Sunflowers

It is sunflower season! I love sunflowers! They are bright and yellow and sunshiney! They just make me happy! It has been a really grey summer around here, so I’m definitely in need of some more sunshine in my life! There are so many great patterns with sunflowers for you to make! Find yourself some bright sunshiney yarn and pick up one of these beautiful patterns today to brighten your day!

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Check out these adorable Sunflower Baby Slippers, they’d make a perfect gift for a summer baby shower! How adorable are they?

I’m seriously thinking about making up some of these Crocheted Sunflower Coasters Pattern to protect my coffee table after I finish re-vamping my sitting room. We’ve got some fantastic, bright yellow chairs coming for that room, so we’re going to need some accessories!

I think this Vintage Sunflowers Crochet Afghan Pattern would look super modern and trendy if you replaced the green and brown with a couple different greys…. that might just fit in our sitting room too! #goals

I’m having trouble deciding between the first coast pattern or this Crocheted Sunflower Coaster Pattern. What are your thoughts?

Even after your real sunflowers are done for the season, you could make up this Realistic Sunflowers Crochet Pattern to bring a pop of colour inside year-round!

This gorgeous Sunflower Pillow Cushion Cover Crochet Pattern might make a nice accessory for my new sitting room, too! So many options!!!

For something even more whimsical, you could try this Sunflower Amigurumi Crochet Pattern, which would make a fun gift!

Don’t you love this textured Sunflower Throw Crochet Pattern? Cozy and homey this bright and sunny blanket would cheer up any room!

I love the contemporary vintage look of this Granny Square Sunflower Crocheted Pillow Pattern. It is definitely a contender for a pillow cover in the sitting room!

I think I need to make this Crocheted Sunflower Amigurumi Pattern to brighten up my office. How can you be sad about working with a sunflower around?

Does it matter that our kitchen doesn’t currently have any accents of yellow? I think I need pops of yellow in every room. For dinner time, we’ll put our hot dishes on a hot pad made from this Crochet Sunflower Hot Pad Pattern.

Now onto garments! Check out The Helia Crop Top Crochet Pattern: isn’t it stunning?! Such fun festival or beach wear! I totally want to make one of these one day and wear it to folk fest! Even if I am 45 when I do it!

The Walden Sunflower Wide-Brimmed Hat Crochet Pattern is a beautiful hat pattern that would look adorable on women and girls alike. I love the rustic appeal of this adorable sun hat! It would look darling in fall photos!

For a little more of a summery look you could make this Summer Breeze Sun Hat from The Hat and I.

You now have plenty of inspiration and options for sunflower making! It’s just time to get some yarn and get to work! Enjoy these last few days of summer, crocheting on the deck while sipping lemonade. If our weather ever improves, that’s what I’ll be doing! Grab a pattern today or pin it for later!

Sunflower crochet patterns
Sunflower crochet pattern
Sunflower coaster crochet pattern
Sunflower baby booties crochet pattern
Sunflower coaster crochet pattern
Vintage Sunflower Afghan Blanket Crochet Pattern
Sunflower pillow cushion cover crochet pattern
Sonny the Sunflower Amigurumi crochet pattern
Sunflower Throw Blanket Crochet Pattern
Sunflower pillow cushion cover crochet pattern
Sunflower crochet crop top bikini top crochet pattern
Crochet potted sunflower crochet pattern
Sunflower pot holder crochet pattern
Sunflower wide-brim sun hat crochet pattern
Summer Breeze Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

Dragon Amigurumi

Whether you think they’re scary or adorable, dragon amigurumi is awesome! Have you seen some of the great creative patterns out there? There are so many beautifully designed crocheted dragon stuffed toy patterns that it might be hard for you to choose one. I’ve narrowed it down for you so you can find the best ones here. Check out these beautiful patterns!

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This classic, adorable dragon amigurumi pattern is named Drake the Dragon. He has a sweet round face and lovely striped wings. Any kid would be pleased to receive a gorgeous stuffed toy made with this stunning looking pattern from Moji Moji Designs!

