Canada Patterns

Happy Canada Day! I love this great country we live in and if you’re up for celebrating with some red and white, maple leaves, moose, beavers, sweaters, mountains, and the outdoors, then have I got some patterns for you!

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Even in Canada right now, it’s too warm to wear this Oh Canada Maple Leaf Vintage Canadian Style sweater, but it’s not too early to get working on it for fall!

How about these funky Canada Maple Leaf Socks? Show your Canadian pride with these funky pair of socks at your next curling game!

If you’re not up for an involved project, this Canada Day, this Maple Leaf Dishcloth knitting pattern will work up quickly and add a festive feel to your kitchen while you clean up your Nanaimo Bar-making mess.

This Buffalo Plaid Moose Lovey for Baby pattern is the perfect thing to make if you’re a Canadian maker who loves some baby living out of the country… Or if you just love plaid and moose.

Or maybe you’d like to be a little more precise and make our country’s national animal, which is the beaver, so you could check out this Beaver Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by Planet June.

There’s also the ubiquitous Canadian toque (Canadian for winter beanie). Crochet yours using the waistcoat stitch, which looks remarkably like knitting.

What’s more Canadian than a Crocheted Plaid Hooded Woodland Moose Blanket? This would be fantastic for warming up at the cabin and sitting by the fire camping. What’s more Canadian than that?

Another classic Canada toque crochet pattern, also in waistcoat stitch. Big, bold CANADA printed on it. We’re usually pretty understated about our patriotism, but take us out of the country and we’re pretty proud to be Canadian. Wear this toque to keep yourself warm this winter (or today for the late night fireworks… it’s a little chilly here this Canada Day).

Or make yourself a handy crocheted Our Canada Gift Set of this tote bag and potholder. Very festive in the red and white!

Happy Canada Day! I hope you have a fantastic day and hopefully it is warm where you are and you make it out of the house to the fireworks tonight! Or pin it for later!

Adorable Hooded Woodland Moose Blanket plaid crochet pattern. This would be a great handmade gift for a kid! #crochet #blanket #blanketpattern #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
This beanie is CROCHETED!!! What a great pattern to celebrate Canada day and great for all winter! Perfect crochet winter hat pattern! Love this waistcoat stitch! #crochet #knitlook #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #hatpattern #handmade #yarn #crafts #beaniepattern #crochetbeanie #waistcoatstitch #craftevangelist
Super cute Beaver Amigurumi crochet pattern. Love this Canadian national animal stuffed animal handmade pattern! Super fun and original for Canada day! #beaver #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #craftevangelist
Buffalo Plaid Moose Lovey crochet pattern! Love this fun plaid crochet pattern! #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #stuffedanimal #handmade #crochetstuffedanimal #crochetpattern #crochet #lovey #babyblanket #craftevangelist #canadian
Simple beginner knitting pattern for a Canadian Maple Leaf Dishcloth. This would be a quick handmade knit gift to bring to a Canada Day hostess gift. #canadaday #yarn #crafts #dishcloth #knitting #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
Love these bright and fun patterned maple leaf Canada knee-high socks knitting pattern! Perfect for Canada day or curling! Very festive! #canadaday #knitting #knittingpattern #yarn #crafts #knitsocks #sockspattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful Oh Canada vintage maple leaf sweater knitting pattern! Love this pattern. Classic! Happy Canada Day! #knittingpattern #knitsweater #knitting #sweaterpattern #canadasweater #yarn #crafts #pattern #craftevangelist
Our Canada Gift set tote bag and dishcloth crochet pattern with Canada Maple leaves pattern. Great festive Canadian pattern! #crochet #crochetpattern #canadaday #yarn #crafts #tote #handmadegifts #dishcloth #craftevangelist

Valentine’s Amigurumi

It’s time to start making love! I mean… making sure your loved ones feel loved! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so get making some adorable Valentine’s amigurumi patterns to show your kids, your spouse, your friends, your fiance, your co-workers how you feel! Check out these adorable Valentine’s amigurumi patterns that are perfect for the occasion!

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This adorable red and pink dragon with a be mine heart amigurumi pattern is a lovely idea, if you have a bit of time for crocheting a special handmade toy for that special person in your life.

Need to sharpen your crochet skills before you tackle one of these lovely amigurumi projects? Check out some great online crochet classes from Blueprint!

I’m also a big fan of these cartoon hearts cuddling on a park bench. Your sweetie would be sure to love this adorable little handmade gift!

This pattern for these adorable love birds is so sweet and would make such a fun gift for a newlywed couple. It’s also available in multiple languages, so it’s great around the world!

These sweet kissing dolls are a special little pattern that you could make for a first Valentine’s Day together or even a lovely thoughtful wedding gift.

I also love this Mouse Tili in Love crochet pattern. The sweet little mouse with a heart on her belly is perfect for Valentine’s Day, but not so strongly-themed that she can’t be enjoyed year-round.

