Diamond (Patterns) are a Maker’s Best Friend

This week in my perusing the world wide web for the best patterns, I stumbled upon a couple of super cute diamond themed patterns. It made me think about how I had seen others and I would like to bring them all together for you so we can enjoy the variety of beautiful patterns inspired by this simple geometric shape! It’s wonderful to see all the different ways designers have of incorporating this shape into knit and crochet (there’s even a bonus macrame pattern!) patterns, in simple and complex ways. Most of these patterns are easy beginner level patterns, so they make a great first project for a new knitter or crocheter.

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The Chasing Diamonds Crochet Blanket Pattern from My Crochet Place UK is an easy level pattern, perfect for the confident beginner. This pattern can be made in a solid pattern, as shown here, or with stripes to add more interest. I love the way that the diamond pattern gets highlighted in this solid colour, but I can see a lovely hand-dyed yarn working well here. Made with Aran weight yarn, there is still plenty of flexibility to use whatever yarn you have from your stash. The pattern comes with instructions for 2 sizes of blankets, so you can get the size that works for your space. Get this easy pattern here.

The Labadee Diamond Bobble Pillow Crochet Pattern from Debrosse NYC is such a fun celebration of textures and diamonds! I love Debrosse NYC patterns: they’re so modern, sleek and stylish. They’re such a gorgeous way to work handmade items into your modern home! No goofy granny patterns here; just classic, high-end style. This diamond bobble pillow is no exception. Gorgeous! A pair of these pillows would look great in any home! Get this fabulous pattern here.

The Crocheted Ribbed Diamond Blanket Pattern from Daisy Farm Crafts is a fuzzy and cozy pattern, perfect to cuddle up your little one or present to a loved one as a thoughtful handmade gift. The subtle textured diamond pattern in this beautiful crocheted blanket is sure to work in any theme and for any gender of child, so if you have an expectant friend or family member, you can confidently get to work on making this lovely blanket that is sure to be loved! Get the pattern here.

Perhaps you thought cables were just for knitting, but the Once Upon a Cable Blanket Crochet Pattern from Holland Designs incorporated crocheted cables beautifully! This is the perfect pattern to learn and practice this new technique. I love working with patterns that expand my skills and learning new things. This is an intermediate pattern and there are instructions to make it in any size you like! Buy this versatile pattern here.

This Jodi Blanket Tunisian Crochet Pattern from Timber N Threads just reminds me of all the wonderful things I could make if I would pick up some Tunisian crochet hooks and take some time to work with this wonderful craft a little more. Look at the beautiful and intricate stitch patterns you can create with this pattern! Love it! Pick up the pattern here.

Oh the bobbles on the blankets! I am not the kind of person that really did a lot of snuggling/fidgeting with blankets or hair or anything like that, but I do know that some people are really tactile that way. The Domino Coverlet Diamond Pompom Bobble Blanket Crochet Pattern from Two of Wands Shop would make the perfect textured blanket to give to a tactile loved one. I love the bobbled fringe because it’s easily washable without having to be fussy about ensuring that the fringe stays intact. This lovely pattern would make the perfect throw for your living room. I love these textured diamonds made in neutrals: so versatile! Pick up this pattern here.

Diamonds aren’t just for home decor! The Divinity Infinity Scarf and Cowl Crochet Pattern from Paige’s Perfect Posies has a lovely diamond-esque stitch pattern, which creates a rich textured scarf or cowl. Crocheted scarves and cowls work up so quickly, they make a great gift for a friend, and the sizes are so flexible, you don’t need to make many adjustments for different sizes! Find this pattern here.

The Divinity Beanie Crochet Pattern also from Paige’s Perfect Posies makes the perfect accessory to go along with that fab cowl pattern! Grab this pattern here. Make a matching set (which, if you’re going to do, you should grab the Divinity Bundle so you can also get a bonus cup cozy pattern!)

The Diamond Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern from Rocket Clothing London is a lovely, timeless baby blanket, that is sure to become a family heirloom. Gorgeous, simple textures Buy this pattern here.

Here’s a lovely Easy Diamond Lace Chunky Knit Scarf Pattern from Richmond Hill Knits. The lovely open lace creates the diamond shape here is a great pattern for showing off a lovely hand-dyed yarn. Chunky yarn works up quickly, so this would be an interesting pattern to work on as a lovely gift. Get the pattern here.

I love this Diamond Rug Crochet Pattern from L Knitting Design. The diamond shape is created with colourwork. It reminds me of an argyle pattern. I love how this example of this pattern is made with this subtle variegated yarn as the main colour. If you’re looking for a unique and interesting rug for a room, why not make your own! This one is super fun and would look great in any space! Get the pattern here.

There are also diamonds in clothes! This Crochet Diamonds and Bobbles Jumper Pattern from Lulu Loves UK is a lovely example! The bobbles, the diamond lace, the puffy sleeves: this oversized seater pattern has all the things going for it! Pick up this best-selling pattern here.

This lovely Diamond of Virgo Blanket Knitting Pattern from While They Dream is another great simple textured knitting pattern to work up. This simple pattern is made with just knits and purls made with a bulky weight yarn, so it works up quickly. This would be a great patter to work on while watching Netflix. Get this pattern here.

The Harbour Beanie Diamond Knit Hat pattern is a luxurious chunky knit hat pattern from Darling Jadore. This pattern has a fold-over brim for added warmth and cozy flows upward into a beautifully textured display of dazzling diamonds that dance around the entire body of the beanie, making The Harbor Beanie knitting pattern a delightful and captivating project to follow. Get this pattern here.

This Seed Stitch Diamonds Blanket Knitting Pattern from The Blue Mouse is perfect for beginners! This is an easy knitting pattern that requires only knit and purl stitches. The pattern includes 6 sizes so you can make it in any size that suits you! It’s designed to be knitted in 3 colours and uses 3 different pattern styles with a seed stitch border all using purl stitches in various diamond shape textures. Get this pattern here.

