Super Slipper Patterns Shortlist

Remember how I said my feet are cold because it’s all cold here super early this year? Well, I don’t know why, as a knitter & crocheter that I never seem to have a good pair of slippers, but I really need to make myself a pair. Now I’m trying to decide which pattern to make. Can you help? Here’s my shortlist.

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While I like the ease of slip-on clogs, Mr Evangelist does not like the look of the crocs I bought when I was pregnant and my feet were swelling and I still wanted to take my toddler to the park. This pattern isn’t intended for outdoors (but there are a couple options to make them that way!), but I like the simplicity and the slip-on ease of this crochet knit-look clog slipper pattern. Personally, I think I like the cord-soled option, though with some Phentex, the crocheted sole would also be a good option for making your slippers last a little longer.

This sweater slipper clog pattern is another contender, also by the same designer, Sophie & Me Pdf Pattern Design. Another clog pattern. Cute and has a fun sweater stripe pattern to it. I love the idea of lining them like this, but I’m not sure I would ever get around to it. My feet just get all cold and I’d want to wear them right away.

Magic for Kids has this lovely design for a pair of women’s clog slippers with jute rope soles. I’m partial to the yellow that they are shown in and that the pattern is designed with jute rope soles. 

I bought this pattern in all the sizes from this designer a few years ago, and it’s a super cute pattern, but I didn’t put a good sole on it, so they wore out quickly on the bottom. The design for the soles is actually really great and would lend itself to using a jute or phentex on the bottom to better protect it from wear. I could easily go back to this pattern.

Now into more of the knit booties family of slippers, I’ve found this cute pattern for 3-in-1 button boots. They button up into full booties or fold down for the sweet look above.

I’ve also made this crocodile stitch booties pattern from Bonita Patterns a few years ago. I didn’t test my gauge and they ended up being huge, which was unfortunate, but then I had a revelation from above and I pulled them over the hideous crocs that Mr Evangelist hates the look of so much. They ended up looking like giant baby booties, which is kind of funny, but also functional for hiding crocs. The crocs aren’t very cosy inside, so they’re really just for looking ok. The soles were holding up surprisingly well until I washed them and then they fell apart. I still have them, but don’t wear them much because they look bad.

So, what do you think I should make to warm my toes this upcoming season? Let me know here or comment on this pin:

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Super comfy and cute knit-look slipper clogs crochet pattern! I love the options available for this pattern, to make nice durable soles.
What fun crocodile stitch slipper booties! Great crochet pattern for these dragon slippers! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #diy #slippers #booties
Love these gorgeous simple 3-in-1 button boots slippers knitting pattern! I like all the options! Great looking pattern! #crafts #knitting #knit #pattern #pdf #yarn #craftevangelist
Love these rustic women's clogs with just rope soles crochet pattern! Can't wait to make myself some warm house slippers! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #diy #craftevangelist
Such a fun and cute slipper pattern for women & girls! Love the bright colours! Can't wait to make myself a nice warm slipper pattern to keep my toes toasty this winter! #crochet #pattern #crafts s#yarn #DIY #craftevangelist
What a great crochet pattern for clog slippers! I love the sweater look of these gorgeous cosy slippers! Great for keeping toes warm this winter! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #diy #crochetpattern #slippers #craftevangelist

Adorable Halloween Amigurumi

Halloween is coming up, so there’s no better time to start making some adorable little not-so-frightening handmade stuffed toys! There are so many fun patterns to make! These would make great decor items to spruce up your house for the spooky season ahead.

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First off, check out this adorable bat pattern from the Etsy shop, Manuska. I love the lacy wings on this crocheted bat doll: such a unique feature! And she’s just so sweet worked up in the pink and grey with the little bow on her head! Not like a gross, dusty real bat at all! 

How are these little guys for adorable and non-scary Halloween amigurumi? Have you ever seen such cute little dolls? What a fun trio of costumed dolls. And you can get all three patterns together here. So cute.

