Crochet for Christmas

Are you looking for some ideas for some handmade gifts you can make for Christmas this year? If you can crochet, there are a myriad of ideas out there, absolutely worth your time to make! It’s so touching to receive a handmade gift, one that you know a lot of thought and time has gone into. It’s such a neat experience for me to be able to make handmade gifts for my family and friends… I think about them as I make their gift, so there’s the extra special gift of having spent hours and hours (and hours and hours) thinking about the recipient that is built into this gift of love!

So, if you want to give that kind of love this gift-giving season, you’ve still got plenty of time to crochet something amazing. And I have got some great crochet patterns for you!

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A crocheted hat is a practical and lovely gift. This Brisk Beanie Crochet Pattern is trendy with its multiple textures and crochets up quickly with a 5 mm crochet hook. This is the kind of gift you can whip up in a couple of hours!

Isn’t this sweet vertical-striped Borealis Hat Crochet Pattern adorable? I love the rainbow yarn used in this example to make a super fun and brightly coloured hat for a child, or anyone who loves a pop of colour!

If you’re looking for something a little more Christmassy to make as a gift this season, check out this Vintage Crochet Granny Square Tree Skirt Pattern. Because it’s a vintage pattern, you can get the .pdf for just a couple bucks! And you can choose the colours that suit your recipients (or your own… ;)) to make a perfectly customized tree skirt!

If granny squares aren’t your thing, this Crocheted Nativity Tree Skirt Pattern might be more your speed. I love the simplicity of the two colours and the multiple panels with different scenes.

I also love this Rustic Wonderland Christmas Tree Skirt Crochet Pattern with a chunky yarn and fantastic wooden buttons, this would be perfect for a farmhouse Christmas style.

Who doesn’t love snowmen? These Little Snowman Crocheted Christmas Ornaments would make perfect co-worker gifts! I love the embroidered snowflakes on the hat and scarf and the little stick arms on the other snowman are classic!

Perhaps you’d rather make a Snowman Christmas Ball Ornament; this little crochet pattern would also make a great gift for co-workers. I think they would also go well at craft sales if you’re the kind of person who makes for craft sales. Simple and quick, these would probably come together in a couple of hours, too.

For a more traditional Christmas Ball Ornament Crochet Pattern, there’s this super colourful option, which I love and also think would come together quickly! How fun would a bunch of these be on a colourful tree? oOooOhh or they’d be even more perfect at a daycare or pre-school!? When I was a kid, we had glass ball ornaments, which could (and did!) break. Since I’ve had kids, I’ve only bought plastic ornaments so I wouldn’t have to worry about breakage; I could let my kids decorate and touch the tree without being a ball of worry. These would totally work to let kids decorate with!

While we’re in this colourful mood, you should also check out these cute Colourful Little Christmas Trees. I love the fun stripes and the beads that add so much character to these sweet little decorations. They would go along perfectly with those snowmen ball ornaments at your craft sale!

I’m also a big fan of these stockings! You can make this Mini Stocking Crochet Pattern into a bunting like these, with multiple colours, stripes, and follow the rainbow! What a fun decoration! OoooOooh… you could make 25 of them for an advent calendar bunting!

Here’s another great pattern to turn into a great garland: this Christmas Lights Crochet Pattern can be made into individual little ornaments or strung together for an adorable bunting! How fun are these?!

So, you see? With all these quick projects you could make in time for the holidays, you can really give a handmade gift to just about anyone you care about! Time to pull out that yarn and the hook, pick up a pattern and get to work! Or Pin it for later!

