An Oversized Load of Oversized Sweater Knitting Patterns

We have had a very mild winter here so far in Edmonton! It’s been so gorgeous and great to be out walking. And since that’s the only place I really go, the weather has been remarkably cooperative for long walks in the river valley and short ones around the neighbourhood. But I heard on the news that there’s some kind of polar vortex coming our way, which sounds really ominous, but to most Canadians, it really just means “winter.” Ooooohhh it’s going to get really cold and snowy in January and February? Sounds seasonal. Sounds normal. But it also sounds like you’re going to want a big cozy oversized sweater! I’ve found a great collection of oversized cozy sweaters for you to knit to stay warm and cozy during any polar vortext or “winter” or whatever you want to call it. Check out these stylish and cozy oversized sweater patterns and get knitting today for warmth tomorrow!

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While this Go With the Flow Cropped Wool Sweater knitting pattern from HappyLoveCo is knit with bulky yarn and oversized sleeves, it’s cropped, so it’s not quite as warm as others, but it’s definitely stylish and cropped sweaters are super fun and quick to knit.

The more I looked at oversized sweaters, the more I found from HappyLoveCo, like this The Zoey Cardigan knitting pattern. There are a bunch more, so I’ve grouped them all together here. This oversized cardigan is perfect for throwing over a t-shirt or a tank top and lounging around the house. I love its relaxed feel and the speckled yarn choice here is spot on! I love the ridged seed stitch pattern chosen which adds lovely texture and interest, so even if you chose a solid yarn, there would still be plenty of interest in this summer cardigan!

This Winter Blues Cardi knitting pattern from Happy Love Co just screams cozy. COZY! COZY! COZY! Don’t you just want to grab some super bulky yarn and crawl under this gorgeous sweater?! I love it knit up with this natural wool, as well. There’s just something so dreamy about natural wool!

Happy Love Co‘s The Max Hoodie Cardigan knitting pattern is a beginner friendly oversized and incredibly cozy hooded cardigan knitting pattern. Super basic if you’re a new knitter. The only extra technique is picking up stitches. If you can do that, this easy knitting pattern is for you!

Ok, I still can’t get enough of the cropped sweater trend. I’m loving this Winter Magic Ribbed Pullover Sweater knitting pattern from Happy Love Co! The ribbed texture is just so fun. I love the extra roomyness that makes this cropped sweater so cozy!

Without ridges, we have this Cropped Striped Winter Sweater knitting pattern from Happy Love Co. Don’t you love the oversized puffy sleeves on these sweaters? So fun!

And there’s just something so wonderfully cozy about this Winter Blues Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern from Happy Love Co. It just makes me want to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and watch movies!

Ok, onto some different designers. The High Low Sweater Knitting Pattern from The Snugglery Patterns also with the cropped body and oversized puffy sleeves (also LOVING this gorgeous mustard colour… my current project is a very similar shade)!

The drape on The Mollis Top Down Sweater Blouse Knitting Pattern from caidree is just dreamy! The lovely blousey sleeves are so beautiful and the fine weight of this mitred v-neck sweater makes it a lovely garment to wear!. Knit in stockinette from the top down , there are two options for the sleeves included. I love patterns with options!!!

Head in the Clouds Sweater knitting pattern from Lauren Aston Designs is inspired by hot air balloons because of its incredible balloon-like sleeves! This beginner knitting pattern works up quickly with super bulky yarn with sizes from 6-28. There are instructions to make it either cropped, waist, hip-length or even longer!

The Ski Lodge Pullover Knitting Pattern from Erin Beth Crochet is another simple pattern with a helpful YouTube video and knits up quickly with Lionbrand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn.

This Cozy Mock Neck Knit Sweater Pattern from Well Loved Knits is a beginner-friendly pattern designed with a cropped silhouette and about 4″ of positive ease. You can make it an oversized fit by knitting a size up. Super cozy with super bulky yarn, this sweater knits up quickly so you’ll be cozy in no time!

For an easy one-size beginner cardigan pattern, check out the Harrie Cardigan knitting pattern from Ivy Knits by Amy. Puffy cozy sleeves make you feel like you’re covered in coziness! Super easy to throw over a t-shirt and jeans on a chilly fall night or keep it in your airconditioned office for when it gets too cold!

