A Cozy Crop of Comfy Knit & Crocheted Hoodies

It’s cozy weather! And I’m in full-on knit mode. I finished one sweater and quickly moved on to the next. I’m sure I have a collection of patterns I’ve purchased that I haven’t yet made, and I have at least one more sweater kit waiting in the queue for me, but that doesn’t stop me from eyeing up another one for the queue. And I think I need a handmade hoodie. Which one of these gorgeous knit and crochet hooded sweater patterns should I add to my list?

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The Harvest Hooded Sweater is a crocheted design from Mason Jar Yarn Designs. I love its simple double crochet construction, which means it will work up relatively quickly, but also cozy with a nice drape. It’s a size inclusive pattern, accommodating sizes up to 5X (62″ inch chest body measurement) with a skill level of advanced beginner.

The Aspen Hooded Sweater Crochet Pattern from Adorish Originals is made top down in one continuous piece, so no seaming, at least for the body. The kangaroo pocket is optional, but I would definitely include it. You have to check out the other photos of this sweater–so adorable! The pattern includes sizes S-3XL, fitting up to a 54″ chest and is made with worsted weight yarn.

The Dutton Hoodie Men’s Crochet Hoodie Pattern is a great textured crochet pattern from Two Brothers Blankets with sizes up to 5X, fitting up to a 64″ chest. Using the beautiful Alpine stitch to create the lovely texture and fingering weight yarn, this project is not a quick sweater, but would be so worth the time to make!

The Hawthorn Hoodie Crochet Pattern from Evelyn and Peter is made with chenille yarn, so it will be soooo cozy to wear. It’s size inclusive, up to a 5X and is also available as a Lion Brand kit if you want to get all of the yarn and the pattern in one bundle. Super handy!

Ok, now for some knits! This Vintage Men’s Hooded Sweater Knitting Pattern from Thistle and Twig Crafts is a classic men’s hoodie, vintage from the 1970s, but so classic it’s easy to imagine wearing it today. Not size inclusive, as it only accommodates sizes from 38″-50″ chest measurements. But you gotta love a classic raglan hoodie!

Here’s another vintage number, the Vintage Easy Plain Hooded Sweater for Children from Pattern Bazaar Shop. With options for both a cardigan and a pullover, this classic simple hoodie pattern for kids would make a lovely baby gift. Parents always get loads of tiny stuff, but tiny ones become toddlers and they still need stuff to wear. How much nicer is it to have something that will fit them for a little longer?

The Unixex Hooded Sweatshirt with Kangaroo Pocket Knitting Pattern from Alya Pattern is another classic hoodie pattern. The instructions include final chest measurements up to 148cm (58″), an XXL. So, to accommodate the kind of ease you might want for this type of garment (I like my hoodies to be oversized, so about 6-10″ of positive ease), you’ll want to make your size to accommodate that. So, I wouldn’t say this pattern is size inclusive.

The Clubhouse Raglan Hoodie Knitting Pattern from Two of Wands is more size inclusive, with instructions up to 4XL, the finished garment fits up to a 58″ chest with a suggested ease of 10-12.”

This Vintage Slouchy Ribbed Hooded Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern from Fab Fashion Patterns is soooo fun! I love this shot of the model on the beach: what a vibe! This pattern uses a chunky or bulky yarn. It is a vintage pattern, so it is not size inclusive, sadly, but it is quite oversized. It is also a UK pattern, so I’m not sure what the differences are for North American knitters, but it does mention using UK crochet terms, so I guess there’s some crochet in it? If you make it, I would love to hear about your experience!

The Turning Points Hoodie Crochet Pattern from Ginger Knot Shop is a lovely colour block raglan construction crocheted hoodie with no seams! I love no seams! My favourite! Made in the moss stitch with size 4 worsted weight yarn, this hoodie has an optional front pocket. I don’t think it really counts as a hoodie unless it has a front pocket, but that’s just me. This looks like a fun option. It’s been so long since I’ve made a crocheted garment, this one just might be the one for me. It includes instructions for sizes XS-3X.

I can’t get over how cute this Toddler Hooded Sweater Knitting Pattern is from Good Woolies. Such a sweet and simple little hooded sweater. Maybe this is a good option for my new great nephew!

And a final option (obviously not for me), but the Vintage Cable Sweater Sweater with Hood for 0-6 years Knitting Pattern from Pattern Bazaar Shop is such an adorable option. With a little bit of texture and some lovely cables, this cute little vintage pattern would make such a sweet gift for a little one!

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern round up of hooded sweaters. I’m not sure which one I’m adding to my queue yet. Let me know what you would make. Grab the pattern and some yarn and get making today or pin it for later!

Knit and Crochet Snood Patterns for a Cozy Winter

What is a snood? When I looked into the meaning of this term, I discovered that it basically was a hair net. But it has evolved to also mean “a wide ring of knitted material worn as a hood or a scarf.” So with that somewhat more broad definition, we go forth into finding some lovely cozy hooded cowl patterns, or hooded scarves, or snood patterns to make to keep cozy this winter.

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I have been eyeing up the TikTok Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern from The Creatrix in the Matrixx for a while. This warm and cozy snood pattern went viral last year and it’s not hard to see why. As you can see in the video below, the addition of the panels means there is a cozy covering to keep you covered under a shawl collared coat. This is the kind of winter coat that I have and this hooded cowl would be almost perfect. The only trouble for me is that I don’t want to pull it over my head every time!

This Furry Balaclava Crochet Pattern from JustBInnovative. I’m a big fan of faux fur yarn, even though it has a bit of a learning curve to work with. I don’t recommend it for beginners because you need to have a consistent stitch gauge. You also need to understand the construction of stitches to “feel” where to put the stitches since the faux fur hides them quite well. The advantage of this is that it’s not “hole-y” like other crocheted garments can be. Again, this is a pull over the head hood.