If little ghosts are more your thing, check out this adorable little ghost amigurumi pattern. So sweet! He looks like he would work up really quickly for a last minute project… or maybe some little treats for the special trick-or-treaters in your neighbourhood!

Not wanting to leave my knitters in the lurch, if you’re a knitter, you should also check out this fabulous and sweet knitting pattern for a pumpkin-costumed stuffed bunny! So sweet! (I think I had a costume just like this one when I was little!)

Here’s another sweet little adorably innocent-looking Halloween pumpkin: it’s already crocheted up for you so you don’t have to do any work, but I’m sure you could find another pattern and modify it to make up a similar one for yourself if that was more your thing.

Just because monsters are usually scary, doesn’t mean they have to be. While these crocheted monsters with an underbite definitely sport a grumpy expression, there’s no denying they’re absolutely loveable!

Another adorable monster!!! This little monster-costumed doll crochet pattern would make a sweet little handmade gift for any child! Does she remind you of the little girl in Monsters Inc? Maybe not scary… definitely cute.

This sweet little monster looks shy and scared himself: no way he’s scaring anyone else! This little stuffed toy would make a fetching addition to any nursery! Perfect unique handmade gift for a child!

If you like these patterns, you should go pick one up from Etsy. There are many more adorable Halloween amigurumi patterns that I didn’t have time to tell you about. Etsy also has plenty of other Halloween inspiration here.

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Check out these completely cute Halloween Amigurumi Crochet patterns! Not scary! Just adorable! What a lot of fun to make! #crochet #pattern #crafts #diy #yarn #craftevangelist
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What a couple of fun cute monster crochet amigurumi patterns! Monty & Myrtle Monster! What a fun idea for Halloween! #yarn #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #diy #crafts #craftevangelist
Cute monster amigrumi crochet pattern to make for Halloween! Love these adorable halloween amigurumi crochet patterns! #yarn #crafts #diy #handmade #stuffies #craftevangelist

Costume Hats

With the weather turning cooler and Halloween decorations beginning to show up in stores, I’ve been thinking about making fun hats for the kids, that also double as costumes. Where I live, it could easily be snowing or freezing on Halloween so incorporating a warm knit or crocheted hat into your costume is a smart move. 

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Lael Viking Hat by Mamachee

This simple and adorable Lael Viking Hat crochet pattern looks like it would work up quickly for a last minute costume idea. It comes in all sizes, so it would be great to make for matching family costumes. You could easily crochet one up in a couple of hours, I think. Also, how cute is that kid? 

Bronster & Missy Monster Crochet Hat Pattern

If monsters are more your jam for Halloween, this fun crochet pattern for Bronster and Missy Monster looks like an easy costume to throw together. You could pretty much just wear jeans and a t-shirt, throw this hat on and boom! you’ve got a costume! Simple for the person in your life who doesn’t want to put a lot of extra thought into a costume (I mean, someone’s got to make it, but…)

Krampus Hat by MoraleFiber

If you’re looking for a more involved and impressive hat costume, there’s this wild Krampus Hat crochet pattern. Perfect if you’re looking for something for a Where the Wild Things Are costume. Isn’t is amazing? What a fantastic-looking hat!

Minion Hat Crochet Pattern

Of course, there are still a lot of kids who want to dress up as their favorite characters from movies and tv shows and Minions from Despicable Me remains very popular still. Check out this simple, yet sweet little minion hat that would get any kid to wear a hat to school on a cold winter day! Maybe then my kids would stop losing them!

Kitten Hat Knitting Pattern

If you’re a knitter and not a crocheter, then there are even some adorable costume hats that you can make. This Kitten Hat Knitting Pattern is much more subtle than some of the other patterns, so it could easily be worn well past the Halloween season, but would also make another super simple last minute costume, if needed. 