Oversized is not new! This Vintage Top Down Chunky Knit Sweater Pattern from Vintage Pattern Faves is an easy top-down sweater pattern with a lovely all over texture. This classic top is perfect for the office or the weekend and this pattern is such a deal at under $3 CAD!

The Perfect Cropped Sweater Knitting Pattern from ahoneyknits has a fun ridged texture in the balloon sleeves and knits up quickly with super bulky yarn. Try something glorious like Lionbrand’s Fifty Fifty yarn (50% wool, 50% alpaca). This is a great beginner sweater pattern!

The Stay Home Knit Sweater Pattern also from ahoneyknits is really fitting the 2021 vibe. The lovely mohair yarn called for in this pattern makes this sweater slightly sheer and extra fluffy! You’re going to love it. This would make another great beginner project and it’s very forgiving because of its oversized fit.

So, go ahead and get knitting. Grab one of these great patterns today and pick up some yarn or pin it for later!

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Easy Knitting Patterns for Beginners to Learn to Knit

Last week we talked about learning to crochet. Now it’s time to talk learning to knit! The cold winter months are a great time to learn a new craft and bonus: you get cool stuff out of it! I learned to knit from my mother-in-law before she was my mother-in-law. I learned to knit when I moved in with her for a summer after college. She saw me crocheting and asked if I knew how to knit (which I did not). She took me to the local yarn store and set me up with everything I needed to knit a blanket with the basic stitches and sat down and taught me to knit English style (holding the yarn in the right hand). She also bought me a handy little book for reference. After the summer, I had kind of forgotten how to knit, so I went back to the book to remind myself and found another way to hold the yarn: in my left hand, just like crocheting (this is called continental style). It was so much faster, especially because even when I was trying to knit English style, I found the yarn drifting to my left hand because that was where it felt comfortable from crocheting. Now, when my mother-in-law sees me knit, it looks nothing like the way she taught me. I’ve also had the blessing of the internet at my disposal and so many helpful knitters willing to share their techniques and I’ve learned so much over the last 20 (!!! What!?!!!) years of knitting. I’ve made dishcloths, sweaters, scarves and mittens, hats, stockings and so much more, and I’ve even designed a couple of pieces!

If you’re interested in learning to knit, you should start with something simple, so I’ve collected a selection of beginner knitting patterns that will inspire you with the beautiful things you can make right off the start. Check out these beautiful easy knitting patterns and learn to knit today!

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First off, this super easy pattern makes a great baby gift for that friend or colleague who is expecting a baby! The Chunky Knit Baby Blanket Beginner Knitting Pattern from Tilly and Leo is just one stitch: knitting, both sides (called the Garter stitch) and this stitch does not curl at the edges and it is made with chunky 6-ply yarn, so it knits up quickly with a soft cozy squish that is sure to please. Get the pattern here.

You’ll want a circular needle for this project since it’s super heavy to knit a blanket on straight needles. In fact, I use circular needles for just about everything. I recommend an interchangeable set if you’re serious about learning to knit. I have both the Nickel Options Interchangeable Circular Set and the Caspian Options Short Interchangeable Circular Set from KnitPicks.

If you’re looking for a smaller project, the Quick & Easy Knit Headband Pattern from Wool Affair is a great pattern for getting into garments. This pattern includes instructions to make it in all sizes and will guide you smoothly through the whole process. There are plenty of helpful pictures and links to video tutorials to explain the most important steps. Get the pattern at this link.

The Arrow Lake Headband Pattern from Infix Connection is a great beginner knitting pattern, knit with just knits and purls. It is knit in the round so you don’t have any seams to deal with! This headband pattern works up super quick, so you can make a bunch of them for gifts! Wouldn’t your friends be pleased to get one of these for Christmas?!?! Get the pattern by clicking this link.

The Classic Nora Scarf Knitting Pattern from Darling Jadore is a stunning, timeless scarf design that never goes out of style. Specifically designed with beginners in mind, this scarf is super easy to knit and fast to work up, making it the perfect pattern to learn this new, relaxing skill! Get the pattern at this link.

I love an infinity cowl and this Seed Stitch Infinity Cowl from Craftyssimo is another great beginner pattern for you to practice your knits and purls and make a classic scarf that will keep you warm all through the chilly winter months. Get the pattern by clicking this link.