I just picked up the yarn for this Diamond Knit Dress Pattern from Knitatude. I need to get this pattern on my needles soon! And now that I’ve finished knitting my husband’s HBC cardigan (see it here on my instagram), I might be able to get this one on my needles for me! Also, all I could get in the MeriPaca from We Are Knitters was natural, so I was thinking of knitting this and then maybe dying it to make it ombre. I don’t know. I’m not entirely committed to that; what do you think? You can get this pattern from Knitatude here.

Ok, not knit or crochet, but don’t we love this Seven Diamonds Macrame Wall Hanging Pattern from Reform Fibres? One day I’m going to get into this craft more. This lovely bohemian style craft can just work in so many places. Check out this pattern here.

The Utopia Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern from Bubble Girl Knits is a mosaic stitch knitting pattern, which means that there are no colour changes within the working rows; the colour pattern is made by slipping the stitches of one colour, while knitting the stitches of the other. This sounds like an easy technique to pick up and add to my arsenal. Pick up this pattern here

If you love corner to corner crochet patterns, this Fading Diamonds Blanket C2C Crochet Pattern from Living the Craft Life is a beautiful pattern to make. This stylish and modern graphgan includes both written instructions and a graph for easy reference. It would make a great blanket in your living room, but also for a modern nursery. Pick up this pattern here.

Finally, the Emerson Diamond Quilted Blanket Crochet Pattern from Lakeside Loops has a lovely puffy-textured stitch pattern that makes a luxurious throw blanket. Again, this blanket pattern is very versatile, as it includes 5 sizes so it can be used as a stroller blanket, a small crib blanket, a medium throw blanket, a large queen-sized blanket and even an extra-large king-sized blanket. Pick up this pattern here.

Get your diamonds here and make yourself some diamond-inspired knit and crocheted items! There’s definitely going to be some sparkle here! Grab one of these patterns today or pin it for later.

A Bakers Dozen Of Fall Sweater Patterns

As you welcome fall this year, it’s a great time to embrace sweater weather! Fall in Edmonton (where I live) is usually a pretty short season. Winter likes to extend its reach well into the fall months, so it’s not uncommon for us to have snow by Thanksgiving or Halloween. But this year, the weather has been holding so far and the forecast is looking good for the next couple of weeks. I have been taking advantage of the lovely temperatures to enjoy walks in our beautiful river valley. Wearing sweaters is a great way to enjoy the outdoor weather longer. And a great way to keep your hands busy as you cuddle up in front of the fire or the TV. Check out some of these great knit and crochet sweater patterns, perfect to make for fall!

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I love this Retro Stripes Pullover Crochet Pattern from Meg Made With Love. This is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern and features an over-sized fit, a mock turtleneck, ribbing along the bottom and a split hem. You can make the fun stripes in any colour you like, so grab your favourite worsted weight yarn and get crocheting! Find the pattern here.

For early fall and layering, this Simple Sweater Crochet Pattern from Hooked Homemade Happy is a great pattern that looks like it would work up really quickly. With its simple boat-neck construction, this comfy, easy to make sweater is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe. Get the pattern here.

While the Millennial Jumper Crochet Pattern from Kate Polizzi looks a little more complex, it is still a beginner-friendly crochet project, perfect for your first garment! This raglan style jumper is crocheted from the top down using Aran weight yarn. It’s designed to be over-sized, but it’s also a crop, so it’s a perfect trendy sweater! Also I LOVE this colour! I need to make me one of these! Find the pattern here.

The Salena Sweater Crochet Pattern from By Sincerely Pam is extra roomy, comfortable and trendy! I love the wavy lines of this pattern: makes for such a unique look. Buy this pattern here.

Doesn’t this Vienna Sweater Crochet Pattern from LCK Crochet Shop just look so cozy?There are some serious fall vibes going on with this oversized turtleneck sweater! Suitable for an intermediate beginner, this pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn, like Red Heart Super Saver (so, very affordable). Pick up this pattern here.

If you’d like to try out a knit cardigan, check out this Beginner Friendly Top-Down Cropped Knit Cardigan: The Harper Wool Jacket Pattern from caidree. This pattern is available in English, French and German and it is made with super bulky wool, like Wool and the Gang Big Sexy Wool or We Are Knitters The Wool. This simple pattern would knit up quickly and you’ll be all ready for some fall photo shoots in no time! Find the pattern here.

If you live in a place that doesn’t have quite as cool falls as we have, then you might just need a lighter sweater like this Esma Cape Cardigan Crochet Pattern from Lakeside Loops. I love the lacy, airy stitches, inspired by macrame. These kind of cardigans are so versatile for the office or for a beach cover up! Pick up the pattern here.

Or you can try the Watson Waffle Crochet Cardigan Pattern which is also from Lakeside Loops. This reminds me a little bit of the pocket shawls that have been making the rounds. I love the fun waffle stitch! This chunky sweater looks so cozy with its long length, bulky feel and large pockets. It works up very quickly, is easy to construct and will look beautiful layered over jeans or leggings. Grab this versatile pattern here.

I’m still loving all these long cardigans like this Coffeeshop Cardigan Crochet Pattern from Evelyn and Peter. This is another easy level cardigan pattern that I think you’re going to love to crochet! Made with bulky weight Lionbrand Homespun Yarn, this lovely cardigan will work up quickly and provide all sorts of fall coziness! Time to get this cute pattern here.

For a cozy knit cardigan check out Coziest Cable Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Mama in a Stitch. I love the large cables worked into the chunky sweater. The loose, cozy fabric and over-sized fit make this one of the comfiest sweaters ever! This cardigan features minimal shaping, making it a super easy project that just about anyone can be proud to knit and wear! Find this pattern here.

The Everyday Cardigan Crochet Pattern from A Crocheted Simplicity is a classic staple that you’ll love to add to your closet! It is designed with a classic fit and 4-6″ of positive ease, but if you want more of an over-sized fit, there are instructions included to modify the pattern. Get this cozy, worsted weight pattern here.

You can knit Dotty Cardigan Knitting Pattern from All About Ami with bulky yarn and the lovely dot stitch! The Dotty Cardigan is a chunky cardigan that looks so stylish with its sophisticated length, ribbed collar, and cozy pockets. This cardigan works up very quickly and will look beautiful layered over jeans, leggings and dresses all year long! this is an easy level pattern and is so fun to make! Pick up this pattern here.

