Modern Makes for Baby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Embroidery Patterns and Kits for Everyone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mittens to Make

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

Time for Toques? The Best Beanie Patterns to Knit & Crochet!

It’s still summer, at least according to the calendar, but these chilly mornings have me thinking about fall and the cooler weather ahead. So there’s no better time to get prepared by choosing a new warm hat pattern to make so you have plenty of time to make a warm new beanie for fall! I’m still loving the wonderful textures of hand-knit and crocheted toques, topped with fluffy faux fur pompoms! If you don’t have one of these gorgeous hats (or even if you do), it’s time to make yours today!

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First up, the Leaves of Change Beanie Crochet Pattern. Check out the fun textured rows in this cute hat! The pattern includes 4 sizes and works up quickly, so you can make one for everyone in the family. How adorable would these be for outdoor family photos?! Find the pattern in the Hooks Yarns and Loops Etsy shop here.

If you’re loving texture, check out the Mountain Ridge Beanie Crochet Pattern from Sheepish Stitches. This pattern features a standard and a bulky version, so you can use whatever yarn you have on hand and have amazing versatility! Don’t you just love the gentle colour change of the yarn in the stripes pictured here? Gorgeous! Get the pattern here.

Do you crochet, but love the look of knitting? Then the Lark Beanie Crochet Pattern from Alyse Crochet is for you! This cozy and stretchy faux-stockinette stitch works up quickly and easily with less than 110 yards of bulky yarn! How’s that for a quick last-minute handmade gift?! Pick up the pattern here.

And of course, I can’t forget the knitters. This classic cable-knit Heartland Beanie Knitting Pattern is a lovely warm hat with an easy-to-follow pattern. You can’t get any more classic that this gorgeous braided cable. This pattern uses Lion Brand Heartland Yarn which is a #4 weight yarn. Find the pattern here in Knits by Jenny Boutique.

The Be Mine Beanie Crochet Pattern from Hook and Loop Boutique is another lovely crocheted toque pattern made with worsted weight (#4) yarn, so you shouldn’t have any trouble getting your hands on the right yarn to make this subtle beauty. This pattern includes both adult and child sizes so you can make one for most anyone! Get the pattern here.

I’m just loving all the different gorgeous textures on The Celestial Beanie Crochet Pattern. The different stitches come together in a lovely combination of textured stripes and again uses easy-to-source worsted weight yarn and comes in three sizes: toddler, child & adult. Pick up the pattern here in A Lil Loopy’s Etsy shop.

The waffle texture on this Winter Woods Beanie Crochet Pattern has me swooning! What a fun texture to crochet! This pattern will need some of your worsted stash, so it’s a great last-minute gift idea and even includes instructions on how to make your own faux fur pompom! Find the pattern in Kathy’s Crochet Closet’s Etsy shop here.

Another gorgeous worsted-weight yarn pattern, the Chain Ridge Beanie Crochet Pattern from Kathy’s Crochet Closet is a quick project and easy enough for the advanced beginner. The subtle texture on this cute hat is gorgeous and not distracting; it’s a great pattern to highlight a lovely, scrumptious yarn! Get the pattern here.

The bobbles on this Eileen Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern also from Kathy’s Crochet Closet (so many fun crocheted hat patterns from her!) are just adorable! The design features three colors of cluster stitches and spike stitches in stripes with a ribbed brim. You’ll adore this sweet toque! Pick up the pattern here.

The Pathway Beanie Crochet Pattern from Leesas Knotty Corner is a pattern that works up super quick because it is made with bulky weight yarn and is written in sizes from 0-3 months to extra large adult. I love this fun option of including 2 pompoms here. (Get my favourite pompoms from GingerSnap Handmade). This beginner-friendly pattern works up quickly with lots of gorgeous texture! Find the pattern here.

Here’s another classic knitting pattern: the Stargazer Toque Knitting Pattern by Lamb and Co Designs. This pattern is a great way to put your intermediate level knitting skills to work and get a gorgeous fair-isle hat in a bulky, cozy wool! Get the pattern here.