If you’re really a keener, you can make your kids’ friends all one of these adorable little Burt the Baby Honey Bee Amigurumis and print off a free card from Storyland Ami’s blog.

These simple amigurumi hearts are another great option for Valentine’s favours, if you’re up for making a lot of little hearts, this little pattern would be great to make for the holiday.

This anatomical heart is more my style when it comes to amigurumi that my husband might appreciate. Always good for a laugh. If you ever want to give someone your heart, you can make one of these.

Are you making anything special for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day? You’d better get going because it’s less than a month away!

Valentine's Day  Amigurumi! Check out these adorable and sweet crochet patterns for these lovely stuffed toys! Would be great handmade Valentine's Day gifts! #amigurumi #patterns #crochet #toys #handmadetoypatterns #crochetpatterns #amigurumipatterns #valentinesday #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable crochet pattern for this sweet Be Mine amigurumi valentine dragon. Love all these valentines day amigurumi ideas! #crochet #pattern #valentinesday #amigurumi #dragon #stuffedtoy #handmadetoys #handmadegifts #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
These sweet little amigurumi crocheted kissing dolls would make a great wedding cake topper for a vintage handmade look! What a fun first valentines day gift idea for newlyweds! So fun! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #weddingdecor #caketopper #handmade #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #kissingdolls #kiss #valentines #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Adorable cartoon heart couple on a crocheted park bench! How sweet are these?! What a fun little gift idea! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #hearts #valentinesday #valentinescrochet #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Cute and simple pattern for amigurumi crocheted hearts pattern. If I get working, I could make enough of these for my kids' class! Fun candy-free valentines day handmade gift idea. #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #hearts #valentinesday #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable crocheted mouse amigurumi pattern. I love the sweet little heart on her belly. What a lovely little gift to make for your child for valentine's day. So cute! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #mouse #heart #valentinesday #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable little honey bee crochet pattern would make sweet little valentines to give away to special loves in your life! I love this adorable little bee! #crochet #pattern #valentines #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Cute little love birds amigurumi crochet pattern for valentines day! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochet #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #valentinesday #bemine #lovebirds #craftevangelist
Fun crocheted amigurumi heart pattern for anatomical human heart, perfect for a funny handmade valentine's day gift! My husband would get a good laugh out of this! #crochet #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #heart #anatomicalheart #craftevangelist

Winter Break Projects

Even though I’m not quite finished up the knitting & crochet projects that I have planned for Christmas gifts (I still have 10 DAYS, people. Don’t judge me), I have already begun to think about a more involved project for the Christmas break. I am fortunate enough to work for an organization where I get the days between Christmas and New Years off, and it is quite lovely. So during that time, I often embark on a more involved project, which involves sitting on the couch for days at a time, getting up only to replenish my coffee (& Baileys). Which one should I make this year?

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I hadn’t seen this lovely cocoon-style cardigan, the Inmost Cardigan crochet pattern when I was looking at cocoon cardigans a little while ago. I love the colour this is made in and the zigzag rows in this pattern. This looks really interesting to crochet!

I’m a huge fan of All About Ami! She has the most gorgeous photos of her knit and crochet work! The Midtown Cardigan Knitting Pattern is a lovely casual cardigan; it looks so cosy to stay warm in the office. (Also, I love that colour!)

Or maybe I should work on a classic sweater for myself. I have an idea for a sweater that I can’t seem to find anywhere else but I think this 
Rainbow Trail pullover knitting pattern might give me a good base for where to start. I’ve knit myself cardigans and shrugs, but never a pullover. Also, I love stripes.

If I were to make this Crochet Poncho Pattern, I would have to make it in a different colour, because it is nearly identical to a store-bought knit poncho that I already own. It is pretty and simple and crochet!

Blankets also make lovely more involved projectst. The Makawee Blanket crochet pattern looks like it would be great to snuggle under by the fire while you work on it. So cosy.

I’m not sure I’m going to get to these before Christmas, but I know my husband would love a pair of these Adidas Inspired Sneakers for Men

Or maybe I should finally conquer the sock? I’ve knit stockings. That’s like turning a heel, right? Is that the hard part? Anyway, this Bywater Striped Sock Knitting Pattern looks like a straight-forward and simple knit sock pattern, which seems like exactly where I’d like to start.

Or I could work on a more involved amigurumi like this Garik the Pug crochet pattern. Isn’t he cute? 

I know I’m not going to get to these Hamilton Amigurumi Patterns before Christmas time, but I know one thirteen year old who would be super impressed by these! I would probably have time to get them all made by her birthday.

Or possibly, I’ll take on a whole new craft. I have done a little bit of embroidery before, but mostly in junior high home ec class. This Blossoming Garden Embroidery Kit is gorgeous and would make a lovely little piece of decor for spring. It’s just around the corner, right?

