Vacation Makes to Get Away With

I just received my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine yesterday, so I am hopeful that one day soon we might be able to take vacations again! But what better way to spend my time while I wait for my second dose and wait for my fellow humans to get vaccinated than to make some vacation and summer-inspired patterns? I have collected a bunch of patterns that are great to wear on vacation or great projects to make on vacation, as we all look longingly ahead to knitting and crocheting on the beach!

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The Sarafan Dress Crochet Pattern from Mon Petit Violon Designs is a lacy little summer crochet dress pattern for sizes 9 months up to 5 years. You can easily adjust the length of the dress to suit the child or their preference. That’s the lovely thing about making your own clothing: you can customize it according to your preference. I love it when designers include instructions for customization!

This girly little crocheted Sea Breeze Dress pattern also from Mon Petit Violin Designs is a lovely textured lace crochet pattern available for sizes from 0 months up to 10 years! (Wow! Talk about a grading project!). You can easily make matching dresses for siblings with just this one pattern. I love the different stitches incorporated into this cute sundress, making it interesting to make and such a lovely keepsake to treasure and pass down.

For a crocheted dress pattern for yourself, check out this sweet Synthesis Crocheted Dress Pattern from Mermaid Cat Designs. The lacy peekaboo waistband adds a delicate and flirtatious little touch and the scoop back makes this a perfect summery dress to keep cool. Walk on the beach or a night out on a patio, this sweet little sundress is so adorable. It comes with instructions for just small, medium, and large, though, so if you are outside those size ranges, this might not be the pattern for you. But if you’re good with gauge and numbers, you might be able to figure out how to make it in your size.

I just loved the ethereal quality of the photos of the Discovery Crocheted Maxi Off-the-Shoulder Dress, which is also designed by Mermaid Cat Designs. Plenty of pictures are included every step of the way. This dress is also limited in its sizes, again offering only S, M, L. This would look so pretty as a beachy dress or even a wedding dress!

A knit beach cover-up is just the thing you need this summer or for your next beach vacation! This See Through Beach Cover Up Knitting Pattern from Julie Malic Patterns is suitable for the beginner knitter, but only in sizes XS, S & M. That’s just weird. Humans come in more sizes, designers! This is a cute beach cover-up, but you’ll have to make significant adjustments if you’re larger than a Medium.

This Beach Beauty Cover Up Crochet Pattern from Knot Yourself Out makes another cute beach cover-up, it is just one size, but it does contain instructions for adjusting the size to suit, as it is just made up of two rectangles stitched together, leaving room for the neck, arms and side slits.

The Juliette Top Crochet Pattern from Ruby Webbs is a lovely staple summer top pattern. I love the way the vertical lines of the rows (worked sideways!) make a subtle texture. This pattern is very easy and suitable for the beginner crocheter. It is written to includes sizes extra small to extra large, from a 28″ – 46″ bust.

If you are looking for a quick and easy summer crop top pattern, check out this cute Crocheted Crop Top Pattern from Knitcro Addict. This pattern is a little more size-inclusive, including sizes from XS-XXL. I love the little peekaboo butterfly in the middle of the top. This pattern would be easy to adjust to your length preference. It includes 7 pages of written instructions and photo tutorial, as well as a link to a helpful video to guide you along the way.

The knitters can make the Riveria Summer Sweater Knitting Pattern from Jolly Knits, which is a gorgeous and versatile light summer sweater in sizes S, M & L. I love the eyelet yoke and the lacy body for a lovely summer top that can easily go from the beach to the office.

This adorable summer hat crochet pattern is so on-trend! The Devon Hat Crochet Pattern comes written with 9 different sizes from baby to adult size large (15.5″-24.5″ head circumference). It is crocheted with raffia yarn, which I think looks so casual and summery and it really adds a lovely structure to the hat. This easy pattern requires only basic techniques, so it’s the perfect pattern for beginner crocheter to making something stunning and trendy!

For a little different style, this lovely Bow Hat Crochet Pattern from Uy Uy Crochet makes a sweet, wide-brimmed hat with instructions for two different sizes, fitting head circumferences of 20-23 innches. What a fun and pretty hat for summer!

A beach bag is always a good idea and this Beach Front Bag Knitting Pattern from Barley and Flax is a quick-to-knit pattern that will look so great at the beach or the farmers market. This casual bag will hold up to anything you can fit in it and when blocked, has this lovely airy look. It’s definitely got a boho vibe that just screams summer.

I hope you found something to make that helps you dream of summer and vacation and that knitting or crocheting one of these lovely patterns will hurry along the time until we can all get on planes and go to lovely warm vacation spots again! Until then, grab yourself a pattern and get making! Or pin it for later so you don’t forget!

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Modern Gifts to Make for Mom

If you haven’t already started thinking about Mother’s Day, it’s time! It might be past time if you wanted to make something elaborate, but you still have time to create something beautiful for your mom for Mother’s Day! If you’ve been knitting or crocheting or embroidering for a while, there’s no need to present your mom with a mug from Winners; you can make beautiful and modern gifts that she will treasure and you will be pleased to see displayed in her home. Check out this collection of fantastic patterns and ideas for Mother’s Day!

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How stunning would this Study in Circles Table Runner look on your mom’s coffee table (or your own: gorgeous!)? This crochet pattern from Whitty Creation Studio is a modern twist on old-fashioned doilies connected together as table cloths and wall hangings. I love the natural colour chosen here; it would look so pretty on any table.

This Boho Sun Cross Stitch Pattern from Terra Stitch is so fun and sunshiney! I love this 70s vibe. Maybe your mom is over the 70s, but I’m a mom and I would be delighted to receive this little piece of art!

