What to Make During Christmas Break

Happy Christmas break! We made it! Kids did all the winter concert things, you did the parties, you got those cards out (or did you?)? You did all the things! (Ok, I’ve done some of the things). But we made it. I recorded my temporary greeting at work and updated my Out of Office autoreply. I work at one of those great places that close over the Christmas break, so I’m looking forward to a lovely break! Next year, I think I’m going to take a week off at the end of November so I can feel a little bit more ready, but here we are now. Now it’s time to rest (and wrap) and make!

If you’ve been madly trying to finish up a few handmade gifts for your loved ones, you might just want to take a break from making for a while. Sometimes people lose their mojo for making during this past season, especially if you’ve been prepping things to sell at craft fairs or making gifts for people. But I find this is a great time to start looking at fun patterns to make for myself or just browse to see what interesting things there are to make. I’ve often spent the winter break making Christmas accessories for my home, like the stockings I knit one year. I never manage to get these things made in time for Christmas for ourselves, but I just think about it getting done in plenty of time for next year!

So what will you make this winter break? Need some ideas? Why don’t you check out this great collection of fantastic patterns to make this winter? Something for you? Something for someone special? Something for the house?

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Something for yourself maybe? Or a monarch loving friend? Would you like to try some crochet colourwork? Or a sweater? Try it all at once with this easy/intermediate level Monarch Sweater Crochet pattern. Working with a few colours is a bit of a challenge, but if you’ve mastered the basic stitches (seriously just chain, single crochet and back loop half double crochet) you can totally make this pattern. Also, HaileyBailey has written this as a fully customizable pattern, including suggestions for customize your sweater to fit any size, and if you’re a bit bigger on top and smaller on the bottom, this is a great pattern to make something that fits YOU just perfectly.

Want to whip up something quick for yourself? Think making a sweater takes weeks and weeks of work? Try this Shit That’s Quick Sweater from Knitatude. This baby whips up really quickly for a sweater. With super bulky size yarn and some simple stitches with some fun cable detail on the arms, there’s enough here to keep you interested, but also easy enough to watch shows with your family for most of it.

As a maker, do you ever give gift certificates for handmade things for Christmas because you just plain ran out of time? I’ve totally done that. There’s no shame. Creative people have grand plans and are often not so great at time management. Did you promise a sweater to a special man in your life? if you didn’t, you should. Especially if you crochet, because look at this fantastic WULF Men’s Pullover Crochet Pattern! So classy. It’s not always easy for crocheters to find good sweater patterns. Because crochet typically makes a thicker fabric, sweaters are often really bulky, but I think this one is just fabulous, don’t you!?

Maybe you’ve been wanting some boot cuffs. Check out this Cabled Boot Cuffs Knitting Pattern. The fun thing about more intricate cable patterns like this is that they’re small and they come together relatively quickly. If you’ve never made a cable-knit project before, boot cuffs are a great project to start with. The beauty of this pattern is that you can wear them under the boot like this or folded over the boot for a cuff like this:

So, whichever you prefer, you can make these Cabled Boot Cuffs 4 ways! The bottom half has a ribbed pattern, so you can have 4 different looks from one set of boot cuffs. What a fun pattern!

I’ve really been enjoying Chantel’s patterns from Knitatude. I love this off-the-shoulder look of this Crossback Sweater. It’s also reversible! So you can wear it with the wrap in front or at the back as seen here. This pattern looks interesting but also has simple stitches, so it’s perfect for the advanced beginner. If you’re starting to venture into slightly more difficult projects, this one is for you! So you can stop making dishcloths and you can start making clothes! For yourself! That are fun and stylish. Knitting isn’t just for grannies; you can make trendy, sexy things too! And you’ll be the only one of your friends who has one just like it. Can’t go out to the store and just buy this!

Sometimes you just need to try something different. Like embroidery! This is a fibre craft that you can eventually bring into your knitting and crochet! So start with this Beginner Floral Embroidery Pattern of Wildflowers on a hoop and then maybe try it on a handmade dishcloth, or cup cozy or sweater! Wouldn’t that be fun? I love the beautiful simplicity of the wildflowers and embroidery adds such a special touch to handknit or crocheted items. It’s a great skill to develop and winter break is a great time to try something new! Also, if you take this inspiration to your knitting and crochet, you can use up scrap yarn in the process! I love to put all those bits and pieces to good use!

