Learn to Crochet This Year!

Happy New Year! This year, diets are out and learning is IN! It’s a great year to learn a new craft, like crochet. Since we are all still staying home for a while and it’s a little chilly here in Edmonton, there’s no better time to learn to crochet. I learned to crochet just before Christmas break one year in college. She taught me one stitch: single crochet. That Christmas break, I crocheted a rather large blanket in single crochet and gave it as a gift to my friend. It was probably not very good. I crocheted VERY loosely with the wrong sized hook. My mom tried to teach me double crochet because she noticed how loosely I was crocheting and double crochet would have sped up the process, but I was a stubborn cow, so I said no and tediously finished my project. Now it’s come back around because my kids don’t really like to learn from me either, so I guess it runs in the family. Anyway, all that to say, learning to crochet can happen at any age and if you have a mom/grandma/friend who will teach you, you should accept some help and then you will be able to make some of these cute crochet patterns even sooner. I’ve gathered up a bunch of patterns that are perfect for the beginner crocheter, so check them out and learn to crochet this year!

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Dishcloths are a great first project because they’re small, so the payoff of making something yourself is quick. Check out this Moos Stitch Dishcloth Crochet Pattern from Shady Creek Farm NC. The texture on this dishcloth is lovely and the moss stitch creates a nice tight fabric, perfect for washing up. They make lovely gifts, either for the kitchen or the bath. Get the pattern by clicking this link.

The Waffle Dishcloth Crochet Pattern from Little Conkers is another great first project: small and approachable and every so useful! The waffle stitch also creates another tight fabric that is perfect for pot holders or trivets. Get the pattern by clicking this link.

If you feel like launching yourself into a larger project, the Moon Shadow Blanket Crochet Pattern from Only As Brave is modern and sleek, making it the perfect addition to any room. This simple, woven-look blanket with classy fringe is the perfect thing to warm up under while you stay home and watch some Netflix! Get the pattern at this link.

The Fireside Throw Crochet Blanket Pattern from Darling Jadore is made from a simple textured stitch and is perfect for the beginner, with links to helpful video tutorials included if you’re just getting started. Get the pattern by clicking this link.

Once you get the hang of projects that are worked flat, you should try your hand at this Easy Modern Crochet Storage Container Pattern from Sigoni Macaroni. Perfect for containing odds and ends in the house and organizing bathroom paraphernalia, these handy baskets are quick and simple to make and ever so useful. Get the pattern at this link.

Also, when you learn to crochet, you will be able to make amigurumi!!! Amigurumi is just little crocheted stuffed toys. They are so fun to make! This year, I made some Grogu dolls and Among Us Crewmates for my nephews. They’re so fun to come togeher. This Learn to Crochet Penguin Kit by The Woobles contains everything you need to lear to make this adorable little penguin. I know Christmas is over, but this penguin is the perfect size for a Christmas ornament. Don’t think of it as being late, learn to make this little guy now and you’ll be ahead of the game for making handmade ornaments for everyone by next Christmas! Get the pattern at this link.

Once you’ve got the hang of crocheting in the round and the basic stitches, then you can move on to garments! Garments require some consistency and even gauge in order for them to fit properly. This Easy Ribbed Beanie Crochet Pattern from Miskunn is a great first hat project. Get the pattern by clicking this link.

This Easy Slouchy Leg Warmers Crochet Pattern from Sigoni Macaroni is another relatively small project to practice your new crochet skills with. The lovely textured stitch pattern keeps it interesting and makes a great finished result: the perfect accompaniment to your new yoga practice! Get the pattern at this link.

Or you can keep working flat and make this Easy Crochet Poncho Pattern from Crochet Baby Boutique. Ponchos are basically blankets that you wear, so this is a great start into garments, but without the worry of fit, as the size ranges are broad and they fit loosely, so they don’t need to be perfect. Get the pattern by clicking this link.

Once you’ve got the hang of the basics, try this Simple Sweater Crochet Pattern from Hooked Homemade Happy to venture into more fitted garments. It’s all about following the pattern, using the available tutorials and YouTube (so handy!) to learn the new skills you need if you mom isn’t near by. Honestly, I’ve learned most of my knit and crochet skills from books, patterns, tutorials and YouTube videos; you can do it, too and learn to make this great sweater. Get the pattern here.

If you’re just getting started and you need some supplies, check out this cute Dandelion Crochet Kit from Sparkling Pumpkin. A great wrap and organizer to store all your crochet tools and it comes complete with all the basic hooks and tools that you need to get started with crochet. Get the kit here.

If you’re looking for some yarn for your project, can I recommend We Crochet? They have a wide selection of yarn in a variety of price points. Sometimes it’s hard to find jus what you need for a project at Michaels or your local yarn store, so ordering online is a great way to get all the supplies you need for a project. Ordering online also eliminates the worry of dye lots… here’s the deal if you’re new to yarn: most yarn is dyed in lots, meaning that even though they use the same formulation for the same colour names, the dye lots can be ever so slightly different from each other, which you may not be able to tell at the store, but you might be able to tell when you work up a larger project. So, always get an extra skein/hank/ball of yarn if you can afford to. There are few things more frustrating than running out of yarn and not being able to find more.

