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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Super cute geometric pattern on this Evie Crochet Beanie pattern! Perfect to make for Christmas gifts! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crochethat #hat #beanie #toque #handmadegifts #handmadegiftideas #giftideas #crafts #yarn #pompom
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8 different crocheted cactus planters! You can't kill these! they would make great gifts to make for coworkers or friends! Perfect for the office! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #cacti #cactus #patternset #patterndeals #crafts #yarn #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Great pdf amigurumi crochet patterns inspired by Star Wars! I love the R2D2! These would make perfect handmade gifts for the Star Wars lover! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #toys #handmadestuffedtoys #stuffedtoys #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #handmadegifts #giftideas
What a fun little retro camera purse crochet pattern! This looks like a great handmade gift to make for a teen! #crochet #pattern #camera #amigurumi #purse #handbag #bag #handmadegift #giftidea #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for this gorgeous June Berry Cowl! I love the boho fringe on this lovely crocheted scarf pattern and the buttons are a great embellishment! #crochet #pattern #cowl #handmade #gift #giftidea #handmadegift #scarf #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #craftevangelist

So Many Fingerless Mittens!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amazing Amigurumi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Perfect Plaid Patterns!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grab some supplies!

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

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

Baby Booties

I’ve got babies and boots on my mind these days because it snowed here (AND IT STAYED!) and there have been some new babies born recently (yay, babies!). So I’ve been perusing patterns for some great baby booties! Check out these great patterns I found and help me choose which ones I should make as shower gifts!

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Dakota Baby Boots by TwoGirlsPatterns

This is a pattern I’m especially fond of! These Dakota Baby Boots look warm and cozy and super fashionable in that northern European rustic sort of way. TwoGirlsPatterns Etsy shop is full of great baby bootie patterns (as well as some other pretty sweet patterns as well!). 

Baby Wrap Boot

But then I’m also torn because this Baby Wrap Boot pattern (also by TwoGirlsPatterns) is so adorable as well! Oh the buttons! I love buttons on booties! (Etsy is a great place to pick up some large wooden buttons, too! I’ve bought a bunch from this shop.) I mean, technically, you have to be careful that your baby is not left unattended with button booties like this (choking hazard!), but make sure the buttons are securely attached and if your baby is a Houdini about clothes, take them off before naps and stuff. But SO ADORABLE!!!

Baby Slouch Boot

TwoGirlsPatterns just has so many contenders for baby booties! It doesn’t matter what your style is, there’s a sweet baby slipper pattern for you. Look at these adorable Baby Slouch Boots! So sweet!

Furrylicious Loop Boot

Ok, I promise this post isn’t sponsored by TwoGirlsPatterns, but this adorable moccasin boot pattern is so fun! 

So which ones do you think I should make? You can leave a comment here or go leave a comment on this pin on Pinterest.

Adorable baby boot patterns to crochet! Perfect little slippers for the newborn, infant or toddler in your life! These would make a perfect handmade baby shower gift for a new mom! #babybooties #slippers #crochet #patterns #pdf #craftevangelist
Gorgeous Dakota Baby Boots crochet baby slipper pattern! Love this gorgeous design! A Nordic-inspired baby booties pattern! #crochet #pattern #babyboots #slippers #winter
Such sweet Baby Wrap Boots crochet pattern from Two Girls Patterns! I love the sweet buttons! This looks like a great crochet baby booties pattern! Great handmade baby shower gift! #crochet #pattern #pdf #baby #booties #babyshower #gift #handmade #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun loopy furrylicious baby boot crochet pattern! Looks like a gorgeous moccasin pattern! Super sweet slippers for an infant! Great handmade baby shower gift! #crochet #pattern #baby #booties #moccasins #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Adorable slouchy baby booties crochet pattern! Sweet little handmade baby shower gift for a new baby! Love these! #crochet #pattern #crafts #handmade #babybooties #slippers #craftevangelist

Harry Potter Patterns

It’s hard to believe that the first Harry Potter books hit the shelves over 20 years ago! My kids are all Potterheads (well, the last one is just starting the books now, but he will be)! We love Harry Potter! There are so many great Harry Potter inspired craft projects to try. I’ve found some great ones for you today!

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Look at this amazing knitting pattern for this sweet Harry Potter doll by TutosDelphine! This pattern is available in both English and French and if you’re not a knitter, this is definitely a beautiful-looking pattern that will inspire you to learn! Gorgeous!

First thing’s first, get yourself sorted into a house! You can crochet this fun sorting hat pattern and figure out if you’re a Hufflepuff, a Gryffindor, a Ravenclaw or a Slytherin. (My daughter and I are Ravenclaws.)

I was so pleased to find a crochet pattern to make a snowy owl like Hedwig! And it’s a vintage pattern, which I think is cool. Honestly, most vintage patterns look a little wonky, IMHO, but I think this pattern looks great and would be perfect to make the Potterhead in your life their very own owl!

If you’re looking to make a unique gift for the Harry Potter fan in your life, you can’t go wrong with this adorable, grumpy Mandrake amigurumi crochet pattern! Thankfully these stuffed toys will not scream like a “real” mandrake!