Knitters will also enjoy making this lovely Summit 9 Beanie Knitting Pattern. Also made with bulky (#5) yarn, this advanced beginner/intermediate fair isle knitting pattern has a lovely mountain design to inspire you to hit the great outdoors this winter! This cute hat would make a great holiday gift for the outdoor enthusiast! Get the pattern here from Alpine Knits Co.

If you are new to knitting, you might want to start here before you branch out into more complicated fair isle knitting. This Color Block Beanie Knitting Pattern from Love and Stitch Designs works up quickly with super bulky weight yarn and introduces the beginner knitter to color changes. Color-blocking is still very trendy, so enjoy mixing and matching your leftover stash to make a unique hat this fall! Pick up the pattern here.

I would be remiss to neglect to mention my own Tufted Toque Knitting Pattern. It’s a lovely pattern with plenty of interesting texture to keep you interested as you knit. Worked in the round on circular needles, this pattern knits up quickly with a gorgeous, pillowy result! The drape on the We Are Knitters Meripaca yarn is just divine! I highly recommend picking some up! You can find it in my Etsy shop here or on Ravelry here.

Awesome round up of knit and crochet patterns for beautiful winter hats, toques and beanies! Perfect to make as gifts or for sale markets! #knittingpatterns #crochetpatterns #knithatpatterns #crochethatpatterns #yarn #crafts #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Mountain Ridge Beanie Crochet Pattern with textured puffy cluster stitches, can be made in any colour combination you desire! Pattern works up quickly  and easily! #crochetpattern #mountainridgebeanie #beaniepattern #hatpattern #crochethatpattern #crochettoquepattern #sheepishstitches #craftevangelist
Super cute textured crochet pattern for this Leaves of Change beanie crochet hat pattern. Good pattern for Bernat Super Value or Bernat Premium yarn. Works up quickly! Great hat to make and give or for markets! #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #crochetbeanie #crochettoque #toqupattern #HookYarnsandLoops #craftevangelist
The Lark Beanie is a super cute CROCHET hat pattern that looks KNIT! I love this knit-look crochet stitch on this hat. This stitch is so nice and warm! And it's CROCHET!!! #crochetpattern #knitlookcrochet #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #hatpattern #toquepattern #AlyseCrochet #craftevangelist
Beautiful classic cable knit beanie pattern. Such a lovely and warm hat with a thick ribbed brim to fold up and keep your ears extra warm! #knittingpattern #knitbeaniepattern #knithatpattern #knithat #knittoquepattern #toquepattern #cableknit #cableknitpattern #cableknithat #KnitsbyJennyBoutique #craftevangelist
Be Mine Beanie crochet pattern! What a fun textured crochet pattern for a beautiful winter hat! Great unisex toque pattern in adult and child sizes! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #hatpattern #toquepattern #beaniepattern #crochetbeaniepattern #HookAndLoopBoutique #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured crochet beanie pattern! Super cute winter hat crochet pattern that works up quickly in sizes for the whole family! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #crochettoquepattern #winterhat #ALilLoopy #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for this cute waffle stitch winter hat called the Winter Woods Beanie! Such a cute textured crochet toque pattern! I can't wait to make one of these gorgeous hats! #crochepattern #wafflestitch #crochetbeaniepattern #crochettoquepattern #crochethatpattern #hatpattern #beaniepattern #yarn #crafts #KathysCrochetCloset #craftevangelist
Lovely ridged beanie crochet pattern. Super cute slouchy winter hat pattern to make with worsted weight yarn. Gorgeous with a faux fur pompom! #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochettoquepattern #beaniepattern #hatpattern #diyhat #diybeanie #yarn #crafts #kathyscrochetcloset #craftevangelist
Adorable textured crochet beanie made with cluster stitch stripes! This crochet pattern uses worsted weight yarn so it is perfect for using up your stash! #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochettoquepattern #slouchyhatpattern #hatpattern #beaniepattern #yarn #crafts #kathyscrochetcloset #craftevangelist
Lovely textured crochet beanie pattern! This gorgeous bulky yarn hat comes in sizes 0-3 months all the way to XL adult! Beautiful crocheted toque pattern! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochettoquepattern #beaniepattern #hatpattern #diytoque #crafts #yarn #LeesasKnottyCorner #craftevangelist
This classic knitting pattern for the Stargazer Toque is the perfect hat to knit for this winter and for craft markets! Everyone loves this timeless, fair isle knit beanie pattern! Knits up quickly with a chunky wool! #knittingpattern #knitbeaniepattern #knithatpattern #knittoquepattern #fairisleknitting #fairisleknithat #yarn #crafts #LambandCoDesigns #craftevangelist
Beautiful fair isle knitting pattern for this lovely Summit 9 Beanie! This warm and cozy hat is knit in the round with bulky yarn so it knits up quickly! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #knitbeaniepattern #knittoquepattern #beaniepattern #toquepattern #hatpattern #crafts #yarn #AlpineKnitsCo #craftevangelist
Easy color block knit hat pattern. Lovely and simple beginner knitting pattern with three colors of super bulky yarn, so it knits up quickly. #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #hatpattern #knittoquepattern #knitbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #toquepattern #yarn #crafts #LoveandStitchDesigns #craftevangelist
The Tufted Toque knit beanie pattern is a lovely textured beanie made with just knits and purls! You're going to love knitting this adorable textured hat! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #knittoquepattern #knitbeaniepattern #hatpattern #beaniepattern #toquepattern #yarn #crafts #tuftedtoque #CraftEvangelist