This Raspberry Dragon amigurumi crochet pattern comes with adorable accessory patterns: the giant raspberry and the super sweet little butterfly! She’s sure to be a favourite!

If you’re up for a bigger project, this Life-size Baby Dragon Pattern would make a delightful and stunning gift for a dragon-loving knight! If you start now, you’ll have time to finish this incredible crocheted dragon pattern from Overton Fancies before Christmas!

If you’re looking for something a little smaller, this proud-looking Zodiac Egg dragon crochet pattern is colourful and stately! What a fun looking amigurumi dragon pattern from Little Bamboo Handmade!

While he’s not really a dragon, this super sweet Kyo the Baby Triceratops should definitely be included in these cute dragon amigurumi crochet patterns. Aren’t the mythical dragon creatures based off of dinosaurs anyway? Who doesn’t love a triceratops? Especially babies.

And while we’re on things that we don’t typically think of when we’re talking crocheted stuffed dragon patterns, there’s this super fun and realistic-looking Bearded Dragon amigurumi pattern. This would be a fun gift to make for a child and a good compromise for a kid who wants a new pet, but the parents do not! Amigurumis make the best pets because you never have to feed them or clean up after them and they never get sick or die. Who could ask for a better pet?

Can we really have a round-up of dragon patterns that doesn’t include a Toothless Amigurumi Pattern from How to Train Your Dragon? There are plenty of kids would be delighted to get a stuffed amigurumi dragon like this one!

Try out one of these fun amigurumi crochet dragon patterns today or pin it for later!

Dragon Amigurumi Crochet patterns to make from downloadable digital pdf crochet patterns! Gorgeous stuffed toy patterns! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochettoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute pink dragon amigurumi crochet pattern! Perfect handmade gift for the dragon loving girl! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Zodiac Egg Dragon Amigurumi Crochet pattern. Perfect fun dragon stuffed toy to crochet! What a fun pattern!
Adorable Amigurumi Crochet pattern for Toothless the Dragon from How to Train Your Dragon! So fun! My kids would love this! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute and detailed crochet pattern for this adorable dragon amigurumi pattern! Drake the Dragon would make the perfect handmade crocheted gift for any dragon loving child! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Wow! What an amazing life sized baby dragon amigurumi crochet pattern! MY KID WOULD LOVE THIS! So awesome! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochetgianttoys #giantcrochet #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Super sweet and adorable baby triceratops crochet amigurumi pattern! Perfect handmade gift idea for a kid! Love it! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern#yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super adorable lizard crochet pattern to make a realistic Bearded Dragon amigurumi stuffed toy! Love these kinds of handmade pets! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Crochet in the Summertime

Did you know that some people think yarn crafts are only for winter and fall? Crazy, right?! I get it, though. If it’s sweltering outside, the last thing you might want to do is sit under a heavy afghan while you crochet (though, with office air conditioning, I still feel like I need a sweater at work!). Well, regardless of the temperature, there are plenty of patterns you can make in the relaxing summer months, that don’t have to make you sweat. Check out some of these great summer finds!

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Instead of thinking garments like sweaters and toques, you can make decor, like this Fresh Fringe Banner by Candace from Wildflower Crochet Co. I met Candace at the knit night before Our Maker Life this year and she was working on one of these beauties. It comes together starting in triangle pieces, so you can travel with it while you make it. (She also has some finished items if you don’t crochet or don’t have time to make one!).

I’m a big fan of these gorgeous summer dresses, made from pieced together crocheted motifs. This crocheted dress would be perfect to make during the spring or summer and wear on the beach or at the resort during your winter getaway.

Sophie and Me Pdf Pattern Design also has a lovely summer dress crochet pattern that would definitely be worth your time! I love the beachy vibes of this Florence Granny Lace Dress/Top! The pattern is so versatile, you can make it either a top or a dress!

For another beachy pattern, check out this gorgeous Butterfly Crochet Crop Top! I love the sexy, strappy look of this cute top!

