Spring Home Patterns

We’ve finally climbed out of the bone-chilling winter temperatures (and only a month into spring! #whydoilivehere?), so it’s definitely time to celebrate! It’s time to open the windows, enjoy some fresh air, and take walks without a coat (sweaters still required). And it’s definitely time to bring some spring life into our homes. Here in Edmonton, garden centres and greenhouses have been declared essential services during this pandemic(#agree), so I’m so excited that we will be able to get some plants since I didn’t start any seeds this year. There’s still some time, so I might still get to it. Maybe tomorrow afternoon…

Anyway, let’s bring some spring indoors! We still have some chilly evenings ahead and since we’re hunkered down so much, we have some time to freshen up our indoors with some lovely handmade spring decor! Check out these patterns to get making today!

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Bring some homey-ness to your plants with a Crochet Planter Pattern. Warm up your plants and add some cohesiveness to your home decor. I know I have a bunch of mis-matched planters around my house, so wrapping them all up in a matching set of crocheted planters like this would be perfect!

Spring is the perfect time to try embroidery! There are so many wonderful, springy embroidery patterns to check out, including this Beginner Floral Embroidery Pattern. Small crafts like this are so portable, perfect for sitting on the deck and enjoying the fresh air while relaxing with a new craft!

I also love this Dandelion Hand Embroidery Pattern. Modern and pretty, this pattern looks like it would be easy to accomplish and I love that it would work so nicely on a dark background. It really makes the light colours pop!

I’m so sorry I didn’t find this Easter Bunny Gnome Crochet Pattern before Easter for you all (and for me too!) I love gnomes! I just think they’re soooooo cute! I love the whimsical bunny ears coming from his hat (let’s not imagine anatomy, ok?) So cute… and it’s a perfect time to get a jump on next Easter.

If there’s a baby due this spring, this Spring into Summer Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern is the perfect, simple crochet pattern if you’ve ever wanted to try corner to corner crochet. It looks lovely made in this multi-coloured yarn!

This is the perfect time to make a Hello Spring Crochet Pillow! Crochet pillow covers are so fun and great to swap out during the year for seasonal changes to your living room. These patterns are adorable and customizable so it will always match your decor! Make those flowers in whatever colour you like!

I love wreaths! And what better time than spring to bring in a Knitted Flower Wreath Pattern into your decor! Check out these cute knitted flowers and leaves. They look gorgeous on this vine wreath. I probably wouldn’t hang this outdoors, as I don’t think the yarn would hold up to the elements very well, but it is a lovely way to bring a hint of spring into your home!

I know I usually focus on fibre arts here, but there are so many crafts worth trying. This French Beaded Crocus Pattern is a beautiful introduction into bead-work. What a lovely looking project to try! Have you ever tried beading like this? So neat!

What better way to breathe life into your home than making one of these Trinity Macrame Plant Hanger Pattern to hang your plants. This is definitely a 70’s throwback, but macrame is vintage and very trendy right now. So many fun ways to hang plants! I remember doing macrame in Girl Guides when I was a child. And I also made a lot of friendship bracelets in my early twenties, which uses some of the same knot techniques used in macrame.

I love this modern take on macrame. And I might even be able to find a place for this Macrame Planter Hanger Pattern for the wall… maybe in my bathroom upstairs… Or perhaps in the bathroom down here when we get around to doing that.

There are so many other lovely DIY patterns and supplies featured in this Etsy Editor’s Picks as well. Totally worth checking out if you’re looking for some new crafting inspiration! Which of these lovely patterns will you make to bring a touch of spring into your home? Pick up one today or pin it for later!