Many people love to learn to knit with a hat pattern. This Beginner Ribbed Hat Pattern from Miskunn is designed with the beginner in mind. This simple and classic ribbed beanie knits up quickly and isvery easy to follow. Get the pattern here.

You might need a set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) to finish off the top of this hat. They look intimidating at first, with 3-4 needles sticking out of your projects, but once you get going, you only use two at a time actively, just like regular knitting needles and it’s pretty straightforward when and how you switch to the new ones. If you don’t have a set of double-pointed needles, I love my Caspian Double Pointed Needles from KnitPicks. You can, of course, find other DPNs elsewhere, but I highly recommend wooden double-pointed needles because metal ones can sometimes be a bit slippery and the last thing you want is your needles slipping out of your project!

Do you think you might be ready for a fitted garment? This Easy Knit Vest Pattern from Daisy And Peace makes a stunning and classic knit sweater vest. With no sleeves to work up, this pattern knits up quickly and comes together easily. The pattern is very detailed and has pictures of how to make each stitch, so it’s perfect for beginners. Get the pattern here.

If you prefer to work on summer projects, you could make this Beginner Vintage Cropped Tank Top Knitting Pattern from Vintage Pattern Faves. It’s perfect for the beginner, knit with the stockinette stitch (that’s the flat, kinda plain looking stitch making up the majority of the top) and knit-purl ribbing. It’s so simple and classic; you’ll look fabulous in this cute top this summer! Get the pattern here.

I’m not quite ready for summer knits yet. This Beginner-Friendly Chunky Sweater Knitting Pattern from Caidree is more the vibe I’m feeling right now. Discover the joy of a top-down, raglan sweater knit in stockinette with bold and simple construction: so stylish with its short mock turtle-neck and cropped length. Because it is knit up with super bulky yarn, it knits up super quickly. Get this pattern at this link.

If you’re really new to knitting garments, you may not know about the importance of making a gauge swatch. A gauge swatch will ensure that your finished garment actually fits, so it’s super important. Learn more about gauge swatches in this helpful article from Craftsy.

Here’s another stunning and trendy knitting pattern from Caidree: The Harper Wool Jacket Knitting Pattern. It’s a lovely cropped cardigan pattern, also knit with super bulky yarn and also knit top-down. You’ll love working top-down because you can try it on as you go to see how it fits and you’ll end up with a sweater that is just the right length for your body! It’s written as a cropped cardigan, as you see here in the picture, but if you prefer it longer, you can easily knit a few more rows until it’s the desired length! Get the pattern here.

If you’re looking to keep your toes toasty this winter, check out this Easy Knit Slipper Pattern which is made on just two needles from Vintage Pattern Faves. So, if you’re afraid of double-pointed needles, or you just don’t have them, this cute vintage pattern is just the pattern for you. (Bonus: vintage patterns are super affordable; this one is just $2.60 CAD.) Get the pattern at this link.

If you’ve been looking to get into sock-making, The Cottage Socks Beginner Knitting Pattern from Hooked On Tilly are a great place to start. I’ve been meaning to learn to knit socks. Are stockings close? I’ve done that., but not socks. Will 2021 be the year I finally knit a pair of socks? Stay tuned on my Instagram to find out. If you’re keen to get going on knitting some beginner socks, get this pattern at this link.

Winter time is the time when you really appreciate a good pair of warm mittens. This Easy Beginner Mittens Knitting Pattern from Darling Jadore promises to make the coziest warm mitts for fall and winter. The pattern says the mittens are for an intermediate knitter, so if you’re feeling confident with some of these other patterns, you get to call yourself an intermediate knitter once you knit these babies up! Get the pattern here.

I hope this pattern round-up will inspire you to learn to knit! There are so many lovely patterns out there and so much help available on the internet that even if you don’t have your very own mother-in-law to teach you to knit, you can find many resources available online (Check out Craftsy for tons of helpful classes and tutorials to walk you through anything you’re curious about). Grab one of these downloadable patterns today and get knitting or pin it for later.

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12 Classic Festive Knit and Crochet Stocking Patterns

It’s a great year to make your own stockings! Even if it’s late and you don’t think you’ll get them all done before Christmas, don’t fret! Do what you were going to do anyways and then consider yourself ahead for next year, not behind for this year! That’s what I did a few years ago: after Christmas, I sat down and knitted for 5 days straight to make our family stockings and then they hung around empty for another week before I put all the decorations… but then I was all ready for next year! Handmade stockings are a beautiful way to add homey-ness to your Christmas decor, so I’ve collected a beautiful bundle of knit and crochet stockings that can stretch to fit whatever loot Santa has for your loved ones!