The Inga Hood knitting pattern from Amy La Roux Pattern Shop is a hooded cowl knitting pattern that is great over the head snood to consider. I love the texture and simplicity of the garter stitch. The designer recommends this as an intermediate pattern because the pattern requires the skill of grafting.

This Button Neck Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern from Well Ravelled might be just the thing for me, since it has buttons at the cowl part. I wouldn’t have to pull this over my head to put it on! I would want a front panel to properly fit under my coat, but this construction is certainly an option for me.

The Gran’dana Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern from LES by Ruby Baby is a poncho-inspired hooded cowl. The design uses mostly granny stitch and a drawstring to cinch up that hood. This might be better suited to less extreme winters than we have here in Edmonton. Our winter winds would blow right through that granny stitch hood, but it is very fun looking.

The Convertible Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern from the Nerd Asylum Crafts is a cozy pattern with a removable hood! The buttons around the hood allow you to wear the cowl without the hood if you want!

The Evie George Cozy Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern from Knitty Bitty Committee is a gorgeous and cozy hooded cowl. It looks so luxurious with all that cozy fabric to wrap yourself in! This is definitely a consideration, even though it’s a pull over your head construction.

Ok, full disclosure, I’m probably not going to wear a Lion Hooded Cowl made with this crochet pattern from mon petit violon. But it is so adorable, I had to include it!

The Vemdalen Hooded Scarf Knitting Pattern from Amy La Roux Pattern Shop is another good option. It doesn’t have to go on over the head, so it’s a good contender for my needs. And also, it is an option for the knitters who don’t crochet out there.

The Alasse Miriel Hooded Cowl Knitting Pattern by The Jane Victoria is a delicate, beautiful, Victorian-style hooded cowl pattern. It has a capelet look to it and would be perfect if you were harkening to a Victorian-era style. This is another good and interesting option for knitters.

The Autumn Hooded Cowl Pattern from Wooly Gems is a cozy knitting pattern featuring a button to make it even more snug once fastened. Also, there is no pointy hood with this pattern. It uses short-rows to shape the hood, so you will need to know (or learn!) short rows to make this pattern.

I hope you’re keeping warm where you are. If you’re not, take the time to whip up one of these snood patterns this winter. Grab your yarn and supplies and pick up a pattern and get making! Or pin it for later on your ideas board!

Hooded Cowl Patterns

Gorgeous Granny Square Sweater Crochet Patterns to Start the New Year

Granny squares are a great place to start when learning to crochet, but often times new crocheters dont’ know what to do with them once they’re made. I’m going to be honest about those first few: you’re probably not going to be able to do anything with them. You’re learning! It’s normal! Maybe if you caught on quickly, you’ll have some coasters. But take that knowledge and come along to see what you can do with the skills you’ve acquired and find some great patterns to turn your new hobby into garment making!

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This Sunflower Crochet Cardigan pattern from Kristines Day Crafts is so cheerful and sunny! I love sunflowers and this stunning cropped cardigan pattern is easy to follow and requires beginner level crochet skills. You could easily lengthen or shorten this cardigan by adding another row of granny squares to the bottom to make it suit your preferences!

This long hooded granny square jacket crochet pattern is a vintage pattern that has been tested and tweaked by skilled crocheter The Sweetest Crochet PT. It is written for size S-M, but is adjustable and the seller offers support for adjusting the size. So I wouldn’t necessarily say this is a beginner crochet pattern, but if you have some experience constructing a crochet pattern, it is likely fairly easy to adjust to your preferred size.

This Crochet Granny Hexagon Cardigan Pattern from Amy T Design isn’t exactly a granny square pattern, but it fits the theme. These Hexagon sweaters are so cool the way they turn a couple of large hexagons into the sleeves and body of a cardigan! You’ll be so amazed at how it comes together. It’s oversized and slouchy, super cozy and quick to make! The beauty of this is that you won’t have to seam together a bunch of tiny granny squares at the end to finish it.

Stephanie is one of my favourite designers for easy to follow crochet patterns and her Cozy Days Daisy Cardigan Crochet Pattern is no different. It is made with a bulky level 5 yarn, so the granny squares works up quickly and you’ll be seaming up this sweater in no time! The yarn she suggests is Lion Brand Yarn’s Hue & Me, which you can also get as a kit (pattern included!) from Lion Brand. This pattern has inclusive sizing, with sizing from XS to 5XL.

This fun Crocheted Daisy Cropped Cardigan Pattern from TS Crochet Design is a fun and colourful granny square jacket with oversized sleeves and a cropped bodice that would make a stunning statement piece. So fun for festivals or weekend wear. You could choose to make it in just a few colours or use it as a stash busting project to use up those leftovers!

This Crochet Granny Square Hooded Cardigan Pattern from By Masal is such a gorgeous long boho-inspired sweater and would be such a stunning statement piece! I love how the different colour arrangements of each square make it so unique and have such a lovely 70’s vibe!

Speaking of a 70’s vibe, check out this stunning Ada Top Crochet Pattern from Cucurucu Crochet! I love this pattern so much! It is size inclusive from XS to 5XL and the length can be customized to your preference. Such a lovely little top! Would make a great top on its own or a vest over a long sleeved shirt.

The Isla Granny Square Sweater Crochet Pattern from Lakeside Loops is a classy take on a crochet classic! This pattern is also size inclusive, with instructions for sizes S-5XL. The 2-4″ of positive ease on this sweater allows for a comfy fit, and depending on the yarn you choose to make it in, it can be suitable for spring/summer or the cooler months.

This Daisy Square Granny Tee Crochet Pattern from Cansharkseattoffee has just one round of granny squares at the yoke of the sweater. It has sizing from 32-34 inches to 44-46 inches and is an easy pattern with flattering sleeves. Once you seam together the granny squares, the rest of the sweater will work up pretty quickly.