So many cute Christmas crochet patterns to make! Perfect handmade gift ideas! I can't wait to get started on these! Look at the little stockings! So adorable! #christmascrochet #handmadechristmas #crochetpatterns #crochetchristmas #craftevangelist
Adorable chunky textured beanie crochet pattern, the Brisk Beanie pdf crochet pattern to download and work immediately. Super trendy and I love the faux fur pompom! Perfect quick crochet Christmas gift! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochethat #hatpattern#christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Such a sweet and cute crochet beanie pattern with colourful vertical stripes! This would make a great quick Christmas gift for kids! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochethat#hatpattern#craftevangelist
Vintage crochet pattern for a granny square or granny ripple tree skirt! So fun and retro. Love this for Christmas! It would make a great handmade gift! Perfect for beginners! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Beautiful two-color Nativity Tree skirt with a silhouette of the Nativity, worked in panels. This would make a stunning Christmas gift! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Rustic Wonderland Tree Skirt crochet pattern. Perfect to make for a farmhouse decor Christmas gift. Chunky yarn works up quickly for a beautiful, rustic handmade Christmas tree skirt! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Sweet little snowman crochet pattern. I love this little amigurumi snowman, perfect little Christmas ornament for a handmade gift! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Colourful Christmas Ball Ornament Crochet pattern is a perfect quick handmade gift to make for coworkers or friends. These would sell well at craft fairs too. #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Adorable and simple little Snowman ornament crochet pattern. These would be awesome to make for craft fairs or co-worker gifts! I love to make handmade gifts for friends! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Sweet little colorful tree Christmas ornaments. A quick crochet pattern for Christmas decorations. These would be great for craft sales. I love the beads! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Adorable mini stocking crochet pattern would make a perfect advent calendar or just make a couple and they'd be cute tree ornaments! Christmas stockings are such great decorations! So fun for kids! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist
Cute and quick crochet pattern for Christmas lights. A string of Christmas lights would make a great Christmas garland! Or one of these bulbs would be a quick ornament! #crochetchristmas #crochetpattern #crochetornament #crochetdecorations #christmascrochet #craftevangelist

Cute & Creepy Crocheted Creatures

As Halloween approaches, I’m finding more and more adorable and creepy crochet patterns for disturbing little toys. I’m especially enjoying various zombie dolls with creative appliques and embroidery all over their bodies. If you have a Halloween-lover in your life or an older kid that just isn’t in to cute things anymore, I have got some handmade toys for you to make! Check out these great patterns!

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Frankie the Zombie Teddy Bear is an adorably terrifying little stuffed toy to make any kid react with both affection and disgust. I love the patchwork and stitches all through the doll. So creative!

This Zombie Unicorn is a great Halloween-themed stuffed toy crochet pattern with crazy, bugged-out eyes and mesmerizing lollipop accessories. I love the yellow that dsMouseBears chose for this sample; it’s so creepy!

Amigurumi Zombirina is a fun choice for a little ballerina who loves creepy and cute things! I love her crazy hair! The pattern is available in both Spanish and English and is pretty small, designed with a 2.00 mm hook, but you could make her with any size yarn you’d like! That’s the great thing about dolls… as long as your gauge is consistent, it doesn’t really matter if you’re making it in the size written.

This Zombie Boy pattern is also a super fun pattern with large buck teeth and buggy eyes, he’s the perfect pattern to make when one of your favourite kids has requested a zombie stuffie!

This cute little Flap the Bat Amigurumi Crochet Pattern is a little less on the creepy side and a little more on the adorable side, especially with his rosy little cheeks!

This happy little Voodoo Doll crochet pattern would make a super fun pincushion, don’t you think?! We don’t all need little tomatoes to hold our pins, right? Why not a voodoo doll?!

This adorable Skeleton Teddy Bear is another loveable, but creepy looking stuffed animal by Krawka which is perfect for Halloween. How fun would it be to adorn your house with some creepy little stuffed animals as decorations?

Here’s a crocheted version of the Zombie from Plants vs Zombies, so if you have a gamer in your life who loves Plants vs Zombies, this little character would make a perfect creepy gift!

If you’re new to amigurumi but are interested in trying your hand at one of these crocheted stuffed toy patterns, you could start with this Zombie Pattern which has an easy step-by-step tutorial how to crochet Zombie doll. It includes 34 pictures and 12 pages of detailed instructions to walk you through it.

You can’t talk about creepy and cute characters without Jack Skellington! My eldest loves the Nightmare Before Christmas. This little doll here is a finished product and I couldn’t find a pattern for it, though he’s pretty similarly shaped to the Zombie above, that you could probably get a reasonable facsimile if you made a few changes.

I did find this Jack Skellington as Santa crochet pattern, which I think my kid would really love. It might make a super fun Christmas gift (secrets, please! Don’t spill the beans to my kid!).

