Handmade Handbags

While I’ve never really thought of myself as a handbag person, as it turns out, I’m quite drawn to them. I tend to under-purchase in general, so I tend not to buy myself too many. I have made myself a couple of bags before, but they’ve never turned into my regular handbag. I use one to hold WIPs and another I made to carry some supplies to church. It might just be time to make another because I’ve found some great looking patterns! Check out these beautiful handmade handbag patterns!

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This Audrey Hobo Bag by Hooked on Patterns caught my eye most recently. I love the slouchy hobo bag style with the sturdy textured stitch at the top. This looks like it would make a lovely bag to transport projects!

I am also very drawn to this Window Frost Handbag Crochet Pattern by Outstanding Crochet. I love the lacy flower motif. It looks so delicate and could easily be dressed up or down.

Some people don’t have time for all the crafty stuff. For them, there’s this made to order Crochet Lomo Camera Purse from the shop Meemanan. If you’re really keen on making one yourself, you can find a pattern for a similar camera purse here.

The Kiara Bag crochet pattern from the shop Ruby Webbs is a lovely textured handbag that comes in 2 different sizes, one of which looks large enough to hold a laptop! I love how sturdy it looks!

I guess all of these patterns have been crochet up until now. If you haven’t quite ventured into hooking, the Horseshoe Cable Handbag pdf knitting pattern from the Etsy shop LOTCP is a lovely looking cable-knit pattern for a handbag. If you’re looking for some wooden bag handles, check out some of these.

Another lovely knitting pattern for a handbag is this Cherry Blossom Felted Bag Knitting Pattern from the shop Splendid Sparrow. If you’ve never felted before, a handbag is a perfect project to experiment with that! Size isn’t quite as important as a garment, so if it ends up a little smaller than anticipated, it isn’t the end of the world. And isn’t that lovely cherry blossom embroidered embellishment lovely?

I hope you’ve found some inspiration for some handmade handbag patterns. Please pin it for later or to share with your friends!

Handmade Handbags to make yourself! Knitting and crochet patterns for some gorgeous handbags! Love the camera purse! #crochet #knit #patterns #handbag #handmade #purse #yarn #crafts #diy #accessories #bag
Super cute horseshoe cable knit handbag pdf knitting pattern. I love this gorgeous handmade handbag! I can make my own purse! How cool is that?! #handbag #knitting #pattern #pdf #download #etsy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a cute crocheted handbag! I could totally crochet my own purse with this pattern! #handbag #purse #crochet #pattern #handmade #pdf #download #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful and sturdy crochet pattern for this large and functional handbag in 2 sizes! Love the look of this bag! #crochet #pattern #handbag #purse #laptopbag #handmade #yarn #crafts #pdf #craftevangelist
Beautiful crocheted lacy purse pattern! I love the floral motif on this gorgeous handbag crochet pattern! I need to make one of these now! So pretty! #crochet #pattern #handbag #purse #pdf #download #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
This is SOOOO adorable! Made to order handmade crocheted camera purse that looks like an old-school camera! Great gift for a teen! Love this! There's even a link for a pattern if you want to make one yourself! #crochet #handbag #purse #handmade #instapurse #cute #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous Cherry Blossom Handbag felted knit pattern. This looks so neat how you can't even see the stitches! What a fun idea! I'd love to learn how to felt! #knitting #pattern #felted #felting #handbag #handmade #yarn #crafts #purse #craftevangelist

Adorable Amigurumi

Have you ever tried to crochet (or knit) your own (or for a special kid) stuffed toy? Amigurumi projects can be so much fun to work on and often have a pretty quick payoff because they look so cute as they come together. I’m a big fan of amigurumi patterns and I love to see all the creativity of designers come to life in these adorable anthropomorphic creatures! Check out these fantastic adorable amigurumi patterns!

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This adorable Puppy Dog Amigurumi pattern was a definite contender for me to make when my youngest son asked for a super cute puppy stuffy for Christmas. Alas, it was one of the projects that I didn’t get to for Christmas, so my husband picked up a store-bought option for him. He was just as excited for that one.