Did you attend an ugly Christmas sweater party this year? Did you feel blue because you didn’t have one to wear? I just can’t bring myself to buy one in a store, but somehow I feel like it would be so much more fun to make one myself. I know buying one would be less expensive than all the time it’s going to take me to make one myself, but there’s just something more authentic about a handmade ugly Christmas sweater. And if you think they have to be knit, you’re wrong! Check out this crochet pattern for this Rudolf Christmas Sweater. How fun is this? Get working now and you’ll be all ready for next year’s party.

I still think that if I were truly to make ugly Christmas sweaters for my family, I would probably have to go with Harry Potter-inspired sweaters. This one is also crochet. I would probably prefer to do something knitted, but I couldn’t find a pattern for humans, so I guess I’ll have to make one up!

I did, however, manage to find one for dogs! If you have a special dog in your life, let me tell you, that dog does not know that you missed Christmas and their sweater is late. Most of the time they have no idea what day it is anyway! You can still make them a fun Gryffindor sweater for the cold winter months ahead. Check out this Mischief Managed Dog Sweater pattern. Your dog could totally get away with wearing this more frequently than you could your Harry Potter sweater!

Ok, back to the pretty things. Here is another relatively quick knit sweater pattern. The Moss Stitch Sweater is worked up with super bulky yarn, so there are just fewer stitches. It’s a great starter project, even for the novice knitter and will give you a perfect transitional piece that will take you fashionably through the seasons. This is a fun pattern that will work up quickly and be so cozy to wear! I love this golden yellow colour… so gorgeous!

Have you seen these bobble sleeves sweaters? What are your thoughts about them? They’re pretty fun, definitely a statement piece, but not one I’m sure I could pull off wearing this sweater. Super fun though. Here’s the link to this Bobble Sleeves Cardigan. If you make this, you’re going to have to show me a picture and tell me where you wear it. Maybe you’re just way cooler than me and can wear funky things without feeling weird.

Winter break is also a great time to make a blanket! Bigger projects like this are soothing to sit under while you cozy up and watch a movie while it snows outside. I love cozy times when you don’t have to go anywhere, don’t you? This Crochet Square Sampler Blanket Pattern is also perfect to make while travelling since you can make it in pieces and then seam it up afterwards! Samper patterns are also great because they keep the project interesting. you get to make a bunch of different stitches and textures in coordinating colours to make a beautiful cohesive blanket! It’s so satisfying to finish these projects once they all come together!

Crocheters, have you ever been jealous of the beautiful cable-knit patterns that are out there for knitters? So intricate and lovely looking? Well, did you know that you can cable-crochet? It’s a little different, but you can get very similar looks. If you want to learn, try out this Annandale Cable Braided Blanket Crochet Pattern with a Celtic Aran cable pattern, perfect for Irish-inspired home decor. A complex interwoven Celtic design, this blanket is an heirloom-quality project. The pattern brings together three different cable motifs in a symmetric layout to generate a spectacular visual effect. A lace border frames the cables with a feathery elegance. This is a perfect project to make for your home when you have some extra crochet time on your hands!

For something simpler, but still just as satisfying, try this Canyon Throw crochet blanket pattern from Two Little Birds Patterns. This crochet throw pattern is an easy and versatile crochet pattern to compliment any home decor. Make this crochet blanket for yourself or as a beautiful and unique gift for someone special. The modern chevron-look of this stitch pattern is easy to learn and your finished throw blanket will keep you cozy all season!

Wrap yourself up in this romantic throw blanket from Meghan Makes Do. The Livy throw is the perfect pattern to keep you busy this winter season. Made using simple triangle and hexagon motifs it works up fast. You will need to know basic crochet stitches as well as how to make a puff stitch.

The Bicycle Race Crochet Blanket Pattern is an easy pattern for a blanket with a fun repeating bicycle pattern. This is a filet style crochet blanket with rows of bicycles that change directions each row. This pattern includes written directions in US terms and a crochet chart. You can make this blanket in any size as well as any gauge. How cute is this? It would make such a cute baby blanket pattern that’s not too baby-ish. It’d be perfect for anyone, especially bicycle lovers!

So, have I inspired you to make something while you have a bit of extra time to sit around this winter break? Do you get a little bit of extra time to relax this season? Which of these great patterns will you get started on this Christmas! Merry Christmas, makers! Pick up one of these great patterns for yourself or pin it for later!

