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.

Knit and Crochet Patterns for Warm and Cozy Accessories

There’s no denying it now, we’re definitely into cozy season. So many people I know love fall. I appreciate it, but it is a short season here in Edmonton and I prefer the heat and the laziness of summer days. I can definitely appreciate some warm and cozy accessories to warm up with. Who doesn’t love to be bundled up and cozy against the chilly fall or winter wind? I’ve found a bunch of great knit and crochet patterns for you to make to keep yourself and your loved ones warm as the cold weather approaches. Most of these are smaller items, requiring just one skein of yarn and work up quickly, so they make perfect gifts for relatives or friends who would love to have a beautiful handmade gift from you! Check out these cozy patterns!

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The Pinewoods Cowl from Wild Sapling is a gorgeous textured neck warmer that uses worsted or light worsted weight yarn to show the stunning stitch definition. While it looks complex, the pattern is made up of simple stitches, so if you are an advanced beginner/intermediate crocheter, this cowl will be perfect for you! This one-size neck warmer also comes with instructions for customizing the size according to your preferences. You’ll want to make a bunch of these in different colours. Buy the pattern here.

For a little bit of Scandinavian whimsy, try out this Crochet Pixie Hat Pattern from ilze Boutique. Perfect to wear around the holidays, this adorably gnome shaped hat with a cute little pointy end is such a fun hat to make and wear. Your little elf is going to love it! Get the pattern here.

This is probably not the first time you’ve seen this Easy Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern from Knot Yourself Out. I’m in a few crochet groups on Facebook, and let me tell you, this pattern is making the rounds! People love their pocket shawls! Even my mom sent it to me! I mean, when your pants get denied proper pockets, at least we can make a scarf/shawl that makes up for it! Keep yourself warm in your chilly office and have a toasty spot to warm your hands with this cozy pocket shawl. Pick up this pattern here.

If you need even more warmth, check out the E-motion Poncho Knitting Pattern from Vi Talina Craft. This pattern includes sizes from 2-3 years all the way up to adult XXL, so you can make one for the whole family! Or adorable mommy & me ponchos! Such a fun gift for a special mom & kid in your life! I love the different textures on this poncho. I think I should find some fun hand-dyed yarn and make myself one this winter! This pattern is easy to follow and is perfect for the advanced beginner. Let this be your first garment project! The easy fit makes it a perfect first garment for a beginner knitter wanting to expand their skills. Get the pattern here.

If you’re liking the hood, but not the full-on poncho, try out the Wild Oleander Hooded Scarf Crochet Pattern from Wickedly Handmade. The multi-coloured yarn used in this example is so fun, but it can easily be made in a solid colour, with or without fringe. The pattern includes 4 sizes, from baby to adult, as well as a modification for a shorter cowl version. If you are an intermediate crocheter, you will enjoy making this gorgeous hooded scarf! Buy the pattern here.

If you are a beginner and want something a little simpler, but still just as stylish, check out the Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern from Just Be Crafty Shop. This gorgeous mustard colour is totally my jam! The cowl is designed to be over-sized, so you can wrap it around your neck two or three times for a luxurious, warm feel! This makes a quick last-minute handmade gift idea for a friend or colleague. Find the pattern here.

This little Zigzag Mommy and Me Cowl Crochet Pattern from Kathy’s Crochet Closet makes another great pattern to make handmade gifts! Using just 1 skein of worsted weight yarn, this cute textured zigzag cowl works up quickly and also has a matching hat pattern that you can make as well! The pattern includes instructions to make this neck warmer in three sizes: adult, child and toddler. Get the cowl pattern here.

A collection of cozy patterns wouldn’t be complete without some hats, amiright? This Amber Beanie Crochet Pattern by The Easy Design is so gorgeous with its striking textured argyle pattern. This easy pattern comes with detailed instructions to make this beautiful hat in toddler, child, teen and adult sizes, so you can make one for the whole family! I love the stitch pattern included here that really closes up the holes that are typically created by crochet, making this a warm and cozy toque for winter! And you can’t forget to top it off with a gorgeous, fluffy faux fur pompom. These are my favourites. Buy this pattern here.

If you have your own messy bun of a pompom, then The Honey Bun Hat Crochet Pattern from Wildwood Designs ME is for YOU. You’ll love keeping your ears warm and keeping your hair up and out of your way this winter by making one of these cozy and hats with room for your top knot. This is another easy pattern to check out so get this pattern here.

The Everest Crochet Beanie Pattern from ruby webbs is a lovely textured crocheted hat pattern that works up fast with super bulky size 6 yarn. The pattern includes 3 sizes as well as 4 short video clips to help with the more complicated steps. If you like that fun, crinkled pompom, you can pick up one here. Get this cute pattern here.

I haven’t forgotten the knitters! This Classic Slouchy Beanie Knitting Pattern from Green Mountain Crochet is super quick and easy to knit up as well. It’s the perfect pattern to highlight a gorgeous colourway of yarn and top it off with a fantastic faux fur pompom. Pick up this pattern here.