I love this adorable Baby Sea Turtle with Shell amigurumi pattern. Baby turtles remind me of Mr Evangelist, because he’s always saying that he has ideas like baby turtles (it’s estimated that only 1 in 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings will survive to adulthood). So baby turtles make me think of him. I should probably make him a baby turtle for fun one year!

A classic teddy bear pattern is a great go-to handmade gift idea for a child. What a lovely baby shower gift! This adorable Andy the Bear crochet pattern is a great option!

Of course, a doll pattern is another classic toy idea and this gorgeous Michelle Doll Pattern by Carmen Rent (I love all her designs!) is just lovely! She’s all dolled up in the sweetest dress and her adorable bouncy curls are beautiful!

Another of my favourite designers, Orsi from the shop Manuska has created this lovely doll pattern for Emma. I love the embroidery detail on her eyes, requiring no special notions, like safety eyes or anything, perfect for a young baby, so there are no buttons or choking hazards.

If you’re feeling the St Patrick’s Day celebrations a little early, you have plenty of time to crochet up this adorable Pudgy Leprechaun. He’s as adorable as Saint Nicholas, with his rosy cheeks and jolly beard! He’d be sure to add some whimsy to your spring!

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Six adorable amigurumi crochet patterns to make! I love the super sweet teddy bear pattern! #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #toy #stuffy #handmadegiftidea #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable pudgy leprechaun amigurumi crochet pattern to make this sweet stuffed toy perfect for St Patrick's Day! Fun spring crochet project! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #stuffedtoypattern #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super adorable puppy dog amigurumi crochet pattern to make this adorable puppy dog eyed puppy! Love his sad little eyes and adorable paws! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #stuffedtoypattern #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a fun little crochet project! Baby Sea Turtle with Shell amigurumi crochet pattern makes a perfect little interactive toy for a child! So fun! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #stuffedtoypattern #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute little Andy the Bear crochet amigurumi pattern to make this lovely little toy bear doll with an adorable little sweater! He looks like he's going back to school! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #stuffedtoypattern #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
I love the ringlets on this adorable crocheted doll amigurumi pattern! It's totally time to make some different coloured dolls for my kids! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #stuffedtoypattern #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a lovely new doll pattern from Manuska! Emma the crocheted amigurumi doll! I love her embroidered eyes and all the pink! Gorgeous! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #stuffedtoypattern #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Sweet Sweaters

Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to start dreaming of selfish projects! Winter is such a great time to cozy up with some yarn and a more involved project to make for yourself! I think it’s a great year to make a sweater for myself, don’t you? Check out some of these lovely sweater patterns and choose one to make for yourself (or as ANOTHER gift, I guess, you generous maker, you).

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While this model may be sporting a pair of cutoffs with this sweater, I think this Clarke Pullover pattern would make a great all season sweater. Cute and comfy for summer evenings or winter weekends. I love stripes, so this pullover is just my style! Definitely a contender!

I love the stylish simplicity of this Drift Cable Knit Raglan Sweater Pattern. I love this grey wool and that it is knit seamlessly in the round from top down. If you’ve never knit top-down before, it is the cat’s meow! Why? You can be sure it’s the right length! No more too short or too long pullovers! Hold it up to yourself as you go and ensure the length is to your preference. Also, seamless! No seams means extra comfort, and no sewing afterward!

This Christmas, I found myself looking for a festive sweater to wear to holiday events. We don’t usually attend very fancy Christmas parties, so a nice sweater will almost always suffice. I had a hard time finding just what I wanted, so I might just have to make something that will work for me. This Icelandic snowflake yoke sweater pattern is sweet and winter-y without being overly Christmassy, which is nice because then you can wear it all season instead of just at festive events.

Perhaps a cardigan is more you thing. A couple years ago, I knit myself a similar cardigan to this Greystone Cardigan (but mine doesn’t have POCKETS like this one does!!!) during Lent while I gave up Facebook. It was so lovely to get something so lovely made instead of just staring at a screen. I’m a little embarrassed to say that I didn’t give up Facebook permanently from that time, but recently I’ve pulled back my time spent there and my time spent on my phone overall, which I’m happy with. So, if you are trying to wean yourself off screens a little bit more, perhaps you should pick up your knitting again!

