Knit and Crochet Gorgeous Handmade Gifts for Baby

My nephew’s fiance is having a baby! I’m so excited! I’m going to be a great auntie! So fun! AND that means that I can make cute things for the baby! Baby is due around Christmas and we don’t know the gender, so it’s a gender-neutral baby pattern round up! If you have a baby you’re knitting or crocheting for, I have a lovely collection of ideas for you!

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Let’s start with garments! This stunning Baby Wool Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Little French Knits is an adorable French-inspired striped cardigan with a raglan button opening. I love this one; I think it reads a little bit girly, so I’m a little hesitant to go with this one for my nephew’s baby, but this pattern comes with 3 sizes: 0-3 months, 6-9 months, and 12-18 months, so I could totally make the 12-18 months size for next Christmas!

How adorable is this Back to School Kids Jacket Knitting Pattern from Agasalhos e Bugalhos? You could duplicate stitch a letter on the chest; how sweet would that be? This pattern is available in 11 sizes from 0 months up to 14 years! Incredible! You could make this for any kid or a collection of matching jackets for a family of kids! If this letterman’s jacket isn’t your style, Agasalhos e Bugalhos has soooooo many other adorable baby patterns, it’s worth taking a look in the shop to find a classic baby knitting pattern that you’ll love!

The Joyous Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern is another one of those stunning baby knitting patterns from Agasalhos e Bugalhos. This pattern is worked top-down in garter stitch, which makes a nice thick fabric while also being easy and quick to knit. This pattern comes with instructions to knit 8 sizes from newborn to 24 months.

This Hooded Baby Jacket from Easy Knitting Camp is another garter-stitch jacket, but this one with a warm and cozy hood and double-breasted buttons. This pattern includes 6 sizes, from 0 months to 6 years and is knit in once piece from the top down, using raglan construction to shape th yoke, so it requires no sewing! I love seamless patterns; they’re my favourite!

The Beginning Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Knits Du Nord is a classic, top-down, seamless knitting pattern including instructions to make 7 different sizes from 0 months to 8 years. Simple and classic, you can’t go wrong with this adorable knitting pattern.

Not to forget the crocheters in the room, this Crochet Sasha Sweater is a great crochet baby sweater option from Bananna Patterns includes 4 sizes, from 0-6 months to 3-4 years. I love the additional texture on the body, which adds to its specialness. This would make a delightful gift for baby!

The Mika Crocheted Cardigan Pattern from Petit Chou Chou Shop is a top-down, seamless crochet cardigan pattern for baby. Instructions are given for 7 sizes from 0 months to 6 years. I love how classic and simple this lovely little jacket is! Perfect for baby boys or baby girls!

I’m always torn between wanting to dress babies like little grown ups or like dolls with fun things like bear ears. I think there’s room for both! This Baby Bear Hoodie Crochet Pattern from Adele Uyan Crochet is just the ticket for a not-too-costumey hooded sweater with a touch of whimsy with little bear ears. You could skip them I guess, if you didn’t want the bear look, but I think they’re so adorable.

Not your traditional baby booties, this Crochet Baby Sneakers Pattern from Crochet Club Store Co are such a fun little baby shoe for your little one! This pattern makes a pair of slippers in a 3-6 month size, so keep that in mind. What a fun little pattern!

The Rainbow of Stars Baby Blanket from Three Loops on the Hook is a fun crocheted blanket pattern that would be a fun option for baby! It would be sure to be a treasured blanket! I can totally see this blanket being the kind of blanket that would become a loved comfort item for a child, that they would take with them into adulthood, worn and loved.

Another fun option is a sweet stuffed animal! I love this adroable Baby Bunny Knitting Pattern from Elves World. This sweet little stuff bunny pattern also includes instructions for those adorable dungarees (overalls) as well as a cute beret not show in this photo. This would be such an adorable stuffed toy for baby!

I just love the unexpectedness of this fun Amigurumi Knit Good Pattern from Amy Gaines. Honestly, I was drawn to this pattern because it reminds me of my middle son (16), but it’s such a delightful little stuffed animal pattern, a little unexpected, but definitely delightful!

There’s just something about bunnies that just say “baby” and this little Cotton, My Little Rabbit Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Pensebonheur definitely says that! “Big ears, a round belly, a pretty romper and a look of full tenderness” is how this adorable doll is described. The pattern comes in 4 languages with 9 pages of instructions and photos to make this little rabbit toy.