I hope you found some inspiration for your next steps in crochet! Crocheting is so fun; your granny squares can turn into more than blankets and scarves! Grab a pattern, some yarn, and a hook and get crocheting today! Or Pin it for later!

A collage of 5 different granny square sweater and top patterns featured in the blog post of Gorgeous Granny Square sweater patterns by Craft Evangelist.

Knit and Crochet Gorgeous Handmade Gifts for Baby

My nephew’s fiance is having a baby! I’m so excited! I’m going to be a great auntie! So fun! AND that means that I can make cute things for the baby! Baby is due around Christmas and we don’t know the gender, so it’s a gender-neutral baby pattern round up! If you have a baby you’re knitting or crocheting for, I have a lovely collection of ideas for you!

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Let’s start with garments! This stunning Baby Wool Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Little French Knits is an adorable French-inspired striped cardigan with a raglan button opening. I love this one; I think it reads a little bit girly, so I’m a little hesitant to go with this one for my nephew’s baby, but this pattern comes with 3 sizes: 0-3 months, 6-9 months, and 12-18 months, so I could totally make the 12-18 months size for next Christmas!

How adorable is this Back to School Kids Jacket Knitting Pattern from Agasalhos e Bugalhos? You could duplicate stitch a letter on the chest; how sweet would that be? This pattern is available in 11 sizes from 0 months up to 14 years! Incredible! You could make this for any kid or a collection of matching jackets for a family of kids! If this letterman’s jacket isn’t your style, Agasalhos e Bugalhos has soooooo many other adorable baby patterns, it’s worth taking a look in the shop to find a classic baby knitting pattern that you’ll love!

The Joyous Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern is another one of those stunning baby knitting patterns from Agasalhos e Bugalhos. This pattern is worked top-down in garter stitch, which makes a nice thick fabric while also being easy and quick to knit. This pattern comes with instructions to knit 8 sizes from newborn to 24 months.

This Hooded Baby Jacket from Easy Knitting Camp is another garter-stitch jacket, but this one with a warm and cozy hood and double-breasted buttons. This pattern includes 6 sizes, from 0 months to 6 years and is knit in once piece from the top down, using raglan construction to shape th yoke, so it requires no sewing! I love seamless patterns; they’re my favourite!

The Beginning Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Knits Du Nord is a classic, top-down, seamless knitting pattern including instructions to make 7 different sizes from 0 months to 8 years. Simple and classic, you can’t go wrong with this adorable knitting pattern.

Not to forget the crocheters in the room, this Crochet Sasha Sweater is a great crochet baby sweater option from Bananna Patterns includes 4 sizes, from 0-6 months to 3-4 years. I love the additional texture on the body, which adds to its specialness. This would make a delightful gift for baby!

The Mika Crocheted Cardigan Pattern from Petit Chou Chou Shop is a top-down, seamless crochet cardigan pattern for baby. Instructions are given for 7 sizes from 0 months to 6 years. I love how classic and simple this lovely little jacket is! Perfect for baby boys or baby girls!

I’m always torn between wanting to dress babies like little grown ups or like dolls with fun things like bear ears. I think there’s room for both! This Baby Bear Hoodie Crochet Pattern from Adele Uyan Crochet is just the ticket for a not-too-costumey hooded sweater with a touch of whimsy with little bear ears. You could skip them I guess, if you didn’t want the bear look, but I think they’re so adorable.

Not your traditional baby booties, this Crochet Baby Sneakers Pattern from Crochet Club Store Co are such a fun little baby shoe for your little one! This pattern makes a pair of slippers in a 3-6 month size, so keep that in mind. What a fun little pattern!

The Rainbow of Stars Baby Blanket from Three Loops on the Hook is a fun crocheted blanket pattern that would be a fun option for baby! It would be sure to be a treasured blanket! I can totally see this blanket being the kind of blanket that would become a loved comfort item for a child, that they would take with them into adulthood, worn and loved.

Another fun option is a sweet stuffed animal! I love this adroable Baby Bunny Knitting Pattern from Elves World. This sweet little stuff bunny pattern also includes instructions for those adorable dungarees (overalls) as well as a cute beret not show in this photo. This would be such an adorable stuffed toy for baby!

I just love the unexpectedness of this fun Amigurumi Knit Good Pattern from Amy Gaines. Honestly, I was drawn to this pattern because it reminds me of my middle son (16), but it’s such a delightful little stuffed animal pattern, a little unexpected, but definitely delightful!

There’s just something about bunnies that just say “baby” and this little Cotton, My Little Rabbit Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Pensebonheur definitely says that! “Big ears, a round belly, a pretty romper and a look of full tenderness” is how this adorable doll is described. The pattern comes in 4 languages with 9 pages of instructions and photos to make this little rabbit toy.

I couldn’t just scroll past this sweet little Baby Cake Bunny Crochet Pattern from Ninas Time 4U; it was just too cute! Patterns for all the accessories you see here are also included: the beanies, dungarees and swaddle bags, as well as the adorable little bunny! This pattern is available in English and German and it would make the sweetest baby shower gift!

I hope you enjoyed this round up of baby patterns. It was really hard to narrow them down and honestly, I don’t think I’m done looking yet. You can also check out this blog post for more great Baby Patterns to try. Grab a pattern and some yarn and get making today or pin it for later!

18 Knit and Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns


Hello, fellow yarn enthusiasts, to a winter wonderland of stitches and holiday cheer! As the season of joy approaches, it’s time to embark on a crafting journey that will add a touch of handmade magic to your festivities. In this blog post, we’re unwrapping the gift of creativity with an array of knit and crochet Christmas ornament patterns. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a newcomer to the world of yarn, join us as we explore a collection of festive designs that will not only adorn your tree but also become treasured keepsakes. Let’s dive into the joyous art of crafting and bring a cozy, personalized warmth to your holiday celebrations!

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First up is this sweet Amigurumi Cat Christmas Ornament Knitting Pattern from Amy Gaines. Made with worsted weight yarn and straight knitting needles, so it is the perfect stash buster project and would make a great gift for cat lovers!