The Daylight Cardigan Knitting Pattern also from All About Ami is knit almost entirely in stockinette, which makes it another beginner-level pattern, perfect for your first knit garment! This is a luxurious and stylish cardigan featuring a relaxed fit and cozy pockets. It uses Lionbrand Chainette yarn that results in an incredibly soft and comfortable cardigan. Pick up this pattern here.

You definitely still have plenty of time to pick up a pattern and getting knitting or crocheting yourself a nice warm sweater for the fall (or winter!). Grab one of the great patterns, pick up some yarn and get making today! Or pin it for later!

Thirteen great sweater knit and crochet patterns. Cardigans, pullovers, plenty of EASY BEGINNER LEVEL knit and crochet patterns to make this fall! Love this great round up! #knittingpattern #crochetpattern #sweaterpattern #knitsweater #crochetsweater #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Such a fun striped pullover sweater crochet pattern! Love the mock turtleneck on this beginner level crochet sweater pattern from meg made with love #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #stripedsweaterpattern #sweaterpattern #yarn #crafts #MegMadeWithLove #CraftEvangelist
Simple Crocheted Sweater pattern, perfect for beginners. Works up quickly, lovely EASY CROCHET SWEATER PATTERN! #crochetpattern #crochet #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #easycrochetpattern #HookedHomemadeHappy #CraftEvangelist
Super cute, but EASY beginner crochet sweater pattern. Lovely cropped crochet sweater with turtle neck. Perfect first garment pattern! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #crochetjumper #sweaterpattern #yarn #crafts #millennialjumper #KatePolizzi #CraftEvangelist
Super sweet leaf-like lacy crochet sweater pattern. This is such a lovely and cozy crocheted sweater to make! Size inclusive up to size 3X. Gorgeous, roomy comfy sweater! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #BySincerelyPam #CraftEvangelist
Gorgeous over-sized turtleneck cozy sweater of your dreams! Chunky and cuddly, perfect crochet pattern to make this super snuggly pullover sweater! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #crochetturtleneck #turrtlenecksweaterpattern #yarn #crafts #LCKCrochetShop #CraftEvangelist
Super easy knitting pattern made from super bulky wool to make this beginner level knit sweater pattern work up super quickly! Great first knit garment pattern! #knitsweater #knittingpattern #knitsweater #knitsweaterpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #easyknittingpattern #easysweaterpattern #Caidree #CraftEvangelist
Modern bohemian cape crochet pattern looks like macrame! But much softer! The stitches look like the little knots of macrame! #crochetpattern #crochetsweaterpattern #crochetsweater #crochetcape #crochetbeachcoverup #bohostyle #LakesideLoops #CraftEvangelist
You will enjoy crocheting this Watson Waffle Cardigan, a chunky sweater with a long length and large pockets! Cozy and perfect for fall! This pattern comes in 16 SIZES from baby to 5 XL! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #crochetcardigan #cardiganpattern #sweaterpattern #yarn #crafts #LakesideLoops #CraftEvangelist
Cozy crochet cardigan pattern, perfect easy pattern for beginner crocheters! Love this casual and warm looking sweater, perfect with skinny jeans! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #coffeeshopcardigan #cardiganpattern #crochetcardigan #EvelynandPeter #CraftEvangelist
Cable-knit cardigan pattern. Lovely length on this gorgeous knit sweater pattern! #knitcardiganpattern #knittingpattern #knitsweater #knitcardigan #knitsweaterpattern #MamaInAStitch #CraftEvangelist
Beautiful crocheted cardigan pattern! I love the look of this gorgeous CROCHETED cardigan! I can't wait to make this beautiful pattern! #crochetpattern #crochetcardigan #cardiganpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #longcrochetcardigan #ACrochetedSimplicity #CraftEvangelist
Beautifully textured knit cardigan pattern from All About Ami. Love this simple knit textured knit sweater pattern! #knittingpattern #knitcardigan #knitcardiganpattern #chunkycardiganpattern #AllAboutAmi #CraftEvangelist
Gorgeous and simple Daylight Cardigan knitting pattern made with Lionbrand Chainette yarn. Love this gorgeous soft cardigan. Beginner friendly knitting pattern is a perfect first knit garment project #knittingpattern #knitcardigan #knitcardiganpattern #cardiganpattern #knitting #AllAboutAmi #CraftEvangelist

Summer Makes

Yesterday was a perfect summer day in Edmonton. A perfect day to spend outdoors in the garden! It was super calm and sunny, hardly any mosquitoes. I finally got to replacing the wood chips around my garden, which pretty much took the entire (work) day. It feels good to have that done and it was glorious to spend the day outside since I’ve been spending so many of my days indoors due to the rain, as well as working and working on our house! After I had finished working and took a lovely bath, I spent part of the evening sitting on our deck, enjoying a drink, some chill music and some knitting. So, I decided to collect a bunch of patterns for you to consider making this summer, for chill evenings on the deck, and relaxing mornings with a coffee.

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Last night, I was actually working on this cute little Pin Me Up Headband from Knitatude. This is one of her patterns that are free on her blog; it’s a pretty quick knit (though not as quick if you modify it to use sock-weight yarn, like I did-haha) and uses up smaller bits of yarn, which I love!

Chantal has also just released her new Tulip Wrap Tank Knitting Pattern which is an intermediate knit wrap tank top pattern that is written in 9 sizes (up to 5 XL)! I’m so pleased to see pattern designers include more sizes in their patterns. All bodies deserve cute hand-knit items; I’m so proud of the efforts that Chantal and other designers have made to increase their size offerings and make hand-knit patterns more accessible to more people. Get the pattern here.

I just love the simple refined look of this Ribbed V-neck cropped tank top knitting pattern. The delicate ribbing makes this easy/intermediate pattern look more difficult than it is. Made with a fingering weight yarn, it will be perfect to wear in the warmer summer months. This is also a size-inclusive pattern including up to 5XL! Get the pattern here.