What do you think? Do you have someone in your life who would appreciate one of these creepy and cute amigurumi characters? They’re perfect for Halloween or for anyone who has an appreciation for slightly more sinister stuffed toys! Pick up your favourite pattern today or pin it for later!

Cute and creepy crochet amigurumi patterns, perfect handmade toys for Halloween! Zombies, bats and Jack Skellington! So many great patterns! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
How adorable is this creepy and cute zombie teddy bear crochet pattern?! I love this kind of amigurumi, perfect handmade gift for older kids or teenagers! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable zombie unicorn crochet amigurumi pattern! So much fun. I love her mesmerizing lollipops and buggy eyes! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute little amigurumi zombie ballerina crochet pattern "Zombirina" --- so much fun! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Zombie Boy crochet amigurumi pattern. This guy is so creepy and fun... perfect gift for my nephew! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Cute little flap the bat amigurumi crochet pattern. Adorable little creepy bat to make for halloween! #crochetpattern #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Cute little voodoo doll amigurumi crochet pattern. Would make a fun pincushion! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable skeleton teddy bear crochet amigurumi pattern! How sweet is this scary little bear? #crochetpattern  #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Zombie from Plants vs Zombies amigurumi crochet pattern! This looks so good; you need to make one of these for the Plants vs Zombies fan in your life! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #plantsvszombies
Fun and cute little zombie amigurumi crochet pattern! Perfect little toy to make for Halloween! #crochetpattern #zombies #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Check out this sweet little Jack Skellington doll! Perfect little baby Jack Skellington. My kid would love this! #crochetpattern #thenightmarebeforechristmas #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Jack Skellington amigurumi crochet pattern. Love this Jack Skellington in the Santa suit, looks so much like Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas! #crochetpattern #theNightmareBeforeChristmas #halloweencrochet #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Sunflowers

It is sunflower season! I love sunflowers! They are bright and yellow and sunshiney! They just make me happy! It has been a really grey summer around here, so I’m definitely in need of some more sunshine in my life! There are so many great patterns with sunflowers for you to make! Find yourself some bright sunshiney yarn and pick up one of these beautiful patterns today to brighten your day!

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Check out these adorable Sunflower Baby Slippers, they’d make a perfect gift for a summer baby shower! How adorable are they?

I’m seriously thinking about making up some of these Crocheted Sunflower Coasters Pattern to protect my coffee table after I finish re-vamping my sitting room. We’ve got some fantastic, bright yellow chairs coming for that room, so we’re going to need some accessories!

I think this Vintage Sunflowers Crochet Afghan Pattern would look super modern and trendy if you replaced the green and brown with a couple different greys…. that might just fit in our sitting room too! #goals

I’m having trouble deciding between the first coast pattern or this Crocheted Sunflower Coaster Pattern. What are your thoughts?

Even after your real sunflowers are done for the season, you could make up this Realistic Sunflowers Crochet Pattern to bring a pop of colour inside year-round!

This gorgeous Sunflower Pillow Cushion Cover Crochet Pattern might make a nice accessory for my new sitting room, too! So many options!!!

For something even more whimsical, you could try this Sunflower Amigurumi Crochet Pattern, which would make a fun gift!

Don’t you love this textured Sunflower Throw Crochet Pattern? Cozy and homey this bright and sunny blanket would cheer up any room!

I love the contemporary vintage look of this Granny Square Sunflower Crocheted Pillow Pattern. It is definitely a contender for a pillow cover in the sitting room!

I think I need to make this Crocheted Sunflower Amigurumi Pattern to brighten up my office. How can you be sad about working with a sunflower around?

Does it matter that our kitchen doesn’t currently have any accents of yellow? I think I need pops of yellow in every room. For dinner time, we’ll put our hot dishes on a hot pad made from this Crochet Sunflower Hot Pad Pattern.

Now onto garments! Check out The Helia Crop Top Crochet Pattern: isn’t it stunning?! Such fun festival or beach wear! I totally want to make one of these one day and wear it to folk fest! Even if I am 45 when I do it!

The Walden Sunflower Wide-Brimmed Hat Crochet Pattern is a beautiful hat pattern that would look adorable on women and girls alike. I love the rustic appeal of this adorable sun hat! It would look darling in fall photos!