Gorgeous selection of crafting patterns perfect for spring #springcrafts #spring #crochet #springknitting #embroidery #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for this adorable planter sweater. Cozy up your plants and make some matching planters. Perfect handmade housewarming gift and a perfect project to learn to crochet! #crochetpattern #beginnercrochet #learntocrochet #diyplanterpattern #springcrochet #craftevangelist
Gorgeous floral beginner embroidery pattern. I love this gorgeous pattern! What a lovely spring project to work on and bring some spring colour into my home while I wait for my flowers to bloom! #embroiderypattern #beginnerembroidery #learntoembroider #craftevangelist
Adorable Easter Bunny Gnome crochet pattern! Sooooooo cute! I need to make one of these sweet gnomes, even if Easter has passed! #eastergnome #easterbunny #crocheteaster #springcrochet #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Fun corner to corner crochet pattern for this spring into summer baby blanket. Lovely afghan pattern made in bright spring colours makes a perfect handmade gift idea for baby! #crochetpattern #c2c #cornertocornercrochet #blanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist
Hello Spring throw cushion crochet pattern. Perfect handmade crocheted spring decor for your living room. Customize your own DIY crochet decor. #crochetpattern #throwpillow #crochetthrowpillow #crochetpillow #crochetcushion #hellospring #diydecor #craftevangelist
What a fun embroidery pattern! I love this dandelion in the wind embroidery pattern! What a great pop of colour on a dark background! Love this diy spring decor pattern! #embroiderypattern #springembroidery #dandelionwishes #diydecor #craftevangelist
Spring Wreath knitting pattern. Lovely knitting pattern filled with flowers and leaves! Perfect diy spring home decor! #knittingpattern #springwreathpattern #wreathpattern #diywreath #wreathmaking #knitwreatch #knitdecorpattern #craftevangelist
Bring your crocuses inside year round with this pdf beading pattern. Make your own gorgeous beaded sculpture to enjoy these beautiful crocuses! What a fun new craft idea! #springbeading #beadingpattern #learntobead #frenchbeading #craftevangelist
Learn to macrame with this beginner plant hanger macrame pattern! This is such an awesome vintage throwback and so trendy right now! Breath some life into your indoor decor with these lovely plant hangers! #macramepattern #planthangers #diyplanthanger #learntomacrame #beginnermacrame #planthangerpattern #craftevangelist
I love this awesome wall planter macrame pattern! I can't wait to make this funky vintage planter hanger with a modern vibe! This would look so cool in my bathroom! #macramepattern #diywallplanterhanger #planthanger #craftevangelist

National Craft Month

March is International Craft Month! How appropriate, because it is also the month that I, the Craft Evangelist was born! Coincidental? I think not! If you’ve been waiting for a good reason to start crafting or just want to ramp it up a bit for this special month, I have got some great inspiration for you!

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This gorgeous pattern was just released this week. The Portofino Sweater Crochet Pattern is a gorgeous, off-the-shoulder middle season garment, perfect to make for spring or chilly summer evenings. It would look great as an easy-going cover-up over a swimsuit. It has options to make it with short sleeves or long sleeves as pictured here. I love the long-sleeved version. This is definitely going on my list of things to make!

Ok, I know I’m usually all about the knit and crochet, but there’s more to crafts than just knit and crochet, right? (Oh, but I love the yarn!!!) Check out this super fun Faux Fur Earmuffs Sewing Pattern. How cute are those? And they look so warm! Perfect to transition out of these cooler months. Here in Edmonton, March is a complete mystery weather-wise… you never know what you’re going to get!

And look at this for some variety. Maybe you’re all about the embroidery. Or maybe you’d like to get into this craft, in which case this Bicycle + Flowers Embroidery Kit is the perfect thing for you. The beautiful thing about craft kits is that they include everything you need to start a new craft. There’s nothing more annoying than finding that you have to go searching for a craft supply you didn’t know you needed or don’t know where to find in the craft store when you just want to get making. Kits are a great solution for that. They also make great gifts for someone who is interested in getting into a new craft!

Ok, so back to my wheelhouse. This pattern for Sandals with rope soles is a great looking crochet pattern to make these cute looking summer shoes! How crafty is it to say you made your own shoes! These make me long for summer so much! I love this style of flip flop, as they stay on your feet really nicely and even make great shoes to wear around the house.

I also really like this pattern: Thong sandals with rope soles crochet pattern. These sandals have a lovely boho vibe about them. I love them made in these neutral colours. They’d be so fun at a festival or just walking around the farmers market. As the snow falls right now, it’s not exactly flip-flop weather, but perhaps I can dream while I make a pair of these!

While we’re dreaming of summer, why not try making one of these Double V Crop Top Crochet Pattern? I love this mustard colour and the crop top look. This simple and sexy top would be great for the beach or the weekend.

The Knotty Crop Top summer sweater knitting pattern is a great festival top for knitters to make! The chunky yarn and open stitches mean that this pattern works up quickly. You can throw it on top of a sundress for a little extra warmth with a boho-chic vibe or wear it over a swimsuit for a sexy cover up!

While we’re still dreaming of summertime, I’m loving this Aloha Cardigan Crochet Pattern. It can be worn year-round to add a little warmth and style to any outfit, but it’s light enough to wear in the summer over summer tops and dresses, or even to the beach. It’d be a great project to finish up while sitting on the beach in Mexico if you have a warm-weather getaway planned this spring.