This pretty Winter Rose Embroidery Pattern from Florals and Floss might be more your mom’s style. Florals and Floss also has great embroidery kits if you’re just getting started or you don’t want to shop around for all the different colours of floss you don’t have. I have purchased two of her kits and her instructions are great and the kits are so beautifully packaged. If you live in Edmonton, you can pick it up for free (and usually the next day!)

These gorgeous Wildflowers on Transparent Background embroidery kits from 55 Tree are just incredible, aren’t they? I am seriously considering making some of these for decorating our family room when we’re finally done renovating? (Did I mention we’re renovating again, soon? Well, that is the plan, anyway.)

Or you could make your mom a squishy, Chunky Bobble Crochet Pillow with this pattern by my friend Candace at Hello Wildflower Co. This pattern crochets up quickly with super fluffy chenille yarn. While it is an intermediate pattern, if you have the basics of crochet and can follow a pattern, the new stitches are pretty easy to learn and there are great tutorials online to learn: just Google it!

It might be a bit late for you to get this stunning Gaudi Sidewalk Crochet Blanket Pattern from Briana K Designs made by Mother’s Day, but I just had to share it here. Isn’t it incredible? I love the intricate tile-inspired pieces. You could easily match this to your mom’s decor by choosing a matching colour for the border and joining yarn.

A project like this Sunrise Jute Half Circle Rug Pattern from Vanilla Tuesday might be more reasonably completed by Mother’s Day. This is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern using simple stitches and makes for a chic minimalist design. Using jute makes it an environmentally-friendly piece that can be used indoors or outdoors. The fringed border adds just the right amount of personality!

Perhaps your mom would love a new handbag for the summer season ahead? Make her this Crocheted Boho Purse pattern from Nattochka’s Etsy Shop. I love this look; perfect for markets and festivals. This pattern comes with 55 pages of detailed instructions to make this lovely bag. The pattern is suitable for a more experienced crocheter and I am so intrigued. This is definitely on my Favourites list (but selfishly so: I’m not sure this is quite my mom’s style).

Flower are always a nice idea on Mother’s Day, but what about making an adorable little plant that needs no care and never dies? Some moms just don’t have that green thumb, so perhaps this happy little Crocheted Sunflower in Pot Amigurumi Pattern from Juliia Pyha is just the thing your mom would love! This is a great gift idea if your mom has pets that love to dig in the plants or if she likes to travel for long periods of time!

This adorable little Realistic Shihtzu Amigurumi Dog Pattern from Aleksandra Olga Style is a super sweet little stuffed toy crochet pattern that would be perfect to make to pay homage to a dog that has passed away or maybe if your mom is in a place where pets are not allowed. Handmade by you makes it just so special and a constant reminder of how much you love her.

Perhaps your mom would love a handknit summer tank top? This lovely Savannah Cool Knit Tank Top Pattern from Disturbing the Fleece is such a pretty and practical wardrobe addition. I love it when I can knit pieces that I (or someone else) will actually wear and this piece looks so versatile. Throw a denim jacket over it for a casual spring outing or a blazer for the office. This pattern calls for 100% silk yarn, which has such a gorgeous drape and feels light and luxurious!

I hope you found some inspiration of a handmade gift you can make for your mom this year. If you don’t get it made in time for Mother’s Day, just keep working and give it to her for Christmas! Pick up a pattern today and get making… or pin it for later!

Make one of these gorgeous modern patterns for Mother's Day. Choose from beautiful crochet patterns, embroidery patterns or knitting patterns to make your mom something unique and special this year. #PatternRoundUp #CrochetPatterns #EmbroideryPatterns #Crafts #MothersDay #ModernCrafts #CraftEvangelist
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Warm Weather Knit and Crochet Patterns

Lots of makers love to knit and crochet year-round, but often come up at a loss with what to make when the weather turns warm and they don’t want to be sweating under a heavy blanket or wait for months to wear their new toque (winter hat for you non-Canadians). I’m here to tell you that you can knit or crochet all spring and summer long and that there are plenty of wonderful options of things to make. Check out some of my favourites here!

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This Summer Days Crop Top Crochet Pattern from Desamour Designs is a great intermediate or adventurous beginner-friendly pattern and is size inclusive with instructions to adjust the length and size of bra cup. Make a flirty crop top for yourself for this summer to stay cool and look great!

If you’re a knitter, there are great crop top options for you, too! The Summer Knitted Halter Crop Top Pattern from DPM Knits is an easy to follow knitting pattern that is written for sizes XS-XL and the length can be adjusted with the lace so that it can fit all body shapes! One of the lovely things about spring and summer patterns is that they are usually smaller projects, so they work up quickly and they require much less yarn than a blanket or a sweater. This cute crop top calls for only 1-2 balls of Paintbox Simply DK yarn and it’s super affordable!

Crocheted bags are one of my favourite go-to’s for warm weather making. I love the texture on this Maple Mini Bag Crochet Pattern from Slowmoments Crafts. The pattern includes a full video tutorial so you can follow along, making it perfect for an adventurous beginner crocheter to learn the star stitch pattern. It calls for Linen100 yarn (which I’m not familiar with, but I bet Lionbrand 24/7 Cotton Yarn would work great, too!

This Boho-Style Jute Eco-Bag Crochet Pattern from LapaLand is relaxed and textured and makes a perfect summer crossbody handbag for keeping your things near while taking a stroll in the park or at a festival (Do we get festivals again? Soon? Please?) I just love the natural colours of the jute and the wooden button. There’s just something so calming about these neutral colours and natural fibres. Sometimes it’s hard to find jute yarn, but you can get some here on Amazon, but I’ve also found it at the dollar store.

Bags are for knitters, too! This Easy Chunky Knit Crochery Bat Pattern from Striks And Mix Pattern is extra beginner-friendly with NO PURL stitches! So if you hate to purl or you’re just looking for a mindless pattern to use up a ball of your stash, this is the pattern for you! You can make multiple sizes by using different size yarns and the corresponding needles.