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First up: the knits! I often start with crochet, so I thought I would shake things up a big. And one of the things I prefer about knit stockings here is the closeness of the stitches, so things don’t get caught on the holes when Santa is stuffing them full of goodies. This fun cable-knit chunky Magnolia Stocking Knitting Pattern by White Oak Knits is a pattern that is sure to hold your interest and work up quickly since it is knit with super bulky yarn. You just might have enough time before Christmas Eve to make a couple of these for special folks in your life!

I love the vintage vibe of this Holly Stocking Knitting Pattern from Annies Woolens. Such a classic Christmas look for homey ski-lodge-inspired winter decor. If you’ve been wanting to explore colour work, you’ll love this pattern because of the ease working in the round. This pattern also includes an alphabet chart so you can personalize your stockings!

Vintage patterns are often a super good deal and this Vintage Knit Stocking Patterns from CooloRoonie is no exception. At under $2, you can make your own vintage vibe stockings from a genuine vintage pattern!

The Jumbo Knitted Stocking Pattern from Prinku is sure to excite your favourite little one with the dreams of no limits for what can fit in their stocking. This simply stockinette knit jumbo stocking will work up quickly with a super bulky yarn; it’s the perfect mindless pattern for the intermediate knitter, but an eager beginner can handle the easy to follow step by step photos and instructions.

Another fun vintage knit stocking pattern for you! How fun are these Folk Patterned Vintage Christmas Stocking Knitting Patterns from BC Funk Factory? These stockings work up to be about 28 inches long and includes instructions for making both the Scandinavian Motifs, trees, and snowflakes. This is an advanced knitting pattern, so you might want to save this project for the lazy days following Christmas, but you will be so proud of yourself when you’ve finished these stunning vintage stockings!

I love Christmas gnomes! They’re so adorable and still so trendy! Check out this fun Gnome Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern from Kathleens Keepsakes! If knitting in the round isn’t your thing, you can make this pattern, as it’s knit flat and sewn up afterwards.

One final knitting pattern. This Old Fashioned Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern from Aunt Janets Designs is a cable-knit, timeless stocking that will suit any Christmas decor. This pattern is a great one to use up your worsted weight stash and it is knit in the round for a quick knit project! I love knitting in the round on circular needles. If you’re looking for your own set of circular needles, I highly recommend a set of interchangeable needles from KnitPicks. These are what I use and I love the versatility of circular needles. I use them for almost every knitting project, even if it is knit flat. It’s just so easy to keep track of one circular needle instead of worrying about losing one needle! (They also have a wide variety of affordable yarn!)

Ok, now on to the crochet patterns! There are plenty of great crochet stocking patterns, like this Crafty Boho Stocking Crochet Pattern from A Crafty Concept. I love the bobbles and the faux fur topper and pompom! So much fuzzy and festive texture!

I’m sure you knew you could make cables with crochet, but if you didn’t have an idea of where you could us it, this Big Bold Cabled Stocking Crochet Pattern from A Crocheted Simplicity is a great pattern to put it into practice. Also I love those pompoms! Maybe I need to make new stockings with pompoms! (I don’t know: I think my kids are getting to be a little attached to the stockings they have, though!)

Or how about this fun Buffalo Plaid Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern also from A Crocheted Simplicity?! Don’t you just love the texture of the lemon peel stitch and the fun buffalo plaid? Such a classic and if you’ve incorporated some plaid into your decor, or if you’re trying to, this is a great way to do it. I love this black and white and grey option because it would be so easy to work into our decor…. Hmmmm… maybe plaid stockings. (So many ideas!)

This darling Winter Braid Stocking Crochet Pattern from Sheepish Stitches has a great horizontal braid pattern worked through it for a lovely subtle texture that is warm and inviting. Another fantastic option!

I love the way this O Christmas Tree Crocheted Stocking Pattern from A Crocheted Simplicity works the textured puffy stitches into a Christmas tree design element for this stocking. This pattern uses easy-to-find worsted weight yarn, so you might be able to pull something great out of your stash!

