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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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Fantastic Handmade Father’s Day Gifts for Your Favourite Dad

We’re about a month away from Father’s Day, so it’s the perfect time to start that handmade project for your favourite dad! It can be hard to find nice handmade projects to make for men; but I’ve collected a lovely group of patterns and projects for you to try and delight that special man in your life. Check them out, grab the supplies you need and check them out today!

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If you’re feeling ambitious and have some time to knit over the next month, this stunning The Nelson Pullover Knitting Pattern from Irmian Design is a classic and stylish knit men’s sweater pattern with Aran cables down the shoulders and sleeves. Your dad (or your kids’ dad) is sure to love this sweater!

The Dapper Dad Pullover Crochet Pattern from MJs Off the Hook Designs is a cabled sweater that is CROCHETED! This cozy sweater is modern and stylish and would look great dressed up for a special occasion or warm and casual for sitting around the campfire. This is a size-inclusive pattern with sizes for chest measurements from 34 inches to 64 inches.

I know I don’t usually share a lot of sewing patterns here, but I stumbled across this great Basic Hoodie with Mask Sewing Pattern from Barbarikum Gold that I thought was just fantastic. With a built-in mask, this hoodie looks good whether the mask is up or down or the hood is up or down. And masks don’t just come in handy during global pandemics: they also keep your face warm in the wind! I love the longer length, the front pocket, and the straight, unisex profile. I might just make one of these for myself! The pattern includes 7 sizes from Small to 4XL. You can download and print this pdf pattern on standard 8.5 x 11″ paper and get sewing this hooded sweatshirt today!

If you don’t have quite enough time to knit, crochet or sew a sweater for that special dad in your life, you might have enough time to make him a pair of slippers. This easy crochet pattern from Crochet Milie for Comfy Slippers for Men and Women looks like it would work up quickly for a pair of simple and modern home shoes, perfect for dad!

For a similar loafer-style slipper in a knitting pattern, the All Seasons Slippers Knitting Pattern from by Eline for both men and women, with sizes in Small, Medium, and Large. The sides are knit in brioche stitches (which I still have yet to try!) This pattern is also available in German!

If you both knit and crochet, you can make a pair of these stretchy Mule Slippers for Men from Katu Made. The sole is crocheted and the top is knit. As well, there are instructions for sewing onto a rubber sole to make these slippers super durable.

The Canadians are going to love this pattern! The Beer Thirty Mitten Cozy Crochet Pattern from Sweet Potato 3 Patterns is perfect for early summer camping weekends and sitting by the fire with a drink. The cup cozy has a bottom so you can’t easily drop this drink and it both protects your hand from the temperature of your drink as well as the elements. Maybe the men don’t need this as badly as I do, as my hands are often cold, but it’s such a fun idea and it will make a great conversation piece.

The Beer Mug Beer Cozy Crochet Pattern from You Should Craft is a quick and festive pattern full of fun for dad. Help keep his beer cold and hands warm with this fun beer mug cozy! These work up quickly with worsted yarn, so if you’re looking for something quick, this is your pattern!

Did you know that wool is an insulating fibre? It’s great for keeping things warm and cool! So if you had some wool around, it would make a great yarn for these beer cozy patterns! If you don’t know where to start, KnitPicks has a great selection of wool yarns at affordable prices; the Wool of the Andes yarns would work great for these.

Here’s a quick knitted project for you: The Knitted Bow Tie Pattern from Yorokobiness is a quick little pattern available in both English and Italian. The vintage style of this fun loom-knit pattern will delight your stylish dad. The seed stitch adds a lovely texture and keeps the piece nice and flat!

If you don’t have the skills to make your own crochet beer cozy or knit your dad a tie, you can still get your dad something handmade and special like this adorable beer mug Father’s Day Card from DiMon Handmade. You’ll have to get going on ordering this so it arrives in time for dad’s special day. If you can crochet, you can probably figure out how to make something like this! I couldn’t find a pattern, but give a go and see what you come up with!

Here’s a DIY that you could totally do! You can get a Personalized Paint by Number Kit from Shining Gift Design! Paint your own picture with a custom kit including everything you need to DIY your own custom painting from a beloved picture! Dad would be sure to love this!