This adorable Christmas tree knitting pattern from Shinocraft is knit in the round with double-pointed needles and DK weight yarn. I love the simplicity of this little pattern. It has such a rustic, homey vibe, perfect for an old-fashioned Christmas decor theme!

For a little bit more modern, bright, and colourful knit ornament pattern, there’s this adorable String of Christmas Lights Knitting Pattern from kooklacreations. The pattern includes 2 sizes of lights, is knit on 2 needles with DK weight yarn. Of course, with any pattern, you can substitute a different size yarn and needles to get a different sized finished item! So if you have a bunch of worsted weight yarn, you could use that here and get a larger looking light. The finished bulbs can be hung as individual tree ornaments or strung together on a chain of any length!

These gorgeous Knit Norwegian Christmas Ball Ornaments are made with this 5 in 1 pattern from Knitting Lab Shop. This pattern is knit in the round on 5 needles, which can be a little overwhelming for some knitters, but trust me, you’re really just using 2 needles at a time and it’s pretty straightforward when to switch! Alternatively, you can look into the magic loop method to work in the round with a circular needle! There are options to stuff these baubles with a polystyrene foam ball or polyfil batting, so you can use whatever suits you!

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Here’s another rustic, homey knitting pattern for you, also from shino craft: this gorgeous knit acorn ornament! I love the earthy look of these sweet little acorns! They would make such a cute addition to a Christmas tree or a lovely addition to Christmas wrapping! They are knit flat and seamed afterwards, so they’re perfect if you’re still intimidated by double pointed needles.

Unless you’re going to spend all your time knitting between now and Christmas, it’s pretty unlikely that you’re going to have enough time to knit all your loved ones full sized sweaters, but you might be able to squeeze in enough time to make them customized Tiny Sweater Ornaments from this knitting pattern from Knit and Hygge. This is another great stash-busting project, using only 28 yards/13 grams of any worsted weight yarn! While the monogram charts are not included in the pattern, you can find charts here on her dedicated pinterest board.

This sweet Vintage Knit Star Christmas Ornament Pattern from Nannas Knit is such a simple and beautiful, classic Christmas ornament that will be a treasured keepsake for years to come! This star is knitted in the round from the points to the centre, starting with a cast on from where stitches are later picked up to knit the other side. Looks like such an interesting pattern to knit! Can’t wait to make it!

Aren’t these tiny knitted Christmas houses ADORABLE?! The Small Christmas House Knitting Pattern from GrayBearAkswokrat works up to be 5 cm x 3 cm and is knit flat on 2 needles. Another great little scrap busting project: use up all that leftover yarn!!!

This Christmas Tree Pendant Crochet Pattern from Handmade by Daan is a simple little crochet pattern, perfect for the beginner and makes this trendy ornament that would make perfect gifts for your friends and coworkers.

The Snowy Christmas Ornament Collection Crochet Pattern from Home of Yarns is an adorable set of 4 patterns to make these vintage bauble inspired ornaments! They remind me a little bit of the very delicate ornaments we had at home when I was a child. I’m pretty sure most of them broke over the years, since there were 4 children and a cat in our house almost all the time. This pattern is available in English, German and Dutch!

I can’t get over the stunning detail of these gorgeous Amigurumi Christmas Ornament Set with the pattern from Natura Crochet Art. There are instructions included for making 7 different Christmas toys/ornaments using US crochet terminology. This pattern set is a collaboration between Natasha Tishchenko and Granny’s Crochet Hook and they are so stunning and unique ! These would make such treasured additions to anyone’s holiday decor!

This bundle of Christmas Ornament Crochet Patterns from Haakennaald includes instructions for making 11 different Christmas ornaments. I love the example here of them in non-traditional Christmas colours! That’s the beauty of making your own ornaments: you can make them in whatever colours you want to match your theme perfectly!

Of course, we couldn’t have a round up of Christmas ornament patterns and not include snowflakes! I have a bunch of delicate crocheted snowflake ornaments that my mom made years ago and I hang them above my mantle; they are a treasured decoration. You can make Delightful Snowflake Ornaments for Christmas with this pattern from Home of Yarns in 2 sizes. They make beautiful ornaments or lovely gift toppers!

Are gnomes still popular? I don’t know, but I still like them! This Santa and Gnome Ornaments Crochet Pattern from A Frayed Knot Boutique is a quick to make adorable Christmas ornament that will add whimsy to your tree and make a delightful gift!

This set of adorable Amigurumi Christmas Bauble Crochet Patterns from Raffamusa Designs has instructions for making all six of these adorable little Christmas balls: the simple bauble, the Christmas pudding bauble, the gingerbread man bauble, snowman bauble, reindee bauble, and gnome bauble. Such a cute little set!

This simple Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern from Animo Design Shop is a beautiful pattern available in both English and Swedish. These little trees would work up quickly and would make a lovely addition to a gift of a bottle of wine!

These gorgeous Jasmine Stitch Christmas Trees can be made in 4 sizes with this pattern from Nordic Yarn Art. There are instructions for supporting the finished work around a piece of cardboard, so there is no need to purchase styrofoam cones. Make a set as a lovely decoration for your mantle or a special handmade gift for a loved one!

This cute Crocheted Acorn Christmas Tree Decoration Pattern from Mini Crochet Zoo is such a sweet little crochet pattern to add a touch of handmade whimsy to your tree! Another great scrap-busting pattern, you can whip up a few of these little acorns with the leftover yarn from previous projects and that makes them practically free, right? #crochetmath!

I hope you found this round up of knit and crochet patterns to make gorgeous handmade Christmas ornaments helpful. Grab a pattern and your supplies today and get making! Or pin it for later!

Make your own beautiful knit or crocheted Christmas ornaments with these gorgeous patterns!

