Fall Amigurumi

In my last post, I was protesting that it was still summer, but I must admit now that fall is fast approaching. The weather here turned quickly and now I am faced with covering my tomatoes on Monday to deal with nearly freezing temperatures. This shouldn’t be happening already. But you can’t fight the inevitable!

Fall is the perfect time of year to get back into crochet and warm up with a cup of tea under balls and balls of yarn! I have found some beautiful fall amigurumi for you to enjoy, that will warm your heart and help you embrace this new season.

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The start of fall means the start of school for us and while I’m sure your kids’ teachers already have plenty of apple paraphernalia, I bet ya they don’t have an amigurumi apple.

I love play food patterns! They make such great toys for kids! This is a beautiful apple pattern that would be a fun twist on an old classic gift for a teacher. And hey, if they don’t have a use for it, they can put it in with the play kitchen at their school!

If you have any fall babies in your life, this little fall reindeer essential oil diffuser toy is so fun! It’s not a pattern, but it’s such a good idea for a little handmade gift for a new baby!

If you did want to make one of these yourself, the reindeer pattern is available from TheresasCrochetShop. I know we normally think about reindeer as Christmas things, but these animals have to live year-round, right? Of course they would just wear woodsy orange scarves in the fall, right?

And while not exactly amigurumi, I couldn’t bear not to show this adorable scarecrow baby photo prop outfit/costume pattern. You could make it yourself and dress your little one up for Halloween as an adorable scarecrow! 

How adorable is that? Almost makes me want to have another baby!

It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins, right? This pattern set complete with beautiful fall flowers, mice and a pumpkin on a vine is a sweet deal!

I love how the little mice are poking their heads out of the pumpkin! I know most of my readers are Americans, but we Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving at the beginning of October, so these little guys would be great decor for the upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations!

I hope you enjoyed this little round up of fall amigurumi patterns! Start crocheting today! Or pin it for later!

Adorable autumn amigurumi patterns, perfect for fall! I love the sweet little reindeer with a fall scarf! #craftevangelist
Ruby the Reindeer essential oil diffuser amigurumi crocheted stuffed toy for a child. Such a great gift idea! #craftevangelist
How adorable! A sweet little scarecrow photo prop outfit for a newborn baby! What a great idea for a fall photoshoot! #craftevangelist
Cute little crochet pattern for this stuffed apple amigurumi. Perfect little back to school reminder or play food for kids! #craftevangelist
I love the sweet little mice peeking their heads out of this pumpkin! What a lovely amigurumi crochet pumpkin pattern! The vines and leaves are perfect! Great handmade thanksgiving decor idea! #craftevangelist

Crocheted Flamingo Patterns

It is still summer! Put your pumpkin spice away for a couple more weeks! We can hold off on making scarves and slippers and hats for a few more weeks too! So let’s enjoy summer a little longer and look at some fun summery patterns!

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Fun flamingos are pink and summery! Check out this adorable mini flamingo pattern in a mini flower pot from Pink Mouse Boutique.

Crocheted Flamingo Pattern by Pink Mouse Boutique

If you were thinking of something a little bigger or for a young child, take a look at this cartoony flamingo amigurumi crochet pattern by IlDikko

Amigurumi Flamingo Crochet Pattern by IlDikko

Of course, if you’re really hanging onto summer, so are this pair of beach-attired flamingos by Crochet Village. Make and display this summery couple and it will feel like summer even in the dead of winter! 

Beach Flamingo Crochet Amigurumi Pattern by Crochet Village

Make these today or pin them for later in the winter when you’re wishing it were summer!

Check out these crochet patterns for flamingo amigurumi toys. These would make great handmade gifts! So fun and summery! #craftevangelist
I love these adorable pink flamingo amigurumi crochet patterns. Two cool flamingos all dressed for a summer day at the beach! #craftevangelist

Sol the Summer Doll

After writing up that top 10 summer Etsy picks post, I still found more adorable things to crochet for summer!!! I know it’s August and summer posts are usually written early when everyone’s excited and people are already talking pumpkin spice, but I’m still solidly in summer mode (sort of… ripping apart a bathroom and putting a new plumbing stack in is totally summer mode, right?). I still have a trip ahead of me too, so it’s not a bad idea to have a quick little project to keep my fingers busy while we travel.

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Check out this adorable little doll pattern. At just 10 inches tall, she looks like she will make a sweet little doll for any kid. Her beach accessories complete the deal!

You can get the pattern on Etsy here. I hope you enjoy making her! If you do, please share your pictures as comments on Pinterest!

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Crochet this adorable amigurumi summer doll pattern on your holidays this year! Super sweet little pattern! Crafty find by #craftevangelist

Tiny Crochet Doll Pattern Bundle

Eeek! This is the cutest little doll pattern! I get so excited when I stumble upon adorable amigurumi that I can’t keep it to myself! I need to share the good news! You need to check out this adorable tiny crochet doll pattern!