Foxy & Wolfie Hat Knitting Pattern

Foxes are super popular right now, too and this little Foxy & Wolfie Hat Knitting Pattern comes in three sizes: toddler, child and adult, so you could knit a whole family of foxy hats!

Puppy Dog Crochet Hat Pattern

The great thing about babies is you can dress them as silly as you like and they always look adorable! This sweet Puppy Dog Crochet Hat Pattern would make a seriously adorable photo prop as shown here or a super simple and warm costume accessory for Halloween.

Which adorable costume hat will you make for yourself or a loved one? One time I made this super sweet Larry Boy crocheted hat for my son. Of course, my kids never give me much time when they decide what they want to be for Halloween, so I was pretty sure I was madly crocheting this hat at the last minute. Turned out pretty good. I didn’t have a pattern then and I don’t have one now, but maybe if enough requests come in, then perhaps I will sit down and try to write one up.

What a cool Larry Boy Hat! I wish there was a pattern for this, but it'll just have to be cool by itself! Fun costume hats on this blog!
Crocheted Larry Boy Hat

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Super sweet and simple Lael Viking Hat crochet pattern! Comes in sizes from baby to adult! Great Halloween costume idea. Make one for everyone in the family and go as a family of vikings! #crochet #pattern #hat #DIY #yarn #costume #Halloween #craftevangelist
Wow! What an incredibly creative and unique pattern! The Krampus Hat crochet pattern would make a fabulous Halloween costumer or a lovely gift for a unique individual! Also, this hat looks super warm! Awesome! #crochet #hat #costume #adult #DIY #crafts #pattern #yarn #craftevangelist
Aaawww! This adorable little puppy hat would make a sweet little photo prop for a newborn! This hat would make a great handmade gift idea for a baby shower! Love this adorable little sleepy puppy! #DIY #crafts #crochet #yarn #pattern #costume #puppy #dog #baby
Love this adorable knit fox hat! Such a sweet hat for little ones! Check out the other adorable little costume hats found by #craftevangelist #crafts #knit #hat #pattern #yarn #DIY #knitting #foxes #wolves
What a sweet and simple knitting pattern for a little kitten hat! Such a lovely easy pattern for any beginner knitter. Great for Halloween or all winter for a kitty lover! Makes a great costume! #knit #pattern #hat #kitten #cat #DIY #crafts #yarn
Sweet minion hat! Great simple hat for any minion-loving kid! Super easy costume idea, just add overalls! #crochet #minions #despicableme #pattern #hat #earflaps #halloween #costume #warm #DIY
Check out this adorable monster hat crochet pattern! Perfect to keep your little monsters warm for Halloween! Love this collection of great costume hats by #craftevangelist #crochet #hat #handmade #pattern #monsters #crafts #DIY #yarn

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
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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

Gorgeous Fall Hats to Make

When the cooler weather abruptly ends the summer like it has for us this year, I start thinking about making hats! Even though I’ve made many hats for our family and other friends over the years, it’s always nice to have a new handmade toque (that’s Canadian for winter hat) to keep your head warm. Check out some of the gorgeous hat patterns I found for you to make this fall.

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This gorgeous crocheted racoon hat and cowl pattern was designed by The Hat and I, a designer whose patterns I can’t get enough of! (I’m sure you’ll find many of her patterns pinned in my Hats & Headbands board!) She has so many sweet and whimsical patterns of all kinds. You should really check out her shop; you’re sure to find something in there you’ll like! Also, what’s really fun about her shop is that if you check out enough of her patterns, you can watch her beautiful little model grow up!

I’ve had this sweet and simple little kitten or fox ears beanie (that’s American for toque) pattern pinned on my Pinterest boards for a while. I need to pick up some soft baby alpaca yarn in a lovely orange colour to knit this into a fox hat for my colleague’s new baby (a girl!). And I just love how this designer (Patternery) has styled these photos! So lush and cozy!