For an even easier pattern, this Basic Bralette Knitting Pattern is rated “Easy peasy.” Love that. Super cute and quick knit made with a worsted weight yarn, it knits up quickly into a cute and sexy little bralette. Get the pattern here.

For a summer knit tank top that is more work-appropriate, but just as easy of a knit, check out this Silver Spring Knit Tank Top Pattern. You could easily wear this to the office (if that’s where you’re allowed to go these days) or throw a denim or leather jacket on it for a night out! Using worsted weight yarn, this pattern is also size-inclusive in 9 sizes all the way up to 5XL! This is a beginner level pattern and if you check out her Etsy listing, she has included a way to get the pattern for free on her blog. A printable pdf is so handy though, so for just a few bucks and to support this creative designer, get the pattern here.

Another Easy Peasy Tank Top Knitting Pattern! This sexy, relaxed knitting pattern is available in 5 sizes, up to 47-inch chest circumference. Perfect for the beach or just relaxing in the back yard, this intermediate pattern is quick and easy and uses baby cotton for a lovely soft and cool drape. Get the pattern here.

Of course, summer knits don’t have to just be tank tops! You can make yourself a skirt! This Marigold Skirt Knitting Pattern is even appropriate for the office! How cute is this?! This simple pattern uses your personal measurements so that you could make one for yourself and all your friends and everyone would get one just the perfect size for them! Get the pattern here.

For a skirt with a little more swing, The Flirt Skirt Knitting Pattern has a bit more flounce to it. This skirt pattern makes a high-waisted A-line skirt with an elastic waistband. This pattern is also size-inclusive, including 15 sizes, from a 22-inch waist to a 60-inch waist! Any size can wear this cute and flirty skirt! Get the pattern here.

Of course, you can always dress yourself head to toe in summer knits with this Beverly Knit Top and Skirt Set Pattern. This cropped knit tee and high-waisted mini-skirt is a fun and flirty coordinated outfit which features a faux cable ribbing and sleek stockinette stitch. This is a beginner-intermediate pattern available in three sizes (small, medium and large). Get the pattern here.

I know this collection of patterns has mostly been for grown women, but I couldn’t resist including this adorable Baby Bloomers with Skirt Knitting Pattern! How sweet would this be on a new little one this summer? The confident beginner can tackle this pattern as it uses just the basic techniques of casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. Make these bloomers in 4 different sizes, from 3-6 months all the way up to 2 years with or without the adorable skirt! Get the pattern here.

I certainly wouldn’t want to forget the crocheters out there. You can easily make up this Field Trip Crochet Halter Top Pattern in an afternoon on the deck and have a cute little cropped top for festivals or the beach. While this cute top is written in one small/medium (A/B cup) size, it can easily be modified to fit larger or smaller sizes. Get the pattern here.

You can also crochet up a classy tank top using this Finesse tank top crochet pattern. An intermediate level crochet pattern, this tank top is pattern is written in 5 sizes and uses fingering-weight sock yarn for a delicate drape. Get the pattern here.

If you’re looking for a quick top project for summer, check out this Crochet Pattern for Summer Roadtrip Top. With an open, lacy stitch, this top crochets up quickly and is the perfect project to bring on a road trip or the perfect garment to travel with! This is a great project for beginners and works up quickly! Get the pattern here.

I hope you’ve got some inspiration for your summer makes. Pick up a pattern today or pin it for later!

Cute collection of summer knit and crocheted tops with a couple of knit skirt patterns. What a great round up of summer patterns to make #knittingpatterns #crochetpatterns #summerknits #summercrochet #patternroundup #craftevangelist
A great sleeveless top crochet pattern, perfect project for travelling, perfect top for on the go! Love this lacy breezy easy summer crochet top pattern! #crochetpattern #crochettoppattern #summercrochet #crochet #craftevangelist
Lovely rib knit cropped tank top easy knitting pattern. Love this delicate refined simplicity of this size-inclusive knit tank top. Perfect summer knitting project! #knittingpattern #knittoppattern #summerknits #craftevangelist
Adorable and simple basic knit bralette knitting pattern. Knits up quick and easy, perfect festival top for summer! #knittingpattern #summerknits #knitbralette #craftevangelist
Gorgeous, classy and simple knit tank top knitting pattern. Love this stylish and refined easy knitting pattern. Wear it to the office or out and about. #knittingpattern #summerknits #knittoppattern #craftevangelist
Lovely, easy-wearing and relaxed knit tank top pattern. Love this beautifully simple summer cotton top knitting pattern. Perfect summer knitting project! #knittingpattern #knittanktop #summerknits #craftevangelist
Cute, simple and customizable according to your measurements, this gorgeous Marigold Skirt knitting pattern is the perfect summer knitting project! #summerknits #knittingpattern #knitskirtpattern #craftevangelist
Sweet and flirty skirt knitting pattern. Knit your own high-waisted A-line flirty skirt this summer with this beginner-level, size-inclusive knitting pattern. #knittingpattern #knitskirtpattern #sizeinclusive #summerknits #craftevangelist
Super adorable knitting pattern for knit bloomers with an optional little skirt! Written in 4 sizes from 3 months to 2 years, this adorable skirt makes a great hand-knit baby gift! #knittingpattern #knitskirtpattern #knitbabyskirt #babybloomers #summerknits #craftevangelist
Gorgeous knit crop top and high-waisted knit skirt knitting pattern set. Love this gorgeous sexy hand-knitting pattern. Beginner intermediate knitting pattern. Perfect summer knit! #knittingpattern #knittoppattern #knitskirtpattern #summerknits #craftevangelist
Gorgeous and simple crochet pattern for this beautiful halter top! Love this sexy cropped crocheted halter top, fully adjustable strap ties, customizable to your size! #crochetpattern #crochethalter #crochetcroptop #summercrochet #craftevangelist
Beautiful crochet tank top pattern in fingering weight sock yarn Love this intermediate crochet pattern with a delicate drape! #crochetpattern #crochetanktop #summercrochet #craftevangelist
Beautiful wrap tank top knitting pattern! Love this new pattern by #knitatude! Perfect summer knitting project; can't wait to make this lovely breezy summer tank! #knittingpattern #knittanktop #tanktopknittingpattern #summerknits #craftevangelist

Make for Mother’s Day

Since we’re all staying home these days and there are no soccer and no basketball practices or games or concerts to attend, you might find yourself with plenty of time on your hands. There are also not as many stores open, so there’s never been a more perfect time to consider making a gift for your mom this year! And hey, if your mom isn’t around anymore or if your mom isn’t really the person you celebrate, I hope you have a gramma or an auntie or another respected, life-giving woman in your life to celebrate at this time of year. I’ve got a great collection of patterns for you to choose from to make this a fantastic and memorable Mother’s Day, even if it might be on lock-down.