I can’t get enough of these bright and lively mandalas! This Spanish Mandala crochet pattern has instructions for making it into a round colourful cushion! I think the colours and design are just stunning and the different stitches look like a joy to make!

Summertime is also a great time to be making some amigurumi! This adorable Clyde the Monkey crochet pattern is so fun and if you want to get a head start on your holiday making, this little guy is perfect!

For a quick project you can use right away, this sweet Luna Headband crochet pattern is perfect for keeping your hair out of your face this summer!

The Steffy Crochet Headband Pattern is another quick stash-busting crochet pattern that is perfect to throw in your handbag to keep your hands busy while travelling. Lightweight and cheeky, this charming headband requires just 200 yards of yarn! Perfect summer project!

This bath mitt makes a great year-round project and a perfect little gift for anyone from your coworker to your mother in law! You can make them up with some lightweight cotton yarn in the summer and be all ready for the gift-giving season!

Summer is also a great time to make up a new handbag. This textured Macie Handbag Crochet Pattern is a summer bag pattern that’s just a little different!

There are so many great patterns you can make in the summer and for summer, you never have to stop making! Pick up a pattern today and make one of these gorgeous designs! Or pin it for later!

10 beautiful crochet patterns to make this summer! I love that dress! So gorgeous!!! #crochet #patterns #yarn #crafts #patternroundup #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous! Love this fresh fringe boho tassel wall hanging! Great crochet pattern for summer! So cute! Perfect for a nursery! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #crochetdecor #craftevangelist
Gorgeous crocheted boho dress pattern! Love these circular motifs that come together into this beautiful dress! #crochetpattern #crochet #crochetdress #dresspattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Stunning Spanish Mandala Crochet pattern to use for a cushion! I love this gorgeous mandala pattern! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #mandala #crochetmandala #yarn #crafts #pillow #crochetpillow #craftevangelist
Adorable Clyde the Monkey amigurumi crochet pattern. I love this sweet little monkey stuffed toy pattern! Can't wait to make this for one of the littles! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful boho crocheted headband pattern. Love this quick and easy pattern, perfect for summer. Simple crochet pattern for a beginner. #crochetpattern #crochetsummer #crochetheadband #yarn #crafts #crochet #pattern #craftevangelist
Lovely simple face and body mitt crochet pattern. Perfect summer crochet project for travelling. Makes a great handmade gift! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #body #craftevangelist
Beautiful beachy summer crochet dress pattern! Love this granny lace pattern! It can also be made as a top! So pretty! #crochetpattern #crochetdress #crochetbeach #beach #beachwear #yarn #crafts #crochet #pattern #crochetforwomen #craftevangelist
Super simple and sexy strappy butterfly top crochet pattern! Love this sexy summer beach top! So easy to make, Great pattern for beginners! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #crochethalter #haltertop #bralette #crochetforwomen #craftevangelist
Cute and simple crocheted headband pattern. The Steffy headband is a perfect summer project to keep your hair out of your face in the hot months, but also to make on the go! Great stash-busting project! #crochetpattern #crochetheadband #yarn #crafts #crochet #pattern #craftevangelist
What a great, simple handbag pattern to make, perfect for summer. Great beginner crochet pattern! Love this natural colour for summer! #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #crochet #pattern #handbag #crochethandbag #beginnercrochet #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

For the Love of Soccer

For the Love of Soccer: 10 crochet patterns

So, the Women’s World Cup is over and maybe everyone’s done with soccer for now, but in my world, soccer is never over. My youngest LIVES for soccer, loves soccer, breathes soccer. Soccer. Soccer. Soccer. Don’t tell him, but I think I have enough time to make him a soccer-themed birthday gift. What should I make?

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soccer ball and basket crochet pattern

There’s this awesome little crochet soccer ball and basket pattern that he could put all his little trinkets in. And you can never have too many soccer balls, especially if they are stuffed because winter is a long season here and we must get our touches in.

Or maybe a hat? This soccer ball hat crochet pattern is pretty cool.

Or maybe just a straight up soccer ball. Multi-coloured like this one? Or traditional black and white?

