Sweet Little Gifts to Make for the Ones You Love

Valentine’s Day is in just a couple of weeks. Even if you don’t do much for Valentine’s Day, a sweet little handmade gift is always welcome. It says you thought about someone (sometimes for a long time!) while you made them something special with your own hands. Handmade is just so special! And I love sharing the patterns that help you make it happen. A lot of work goes into these carefully crafted patterns so you can make one with ease. Check out this little selection of gifts that you still have time to make in time for Valentine’s Day (even if you have a day job!)

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First up is this adorable Amigurumi Pattern for Esther the Crocheted Doll from Manuska. She wears acute little dress with lovely detail and a fully removable cape and hat. I have made patterns from Manuska’s shop before and they are easy to follow with detailed pictures to make your doll stunning.

This cute little Mini Dress Up Doll Amigurumi Pattern from The Wandering Deer includes a doll pattern with 2 hair types and a top, pants, skirt, dress, jacket, beanie, scarf, shoes, backpack, bag stuffed bunny, and a pillow. It is 27 pages of detailed written instructions with lots of photos and a quick assembly guide. There are even other patterns in this series for more outfits for you doll: Animals in Summer Outfits and Halloween Costumes.

If you have a princess fanatic on your list of loved ones, then this little Cinderella Amigurumi Pattern from Gurumi Land Design just might be the perfect pattern for you. The sweet details on this gorgeous little doll make all the difference! I love the little pearl finishes and the details on the dress are just lovely!

You still have time to make this sweet little Amigurumi Fox Pattern from My Amigurumi Farm. With just three colours of yarn and simple construction, this pattern is rated easy. This cuddly fox would make a great baby gift for an expected little one, and wouldn’t the expectant parents just be delighted?!

Need a set of crochet hooks? This Crochet Hook Set has everything you need to get started with crochet.

This littler Ankylosaurus Crochet Dinosaur Amigurumi Pattern from Loopy Pattern is the perfect little amigurumi toy for that dino-loving kid. And, what’s so fun is this little baby dinosaur comes with a pattern for his own big bowl of popcorn! What a fun little addition!

I just love the vintage, homey look of this Crocheted Goose Amigurumi Pattern from Shop Straw Animals! Everything from their sweet little hats and adorable overalls to their cross body sachels and little scarves is just delightful! If you know a farm family, or even just a city kid, this sweet little pattern is sure to please!

There are not as many amigurumi knitting patterns available for the knitters, but this Bear Loves Bunny Knit Tiny Teddy Bear and Tiny Bunny from Simply Sycamore is a simple and sweet little pattern with options for both a bear and a bunny and would make the perfect little photo prop for a newborn baby photo shoot or a lovely little baby shower gift!

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There are more things than just amigurumi that you still have time to make for a loved one! Like this Bee Wild Beanie Knitting Pattern from Smeeny Beanie Knits. This is a beginner level colourwork knitting pattern using #5 Bulky yarn, so it knits up quickly for a cozy warm hat. This pattern is for a one size adult hat, fitting a 21″-23″ head comfortably.

You also still have time to make these adorable Sweet Dreams Socks from Zyapa Masha. I finally knit my first pair of socks this year, but I would definitely consider making this easy sock pattern with 10 pages of instructions with pictures and charts. They are worked toe up (which I love) and includes shaping for a better fit.

I missed this Crocheted Women’s Loafter Pattern from Two Girls Patterns in my Slipper Pattern Round Up last week, but these cute loafers are the perfect pattern to whip up in time for Valentine’s Day or for yourself to keep your toes warm during the winter months. I love the little tassels detail and the homey look of this fun crochet pattern.

While I mostly share knit and crochet patterns, I have explored embroidery over the last year or so and I really love patterns and kits from Florals and Floss. This Be Kind Leafy Wreath Embroidery Pattern from her shop is downloadable instantly so you can get stitching today.

I hope you found something to inspire you to make a little special handmade gift for someone you love. Go get one of these patterns today or pin it for later!

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Sweet Slippers from Amazing Knit and Crochet Patterns for Toasty Toes

We’re out of our deep freeze here in Edmonton, though the weather dropped for a couple of days. I still find myself in need of slipper-wearing in the house. My family has never been big into slippers, so it’s hard to motivate myself to make something for them that there’s a high chance they won’t use. I made a lovely pair of slippers for myself a couple of years ago. They’re holding up well, but there’s some wear on the interior sole. (I used Phentex for the exterior sole, so that’s holding up great!) So, it might be time for me to consider a new pair. I did just make myself a pair of socks and they are surprisingly warm. But given how long it takes me to get from deciding to making, it’s probably time to start looking for a new pair now. So, I’ve rounded up a baker’s dozen knit and crochet patterns to consider and I’ll let you take a peek at them, too.

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This Crochet-Knit Slipper-Clogs Crochet Pattern from Pdf Pattern Design is the pattern I made last time. They turned out great! It is a well-written pattern with clear instructions. It uses the Waistcoat stitch, a knit-looking crochet stitch that makes for a nice solid fabric, unlike the holes that you normally deal with in crochet. It takes a little bit of practice if you’re not familiar with it (hint: crochet LOOSELY!). Perhaps I should just go make myself a nice felt lining like this example has and that would solve my problem!

But sometimes it’s fun to make something new. This pattern from Sirins Crochet claims to be the Easiest Slippers Ever Crochet Pattern. These are made by creating two rectangles and then sewing them together. I think it looks great! It comes with instructions to make any size you want! So if you are a beginner crocheter looking to make a pair of slippers, or just your first project, this just might be the pattern for you! They look stunning and are so simple!

Need a set of crochet hooks? This Crochet Hook Set has everything you need to get started with crochet.

Here’s another Simple House Slippers Crochet Pattern, this one from Exclusive 72. This pattern is pretty basic with minimal shaping, another good pattern for beginner crocheters. The pattern includes all sizes and would be great for both men and women. These work up quickly in a tight stitch, making them durable, thick and fluffy.

UPDATE: Unfortunately this pattern is no longer available, but check out these other simple house slipper crochet patterns for some good options!