A round up of 16 great patterns to get you knitting and crocheting for yourself this Christmas break. Enjoy the winter cozied up under some yarn and make yourself something beautiful this season! #crochet #knitting #patterns #craftevangelist
What a beautiful crocheted sweater pattern! I love this gorgeous monarch butterfly design on this cute little sweater! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #colourwork #crochet #craftevangelist
Super quick sweater knitting pattern with cable-knit sleeves! Knit with super bulky yarn, this comes together so quickly! Love this gorgeous simple design! #knitsweater #cableknit #knittingpattern #sweaterpattern #knitsweaterpattern #knitting #knitatude #craftevangelist
Lovely crocheted men's sweater pattern. I love the texture on this gorgeous classic men's crocheted sweater pattern. Great winter break project! #crochetsweater #crochetformen #mensweater #crochetmenssweater #sweaterpattern #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
4 way knitted boot cuffs knitting pattern. Cable knit when worn one way, ribbed knit when worn another way and fold them over for 2 more styles! Love this versatile cable knit boot cuffs pattern! #knittingpattern #knitting #knitbootcuffs #bootcuffs #legwarmers #cableknit #craftevangelist
Gorgeous reversible knit sweater pattern with crossback. Deep V sweater in front or in back. Lovely sweater pattern to make for yourself over the holiday break. #knittingpattern #sweaterpattern #knitsweater #knitatude #craftevangelist
Beginner embroidery pattern with embroidered wildflowers. Practice this to go on my knitting. How cute would these flowers look on the pocket of a cardigan? Love it! #embroidery #beginnerembroidery #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun ugly Christmas sweater to crochet! Love this fun crochet Christmas sweater pattern! Super fun to make during the Christmas break so you're all ready for next year's ugly Christmas sweater party. #christmassweater #uglychristmassweater #crochetsweaterpattern #crochetpattern #sweaterpattern #christmassweaterpattern #crochetchristmassweaterpattern #craftevangelist
Harry Potter Sweater Pattern in Crochet! You can crochet your own Mrs Weasley Gryffindor sweater pattern! How fun is this? #crochetpattern #harrypottercrochetpattern #harrypottersweater #sweaterpattern #gryffindorsweater #mrsweasleysweater
Moss Stitch Sweater pattern. This knitting pattern uses super bulky yarn so it knits up quickly for this soft and cozy knitted jumper pattern. I can't wait to make one of these! So cute! I love moss stitch! #knittingpattern #knitsweater #sweaterpattern #knitsweaterpattern #craftevangelist
Mischief Managed Dog Sweater - Harry Potter inspired knit dog sweater pattern. Such a fun gift for a special dog in your life. #dogsweaterpattern #knitdogsweater #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
Bobble sleeved crochet cardigan pattern. I love the dramatic statement of the oversized bobble sleeves on this gorgeous cardigan! #crochetcardigan #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #bobblesleeves #bobblestitch #bobblesweater #crochetbobbles #crochet #craftevangelist
Square Sampler Crochet Blanket Pattern. I love the multiple textured crochet stitches used in this pretty crochet sampler blanket. Such a lovely pattern to work on during the holiday break #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #crochetafghan #crochetsampler #blanketpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist
The Annandale Cable Afghan in CROCHET! Yes, this cabled blanket pattern is crocheted! I love it! What a fun and interesting pattern to work on during the holiday break! #crochetblanketpattern #crochetcables #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetafghan #afghanpattern #craftevangelist
The Canyon Throw is a beginner level crochet blanket pattern perfect to work up during the winter break. I love this gorgeous mustard colour! Perfect easy crochet afghan pattern! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetafghan #crochetthrow #throwpattern #afghanpattern #blanketpattern #craftevangelist
Wrap yourself up in this romantic throw blanket. The Livy throw is the perfect pattern to keep you busy this winter season. Made using simple triangle and hexagon motifs it works up fast. #crochetblanketpattern #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #blanketpattern #afghanpattern #crochetthrowpattern #throwpattern #tassels #hexagonpattern #craftevangelist
Bicycle Race Blanket. This is a filet style crochet blanket with rows of bicycles that change directions each row. This pattern includes written directions in US terms and a crochet chart. You can make this blanket in any size as well as any gauge. #crochetpattern #crochetblanketpattern #bikeblanket #blanketpattern #filetcrochet #craftevangelist

Farmhouse Crochet Patterns

One of the things I love about the farmhouse style is its rustic simplicity. It allows for imperfections and handmade touches. The style is warm and inviting because it embraces natural and comforting textures and fibres. There are so many trendy and modern ways to incorporate this homey DIY style into your home, especially at Christmas! If you’ve been wondering how you could bring some of this homey farmhouse vibe into your house, I’ve gathered a few crochet patterns here for you to try and bring some farmhouse inspiration into your decor!

