Sweet Sweaters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Double Brim Knit Hats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Break Projects

Even though I’m not quite finished up the knitting & crochet projects that I have planned for Christmas gifts (I still have 10 DAYS, people. Don’t judge me), I have already begun to think about a more involved project for the Christmas break. I am fortunate enough to work for an organization where I get the days between Christmas and New Years off, and it is quite lovely. So during that time, I often embark on a more involved project, which involves sitting on the couch for days at a time, getting up only to replenish my coffee (& Baileys). Which one should I make this year?

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I hadn’t seen this lovely cocoon-style cardigan, the Inmost Cardigan crochet pattern when I was looking at cocoon cardigans a little while ago. I love the colour this is made in and the zigzag rows in this pattern. This looks really interesting to crochet!

I’m a huge fan of All About Ami! She has the most gorgeous photos of her knit and crochet work! The Midtown Cardigan Knitting Pattern is a lovely casual cardigan; it looks so cosy to stay warm in the office. (Also, I love that colour!)

Or maybe I should work on a classic sweater for myself. I have an idea for a sweater that I can’t seem to find anywhere else but I think this 
Rainbow Trail pullover knitting pattern might give me a good base for where to start. I’ve knit myself cardigans and shrugs, but never a pullover. Also, I love stripes.

If I were to make this Crochet Poncho Pattern, I would have to make it in a different colour, because it is nearly identical to a store-bought knit poncho that I already own. It is pretty and simple and crochet!

Blankets also make lovely more involved projectst. The Makawee Blanket crochet pattern looks like it would be great to snuggle under by the fire while you work on it. So cosy.

I’m not sure I’m going to get to these before Christmas, but I know my husband would love a pair of these Adidas Inspired Sneakers for Men

Or maybe I should finally conquer the sock? I’ve knit stockings. That’s like turning a heel, right? Is that the hard part? Anyway, this Bywater Striped Sock Knitting Pattern looks like a straight-forward and simple knit sock pattern, which seems like exactly where I’d like to start.

Or I could work on a more involved amigurumi like this Garik the Pug crochet pattern. Isn’t he cute? 

I know I’m not going to get to these Hamilton Amigurumi Patterns before Christmas time, but I know one thirteen year old who would be super impressed by these! I would probably have time to get them all made by her birthday.

Or possibly, I’ll take on a whole new craft. I have done a little bit of embroidery before, but mostly in junior high home ec class. This Blossoming Garden Embroidery Kit is gorgeous and would make a lovely little piece of decor for spring. It’s just around the corner, right?

So, what are your plans over the Christmas break? Do you get some extra time off to hang out with your family or to make some crafts? What would you make for a winter break project?

Pattern round up of larger projects for a cosy time of winter break knitting or crocheting. Which project would you choose? #crochet #knitting #knit #pattern #patterns #amigurumi #cardigans #yarn #crafts #diy #craftevangelist
Lovely crocheted cocoon cardigan pattern with an interesting puffy stitch. Great winter break project! #crochet #pattern #cardigan #crochetforwomen #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
The Midtown Cardigan knitting pattern! Super good deal on this pattern! Love this mustard yellow colour! #knitting #pattern #knit #sweater #cardigan #midtown #allaboutami #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Rainbow Trail pullover simple striped knitting pattern for women. I love this colour-way! It looks so good with the stripe! I should make this over Christmas break! #knitting #knit #pattern #sweater #pullover #yarn #crafts #knittingforwomen #craftevangelist
The Makawee Blanket crochet pattern. Perfect textured crochet stitch pattern for this dreamy baby blanket! Gorgeous! #crochet #blanket #pattern #yarn #crafts #baby #babyblanket #afghan #craftevangelist
Adidas inspired sneakers/slippers pattern. You can wear them just as slippers or you can add a sole and wear them outside! How cool is that? My husband would love these! #slippers #crochet #pattern #adidas #sneakers #giftsforhusbands #giftsformen #handmadegiftsformen #yarn #crafts #winterprojects #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi pug dog crochet pattern. I love this adorable and quirky looking crocheted pug! Perfect gift for a child! Good project to make over holidays! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #stuffies #handmadestuffies #crochettoys #crochetedtoys #giftsforkids #handmadegiftsforkids #crocheteddogs #pugs #pug #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Hamilton the Musical amigurumi patterns! HOW COOL ARE THESE?! Time to make some for my daughter! So awesome! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #hamilton #angelica #eliza #yarn #crafts #craftyiscool #yarncrafts #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous complete embroidery kit to make this lovely Blossiming Garden hand embroidery project. Maybe this is what I should do over winter break! #embroidery #pattern #kit #embroideryhoop #embroideryproject #sewing #fabric #crafts #craftevangelist
Lovely modern poncho crochet pattern for this simple smock poncho. I love the buttons up the side. Nice project to work on over christmas break! #crochet #pattern #poncho #women #crafts #yarn #crochetforwomen #turtleneck #craftevangelist
Simple knitting pattern for striped socks! I love these socks! I'm going to learn to knit socks this Christmas break! #knitting #pattern #socks #stripes #yarn #wool #crafts #craftevangelist