I just love the look of these Dakota Crochet Casual Slippers from Magic4Kids. Using super bulky yarn and a large hook, this pattern works up quickly and includes sies for kids and adults, so you can make a pair for the whole family. I love the structured look of this slipper! I’ve got some super bulky yarn around that I don’t have a plan for, so this might be just the thing!

I have been eyeing up patterns like these Crochet Converse Slippers from Crochet Milie for years! I’m sure I would have already made them if I didn’t imagine giving them to my husband, him being genuinely delighted with them, wearing them a couple of times and then never touching them again. It sounds cynical, but we’re in our 20th year of marriage; I know how these things go. (But they’re so fun looking!)

These delightful Crocheted Snowman Slippers from Tutti Frutti Patterns are a whimsical, yet easy crochet pattern to make this delightful little pair of winter-themed, novelty slippers. And made with plush, velour yarn, as shown here, they look sooooo cozy! (I think my youngest kid would be a fan of these!)

Speaking of fuzzy slippers, I have been working with faux fur yarn lately (I just released my Furry Mouse Muff Crochet Pattern a couple of weeks ago) and I think it would be very fun to make some slippers with it. This Women’s Cuddly Faux Fur Slippers Crochet Pattern from Knit And Crochet Ever After is topped with a cozy faux fur, which looks so comfy… and maybe that would be enough faux fur? I don’t know, I’m thinking there would be something so divine about slipping your feet into fully faux fur lined slippers, but then… maybe they’d get too hot and sweaty and uncomfortable? Maybe keeping the cold breeze out at the ankles would be sufficient?

This crochet pattern for these Women’s Modern Faux Fur Fuzy Ugg Boot Slippers from The Cozy Knot Crochet also look suuuuper cozy! You can also make these with a non-faux-fur yarn as well, which would be easier to crochet, especially if you’re less experienced. The trick with faux fur yarn is knowing where to put your hook; you have to crochet by feel and if you’re new to crochet, it’s a little harder to do if you can’t see your stitches.

Looking for some faux fur yarn? Lionbrand Go For Faux is a great option!

If you’re looking to make some baby slippers, I thought this was a great idea from The Northern Moose: this Crochet Baby Booties Pattern comes with SOLES. How cool is that? I often seen beautifully handmade slippers and then they have these lovely leather or suede soles and I feel like that’s such a barrier to me making them. I love this idea of being able to get the pattern and the sole together. Very fun. So you get the digital pattern when you first buy it and then they will send you the size of sole that you order. How great is that?

Ok, knitters, you were so patient through all those crochet patterns. And now I have a few knitting patterns for you! Starting wit this super affordable Moccasin Slippers with a Cuff Knitting Pattern from Kween Bee. It is also available for free on her website, which is included in her pattern listing. But if you like to print a version off, or be able to make it without internet access or your phone going into sleep mode, this pdf printable is less than $2. This is an easy-level knitting pattern, so if you’re looking for a beginner slipper pattern, check this one out!

The Shalom Slippers knitting pattern from Dole Valley Girl Knits are worked seamlessly from the cuff down. Knit with bulky weight yarn, these soft and squishy slippers will fly off your needles and warm your toes! They come in sizes from small (women’s 5-6) to xl (men’s 10.5).

Here’s another Easy Knit Slipper Pattern from Knitting Socks Lydmila. I love the shape of these simple, minimalist slippers.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, this pattern is no longer available, but check out these other great Easy Knit Slipper Patterns for some good options.

Wondering what knitting needles I use? KnitPicks Interchangeables are my go to needles!

Finally, for an adorable Baby Booties Knitting Pattern, this pattern from Baby Jumbuck Knits makes a sweet, quick and easy to knit baby slipper with a minimum of finishing. They would make a lovely baby shower gift. The pattern comes in 3 sizes, newborn-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-9 months. How adorable are these little booties?!

I hope you found a pair of slippers to crochet or knit. I’m still trying to figure out which ones I’m going to make. If you made a decision, go grab yourself a pattern today. If you’re still deciding like me, pin it for later!

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Snuggly Handmade Socks to Knit and Crochet

I finally did it! This was the year I knit myself some socks! They’re so great: I love them! They’re so warm! If you want to see my process and finished knit socks, follow me on Instagram to see all the patterns I make! If you have not experienced the joy and warmth of handmade wool socks, you need to get your hands (…feet?) on some of these! I’ve collected a bunch of great sock patterns for you to try out, whether you knit or crochet!

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First, for the knitters: The Thicksgiving Socks from Summer Lee Design Co. These socks are an easy, basic, worsted weight sock knitting pattern with three different variations. Theh pattern set includes tips and tricks for working worsted socks by marling two strands of fingering weight yarn together.

The Vanilla Socks on DPNs knitting pattern by Crazy Sock Lady Designs is another straightforward sock design. If you prefer double-pointed needles or that’s all you have, this pattern is for you, specifically designed for double-pointed needles (DPNs), it has an accompanying video tutorial that walks you through how to make the entire sock on DPNs, from setting up the Cast-On to the Kitchener-stitch toe and weaving in your ends!

The Heartnut Socks knitting pattern from Knox Mountain Knit Co is actually a physical item, unlike most of the PDF downloads that I feature here on my blog. The full colour, professionally printed knitting pattern is printed on acid-free, heirloom quality papter and includes a digital download code for Ravelry, which is definitely an interesting delivery method! Let me know if you like this and I will consider featuring something like this in my patterns! I love the beautiful and elegant heartnut inspired cable across the top, so if you’ve been wanting to make socks and also learn cables, this is the pattern for you!

If you’re looking for a deal of a pattern, this Top-Down Adult Socks Knitting Pattern from Zyapa Masha is only $0.66 Canadian! It includes 6 pages of text, charts and pictures. The socks are worked top down, using double-pointed needles OR circular needles, if you use the magic loop method (I love magic loop! I use circular needles for everything!).

Wondering what knitting needles I use? KnitPicks Interchangeables are my go to needles!