I just love the beautiful texture and drape on The Sweetpea Top Crochet Pattern from Evelyn And Peter. This is a size-inclusive pattern written in 8 sizes (S-5X) and calls for Lionbrand Truboo Yarn, which is a 100% bamboo yarn with a gorgeous sheen and a delicious drape! It is so soft so it makes the perfect yarn to make lightweight garments! This pattern is also available as part of a Lionbrand Kit, so if you want to get the yarn and pattern altogether, pick up the kit and save yourself the trouble of sourcing the yarn and pattern separately.

Isn’t this gauzy Summer Knit Top Pattern from ileaiye just dreamy? It is made with chunky yarn and some extra large knitting needles, which makes for a quick and easy project with this stunning, easy-breezy, boho style. If you’re not afraid to show some skin, it would make a gorgeous top to wear out and about or as a beach cover-up. So pretty! This is a super easy pattern and would work up quickly with the large needles!

I love the simplicity of the Silver Spring Knit Tank Pattern from wise knits designs. This easy knitting pattern is quick and easy and uses 550-1500 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn. I would recommend Lionbrand’s Cotton Ease Yarn for this project.

Did you know you can knit your own shorts? I never would have thought of it before, but these look so light and comfy! This Light Summer Shorts Knitting Pattern from Holly C Watson makes a pair of high-waisted shorts with a drawstring waistband and flowy, wide legs with a rolled cuff. I think these would feel lovely in this Bambu 7 Yarn from Lionbrand.

I hope this has inspired you to keep creating through the warmer months. There are plenty of fun and interesting patterns that make great projects for taking on the road or to the deck without sweating under a pile of wool! Pick up one of these great patterns today and get making! Or pin it for later so you don’t forget!

8 Great Warm Weather Knit and Crochet Patterns including crop tops, breezy tanks, textured handbags and even a pair of casual knit shorts. Check out these great patterns to make in the warmer months! #PatternRoundUp #KnittingPatterns #CrochetPatterns #CraftEvangelist
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Modern Makes for Baby

It’s spring! Which means it’s time for all things fresh and new! Including fresh and new people! I know a number of young women having babies and that has inspired me to take a look at all the lovely and modern patterns out there for babies! If you’re looking for a lovely handmade gift for a new baby coming into the world, check out this great collection of patterns and get making!

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If you’ve got an Easter baby coming your way, setting aside this weekend to devote to making this Big Easter Bunny Crochet Pattern from Mascheneule and the new parents will have a 20-inch measuring comparison companion that can hang out beside the baby in all the monthly growth update photos!

This adorable little Baby Bear Hoodie Crochet Pattern from Adele Uyan Crochet will make a great wearable photo outfit for a little one. This pattern comes with 3 size options: newborn, 0-6 months, and 6-12 months. If you’re looking for toddler size, the 1-4 years sizes pattern is available here. Little garments crochet up quickly, but babies also grow out of them quickly, so as cute as the really tiny sizes are, I prefer to make the larger sizes so that the child will be able to wear them longer.

If you prefer to knit your baby some clothes, this Classic Baby Overalls Knitting Pattern from Rainer and Bear is so sweet and will make a cosy addition to any baby/toddler wardrobe. This pattern includes instructions to make four sizes: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, and 2-3 years and is suitable for the confident beginner knitter.

Crocheters can crochet up this Crochet Baby Romper pattern from Babies in the Wool Design, which includes 4 sizes: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, and 18-24 months. This easy to follow pattern includes many photos and includes pattern support from the designer (meaning: you can contact the designer for help if you have problems or questions). I just love the subtle horizontal texture on this lovely little baby garment! What a treasured gift this would be!

For a quick, last-minute, handmade gift, you could whip up one or two of these Baby Dribble Bibs from Sarling Crochet. These practical but trendy little bibs will look so darling on a little one. And during that especially drooly time of life, babies need a bunch of these just to make it through the day!

Slippers are always popular baby gifts, but what parent could resist these super adorable Crochet Converse Sneakers Baby Booties from Alice Knit And Crochet? This trendy pattern includes 4 sizes: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months and 9-12 months. I can assure you, these crocheted sneakers will be the talk of the baby shower! How adorable! If you don’t have the time or skill to crochet these on your own, this designer also sells finished items, so check out her shop if you want to order a custom pair (give yourself time: custom-made crocheted items usually have a 2-4 week lead time plus shipping!).

For a smaller project (or not! You could make this as big as you like!), this Tassel Bunting Knitting Pattern from button and blue store is an easy to follow pattern to make your own beautiful knitting bunting. This quick to make bunting will make a great wall hanging to decorate the baby’s room and cheer up any corner of the house! This would be a great beginner knitting project for a new knitter!

How adorable are these little Crocheted Birkenstock sandals from Showroom Crochet? If you have a Birkenstock-loving friend having a baby, I’m sure they would be delighted with these adorable handmade baby shoes! This pattern includes a step-by-step tutorial with nearly 50 photos and clear instructions to guide you through the process. It includes 3 sizes: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-9 months.

This Crocheted Rattle Pattern from Vinera Eyer Patterns is so sweet and is sure to make any new mom swoon over this classic, yet modern handmade toy. It includes three tutorials: fox, deer and wolf versions of this sweet little rattle. The finished toy is approximately 5″ high, so it’s the perfect size for a new baby.

I hope one of these adorable patterns inspired you to knit or crochet something for the new baby in your life. Handmade items make such a treasured gift; it is well worth the time it takes to make something beautiful and there are many trendy and modern patterns to make. Be sure to follow me on Pinterest for more ideas! And pin this one so you can find it later!