Haha, there’s really a summer theme going on here today isn’t there? I need to figure out a way to get to a warmer location more regularly! In the meantime, check out this Mio the Sleeping Mermaid amigurumi crochet pattern. I love amigurumi dolls. My kids aren’t exactly at the doll-loving age anymore, but I have plenty of cousins who are still having babies and would certainly love one of these adorable dolls!

But alas, it’s still pretty chilly here, so you might need to make yourself a pair of slippers from this Simple crochet slipper pattern. This pattern uses bulky yarn so they work up quickly with a 9 mm hook You can use up your bulky yarn scraps and make some cute and comfy slippers to wear while you dream of summer and make your cute summer festival tops and beach cover-ups. At least your feet will be warm!

If your feet are warm and your head it warm, your whole body will be warm! Keep your noggin warm by making this Fresh Tracks Beanie Crochet Pattern. This beanie is a classy take on a ribbed beanie, which is completely crocheted. It’s a fitted beanie and has a knit-look rib stitch to it. You’re sure to love this pattern!

Since National Craft Month is in March, it’s a great time to work on some Easter projects. This Little Bunnies Easter Basket crochet pattern is an adorable Easter basket pattern that would be sure to impress and delight any recipient! It’d make a great auction item at a spring fundraiser. I love the adorable extras on this sweet Easter basket pattern. Those details are always so fun to add. Embellish it even more with buttons or other notions from the fabric or craft store!

Of course, those of us who have little boys in our lives that we love to make for are always looking for patterns that will delight and surprise them. The Triceratops Basket Pattern crochet pattern would make up a great Easter basket that any dinosaur-loving kid would appreciate!

If you’ve found this post with only a little time before Easter, you can still make adorable handmade Easter delights, like this sweet Easter Bunny Egg Cozy Basket. Pop an Easter egg in this little basket and you’ve got a sweet little gift for a loved one. It would also make super adorable Easter table decor!

So, happy National Craft Month! Make something this month! It’s the perfect time to try out a new craft you were hoping to start! Crafting can be therapeutic and a great stress-reliever from work, plus, you get slippers! Pick up one of these great patterns today and get making! Or pin it for later!

Check out these great knit, crochet, sewing & embroidery patterns to make to celebrate National Craft Month in March! Love these awesome patterns!
Easy to follow knitting pattern, easy to wear boho-style beach cover up. Super stylish festival wear. Love this fun and funky knit top pattern! #knittingpattern #bohochic #knittoppattern
Gorgeous lightweight crochet pattern for this Aloha Cardigan. Love this flowy and summery beachy cover up crochet pattern! Can hardly wait to make one of these for summer! #crochetpattern #crochetcardigan #crochet #crochettoppattern
Super cute crochet egg basket. Adorable quick little crochet pattern available in English and Russian. Super easy to follow and super fast to make #crocheteasterbasket #crocheteggbasket #crochetpattern #crochetbunnybasket
Adorable Little Bunnies Easter Basket with a functional basket to hold Easter goodies, complete with patterns for the bunnies and the eggs! How adorable would this be at a fundraising auction?! So fun! Any kid would be delighted to be given this adorable Easter basket! #EasterBasket #crochetEasterBasket #CrochetPattern #bunnybasketpattern
Adorable dinosaur Easter basket, this Triceratops Basket crochet pattern makes a perfect handmade Easter basket for a little boy! Get making in time for Easter! #crochetpattern #crochetEasterbasket #easterbasketpattern #amigurumibasket
Crochet Pattern for this knit-look ribbed beanie. This fitted beanie is perfect for men or women and is a fun take on a classic ribbed beanie #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochettoquepattern
Beautiful little mermaid doll amigurumi crochet pattern. I love this sweet and simple little mermaid. Lovely pattern for a handmade gift idea! #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #mermaidpattern #crochetmermaid
Simple crochet slipper pattern to use up your bulky yarn scraps. Great stash buster project and super warm and fast to make! #crochetslippers #crochetpattern #slipperspattern #easycrochetpattern #beginnercrochetpattern
Cute and simple crop top crochet pattern. Love this mustard yellow colour, too! Gorgeous and quick crochet pattern for this sexy crop top. Great handmade festival wear! #summercrochet #crochetcroptop #croptoppattern #crochetpattern
Beautiful bohemian thong sandals crochet pattern. Make your own sandals! Such a gorgeous crochet pattern to make in time for summer! Can't wait to make a gorgeous pair of sandals like this! #crochetsandals #crochetflipflops #crochetpattern #sandalpattern #
Intermediate crochet pattern to make this fun pair of flip flop sandals. You can even make them for outdoors by adding soles! #crochetpattern #crochetflipflops #crochetsandals #sandalpattern
Complete embroidery kit for this adorable Bicycle & Flowers work of art. Perfect gift idea for yourself or another aspiring crafter in your life! #embroiderypattern #crafts #sewing #embroiderforlife #bicyclecrafts
Faux Fur Earmuffs sewing pattern. DIY your own ear muffs with this beginner level sewing pattern. #sewingpattern #pdfsewinpattern #earmuffspattern #diyearmuffs #crafts
Gorgeous pdf crochet pattern for this lovely crocheted sweater. I love the lacy top and bottom of this long crocheted sweater, with both long sleeved and short sleeved options in the pattern. Can't wait to make this! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #

Men’s Hat Patterns

A lot of knitters and crocheters are people who have men in their lives that they love to make things for. But many of us are attracted to fun pompoms, complicated stitch patterns, and slouchy hats that the dudes in our lives would just not be into. And I’m guilty of this, too. So if you’re looking for some simple, manly hat patterns, you’ve come to the right place. And most of these are crochet! I often lean towards knitting patterns when knitting for men because the fabric ends up being thinner, which is what Mr Evangelist prefers, so I know what a challenge it can be for crocheters to find a good men’s hat pattern. But there are plenty included here! Check them out and try one today!

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Who says men’s hats have to be plain? This textured Arrowhead Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern is a great example of a manly hat pattern with a lovely stitch pattern. This pattern comes in 6 sizes, from baby to adult large, so you can make one for the whole family! Add a pompom if you like and it’s a stylish hat for anyone! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ARROWHEAD BEANIE PATTERN.

And who says men and boys can’t wear a slouchy hat? Check out this lovely Portland Slouchy Hat and Cowl Set Crochet Pattern. It mimics a knit seed stitch and has a lovely slight slouch to it. It comes in 5 sizes from 6 months to adult, so again, you can make this set for anyone in the family! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PORTLAND SLOUCHY HAT AND COWL SET CROCHET PATTERN.

If you’re a new crocheter, The Perfect Slouch and Ribbed Scarf Crochet Pattern Set might just be more your speed. This simple hat is perfect for a beginner as it’s an easy to follow pattern with plenty of helpful photos. It requires only basic crochet skills and materials and is worked seamlessly in the round. CLICK HERE FOR THE PERFECT SLOUCH AND RIBBED SCARF CROCHET PATTERN SET.

The Brighton Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern in 6 Sizes is another lovely crochet hat pattern that has a textured stitch pattern and is totally family-friendly! It has some optional add-ons such as flowers if that’s your thing (perfect for little girls) and also looks great with a faux fur pompom! CLICK HERE FOR THE BRIGHTON BEANIE CROCHET HAT PATTERN.

Who says men’s hat patterns have to be solid colours? The Big Bay Beanie Crochet Pattern is a great multi-coloured pattern worked up with chunky weight yarn in 5 colours and it’s simple enough for a beginner/advanced beginner. I believe this pattern is also available for free on the designer’s blog, but for just a few bucks you can grab an easy-to-read, printable pdf pattern: CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE BIG BAY BEANIE CROCHET PATTERN.

Simple hats like the Basic Knit Beanie for Men and Boys Knitting Pattern is the kind of pattern I usually make for Mr Evangelist. He’s already got a pretty big head, so he doesn’t want to add the bulk of a thick and chunky hat to it. Also, while he’s trying to stay warm, sometimes those chunky hats make him too hot. He’s already pretty hot (woot woot!) so we don’t want to overdo it. 😉 The decreases on this knit hat pattern make a lovely swirled crown that sits nice and flat on the head. It’s a great guide to learning decreases. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE BASIC KNIT BEANIE FOR MEN AND BOYS KNITTING PATTERN.

For a slightly textured ribbed crochet hat pattern, check out this Men’s Slouchy Knit-Look Crochet Hat Pattern. I love that it’s not super slouchy. That’s just the right amount of slouch for the men that I know. This is an intermediate crochet pattern in two adult sizes. It uses worsted weight yarn, so it’s a lovely project for some of that worsted weight yarn you have in your stash. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE MEN’S SLOUCHY KNIT-LOOK CROCHET HAT PATTERN.