I couldn’t just scroll past this sweet little Baby Cake Bunny Crochet Pattern from Ninas Time 4U; it was just too cute! Patterns for all the accessories you see here are also included: the beanies, dungarees and swaddle bags, as well as the adorable little bunny! This pattern is available in English and German and it would make the sweetest baby shower gift!

I hope you enjoyed this round up of baby patterns. It was really hard to narrow them down and honestly, I don’t think I’m done looking yet. You can also check out this blog post for more great Baby Patterns to try. Grab a pattern and some yarn and get making today or pin it for later!

Magical Mushroom Making! Patterns to Knit and Crochet

Mushrooms are all the rage right now! Maybe actual magic mushrooms, but certainly in fun, whimsical design elements! Check out this fun collection of mushroom inspired patterns to knit, crochet and stitch!

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The lovely plush Mini & Midi Porchini Mushroom Crochet Pattern from GoldnSpun is a quick and cozy crochet pattern to whip up and add to a woodland themed baby room as whimsical cushion additions. How cute would these be in a little indoor tent set up in a child’s room?

Delight a book fanatic with this Mushroom Bookmark from Bearing Wildflowers. This crochet pattern is tiny and adds a lovely touch of fairy whimsy to your book!

The Quinn the Little Mushroom Crochet Pattern from Critter Stitch Designs are perfect little mushroom inspired dolls, a lovely handmade gift to make for baby!

This super plush Mushroom Friends Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Niahs Creative World is sure to delight anyone! With the bright red toadstool hat and extra large saftey eyes, this cuddly toy will brighten up any room!

I can’t get over the adorable detail on the Mushroom Trio II Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Lyra Lune Designs! Three patterns in one with sweet details, this is a value deal of three beautifully designed mushroom patterns!

I don’t know what it is about fairy houses, but I just love them! This Crochet Mushroom Fairy House Pattern from Zan Crochet Shop has me inspired to create a whole little whimsical scene for my desk at work… and then slowly add to it, bit by bit! Stay tuned, work friends!

How fun is this Crochet Mushrooms in a Pot Pattern from JuliiaPyha? This would make a fun gift for a friend that would bright delight and whimsy to a desk. It could also be used as a super sweet pin cushion!

I just love this Creepy Mushroom Crochet Pattern from Fayni Toys. Svetlana is in Ukraine and has been posting on Instagram what it’s like to live in Ukraine while under attack from Russia. Buying digital items from our friends in Ukraine is one way to support the Ukrainian people and support the resistance against the terrorist attacks by Russia.

This (Almost) Free Mushroom Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Tulip Yarn is a delightful little Super Mario inspired mushroom crochet pattern, which would make a fun little gift for a game-loving kid. Put it on a keychain or use it as a zipper pull!

The Lighted Mushroom Collection #2 Crochet Pattern from Krochet Keepers is a fun way to add some whimsy and light to your space! Fill them with fairy lights to make a cute and functional handmade lamp!

Now for some wearables! This Mushroom Cardigan Crochet Pattern from Lindseyboutiquee is such a fun fairy inspired pattern! Cute mushroom appliques all over allow you to arrange the mushrooms however you like for your own custom button down sweater!

If you’re looking for something quicker to make and wear the Mushroom Headband Crochet Pattern from quinntimara is the perfect option! Sweet little mushrooms in a granny square linked together to make up this adorable headband. So fun!

Top your own head with a hat made with the Mushroom Hat Crochet Pattern from Crochet With Delight! Whimsical and on-trend, with both mushroom look and the bucket hat!

Here’s a sweet Mushroom Crochet Cushion Pattern from Cozy North Woods. It’s mostly a pattern for the mushroom square, but it also includes instructions for seaming a throw pillow like this one. You could do anything you wanted with the squares, though… blanket, cardigan, handbag. Such a cute little mushroom square!

Ok, now I have some patterns for the knitters. These stunning mushrooms were created with the Classic Toadstool Mushroom Knitting Pattern from Nimble Needlez. Whimsical and detailed, these knit mushrooms will be perfect for your knit fairy world!

I love the functional whimsy of this Mushroom Jar with Removable Lid Knitting Pattern from mymarketstall. When I first saw the description of this mushroom jar, I thought that maybe it was designed to cover a real jar. I think it still could do that (hot glue the mushroom cap to the lid?!) and then you could have a super cute candy jar. I have a whole collection (hoard?) of jars that just feel a shame to do nothing with, so maybe I could make a whole bunch of mushroom jars?!

