Our Maker Life

Today is Our Maker Life make meet up! I’m so pleased that I was able to get a ticket! It’s in Calgary, which is less than 3 hours’ drive for me, which is also great news! And it happens to be my and Mr Evangelist’s anniversary that day, so he is coming down with me and we are having a little getaway on the side! He’s such a good sport about my maker life… it’s OUR maker life! haha

Anyway, in honour of Our Maker Life, I wanted to highlight the OML 2019 presenters and their patterns! Check out these great designers and pick up one of their fabulous patterns. Support individual makers: their creativity and discipline in putting out incredible designs make this maker life so much more rich!

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One of my all-time favourite designers is Stephanie from All About Ami. It was only in the last year or so that I learned she was from Edmonton, just like me! I’m so excited to meet her and hear her speak at OML! She designs beautiful knit and crochet patterns, from amigurumi to garments and bags, baskets, blankets & more! Her pdf patterns are really reasonably-priced, and you can even get them for free on her blog! The pattern above is her new Wildrose Backpack Crochet Pattern, which I’ve been meaning to make, but there’s just so much to make!!!

This Spring Bunnies Crochet pattern is an example of some of her great amigurumi patterns. These would make an adorable baby shower gift or a super sweet handmade Easter gift!

The Midtown Cardigan knitting pattern is a beautiful example of one of her wearable knit designs. I’m thinking I’m going to put this one on the docket to make this fall…

The other keynote speaker for OML 2019 is Chantal from Knitatude. She is from Calgary and I’m super excited to meet her and learn from her as well! She has a whole shop full of great knit garment patterns. I really like the Easy Eyelet Yoke Lite Sweater Pattern above. It looks like a lovely design to wear in warmer months and would layer well for the cooler seasons!

I also love this Cozy Celtic Raglan Cable Knit Sweater. Maybe it’s the gorgeous mustard coloured yarn that it’s made with, but I love the chunky yarn and the cozy jumbo cowl with the cropped body! Super cute!

Chantel’s knit dress patterns are absolutely to die for! This super cute Diamond Knit Dress pattern has made an appearance on my blog before, but it’s so cute, I can’t stop telling you about it!

As you might be able to imagine, many makers who are attending OML 2019 are making their own garments to wear. You can check them out on Instagram using the hashtag #dressmeupOML19. I have made myself one of these gorgeous Peaks Crochet Tank Tops in a sunshiney yellow! Bonus: this pattern is free from hookedbyanna.com!

I plan to be thoroughly enjoying OML today! Have a great maker day today! Pin this for later and to share with your friends! Oh, and happy anniversary, Mr Evangelist!

Our Maker Life! Patterns by the two keynote speakers from OML 2019! Love these gorgeous patterns and adore these fantastic designers! #OML2019 #yarn #crafts #knitting #crochet #patterns #ourmakerlife #allaboutami #knitatude #craftevangelist
Beautiful Wildrose Backpack Crochet pattern! This drawstring bag is just the right size to take around the city with you on vacation! Love this gorgeous pattern! #crochet #crochetpattern #crochetbackpack #allaboutami #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous Diamond Knit Dress pattern! Love this sweater dress: perfect project to make for fall! #knitting #knit #pattern #knittingpattern #yarn #crafts #sweaterdress #knitatude #craftevangelist
The Midtown Cardigan is a classic wardrobe staple that can be worn year-round, adding a stylish touch to any outfit! Knit this oversized, relaxed and slouchy cardigan using the beautiful garter stitch! #knittingpattern #knit #pattern #cardigan #knitcardigan #yarn #crafts #allaboutami #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi crochet pattern for these sweet spring bunnies stuffed toys! Make your own cute and cuddly stuffed animal! #amigurumi #crochet #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #spring #stuffedtoy #handmadegifts #yarn #crafts #allaboutami #craftevangelist
Easy Eyelet Yoke Lite Sweater knitting pattern. Gorgeous and simple for beginners. Perfect for spring and summer wear! #knitting #knittingpattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #knitsweater #sweaterpattern #knitatude #craftevangelist
Gorgeous knit sweater pattern with chunky cables and a jumbo cowl! Knits up quickly with bulky yarn. Perfect for fall! #knitting #pattern #knitpattern #knitsweater #cableknitting #yarn #crafts #knitatude #craftevangelist
Free crochet tank top crochet pattern! This Peaks Crochet Tank Top is a beautiful pattern that comes together quickly. Perfect garment for #dressmeupOML19 #crochet #pattern #freecrochetpattern #freepattern #tanktoppattern #crochettanktop #crochetsummerwear #yarn #crafts #hookedbyanna #craftevangelist

Canada Patterns

Happy Canada Day! I love this great country we live in and if you’re up for celebrating with some red and white, maple leaves, moose, beavers, sweaters, mountains, and the outdoors, then have I got some patterns for you!