For a little more of a summery look you could make this Summer Breeze Sun Hat from The Hat and I.

You now have plenty of inspiration and options for sunflower making! It’s just time to get some yarn and get to work! Enjoy these last few days of summer, crocheting on the deck while sipping lemonade. If our weather ever improves, that’s what I’ll be doing! Grab a pattern today or pin it for later!

Sunflower crochet patterns
Sunflower crochet pattern
Sunflower coaster crochet pattern
Sunflower baby booties crochet pattern
Sunflower coaster crochet pattern
Vintage Sunflower Afghan Blanket Crochet Pattern
Sunflower pillow cushion cover crochet pattern
Sonny the Sunflower Amigurumi crochet pattern
Sunflower Throw Blanket Crochet Pattern
Sunflower pillow cushion cover crochet pattern
Sunflower crochet crop top bikini top crochet pattern
Crochet potted sunflower crochet pattern
Sunflower pot holder crochet pattern
Sunflower wide-brim sun hat crochet pattern
Summer Breeze Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

Dragon Amigurumi

Whether you think they’re scary or adorable, dragon amigurumi is awesome! Have you seen some of the great creative patterns out there? There are so many beautifully designed crocheted dragon stuffed toy patterns that it might be hard for you to choose one. I’ve narrowed it down for you so you can find the best ones here. Check out these beautiful patterns!

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This classic, adorable dragon amigurumi pattern is named Drake the Dragon. He has a sweet round face and lovely striped wings. Any kid would be pleased to receive a gorgeous stuffed toy made with this stunning looking pattern from Moji Moji Designs!

This Raspberry Dragon amigurumi crochet pattern comes with adorable accessory patterns: the giant raspberry and the super sweet little butterfly! She’s sure to be a favourite!

If you’re up for a bigger project, this Life-size Baby Dragon Pattern would make a delightful and stunning gift for a dragon-loving knight! If you start now, you’ll have time to finish this incredible crocheted dragon pattern from Overton Fancies before Christmas!

If you’re looking for something a little smaller, this proud-looking Zodiac Egg dragon crochet pattern is colourful and stately! What a fun looking amigurumi dragon pattern from Little Bamboo Handmade!

While he’s not really a dragon, this super sweet Kyo the Baby Triceratops should definitely be included in these cute dragon amigurumi crochet patterns. Aren’t the mythical dragon creatures based off of dinosaurs anyway? Who doesn’t love a triceratops? Especially babies.

And while we’re on things that we don’t typically think of when we’re talking crocheted stuffed dragon patterns, there’s this super fun and realistic-looking Bearded Dragon amigurumi pattern. This would be a fun gift to make for a child and a good compromise for a kid who wants a new pet, but the parents do not! Amigurumis make the best pets because you never have to feed them or clean up after them and they never get sick or die. Who could ask for a better pet?

Can we really have a round-up of dragon patterns that doesn’t include a Toothless Amigurumi Pattern from How to Train Your Dragon? There are plenty of kids would be delighted to get a stuffed amigurumi dragon like this one!

Try out one of these fun amigurumi crochet dragon patterns today or pin it for later!

Dragon Amigurumi Crochet patterns to make from downloadable digital pdf crochet patterns! Gorgeous stuffed toy patterns! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochettoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute pink dragon amigurumi crochet pattern! Perfect handmade gift for the dragon loving girl! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Zodiac Egg Dragon Amigurumi Crochet pattern. Perfect fun dragon stuffed toy to crochet! What a fun pattern!
Adorable Amigurumi Crochet pattern for Toothless the Dragon from How to Train Your Dragon! So fun! My kids would love this! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute and detailed crochet pattern for this adorable dragon amigurumi pattern! Drake the Dragon would make the perfect handmade crocheted gift for any dragon loving child! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Wow! What an amazing life sized baby dragon amigurumi crochet pattern! MY KID WOULD LOVE THIS! So awesome! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochetgianttoys #giantcrochet #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Super sweet and adorable baby triceratops crochet amigurumi pattern! Perfect handmade gift idea for a kid! Love it! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern#yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super adorable lizard crochet pattern to make a realistic Bearded Dragon amigurumi stuffed toy! Love these kinds of handmade pets! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Crochet in the Summertime

Did you know that some people think yarn crafts are only for winter and fall? Crazy, right?! I get it, though. If it’s sweltering outside, the last thing you might want to do is sit under a heavy afghan while you crochet (though, with office air conditioning, I still feel like I need a sweater at work!). Well, regardless of the temperature, there are plenty of patterns you can make in the relaxing summer months, that don’t have to make you sweat. Check out some of these great summer finds!

