and comes in three sizes: toddler, child & adult. Pick up the pattern here in A Lil Loopy’s Etsy shop.

The waffle texture on this Winter Woods Beanie Crochet Pattern has me swooning! What a fun texture to crochet! This pattern will need some of your worsted stash, so it’s a great last-minute gift idea and even includes instructions on how to make your own faux fur pompom! Find the pattern in Kathy’s Crochet Closet’s Etsy shop here.

Another gorgeous worsted-weight yarn pattern, the Chain Ridge Beanie Crochet Pattern from Kathy’s Crochet Closet is a quick project and easy enough for the advanced beginner. The subtle texture on this cute hat is gorgeous and not distracting; it’s a great pattern to highlight a lovely, scrumptious yarn! Get the pattern here.

The bobbles on this Eileen Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern also from Kathy’s Crochet Closet (so many fun crocheted hat patterns from her!) are just adorable! The design features three colors of cluster stitches and spike stitches in stripes with a ribbed brim. You’ll adore this sweet toque! Pick up the pattern here.

The Pathway Beanie Crochet Pattern from Leesas Knotty Corner is a pattern that works up super quick because it is made with bulky weight yarn and is written in sizes from 0-3 months to extra large adult. I love this fun option of including 2 pompoms here. (Get my favourite pompoms from GingerSnap Handmade). This beginner-friendly pattern works up quickly with lots of gorgeous texture! Find the pattern here.

Here’s another classic knitting pattern: the Stargazer Toque Knitting Pattern by Lamb and Co Designs. This pattern is a great way to put your intermediate level knitting skills to work and get a gorgeous fair-isle hat in a bulky, cozy wool! Get the pattern here.

Knitters will also enjoy making this lovely Summit 9 Beanie Knitting Pattern. Also made with bulky (#5) yarn, this advanced beginner/intermediate fair isle knitting pattern has a lovely mountain design to inspire you to hit the great outdoors this winter! This cute hat would make a great holiday gift for the outdoor enthusiast! Get the pattern here from Alpine Knits Co.

If you are new to knitting, you might want to start here before you branch out into more complicated fair isle knitting. This Color Block Beanie Knitting Pattern from Love and Stitch Designs works up quickly with super bulky weight yarn and introduces the beginner knitter to color changes. Color-blocking is still very trendy, so enjoy mixing and matching your leftover stash to make a unique hat this fall! Pick up the pattern here.

I would be remiss to neglect to mention my own Tufted Toque Knitting Pattern. It’s a lovely pattern with plenty of interesting texture to keep you interested as you knit. Worked in the round on circular needles, this pattern knits up quickly with a gorgeous, pillowy result! The drape on the We Are Knitters Meripaca yarn is just divine! I highly recommend picking some up! You can find it in my Etsy shop here or on Ravelry here.

Awesome round up of knit and crochet patterns for beautiful winter hats, toques and beanies! Perfect to make as gifts or for sale markets! #knittingpatterns #crochetpatterns #knithatpatterns #crochethatpatterns #yarn #crafts #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Mountain Ridge Beanie Crochet Pattern with textured puffy cluster stitches, can be made in any colour combination you desire! Pattern works up quickly  and easily! #crochetpattern #mountainridgebeanie #beaniepattern #hatpattern #crochethatpattern #crochettoquepattern #sheepishstitches #craftevangelist
Super cute textured crochet pattern for this Leaves of Change beanie crochet hat pattern. Good pattern for Bernat Super Value or Bernat Premium yarn. Works up quickly! Great hat to make and give or for markets! #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #crochetbeanie #crochettoque #toqupattern #HookYarnsandLoops #craftevangelist
The Lark Beanie is a super cute CROCHET hat pattern that looks KNIT! I love this knit-look crochet stitch on this hat. This stitch is so nice and warm! And it's CROCHET!!! #crochetpattern #knitlookcrochet #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #hatpattern #toquepattern #AlyseCrochet #craftevangelist
Beautiful classic cable knit beanie pattern. Such a lovely and warm hat with a thick ribbed brim to fold up and keep your ears extra warm! #knittingpattern #knitbeaniepattern #knithatpattern #knithat #knittoquepattern #toquepattern #cableknit #cableknitpattern #cableknithat #KnitsbyJennyBoutique #craftevangelist
Be Mine Beanie crochet pattern! What a fun textured crochet pattern for a beautiful winter hat! Great unisex toque pattern in adult and child sizes! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #hatpattern #toquepattern #beaniepattern #crochetbeaniepattern #HookAndLoopBoutique #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured crochet beanie pattern! Super cute winter hat crochet pattern that works up quickly in sizes for the whole family! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #crochettoquepattern #winterhat #ALilLoopy #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for this cute waffle stitch winter hat called the Winter Woods Beanie! Such a cute textured crochet toque pattern! I can't wait to make one of these gorgeous hats! #crochepattern #wafflestitch #crochetbeaniepattern #crochettoquepattern #crochethatpattern #hatpattern #beaniepattern #yarn #crafts #KathysCrochetCloset #craftevangelist
Lovely ridged beanie crochet pattern. Super cute slouchy winter hat pattern to make with worsted weight yarn. Gorgeous with a faux fur pompom! #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochettoquepattern #beaniepattern #hatpattern #diyhat #diybeanie #yarn #crafts #kathyscrochetcloset #craftevangelist
Adorable textured crochet beanie made with cluster stitch stripes! This crochet pattern uses worsted weight yarn so it is perfect for using up your stash! #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochettoquepattern #slouchyhatpattern #hatpattern #beaniepattern #yarn #crafts #kathyscrochetcloset #craftevangelist
Lovely textured crochet beanie pattern! This gorgeous bulky yarn hat comes in sizes 0-3 months all the way to XL adult! Beautiful crocheted toque pattern! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochettoquepattern #beaniepattern #hatpattern #diytoque #crafts #yarn #LeesasKnottyCorner #craftevangelist
This classic knitting pattern for the Stargazer Toque is the perfect hat to knit for this winter and for craft markets! Everyone loves this timeless, fair isle knit beanie pattern! Knits up quickly with a chunky wool! #knittingpattern #knitbeaniepattern #knithatpattern #knittoquepattern #fairisleknitting #fairisleknithat #yarn #crafts #LambandCoDesigns #craftevangelist
Beautiful fair isle knitting pattern for this lovely Summit 9 Beanie! This warm and cozy hat is knit in the round with bulky yarn so it knits up quickly! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #knitbeaniepattern #knittoquepattern #beaniepattern #toquepattern #hatpattern #crafts #yarn #AlpineKnitsCo #craftevangelist
Easy color block knit hat pattern. Lovely and simple beginner knitting pattern with three colors of super bulky yarn, so it knits up quickly. #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #hatpattern #knittoquepattern #knitbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #toquepattern #yarn #crafts #LoveandStitchDesigns #craftevangelist
The Tufted Toque knit beanie pattern is a lovely textured beanie made with just knits and purls! You're going to love knitting this adorable textured hat! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #knittoquepattern #knitbeaniepattern #hatpattern #beaniepattern #toquepattern #yarn #crafts #tuftedtoque #CraftEvangelist