John the Mexican Soccer Player amigurumi crochet pattern

Or maybe he would like a soccer player. It probably wouldn’t be too hard to customize this doll to reflect your favourite team… but he’d probably want me to make a whole team for him.

I suppose if I procrastinate and don’t have much time left, I could always make him one of these adorable soccer ball key chains. They’d also make fun zipper pulls!

Or I could whip up a few of these sports-themed appliques and attach them to his backpack.

Ok, my little guy is too big for these, but THEY’RE SO CUTE! Someone has to make them! These little soccer cleat booties would make such a fun gift for a soccer-loving parent of a newborn!

Here’s another adorable pattern I would consider if my little guy were littler. This Newborn Soccer Hat and Diaper Cover crochet pattern would make up a super cute photo prop!

It’s a little hard to tell from this picture, but if it’s like 3amgracedesigns other patterns, it is probably more like a cushion-type of pattern, not a round soccer ball. But I think my little guy would love this Soccer Ball Kawaii Cuddler.

I am kind of leaning towards making him a blanket, if I could find some wonderfully soft yarn for him to cozy up with, I think I might totally make him this soccer ball blanket in a corner to corner crochet pattern.

Which do you like? Pin your favorite!

10 soccer themed crochet patterns! Which one should I make for my soccer loving kid! Love these great ideas! #crochet #crochetpattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Fun quick soccer ball toy and basket crochet pattern! This would make a great last minute handmade gift idea for a soccer lover! #crochetpattern #soccer #crochet #pattern #pdf #download #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for a soccer ball hat! What a fun beanie for a soccer lover! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #soccer #yarn #crafts #beanie #hat #winterhat #soccerhat #craftevangelist
Soccer Player Amigurumi crochet pattern! This handmade stuffed toy pattern would make a great handmade gift idea for the soccer fanatic in your life! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #soccer #soccercrafts #craftevangelist
Perfect beginner pattern with loads of pictures and helpful instructions to make this cute and simple mini crochet soccer ball key chain! Would make a great zipper pull, too! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #soccer #keychain #handmade #craftevangelist #pdf #download #instant
Soccer Ball Crochet pattern. Love the multiple colours! Fun stuffed toy amigurumi crochet pattern for soccer lovers. #crochetpattern #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #soccer #soccercrafts #crochet #pattern #craftevangelist
Four simple sports appliques crochet patterns. They would make fun coasters or additions to a blanket to make it sports themed! #crochet #crochetpattern #appliquepattern #pattern #sports #soccer #basketball #baseball #football #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable soccer booties slippers for baby! These are so cute! What a great handmade gift idea for a baby shower! #crochet #crochetpattern #pattern #booties #baby #crochetforbaby #slippers #babyshoes #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable soccer ball kawaii cuddler! Would make a great little cushion or pillow for the soccer lover! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #soccercrochet #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #pillow #crochetpillow #craftevangelist
Super cute crochet pattern for a soccer ball hat and diaper cover, perfect handmade photo prop for a newborn photo shoot! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #soccer #baby #babypatterns #babycrochet #newborn #photoprop #handmade #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #crochethat
Soccer Ball Crochet Graph, perfect for a corner to corner crochet blanket! #soccer #soccerball #crochet #crochetpattern #blanket #crochetblanket #soccerblanket #soccerthrow #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

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

Knit & Crochet for Kids

Kids are going to be out of school for summer soon. And some already are. Do you want to teach your kids to knit or crochet this summer? It’s so great to have the kids looking at something besides screens and keeping busy. Check out some of these great patterns to make for your kids or to teach them to make!

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Check out this beginner Crochet Triangle Scarf Pattern! These triangular scarves are super trendy right now. This simple pattern would be a great first project for a young teen to make this summer and wear to back school in the fall!

The Serena Top is a simple and cute kids’ crochet crop top that your little one could make (or you could make for them!).

While the crochet pattern for this Cheeseburger Beanie is more of an intermediate level project, it’s great to show kids the fun things they can make while they’re learning, to help them persevere through the first wonky stitches (or projects!).