Boo-tiful Stitches: 12 Adorable Halloween Crochet Patterns

Halloween is coming and there are so many amazing crochet patterns available for you to make sweet little characters and decor for your home. You can make little gifts and delightful little trinkets to sit on your desk and spur conversation. I’ve rounded up a collection of these stunning patterns for you to make, just in time for another fun Halloween season!

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How sweet is this Halloween Tree Set Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Medaami Patterns? This pattern set includes easy to follow instructions along with pictures showing you how to make each of the three little characters you see here. The little bat, the little spider, and the little owl, along with the Halloween tree are all included.

Medaami Patterns also has this super sweet Halloween Ghost Cat Amigurumi Crochet Pattern complete with a jack-o-lantern candy bag. That sweet little face just gets me. I think I need this little cat ghost sitting on my desk at work!

For a small project that you can easily turn into a keychain with a little hardware, you can whip up one of these sweet little Voodoo Doll Crochet Amigurumi Patterns from MikadoLand.

Check out this stunning Crocheted Pumpkin Amigurumi Pattern from Crochet by Nata Erkhova. This is a detailed tutorial for a very realistic crocheted pumpkin: look at the attention to detail in the leaves! So incredible. There are plenty of free simple pumpkin patterns out there, but this one is next level!

This Grim Reaper Amigurumi Toy Pattern from Mommys Bunny Crafts is a wee bit creepy, while also being pretty cute. This would make a unique conversation piece or a fun addition to a Halloween mantel.

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Hippiegurumi Crochet is offering this incredible set of 6 Halloween Amigurumi Crochet Patterns for a super deal right now (75% off!). This set includes instructions to make a crocheted skeleton, Sally, Cthulhu, Frankenstein, Voodoo, and Sam the pumpkin.

This Pumpkin and Ghost Hanger Crochet Pattern from Kein Maker would make a lovely doornob hanger, or whimsical touch to your mudroom. Make just pumpkins for fall or Thanksgiving decor! Add ghosts for Halloween!

While it’s not really decor-related like the rest of the patterns I’m featuring today, I couldn’t help but include the Halloweb Top Crochet Pattern from Crochetreat. This beginner-friendly pattern includes instructions for how to make your own crocheted spider web top. It’s cute as shown, but in my climate, I would have to wear it over a full long sleeved tee-shirt. It would make a fun and classy easy costume!

Looking for a great amigurumi yarn? Yarn Art Jeans is a size 2 cotton blend yarn with excellent stitch definition! It’s perfect for amigurumi!

This Pumpkin House with Halloween Treats Crochet Pattern from Pinky Pinky Blue AU is a great deal! It includes a tutorial for how to make this sweet pumpkin house and the witchy hat roof, which opens to reveal a collection of six types of treats to fill your treat house! This would make a great play-food type of toy for a child to play trick-or-treating!

Eeek! How cute is this Little Trick-or-Treating Amigurumi Ghost with Pumpkins from Juliia Pyha? I just love the rosy cheeks and shy little smile on this sweet ghost, with her witchy little hat. And we can’t forget her sweet little pumpkin friends. Clearly one of those pumpkins is Canadian because that scarf is just perfect for a Canadian Halloween!

I think the scarecrow needs to make a Halloween comeback. Just look at how sweet this little Halloween Scarecrow Toy Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Toys Metlina Elena is! From patched little overalls to button eyes and a crumpled hat, complete with his own pumpkins and crows, this little toy would make a delightful addition to your fall decor!

One of my favourite crochet designers for creepy amigurumi is Svetlana from Fayni Toys. She designed this Creepy Eyeball Spider Amigurumi Pattern, which would make either a fun toy or with the right hardware, or even just a safety pin, would make a classy, creepy brooch, perfect for Halloween in the office! If your office is the serious type, where costumes aren’t really a thing, it can be a fun way to add a little bit of the creepy whimsy to the day!

I hope you loved these adorable but creepy Halloween inspired crochet patterns. Grab your hooks and yarn, pick up your pattern and get crocheting! Or pin it for later!

12 absolutely adorable Halloween crochet patterns to delight without fright. Fun and cute patterns to make in time for a festive Halloween! A #CraftEvangelist #PatternRoundUp

Make the Most Adorable Little Lambs and Sheep

Ok, I have shared a round up of lamb patterns before, but they are so adorable that every couple of years, you’ve got to check if there have been some new ones made. And lo, and behold! There has been! So enjoy this collection of lovely little lambs and sweet sheep knit and crochet patterns to make!

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First off, we have this fuzzy Meemi the Sweetest Sheep Crochet Pattern from Marizza Toys which is made with a combination of sport weight yarn and plush yarn to make a super cuddly little stuffed sheep toy, a perfect gift for a newborn or for Easter!

crocheted sheet security blanket crochet pattern

This textured Sheep Security Blanket Crochet Pattern from Chipifriends comes in 5 languages and is an intermediate crochet pattern. This little lovey would make such a sweet handmade baby shower gift for a precious new baby!

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How adorable are these little baby sheeps from bigbebez? I love little amigurumis (small crocheted toys) that you can put on a keychain! It’s a way of making something cute and adorable as a gift for an adult! This kind of thing is the perfect thing to make just because they’re fun and have around for a last minute gift!