For a little bit of whimsy on your little one (or your own head), make this Owl Ways Hat Knitting Pattern from Katy Tricot. This cozy and practical hat, adorned with this sweet little owl and fun tassels will keep your precious one warm and make strangers smile. It’s a quick and easy project made with bulky yarn and is perfect for the advanced beginner knitter. Find this adorable pattern here.

I love how the Sidewinder Beanie Knitting Pattern from Aspen Leaf Knits does such a great job of highlighting this beautiful super bulky yarn. This unique pattern includes options to make this stunning hat with either super bulky yarn (weight 6) or bulky yarn (weight 5). So grab one of those gorgeous skeins of yarn you’ve been saving and this beautiful pattern here and get knitting!

Finally, if you’re looking for a simple, but subtly gorgeous winter hat, the Charleswood Beanie Knitting Pattern from Knits N Knots Wpg is just the thing. This double-brim beanie pattern is easy to follow and makes a warm and cozy hat for anyone. This pattern uses worsted weight yarn, so it’s perfect to use up some of your stash. Find this easy pattern here.

I hope you feel inspired and prepared to create some warm and cozy accessories this fall to make as gifts or to keep your own self warm. Grab one of these patterns today or pin it for later!

14 Gorgeous warm and cozy knit and crochet accessory patterns to make as gifts or to keep yourself toasty warm this winter! #crochetpatterns #knittingpatterns #patterns #knitting #crochet #patternroundup #craftevangelist

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

Incredible Minecraft Party Crafts & Patterns to Amaze Your Friends

Last week we celebrated the birthday of my youngest son, who at this particular moment in time is somewhat enamoured with Minecraft. It’s not a new game; if you’re not familiar it’s kinda like digital Lego. There’s more to it than that, but there’s definitely room for a lot of imagination, which I like. Here are a couple of photos of the cake and the pinata we made.

This cake took me so long and it still turned out a little slumpy. The kids loved him though and were totally impressed. No one even mentioned that he looked like he’d been punched in the mouth. It was entirely too much cake though. At the party, we ate about 1/4 of it.

While we were brainstorming for his cake, my son had come up with the idea of a TNT block. I was still thinking cake, so I suggested that maybe we could get some popping candy and put it in crispy rice treats and make that look like TNT with an explosive effect. Then he had the idea of exploding the TNT and thus, the TNT piñata was born. We scavenged around the house for materials that we about the right size and came up with a couple of old pop boxes, which we taped together and then paper machéd over that and then painted it. They had a great time smashing it to pieces, while my husband repeatedly commented that we had over-built it. I thought it was just right.

I didn’t make any Minecraft knit or crocheted items as gifts or favours, but I certainly wanted to see what was available out there (and maybe get some Christmas-making ideas!). Check out this great collection of Minecraft-themed patterns and party ideas I’ve collected for you (and me!).

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What kid wouldn’t love to snuggle up with a blanket like this made from this Minecraft Creeper C2C Crochet Pattern from Quizzical Crochet? Corner to corner crochet is such a great option for a Minecraft blanket because it has the squares all worked into it. This is a great way to use up a bunch of different shades of green and even use grey and white in the mix for a scrappy-looking afghan. Get the pattern here.

Of course, your kids are going to love Minecraft creatures, so here’s a bunch starting with this Blocky Wolf Crochet Pattern from LHC Patterns. If you’re a beginner crocheter, this project is ideal because it only uses single crochet stitches. It’s made of individual blocks that are sewn together at the end for a really great block-y look! Get the pattern here.

You can also crochet one of these adorable and cuddly pigs from Jayda In StitchesMinecraft Plush Pig Crochet Pattern. Such a fun, blocky little pig. Even older kids would be wild about this fun little toy. It will sit nicely beside their computer or on their bookshelf and makes a great gaming companion. Get this fun pattern here.

We can’t forget a TNT block! Make your own from this TNT Block Plush Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Jayda In Stitches. My kids don’t sew, but I also think this would make a great pin cushion, don’t you? Your kids/grandkids would think you were the coolest if you pulled out your TNT block pin cushion while you were sewing. Get this fun pattern here.

If you’re more ambitious, you might embark to make a whole bunch of adorable Minecraft buddies. Check out this set of 5 Block Amigurumi Patterns by Nisse Handcrafts. This pattern set comes complete with a little Minecraft guy (I think his name is Steve), a sheep, cow, chicken, and pig. Get the set of patterns here. You can also buy them individually in Nisse Handcrafts’ Etsy shop if you just want to make one.

Nisse Handcrafts has another Set of 5 Amigurumi Patterns which includes Creeper, Enderman, Zombie, Spider, Skeleton. These are definitely the more villainous characters in Minecraft, but these little patterns make them so loveable and cute. Get this set of patterns here (they’re also available individually in the shop).

Create your own Minecraft Bee with this Minecraft Bee Crochet Pattern by Amy Crochets Amis. It comes with instructions for 2 different sizes, so you can have a mini-bee as well as a full-sized cuddly one! Perfect for the Minecraft lover or a bee enthusiast! Get this 2-in-1 adorable pattern here.