I’m a big fan of very simple and classic patterns, so this Easy Raglan Sweater Pattern with Video Tutorial is a great beginner project, but also a beautiful way to show off a favourite yarn and knock the execution out of the park to make a really professional looking final product.

But back to stripes. Here’s another striped pattern paired with a casual pair of cutoffs. I love this Sea Breeze Sweater Knitting Pattern by All About Ami. Again, I think this sweater would make a lovely all season sweater, perfect for both winter and summer! And STRIPES!

Which sweater do you like? Are you planning a more involved project for this winter? I loved my Lenton knitting project from 2016; knitting is a great time for reflection and meditation, keeping your hands busy and your mind in and out of focus on the pattern and your thoughts. Lovely. Pin this so you don’t forget about these lovely projects later!

Lovely collection of sweaters to knit this season! Classic raglan top-down knitting patterns to make this season. Time to get some yarn! #knit #pattern #knitting #women #sweater #pullover #cardigan #jumper #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute and stripey raglan top-down knit pullover pattern! I love this sweater! Such a classic looking pattern! Nice casual fit. #sweater #knitting #pattern #knit #pullover #jumper #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous simple, but classic cable knit pullover pattern! I love the delicate cable down the centre! Great classic top-down seamless sweater knitting pattern! #knit #sweater #pattern #knitting #jumper #yarn #crafts #women #craftevangelist
This sweet long cardigan knitting pattern HAS POCKETS! What a sweet looking pattern! I may need another cardigan... #knitting #pattern #knit sweater #pockets #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Classic raglan pullover knitting pattern for this simple, but gorgeous sweater! What a lovely pattern to show off a gorgeous yarn! #knitting #pattern #knit #sweater #raglan #topdownsweater #yarn #crafts #pullover #jumper #craftevangelist
I love this breezy striped multi-season sweater knitting pattern! I need more stripes in my life! #knitting #pattern #sweater #pullover #jumper #yarn #crafts #knit #craftevangelist

Teeny Tiny Amigurumi

Stuffed crocheted toys (amigurumi) are perfect little projects for new crocheters and bring a lot of joy and satisfaction. If you’re still looking for a last minute gift to make someone, an amigurumi toy is a great option! Check out these great patterns for some inspiration!

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This adorable little snowman pattern works up quickly and once you add a little string to his head, he’d make the perfect tree ornament! 

Or try out this tiny little mouse in a walnut shell. So cute! And all the components come out! How adorable is this?

I also love this super tiny waldorf elf pattern! Look at how teeny tiny he is! PinkMouseBoutique has a lot of tiny amigurumi patterns! You should totally check it out!

For the knitters in the house, even you can make a tiny amigurumi penguin! Check out this pattern from fuzzytuft! Would make a great ornament to hang on the tree!

Here’s another super sweet tiny amigurumi pattern from PinkMouseBoutique! Perfect for this time of year, make up this teeny tiny nativity pattern for a lovely gift. I have a colleague who collects nativities: she would love this!

Here’s another unique tiny amigurumi crochet pattern to try: Bigli Migli (tiny) is a super sweet doll in red and white and black, perfect for the holiday season!

This little cup of hot cocoa with a cookie is a classic amigurumi toy: personified mug with the classic amigurumi positioning of adorable bulgy eyes and tiny little mouth. 

Is there a lot of baby shark in your life? Perhaps this little Baby Shark Amigurumi pattern would make a lovely little gift for the baby shark obsessed kid in your house!

There are so many more tiny amigurumi patterns you can crochet. Etsy has hundreds of them! Peruse through this list to check out some more and find something that you like. Or pin these ideas for later!