This beautiful collection Knit Amigurumi Mushroom Christmas Ornaments from Amy Gaines is a great set to get you started making delightful little mushrooms. They would make super cute Christmas ornaments for a tree, of course, but also could be put on a key chain to be used year round!

More fairy houses! Love them!!! The Mushroom Fairy House Knitting Pattern from sachiyoishii is a cute and whimsical little amigurumi knitting pattern that is great for using up yarn scraps! So sweet!

The Knitted Mushroom Applique Pattern from Woolooks Pattern makes a lovely little mushrom applique to add to sweaters, bags, keychains and more! Such a beautifully designed little applique! Great to use up yarn scraps.

The next three featured patterns are all in the same family of patterns. The Fairy Ring Hat Knitting Pattern from katiegreen is the first one I’m featuring. I love the little row of mushrooms around this hat! So adorable! If you love colourwork and whimsical beanies, this pattern is for you!

The Fairy Ring Socks also by katiegreen is such a cute sock pattern for the more subtle option of the three patterns. It’s a little easier to hide whimsical socks under a pair of shoes, but still feel delightful knowing your secret fun socks are keeping your toes warm!

I loooooove the Fairy Ring Cardigan Knitting Pattern designed by katiegreen. This pattern looks steeked (the process of cutting your knitting), so it can be knit in the round and then made into a cardigan at the finish. I have still been too shy to get the steeked sweater pattern that I have made, so I have yet to try this process. It seems straightforward, though still slightlly terrifying.

I can’t get over the cuteness on the Toadstools Embroidered Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Love Fibres! I love the adorable embroidered mushrooms! I think this would be such a delightful gift for a new baby!

The Mushrooms Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Ana Swet is another mushroom-themed cardigan, but the mushroom design is worked using the duplicate stitch instead of regular embroidery. Looks like a great pattern to learn the duplicate stitch!

How sweet are these? Woodland Bear Party Dress for 8″ Tearoom Bears Knitting Pattern from maryjanestearoom is a knit dress pattern for an 8″ toy bear (or doll), but I just can’t get over how adorable they are!

The Amanita Mushroom Mittens Knitting Pattern from hollycwatson is a full colourwork knit mitten pattern that is sure to bring you delight all winter long while you wear these incredible and stylish mittens!

I hope you found a mushroom to make your making magical this summer! These delightful patterns can be pinned to save them for later! Or grab a pattern and get making today!

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Ten Terrific Tee Shirts to Knit and Crochet

In my last post, I shared that I am working on a cardigan for my husband. I have begun and it is going fairly well. I think I need to rip out the work I did today though, because I didn’t do my math ahead of time, which was kinda dumb. Oh well, live and learn. This project requires a fair bit of attention because I am knitting without a pattern, so I can’t work on it whenever I want to knit, like when we watch TV or when I go to a knitting group. So I am currently working on a project for me, my Toronto Tee, as I like to call it, because I bought the yarn for it when we were in Toronto last summer. The pattern I am using is called Green Tee by Lone Kjeldsen and I’m probably more than halfway done right now. I am using Ella Rae Eco Organic Cotton yarn in the colourway Atlantis that I bought from Yarns Untangled. There were many other great t-shirt options to choose from, so I’ve collected some here, so you can find something lightweight and cute to make for yourself this spring!

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This super basic knit tee pattern is the Perfect T-Shirt Knitting Pattern from
OriginallyLovely. Classic and simple, this tee will take you from the office to the picnic, looking cool and chic the whole time. An added bonus of a simple tee like this one: you could embellish it with embroidery! I’m seriously considering that for my Toronto Tee!

The Pyramid Tee from MinimiKnitDesign is a cropped, beginner-friendly, top-down knit tee sweater pattern, with an easily adjustable length. So if you prefer a longer tee or a cropped tee, this pattern will accommodate different lengths of both the body and the sleeves. That’s the best thing about knitting your own clothes! Completely customizable!

The Easy Summer Top Tee Pattern from VintagePatternFaves is another great beginner-friendly knit tee pattern to choose from. It’s always nice to be able to find a staple pattern that you can knit yourself. This is another great option if you wanted to embellish it with embroidery. If you want to learn how to embellish your knits, my friend Alex has a great book out: The Embroidered Closet. It has great patterns and helpful hints for embroidering on clothes!