I don’t want to exclude the knitters from the party. So, for you, I’ve found this beautifully constructed Creeper Minecraft Hat Knitting Pattern from Handmade By Smine. Go take a look at the perfect boxy crown decreases. This hat is sized for teens and adults (my kids could wear it though because they’ve all got giant heads), so if you’ve got a grown Minecraft lover in your life, this would make a lovely Christmas gift to get working on. Get started today by picking up the pattern here.

For an even more subtle Minecraft hat, try making this Minecraft-Inspired Dirt Block Beanie Knitting Pattern also by Handmade By Smine. It’s the kind of hat that gamers will recognize, but won’t jump out at everyone else that you’re wearing a gamer themed hat. I love these kinds of references, more for people in the know. The construction on this toque is beautiful: this is a high-quality pattern with great photos! Find the pattern here.

I usually stick to knit and crochet patterns here, but I enjoy crafts of all kinds. And there are many great tutorials and kits to find if you need some help making your own Minecraft inspired crafts, costumes and party favours. Check out this great tutorial for Minecraft Steve and Creeper Head costume masks. This tutorial includes complete instructions and pdf guides for how to make these fun costumes to make a really fun Minecraft costume. I love homemade costumes for Halloween. They’re so much more interesting than store-bought!

With all this pandemic stuff going on in the world right now, many activities for kids just aren’t running quite the same as they were before, so home activities are a great way to keep your kids busy. If you’d like to encourage your kids to step away from the screens and try something a little different, why not introduce them to latch hook? You can get this Minecraft Creeper Head Latch Hook Kit from Mini Boss Crafting as a gift or just for fun.

I hope you’ve got some ideas for some Minecraft crafting for gifting or partying! Enjoy this time you have at home with your kids to make some fun crafts together. Pick up one of these patterns or kits today and get making! Or Pin it for later!

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Fall in Love With These Knit & Crochet Pumpkins

Fall is in the air and pumpkins are everywhere! … well at least in my Instagram feed! I follow a lot of makers, and makers LOVE fall… and pumpkins! So I pulled out my own pumpkins that I made last year and adorned the mantel with them, and of course, added a new one to their ranks. I have a cute little pumpkin plant holder crochet pattern in the works, as well, which I’m excited to release here soon. But for now, let’s see some maker love with some gorgeous knit and crochet pumpkins that you can make yourself. These little pumpkins make great fall decor: lovely mantel additions, great shelf fillers and even cute centrepieces for Thanksgiving! They work up quickly and make a rewarding project to give you a break from that complicated sweater or large blanket pattern you’re working on. They’re also a great little project to use up some of your scrap yarn! Check out some of the adorable pumpkin patterns, pick your favourites and get making today!

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Here’s a lovely Crochet Pattern for Three Rustic Pumpkins . It’s so great to find a 3 for 1 kind of deal like this one from Firefly Crochets, where you get a variety of cute patterns all bundled up! The pattern includes 3 different ribbing techniques and 2 different sizes, so with one pattern, you can get a lot of variety to cover all your decor needs! Get this cute and versatile pattern here.

The Annie Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by my friend Candace at HellowWildflowerCo. The pumpkins shown here are made with #7 weight jumbo chenille yarn, so they work up quickly and make a soft and squishy ball of cosiness. Get this cute pattern here. Or if you haven’t learned to crochet yet, Candace also makes these beauties and stocks them in her Etsy shop. Pick up one made for you here.

OlinoHobby also has an adorable play food-appropriate Pumpkin Crochet Pattern which includes a cute little crocheted stem as well. Most of the pumpkin patterns I’ve found are great for decor, but not necessarily good for kids to play with this. This pattern is fully made of yarn and stuffed tightly, so if your little one wants to play along with the pumpkin game, this sweet pattern is perfect to make an amigurumi pumpkin that can also make its way to a play kitchen. Get this cute pattern here.

The texture on this Chunky Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by MerrieMooreDesigns are just divine! And the gathered paper-bag top adds an uncommon element to this rustic pattern. Add some buttons, raffia, or another cute notion to top off the pumpkin to give it your own unique spin. Get this cute pattern here.

How cute is this little pumpkin?! Ok, so don’t put this little pumpkin on your mantel, but I couldn’t resist including The Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern from HanJanCrochet in this pattern round up. Anyone with older kids knows you can only get them to wear ridiculous hats for so long before they start getting a mind of their own and refusing to wear anything you want them to. It’s fair. They’re their own people, right? But while they don’t know any better pick up this adorable hat pattern here and turn them into a sweet little pumpkin for a little while.

If you want to make a couple of pumpkins with a little more character, check out this Halloween Crochet Pumpkin Pattern from samiSnosami. This pattern is rated for a beginner, so if you’ve been meaning to get into crochet amigurumi, this is the perfect pattern to give a try! It comes with 8 detailed pages and 27 photos to get great visual help for all the steps of these cute little pumpkins. I love the addition of the wire-frame glasses and top hats on this pumpkin! So many fun ideas when you add some faces! Get this adorable pattern here.