I hope you’ve found this pattern round-up of easy beginner crochet patterns helpful and that you make 2021 the year to learn a new craft! I’d love to see what you make. Tag me on Instagram @craftevangelist! Grab one of these great patterns and some supplies today and get crocheting! Or pin it for later.

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Easy Care Pets – Amigurumi style!!!

This year has been a year for getting pets. And that’s great, I think. I mean, if you like a pet and you’re going to take care of a pet and you can tolerate that pet smell and don’t mind cleaning up after and caring for another living being, absolutely, get a pet. That is just not my jam. I’m not saying I don’t think petting a dog or cat for a while isn’t nice and that it wouldn’t be nice to have a dog to lick up the spills, I just can’t get with the other stuff. There’s a lot of things I don’t like about them and they outweigh the things I do like. I also know the great responsibility that comes with pet ownership and it’s not a priority I want to make right now. So, it’s not that I’m not an animal lover, I just love them enough to know they shouldn’t live with me. So if you’re like me and you think that puppies are adorable and they’d be fun to cuddle every now and again, but you’re not ready for the commitment of a living pet, have I got the thing for you! Amigurumi Pets!!! Crochet your own pet with one of these great patterns and enjoy the cuddly softness without the vet bills and poop bags. Here’s a bunch of cute patterns for you to check out.

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This Red Poodle Crochet Dog Pattern from Amber Craft Store is so realistic looking! It comes written in four languages (English, Dutch, German and Russian) and its genuine fur look comes from a thick fur yarn like Lionbrand Go For Faux Yarn. The pattern also includes instructions for how to make the nose from oven-baked clay! Incredible! It makes an 18″ tall dog when made as written, so it’s a perfect huggable size! If you’re looking for a gift for a kid who really wants a dog, but you’re not ready to commit yet, this would be a great handmade option!

While hedgehogs may be quite a bit less work as a pet, they’re still a living being, but if you’re not ready for that, Honey the Hedgehog is a great amigurumi hedgehog you can make and hold in the palm of your hand! Mocha Stitch has this adorable little pattern with textured popcorn stitch fur to make this sweet little hedgehog. The pattern is 7 pages long and has step-by-step, detailed photos to guide you along the way.

Maybe a Jack Russell puppy is more your style? Amber Craft Store also has this sweet little Jack Russell pup pattern for you! Again, such a lovely realistic-looking crocheted puppy. Such lovely detail on this adorable stuffed toy. The pattern is an easy-to-follow 12-page pattern with plenty of pictures and instructions for how to make a life-like dog face, how to paint the dog and how to make custom nose and eyes. This would be a great gift for someone who is missing a special dog in their life!

A Labrador puppy is super adorable, but they’re also a lot of work. This little Labrador Retriever Puppy Amigurumi Pattern from AmiAmor6 is a great alternative that is way less work! Ok, so maybe you have to make it, but once you’re done, there’s almost no work after that! This sweet pattern has 17 pages of detailed, step-by-step instructions and more than 30 colourful close-up photos and 6 videos to guide you in your making journey! Plenty of help to make this sweet little toy dog!

While a little less realistic looking, this Beagle Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Patch Cat Crafts makes a 13 cm (5.1″) tall puppy that will work up quickly… you probably even have time to whip one up before Christmas if you need a last-minute Christmas gift for a special someone. You can quickly download this 11-page pdf document from Etsy and get crocheting today! If you have intermediate skills, some worsted weight yarn, some polyfill stuffing, and some safety eyes, you can get working on this today. Just click this link for the pattern.

If you’re interested in amigurumi and you haven’t come across ChiquiPork patterns yet, you need to stop right now and check out their shop. This absolutely adorable Lolo the Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern has a Disney-like quality about it. It reminds me of the Dalmation puppies from 101 Dalmations. I love the spot detail around the eyes and big floppy ears. So sweet.

If you’re not a crocheter, but you want a custom-made amigurumi dog, check out Ema Plushies who will take a photo of your beloved dog and turn it into an adorable stuffed crocheted toy. Such a sweet gift idea for a friend or family member with a beloved dog, or for someone who is missing a beloved dog.

While there is no shortage of cat amigurumi patterns available on Etsy, there are surprisingly few realistic-looking patterns. This Crochet Cat Pattern from Crochet by Natalia has a brushed yarn fur that adds a realistic feel to this super sweet little kitty. Something about babies is incredibly adorable: baby humans, baby dogs, baby cats. Super cute. Getting a live kitten means you’ll eventually have a cat, but making a kitty stuffy means you’ll always have a super-cute kitten. And no litter to clean (or allergies to deal with in our case)!

While less realistic, this sleepy cat crochet pattern from Firefly Crochets is an easy striped tabby amigurumi cat pattern that is sure to delight any cat-lover. Plus, he is sleeping, which makes it remarkably realistic (haha!). This easy pattern works up quickly and uses worsted weight yarn, which means you probably already have materials on hand, so you can download this pattern, sit down, and get crocheting!

Just getting started and don’t have a stash of worsted weight yarn? Check out KnitPicks selection of affordable worsted weight yarns.

