True Love Knits (and Crochets)

I know, I know, Valentine’s Day is just over a week away and you have already finished all your handmade gifts for your sweethearts. Oh, what’s that you say? You haven’t? Well, I have a few ideas for you.

One of my favorite sayings about knitting for other people goes like this: Knitting is like sex. If I love you and you appreciate it, it’s free, otherwise, you can’t pay me enough. Knitting and crocheting is definitely an act of love. The amount of time that goes into handmade items makes them so valuable and cost prohibitive that most people would say they can’t afford them.

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First off this adorable True Love Beanie pattern is so simple and cozy looking, I just want to make one for each of my kids and take ridiculously adorable matching pictures of them to make them hate me because they’re too old for that stuff (but they’re not and they’d be soooo cute!).

Check out these adorable love notes hats! You could make one of these in an evening or two! Perfect little handmade Valentine's Gift!

Check out these adorable love notes hats! You could make one of these in an evening or two! Perfect little handmade Valentine’s Gift!

While we’re on the subject of hats (also because #polarvortex), this beginner knitting pattern for this Pixie Hat with Heart Applique is adorable and knits up quickly with a super bulky yarn.

If your knitting skills are a little more advanced, you can make this absolutely adorable xoxo beanie. Isn’t it great? What a fun pattern! There’s no mistaking that xo pattern!

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

Maybe you’re up to your eyeballs in hats, though. You have twice as many feet as you do heads, so you should need twice as many socks, right? If hand-knit socks doesn’t say love, what does, amiright? Check out this creative pattern: Key to My Heart Knit Socks.

Perhaps handmade toys are the love language of your sweetheart. If that’s the case, you could crochet this sweet and understated Amelie doll. Isn’t she adorable? I love her.

And this cute little Double Heart crochet pattern is another excellent choice for a handmade toy. Love their little hugging arms!

For a less obvious handmade Valentine’s Day gift, but still adorable (and who doesn’t love something a little unexpected?) take a look at this sweet amigurumi baby sloth teether toy.

Remember, friends, true love knits. You still have some time to whip up one of these lovely patterns for someone you love. It’s always a good time to tell people you care about how you feel.

Eight Sweet Patterns to knit and crochet for your sweetheart for Valentine's Day! I love that xoxo hat! So adorable! #knitting #crochet #patterns #knittingpattern #crochetpattern #handmadegiftideas #hats #toques #beanies #toys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Cute amigurumi hearts crochet pattern! Love these adorable cartoon hearts stuffed toy! Perfect handmade Valentine's gift! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #valentine #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
I love this adorable unique knit beanie pattern with xoxo all over it! What a great winter hat pattern for Valentine's Day! #knitting #pattern #knit #hat #beanie #toque #Valentine's #xoxobeanie #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist #trueloveknits
Adorable crochet pattern for this baby teether! Such a sweet little baby sloth! Perfect quick little gift idea! I love that it has snaps to hold the hands together! What a great idea! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #crochetforbaby #handmadetoy #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Adorable little amigurumi doll Amelie crochet pattern. She's so sweet and cute; she'd make a lovely Valentine's gift! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #manuska #yarn #crafts #handmadedoll #dollpattern #crochetdoll #crochettoys #craftevangelist
I love this simple sweet and chunky True Love Beanie knitting pattern! I'm going to make one for all my kids and force them to take ridiculously adorable pictures! #knitting #pattern #trueloveknits #truelovebeanie #knithat #knitbeanie #toque #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet beginner knitting pattern for this heart-appliqued knit pixie beanie! Love the texture of this quick knit using super bulky yarn! So adorable! #knitting #pattern #knithat #valentines #beanie #knitbeanie #beaniepattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #trueloveknits
Love these Valentine's notes beanies! What a great looking knit hat pattern! Can't wait to make some of these for my littles! #knitting #pattern #knithat #knitbeanie #beaniepattern #trueloveknits #lovenotes #valentineshat #valentines #valentinesday #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a unique and adorable knit sock pattern! I love the heart designs in these sweet socks! Hand-knit socks DO say I love you! #keytomyheartsocks #trueloveknits #knitting #pattern #knitsocks #yarn #crafts #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

Adorable Amigurumi

Have you ever tried to crochet (or knit) your own (or for a special kid) stuffed toy? Amigurumi projects can be so much fun to work on and often have a pretty quick payoff because they look so cute as they come together. I’m a big fan of amigurumi patterns and I love to see all the creativity of designers come to life in these adorable anthropomorphic creatures! Check out these fantastic adorable amigurumi patterns!