I hope you found a fabulous handmade gift you can make for your dad this year. Show him how special he is by grabbing one of these great patterns or ordering a custom DIY kit to make an awesome gift for Father’s Day. Get started now or pin it for later:

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Vacation Makes to Get Away With

I just received my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine yesterday, so I am hopeful that one day soon we might be able to take vacations again! But what better way to spend my time while I wait for my second dose and wait for my fellow humans to get vaccinated than to make some vacation and summer-inspired patterns? I have collected a bunch of patterns that are great to wear on vacation or great projects to make on vacation, as we all look longingly ahead to knitting and crocheting on the beach!

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The Sarafan Dress Crochet Pattern from Mon Petit Violon Designs is a lacy little summer crochet dress pattern for sizes 9 months up to 5 years. You can easily adjust the length of the dress to suit the child or their preference. That’s the lovely thing about making your own clothing: you can customize it according to your preference. I love it when designers include instructions for customization!

This girly little crocheted Sea Breeze Dress pattern also from Mon Petit Violin Designs is a lovely textured lace crochet pattern available for sizes from 0 months up to 10 years! (Wow! Talk about a grading project!). You can easily make matching dresses for siblings with just this one pattern. I love the different stitches incorporated into this cute sundress, making it interesting to make and such a lovely keepsake to treasure and pass down.

For a crocheted dress pattern for yourself, check out this sweet Synthesis Crocheted Dress Pattern from Mermaid Cat Designs. The lacy peekaboo waistband adds a delicate and flirtatious little touch and the scoop back makes this a perfect summery dress to keep cool. Walk on the beach or a night out on a patio, this sweet little sundress is so adorable. It comes with instructions for just small, medium, and large, though, so if you are outside those size ranges, this might not be the pattern for you. But if you’re good with gauge and numbers, you might be able to figure out how to make it in your size.

I just loved the ethereal quality of the photos of the Discovery Crocheted Maxi Off-the-Shoulder Dress, which is also designed by Mermaid Cat Designs. Plenty of pictures are included every step of the way. This dress is also limited in its sizes, again offering only S, M, L. This would look so pretty as a beachy dress or even a wedding dress!

A knit beach cover-up is just the thing you need this summer or for your next beach vacation! This See Through Beach Cover Up Knitting Pattern from Julie Malic Patterns is suitable for the beginner knitter, but only in sizes XS, S & M. That’s just weird. Humans come in more sizes, designers! This is a cute beach cover-up, but you’ll have to make significant adjustments if you’re larger than a Medium.

This Beach Beauty Cover Up Crochet Pattern from Knot Yourself Out makes another cute beach cover-up, it is just one size, but it does contain instructions for adjusting the size to suit, as it is just made up of two rectangles stitched together, leaving room for the neck, arms and side slits.

The Juliette Top Crochet Pattern from Ruby Webbs is a lovely staple summer top pattern. I love the way the vertical lines of the rows (worked sideways!) make a subtle texture. This pattern is very easy and suitable for the beginner crocheter. It is written to includes sizes extra small to extra large, from a 28″ – 46″ bust.

If you are looking for a quick and easy summer crop top pattern, check out this cute Crocheted Crop Top Pattern from Knitcro Addict. This pattern is a little more size-inclusive, including sizes from XS-XXL. I love the little peekaboo butterfly in the middle of the top. This pattern would be easy to adjust to your length preference. It includes 7 pages of written instructions and photo tutorial, as well as a link to a helpful video to guide you along the way.

The knitters can make the Riveria Summer Sweater Knitting Pattern from Jolly Knits, which is a gorgeous and versatile light summer sweater in sizes S, M & L. I love the eyelet yoke and the lacy body for a lovely summer top that can easily go from the beach to the office.

This adorable summer hat crochet pattern is so on-trend! The Devon Hat Crochet Pattern comes written with 9 different sizes from baby to adult size large (15.5″-24.5″ head circumference). It is crocheted with raffia yarn, which I think looks so casual and summery and it really adds a lovely structure to the hat. This easy pattern requires only basic techniques, so it’s the perfect pattern for beginner crocheter to making something stunning and trendy!

For a little different style, this lovely Bow Hat Crochet Pattern from Uy Uy Crochet makes a sweet, wide-brimmed hat with instructions for two different sizes, fitting head circumferences of 20-23 innches. What a fun and pretty hat for summer!