Ok, while not exactly a pet (even here in Canada), I couldn’t ignore this adorable Paddy the Irish Elk Amigurumi Crochet pattern from The Little Hook Crochet! Just so so sweet and cuddly, this amigurumi would make such a lovely gift! He might get mistaken for a moose, but you can always make the correction or choose not to. You’d have to get right to work today to get him finished in time for Christmas, but wouldn’t he make just the most adorable Christmas gift for a special someone?

I hope you enjoyed this collection of easy-care pet ideas to make. Crocheted pets are the perfect pets, in my opinion! Easy care, super sweet and loveable and truly a labour of love! Grab one of these adorable patterns, support an independent designer and get making today! Or pin it for later and share it with your friends.

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FREE PATTERN: Gnome Tea Towel Topper Crochet Pattern

Hello friends! I am taking a slight diversion from my regularly scheduled sharing of other people’s patterns and here I am sharing my own. To celebrate this generous Christmas season, this pattern is FREE!!! It’s right here! No clicking away, no scrolling forever and ever. No wondering how you’ll ever find the pattern! It’s right here. No more clicks!

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I just wrote this pattern today, so it’s super fresh and it’s super-fast, just in time for last-minute gifts for friends, family and colleagues who you want to give something special to, but you have no idea what to get them? Got a nephew who is too old for $20 in a card, but you still want to give a little gift to? Perfect! Got a mom who has everything? She would be delighted by this little handy character! Got a co-worker you hardly know that gave you an unexpected gift and you want to reciprocate? I gotcha.

Meet Snaanbag, the Tea Towel Topper Gnome! Even better, Snaanbag isn’t just a tea towel topper, he’s a tea towel holder! That’s right! He’s got a wooden ring that holds your tea towel so you can easily wash it. You can make this adorable gnome in neutral or Christmassy colours, depending on your mood or decor. He’s a little grumpy, but if you dry your hands quickly on his beard, you’ll be ok.

Because I just wrote this pattern today, it has not been tested. I welcome your feedback, if you want to provide it! If you catch an error or provide me with helpful feedback for improving the pattern and include good pictures of your gnome topper, I will send you a free pdf of the pattern! Get in touch with me via the contact me page; I would love to hear from you!

Snaanbag the Tea Towel Topper Gnome

Supplies

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5.00 mm hook
Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
Yarn colours: Hat: Grey (or colour of your choice) Nose: Beige (or colour of your choice)
Stitch markers (1 of any kind, 2 locking), yarn needle, needle & thread for stitching button
Embellishments: 60 mm (2.5 in) wooden ring – measurement taken from the outer edges of ring. (You can also use a covered elastic hair tie), 15 mm (.6 in) button, small amount of polyfill for nose

Finished Size

Tip of the hat to bottom of nose unfolded, laid flat, length: 22 cm (8.625 in).
Folded & buttoned: 11 cm.
The hat only unfolded, laid flat: 20 cm (8 in).
At the widest point of hat, width: 11 cm (4.25 in)

US Terminology

Rnd = Round
MC = Magic Circle
SC = Single Crochet
St = Stitch
YO = Yarn Over
Inv Dec = Invisible Decrease

Special Techniques

Invisible Fasten off – Pull yarn tail through loop and thread onto a yarn needle. Skipping the stitch next to the last stitch of the Rnd, insert the needle under the top 2 loops of the next stitch (where you would insert your hook for a stitch) and pull yarn through. Insert the needle into the middle of the last stitch of the round and down through to the back of the work. Secure yarn by weaving the yarn under 2-4 stitches; do not cut excess tail yarn. (Crochet Arcade has a good tutorial if you need more visuals.)

Invisible Decrease – insert hook under front loop of the first stitch and leave the loop on the hook. Insert hook under front loop of next stitch, YO, pull through 2 (front) loops on hook, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook to complete SC. (All About Ami has a good tutorial!)

Hat

Rnd 1: 5 SC into a MC. (5 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in 1st st. Place marker in 1st st of Rnd. SC to marker. (6 sts)

Always place the marker back in the 1st st of the new Rnd.

Rnd 3-21: Repeat Rnd 2 until you have 25 st in the Rnd. (7-25 sts)

Rnd 22 (add the ring): 2 SC in 1st st, SC 4, SC 8 around the wooden ring: Place wooden ring under working yarn, behind the work (inside the hat). Insert hook in next stitch and YO under the ring, pull through 1 loop, YO above the ring and pull through 2 loops, completing the SC (8 times total). SC to marker. (26 sts)

Rnd 23-32: Repeat Rnd 2. (27-36 sts)

At this point, the wooden ring should be hidden when the hat is laid flat. If it is not, repeat Rnd 2 until it is. If you need more rows here, your st count total will differ from the pattern going forward.

Place nose positioning markers: Before continuing, place 2 locking markers 2 sts from start of Rnd and 10 sts from start of Rnd on the right side of the work. These will remain in place until the nose is positioned.

Rnd 33 (make the button hole): 2 SC in 1st st. SC 12. Ch 1. Skip next st. SC around to marker. (37 sts)

Rnd 34: 2 SC in 1st st, SC around, treating Ch 1 as a st. (38 st)

Ensure you can fit your button through the button hole you have created.

Cut yarn, leaving a 46 cm (18 in) tail.