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This adorable Puppy Dog Amigurumi pattern was a definite contender for me to make when my youngest son asked for a super cute puppy stuffy for Christmas. Alas, it was one of the projects that I didn’t get to for Christmas, so my husband picked up a store-bought option for him. He was just as excited for that one.

I love this adorable Baby Sea Turtle with Shell amigurumi pattern. Baby turtles remind me of Mr Evangelist, because he’s always saying that he has ideas like baby turtles (it’s estimated that only 1 in 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings will survive to adulthood). So baby turtles make me think of him. I should probably make him a baby turtle for fun one year!

A classic teddy bear pattern is a great go-to handmade gift idea for a child. What a lovely baby shower gift! This adorable Andy the Bear crochet pattern is a great option!

Of course, a doll pattern is another classic toy idea and this gorgeous Michelle Doll Pattern by Carmen Rent (I love all her designs!) is just lovely! She’s all dolled up in the sweetest dress and her adorable bouncy curls are beautiful!

Another of my favourite designers, Orsi from the shop Manuska has created this lovely doll pattern for Emma. I love the embroidery detail on her eyes, requiring no special notions, like safety eyes or anything, perfect for a young baby, so there are no buttons or choking hazards.

If you’re feeling the St Patrick’s Day celebrations a little early, you have plenty of time to crochet up this adorable Pudgy Leprechaun. He’s as adorable as Saint Nicholas, with his rosy cheeks and jolly beard! He’d be sure to add some whimsy to your spring!

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Six adorable amigurumi crochet patterns to make! I love the super sweet teddy bear pattern! #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #toy #stuffy #handmadegiftidea #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable pudgy leprechaun amigurumi crochet pattern to make this sweet stuffed toy perfect for St Patrick's Day! Fun spring crochet project! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #stuffedtoypattern #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super adorable puppy dog amigurumi crochet pattern to make this adorable puppy dog eyed puppy! Love his sad little eyes and adorable paws! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #stuffedtoypattern #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a fun little crochet project! Baby Sea Turtle with Shell amigurumi crochet pattern makes a perfect little interactive toy for a child! So fun! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #stuffedtoypattern #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute little Andy the Bear crochet amigurumi pattern to make this lovely little toy bear doll with an adorable little sweater! He looks like he's going back to school! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #stuffedtoypattern #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
I love the ringlets on this adorable crocheted doll amigurumi pattern! It's totally time to make some different coloured dolls for my kids! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #stuffedtoypattern #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a lovely new doll pattern from Manuska! Emma the crocheted amigurumi doll! I love her embroidered eyes and all the pink! Gorgeous! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #stuffedtoypattern #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #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

Gifts for Knitters

If you have a knitter on your list and don’t know what to get them, well let me steer you in the right direction! When you know someone does a craft, sometimes it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the options of things that you don’t know what to do with. Well, I am here to guide you!

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A yarn bowl is always a great idea for a lovely gift for a knitter. Many knitters don’t own one yet (even me)! I usually wind a center-pull ball, but a yarn bowl is still a lovely knitting accessory and isn’t this wooden one beautiful?

Here’s another super adorable yarn bowl. Don’t you love this ceramic sheep yarn bowl? So cute. 

Unique buttons also make a lovely gift. It’s always great to have an assortment on hand for finishing up a project without having to go shopping for buttons. And sometimes buttons can inspire a project all by themselves. These gorgeous carved wooden bird buttons are adorable and so unique! I love handmade!

These boho painted wooden buttons are another great option, if your recipient are a trendy button option. How fun would it be to give such a simple, but special and thoughtful gift from an independent artisan?

Stitch markers also make a lovely little gift, a perfect little stocking stuffer. Check out these adorable sheep stitch markers… so cute.

Alternatively, if your recipient is more of the minimalist type, these delicate raindrop shaped brass stitch markers are another stitch marker gift.

I have never knit with a knitting ring before, but they look so interesting. If your knitting loved one does a lot of colour-work, then they might like to figure out how to knit or crochet with one of these knitting rings

Almost any knitter would be delighted with some luxurious, wonderfully-coloured yarn. Check out this gorgeous autumn colourway wool yarn from Fashion Touch Supplies.

Or a full kit full of yarn enough for a complete shawl in a teal to browns. So many knitters will have spent the pre-Christmas season making gifts for others. What a delight it would be to be given supplies to make a lovely treat for themselves!

I hope you find these suggestions helpful for shopping for the knitter in your life! Pin it on Pinterest to share with your friends or find it later!