If you consider yourself an intermediate knitter, then the River Ripple Socks knitting pattern by Lucy Neatby of little barn studios is the pattern for you. Perfect for showing off a skein of hand-painted yarn, the construction is beautiful! From the description: “These socks are begun with a soft faced cuff with a decorative i-cord inspired detail. This leads into the leg pattern with cabled elongated stitches to highlight the colours in the yarn. A 70% garter stitch short row heel is used (with smaller needles for added durability) and then the leg stitch pattern is reversed with a condensed stitch pattern for the sole, adding strength, warmth and maintaining equal row height with the instep pattern. Finished with a cozy garter stitch toe to coordinate with the heel.” Sounds so good, right?

The Cozy Cabin Socks knitting pattern from Darling Jadore is another lovely worsted-weight sock knitting pattern. “A classic construction with cozy knit stitches on worsted-weight yarn, The Beginner Socks pattern is perfect for first-time sock knitters and seasoned knitters alike. Designed with beginners in mind, this pattern thoroughly guides you through each step and with video guidance. You’ll be amazed by how quickly these socks knit up, and how fun they are to make.”

The House Socks knitting pattern from HandKnit Home is a great knitting pattern for a pair of cute and comfortable ankle-length socks. The pattern is written for Adult Medium size and includes instructions for adding length to the foot for a longer sock. The pattern calls for an Estonian cast on (new cast-on for me! I love learning new techniques!), but will work just as well with a regular long-tail cast on.

How about some colour-work socks? The MIEZI Sock knitting pattern from average pony gives you detailed instructions on how to knit a pair of socks with leopard spots! How cool is that?! (Also, don’t you love the bottom of the foot, too?! The pattern contains detailed descriptions on how to knit cuff, leg, shadow wrap heel, foot and toe of your new sock. The pattern is especially designed with frequent color changes so that you rarely have long floats and none is longer than 9 or 10 stitches. So it’s perfect for practicing colorwork.

While the colourwork socks may be a little more advanced than your skills, the Retro Socks knitting pattern from D19 Eco Friendly Life might be more your speed. The diamond texture adds interest, while still allowing this pattern to be classified as a beginner pattern. So, if you’ve wanted to get started with some socks, but are bored by the plain socks of traditional beginner knit sock patterns, check out this pattern

Looking for some sock yarn? KnitPicks has a wide variety of sock yarns at a variety of price points, in a wide range of fibre contents. Local yarn shops are also great place to pick up a skein of lovely sock yarn. Since you usually only need one hank of yarn for a pair of socks, it’s a great time to splurge on some hand-dyed local yarns!

Ok, now for the crocheters. We don’t immediately think crochet for socks because the fabrci that is created is typically bulkier and holier at the same time, than I prefer in a sock. But this quote from the listing for this book is worth considering: “Having been a sock knitter for many many years, when it came to crochet socks I found it difficult to find any patterns that didn’t look bulky, stiff and uncomfortable. Tempted to try my hand at knitting lacy socks but lacking the confidence, I turned to my trusty crochet stitches and a new love was born. You really can make crochet socks that are comfortable, beautiful and practical.” The Crochet Sock Collection is a physical printed booklet from Vicki Brown Designs. If you want to get going right away, though, you can add a note to the seller and you will also be sent a PDF copy. Try out some crochet socks with this great collection os 6 crochet sock patterns!

The Herringbone Socks Crochet Pattern from Heart Hook Home is a toe-up, short row heel sock using the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch. Available in 5 sizes from Women’s 5 to Men’s 13, you can whip up a pair of these for all your favourite poeple.

The Pearl Socks Crochet Pattern from mon petit violin was originally published in Inside Crochet magazine, issue 101. With lovely texture on the leg portion of the sock, these socks will be stunning to look at outside of the boots and perfect to wear inside of boots to keep your feet warm this winter!

The Happy Socks are an easy crochet pattern as far a socks go! This socks from this pattern by Rich Textures Crochet are made using simple single crochet stitches and worked from the cuff down. It includes a video tutorial includes the full instructions to make a women’s pair of size 5/6 (US) socks. In fact, if you don’t mind reading a pattern online, this pattern is available for free on the Rich Textures Crochet blog (there’s web address in the listing description)!

Cables are typically reserved for knitting, but the Cable Car Socks Crochet Pattern from A la Sascha incorporates beautifully textured cables into these crocheted socks that are not stiff or uncomfortable at all. These socks look so beautifully constructed, it’s very tempting to consider making many pairs of these adorable socks!

What about you? Have you picked a pair of socks to make? They’re actually a pretty quick project. I worked on mine a fair bit over just a few days. It’s so satisfying to watch them come together and then the warmth on the feet! Wow! So worth it! So, grab yourself a pattern and some supplies and get making! Or pin it for later so you don’t forget.

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Love that Texture: Beautiful Bobble Stitch Patterns!

Full of texture and fun, these bobble stitch patterns will inspire you to make something new this year! Whether you knit or crochet, there are several kinds of bobble stitches in both crafts that will have you swooning over the lovely textures and making the next addictive row!

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This sweet Bubble Stich Pixie Hat Knitting Pattern from Love Fibres has a classic vintage vibe that will sure to delight any parent and keep that babe’s head warm!

The Bubble Jumper Knitting Pattern from Happy Daze Knits is made with super bulky yarn like Lion Brand Collection 50/50 Yarn, which is 50% alpaca (so soft) and 50% soft wool. Doesn’t the texture of this sweater look so luscious!

The Popcorn Hat from OhLaLana Designs is an easy knitting pattern that comes in sizes newborn to adult so you can make matching adorable hats like these for the whole family!

You can also make a Bobbly Raglan Baby Sweater for your little one to match that adorable hat. This pattern from Shop Devin Swick is worked from the top-down, in the round and mostly in stockinette, so it works up quickly. A classic, simple design with fun pops of texture throughout!

Wondering what knitting needles I use? KnitPicks Interchangeables are my go to needles!

And now, for the crocheters! You defintely won’t be left out because there are PLENTY of bobble patterns for you! The Smarties Bobble Blanket Crochet Pattern from Melu Crochet is a bright and colourful textured blanket that would make a lovely baby gift idea for a special baby in your life. You’ll need DK yarn for this project. I would recommend KnitPicks Swish Yarn as an affordable superwash yarn in a wide variety of colours or KnitPicks CotLin (Cotton/Linen blend) which also comes in a wide variety of colours.