Bathroom Crochet Patterns

I know what you’re thinking. Bathroom crochet. You’re thinking dolls in crocheted dresses stuck into toilet paper rolls on the back of your grandmother’s toilet. You’re thinking toilet tank and seat covers. You’re thinking scratchy acrylic yarn and pink with white lacy gross-ness. Well, think again! I’ve got bathrooms on the brain this week because we started our main floor bathroom renovation this week. You can follow my stories on Instagram to see the progress that we make each day. While we’re still in the midst of a lot of dust and it feels like we do just enough demo each day to keep me constantly cleaning up (and don’t worry, I’m not overdoing the cleanup… it’s plenty dusty around here), I’m still dreaming of when we can outfit this bathroom up with accessories for that touch of warmth and homeyness.

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The yarn choices are so much better these days. There are plenty of great cotton and t-shirt cotton yarns to choose from that would work great in the bathroom. You’re going to like the modern and trendy crochet patterns you can make for your bathroom (or other rooms) that I’ve collected here for you today. Check them out.

This Square Crochet Basket Pattern is a great way to store bathroom essentials, either in a drawer or cupboard or on the counter. This stitch is beautiful and sturdy and I love the basket weave look to this pattern! Use a bulky weight t-shirt yarn or make your own t-shirt yarn.

I love the natural look of these baskets that you can make with this Square Stacking Jute & Cotton Crochet Nesting Baskets Pattern. Jute is a little difficult to crochet with, but it has such a lovely natural, rustic result, it’s totally worth it. You can find jute at the dollar store or a hardware store or from one of these Etsy sellers.

If you’re not into the square basket thing (I don’t get it, but ok), crocheting in the round is fun and easy. Try out this Easy Modern Round Crochet Storage Basket Pattern to make a textured round basket with a pop of colour. I think a mustard colour would look great with that grey, don’t you?

Counter and shelf space is often at a premium in small bathrooms, but there’s often plenty of unused space on the walls! Check out this Crochet Hanging Basket Pattern Bundle and make yourself some handy little hanging baskets to hold all your spa essentials!

If you need to hold a few smaller items (or plants!!!) this Aubrey the Cute Crochet Basket Pattern uses the waistcoat stitch (so it looks knit!) It’s a nice tight stitch without holes, so it makes a great thick, sturdy fabric for little baskets.

Bathmats are another great accessory you can crochet for your bathroom, like this Get Naked Bath Mat Crochet Pattern. It’s spunky and fun and makes a great handmade bit of character and personality for your bathroom.

Here’s another cozy way to add some cushion to your cold bathroom tiles: the Pebble Bathroom Rug Crochet Pattern makes a lovely, cushioned, nature-inspired bathmat to bring some softness and organic vibe to the bathroom. I think this is really fun and would be so cozy to step out onto after a relaxing bath in my new soaker tub!