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Oli the Sheep Crochet Pattern from Chipifriends is an adorable little stuff sheep crochet pattern with that squiggly textured fleece that is so lovely to look at and hold. This pattern makes a great little handhold toy which would be perfect for a toddler to love!

moss the sheep toy knittin pattern

The designers haven’t left my knitters hanging this time! There are some super sweet little stuffed sheep knitting patterns as well, starting with this Moss the Sheep Knitting Pattern from fluff and fuzz. This pattern includes instructions to knit both this sheep and the little lamb and is knit flat on single-pointed needles, not in the round. So if you are not someone who enjoys knitting in the round, this is definitely the stuffed toy knitting pattern for you!

sheep in the countryside cushion knitting pattern

One of the things I really love about knitting is the ease with which designers can create a picture with colourwork knitting patterns. This Knitting Pattern for Sheep in the Countryside Cushion from i Knit Designs is a sweet little knit pillow pattern that would be delightful in a nursery or to bring a touch of whimsy to your living space or bedroom. Who says all the fun and cute things have to be left to the kids’ bedrooms?

little lamb knitting pattern

I cannot get over the cuteness of this Little Lamb Knitting Pattern from Cute Knit Toy. It looks so cute and cuddly. Cute Knit Toy has a bunch of other adorable knit toy patterns as well. A lot of knitted toy patterns have such obvious decreases and increases that I usually think they don’t look as good as crocheted toys, but these ones are so good!

image of crocheted sheep made with digital crochet pattern

The Sleepy Sheep Crochet Pattern from SS By Pederson is another adorable amigurumi sheep pattern that measures just 16 x 8 cm (6 x 3 inches) that will work up quickly and make a delightful handmade gift!

image of mini sheep knit toy made with knitting pattern

Can you even with this Mini Sheep Knitting Pattern from Cute Knit Toy? Three adorable little stuffed sheep in your hand? How cute is that? These little critters are knit in the round with double pointed needles and sock yarn to make these sweet little toys that are about 2.5 cm (0.8 inches) tall! How fun are those?!

image of crocheted sheep toy made with amigurumi crochet pattern

While this little crocheted sheep pattern from Lilys handmade Store makes a little sheep a little bit larger, measuring about 6 cm (2.36 inches), it is still a super adorable little pattern that is easy to follow and works up quickly. You have to go visit the pattern listing because there is the most adorable photo of a box full of 25 identical little sheep made with this pattern and it is enough to make me want to make a box of my own bunch of little sheep!

image of large knitted sheep made from knitting pattern

The Brenda the Sheep knitting pattern from fluff and fuzz makes a larger stuffed knit toy, but it works up quickly with a chunky boucle yarn. This pattern is knit flat and sewn together, not in the round and makes this adorable chubby knit lamb that any child is sure to love!

I hope you enjoyed this updated round up of sheep patterns to knit and crochet and that you found something to delight you to add to your list of things to make. Grab a pattern and get making today or pin it for later.

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A Dozen Spectacular Kawaii Handbags to Crochet

I don’t know what it is about crochet bags and purses, but there is something about them that just draws me in. I have made at least a half a dozen bags of various types over the last few years and I’m still drawn to new handbag patterns all the time. And I have found event more to add to my list and inspire you! There are so many fun and cute ideas out there that will be sure to delight you!

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cherry pie purse crochet pattern sample

How sweet is this Cherry Pie Purse Crochet Pattern from The Stitching Shoppe? This cottagecore-inspired purse measures about 10″ across when finished and is suited for a beginner-intermediate level crocheter. Make yourself a fun and custom bag that is sure to spark conversations!

image of a drawstring handbag made to look like an orange

I love the simplicity of this Crochet Orange Bag Pattern from Lilys Handmade Store! It looks like the leaf acts as an anchor for the drawstring, which is a genius idea. And it’s basically just a little sack, perfect for your cell phone, wallet, and keys when you don’t have pockets.

image of a crocheted duck handbag

Ok, though, but this Crochet Duck Bag Pattern from Bebblepuff? How can you not? The design for this adorable and unique crochet duck purse include instructions for two pockets and a cotton lining. It calls for size 6 (bulky) yarn and an 8 mm crochet hook, which means it will work up quickly and make a nice sturdy handbag.

flower shaped crocheted handbag

Ok, when I first saw the Blossom Bag crochet pattern from Bookworm Gardens I thought it was a fried egg purse. I suppose if you made the petals more irregularly shaped, you could make this bag look more like a fried egg, but it is still a really fun flower purse! There are lots of sample photos (tester photos!) in the listing, so you can see what it looks like in different colours to help you choose.

crocheted lemon granny square tote bag

If you have been around here a while, you will know it’s no secret that I love lemons! I love the look of them (yellow is my favourite colour!) and I love the flavour of them! I love a lemon wedge squeezed in my ice water. And I love this Citrusly?? Granny Square Tote Bag crochet pattern from Cozy Dome Crafts. This citrus granny squre tote bag is great for beginners and can be modified with differnt colours to create a variety of different citrus fruits. Limes? Oranges? Grapefruit? So many options!

white crocheted tote bag with a black cat pattern

How great is this Black Cat Tote Bag Crochet pattern from Patterns Crochet Store? I can just see this bag adding a touch of whimsy to a little black dress and would make such a fun gift for a cat lover! That’s one of the great things about bags: they make great gifts because you don’t have to worry about fit!

crocheted crossbody mushroom bag

Ok, maybe you saw my last post about mushrooms, but I didn’t include this Crossbody Toadstool Bag Crochet Pattern from HELLO Happy. This super whimsical mushroom bag has a zipper closure and is made with a small hook so it can remain unlined and you won’t lose your little things through the crochet fabric.

crossbody crocheted frog bag

This Crossbody Froggy Bag Crochet Pattern also from HELLO Happy has a similar fit as the mushroom bag and calls for a 9 inch zipper. It would make a nice alternative to the mushroom bag, but still with a whimsical woodland theme.

crocheted drawstring bag that looks like a strawberry

The Chaotic Strawberry has this Amigurumi Strawberry Drawstring Bag Crochet Pattern available for purchase and immediate download. This pattern is probably best for an advanced beginner or intermediate crocheter. The design of this purse allows you to open the drawstring without having to adjust the strap since the strap is separate from the drawstring opening. I love the bundle of leaves on the top of the strawberry closure: makes for a very authentic looking strawberry!

crocheted handbad that looks like an acorn with a cute face

The Kawaii Acorn Bag Crochet Pattern from Sweet Home Deco Estudio is another woodland-inspired bag pattern that would make the perfect whimsical gift for anyone! I love the sweet little oak leaves adorning the top of the bag. The beauty of making your own bag like this is that you can make it any length you want!