A beach bag is always a good idea and this Beach Front Bag Knitting Pattern from Barley and Flax is a quick-to-knit pattern that will look so great at the beach or the farmers market. This casual bag will hold up to anything you can fit in it and when blocked, has this lovely airy look. It’s definitely got a boho vibe that just screams summer.

I hope you found something to make that helps you dream of summer and vacation and that knitting or crocheting one of these lovely patterns will hurry along the time until we can all get on planes and go to lovely warm vacation spots again! Until then, grab yourself a pattern and get making! Or pin it for later so you don’t forget!

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Modern Gifts to Make for Mom

If you haven’t already started thinking about Mother’s Day, it’s time! It might be past time if you wanted to make something elaborate, but you still have time to create something beautiful for your mom for Mother’s Day! If you’ve been knitting or crocheting or embroidering for a while, there’s no need to present your mom with a mug from Winners; you can make beautiful and modern gifts that she will treasure and you will be pleased to see displayed in her home. Check out this collection of fantastic patterns and ideas for Mother’s Day!

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How stunning would this Study in Circles Table Runner look on your mom’s coffee table (or your own: gorgeous!)? This crochet pattern from Whitty Creation Studio is a modern twist on old-fashioned doilies connected together as table cloths and wall hangings. I love the natural colour chosen here; it would look so pretty on any table.

This Boho Sun Cross Stitch Pattern from Terra Stitch is so fun and sunshiney! I love this 70s vibe. Maybe your mom is over the 70s, but I’m a mom and I would be delighted to receive this little piece of art!

This pretty Winter Rose Embroidery Pattern from Florals and Floss might be more your mom’s style. Florals and Floss also has great embroidery kits if you’re just getting started or you don’t want to shop around for all the different colours of floss you don’t have. I have purchased two of her kits and her instructions are great and the kits are so beautifully packaged. If you live in Edmonton, you can pick it up for free (and usually the next day!)

These gorgeous Wildflowers on Transparent Background embroidery kits from 55 Tree are just incredible, aren’t they? I am seriously considering making some of these for decorating our family room when we’re finally done renovating? (Did I mention we’re renovating again, soon? Well, that is the plan, anyway.)

Or you could make your mom a squishy, Chunky Bobble Crochet Pillow with this pattern by my friend Candace at Hello Wildflower Co. This pattern crochets up quickly with super fluffy chenille yarn. While it is an intermediate pattern, if you have the basics of crochet and can follow a pattern, the new stitches are pretty easy to learn and there are great tutorials online to learn: just Google it!

It might be a bit late for you to get this stunning Gaudi Sidewalk Crochet Blanket Pattern from Briana K Designs made by Mother’s Day, but I just had to share it here. Isn’t it incredible? I love the intricate tile-inspired pieces. You could easily match this to your mom’s decor by choosing a matching colour for the border and joining yarn.

A project like this Sunrise Jute Half Circle Rug Pattern from Vanilla Tuesday might be more reasonably completed by Mother’s Day. This is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern using simple stitches and makes for a chic minimalist design. Using jute makes it an environmentally-friendly piece that can be used indoors or outdoors. The fringed border adds just the right amount of personality!

Perhaps your mom would love a new handbag for the summer season ahead? Make her this Crocheted Boho Purse pattern from Nattochka’s Etsy Shop. I love this look; perfect for markets and festivals. This pattern comes with 55 pages of detailed instructions to make this lovely bag. The pattern is suitable for a more experienced crocheter and I am so intrigued. This is definitely on my Favourites list (but selfishly so: I’m not sure this is quite my mom’s style).

Flower are always a nice idea on Mother’s Day, but what about making an adorable little plant that needs no care and never dies? Some moms just don’t have that green thumb, so perhaps this happy little Crocheted Sunflower in Pot Amigurumi Pattern from Juliia Pyha is just the thing your mom would love! This is a great gift idea if your mom has pets that love to dig in the plants or if she likes to travel for long periods of time!

This adorable little Realistic Shihtzu Amigurumi Dog Pattern from Aleksandra Olga Style is a super sweet little stuffed toy crochet pattern that would be perfect to make to pay homage to a dog that has passed away or maybe if your mom is in a place where pets are not allowed. Handmade by you makes it just so special and a constant reminder of how much you love her.