Check out these teeny tiny amigurumi! They would make perfect last minute gift ideas, little ornaments or toys for a kiddo! Love these! #crochet #amigurumi #diy #crafts #yarn #handmadegifts #handmade #knit #pattern #snowman #christmas #hotcocoa #craftevangelist
Super cute teeny tiny baby shark amigurumi crochet pattern. Makes an adorable key chain or zipper pull! Perfect quick little last minute handmade gift! #crafts #yarn #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #tiny #babyshark #craftevangelist
This adorable amigurumi crochet pattern for a mug of hot chocolate and a super tiny crocheted cookie is soooooo cute! Would make a fun quick to make Christmas gift! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #tiny #yarn #crafts #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Awwww.. I love these tiny Bigli Migli stuffed amigurumi crocheted toys! There is a link here for the pattern to make your own adorable little characters for your own tree. Makes a great last minute crocheted gift! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #tiny #biglimigli #craftevangelist
Adorable little tiny stuffed penguins! And they're knitted! So cute! What a great little Christmas ornament idea! So unique! #knitting #pattern #amigurumi #stuffedtoy #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a sweet, oh-so-teeny-tiny little waldorf elf crochet pattern! Love this little character! How do they even make it so small?! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #tiny #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a sweet tiny little mouse in a walnut shell amigurumi crochet pattern! Love his colourful blanket here! #crochet #pattern #tiny #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #small #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Adorable crochet pattern for a Nativity set with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus that you can hold in one hand! So sweet and tiny! #crochet #pattern #nativity #holyfamily #christmas #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Free pattern for this Crocheted Tiny Baby Snowman! Isn't he adorable?! Love this sweet little snowman pattern! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #freepattern #christmas #snowman #stuffedtoy #tiny #craftevangelist

Marvellous Mittens

I posted a round up of fingerless gloves I was choosing between a few weeks ago when I was complaining of my freezing fingers in my office.  I did make a pair, but now we’re onto full-on winter in these parts, so you need mittens whenever you venture out of the house. Which pair should I make next? There are so many lovely knit and crochet patterns to make. Which do you like? (They also make great gifts, especially chunky crocheted mittens: they work up super quickly!

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I’m a big fan of these chunky knit Cabled Hat and Mittens Pattern. Bonus hat pattern! Right? So classic and perfect for showing off a lovely yarn!

The Helix Mittens knitting pattern is another great knit mitten pattern. Look at the fun swirl in these lovely mittens! 

The Jesse Mittens crochet pattern has a nice texture with a contrasting cuff, they set off any winter outfit. This same designer also has a hat pattern that matches!

Cabled Mittens Crochet Pattern by All About Ami (fellow Edmontonian!) are a cute mitten with a cable knit pattern for crocheters. I think the cable-knit look is what a lot of crocheters are kind of envious of knitters for. You can learn both! I learned to knit after I learned to crochet, so I knit continental and it feels so much more natural than the English method to me.

Frosty Forest Mittens crochet pattern are another chunky crochet mitten pattern that look toasty warm and would crochet up quickly for a last minute gift!

One day I want to make some of these ultra warm Alpaca Thrum Mittens! All that roving inside makes them super warm and cozy and the little puffy heart stitch on the outside is adorable!

I’m a huge fan of simple knitting patterns, so I love these Frisco Mittens, which are another pattern that would highlight and show off a beautiful yarn! Sometimes you save that lovely stuff for just the right project. These cozy mittens look just right for that.

Keep your fingers busy and then warm with one of these lovely pair of mittens! Pick up a pattern today! Or pin it for tomorrow!

Seven lovely mitten patterns to knit & crochet! Mittens make such a lovely handmade gift to give and they work up so quickly! #knit #crochet #patterns #roundup #warm #gloves #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super simple, classic knit mittens pattern. Frisco mittens. Love the classic simplicity of this pattern! Perfect for showing off a lovely yarn! #mittens #knitting #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fuzzy and WARM Alpaca Thrum Mittens knitting pattern! I've always wanted a pair of these! They look soooooo warm! #mittens #knitting #pattern #yarn #wool #roving #crafts #craftevangelist
Thick and chunky cozy crocheted mittens pattern! Love how chunky these are! And I love this split single crochet stitch! It closes up the crochet stitch so it's extra warm! #crochet #pattern #mittens #warm #christmas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Lovely crocheted cabled mittens! I love that there's a cabled stitch for crocheters! So pretty! #crochet #cable #mittens #pattern #allaboutami #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
The Jesse Mittens crochet pattern. This designer also has a matching hat pattern for these easy crocheted mittens pattern! Perfect for a beginner! #crochet #beginnercrochet #easycrochet #pattern #yarn #mittens #crafts #craftevangelist
Knitting pattern for these spiral embellished mittens! Looks like a fun pattern to knit! Can't wait to make these! #knitting #pattern #mittens #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Classic cable-knit hat and mittens pattern! Perfect combo for a lovely handmade gift idea! I love this simple, classic pattern! #mittens #hat #yarn #knitting #pattern #crafts #craftevangelist