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Probably the mom in your life has all the awesome rugs she needs. But I could totally find a place for this Modern Scandinavian Design Crochet Rug! I’ve been wanting to make a rug for a while and I have some ideas in the works… but in the mean time, I might check out this fun pattern. What do you think? Would your mom love this rug?

Maybe your mom is a bit more whimsical and would enjoy a smaller fun little rug made from this Pavo the Peacock Mat Crochet Pattern? I love the fuzzy yarn used int he sample on the feathers. It really adds a touch of extra. This adorable little mat would look sweet in a baby’s room or just anywhere you’d want to add that extra little bit of whimsy!

My mom’s been wanting me to make her a tea cozy for a while now (I promise, mom, I’ve totally been thinking about it… I just haven’t got quite the right thing yet). I’m not sure this is what my mom would be looking for, but this cute Sweater Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern is adorable and would totally keep your tea cozy! (Cosy, cozy? What do you say? I’m cool either way. I’m Canadian like that though.)

I don’t know if there’s always room for another pillow, but if there’s not, it’s a good time to cycle a new one in! This Chunky Bobble Crochet Pillow Pattern would make an adorable and quick to crochet gift for your mom this year. There are so many cute pillow patterns out there, I’m having a hard time deciding what to make. I used to be much more anti-throw-pillow, but much to my mother in law’s delight, pillows have grown on me a little more. I still don’t love a ton of them on the bed because you can’t sleep with all those pillows on the bed and then where do you put them? What a hassle. And honestly, our bed doesn’t get made nearly as often as I would like, so then there’d be pillows all over the room most of the time. Ain’t nobody got room for that.

See how I’m having such a tough time deciding on a pillow to make? Check out this adorable Dahlia Pillow Crochet Pattern! This mustard colour is my jam (I don’t really like jam… certainly not as much as I like the phrase “my jam,” but I digress). This pillow would look fantastic in my sitting room, with my mustard yellow chairs. Would your mom like this?

Or maybe your mom would be more into a Crochet Fern Pillow? If you can’t decide between one of these two beauties (the dahlia one and this one), you can get them both in a bundle for a deal. I think they go together great and would be a lovely change for spring!

Moving away from the decor options, perhaps your mom would like this easy-wearing Park City Poncho Crochet Pattern. If all you know how to do is granny stitch, this project would be a great pattern to branch out into garments. Simple construction, simple stitch, stunning result. I love a beginner crochet pattern, even though I can make more advanced projects. Sometimes the simple ones are more impressive… and wearable!

Is your mom a hot mama? When we can go to the beach again and go on warm weather vacations, this Crochet Dress Pattern makes a gorgeous beach cover up, perfect for the resort! For now, I guess it’ll have to do for around the house and lounging around the backyard.

One of the things my mom likes is swans. I’m not sure this Clara the Swan amigurumi pattern is exactly what she’d be looking for because I’m not really sure where she’d put it. Maybe in her office to bring a little bit of joy. But it sure is a sweet little amigurumi!

This Crochet Swan Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern might find a place more easily in my mom’s house. I love this tapestry crochet pattern from the shop Manuska. It would also make a very fun and classy wall decor for a baby’s room, don’t you think? So cute.

Well… here it is… my mom wants a tea cozy and she loves swans. So here it is: the Swan Tea Cozy Pattern! hahahahahaha! I don’t know… I just… can’t. The placement of the spout…. oh man! It’s just so weird. That said, it’s a really well-done pattern, clever and it really looks like a swan… but with a weird… appendage. What about you? Would you make this? Is it good for a laugh?

If you’re not the maker type, Etsy has some great gift options from small businesses in their Mother’s Day gift guide. There’s still time to grab something that’s ready to go. Buy small right now. Many people are depending on their side gigs in difficult times. Your purchases mean so much more to makers and designers than they do to Amazon or Walmart. So pick up one of these cute patterns and get making today or pin it for later!

Perfect Mother's Day patterns for knit or crochet. Lovely ideas to make for Mom! 10 pdf patterns to download and make right away! So many great crochet patterns here! #crochetpattern #makeformom #mothersday #makemakemake #knittingpatterns #handmadegiftideas #craftevangelist
Swan Tea Cozy crochet pattern. What a fun idea! this pattern is so intricately made! Perfect tea cosy for the swan lover! Lovely Mother's Day gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetteacozy #teacozypattern #teacosypattern #crochetteacosy #swans #craftevangelist
Pretty tapestry crochet wall hanging of a cute little swan. I think my mom would love this for Mother's Day! #crochetpattern #tapestrycrochet #tapestrycrochetpattern #crochetwallhanging #crochetswanpattern #swanpattern #swanwallhanging #craftevangelist
Pretty little swan amigurumi crochet pattern! I love the flower crown she wears! What a fun little crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetswanpattern #crochetswan #swanpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous crocheted beach cover up dress. I love this lacy crocheted dress! So fun for the beach or pool. Sexy and quick to make! #crochetdress #crochetcoverup #crochetpattern #beachcoverup #crochetdresspattern #craftevangelist
Easy crochet poncho pattern to make for the beginner crocheter. Love this simple granny stitch cowl-top crochet pattern! So easy to wear, perfect for spring. Nice handmade Mother's Day gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetponcho #ponchopattern #beginnercrochetpattern #beginnercrochet #easycrochet #easycrochetpattern #craftevangelist
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Lovely crochet pillow pattern. I love the buttons at the back, so this pillow cover can come off! Gorgeous, perfect handmade spring decor refresh time! What a lovely crochet pattern to make for Mother's Day! #crochetpattern #crochetpillowpattern #crochetthrowpillow #throwpillow #handmadegiftideas #crochetdecor #craftevangelist
Beautiful crochet dahlia throw pillow pattern! Love this sweet pretty flowered crochet pillow pattern. Perfect Mother's Day handmade gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetpillowpattern #crochetpillowcover #pillowcover #cushioncover #crochetcushion #craftevangelist
Fun Arnica Bobble Pillow Crochet Pattern! Quick to crochet this textured cushion! Perfect last minute handmade Mother's Day gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetcushion #crochetthrowpillow #crochetpillow #handmadegiftidea #craftevangelist
Knitting pattern for this cute knit sweater tea cozy. Such a fun handmade gift idea for Mother's Day! #knittingpattern #knitteacosy #knitteacozy #teasweater #teacosypattern #teacozypattern #craftevangelist
Sweet, peacock rug crochet pattern. Perfect little throw rug to add some whimsy to any room! Lovely for nursery decor or a Mother's Day gift! #crochetpattern #crochetrugpattern #rugpattern #nurserydecor #peacockpattern #crochetpeacock #craftevangelist
SO CUTE! I love this Scandinavian Rug crochet pattern! What a fun idea! I can't wait to make one of these for my family room! So fantastic! #crochetpattern #crochetrugpattern #crochetcarpet #scandinaviandesign #diyscandinavianrug #craftevangelist