The Frigga V-Neck Tee from OenlingKnit is a pretty oversized fit, v-neck tee knitting pattern with some seed stitch at the side (Can you see that poking out on the left?), adding a bit of subtle interest to the pattern.

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

The Pocketful of Stitches Tee by Knitatude is another beginner-friendly, top-down, raglan t-shirt knitting pattern. Includes a cute little pocket, which is a fun embellishment (and a great place to add some embroidery?!). And because it is top-down, it makes the length of both the body and the sleeves easily customizeable to your preference!

Ok, crocheters, I have not abandoned you for this pattern round up! There are crocheted tees too! If you’ve been watching Taylor Swift with her various knit and crocheted tees, tanks and bralettes, you will love some of the great options I have for you here! The Maria Top Crochet Pattern from OriginallyLovely is a sweet “granny stitch” crocheted tee that will have everyone asking where you got it and if you can make one for them. Absolutely adorable.

The Box Top Crochet Pattern from Woods and Wool Shop is a modern, boxy, effortless tee with lacy stripes that you can wear over jeans or a dress. The design is constructed with two simple panels that you can easily adjust the lenth for your perfect fit.

The Positano Tee Pattern from HopefulHoneyDesign has a delicate and loose-fitting style. It makes a great beach cover up top. It is available for free on her blog as well, but I love being able to have a pattern to print and follow along.

The Loopy Breeze Tee by LoopyHandmadeStudio is simple, stylish, airy, and really versatile. You can wear it with shorts, leggings or jeans… perfect any time of year.

I wanted to share the Ashley T-Shirt Crochet Pattern from i love tinderbox because it is a crocheted t-shirt pattern that you can wear without a tank or undershirt. I tend to dress pretty modestly, so while a crop top usually isn’t my go-to style, I did want to show a crocheted t-shirt that isn’t “hole-y.” Also, as with so many of the t-shirt patterns I’ve shared here today, the length is also completely customizable. You can easily make a full-lenth t-shirt from this cute pattern. Courtney has a bunch of other crocheted garment patterns that can also be worn on their own, including dresses, overalls, lounge pants, and sweaters. She also makes all her patterns size-inclusive up to 5XL.

I hope you found a tshirt to knit or crochet for yourself or someone you love here today. Go grab the pattern and get making! Or pin it for later!

Gear up for spring and summer with one of these beautiful knit or crochet t-shirt patterns!

Cozy Men’s Cardigan Patterns to Knit and Crochet

My husband has put in a request for a sweater. He doesn’t do this a lot, even though he does love clothes and fashion. He knows that most commercially available sweaters are far more affordable to buy than to have me make. The cardigan he has requested is pictured below. It’s a cashmere cardigan, which means that it is pretty pricey from the store (but still probably less expensive than I could make it for if I were to use cashmere yarn). But it is nice to have something special and handmade and I can adjust it so it fits him the way he wants. And I get the fun (fun?) of figuring out a new pattern. It doesn’t look overly complicated, other than sorting out the collar/opening, but it just occurred to me this morning that the last cardigan I made for myself is a pretty similar construction, so I might begin with that as a starting point.

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If you don’t have a wife/partner who will devote hours of their life to knitting a cardigan for you with out a pattern, you can buy one of these here. Or if you don’t want to try to figure out your own pattern to make your beloved a beautiful handmade cardigan, check out some of these patterns for some great options.

You could try the Easy Men’s Hooded Jacket from Vintage Pattern Faves. I think the first sweater I ever knit had a hood, but it was a 3-month old size, for my firstborn. I can’t remember if I kept it (shame if I didn’t). It was yellow with cute red ladybug buttons. It took way less time than a long hooded cardigan like this one would take, but I really love the relaxed style of this cardigan.

I shall not exclude the crocheters from this collection of men’s cardigans and sweaters. Check out the Mountain Ridge Men’s Cardigan Crochet Pattern from MJs Off The Hook Designs if you are a crocheter wanting to try making a cardigan for your loved one or yourself.

This Willem Cardigan Crochet Pattern from Home of the Hook also has a hood! Hooded cardigans for every kind of fibre artist! I would put some pockets on this bad boy (because everyone needs more pockets!), but this one is also pretty cool as is.