Crocheted Creatures

As the weather warms and we venture outside more, the desire to sit under heavy sweaters and blankets passes and at the end of a day of gardening or spending time outside or renovating your bathroom (true story), sitting on the deck with a cold drink and a crochet hook to make some little stuffed creatures is just the sort of craft to keep your fingers busy in the evening. Amigurumi is a Japanese word for small stuffed, crocheted creatures. In its most limited meaning of the word, they are anthropomorphic and crocheted: think little cupcakes with faces. But in the more broad sense, it applies to knit and crocheted creatures, including dolls and stuffed animals. And I’ve had forest creatures on my mind today as I was sharing a story how we dealt with bears at camp with my youngest son this morning. So I’ve collected a bunch of adorable crocheted creature patterns for you to choose from to keep yourself busy this spring.

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So naturally, since it was bears that inspired this pattern round up, the first amigurumi creature I have for you is this 3-in-1 Teddy Bear Crochet Pattern. The 3-in-1 part means that there are also 2 other options included in this pattern: options to change the pattern in order to make a bunny and a cat. So cute! And this fuzzy plush yarn works up quickly and makes a super soft and cuddly toy any child will love! (Also: yellow bear! So cute!)

While bears are an obvious choice for a handmade stuffed toy, why don’t you try something a little unique, like this Amigurumi Shrew Crochet Pattern? Don’t you love its long snout and little ears? And what shrew is complete without a little sweater? Absolutely adorable. It’s so fun to make and give handmade amigurumi gifts and for the recipients to have a toy made just for them that no one else one just like it.

My exploration into crocheted creatures for you was not limited to just land animals. Hue the Manatee Amigurumi Pattern is an adorable crochet pattern. If you check out the pattern, you’ll see that you don’t just have to make this Manatee in a traditional grey, but you can use a striping yarn or other bright colours to make this sweet, easy to follow pattern in whatever custom colour you choose!

We’re still loving alpacas, right? Alicia the Alpaca Amigurumi Pattern is an adorable, fuzzy crocheted stuffed animal that will make anyone smile, with her colourful, little pannier blanket, she would make a great handmade gift for a loved one.

Do hamsters live in the wild? You know I saw this super cute Hamster Crochet Pattern and thought it also looked like a full-cheeked chipmunk! So adorable and cartoonish, don’t you agree? One of these little guys would be a cute project to work on while camping and to keep in your trailer as a cuddly little trailer guest (who won’t eat through your pantry!).

I thought this Little Hamster Crochet Pattern resembled the pet hamsters that so many kids had or elementary school classes passed around for kids to take home. I was never in a class that had a class pet, so maybe that was just on television or by the time I was a kid they realized how traumatic it was for a creature to be passed around to different children. My eldest did bring home the class fish for a week or something. We thankfully didn’t kill it, but I think fish would probably prefer to stay in one place too.

Another under-represented stuffed animal is the badger. But you can make your own unique stuffed toy with this Bradley the Badger Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Isn’t he adorable? I love his stripey black mask and his fuzzy coat.

Check out this adorable Leia the Turtle Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Turtles make such adorable stuffed animals and while many kids seem to want a turtle as a pet, they’re not the easiest pet to keep. This little turtle would be super easy to keep and is just my speed as far as pets go. Her little shell is removable and has a cute little ties to fasten it on

If you like desert animals, check out this 4-in-1 Desert Creatures Amigurumi Patterns. It’s a bundle of patterns from Loopy Pattern and all her pattern bundles are 40% cheaper than buying the patterns separately. If you like a designer and their pattern style, buying a bundle of patterns is a great way to save a little money. And check out those adorable little creatures! This awesome bundle gets you an owl, a chameleon, a meerkat and a fennec (which is an African fox). What a fun and adorable bundle of creatures to make!

Here’s another unique toy to make: this Lemur Amigurumi Crochet Pattern also from Loopy Pattern is so adorable with his long slender striped tail. Lemurs gained a great deal of popularity after the Disney movie Madagascar was released. This sweet little stuffed toy would like to “move it, move it” along with a fun kid friend!

I know sheep are not exactly forest animals, but when I found this Bobble Sheep Amigurumi Crochet Pattern, it made me think of the New Zealand sheep, Shrek who escaped shearing for 6 years. When he was finally found and sheared, his fleece weighed in at more than 60 lbs! This little bobbly stuffed sheep will certainly not weigh 60 lbs, but he will certainly sit contentedly on your bed or couch as a fun conversation piece.

If you’ve never tried crocheting an amigurumi stuffed toy, it’s a great time to try it out! It’s such a fun and satisfying area of the craft of crocheting. Many patterns often work up quickly, so they make great last minute handmade gift ideas for young and old alike! Pick up one of these cute patterns today or pin it for later so you don’t forget!

Collection of crocheted creature patterns! I love these pattern round ups! Can't wait to get crocheting some of these cute little stuffed toys this summer! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #diystuffedtoy #craftevangelist
Adorable Bobble Sheep Crochet Amigurumi Pattern. Love this cozy looking sheep! It could almost be a throw pillow on a bed! So cute! #crochetpattern #amigurmipattern #crochetsheeppattern #diytoys #crochettoypattern #craftevangelist
Such a fun amigurumi lemur crochet pattern. I can't wait to make this fun Madagascar inspired diy stuffed toy! What a fun summer crochet project! Perfect unique handmade gift. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #lemurpattern #craftevangelist
Fun bundle of 4 patterns for a great deal! 40% less than buying the patterns separately! Desert amigurumi crochet patterns make fun little projects to work on during the summer. #crochetpatterns #amigurumipatterns #patternbundle #craftevangelist
Such a fun and sweet little amigurumi turtle crochet pattern. I love Leia's sweet tie-on shell made of fun little hexagons. #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochetturtle #crochettoy #craftevangelist
Bradley the Badger amigurumi pdf crochet pattern. I love this adorable and unique little badger crochet pattern. Can't wait to make this delightfully different stuffed animal. So many great crocheted creature patterns to check out in this post. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedcreatures #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Adorable little palm-sized amigurumi hamster crochet pattern. I love these small crocheted toys! They're so great for making in the warmer months. So cute. Makes a great pet for a kid who can't have a real one. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochethamster #craftevangelist
Fun and cartoonish little amigurumi hamster crochet pattern. Also bears some resemblance to a squirrel or chipmunk crochet pattern. Love this sweet little crocheted forest creature. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #craftevangelist
Sweet and fuzzy amigurumi alpaca crochet pattern. Can't wait to make this adorable little stuffed toy. A perfect unique handmade gift! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetalpaca #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi manatee crochet pattern. Great beginner amigurumi crochet pattern. Love this fun and unique stuffed toy. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoy #craftevangelist
Amigurumi Shrew Crochet Pattern. What a fun and unique crochet pattern for a little shrew... the most underrated rodent! #crochetpattern #amigurmipattern #shrewpattern #crochetedscrew #craftevangelist
Fun 3-in-1 crochet pattern that will make 3 different plush animals: the teddy bear, the fuzzy bunny and the kitty cat. Such an adorable pattern bundle. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedbunny #crochetedbear #crochetedkitty #craftevangelist