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Isn’t she adorable? And it looks like she would fit in a mint tin! What a sweet little handmade gift idea for a little girl. I know my kids loved tiny things they could travel with and give tiny homes to! What am I talking about? I love that kind of stuff! So cute!

This little pattern bundle includes the doll, the clothes, and the sleeping set (including the super-teeny-tiny-adorable teddy bears!). This looks like a great little project to make while travelling or crocheting outside in the beautiful weather!

I hope you enjoy this project! Please let me know if you make it!
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Love this sweet little amigurumi doll crochet pattern. Would make a great handmade gift idea for a little girl! #craftevangelist

Totally adorable baby shoes

Sorry I’ve been MIA, but spring has called and so has the garden and the yard and a lot of other stuff. It was a looooooooooooooooooooong winter and I am so happy to finally be able to spend time outdoors again! So good for my head and my tan and my soul!

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But there’s always the pull of Etsy… I checked the new items from my favourite Etsy sellers and found some totally ADORBS baby shoes! My friend just had a baby and her baby shower is in a week; I think I could totally make these sweet little slippers for her!

Adorable baby shoes!

Get the pattern here.

Two Girls Patterns has many absolutely lovely crochet patterns! No wonder it’s one of my favourite Etsy shops!

I’m always finding super great knit and crochet patterns on Pinterest. Follow me there to get lots of inspiration! Pin this for later!

Absolutely adorable baby shoes! Check out this crochet pattern for easy baby shoes. Cozy Mary Jane slippers. Super great handmade baby shower gift idea!

Best Baby Patterns

Spring is for babies! So many babies being born or babies-to-be announced! So it’s got me thinking about and searching for some lovely handmade patterns to knit and crochet as gifts to welcome these new babies! Check out some of them below.

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I love this adorable crocheted deer hat. It would make a great gift for a baby of a hunting family (though, that’s kind of morbid if you think too much about it…) or super cute for a Christmas baby.

This sweet crochet pattern for a textured baby hat with an adorable bow would be the perfect gift for a new little girl baby! Pink and bows are so much fun! My little girl loved pink and I loved to make pink hats for her… now not so much with the pink. Enjoy it while it lasts!

Booties are always a great thing to make for new babies. I love to make booties because, with the right pattern, handmade booties will actually stay on a baby’s feet! So many baby slippers and socks will just slip right off and then you end up losing them and that’s a real shame. I can’t tell if this pattern above allows those ties to go around the ankle, but I know this pattern does, because I have made them a number of times and it is a great pattern.

It’s definitely easier taking photos of slippers once there are someone’s feet in them! You should totally try out this pattern if you have a baby in your life. Hook Candy has a couple of slipper patterns that I have made and they are really great.

Here is the pair I made for my youngest baby (over 7 years ago *sniff*).

Maybe you have lots of time or a very special baby coming your way, then you can crochet up this adorable set of booties with a matching hat! I love buttons on baby booties!

Or, if you are not as good with gauge yet, you could make a decor gift like this teddy bear rug for baby’s room. What a sweet pattern! It would make a fantastic shower gift that everyone will oooh over!

Or you could make a super cute toy pattern! There are also plenty of fun amigurumi patterns here on my blog for you to check out or on my Amigurumi Pinterest board. This adorable Spotty the Cow amigurumi pattern is super sweet and a unique toy to make for a new baby. Love it!

If you liked these patterns, don’t forget to follow my Knit & Crochet: Baby board on Pinterest, where I post all sorts of great knit and crochet patterns and inspiration for babies!

Adorable crochet pattern for amigurumi cow stuffed animal toy. Check out all of craft evangelist's baby pattern finds!Classic Teddy Bear Crochet Rug PDF Pattern with Instant Download. This would look great in a nursery or kid's room and would make a fantastic baby shower gift!

Adorable crochet pattern set for baby hat and booties. I love the cute button closure for the booties! Also, they look really practical, like they would open right up and be easy to put on! Looks like a simple, easy crochet pattern evven a beginner could handle! Check out all of craft evangelist's baby pattern finds!

Adorable baby moccasin booties! This pattern has a tie that goes around the baby's ankle and keeps the booties on baby's feet! Perfect! Quick and cute pattern to crochet up! Check out craft evangelist's baby pattern finds

 

Cute pattern for a crocheted baby hat with a bow. Would be adorable on a new baby girl! Love the stitch pattern and the bow detail! Check out all of craft evangelist's baby pattern finds!

 

Soooooo cute! Crocheted baby deer hat! Warm and adorable. Perfect for photo shoot, but also great for just staying warm in the winter. Now I just need a pattern.. Check out all of craft evangelist's baby pattern finds!
Adorable baby slipper pattern that looks like little sneakers! So cute! pdf crochet pattern to instantly download for a last minute project!  Check out all of craft evangelist's baby pattern finds!