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Even in Canada right now, it’s too warm to wear this Oh Canada Maple Leaf Vintage Canadian Style sweater, but it’s not too early to get working on it for fall!

How about these funky Canada Maple Leaf Socks? Show your Canadian pride with these funky pair of socks at your next curling game!

If you’re not up for an involved project, this Canada Day, this Maple Leaf Dishcloth knitting pattern will work up quickly and add a festive feel to your kitchen while you clean up your Nanaimo Bar-making mess.

This Buffalo Plaid Moose Lovey for Baby pattern is the perfect thing to make if you’re a Canadian maker who loves some baby living out of the country… Or if you just love plaid and moose.

Or maybe you’d like to be a little more precise and make our country’s national animal, which is the beaver, so you could check out this Beaver Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by Planet June.

There’s also the ubiquitous Canadian toque (Canadian for winter beanie). Crochet yours using the waistcoat stitch, which looks remarkably like knitting.

What’s more Canadian than a Crocheted Plaid Hooded Woodland Moose Blanket? This would be fantastic for warming up at the cabin and sitting by the fire camping. What’s more Canadian than that?

Another classic Canada toque crochet pattern, also in waistcoat stitch. Big, bold CANADA printed on it. We’re usually pretty understated about our patriotism, but take us out of the country and we’re pretty proud to be Canadian. Wear this toque to keep yourself warm this winter (or today for the late night fireworks… it’s a little chilly here this Canada Day).

Or make yourself a handy crocheted Our Canada Gift Set of this tote bag and potholder. Very festive in the red and white!

Happy Canada Day! I hope you have a fantastic day and hopefully it is warm where you are and you make it out of the house to the fireworks tonight! Or pin it for later!

Adorable Hooded Woodland Moose Blanket plaid crochet pattern. This would be a great handmade gift for a kid! #crochet #blanket #blanketpattern #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
This beanie is CROCHETED!!! What a great pattern to celebrate Canada day and great for all winter! Perfect crochet winter hat pattern! Love this waistcoat stitch! #crochet #knitlook #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #hatpattern #handmade #yarn #crafts #beaniepattern #crochetbeanie #waistcoatstitch #craftevangelist
Super cute Beaver Amigurumi crochet pattern. Love this Canadian national animal stuffed animal handmade pattern! Super fun and original for Canada day! #beaver #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #craftevangelist
Buffalo Plaid Moose Lovey crochet pattern! Love this fun plaid crochet pattern! #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #stuffedanimal #handmade #crochetstuffedanimal #crochetpattern #crochet #lovey #babyblanket #craftevangelist #canadian
Simple beginner knitting pattern for a Canadian Maple Leaf Dishcloth. This would be a quick handmade knit gift to bring to a Canada Day hostess gift. #canadaday #yarn #crafts #dishcloth #knitting #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
Love these bright and fun patterned maple leaf Canada knee-high socks knitting pattern! Perfect for Canada day or curling! Very festive! #canadaday #knitting #knittingpattern #yarn #crafts #knitsocks #sockspattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful Oh Canada vintage maple leaf sweater knitting pattern! Love this pattern. Classic! Happy Canada Day! #knittingpattern #knitsweater #knitting #sweaterpattern #canadasweater #yarn #crafts #pattern #craftevangelist
Our Canada Gift set tote bag and dishcloth crochet pattern with Canada Maple leaves pattern. Great festive Canadian pattern! #crochet #crochetpattern #canadaday #yarn #crafts #tote #handmadegifts #dishcloth #craftevangelist

Knit & Crochet for Kids

Kids are going to be out of school for summer soon. And some already are. Do you want to teach your kids to knit or crochet this summer? It’s so great to have the kids looking at something besides screens and keeping busy. Check out some of these great patterns to make for your kids or to teach them to make!

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Check out this beginner Crochet Triangle Scarf Pattern! These triangular scarves are super trendy right now. This simple pattern would be a great first project for a young teen to make this summer and wear to back school in the fall!

The Serena Top is a simple and cute kids’ crochet crop top that your little one could make (or you could make for them!).

While the crochet pattern for this Cheeseburger Beanie is more of an intermediate level project, it’s great to show kids the fun things they can make while they’re learning, to help them persevere through the first wonky stitches (or projects!).

While also another project more suited for a more experienced crafter to make for kids, this quiet book crochet pattern is just the right idea for summer projects!

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

I know I was just encouraging looking at something besides screens, but isn’t this Joe the Frog Book/Tablet Holder adorable? And he can hold books as well! So fun!

Another lovely summer top crochet pattern that is perfect for beginners is this Hippie Fringe Granny Square Top. Isn’t it fun in these rainbow colours? And that fringe is very on trend right now!

Here’s another great crochet poncho pattern to make for kids for back to school. This Modern Bobble Poncho is an easy to memorize pattern you can work on during your summer road trip and your kid can try it on when you make gas station stops!