The Good News of Bread

Ok, so I know I’m a little late to the party here and this is not very knit- and crochet-related, but I received a sourdough starter from a friend of mine this week and I’ve been all about that bread. On the first day of baking, I watched a video about making designs in your sourdough (because if you’re not making your bread pretty, what are you even doing with your life?). And I got a great old starter (apparently, it’s 18 years old–as old as my marriage!) and it made beautiful bread right away, even though I used water straight from the tap and didn’t get super fancy with directions and kneading technique or anything like that. … oh, but I have plans. I love to learn and research and I love to get better and better! And of course, with any new craft, there are supplies and resources… and I’m all about that.

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So, let me show you my beautiful bread, first!

This was my first attempt. Not so bad if I do say so myself. And I just used a regular old plain (but sharp) kitchen knife to make my scores.

So, after watching the sourdough design video, I wanted a bread lame (a little tool for scoring the dough). Of course, I checked Etsy because I love their unique items and supporting small independent artisans. And I found this beautiful Bread lame with leather pouch. I like how small it is and I love that it comes with a leather pouch to store it in (that blade is SHARP!) And they offer free shipping!

Here’s another small bread lame, beautifully carved from Wire Monkey Shop. I like the idea of these smaller bread lames because it seems pretty easy to handle and have good control over.

Of course, there’s always a more traditional bread lame with a handle, which also looks quite nice. And this photo gives you a little glimpse into how it is to be used. Decisions, decisions. Which one would you choose?

So far I’m still just using the knife, but I managed to make this beauty on my second try. I’ve been baking my sourdough in my Staub Dutch Oven. It’s soooo gorgeous: I love it! I bought this when I started thinking about what would happen when I was dead and my kids would have to clean up all my stuff and I thought, “I want to have things that they’ll fight over.” Now, my kids don’t really fight so much, so I can’t really see this being a bad fight, but like, what I really didn’t want was my kids sighing and opening my cupboards and saying, “ew… what are we going to do with this? Does anyone want this?” So, you’d better not do that to my Staub, kids, ya hear?

I think the next thing I need is a Bread Proofing basket! This would be a way that my bread could keep its shape while it proofs (proves?). And then maybe I could make my loaves on my pizza stone!

Another handy tool that I’ve been eyeing up is a Pure Flax Linen Baker’s Couche, also known as a proofing cloth. We’ve been watching a lot of the Great British Baking Show and the Great Canadian Baking Show and this kind of proofing cloth has made an appearance to separate baguettes as they’re proofing. I tried to put a loaf in a bowl with a tea towel–and let me just say, I really didn’t know what I was doing– and I ended up with a whole lot of dough sticking to that tea towel! So, I think I might need the proper tool!

I think I’m also gonna need one of these linen bread bags. Apparently they’re the answer to storing sourdough bread (probably most breads). And I mean, it’s not like we really ever have any of this bread left over, but maybe one day we might… you never know. As this post says, “Linen bags are the perfect way to store bread because they are breathable, yet tightly closed.”

Yesterday’s bread got a little dark because I forgot to turn down the heat for the last 2/3 of the bake, but it was still definitely edible and very beautiful! Imagine what I’ll be able to do when I get a proper bread lame? Don’t you just want to get started on this gorgeous looking bread? Don’t have any starter? If you’re in Edmonton, get in touch with me and I’ll hook you up! Otherwise, you can buy one from a seller on Etsy (isn’t that crazy? But awesome!). Of course, you can make your own starter with these instructions!

Visual learner? Need some further instructions on sourdough? I’m definitely not an expert, but you can learn how with this great online sourdough class!

Would this really be a post by me if it didn’t include something you could knit or crochet? I don’t think so! When you’re obsessed with bread, you need a friend who is equally obsessed. And let’s just say that Manolete Mollet is that friend! This would be the perfect gift for your sourdough obsessed friend. He would sit there, encouraging you on to bread and good works! I love his big moustache!

And of course, as we become obsessed with a new passion, our kids start to notice and our kids love to mimic us. So, they can play along with amigurumi bread options! Crochet up a loaf of rye bread and some slices for your little one to play with!

And, if you’re going to have bread, you might as well slather it with avocado by making one of these You’re the Avocado to my Toast crochet patterns! I love little amigurumis like this! They’re so delightful and fun to look at and play with! I bet you could even make one out of cotton and use it as a little scrubby in your kitchen! How much fun would that be?!

But if your little one wants their bread to look a little more like the glorious sourdough breads you’re making, you can make them this bread bowl pattern (Also comes with clam chowder)! So much fun!

I hope you enjoyed this collection of bread-making supplies (and crochet patterns!) and sharing my bread obsession with you all. Go grab yourself some supplies and let’s get baking together! I skipped bread making today so I could grow my starter enough to make some glorious sourdough cinnamon buns for tomorrow! Pin it for later if you’re not ready to start today!

Sourdough Bread! Links to all the sourdough instructions and supplies that you need to make beautiful looking sourdough bread! #breadmaking #sourdoughbread #artisanbread #breadsupplies #craftevangelist
A Linen Bread Bag is the perfect 100% natural flax linen storage solution for your sourdough or artisinal breads! I love the soft natural colours. Keeps the bread crisp without getting stale and drying out! #sourdoughbread #sourdoughstorage #breadstoragebag #breadstorage #linenbreadbag #craftevangelist
THIS is what I need! Thickly woven, flax linen proofing cloth! Perfect for my sourdough obsession! I love the natural colour of this simple but gorgeous baker's couche proofing cloth! #sourdoughbread #sourdoughobsession #bakerscouche #proofingcloth #craftevangelist
Adorable little amigurumi bread chef crochet pattern! This will be the perfect gift for my sourdough obsessed friend! How cute is he!? #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #breadcrochetpattern #craftevangelist
Such fun! Crochet bread amigurumi pattern... so great for the kids to play with in their little play kitchen. Handmade play food is the best! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #amigurumifood #amigurumibread #breadcrochetpattern #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi bread bowl! How cute is this filled with amigurumi clam chowder!? What a fun crochet pattern for play food, perfect for the kids, as I'm getting sourdough obsessed! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumifood #amigurumibread #crochetplayfood #craftevangelist
Fun little amigurumi slice of toast with half an avocado crochet pattern! How adorable is this as play food or little kitchen decorations? You could even put a sponge inside for a cute little kitchen scrubby! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumiplayfood #crochetplayfood #playfoodpattern #avocadotoast #breadobsessed #craftevangelist
Lovely bread proofing basket for proofing sourdough bread! Comes in 3 sizes, each with a linen liner. This is how to get that classic pattern of floury rings in your sourdough! Want one!!! #sourdoughbread #sourdoughproofingbasket #proofingbasket #sourdoughsupplies #howtomakesourdough #linenbreadliner #craftevangelist
A Bread Lame! That's what I need to score beautiful slashes on my sourdough bread instead of a knife! Then I can make those fancy sourdough designs! #sourdoughbread #breadlame #sourdoughobsession #sourdoughscoringtool #sourdoughslash #sourdoughknife #sourdoughblade #craftevangelist
How to make beautiful sourdough bread designs! You need a bread lame! I need to grab one of these bread scoring tools! Gorgeous bread, here I come! #sourdoughobsession #sourdoughdesigns #sourdoughsupplies #sourdoughtools #breadslashingblade #craftevangelist
Bread lame sourdough design maker! Perfect little tool for making gorgeous designs on your bread! #sourdoughslasher #breaddesigns #sourdoughdesigns #breadmaking #sourdoughobsession #craftevangelist