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Instead of thinking garments like sweaters and toques, you can make decor, like this Fresh Fringe Banner by Candace from Wildflower Crochet Co. I met Candace at the knit night before Our Maker Life this year and she was working on one of these beauties. It comes together starting in triangle pieces, so you can travel with it while you make it. (She also has some finished items if you don’t crochet or don’t have time to make one!).

I’m a big fan of these gorgeous summer dresses, made from pieced together crocheted motifs. This crocheted dress would be perfect to make during the spring or summer and wear on the beach or at the resort during your winter getaway.

Sophie and Me Pdf Pattern Design also has a lovely summer dress crochet pattern that would definitely be worth your time! I love the beachy vibes of this Florence Granny Lace Dress/Top! The pattern is so versatile, you can make it either a top or a dress!

For another beachy pattern, check out this gorgeous Butterfly Crochet Crop Top! I love the sexy, strappy look of this cute top!

I can’t get enough of these bright and lively mandalas! This Spanish Mandala crochet pattern has instructions for making it into a round colourful cushion! I think the colours and design are just stunning and the different stitches look like a joy to make!

Summertime is also a great time to be making some amigurumi! This adorable Clyde the Monkey crochet pattern is so fun and if you want to get a head start on your holiday making, this little guy is perfect!

For a quick project you can use right away, this sweet Luna Headband crochet pattern is perfect for keeping your hair out of your face this summer!

The Steffy Crochet Headband Pattern is another quick stash-busting crochet pattern that is perfect to throw in your handbag to keep your hands busy while travelling. Lightweight and cheeky, this charming headband requires just 200 yards of yarn! Perfect summer project!

This bath mitt makes a great year-round project and a perfect little gift for anyone from your coworker to your mother in law! You can make them up with some lightweight cotton yarn in the summer and be all ready for the gift-giving season!

Summer is also a great time to make up a new handbag. This textured Macie Handbag Crochet Pattern is a summer bag pattern that’s just a little different!

There are so many great patterns you can make in the summer and for summer, you never have to stop making! Pick up a pattern today and make one of these gorgeous designs! Or pin it for later!

10 beautiful crochet patterns to make this summer! I love that dress! So gorgeous!!! #crochet #patterns #yarn #crafts #patternroundup #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous! Love this fresh fringe boho tassel wall hanging! Great crochet pattern for summer! So cute! Perfect for a nursery! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #crochetdecor #craftevangelist
Gorgeous crocheted boho dress pattern! Love these circular motifs that come together into this beautiful dress! #crochetpattern #crochet #crochetdress #dresspattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Stunning Spanish Mandala Crochet pattern to use for a cushion! I love this gorgeous mandala pattern! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #mandala #crochetmandala #yarn #crafts #pillow #crochetpillow #craftevangelist
Adorable Clyde the Monkey amigurumi crochet pattern. I love this sweet little monkey stuffed toy pattern! Can't wait to make this for one of the littles! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful boho crocheted headband pattern. Love this quick and easy pattern, perfect for summer. Simple crochet pattern for a beginner. #crochetpattern #crochetsummer #crochetheadband #yarn #crafts #crochet #pattern #craftevangelist
Lovely simple face and body mitt crochet pattern. Perfect summer crochet project for travelling. Makes a great handmade gift! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #body #craftevangelist
Beautiful beachy summer crochet dress pattern! Love this granny lace pattern! It can also be made as a top! So pretty! #crochetpattern #crochetdress #crochetbeach #beach #beachwear #yarn #crafts #crochet #pattern #crochetforwomen #craftevangelist
Super simple and sexy strappy butterfly top crochet pattern! Love this sexy summer beach top! So easy to make, Great pattern for beginners! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #crochethalter #haltertop #bralette #crochetforwomen #craftevangelist
Cute and simple crocheted headband pattern. The Steffy headband is a perfect summer project to keep your hair out of your face in the hot months, but also to make on the go! Great stash-busting project! #crochetpattern #crochetheadband #yarn #crafts #crochet #pattern #craftevangelist
What a great, simple handbag pattern to make, perfect for summer. Great beginner crochet pattern! Love this natural colour for summer! #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #crochet #pattern #handbag #crochethandbag #beginnercrochet #craftevangelist