Lots of thoughtful and unique gift ideas for knitters! I love the sheep yarn bowl! So cute! #knitting #gifts #giftideas #christmas #craftevangelist
I love these unique hand-carved wooden bird buttons! They would make such lovely embellishments on a knitting project! #buttons #wooden #knittinggifts #giftideas #giftsforknitters #craftevangelist
Adorable little sheep stitch markers! These are so adorable and practical! great stocking stuffer for a knitter! #stitchmarker #handmade #independentartisan #uniquegifts #giftideas #giftsforknitters #craftevangelist
Love these delicate raindrop stitch markers. So subtle and pretty and minimalist. Lovely stocking stuffer idea for a knitter! #giftideas #giftsforknitters #knitters #stitchmarkers #minimalistknitter #minimalist #brass #craftevangelist #etsy
Such fun Boho Painted Wooden Buttons! Great little thoughtful gift idea for a knitter! It's fantastic to have a great stash of buttons to finish off special knitting projects! #buttons #knitting #giftsforknitters #giftideas #stockingstuffers #craftevangelist #etsy
What a fun yarn bowl! I love this ceramic sheep yarn bowl, a perfect gift for a knitter! So cute! #giftsforknitters #yarnbowl #yarn #crafts #giftideas #christmas #etsy #craftevangelist
Pretty little practical knitting rings. These look handy! I would love to learn to knit with one of these! I heard they're good to relieve hand strain. #knittingring #knitters #knitting #giftsforknitters #giftideas #stockingstuffers #yarncrafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous colourway in this hand-painted yarn! Love these colours! A fantastic skein of yarn makes a lovely gift for a knitter! Great idea! #crafts #knitting #giftsforknitters #yarn #yarnlove #craftevangelist #handpaintedyarn #teal #rust #orange #brown
Love the colourway in this fantastic yarn kit to make a "find your fade" shawl... pattern available on ravelry. This yarn looks lovely! Great gift idea! #yarn #findyourfade #shawl #yarnkit #knitting #giftsforknitters #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful wooden yarn bowl! Such a lovely gift idea for a knitter! Gorgeous! #giftsforknitters #giftideas #knitters #handcarved #wooden #yarnbowl #craftevangelist

Christmas for Baby

Are you crafting for a baby this Christmas? Baby items are great beginner projects because they’re so small. (And adorable!) You can start to get the feel for how a knit sweater is constructed or practice a new crochet stitch with a baby pattern and oh-my-goodness if some of the patterns are THE.CUTEST.EVER. 

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First of all, booties. How much do you love this crochet pattern for Converse-inspired baby booties? So.much.cuteness. It even comes with a printable box template that you can print and give as a gift! I love that.

If you were thinking of more Christmas-themed booties, then you should make these adorable crocheted reindeer booties! How sweet would these be on the baby in front of the Christmas tree? Perfect!

Of course a handmade stuffed animal is another adorable baby gift idea. How sweet is this little reindeer crochet pattern? I love her little pull along sled! So cute! It would make great holiday decor or a lovely baby gift (just make sure you use some safety eyes and not buttons).

Or maybe one of these adorable Christmas-themed amigurumi dolls is more your style? This bundle pack of North Pole patterns is a great deal! I think the elf is my favourite!

If it’s baby’s first Christmas, baby needs a stocking, right? Baby should start life right with a handmade crocheted stocking from you! I’m quite fond of this crocheted stocking pattern with this tree design. Simple and unique! It looks like it’d be easy enough to make one for the whole family!

Or maybe since a baby is small, baby just needs a teensy-weensy, itty-bitty super cute little stocking. Actually, these are for decoration, but wouldn’t they also make a fantastic advent calendar? You could totally make your own and it would be fantastic!

Less Christmas-themed, but still a perfect Christmas gift for a new baby is this Eve Romper All in One Knitting Pattern. Perfect for the beginner, this garter-stitched romper would make an adorable outfit for baby photos. I love the rustic wooden buttons!

If you’re still thinking about good photo props, this sweet elf stocking cap crochet pattern is a great idea. So cute.

I also love these patterns for these crocheted stuffed letters. What a beautiful way to introduce a child to the love of reading! You could make just a couple of their initials, a name, or make the whole set as a fun learning toy.

Of course, we don’t always have time to make handmade gifts, which is another reason that Etsy is so great. I didn’t find a pattern for this super adorable little lamb hat, but that means you can just get BabaMoon to make one for you! Wouldn’t it be so perfect for a Christmas nativity play at church? Oh-my-goodness I could just eat this little lamb up!

I hope you now have some great ideas for Christmas baby gifts to make. Pin it for later or to share with your friends!