Making for Loved Ones

Makers are always looking ahead because if we’re going to give handmade gifts in a timely fashion, we’ve got to start working on it with enough time to finish! So, makers need to join Costco in being far too ahead of the season. So, if you’re looking to make a handmade gift as a demonstration of love this Valentine’s Day, it’s time to get to work! I’ve got a great collection of knit and crochet patterns for you to start making just in time to give to a special loved one for Valentine’s Day (or Easter… birthdays… just because!)

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If you have a little girl in your life who loves to carry around her little things, you can make her one of these Crochet Heart Purse for Little Girls. I love the adorable details on this lovely little purse! It’s so sweet! It’s a great project to practice some embroidery skills and to play with buttons and beads to add those special little embellishments!

For something just as sweet, but differently whimsical, try making one of these Crochet Bear Heart Purses. This would make a great little change purse for either a little girl or a little boy. The kids in your life would be so lucky to find such a fun and special little gift for them! And practical little purses mean they get used and carried around and treasured! What a special gift!

Who wouldn’t love some pink flamingos for Valentine’s day? This Flamingos amigurumi crochet pattern is an adorable set of patterns. The pattern is a little involved with 33 pages, but it includes 70 pictures so you can be sure to follow along easily, referencing the step by step photos all along. I would love to see your work if you make one of these incredible amigurumi characters, so send me a link or tag me in your work on social media! (@craftevangelist)

I just love this adorably grumpy “Spikey” amigurumi dragon pattern. I think he’d be the perfect gift for a grumpy teen and I’m sure his miserable little face will delight even the surliest of souls!

This Sophia the Chubby Little Unicorn crochet pattern is another delightful amigurumi pattern option for the less cynical recipient! Make one of these adorable chubby little unicorns for the sweetheart in your life and watch her face light up with joy!

Are you far away from a loved one? If you had more arms, would you wrap them all around your beloved? Perhaps you should consider sending them a handmade-by-you octopus! If you’ve ever got a pattern and realized what a job it is just finding all the materials, you’ll be pleased to know that this Large Amigurumi Octopus Crochet Kit contains the pattern and all the materials you need to make this adorable stuffed toy! If you’re looking for just the pattern, you can find it here.

If you’ve been on this planet lately, you might know that Baby Yoda is all the rage (he’s soooo cute!!!). Everyone is making these and they can hardly keep up with demand. I made three before Christmas as gifts for my nephew and my sons. There are a bunch of Baby Yoda Patterns on Etsy, but I’m not sure whether they’re allowed or not. It sounds like there might be some copyright claims against some of them, so if the link doesn’t take you to anything helpful anymore: sorry, they’ve probably been taken down. I used this pattern to make the doll pictured above.

Perhaps you’d like to wrap your loved ones in a sweetheart blanket. Pick up this Heart Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern and work some filet crochet hearts in this simple and subtle pattern. It would make a lovely baby blanket for an expected baby!

Or you can just wrap up the neck of your loved one with this Candy Heart Scarf knitting pattern. How sweet are those little pompoms on the end? And subtle little hearts knitted in there!? This would be a perfect little scarf for a toddler since it’s not huge. What a delightful little gift!

For a little more sophisticated scarf, check out this Love Heart Scarf Crochet Kit. It comes with those sweet heart wooden buttons and your choice of 30 colours of Wool Couture’s soft Merino wool! When you’re short on time, outsource the shopping and order a kit so you can spend your time crocheting instead of shopping!

A handmade hat is a great way to show your love! The Mountain Range Hat crochet pattern is a stylish, yet practical hat inspired by nature. If your loved one is a nature lover, adventurer or outdoor enthusiast, they will love this warm and comfy fitting hat complete with a yarn pompom or a fur pompom!

Who wouldn’t love the gift of a basket? Fill it with flowers and you’re sure to delight anyone! The Fundamentals Basket Knitting Pattern is an intermediate level knitting pattern. If you don’t want to give this beauty away, keep it for yourself! It is a wonderfully large container that will hold all your large projects or whatever you may need it for! It’s knit-in handles make it easy to transport!

Valentines Day is coming up, so it’s time to start making decisions and figuring out what you’re making! I hope I’ve helped you with some ideas! Enjoy making these lovely patterns for your loved ones this winter! Grab a pattern today or pin these ideas for later!