While this is also another project that an intermediate knitter would need to make, I couldn’t help but drawing the attention of knitters to this gorgeous child’s sweater pattern! The Bohéme Sweater for kids is a stunning knitting pattern for sizes 4-10. Such a classic, but modern look!

This Easy Peasy Beginner Hat Knitting Pattern is the perfect place to start kids knitting a hat! Chunky yarn means fewer stitches that are easier to see, so it works up quickly and has a satisfying finish rate!

Need to sharpen your knitting skills to take on one of these projects? Check out some online knitting classes from Blueprint!

Then you can show your kids the gorgeous hats they could knit when they have some more experience! The Madison Beanie Knitting Pattern is a great project for the advanced beginner/intermediate knitter!

Pick up some yarn and a pattern and get making and teaching your kids today! Or pin these great ideas for later!

Knitting Pattern for textured beanie. Love this gorgeous knit hat pattern! Can't wait to make one of these for winter! #knitting #pattern #knittingpattern #knitbeanie #beaniepattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful knitting pattern for this Boheme sweater for kids! Gorgeous sweater for kids! I love this fair isle pattern, modern but classic! I love the raglan style knitting pattern, too! Perfect for fall! #knitting #knit #knittingpattern #knitsweater #knitsweaterpattern #sweater #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
what a cute little bobble poncho crochet pattern for kids! Crochets up quickly and easy to memorize, perfect summer project for travelling to make up for fall! Love this sweet sweater! #crochet #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #crochetponcho #ponchopattern #pattern #craftevangelist
Sweet and simple granny square style crochet open back toddler poncho pattern! Perfect project for a beginner! #crochet #beginngercrochet #crochetpattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #grannysquare #poncho #summercrochet #summercrochetproject #craftevangelist
Joel the Frog Book/Tablet Holder. Fun amigurumi crochet project to hold the ipad or books for kids! Great summer crochet pattern project! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #tabletholder #diy #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Fun idea for kids! A crochet pattern for a quiet book for kids! Lots of interesting things to play with to occupy a toddler! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #crochetfortoddlers #pdf #craftevangelist
Fun crochet pattern for this cheeseburger hat! Perfect crochet beanie pattern for the hamburger lover! #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #beanie #crochetbeanie #crochethat #crochettoque #toque #hat #crochetpattern #hamburgerlover #hamburgerhat
Cute little crocheted halter top pattern for kids. Love this simple crochet pattern summer top! Easy beginner crochet project for kids or adults! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Easy beginner crochet triangle scarf pattern! Love this brightly coloured simple crochet pattern for this stylish scarf! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #scarf #crochetscarf #trianglescarf #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Easy Peasy Beginner knitting pattern beanie. Super easy knit hat pattern to make! Love this simple toque. Perfect pattern for a new knitter! #knittingpattern #beginnerknits #easyknits #easypattern #learntoknit #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles are just the coolest, right? They’re pretty cool as real animals, but they’re also really cool handmade gifts. Check out all these great turtle patterns!

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Isn’t this Finding Nemo-inspired “Squirt” amigurumi turtle pattern just perfect?! I need to make this so much! I love those little turtles!

If you’re a knitter, there’s a Squirt amigurumi turtle pattern for you, too!

This adorable Baby Sea Turtle with Shell crochet pattern was featured on my blog before in a post about adorable amigurumi, but it’s so cute, I had to share it here as well!

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

If you’d prefer to knit a tiny tortoise there’s this Spencer the Tortoise toy knitting pattern, which is also super adorable.

This Happy Tortoise Crochet Pattern makes me smile every time I see it! So cute!!!

All About Ami also has a sweet little Amigurum Turtle Crochet Pattern. $4 is a steal for all the work of a beautiful pattern, but if you check out her website, you might be able to find it for free!

We can’t feature turtles without mentioning Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Check out this great TMNT hat knitting pattern!

Need to sharpen your knitting skills to take on one of these projects? Check out some online knitting classes from Blueprint!

OR MAYBE YOU NEED A SHIRT! How awesome would one of these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sweaters be?! This would be hilarious for Christmas sweater party! My little sister LOVED TMNT as a kid; I wonder if she would like one of these…

In other turtle wearables, check out this cute Turtle Beach Scarf knitting pattern. It’s double-knit (something I’ve been meaning to try) and it’s such a fun idea! A great way to feature some hand-dyed yarn!

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

Also, if you and your loved ones out of the stuffed animal phase of life but are still loving turtle-inspired makes, check out this Turtle Beach Tote crochet pattern from The Hat & I! Super-cute, eh?

So, which turtle inspired pattern will you make? Save it on Pinterest!