So, what are your plans over the Christmas break? Do you get some extra time off to hang out with your family or to make some crafts? What would you make for a winter break project?

Pattern round up of larger projects for a cosy time of winter break knitting or crocheting. Which project would you choose? #crochet #knitting #knit #pattern #patterns #amigurumi #cardigans #yarn #crafts #diy #craftevangelist
Lovely crocheted cocoon cardigan pattern with an interesting puffy stitch. Great winter break project! #crochet #pattern #cardigan #crochetforwomen #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
The Midtown Cardigan knitting pattern! Super good deal on this pattern! Love this mustard yellow colour! #knitting #pattern #knit #sweater #cardigan #midtown #allaboutami #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Rainbow Trail pullover simple striped knitting pattern for women. I love this colour-way! It looks so good with the stripe! I should make this over Christmas break! #knitting #knit #pattern #sweater #pullover #yarn #crafts #knittingforwomen #craftevangelist
The Makawee Blanket crochet pattern. Perfect textured crochet stitch pattern for this dreamy baby blanket! Gorgeous! #crochet #blanket #pattern #yarn #crafts #baby #babyblanket #afghan #craftevangelist
Adidas inspired sneakers/slippers pattern. You can wear them just as slippers or you can add a sole and wear them outside! How cool is that? My husband would love these! #slippers #crochet #pattern #adidas #sneakers #giftsforhusbands #giftsformen #handmadegiftsformen #yarn #crafts #winterprojects #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi pug dog crochet pattern. I love this adorable and quirky looking crocheted pug! Perfect gift for a child! Good project to make over holidays! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #stuffies #handmadestuffies #crochettoys #crochetedtoys #giftsforkids #handmadegiftsforkids #crocheteddogs #pugs #pug #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Hamilton the Musical amigurumi patterns! HOW COOL ARE THESE?! Time to make some for my daughter! So awesome! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #hamilton #angelica #eliza #yarn #crafts #craftyiscool #yarncrafts #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous complete embroidery kit to make this lovely Blossiming Garden hand embroidery project. Maybe this is what I should do over winter break! #embroidery #pattern #kit #embroideryhoop #embroideryproject #sewing #fabric #crafts #craftevangelist
Lovely modern poncho crochet pattern for this simple smock poncho. I love the buttons up the side. Nice project to work on over christmas break! #crochet #pattern #poncho #women #crafts #yarn #crochetforwomen #turtleneck #craftevangelist
Simple knitting pattern for striped socks! I love these socks! I'm going to learn to knit socks this Christmas break! #knitting #pattern #socks #stripes #yarn #wool #crafts #craftevangelist

Christmas for Baby

Are you crafting for a baby this Christmas? Baby items are great beginner projects because they’re so small. (And adorable!) You can start to get the feel for how a knit sweater is constructed or practice a new crochet stitch with a baby pattern and oh-my-goodness if some of the patterns are THE.CUTEST.EVER. 

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First of all, booties. How much do you love this crochet pattern for Converse-inspired baby booties? So.much.cuteness. It even comes with a printable box template that you can print and give as a gift! I love that.

If you were thinking of more Christmas-themed booties, then you should make these adorable crocheted reindeer booties! How sweet would these be on the baby in front of the Christmas tree? Perfect!

Of course a handmade stuffed animal is another adorable baby gift idea. How sweet is this little reindeer crochet pattern? I love her little pull along sled! So cute! It would make great holiday decor or a lovely baby gift (just make sure you use some safety eyes and not buttons).

Or maybe one of these adorable Christmas-themed amigurumi dolls is more your style? This bundle pack of North Pole patterns is a great deal! I think the elf is my favourite!

If it’s baby’s first Christmas, baby needs a stocking, right? Baby should start life right with a handmade crocheted stocking from you! I’m quite fond of this crocheted stocking pattern with this tree design. Simple and unique! It looks like it’d be easy enough to make one for the whole family!

Or maybe since a baby is small, baby just needs a teensy-weensy, itty-bitty super cute little stocking. Actually, these are for decoration, but wouldn’t they also make a fantastic advent calendar? You could totally make your own and it would be fantastic!

Less Christmas-themed, but still a perfect Christmas gift for a new baby is this Eve Romper All in One Knitting Pattern. Perfect for the beginner, this garter-stitched romper would make an adorable outfit for baby photos. I love the rustic wooden buttons!

If you’re still thinking about good photo props, this sweet elf stocking cap crochet pattern is a great idea. So cute.

I also love these patterns for these crocheted stuffed letters. What a beautiful way to introduce a child to the love of reading! You could make just a couple of their initials, a name, or make the whole set as a fun learning toy.

Of course, we don’t always have time to make handmade gifts, which is another reason that Etsy is so great. I didn’t find a pattern for this super adorable little lamb hat, but that means you can just get BabaMoon to make one for you! Wouldn’t it be so perfect for a Christmas nativity play at church? Oh-my-goodness I could just eat this little lamb up!