While also another project more suited for a more experienced crafter to make for kids, this quiet book crochet pattern is just the right idea for summer projects!

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

I know I was just encouraging looking at something besides screens, but isn’t this Joe the Frog Book/Tablet Holder adorable? And he can hold books as well! So fun!

Another lovely summer top crochet pattern that is perfect for beginners is this Hippie Fringe Granny Square Top. Isn’t it fun in these rainbow colours? And that fringe is very on trend right now!

Here’s another great crochet poncho pattern to make for kids for back to school. This Modern Bobble Poncho is an easy to memorize pattern you can work on during your summer road trip and your kid can try it on when you make gas station stops!

While this is also another project that an intermediate knitter would need to make, I couldn’t help but drawing the attention of knitters to this gorgeous child’s sweater pattern! The Bohéme Sweater for kids is a stunning knitting pattern for sizes 4-10. Such a classic, but modern look!

This Easy Peasy Beginner Hat Knitting Pattern is the perfect place to start kids knitting a hat! Chunky yarn means fewer stitches that are easier to see, so it works up quickly and has a satisfying finish rate!

Need to sharpen your knitting skills to take on one of these projects? Check out some online knitting classes from Blueprint!

Then you can show your kids the gorgeous hats they could knit when they have some more experience! The Madison Beanie Knitting Pattern is a great project for the advanced beginner/intermediate knitter!

Pick up some yarn and a pattern and get making and teaching your kids today! Or pin these great ideas for later!

Knitting Pattern for textured beanie. Love this gorgeous knit hat pattern! Can't wait to make one of these for winter! #knitting #pattern #knittingpattern #knitbeanie #beaniepattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful knitting pattern for this Boheme sweater for kids! Gorgeous sweater for kids! I love this fair isle pattern, modern but classic! I love the raglan style knitting pattern, too! Perfect for fall! #knitting #knit #knittingpattern #knitsweater #knitsweaterpattern #sweater #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
what a cute little bobble poncho crochet pattern for kids! Crochets up quickly and easy to memorize, perfect summer project for travelling to make up for fall! Love this sweet sweater! #crochet #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #crochetponcho #ponchopattern #pattern #craftevangelist
Sweet and simple granny square style crochet open back toddler poncho pattern! Perfect project for a beginner! #crochet #beginngercrochet #crochetpattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #grannysquare #poncho #summercrochet #summercrochetproject #craftevangelist
Joel the Frog Book/Tablet Holder. Fun amigurumi crochet project to hold the ipad or books for kids! Great summer crochet pattern project! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #tabletholder #diy #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Fun idea for kids! A crochet pattern for a quiet book for kids! Lots of interesting things to play with to occupy a toddler! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #crochetfortoddlers #pdf #craftevangelist
Fun crochet pattern for this cheeseburger hat! Perfect crochet beanie pattern for the hamburger lover! #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #beanie #crochetbeanie #crochethat #crochettoque #toque #hat #crochetpattern #hamburgerlover #hamburgerhat
Cute little crocheted halter top pattern for kids. Love this simple crochet pattern summer top! Easy beginner crochet project for kids or adults! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Easy beginner crochet triangle scarf pattern! Love this brightly coloured simple crochet pattern for this stylish scarf! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #scarf #crochetscarf #trianglescarf #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Easy Peasy Beginner knitting pattern beanie. Super easy knit hat pattern to make! Love this simple toque. Perfect pattern for a new knitter! #knittingpattern #beginnerknits #easyknits #easypattern #learntoknit #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Crochet for Men

Father’s Day is coming up pretty fast. So, if you’re focused or crochet fast, you still have time to crochet something cool for the dad(s) in your life. I’ve gathered up a few patterns for you to consider making something handmade for the man in your life. If you don’t crochet or don’t have time, there are also a few options to have someone make one for you (though, you might be cutting it a little close, unless it’s a pre-made item).

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Classic dad gift: slippers. These understated, classic Men’s House Shoes/The Lazy Day Loafers would make a great pair of slippers for any man!