The Gear Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Vi Talina Craft is a pattern I considered basing my husband’s cardigan off of. It has a really different collar though, and I think that’s the tricky part. I do love the texture on this cardigan. How do we feel about no buttons on this guy? And also, dammit, where are the pockets?!

The Men’s Easy Knit Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Hobo Hooks gets a pass on no pockets because it’s not a big chunky cardigan. It looks like it would be a relatively quick knit and has a timeless style that I think any guy would appreciate.

Ok, maybe I should just show my husband this bad boy and call it a day. The Men’s Striped Cardigan with Pockets Knitting Pattern from Best Knitting PDF has it all: stripes? Check! Integrated pockets? Check! Oversized shawl collar? Check! Stylish, waist-cinching tie? Check!

Ok, back to crochet. I’m not sure how I feel about this Men’s Crochet Double Fronted Cardigan from Seyhall Crochet Design… it’s not totally my jam, but I do appreciate the wide shawl collar and I love the textural elements. If you’re a crocheter looking for a double-breasted (or double-fronted? What’s up with that?) cardigan sweater pattern for your beau, this is just the thing!

Here’s a gender-neutral cardigan for you. If you need some motivation to make a cardigan for your man, perhaps you can motivate yourself by imagining yourself borrowing it? The Field Day Jacket Knit Cardigan Sweater Pattern from Ozetta is the perfect sweater to borrow for a cozy night in or a stylish walk to the coffee shop.

This Vintage Men’s Cabled Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Hobo Hooks has subtle cables down the sleeves and button band and your man will look just as dapper as this dude wearing this cardigan with integrated pockets that are so nice this guy doesn’t even want to put his hands in them!

Ok, I know we’ve veered away from the cardigan here, but I was perusing looking at all the men’s sweater options in order to find something I might be able to modify. The Men’s Ribbed Sweater Knitting Pattern from Knit a Pattern is a beautiful ribbed knit sweater pattern that is another timeless classic if you are looking for one.

If you’re looking to get started with something simpler, the Men’s Easy Beginner Sweater Pullover Knitting Pattern from Vintage Pattern Faves is another stylish and timeless knit sweater pattern for you to check out. It is made with chunky yarn, so it works up quickly and you’ll be borrowing this sweater from your man in no time!

Ok, now here we are with the ladies. Sorry. I think the Meara Fisherman Cable Sweater Crochet Pattern from Hopeful Honey Designs is a gender-neutral cable sweater pattern that anyone could wear. It’s another classic. And did you see??? It’s CROCHET. Crocheted cables. So awesome… and cozy!

When I saw this Men’s Striped Raglan Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern from Hobo Hooks, it reminded me of the colours of the cardigan that my husband wants. And honestly, I’m not finding exactly what I’m looking for so far, which is a little disappointing. I hope I can find a nice yarn in the colours he wants! Colour blocking is still pretty in right now, so this throwback vintage pattern is right on trend. So pick it up and get making today!

I hope you found a men’s cardigan or sweater pattern here to make for the man in your life (or yourself!). Grab a pattern and some yarn and get making today. Or pin it for later!

Men's Knit and Crochet Cardigan Pattern Round Up by Craft Evangelist. Make a handmade knit or crocheted cardigan with one of these excellent patterns!

Adorable Patterns to Start Your Year

It’s a new year and it’s time to make some new things! Did learn a new craft make your resolution list? I meant to sew today, but I made a major mistake in cutting my fabric which means I no longer have enough fabric to make the pattern. I’m kinda bummed about it, but I’m not going to waste the day. I’m going to tell you about some great new patterns in my preferred crafts that I have found! I’m always on the lookout for new patterns and adorable things to make. So check out this great list of patterns to make! (and if you make a mistake, you can usually rip out your work and start over, instead of having to get more fabric!)

For something unique and different, this adorable Mushroom Man Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Pink Pumpkin Studio is such a lovely looking pattern with such creative details!

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This sweet Amigurumi Cow Crochet Pattern from Julia Ka Pattern is such a fun little stuffed toy pattern to make to complete a farm set. It’s also available as a crochet kit, but these are subject to stock being available.

If you love mushrooms and you’re a knitter, then this adorable Magic Toadstool Sock knitting pattern from Stone Knits is for you. This looks like such a fun pair to make! I’m making some socks right now and I just can’t get over how quick they are to knit!