I hope you found some inspiration for the stockings you’re going to make for your family or another family you care about. It’s so worth it to learn to knit or crochet to make your own stockings because they tend to be quite time-consuming. I think of it as the opportunity to think and pray for my recipient, which is one of the invaluable things about handmade. So, go grab yourself one of these patterns and some yarn and get making. Or pin it for later so you can find it when you’re ready!

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Delightful Knit & Crocheted Christmas Amigurumi Patterns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Making Time: Perfect Gifts to Make for Christmas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diamond (Patterns) are a Maker’s Best Friend

This week in my perusing the world wide web for the best patterns, I stumbled upon a couple of super cute diamond themed patterns. It made me think about how I had seen others and I would like to bring them all together for you so we can enjoy the variety of beautiful patterns inspired by this simple geometric shape! It’s wonderful to see all the different ways designers have of incorporating this shape into knit and crochet (there’s even a bonus macrame pattern!) patterns, in simple and complex ways. Most of these patterns are easy beginner level patterns, so they make a great first project for a new knitter or crocheter.

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The Chasing Diamonds Crochet Blanket Pattern from My Crochet Place UK is an easy level pattern, perfect for the confident beginner. This pattern can be made in a solid pattern, as shown here, or with stripes to add more interest. I love the way that the diamond pattern gets highlighted in this solid colour, but I can see a lovely hand-dyed yarn working well here. Made with Aran weight yarn, there is still plenty of flexibility to use whatever yarn you have from your stash. The pattern comes with instructions for 2 sizes of blankets, so you can get the size that works for your space. Get this easy pattern here.

The Labadee Diamond Bobble Pillow Crochet Pattern from Debrosse NYC is such a fun celebration of textures and diamonds! I love Debrosse NYC patterns: they’re so modern, sleek and stylish. They’re such a gorgeous way to work handmade items into your modern home! No goofy granny patterns here; just classic, high-end style. This diamond bobble pillow is no exception. Gorgeous! A pair of these pillows would look great in any home! Get this fabulous pattern here.

The Crocheted Ribbed Diamond Blanket Pattern from Daisy Farm Crafts is a fuzzy and cozy pattern, perfect to cuddle up your little one or present to a loved one as a thoughtful handmade gift. The subtle textured diamond pattern in this beautiful crocheted blanket is sure to work in any theme and for any gender of child, so if you have an expectant friend or family member, you can confidently get to work on making this lovely blanket that is sure to be loved! Get the pattern here.

Perhaps you thought cables were just for knitting, but the Once Upon a Cable Blanket Crochet Pattern from Holland Designs incorporated crocheted cables beautifully! This is the perfect pattern to learn and practice this new technique. I love working with patterns that expand my skills and learning new things. This is an intermediate pattern and there are instructions to make it in any size you like! Buy this versatile pattern here.

This Jodi Blanket Tunisian Crochet Pattern from Timber N Threads just reminds me of all the wonderful things I could make if I would pick up some Tunisian crochet hooks and take some time to work with this wonderful craft a little more. Look at the beautiful and intricate stitch patterns you can create with this pattern! Love it! Pick up the pattern here.

Oh the bobbles on the blankets! I am not the kind of person that really did a lot of snuggling/fidgeting with blankets or hair or anything like that, but I do know that some people are really tactile that way. The Domino Coverlet Diamond Pompom Bobble Blanket Crochet Pattern from Two of Wands Shop would make the perfect textured blanket to give to a tactile loved one. I love the bobbled fringe because it’s easily washable without having to be fussy about ensuring that the fringe stays intact. This lovely pattern would make the perfect throw for your living room. I love these textured diamonds made in neutrals: so versatile! Pick up this pattern here.

Diamonds aren’t just for home decor! The Divinity Infinity Scarf and Cowl Crochet Pattern from Paige’s Perfect Posies has a lovely diamond-esque stitch pattern, which creates a rich textured scarf or cowl. Crocheted scarves and cowls work up so quickly, they make a great gift for a friend, and the sizes are so flexible, you don’t need to make many adjustments for different sizes! Find this pattern here.

The Divinity Beanie Crochet Pattern also from Paige’s Perfect Posies makes the perfect accessory to go along with that fab cowl pattern! Grab this pattern here. Make a matching set (which, if you’re going to do, you should grab the Divinity Bundle so you can also get a bonus cup cozy pattern!)