This Alicia Doily Crochet Rug Pattern was as similar pattern as I could find to the doily-inspired bathmat that I made for my bathroom before we renovated (see Insta post below). I made it when i spruced up and painted the bathroom the first time. It’s a little stained and dirty right now, but I still love the look of it. It needs a good bleach to bring it back to its former glory.

If you’re not quite there yet, crochet skill-wise, you can always pick up this Natural White Crochet Rug on Etsy. There are so many great crafts-people on Etsy, making beautiful things with their hands, and especially when you consider how many hours go into making these beautiful handmade items, they are always a great deal, if you don’t have the time or skill to make it yourself!

If you have a window in your bathroom, you might want a handmade curtain to provide a bit more privacy. This Vintage Crochet Curtain Pattern is a lovely lacy, motif-style crochet pattern, made with fine crochet cotton and a 1.25 mm (no. 3) steel hook. What a fun way to add a vintage vibe to a bathroom window… or any window, for that matter!

You didn’t think we’d get through a whole bathroom crochet post during COVID-19 and omit TP covers, did you?! This Crochet Toilet Paper Cover is not your grandmother’s TP cover, though! Not a pattern, but made to order in a trendy colour, with a stylish faux-leather tag, this would be a hip and fun way to warm up your bathroom and protect your precious, hard-earned TP.

Once your bathroom is outfitted with the essentials, it’s time to prep for spa time! Make yourself this Crochet Bathroom Set of Patterns, complete with a washcloth, guest towel, wash mitt, face scrubbies and a laundry bag for a warm, handmade luxury for your bathtime.

Need to improve your crochet skills for one of these projects? Check out Blueprint’s online crochet classes and learn at your own pace!

While we work on renovating our bathroom, you guys can work on making some crocheted bathroom accessories! Show me what you’ve made (I’d love to see! Tag me on instagram: @craftevangelist!) And then I’ll get making mine when we’re done! (Hopefully by the end of the month! (?!? I hope.) Pin it for later so you can find all these great ideas when it’s time to get making!

Bathroom Crochet Patterns - crochet patterns for bathroom accessories and touches of homeyness in the bathroom! #crochetpattern #bathroomcrochet #homedecor #crochetdecor #craftevangelist
Square basket crochet pattern, made with T-shirt yarn. I love this stitch! Looks so solid and perfect for organizing the bathroom. #crochetpattern #crochetbaskets #crochetstorage #crochetorganization #craftevangelist
Jute & Cotton Square Stacking Baskets. These baskets nest inside each other and would make perfect rustic drawer organizers or for odds and ends around the house. #rusticcrochet #crochetpattern #crochetbaskets #nestingbaskets #diybaskets #craftevangelist
Easy Modern storage basket crochet pattern with lovely thick textured sturdy stitch pattern! Love this lovely looking pattern. This would be great to store small towels in my bathroom! #crochetpattern #crochetbasketpattern #crochetdecor #crochetorganization #craftevangelist
Hanging Crochet Basket Pattern Bundle. These little baskets would be perfect for the bathroom, for hanging little necessities next to the bathtub or where little hands can reach them! #crochetbaskets #crochetdecor #crochetstorage #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Get Naked crochet bath mat pattern. Fun bathroom decor with a modern farmhouse vibe. Love this cute and spunky diy crochet bath mat! #crochetpattern #crochetbathmat #crochetrug #bathroomcrochet #craftevangelist
Soft and funky crocheted and stuffed pebble bath mat crochet pattern! Perfect diy project to add a natural and organic feel to your bathroom. #crochetpattern #crochetbathmat #crochetrug #crochetpebblerug #craftevangelist
Alicia Doily Rug Crochet Pattern. Perfect farmhouse style crochet pattern to make your own bath mat. How cute is this? #crochetpattern #crochetbathmat #crochetrug #crochetdoilyrug #doilyrug #craftevangelist
Handmade doily rug. Crocheted by hand, this beautiful round doily rug is a perfect addition to your living room, bedroom, bathroom, nursery or any other room. Machine washable. #crochetrug #handmade #handmadedecor #handmadebathmat #craftevangelist
Aubrey Baskets. Cute, small crocheted baskets pattern. Perfect for storing pencils, craft supplies or bathroom things. Great crocheted storage baskets. Would make great plant cozies too! #crochetbasket #crochetstorage #crochetdecor #diydecor #craftevangelist
Crocheted Toilet Paper cover. Chunky and modern, made to order in a variety of neutral colours, this toilet paper cover is not your grandmother's tp cover! #crochettoiletpapercover #crochetinthebathroom #bathroomcrochet #craftevangelist
Bathroom Set of crochet patterns includes a washcloth pattern, guest towel pattern, wash mitt pattern, face scrubbies pattern & a laundry bag pattern. #crochetpattern #bathroompatterns #bathroomcrochet #crochetbathroompatterns #craftevangelist
Pretty and delicate lace curtain motif crochet pattern for a vintage vibe! Love this sweet 1970s crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #vintagecrochet #crochetcurtains #craftevangelist