Patterns to knit and crochet for Valentine's Day. I love this adorable collection of patterns! Great ideas for what to make for loved ones for valentine's day! That dragon is ADORABLE!!! #crochetpatterns #knittingpatterns #valentinesday #amigurumipattern #pursepatterns #knit #crochet #craftevangelist
Excellent knitting pattern for this gorgeous Fundamentals Basket knit bag. This would make an excellent project bag! #knittingpattern #knitpattern #handbagpattern #knithandbag #knitbasket #knit #craftevangelist
Mountain Range Hat crochet pattern. I love this beanie pattern! Such a great outdoorsy winter hat pattern. So fun. #crochethat #crochetpattern #hatpattern #mountainrangehat #craftevangelist
Cute little crochet heart purse pattern, perfect to make for Valentine's Day. Great handmade gift idea for a little girl for Valentine's Day! I love little purses! #crochetpattern #crochetbagpattern #crochetpurse #littlegirlpurse #crochet #craftevangelist
Wow! What an incredible looking amigurumi flamingo crochet pattern! What an awesome gift this would make for a flamingo-loving friend! I love these so much! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetflamingo #flamingoamigurumi #crochetamigurumi #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #craftevangelist
Spikey the dragon is an adorably miserable stuffed toy amigurumi pattern. I can't wait to crochet this sweet surly toy for one of my nephews. Great teen crocheted gift idea! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetdragon #dragoncrochetpattern #crochet #amigurumi #stuffedtoy #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Sweet Little Chubby Unicorn amigurumi crochet pattern! I can't wait to make this stuffed toy crochet unicorn! It will make such a fun gift idea for a unicorn loving child! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
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Adorable Giant Octopus! You can get the pattern or the whole kit to make this sweet octopus crochet amigurumi to wrap your loved ones in an eight-armed hug! How fun is that? #crochetpattern #crochetkit #amigurumikit #amigurumipattern #crochetstuffedtoy #craftevangelist
Adorable little candy heart scarf knitting pattern. The little pompoms on the end are such a nice touch! This looks like an easy knitting pattern and would make a great toddler scarf! Super fun valentines day handmade gift idea! #knittingpattern #knitscarf #scarfknittingpattern #knitscarfpattern #knitting #craftevangelist
Gorgeous chunky cowl scarf crochet kit. Comes with those cute wooden heart buttons, the pattern and some of that gloriously thick chunky yarn in your choice of colours! This beautiful scarf is a perfect beginner crochet project and the kit with all the supplies is such a great idea. This would make such a lovely gift! #crochetpattern #crochetkit #crochetscarf #valentinesscarf #craftevangelist
Sweet and simplet filet crochet heart baby blanket. This adorable little blanket will crochet up quickly, making the perfect baby shower gift! Love those adorable and simple little hearts! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #blanketpattern #yarn #babyblanket #crochetbabyblanket #crochetforbaby #craftevangelist
Baby Yoda Patterns are all the rage! Oh my goodness! Star Wars the Mandalorian the Child baby yoda crochet pattern is soooooo cute! Check this out while they're still available! #crochetpattern #amigurumiyoda #babyyodapattern #crochetbabyyoda #amigurumibabyyoda #thechild #starwars #themandalorian #craftevangelist
Sweet little heart bear purse crochet pattern. What a fun and quick little gift idea for a valentines day gift for a child. I love this sweet littie bear purse! #crochetpattern #crochetpurse #bearpurse #heartpurse #craftevangelist

Warm Winter Weather Wear

Warm Winter Wear

Well, the winter weather has arrived, at least where I live. It’s not too bad just yet, so don’t mistake my announcement for complaining. But it is definitely time to break out the knit and crochet accessories to keep ears, necks, heads and hands warm this season. If you’re looking for a pattern to make for a gift to give this season or to keep yourself warm this winter, I’ve got a great collection of fashionable knit and crochet accessory patterns for you!

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First off, these twisted ear warmers are all the rage this year. Great for keeping your ears warm while not messing up your top knot or ponytail. The River Ear Warmer twisted headband crochet pattern is a great and simple crochet pattern that a beginner could handle. The beauty of these little projects is that they only take a couple of hours and a partial skein of yarn. They make great stash-busting projects!

The Woven Headwarmer crochet pattern has a little more texture and has that lovely bowtie twist to finish it off! Super cute and what a fun pattern to highlight a soft and luscious yarn. If you only have one skein of beautiful and expensive yarn, this is your project. You can make up a few of these with that one gorgeous skein and have gifts for your closest friends!

Buffalo plaid is still super cute and trendy and it’s so super fun to see three colours of yarn come together to form this fun pattern. Don’t you love the large wooden button on this Buffalo Plaid Crochet Cowl Pattern? I love fun finishing touches like that. It makes a piece look so much more professional!

Here’s another gorgeous cowl to try out: the Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern is a textured granny-stitch style cowl that would be a great welcome back to crochet project for those whose grannies taught them the simple granny square and that’s all they really remember. This would also be a great pattern to highlight some special yarn you’ve been saving.

Check out the fringe on this June Berry Cowl crochet pattern… with buttons as well! I love the gorgeous texture on this cowl pattern and fringe is so on-trend right now. It’s a great time to get working on this beautiful scarf, for you or for a friend!

If you’ve always wanted to try cables, the Cascades Big Knit Scarf Pattern is a great first cable project. With bulky yarn and just one big braid cable through the scarf, it’s a great project to practice and learn. Just a tip: if you’re just learning, using a light coloured yarn will help you to more easily see your work and make it easier to fix any mistakes.

If you have a little more experience knitting, you might like to try knitting yourself this Chunky Mittens Knitting Pattern to keep your fingers warm this winter. These chunky mittens look so warm and cozy! My fingerless mittens just aren’t cutting it anymore; I’m going to need to get me some tips!

Ooooh! Or here’s another cute mittens pattern! The Bit of Honey Mittens Knitting Pattern has a sweet honeycomb textured stitch pattern that is subtle and gorgeous! This is a great project to spend a little more time and care with, but has a great finished result!

Don’t worry: I haven’t left the crocheters’ hands out in the cold. The Cadence Mittens crochet mitten pattern is a lovely textured crochet mitten pattern with a cable-like textured stitch to practice something new for crocheters looking for a little more of a challenge.

Now, THIS is a fun hat pattern! I love seeing the animal print that is making its way into knitwear! Check out this super fun Animal Attraction Leopard Print Pompom Hat knitting pattern! What a fun winter accessory!

And back to plaid. This one is a knitting pattern, though, and only made with 2 colours of yarn. The Super Bulky Buffalo Plaid Hat knitting pattern is a quick knit made with super bulky yarn; don’t you just love it with a big faux fur pom on top?

And while not exactly a wearable accessory, this Textured Christmas Crochet Stocking Pattern is a great project to get working on this time of year. It would make a lovely gift for a friend or loved one! Don’t you just love the beautiful bobble stripes? I love the natural coloured yarn used here, but I think any solid colour would look delightful in this pattern!

So there’s this week’s collection of fabulous patterns to knit and crochet. Making them and wearing them will keep you warm all season! Pick up a pattern today and find some yummy yarns to make one of these patterns. Or pin it for later!