I hope you now have some great ideas for Christmas baby gifts to make. Pin it for later or to share with your friends!

Super adorable Christmas-inspired patterns to knit and crochet for baby this Christmas! I love the little sheep hat! So fuzzy & cute! #crochet #patterns #knit #baby #knitforbaby #crochetforbaby #christmas #holidays #handmadegifts #diy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
How fun are these crocheted Converse baby booties! I need a pair in my size! They're so cute! High top sneakers for baby! Great handmade gift idea! #crochet #pattern #slippers #baby #sneakers #booties #babybooties #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi crocheted Christmas characters. 4 great patterns including Santa, Mrs Claus, Rudolf the Reindeer and little elf doll! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #stuffies #handmade #dolls #christmas #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
I love this cute amigurumi elf crochet pattern! Perfect little toy for Christmas! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
This unique crocheted stocking pattern with nordic inspired Christmas tree looks like an easy crochet pattern for a beginner! Perfect Christmas gift! #crochet #pattern #christmas #stocking #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
These little stockings would make great advent calendar holders! Perfect little stocking decoration crochet pattern for Christmas! #crochet #pattern #baby #christmas #stocking #pdf #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Lovely all in one romper knitting pattern. Great pattern for a beginner or a more experiences knitter. Perfect baby gift! #knit #knitting #pattern #handmadegift #baby #onesie #romper #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super adorable reindeer baby booties would make a perfect handmade Christmas gift for a new baby! #crochet #pattern #Christmas #crafts #yarn #slippers #booties #baby #handmade #craftevangelist
Adorable crochet pattern for a sweet little baby santa elf hat, perfect photo prop for Christmas baby pictures! #crochet #pattern #christmas #santa #hat #elf #baby #beanie #toque #photoprop #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Such a fun idea! Stuffed crocheted amigurumi letters of the alphabet! Perfect baby toy or initials for a bedroom! #crochet #crafts #yarn #alphabet #toys #stuffies #baby #craftevangelist
How adorable is this sweet fuzzy handmade lamb beanie?! What a fun idea for a nativity play at church! Great baby Christmas gift! #crochet #beanie #handmade #hat #toque #costume #photoprop #lamb #nativity #yarn #crafts #craftevangelistfigure>

Complete (Incredible) Yarn Craft Kits

If you are new to knitting or crochet, you may not have all the tools and supplies that you need to get started on a project. And you may not know where to go to find the exact yarn you need for a project. You just want to get going and not have to worry about collecting all the supplies! That can be half the battle. So I’ve collected some projects that are all put together with everything that you need in order to make these fantastic crafts!

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I am in complete awe of this fantastic flying saucer with alien & cow kit from lalylaland. And get this: it’s not just a cute decorative item, it’s a pull-toy with the theme song from X-Files! How much fun would it be to make this for your nerdy friend (or their baby!)? So great. I can’t get over how much I love this. This kit comes with all the special stuff you need that would be extra hard to find, so you can really make something different! It’s available for pre-order right now, but they’re due to ship by Nov 23, so get your order in for this awesome kit!

Big knits are all the rage right now. Those giant arm-knit blankets look so cozy and this floor pouf ottoman knitting kit would make a fantastic accessory with your giant knit blanket! 

There are also similar giant crochet project kits to get you started with your extreme crocheting.  Check out this Extreme Crochet Starter Kit if you’ve always wanted to try big crochet but didn’t know where to start.

Going back to smaller projects, amigurumi is a fantastic way to introduce a new crocheter to the craft, with a cute result that is very motivating. This Robin Crochet Kit is a small project kit that would make a perfect gift for a beginner crocheter.

Or once you get established as a crocheter, this slightly bigger Crochet Sheep kit is another adorable craft kit that includes the yarn, fiberfill, safety eyes and embroidery floss that you need to make this adorable stuffed lamb toy. You will still need basic crochet supplies (hook, stitch marker, yarn needle & scissors). If you’re new to crochet, you might find this hook set with accessories helpful.

This Mommy & Me Crochet Hat Set Kit would be fantastic for starting a new mom into the world of crochet. Everything she needs to make matching hats for herself and her little one! Adorable.

If you’re looking for more of a Christmassy feel for your crochet kit projects for this time of year, check out this adorable little Christmas Snowman Amigurumi Crochet Kit. He would crochet up quickly and be a great decoration for the winter season!

Go pick up a kit today and then as soon as it arrives, you’ll be ready to start creating! Pin your favorite idea for later!