Ten adorable turtle inspired patterns to knit and crochet! Turtles are so cute! Time to make some handmade turtles!!! #crochet #knit #pattern #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #knittingpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable Squirt the turtle-inspired crochet pattern looks just like the turtle from Finding Nemo! Love this amigurumi pattern! So adorable! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little Baby Sea Turtle with Shell amigurumi crochet pattern! Love this adorable little toy set! #crochet #pattern #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Amigurumi knitting pattern! Usually these are all crochet! This little squirt the turtle knitting pattern is so fun! #knittingpattern #knitting #pattern #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #knitamigurumi #craftevangelist
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hats! What a fun idea! Great little knitting pattern for these adorable beanies! #knitting #knittingpattern #pattern #knithat #hatpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super sweet knitting pattern for this amigurumi tortoise stuffed animal! Love this adorable turtle pattern! And knit instead of crochet! #knittingpattern #knitamigurumi #knitting #pattern #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a fun vintage knitting pattern for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sweaters! So cool! #knittingpattern #knitsweater #tmnt #yarn #crafts #vintageknittingpattern #craftevangelist
Pretty double-knitting pattern for this Turtle Beach Scarf! Super cute! #knitscarf #knittingpattern #knitting #pattern #scarfpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Cute Turtle Beach tote crochet pattern! Love this cute turtle-inspired tote bag! #crochetpattern #crochetbag #bagpattern #totepattern #crochettote #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable little cartoon turtle amigurumi crochet pattern! Love this sweet little pattern from All About Ami! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #crochettoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet and adorable Happy Tortoise amigurumi crochet pattern! How cute is he? Oh I love him! Perfect little turtle toy crochet pattern! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochettoys #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #diytoys #craftevangelist

Spring Lambs

Is there anything more adorable than a spring lamb? Little sheep are just so darn cute! Fluffy, white, and the texture of their wool coat lends itself so well to crafting! There are so many fun patterns for lambs! Check them out.

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Of course we have to start with an amigurumi lamb. Check out this sweet Lisa the Sheep Crochet Pattern from ChiquiPork: sad, sweet little eyes and the perfect size for cuddling! This little pattern is pretty simple looking, made with just single crochet, without extra texturing.

This little lamb Shelby from Aridiya Toys Design has a textured wool coat made with a bobble stitch. I love her little sleepy eyes!

Similar to the first pattern, this simple, Crochet Amigurumi Lamb Pattern from Tiny Amigurumi, is made mostly using single crochet and I think has kind of a sock-monkey construction-look to it.

This crochet sheep named Argo from Bowtykes is a darling textured amigurumi sheep with a bumpy woolly like coat and an adorable face.

For a pocket-sized amigurumi lamb pattern, try this Lily the Lamb crochet pattern. Create your own adorable little lamb with this crochet pattern that requires only basic crocheting skills!

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

Finally, something for the knitters! Check out this fantastic sheep cushion knitting pattern to make this adorable and funky pillow!

Outside of 3D sheep to make, there are also adorable blanket patterns featuring sheep, like this Sheep Throw knitting pattern! I love all the different angles on these sheep. Wouldn’t this make an adorable baby blanket?

Need to sharpen your knitting skills to take on one of these projects? Check out some online knitting classes from Blueprint!

I’m also a big fan of this Farm Animals Afghan knitting pattern, featuring mostly sheep, but also some sly foxes: watch out little lambs!

And I wouldn’t want to leave out a blanket for the crocheters! Check out this sweet Sheep in a Pasture Baby Blanket. What an adorable gift it would make!

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

I hope you enjoy making some spring lambs! Grab a pattern and get making today, or pin a pattern for later!

Such adorable sheep-inspired knit and crochet patterns! Love these sweet little lamb patterns! #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #knit #knittingpattern #crochetpattern #blanketpattern #afghan #pillows #diytoys #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern
Aw! Sweet crochet lamb pdf crochet pattern! Love this adorable little pattern! Lots of other great sheep knitting and crochet patterns in this post, too! #crochet #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun knitting pattern for this adorable sheep afghan. Watch out for the wolves in the corners! #knitting #pattern #sheep #lambs #blanket #knittingpattern #knitblanket #knitthrow #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist

Super sweet knitting pattern for this cute sheep blanket! Would make a great baby gift! #knitting #pattern #yarn #knittingpattern #crafts #blanketpattern #knitblanket #sheep #lambs #craftevangelist
Fuzzy sheep cushion knitting pattern! I love this adorable little lamb! It would make a great pillow for the kid's room! #knitting #pattern #yarn #crafts #sheep #pillow #lamb #craftevangelist
Lily the Lamb, an adorable amigurumi hand-held little sheep crochet pattern! Love this adorable little handmade stuffed toy pattern! #crochet #pattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #lamb #sheep #diytoys #craftevangelist
Argo the Amigurumi Sheep crochet pattern for this adorable little lamb! Love his bobbly pattern and cute little tail! My kids would love this! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #yarn #crochetpattern #crafts #diytoys #handmadestuffies #handmade #craftevangelist
Adorable little sleeping Shelby the Lamb amigurumi crochet pattern! #yarn #crafts #lamb #sheep #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochet #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Lisa the Sheep amigurumi crochet pattern for this adorable stuffed lamb toy! Lovely handmade gift idea for a child! #amigurumi #crochet #yarn #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crafts #craftevangelist
Fuzzy crochet sheep blanket pattern. Looks like such a cozy blanket for a baby! #crochet #pattern #afghan #baby #blanketpattern #crochetblanket #crochetafghan #yarn #crafts #handmadegifts #craftevangelist

