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.

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.

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

All the best baby blankets

A baby blanket is another great project to work on when learning to knit or crochet. One reason is that gauge isn’t super important, so as long as you’re consistent, it’ll look good. And you get lots of practice stitching making a larger project! I’ve collected some great baby blankets for you to crochet!

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The Hat & I has a whole bunch of fun and colourful crocheted blanket patterns to try out, including this gorgeous Flowerghan crochet pattern. Isn’t it sweet? It would make a lovely baby blanket or throw for your living room or bedroom!

I am also kind of obsessed with this adorable Owl Obsession Crochet Pattern. I love the bright fun colours and the adorable big owl eyes really pop on this whimsical little blanket. Kids of all ages would enjoy this lovely little afghan. 

This Rainy Day Flowers crochet blanket pattern is another lovely looking pattern with a pop of colour! The pattern says it will work up to be about 34 inches by 51 inches, but I bet it probably wouldn’t be difficult to figure out how to make it larger if you wanted it as a throw on a larger bed. 

This sweet vintage Baa Baa Lamb Blanket Crochet Pattern looks so fuzzy and inviting and I think it would make a lovely handmade, heirloom gift for a new baby!

I am also in love with this gorgeous Floral Baby Blanket Pattern! I’ve seen it pop up numerous times in my Pinterest feed and each time it does, I fall in love again! 

Corner to corner crochet is a fun way to work a chart and create all sorts of interesting designs. Any kid would love this fun Baby Sharks blanket

I often waffle between my preference for intricacy and simplicity. But I like them both. And you don’t have to choose! In fact, you need simple things to balance out the intricate things! This simple Heart Crocheted Blanket Pattern is a lovely simple contrast to some of the other more intricate patterns.

So, pick up a pattern, some yarn and get crocheting! Time to make some blankets! Follow my Knit & Crochet: Blankets Pinterest board or pin this pin:

8 Gorgeous Baby Blanket Crochet Patterns to make! I love all the floral pops of colour in these beautiful afghans! #crochet #pattern #blankets #baby #craftevangelist #yarn
Baby sharks corner to corner crochet pattern C2C with chart & written instructions. Love these adorable little sharks! #crochet #pattern #c2c #blanket #baby #afghan #babyblankets #craftevangelist
Such a sweet and simple baby blanket with a heart design on it! Looks super easy, like a beginner could do it too! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #blanket #afghan #throw #babyblanket
Pretty floral baby blanket crochet pattern! I love all these little flowers pieced together to make such a sweet little afghan! #crochet #pattern #crafts #yarn #blanket #babyblanket #afghan #throw #craftevangelist
Aaw, super cute fuzzy lamb crochet blanket pattern. I love that this is a vintage pattern, but would look right in place in so many contemporary nurseries! #crochet #pattern #blanket #afghan #baby #crafts #yarn #diy #craftevangelist
Love these gloomy grey flowers with pops of colour crocheted afghan baby blanket pattern! Perfect project to work on the go! Great handmade baby gift idea! #crochet #pattern #blanket #babyblanket #afghan #throw #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
I'm obsessed with this adorable owl obsession crocheted blanket pattern! So much fun for baby or a little kid! #yarn #crafts #crochet #blanket #babyblanket #afghan #throw #pattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous flower embellished crocheted throw blanket, perfect for a baby's bedroom, all the way up to adult! I love the detail on the edging! #yarn #blankets #crochet #afghan #baby #babyblanket #crafts #pattern #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

Cosy Cocoon Cardigans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sweet Handmade Holiday Stuffies

November has arrived and what feels like the first snowstorm of real winter has also hit today. There’s no better combination to inspire you to turn on some Christmas tunes and get to work on making some Christmas gifts for the lovelies in your life. My kids are almost out the stuffy-loving years, but just about anyone has a soft spot for a soft handmade toy. Check out these adorable patterns I’ve found for you today!

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There’s this sweet Lamb crochet pattern by Little Owlet Shop. I know a couple people who love little sheep, so this would suit them just great! I love the textured bobble stitch on the body!

I’ve loved this Deer Family Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Sleepy Sheep Patterns since I first saw it last year. I have yet to make it, but can you say SO ADORABLE!?!?

This sad little Froozy the Snowman Pattern from Blue Coala would feel so much better if you’d pick up his pattern and make him happy by giving him to a loved on in your life!

Doesn’t this Santa Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Jasmine Toys look just like the Santa from the classic claymation Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer? That’s one of my favourite Christmas specials! This crochet pattern will definitely stir up some nostalgia in a wide range of loved ones!

If elves are more your thing, Merry the Christmas Elf crochet pattern by Tremendu would also make a lovely little holiday stuffed toy to crochet up! There’s just something magical about elves! And this pattern is just adorable!

If you’re looking for a girl-elf with more of an attitude Elf Doll Crochet Pattern from Venelopa TOYS is the perfect sassy-looking elf for the teen in your life

Amigurumi patterns also make fantastic Christmas decorations for the adults in your life! Check out this Crochet Pattern for Scandinavian Christmas Gnomes in 3 sizes from RoKiKi! Anyone would be pleased to receive a set of these to display!