The Diamond Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern from Rocket Clothing London is a lovely, timeless baby blanket, that is sure to become a family heirloom. Gorgeous, simple textures Buy this pattern here.

Here’s a lovely Easy Diamond Lace Chunky Knit Scarf Pattern from Richmond Hill Knits. The lovely open lace creates the diamond shape here is a great pattern for showing off a lovely hand-dyed yarn. Chunky yarn works up quickly, so this would be an interesting pattern to work on as a lovely gift. Get the pattern here.

I love this Diamond Rug Crochet Pattern from L Knitting Design. The diamond shape is created with colourwork. It reminds me of an argyle pattern. I love how this example of this pattern is made with this subtle variegated yarn as the main colour. If you’re looking for a unique and interesting rug for a room, why not make your own! This one is super fun and would look great in any space! Get the pattern here.

There are also diamonds in clothes! This Crochet Diamonds and Bobbles Jumper Pattern from Lulu Loves UK is a lovely example! The bobbles, the diamond lace, the puffy sleeves: this oversized seater pattern has all the things going for it! Pick up this best-selling pattern here.

This lovely Diamond of Virgo Blanket Knitting Pattern from While They Dream is another great simple textured knitting pattern to work up. This simple pattern is made with just knits and purls made with a bulky weight yarn, so it works up quickly. This would be a great patter to work on while watching Netflix. Get this pattern here.

The Harbour Beanie Diamond Knit Hat pattern is a luxurious chunky knit hat pattern from Darling Jadore. This pattern has a fold-over brim for added warmth and cozy flows upward into a beautifully textured display of dazzling diamonds that dance around the entire body of the beanie, making The Harbor Beanie knitting pattern a delightful and captivating project to follow. Get this pattern here.

This Seed Stitch Diamonds Blanket Knitting Pattern from The Blue Mouse is perfect for beginners! This is an easy knitting pattern that requires only knit and purl stitches. The pattern includes 6 sizes so you can make it in any size that suits you! It’s designed to be knitted in 3 colours and uses 3 different pattern styles with a seed stitch border all using purl stitches in various diamond shape textures. Get this pattern here.

I just picked up the yarn for this Diamond Knit Dress Pattern from Knitatude. I need to get this pattern on my needles soon! And now that I’ve finished knitting my husband’s HBC cardigan (see it here on my instagram), I might be able to get this one on my needles for me! Also, all I could get in the MeriPaca from We Are Knitters was natural, so I was thinking of knitting this and then maybe dying it to make it ombre. I don’t know. I’m not entirely committed to that; what do you think? You can get this pattern from Knitatude here.

Ok, not knit or crochet, but don’t we love this Seven Diamonds Macrame Wall Hanging Pattern from Reform Fibres? One day I’m going to get into this craft more. This lovely bohemian style craft can just work in so many places. Check out this pattern here.

The Utopia Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern from Bubble Girl Knits is a mosaic stitch knitting pattern, which means that there are no colour changes within the working rows; the colour pattern is made by slipping the stitches of one colour, while knitting the stitches of the other. This sounds like an easy technique to pick up and add to my arsenal. Pick up this pattern here

If you love corner to corner crochet patterns, this Fading Diamonds Blanket C2C Crochet Pattern from Living the Craft Life is a beautiful pattern to make. This stylish and modern graphgan includes both written instructions and a graph for easy reference. It would make a great blanket in your living room, but also for a modern nursery. Pick up this pattern here.

Finally, the Emerson Diamond Quilted Blanket Crochet Pattern from Lakeside Loops has a lovely puffy-textured stitch pattern that makes a luxurious throw blanket. Again, this blanket pattern is very versatile, as it includes 5 sizes so it can be used as a stroller blanket, a small crib blanket, a medium throw blanket, a large queen-sized blanket and even an extra-large king-sized blanket. Pick up this pattern here.

Get your diamonds here and make yourself some diamond-inspired knit and crocheted items! There’s definitely going to be some sparkle here! Grab one of these patterns today or pin it for later.

A Bakers Dozen Of Fall Sweater Patterns

As you welcome fall this year, it’s a great time to embrace sweater weather! Fall in Edmonton (where I live) is usually a pretty short season. Winter likes to extend its reach well into the fall months, so it’s not uncommon for us to have snow by Thanksgiving or Halloween. But this year, the weather has been holding so far and the forecast is looking good for the next couple of weeks. I have been taking advantage of the lovely temperatures to enjoy walks in our beautiful river valley. Wearing sweaters is a great way to enjoy the outdoor weather longer. And a great way to keep your hands busy as you cuddle up in front of the fire or the TV. Check out some of these great knit and crochet sweater patterns, perfect to make for fall!