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This simple and minimalist Bunting Banner Crochet Pattern is a great introduction to some handmade touches in your decor. With sweet tassels on the ends, this little banner can be made as long as you please. You can bring it out for special occasions or decorate a bedroom with it. You could make it in different colours to celebrate birthdays or just bring a spark of whimsy to a playroom. It’s a super simple pattern, great for beginners to learn to crochet!

If you just can’t see how that farmhouse style fitting in with your current decor, Christmas is definitely the time you can experiment with this homey style. You could try out this Snow Flurry Tree Skirt Crochet Pattern. It’s made with a super bulky (size 6) yarn and it’s actually a really easy pattern because it’s not a traditional circular shape, it’s a rectangle, like a scarf for your tree! Warm up your home with this cosy Christmas tree skirt this year.

Another great way to incorporate farmhouse style into your Christmas is with some little decorations. This Rustic Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern can be made in all different sizes and using different yarns to create a rustic Christmas display. Perfect for the mantle or the office, or a little vignette on an end table. These would make super cute gifts for coworkers, too!

And what’s more nostalgic than this classic red truck with a Christmas tree? Add a throw pillow to your Christmas decor by making up one of these Farmhouse Christmas Truck Pillow Crochet Patterns. Such a simple and fun idea to add a bit of old-timey charm to your Christmas decor.

Or, if you prefer the view from the backside, this Farmhouse Christmas Tree Truck Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern is another sweet option for crochet throw pillows with that classic vintage truck. So adorable. Such fun Christmas decor.

I love wreaths. (Check out my Pinterest board full of wreaths!) and I love a wreath that can be used for more than just Christmas. This Farmhouse Jute Wreath Crochet Pattern would be perfect for spring or summer, but you could also pull it out for Christmas just as easily. Or make a different one decorated with more Christmas-y or wintery greenery. This is such a classic look and so so pretty. I think I need to make a couple of these this year.

Christmas or not, you can add some simple farmhouse charm to your front door by making this Buffalo Plaid Rug Crochet Pattern to welcome guests into your home. I love how the three colours come together to form the plaid pattern. Definitely fun to watch these kinds of projects come together!

Yet another Farmhouse Welcome Mat Crochet Pattern for you from Cozy Nook Designs. With a big hand-lettering style Welcome for your guests! This appears to be made with jute, which would make such a rustic and durable front entry mat. Very fun.

This Farmhouse Style Waffle Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern is timeless and not overly “farmhouse”y so it would fit in easily with any decor style. With an interesting texture to crochet and an interesting texture to look at and touch, this pillow cover would add cosy handmade charm to any room.

To finish off your farmhouse room, or just offer a handmade touch to a housewarming gift or office-mate, this Plant Sweater Planter Pot Cover Crochet Pattern is a simple and quick pattern to make for a handmade gift.

So, have I convinced you to add some rustic farmhouse details into your home? For Christmas or for keeps? It’s such a cosy and timeless style and really adds a sense of homeyness while falling neatly in with neutral colour schemes. Pick up one of these patterns today to add some handmade rustic charm to your decor! Or Pin it for later!