Super adorable Christmas-inspired patterns to knit and crochet for baby this Christmas! I love the little sheep hat! So fuzzy & cute! #crochet #patterns #knit #baby #knitforbaby #crochetforbaby #christmas #holidays #handmadegifts #diy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
How fun are these crocheted Converse baby booties! I need a pair in my size! They're so cute! High top sneakers for baby! Great handmade gift idea! #crochet #pattern #slippers #baby #sneakers #booties #babybooties #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi crocheted Christmas characters. 4 great patterns including Santa, Mrs Claus, Rudolf the Reindeer and little elf doll! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #stuffies #handmade #dolls #christmas #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
I love this cute amigurumi elf crochet pattern! Perfect little toy for Christmas! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
This unique crocheted stocking pattern with nordic inspired Christmas tree looks like an easy crochet pattern for a beginner! Perfect Christmas gift! #crochet #pattern #christmas #stocking #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
These little stockings would make great advent calendar holders! Perfect little stocking decoration crochet pattern for Christmas! #crochet #pattern #baby #christmas #stocking #pdf #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Lovely all in one romper knitting pattern. Great pattern for a beginner or a more experiences knitter. Perfect baby gift! #knit #knitting #pattern #handmadegift #baby #onesie #romper #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super adorable reindeer baby booties would make a perfect handmade Christmas gift for a new baby! #crochet #pattern #Christmas #crafts #yarn #slippers #booties #baby #handmade #craftevangelist
Adorable crochet pattern for a sweet little baby santa elf hat, perfect photo prop for Christmas baby pictures! #crochet #pattern #christmas #santa #hat #elf #baby #beanie #toque #photoprop #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Such a fun idea! Stuffed crocheted amigurumi letters of the alphabet! Perfect baby toy or initials for a bedroom! #crochet #crafts #yarn #alphabet #toys #stuffies #baby #craftevangelist
How adorable is this sweet fuzzy handmade lamb beanie?! What a fun idea for a nativity play at church! Great baby Christmas gift! #crochet #beanie #handmade #hat #toque #costume #photoprop #lamb #nativity #yarn #crafts #craftevangelistfigure>

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

I know many of us to have grandiose ideas about getting our act together and making everyone on our holiday lists beautiful handmade Christmas gifts, but then the reality of life sets in and you need to accept that you just might have to compromise a little. You can still give great handmade gifts! And you can support real people with small businesses who are trying to make it as artisans. It’s one of the main reasons I love Etsy. It’s a great place to find unique, handmade gifts made ethically (and sometimes even locally!). Check out some of my handmade holiday gift picks.

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First of all, you know I’ve pointed you in the direction of many great handmade hat patterns you can knit or crochet. But if you don’t have time to make one, you can get an Arrow Beanie made to order from Nina Bella Co. Super cute, eh? (Also, if you’re more of the crafty type and have some time to knit, you can grab the pattern here.)

As always, while we’re shopping for others, we find some great things for ourselves. This winter sweatshirt is adorable and casual for the festive season. You can get one for your sister, or for yourself.

While I’m not really a pet person, I love pet people. And pet people love their pets. Doesn’t this Felted Wool Cat Cave Pebble look so cozy for your kitty? Super sweet and would look stylish in any living space!

Got a baby on your list? This simple and sweet crib sized heart baby blanket makes a lovely gift for a new baby. If you still have some time to knit, check out one of these patterns to make a special gift for the little one in your life.

It’s often hard to find a nice handmade gift for the man in your life. I always think that I might like to make Mr Evangelist a hand-knit sweater, but I never leave myself enough time. I would absolutely consider one like this men’s winter-themed knitted sweater. Christmas-y but not an ugly Christmas sweater. You need to get your order in quickly to give this crafter some time because I think it’s made to order, but it’s so lovely!

Handmade stockings are such a nice family gift. If you don’t have time to crochet some yourself (I love this pattern), you can get these hand-crocheted Christmas stockings made for you by Creative Thread Yarn.

While dishcloths can be a great handmade gift for colleagues and mother-in-laws, if your first try at crocheting isn’t going so well, you can pick up a couple of these handmade textured dishcloths for your MIL and pass them off as yours (we won’t tell). 

Ok, this isn’t something I could make, but somebody makes them and they’re gorgeous! If you have a baker on your list (maybe me!?), I sure would I’m sure they would love one of these embossed rolling pins to make gorgeous holiday cookies! Or maybe you’re a baker and you could get yourself one of these lovelies to make some homemade cookies as gifts! Options!

Handmade toys make such special gifts! Give this crocheted amigurumi deer stuffed animal to a special child in your life. Or if you have a little bit of time to crochet your own, check out one of these other reindeer amigurumi patterns here.