Perhaps your mom would love a handknit summer tank top? This lovely Savannah Cool Knit Tank Top Pattern from Disturbing the Fleece is such a pretty and practical wardrobe addition. I love it when I can knit pieces that I (or someone else) will actually wear and this piece looks so versatile. Throw a denim jacket over it for a casual spring outing or a blazer for the office. This pattern calls for 100% silk yarn, which has such a gorgeous drape and feels light and luxurious!

I hope you found some inspiration of a handmade gift you can make for your mom this year. If you don’t get it made in time for Mother’s Day, just keep working and give it to her for Christmas! Pick up a pattern today and get making… or pin it for later!

Make one of these gorgeous modern patterns for Mother's Day. Choose from beautiful crochet patterns, embroidery patterns or knitting patterns to make your mom something unique and special this year. #PatternRoundUp #CrochetPatterns #EmbroideryPatterns #Crafts #MothersDay #ModernCrafts #CraftEvangelist

Warm Weather Knit and Crochet Patterns

Lots of makers love to knit and crochet year-round, but often come up at a loss with what to make when the weather turns warm and they don’t want to be sweating under a heavy blanket or wait for months to wear their new toque (winter hat for you non-Canadians). I’m here to tell you that you can knit or crochet all spring and summer long and that there are plenty of wonderful options of things to make. Check out some of my favourites here!

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This Summer Days Crop Top Crochet Pattern from Desamour Designs is a great intermediate or adventurous beginner-friendly pattern and is size inclusive with instructions to adjust the length and size of bra cup. Make a flirty crop top for yourself for this summer to stay cool and look great!

If you’re a knitter, there are great crop top options for you, too! The Summer Knitted Halter Crop Top Pattern from DPM Knits is an easy to follow knitting pattern that is written for sizes XS-XL and the length can be adjusted with the lace so that it can fit all body shapes! One of the lovely things about spring and summer patterns is that they are usually smaller projects, so they work up quickly and they require much less yarn than a blanket or a sweater. This cute crop top calls for only 1-2 balls of Paintbox Simply DK yarn and it’s super affordable!

Crocheted bags are one of my favourite go-to’s for warm weather making. I love the texture on this Maple Mini Bag Crochet Pattern from Slowmoments Crafts. The pattern includes a full video tutorial so you can follow along, making it perfect for an adventurous beginner crocheter to learn the star stitch pattern. It calls for Linen100 yarn (which I’m not familiar with, but I bet Lionbrand 24/7 Cotton Yarn would work great, too!

This Boho-Style Jute Eco-Bag Crochet Pattern from LapaLand is relaxed and textured and makes a perfect summer crossbody handbag for keeping your things near while taking a stroll in the park or at a festival (Do we get festivals again? Soon? Please?) I just love the natural colours of the jute and the wooden button. There’s just something so calming about these neutral colours and natural fibres. Sometimes it’s hard to find jute yarn, but you can get some here on Amazon, but I’ve also found it at the dollar store.

Bags are for knitters, too! This Easy Chunky Knit Crochery Bat Pattern from Striks And Mix Pattern is extra beginner-friendly with NO PURL stitches! So if you hate to purl or you’re just looking for a mindless pattern to use up a ball of your stash, this is the pattern for you! You can make multiple sizes by using different size yarns and the corresponding needles.

I just love the beautiful texture and drape on The Sweetpea Top Crochet Pattern from Evelyn And Peter. This is a size-inclusive pattern written in 8 sizes (S-5X) and calls for Lionbrand Truboo Yarn, which is a 100% bamboo yarn with a gorgeous sheen and a delicious drape! It is so soft so it makes the perfect yarn to make lightweight garments! This pattern is also available as part of a Lionbrand Kit, so if you want to get the yarn and pattern altogether, pick up the kit and save yourself the trouble of sourcing the yarn and pattern separately.

Isn’t this gauzy Summer Knit Top Pattern from ileaiye just dreamy? It is made with chunky yarn and some extra large knitting needles, which makes for a quick and easy project with this stunning, easy-breezy, boho style. If you’re not afraid to show some skin, it would make a gorgeous top to wear out and about or as a beach cover-up. So pretty! This is a super easy pattern and would work up quickly with the large needles!

I love the simplicity of the Silver Spring Knit Tank Pattern from wise knits designs. This easy knitting pattern is quick and easy and uses 550-1500 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn. I would recommend Lionbrand’s Cotton Ease Yarn for this project.