Stunning pattern round up of 9 beautiful, modern knit and crochet patterns to make for a new baby. Spring time is the perfect time to start making for baby! So many cute little things to make! #knitting #crochet #patterns #PatternRoundUp

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March Monstera Making Madness

Happy Spring! It’s such a great time of hope and excitement as we enjoy more sunshine throughout the day and it definitely makes me excited for plants! The Monstera Deliciosa trend has been popular for some time now and there are many makers who have created beautiful patterns and DIY kits for you to enjoy this plant even if you don’t have a green thumb. Enjoy making up some of these gorgeous monstera inspired patterns and kits!

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Start off easy with this Monstera Diliciosa Leaf Coasters Crochet Pattern from Camexia Designs. Coaster projects like this can be completed in one sitting and make such stylish additions to your decor! Protect your coffee table in style by making some of these trendy monstera coasters!

I just love the modern take on this Monstera Leaf Trivet Crochet Pattern from LapaLand! If you use a nice thick cotton or 100% wool (did you know that wool is heatproof?!), you’ll end up with a sturdy trivet to bring to the dining table!

Ok, while this one is not in our monstera theme, it is a great looking trivet pattern! Pick up this Crocheted Leaf Trivet Pattern also from Lapaland and make a quick potholder or table protector for your kitchen!

You can’t put a plant on your couch, but you can put a cushion on your couch if you make this Monstera Leaf Cushion Crochet Pattern from Crochet Luxe Home. Cushion covers are such a great way to add some beautiful foliage to your living room, while not in danger of getting dug up by pets or knocked over by kids (or their soccer balls… don’t ask me how I know).

Not to leave out the knitters, this Monstera Dishcloth Knitting Pattern from Oh La Lana Designs is a subtle way of celebrating the beautiful monstera leaf in your ktichen. This is a super easy knitting pattern using just knits and purls, so it’s great for a beginner!

You can also embroider this modern Monstera Cross Stitch Pattern from Easy Stitch Studio and put it on a throw cushion or hang it on a wall for a bright and life-giving handmade piece of art!

Compliment your cross stitch wall hanging or cushion with Easy Stitch Studio‘s Set of 2 Monstera Cross Stitch Patterns.

If you want to get into punch needle, try out this Monstera Punch Needle Digital Pattern & Tutorial from Olive Green St. She also has a kit available, but it looks like it’s only in Spanish right now. So, if you read Spanish, go check it out.

If you’ve been loving the embroidery you’ve been seeing lately, but don’t know where to start, I can’t recommend embroidery kits enough! It’s so great to have everything you need all in a kit ready for you to get crafting. To make this Monstera Deliciosa Complete Embroidery Kit from Hoop Embroidery Co, you’ll get a complete 8-page instruction booklet with full colour pages of highly detailed instructions and all the supplies!

For a more modern take on monstera’s this DIY Geometric Monstera Cross Stitch Kit from Robyn Kayla Kits is a great way to practice your cross stitch and get a super trendy little decor piece for your home! Or a fantastic handmade gift! Also, kits make great gift ideas for creative folks!

Monstera string art! How fun is this? This Modern Monstera Deliciosa String Art Kit from Good Strings makes a great relaxing craft and a beautiful piece of handmade art to hang in your home. The beautiful neutrals will look great in any room!

If you’d like to try out painting, you can even get painting kits like this DIY Monstera Deliciosa Oil Painting – Paint by Number Kit from Distinct Interior. Learn to paint your own gorgeous oil painting complete with all the supplies you need: canvas, brushes, paints, and instructions!

I hope you’ve found some great ideas to make gorgeous monstera crafts for your home or for gifts! These are such gorgeous plants and crafts that celebrate them are definitely worth exploring. Pick up one of these great patterns or kits today and get making or pin it for later! Happy making, friends!

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Easter Amigurumi & Crafts- Inspiring Spring Knit & Crochet Patterns

The days have begun to get longer and Easter is approaching! It’s such a great time of hope as the snow melts and the sun shines for longer each day! It’s a great time to make so many cute and adorable things, as well! I just love all the fun Easter- and spring-themed patterns that independent designers come up with. I’ve collected a great little group of knit and crochet patterns, and even a little craft kit if you’re looking for a break from stitching. Check them out below!

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The Easter Carrot Gnome Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Pam Pinostore is such a fun idea!!! How adorable is that carrot hat on than gnome! I’m dying!!! I love the brushed out beard and little carrot accompaniment. This would make such cute Easter decor that you can keep around all spring!

If you don’t crochet, but prefer to knit, you can get in on the gnome game as well by making this Bunny Gnome and Easter Egg Knitting Pattern from Little Totz Designs. Little knit toys make great Easter basket stuffers and they’re sure to delight everyone!

If you’d prefer to crochet your Easter eggs, check out this Easter Egg Crochet pattern from ATERG Crochet. I love all the bright colours; it’s a great way to use up all those little bits of scrap yarn!

Check out this cute Colourful Easter Bunnies Crochet Pattern from Jen Pattern. With fun colourful shirts and adorable structured bunny faces, you could make one of these sweet bunnies for a family of kids, each with their own special colour as fabulous Easter gifts!

How amazing is this Holland Lop Rabbit Knitting Pattern from Dotpebbles Knits? This bunny looks practically real! So sweet and KNIT! It’s not always easy to find knitting patterns that do amigurumi so well: this bunny is quite the feat!

While definitel less realistic, I just love this Crochet Easter Bunny with Cross Stitch Embroidery Pattern from sam Snosami PDF. I love the sweet flowers all over these gorgeous heirloom quality dolls. These will make such a special keepsake, made with love!

