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

Vest Patterns

I found some great patterns for you to check out today! Vests. Are they cool? I hope so, because I’m really liking them lately! Which one do you like?

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This lacy Daydreamer Crochet Vest pattern from Megmade with Love looks easy and carefree. Don’t you love that fringe?

In a similar style, but with a little more warmth, The Wanderer Vest from KayKrochets also boasts an adorable fringe… and maybe a little less chain stitch!

I’m LOVING this faux fur crocheted vest pattern from Mama in a Stitch. This is definitely near the top of my list and is a fantastic use of Lion Brand’s new Go For Faux yarn.

I think knitting might be a little easier with this Go For Faux yarn though. I think it’d be easier to keep track of your stitches if they were on your needles all the time. This Go For Faux Vest knitting pattern from Knitatude looks simple and cute.

Another long fringe-y vest pattern… hmmm… I wonder what I should make? I keep looking at really similar patterns, so… ? hahaha. Also, I love the name of this vest from Hopeful Honey Designs: Whispering Birch Bohemian Vest.

My mind doesn’t immediately go to a pattern like this for a vest, but this Chain Link Armored Cowl Crocheted Vest Pattern from Woods and Wool Shop is super cozy looking.

I’m also quite liking this asymmetrical crocheted vest pattern: The Sherwood Vest from Newborn Knots: simple and trendy. Also, I love large buttons like that.

Here’s another knitting pattern for the knitters in the bunch. This Justice Vest Knitting Pattern from Bromefields is a great beginner pattern. Even as a more advanced knitter, sometimes a beginner pattern is just so refreshing because you can make it look amazing without as much effort or concentration as a more advanced pattern.

If you’re looking for a vest pattern, be sure to check some of these out and pin it to share with your friends!

Sweet Vest Patterns to knit and crochet. Love the look of the faux fur vests! #knit #crochet #pattern #patternroundup #crochetpattern #knittingpattern #vests #diy #yarn #crafts #knitclothes #crochetclothes #knityourownclothes #crochetyourownclothes #knitforwomen #crochetforwomen #crochetforchange #knitforchange #craftevangelist
Love this long boho daydreamer vest crochet pattern! Perfect accessory for festival life! Love the fringe! #crochet #vest #pattern #crochetpattern #crochetforwomen #crochetclothes #diy #yarn #crafts
The Wanderer Vest crochet pattern. Long crochet vest pattern with fringe. This is so fun! #crochet #crochetpattern #pattern #crochetvest #crochetforwomen #crochetclothes #diy #yarn #crafts
What a fun faux fur vest crochet pattern! Made with Lion Brand Go For Faux yarn! So cozy! I need to make one of these! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crochetforwomen #crochetclothes #vest #crochetvest #fauxfur #goforfaux #lionbrand #diy #crafts #diyclothes
Sweet boho vest crochet pattern: Whispering Birch Vest. I love the little tie, the long length and the groovy fringe. #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #vest #crochetvest #diyclothes #crochetclothes #crochetforwomen #diy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Love this Cozy Cowl neck vest knitting pattern: Chain Link Armored Cowl pattern to knit. #knitting #knit #pattern #knittingpattern #knityourownclothes #knitvest #knitcowl #yarn #crafts #diy #craftevangelist
The Sherwood Vest asymmetrical crocheted vest pattern. I love how great this looks with a pair of boots. I love the big wooden button closure on top! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crochetvest #yarn #crafts #diy #crochetyourownclothes #crochetforwomen #crochetforchange #craftevangelist
Go For Faux vest knitting pattern for Lion Brand Go For Faux yarn. I need to make one of these cozy vests! #yarn #crafts #knitting #pattern #knittingpattern ##knitvest #knityourownclothes #goforfaux #fauxfur #craftevangelist
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Cute Crocheted Cushions

Winter time is a great time to decorate! It’s a great time to do some online shopping (since who feels like leaving the house?) and it’s a great time to order your supplies and make some handmade decor items. I’m somewhat of a throw pillow convert, in that I used to be much more boring and practical and didn’t see why a person would want so many pillows around when they just seem to get in the way of sitting and sleeping and whatnot. But there are so many cute options, so I’ve come around! And now I’ve found so many fun patterns to make your own (and I’ve got a pattern idea in the works for a special custom pillow for my craft room… wait and see!!!). Check out the great patterns that I’ve found to make your own crafty pillows!