crocheted shopping bag that folds into a flower

The Spring Folding Shopping Bags Crochet Pattern from one and two company is an adorable and functional shopping bag pattern. I don’t know about your city, but my city has recently imposed a ban on plastic bags, so it is all the more important that we bring our own reusable shopping bags with us. And what better way to do so than with an adorable crocheted bag that folds into an adorable little accessory? With this one pattern you can make a cute bunny, funny chicken, or a colourful flower!

collapsable fruit bag crochet pattern

For a slightly smaller bag, you could make the Collapsable Fruit Bag Crochet Pattern from McScottys. This pattern features five different versions including options to make citrus fruit (lemon, lime or orange), dragonfruit, and watermelon. Handy for stashing in your purse to corral additional purchased for a little bit extra storage.

I hope you found a cute bag to make from one of these adorable crochet patterns. Grab one today or pin it for later!

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Magical Mushroom Making! Patterns to Knit and Crochet

Mushrooms are all the rage right now! Maybe actual magic mushrooms, but certainly in fun, whimsical design elements! Check out this fun collection of mushroom inspired patterns to knit, crochet and stitch!

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The lovely plush Mini & Midi Porchini Mushroom Crochet Pattern from GoldnSpun is a quick and cozy crochet pattern to whip up and add to a woodland themed baby room as whimsical cushion additions. How cute would these be in a little indoor tent set up in a child’s room?

Delight a book fanatic with this Mushroom Bookmark from Bearing Wildflowers. This crochet pattern is tiny and adds a lovely touch of fairy whimsy to your book!

The Quinn the Little Mushroom Crochet Pattern from Critter Stitch Designs are perfect little mushroom inspired dolls, a lovely handmade gift to make for baby!

This super plush Mushroom Friends Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Niahs Creative World is sure to delight anyone! With the bright red toadstool hat and extra large saftey eyes, this cuddly toy will brighten up any room!

I can’t get over the adorable detail on the Mushroom Trio II Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Lyra Lune Designs! Three patterns in one with sweet details, this is a value deal of three beautifully designed mushroom patterns!

I don’t know what it is about fairy houses, but I just love them! This Crochet Mushroom Fairy House Pattern from Zan Crochet Shop has me inspired to create a whole little whimsical scene for my desk at work… and then slowly add to it, bit by bit! Stay tuned, work friends!

How fun is this Crochet Mushrooms in a Pot Pattern from JuliiaPyha? This would make a fun gift for a friend that would bright delight and whimsy to a desk. It could also be used as a super sweet pin cushion!

I just love this Creepy Mushroom Crochet Pattern from Fayni Toys. Svetlana is in Ukraine and has been posting on Instagram what it’s like to live in Ukraine while under attack from Russia. Buying digital items from our friends in Ukraine is one way to support the Ukrainian people and support the resistance against the terrorist attacks by Russia.

This (Almost) Free Mushroom Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Tulip Yarn is a delightful little Super Mario inspired mushroom crochet pattern, which would make a fun little gift for a game-loving kid. Put it on a keychain or use it as a zipper pull!

The Lighted Mushroom Collection #2 Crochet Pattern from Krochet Keepers is a fun way to add some whimsy and light to your space! Fill them with fairy lights to make a cute and functional handmade lamp!

Now for some wearables! This Mushroom Cardigan Crochet Pattern from Lindseyboutiquee is such a fun fairy inspired pattern! Cute mushroom appliques all over allow you to arrange the mushrooms however you like for your own custom button down sweater!

If you’re looking for something quicker to make and wear the Mushroom Headband Crochet Pattern from quinntimara is the perfect option! Sweet little mushrooms in a granny square linked together to make up this adorable headband. So fun!

Top your own head with a hat made with the Mushroom Hat Crochet Pattern from Crochet With Delight! Whimsical and on-trend, with both mushroom look and the bucket hat!

Here’s a sweet Mushroom Crochet Cushion Pattern from Cozy North Woods. It’s mostly a pattern for the mushroom square, but it also includes instructions for seaming a throw pillow like this one. You could do anything you wanted with the squares, though… blanket, cardigan, handbag. Such a cute little mushroom square!

Ok, now I have some patterns for the knitters. These stunning mushrooms were created with the Classic Toadstool Mushroom Knitting Pattern from Nimble Needlez. Whimsical and detailed, these knit mushrooms will be perfect for your knit fairy world!

I love the functional whimsy of this Mushroom Jar with Removable Lid Knitting Pattern from mymarketstall. When I first saw the description of this mushroom jar, I thought that maybe it was designed to cover a real jar. I think it still could do that (hot glue the mushroom cap to the lid?!) and then you could have a super cute candy jar. I have a whole collection (hoard?) of jars that just feel a shame to do nothing with, so maybe I could make a whole bunch of mushroom jars?!

This beautiful collection Knit Amigurumi Mushroom Christmas Ornaments from Amy Gaines is a great set to get you started making delightful little mushrooms. They would make super cute Christmas ornaments for a tree, of course, but also could be put on a key chain to be used year round!

More fairy houses! Love them!!! The Mushroom Fairy House Knitting Pattern from sachiyoishii is a cute and whimsical little amigurumi knitting pattern that is great for using up yarn scraps! So sweet!

The Knitted Mushroom Applique Pattern from Woolooks Pattern makes a lovely little mushrom applique to add to sweaters, bags, keychains and more! Such a beautifully designed little applique! Great to use up yarn scraps.

The next three featured patterns are all in the same family of patterns. The Fairy Ring Hat Knitting Pattern from katiegreen is the first one I’m featuring. I love the little row of mushrooms around this hat! So adorable! If you love colourwork and whimsical beanies, this pattern is for you!