For a bobbly hat, check out the Posh Puffs Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern from Kathy’s Crochet Closet. This pattern uses worsted weight yarn (Lion Brand’s Feels Like Butta is so soft and cozy, but any worsted weight yarn will work!) and comes in 6 sizes: 0-3 months to adult so you can make puff beanies for the whole family!

The Bobble Throw Crochet Pattern from Modern Made Shop is a beautifully textured blanket that will surely bring a sense of luxury to any home, especially if you make it in the called-for yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca… sooooooo soft!

Need a set of crochet hooks? This Crochet Hook Set has everything you need to get started with crochet.

The Dyaman Blanket Crochet Pattern from DeBrosse NYC is a bobbly throw x 10! If you love that puffy texture and stitching up those bobbly stitches, you will love making this gorgeous modern diamond pattern in this lovely textured stitches! It pairs perfectly with the Labadee Pillow Pattern (a pattern I’ve been eyeing up for ages!).

Once you get the hang of those bobbles, you’ll see how fun they are to use with colours and shape them into gorgeous patterns, like this Bobble Galore Crochet Pattern from Little Duck Crochet.

Here’s another great example of using these puff stitches with colour to make a lovely baby blanket: the Heart Motifs Puff Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern from Peach Unicorn Designs would make a lovely gift for a Valentine’s baby! So adorable!

Crocheters shall not be left out of the sweater game: The Bobblicious Sweater Crochet Pattern from Kay Krochets is loaded with bobble stitches and features long dramatic sleeve ribbing and has a modest crew neckline. There’s also a child’s version of this sweater, so you can make matches for your mini-me!

If you have some Christmas spirit left or you just want to get a jump on next Christmas, check out this Crochet Bobble Stitch Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern from See Love Share. This pattern comes with three sizes, so you can make all three sizes for variety on your mantel or give the set as a lovely gift!

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Make For Your Fall Living Room

It’s been a little while since I’ve shared some crafty patterns with you all and I’ve missed it! We have been renovating our main floor this summer, so the last 3 1/2 months have been spent crafting our home! It’s been busy and hard work. We ended up having the flooring done for nearly the entire main floor all at once, which meant moving nearly all of our belongings into a storage pod for a few weeks. It was a lot of work in the middle of a summer of a lot of work! We’ve been slowly finishing up, enjoying a fully functioning kitchen and moving back in. And now it’s time to think about decorating! What better way to decorate than to make your own decor?

So, whether you’re starting from scratch decorating a new space or just freshening up with some fall decor, I’ve collected some lovely patterns to make your space homey and unique. You’re sure to enjoy making these beautiful patterns and making your space your own with them!

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You probably need a place to rest your feet afert a long day and this Crocheted Bobbles Pouf from isWoolish is a cute, textured floor pouf sure to add interest and comfort to your living room! This downloadable pattern includes links to YouTube instructional videos, so if you prefer to watch step by step videos, all the resources you need are included.

Of course, if you’re a knitter, isWoolish also has athe Knitted Pouf Pattern for you! Same structure, different craft, different texture. Links to the video tutorials are also included with this pattern. If you knit and crochet, which of these poufs would you choose? Knit or crochet? I can’t decide! I love them both!

Wondering what knitting needles I use? KnitPicks Interchangeables are my go to needles!

I did make my own like this one from a free pattern MJ’s Off the Hook Designs (a pdf version is also available from Etsy here). I stuffed it with an old comforter and some old pillow forms, so it’s a little wonky. I think if I were to do it again, I would get a better form for it so it kept its shape better.

If you can get your hands on some giant yarn/wool roving then you can make the stunning The Petiionville Extreme Knit Pouf pattern from DeBrosseNYC. Isn’t it fantastic? Don’t you just want one in white even though you have kids and you know a white floor pouf is a really bad idea? No? Just me? The super fun part about this pattern is that it is an arm knitting pattern! Meaning, you use your arms as knitting needles! How fun is that? If you’re new to knitting, I think you might be surprised at how accessible arm knitting is! And the larger the yarn, the fewer the stitches, meaning it takes WAAAAAY less time to knit up a project like this. So, yes, the yarn is a little pricey; but, what you spend in yarn, you save in time.

Ok, next up: throw blankets. Throw blankets make your space look warm and cozy and they keep the people in them warm and cozy. Amazing. Right now I am leaning towards making a faux fur throw blanket like The Paix Faux Fur Throw Knitting Pattern from DeBrosseNYC. You can get the pattern for free in the kit from Lion Brand Yarn.

For the crocheters, you can also crochet a throw blanket with this yarn with the Softest Blanket Crochet Pattern by KayleeKnots. I’ll give you a little warning though: while I have crocheted with this yarn (and have a crochet pattern that is soon to be released made with this yarn), it is much more difficult to keep track of your stitches with crochet than with knitting. Knitting has the stitches all perched on a needle; with crochet, you’ve got to feel your way through the project. The beautiful part about this yarn for crochet is that it hides all the holes and makes a super soft and warm blanket about 4′ x 5′ in only 6 hours!

Another direction that I am considering is adding some more pops of colour. We’ve gone pretty neutral on our finishings and furniture, so now we can add some colour with accessories! What do you think about this Pom Pom Stripe Crochet Blanket? It is available in a kit from SolidMarl; I didn’t see it listed separately in the patterns section of the shop, but a kit is always a nice way to jump into a project: getting everything you need delivered to you so you’re ready to go. Love it. I love these fun pom poms and matching stripes. Subtle, but still really fun.

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

Or perhaps you prefer to knit some more subtle designs into your throw blankets with this Seton Portage Blanket Knitting Pattern from KnittedWishes. The winter scene is subtle enough that it could easily be part of your decor all winter, but definitely has a classic holiday festive style for a stylish home.

I could also get on board with this Moonstone Plaid Blanket Knitting Pattern from Two of Wands. I love the neutrals in this version, but I think I would want some brighter colours for my space. What colours would you choose? If you want to make one in exactly these colours, you can grab a kit from Lion Brand Yarn (there are also options to customize the colours if you choose).

Also, complete side note, but see those tassels on there? They don’t look like they use this technique, but I think they should absolutely be made with the Twisted Fringe technique, as explained here at Briana K Designs. No fraying! No knotting! I love this technique!