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Starting off today’s pattern round-up is this adorable floral-embellished crocheted cushion pattern from Annie Design. I love the lacy texture on this pillow cover and the sweet little floral appliques really add a delicate touch.

Decor embellished with words is still totally on trend, so if you’re into that kind of thing, this crochet pattern for this rustic “blessed” throw cushion is a sweet farmhouse style pattern by Two Little Birds Patterns.

This adorable Love to Cuddle Pillow crochet pattern from The Turtle Trunk utilizes the popular faux fur (get some here) to make this completely cuddle-able cushion, perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s day holiday!

If you’re looking to throw some different shapes of cushions into your decor, you can try this textured round flower pillow cover pattern from Crochet Spot Patterns.

This adorable heart pillow crochet pattern from Peach and Paige Designs would be sweet in a nursery or a little girl’s bedroom. Also, what a fun Valentine’s pattern to work on!

So many of the fibre artists I know are loving llamas lately, so this super adorable Alpaca Llama Pillow from Anne Alster is completely on trend! (Also, she has many other adorable crochet patterns for pillows that will make you smile: check out her shop!)

Monogrammed pillows would make for a lovely wedding gift, don’t ya think? Or super fun for a kid’s bedroom, as well. Check out these Brixton Monogram Pillow Crochet Patterns also from Two Little Birds Patterns.

Of course, for some reason, the poop emoji pillow is a thing. Kids are so weird. But if yours seems to have a fascination with poop emojis, perhaps you would like to make them this bizarre pillow pattern from Soul Moon Rising?

Personally, I’d much rather have one of these Shark Pillows hanging around in my kids’ rooms. Super fun and whimsical crochet pattern from Spina Yarn Studio.

Which of these crocheted cushions tickles your fancy? Go get yourself a pattern today and get making! It’s so rewarding to make your own decor! Pin it to share with your friends!

Cute crocheted pillow patterns to decorate your home with lovely handmade yarn crafts! Learn to crochet these gorgeous throw cushions!
What a beautiful crocheted cushion pattern with flower appliques. This would be super cute in a sunroom or on the deck. Love the flower details! #crochet #pattern #pillow #decor #handmadepillow #crochetdecor #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet farmhouse style rustic crochet pattern for this "blessed" pillow in a bouncy script. Such a fun throw cushion for a family room. #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crochetdecor #decor #handmade #pillow #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
This sweet faux fur heart crochet pillow pattern looks so cozy and cuddly! Perfect cushion for valentines day or for a nursery! #crochet #pattern #fauxfur #crochetpattern #pillow #cushion #crochetpillow #crochetdecor #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Dahlia round flower cushion crochet pattern for this pretty throw pillow! Love this gorgeous rich color! #crochet #pattern #pillow #crochetdecor #crochetpillow #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little simple crochet pattern for single crochet heart pillow. Perfect throw cushion for nursery, valentines day or heart-loving kid's room. #crochet #pillow #crochetpattern #crochetpillow #pattern #crochetdecor #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable alpaca or llama pillow crochet pattern. These are so cute! #crochet #pattern #llama #alpaca #pillow #crochetpattern #decor #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Lovely monogram pillow crochet patterns from Two Little Bird Patterns. Love these sweet patterns! Perfect handmade gift idea for newlyweds, wedding gifts, or baby gifts, baby showers. lovely handmade nursery decor #crochet #pattern #nursery #wedding #gifts #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist #pillow #cushion #monogram #personalized #handmadegiftideas #handmadegift #giftideas
LOL Poop emoji crochet pillow pattern! My kid would love this! But I'm not sure I want one in my house! Hilarious, though! Fun handmade gift idea for a teen. #crochet #pattern #poopemoji #poop #crochetpillow #cushion #handmadepillows #teengift #handmadeteengift #crochetteengiftideas #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
I love this crocheted shark pillow pattern! My kids would love this fun cushion for their beds! It's almost like a stuffed animal! So fun! #sharkpillow #shark #crochet #pillow #cushion #crochetpattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #throwpillow #throwcushion #kids #craftevangelist

Winter Break Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teeny Tiny Amigurumi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quick Handmade Gifts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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