Or if you’re looking for some more options, Two Girls Patterns also has this Men’s Loafers Super Pack of crochet patterns, which give you plenty of options to suit your dad.

If the man in your life is a little funkier, you could make these high-top Converse-inspired sneakers slippers!

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

If you can give your special guy a rain check on his gift, you can have this beauty of a Crochet Roll Top Backpack made of jute and leather made for you from Russia! What a unique and special gift and truly a stylish backpack!

Or maybe you’re ambitious and you’d like to make your man a crocheted sweater! This Upper Eastside Crocheted Sweater Pattern would make an impressive handmade gift for Father’s Day!

Does your dude have trouble growing a beard? Make him one! This fun Crocheted Beard Beanie Pattern would make a funny gift with the bonus of keeping his face warm in the winter!

If you have a little less time to whip up a fun gift for your special guy, you could make this quick and easy Football Can Cozy in an hour or so!

Or one of these Bottle Bling-Six Pack Crochet bottle cosies would also come together quickly and prevent bottle sweat this summer!

Eight crocheted items for men, mostly patterns, but a couple of made to order items, too. Those slippers are awesome! Great handmade gifts for Father's Day! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #fathersday #dads #crochetformen #craftevangelist
Classic loafers slipper crochet pattern, perfect handmade gift for Father's Day! These look so cozy! #crochet #pattern #slippers #loafers #handmadegifts #fathersday #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #crochetformen #craftevangelist
Fun beard hat crochet pattern. Simple beanie pattern with a fun beard! Would make a great Father's Day gift! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #hats #crochethat #crochetbeard #beard #handmadegifts #crochetformen #craftevangelist
I love this fantastic masculine Roll Top Backpack made of jute and leather. Made to order, it's crocheted!!! How fantastic is that?@! Would make a great Father's Day gift! #crochet #yarn #crafts #handmade #handmadegifts #giftsformen #crochetformen #craftevangelist
I love these fun Converse-inspired high top sneakers slippers! These would make a fun pair of slippers for a sneaker-loving guy! Great Father's Day gift idea! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #slippers #sneakers #crochetedslippers #Converse #FathersDay #handmadegifts #crochetformen #craftevangelist
Men's Loafers crochet pattern pack! Make one of these great slipper patterns for your dad this Father's Day! Super great patterns by Two Girls Patterns! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #patternpack #crochetslippers #slipperspattern #yarn #crafts #crochetformen #FathersDay #handmadegifts #giftsformen #craftevangelist
Classic men's sweater crochet pattern. Love the simple stripes on this Upper East Side Sweater crochet pattern! Would make a great Father's Day gift! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #crochetsweater #crochetformen #stripedsweater #craftevangelist
Football Can Cozy. Quick and easy beginner crochet pattern, perfect for a last minute handmade Father's Day gift idea! #crochet #crochetpattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #cancozy #beercozy #FathersDay #crochetformen #craftevangelist
Six different crochet beer bottle cozy patterns! Love the different textures. Great to use for a party to battle bottle sweat and to identify whose is whose! #crochet #crochetpattern #pattern #patternpack #bottlecozy #yarn #crafts #handmadegifts #giftsformen #crochetformen #craftevangelist #FathersDay

Mesmerizing Mandalas

I love the look of a mandala! They are such a fun way to use up scrap yarn; they can be bright and sunshiny and they’re often a great way to learn new stitches! So many of my favourite things. Check out some of these gorgeous mandala patterns and mandala inspired patterns to make!

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Coasters are an obvious start for mandalas. It’s a small project that can be made in under an hour. Make a few and you’ve got a lovely little gift set! I love the subtle colours used in this example of One Skein of Love CraftsCrochet Coaster Pattern!

There are so many lovely mandala patterns out there for doilies and for coasters, it’s really hard to pick just one! It kind of depends on how you’re feeling! This Dorothy Mandala Pattern is just one of many!