Dotpebbles Knits impresses again with this realistic Wild Rabbit Knitting Pattern. How sweet is this little bunny?! Such an amazing pattern! I’ve never actually made a knit stuffed toy before because I usually find crochet amigurumi to be cuter, but this pattern is just so impressive!

See? Crochet amigurumi is soooooo cute?! This adorable little Bonnie the Bunny Crochet Pattern from When Crafting Is Life with those fabric-lined ears just makes me melt with sweetness!

This Toy Bunny Knitting Pattern from Knitted Zoo Gifts demonstrates that there are some adorable cartoonish knitting patterns for amigurumi as well. You can make this detailed little bunny with his hat and scarf with the help of 60 detailed photos and 12 PDF pages guiding you through the whole process. It’s knit in the round on 4 double-pointed needles and requires basic knitting skills.

How would you kids feel about finding some of these Crochet Easter Eggs with Bunny & Chick Amigurumi Pattern from Crochet Feelings Toys in their Easter Egg Hunt? Such sweet little Easter decor items to brighten up your spring mantel!

Or you could knit yourself some flowers! How adorable is this Daffodils Knitting Pattern from Love Fibres? Sweet little spring daffodils that never die and provide bright and cheery decor for this hopeful season!

Ok, I know my kids are kinda done with the stuffy stage (officially, but I think my younger two are still fans of cuddly toys), but this Amigurumi Bunny in Carrot Crochet Pattern from Fiona Dolls is just the sweetest and I think they’d all think this little guy was pretty cute!

Something about this Cuddly Chick Toy Knitting Pattern from Fluff and Fuzz just made me think of the Wonder Pets Show and the little chick that was in that animated series. This sweet little knit chick would be another great Easter basket item!

Maybe this Easter Bunny String Art Craft Kit from String Art From Heart seems a little out of place after a whole bunch of knit and crochet items, but it’s definitely Easter-themed and it’s so cute! Many knitters and crochers, including myself, need a little break from the yarn stitching crafts and a quick and easy kit like this one makes the perfect little break and a satisfying project. Don’t be afraid to put down your needles or hooks for a bit to enjoy making something different!

I hope you found some inspiring patterns to get making for Easter and spring this year. Hope is in the air, friends! It’s a great time to make some cute crafts! Pick up one of these patterns today or pin it for later.

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Embroidery Patterns and Kits for Everyone

While I mostly share knit and crochet patterns here, I have been dabbling in embroidery a little bit recently. It’s a nice break from knitting and crocheting. I first learned to embroider in grade eight Home Ec class and let’s just say it wasn’t my favourite. I think we got some bad instructions. But last year, I was drawn to some really beautiful embroidery projects I saw on Etsy and I just had to try one out. If you’ve been looking at trying embroidery, I’ve gathered up a great collection of pretty little projects for you to try out here.

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This cute little Honey Bee Embroidery Kit was the kit that I bought from Florals and Floss that restored my faith in embroidery. Her instructions were so much better than I received in grade eight. I made consistent pretty little french knots (a stitch that eluded me as a young teenager) and ultimately, my project looks pretty similar to the example here. I’m very pleased with it.

I was very intrigued by the Monstera Deliciosa Magnetic Needle Minder from Florals and Floss so I picked up one of these with my embroidery kit and then I wondered what I did without them! I now have this one attached to my knitting pouch, where it keeps my tapestry needles easily accessible.

So when I bought another kit from Florals and Floss, I also picked up her new Wildflower Magnetic Needle Minder. It is super handy for not losing your needle while you’re stitching. And it magnets right to your work so you don’t put any extra holes in your work!

This is the next kit I bought: the Wildflower Bouquet Embroidery Pattern. <– That link is just for the pattern because I don’t think she has the kit in stock at the time of writing, but check out her kits to see if it’s stock. I haven’t started it yet, but I just love her kits! They’re wrapped so prettily and are complete with everything you need. When you’re busy and there’s a pandemic, you don’t want to spend forever in a craft store checking to make sure you’ve got all the right colours of floss just to get home and discover you can’t find your needle! So handy to get everything in a cute little kit.

Once I got reacquainted with embroidery, I thought that Mr Evangelist‘s new office space that we carved out of our sitting room needed a little piece of handmade art. I never would have had the audacity to try making this Appa embroidery from Avatar the Last Airbender if I hadn’t have been reintroduced to embroidery with the kit from Florals and Floss. I couldn’t find an embroidery pattern or kit that I liked, so I found an image online and traced it onto a piece of linen (a piece of an old bedsheet) and got stitching. I’m pretty happy with how he turned out.

This adorable Bicycle Embroidery Kit or Pattern (you can choose either one) from iHeartStitchArt is such a simple and cute little stitching pattern. I love the basket full of flowers. It’s beginner-friendly, so if you’re new to embroidery or you’d like to introduce a loved one, this kit would be a sweet introduction.

The Hipster Stitcher has this Floral Garden Hand Embroidery Kit which is also designed for a beginner. It has a great selection of stitches included in it, so the beginner stitcher can try their hand at a variety of techniques and get a good foundation for embroidery.

I love the simplicity of this Blown Kiss Embroidery Kit from Bijoudebroderie. If you don’t read French, don’t worry “cerceau” means hoop, so ignore the French options and choose the English option kit with hoop (or without hoop). What a pretty little gift this would make for a loved one.

Once you feel like you have a handle on french knots, or if you just want A LOT of practice, try the Coloured Heart Embroidery Kit also from Bijoudebroderie. The pattern is already printed on the fabric, so you can just pop your fabric in the hoop, thread your needle and get stitching!

Another favourite from Bijoudebroderie is this Geometric Deer Head Emboirdery Kit. Simple and classic, this beginner-friendly kit is easy with just one colour of floss, but will make a lovely piece of decor hanging in your home. A perfect little gift for that hard-to-buy-for loved one.