Did you know you can knit your own shorts? I never would have thought of it before, but these look so light and comfy! This Light Summer Shorts Knitting Pattern from Holly C Watson makes a pair of high-waisted shorts with a drawstring waistband and flowy, wide legs with a rolled cuff. I think these would feel lovely in this Bambu 7 Yarn from Lionbrand.

I hope this has inspired you to keep creating through the warmer months. There are plenty of fun and interesting patterns that make great projects for taking on the road or to the deck without sweating under a pile of wool! Pick up one of these great patterns today and get making! Or pin it for later so you don’t forget!

8 Great Warm Weather Knit and Crochet Patterns including crop tops, breezy tanks, textured handbags and even a pair of casual knit shorts. Check out these great patterns to make in the warmer months! #PatternRoundUp #KnittingPatterns #CrochetPatterns #CraftEvangelist

Modern Makes for Baby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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March Monstera Making Madness

Happy Spring! It’s such a great time of hope and excitement as we enjoy more sunshine throughout the day and it definitely makes me excited for plants! The Monstera Deliciosa trend has been popular for some time now and there are many makers who have created beautiful patterns and DIY kits for you to enjoy this plant even if you don’t have a green thumb. Enjoy making up some of these gorgeous monstera inspired patterns and kits!

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Start off easy with this Monstera Diliciosa Leaf Coasters Crochet Pattern from Camexia Designs. Coaster projects like this can be completed in one sitting and make such stylish additions to your decor! Protect your coffee table in style by making some of these trendy monstera coasters!

I just love the modern take on this Monstera Leaf Trivet Crochet Pattern from LapaLand! If you use a nice thick cotton or 100% wool (did you know that wool is heatproof?!), you’ll end up with a sturdy trivet to bring to the dining table!

Ok, while this one is not in our monstera theme, it is a great looking trivet pattern! Pick up this Crocheted Leaf Trivet Pattern also from Lapaland and make a quick potholder or table protector for your kitchen!

You can’t put a plant on your couch, but you can put a cushion on your couch if you make this Monstera Leaf Cushion Crochet Pattern from Crochet Luxe Home. Cushion covers are such a great way to add some beautiful foliage to your living room, while not in danger of getting dug up by pets or knocked over by kids (or their soccer balls… don’t ask me how I know).

Not to leave out the knitters, this Monstera Dishcloth Knitting Pattern from Oh La Lana Designs is a subtle way of celebrating the beautiful monstera leaf in your ktichen. This is a super easy knitting pattern using just knits and purls, so it’s great for a beginner!

You can also embroider this modern Monstera Cross Stitch Pattern from Easy Stitch Studio and put it on a throw cushion or hang it on a wall for a bright and life-giving handmade piece of art!

Compliment your cross stitch wall hanging or cushion with Easy Stitch Studio‘s Set of 2 Monstera Cross Stitch Patterns.

If you want to get into punch needle, try out this Monstera Punch Needle Digital Pattern & Tutorial from Olive Green St. She also has a kit available, but it looks like it’s only in Spanish right now. So, if you read Spanish, go check it out.

If you’ve been loving the embroidery you’ve been seeing lately, but don’t know where to start, I can’t recommend embroidery kits enough! It’s so great to have everything you need all in a kit ready for you to get crafting. To make this Monstera Deliciosa Complete Embroidery Kit from Hoop Embroidery Co, you’ll get a complete 8-page instruction booklet with full colour pages of highly detailed instructions and all the supplies!

For a more modern take on monstera’s this DIY Geometric Monstera Cross Stitch Kit from Robyn Kayla Kits is a great way to practice your cross stitch and get a super trendy little decor piece for your home! Or a fantastic handmade gift! Also, kits make great gift ideas for creative folks!

Monstera string art! How fun is this? This Modern Monstera Deliciosa String Art Kit from Good Strings makes a great relaxing craft and a beautiful piece of handmade art to hang in your home. The beautiful neutrals will look great in any room!

If you’d like to try out painting, you can even get painting kits like this DIY Monstera Deliciosa Oil Painting – Paint by Number Kit from Distinct Interior. Learn to paint your own gorgeous oil painting complete with all the supplies you need: canvas, brushes, paints, and instructions!