Knit or crochet one of these 12 warm winter wear accessories this winter. Gorgeous textures and fun patterns to make beautiful cowls, hats, ear warmers and mittens for your friends and family this winter! #knitpattern #crochetpattern #accessories #knitwear #crochetwear #cozy #craftevangelist
Fun buffalo plaid cowl crochet pattern! I love this crochet plaid look; it's so cute! #crochetpattern #crochetscarf #buffaloplaid #crochetbuffaloplaid #craftevangelist
Simple granny stitch triangle scarf crochet pattern. I love the simple texture that results. Perfect crochet project for beginners! #crochetpattern #crochetcowl #crochetscarf #crochetaccessories #crochetwear #craftevangelist
The June Berry Cowl is a fringed chunky textured scarf that is finished with wooden buttons. This crochet pattern is a perfect quick project to make for a loved one... or yourself! #crochetcowl #crochetscarf #fringe #crochetaccessories #craftevangelist
The Cascades Scarf pattern is a great knitting pattern for your first cable knitting project. One big braided cable down the middle and chunky yarn makes this scarf come together quickly. #knitpattern #scarfpattern #knitscarf #pdfpattern #craftevangelist
Manitoba Moss Mittens knitting pattern... a chunky textured knitted mitten, perfect for winter! Love this rich teal colour, too! #knitmittens #mittenpattern #knittingpattern #chunkyyarn #craftevangelist
Bit of Honey Mittens, a cute honeycomb textured knitted mitten pattern. Such a gorgeous and simple mitten pattern! #knitmittens #mittenpattern #knittingpattern #mittenknitting #craftevangelist
The Cadence Mittens crocheted cable mittens pattern. I love the chunky yarn and texture of this crochet pattern. So cute and cozy! #crochetpattern #crochetmittens #mittenpattern #mittenscrochet #craftevangelist
Beautiful textured crochet stocking pattern. I love the bobble textured stripes! Perfect for a farmhouse rustic style Christmas decor! #stockingpattern #crochetstocking #farmhouseChristmas #Christmasstocking #craftevangelist
I love this cute knitted hat pattern! What a lovely colour work knitting pattern for buffalo plaid! So cute! and I'm still loving these big faux fur pompoms! #knittingpattern #knitbeanie #beaniepattern #knittoque #toqupattern #hatpattern #knithat #buffaloplaid #knitplaid #colorwork #craftevangelist
Animal Attraction Hat! Awesome intarsia knitting pattern for a leopard print beanie! How fun is this? #knittingpattern #knithat #knitbeanie #knittoque #hatpattern #beaniepattern #animalprint #craftevangelist
The River Ear Warmer crochet pattern. Love this twisted headband for winter. Room for ponytails and top knots! #earwarmer #crochetpattern #crochetheadband #headband #headbandpattern #earwarmerpattern #crochetearwarmer #craftevangelist
Love this twisted bow-tie woven headwarmer crochet pattern. Super cute texture on this headband. Perfectly on-trend this year! #crochetpattern #crochetheadwarmer #crochetheadband #crochetearwarmer #headbandpattern #craftevangelist

Handmade Holiday Gifts

It’s go time! November always takes me by surprise. Before November, if I had started thinking about Christmas gifts or making anything, I was so super early and ahead of the game. Once November hits, I always feel behind. It’s stupid, really. But the maker mom in me wants to handmake something for everyone. Besides making everyone some coasters or ornaments, it just isn’t practical to start in November. But just because you can’t make something elaborate for everyone, doesn’t mean that you can’t make something elaborate for someone special. So, I’ve rounded up a group of patterns to make for some beautiful handmade holiday gifts! Check them out and get to work!

Or… here’s the other trick, if you’re starting in November, you can still get a handmade gift made for you! There are so many makers who make a gorgeous handmade gift for you, wrap it beautifully and ship it to you in time for Christmas. Just take note of any special order-by dates, so you can be sure to get what you want in time for your gift-giving!

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Stuffed toys are always a great gift idea for children! Even adults find them hard to resist! This sweet Friendy Wendy the Lamb crochet pattern would make a lovely handmade gift!

The beauty of holiday time is that you can decorate with stuffed toys! When else can you display stuffed toys if you’re not a kid (or my mother-in-law in her spare bedrooms)? You can make this Kevin the Snowman Amigurumi Pattern and put him on your mantle or give him as a loveable Christmas toy!

These Christmas Minis set of crochet toy patterns are another opportunity to make and display some cute little amigurumi toys for the holidays! If you attached some string to these little guys, they would make great hanging ornaments or gift toppers!

My little Oak hubby crochet toy pattern is a sweet little amigurumi toy pattern to make as a lovey for a child. What an adorable earthy little doll! He looks perfectly suited for the woodsy outdoors.

Maybe the hype of Frozne is over now, but I know there are still some die-hard fans out there and kids still love Olaf. If you have a fan in your life, you could make one of these detachable Olaf Snowman crochet patterns. How much fun is it to have an interactive handmade toy to play with!?

Play food is such a fun handmade gift! This amigurumi cup of hot cocoa is a cute and quick-to-make little pattern that will delight any recipient! How much fun would it be to put out an amigurumi cup of cocoa and cookies for Santa this year?

For an older child or teen, this Crochet Pillow Lips Amigurumi Pattern would make a great throw pillow for their bed. Made with fuzzy blanket yarn, this little pillow would be so cozy to snuggle up to!

For the knitters in the group looking to make a garment, the Lodgepole Cowl knitting pattern is a lovely colour-work knitting pattern, made with just two colours. Cowls make great handmade gifts because you don’t need to have someone’s exact measurements to make a garment that is going to fit and they knit up rather quickly, so you can make lots for all your friends!

If you’ve got a little more time to craft this year, you could make up one of these Winter Star Crochet Blanket Patterns and have a fabulous afghan to enjoy or delight someone with a gorgeous handmade gift!

Or if winter stars are not your thing, check out this Midnight Diamond Blanket Crochet Pattern. I love the pattern on this; it almost looks like a Scandinavian rug! I wonder if I could make it with t-shirt yarn and make a fun rug?

So, if you’re not a maker, or you are and you just don’t have time to make one of these lovely patterns, there are still makers out there who have time to make a great gift for you in time for the holidays. Like this incredible Crocheted fairy house teapot cosy from Pleasant Things Store. Remember last year when I made my teapot cosy for the silent auction? Well, this maker makes them, too! And she is far more prolific than I am! I tell ya, for all the work that goes into a piece of art like this, her prices are a good deal!

Or maybe you would prefer to give a Luxury Sparrow Beanie made by my friend Jasmine at KichekoDesigns with hand-dyed superwash Merino wool. I love the giant faux fur poms; they’re still so trendy and fun. This gorgeous hat would be loved by any recipient! If you want to make your own, you can grab the pattern from HaileyBailey.

Do you have a new baby coming into the family soon? Jasmine would also make you a Little Ombre Blanket made with naturally soft merino. Perfect baby stroller blanket! It’s such a delight to receive a handmade gift, so you can be sure to let your recipient know that this blanket was handmade in Canada by a delightful woman in Revelstoke, BC!

Pre-order your Knit Hat with Faux Fur Pom from a fellow Edmonton maker, GingerfullyCozy. This mustard yellow is such a great colour this fall; I’m so glad it’s still on-trend: it’s one of my favourite colours!

For a chunky option, GingerfullyCozy also has this cute textured knit hat with faux fur pom. The grey is so classic and goes with everything!

So, whether you’re kicking your making into high-gear this month or organizing yourself for the gift-giving season ahead, you’ve got a bunch of great options to have a lovely handmade holiday! I’m always so pleased to push handmade on people; it’s a far superior option in so many ways. If you make it yourself, you can save some money by just buying some yarn that’s within your budget and add so much value with some of your time. It makes such a special gift for the recipient because of your input of time and thought. If you buy from an independent maker, you’re usually getting a super great deal and you’re directly supporting creative handiwork! We shouldn’t lose these skills! We need to value them and we need to value the time that makers spend making and coming up with beautiful patterns for the rest of us! So, what are you waiting for? Go get one of these patterns or put your order in for a handmade item by a talented maker! Pin this for later so you can find it next time you’re looking for it.