The Summer Picnic Socks Knitting Pattern from Handmade Life by Olivia is the sock pattern that I am making right now. I am almost finished the first sock, I just have to do the kitchener stitch section on the toe! Since I have been making bigger projects lately, it’s very satisfying to work these socks up so quickly!

I just love amigurumi! And I love play food. My kids are too old for play food now, and honestly, they didn’t really play with the stuff I had made for them much when they were little, but aren’t these little pastas adorable??? You can get the Pasta Party Crochet Pattern from Copacetic Crocheter and make these perfect little pastas for the budding chef in your life!

So, this pattern by Twinkie Chan is not exactly play food, but it is an homage to play food. It’s actually an Ice Cream Scoop Hair Clip Crochet Pattern! How much fun is that? Plop a scoop of ice cream on your little one’s head! So sweet and fun!

Talk about a fun pair of socks! This Crocodile Socks Knitting Pattern from Emma Bermudez Designs is such a fun and unique knit socks pattern! One of my friends shared an image of this sock with me and I thought it was so fun that I had to find the pattern!

This ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE knit kitten pattern came across my Facebook feed as an ad (and I clicked on it so now I never stop seeing it!), but when I followed the link, I was worried that it wasn’t actually sold by the designer, but was a stolen pattern. For the designer’s sake, I hope it’s not. I did some more searching and found the shop Cute Knit Toy which also has a bunch of other similar patterns, so I was pretty confident it was the original designer. I bought this pattern and I think I might go ahead and make it after I’m done my socks! Another (hopefully?!) quick little project before I head into making my next sweater.

Dot Pebbles Knits is another knit designer with some lovely, realistic-looking knit toy patterns, like this Teeny Tiny Bunny knitting pattern. Wouldn’t this make a lovely addition to an Easter basket? Get knitting now and you can make some for all the important kids in your life!

I just had to share with you this sweet little Guinea Pig Knitting Pattern also from Dot Pebbles Knits! The little scenes created in all the photos of these adorable little stuffed toys are so sweet! I can’t wait to make one of these delightful little patterns!

Can you even with these??? Look at this sweet little mouse in a sweater on a mushroom, smelling lilacs!!!! I can hardly bear the cuteness! Get this Mouse in a Sweater Knitting Pattern from Dot Pebbles Knits and make one of these little mouse and take sweet photos of it doing adorable things!

I hope you have enjoyed this round up of adorable patterns for you to knit and crochet (a lot more for the knitters today than I usually post!). Go grab yourself a pattern and sit down for some making time today or pin it for later!

Make one of these adorable patterns and check out the other sweet patterns to kick off your making journey! Knit toy patterns that are ultra realistic, unique socks, sweet crochet amigurumi patterns that you will love! Get making today! #PatternRoundUp #CraftEvangelist #Yarn #Crafts

Adorable Dolls to Crochet for Doll Lovers

Even though I don’t have children who play with dolls anymore (did I ever, really? My kids were not really doll kids), I still love the look of an amigurumi doll. They are so sweet and there are so many creative and adorable patterns for darling little dolls and stylish little clothes, it makes me wish my kids were a little more into dolls! So, I’ve collected a bunch of cute amigurumi doll crochet patterns for you to peruse and choose to make one for the doll lover in your life!

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This sweet Molang Girl Crochet Doll Pattern from Bearybearnita Design is a sweet little bunny-loving doll that comes with a sweet little matching bunny and a hat to match! This doll will be about 13-15 cm tall when finished, so a perfect little pocket-sized doll to travel with and to be held sweetly in a little one’s hand!

The Nancy Doll Crochet Pattern from Chikchikhandmade comes with her very own goose! How adorable are her sweet little overalls with the embroidered flower and even the delicate detail on her socks and shoes! What a fun little doll to make, suitable for decoration or toy! This pattern makes a slightly larger doll, about 30 cm (11.8 inches) and the overalls, shirt and shoes are removable. The pattern is instantly downloadable as a 33 page PDF with 77 images to make it easy to follow.

Many of these patterns call for Yarn Art Jeans cotton yarn, which isn’t carried in a lot of my local stores. Yarns Various carries this yarn at an affordable price ($2.40 CAD).

The Little Match Girl Crochet Pattern from Pink Mouse Boutique (one of my favourite shops for amigurumi patterns!) is a creative little amigurumi doll based on the story of the Little Match Girl. The finished little doll will be about 3 inches tall, but if you make it with a larger yarn & hook, it could be bigger.