Use the Invisible Fasten Off technique, weaving the yarn in the direction of where the nose will be placed and DO NOT CUT the excess yarn tail. We will use this yarn to secure the nose in place.

Attach the button

Lay the hat flat with the ring at the back. Secure the button in between Rnds 3 & 4, in the centre of the front of the hat, when laid flat.

Nose

Rnd 1: 5 SC in MC. (5 sts)

Place the marker in the 1st st of Rnd 2. Always place marker back in 1st st of Rnd.

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (10 sts)

Rnd 3: *2 SC in st, SC. Repeat from * around to marker. (15 sts)

Rnds 4-6: SC around to marker. (15 sts)

Rnd: 7: *Inv Dec, SC. Repeat from * around to marker. (10 sts) Stuff firmly with polyfil.

Rnd 8: Inv Dec around to marker (5 sts)

Cut yarn leaving a 20 cm (8 in) tail and pull through. Thread a yarn needle and weave the needle through the front loops of the 5 stitches of the last Rnd. Pull to tighten and fasten off. Weave the tail inside the stuffing of the nose cut the excess yarn.

Attach the nose

Position the nose with Rnd 1 facing out and between the 2 markers on the underside of the hat along Rnd 5 of the nose. Using the excess tail yarn from the hat, attach the nose with by pushing the needle through one stitch of Rnd 5 of the nose and to the front of the hat. Backstitch along Rnd 32 of the hat onto Rnd 5 of the nose, using the previously placed markers to position the nose. Secure and weave tail through 5-10 stitches of the hat and ending in the nose. Pull slightly and snip tail yarn so the end disappears into the stuffing of the nose.

That’s it! Loop your new little friend to your stove handle or your dishwasher handle and add a tea towel (I like these ones!) to the wooden ring and you can dry your hands on his beard until it’s time for it to be washed!

I hope you enjoyed this free pattern! As soon as I get it formatted into a pdf, I’ll add a link to an ad-free printable pdf pattern that you can download from Etsy or Ravelry for a small fee. Until then (and afterwards!), enjoy it for free here on the blog! If you liked this pattern, please share it on Pinterest!

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Delightful Knit & Crocheted Christmas Amigurumi Patterns

As we become further and further buried under snow here in Edmonton, there is an extreme pull to sit under blankets and cuddle up with a blanket and a project. And there are few things more satisfying to make than Amigurumi stuffed toys! They are relatively quick to make, they often allow you to use up yarn you already have in your stash and it’s just so fun to see the character of them come alive as you work! These darling crocheted little creatures make impressive Christmas gifts for loved ones, delighting little ones and adults alike. Check out this collection of adorable Christmas amigurumi crochet (and a couple of knit!) patterns for you to make this season.

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How cute is this Penguin Crochet Pattern from Cute Toys By Tatiana in his winter cap and scarf? The accessories on this adorable little penguin are actually knit, so this is a great opportunity for those of us who can do both of these crafts to show off our skills! There’s no shame in not knitting a scarf, though. I’m sure if you can follow this pattern, you can figure out how to make a crocheted hat that would be suitable for your little penguin!

This Snowman and Red Nosed Fawn Crochet Pattern from BVoe668 reminds me of the 1964 stop motion film Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, which I loved as a kid. The snowman isn’t quite right for the Burle Ives character, but that reindeer is pretty close. Such an adorable little crochet pattern to make for your holiday display. I love having Christmas decorations that the kids can touch and play with instead of everything being fussy and hands-off. This is a great way to invite littles into the cheer of the Christmas season!

What a delightful Cuddle-Sized Christmas Tree Amigurumi Pattern from Storyland Amis! This is the perfect little tree to decorate a child’s bedroom, or to satisfy a particularly tree-loving kid’s desire for a Christmas tree!

How much fun is this sweet Gingerbread Man Amigurumi Pattern from Planet June? These little guys would make the perfect wrapping accessory on a gift or add a hanger and they make a great tree ornament! You could make a whole bunch of them and string them up as an adorable gingerbread man garland! They would also make a super fun holiday addition to a child’s play kitchen! So many fun options for this quick and easy pattern.

Of course, we can’t forget Santa. This Crocheted Santa Amigurumi Pattern from R Nata is cuddle-sized when made with the yarn called for, at 20-22 cm tall. Such a sweet little toy for a little one to enjoy!

I just had to share this super cuddly Santa Crochet Pattern from Crochet Wonders Design! This Santa reminds me of the Santa in the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer holiday special as well, with his modern, stylized moustache and beard. He’s made with velour blanket yarn, so it makes the cuddliest stuffed toy! So soft!

Christmas calls for all kinds of elves and gnomes, so if you want to make yourself an adorable bearded gnome for your Christmas decor, try this Amigurumi Christmas Gnome Crochet Pattern from Happy Dolls Hand Made. The pattern includes both the large and the small gnome and they make the perfect whimsical holiday decor! And bonus: if you have kids or grandkids: unbreakable!

This Crochet Christmas Elves Pattern from R Nata is just the thing to bring some Christmas cheer and whimsy! I love patterns like this that come with delightful details that bring such joy as you work them up. Cute little accessories and details such as stripes and ruffles really add to an amigurumi pattern!