Great Handmade Gifts for Mom

Like I’ve said before, I love browsing Pinterest and Etsy to look at all the cool handmade stuff and all the great supplies and patterns to make my own cool handmade stuff. There are so many unique handmade items available on Etsy. It’s a favourite place of mine.

Today I’d like to share with you some awesome Etsy listings for some great gifts for moms. Mother’s Day is coming, you know! As a mom and as a person with a mom, I know what would make an awesome Mother’s Day Gift.

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For the gardening mom, personalized garden tools. Awesome!

Personalized Garden tools for the gardener in your life. These would make a lovely mother's day or father's day gift

You can get these here.

Another awesome gift for the gardener is this great Milkmade Apron (and it’s currently on sale right now!).

The Milkmaid Apron. Great all-purpose linen apron for gardening, collecting eggs from chickens. Vintage cross back linen apron with deep pockets

Oh, and you have the check out this excerpt from the description. First, a pretty normal description:

It is the attention to detail on this apron that really makes it stand above the rest. The leather tabs and grommets hold the straps securely, giving more durability than the average apron and allowing for easy adjusting to fit any size. The vintage, blue striped fabric is in limited supply and, due to popularity, will not last long. The three large pockets are cut on a slant, with a tall thin pocket, perfect for utensils, paint brushes, or gardening tools, a middle pocket for larger items and a smaller one for a cell phone or other odds n’ ends, making it an ideal kitchen apron, garden apron or craft apron.

Then here’s my favourite line:

Put it on and you will be prancing through fields of wild lavender and baking bread from scratch in no time!

Haha! Awesome!

And now, for the knitting mom:

Haha! Love it!! Knit fast, Die warm! PDF printable art perfect for the craft room!

As a knitter, I think this is awesome. As a gift, this sign is super budget-friendly because it is a printable sign. It is also great for kids who procrastinate a lot because it’s an instant download. So, buy it, download it, print it, frame it and wrap it up. You’re good to go.

Maybe your mom doesn’t have enough mugs. Or maybe she just needs a really hilarious one! This one is good for a laugh.

If your mom is really more of a stylin’ mom who likes gorgeous bags or to haul a lot of stuff around, check out this beautiful, natural-character, full-grain leather tote bag. They are also on sale right now. So snap one up while you can. What a great deal.

Gorgeous natural character leather tote bag. Different sizes and colors available... isn't this beautiful, now which color to choose!?!?

If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, but still unique and beautiful, you should get her one of these Antique Victorian Silverware-inspired heart necklaces. What a fun idea and so pretty!

Necklace pendant inspired by antique victorian silverware! What a great idea! So beautiful! I bet my mom would love something like this!

Or you could get her one of these beautiful Dandelion Tulle Embroidery Hoop Art wall hangings.

So cool! These dandelion embroidery hoop art pieces are amazing! Great mother's day gift idea!

Wouldn’t one of these look fantastic hanging in the kitchen window? I think your mom would think so, too.

As much as we like beautiful things, if you have time, you could make your mom something and that would probably be even more special to her. These baskets would crochet up quickly if you’re handy like that.

Sturdy crochet basket pattern with a fold-over edge in three sizes. Perfect for storing yarn and knitting and crochet supplies or organizing other odds & ends

Gorgeous, sturdy, and super-practical for mom.

If you really want to impress your mom, though, you could paint her a portrait. Not artsy like that? It’s just as impressive (possibly more so, depending on your portrait skills) to get this artist to do it for you. Check out some of her stunning work:

Wow! This artist does amazing work! Custom portraits from just $135.00! This would make such a lovely mother's day gift for my mom! She'd love to have a painting of my kids! Check out craft evangelist's other mother's day gift ideas.

Lots of options there for you, folks! Super great options here or check out Etsy and explore some other options on your own. Happy (early) Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

Sturdy crochet basket pattern with a fold-over edge in three sizes. Perfect for storing yarn and knitting and crochet supplies or organizing other odds & ends. Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

So cool! These dandelion embroidery hoop art pieces are amazing! I wonder if I could make one myself?! Such a great idea! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Necklace pendant inspired by antique victorian silverware! What a great idea! So beautiful! I bet my mom would love something like this! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Gorgeous natural character leather tote bag. Different sizes and colors available... isn't this beautiful, now which color to choose!?!? Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

The Milkmaid Apron. Great all-purpose linen apron for gardening, collecting eggs from chickens. Vintage cross back linen apron with deep pockets. Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Personalized Garden tools for the gardener in your life. These would make a lovely mother's day or father's day gift! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Haha! Love it!! Knit fast, Die warm! PDF printable art perfect for the craft room! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Wow! This artist does amazing work! Custom portraits from just $135.00! This would make such a lovely mother's day gift for my mom! She'd love to have a painting of my kids! Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift ideas.

Sturdy crochet basket pattern with a fold-over edge in three sizes. Perfect for storing yarn and knitting and crochet supplies or organizing other odds & ends. Check out all of craft evangelist's mother's day gift suggestions.

Hahaha! At least I don’t have ugly kids! Funny Mother’s Day mug!