While I am completely not a lover of candy corn for eating, it is quite fun to look at and this candy corn hat knitting pattern is no exception. This chunky pattern looks quick and easy to knit up, for some mindless knitting while waiting to pick up kids from practices this fall. Hat patterns are great projects for tucking in your purse to work on when you have a few spare minutes. They make such lovely gifts and they’re easy to travel with. And if you’ve ever wondered how to make such perfectly puffy and round pompoms, there’s a tool for that! You can get one here; I love mine! 

Knifty Knittings (the designer of the candy corn hat) has a whole bunch of gorgeous knitting patterns for you to try out. Since I often post a lot of crochet patterns, I thought I should help some of the knitters among us find some great knitting patterns!

Here is another sweet and whimsical hat pattern from Knifty Knittings: a simple little pumpkin hat pattern. While it says it’s for kids, the pattern does have instructions for all sizes up to adult. These simple patterns are perfect for new knitters, especially if you’re new to hat-making. If you’re a more advanced knitter, I’m sure you could come up with a similar pattern yourself and these make for some great ideas! However, even as a fairly accomplished knitter, I find the help of a pattern saves a lot of time and I usually end up with a better result. I’ve been trying to write my own pattern for a while, and let me tell you, pattern creation is not easy, so support your pattern designers and don’t begrudge them a few dollars for a pattern! It’s lots of work!

Last year, these slouchy & non-slouchy hats with fluffy fur pompoms were very popular and I think they will be just as popular this year. I made a bunch of pompom-topped hats last year for my kids and their friends (and myself) and we’re all still loving them. I love the diamond pattern in this Arabesque Hat Pattern by NinaBellaCo. Also, as a bonus (because a lot of designers just create patterns and not many of the finished works), if you’re not a knitter or you just don’t have time this fall, you can have one made for you!

I know I’ve shared this pattern before, but I love the design of The Teagan Beanie and it is a CROCHET pattern, which I think is amazing! This cosy hat pattern would make a great handmade gift to make! 

This Hudson’s Bay Blanket-inspired toque is so adorable! This hat is already made up, but I’m sure if you can knit, you can probably figure it out, or check out this pattern. Something about those Hudson’s Bay stripes that just shout cosy and warm snuggly fall… or is that just for Canadians?

This Uptown Girl Cloche Crochet Pattern completely says back to boarding school to me! Can’t you just picture an adorable school uniform under that hat? The strap with the button closure makes a really polished finish.

So go forth and pick yourself up a pattern and some yarn and get making some hats! Pin it for later, so you can find it again!

I just can't pick one of these gorgeous hats to make for fall! So adorable! Time to get knitting! #craftevangelist
I love this adorable sweet kitten ears knit hat pattern! It is a super simple knitting pattern, in sizes baby to adult! Such a lovely handmade gift idea! #craftevangelist
Such a sweet crochet pattern for a raccoon inspired hat & cowl! A unique and adorable little set, a perfect fall handmade gift! #craftevangelist
Such a sweet knit hat inspired by candy corn! An adorable hat in all sizes, perfect for fall! Check out this hat along with #craftevangelist's other fall hat finds!
This adorable knit pumpkin hat is simple and quick to knit, perfect for the beginner knitter! A lovely handmade gift idea for a new fall baby! Love this hat design! #craftevangelist
I love this gorgeous knitting pattern with this diamond stitch pattern and lovely fluffy pompom! Great find by #craftevangelist along with other gorgeous fall hat patterns!
Check out this great CROCHET PATTERN for this fantastic winter hat! Great project to work on this fall #yarn #crochet #pattern #hat #crafts #toque #beanie #diy
What an adorable chunky hand-knit hat! Looks like a Hudson's Bay blanket! What a sweet little hat! A perfect photo prop!
Such a cute hat pattern! Classic Cloche Hat for girls, or fold the rim and it's a bowler hat for boys! So fantastic! What a great idea! Can be made in sizes infant to adult! #theHatandI #yarn #crochet #pattern #hat #crafts #diy #crochethat