I just love the cartoonish character in this Rudolf the Reindeer XL Amigurumi Pattern from Il Dikko. If you have not checked out Il Dikko’s Etsy Shop before, you really should! So many whimsical amigurumi patterns filled with character and personality. I can’t wait to make one of these fun patterns one day!

If you like the gnomes with their eyes buried beneath their hats and beards, check out this Crocheted Snowman Amigurumi Pattern from Pink Pumpkin Studio. Such an adorable little snowman to sit on your mantel or nestle in your Christmas tree. I love everything about this sweet little snowman!

My dear knitter friends, there just aren’t as many cute knitting patterns out there when it comes to amigurumi. Crochet just works better for these little characters! It’s not too late to learn, you can always pick up a class from Craftsy. But I do have a couple of cute Christmas amigurumi patterns for you, including this fun Amigurumi Knit Penguin Pattern from Amy Gaines. Again with the penguin in the hat and scarf. Just something sweet about that.

Amy Gaines also has this Amigurumi Knit Winter Animals Ornament Pattern Set Pattern available which makes a fun Christmas gift or wrapping toppers. An adorable kniting pattern complete with a bunny, a fox, a reindeer, a mouse and a bear! And don’t forget the scarves!

I hope you find a delightful holiday amigurumi pattern to make while we’re all staying home and cozy this winter. Practice some crocheting and come out of lockdown with a newly honed skill and gifts for all your loved ones! Pick up one of these great patterns today or pin it for later!

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Quick & Easy Crochet Patterns

Have you been meaning to learn to crochet? There is no better time that this fall and winter to learn! Are you in lockdown? Would you like to show your friends and family you care about them without contributing to the rising plague numbers? Of course you do! Learn to crochet. Keep your hands busy and your lap warm while you make cozy things for yourself and your loved ones! Come out of this pandemic with a new hobby… or maybe even slippers! I’ve collected a few quick and easy, beginner-friendly crochet patterns for you to get started.

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If you have the basics of crocheting down, this easy Dessa Dot Blanket crochet pattern from DeBrosse NYC is a lovely pattern to practice those stitches and maybe pick up a new technique! This blanket is relatively lightweight that flows with an effortless drape and is versatile for both adults and little ones. It would look great draped over a chair in your living room. If you love simple, modern crochet patterns, check out DeBrosse NYC: there are so many stunning patterns!

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The only thing better than a blanket is one that you can wrap around yourself… and of course: pockets! Perfect for chilly offices! And bonus: pockets to stash your cell phone and warm up your hands! There are many versions of the pocket shawl available, and this Sabrina Pocket Wrap crochet pattern from Lulo Stitch Co. has some lovely details, including the delicate, textured border and chunky tassels to finish it off! This would make a lovely co-worker gift!

Once you’re into crochet, you have to try out amigurumi (crocheted stuffed toys) and this Amigurumi Llama Crochet pattern from mohu store is the perfect little pattern to get started! This cute little pattern is unique and quick to work up with just a few scraps of yarn. They make perfect little friends (or pin cushions?!) for you and your yarn-loving friends and family!

If you need a last minute gift idea, why not crochet up one of these cozy textured cup cozy patterns from Solomo Wear? If you check out the shop there are also ready-made options you can purchase if you have some time to wait for shipping, but no time to make it yourself!

This textured crochet headband makes another great beginner crochet pattern from LeeleeKnits. Headbands work up usually in an hour or so and they make great gifts for teenage girls!

How adorable is this sweet Beginner Crochet Bear Hat Pattern from Pretty Darn Adorable? If you are expecting or have a friend or family member expecting a baby, this adorable hat would make a suuuuuuuuuuper sweet baby shower gift or first Christmas gift? I’m dying. So sweet.

Or… make your own slippers! These just look so cozy! They are made with bulky yarn, so they crochet up so quickly. Make your own Simple Crochet Slippers with your bulky yarn scraps from this easy pattern from Teez Topperz. This is a super great value: this pattern is only $3 CAD, so grab one today and get making some toasty warm slippers!

I hope you’re inspired to learn to crochet this pandemic winter. It’s a weird world out there. But we crocheter can be safe and cozy in our homes, making beautiful and cozy crocheted creations! Make this most of this time and stay well! If you found a pattern here that you loved, pin this to Pinterest to save it for later and to share it with your friends!

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Crochet Patterns are Among Us

If you have kids that are the same age as my kids (10-15), you have heard of Among Us. A few weeks ago, we got Mr Evangelist a new phone and our youngest got a hand-me-down phone that was new enough to be able to download Among Us and he was pretty happy about that. Conversations overheard with the three of them talking about it is a little weird since they’re talking about being the imposter and killing people. … uh yeah, this is fine, right? Anyway, they’re all the rage right now and I think every kid is going to want their own Among Us character for Christmas. So I collected some Among Us inspired crochet patterns for you here to make your own fun gifts for some kids that you love.

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So, this is the basic character, a crewmate… and a dead crewmate. Let’s not dwell too much on their anatomy, shall we? You can use this Among Us Crewmate and Corpse Crochet pattern from Frannito Crafting to make these two characters and any Among Us loving kid is sure to recognize them and enjoy them. The fun is that the crewmates are all kinds of colours, so you can use whatever your kid likes and any yarn you have on hand!