I haven’t forgotten the knitters! Pumpkins can absolutely be knit! This Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Knitting Pattern from Lamb and Co Designs includes a simple colour chart to create a pumpkin with little hearts or a solid pumpkin as well. This pattern is knit with super bulky (#6 weight) yarn, so it knits up quickly and makes a squishy addition to your decor. Get this adorable knitting pattern here.

Once you have a decent selection of standard pumpkins, it’s time to start add some fun with this Sweater Pumpkin Knitting Pattern from kneedlesandlove. Don’t you love the gorgeous chunky cables on this one!? Such a fun and interesting cable-knit project. If you want to venture into the world of cables, this is a great first cable-knit project to learn! Find this adorable knitting pattern here.

Here’s a different style of cable-knit pumpkin for you, the Braided Cable Pumpkin Knitting Pattern from TundraKnits is another great textured pumpkin pattern for knitters to experiment with. This one has a knit stem and leaves, so it could be kid-friendly as well. You’ll have to be a little more experienced to make this beauty, comfortable working with double-pointed needles, in addition to the cables. You can pick up this sweet pattern here.

We shan’t let all the crocheters have all the fun with hats. This Cozy Knit Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern from NativeStitch is an adorable knit hat pattern to make a whole patch full of pumpkin heads! If your family doesn’t take themselves too seriously, these hats would make an adorable fall family photos shot, as it comes in 5 different sizes. Made with bulky (#6 weight) yarn like LionBrand Wool Ease Thick &Quick. Get this cute pattern here.

Finally, here’s an easy-level knit hat, the Lil Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern from Vint Hill Knits. The pattern is rated easy, but does require double-pointed needles. It comes in 9 different child sizes, from 0-3 months up to child large), so you can make this simple and quick knit hat for all the kiddos in your family. How adorable would a cousin photo be with all the cousins wearing these hats?! Find this adorable knitting pattern here.

I hope you’re as excited about pumpkins as all my maker friends and I are! Grab a pattern, your scrap yarn, a bit of fibrefil and your hooks or needles and get making today! Or pin it so you can find it later.

How sweet are these adorable pumpkin patterns!? So many knit and crochet pumpkins to make this fall! I love this collection! #patterns #yarn #crafts #fall #fallpumpkins #pumpkinpatterns #knitpumpkins #patternroundup #crochetpumpkins #craftevangelist
Lovely squishy chenille pumpkin crochet pattern, perfect addition to your fall mantel or shelf decor! I love the squish on this pumpkin! So fun. Time to start crocheting!!! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkin #pumpkinpattern #falldecor #diyfalldecor #diypumpkin #pumpkindecor #yarn #crafts #hellowildflowerco #craftevangelist
Three patterns in one with this rustic pumpkins crochet pattern! I love these pumpkins made in these neutral colours, a perfect way to incorporate pumpkins into your decor without orange! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkin #amigurumipumpkin #pumpkindecor #falldecor #diyfalldecor #diypumpkins #yarn #crafts #fireflycrochets #craftevangelist
Sweet little play food amigurumi pumpkin crochet pattern. This sweet little pattern would be perfect for fall decor or the play kitchen! What an adorable little crocheted stem on top of this classic pumpkin! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkinpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumipumpkin #yarn #crafts #OlinoHobby #craftevangelist
Adorable texture on this chunky pumpkin crochet pattern! Love this rustic paper bag gather on this pumpkin, adorned with buttons and raffia, makes such lovely fall decor! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkin #crochetdecor #falldecor #diyfalldecor #crochetfalldecor #amigurumipumpkin #yarn #crafts #MerrieMooreDesigns #craftevangelist
Adorable pumpkin hat crochet pattern in 4 sizes, from baby to adult! I love this fun crochet hat pattern, perfect little pumpkin heads! #crochethat #pumpkinhat #crochetpattern #hatpattern #yarn #crafts #crochetpumpkin #HanJanCrochet #craftevangelist
Adorable knitting pattern for these cute amigurumi pumpkins! They make the perfect fall decor and are easy to make with a simple chart for the heart pattern on the pattern pumpkins. Make them in different sizes and add your own toppers for a unique flair! #knittingpattern #amigurumipattern #knitpumpkinpattern #pumpkinpattern #diypumpkins #diyfalldecor #falldecor #fallpumpkins #knitpumpkinpattern #yarn #crafts #LambandCoDesigns #craftevangelist
Absolutely cozy cable-knit pumpkin knitting pattern, like the pumpkin is wearing a sweater! How fun is this?! Love it!!! #knittingpattern #pumpkinpattern #knitpumpkin #diypumpkin #amigurumipumpkin #amigurumipattern #falldecor #knitfalldecor #yarn #crafts #kneedlesandlove #craftevangelist
Love this adorable chunky knit pumpkin hat, with fair isle details at the crown Such a festive pattern in 4 different flexible sizes so you can make one for the whole family! #knittingpattern #pumpkinhat #knitpumpkinhat #knithatpattern #hatpattern #fallhatpattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #pattern #NativeStitch #craftevangelist
How cute are these sweet little pumpkin faces?! Such a fun amigurumi halloween or fall decor! Not too scary, totally adorable crocheted halloween pumpkins! #pumpkinpattern #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkin #amigurumipumpkin #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #samiSnosami #craftevangelist
I love the fun braided cable texture on these sweet little pumpkins! What a great way to add some sweater like cosiness to your fall mantel decor! #knitpumpkinpattern #knitpumpkin #cableknit #cableknitpattern #knittingpattern #pattern #amigurmipattern #amigurumipumpkin #yarn #crafts #TundraKnits #craftevangelist
Adorable knit pumpkin hat in 9 sizes! Make one for every kid you know! How sweet is this easy fall knitting pattern? #fallhats #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #pumpkinhatpattern #knitpumpkin #knitting #yarn #crafts #hatpattern #pumpkinhat #LilPumpkinHat #VintHill #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 Home Patterns