Ok, still loveing the plaid thing and of course, throw pillows are another great way to incorporate handmade items into your living room. I love this Plaid About You Throw Pillow Crochet Pattern from LuleesCrochet. This is a crochet meets weaving pattern: the pillow is crocheted corner-to-corner in the moss stitch and the woven details are worked into the front side after crocheting is complete. How fun is that?

The On the Bias Throw Pillow Knitting Pattern from Two of Wands is also worked diagonally in the garter stitch, so if you are new to knitting, this pillow cover is perfect for you!

I also LOOOOOOVE The Labadee Diamond Bobble Pillow from DeBrosseeNYC! I think I’ve featured this pattern two or three times already. One of these days, I will make it! If you get to it before me, send me your photos! I would love to see how these turn out! You may have noticed that I have featured a number of patterns from DeBrosseNYC: I love her patterns! The neutrals that she always features are sooooo pleasing to me. I love colour, but I am drawn to the classic simplicity of neutrals (also, her photography rocks, so they are always so beautiful to feature!). You can get a free pattern from her when you buy 2 patterns with the code FREEPATTERN, so totally take her up on that offer, because she has so many lovely ones to choose from!

I hope you have found some great patterns to make to decorate your living room for fall (or really for coziness any time of year)! Grab a pattern and get making today or pin it for later!

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Time to Make a Fall Sweater

It has been quite a hot summer here in Edmonton this year. We only had our first real rainy day last week! We’ve had more 30+ degree (Celcius… 86 F for our American friends) days than any summer on record. I wish I were at a lake or in a pool floating on an inflatable for some of those days instead of renovating my house, but here we are and the only way out is through! Anyway, the slight dip in temperature and a release from one of my favourite pattern designers got me thinking about sweaters, so here’s small collection of stylish patterns to get you started in working on making a sweater in time for the temperatures to turn a little cooler.

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The “Super Simple” Sweater Knitting Pattern from ahoneyknits is just what it says: a super simple sweater! Perfect for beginners, the chunky cropped sweater works up quickly and is a great stylish sweater for this fall. Looks so warm and cozy.

The Bubblegum Jumper from Aliza Knits is a fun, textured sweater using super chunky yarn to make a warm and cozy, bobbly, cropped sweater in no time. It has wide balloon sleeves and is size-inclusive with sizeds from XS to 5XL.

The Chainette Turtleneck Crochet Pattern from KnitsNKnotsWpg is a lovely crochet turtleneck with a wide fit in the bust, but with fitted sleeves at the wrist for a flattering fit for all body types. With a really comfortable and roomy fit, this pattern is size inclusive with sizes up to 5X (bust sizes from 28-62″).

The Vivian Sweater Crochet Pattern from The Easy Design is another pullover sweater pattern with a lovely bobbly yoke. The pattern comes in 7 sizes from XS up to 3XL and is a simple crochet pattern, so it’s very beginner friendly. Imagine learning to crochet and then making your very own sweater!

The Cable Crush Hoodie is the new release from Knitatude was the pattern that I just had to snap up and got me inspired to create this pattern round up. This is a cropped, hooded, batwing sweater that ist just so much fun. The hood has a rounded tip, instead of a point and the sleeves taper down to a lovely fit at the wrists. I can’t wait to make this fun sweater!

I’ve been following Sewrella on Instagram and she recently came out with her Folklore collection, inspired by Taylor Swifts Folklore album. One of the options was a kit for the Folklore Cardigan, which LionBrand is also offering as a kit. The pattern itself is free (just scroll down on the kit page and there’s a button to download the pattern), but you can get all the yarn you need in a handy kit from LionBrand, which is always helpful. Watch for a sale and you can always get a good deal on sweater-quantity yarn from LionBrand!

The Dem Bones Sweater Knitting Pattern from Eileen Casey Creations is such a cute and fun knitting pattern, perfect for Halloween. I wish this came in my size; I think it would be so fun. But remembering back to the time when I had fussy toddlers who didn’t want to wear costumes, I think I might have been able to get them into this sweater, which would have been their whole costume. As teenagers now, they would probably even wear it day to day (I really have no idea–I’m often wrong about these things).

Well, that’s all the sweater patterns I have time to wrangle up for you today. I hope you found one that inspires you to get making as the weather turns cool again and we seek to warm up indoors. When I’m happily sitting in my new cozy living room, I’ll be picking up that Cable Crush Hoodie pattern to lounge around in this winter. Grab a pattern today or pin it for later!

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Patterns to Make Your Own Plants and Hangers

I don’t know if your plant collection has been growing during this global panorama, but mine has! Plants are life! If you’re running out of places to put them, then I’ve got a great collection of knit and crochet planters for you to make so you can hang them on your wall or from your ceiling! If you have not had much luck with your plants, I even have a few patterns to knit or crochet your own plants, which require next to no care or green thumb at all!

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This Air Plant Holder from La Leh Crochet is perfect for silk plants or air plants. I bet you could even get a small succulent in this little planter and hang it from a wall just about anywhere. This simple little pattern will work up quickly and use up a bit of scrap yarn. This kind of project is perfect to bring in the car with you (while someone else drives!) and make on the go!

This set of 5 Hanging Crochet Planter Patterns from Of Mars is a great way to get a variety of planters made for your home. How fun would a collection of these hanging at various heights in a window be? One of the things I like about this kind of planter is that you could totally reuse some jars for your plants and then crochet one of these beautiful planters for a super eco-friendly and wallet-friendly stylish hanging planter!

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

While I myself have not done macrame since my Girl Guide days in the ’80s (unless you count my friendship bracelet making days of the ’90s), the Luna Macrame Wall Plant Hanger Pattern from cotton dreamer is totally inspiring me to pick up some macrame cotton and tie some knots! I love it when you can hang plants on the wall and this wall hanging combines the beautiful macrame wall hanging design with the function of a plant hanger! Beauty! If you’re intimidated by hooks and needles, macrame is a very approachable craft!

But if you’re already prepared with some crochet hooks, this gorgeous Boho Plant Hanger Crochet Pattern from brittany alice crochet is another great option for a simple plant hanger. I can’t wait to be finished these renovations so I can spend some time and focus on choosing and making some of these planter hangers to decorate my new spaces!