The Fisherman’s Cap Crochet Beanie Pattern is such a classic pattern that you can’t miss out on it. It’s a perfect beginner pattern made with basic stitches, so if you’re just learning, this pattern is for you! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FISHERMAN’S CAP CROCHET BEANIE PATTERN.

The Ribbed Wonder Crochet Hat Pattern is another super easy beginner crochet pattern for a classic simple crochet hat using chunky weight yarn. This works up quickly to make a timeless hat that the man in your life will love. I believe this pattern is also available for free on the designer’s blog, but I love to have a pattern I can print out, take with me and mark up as I go. For just a few bucks, it’s absolutely worth it! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE RIBBED WONDER CROCHET HAT PATTERN.

The Ripple Hat Crochet Pattern is simple to follow and comes in 4 sizes using under 100 grams of worsted weight yarn and a size H (5 mm) crochet hook. The lovely texture on this pattern makes a great unisex pattern that men, boys and women and girls will all love! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE RIPPLE HAT CROCHET PATTERN.

This Reversible Knit-Look Beanie Crochet Pattern in 6 Sizes is another hat that Mr Evangelist would be a fan of. So if you’re looking for something streamlined and simple for the man in your life, that looks store-bought, this crochet pattern is for you! I love the look of it and it really does look knit, don’t you think!? And it’s completely reversible! How cool is that?! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE REVERSIBLE KNIT-LOOK BEANIE PATTERN.

Maybe you’re not looking for a beanie pattern, but something with a little more flair? Or perhaps for a costume? The Fedora Crochet Pattern in 9 sizes is a super fun summer hat pattern comes in 9 sizes so you could make one for a newborn (!HOW CUTE WOULD THAT BE?!) and your grandpa. So fun. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FEDORA CROCHET PATTERN.

Or maybe you need a Newsies kind of a hat? The Belmont Scally Cap Newsboys Hat Pattern is a classic 1920’s hat pattern so that you can join in with the Peaky Blinders style. It also includes a bonus size for an 18″ doll! How cute would that be?! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE BELMONT SCALLY CAP NEWSBOYS HAT PATTERN.

Of course, if you’re really looking for a costume hat or a fun pattern for a little boy, this Knight Helmet Crochet Hat Pattern is a ton of fun. For those of us in cold climates, Halloween can be unpredictable, but it is usually chilly here, so a warm hat to wear out trick-or-treating is a great idea. And many little boys like to play pretend year-round, so a fun hat like this knight helmet can be made for Halloween and worn all winter long! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE KNIGHT HELMET CROCHET HAT PATTERN.

The Lael Viking Hat Crochet Pattern is another great hat that can be used as a costume or simply a fun hat to keep your little one’s head warm. It comes in three sizes, but it makes a stretchy hat that can be worn by multiple head sizes. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE LAEL VIKING HAT CROCHET PATTERN.

I know I usually focus on knit and crochet patterns in this blog, but I came across this Leather Bowler Hat Pattern and Video Tutorial and thought it was so cool that I had to share it with you all. So, whether you’re into steampunk or just leather crafting or just have a general appreciation for handmade hats, this cool pattern is for you. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE LEATHER BOWLER HAT PATTERN AND VIDEO TUTORIAL.

Which of these awesome men’s hat patterns will you pick up and start making today? They’re pretty awesome, so don’t forget to Pin it for later.