We’ve finally climbed out of the bone-chilling winter temperatures (and only a month into spring! #whydoilivehere?), so it’s definitely time to celebrate! It’s time to open the windows, enjoy some fresh air, and take walks without a coat (sweaters still required). And it’s definitely time to bring some spring life into our homes. Here in Edmonton, garden centres and greenhouses have been declared essential services during this pandemic(#agree), so I’m so excited that we will be able to get some plants since I didn’t start any seeds this year. There’s still some time, so I might still get to it. Maybe tomorrow afternoon…

Anyway, let’s bring some spring indoors! We still have some chilly evenings ahead and since we’re hunkered down so much, we have some time to freshen up our indoors with some lovely handmade spring decor! Check out these patterns to get making today!

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Bring some homey-ness to your plants with a Crochet Planter Pattern. Warm up your plants and add some cohesiveness to your home decor. I know I have a bunch of mis-matched planters around my house, so wrapping them all up in a matching set of crocheted planters like this would be perfect!

Spring is the perfect time to try embroidery! There are so many wonderful, springy embroidery patterns to check out, including this Beginner Floral Embroidery Pattern. Small crafts like this are so portable, perfect for sitting on the deck and enjoying the fresh air while relaxing with a new craft!

I also love this Dandelion Hand Embroidery Pattern. Modern and pretty, this pattern looks like it would be easy to accomplish and I love that it would work so nicely on a dark background. It really makes the light colours pop!

I’m so sorry I didn’t find this Easter Bunny Gnome Crochet Pattern before Easter for you all (and for me too!) I love gnomes! I just think they’re soooooo cute! I love the whimsical bunny ears coming from his hat (let’s not imagine anatomy, ok?) So cute… and it’s a perfect time to get a jump on next Easter.

If there’s a baby due this spring, this Spring into Summer Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern is the perfect, simple crochet pattern if you’ve ever wanted to try corner to corner crochet. It looks lovely made in this multi-coloured yarn!

This is the perfect time to make a Hello Spring Crochet Pillow! Crochet pillow covers are so fun and great to swap out during the year for seasonal changes to your living room. These patterns are adorable and customizable so it will always match your decor! Make those flowers in whatever colour you like!

I love wreaths! And what better time than spring to bring in a Knitted Flower Wreath Pattern into your decor! Check out these cute knitted flowers and leaves. They look gorgeous on this vine wreath. I probably wouldn’t hang this outdoors, as I don’t think the yarn would hold up to the elements very well, but it is a lovely way to bring a hint of spring into your home!

I know I usually focus on fibre arts here, but there are so many crafts worth trying. This French Beaded Crocus Pattern is a beautiful introduction into bead-work. What a lovely looking project to try! Have you ever tried beading like this? So neat!

What better way to breathe life into your home than making one of these Trinity Macrame Plant Hanger Pattern to hang your plants. This is definitely a 70’s throwback, but macrame is vintage and very trendy right now. So many fun ways to hang plants! I remember doing macrame in Girl Guides when I was a child. And I also made a lot of friendship bracelets in my early twenties, which uses some of the same knot techniques used in macrame.

I love this modern take on macrame. And I might even be able to find a place for this Macrame Planter Hanger Pattern for the wall… maybe in my bathroom upstairs… Or perhaps in the bathroom down here when we get around to doing that.

There are so many other lovely DIY patterns and supplies featured in this Etsy Editor’s Picks as well. Totally worth checking out if you’re looking for some new crafting inspiration! Which of these lovely patterns will you make to bring a touch of spring into your home? Pick up one today or pin it for later!