The Good News of Bread

Ok, so I know I’m a little late to the party here and this is not very knit- and crochet-related, but I received a sourdough starter from a friend of mine this week and I’ve been all about that bread. On the first day of baking, I watched a video about making designs in your sourdough (because if you’re not making your bread pretty, what are you even doing with your life?). And I got a great old starter (apparently, it’s 18 years old–as old as my marriage!) and it made beautiful bread right away, even though I used water straight from the tap and didn’t get super fancy with directions and kneading technique or anything like that. … oh, but I have plans. I love to learn and research and I love to get better and better! And of course, with any new craft, there are supplies and resources… and I’m all about that.

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So, let me show you my beautiful bread, first!

This was my first attempt. Not so bad if I do say so myself. And I just used a regular old plain (but sharp) kitchen knife to make my scores.

So, after watching the sourdough design video, I wanted a bread lame (a little tool for scoring the dough). Of course, I checked Etsy because I love their unique items and supporting small independent artisans. And I found this beautiful Bread lame with leather pouch. I like how small it is and I love that it comes with a leather pouch to store it in (that blade is SHARP!) And they offer free shipping!

Here’s another small bread lame, beautifully carved from Wire Monkey Shop. I like the idea of these smaller bread lames because it seems pretty easy to handle and have good control over.

Of course, there’s always a more traditional bread lame with a handle, which also looks quite nice. And this photo gives you a little glimpse into how it is to be used. Decisions, decisions. Which one would you choose?

So far I’m still just using the knife, but I managed to make this beauty on my second try. I’ve been baking my sourdough in my Staub Dutch Oven. It’s soooo gorgeous: I love it! I bought this when I started thinking about what would happen when I was dead and my kids would have to clean up all my stuff and I thought, “I want to have things that they’ll fight over.” Now, my kids don’t really fight so much, so I can’t really see this being a bad fight, but like, what I really didn’t want was my kids sighing and opening my cupboards and saying, “ew… what are we going to do with this? Does anyone want this?” So, you’d better not do that to my Staub, kids, ya hear?

I think the next thing I need is a Bread Proofing basket! This would be a way that my bread could keep its shape while it proofs (proves?). And then maybe I could make my loaves on my pizza stone!

Another handy tool that I’ve been eyeing up is a Pure Flax Linen Baker’s Couche, also known as a proofing cloth. We’ve been watching a lot of the Great British Baking Show and the Great Canadian Baking Show and this kind of proofing cloth has made an appearance to separate baguettes as they’re proofing. I tried to put a loaf in a bowl with a tea towel–and let me just say, I really didn’t know what I was doing– and I ended up with a whole lot of dough sticking to that tea towel! So, I think I might need the proper tool!

I think I’m also gonna need one of these linen bread bags. Apparently they’re the answer to storing sourdough bread (probably most breads). And I mean, it’s not like we really ever have any of this bread left over, but maybe one day we might… you never know. As this post says, “Linen bags are the perfect way to store bread because they are breathable, yet tightly closed.”

Yesterday’s bread got a little dark because I forgot to turn down the heat for the last 2/3 of the bake, but it was still definitely edible and very beautiful! Imagine what I’ll be able to do when I get a proper bread lame? Don’t you just want to get started on this gorgeous looking bread? Don’t have any starter? If you’re in Edmonton, get in touch with me and I’ll hook you up! Otherwise, you can buy one from a seller on Etsy (isn’t that crazy? But awesome!). Of course, you can make your own starter with these instructions!