Our Maker Life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the Love of Soccer

For the Love of Soccer: 10 crochet patterns

So, the Women’s World Cup is over and maybe everyone’s done with soccer for now, but in my world, soccer is never over. My youngest LIVES for soccer, loves soccer, breathes soccer. Soccer. Soccer. Soccer. Don’t tell him, but I think I have enough time to make him a soccer-themed birthday gift. What should I make?

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soccer ball and basket crochet pattern

There’s this awesome little crochet soccer ball and basket pattern that he could put all his little trinkets in. And you can never have too many soccer balls, especially if they are stuffed because winter is a long season here and we must get our touches in.

Or maybe a hat? This soccer ball hat crochet pattern is pretty cool.

Or maybe just a straight up soccer ball. Multi-coloured like this one? Or traditional black and white?

John the Mexican Soccer Player amigurumi crochet pattern

Or maybe he would like a soccer player. It probably wouldn’t be too hard to customize this doll to reflect your favourite team… but he’d probably want me to make a whole team for him.

I suppose if I procrastinate and don’t have much time left, I could always make him one of these adorable soccer ball key chains. They’d also make fun zipper pulls!

Or I could whip up a few of these sports-themed appliques and attach them to his backpack.

Ok, my little guy is too big for these, but THEY’RE SO CUTE! Someone has to make them! These little soccer cleat booties would make such a fun gift for a soccer-loving parent of a newborn!

Here’s another adorable pattern I would consider if my little guy were littler. This Newborn Soccer Hat and Diaper Cover crochet pattern would make up a super cute photo prop!

It’s a little hard to tell from this picture, but if it’s like 3amgracedesigns other patterns, it is probably more like a cushion-type of pattern, not a round soccer ball. But I think my little guy would love this Soccer Ball Kawaii Cuddler.

I am kind of leaning towards making him a blanket, if I could find some wonderfully soft yarn for him to cozy up with, I think I might totally make him this soccer ball blanket in a corner to corner crochet pattern.

Which do you like? Pin your favorite!

10 soccer themed crochet patterns! Which one should I make for my soccer loving kid! Love these great ideas! #crochet #crochetpattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Fun quick soccer ball toy and basket crochet pattern! This would make a great last minute handmade gift idea for a soccer lover! #crochetpattern #soccer #crochet #pattern #pdf #download #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for a soccer ball hat! What a fun beanie for a soccer lover! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #soccer #yarn #crafts #beanie #hat #winterhat #soccerhat #craftevangelist
Soccer Player Amigurumi crochet pattern! This handmade stuffed toy pattern would make a great handmade gift idea for the soccer fanatic in your life! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #soccer #soccercrafts #craftevangelist
Perfect beginner pattern with loads of pictures and helpful instructions to make this cute and simple mini crochet soccer ball key chain! Would make a great zipper pull, too! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #soccer #keychain #handmade #craftevangelist #pdf #download #instant
Soccer Ball Crochet pattern. Love the multiple colours! Fun stuffed toy amigurumi crochet pattern for soccer lovers. #crochetpattern #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #soccer #soccercrafts #crochet #pattern #craftevangelist
Four simple sports appliques crochet patterns. They would make fun coasters or additions to a blanket to make it sports themed! #crochet #crochetpattern #appliquepattern #pattern #sports #soccer #basketball #baseball #football #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable soccer booties slippers for baby! These are so cute! What a great handmade gift idea for a baby shower! #crochet #crochetpattern #pattern #booties #baby #crochetforbaby #slippers #babyshoes #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable soccer ball kawaii cuddler! Would make a great little cushion or pillow for the soccer lover! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #soccercrochet #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #pillow #crochetpillow #craftevangelist
Super cute crochet pattern for a soccer ball hat and diaper cover, perfect handmade photo prop for a newborn photo shoot! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #soccer #baby #babypatterns #babycrochet #newborn #photoprop #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #crochethat
Soccer Ball Crochet Graph, perfect for a corner to corner crochet blanket! #soccer #soccerball #crochet #crochetpattern #blanket #crochetblanket #soccerblanket #soccerthrow #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Knit & Crochet for Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pretty Patterns