Beautiful Beanies

Hats! Toques! Beanies! Winter Caps! Warmth for your head! Check out this wonderful collection of warm winter hats to knit and crochet! Time to get out the yarn and get working! Christmas is coming and these hats would make an awesome handmade gift that anyone would be delighted to receive!

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I love this cabled Alpine Beanie Pattern. It looks knit, but it’s crochet! 

I’ve posted other plaid crocheted hat patterns before, but if you’re a knitter, this Pumpkin Pie Knitting Pattern is a great chunky knit hat for you to practice your plaid.

Check out this awesome diamond embellished Knit Regan Beanie pattern! Also a chunky knit, it would work up quickly! I love the colour choices in this example, too! Which colours would you choose?

Here’s another crocheted pattern, this Crochet Dandelion Slouch Beanie Pattern is worked up with a self-striping yarn, probably with a Caron Cake or something. So cute. I love this colour choice too!

The Toph Slouchy Beanie Hat Knitting Pattern looks almost surreal! As a relatively experienced knitter, I have no idea how I would begin to make this, so I would totally need to buy the pattern! I have about 5 or 6 patterns that I still need to make right now, so I’ll have to put this one on hold for now! Will you make it and show me?

There are so many creative ways to work colour into crocheted hats, like this Speckled Ridge Hat Crochet Pattern. I love the chunky pops of colour. And those yarn pompoms are super easy to make with a pompom maker. I love mine!

I’ve been meaning to learn this woven crochet stitch in this Crochet Hat Pattern! It looks so lovely in this hat! I want one!

Of course, not all of us have time to make it all, but you can still have a handmade Knitted hat with pompom, if you’re willing to part with a little more money! You get the finished work of a skilled craftsperson and none of the work! Sounds like a win to me! With the gift-giving season drawing ever closer, it’s time to get those orders in!

Here’s another great option for the time-crunched, the Ski Bunny Knit Hat. This one is a lovely chunky, cable-knit toque, perfect for the ski hill. How cute will you look skiing this holiday in this gorgeous beanie? 

Pick up a pattern and some yarn today and you might have a hat by tomorrow (if you’re fast)! Or pin it so you don’t forget (or share it with your sister so she can make you one… that’s what my sisters do).

Such a pretty collection of winter hat patterns to knit and crochet (even a couple you can just order if you don't knit or crochet)! #beanie #winterhat #toque #crochet #knit #patterns #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous crochet cabled beanie pattern! Love this chunky toque! #crochet #pattern #hat #toque #beanie #yarn #pompom #crafts #craftevangelist
super bulking plaid hat knitting pattern! Look at the options to make it in different colours! Great idea! #knit #pattern #hat #beanie #toque #winter #christmas #handmadegiftidea #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Dandelion slouch crocheted winter hat pattern. Love this slouchy beanie pattern with this stitch pattern! Looks adorable! #crochet #hat #pattern #toque #beanie #winterhat #christmas #handmadegiftideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Wow! Look at the colour work on his knit hat pattern! I love the rich look of this beanie! Gorgeous! #knit #pattern #knitting #hat #beanie #toque #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
I love the pops of colour int he speckled ridge beanie crochet pattern! what a fun hat to make as a gift! Love it! Great for kids. #crochet #pattern #hat #beanie #toque #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
I love the Celtic weave stitch in this crocheted winter hat pattern. This designer has such great hat patterns to check out! #crochet #hat #beanie #winterhat #toque #pattern #crochetpattern #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist

Christmas for Baby

Are you crafting for a baby this Christmas? Baby items are great beginner projects because they’re so small. (And adorable!) You can start to get the feel for how a knit sweater is constructed or practice a new crochet stitch with a baby pattern and oh-my-goodness if some of the patterns are THE.CUTEST.EVER. 