Bee Patterns

Springtime means welcoming back our friends, the bees! They’re our friends in the garden and our friends in crafting because they make such adorable subjects and inspiration for projects! Check out these great bee patterns that I found for you to make!

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This sweet bee hive pin cushion knitting pattern would make an adorable addition to my yellow craft room! I should totally make one of these!

Another one for the knitters (I feel like I’m leaving the knitters out a lot here; y’all ok? I’m going to try better to include a couple for ya). This Bee Hive House Tea Cosy pattern reminds me a bit of the tea cozy that I made last year. Full of whimsical fairy inspiration, this would be sure to delight any tea drinker!

Need to sharpen your knitting skills to take on one of these projects? Check out some online knitting classes from Blueprint!

Of course, we’re always interested in an adorable amigurumi pattern, right? I love this little doll in a bumblebee outfit! Can I make my kids little again so I can make these things for them? So cute!

Back with one for the knitters. Check out this Fuzzy Bee Blanket knitting pattern. This would make the coziest little lovey blanket for a little one! Perfect baby shower gift!

Knitters, I am HERE. FOR. YOU. TODAY! Check out this incredible (and cheeky!) Bee-Otch mittens pattern. It’s still early spring when you could still stand a pair of mitts on when driving in the morning or walking in the evening. Or you could be all ready for the cooler fall weather if you work these up over the summer. Small projects like this are perfect for warmer weather! (Also, click through to see all the pictures of this pattern, because the front side is really fun!)

So many knitting patterns! Time to come back to some crochet! Here’s a lovely Bumble Bee Security Blanket crochet pattern that would make an adorable little lovey for a baby or toddler! Another great handmade baby shower gift idea! So sweet!

Another lovely bee crochet pattern for babies: this adorable Bees Crib Mobile! So many fun ideas with little bee patterns! Love this delightful mobile!

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

For a fun and easy crochet amigurumi project, check out this darling Bumble Bee Crochet Pattern by Spin a Yarn Crochet. Her amigurumis have this distinctive 2-D design for simple and sweet little ragdolls! She has plenty of fun patterns in her shop!

One of my favourite amigurumi pattern shops is lalylala! She has the most precious little patterns, like this Bee Life Cycle Play Set. Isn’t it sweet?

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

Here’s a fun stuffed bee pattern that is a little larger, a nice cuddle-size for a kid. Simple and adorable, this little bee would look great in my craft room! Burt the Bee is a very easy crochet pattern that is only 7 pages long and includes plenty of step-by-step photos to help the beginner crocheter along!

Pink Mouse Boutique has so many adorable mini amigurumi patterns that I absolutely adore, including this delightful Honey Bee in Crochet Beehive! I love that so many of her patterns result in interactive toys that you can take apart and play with!

If you’re up for a bigger crochet project, check out this super great Buzzing Beehive Crochet Blanket! As far as blanket projects go, this is a great one to work up in the warmer months, as it is worked up in hexagonal pieces and then joined together! This looks like such a fun project!

I hope you’ve found a bee pattern to your liking to get you inspired to knit up something bee-inspired! Pin this post for later!

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Adorable crochet pattern for this cuddle-size amigurumi bumble bee stuffed toy. Perfect easy beginner crochet pattern for your first amigurumi project. Love this cute bee! #crochet #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #bumblebee #craftevangelist
Unique and interactive Honey Bee Play Set crochet amigurumi pattern with the whole bee life cycle! Fun handmade gift idea for a beekeeper! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #honeybee #bee #craftevangelist
Super simple Bumble Bee Amigurumi pattern, worked flat and stitched together for a signature look. Perfect crochet pattern for a new crocheter!
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Fun and adorable bee crib mobile crochet pattern! Make your own mobile! What a fun idea! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #nurserydecor #baby #bees #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Little Bumble Bee Lovey Crochet Pattern. Cute little granny square hexagonal blanket pattern with adorable amigurumi bumble bee on top! Super sweet! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #bee #amigurumi #blanket #craftevangelist
Bee-Otch mittens! Fair isle knitting pattern for these bee inspired cheeky mittens! Love the honeycomb pattern on the front side! #knitting #pattern #bees #knittingpattern #knit #knitpattern #mittens #knitmittens #craftevangelist
Adorable knitting pattern for this cute little Fuzzy Bee Blanket! This would make a great baby shower gift! #knittingpattern #knitting #pattern #babyblanketpattern #babyblanket #bees #craftevangelist
Love this adorable amigurumi crochet pattern for this bumblebee doll! What a sweet little dress and don't you just adore her shoes?! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #bee #toy #yarn #crafts #doll #amigurumidoll #craftevangelist
Knitting pattern for this super cute Bee Hive House tea cosy! How sweet is this adorable tea cozy?! Perfect handmade gift for a tea drinker! #knitting #pattern #teacosy #teacosy #yarn #crafts #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
What a fun little knitting pattern for this beehive pincushion! I need one of these for my craft room! #knitting #pattern #knittingpattern #knit #amigurumi #bees #beehive #yarn #pincushion #crafts #craftevangelist
Love this adorable miniature honeybee doll crochet pattern with her sweet little interactive bee hive house! Can't wait to make this delightful little toy! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #doll #crochetdoll #amigurumidoll #amigurumitoy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Put a Bird on it