Farmhouse Crochet Patterns. What a great selection of classic and rustic crochet patterns for Christmas farmhouse decor and some for all seasons! Love this homey rustic look! #crochetpatterns #christmascrochet #farmhousestylecrochet #farmhousestyle #crochetChristmas #craftevangelist
Crochet Bunting Pattern. This simple and easy triangle shaped bunting banner crochet pattern is perfect for the beginner and creates a modern and minimalist rustic homey vibe.  Make your own with this beginner pattern. #crochetpatterns #crochetbunting #crochetbanner #farmhousestylecrochet #farmhousestyle #craftevangelist
Snow Flurry Tree Skirt. This rustic tree skirt is unique in that it is a rectangle, so it's more like a tree scarf. Gathered up around your Christmas tree, this crochet  pattern makes up a homey and cozy spot for your tree. #crochetpatterns #christmascrochet #farmhousestylecrochet #farmhousestyle #crochetChristmas #craftevangelist #crochettreeskirt
Cute and simple rustic Christmas tree crochet pattern. I love this crafty look. This would make a perfect quick handmade gift for a friend or coworker. Wouldn't a cluster of these look great as Christmas mantle decor? #crochetpatterns #christmascrochet #farmhousestylecrochet #farmhousestyle #crochetChristmas #craftevangelist #crochetdecor #Christmastree #DIYChristmas
Farmhouse style truck with Christmas tree pillow cover crochet pattern. How much fun would this throw pillow pattern be for Christmas decor? Love this classic vintage look! #crochetpatterns #christmascrochet #farmhousestylecrochet #farmhousestyle #crochetChristmas #craftevangelist #rusticChristmas #classicChristmas #christmastree #christmastreetruck
Classic Vintage Truck with Christmas tree throw pillow cover crochet pattern. How adorable is this? I love the furry sparkly yarn used for the tree! Such a fun crochet pattern for rustic farmhouse style Christmas decor! #crochetpatterns #christmascrochet #farmhousestylecrochet #farmhousestyle #crochetChristmas #craftevangelist #christmastree #throwpillow #crochetpillow #pillowcover
Beautiful rustic and timeless farmhouse style jute wreath crochet pattern! I love wreaths! This one would be perfect for Christmas or all seasons! #crochetpatterns #christmascrochet #farmhousestylecrochet #farmhousestyle #crochetChristmas #craftevangelist #farmhousewreath #wreathpattern #crochetwreath
Simple and rustic buffalo plaid rug crochet pattern. I love the way these three colours of yarn come together to create the buffalo pattern. Perfect for a farmhouse touch at Christmas or all year round! #crochetpatterns #christmascrochet #farmhousestylecrochet #farmhousestyle #crochetChristmas #craftevangelist #crochetrug #buffaloplaid
Farmhouse style welcome mat crochet pattern. I love the rustic and timeless beauty of the jute and it's so durable What a pretty pattern for your front door! #crochetpatterns #christmascrochet #farmhousestylecrochet #farmhousestyle #crochetChristmas #craftevangelist #crochetrug #welcomemat #crochetwelcomemat
Beautiful crochet pillow cover with this gorgeous waffle stitch pattern makes for a rustic and timeless textured pillow. This would make great year-round coziness in your living room. Or a perfect handmade housewarming gift! #crochetpatterns #christmascrochet #farmhousestylecrochet #farmhousestyle #crochetChristmas #craftevangelist #crochetpillow #crochetthrowpillow #crochettexture
Crochet Plant Sweater Pattern. How sweet are these plant covers  with chunky yarn, they come together quickly and make perfect co-worker or handmade housewarming gifts! #crochetpatterns #farmhousestylecrochet #farmhousestyle #craftevangelist #rusticcrochetdecor #diyplantpots #crochetplants #plantdecor

Warm Winter Weather Wear

Warm Winter Wear

Well, the winter weather has arrived, at least where I live. It’s not too bad just yet, so don’t mistake my announcement for complaining. But it is definitely time to break out the knit and crochet accessories to keep ears, necks, heads and hands warm this season. If you’re looking for a pattern to make for a gift to give this season or to keep yourself warm this winter, I’ve got a great collection of fashionable knit and crochet accessory patterns for you!

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First off, these twisted ear warmers are all the rage this year. Great for keeping your ears warm while not messing up your top knot or ponytail. The River Ear Warmer twisted headband crochet pattern is a great and simple crochet pattern that a beginner could handle. The beauty of these little projects is that they only take a couple of hours and a partial skein of yarn. They make great stash-busting projects!

The Woven Headwarmer crochet pattern has a little more texture and has that lovely bowtie twist to finish it off! Super cute and what a fun pattern to highlight a soft and luscious yarn. If you only have one skein of beautiful and expensive yarn, this is your project. You can make up a few of these with that one gorgeous skein and have gifts for your closest friends!

Buffalo plaid is still super cute and trendy and it’s so super fun to see three colours of yarn come together to form this fun pattern. Don’t you love the large wooden button on this Buffalo Plaid Crochet Cowl Pattern? I love fun finishing touches like that. It makes a piece look so much more professional!

Here’s another gorgeous cowl to try out: the Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern is a textured granny-stitch style cowl that would be a great welcome back to crochet project for those whose grannies taught them the simple granny square and that’s all they really remember. This would also be a great pattern to highlight some special yarn you’ve been saving.