This Bee Kind Hand Embroidery Kit from The Hipster Stitcher is another simple little embroidery kit that is full of whimsy and is sure to make you smile every time you see it. (And can you tell I love bees yet?… I can’t help it, they’re yellow!)

I love the fun 70’s vibe this Mushroom Embroidery Kit from Hook Line Tinker is putting out. These adorably decorated little mushrooms are just so fun. I may need to find a place in my sitting room for this fun little hoop!

Have you had enough florals yet? No? Didn’t think so. This Earthy Floral Embroidery Pattern from Florals and Floss has such a lovely classic design to it. It might have to be my next kit once I finish the one I’ve got. (How am I going to get all this knitting done if I’m constantly stitching?!)

Have you ever thought about embroidering on your clothes? Florals and Floss has these perfect Stick and Stitch Embroidery Designs which are perfect for putting anywhere and stitching some cute little embellishments on your clothes. Embroidery on hand-knit or hand-crocheted items just makes them that much more special. And embroidery on jeans is super trendy right now too. Make your clothes one of a kind!

While this doesn’t exactly look like a beginner pattern to me, look what can be done with embroidery! Needle-painting! How adorable is this Cute Little Bird Needle Painting Pattern from Neva Reef Decor?! It’s just the pattern, but this is definitely something to aspire to. What would you put this little bird on?

I hope you’ve found some inspiration for a new craft and some great resources to get started with embroidery. Check out these great embroidery patterns and kits today and get stitching! Or pin it for later!

Check out this great collection of embroidery kits and patterns! Embroidery kits make learning this new craft so simple and pleasant! Can't wait to pick up one of these great kits and get stitching! #embroidery #embroiderykits #crafts #sewingcrafts #embellish #CraftEvangelist
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Unwinding with Cable Knit & Crochet Patterns

There’s just something so special about cables in knitting and crochet: the twists and texture of braids and intricate designs. Cables can appear intimidating to the new crafter, but they’re really pretty simple. They require some careful attention, but they’re nothing mystical: they’re formed exactly how you might imagine, by twisting the work as you go. Whether you’re new to cable knitting or cable crochet (yes, you read that right–you can cable in crochet, too!), I’ve got a lovely selection of cable-knit and cable-crochet patterns for you to try out today.

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The winter hat is my go-to project for new ideas and stitches. It’s a great way to learn a new stitch because beanies are small projects that work up quickly, so the reward of accomplishment is more immediate than when working on a larger project. The Dunes Beanie Knitting Pattern from Stitch Hiker Designs is an easy cable knit beanie pattern that calls for super bulky (size 6) yarn, so it works up extra fast! And big yarn is so trendy these days. Top it with a large faux fur pompom (I love the selection from Gingersnap Handmade!)

Once you’ve got the hang of cable knitting, the Blacksod Hat Knitting Pattern from While They Dream is a great next project. With smaller yarn and a little more intricate pattern, you’ll find yourself immersed in a relaxing cable stitch pattern that is unisex. This intermediate knit beanie pattern is a great way to improve your knitting skills!

If you didn’t know before, you can get a cable look with crochet! It’s true! The Camdyn Cable Crochet Hat Pattern from Lakeside Loops is a great first cable crochet project to try out this new technique! This hat comes in 6 sizes: Newborn to Adult Men’s hat. This pattern includes detailed photos and a helpful video along with a graph/chart, which accompany the easy to follow written instructions. You’re sure to have a ball of medium weight (size 4, worsted) yarn on hand to have everything you need to make this lovely crocheted winter hat today!

When you’re feeling more adventurous, you might like to explore a cable knit garment. Start with this Easy Cable Knit Sweater Knitting Pattern from Northern Loop Knitwear. It has a gorgeous cabled sleeve and is made with a large, chunky yarn, which means it will work up quickly with fewer stitches and have a casual cozy vibe!

And you can even crochet a cabled sweater! The V-Neck Cable Sweater Crochet Pattern from Beauty Crochet Pattern also has a lovely cable textured sleeve on this classic pullover sweater pattern! This pattern includes many pictures and a step by step photo tutorial with measurements, stitch counts and extra notes to guide you along your way to making this lovely sweater.

The River Braid Sweater Knitting Pattern from Katrines Designs is knit in one piece–sideways!–in soft merino wool to make up this relaxed, but elegant modern sweater with a loose fit. I just love this style and the lovely gorgeous cabled sleeves!

Moving the cables to the front of the sweater, this Irish Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern from Carraig Designs Crafts is such a lovely modern cable knit top pattern, as well. With a breezy open look and loose relaxed cables, this short sleeved sweater is the perfect layering piece for the office with a classic style.

For some crocheted cables down the front, check out the Crochet Cable Stitch V Neck Sweater from TCDDIY. The textures on this sweater are so lovely and intricate, definitely a project that won’t have you bored with plenty of textures and stitches to enjoy! There are a number of other lovely cable-crocheted patterns in the TCDDIY shop, as well. Definitely worth checking out!

Can you believe that this lovely sweater is crocheted???! The Valencia Infinity Cable Crochet Sweater Pattern from Briana K Designs has a chunky, horizontal twist cable that uses an innovative technique for cables that do not have gaps or holes behind them. These cables pop and have a beautiful start and finish. I think I’m going to get this pattern just to learn this beautiful crochet cable technique! Learning new techniques to level-up my making is one of my favourite things!

I just love this Cozy Celtic Raglan Cable Knit Sweater from Knitatude with its cozy jumbo cowl and lovely celtic cable pattern in the front. Knit with size 6 super bulky yarn, this oversized cropped sweater works up quickly and is so warm for fall and winter!