Ok, so “put a bird on it” is a little old, but birds on things are still adorable! Birds are cute and just because they’ve been overdone in the past doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them now. Like what you like! Lots of people like the same thing because they’re great. So check out these fun bird patterns: perfect little projects for spring!

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Of course, we need to begin with some fun bird amigurumi patterns, like this Mommy Chick and Chicklets pattern. Just in time for Easter, this adorable stuffed Easter hen toy would make a lovely handmade Easter gift!

If you are still looking for a crochet pattern for an Easter basket, this sweet little Darling Birdie includes an adorable basket pattern as well, and is a super good deal: under $3 CAD!

Birds make such adorable baby decor and gifts. I especially love these adorable Owl Teething Rings… a great handmade baby shower gift!

If life-like birds are more your thing, TNGiftsUA Etsy shop has many amigurumi birds that you can either have made for you or patterns for you to make your own! They’re so cool! I love this budgie pattern!

This Red and Green Macaw/Parrot crochet pattern is another striking life-like crochet amigurumi bird pattern. How fun would this be perched in a backyard tree to surprise and delight your guests this summer?

Back to cute and cartoony birds! These Pocket Sized Puffins would make a super sweet and quick handmade gift. I know my kids would love one of these adorable little toys!

Perhaps the height of the Angry Birds boom has passed, but this collection of Angry Birds-Inspired Crochet Patterns are pretty adorable and would be sure to delight any child! What a fun game you could have of launching them at the bad piggies and destroying building block structures!

Of course, you could actually put a bird on it and knit one of these lovely bird-adorned hats! What a beautiful colour-work project!

You can always still put a bird on it if you like birds! Enjoy these fun and beautiful patterns, perfect springy projects to get on your needles/hook! Pick up a pattern today or Pin it for later!

8 cute knit and crochet patterns of birds! Love these adorable puffins! So cute! #crochet #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern
Beautiful knitting pattern for bird adorned knit hat. Love these birds on a branch on this lovely beanie! Great looking knitting pattern! #knitting #pattern #knit #knittingpattern #beanie #knitbeanie #beaniepattern #knitbeaniepattern #birdhat #bird #hat #toque yarn #crafts
Angry Birds amigurumi stuffed crocheted toys. A fun handmade gift for kids! These would be great in Easter baskets! Kids would love them! #crochet #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #angrybirds #birds #yarn #crafts
Miniature amigurumi puffin crochet pattern. Perfect little quick handmade stuffed toy to put in Easter baskets! Soooo cute! Kids will love these! #amigurumipattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #handmadestuffies
Amazing life-like amigurumi parrot crochet pattern to make this realistic bird! What a fun project for spring! #amigurumipattern #yarn #birds #crafts #amigurumi #crochet #crochetpattern #birds #parrotpattern #crochetparrot #crochetbird
Beautiful budgie amigurumi crochet pattern! Wow! This is such a beautiful looking bird crochet pattern! So amazing! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetbird #yarn #crafts #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #putabirdonit
Super sweet little owl teething ring crochet pattern! This would make a lovely handmade baby shower gift! #amigurumi #baby #rattle #teethingring #handmade #crochet #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #babycrochet #yarn #crafts #birds #owls
Cute simple little bird in a basket, perfect little amigurumi bluebird crochet pattern to make for Easter! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #crochet #bird #easter #spring #basket #yarn #crafts #pattern
This Mama Chicken and Chicklets amigurumi crochet pattern is soooo adorable! I can't wait to make some of these sweet little chicks for Easter! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #birds #chickens #chick #easterchick #handmadegifts #yarn #crafts

Pretty Patterns

Pretty Patterns to make for the warmer weather

Now that it’s getting warmer, we can start making pretty things! We don’t have to just make warm things (not that warm things can’t be pretty), but there are so many lovely pretty things to make that are perfect for warmer weather! Let’s get making some pretty things!