Spring Sweater Patterns

While technically “spring is here,” it is currently snowing here in Edmonton. While it’s not unusual for it to snow here this time of year, it is getting a little wearisome. I quite love springtime when it’s cooperating, though. I love the longer days, the warmer weather, the grass emerging and turning green from under its cover of winter snow. I love planting things and getting outside again. I can hardly wait for those things! But while it still snows here, I may as well think about the indoor activities of knitting and crocheting while I look forward to what I will wear in the coming warmer months ahead. Will you join me? Here’s a collection of 10 spring sweater patterns for you to choose from to make while we anticipate soon being about to wear them outside!

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It’s a great time to #StandWithSmall so check out these great patterns below and support a designer with a small purchase from Etsy. I love promoting Etsy patterns for this reason! I know many of the designers are moms and side hustlers trying to eek out a bit of a living from their creative work. For more great unique and handmade items from small indie businesses, check out the editor’s picks here. It’s a tough time for a lot of people right now, so if you’re able to throw some support to small businesses, it means so much to us!

While not technically a sweater, this Crochet Ratchet-Up Ruana Wrap Pattern is a perfect option for spring! Throw it over your shoulders in a chilly office, or wear it as an open breezy accessory for spring walks. This easy pattern would work up quickly with a lacy crochet stitch and would be suitable for a confident beginner. It’s worked up all in one continuous piece, so no seaming! I love the tassels on the end of this piece! This is definitely a contender for a spring make for me!

I just love this Calla Lily Cardigan Crochet Pattern from All About Ami. This beautiful and romantic cardigan can be worn two ways and if you make it in the recommended Cotton Bamboo yarn, you will love the drape and feel of this garment!

The Light Breeze Knit Sweater Pattern is another great pattern by Stephanie from All About Ami. This sweater is a perfect transitional weather garment. I’m a huge fan of striped shirts, so this cute sweater is so appealing to me! This relaxed and oversized sweater is the perfect comfy sweater to wear in the evening chill! Stephanie’s patterns are always easy to follow and great for beginner knitters!

This Painted Sky Shrug Beginner Knitting Pattern is another easy knitting pattern that works well with a hand-dyed yarn. It is worked up in the garter stitch, which is just straight knitting (no purls!) for you new knitters. It’s a great opportunity to try out a garment when you’re just learning to knit. This is a lovely garment to wear in any season!

Here’s another lacy lovely crocheted cardigan pattern! The Light Snow Oversized Crochet Cardigan Pattern features a trendy oversized fit and beautiful open stitchwork. It uses chunky yarn, so it’s sure to work up quickly and if you’re a new crocheter, it’s at an easy level, so it’s a great opportunity to make your first crocheted garment!

This vintage Women’s Loose Fit Top Knitting Pattern is an 80’s knitting pattern, but I think it could totally pass for a trendy garment right now if you’d just calm your hair down (haha!). The lovely thing about vintage patterns that you can get on Etsy now is that they’re in pdf format, but they’re also really inexpensive: this cute pattern is just a couple of bucks!

Knitatude has a bunch of cute knitting patterns to check out, including this great Striped Down Cardi Knitting Pattern. Recommended for an advanced beginner, this light cotton cardigan pattern comes in sizes small to extra large. I love the colours Chantel chose for this cardigan… grey, yellow and white are totally my jam… in stripes to boot!

There’s something about the bobble sleeves of this Indy Cardigan Crochet Pattern that just has me completely enamored. I think I should make one of these fun button down cardigans! This looks perfect for fall… and wouldn’t it be cute in a mustard yellow? Oh yes! This pattern is size-inclusive, written in 9 sizes from XS to 5XL and has step by step instructions with detailed photographs!

The Breckenridge Knit Topper Pattern is another great breezy knit cardigan pattern to work up for spring with a comfy fit and airy, cotton fabric. This is another easy beginner knitting pattern, so if you’re looking to take this opportunity where we’re all house-bound to learn to knit, this is a great project to work on! The oversized drape means that there’s plenty of room for error!

I just love this lacy Odyssey Cardigan Crochet Pattern from ambassadorcrochet! This open cardigan is a gorgeous cardigan for those cool spring days and breezy summer nights! It’s lightweight and lacy design make it the perfect layer accessory for any outfit. I definitely love my longer, drapey cardigans, so this lovely pattern is a definite contender!

I hope you found a pattern here you’d consider making for the warmer spring days ahead. It’s a great time to settle down and learn a yarn craft and most of these patterns are beginner level patterns, so if you’re up for it, you can absolutely learn a new craft in the next couple of months! Go #standwithsmall by grabbing a pattern today or pin it for later!