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First of all, booties. How much do you love this crochet pattern for Converse-inspired baby booties? So.much.cuteness. It even comes with a printable box template that you can print and give as a gift! I love that.

If you were thinking of more Christmas-themed booties, then you should make these adorable crocheted reindeer booties! How sweet would these be on the baby in front of the Christmas tree? Perfect!

Of course a handmade stuffed animal is another adorable baby gift idea. How sweet is this little reindeer crochet pattern? I love her little pull along sled! So cute! It would make great holiday decor or a lovely baby gift (just make sure you use some safety eyes and not buttons).

Or maybe one of these adorable Christmas-themed amigurumi dolls is more your style? This bundle pack of North Pole patterns is a great deal! I think the elf is my favourite!

If it’s baby’s first Christmas, baby needs a stocking, right? Baby should start life right with a handmade crocheted stocking from you! I’m quite fond of this crocheted stocking pattern with this tree design. Simple and unique! It looks like it’d be easy enough to make one for the whole family!

Or maybe since a baby is small, baby just needs a teensy-weensy, itty-bitty super cute little stocking. Actually, these are for decoration, but wouldn’t they also make a fantastic advent calendar? You could totally make your own and it would be fantastic!

Less Christmas-themed, but still a perfect Christmas gift for a new baby is this Eve Romper All in One Knitting Pattern. Perfect for the beginner, this garter-stitched romper would make an adorable outfit for baby photos. I love the rustic wooden buttons!

If you’re still thinking about good photo props, this sweet elf stocking cap crochet pattern is a great idea. So cute.

I also love these patterns for these crocheted stuffed letters. What a beautiful way to introduce a child to the love of reading! You could make just a couple of their initials, a name, or make the whole set as a fun learning toy.

Of course, we don’t always have time to make handmade gifts, which is another reason that Etsy is so great. I didn’t find a pattern for this super adorable little lamb hat, but that means you can just get BabaMoon to make one for you! Wouldn’t it be so perfect for a Christmas nativity play at church? Oh-my-goodness I could just eat this little lamb up!

I hope you now have some great ideas for Christmas baby gifts to make. Pin it for later or to share with your friends!

Super adorable Christmas-inspired patterns to knit and crochet for baby this Christmas! I love the little sheep hat! So fuzzy & cute! #crochet #patterns #knit #baby #knitforbaby #crochetforbaby #christmas #holidays #handmadegifts #diy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
How fun are these crocheted Converse baby booties! I need a pair in my size! They're so cute! High top sneakers for baby! Great handmade gift idea! #crochet #pattern #slippers #baby #sneakers #booties #babybooties #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi crocheted Christmas characters. 4 great patterns including Santa, Mrs Claus, Rudolf the Reindeer and little elf doll! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #stuffies #handmade #dolls #christmas #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
I love this cute amigurumi elf crochet pattern! Perfect little toy for Christmas! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
This unique crocheted stocking pattern with nordic inspired Christmas tree looks like an easy crochet pattern for a beginner! Perfect Christmas gift! #crochet #pattern #christmas #stocking #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
These little stockings would make great advent calendar holders! Perfect little stocking decoration crochet pattern for Christmas! #crochet #pattern #baby #christmas #stocking #pdf #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Lovely all in one romper knitting pattern. Great pattern for a beginner or a more experiences knitter. Perfect baby gift! #knit #knitting #pattern #handmadegift #baby #onesie #romper #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super adorable reindeer baby booties would make a perfect handmade Christmas gift for a new baby! #crochet #pattern #Christmas #crafts #yarn #slippers #booties #baby #handmade #craftevangelist
Adorable crochet pattern for a sweet little baby santa elf hat, perfect photo prop for Christmas baby pictures! #crochet #pattern #christmas #santa #hat #elf #baby #beanie #toque #photoprop #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Such a fun idea! Stuffed crocheted amigurumi letters of the alphabet! Perfect baby toy or initials for a bedroom! #crochet #crafts #yarn #alphabet #toys #stuffies #baby #craftevangelist
How adorable is this sweet fuzzy handmade lamb beanie?! What a fun idea for a nativity play at church! Great baby Christmas gift! #crochet #beanie #handmade #hat #toque #costume #photoprop #lamb #nativity #yarn #crafts #craftevangelistfigure>