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Pretty things for the home, like this lovely Super Chunky Doily Throw Blanket/Rug! Gorgeous! I love this blue colour, but I’m also a sucker for white doilies, even though they show dirt quickly.

Also, pretty things like this gorgeous little Kitty Crochet Pattern! What a lovely handmade baby shower gift this would make!

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

Speaking of pretty things for babies, this Crochet Dress Pattern for Babies is available in 4 sizes! So sweet! Makes me wish I had crocheted some dresses for my girl when she was little!

But there are not just pretty clothes that you can make for babies! You can also make pretty things for you (or your teen-aged girl!), like this crochet pattern for the Hanna Tee! Gorgeous!

I know I mostly feature knit and crochet patterns here, but I stumbled upon this pretty sewing pattern for the Duchess Dress and I just couldn’t resist. I don’t do a lot of sewing, but I think this would make just the loveliest dress for a young girl! Perfect for a flower girl!

More pretties for babies! This knitting pattern for the Maelynn Newborn Bonnet would make the perfect newborn photography prop!

And there are so many pretty doll patterns to make, I had to include at least one. Carmen Rent has so many pretty doll patterns: April and her Rabbit amigurumi crochet pattern is just one of many!

Get making, makers! It’s pretty time! Go grab yourself a pattern today or pin it for later!

Pretty Patterns to knit, crochet and sew for the warmer weather! I love to make all year! It's so nice to make pretty things! check out these gorgeous patterns! #knit #crochet #sew #make #yarn #crafts #fabric #patterns #craftevangelist
Love this super fun super chunky doily rug crochet pattern! It looks great in this blue, but it would also be adorable and classic in white! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #doily #doilyrug #diy #craftevangelist
Super sweet and pretty kitty amigurumi crochet pattern! Perfect baby shower gift! I love this little stuffed kitty with her little cowl! So adorable! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #stuffies #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Sweet little shell stitch crochet pattern for this baby dress. Pattern comes in 4 sizes, perfect for baby shower gifts, baby christening outfit! Love this gorgeous little dress! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #baby #crochetforbaby #yarn #crafts #dress #babygifts #handmadebabygifts #craftevangelist
Super pretty crocheted t-shirt pattern! Love the lacy open back on this Hanna tee! Perfect summer crochet project! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crochetclothes #tshirt #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super pretty pdf sewing pattern for this lovely girl's dress! This would make a fantastic Easter dress or flower girl dress! I love the ribbon ties on the side! #sewing #dresses #girls #sewingforgirls #sewingpattern #pdf #craftevangelist
Super sweet pretty knitting pattern for this baby bonnet! Would make a great knit newborn hat photography prop! #yarn #crafts #knitting #pattern #knittingpattern #knitpattern #knit #hat #baby #newborn #photoprop #photographyprop #craftevangelist
Super pretty and sweet amigurumi doll crochet pattern, April and her rabbit! Such an adorable little stuffed toy pattern to make! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #diy #craftevangelist

Birthday Favourites!

It’s my birthday! Happy Birthday, me! How about for my birthday, you make one of my favourites?! You don’t have to make it for me. Make it in honour of me, for yourself or someone else you really like. Or for me if you really want, I guess.

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Would you believe I have 49 pages of favourites on Etsy? Well, I do! I just perused through a few of my favourite things and I thought I’d show you some of them.

Doozers are definitely a favourite of mine from childhood. I loved Fraggle Rock and especially Doozers!

As I’ve been working out this winter, I remember how quickly back muscles firm back up, so I’ve been dreaming of making one of these gorgeous sweaters. You should make one too.

I also love these fantastic flip flops! My sister is taking me to get a pedi this afternoon, so if you could hurry up and make these before then, that’d be super.

Also on my lists of favourites is this pattern for this whimsical man-eating bouquet. Not your traditional bouquet of flowers, but hilarious! I love it!

While not exactly a pattern, I’m sure one of you crafty embroiderers could figure out how to make this gorgeous dandelion hoop art, right? I love these so much and I only need about 20 of them or so to make a great display in my window!

Speaking of wall art, you could also get me one of these dream catcher wall hangings. My house doesn’t really have a boho vibe, but there’s something I’m just completely drawn to about this look. So funky.

While not for me (and I am DEFINITELY NOT dropping any hints) I love these adorable little clog slippers! They just make me want to find babies to make them for and kind of squeal while I talk! I love them. Go make some!

I’m also gonna need one of these adorable vintage camera purses. It would crochet up quickly and I accept late gifts. It’s alright.

Finally, this stripey sweater is just so sweet and perfect. I love stripes, so I’m definitely gonna wear one of these.

Pin these great ideas for later!