Check out the fringe on this June Berry Cowl crochet pattern… with buttons as well! I love the gorgeous texture on this cowl pattern and fringe is so on-trend right now. It’s a great time to get working on this beautiful scarf, for you or for a friend!

If you’ve always wanted to try cables, the Cascades Big Knit Scarf Pattern is a great first cable project. With bulky yarn and just one big braid cable through the scarf, it’s a great project to practice and learn. Just a tip: if you’re just learning, using a light coloured yarn will help you to more easily see your work and make it easier to fix any mistakes.

If you have a little more experience knitting, you might like to try knitting yourself this Chunky Mittens Knitting Pattern to keep your fingers warm this winter. These chunky mittens look so warm and cozy! My fingerless mittens just aren’t cutting it anymore; I’m going to need to get me some tips!

Ooooh! Or here’s another cute mittens pattern! The Bit of Honey Mittens Knitting Pattern has a sweet honeycomb textured stitch pattern that is subtle and gorgeous! This is a great project to spend a little more time and care with, but has a great finished result!

Don’t worry: I haven’t left the crocheters’ hands out in the cold. The Cadence Mittens crochet mitten pattern is a lovely textured crochet mitten pattern with a cable-like textured stitch to practice something new for crocheters looking for a little more of a challenge.

Now, THIS is a fun hat pattern! I love seeing the animal print that is making its way into knitwear! Check out this super fun Animal Attraction Leopard Print Pompom Hat knitting pattern! What a fun winter accessory!

And back to plaid. This one is a knitting pattern, though, and only made with 2 colours of yarn. The Super Bulky Buffalo Plaid Hat knitting pattern is a quick knit made with super bulky yarn; don’t you just love it with a big faux fur pom on top?

And while not exactly a wearable accessory, this Textured Christmas Crochet Stocking Pattern is a great project to get working on this time of year. It would make a lovely gift for a friend or loved one! Don’t you just love the beautiful bobble stripes? I love the natural coloured yarn used here, but I think any solid colour would look delightful in this pattern!

So there’s this week’s collection of fabulous patterns to knit and crochet. Making them and wearing them will keep you warm all season! Pick up a pattern today and find some yummy yarns to make one of these patterns. Or pin it for later!

Knit or crochet one of these 12 warm winter wear accessories this winter. Gorgeous textures and fun patterns to make beautiful cowls, hats, ear warmers and mittens for your friends and family this winter! #knitpattern #crochetpattern #accessories #knitwear #crochetwear #cozy #craftevangelist
Fun buffalo plaid cowl crochet pattern! I love this crochet plaid look; it's so cute! #crochetpattern #crochetscarf #buffaloplaid #crochetbuffaloplaid #craftevangelist
Simple granny stitch triangle scarf crochet pattern. I love the simple texture that results. Perfect crochet project for beginners! #crochetpattern #crochetcowl #crochetscarf #crochetaccessories #crochetwear #craftevangelist
The June Berry Cowl is a fringed chunky textured scarf that is finished with wooden buttons. This crochet pattern is a perfect quick project to make for a loved one... or yourself! #crochetcowl #crochetscarf #fringe #crochetaccessories #craftevangelist
The Cascades Scarf pattern is a great knitting pattern for your first cable knitting project. One big braided cable down the middle and chunky yarn makes this scarf come together quickly. #knitpattern #scarfpattern #knitscarf #pdfpattern #craftevangelist
Manitoba Moss Mittens knitting pattern... a chunky textured knitted mitten, perfect for winter! Love this rich teal colour, too! #knitmittens #mittenpattern #knittingpattern #chunkyyarn #craftevangelist
Bit of Honey Mittens, a cute honeycomb textured knitted mitten pattern. Such a gorgeous and simple mitten pattern! #knitmittens #mittenpattern #knittingpattern #mittenknitting #craftevangelist
The Cadence Mittens crocheted cable mittens pattern. I love the chunky yarn and texture of this crochet pattern. So cute and cozy! #crochetpattern #crochetmittens #mittenpattern #mittenscrochet #craftevangelist
Beautiful textured crochet stocking pattern. I love the bobble textured stripes! Perfect for a farmhouse rustic style Christmas decor! #stockingpattern #crochetstocking #farmhouseChristmas #Christmasstocking #craftevangelist
I love this cute knitted hat pattern! What a lovely colour work knitting pattern for buffalo plaid! So cute! and I'm still loving these big faux fur pompoms! #knittingpattern #knitbeanie #beaniepattern #knittoque #toqupattern #hatpattern #knithat #buffaloplaid #knitplaid #colorwork #craftevangelist
Animal Attraction Hat! Awesome intarsia knitting pattern for a leopard print beanie! How fun is this? #knittingpattern #knithat #knitbeanie #knittoque #hatpattern #beaniepattern #animalprint #craftevangelist
The River Ear Warmer crochet pattern. Love this twisted headband for winter. Room for ponytails and top knots! #earwarmer #crochetpattern #crochetheadband #headband #headbandpattern #earwarmerpattern #crochetearwarmer #craftevangelist
Love this twisted bow-tie woven headwarmer crochet pattern. Super cute texture on this headband. Perfectly on-trend this year! #crochetpattern #crochetheadwarmer #crochetheadband #crochetearwarmer #headbandpattern #craftevangelist