Gorgeous selection of crafting patterns perfect for spring #springcrafts #spring #crochet #springknitting #embroidery #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for this adorable planter sweater. Cozy up your plants and make some matching planters. Perfect handmade housewarming gift and a perfect project to learn to crochet! #crochetpattern #beginnercrochet #learntocrochet #diyplanterpattern #springcrochet #craftevangelist
Gorgeous floral beginner embroidery pattern. I love this gorgeous pattern! What a lovely spring project to work on and bring some spring colour into my home while I wait for my flowers to bloom! #embroiderypattern #beginnerembroidery #learntoembroider #craftevangelist
Adorable Easter Bunny Gnome crochet pattern! Sooooooo cute! I need to make one of these sweet gnomes, even if Easter has passed! #eastergnome #easterbunny #crocheteaster #springcrochet #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Fun corner to corner crochet pattern for this spring into summer baby blanket. Lovely afghan pattern made in bright spring colours makes a perfect handmade gift idea for baby! #crochetpattern #c2c #cornertocornercrochet #blanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist
Hello Spring throw cushion crochet pattern. Perfect handmade crocheted spring decor for your living room. Customize your own DIY crochet decor. #crochetpattern #throwpillow #crochetthrowpillow #crochetpillow #crochetcushion #hellospring #diydecor #craftevangelist
What a fun embroidery pattern! I love this dandelion in the wind embroidery pattern! What a great pop of colour on a dark background! Love this diy spring decor pattern! #embroiderypattern #springembroidery #dandelionwishes #diydecor #craftevangelist
Spring Wreath knitting pattern. Lovely knitting pattern filled with flowers and leaves! Perfect diy spring home decor! #knittingpattern #springwreathpattern #wreathpattern #diywreath #wreathmaking #knitwreatch #knitdecorpattern #craftevangelist
Bring your crocuses inside year round with this pdf beading pattern. Make your own gorgeous beaded sculpture to enjoy these beautiful crocuses! What a fun new craft idea! #springbeading #beadingpattern #learntobead #frenchbeading #craftevangelist
Learn to macrame with this beginner plant hanger macrame pattern! This is such an awesome vintage throwback and so trendy right now! Breath some life into your indoor decor with these lovely plant hangers! #macramepattern #planthangers #diyplanthanger #learntomacrame #beginnermacrame #planthangerpattern #craftevangelist
I love this awesome wall planter macrame pattern! I can't wait to make this funky vintage planter hanger with a modern vibe! This would look so cool in my bathroom! #macramepattern #diywallplanterhanger #planthanger #craftevangelist

Cuddly Creatures

I’m sure we could all use a little extra comfort right now. A crocheted (or knit!) cuddly creature is the perfect thing to make to get a feeling of accomplishment with only a few hours of work (well, depending on the pattern). Smaller amigurumis (crocheted stuffed toys) can come together in one to three hours. It’s so fun to watch your yarn turn into a cuddly little friend. What better gift to give to your child or grandchild than a handmade stuffed toy for a little bit of extra comfort? Check out these adorable amigurumi patterns to make! (There’s even a couple of knitting patterns in here!)

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How about these Beep & Boop the Robot Twins? If you’re just getting started with amigurumi, this is a very easy crochet pattern that is only 11 pages long and includes plenty of step-by-step photos to help you along the way.

If robots aren’t quite cuddly enough for you, check out this Cuddle-Sized Teddy Bear Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Tristan the Teddy Bear is the perfect little classic teddy bear amigurumi pattern, also a very easy pattern to follow with plenty of helpful step-by-step photos. Storyland Amis has plenty of other fabulous amigurumi patterns worth spending your time on! Go take a look for a wide assortment of adorable amigurumi creatures.

If you’re looking for a stuffed animal pattern that is a little bit less conventional, but just as adorable, check out this Plush Baby Bull Pattern. This sample is made with a plush velvet yarn, which looks so cozy! Anyone would love to snuggle up to this adorable little bull!

Of course, with Easter only a couple of weeks away, this Plush Bunny in Dress Crochet Pattern is here just in time for Easter gift-giving. You’ll have to get on it though! Look at how sweet this adorable Easter bunny is. What a sweet gift idea!

Speaking of bunnies, the pattern shown above Penelope Bunny in Granny Square Dress and hat. The Granny Square Dress and hat and shoes are a separate pattern (that fits a few of her dolls, so the Penelope Bunny would have to be purchased separately. Carmen Rent is also another prolific amigurumi designer with plenty of fantastic doll patterns to explore.

One of my favourite amigurumi designers, Manuska, has created this beautiful Maya Angelou Crochet Doll Pattern, celebrating a strong and accomplished woman. What a lovely way to introduce a young woman to this excellent female role model!

Of course, if you’re all about the animals, this Pug Shpuntic Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern is a hilarious, cartoony amigurumi pattern that you simply must try! I love all his folds and crazy eyes!

If you’ve stumbled on this post with not much time until Easter, this Charlie the Chick Crochet Pattern is a small pattern that works up quickly with a small amount of yarn. If you’re looking for a free version, it’s available here on the Yarn Society website.

For a different style of bird pattern, check out the Blu the Bird Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Such a cute little birdie pattern. It’s also available for free on the Yarn Society website by clicking here.

For my knitters, I haven’t forgotten about you! It’s just not as easy to find cute knitted toys. The visibility of increases and decreases in knitting just doesn’t lend itself as well to amigurumi. But these Moss the Sheep Knitting Patterns are an exception! Fluff and Fuzz has quite a few adorable amigurumi knitting patterns, so if you’re not interested in learning crochet, check out the great variety of knitting patterns in the Fluff and Fuzz shop.

This one was another favourite from Fluff & Fuzz, the Berry Bear knitting pattern. In this fuzzy yarn, you can’t tell it’s knit at all! It looks so good! My kids would love one of these adorable scruffy-looking stuffed bears.