Teeny Tiny Amigurumi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quick Handmade Gifts

Super fast handmade gifts to knit and crochet! Pick up a pattern and get to work today and you can have beautiful handmade gifts to give!

Did you leave making your handmade gifts until December? I may or may not have done this, intending every year to start earlier, but then getting easily distracted and finding the fall having slipped by without my having made a bunch of handmade gifts. My family may be getting used to receiving handmade “gift cards” of promises of handmade goods for the future. I usually have much more time between Christmas and New Years to knit and crochet, so I sit and knit/crochet and drink coffee with Baileys. But, if you have some time in the next couple weeks, these little projects will work up quickly and you can still give your loved ones thoughtful handmade gifts in time for Christmas.

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I love toques and an easy pattern in a chunky yarn like this Gamora Beanie will knit up quickly and make a lovely gift for any woman.

You could pick up a Simple Garter Stitch Scarf Knitting Kit and either give that as a gift itself, with the promise of teaching someone else to knit or make it up yourself for a quick project that you can work on while you binge the Holiday Nailed It episodes on Netflix.

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

Here’s another chunky toque pattern, the Messy Bun Beanie Pattern will work up quickly and be the perfect thoughtful gift for that woman who is always wearing her hair up in a messy bun.

This Bulky Rope Scarf Hand Crochet Pattern is an extra quick crochet project that you can make with your fingers! How cool is that? This would make another great pattern to give with a skein of yarn to a new crocheter, too!

Headbands work up really quickly. You could have a bunch of these Enora Earwarmer Crochet Pattern worked up in a matter of an evening or two!

I’m also a big fan of this Five Strand Braided Crochet Headband. Headbands are great quick projects for last minute gift giving.

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 have even less time or a handmade garment isn’t quite appropriate, this Christmas Tree Garland Crochet Pattern is a perfect handmade gift idea for just about anyone. Think co-workers! If you have more time, you can make up whole garlands! Less time: individual tree ornaments!

Here’s another adorable ornament pattern: the Mittens Ornament Crochet Pattern. Sweet little amigurumi mittens to adorn the tree of your loved ones!

Or these classic Crochet Christmas Star Ornament Pattern also work up super quickly. I made a bunch of these for my coworkers last Christmas and people loved them! 

You still have time to give handmade gifts this Christmas! Pick up one of these patterns and pick up your crochet hook or knitting needles and get to work! There’s still time and what an enjoyable way to spend an evening by the fire! Share these ideas on Pinterest!

Nine quick knit and crochet projects that you still have time to make before Christmas! Get to work! I love the star pattern! #crochet #knit #pattern #yarn #diy #crafts #handmadegifts #handmade #giftideas
Such a lovely crochet pattern for this simple Christmas tree garland! Make a whole garland or make one as a tree ornament. Makes a quick handmade gift! #crochet #pattern #applique #garland #christmas #handmadegift #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Quick knit beanie pattern makes a great last minute handmade gift idea! Check out this super adorable knit toque pattern! #knitting #pattern #beanie #toque #hat #yarn #crafts #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Simple Garter Stitch Scarf knitting kit. Great gift idea to give to a new knitter or someone who wants to learn! Quick knit for a fast gift! #knitting #pattern #scarf #knit #garterstitch #yarn #crafts #diy #handmadegifts #diygifts #craftevangelist
I love this crocheted star pattern! Makes a perfect tree ornament! Great quick handmade gift idea! Excellent gift for co-workers. #handmadegifts #ornaments #star #christmas #crochet #yarn #pattern #handmade #treeornament #crafts #craftevangelist
Messy Bun Beanie knitting pattern knits up quickly for a quick handmade gift idea! These are so popular right now! Perfect for that messy bun style. #knitting #pattern #quickknits #handmadegiftideas #yarn #crafts #hat #beanie #toque #ponytailbeanie #christmas #handmade #craftevangelist
Super quick hand-crochet bulky rope scarf crochet pattern. Crochet you can make with your hands! This would work up super quickly for a perfect last minute handmade gift! #crochet #pattern #scarf #cowl #handmade #gift #ideas #infinityscarf #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Love this celtic weave crochet headband pattern. Perfect ear warmer for a last minute gift idea. Works up quickly, makes a great beginner crochet pattern! #crochet #pattern #headband #earwarmer #celticweave #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous 5-strand braided crochet headband pattern! I love this look! Can't wait to make one of these. Works up quickly for a super last minute handmade gift idea! #crochet #pattern #braid #braidcrochet #headband #lastminute #giftidea #handmadegifts #yarn #crafts #diy #christmas #earwarmer #craftevangelist
Super cute mittens ornament crochet pattern! These little tree ornaments make perfect last minute gift ideas that work up quickly. Lovely coworker gifts! #handmadegifts #handmade #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #kawaii #mittens #ornament #christmas #coworkergift #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Marvellous Mittens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beautiful Beanies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gifts for Knitters