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

You can also make a whole bunch of mandalas and crochet them together! Check out the lovely floral mandalas in this Persian tiles blanket by Jane Crowfoot. I love the way the mandalas come together to make a gorgeous tile-inspired blanket! How lovely would this be on your couch?

Mandalas also make gorgeous wall hangings! Check out this fantastic pattern to make a fabulous wall hanging for your home. Or it would make a great gift!

And here’s another gorgeous one! The Ripple Effect mandala crochet pattern is gorgeous and super affordable! Mounted on a circular frame makes it perfect for hanging on the wall.

Need some yarn or supplies? Lion Brand Yarn has soooo many options!

Once you get good at making your mandalas, you can start making them bigger and make a mandala rug! How lovely is this Andromeda t-shirt yarn mandala rug?

Or you can make a lovely mandala throw blanket, like this Ring Around the Rosie Mandala Blanket by The Lavender Chair.

You can even wear your mandalas! Check out this super fun Lotus Mandala Circular vest! What a fun boho-inspired garment, perfect for festival season!

Or this Sunset Mandala Circular Vest is another great way to wear a mandala!

I know I usually stick to knitting and crochet patterns here, but if that’s not your thing, there are still mandalas for you to make! In fact, this Beaded Mandala craft kit has everything you need to make this lovely beaded mandala work of art!

Cross stitch is another great craft to get inspired by mandalas! Check out these four mandala patterns that can be used for cross stitch, rug hooking, plastic canvas and more!

Need some yarn or supplies? Lion Brand Yarn has soooo many options!

Go get yourself one of these fabulous patterns now! And getting making a mandala! Perfect project for the warmer months ahead! Or pin it for later!

Gorgeous Mandala Patterns! Mostly crochet patterns to make these stunning mandalas! Loving mandalas right now! #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #mandala #crochet #craftevangelist
Gorgeous Persian Tiles Blanket full colour printed brochure pattern! Love this gorgeous crochet blanket pattern! And it's so nice to have a printed full color pattern! #mandala #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #blanket #yarn #crafts #craftevanelist
I love this sweet starburst crochet coaster pattern! Perfect little projects for summer and they make great gifts! #crochetpattern #mandala #crochetmandala #mandalapattern #crochetcoaster #crochet #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Crochet Mandala Doily pattern. I love these bright and fun crocheted doilies inspired by mandalas! What a perfect pattern to use up small bits of yarn! Nice small projects for summer travelling! #crochetpattern #crochetmandala #crochetdoily #yarn #crafts #crochet #mandala #craftevangelist
What a fun bead project! Gorgeous beaded mandala craft kit! Perfect little gift idea for an older artistic kid or adult! Love this! #mandala #crafts #giftidea #beading #beads #craftkit #kit #beadedmandala #craftevangelist #etsy
Lovely Ring around the Rosie circular mandala blanket crochet pattern! What a fun throw idea! I love this simple, but stunning pattern! #mandala #crochetpattern #crochet #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #crochetblanket #crochetmandala #mandala
Lovely Andromeda Crocheted Rug pattern with crochet cables! I love the stunning detail on this tshirt rug crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #mandalapattern #crochetmandala #crochetrug #yarn #crafts #etsy #craftevangelist
Supernova Mandala Patterns. PDF downloadable patterns for crafting, cross stitch, needlepoint, rug hook, plastic canvas, loom and fuse beads. Mandalas are so hot right now! Love these stunning patterns #mandala #mandalapattern #crafts #crossstitch #needlepoint, #rughook, #plasticcanvas #loom #fusebeads #craftevangelist
What a fun and colorful mandala circular shawl crochet pattern! I love the bright colours and carefree spirit in this boho shrug pattern! Perfect for festivals! #crochet #crochetpattern #mandala #mandalapattern #crochetmandala #yarn #crafts #etsy #craftevangelist
Pretty sunset crochet mandala vest pattern! What a fun vest pattern! I'm loving mandalas lately! Gorgeous! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crochetvest #yarn #crafts #mandala #mandalapattern #etsy #craftevangelist
The Ripple Effect mandala crochet pattern! I love this one mounted on a circular frame to hang on the wall! Makes great decorative art to display your craft! Fantastic gift! #crochet #crochetpattern #crochetmandala #mandalapattern #yarn #crafts #mandala #wallhanging #etsy #craftevangelist
Lovely wall hanging crochet mandala pattern! Love this gorgeous boho inspired mandala! Would make a great wall hanging or a gift! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #mandala #wallhanging #mandalapattern #etsy #craftevangelist

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles are just the coolest, right? They’re pretty cool as real animals, but they’re also really cool handmade gifts. Check out all these great turtle patterns!