RoKiKi has also designed this Christmas Angel Amigurumi Crochet Pattern or if you like a deal, you can get this pattern as well as the Scandinavian Gnomes in a Christmas Pack of 8 holiday amigurumi patterns, including an adorable reindeer and snowman patterns.

I hope you found an adorable pattern to get working on for your gift giving crocheting! You still have time! Get to work and you’ll get it all done in time!

Grab some supplies!

If you need to find it later, here’s a pin for you to add to your Pinterest board. You can also check out my Pinterest Amigurumi Board and my Knit & Crochet Holidays Pinterest board.

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What a sweet angel amigurumi crochet pattern! Perfect little handmade gift for baby's first Christmas! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Oh! I love these Scandinavian Gnomes! What a perfect pattern to make for colleagues for an awesome handmade Christmas gift! Can't wait to make these! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
This Santa amigurumi crochet pattern looks just like the Santa from the claymation Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer! What a great looking pattern! Nostalgia! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi Christmas elf crochet pattern! Lovely little stuffy to make for the kids! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Make this sad little snowman happy again by picking up his pattern and making him for a friend! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous little gentle lamb crochet amigurumi pattern. Love these sweet little patterns from Little Owlet Shop! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Love this sassy Christmas Elf Doll for a handmade teen Christmas gift! Perfect little doll crochet amigurumi pattern! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little deer family crochet amigurumi pattern bundle! Love these adorable little deer! They would make great handmade holiday decor! Lovely gift idea! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #christmas #holiday #crafts #yarn #handmade #giftidea #craftevangelist

Beginner Crochet Hat Patterns

Hats are the perfect projects for beginner crocheters to learn this new skill! They only require a small investment of a ball of yarn (a partial ball, really!) and a hook for the most basic pattern. They are small projects that can feed a sense of accomplishment, which is what you really need when you’re learning. Also, if your budget is tight this year, learning to crochet some hats for those on your gift list, is a great way to save some money while still giving awesome gifts. I have compiled a bunch of hat crochet patterns with beginner crocheters in mind. 

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First up is this Estrela Beanie Crochet Pattern by HookedHazel; it features a delicate, interesting textured stitch, that even a beginner crocheter will pick up quickly! Don’t forget to pick yourself up some lovely (faux… because… animals) fur pompoms to finish off the look!

Next up is this Lincoln City Beanie by Fiber and Fern Designs. It works up quick and comes with 2 sizes, so you can even make a Mommy & Me set! What a fun gift!

Another easy crochet hat pattern is this lovely twist bobble stitch crochet hat pattern by HM made Belaurs. I know, maybe you don’t believe me, but you could be making stuff like this if you just have the right pattern! Easy peasy!

Here’s another super trendy, yet EASY crochet hat pattern, The Linden Beanie by Cozy Moon Designs. (Can you tell I have a thing for the fur pompoms?)

Once you get confident in your skills you’ll be making awesome stuff likeon this lovely Loretta Hat crochet pattern by Erin Nims. Trust me, you can do this!

But if you’re feeling gun-shy on the textures, The Caysen Crochet Hat Pattern is so easy and made with a chunky yarn, so it will come together super quick and you’ll amaze your friends with your mad crochet skills. And they won’t even know you just learned. Before you know it, people will be telling you to open up an Etsy shop.

If your granny ever tried to teach you the granny square, you have almost all the skills you need to make this adorable hat: The Madison Beanie from Darling Be Brave. It’s completely beginner friendly with step by step photo tutorials.

This sweet little hat “My First Hat” by Whimsy Woolies promises to be your first hat: it is designed with the beginner in mind! And you get to learn to crochet that lovely flower! Bonus! Perfect hat for a lovely little newborn!

Grab some sweet supplies!

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Lovely swirl stitch on this easy beginner hat crochet pattern! Lovely pattern for children! #crochet #hat #pattern #beginner #easy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet! The Linden Beanie! I love this pattern! I think I'll make one for my sister! #crochet #hat #pattern #beginner #easy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured crocheted hat pattern with a fun slouchy top and faux fur pompom hat! Perfect gift idea, even for a beginner crocheter! #crochet #hat #pattern #beginner #easy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
The Caysen Hat is a super easy, chunky crocheted hat pattern for beginners! Love this gorgeous and warm beanie pattern! Perfect for a quick last minute handmade gift #crochet #hat #pattern #beginner #easy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Love the texture on this Madison Beanie! I think my friends will all like to get one of these this year! Instructions and tutorial for the beginner crocheter #crochet #hat #pattern #beginner #easy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super sweet crocheted baby hat with a giant flower "My First Hat" both to give and to crochet. Detailed instructions for the beginner crocheter #crochet #hat #pattern #beginner #easy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Crocheted Christmas Gifts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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