I hope you’ve found some great ideas to make gorgeous monstera crafts for your home or for gifts! These are such gorgeous plants and crafts that celebrate them are definitely worth exploring. Pick up one of these great patterns or kits today and get making or pin it for later! Happy making, friends!

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Easter Amigurumi & Crafts- Inspiring Spring Knit & Crochet Patterns

The days have begun to get longer and Easter is approaching! It’s such a great time of hope as the snow melts and the sun shines for longer each day! It’s a great time to make so many cute and adorable things, as well! I just love all the fun Easter- and spring-themed patterns that independent designers come up with. I’ve collected a great little group of knit and crochet patterns, and even a little craft kit if you’re looking for a break from stitching. Check them out below!

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The Easter Carrot Gnome Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Pam Pinostore is such a fun idea!!! How adorable is that carrot hat on than gnome! I’m dying!!! I love the brushed out beard and little carrot accompaniment. This would make such cute Easter decor that you can keep around all spring!

If you don’t crochet, but prefer to knit, you can get in on the gnome game as well by making this Bunny Gnome and Easter Egg Knitting Pattern from Little Totz Designs. Little knit toys make great Easter basket stuffers and they’re sure to delight everyone!

If you’d prefer to crochet your Easter eggs, check out this Easter Egg Crochet pattern from ATERG Crochet. I love all the bright colours; it’s a great way to use up all those little bits of scrap yarn!

Check out this cute Colourful Easter Bunnies Crochet Pattern from Jen Pattern. With fun colourful shirts and adorable structured bunny faces, you could make one of these sweet bunnies for a family of kids, each with their own special colour as fabulous Easter gifts!

How amazing is this Holland Lop Rabbit Knitting Pattern from Dotpebbles Knits? This bunny looks practically real! So sweet and KNIT! It’s not always easy to find knitting patterns that do amigurumi so well: this bunny is quite the feat!

While definitel less realistic, I just love this Crochet Easter Bunny with Cross Stitch Embroidery Pattern from sam Snosami PDF. I love the sweet flowers all over these gorgeous heirloom quality dolls. These will make such a special keepsake, made with love!

Dotpebbles Knits impresses again with this realistic Wild Rabbit Knitting Pattern. How sweet is this little bunny?! Such an amazing pattern! I’ve never actually made a knit stuffed toy before because I usually find crochet amigurumi to be cuter, but this pattern is just so impressive!

See? Crochet amigurumi is soooooo cute?! This adorable little Bonnie the Bunny Crochet Pattern from When Crafting Is Life with those fabric-lined ears just makes me melt with sweetness!

This Toy Bunny Knitting Pattern from Knitted Zoo Gifts demonstrates that there are some adorable cartoonish knitting patterns for amigurumi as well. You can make this detailed little bunny with his hat and scarf with the help of 60 detailed photos and 12 PDF pages guiding you through the whole process. It’s knit in the round on 4 double-pointed needles and requires basic knitting skills.

How would you kids feel about finding some of these Crochet Easter Eggs with Bunny & Chick Amigurumi Pattern from Crochet Feelings Toys in their Easter Egg Hunt? Such sweet little Easter decor items to brighten up your spring mantel!

Or you could knit yourself some flowers! How adorable is this Daffodils Knitting Pattern from Love Fibres? Sweet little spring daffodils that never die and provide bright and cheery decor for this hopeful season!

Ok, I know my kids are kinda done with the stuffy stage (officially, but I think my younger two are still fans of cuddly toys), but this Amigurumi Bunny in Carrot Crochet Pattern from Fiona Dolls is just the sweetest and I think they’d all think this little guy was pretty cute!

Something about this Cuddly Chick Toy Knitting Pattern from Fluff and Fuzz just made me think of the Wonder Pets Show and the little chick that was in that animated series. This sweet little knit chick would be another great Easter basket item!

Maybe this Easter Bunny String Art Craft Kit from String Art From Heart seems a little out of place after a whole bunch of knit and crochet items, but it’s definitely Easter-themed and it’s so cute! Many knitters and crochers, including myself, need a little break from the yarn stitching crafts and a quick and easy kit like this one makes the perfect little break and a satisfying project. Don’t be afraid to put down your needles or hooks for a bit to enjoy making something different!

I hope you found some inspiring patterns to get making for Easter and spring this year. Hope is in the air, friends! It’s a great time to make some cute crafts! Pick up one of these patterns today or pin it for later.

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