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Isn’t this Finding Nemo-inspired “Squirt” amigurumi turtle pattern just perfect?! I need to make this so much! I love those little turtles!

If you’re a knitter, there’s a Squirt amigurumi turtle pattern for you, too!

This adorable Baby Sea Turtle with Shell crochet pattern was featured on my blog before in a post about adorable amigurumi, but it’s so cute, I had to share it here as well!

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

If you’d prefer to knit a tiny tortoise there’s this Spencer the Tortoise toy knitting pattern, which is also super adorable.

This Happy Tortoise Crochet Pattern makes me smile every time I see it! So cute!!!

All About Ami also has a sweet little Amigurum Turtle Crochet Pattern. $4 is a steal for all the work of a beautiful pattern, but if you check out her website, you might be able to find it for free!

We can’t feature turtles without mentioning Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Check out this great TMNT hat knitting pattern!

Need to sharpen your knitting skills to take on one of these projects? Check out some online knitting classes from Blueprint!

OR MAYBE YOU NEED A SHIRT! How awesome would one of these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sweaters be?! This would be hilarious for Christmas sweater party! My little sister LOVED TMNT as a kid; I wonder if she would like one of these…

In other turtle wearables, check out this cute Turtle Beach Scarf knitting pattern. It’s double-knit (something I’ve been meaning to try) and it’s such a fun idea! A great way to feature some hand-dyed yarn!

Need some yarn or supplies? Lion Brand Yarn has soooo many options!

Also, if you and your loved ones out of the stuffed animal phase of life but are still loving turtle-inspired makes, check out this Turtle Beach Tote crochet pattern from The Hat & I! Super-cute, eh?

So, which turtle inspired pattern will you make? Save it on Pinterest!

Ten adorable turtle inspired patterns to knit and crochet! Turtles are so cute! Time to make some handmade turtles!!! #crochet #knit #pattern #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #knittingpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable Squirt the turtle-inspired crochet pattern looks just like the turtle from Finding Nemo! Love this amigurumi pattern! So adorable! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little Baby Sea Turtle with Shell amigurumi crochet pattern! Love this adorable little toy set! #crochet #pattern #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Amigurumi knitting pattern! Usually these are all crochet! This little squirt the turtle knitting pattern is so fun! #knittingpattern #knitting #pattern #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #knitamigurumi #craftevangelist
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hats! What a fun idea! Great little knitting pattern for these adorable beanies! #knitting #knittingpattern #pattern #knithat #hatpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super sweet knitting pattern for this amigurumi tortoise stuffed animal! Love this adorable turtle pattern! And knit instead of crochet! #knittingpattern #knitamigurumi #knitting #pattern #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a fun vintage knitting pattern for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sweaters! So cool! #knittingpattern #knitsweater #tmnt #yarn #crafts #vintageknittingpattern #craftevangelist
Pretty double-knitting pattern for this Turtle Beach Scarf! Super cute! #knitscarf #knittingpattern #knitting #pattern #scarfpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Cute Turtle Beach tote crochet pattern! Love this cute turtle-inspired tote bag! #crochetpattern #crochetbag #bagpattern #totepattern #crochettote #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable little cartoon turtle amigurumi crochet pattern! Love this sweet little pattern from All About Ami! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #crochettoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet and adorable Happy Tortoise amigurumi crochet pattern! How cute is he? Oh I love him! Perfect little turtle toy crochet pattern! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochettoys #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #diytoys #craftevangelist