I hope you’ve got a good start on your list, so you can get everyone taken care of and enjoy the festivities of the Christmas season ahead. You don’t have to do it all yourself, there are plenty of artisans who would be happy to help you get some special gifts for your loved ones. If you like these ideas, please share them on Pinterest!

Check out these beautiful handmade gifts you can pick up from an independent artisan. No time to make your own gifts? You can still give handmade! Check out this curated list of handmade gifts by #craftevangelist #handmade #giftideas

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Gorgeous knit hat would make a perfect handmade gift for the holidays! You can get the pattern to make it or have it made to order! #knit #hats #beanie #toque #handmade #giftideas #etsy #craftevangelist
Cute casual holiday sweater, perfect for lounging during the winter break! Love this cozy looking sweatshirt! Perfect sister gift idea! #madetoorder #custom #sweatshirt #style #fashion #women #craftevangelist
What a fun little gift for the kitty-lover in your life... or for your own kitty of course! #wool #felted #handmade #cats #catgifts #cozy #pethouse #pets #kitty #kittylove #craftevangelist
Gorgeous hand-knit baby blanket, made to order, perfect special gift for expectant parents for the new baby! So sweet and neutral! Love this! #blanket #baby #babygifts #giftideas #handmadegifts #handmade #craftevangelist
Christmas sweater for the handsome man in your life. Love this handmade winter sweater with the deer fair isle knitting pattern Made to order so order yours soon! #knit #handknit #men #sweater #giftsforment #giftideas #christmas #holiday #sweater #craftevangelist
Love these simple crocheted stockings. Made to order. Makes a great family gift! #crocheted #stockings #handmade #handmadegifts #giftideas #family #stockings #christmas #holidays #craftevangelist
Lovely hand-crocheted dishcloths! Perfect gift for a colleague! Love the yellow! #dishcloths #handmadegifts #crocheted #crafts #giftideas #cowrokergifts #coworker #colleague #etsy #craftevangelist
Such a great gift idea for the baker! I love these embossed rolling pins! Make beautiful cookies with ease! #baking #rollingpin #custom #embossed #handmade #giftideas #craftevangelist
Super-cute little deer stuffy, perfect crocheted amigurumi toy for a child's special Christmas gift! Love this! Or find some patterns to make your own! #crochet #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #amigurumi #stuffy #toy #childgiftideas #giftideas #craftevangelist

Sweet Handmade Holiday Stuffies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grab some supplies!

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

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

Crocheted Christmas Gifts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I love this adorable pompom hat! The Stevie Hat is CROCHETED! and would make a perfect gift for Christmas! Get crocheting! #crochet #crochetpattern #pattern #crafts #yarn #beanie #hat #toque #winterhat #pompom #handmade #handmadegifts #giftideas #christmas #craftevangelist
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Gorgeous crochet pattern for these lovely mini mukluk booties! Check them out! Amazing gift idea for a new baby! #crochet #pattern #booties #slippers #baby #crochetpattern #handmadegifts #handmadegiftideas #handmade #crafts #yarn #babygifts #christmasgifts
Cute Christmas baby booties! Perfect to complete baby's Christmas outfit! Adorable fuzzy top! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #booties #slippers #baby #handmadegifts #handmadegiftideas #handmade #crafts #yarn #babygifts
Super cute geometric pattern on this Evie Crochet Beanie pattern! Perfect to make for Christmas gifts! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crochethat #hat #beanie #toque #handmadegifts #handmadegiftideas #giftideas #crafts #yarn #pompom
Complete kit for this adorable little pug dog amigurumi crocheted stuffy! Perfect to make a gift or to give as a gift to a new crocheter! #crochet #pattern #patternkit #yarn #crafts #gifts #handmadegifts #etsy #crochetyourown #craftevangelist
8 different crocheted cactus planters! You can't kill these! they would make great gifts to make for coworkers or friends! Perfect for the office! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #cacti #cactus #patternset #patterndeals #crafts #yarn #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Great pdf amigurumi crochet patterns inspired by Star Wars! I love the R2D2! These would make perfect handmade gifts for the Star Wars lover! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #toys #handmadestuffedtoys #stuffedtoys #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #handmadegifts #giftideas
What a fun little retro camera purse crochet pattern! This looks like a great handmade gift to make for a teen! #crochet #pattern #camera #amigurumi #purse #handbag #bag #handmadegift #giftidea #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for this gorgeous June Berry Cowl! I love the boho fringe on this lovely crocheted scarf pattern and the buttons are a great embellishment! #crochet #pattern #cowl #handmade #gift #giftidea #handmadegift #scarf #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #craftevangelist