Check out these awesome yarn crafts kits! I love this flying saucer kit! Amazing! #crochet #knit #crafts #yarn #kits #patternkits #amigurumi
Sweet little snowman amigurumi crochet kit complete with pattern and yarn to make this adorable little snowman! Great gift idea for a new crocheter! #beginner #crochet #easy #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #kit #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Whoa! This is so cool! I need one of these flying saucer amigurumi crochet kits! It has a pull cord that plays the theme song from X-Files! How cool is that?! #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #kit #crafts #yarn #aliens #cowabduction #craftevangelist
Adorable crochet kit for this sweet little sheep amigurumi stuffed toy. Perfect little project to work on over Christmas break! #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #kit #stuffedtoy #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi crochet kit for an adorable robin bird. Perfect first crochet project, easy for a beginner crocheter! Love this adorable little bird stuffed toy, would make an adorable decoration! #crochet #amigurumi #beginner #pattern #kit #crafts #yarn #easy #putabirdonit #craftevangelist
Sweet mommy and me crochet hat pattern kit for The Hayden Herringbone Hat! Lovely gift for a new mom who wants to learn to crochet! #crochet #hat #mommyandme #pattern #kit #toque #beanie #giftidea #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Want to get started with extreme crochet with big yarn? This is the perfect starter project for you. Kit complete with yarn and large crochet hook! Everything you need to get started #crochet #bigyarn #starterkit #beginner #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Make your own extreme hand knit pouf ottoman with this kit including big yarn and giant knitting needles. Make your own trendy decor! #knitting #pattern #kit #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

I know many of us to have grandiose ideas about getting our act together and making everyone on our holiday lists beautiful handmade Christmas gifts, but then the reality of life sets in and you need to accept that you just might have to compromise a little. You can still give great handmade gifts! And you can support real people with small businesses who are trying to make it as artisans. It’s one of the main reasons I love Etsy. It’s a great place to find unique, handmade gifts made ethically (and sometimes even locally!). Check out some of my handmade holiday gift picks.

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First of all, you know I’ve pointed you in the direction of many great handmade hat patterns you can knit or crochet. But if you don’t have time to make one, you can get an Arrow Beanie made to order from Nina Bella Co. Super cute, eh? (Also, if you’re more of the crafty type and have some time to knit, you can grab the pattern here.)

As always, while we’re shopping for others, we find some great things for ourselves. This winter sweatshirt is adorable and casual for the festive season. You can get one for your sister, or for yourself.

While I’m not really a pet person, I love pet people. And pet people love their pets. Doesn’t this Felted Wool Cat Cave Pebble look so cozy for your kitty? Super sweet and would look stylish in any living space!

Got a baby on your list? This simple and sweet crib sized heart baby blanket makes a lovely gift for a new baby. If you still have some time to knit, check out one of these patterns to make a special gift for the little one in your life.

It’s often hard to find a nice handmade gift for the man in your life. I always think that I might like to make Mr Evangelist a hand-knit sweater, but I never leave myself enough time. I would absolutely consider one like this men’s winter-themed knitted sweater. Christmas-y but not an ugly Christmas sweater. You need to get your order in quickly to give this crafter some time because I think it’s made to order, but it’s so lovely!

Handmade stockings are such a nice family gift. If you don’t have time to crochet some yourself (I love this pattern), you can get these hand-crocheted Christmas stockings made for you by Creative Thread Yarn.

While dishcloths can be a great handmade gift for colleagues and mother-in-laws, if your first try at crocheting isn’t going so well, you can pick up a couple of these handmade textured dishcloths for your MIL and pass them off as yours (we won’t tell). 

Ok, this isn’t something I could make, but somebody makes them and they’re gorgeous! If you have a baker on your list (maybe me!?), I sure would I’m sure they would love one of these embossed rolling pins to make gorgeous holiday cookies! Or maybe you’re a baker and you could get yourself one of these lovelies to make some homemade cookies as gifts! Options!

Handmade toys make such special gifts! Give this crocheted amigurumi deer stuffed animal to a special child in your life. Or if you have a little bit of time to crochet your own, check out one of these other reindeer amigurumi patterns here.

I hope you’ve got a good start on your list, so you can get everyone taken care of and enjoy the festivities of the Christmas season ahead. You don’t have to do it all yourself, there are plenty of artisans who would be happy to help you get some special gifts for your loved ones. If you like these ideas, please share them on Pinterest!

Check out these beautiful handmade gifts you can pick up from an independent artisan. No time to make your own gifts? You can still give handmade! Check out this curated list of handmade gifts by #craftevangelist #handmade #giftideas