I know that some of you may have difficulty getting out to get supplies if you’re either quarantined or social distancing or if stores have temporarily closed in your area. Most online retailers continue to ship and in my city, Michaels is still offering curbside pick up. It’s not quite the same as making a trip into a store and squishing all the yarn, but Knitpicks and Lionbrand Yarn have a wide selection of yarn and other supplies that you can order and have shipped to you if you need some supplies to make these cute amigurumi toys.

Which of these adorable amigurumis will you get to work on today? Pick up a pattern or pin it for later!

Adorable collection of crocheted and knit amigurumi patterns. This is a great time to make something cute and cuddly to bring satisfaction and comfort. I love amigurumi! Check out this great round up of lovely patterns! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #knittingpattern #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Super cute robot amigurumi crochet pattern. With one pattern make two cute little robot twins! Adorable cuddly robot toy patterns to make! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #diytoys #crochet #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Sweet adorable cuddle-sized teddy bear by Storyland Amis. Such a cute cuddly stuffed toy crochet pattern to make this cuddly amigurumi bear. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #diytoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Sweet little plush baby bull cow amigurumi pattern. An adorable and unique handmade toy gift idea! Such a fun crochet pattern! Love the use of the soft plush velour yarn. Really fills in the holes and makes this toy so squishy! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #diytoys #handmadetoys #crochettoypattern #craftevangelist
Sweet little plush bunny amigurumi crochet pattern. Cute little Easter stuffed rabbit pattern! Love this adorable little frilly dress on this velvet bunny doll! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoys #crochetbunnypattern #craftevangelist
Penelope Bunny and a cute little granny square dress and hat. Two adorable pdf crochet patterns to make this cute bunny or bear and a sweet little outfit. Love Carmen Rent's patterns. #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #patternroundup #crochettoypatterns #handmadetoys #diytoys #craftevangelist
Miss Maya Angelou pdf crochet amigurumi pattern. Love this inspiring woman and this beautiful doll. What a great way to teach your kids about this prolific role model! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #mayaangelou #amigurumidoll #crochettoys #diytoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Super cute and fun Pug Amigurumi crochet pattern. This cartoonish stuffed pug pattern is soooooo adorable! What a fun crochet dog pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetdog #crochetdogpattern #diytoys #amigurumidog #craftevangelist
Cute and adorable chick amigurmi crochet pattern! Love this sweet little pattern, perfect little Easter basket filler! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumitoy #eastertoys #handmadeeaster #chickpattern #crochettoys #crocheteaster #craftevangelist
Blu the Bird Amigurumi crochet pattern. Lovely little bird handmade toy pattern, perfect for Easter or anytime. Super cute little amigurumi pattern! #amigurumipattern #birdpattern #crochetpattern #crochettoys #amigurumitoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
KNITTED amigurumi sheep pattern! It's so hard to find good knitted toy patterns! Love this adorable little sheep. The seed stitch is such a clever idea! #amigurumipattern #knittingpattern #knitsheep #knittoypattern #craftevangelist
Adorable stuffed bear KNITTING pattern for this sweet and fuzzy amigurumi knitting pattern! Can't wait to knit one of these fuzzy and cuddle creatures! #knittingpattern #amigurumipattern #knitamigurumi #amigurumiknitting #knitknitknit #knittoypattern #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

Learn to Knit

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to learn to knit? Or would you just like to? (How effective are New Year’s resolutions in reality? Knitting can be a great way to relax and focus on something you can do when your world seems overwhelming. Also, you can make beautiful things… eventually. Like any new skill, it takes some time to learn and it takes more time to improve. But there are some great patterns and resources to help you get started. So I’ve collected some great absolute beginner knitting patterns to get you started.

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Often, a knitter’s first project is a dishcloth. Dishcloths make a great first project because it’s small and simple, so it doesn’t take very long before you can cast off and have something you can show your mom and use. Try this Easy Knit Dishcloth Pattern to get your start. You can use these lovely cloths in the kitchen or the bathroom as a luxury face cloth!

If you’re an absolute beginner and have no supplies, a kit is a great way to get started. It means you don’t have to decipher all the information on a pattern and find all the supplies you need. Everything is included in this great Learn to Knit Dishcloths Kit. Try one of these out to get the yarn, pattern, and needles that you need to make it all.

Once you’ve got the hang of that, you can whip up this Homespun Kitchen Set, which adds some simple details. The pattern includes instructions for both a dishcloth and a towel, as well as the i-cord detail to use to hang the cloths up.

Another simple first project is a knitted scarf. This classic knit scarf pattern is in pdf format with links to videos for additional tips to make this easy knit scarf, perfect for men, women or children!

If you’d like to try a snood, which is a circular cowl or infinity scarf, you can get a Chunky Snood Knitting Kit, with the option of having needles included if you don’t already have them. This kit includes a How to Knit manual, which will review all the basics of knitting, including how to cast on, cast off, knit, purl and sew. The yarn is chunky and the needles are 9 mm, which means that it’s a project that will work up quickly due to the large yarn and needles. Kits also make great gift ideas for someone who would like to learn to knit!