Similar to the sweater, Knitatude has designed this Cozy Celtic Kerchief Knitting Pattern, which is perfect for layering under a denim jacket (as pictured) without the hassle of trying to fit the bulk of the sleeves in a tighter fitting garment! The look of a chunky cable-knit sweater without the extra bulk! Brilliant! I had to share this because it’s such a unique item that most people wouldn’t even think to search for such a thing!

If garments are not your jam, or you just want to bring that cable texture home, check out this Chunky Oversized Cable Knit Blanket Pattern from Knit Purl Curl. Knit with 2 strands of super bulky yarn held together, this 48″ x 80″ blanket knits up quickly and will add a touch of cozyness to any room! This is the perfect winter throw blanket!

For a more intricate cable knit pattern, try your more experience and patient knitting hands at this November Aran Afghan Knitting Pattern from Tiger Needles. With several beautiful and unique cabled knitting motifs and textures, this pattern is sure to keep you interested and creates a stunning piece. The project is worked in 5 pieces and seamed together for a beautiful bedspread or large throw blanket.

We mustn’t leave the crocheters out of the afghan game: the Calming Cables Crochet Blanket Pattern from Crochet Patterns N More is a lovely crocheted throw pattern that is full of amazing texture and makes a solid yarn look glorious! Such a classic look to this blanket, you will be so proud to display this comfy and gorgeous afghan in your home!

I hope you feel inspired to try out cable knitting or cable crocheting if you haven’t ventured into it before. It’s such a classic and beautiful look and the technique is definitely worth learning! It’s a great way to expand or practice your skills as you become a more advanced maker! Pick up a pattern today or pin it for later!

14 Cable Knit and Cable Crochet patterns to try out! Level up your knitting skills and your crocheting skills with these classic textured cabled projets! #knittingpatterns #crochepatterns #cables #cableknit #cablecrochet #patternroundup #CraftEvangelist
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Mittens to Make

What is it they say? “Cold hands, warm heart”? I think that might have been made up just be to make the cold- handed among us feel better for having ice-cold hands! It is unpleasant and my heart does not feel very warm with my cold hands! But there is a solution! Mittens!!! So, if you or someone you love has notoriously cold hands, you can knit or crochet them up a pair of one of these incredible pairs of mittens to make their hands match the temperature of their heart* (*no guarantees on exact temperature increases!). Check out some of these lovely mitten patterns to make!

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I’ve started out with a bunch of crochet patterns here for you. But I’ve carefully selected patterns that aren’t hole-y! Crocheted items are often holey and therefore not as warm as one would like them, but that should not be a problem with these crochet patterns! This One Night Mittens Crochet Pattern from Cool Knitters is a great beginner/intermediate pattern made with bulky-weight yarn and a 5.00 mm hook, so it works up in one night! You can have warm hands for your walk tomorrow!

If you have not made anything with LionBrand’s Go For Faux, you need to try out this fuzzy and cozy yarn! While it is a bit of a challenge to crochet with as you have to crochet by feeling more than by seeing, the result is so luxurious and warm that it is worth the patience needed! These Crochet Faux Fur Mittens & Headband Patterns from All About Ami include some great instructions for this in the pattern and also the pattern is available for free on her blog! You can also purchase a kit from LionBrand Yarn which includes all the yarn and the pattern to make this cute set!

The Remy Mittens Crochet Pattern is an easy crochet pattern from Ruby Webbs that comes in 4 sizes, so you can make matching mittens for the whole family! I love the stitch pattern on these lovely mittens which use worsted weight yarn, which means that you should be able to find a suitable yarn in your local big box store or your local yarn store with ease.

The 3 Hour Chunky Crochet Mittens Pattern from Make And Do Crew is crocheted with what is called the knit stitch or the waistcoat stitch. It basically just puts a single crochet stitch in a different spot. Check out this YouTube tutorial from Mama in a Stitch for a video on how to make this stitch. It’s a lovely stitch that is excellent for closing up the holes that we regularly find in single crochet, so well-worth learning!

The Noelle Knitted Look Mittens Crochet Pattern from Hooked On Tilly uses a different stitch (Half-double crochet in the third loop) which creates a horizontal knit-look stitch and also creates a tight fabric. Doesn’t it look so lovely in that faded yarn?

Ok, time for the knitting patterns! The Easy Knit Mittens Knitting Pattern from Darling Jadore is made with the classic garter stitch which makes a nice thick warm fabric for your mittens. It does involve double-pointed needles (which aren’t that hard to use, really!), so while this is a pretty easy pattern, it is classified as an intermediate pattern, but you can do this! Learn a new skill! There are so many people on YouTube or the internet in general who want to teach you how to do things! Or get yourself a Craftsy subscription! Anytime I want to improve a technique or if I don’t know how to do something, I search Craftsy and there’s always a great tutorial for how to do it!

The Grove Mittens Cable Knit Mittens Knitting Pattern also from Darling Jadore is another great classic knitting pattern for gorgeous cable knit mittens! I love the large woven-like cable which flows down the centre and is delicately flanked by two smaller rope-like cables against a backdrop of delicate stockinette stitches! This is a classic must-have staple that would make an excellent handmade gift or the perfect addition to your winter outerwear wardrobe!

I know I’ve shared The Helix Mittens Knitting Pattern from Lee And Evelyn before, but it’s just such a fun and simple knitting pattern that I can’t help but share it again! The delicate purl stitches spiral around the length of the mitten, which are quick to work up in a bulky (size 5) yarn. This mitten pattern is perfect for adventurous beginners looking for the perfect first pair of handknit mittens!

The Piper Mittens from Yankee Knitter Designs are an easy chunky cable knit mittens pattern made with a single cable down the front. The instruction sare easy to follow and the pattern includes insturction for both double pointed needles and the Magic Loop method (another method worth learning!).