This Hanging Sloth Planter Crochet Pattern from Crochet Club Store is so adorable and makes a fun little conversation piece. It’s a fun way to put a little planter in a child’s room or the neutral colours camoflage this functional amigurumi to fit into any grown up space!

Update: unfortunately this exact pattern is no longer available, but check out some other good Sloth Hanging Planter Crochet Patterns here.

These simple and adorable Plant Pocket Crochet Pattern from Sass And Stitch Crochet are perfect for air plants or silk plants or other little bits of greenery that you can just tuck into a little pocket on the wall! The more I look at this functional little crochet pocket, the more I think I might even be able to use one of these in my kitchen for plastic lids! What else would you tuck in a little pocket like that?

Need a set of crochet hooks? This Crochet Hook Set has everything you need to get started with crochet.

I love how crochet can mimic other crafts, like this Macrame-Inspired Boho Plant Hanger Crochet Pattern from Simply Made By Erin. The chevron pattern around the planter would make in blend in nicely with modern decor. I love these planters made in neutral colours like this, but anything that would work for your space is acceptable. What would you do? Bright colours or muted neutrals?

There have not been a lot of options for knitters this week. But if you’re a knitter and maybe you don’t have much of a green thumb, the Prickle of Cactus Knitting Pattern from Made bye M knits is just the thing for you. This set of three knitting patterns makes adorable knit amigurumi succulent plants for you to pot up in dollar store terra cotta planters and then completely forget about until it’s time to dust them every few month or so! If you thought cacti were low maintenance, you should try knit cacti!

Wondering what knitting needles I use? KnitPicks Interchangeables are my go to needles!

While this Crochet Tiger Lily Flower Pattern from Pippa Patterns Crochet is definitely more involved and is not a one-evening project, the work will be worth it! This realistic looking crocheted tiger lily is stunning! I missed this pattern in my February bouquet round up, but I didn’t want to forget it altogether! The dreaded lily beetle has been ravaging gardens here in Edmonton and it’s a constant battle for gardeners to keep their lilies looking beautiful with this vicious pest around. You won’t have to fight the lily beetle if you just crochet yourself some lilies instead!

Or knit yourself a little succulent. The Succulent Plant Knitting Pattern from Knit the Stars is a quick and easy pattern that will use up some of your scraps and wouldn’t these darling little plants make perfect co-worker gifts or teacher gifts or housewarming gifts?

I have not had a lot of success with growing vines, but I love it when plant hangers have long draping foliage, so I’m definitely eyeing up this 5 Crochet Plant Vines Crochet Pattern from Keeleys Crochet. The beauty of these no-maintenance plants is that you can hang them up high in a place that is difficult to get to and you don’t have to worry about watering them.

I think the plant that has gained the most popularity over the last 16 months is the monstera. This unique plant is just stunning to look at and the beautiful fenestrations just make it such an inspiring plant. If you want some plant-inspired decor, but are not actually looking for plants, The Monstera Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern from Kenes Berem is just the thing. The tapestry crochet monstera leaf is fun and would go with just about any home decor.

Grab one of these great patterns and get making today or pin it for later!

Making for the Kitchen – Knit, Crochet & Sewing Patterns

We are about to head into a pretty major kitchen renovation in a few days, so I have kitchen on the brain. And while I probably won’t have a lot of extra time for making the finishing touches in the kitchen just yet, thinking about them helps me get motivated to do the dirty work of cleaning up and preparing for the weeks of chaos ahead of us. In the mean time, you all can enjoy some great modern knit and crochet patterns for the kitchen. One of the reasons I love knit and crochet so much is that you can make custom solutions for little problems in your life or just add something extra special, that matches perfectly and functions well. Check out these great patterns.

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A little kitchen rug is a nice touch by the sink to add some cushion beneath your feet and absorb the little splatters from the faucet. The Modbob Rug Crochet Pattern from The Cozy Knot Crochet is a cute and modern, bobble-embellished crochet pattern that would work at a kitchen sink, as a bathmat, or as an entry rug.

If you need to get some yarn for this project, crochet.com has a great variety of cotton yarns, like Dishie… they even have the Dishie Cone, which is 400 grams of 100% cotton worsted yarn.

If you prefer the half-circle variety of rug, you could make this Half Moon Rug Crochet Pattern from Malkishu Art. This pattern crochets up quickly using t-shirt yarn and double-crochet, so you could probably whip up a new rug for your kitchen in a couple of hours!

For a quicker rug, you can make these adorable little mug rugs. The Betty Mug Rug Crochet Pattern from Wool And Wax Dreams is a quick and easy little crochet pattern that will replace your coasters with a cute little rug to protect your coffee table from your hot mugs.

The Easy Kitchen Towel Topper Crochet Pattern from Stitching Together is a quick and easy kitchen towel topper that is innovatively attached to the top corner and then uses the towel itself to wrap around the handle of your stove. It makes a quick little housewarming gift when you don’t have a lot of advanced notice and it’s a great little project to use up some scrap cotton yarn. This pattern is also available for free here. (Also, if you need some yarn, Dishie would work well for this project, too!)

Here’s another quick and useful project for you: the Sunburst Dish Scrubby Crochet Pattern from Bash Yarn Works is a super quick and functional dish scrubby made with nylon yarn or 3″ spooled tulle. So many people I know love having a handy little dish scrubby like this one in their kitchen!

DeBrosse NYC once again has a modern and gorgeous coaster pattern for your contemporary kitchen. The Croix Crochet Coaster Pattern. This stylish and modern take on the coaster provides the perfect pop of chic to your coffee table. The clean lines of the waistcoat stitch paired with the curvature of the wooden ring create a simple but stunning combination. If you haven’t checked out DeBrosse NYC patterns before, it is definitely worth your time-all of her patterns are sleek and clean and NOT your granny’s crochet patterns!

Another handy crocheted item for the kitchen is this Easy Crocheted Hanging Basket from Iknit For Cozy Home. Made with jute (or cotton: Lionbrand 24/7 Cotton is also a great choice and comes in 37 different colours! The colour Hay Bale is almost exactly a jute colour!) These hanging baskets would be great to hold plants, utensils, or other items you want to keep handy, but off your countertop!