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

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

Knit (& Crochet) in Public Day

Today is World Wide Knit in Public Day! In honour of this day, I have collected some patterns for you to knit in public! Of course, you can knit anything in public, except maybe this (which is actually crocheted), but I find that it’s easier to travel with smaller projects. So, fair warning, there’s also some crochet items in here because we’re inclusive like that.

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Try out this adorable little Amigurumi Bunny Bookmark! Amigurumi projects are great for travelling with because they are small and they don’t require a lot of yarn, so they pack up easily. Isn’t this adorable little bunny in the book bookmark super sweet?

This beauty of a dress (pattern available here) would also be great to work on in public. When people ask you about your project, you can tell them you’re making a dress, which is awesome! You’ll have plenty of time this summer to work up this project for a perfect fall dress for yourself!

Here’s another garment project you can knit in public. A few skeins of a super bulky yarn will make this fantastic vest, another great fall addition to your wardrobe! Pattern available here.

Bonus! It’s also available as a crochet pattern! This is made in Tunisian Crochet, which my MIL taught me once, doesn’t seem so hard, but I have yet to make a project in it.

Items for children also make great projects to knit in public. Check out this adorable Ramble Poncho Pattern! It’s modelled here on a child, but the pattern includes sizes up to an adult XL! I love it when patterns come with loads of sizes!

Keychains are another super quick project to make in public! This adorable little Baby Beer Amigurumi Key Chain would make a super cute quick handmade gift for that hard-to-buy-for guy!

Handbags also make great travel projects because as the bag starts to take shape, it can hold all your yarn and supplies! Check out this beautiful Felted Bag Knitting Pattern. I love the look of embroidery on knit and crochet items, but I’m so terrible at it! I really need some more practice!

And because I love amigurumi so much, I couldn’t help but include a few more of these adorable patterns for you to crochet in public. Like this loveable little chinchilla pattern. The brushed yarn really adds to the realistic look of this sweet stuffed toy!

Since I actually wrote this on World Wide Knit & Crochet in Public Day, I bet you’re reading this after the fact. But just because it’s over doesn’t mean that you can’t knit or crochet in public any day! So pick up a pattern today and get knitting or crocheting!

Adorable little chinchilla amigurumi crochet pattern! Love this sweet and charming stuffed toy crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochet #yarn #crafts #chinchilla #craftevangelist
Fetching felted handbag knitting pattern! The Ashling Tote is a lovely hand-knitting pattern, felted and embroidered! I love all those things! What's not to love?! #knittingpattern #handbag #pattern #yarn #crafts #knittote #craftevangelist
Cute little baby bear amigurumi key chain stuffed toy! Fun father's day idea! Or great for a teacher gift for summer! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #stuffedtoy #amigurumi #pattern #craftevangelist
Charming poncho knitting pattern in sizes infant to adult XL. Love this gorgeous hooded poncho! Perfect for fall! #knittingpattern #knitpattern #knitponcho #knitclothes #yarn #crafts #hoodedponcho #craftevangelist
Knitting pattern for this chunky fall vest. It was designed to look like a similar Tunisian crochet pattern! I love this! It looks so great with a long sleeved tee! #knittingpattern #knitvest #knitting #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous diamond knit dress pattern! How fantastic will this be for fall!? Love it! So simple but so gorgeous! #knittingpattern #knitdress #yarn #crafts #knitting #pattern #craftevangelist
Delightful little bunny bookmark crochet pattern! Fun and practical amigurumi pattern for a booklover! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #bookmark #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #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