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Gorgeous knit hat would make a perfect handmade gift for the holidays! You can get the pattern to make it or have it made to order! #knit #hats #beanie #toque #handmade #giftideas #etsy #craftevangelist
Cute casual holiday sweater, perfect for lounging during the winter break! Love this cozy looking sweatshirt! Perfect sister gift idea! #madetoorder #custom #sweatshirt #style #fashion #women #craftevangelist
What a fun little gift for the kitty-lover in your life... or for your own kitty of course! #wool #felted #handmade #cats #catgifts #cozy #pethouse #pets #kitty #kittylove #craftevangelist
Gorgeous hand-knit baby blanket, made to order, perfect special gift for expectant parents for the new baby! So sweet and neutral! Love this! #blanket #baby #babygifts #giftideas #handmadegifts #handmade #craftevangelist
Christmas sweater for the handsome man in your life. Love this handmade winter sweater with the deer fair isle knitting pattern Made to order so order yours soon! #knit #handknit #men #sweater #giftsforment #giftideas #christmas #holiday #sweater #craftevangelist
Love these simple crocheted stockings. Made to order. Makes a great family gift! #crocheted #stockings #handmade #handmadegifts #giftideas #family #stockings #christmas #holidays #craftevangelist
Lovely hand-crocheted dishcloths! Perfect gift for a colleague! Love the yellow! #dishcloths #handmadegifts #crocheted #crafts #giftideas #cowrokergifts #coworker #colleague #etsy #craftevangelist
Such a great gift idea for the baker! I love these embossed rolling pins! Make beautiful cookies with ease! #baking #rollingpin #custom #embossed #handmade #giftideas #craftevangelist
Super-cute little deer stuffy, perfect crocheted amigurumi toy for a child's special Christmas gift! Love this! Or find some patterns to make your own! #crochet #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #amigurumi #stuffy #toy #childgiftideas #giftideas #craftevangelist

Crocheted Christmas Gifts

Christmas is coming! And especially for crafters: if you’re going to make something for your loved ones’ gifts, you need to get going! I often start too late and end up either crocheting long hours and late night or having to go with a store-bought back up plan (or–and you’re welcome to use this idea– giving handmade gift cards for a handmade item… which then gives me the Christmas break to keep working!)

But you still have time to crochet before the gift giving season is upon us, so pick a pattern and get crocheting! Here are some of my crocheted Christmas gifts picks.

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In our house, the gift giving starts with opening up a stocking. How about giving a stocking? I love this Brighton Christmas Stocking pattern by Cyprianne Nolan from Pretty Darn Adorable. It calls for a bulky yarn or two strands of worsted held together, so it would crochet up quickly and has lots of pictures to help guide you.

Is there a new baby you’re making for? Check out these adorable Mini Mukluk Booties! Designed with a beginner in mind, any crocheter will be able to make up these lovely slippers in three different sizes: 0-3 month, 3-6 months & 6-12 months. Such a fun little pattern!

Or, for an even more Christmassy pair of baby booties, you could choose these Christmas Baby Booties also at A Frayed Knot Boutique. I love the fuzzy yarn used at the top. Super sweet for a little girl to complete her Christmas outfit! 

Ok, babies are only babies for so long and then they grow up and you still want to make them handmade gifts. Winter hats are a fantastic option, especially with all the amazing options out there. Check out this amazing geometric patterned Evie Crochet Beanie Pattern from rubywebbs‘ Etsy shop. (There are lots of other great patterns in that shop, which you should also check out.)

I was almost just going to leave you at that suggestion to go check out the Ruby Webbs Etsy shop for some more great patterns, but I just love The Stevie Crochet Beanie Pattern so much that I had to share it with you. It’s another great gift giving option and comes in 7 different sizes, so you’re sure to be able to make one for anyone on your list!

If you don’t know the hat size of your recipient, you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous cowl! The fringe and buttons add a great finish to this lovely June Berry Cowl from Wild Sapling.

There are many other crocheted gifts you can make besides wearable items, including this fun Vintage Camera Bag Crochet Pattern from The Artisan’s Nook. Sometimes teens can be so hard to buy for and even more difficult to make for, but I think this little camera purse pattern is perfect for a teen gift!

I also find that boys are sometimes hard to make for as well, but I think any little boy would be delighted to receive this Star Wars Yoda and R2D2 set. This is not the only Star Wars inspired amigurumi patterns that Los Sospechosos carries in their shop. There’s a pattern for just about every character in the original series, plus a couple others.

Maybe your recipient is ready to learn to crochet or would like to learn amigurumi. This little pug dog amigurumi kit is a perfect first amigurumi project and contains everything you need to make this adorable little stuffed animal! Or… buy it for yourself to make your first amigurumi and then give the little stuffy away!

If you’re making a gift for your coworkers or your boss, you should consider making them each one of these potted cactus plants from Planet June. You can get a set of eight realistic cactus plant patterns for under $20! June is an amigurumi master! She has so many great patterns: definitely worth checking out her shop!

Well that should get you started on making some lovely gifts for Christmas! Go get yourself a pattern and get started. You have no more time than you have right now! Go go go! And pin this so others can get kickstarted too!