Update: Sadly, this pattern is no longer available, but check out these other great crocheted hanging basket patterns for some good substitutions!

I’m sure you were wondering how long it was going to take me to get around to the most obvious handmade kitchen accessory: the dishtowel. The Turtle Trunk has this great Farmhouse Dish Set Crochet Pattern, which includes easy patterns and instructions for three different towels: a dishcloth/washcloth pattern (8.5″ x 8.5″), a dish towel (13″ x 21″), and a hanging towel (8.5″ x 19″). Dishie yarn is a great choice for this set, too!

Don’t worry, knitters, I haven’t forgotten about you! The Ocean View Dishcloth Knitting Pattern from Goose Creek Knits is a nautical-themed dishcloth pattern and features alternating rows of garter stitch and ribbing, which keeps it laying nice and flat. Knit from corner to corner, it uses a simple combination of knit, purl, increase, and decrease stitches. This is a great beginner knitting pattern!

Are you concerned about the amount of water it takes to process cotton? Re-Up Yarn from Lion Brand is a recycled 100% cotton yarn that is great for these dishcloth patterns and other kitchen items. By using one 70 gram ball of Re-Up Yarn, you are saving 1,400 liters of water!

There are so many great options out there for knit dishcloth patterns! The Woven Waves Dish Towel knitting pattern from Nich Knits uses slip-stitch knitting to create a woven fabric using basic stitches. This pattern is beautiful, reversible, and thick enough for a great dish towel.

While not strictly a pattern for the kitchen, this Egg-cellent Apron Crochet Pattern from Heart Hook Home is just what you need if you have backyard chickens and need to collect eggs. Not only does it include individual egg pockets to accommodate 19 eggs, but there’s also a larger pocket for your cell phone, to-do list, pen, or whatever else you might need to carry. Heart Hook Home also offers this pattern for free (with ads) on her blog.

If sewing is more your jam, did you know you can buy digital sewing patterns online? The Jess Apron Sewing Pattern from Bouquet Clothing is an easy sewing pattern for beginners to make their own custom apron. This classic pattern includes options to sew a full or half vintage-inspired apron and the options for your own embellishments are details are endless!

Update: This apron pattern is unfortunately no longer available. Check out these other apron sewing patterns for some good options.

If you prefer the casual and full coverage style of a Japanese pinafore apron, the Crossback Apron Sewing Pattern from TOTO shop UA is a lovely classic and simple apron pattern with two front large pockets. I love this style of apron because it has no ties to get tangled and wrinkled in the wash.

If you wanted to embellish your apron (or something else) with embroidery, you should check out Florals and Floss Stick and Stitch Embroidery Designs. Add your very own customization to your apron or tea towels for your own unique kitchen accessories! Perhaps when we’re all finished with our kitchen project, I’ll spend the upcoming fall and winter evenings peacefully stitching up some custom tea towels to adorn my new fun kitchen. (And maybe my family won’t use THOSE ones to mop up the dirtiest messes in the kitchen as they have with all my other new towels so that every bloody one is stained… uh oh, now I’m starting to rant; time to wrap up!)

I hope you’ve been inspired to make something useful and beautiful for your kitchen! Grab one of these great patterns today and get making! Or pin it for later!

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Play with Your Knit & Crochet!

I just love the versatility of yarn crafts! You can make garments and accessories, blankets, pillows, wall hanging, but also TOYS! There are patterns for dolls, animals and stuffed friends of all kinds, but did you know you can also make interactive toys? Check out this great collection of toys and games that you can make with knit and (mostly) crochet!

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I bet you weren’t thinking of chess pieces! First off, finding this pattern was inspired by my middle child who has developed a keen interest in chess. He’s quite good! He and Mr. Evangelist played 3 games last weekend and the almost 14-year old won all three games! I was crocheting while they were playing and he couldn’t find a piece, so I searched and found this incredible Set of Chess Piece Amigurumi Patterns from Vliegende Hollander includes instructions in both English and German for making all six chess pieces. Made with worsted weight yarn, they work up to be 8″-15″ tall, so it would be quite large if you made a whole set of pieces! I would love to try to make these with a smaller sized yarn to see if I really could replace the lost piece!

We also have a big soccer fan in our family. Our youngest child has dreams of playing in the pros! This Soccer Ball Crochet Pattern, also from Vliegende Hollander looks like it would be a far quicker project than a set of chess pieces (and definitely less complex). If you’re new to crochet amigurumi, this would be a great first project for you, learning to make a ball shape and adding some pentagons.

Once you have mastered the ball shape, you can also use your crochet skills to make a hacky sack! You can get a free hacky sack pattern here or if you just want to get playing, you can buy one (or more!) like the one above made for you here from maker Eltambache.

Of course, there are even more interactive patterns out there, like this cute Crochet Cactus Doll with a Removable Pot from Chrisette Designs. This adorable pattern is one in a series of similar interactive patterns from Chrisette Designs, and if you buy 3 of her patterns, you can get 20% off with the code BUY3GET20!

The author of the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar passed away this year, but his popular book lives on in the hearts of children, parents, and educators around the world. This Hungry Caterpillar Storytime Toy Crochet Pattern from JMC Creations is a fun way for kids to interact with the story and conveniently holds all of the pieces inside! This is a great deal of a pattern, as it also includes the patterns for all of the foods that the hungry caterpillar eats!

Interactive Quiet Play Books like this Bundle of Patterns from Joanite Theron Designs are fun to make and fun for keeping little hands and mind occupied during quiet times. This bundle of patterns includes the Dinosaur Playbook, the Out in Space Playbook, and the Pirate Playbook, a great collection of patterns for the adventure-seeking kid in your life!

Play food is such a fun crocheted toy to make! This inventive Crocheted Peelable Watermelon pattern from honeybee69 wraps up into a round watermelon shape and is totally baby-safe with no loose or small parts. Completely wash- and dry-able, this is a lovely toy for a small child to enjoy as they mimic mom and dad cutting up their own watermelon!

Similarly, honeybee69 also has this cute Crocheted Peelable Orange Amigurumi Pattern in a series of interactive food patterns that include apples, corn, pears, bananas, kiwis, and more! Check out all of the great food patterns!