This fall season with back to school and Halloween approaching just get me in the mood for Harry Potter. I’m so pleased to have started reading the books again with my youngest son. It’s been a while for me! I hope you enjoy these Harry Potter inspired knitting and crochet patterns!

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Four adorable knit and crochet patterns inspired by Harry Potter! I love the Mandrake pattern! So cute!
Love this fun and easy to crochet Harry Potter Sorting Hat crochet pattern! Perfect simple Halloween costume or gift for your favourite Potterhead! #HarryPotter #crochet #crochetpattern #SortingHat #pattern #craftevangelist
Wow! Look at the detail and the beautiful knitting design of this Harry Potter doll knitting pattern! So great! This would make a lovely hand-knit toy for a Harry Potter fan! #HarryPotter #Potterhead #knitting #toys #handmade #pattern #stuffedtoys #stuffies
Check out this cool vintage snowy owl crochet pattern! He looks just like Hedwig from Harry Potter! Perfect crochet amigurumi stuffed owl pattern to make for the Potterhead in your life! #HarryPotter #Potterhead #crafts #crochet #pattern #stuffedtoy #owl #snowyowl #craftevangelist
This adorable Mandrake Crochet Amigurumi stuffed toy pattern from Harry Potter is the perfect handmade gift to make for the Potterhead in your life! I think I'm going to make one for all my kids!!! #HarryPotter #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #stuffies #Potterhead #handmade #craftevangelist

Farmhouse Style

We bought an old house almost 8 years ago, right before we had our third child, so it’s been pretty overwhelming. It needed some work. We did some work. It needed more work. We did some more work. It needed more work. We did some more work. We’re kind of tired of doing work, but it still needs more.

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We’ve taken a little break over the past little while, but now I’m planning and dreaming again. We’re not really sure this house is going to work for us over the next 10 years, but we need to get some stuff finished up before we try to sell it. One of the important projects is getting our family room renovated properly. There are some ceiling issues from a leaky roof and window that we got fixed up and the flooring needs to be replaced as well. There’s a wall we might take out, but we’re still on the fence about it.

I think our family room would look great decorated in a farmhouse style. I already have some great plans for a DIY project for our table. It’s a double-pedestal oak table, with 2 large leaves. It can seat 10 people when fully expanded. I’m hoping to do this to it:

I’m not a big fan of really obvious fake-weathered things, but I like the rustic vibe of some farmhouse style. Check out these awesome Etsy finds for some pretty awesome farmhouse decor. I’m totally going to try to DIY some of these, or maybe even splurge on a few of them!

I love this rustic chalkboard calendar. I’m a big fan of the chalkboard look, as you may know.

There’s also this beautiful giant clock! I think I might be able to make one of these myself with this tutorial by Gather & Flourish.

I made a similar doily rug to this one for my bathroom, but I improvised a lot with on the pattern, so this way you actually have a pattern if you want to make one yourself. Here’s mine:

Beautiful doily rug made from recycled t-shirt yarn created by craft evangelist

I made this bathmat out of recycled t-shirts!

The same person who designed the doily rug pattern also created a pattern for these lovely crocheted baskets, which I think are absolutely adorable and fit in so well with farmhouse style decor or any decor, really! So sweet!

I’m sure I’ll have some other great farmhouse decor finds for you, since it’s really trendy right now and I’m just getting started with my ideas. You can check out my Farmhouse Style Pinterest Board for more Farmhouse Style inspiration!

This farmhouse style chalkboard calendar would look so great in our family organization hub! I love the chalkboard idea... start fresh each month! Gorgeous clock! This handcrafted farmhouse style clock will add a country feel to whatever room you hang it in. It's made of re-purposed pallet wood with hand painted numbers. The wood is a dark Brazilian rosewood (has a slight tint of red) stain with white numbers & hands.Beautiful crocheted rug pattern. These doily rugs look so cute! Love them! Make it yourself!Gorgeous chevron crochet basket pattern! Love it in this subtle white! Lovely handmade decor storage option! Sweet fruit basket idea!

Ying Yang Dish

There are always so many great crochet patterns you can find on Etsy. This one is stunning. I can’t wait to try it out sometime! I think it would make such a lovely gift for a friend; it would look great on a dressing table to hold jewelry!

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Look at this stunning crochet pattern for this little Ying Yang Jewelry dish! So pretty and delicate! I think it would make a lovely handmade gift idea for Mother’s Day!

Gorgeous crochet pattern for this unique ying yang jewelry dish, found by craft evangelist

Click here to get the PDF pattern download. It’s always nice having a downloadable pattern to print and read while you crochet. Nice to take with you anywhere and make notes on some real paper. As handy as the internet is, sometimes it’s nice to have some old-fashioned paper to reference and write on!

I love these gorgeous yin yang jewelry dishes and now I can crochet one myself! Here's a great, detailed pattern for these intricately designed decorative crochet bowls! Great find by craft evangelist!

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