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I love this Retro Stripes Pullover Crochet Pattern from Meg Made With Love. This is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern and features an over-sized fit, a mock turtleneck, ribbing along the bottom and a split hem. You can make the fun stripes in any colour you like, so grab your favourite worsted weight yarn and get crocheting! Find the pattern here.

For early fall and layering, this Simple Sweater Crochet Pattern from Hooked Homemade Happy is a great pattern that looks like it would work up really quickly. With its simple boat-neck construction, this comfy, easy to make sweater is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe. Get the pattern here.

While the Millennial Jumper Crochet Pattern from Kate Polizzi looks a little more complex, it is still a beginner-friendly crochet project, perfect for your first garment! This raglan style jumper is crocheted from the top down using Aran weight yarn. It’s designed to be over-sized, but it’s also a crop, so it’s a perfect trendy sweater! Also I LOVE this colour! I need to make me one of these! Find the pattern here.

The Salena Sweater Crochet Pattern from By Sincerely Pam is extra roomy, comfortable and trendy! I love the wavy lines of this pattern: makes for such a unique look. Buy this pattern here.

Doesn’t this Vienna Sweater Crochet Pattern from LCK Crochet Shop just look so cozy?There are some serious fall vibes going on with this oversized turtleneck sweater! Suitable for an intermediate beginner, this pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn, like Red Heart Super Saver (so, very affordable). Pick up this pattern here.

If you’d like to try out a knit cardigan, check out this Beginner Friendly Top-Down Cropped Knit Cardigan: The Harper Wool Jacket Pattern from caidree. This pattern is available in English, French and German and it is made with super bulky wool, like Wool and the Gang Big Sexy Wool or We Are Knitters The Wool. This simple pattern would knit up quickly and you’ll be all ready for some fall photo shoots in no time! Find the pattern here.

If you live in a place that doesn’t have quite as cool falls as we have, then you might just need a lighter sweater like this Esma Cape Cardigan Crochet Pattern from Lakeside Loops. I love the lacy, airy stitches, inspired by macrame. These kind of cardigans are so versatile for the office or for a beach cover up! Pick up the pattern here.

Or you can try the Watson Waffle Crochet Cardigan Pattern which is also from Lakeside Loops. This reminds me a little bit of the pocket shawls that have been making the rounds. I love the fun waffle stitch! This chunky sweater looks so cozy with its long length, bulky feel and large pockets. It works up very quickly, is easy to construct and will look beautiful layered over jeans or leggings. Grab this versatile pattern here.

I’m still loving all these long cardigans like this Coffeeshop Cardigan Crochet Pattern from Evelyn and Peter. This is another easy level cardigan pattern that I think you’re going to love to crochet! Made with bulky weight Lionbrand Homespun Yarn, this lovely cardigan will work up quickly and provide all sorts of fall coziness! Time to get this cute pattern here.

For a cozy knit cardigan check out Coziest Cable Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Mama in a Stitch. I love the large cables worked into the chunky sweater. The loose, cozy fabric and over-sized fit make this one of the comfiest sweaters ever! This cardigan features minimal shaping, making it a super easy project that just about anyone can be proud to knit and wear! Find this pattern here.

The Everyday Cardigan Crochet Pattern from A Crocheted Simplicity is a classic staple that you’ll love to add to your closet! It is designed with a classic fit and 4-6″ of positive ease, but if you want more of an over-sized fit, there are instructions included to modify the pattern. Get this cozy, worsted weight pattern here.

You can knit Dotty Cardigan Knitting Pattern from All About Ami with bulky yarn and the lovely dot stitch! The Dotty Cardigan is a chunky cardigan that looks so stylish with its sophisticated length, ribbed collar, and cozy pockets. This cardigan works up very quickly and will look beautiful layered over jeans, leggings and dresses all year long! this is an easy level pattern and is so fun to make! Pick up this pattern here.