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I love this adorable pompom hat! The Stevie Hat is CROCHETED! and would make a perfect gift for Christmas! Get crocheting! #crochet #crochetpattern #pattern #crafts #yarn #beanie #hat #toque #winterhat #pompom #handmade #handmadegifts #giftideas #christmas #craftevangelist
The Brighton Stocking pdf crochet pattern. What a versatile looking pattern! I love the pompoms and making it with 3 different coloured yarns looks like a great idea! Fantastic find by #craftevangelist #crochet #pattern #yarn #crochetpattern #crafts #christmas #stocking #handmade #handmadegifts #giftidea
Gorgeous crochet pattern for these lovely mini mukluk booties! Check them out! Amazing gift idea for a new baby! #crochet #pattern #booties #slippers #baby #crochetpattern #handmadegifts #handmadegiftideas #handmade #crafts #yarn #babygifts #christmasgifts
Cute Christmas baby booties! Perfect to complete baby's Christmas outfit! Adorable fuzzy top! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #booties #slippers #baby #handmadegifts #handmadegiftideas #handmade #crafts #yarn #babygifts
Super cute geometric pattern on this Evie Crochet Beanie pattern! Perfect to make for Christmas gifts! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crochethat #hat #beanie #toque #handmadegifts #handmadegiftideas #giftideas #crafts #yarn #pompom
Complete kit for this adorable little pug dog amigurumi crocheted stuffy! Perfect to make a gift or to give as a gift to a new crocheter! #crochet #pattern #patternkit #yarn #crafts #gifts #handmadegifts #etsy #crochetyourown #craftevangelist
8 different crocheted cactus planters! You can't kill these! they would make great gifts to make for coworkers or friends! Perfect for the office! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #cacti #cactus #patternset #patterndeals #crafts #yarn #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Great pdf amigurumi crochet patterns inspired by Star Wars! I love the R2D2! These would make perfect handmade gifts for the Star Wars lover! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #toys #handmadestuffedtoys #stuffedtoys #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #handmadegifts #giftideas
What a fun little retro camera purse crochet pattern! This looks like a great handmade gift to make for a teen! #crochet #pattern #camera #amigurumi #purse #handbag #bag #handmadegift #giftidea #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for this gorgeous June Berry Cowl! I love the boho fringe on this lovely crocheted scarf pattern and the buttons are a great embellishment! #crochet #pattern #cowl #handmade #gift #giftidea #handmadegift #scarf #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #craftevangelist

Perfect Plaid Patterns!

Are you still in love with plaid? It was super hot last year, but I’m still totally into it! And a bunch of great pattern designers have come up with super inventive and gorgeous plaid crochet patterns for us to make! Check out these great pattern finds!

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This Plaid About You beanie featuring a sweet plaid heart is a great handmade gift idea for anyone you love, though, I think it might be better suited to the ladies. (I don’t know what it is with dudes having a problem with wearing hearts.) I love it though. Super adorable.

I guess a more manly option would be this cool Oso Plaid Beanie in the same Etsy shop: Evelyn & Peter. The plaid bear pattern is so cool. And can you believe these are crocheted? They look so good. I love this style of plaid! And the designs in the midst of them? Genius!

While we’re still talking about this designer, we can’t forget one of my favorite designs: The Flannel Forrest Beanie. I’m still just blown away that these hats are crocheted! Have you made one of these gorgeous hats? If you do, let me know! They’re on my list to make. Again with the lovely fur pompoms… so super trendy and adorable. I had to buy myself a bunch last winter. You can get them here if you’re looking for some. Make sure you get the remove-able ones (mine have snaps!) so you can wash your toque (that’s Canadian for winter hat).

You certainly can’t go wrong with checking out the plaid patterns by Whistle & Ivy. They’re super affordable and super adorable, all at the same time! I made this pattern last year and I must say, her instructions are great and the hat looks fantastic, just like these pictures!

And, while I think plaid can definitely be worn year round, but especially in the fall and winter. there’s something about buffalo plaid that’s just a little bit Christmas-y. So, you have plenty of time to crochet up a couple of these adorable Chalet Rustic Pillow Covers to throw on your couch for the upcoming winter season! The deer pattern is just impeccable! What a fun and festive idea!

Grab some supplies!

Pick up one of these great patterns and get crocheting today or pin it for later!

Sweet plaid patterns that are CROCHETED!!! I love these! Perfect for fall and winter! I need to make me one of these hats!!! #crochet #patterns #plaid #buffaloplaid #hat #toque #beanie #etsy #craftevangelist
Super cute slouchy crochet plaid beanie pattern! What a fun pattern and excellent instructions to work this plaid pattern in crochet!
This crochet pattern for a buffalo plaid pillow cover with a deer silhouette is so great! What a fun throw pillow to make for the festive winter season! Great Christmas holiday decor! #crochet #plaid #pattern #yarn #diy #crafts #decor #craftevangelist
Wow! Look at this beautiful bear pattern in plaid on this crocheted hat! So impressive! I love the furry pompom and the gorgeous plaid! So great for fall and winter!
Gorgeous plaid CROCHET pattern for this lovely Flannel Forrest Beanie from the Evelyn and Peter Etsy shop! What a fun plaid hat design! Perfect for fall! #plaid #crochet #pattern #flannel #yarn #crafts #diy
So cute! Adorable heart plaid crocheted beanie pattern! Love this with the furry pompom!  #crochet #pattern #plaid #beanie #toque #yarn #buffaloplaid

Beautiful Wreaths for Every Month of the Year

I have a thing for wreaths. I have made a few. I want to one day have wreaths for every season, maybe even different ones for every month! (But where would I keep them?!) Anyway, I have these really lovely french doors in the front of our house and I have 2 hanging spots for wreaths up there, and sadly, I only put wreaths up a Christmas-time. But I’ve found some great inspiration for when I get it together to get wreaths up there year round.

