Yes, it’s still summer, but makers know that making for the next season must start before the season starts! These things take time!!! The slightly cooler evenings have me thinking about fall. And let me tell you, I’m not alone! So many makers and designers are dreaming of cosy sweaters and crunchy leaves and warm hats. If this is you and you needed a sign that it’s time to start preparing for the cooler weather ahead, consider this your sign! Also, I know makers will understand this: if you want to give handmade gifts this holiday season, it is time to make some decisions, pick up some yarn and get at it so you have time and your poor fingers and hands don’t suffer last-minute stress-making! I’ve collected a fun combination of knit and crochet patterns today that would be lovely for making as gifts or for yourself for this fall. Check them out and get making today!
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A warm hat is a stylish way to hide windswept hair and keep cozy in the fall evenings. This Harvest Braid Beanie Crochet Pattern from Sheepish Stitches is a beautifully textured crochet toque pattern. This multi-coloured beanie pattern means you can use up your stash yarn and make unique and gorgeous gifts for your friends and family with one pattern! With instructions included for how to make this hat in sizes toddler to adult, this is the perfect pattern to make for everyone on your list! Get the pattern here.
Fall calls for a little bit of a welcome inside your home, too. You could decorate your living room or hallway bench with this Hello Fall Pillow made with this Crochet Pattern from Two Little Birds Patterns. I love the pumpkin background and lovely script writing built into this intarsia crochet pattern. And makers who sell their wares, you are allowed to sell the finished items that you make from this pattern! Pick up the pattern here.
In love with pumpkins? Make these gorgeous little decor pumpkins with this Knitting Pattern for Fall Pumpkins from Emmacrochetdesign4U. There are 3 sizes of pumpkins included in this pattern. It’s the perfect quick-to-make autumn decorations. I’m seriously considering making some more of these for my living room this year. Again, if you’re a maker who sells their wares, these are hot items and quick to make to use up your stash yarn. Customers love these fun fall pumpkins! Get the pattern by clicking here.
If you’re a crocheter, you’re definitely not getting left out of the fall pumpkin craze! You can use this Knobby Little Pumpkin Crochet Pattern from Simply Made By Erin. The lovely textures on this sweet little pumpkin pattern and the chunky yarn make this the perfect rustic pumpkin for your fall decor! This pattern includes 2 sizes of pumpkins and if you use different size yarns, you’ll be able to make pumpkins in all kinds of unique looks! Find the pattern here.
I’m sure you can find all sorts of fun ways to decorate with this Knitting Pattern for Oak Leaves from elvesworld. These delicate little leaves strung together like you see here would make a lovely fall bunting. Or you could attach one to a gift for a perfect little tag accompaniment! They’d look cute attached to place cards at Thanksgiving dinner or a fall wedding, wouldn’t they? So many fun options! Pick up the pattern here.
Speaking of Thanksgiving: I know it’s early for Americans, but I live in Canada and our Thanksgiving comes a little earlier, so it’s not a bad time to start making this Thankful Table Runner Crochet Pattern from Two Little Birds Patterns. This intarsia crochet pattern has only two colours, so it might be a better introduction to intarsia crochet if you’re interested in the Hello Fall pillow pictured above. This lovely table runner will make a great centrepiece on your Thanksgiving table. Get ready and be prepared for the season by getting the pattern here today.
If you have little dogs, the cold weather might not be their favourite. If they like to wear sweaters, dress them in style by making them this Cabled Fall Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern from Dotty Patterns. This cute dog sweater pattern comes in 3 sizes, so you’re sure to find one to fit the pup in your life. Pick up the pattern here.
I know I’ve shared this adorable Candy Corn Beaning Knitting Pattern from Knifty Knittings before, but it’s just so adorable and so fall that I couldn’t resist sharing it again! This pattern calls for Lionbrand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, which is a 6 super bulky yarn. These hats knit up so quickly and the pattern comes in 7 sizes so that you can make one for the whole family! How adorable would your family be in fall family photos in these matching hats. I’m not sure my kids would go for it at their ages, but maybe I could have made it happen a few years ago. Find this super cute pattern here.
If you need a little hat for your little pumpkin, check out this adorable Pumpkin Hat Knit Beanie Pattern from Dune and Purl. Also made with super bulky yarn, this little hat comes in 4 sizes for all your little ones and I just can’t get over how quickly these cute hats come together! You could make a hat in an hour! Get the pattern here.
Of course, we can’t forget that Halloween is coming too. You can make an adorably spooky Monster Hat Knit Beanie in 5 Sizes with this pattern from Hand Knit Hugs. Usually you see this kind of novelty hat in crochet, but this knitting pattern is perfect for intermediate knitters who know how to knit, purl, pick up stitches and knit in the round. Pick up the pattern here.
And I couldn’t forget to include a crocheted monster hat version! Check out this sweet detailed Crochet Monster Hat Pattern from Bri Abby Designs. So many fun embellishments on this adorable monster hat pattern! You can mix and match and choose colours that will make an endless amount of fun options and unique designs! These fun monster hats will keep your little ones heads warm on a cold Halloween night or anytime they’re feeling the urge to be a little scary! Find this adorable pattern here.
If you’re looking to prep for fall maker fares or markets, you need to check out this collection of Five Fall Favourites Knit Hat patterns from Rosehip Lane Knits. The bundle includes 4 hat patterns and a super cute twisted ear warmer pattern. And these chunky hats are all just so perfect and trendy for fall! Get yourself making with these 5 gorgeous patterns and you’ll be all ready for the gift-giving season and the fall market season! Get this bundle here.
For a project that requires a little more time on her hands, this Honey Trail Shawl Knitting Pattern from Bekah Knits makes a delicate and cosy, textured shawl with a honeycomb border. A triangular shawl like this one can be worn over your shoulders or around the neck as a scarf and is the perfect transitional piece to the fall cooler weather. Knit in a sport weight yarn, this shawl will take a little more time, but the drape and detail is just lovely and would make a luxurious accessory for yourself or an extravagant gift for that special person in your life. Get the pattern here.
Now that we’re into some projects that are a little more involved, I think you should check out The Kyla Sweater Tunic Edition knitting pattern from Happy Love Co. This oversized sweater is perfect to throw on over a pair of leggings and boots for the fall. And this is the perfect pattern if you’d like to get into knitting garments. Oversized patterns are very forgiving and this pattern has fairly simple stitches and an easy pattern to work up. If you want to make someone an amazing gift, this would work well because you wouldn’t need their exact measurements to make this oversized sweater pattern. Get the pattern here.
I love the look of an Off the Shoulder Chunky Knit Sweater Pattern, like this one from Darling Jadore. Sexy and warm, how can you go wrong for fall? The heavenly texture of this sweater knit with bulky weight (category 5) yarn is just so plush and lovely for fall. Find this cozy pattern here.
And you can’t very well think fall without including a cardigan pattern. The Juniper Cardi Crochet Pattern from Knits N Knots Wpg is the perfect transitional garment for this transitional season. Generously oversized, this easy crochet cardigan pattern is made with a worsted weight yarn, the suggested yarn is Lionbrand’s Vanna’s Choice, but I’m sure any worsted weight yarn from your stash will work! Pick up the pattern here.
I hope you found a fall pattern that excites you to stay inside more this fall. It looks like we will all still be social distancing as this pandemic continues, so what better activity is there to avoid crowds than sitting at home with some yarn and making some gorgeous fall handmade items. This is your year to make all your holiday gifts and fill your home with handmade coziness! Pick up a pattern today or pin it for later so you can find it!