Check out this pattern round up of gorgeous spring sweater patterns! I love the flowy, breezy, drapey cardigans and sweaters for both crochet patterns and knitting patterns! #knittingpatterns #crochetpatterns #patternroundup #StandWithSmall #craftevangelist
Lovely Ruana Wrap crochet pattern for a lovely poncho style cardigan. This easy beginner crochet pattern is the perfect thing to make for spring weather! #crochetpattern #crochetwrappattern #crochetcardigan #crochetponcho #craftevangelist
Lovely drapey, crocheted cardigan pattern, perfect for spring! Versatile pattern you can wear two ways! Love this Calla Lily Cardigan Crochet Pattern from All About Ami! #crochetcardigan #cardiganpattern #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous and cozy oversized crochet cardigan pattern! I love the open stitch work in this easy crochet sweater pattern! Can't wait to make this lovely garment for spring! #crochetpattern #crochetcardigan #crochetsweater #craftevangelist
Bobble sleeved button down crochet cardigan pattern. Love this size inclusive pattern in 9 sizes! This would look so cute in a mustard colour! #crochetpattern #crochetcardigan #sizeinclusivecrochet #crochetsweater #springsweaterpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful open stitch work in this lacy long cardigan crochet pattern. Love the open front style of this pretty cardigan. Perfect crochet pattern for spring. #crochetpattern #crochetcardigan #springcardiganpattern #lacycrochetcardigan #craftevangelist
Relaxed and oversized comfy knit sweater pattern, perfect for transitional seasons like spring and fall. I love the stripes and the drapey fit of this cute sweater knitting pattern. Perfect beginner knitting pattern! #knittingpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #sweaterpattern #pdfpattern #allaboutami #craftevangelist
Easy beginner sweater knitting pattern. Lovely simple shrug cardigan knitting pattern, perfect for spring. #knittingpattern #knitsweaterpattern #knitcardiganpattern #knitshrugpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #easyknittingpattern #mamainastitch #craftevangelist
Vintage loose fit short sleeve sweater knitting pattern. Love this gorgeous drapey knitting pattern. Retro, but so trendy for today! #vintageknittingpattern #vintagepattern #knittingpattern #knitsweaterpattern #knitshortsleevesweater #craftevangelist
Lovely drape on this striped down cardigan knit sweater pattern. This easy pattern is perfect for beginners. I love light cotton long cardigans for every season! #knittingpattern #knitsweaterpattern #knitcardiganpattern #knitknitknit #knitatude #craftevangelistN/div>
Great beginner knitting pattern. Easy knit cardigan sweater pattern. Lovely light and breezy knit sweater pattern to wear all spring long! #knittingpattern #knitsweaterpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #easyknittingpattern #mamainastitch #craftevangelist

PATTERN RELEASE: Tufted Toque!

I’m so excited to announce that I have released my Tufted Toque pattern! It’s been quite the learning curve: writing up the pattern, getting it tech-edited, working with test knitters and learning the ropes of adding the pattern information to Ravelry and Etsy.

So, today’s the day! And here it is! The Tufted Toque pattern is a textured, slightly slouchy hat made with a fun stitch pattern that is made up of a few simple rows of knits and purls. Put them together in the right order and you’ve got this beautifully textured seersucker stitch! Worked in the round on circular needles, this pattern knits up quickly with a gorgeous, pillowy result!

You can buy the pattern for only $6.00 CAD from Ravelry by clicking the little buy now button above. If you prefer to use Etsy, it’s available here.

After working with testers of various levels of knitting skill and experience, I would say that this pattern is perfect for the advanced beginner, or an adventurous beginner. It doesn’t require a lot of specialized stitches, just knits and purls, increasing and decreasing. It’s a great pattern to practice following a pattern and watching the diamond tufts take shape. Even though it is accessible for beginners, my advanced knitters also enjoyed knitting up this pattern.

The pattern is written in 9 sizes, from Newborn to Adult Extra Large (I couldn’t leave out my big-headed husband, could I?), so you can make one for every member of the family and have matching toques for everyone!

Will you please share this cute hat pattern with your knitting friends and followers? Here’s a pin you can share to Pinterest!

Tufted Toque knit beanie pattern. This cute pillowy textured beanie comes in 9 sizes, from newborn to Adult X Large. It's a slightly slouchy beanie knitting pattern, perfect with a large faux fur pompom! Great pattern by #craftevangelist

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

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

Cardigan Season

It’s sweater weather! Now that the temperatures are dropping in my part of the world, I’ve got sweaters on my body and on the brain! Fall is a great time to cozy up with some yarn and make yourself or someone you love a beautiful handmade cardigan! I love the longer cardigans that can be thrown over a pair of jeans and a t-shirt and you’ve got an instantly classy look that keeps you warm and cozy. I’ve rounded up some great cardigan patterns for you to consider making this season

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The Uptown Cardigan from All About Ami is probably one of my favourites; this was my late summer/early fall cardigan project. It’s a super simple knit and if there was a pattern rating system, I would put this one in the category of “Easy to knit while watching Netflix.” It’s lovely working with the delicate Coboo yarn from Lion Brand. It’s a worsted weight yarn that is sooooooo soft and has a lovely drape. It’s totally worth ordering the kit from Lion Brand, especially if you can get a good 40% off kits deal that Lion Brand is offering right now with the code 40KITS!

Stephanie also recently created this simple Rosewood Cardigan Crochet Pattern, also made with Coboo yarn. It’s similarly styled to the knit version, but for crocheters! This is also offered as a kit from Lion Brand and with 40% off right now, it’s a great time to pick it up!

This chunky cable-knit Braid Cardigan looks like it would work up really quickly with the chunky yarn and mostly garter stitch. And how cozy does it look? I love the cable braid detail.

Do you love the seed stitch? I love the look of it and as a continental knitter, switching between knitting and purling is pretty quick for me. The Autumn Sweater is another easy-level knitting pattern, worked up with chunky yarn, so it would come together quickly. It looks so warm!

Chantal from Knitatude has released this lovely cable knit chunky sweater as well. The Cable Crush Coat is knit with super bulky We Art Knitters The Wool (use my code: MGMKTKWSM to get $12 off!).