Pretty Patterns to make for the warmer weather

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Farm Animal Amigurumi

There are so many cute amigurumi patterns out there and I think these handmade crocheted toys make great gifts for little ones. It’s so special to have handmade toys! Check out these adorable farm animal patterns!

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Though not exclusive to farms, this adorable Little Gray Mouse patttern would make a great start to your farm animal collection. I love the pink nose!

This sweet Poncho the Donkey crochet pattern would also make a lovely start to your farm animal toys. I love his legs attached with buttons! So adorable!

Of course, what farm is complete without a pig? This super sweet little Hamlet the Pig amigurumi pattern is adorable and would be a perfect, unexpected little animal friend for any child!

Of course, this adorable little striped pajama-clad pig from All About Ami is also a great option for your little farm! Isn’t it sooooo cute?

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

And naturally, you’ll need a little duck for your farm. And this Dilly the Duck amigurumi pattern fits the bill (ah? see what I did there?)

If I had a farm, I would absolutely need a cow. I love this chubby little Petra Cow amigurumi crochet pattern from Frog and Toad Creations.

We mustn’t forget the goats! Or they’ll bite our heads off! (AmIRight? Goats’ll eat anything!) Check out these sweet little amigurumi goats from PlanetJune!

And a horse, of course! This little beauty (Lucky the Horse) from Little Muggles Amigurumi Design is a lovely stuffed toy pattern, even if you weren’t trying to make a whole farm worth of stuffies!

Who could forget the Rooster? Maybe you’re not fancy with the crochet skills and you just want one of these adorable little crocheted roosters already made for you. Well, you’d be in luck because Brama Crochet will make this little Amigurumi Rooster in your choice of yarn colours. But if you’re more of a DIYer, you can grab the pattern from Storyland Amis and make one yourself!

So many sweet farm animal amigurumi toys to crochet! Which one will you start with?

Check out this cute collection of Amigurumi Farm Animals. Crochet patterns to make these adorable stuffed animals and make a whole farm collection! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumipatterns #farmanimals #stuffedtoys #handmadegifts #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable sweet little rooster. You can get it made to order or buy the pattern and make it yourself! Cute little amigurumi crochet pattern for this adorable stuffed toy! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #handmadetoys #diytoys #craftevangelist
What a sweet little horse amigurumi crochet pattern! This would be perfect for a pony-loving child! What a perfect horse stuffed animal crochet pattern! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #farmanimals #stuffedtoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Cute little collection of amigurumi farmyard goats crochet pattern! Perfect for a whole farm animal collection! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #handmadetoys #handmadestuffedanimals #stuffedanimals #handmadegiftideas #craftevangelist
What a cute little amigurumi crochet cow pattern! I love the little flowers, too! Adorable! #crochet #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumicow #handmadecow #cowstuffie #handmadestuffedanimals #farmanimals #craftevangelist
What a sweet little yellow adorable Dilly the Duck amigurumi crochet pattern! I need some of these in my life! Perfect handmade item for Easter baskets! #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #crochetedduck #crochetstuffie #farmanimals #craftevangelist
What a cute little pig amigurumi crochet pattern! Love this perfect farm animal crochet stuffie! #crochet #yarn #pattern #crafts #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #pig #pigstuffie #handmadegifts #handmade #diygifts #diytoys #handmadetoys #farmanimlas #craftevangelist
Sweet little donkey amigurumi crochet pattern. Love his adorable sad eyes and buttoned on legs! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #donkey #farmanimals #stuffedanimal #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Love this little grey crochet mouse amigurumi pattern! Perfect for a little farm animal set! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #handmadetoys #handmade #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
I love this adorable little amigurumi pig crochet pattern! Perfect for the Chinese year of the pig! So Cute!!!! #crochet #allaboutami #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #farmanimals #craftevangelist