15 Hat Patterns to make for men. Mostly crochet hat patterns for men. From easy to slightly more advanced patterns; there are plenty of crochet hats to make for men. Beanies and more! #crochetpattern #crochetformen #crochethatpatterns #menshatpatterns #crochetbeaniepatterns #hatpatterns #diyhats #craftevangelist
Arrowhead Beanie Crochet Men's Hat Pattern. Textured men's toque crochet pattern in multiple sizes. Unisex crochet pattern for the whole family! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #hatpattern #menshatpattern #craftevangelist
Textured slouchy hat and cowl for men and boys crochet pattern. Lovely crocheted beanie pdf pattern to download and includes a matching cowl! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochethat #hatpattern #craftevangelist
Perfect Slouch & Ribbed Scarf crochet pattern. Super easy beginner crochet hat pattern for men and boys. Super easy ribbed scarf crochet pattern with hat set. Love this simple slouchy beanie crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #hatpattern #crochetslouchyhat #craftevangelist
Fun multi coloured crocheted hat pattern for men and boys using Caron Pantone chunky yarn. I love all the stitches and textures that make this gorgeous hat pattern! Perfect for the skier in your life! #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #hatpattern #beaniepattern #craftevangelist
Super simple streamlined knit beanie pattern. Lovely simple men's toque pattern to knit. Excellent instructions for decreasing with a flat top. My husband would love this knit hat! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #simpleknits #knittingformen #craftevangelist
Slouchy Ribbed Hat Crochet Pattern. Love the knit-look texture of this men's crochet hat pattern. Perfect men's beanie crochet pattern for the manly man in your life! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochetslouchybeanie #crochetformen #craftevangelist
Fisherman's Beanie Crochet pattern. Perfect men's toque crochet pattern for sizes newborn to adult. Classic fisherman's cap crochet pattern to make for beginners. #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #hatpattern #fishermanscap #craftevangelist
Ribbed Wonder Crochet Hat Pattern, perfect crochet beanie pattern for men! Love this simple ribbed knit-look crochet toque pattern! #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #craftevangelist
The Ripple Hat is a crochet beanie pattern for men and boys. This easy crochet pattern works up quickly, is simple to follow and comes in 4 sizes from baby to adult. #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochettoquepattern #craftevangelist
Unisex Reversible Knit-Look Beanie crochet pattern for this fabulous looking flat crown crochet hat pattern. I love how this looks! What a great pattern! #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochetbeanie #craftevangelist
Crochet Fedora Pattern for men and boys. From sizes newborn to Men's XXL, this fun summer crochet hat pattern is perfect for the man in your life! #crochethat #crochetfedora #fedorapattern #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Newsboys or Peaky Blinders-inspired 1920's Belmon Scally Cap, perfect Newsies crochet hat pattern to make for men or boys or even girls! Lovely hat pattern with a bonus American Girl 18" doll size hat pattern included as well! #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #hatpattern #crochet #crochetnewsboyshat #craftevangelist
Super fun costume crochet hat pattern. Fun knight helmet crochet pattern for men and boys. Love these kind of fun costume hats! #crochetpattern #crochethelmet #crochetknightpattern #crochethatpattern #craftevangelist
Adorable viking hat crochet pattern. What a fun hat for a viking costume or just to get your kid excited about wearing a hat. Comes in sizes up to adult, too! So fun! #crochetpattern #crochetvikinghatpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #vikinghat #craftevangelist
How fun is this leather steampunk  hat?! This awesome tutorial will show you how to make your own DIY leather bowler hat! So cool! #steampunk #leatherhat #diyhat #diybowlerhat #steampunkhat #craftevangelist

Pretty Patterns

Pretty Patterns to make for the warmer weather

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Hem and Patch Jeans

My children inherited my husband’s long torso and shortish legs. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not exactly the tall, slender type myself, but proportionately my legs are pretty long for my height. So I can wear regular pants without having to hem. But even for me, jeans can be the exception to that. So, with short legs running in our family (and nice round bums) we have to size up in the jeans department (for the kids) and hem (a LOT).

I was so happy to find this fabulous way of hemming jeans from Just Something I Made. Fast and easy and it keeps the original hem look that we all love about jeans. It has its drawbacks, but overall, it’s pretty great. I’ll show you on my son’s jeans.

This picture was taken after I ripped out the seam, but you can get a good idea from the wear lines, how it worked. I didn’t cut the leftover fabric off, I just hand-tacked it up on the inside so it would stay there.

This is how it looks after ripping them hem out. You can see that I took about 3 inches out in hemming them. They’ll be a little long on him and might look a tad goofy with the wear lines (and darker portion there), but I hope they’ll be acceptable enough for my husband to put them on him (he dresses the kids most days).

These jeans needed letting down for a little while, but they also began to sport a small wear tear in the knee (boys!), so I took care of the whole job in one go. I patched up the hole in the jeans like this. I first saw this here on CRAFT (complete tutorial in that link).

Inside pic. If you can’t tell what I did here, I cut a small piece of denim (from old jeans; I keep them around for crafting and whatnot… it also occurred to me that I should keep the bottom portion of my daughter’s hemmed jeans since there are usually about 4 or 5 inches to lop off those and then I could use them for patches). So I cut a little square, quite a bit bigger than the hole. Usually, there’s wear around the hole, so it’s good to give the whole area some reinforcement. I pin the denim in place and, using my sewing machine, I just sew back (using the reverse button) and forth pulling slightly to kind of zigzag it along the patch. Cover the patch that way, trim the excess patch, if you like… and you’re done!

Turn them right side out and they look like that. It’s a little funky looking, but I think goofy patches are more obvious; this is more like the distressed look. And that patch isn’t going ANYWHERE!