This Sweet Little Crocheted Doll is called Miss May and she is from the collection of dolls from Fluffy Tummy. This doll pattern also comes with instrustions for crocheting her adorable little dog with its very own dog sweater! How cute is that?! This sweet doll comes with a removable outfit: a cute crop top, casual fit jeans and slides.

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

The Victoria Crocheted Doll Pattern from Evano Crochet is a stunning doll pattern based on the character of the neice of Sherlock Holmes! Like her uncle, Victoria is a detective and her obsession is to discover the identity of Jack the Ripper! This is an advanced level pattern available in English and French; it includes 75 photos in 21 pages of written pattern and calls for 100% mercerized cotton thread and 2.25 mm hook. She stands about 30 cm (12″) tall when finished.

This slightly creepy Alice and Mad Hatter Crochet Pattern from Pinkbunnyland includes instructions for both dolls. Aren’t the details on these dolls just stunning? Buyers are raving that these patterns are easy to follow with clear instructions and result in beautiful finished projects. Make your own classic dolls with this great pattern!

Does this adorable Happy Adventure Crocheted Dolls Amigurumi Pattern from Ginansily NiMarya remind you of anyone? A cute little old man and his neighborhood boyscout? This sweet little pattern is a great little nod to the characters from Disney’s Up!

Does a mouse count as a doll? I think so! Especially if it has a wardrobe! The Mice Family: Basic Mouse + Clothes Crochet Pattern from La Fabrique Des Songes is a 24 page PDF instand download with written instructions and step-by-step pictures. When finished using the recommended yarn and hooks, the finished mouse measure around 14 cms. I love it when doll patterns have removable clothes and bundles to make a whole playset! Such a fun and unique handmade gift!

Who does this Football Coach Crochet Doll Pattern from emiliemcrochets remind you of? I’m sure if you know the show Ted Lasso, this moustached doll will remind you of our favourite Ted Lasso! We loved the show and his fun little stuffed toy is a great reminder of all the funny and encouraging things Ted has taught us.

Ok, if a mouse is a doll, is a potato a doll? I don’t know, I just couldn’t resist sharing Pete the Potato PDF Crochet Pattern from Tiny Friends Crochet. This quick and easy little pattern is whimsical and would make a delightful little last minute gift idea for a quirky friend or colleague.

I hope you enjoyed this collection of adorable crocheted dolls to make and hopefully you found one that you might like to make for a doll lover in your life. Grab one of these patterns, some yarn and your hook today and get making! Or pin it for later!

Such a sweet collection of adorable amigurumi dolls to crochet! Can wait to make one of these sweet crocheted dolls! #CrochetPattern #CrochetDoll #Amigurumi #AmigurumiDoll #AmigurumiPattern

Sweet Little Gifts to Make for the Ones You Love

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

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

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

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

Update February 2024: It looks like this pattern is no longer available, but I’ve found some other good Cinderella Amigurumi Patterns for you to try out!

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

UPDATE February 2024: It looks like this pattern is no longer available, but I have found some other good Fox Amigurumi Patterns for you to choose from.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UPDATE February 2024: This pattern is no longer available, but if you like the look of these socks, you might like these Lace Detail Socks Knitting Patterns.

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

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

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

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Sweet Slippers from Amazing Knit and Crochet Patterns for Toasty Toes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Great pattern round up by Craft Evangelist, full of fantastic slipper patterns to knit and crochet! #KnittingPattern #CrochetPattern #PatternRoundUp #CraftEvangelist

A Delightful Collection of Valentine Gifts to Make

If you find yourself cooped up in your house again this winter avoiding the plague or extremely cold temperatures, perhaps it would warm your heart to think about making your loved ones a Valentine’s Day gift. We all know it’s a made up holiday that has been commercialized to sell more stuff, but you can also use it as an opportunity to tell the ones you love how you feel about them. What better way than thinking about them while you make them something handmade? Check out these great patterns and kits for some great handmade Valentine’s Day gifts!

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I couldn’t resist this adorable little Hedgehog with a Heart Crochet Pattern from My Crochet Wonders, so I snapped it up shortly after it was released! Little amigurumi patterns like this are delightful because they’re so quick and rewarding to make up! You can sit down a couple of times in a weekend and have an adorable little stuffy. I was still in winter holiday mode when I saw this and I thought since it’s so ball-like, you could hang a little string from it and have a super sweet little tree ornament!