The Nina Cardigan is a crochet pattern for a long oversized cardigan with pockets. Pockets! We all love pockets! So you can make yourself a beautiful long cardigan whether you knit or crochet! This pattern is crocheted top-down, which is an excellent construction to work with for a sweater, so there are no surprises about how long it is because you can try it on as you go!

The Telavi Crocheted Cardigan Pattern has a lovely open lace stitch pattern, making a beautiful addition to your wardrobe, blending light and airy with soft and cozy.

So, are you ready for sweater weather? Which of these gorgeous patterns are you hoping to work up this season? Grab a pattern today or pin it for later!

Pattern round up of knit and crochet long cardigans. I love these gorgeous fall sweaters! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # crochetcardigan #knitcardigan #knittingpattern #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful drape on this knit cardigan with Lion Brand Coboo yarn! I love the Uptown Cardigan. These long slouchy cardigans are so great! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan #knitcardigan #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
I love this crochet cardigan pattern from All About Ami! The drape on this oversized slouchy sweater is so gorgeous! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # crochetcardigan #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Chunky cable knit oversized cardigan knitting pattern. This looks so cozy! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # knitcardigan #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
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Cozy chunky knitting pattern for this Autumn Sweater in seed stitch! Oh I need to make one of these for winter! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # knitcardigan #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
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Beautiful cozy knitting pattern for this cable knit cardigan! Knit with super bulky We Are Knitters The Wool; The Cable Crush Coat from knitatude knits up quickly! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan #knitcardigan #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
The Nina Cardigan crochet pattern. Love this simple design and pockets! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # crochetcardigan #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
I love the broomstick lace on this Telavi Cardigan, cozy and light and airy, this crocheted cardigan pattern is perfect for spring and fall! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # crochetcardigan #crochetpattern #craftevangelist

Chunky Knit Hats

Cooler temperatures are coming, whether we care to admit it or not. So it’s time to start choosing some patterns, order some yarn and pompoms and get knitting! So here are some fantastic knit hat patterns that will work up quickly and stock your shelves for fall craft fairs (if you do that kind of thing) or start checking people off of that gift list while you make up some of these gorgeous patterns.

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The Submerge Hat Pattern is designed for an advanced beginner knitter and knits up quickly with a super bulky yarn. This textured hat would look great made up in solid colours as well as gorgeous multi-coloured yarns as shown above.

Or try out the Harvest Breeze Beanie Pattern with another lovely textured pattern and gorgeous, quick-to-knit bulky yarn. Don’t forget your faux fur pompoms and custom wooden tags to really finish it off!

Here’s another gorgeous, textured knit hat pattern, the Koa Beanie Knitting Pattern. The great thing about these chunky hats is that they require only one skein of super bulky yarn and they knit up so quickly! They make great gifts and market items!

And of course, there are mommy and me versions! These are so fantastic for new moms! They make adorable accessories for fall and winter family pictures! The Gibbon Beanie Knitting Pattern comes in two sizes, so you only need to buy the one pattern and then you can make for both mom and baby!

If you’re looking for another great pattern deal, this Basic 3 in 1 Hat Pattern is perfect for the beginner knitter, with instructions to knit up these basic hats in the round or flat and includes instructions for making your own poms! It’s the perfect starter pattern for a beginner with loads of options for a super reasonable price!

There are seven sizes available with this Fair Isle Hat knitting pattern, which makes it the perfect pattern for the whole family! The pattern has detailed instructions (and video links for how to work with different colours) and lots of photos to guide the advanced beginner through making this classic hat.

Here’s another gorgeous textured super bulky knit hat pattern, The Madison Beanie. This easy knitting pattern is just knits and purls and can be made in just 1-2 hours! Super great for markets and gifts!

Finally, for a hat with multiple textures throughout, check out the Fifi Knitted Hat Pattern. I just love that there are so many fun textures on this hat!

These chunky knit hats are still so on-trend, cozy and quick to knit up, they make the perfect accessory this winter, the perfect handmade gift for friends and family and the perfect item to stock your market shelves! Pick up a pattern and knit up a few of these beauties today! Or pin it for later!

8 gorgeous knitting patterns made with super bulky yarn. These hats all knit up in an hour or two! Super great market hat ideas, or great gift ideas! Love these chunky knit hat patterns!
Gorgeous chunky knit hat. Quick and easy knit for an advanced beginner. Use a super bulky yarn for a quick one-evening project! #knitting #knithat #knithatpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful textured Harvest Breeze Beanie knitting pattern, made with super bulky yarn, this gorgeous winter hat pattern knits up quickly; top it off with a large faux fur pompom for a super trendy hat. #knitting #knittingpattern #knithat #knithatpattern #quickknits #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful chunky knit hat pattern made with super bulky yarn. I love the texture on this easy beginner knitting pattern. #knitting #knittingpattern #knithat #knithatpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
The Gibbon Beanie, a beautiful textured chunky knit hat pattern in 2 sizes, perfect for mommy and me knit hats! These knit up quickly with super bulky yarn! Great for markets! #knitting #knittingpattern #knithat #knithatpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beginner knitting pattern with three different patterns in one! Great deal on these three classic knitting patterns with options to knit in the round or flat! Love these simple, trendy beginner-friendly knit hat patterns! #knitting #knithat #knithatpattern #knittingpattern #beginnerknittingpatterns #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful classic knitting pattern with a simple fair isle pattern with the little hearts all over. This pattern has 7 sizes, so it is truly a tried and true pattern for everyone! #knitting #knittingpattern #knitpattern #knithatpattern #knithat #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous, simple, richly textured chunky beanie pattern. Beginner knitting pattern made with super bulky yarn. A great 1 hour project! Top it off with a faux fur pompom for a gorgeous topper! #knitting #knittingpattern #knithat #knithatpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #beginnerknittingpattern
I love the different textures on this cute and chunky Fifi Hat! Super bulky yarn means this hat pattern knits up in an hour or two! #knittingpattern #knithat #knithatpattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #beginnerknittingpattern #craftevangelist