So apparently hat-wearing is big in among this crew, so this Among Us Crewmate + 6 Hats crochet pattern from Toys by Ludmila is a fun way to add some additional flair to your Among Us character. Personally, I like the plant hat. Very fun.

Again, we have a Crewmate Corpse crochet pattern from Fibita, but with a more interactive/dynamic element. The Crewmate can be “alive” and then they can take the top off to reveal the corpse. I love handmade toys that have a dynamic element like this.

If you like the interactive corpse crewmate pattern, you can bundle it with a regular crewmate and a ghost in this Among Us Crochet Pattern Set, also from Fibita. I’m not really sure what the ghost does, but every time I talk to my kids about this, their answers are always really basic, so like, I bed the ghost just like haunts things or moves things around… and it’s the ghost of a murdered crewmate…

Here’s another fun set of patterns: An Among Us Crewmate and 6 Hats Crochet Pattern from Studio Wow Toys UA. Again, there’s so much creativity here with the hats: a plunger, a banana peel, a fried egg, a roll of bathroom tissue, a crown and a flamingo floatation device. So much fun. I love the fried egg and the flamingo floatie.

Here’s a Halloween themed Among Us Inspired Crochet Pattern from Props Toys for you to try out. Don’t you love his flip-top head, his felt teeth and untamed tongue? Such a fun character to make! The best thing about these simple little characters is how quickly they work up. You can have a fun handmade gift in just a few hours!

Can you ever have too many hats, though? So much fun and a great way to play another character. This collection of 5 fun Among Us Hats/Accessories crochet pattern from Fibita is a great way to add a lot of character to the plushies you’re going to make for your Among Us fan.

Or for a fun gift that’s not a toy, you can turn your little Among Us fans into Among Us Crewmates with this fun hat pattern from Tippery & Co. These fun little characters are simple and make such delightful handmade gifts.

I hope you find an Among Us inspired crochet pattern to make for your Among Us fan. Grab one of these fun patterns and get making today! Or pin it for later!

Check out this fun round up of Among Us inspired crochet patterns. Kids are loving this video game right now; these will make awesome quick handmade crocheted gifts this Christmas! #crochetpattern #crochettoys #AmongUs #amigurumi #amigurumipatterns

Making Time: Perfect Gifts to Make for Christmas

It’s makin’ time, baby! There’s still almost two months until Christmas and since many of us are not as busy this year running kids around to multiple activities or going out for drinks at restaurants, we may as well take advantage of this time at home and make some lovely handmade Christmas gifts for our friends and family. I found this great group of patterns (mostly crochet) for you to check out and download and get making today!

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First off, I found this adorable Amigurumi Christmas Baubles Crochet Pattern Set from Cutie Me. This four-in-one pattern includes 15 pages of instructions of how to create these adorable Christmas ornaments. The set includes a bear, a penguin, a bunny and a snowman for a fun and festive unique Christmas gift. Perfect for the person who has everything, no one is going to have one of these!

How cute would an adorable couple of munchkins you know look in these fun Christmas Tree Hats from Too Cute Crochet? This pattern includes 5 sizes from newborn to teen/adult, so you can make the whole family a silly tree hat for some fun holiday family photos! The pattern includes an easy beading technique and a tutorial for working the reverse single crochet stitch. I love finding a pattern that will teach me a new technique! It’s a great way to expand your skills.

Or you could make your little one an adorable reindeer hat, with a matching doll with this Crochet Pattern for Reindeer Hat and Reindeer Doll, also from Too Cute Crochet! This sweet hat pattern comes with instructions to make in 5 different baby and child sizes: Newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 2-3 years, and 4-10 years. This festive hat will make a great photo prop for winter photos. It’s an easy pattern to make, so if you’ve got the basics of crochet and want to expand your skills, I think this is a great next pattern for you!

I just love the subtle beauty of this Crocheted Nativity Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern from Maggie’s Crochet. You can use this pattern to crochet a wall hanging OR an afghan to adorn your home or give to a loved one this Christmas. The pattern comes with instructions to make the wall hanging size (33″ wide x 36″ tall) or the afghan size (46″ wide x 68″ long). What a pretty and unique pattern; it would make a great gift!

For a nativity set that the whole family can enjoy, try making one of these Amigurumi Nativity Sets from Storyland Amis. Your kids will love getting involved with the nativity characters and enjoy playing with these adorable little toys in the weeks leading up to Christmas. I crocheted a little nativity set for my kids many years ago and they loved it, but it was spoiled in a basement flood, so we don’t have it anymore. Every time I see these patterns, it makes me want to crochet up a new set!

For a more grown-up nativity, there’s this classy Mary, Joseph and Jesus Crochet Pattern from Studio Wow Toys. Now that my kids are older and not much playing with the Nativity scene so much (though we do still pull out the Fisher-Price Little People Nativity set and stuff gets moved around… so someone must be playing with it!), this sophisticated nativity might be just the thing for our place. I love having decorations that won’t break if I didn’t put them away properly! And bonus: if the kids do want to play with them, it’s not a problem!