Cosy Cocoon Cardigans

Cozy or cosy? Whichever way you spell it, it spells warm! I’m having a tough time adjusting to the change in temperature this year (especially in my office where someone is randomly turning on the AC!), so I’ve been looking for a cardigan I can keep at my desk to deal with the fluctuating temperatures and stay toasty while I work! I’ve collected a few patterns that I like here. These cocoon cardigans have been very popular and they look super warm. What do you think? Which one will you put on your needles/hook?

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I really like the woven stitch detail on the cuffs and edging of this Celtic Cocoon Sweater Crochet Pattern from byaccessorize. This looks super cozy for warming up at work.

Then there this Oversized Scoop Sweater knitting pattern from bromefields. It looks like a super easy knitting pattern that I could make while I watch tv. That’s the beauty of knitting… if it’s an easy enough pattern, you don’t even have to look at it for a good chunk of the time. I once knit a scarf for my brother in law while I read a book! 

If you are relatively new to crochet and all you remember is a granny square that your granny taught you, you could try this Granny Cocoon Shrug crochet pattern by Rove Handmade. This might be too “airy” for my needs though. But it’s super stylish and straight-forward if you’re looking for a nice accessory.

This easy knitting pattern for a cocoon cardigan from Knitty Sunny looks like it would also be an easy knit. One of my favourite things about easy knitting patterns is that when you are an intermediate or advanced knitter, these projects look SOOO good. Sometimes I stretch myself by knitting something complicated. Sometimes I knock it out of the park and knit something easy that looks incredible.

This beautiful cable-knit Silver Cocoon knitting pattern from Bummbul looks cozy and lovely as well. Tell me, which one would you choose? Or maybe I’ll come up with my own pattern…

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Love this crochet pattern for this celtic cable cocoon sweater! I love the woven celtic cable stitch on the edging! Looks pretty easy and quick to crochet as well! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #cardigan #sweater #Celtic #cable #stitches #craftevangelist
This simple knitting pattern for an oversized scoop sweater looks so easy and warm for the fall/winter season ahead! Love this cozy look! #knit #pattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #sweater #cardigan #cocoon #scoop #cozy #craftevangelist
Love this light-looking granny cocoon shrug crochet pattern, perfect for keeping warm in a cool office! Looks easy to crochet! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #grannysquare #sweater #cardigan #craftevangelist
Easy knitting pattern for this lovely textured stitch cocoon sweater. So cozy for the fall & winter! Can't wait to make this for the office! #knitting #pattern #knit #yarn #crafts #sweater #cardigan #cocoon #craftevangelist
I love this gorgeous cable-knit chunky knitting pattern for this Silver Cocoon cardigan. Looks so cozy for the office! #knit #pattern #knitting #sweater #cardigan #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Crocheted Christmas Gifts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I love this adorable pompom hat! The Stevie Hat is CROCHETED! and would make a perfect gift for Christmas! Get crocheting! #crochet #crochetpattern #pattern #crafts #yarn #beanie #hat #toque #winterhat #pompom #handmade #handmadegifts #giftideas #christmas #craftevangelist
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Gorgeous crochet pattern for these lovely mini mukluk booties! Check them out! Amazing gift idea for a new baby! #crochet #pattern #booties #slippers #baby #crochetpattern #handmadegifts #handmadegiftideas #handmade #crafts #yarn #babygifts #christmasgifts
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What a fun little retro camera purse crochet pattern! This looks like a great handmade gift to make for a teen! #crochet #pattern #camera #amigurumi #purse #handbag #bag #handmadegift #giftidea #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for this gorgeous June Berry Cowl! I love the boho fringe on this lovely crocheted scarf pattern and the buttons are a great embellishment! #crochet #pattern #cowl #handmade #gift #giftidea #handmadegift #scarf #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #craftevangelist

So Many Fingerless Mittens!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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