Visual learner? Need some further instructions on sourdough? I’m definitely not an expert, but you can learn how with this great online sourdough class!

Would this really be a post by me if it didn’t include something you could knit or crochet? I don’t think so! When you’re obsessed with bread, you need a friend who is equally obsessed. And let’s just say that Manolete Mollet is that friend! This would be the perfect gift for your sourdough obsessed friend. He would sit there, encouraging you on to bread and good works! I love his big moustache!

And of course, as we become obsessed with a new passion, our kids start to notice and our kids love to mimic us. So, they can play along with amigurumi bread options! Crochet up a loaf of rye bread and some slices for your little one to play with!

And, if you’re going to have bread, you might as well slather it with avocado by making one of these You’re the Avocado to my Toast crochet patterns! I love little amigurumis like this! They’re so delightful and fun to look at and play with! I bet you could even make one out of cotton and use it as a little scrubby in your kitchen! How much fun would that be?!

But if your little one wants their bread to look a little more like the glorious sourdough breads you’re making, you can make them this bread bowl pattern (Also comes with clam chowder)! So much fun!

I hope you enjoyed this collection of bread-making supplies (and crochet patterns!) and sharing my bread obsession with you all. Go grab yourself some supplies and let’s get baking together! I skipped bread making today so I could grow my starter enough to make some glorious sourdough cinnamon buns for tomorrow! Pin it for later if you’re not ready to start today!

Sourdough Bread! Links to all the sourdough instructions and supplies that you need to make beautiful looking sourdough bread! #breadmaking #sourdoughbread #artisanbread #breadsupplies #craftevangelist
A Linen Bread Bag is the perfect 100% natural flax linen storage solution for your sourdough or artisinal breads! I love the soft natural colours. Keeps the bread crisp without getting stale and drying out! #sourdoughbread #sourdoughstorage #breadstoragebag #breadstorage #linenbreadbag #craftevangelist
THIS is what I need! Thickly woven, flax linen proofing cloth! Perfect for my sourdough obsession! I love the natural colour of this simple but gorgeous baker's couche proofing cloth! #sourdoughbread #sourdoughobsession #bakerscouche #proofingcloth #craftevangelist
Adorable little amigurumi bread chef crochet pattern! This will be the perfect gift for my sourdough obsessed friend! How cute is he!? #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #breadcrochetpattern #craftevangelist
Such fun! Crochet bread amigurumi pattern... so great for the kids to play with in their little play kitchen. Handmade play food is the best! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #amigurumifood #amigurumibread #breadcrochetpattern #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi bread bowl! How cute is this filled with amigurumi clam chowder!? What a fun crochet pattern for play food, perfect for the kids, as I'm getting sourdough obsessed! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumifood #amigurumibread #crochetplayfood #craftevangelist
Fun little amigurumi slice of toast with half an avocado crochet pattern! How adorable is this as play food or little kitchen decorations? You could even put a sponge inside for a cute little kitchen scrubby! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumiplayfood #crochetplayfood #playfoodpattern #avocadotoast #breadobsessed #craftevangelist
Lovely bread proofing basket for proofing sourdough bread! Comes in 3 sizes, each with a linen liner. This is how to get that classic pattern of floury rings in your sourdough! Want one!!! #sourdoughbread #sourdoughproofingbasket #proofingbasket #sourdoughsupplies #howtomakesourdough #linenbreadliner #craftevangelist
A Bread Lame! That's what I need to score beautiful slashes on my sourdough bread instead of a knife! Then I can make those fancy sourdough designs! #sourdoughbread #breadlame #sourdoughobsession #sourdoughscoringtool #sourdoughslash #sourdoughknife #sourdoughblade #craftevangelist
How to make beautiful sourdough bread designs! You need a bread lame! I need to grab one of these bread scoring tools! Gorgeous bread, here I come! #sourdoughobsession #sourdoughdesigns #sourdoughsupplies #sourdoughtools #breadslashingblade #craftevangelist
Bread lame sourdough design maker! Perfect little tool for making gorgeous designs on your bread! #sourdoughslasher #breaddesigns #sourdoughdesigns #breadmaking #sourdoughobsession #craftevangelist