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January

I love this gorgeous, simple spring wreath with lovely cream-coloured berries! Perfect for winter after Christmas is over.

February

As much as I love pink and hearts, I’m not all that interested in super sappy-wreaths hanging on my front door, so this twine-wrapped wreath with pink felt flowers is my kind of Valentine’s Day wreath. Perfect for February!

March

I love this green “Lucky” wreath, which is perfect for St Patrick’s Day, but also fine to leave up for the whole month of March, since it’s not so obviously decked out with St Patrick’s Day paraphernalia.

April

Look at these matching Easter wreaths for my double french doors! Perfect! This would really add some spring life to my front door!

May

This wreath full of tulips would be perfect for Mother’s Day and the rest of May! So springy and full of colour!

June

This is a little bit of an unconventional wreath because it’s more like a pot of flowers, but it’s so fun, bright and cheery, full of gerbera daisies and greenery!

July

Now, I live in Canada, so we celebrate Canada Day on July 1, and this one is not actually a finished wreath, but a pattern for only $2.50. Get the pattern here.

And because so many of my readers are in the US, I’ve picked 2 wreaths for July, so that my American friends can view the beautiful wreaths for Independence Day (I must say, SOOOO many more options of July 4 wreaths than Canada Day wreaths, so I might be a little jealous). I love this Americana Wreath, so classic.

August

My August wreath pick is this lovely faux boxwood wreath with a monogram. Get your customized monogram and choose your colour. This wreath works for year-round use and is super classic.

September

I love this sunflower wreath! Gorgeous! I wish I had time to make one just like it! Check out all the wreaths for every month of the year that craft evangelist has found!

I love yellow and I love sunflowers! This Sunflower Wreath is my September pick for a lovely sunflower wreath to remind you that summer isn’t quite over yet!

October

I’ve decided to go with a Halloween-themed wreath for October, even though Canadian Thanksgiving is in October. I love this adorable spider web wreath, an understated, classic Halloween-themed wreath.

November

So, for the Canadians, we’ll kindly wait until November for the Thanksgiving pick. I love this Thankful wreath, a beautiful wreath to celebrate fall and Thanksgiving and the beauty and abundance of the season.

December

I’m not sure if this beautiful paper red rose & pinecone wreath will be suitable for outside or not, but IT IS SO GORGEOUS. Such a lovely classic wreath for Christmas-time! It’s too bad I already have Christmas wreaths, because I would totally get a couple of these. They’d look so good on my white french doors!

I hope all the wreaths I’ve found will give you some inspiration for making a wreath of your own, or just picking one up from one of these fantastic Etsy sellers! So many gorgeous wreaths! One day I’ll have one for every month of the year!

I love this gorgeous, simple spring wreath with the lovely cream colored berries! Perfect for late winter or early spring before the leaves have come out yet! This would look great on our front door! Check out all of craft evangelist's beautiful wreath finds!
Adorable Valentine's Day wreath. Twine wrapped with felt flowers, perfect for February. Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!
Fun "Lucky" wreath for St Patrick's Day. I love that this isn't so over the top St Paddy's Day decor, but perfect for spring. Check out all of craft evangelist's wreaths for every month of the year!
Big, bright matching Easter wreaths, perfect for double front doors like mine! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!

I love this beautiful tulip wreath, perfect for Mother's Day! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!
I love this idea for summer door decor in place of a wreath... a bouquet of flowers for your front door! So pretty! I love Gerber daisies! So pretty... Check out all of the wreaths that craft evangelist found for every month of the year! PDF crochet pattern for this fun Canada Day wreath. Great craft to make for Canada Day! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!Super classic Americana wreath for 4th of July decorating ideas. I love the classic look of this military inspired Independence Day wreath! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!Monogrammed faux boxwood wreath, classic wreath for any time of year. Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year

I love this sunflower wreath! Gorgeous! I wish I had time to make one just like it! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!

Classic Halloween wreath. This yarn-wrapped spider web wreath is perfect for Halloween! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!

Love this Thanksgiving wreath with "Thankful" banner. I love these grapevine wreaths. Beautiful sunflower. Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!

Stunning Red Christmas wreath with paper flowers and pine cones! Lovely classy Christmas wreath! Check out all of craft evangelist's wreath finds for every month of the year!