I just couldn’t decide which of these gorgeous nativity crochet patterns to feature, but I couldn’t omit this stunning set from Amour Fou Crochet. I love the details on this beautiful doll set. This is an easy level pattern, so if you’ve been inspired to branch into amigurumi with these gorgeous dolls, this is a great pattern, as it is simple and detailed and written with beginners in mind!

Stockings make another great gift idea. This Alpine Stocking Crochet Pattern from Nella’s Cottage features the textured alpine stitch, which adds lovely cosy-ness and interest to this holiday stocking. This is an intermediate pattern and works up to be an oversized stocking, measuring approximately 23″ tall from hook to toe using a 6.0 mm hook and 5 weight yarn, but you could use whatever yarn you like!

Did you ever make paper chains at school or at home for crafts? Sometimes we got to hang ours on the Christmas tree (ok… always… I don’t think my mom ever said we couldn’t hang something we’d made on the tree! Thanks mom!). Well, now you can make a lasting paper chain with this Crochet Paper Chain Garland pattern from True Love By Natalie. This is a beginner level pattern and it is great for using up yarn remnants! Make it in multiple colours or one colour for a classic style. Decorate it with beads or buttons! So many fun options!

Since we’re talking classic garlands, how about a popcorn garland?! But this one won’t fall apart all over your floor or get eaten by the dog (hopefully!). This Crochet Popcorn Garland Pattern from The Farmhouse Nook is a fun take on popcorn garland, with which you can get that rustic, farmhouse style with durable and adorable crochet. Little scraps of white or off-white yarn and some twine add just the right homey feel!

If popcorn garland isn’t your thing, check out this classy Christmas Star Garland Crochet Pattern from Outstanding Crochet. You can download the pdf pattern on Etsy for a small fee, or if you read the listing closely, you’ll see that she has a link for the free video tutorial on her website! Personally, I prefer to knit and crochet from a written pattern, but many people love videos to show them how to do it! And a bonus if it’s free! This garland makes a lovely addition to your Christmas decor and it makes a unique gift idea for the person who doesn’t need anything!

Ok, knitters, I know I’ve largely ignored you in this pattern round up. What can I say? Learn to crochet! (hahaha). But here’s a cute Knitted Christmas Tree Pattern for you to make from Squibblybups. They would make sweet little hanging ornaments or additions to wreaths or cute little additions to gift-wrapping! You can decorate them with beads or buttons for some variation as well. This pattern also includes instructions for how to put these trees together into a festive wreath!

I hope you’ve got plenty of ideas for making some great unique Christmas gifts! There are so many lovely patterns out there, and great independent designers to support. During this crazy time when things are so uncertain for everyone, purchasing a pattern from a designer on Etsy or Ravelry or from their own website is a great way to share the love of making and make it financially possible for these designers to keep creating great patterns for us! So, pick up a pattern today or pin this to come back to them later

Great collection of patterns to make for Christmas! Christmas ornaments, Christmas hats, stockings, nativity sets, wall hangings and garlands! Can't wait to make some of these great patterns! #crochet #knit #crochetpatterns #knitpatterns #crochetforchristmas #CraftEvangelist

Incredible Minecraft Party Crafts & Patterns to Amaze Your Friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Super fun collection of Minecraft themed patterns and crafts to make and give for gamers! From hats to blankets, stuffed toys, even costume heads and latch hook! #minecraft #knittingpatterns #crochetpatterns #latchhook #minecrafts #amigurumi #minecraftamigurumi #blocktoys #diyminecraft #patternroundup #craftevangelist

Patterns to Remember the Notorious RBG

I live in Canada, but I know that many people around the world are feeling the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We’re thinking of you down there, USA. If you’re sad and don’t know what to do, maybe commemorating the life of RBG with some thoughtful crafting time is the way to go. Regardless, there are some pretty fun craft patterns out there that are worth considering to remember and carry on the legacy of this fine woman.

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Introduce your kids with this fun RBG Doll Pattern plus bonus Finger Puppet Pattern from penny biz. Make a little doll and then make an adorable little finger puppet. Is there any other supreme court justice that you would make a finger puppet of? Make them, too! You can act out the whole supreme court process and introduce your kids to that. You can buy the pattern here.

Here’s another Amigurumi Ruth Bader Ginsburg Crochet Pattern from Hooray It’s Crochet. She looks a little grumpy here, but given what she had to deal with, I get it. It looks like she’ll need a pair of doll glasses to finish off this great toy. She’d be a great gift to a law student graduate. Get this pattern here.

You can start them even younger than when they’re playing with dolls by making this Ruth Bader Ginsburg Crochet Rattle Pattern from BB Adorables. Such a fun gift idea for RBG parents to be. Remember to use safety eyes and use yarn for the earrings if you’re going to let a baby play with this toy. Pick up the pattern here.

Of course, Ruth Bader Ginsburg said a lot of smart stuff over the years. This DIY Notorious RBG Cross Stitch Quote from Not Ur Grannys Stitches is a great way to commemorate one of those great quotes. “Fight for the things you care about-but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” Find this cross stitch pattern here.

Here’s another cute RBG cross stitch pattern: RBG I Dissent Cross Stitch Pattern from Stitch Craft Patterns. This would make another fantastic law graduate gift. Or perfect for getting a first job at a law firm? Can’t you just see one of these in a lawyer’s office? Buy this pattern here.