The Daylight Cardigan Knitting Pattern also from All About Ami is knit almost entirely in stockinette, which makes it another beginner-level pattern, perfect for your first knit garment! This is a luxurious and stylish cardigan featuring a relaxed fit and cozy pockets. It uses Lionbrand Chainette yarn that results in an incredibly soft and comfortable cardigan. Pick up this pattern here.

You definitely still have plenty of time to pick up a pattern and getting knitting or crocheting yourself a nice warm sweater for the fall (or winter!). Grab one of the great patterns, pick up some yarn and get making today! Or pin it for later!

Thirteen great sweater knit and crochet patterns. Cardigans, pullovers, plenty of EASY BEGINNER LEVEL knit and crochet patterns to make this fall! Love this great round up! #knittingpattern #crochetpattern #sweaterpattern #knitsweater #crochetsweater #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Such a fun striped pullover sweater crochet pattern! Love the mock turtleneck on this beginner level crochet sweater pattern from meg made with love #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #stripedsweaterpattern #sweaterpattern #yarn #crafts #MegMadeWithLove #CraftEvangelist
Simple Crocheted Sweater pattern, perfect for beginners. Works up quickly, lovely EASY CROCHET SWEATER PATTERN! #crochetpattern #crochet #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #easycrochetpattern #HookedHomemadeHappy #CraftEvangelist
Super cute, but EASY beginner crochet sweater pattern. Lovely cropped crochet sweater with turtle neck. Perfect first garment pattern! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #crochetjumper #sweaterpattern #yarn #crafts #millennialjumper #KatePolizzi #CraftEvangelist
Super sweet leaf-like lacy crochet sweater pattern. This is such a lovely and cozy crocheted sweater to make! Size inclusive up to size 3X. Gorgeous, roomy comfy sweater! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #BySincerelyPam #CraftEvangelist
Gorgeous over-sized turtleneck cozy sweater of your dreams! Chunky and cuddly, perfect crochet pattern to make this super snuggly pullover sweater! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #crochetturtleneck #turrtlenecksweaterpattern #yarn #crafts #LCKCrochetShop #CraftEvangelist
Super easy knitting pattern made from super bulky wool to make this beginner level knit sweater pattern work up super quickly! Great first knit garment pattern! #knitsweater #knittingpattern #knitsweater #knitsweaterpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #easyknittingpattern #easysweaterpattern #Caidree #CraftEvangelist
Modern bohemian cape crochet pattern looks like macrame! But much softer! The stitches look like the little knots of macrame! #crochetpattern #crochetsweaterpattern #crochetsweater #crochetcape #crochetbeachcoverup #bohostyle #LakesideLoops #CraftEvangelist
You will enjoy crocheting this Watson Waffle Cardigan, a chunky sweater with a long length and large pockets! Cozy and perfect for fall! This pattern comes in 16 SIZES from baby to 5 XL! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #crochetcardigan #cardiganpattern #sweaterpattern #yarn #crafts #LakesideLoops #CraftEvangelist
Cozy crochet cardigan pattern, perfect easy pattern for beginner crocheters! Love this casual and warm looking sweater, perfect with skinny jeans! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #coffeeshopcardigan #cardiganpattern #crochetcardigan #EvelynandPeter #CraftEvangelist
Cable-knit cardigan pattern. Lovely length on this gorgeous knit sweater pattern! #knitcardiganpattern #knittingpattern #knitsweater #knitcardigan #knitsweaterpattern #MamaInAStitch #CraftEvangelist
Beautiful crocheted cardigan pattern! I love the look of this gorgeous CROCHETED cardigan! I can't wait to make this beautiful pattern! #crochetpattern #crochetcardigan #cardiganpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #longcrochetcardigan #ACrochetedSimplicity #CraftEvangelist
Beautifully textured knit cardigan pattern from All About Ami. Love this simple knit textured knit sweater pattern! #knittingpattern #knitcardigan #knitcardiganpattern #chunkycardiganpattern #AllAboutAmi #CraftEvangelist
Gorgeous and simple Daylight Cardigan knitting pattern made with Lionbrand Chainette yarn. Love this gorgeous soft cardigan. Beginner friendly knitting pattern is a perfect first knit garment project #knittingpattern #knitcardigan #knitcardiganpattern #cardiganpattern #knitting #AllAboutAmi #CraftEvangelist

Incredible Minecraft Party Crafts & Patterns to Amaze Your Friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fall in Love With These Knit & Crochet Pumpkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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