The Fairy Ring Socks also by katiegreen is such a cute sock pattern for the more subtle option of the three patterns. It’s a little easier to hide whimsical socks under a pair of shoes, but still feel delightful knowing your secret fun socks are keeping your toes warm!

I loooooove the Fairy Ring Cardigan Knitting Pattern designed by katiegreen. This pattern looks steeked (the process of cutting your knitting), so it can be knit in the round and then made into a cardigan at the finish. I have still been too shy to get the steeked sweater pattern that I have made, so I have yet to try this process. It seems straightforward, though still slightlly terrifying.

I can’t get over the cuteness on the Toadstools Embroidered Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Love Fibres! I love the adorable embroidered mushrooms! I think this would be such a delightful gift for a new baby!

The Mushrooms Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Ana Swet is another mushroom-themed cardigan, but the mushroom design is worked using the duplicate stitch instead of regular embroidery. Looks like a great pattern to learn the duplicate stitch!

How sweet are these? Woodland Bear Party Dress for 8″ Tearoom Bears Knitting Pattern from maryjanestearoom is a knit dress pattern for an 8″ toy bear (or doll), but I just can’t get over how adorable they are!

The Amanita Mushroom Mittens Knitting Pattern from hollycwatson is a full colourwork knit mitten pattern that is sure to bring you delight all winter long while you wear these incredible and stylish mittens!

I hope you found a mushroom to make your making magical this summer! These delightful patterns can be pinned to save them for later! Or grab a pattern and get making today!

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Stunning Daisy Sweaters to Knit and Crochet

When I was finishing up my Green Tee, I thought it would make the perfect canvas for some embroidery embellishment, but I wasn’t sure just what. I love daisies, but I get a little unsure of myself and so I go searching for inspiration so I can get an idea of what to do. In my search, I found some amazing daisy sweaters for both knitters and crocheters that I think you should check out.

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I’m going to start with my knitters because I only have 3 patterns for you, so instead of making you scroll through all the crochet options (though I do recommend that!), I’ll give you yours right off the top. How fun is this Wavy Daisy Sweater from AnxiousGirlKnits? I love the bright bold colours used here, but you could make it in any colour combo you like. This pattern is knit with super bulky yarn, so it works up really quickly, for a quick satisfying knit. It’s also size inclusive, with 8 different sizes from a chest size from 28″ to 58″!

The Lazy Daisy Sweater Knitting Pattern from Celina Studioss is another super bulky weight knit sweater which will knit up quickly with a fun, side daisy for a different style. It’s size range is more limited, however: only XS to XL, so beyond that you’d have to grade it yourself, but it’s a pretty fun design that I wanted to include in this round up.

How adorable is this sweet Oopsy Daisy Sweater Knitting Pattern from Blue Bird Pin Shop? It only comes in sizes for children up to a child’s size 10, but if you had a basic knit sweater pattern for an adult, like the Brick Sweater (free Ravelry download!) by Clare Lee, I’m pretty sure you could figure out how to in corporate the pattern into it for an adult sized sweater.

The Chunky Daisy Sweater Crochet Pattern from AXXA Easy Patterns is an oversized chunky cardigan with large puffy daisies appliqued on top. This statement piece is sure to attract a lot of compliments and looks like such a fun handmade item to wear. It includes 6 sizes from XS to XXL and as it is a cropped cardigan with chunky yarn, it will work up quickly! So satisfying!

Ok, while these are not technically daisies in this pattern, the Izzy African Flower Sweater Crochet Pattern from iknityouknot2 is a colourful and innovative crochet sweater pattern that I couldn’t ignore as I searched for daisy sweaters. I love the integration of the African Flower hexagon motifs on one side with the stripes on the other. Such a fun design! While this sweater is not size inclusive, with grading only up to an XL, it’s so fun, I wanted to include it here.

The Daisy Granny Jumper Crochet Pattern from themissingyarn is a super fun granny square motif retro vibe pullover sweater that is so cheery that it will brighten the mood of any room the moment you walk in! It is an easy level pattern, so it could be one of the first crochet garments for a new crocheter! It comes in 6 sizes, with final garment measurements to about 132 cm (52″) across the chest. Given the amount of ease that the model here has (probably about 6-8 inches), that’s just up to an XL size.

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Ok, I know, I know, not a daisy sweater, but come ON!!!! This crochet sunflower cardigan pattern from CrochetBao is soooo fun. It’s also beginner friendly and size inclusive, so it checks all my boxes! This pattern features 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL and calls for a 4 weight (worsted) yarn, which should be fairly easy to find in a variety of colours. The other fun thing about this pattern, is you could easily adjust the length of it to accommodate your preferences: cropped or duster (buy extra yarn if you want a longer cardigan!).

This Flower Sweater Crochet Pattern from Yarn by Nathanael was so fun I had to include it, even though I couldn’t find a lot of information about included sizes. It is motif-based, so you should be prepared to follow charts and if you have experience creating crocheted garments, you would probably be able to adjust and figure out how to make this in your size, no matter what size you were. However, if you are a newer crocheter or have no experience with garments, I would say you’d probably have to be straight-sized to make this pattern work for you.

This Daisy Granny Square Cardigan Crochet Pattern from Crafted by Cat UK is similar to the Sunflower Cardigan, but this one has buttons and the flower colours are definitely daisies (but it’s a very similar granny square). This pattern calls for an Aran weight yarn, which is just a little bit thicker than a worsted weight and includes instructions for up to a size 4XL.

So this Boho Crochet Robe Crochet Pattern from Linda Skuja Design doesn’t have the same daisy vibe as the above sweaters, but the lace flower motif definitely has a daisy vibe. This pattern is available in sizes XS to 4XL and has just 2 seams that can be crocheted together, so there is no sewing necessary! If you have never crocheted a lace garment before, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it works up. All that open work really makes for a quick project!

I hope you found some inspiration for a daisy (or other flower) inspired sweater to make! Go grab yourself a pattern and some yarn or pin it for later:

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