Here’s a more realistic Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cross Stitch Pattern from The Stranded Stitch. Find this pattern here.

If you’re new to cross-stitch, try out a smaller pattern with this Mini Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cross Stitch Pattern from Anita and Fred. This minimalist cross-stitch pattern would be quick to make and would be sure to delight any RBG fan. Pick up this pattern here.

Or you can also get it as part of the Ten Tiny Feminists Set of 10 Cross Stitch Patterns also from Anita and Fred. Pattern inspirations include: Frida Kahlo, Lucille Ball, Malala Yousafzai, Billie Holiday, Amelia Earhart, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rosa Parks, Yoko Ono, Ada Lovelace, and Katherine Johnson. Get this pattern bundle here.

Here’s an even smaller Tiny RBG Cross Stitch Pattern from Zesty Thistle. It’s so little and cute! Get the pattern here.

For a bigger, more involved, but single colour cross stitch pattern, check out this Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cross Stitch Pattern from Stitch Life Mag. Get the pattern here.

If you have a Cricut or another similar cutting machine, you can make your own vinyl cut outs with this You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth SVG file from On The Beach SVG. You could make your own t-shirt or wooden sign art with this file. Buy the file here.

Probably one of my favourite quotes from RBG is this one: Women Belong Everywhere Decisions are Made Cross Stitch from Happy Sloth Patterns. Buy the pattern here.

I hope your appreciate this round up of Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired patterns. I don’t have a lot of gushing to do about these patterns, I just wanted to share them because I know that when I feel sad, sometimes making something is meditative and helpful. It gives me time to think and also create something in the process. Take care of each other, peeps. Grab one of these patterns or pin it for later.

Collection of Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired patterns: cross-stitch, crochet and SVG files of the notorious RBG to honour this special woman. #RBG #ruthbaderginsburg #crossstitch #embroidery #amigurumi #crochet #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Mini Ruth Bader Ginsburg cross stitch pattern. Commemorate the notorious RBG with this mini and minimal cross stitch. Time to learn to cross stitch! #crossstitch #embroidery #ruthbaderginsburg #RBG #crafts #minicrossstitch #craftevangelist
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Doll amigurumi crochet pattern. Fun little doll pattern, perfect for a new lawyer/law school grad or RBG fan parent to be! #RBG #notoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #RBGcrochet #amigurumidollpattern #amigurumifingerpuppet #yarn #crafts #pennybiz #craftevangelist
Amigurumi Pattern for this Ruth Bader Ginsburg doll. Commemorate this great supreme court justice by making a doll for your favourite RBG fan. #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #amigurumidoll #crochetdoll #yarn #crafts #HoorayItsCrochet #CraftEvangelist
"Fight for the things that you care about-but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote cross stitch pattern. #RBG #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #crossstitch #feministcrossstitch #feministcrafts #embroidery #crafts #NotUrGrannysStitches #CraftEvangelist
I Dissent Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cross Stitch pattern. Great embroidery pattern to remember the Notorious RBG. #NotoriousRBG #crosstitchpattern #crossstitch #RuthBaderGinsburg #embroidery #crafts #feministcrafts #feministcrosstitch #lawcrafts #StitchCraftPatterns #CraftEvangelist
Cross Stitch Pattern for this realistic looking Ruth Bader Ginsburg cross stitch. Commemorate this great feminist by making this RBG cross stitch. #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #crossstitch #
Ten Tiny Feminists Cross Stitch Patterns. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks and more. These minimalist mini cross stitch patterns make great little gifts for feminists! #crossstitch #NotoriousRBG #feministcrafts #embroidery #needlework #crafts #feminists #AnitaandFred #CraftEvangelist
Ruth Bader Ginsburg face cross stitch pattern. Great simple cross stitch pattern in one color. This would make a great law school grad gift! #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #crossstitch #feministcrafts #RBG #lawschoolgiftideas #StitchLifeMag #CraftEvangelist
SVG file, PNG file, EPS and DXF File of this Ruth Bader Ginsburg "You Can't Spell Truth Without Ruth" for Cricut or Cameo Silhouette craft cutters. Make your own RBG commemorative decor or wearables with this download. #RBG #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #SVGfile #SVGdownload #feministcrafts #crafts #OnTheBeachSVG #CraftEvangelist
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote cross stitch pattern: Women belong in all the places where decision are made. Love this quote! #NotoriousRBG #womenbelong #RBGcrossstitch #RBGcrafts #feministcrafts #crossstitchpattern #HappySlothPatterns #CraftEvangelist
Crochet pattern for this Ruth Bader Ginsburg Rattle. What a fun baby gift for a lawyer parent or RBG fan parent to be! Love this fun feminist baby rattle. #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #RBGrattle #RBGcrochetpattern #babyrattle #yarn #crafts #feministcrafts #BBadorables #CraftEvangelist
Tiny Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cross Stitch pattern. Check out this cute embroidery pattern of the Notorious RBG. Great little handmade gift idea. #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #crossstitch #crossstitchpattern #feministcrafts #ZestyThistle #CraftEvangelist

Fall in Love With These Knit & Crochet Pumpkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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