Doozer amigurumi crochet pattern for stuffed doozer builder toy from Jim Hensen's Fraggle Rock! I loved these little guys as a kid! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #fragglerock #jimhensen #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Gorgeous deep v-back sweater knitting pattern. Simple design with NO PURLS! all knit in stockinette! Easy and gorgeous sweater knitting pattern #knit #pattern #knittingpattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #sweater #beginnerpattern #craftevangelist
Cute and simple crochet pattern for crocheted flip flops in sizes 3-10. Make them for the whole family! One of my favourite crocheted slipper patterns! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #slippers #flipflops #thongs #crochetedshoes #craftevangelist
Oh wow! So FUN! Bouquet of man-eating plants crochet pattern! With a little man being eaten! How awesome is this amigurumi pattern!?! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #decor #funny #plants #maneatingplants #craftevangelist
So cool! These dandelion embroidery hoop art pieces are amazing! I wonder if I could make one myself?! Such a great idea! #crafts #embroidery #giftideas
Adorable Baby Clogs! Such a sweet baby slipper pattern, mostly crocheted, but with a macrame (friendship bracelet-style) back strap! These are so fun; soft little handmade crocs! #yarn #crafts #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #slippers #baby #babypatterns #crochetbabypatterns #craftevangelist
Gorgeous bohemian dream catcher wall hanging, perfect for a wedding or bedroom instead of a headboard! I love this so much!!!
Adorable crochet pattern for this crochet vintage camera purse! One of my favourites! #crochet #yarn #pattern #crochetpattern #crafts #handbag #purse #craftevangelist
Simple top-down raglan sleeved knitting pattern for this striped sweater for women. Love the simplicity of this fun sweater! I need to make one of these #knitting #pattern #knittingpattern #knit #yarn #crafts #sweater #women #knittingforwomen #womenknittingpatterns #craftevangelist

Spring Patterns

Is it spring yet? It has felt like a very long winter here. We had the coldest February in 40 years here in my city, and judging from the posts on social media, it sounds like it’s been pretty similar all over North America. I’m looking forward to spring… anyone else? Let’s take a look at some lovely spring-inspired patterns to help melt away the snow and get us excited for the upcoming (warmer!?) season.

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Spring is the perfect time to wear t-shirts! And make them, too! Try this Easy Knit Tee Knitting Pattern for a simple, but gorgeous knitted t-shirt pattern!

Spring is also a great time to make and wear a poncho! You know you want a poncho! Check out this fantastic Crochet Ava Fringed Poncho Pattern by Sewrella for an easy level crochet pattern. It would make a perfect first garment project because you wouldn’t have to be as concerned about getting a perfect fit as the look is more relaxed!

For the sunny Spring days ahead, this Crochet June Sun Hat Pattern is another easy and adorable crochet pattern by Sewrella.

To make that hat even more spring-y you could add some spring to it or any decor or garment; check out this Floral Fantasy Collection of sweet flower appliques by The Hat and I. I love the idea of turning a bunch of these flower appliques into a piece of feature art! Gorgeous!

Not just for decor, flower appliques can make adorable headbands! Get this pattern bundle including 6 headband patterns and 3 flower patterns from Two Girls Patterns.

I think handbags are for all seasons, but something about boho style just screams warmer weather. Start working on one of these Boho Flower Slouch Bags and you’ll be all ready for the beach or festivals this summer!

If spring is just taking far too long to bring forth the flowers from the ground, you can make your own that never die! Check out this adorable amigurumi pattern for these Moles with daffodils! How cute are they?!

Lastly, I couldn’t help but bring you this super adorable spring skunk pattern! Why are you not making one yet?! So sweet! I love the detail of her sparkling eyes and cute flower appliques! This would make a treasured gift!

So, after you catch up on your sleep from time-warping an hour into the future, go grab yourself one of these fantastic patterns and start making for spring today! Or pin it for later so you don’t forget.

Eight great knit and crochet patterns to encourage spring to hurry up and get here! I love the adorable daffodils and moles amigurumi pattern!
Super cute knit tee shirt knitting pattern for this short sleeved women's sweater! Perfect for spring! #knitting #pattern #tshirt #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute easy crochet poncho pattern. Love the drape on this garment! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Time to crochet this easy sun hat crochet pattern by Sewrella! Love this cute sun hat, perfect for summer! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #hat #sunhat #june #sewrella #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a fun idea for flower appliques! Make a DIY 3-D wall art out of crocheted flowers! This pattern has 5 different flowers to make in different colours to make this great wall hanging! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #appliques #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun boho flower slouch handbag crochet pattern, perfect for summer festivals and beach trips! Super casual and fun. Gorgeous pattern! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #handbags #handmade #craftevangelist
Super cute flower appliques with different band options to make headbands of all kinds! So many fun choices! #crochet #pattern #flowers #applique #headbands #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable crochet pattern for spring moles with daffodils! Finally flowers I can't kill! So much fun! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi pattern for this Skunk stuffed animal! Looks just like Flower the skunk from Disney's Bambi! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #craftevangelist