If you have a knitter on your list and don’t know what to get them, well let me steer you in the right direction! When you know someone does a craft, sometimes it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the options of things that you don’t know what to do with. Well, I am here to guide you!

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A yarn bowl is always a great idea for a lovely gift for a knitter. Many knitters don’t own one yet (even me)! I usually wind a center-pull ball, but a yarn bowl is still a lovely knitting accessory and isn’t this wooden one beautiful?

Here’s another super adorable yarn bowl. Don’t you love this ceramic sheep yarn bowl? So cute. 

Unique buttons also make a lovely gift. It’s always great to have an assortment on hand for finishing up a project without having to go shopping for buttons. And sometimes buttons can inspire a project all by themselves. These gorgeous carved wooden bird buttons are adorable and so unique! I love handmade!

These boho painted wooden buttons are another great option, if your recipient are a trendy button option. How fun would it be to give such a simple, but special and thoughtful gift from an independent artisan?

Stitch markers also make a lovely little gift, a perfect little stocking stuffer. Check out these adorable sheep stitch markers… so cute.

Alternatively, if your recipient is more of the minimalist type, these delicate raindrop shaped brass stitch markers are another stitch marker gift.

I have never knit with a knitting ring before, but they look so interesting. If your knitting loved one does a lot of colour-work, then they might like to figure out how to knit or crochet with one of these knitting rings

Almost any knitter would be delighted with some luxurious, wonderfully-coloured yarn. Check out this gorgeous autumn colourway wool yarn from Fashion Touch Supplies.

Or a full kit full of yarn enough for a complete shawl in a teal to browns. So many knitters will have spent the pre-Christmas season making gifts for others. What a delight it would be to be given supplies to make a lovely treat for themselves!

I hope you find these suggestions helpful for shopping for the knitter in your life! Pin it on Pinterest to share with your friends or find it later!

Lots of thoughtful and unique gift ideas for knitters! I love the sheep yarn bowl! So cute! #knitting #gifts #giftideas #christmas #craftevangelist
I love these unique hand-carved wooden bird buttons! They would make such lovely embellishments on a knitting project! #buttons #wooden #knittinggifts #giftideas #giftsforknitters #craftevangelist
Adorable little sheep stitch markers! These are so adorable and practical! great stocking stuffer for a knitter! #stitchmarker #handmade #independentartisan #uniquegifts #giftideas #giftsforknitters #craftevangelist
Love these delicate raindrop stitch markers. So subtle and pretty and minimalist. Lovely stocking stuffer idea for a knitter! #giftideas #giftsforknitters #knitters #stitchmarkers #minimalistknitter #minimalist #brass #craftevangelist #etsy
Such fun Boho Painted Wooden Buttons! Great little thoughtful gift idea for a knitter! It's fantastic to have a great stash of buttons to finish off special knitting projects! #buttons #knitting #giftsforknitters #giftideas #stockingstuffers #craftevangelist #etsy
What a fun yarn bowl! I love this ceramic sheep yarn bowl, a perfect gift for a knitter! So cute! #giftsforknitters #yarnbowl #yarn #crafts #giftideas #christmas #etsy #craftevangelist
Pretty little practical knitting rings. These look handy! I would love to learn to knit with one of these! I heard they're good to relieve hand strain. #knittingring #knitters #knitting #giftsforknitters #giftideas #stockingstuffers #yarncrafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous colourway in this hand-painted yarn! Love these colours! A fantastic skein of yarn makes a lovely gift for a knitter! Great idea! #crafts #knitting #giftsforknitters #yarn #yarnlove #craftevangelist #handpaintedyarn #teal #rust #orange #brown
Love the colourway in this fantastic yarn kit to make a "find your fade" shawl... pattern available on ravelry. This yarn looks lovely! Great gift idea! #yarn #findyourfade #shawl #yarnkit #knitting #giftsforknitters #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful wooden yarn bowl! Such a lovely gift idea for a knitter! Gorgeous! #giftsforknitters #giftideas #knitters #handcarved #wooden #yarnbowl #craftevangelist