Cute handmade gifts to make and gift this Christmas season! From amigurumi toys to fairy house tea cosies and trendy beanies, this is a great collection of patterns and handmade gift ideas for you! #crochetpatterns #handmadegifts #craftevangelist #amigurumi #blanketpatterns #yarn #crafts
Sweet amigurumi crochet pattern for this adorable little lamb doll, Friendy Wendy the Lamb. So cute! Perfect handmade baby gift idea! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #handmadegift #handmadegiftideas #yarn #crafts #handmadeholidays #craftevangelist
Super adorable crochet pattern for this sweet amigurumi snowman. Lovely crocheted christmas gift idea. He would make a great decoration or toy for children of all ages. Very sweet. I love his little vest! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #handmadegifts #handmadechristmas #handmadeholidays #handmadegiftideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Such a sweet handmade crochet toy pattern! Perfect little amigurumi doll, I love its waldorf-style simplicity with the adorable little details! Super cute handmade gift idea. Time to pick up a pattern and get working for the holidays! #handmadegifts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochettoy #amigurumitoy #handmadechristmas #handmadeholidays #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi holiday characters. 4 crochet patterns in one: penguin, snowman, christmas tree and santa claus. Such adorable little amigurumi patterns, would make great ornaments! Excellent instructions and highly rated pattern! It's time to start working on your holiday gifts! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetchristmas #handmadegifts #handmadechristmas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun and functional detachable Olaf toy crochet pattern! What a fun handmade gift idea, Frozen-inspired amigurumi pattern. #amigurumipattern #frozen #toypattern #yarn #crafts #diytoys #handmadegiftideas #crochetpattern
Knitting pattern for worsted weight color work cowl, the Lodgepole Cowl with a modern stranded color work simple pine tree design. Gorgeous! Would work up quickly for a quick handmade gift idea! #knittingpattern #knitcowl #cowlpattern #yarn #crafts #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Adorable, incredible handmade crocheted fairy house teapot cozy! What a fun and thoughtful gift this would make for a tea fanatic! Such a good price for lovely detailed handiwork! #teacozy #teacosy #handmadegifts #crochetedgifts #handmade #fairyhouse #fairies #fantasygifts #craftevangelist
Such a cute amigurumi crochet pattern! A mug of hot cocoa pattern! I love the cute little face and I need to find that cookie pattern! Adorable! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #playfood #amigurumiplayfood #hotcocoa #hotchocolate #diytoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Winter Star Blanket crochet pattern. Lovely little pattern to work on for this fall, making a gorgeous holiday-ready afghan to curl up in or give as a fabulous handmade gift! Love this beautiful crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetafghan #blanketpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Chunky Knit Hat with faux fur pompom, special handmade beanie sized for an average adult woman's head. Love this gorgeous hat! 
#knithat #fauxfurpom #handmadegiftideas #handmadegift #shoplocal #handmadeinyeg #yeghandmade #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured knit hat with giant faux fur pompom! I love everything about this hat. Pre-order, made to order handmade in Canada custom beanie! Perfect gift idea! #knithat #handmadegift #handmadegiftideas #craftevangelist
I love this classic, minimalist ombre baby blanket, with chunky stripes and a lovely textured super soft merino wool, this handmade in Canada blanket would make a lovely baby shower gift! #handmadegifts #babyblanket #merinowool #madeinCanada #crochetedblanket #handmadeblanket #craftevangelist
Handmade crocheted luxury hat made in Canada with hand-dyed superwash merino wool. I love this gorgeous hat and the fantastic faux fur pompom! Perfect winter beanie! There's also a link to the pattern to make your own! #crochethat #crochetbeanie #beaniepattern #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Midnight Diamond Blanket Crochet Pattern. I love this black and white tile-inspired blanket crochet pattern. It would fit well with Scandinavian-style decor and would make a lovely handmade gift! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetblanketpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a fun handmade crochet pillow for teens! Perfect cozy little pattern to make up for that hard-to-buy-for woman or teen! Crochet pink lips for your home, car and friends!
#amigurumi #handmadegifts #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #craftevangelist

Mesmerizing Mandalas

I love the look of a mandala! They are such a fun way to use up scrap yarn; they can be bright and sunshiny and they’re often a great way to learn new stitches! So many of my favourite things. Check out some of these gorgeous mandala patterns and mandala inspired patterns to make!

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Coasters are an obvious start for mandalas. It’s a small project that can be made in under an hour. Make a few and you’ve got a lovely little gift set! I love the subtle colours used in this example of One Skein of Love CraftsCrochet Coaster Pattern!

There are so many lovely mandala patterns out there for doilies and for coasters, it’s really hard to pick just one! It kind of depends on how you’re feeling! This Dorothy Mandala Pattern is just one of many!

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

You can also make a whole bunch of mandalas and crochet them together! Check out the lovely floral mandalas in this Persian tiles blanket by Jane Crowfoot. I love the way the mandalas come together to make a gorgeous tile-inspired blanket! How lovely would this be on your couch?

Mandalas also make gorgeous wall hangings! Check out this fantastic pattern to make a fabulous wall hanging for your home. Or it would make a great gift!

And here’s another gorgeous one! The Ripple Effect mandala crochet pattern is gorgeous and super affordable! Mounted on a circular frame makes it perfect for hanging on the wall.

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

Once you get good at making your mandalas, you can start making them bigger and make a mandala rug! How lovely is this Andromeda t-shirt yarn mandala rug?

Or you can make a lovely mandala throw blanket, like this Ring Around the Rosie Mandala Blanket by The Lavender Chair.

You can even wear your mandalas! Check out this super fun Lotus Mandala Circular vest! What a fun boho-inspired garment, perfect for festival season!

Or this Sunset Mandala Circular Vest is another great way to wear a mandala!

I know I usually stick to knitting and crochet patterns here, but if that’s not your thing, there are still mandalas for you to make! In fact, this Beaded Mandala craft kit has everything you need to make this lovely beaded mandala work of art!

Cross stitch is another great craft to get inspired by mandalas! Check out these four mandala patterns that can be used for cross stitch, rug hooking, plastic canvas and more!

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

Go get yourself one of these fabulous patterns now! And getting making a mandala! Perfect project for the warmer months ahead! Or pin it for later!