The Mittens My Love Fair Isle Mittens Knitting Pattern from Design by Evvash is a delicate, fair-isle knitting pattern which comes in an impressive 13 sizes! So these are sure to be a pair of mittens that will be a perfect fit for everyone in the family! I love the little hearts that the alternate colours of stranded colourwork produce; so cute!

Speaking of little heats, a pair of thrummed mittens are the perfect combo of cute and warm! The Thrummed Mittens Knitting Pattern from Blue Bird Pine Shop works up quickly with bulky yarn and the pattern is worked in the round for a seamless finish. The thrums create a fuzzy and warm lining, which feels like wearing a stuffy as a mitten and sure to keep your hands toasty all winter long!

If you crochet and are interested in making a pair of thrummed mittens, keep your eyes on All About Ami’s blog or Instagram for her upcoming crocheted thrummed mittens pattern! She has used the waistcoat stitch and these will definitely make a pair of super toasty warm mittens! I can hardly wait for her pattern to be released!

This is the pair of mittens I made this winter. The Sagostad Mittens by Sofiz Kammeborn was a bit of a challenge for me, as I ventured into learning how to improve my fair isle skills (Thanks Craftsy!). I had purchased the Yarn kit for Sadostad Fairy Tale Town Mittens (this kit does not include the pattern; you need to buy that separately on Ravelry) last year and started to make them, but I got a little distracted and discouraged, so I set them aside until this Christmas break when I determined to finish these lovely mittens. I finished them and then I actually added a knit lining, which there is no pattern for, but it was such an interesting challenge that I had to figure out how to do it. The result is just lovely. I shared a few more pictures in this Instagram post with a peek inside the mittens to look at the lining. I’m so impressed that I don’t have to contend with the strands of yarn held behind the colourwork and can just feel the smoothness of the lining. It was pretty much like knitting another pair of mittens, but it was so worth it!

I hope you enjoyed this collection of mittens to make and that you are inspired to grab and pattern and get making today! Your hands will thank you!

Make an adorable pair of mittens with the great collection of knit and crochet mitten patterns. Ranging from beginner to advanced mitten patterns, these mittens are sure to delight and keep your hands warm this winter!
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Crochet a Bouquet for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so it’s time to bring on the rhymes and puns and bring on the flowers! While I love fresh flowers, they only last so long, so why not make some flowers that will last as long as your love? And I’m not just talking about a simple little 5 petal applique here: I have collected a stunning bunch (ah? see what I did there?) of crocheted flower patterns that will challenge your skill and make the recipient dive in for a smell because they’re so realistic looking! Check ou these patterns and grab some of your stash and get crocheting today (you still have time if you focus!).

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Yellow is my favourite and sunflowers are so cheery, so here’s a beauitful Sunflowers bouquet crochet pattern from ViTasja that will bring sunshine to the love of your life. We all need a little more sunshine in these dark days, so crochet some gorgeous flowers that will last!

If you’re looking for a more simple pattern, try making this Crochet Flower Brooch Pattern also from ViTasja. Even just three of these little flowers bunched up and pinned on a card will make a quick, unique and delightful gift for a teacher, coworker or friend.

Of course, roses are the flowers of love. Happy Patty Crochet has so many gorgeous, realistic flower patterns, like this Crochet Rose Pattern, you have to try out at least one! This impeccably designed pattern is perfect for the intermediate crocheter and makes a realistic looking rose that is sure to impress!

Can you even believe that this Crochet Hyacinth Pattern which is also from Happy Patty Crochet is crocheted? Incredible! Such detail and fine work! Learn how to make it from a master!

Isn’t this Zinnia Flower Crochet Pattern from Happy Patty Crochet just stunning? These beauitful flowers will be well-worth the time you invest in making such a gorgeous bouquet!

I am a big fan of tulips. Perhaps it’s because they’re one of the first flowers up in the spring, after a long winter, they’re an early sign of the hope of warmer weather to come. This Crochet Tulip Pattern from Happy Patty Crochet means you can enjoy the beauty and hope of spring anytime you like!

Nothing quite so classic as a spray of roses in a bud vase. This Spray Rose Crochet Pattern also from Happy Patty Crochet are perfect for thick and lush bouquets and centrepieces as well as small-scale arrangements or appliques for a corsage or a headpiece. This pattern includes instructions for a spray rose in the 3 stages pictured here: closed, half-open and open, as well as patterns for the sepals and a leaf.

The Calla Lily is one of the most elegant flowers there is! And this Calla Lily Crochet Pattern from Happy Patty Crochet is a stunning re-creation! This pattern is for the more experienced crocheter, so if you’re new to crochet and you love the look of this, get some more practice under your belt, learn some skills, improve your stitches and make this a goal project!

Carnations are the flower that last for weeks! Well, a carnation made from this Crochet Carnation Pattern will last even longer! Isn’t it incredible how realistic it looks! Check out Happy Patty Crochet’s Etsy Shop to choose your favourite flower if you haven’t found one from this stunning group that I’ve selected here.

I love orchids. I am curringly waiting for my own real orchid to send up another flower stem, but winter is typically a dormant season, so I just need to be patient. This Moth Orchid Crochet Pattern from Pippa Patterns Crochet will never experience a dormant season, though, and it’s gorgeous blooms will stay open and fresh for years without any watering or fertilizer!

I hope you found a flower pattern to make for the love of your life (or even just for yourself to enjoy!). Pick up a pattern and some yarn/crochet thread today and get making! Or pin it for later!

Crochet Pattern Round up of beautiful realistic crocheted flower patterns. Lovely calla lily, zinnias, roses, carnations, tulips, hyacinth, sunflowers, orchids and more! Crochet your very own bouquet of flowers with one of these lovely patterns! #crochetpattern #crochetedflowers #craftevangelist #patternroundup
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