Cardigan Season

It’s sweater weather! Now that the temperatures are dropping in my part of the world, I’ve got sweaters on my body and on the brain! Fall is a great time to cozy up with some yarn and make yourself or someone you love a beautiful handmade cardigan! I love the longer cardigans that can be thrown over a pair of jeans and a t-shirt and you’ve got an instantly classy look that keeps you warm and cozy. I’ve rounded up some great cardigan patterns for you to consider making this season

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The Uptown Cardigan from All About Ami is probably one of my favourites; this was my late summer/early fall cardigan project. It’s a super simple knit and if there was a pattern rating system, I would put this one in the category of “Easy to knit while watching Netflix.” It’s lovely working with the delicate Coboo yarn from Lion Brand. It’s a worsted weight yarn that is sooooooo soft and has a lovely drape. It’s totally worth ordering the kit from Lion Brand, especially if you can get a good 40% off kits deal that Lion Brand is offering right now with the code 40KITS!

Stephanie also recently created this simple Rosewood Cardigan Crochet Pattern, also made with Coboo yarn. It’s similarly styled to the knit version, but for crocheters! This is also offered as a kit from Lion Brand and with 40% off right now, it’s a great time to pick it up!

This chunky cable-knit Braid Cardigan looks like it would work up really quickly with the chunky yarn and mostly garter stitch. And how cozy does it look? I love the cable braid detail.

Do you love the seed stitch? I love the look of it and as a continental knitter, switching between knitting and purling is pretty quick for me. The Autumn Sweater is another easy-level knitting pattern, worked up with chunky yarn, so it would come together quickly. It looks so warm!

Chantal from Knitatude has released this lovely cable knit chunky sweater as well. The Cable Crush Coat is knit with super bulky We Art Knitters The Wool (use my code: MGMKTKWSM to get $12 off!).

The Nina Cardigan is a crochet pattern for a long oversized cardigan with pockets. Pockets! We all love pockets! So you can make yourself a beautiful long cardigan whether you knit or crochet! This pattern is crocheted top-down, which is an excellent construction to work with for a sweater, so there are no surprises about how long it is because you can try it on as you go!

The Telavi Crocheted Cardigan Pattern has a lovely open lace stitch pattern, making a beautiful addition to your wardrobe, blending light and airy with soft and cozy.

So, are you ready for sweater weather? Which of these gorgeous patterns are you hoping to work up this season? Grab a pattern today or pin it for later!

Pattern round up of knit and crochet long cardigans. I love these gorgeous fall sweaters! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # crochetcardigan #knitcardigan #knittingpattern #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful drape on this knit cardigan with Lion Brand Coboo yarn! I love the Uptown Cardigan. These long slouchy cardigans are so great! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan #knitcardigan #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
I love this crochet cardigan pattern from All About Ami! The drape on this oversized slouchy sweater is so gorgeous! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # crochetcardigan #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Chunky cable knit oversized cardigan knitting pattern. This looks so cozy! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # knitcardigan #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
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Cozy chunky knitting pattern for this Autumn Sweater in seed stitch! Oh I need to make one of these for winter! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # knitcardigan #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
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Beautiful cozy knitting pattern for this cable knit cardigan! Knit with super bulky We Are Knitters The Wool; The Cable Crush Coat from knitatude knits up quickly! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan #knitcardigan #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
The Nina Cardigan crochet pattern. Love this simple design and pockets! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # crochetcardigan #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
I love the broomstick lace on this Telavi Cardigan, cozy and light and airy, this crocheted cardigan pattern is perfect for spring and fall! #cardiganpatterns #cardigan # crochetcardigan #crochetpattern #craftevangelist

Our Maker Life

Today is Our Maker Life make meet up! I’m so pleased that I was able to get a ticket! It’s in Calgary, which is less than 3 hours’ drive for me, which is also great news! And it happens to be my and Mr Evangelist’s anniversary that day, so he is coming down with me and we are having a little getaway on the side! He’s such a good sport about my maker life… it’s OUR maker life! haha

Anyway, in honour of Our Maker Life, I wanted to highlight the OML 2019 presenters and their patterns! Check out these great designers and pick up one of their fabulous patterns. Support individual makers: their creativity and discipline in putting out incredible designs make this maker life so much more rich!