I’ve always wondered why there aren’t more crocheted puppet patterns. It seems like such a good idea! This Crocheted Giraffe Hand Puppet Pattern is an adorable, baby-safe pattern complete with 30 photos and 13 pages of detailed description for how to make this sweet and cartoonish crocheted giraffe puppet!

Alright, knitters, this one’s for you (sorry: knitting just doesn’t lend itself to toys as well as crochet does!), but this Super Sonic Froggie Knitting Pattern from Phoenix Knits just makes me smile! With elastic through his body and down his arms, he can be shot off across the room by putting a finger down each of his front feet and pulling his back legs to stretch the elastic and letting go! How fun is that!? This would make a fun and delightful little gift for a fun-loving kid in your life!

The summer heat really hit in full force for us here in Edmonton (even though it is technically still spring). Having a water balloon fight is a fun way to cool down with the kids, but I don’t like the waste and mess of conventional water balloons. You can crochet reusable water balloons for your kids with this quick and free crochet pattern and Bernat Blanket Yarn. If you don’t want to make your own, there are plenty of makers who will make these for you!

I was just so delighted when I saw this hilarious Crocheted Monster Amigurumi Pattern from aNZeesCraft. This little monster’s fun little suitcase comes right off, but I just can help thinking that that mouth should zipper open to hold your pyjamas or something! Even if you can’t figure out how to modify this pattern to turn make it hold your pyjamas, it’s still so full of character, it would be sure to delight any child!

I hope you found some fun things to inspire your making journey! There are so many fun projects to make. If your current WIP is getting too heavy or a little boring, try whipping up one of these quick cute patterns to reinvigorate your making! Or pin it for later!

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It’s Time to Start Making Christmas Gifts

Ok, yes, it seems weird to start thinking about Christmas as we’re just getting started with real Spring and Summer, but if we don’t start thinking about it now, we end up in a mad, hand-cramping, making frenzy in December or giving homemade gift cards for something we need to finish up in January-or worse-buying something! But if we start now, get some ideas, make some plans, and start working consistently, we can use the love we have for our friends and family to guide our making plans over the next 6 months and still enjoy holiday festivities come December. And won’t it be so exciting to present our loved ones with beautiful, thoughtful handmade gifts that we’ve been waiting with anticipation to give them?! So, once a month over the next 6 months, I will gather up a group of ideas and patterns to get us excited and motivated to start making some great gifts for our friends and family!

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You thought I was going to start with complex patterns, didn’t you? But The New London Wool Roving Pillow Cover Knitting Pattern from The Autumn Acorn is a quick and easy pattern made with wool roving, so it works up super quickly and makes a thick, warm, and luxurious accessory. I’ve included it here for a couple of reasons: you might need some time to locate the materials you need, but the project will be quick and you’ll get the payoff of being able to check an item off of your make list, which will help keep you going!

Again, we don’t have to make elaborate gifts for everyone. The Hillcrest Cowl Knitting Pattern from Peony Knits is a relatively quick and easy knitting pattern. This would be a great project if you’re a new knitter and you want to make some stylish gifts for your friends.

Update: this pattern is unfortunately no longer available. Check out these other great cowl knitting patterns for some great options!

This beautiful Blossom Wall Hanging crochet pattern from 1 Dog Woof is a lovely home decor crochet pattern that will look fantastic on your friend’s wall! It would be a great wall decor for a baby’s room. Also, it can be hung upside down for a rainbow look: same pattern, two entirely different looks. Just a different placement of the tassels. How fun is that? You can totally whip up one of these for your friend with the boho chic vibe.

1 Dog Woof also has this great crochet pattern for the Plume Sweater, which is a batwing sweater, consisting of 2 seamed panels. This sweater is so versatile; it can be worn year round and it’s so on-trend, your fashion-loving friend will adore this sweater. It is size-inclusive, with sizes from XS to 5XL

If you’re less confident about your recipient’s size, you can make this Boho Poncho with Fringe Crochet Pattern from A Frayed Knot Boutique. This fun poncho can be a great way to use up some half skeins of yarn and you can make them in just about any combo for a different look each time.

Again, just because we’re starting early doesn’t mean we need to make everyone a sweater. The Abigail Monogram Towel crochet pattern from Two Little Birds Patterns is a great, thoughtful gift to make for your colleagues or the women in your small group. It’s also nice to work on a small project that uses light cotton yarn during the warm summer months.

The Wildrose Shoulder Bag Crochet Pattern is All About Ami‘s latest pattern using her signature wildrose granny square. It’s a great pattern to work on through the summer months and would make a delightful gift for your sister or friend. Who doesn’t need another a lovey, relaxed handbag? Also, you can get this pattern as part of a Lionbrand Kit, which includes the pattern and all the yarn you need to make this project.

Have you been meaning to try out the buffalo plaid trend? This classic pattern is used in the Buffalo Plaid Sheepskin Lined Cowl Crochet Pattern from Whistle and Ivy and just screams winter and Christmas. You will need to track down some sheepskin fabric for the lining, but the crocheted buffalo plaid is quick and fun to work on and it’s amazing how a few colours of yarn come together to make the plaid pattern. This would make a great gift for a friend or family member.

We can’t forget the fun of making handmade toys for kids. Amigurumi are crocheted stuffed toys that are so much fun to make and give. Check out this fun and adorable Crochet Yoga Lemur Pattern from Yarns of My Heart. This little stuffed toy is completely wired so it can be bent in all sorts of shapes for a fun and interactive toy!

Update: unfortunately, this pattern is no longer available. Check out these other lemur amigurumi crochet patterns for some great options!

Do you know a cat-lover? Make them their own snuggly kitty in just a few hours. This little bundle of 4 Amigurumi Kitty Cats Crochet Pattern from Ami Amore allows you to make different kitty cats for all the cat-lovers you know!

It's not too early to start thinking about making handmade Christmas gifts! Here's a great collection of easy knit and crochet patterns that make great handmade gifts! #patterns #PatternRoundUp #KnittingPatterns #CrochetPatterns #HandmadeGiftIdeas #KnitGifts #CrochetGifts #MakeForChristmas #HandmadeChristmas #CraftEvangelist
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