This Fleece Teddy & Bunny Crochet Pattern from All About Ami would be such a thoughtful gift for a little one that you love. It is made with Lionbrand Go for Fleece Yarn, which works up quickly and fills in all the little “holes” of crochet and is super fuzzy and cuddly. I think I have at least one kid who would still enjoy one of these delightful little stuffed animals!

It’s not always easy for knitters to find cute stuffed animal patterns, but this collection of 6 Teddy Bear Variations from Mary Jane’s Tea Room has a variety of options for you to make six different teddy bears. Sweet little skirts and bows for the hair and adorable little shorts and shoes options allow you to customize a cuddly knitted bear stuffy for someone you love. This would make such a beautiful heirloom gift to pass down through generations!

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

I just love this super cute Crochet Pattern of the Ice Cream Monster Yeti Amigurumi from amiguruku. This sweet little crochet pattern is nearly free (it is listed as free, but the cost is just the cost of listing and selling it on Etsy). I love the big wide closed-mouth smile on this adorable little amigurumi monster. He’s not exactly Valentine’s-themed, but who wants hearts all over everything all year round? This guy is so sweet and fun, you know you want to make one! And it’s such a deal of a pattern!

Stephanie from All About Ami just released her new Chinese New Year Tiger Crochet Pattern. This is another beautiful pattern by Stephanie; her designs are always great and also available for free on her blog. She is definitely a designer worth following!

If you’re getting into making amigurumi, you’ll probably need some safety eyes. Check out these. You’ll probably also need some polyfil.

The Tiger is just the lates in Stephanie’s collection of Chinese New Year Zodiac Amigurumi. You can get the whole adorable pattern bundle here.

This Valentine Gnome Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Happy Dolls Hand Made is certainly Valentine’s-themed, if that’s what you’re going for. The adorable little heart appliques really read Valentine’s, which makes this little guy the perfect Valentine’s themed gift!

UPDATE: Unfortunately, this sweet little gnome pattern is no longer available, but you can check out these other Valentine Gnome Amigurumi Patterns for some cute alternatives.

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

Ok, now switching to an amigurumi that is not Valentine’s themed at all, but is just so unique and full of amazing details, I could not leave out this Crocheted Highland Cow Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Cottontail and Whisker. This pattern is not for beginners, but what a gorgeous result, don’t you think? So much fun! If you’re looking for a unique gift for a unique person, this pattern definitely fits the bill!

While stuffies definitely delight, I just love a functional gift! This Toastie Bread Bag Crochet Pattern from Lil Crochet Bean is such a sweet example of a functional yet so adorable amigurumi! I feel like I need this little bag to just slip my phone and wallet in and throw across my body. Who says that a grown woman can’t carry slightly silly accessories?

I usually post knit and crochet patterns here, but there are so many more crafts out there for you to explore. This Vintage Heart Garland Felt Craft Kit from Art Kulture Store contains soft wool-mix felt, a needle, DMC embroidery thread, toy filling, ribbon and instructions, templates and a stitch guide to make six vintage felt hearts. Everything you need! You could give this kit as a gift to a crafty person you love or you could make it yourself and give the resulting garland as a gift (or keep it for yourself!).

UPDATE: Unfortunately this craft kit is no longer available, but check out these other felt heart craft kits you could get instead!

This DIY Macrame 3-Leaf Wall Hanging Kit from Macrame By Fiber Knots would also make a lovely gift for a crafty loved one or for you to make it for them (or for yourself… swoon… gorgeous boho home decor!). If you’ve ever wanted to get into macrame, this is the perfect little starter kit! It contains everything you need to create this cute wall hanging!

UPDATE: Unfortunately this kit is no longer available. Check out these other macrame leaf kits for some good alternatives.

Of course, what better way is there to say I love you than with a warm Super Chunky Knit Hat? The Super Chunky Ribbed Colorblock Knit beanie Pattern from Smeeny Beanie Knits. This colorblock beanie is super trendy and super easy for the new knitter.

Looking for super bulky yarn? Lionbrand has some great options for super bulky yarn!

I hope you found some inspiration for making some delightful handmade Valentine’s gifts! You still have plenty of time to make something special for that someone special! Pick up one of these great patterns/kits and get started today! Or Pin it for later so you don’t forget!

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Snuggly Handmade Socks to Knit and Crochet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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