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One of my all-time favourite designers is Stephanie from All About Ami. It was only in the last year or so that I learned she was from Edmonton, just like me! I’m so excited to meet her and hear her speak at OML! She designs beautiful knit and crochet patterns, from amigurumi to garments and bags, baskets, blankets & more! Her pdf patterns are really reasonably-priced, and you can even get them for free on her blog! The pattern above is her new Wildrose Backpack Crochet Pattern, which I’ve been meaning to make, but there’s just so much to make!!!

This Spring Bunnies Crochet pattern is an example of some of her great amigurumi patterns. These would make an adorable baby shower gift or a super sweet handmade Easter gift!

The Midtown Cardigan knitting pattern is a beautiful example of one of her wearable knit designs. I’m thinking I’m going to put this one on the docket to make this fall…

The other keynote speaker for OML 2019 is Chantal from Knitatude. She is from Calgary and I’m super excited to meet her and learn from her as well! She has a whole shop full of great knit garment patterns. I really like the Easy Eyelet Yoke Lite Sweater Pattern above. It looks like a lovely design to wear in warmer months and would layer well for the cooler seasons!

I also love this Cozy Celtic Raglan Cable Knit Sweater. Maybe it’s the gorgeous mustard coloured yarn that it’s made with, but I love the chunky yarn and the cozy jumbo cowl with the cropped body! Super cute!

Chantel’s knit dress patterns are absolutely to die for! This super cute Diamond Knit Dress pattern has made an appearance on my blog before, but it’s so cute, I can’t stop telling you about it!

As you might be able to imagine, many makers who are attending OML 2019 are making their own garments to wear. You can check them out on Instagram using the hashtag #dressmeupOML19. I have made myself one of these gorgeous Peaks Crochet Tank Tops in a sunshiney yellow! Bonus: this pattern is free from hookedbyanna.com!

I plan to be thoroughly enjoying OML today! Have a great maker day today! Pin this for later and to share with your friends! Oh, and happy anniversary, Mr Evangelist!

Our Maker Life! Patterns by the two keynote speakers from OML 2019! Love these gorgeous patterns and adore these fantastic designers! #OML2019 #yarn #crafts #knitting #crochet #patterns #ourmakerlife #allaboutami #knitatude #craftevangelist
Beautiful Wildrose Backpack Crochet pattern! This drawstring bag is just the right size to take around the city with you on vacation! Love this gorgeous pattern! #crochet #crochetpattern #crochetbackpack #allaboutami #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous Diamond Knit Dress pattern! Love this sweater dress: perfect project to make for fall! #knitting #knit #pattern #knittingpattern #yarn #crafts #sweaterdress #knitatude #craftevangelist
The Midtown Cardigan is a classic wardrobe staple that can be worn year-round, adding a stylish touch to any outfit! Knit this oversized, relaxed and slouchy cardigan using the beautiful garter stitch! #knittingpattern #knit #pattern #cardigan #knitcardigan #yarn #crafts #allaboutami #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi crochet pattern for these sweet spring bunnies stuffed toys! Make your own cute and cuddly stuffed animal! #amigurumi #crochet #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #spring #stuffedtoy #handmadegifts #yarn #crafts #allaboutami #craftevangelist
Easy Eyelet Yoke Lite Sweater knitting pattern. Gorgeous and simple for beginners. Perfect for spring and summer wear! #knitting #knittingpattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #knitsweater #sweaterpattern #knitatude #craftevangelist
Gorgeous knit sweater pattern with chunky cables and a jumbo cowl! Knits up quickly with bulky yarn. Perfect for fall! #knitting #pattern #knitpattern #knitsweater #cableknitting #yarn #crafts #knitatude #craftevangelist
Free crochet tank top crochet pattern! This Peaks Crochet Tank Top is a beautiful pattern that comes together quickly. Perfect garment for #dressmeupOML19 #crochet #pattern #freecrochetpattern #freepattern #tanktoppattern #crochettanktop #crochetsummerwear #yarn #crafts #hookedbyanna #craftevangelist