Gorgeous Mandala Patterns! Mostly crochet patterns to make these stunning mandalas! Loving mandalas right now! #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #mandala #crochet #craftevangelist
Gorgeous Persian Tiles Blanket full colour printed brochure pattern! Love this gorgeous crochet blanket pattern! And it's so nice to have a printed full color pattern! #mandala #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #blanket #yarn #crafts #craftevanelist
I love this sweet starburst crochet coaster pattern! Perfect little projects for summer and they make great gifts! #crochetpattern #mandala #crochetmandala #mandalapattern #crochetcoaster #crochet #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Crochet Mandala Doily pattern. I love these bright and fun crocheted doilies inspired by mandalas! What a perfect pattern to use up small bits of yarn! Nice small projects for summer travelling! #crochetpattern #crochetmandala #crochetdoily #yarn #crafts #crochet #mandala #craftevangelist
What a fun bead project! Gorgeous beaded mandala craft kit! Perfect little gift idea for an older artistic kid or adult! Love this! #mandala #crafts #giftidea #beading #beads #craftkit #kit #beadedmandala #craftevangelist #etsy
Lovely Ring around the Rosie circular mandala blanket crochet pattern! What a fun throw idea! I love this simple, but stunning pattern! #mandala #crochetpattern #crochet #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #crochetblanket #crochetmandala #mandala
Lovely Andromeda Crocheted Rug pattern with crochet cables! I love the stunning detail on this tshirt rug crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #mandalapattern #crochetmandala #crochetrug #yarn #crafts #etsy #craftevangelist
Supernova Mandala Patterns. PDF downloadable patterns for crafting, cross stitch, needlepoint, rug hook, plastic canvas, loom and fuse beads. Mandalas are so hot right now! Love these stunning patterns #mandala #mandalapattern #crafts #crossstitch #needlepoint, #rughook, #plasticcanvas #loom #fusebeads #craftevangelist
What a fun and colorful mandala circular shawl crochet pattern! I love the bright colours and carefree spirit in this boho shrug pattern! Perfect for festivals! #crochet #crochetpattern #mandala #mandalapattern #crochetmandala #yarn #crafts #etsy #craftevangelist
Pretty sunset crochet mandala vest pattern! What a fun vest pattern! I'm loving mandalas lately! Gorgeous! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crochetvest #yarn #crafts #mandala #mandalapattern #etsy #craftevangelist
The Ripple Effect mandala crochet pattern! I love this one mounted on a circular frame to hang on the wall! Makes great decorative art to display your craft! Fantastic gift! #crochet #crochetpattern #crochetmandala #mandalapattern #yarn #crafts #mandala #wallhanging #etsy #craftevangelist
Lovely wall hanging crochet mandala pattern! Love this gorgeous boho inspired mandala! Would make a great wall hanging or a gift! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #mandala #wallhanging #mandalapattern #etsy #craftevangelist

Double Brim Knit Hats

Have you seen this technique for a knit hat brim? These colour-block beanies are very popular right now and this seamless brim is such a great technique for creating a simple hat edge without using ribbing (but you can) or ending up with a rolled edge. So all you need to do is knit (no purling)! It also gives you the opportunity to learn a new technique: provisional cast on, though I’ll include a link to a video that doesn’t require a provisional cast on as well as the provisional cast on. It’s worth learning because the provisional cast on results in a seamless and stretchier brim. Check out these patterns for double brim knit hats that are so popular now and learn a new technique while you’re at it!

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First, there’s this super simple pattern in just one colour and straight-forward stockinette stitch, The Doubly. This pattern includes video tutorials and the double brim beanie pattern from Heart Hooked by Tilly.

For a two colour option, you can pick up this Bremner Beanie knitting pattern, which comes in 5 sizes from Amy Wood and Wool.

Or try this option from DeBross NYC, which promises to be a little more slouchy. The slouchy beanies are still super popular this year.  The Savante Two Tone beanie looks great topped with a faux fur pom pom!

By adding just one more colour, you can create this trendy Double Brim Hiker Beanie. This pattern from True North Knits Co comes in sizes for the whole family. Wouldn’t winter family photos be so fun with everyone in one of these adorable hats?

Or you can add a bit of a pattern with this Fisherman Toque by Lamb and Co Designs. I love the super bulky yarn used for this beanie; it makes for a super quick project!

If you’re looking for a more involved pattern and love colourwork, check out this Lake Louise Toque knitting pattern from Woollie and Weft. Isn’t that deep teal colour beautiful?! Love it!

Take some time this winter to learn this new technique of the double brimmed hat. This video is a great tutorial if you already have a good idea of how to make a provisional cast on and you’re working in stockinette. This video has instructions for a provisional cast on, but it is worked in rib stitch, so it’s a little different, but not difficult to adapt to stockinette. And this video includes a whole pattern for free and does not require a provisional cast on. She does show you that you will get a seam, which I do not prefer, so I would use one of the other options for a cast on.

Let me know if you make one of these! Or pin it for later and to share with the world!

Learn to knit a double brim beanie! Seamless options with provisional cast on instructions and simpler options provided. Links to video tutorials and a free YouTube pattern! #knitting #pattern #knit #yarn #crafts #beanie #hat #toque #winterhat #diy #tutorial #craftevangelist
Love this simple all stockinette stitch beanie pattern! Those gorgeous faux fur pompoms are awesome! #knit #knitting #pattern #beanie #toque #hat #doublebrim #craftevangelist
Bremner Beanie, a two-toned double brimmed stockinette stitch winter hat pattern knits up quickly in a chunky yarn! Love this colour blocking! #knit #knitting #pattern #beanie #toque #hat #doublebrim #craftevangelist
Slouchy Double Brim Knit Hat pattern to make in either a solid colour or two tones. Love the big fluffy faux fur pompom! #knit #knitting #pattern #beanie #toque #hat #doublebrim #craftevangelist
Lovely little design on this Fisherman Toque knitting pattern with double brim knit brim. Looks so nice in a chunky/bulky yarn! #knit #knitting #pattern #beanie #toque #hat #doublebrim #craftevangelist
The Lake Louise Toque has a lovely colourwork pattern with a fold over double brim stockinette stitch brim. Knits up quickly. Good project to learn provisional cast on and double brim. #knit #knitting #pattern #beanie #toque #hat #doublebrim #craftevangelist
Love this knitting pattern for a Double Brim Hiker Beanie! Would be perfect for outdoor winter family pictures! #knit #knitting #pattern #beanie #toque #hat #doublebrim #craftevangelist

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!

Amazing Crocheted Fairy House Tea Cosy made by #craftevangelist #crochet #crafts #yarn #diy #fairyhouse #teacosy

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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.

Amazing Crocheted Fairy House Tea Cosy made by #craftevangelist #crochet #crafts #yarn #diy #fairyhouse #teacosy

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.

Amazing Crocheted Fairy House Tea Cosy made by #craftevangelist #crochet #crafts #yarn #diy #fairyhouse #teacosy

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!

Amazing Crocheted Fairy House Tea Cosy made by #craftevangelist #crochet #crafts #yarn #diy #fairyhouse #teacosy

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