Another easy garment idea is a knit shawl. This one is definitely more delicate and will absolutely be a great project if you have a lot of time to sit and wait, so it’s perfect for travelling or taking on the go while you wait to pick up kids from school or activities. So, if you’re loving knitting and want a bigger project that is still simple that you can work on, this is definitely for you. It’s designed with fingering or sock yarn in mind, but it’s a pretty flexible pattern, so you could use just about any yarn that you have on hand.

Another fun project for beginners is a knit blanket. And if you think it’s going to take forever, you’re wrong! You just need some super bulky yarn! Learn to knit this super chunky throw with 40 mm needles and you’ll have a luxurious lap blanket in no time! And I keep seeing more and more jumbo yarn options at Michael’s, so it’s getting easier and easier to find the supplies to make these blankets.

Of course, you can also find kits for these chunky blankets as well. I love the look of this natural wool chunky knit blanket. The kit includes 25 mm birch circular knitting needles, which are perfect for blankets! The kit includes 16 balls of wool to make a 46″ x 65″ throw blanket. And don’t you just love those giant tassels on the bottom? LOVE!

Once you’ve got the basics of knitting, you can make this simple knit hat! The Chunky PNW Beanie Kit contains lovely soft merino wool in your choice of 6 colours, the faux fur pompom, as well as the pattern to make this gorgeous, trendy knit hat.

And really, a cute textured knit hat like this one is just a slightly different combination of knits and purls, so this stylish beanie pattern is not too far off for you, even if you’re just starting to knit! The Linden Hat is a super chunky knit hat pattern knits up quickly and is perfect to grab on a cold winter day to keep your ears warm!

And believe it or not, YOU COULD KNIT YOURSELF A SWEATER! That’s right! This Simple Knit Sweater Pattern is an adult-sized knit sweater pattern that can be worked up in a weekend and is so very easy! It’s made using only a few rectangles, some seaming and squishy yarn! It’s a great project for those still new to knitting!

I hope you’ve found a pattern here that can get you started into the great craft of knitting. It’s something I truly enjoy. Pick up one of these patterns today or pin these great ideas for later.

What a great collection of knitting pattern to learn to knit! There are even some beginner knitting kits included in this round up! Perfect gift ideas for new knitters! #knitting #patterns #knitkits #beginnerknits #beginnerknittingpatterns #learntoknit #craftevangelist
Beginner knitting pattern for this easy knit dishcloth. Learn to knit with this easy knit dishcloth pattern. #knitting #beginnerknittingpattern #easyknittingpattern #knitting #pattern #craftevangelist
Learn to Knit Dishcloths with this beginner knitting kit! Perfect easy knitting pattern and everything you need to start knitting dishcloths! Love the selection of colours, too! #knittingkit #easyknittingkit #easyknittingpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #beginnerknittingkit #craftevangelist
Homespun Kitchen Set beginner knitting pattern. Perfect pattern to start learning to knit! Love these gorgeous simple knit dishcloths! #beginnerknittingpattern #beginnerknits #easyknittingpattern #easyknits #knitdishcloths #craftevangelist
Easy scarf knitting pattern for a beginner knitter! Love this simple pattern with video tips. Perfect first project to learn to knit! #knittingpattern #easyknittingpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #craftevangelist
Beginner Knitting Kit for this stylish chunky knit cowl. A snood is just a fancy name for an infinity scarf. This kit comes with everything you need to learn to knit! #easyknittingpattern #beginnerknittingkit #knittingkit #beginnerknits #craftevangelist
Gorgeous simple knitting pattern for this triangle shawl beginner knitting pattern. Easy knitting pattern perfect to learn to knit! #easyknittingpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #beginnerknits #learntoknit #craftevangelist
Giant chunky knit throw beginner knitting pattern, perfect easy blanket to learn to knit for a new knitter! Love the luxurious look of this blanket knit with super chunky yarn. #beginnerknittingpatterns #beginnerknits #knitblanketpattern #easyknittingpattern #easyknits #learntoknit #craftevangelist
Gorgeous chunky knit blanket kit, perfect for beginner knitters! Everything you need to knit this luxurious trendy throw in one kit! Love this easy stylish knit afghan pattern! #knittingpattern #knittingkit #beginnerknits #knitkit #easyblanketpattern #craftevangelist
This Chunky Beanie knitting kit is perfect for beginners with chunky luxuriously soft merino wool and a gorgeous faux fur pompom makes a perfect easy knitting project for new knitters! #knittingkit #beginnerknittingkit #beginnerknits #easyknittingpattern #easyknithat #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured chunky beginner knitting pattern for this trendy beanie! Love the simple pattern, perfect easy pattern for new knitters! Can't wait to make one of these... they work up so quickly! #quicknits #knittingpattern #knitbeaniepattern #easyknittingpattern #beginnerknits #beginnerknittinpattern #knittoquepattern #craftevangelist
Super easy simple knit sweater pattern, perfect for beginner knitters! Chunky knit sweater knits up quickly. Perfect first sweater pattern for new knitters! #knitsweater #easyknits #easyknittingpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #easyknitsweaterpattern #craftevangelist