Christmas for Baby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Complete (Incredible) Yarn Craft Kits

If you are new to knitting or crochet, you may not have all the tools and supplies that you need to get started on a project. And you may not know where to go to find the exact yarn you need for a project. You just want to get going and not have to worry about collecting all the supplies! That can be half the battle. So I’ve collected some projects that are all put together with everything that you need in order to make these fantastic crafts!

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I am in complete awe of this fantastic flying saucer with alien & cow kit from lalylaland. And get this: it’s not just a cute decorative item, it’s a pull-toy with the theme song from X-Files! How much fun would it be to make this for your nerdy friend (or their baby!)? So great. I can’t get over how much I love this. This kit comes with all the special stuff you need that would be extra hard to find, so you can really make something different! It’s available for pre-order right now, but they’re due to ship by Nov 23, so get your order in for this awesome kit!

Big knits are all the rage right now. Those giant arm-knit blankets look so cozy and this floor pouf ottoman knitting kit would make a fantastic accessory with your giant knit blanket! 

There are also similar giant crochet project kits to get you started with your extreme crocheting.  Check out this Extreme Crochet Starter Kit if you’ve always wanted to try big crochet but didn’t know where to start.

Going back to smaller projects, amigurumi is a fantastic way to introduce a new crocheter to the craft, with a cute result that is very motivating. This Robin Crochet Kit is a small project kit that would make a perfect gift for a beginner crocheter.

Or once you get established as a crocheter, this slightly bigger Crochet Sheep kit is another adorable craft kit that includes the yarn, fiberfill, safety eyes and embroidery floss that you need to make this adorable stuffed lamb toy. You will still need basic crochet supplies (hook, stitch marker, yarn needle & scissors). If you’re new to crochet, you might find this hook set with accessories helpful.

This Mommy & Me Crochet Hat Set Kit would be fantastic for starting a new mom into the world of crochet. Everything she needs to make matching hats for herself and her little one! Adorable.

If you’re looking for more of a Christmassy feel for your crochet kit projects for this time of year, check out this adorable little Christmas Snowman Amigurumi Crochet Kit. He would crochet up quickly and be a great decoration for the winter season!

Go pick up a kit today and then as soon as it arrives, you’ll be ready to start creating! Pin your favorite idea for later!

Check out these awesome yarn crafts kits! I love this flying saucer kit! Amazing! #crochet #knit #crafts #yarn #kits #patternkits #amigurumi
Sweet little snowman amigurumi crochet kit complete with pattern and yarn to make this adorable little snowman! Great gift idea for a new crocheter! #beginner #crochet #easy #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #kit #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Whoa! This is so cool! I need one of these flying saucer amigurumi crochet kits! It has a pull cord that plays the theme song from X-Files! How cool is that?! #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #kit #crafts #yarn #aliens #cowabduction #craftevangelist
Adorable crochet kit for this sweet little sheep amigurumi stuffed toy. Perfect little project to work on over Christmas break! #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #kit #stuffedtoy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi crochet kit for an adorable robin bird. Perfect first crochet project, easy for a beginner crocheter! Love this adorable little bird stuffed toy, would make an adorable decoration! #crochet #amigurumi #beginner #pattern #kit #crafts #yarn #easy #putabirdonit #craftevangelist
Sweet mommy and me crochet hat pattern kit for The Hayden Herringbone Hat! Lovely gift for a new mom who wants to learn to crochet! #crochet #hat #mommyandme #pattern #kit #toque #beanie #giftidea #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Want to get started with extreme crochet with big yarn? This is the perfect starter project for you. Kit complete with yarn and large crochet hook! Everything you need to get started #crochet #bigyarn #starterkit #beginner #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Make your own extreme hand knit pouf ottoman with this kit including big yarn and giant knitting needles. Make your own trendy decor! #knitting #pattern #kit #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist