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!

18 Knit and Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns


Hello, fellow yarn enthusiasts, to a winter wonderland of stitches and holiday cheer! As the season of joy approaches, it’s time to embark on a crafting journey that will add a touch of handmade magic to your festivities. In this blog post, we’re unwrapping the gift of creativity with an array of knit and crochet Christmas ornament patterns. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a newcomer to the world of yarn, join us as we explore a collection of festive designs that will not only adorn your tree but also become treasured keepsakes. Let’s dive into the joyous art of crafting and bring a cozy, personalized warmth to your holiday celebrations!

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First up is this sweet Amigurumi Cat Christmas Ornament Knitting Pattern from Amy Gaines. Made with worsted weight yarn and straight knitting needles, so it is the perfect stash buster project and would make a great gift for cat lovers!

This adorable Christmas tree knitting pattern from Shinocraft is knit in the round with double-pointed needles and DK weight yarn. I love the simplicity of this little pattern. It has such a rustic, homey vibe, perfect for an old-fashioned Christmas decor theme!

For a little bit more modern, bright, and colourful knit ornament pattern, there’s this adorable String of Christmas Lights Knitting Pattern from kooklacreations. The pattern includes 2 sizes of lights, is knit on 2 needles with DK weight yarn. Of course, with any pattern, you can substitute a different size yarn and needles to get a different sized finished item! So if you have a bunch of worsted weight yarn, you could use that here and get a larger looking light. The finished bulbs can be hung as individual tree ornaments or strung together on a chain of any length!

These gorgeous Knit Norwegian Christmas Ball Ornaments are made with this 5 in 1 pattern from Knitting Lab Shop. This pattern is knit in the round on 5 needles, which can be a little overwhelming for some knitters, but trust me, you’re really just using 2 needles at a time and it’s pretty straightforward when to switch! Alternatively, you can look into the magic loop method to work in the round with a circular needle! There are options to stuff these baubles with a polystyrene foam ball or polyfil batting, so you can use whatever suits you!

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Here’s another rustic, homey knitting pattern for you, also from shino craft: this gorgeous knit acorn ornament! I love the earthy look of these sweet little acorns! They would make such a cute addition to a Christmas tree or a lovely addition to Christmas wrapping! They are knit flat and seamed afterwards, so they’re perfect if you’re still intimidated by double pointed needles.

Unless you’re going to spend all your time knitting between now and Christmas, it’s pretty unlikely that you’re going to have enough time to knit all your loved ones full sized sweaters, but you might be able to squeeze in enough time to make them customized Tiny Sweater Ornaments from this knitting pattern from Knit and Hygge. This is another great stash-busting project, using only 28 yards/13 grams of any worsted weight yarn! While the monogram charts are not included in the pattern, you can find charts here on her dedicated pinterest board.

This sweet Vintage Knit Star Christmas Ornament Pattern from Nannas Knit is such a simple and beautiful, classic Christmas ornament that will be a treasured keepsake for years to come! This star is knitted in the round from the points to the centre, starting with a cast on from where stitches are later picked up to knit the other side. Looks like such an interesting pattern to knit! Can’t wait to make it!

Aren’t these tiny knitted Christmas houses ADORABLE?! The Small Christmas House Knitting Pattern from GrayBearAkswokrat works up to be 5 cm x 3 cm and is knit flat on 2 needles. Another great little scrap busting project: use up all that leftover yarn!!!

This Christmas Tree Pendant Crochet Pattern from Handmade by Daan is a simple little crochet pattern, perfect for the beginner and makes this trendy ornament that would make perfect gifts for your friends and coworkers.

The Snowy Christmas Ornament Collection Crochet Pattern from Home of Yarns is an adorable set of 4 patterns to make these vintage bauble inspired ornaments! They remind me a little bit of the very delicate ornaments we had at home when I was a child. I’m pretty sure most of them broke over the years, since there were 4 children and a cat in our house almost all the time. This pattern is available in English, German and Dutch!

I can’t get over the stunning detail of these gorgeous Amigurumi Christmas Ornament Set with the pattern from Natura Crochet Art. There are instructions included for making 7 different Christmas toys/ornaments using US crochet terminology. This pattern set is a collaboration between Natasha Tishchenko and Granny’s Crochet Hook and they are so stunning and unique ! These would make such treasured additions to anyone’s holiday decor!

This bundle of Christmas Ornament Crochet Patterns from Haakennaald includes instructions for making 11 different Christmas ornaments. I love the example here of them in non-traditional Christmas colours! That’s the beauty of making your own ornaments: you can make them in whatever colours you want to match your theme perfectly!

Of course, we couldn’t have a round up of Christmas ornament patterns and not include snowflakes! I have a bunch of delicate crocheted snowflake ornaments that my mom made years ago and I hang them above my mantle; they are a treasured decoration. You can make Delightful Snowflake Ornaments for Christmas with this pattern from Home of Yarns in 2 sizes. They make beautiful ornaments or lovely gift toppers!

Are gnomes still popular? I don’t know, but I still like them! This Santa and Gnome Ornaments Crochet Pattern from A Frayed Knot Boutique is a quick to make adorable Christmas ornament that will add whimsy to your tree and make a delightful gift!

This set of adorable Amigurumi Christmas Bauble Crochet Patterns from Raffamusa Designs has instructions for making all six of these adorable little Christmas balls: the simple bauble, the Christmas pudding bauble, the gingerbread man bauble, snowman bauble, reindee bauble, and gnome bauble. Such a cute little set!

This simple Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern from Animo Design Shop is a beautiful pattern available in both English and Swedish. These little trees would work up quickly and would make a lovely addition to a gift of a bottle of wine!

These gorgeous Jasmine Stitch Christmas Trees can be made in 4 sizes with this pattern from Nordic Yarn Art. There are instructions for supporting the finished work around a piece of cardboard, so there is no need to purchase styrofoam cones. Make a set as a lovely decoration for your mantle or a special handmade gift for a loved one!

This cute Crocheted Acorn Christmas Tree Decoration Pattern from Mini Crochet Zoo is such a sweet little crochet pattern to add a touch of handmade whimsy to your tree! Another great scrap-busting pattern, you can whip up a few of these little acorns with the leftover yarn from previous projects and that makes them practically free, right? #crochetmath!

I hope you found this round up of knit and crochet patterns to make gorgeous handmade Christmas ornaments helpful. Grab a pattern and your supplies today and get making! Or pin it for later!

Make your own beautiful knit or crocheted Christmas ornaments with these gorgeous patterns!

Boo-tiful Stitches: 12 Adorable Halloween Crochet Patterns

Halloween is coming and there are so many amazing crochet patterns available for you to make sweet little characters and decor for your home. You can make little gifts and delightful little trinkets to sit on your desk and spur conversation. I’ve rounded up a collection of these stunning patterns for you to make, just in time for another fun Halloween season!

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How sweet is this Halloween Tree Set Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Medaami Patterns? This pattern set includes easy to follow instructions along with pictures showing you how to make each of the three little characters you see here. The little bat, the little spider, and the little owl, along with the Halloween tree are all included.

Medaami Patterns also has this super sweet Halloween Ghost Cat Amigurumi Crochet Pattern complete with a jack-o-lantern candy bag. That sweet little face just gets me. I think I need this little cat ghost sitting on my desk at work!

For a small project that you can easily turn into a keychain with a little hardware, you can whip up one of these sweet little Voodoo Doll Crochet Amigurumi Patterns from MikadoLand.

Check out this stunning Crocheted Pumpkin Amigurumi Pattern from Crochet by Nata Erkhova. This is a detailed tutorial for a very realistic crocheted pumpkin: look at the attention to detail in the leaves! So incredible. There are plenty of free simple pumpkin patterns out there, but this one is next level!

This Grim Reaper Amigurumi Toy Pattern from Mommys Bunny Crafts is a wee bit creepy, while also being pretty cute. This would make a unique conversation piece or a fun addition to a Halloween mantel.

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Hippiegurumi Crochet is offering this incredible set of 6 Halloween Amigurumi Crochet Patterns for a super deal right now (75% off!). This set includes instructions to make a crocheted skeleton, Sally, Cthulhu, Frankenstein, Voodoo, and Sam the pumpkin.

This Pumpkin and Ghost Hanger Crochet Pattern from Kein Maker would make a lovely doornob hanger, or whimsical touch to your mudroom. Make just pumpkins for fall or Thanksgiving decor! Add ghosts for Halloween!

While it’s not really decor-related like the rest of the patterns I’m featuring today, I couldn’t help but include the Halloweb Top Crochet Pattern from Crochetreat. This beginner-friendly pattern includes instructions for how to make your own crocheted spider web top. It’s cute as shown, but in my climate, I would have to wear it over a full long sleeved tee-shirt. It would make a fun and classy easy costume!

Looking for a great amigurumi yarn? Yarn Art Jeans is a size 2 cotton blend yarn with excellent stitch definition! It’s perfect for amigurumi!

This Pumpkin House with Halloween Treats Crochet Pattern from Pinky Pinky Blue AU is a great deal! It includes a tutorial for how to make this sweet pumpkin house and the witchy hat roof, which opens to reveal a collection of six types of treats to fill your treat house! This would make a great play-food type of toy for a child to play trick-or-treating!

Eeek! How cute is this Little Trick-or-Treating Amigurumi Ghost with Pumpkins from Juliia Pyha? I just love the rosy cheeks and shy little smile on this sweet ghost, with her witchy little hat. And we can’t forget her sweet little pumpkin friends. Clearly one of those pumpkins is Canadian because that scarf is just perfect for a Canadian Halloween!

I think the scarecrow needs to make a Halloween comeback. Just look at how sweet this little Halloween Scarecrow Toy Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Toys Metlina Elena is! From patched little overalls to button eyes and a crumpled hat, complete with his own pumpkins and crows, this little toy would make a delightful addition to your fall decor!

One of my favourite crochet designers for creepy amigurumi is Svetlana from Fayni Toys. She designed this Creepy Eyeball Spider Amigurumi Pattern, which would make either a fun toy or with the right hardware, or even just a safety pin, would make a classy, creepy brooch, perfect for Halloween in the office! If your office is the serious type, where costumes aren’t really a thing, it can be a fun way to add a little bit of the creepy whimsy to the day!

I hope you loved these adorable but creepy Halloween inspired crochet patterns. Grab your hooks and yarn, pick up your pattern and get crocheting! Or pin it for later!

12 absolutely adorable Halloween crochet patterns to delight without fright. Fun and cute patterns to make in time for a festive Halloween! A #CraftEvangelist #PatternRoundUp

Make the Most Adorable Little Lambs and Sheep

Ok, I have shared a round up of lamb patterns before, but they are so adorable that every couple of years, you’ve got to check if there have been some new ones made. And lo, and behold! There has been! So enjoy this collection of lovely little lambs and sweet sheep knit and crochet patterns to make!

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sheep crochet pattern

First off, we have this fuzzy Meemi the Sweetest Sheep Crochet Pattern from Marizza Toys which is made with a combination of sport weight yarn and plush yarn to make a super cuddly little stuffed sheep toy, a perfect gift for a newborn or for Easter!

crocheted sheet security blanket crochet pattern

This textured Sheep Security Blanket Crochet Pattern from Chipifriends comes in 5 languages and is an intermediate crochet pattern. This little lovey would make such a sweet handmade baby shower gift for a precious new baby!

sheep crochet pattern

How adorable are these little baby sheeps from bigbebez? I love little amigurumis (small crocheted toys) that you can put on a keychain! It’s a way of making something cute and adorable as a gift for an adult! This kind of thing is the perfect thing to make just because they’re fun and have around for a last minute gift!

oli the sheep crochet pattern example

Oli the Sheep Crochet Pattern from Chipifriends is an adorable little stuff sheep crochet pattern with that squiggly textured fleece that is so lovely to look at and hold. This pattern makes a great little handhold toy which would be perfect for a toddler to love!

moss the sheep toy knittin pattern

The designers haven’t left my knitters hanging this time! There are some super sweet little stuffed sheep knitting patterns as well, starting with this Moss the Sheep Knitting Pattern from fluff and fuzz. This pattern includes instructions to knit both this sheep and the little lamb and is knit flat on single-pointed needles, not in the round. So if you are not someone who enjoys knitting in the round, this is definitely the stuffed toy knitting pattern for you!

sheep in the countryside cushion knitting pattern

One of the things I really love about knitting is the ease with which designers can create a picture with colourwork knitting patterns. This Knitting Pattern for Sheep in the Countryside Cushion from i Knit Designs is a sweet little knit pillow pattern that would be delightful in a nursery or to bring a touch of whimsy to your living space or bedroom. Who says all the fun and cute things have to be left to the kids’ bedrooms?

little lamb knitting pattern

I cannot get over the cuteness of this Little Lamb Knitting Pattern from Cute Knit Toy. It looks so cute and cuddly. Cute Knit Toy has a bunch of other adorable knit toy patterns as well. A lot of knitted toy patterns have such obvious decreases and increases that I usually think they don’t look as good as crocheted toys, but these ones are so good!

image of crocheted sheep made with digital crochet pattern

The Sleepy Sheep Crochet Pattern from SS By Pederson is another adorable amigurumi sheep pattern that measures just 16 x 8 cm (6 x 3 inches) that will work up quickly and make a delightful handmade gift!

image of mini sheep knit toy made with knitting pattern

Can you even with this Mini Sheep Knitting Pattern from Cute Knit Toy? Three adorable little stuffed sheep in your hand? How cute is that? These little critters are knit in the round with double pointed needles and sock yarn to make these sweet little toys that are about 2.5 cm (0.8 inches) tall! How fun are those?!

image of crocheted sheep toy made with amigurumi crochet pattern

While this little crocheted sheep pattern from Lilys handmade Store makes a little sheep a little bit larger, measuring about 6 cm (2.36 inches), it is still a super adorable little pattern that is easy to follow and works up quickly. You have to go visit the pattern listing because there is the most adorable photo of a box full of 25 identical little sheep made with this pattern and it is enough to make me want to make a box of my own bunch of little sheep!

image of large knitted sheep made from knitting pattern

The Brenda the Sheep knitting pattern from fluff and fuzz makes a larger stuffed knit toy, but it works up quickly with a chunky boucle yarn. This pattern is knit flat and sewn together, not in the round and makes this adorable chubby knit lamb that any child is sure to love!

I hope you enjoyed this updated round up of sheep patterns to knit and crochet and that you found something to delight you to add to your list of things to make. Grab a pattern and get making today or pin it for later.

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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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Lunar New Year – Year of the Bunny… Amigurumi

Whether you celebrate Lunar New Year or if you just enjoy watching the celebrations, there’s no denying that the Year of the Rabbit is a great opportunity to make some CUUUUUUUUUUTE amigurumi! I’m a huge fan of amigurumi and there are so many adorable bunny pattens to make to celebrate! The rabbit is the symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese Culture, thus 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope. I really hope that’s the case because so far 2023 has been a pretty tough one for us. So… hope it is!

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All About Ami's Chinese New Year Rabbit Amigurumi finished item

This was the pattern that I saw that inspired this post! I love Stephanie’s work! This sweet little Chinese New Year Rabbit Crochet Pattern She has created a new amigurumi pattern for the Lunar New Year for the last 12(?) or 13 years, which I think is incredible! You can find the whole collection of her Chinese New Year Zodiac Amigurumi Patterns here.

Crochet Bunny in a Dress finished stuffed toy from amigurumi pattern

Check out this Cute Bunny Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Cute Toys by Vera. Once finished, the toy measures approximately 18 cm (7 inches). There are 17 pages of instructions with plenty of step-by-step photos to help you along the way!

Bunny Pumpkin Crochet finished toy from amigurumi pattern

I can’t get over how adorable this Bunny Pumpkin crochet pattern from lululovesthemoon. The pattern is available in 6 languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, and Turkish. It is an easy level amigurumi pattern. What a sweet gift this would be for a baby!

Group of Sleeping Bunny Amigurumi Crocheted Stuffed Toys finished from pattern

If one amigurumi bunny is cute, then a whole bunch of them is even cuter, right? This Sleeping Bunny Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from I am Sulu is a great deal, under $2 CAD (today). The finished toy is about 15cm or 5.9″ tall (including ears) and makes an adorable little toy for children! This pattern would be a quick crochet, too, if you need a last minute gift idea!

Realistic Looking Crocheted Stuffed Rabbit finished toy from amigurumi pattern

If you’re looking for a more Realistic Looking Rabbit Amigurumi Crochet Pattern, check out this pattern from Svetla Art Shop. The finished toy (when made with the recommended materials sits 13cm (5″) tall (17 cm including the height of the ears!). The pdf pattern includes 25 pages of detailed instructions and 65 step-by-step photos to help you along the way.

Two Rabbits in different poses amigurumi finished toys from crochet pattern

On the theme of realistic looking rabbit patterns, this Two Rabbits Amigurumi Toys Crochet Pattern from Crochet by Nata Erkhova is a beautiful looking pattern with instructions to make TWO rabbits, in different positions that are very realistic looking. There is even a photo of the finished rabbit next to a photo of a real rabbit in the listing to show the comparison! If you love rabbits, you will love making this crocheted stuffed rabbit pattern!

Fleece Teddy and Fleece Bunny stuffed toys made from amigurumi crochet pattern

This gorgeous pattern from All About Ami is a 2-for-1 pattern because it includes instructions for a Fleece Teddy and a Fleece Bunny Amigurumi toy. I like having a printed pattern I can bring with me and quickly reference, but you can also find this pattern for free on her blog if that works better for you. I love the cozy look of these adorable stuffies and I think your loved one would love it too!

Adorable Amigurumi Rabbit finished toy from crochet pattern

Here’s another Adorable Rabbit Amigurumi Crochet Pattern for you from Svetla Art Shop. This pattern makes a sweet bunny that sits approximately 20cm tall (with an extra 3 cm if you include the ears!). There are 23 pages of instructions and 75 step-by-step photos to guide you along the way, as well as 12 videos for more complicated instructions.

Mr and Mrs Bunny crocheted bunny stuffed toys made from amigurumi pattern

The love the subtlety of the colours chosen for this lovely Mr & Mrs Bunny Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Krea Deluxe. This gorgeous pattern makes bunnies that sit 30 cm (Mrs) and 35 cm (Mr) tall. They would be lovely gifts for Easter or anytime!

Tiny knitted bunny stuffed toy made from knitting pattern

Most of the stuffed toy patterns that I am drawn to are crocheted, but if you knit or prefer the look of a knitted stuffed toy, then this Tiny Bunny Knitting Pattern from CuteKnitToy is for you. It is knitted flat, so it is easy for beginners, though because it is very small, it may not be simple to sew the pieces together! If you don’t mind seaming, then this little stuffed toy is for you!

small amigurumi bunny in red and gold clothing stuffed toy made from crochet pattern

This adorable little bunny is dressed in lucky red and gold garb and was created by Emi Creations by Chloe. It is also available as part of her Zodiac Series Amigurumi Pattern Bundle.

Fukubukuro Rabbit in a Lucky Bag Crochet Pattern

Finally this adorable Fukubukuro Rabbit in a Lucky Bag Crochet Pattern from Who Moved My Wool is adorable in multiples! If you wanted to make these as gifts for friends or family to celebrate the Lunar New Year, they would be so fun to present and be a lovely thing to share with your friends!

I wish you the hope, longevity, peace and prosperity that the rabbit is known for in 2023 and beyond! Make one of these adorable patterns to remind you of that hope or pin this for later!

Pattern round up by Craft Evangelist of Lunar New Year of the Rabbit Amigurumi 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

Crochet Them All: Pokemon! Stuffies to Make

Ok, so for me, this is panic time. It always seems like there’s plenty of time before Christmas until suddenly there’s not and I have no good ideas and the ideas I have had suddenly seem silly and I planned to make a bunch of things for people that I just haven’t done yet. Here’s where the last minute gifts come in. Some of my favourite last minute gifts for kids and adults alike are amigurumi. (Make it extra small and put it on a keychain!) And kids are still into Pokemon (I guess: my kids seem to go in and out of Pokemon). So here’s a collection of some quick (and a couple not-so-quick) Pokemon amigurumi if you’re looking for a delightful handmade gift idea for someone who loves Pokemon.

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You can crochet your own Bulbasaur with this intermediate crochet pattern from Shea Crochet. 14 pages of step-by-step instructions to make your own Bulbasaur, with numerous photos to help you with sewing and details! If you make this little guy with worsted weight yarn (as the pattern calls for), you will end up with a toy that is 8 inches tall, 5 inches wide and 8.5 inches long.

Here’s a super quick one for you! This Pokeball crochet pattern from lulus little shop can be made up quickly and would make the perfect little decoration to wrapping or accompaniment to a crisp $20 bill! Made with worsted yarn, it will be about 2.25″ in diameter, but make it in a smaller yarn with a smaller hook and it could be perfect keychain size!

My youngest is planning a gift exchange with his buddies and somehow I have roped myself into making a couple of these patterns from Shea Crochet: this Charmander crochet pattern and the Squirtle crochet pattern below. He expressed interest in learning to crochet and even though I knew this was not going to be a beginner project, he got me and now I’ve got this pattern and a skein of orange yarn and almost all of the pieces done: it’s sewing time. Follow my instagram to see an update when I’m done.

Here’s the other adorable pattern I bought to make (for my kid’s buddy! What was I THINKING?!). This little Squirtle Crochet Pattern (also from Shea Crochet) will sit about 7 inches tall, 6 inches wide and 9 inches long when he is finished, when made with a 3.5 mm hook and worsted yarn. Stay tuned to my Instagram to see the finished product!

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

But, if you’re wanting a quicker project (and really, I should have pushed for these guys), this Starter Pokemon Plush Dolls Crochet Pattern Set from 53 Stitches would be much quicker to make up. They are not quite as accurate to the characters, but surely, they’d be recognizable, no? These are definitely more beginner friendly, so if you’re new to crochet, they might be a little more your speed.

Ok, this one definitely will not be a quick one, but how could I not include it? This Mewtwo crochet pattern (again from Shea Crochet… so many good Pokemon amigurumi patterns!) is an advanced level crochet pattern, so if you’re a newbie, this is probably not the pattern for you, but she’s a beauty if you have the skills! With 31 pages and over 70 photos to help you, you will be able to make this toy that stands approximately 20 inches tall, 7.5 inches wide and 18 inches long (includes the tail). Pretty incredible! The Pokemon fan in your life will be impressed by this one!

Ok, my 12 year-old did not pick this one out, so I’m not sure how accurate a represenation it is of the Gyarados Pokemon, but I though it looked pretty cool. This Gyarados Pokemon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Sir Purl Grey is very animated looking and will make a doll about 36 cm (14.3 inches) long with worsted weight yarn.

I couldn’t have a Pokemon pattern round up and not include Pikachu! This sweet Pikachu Crochet Pattern from Panda Crochet Store is a deal (only ~$1.44 today!). This one is made with superfine yarn, so it would probably take a bit more time to make up, but he’s so adorable and an iconic Pokemon character, he’d be loved and recognized by anyone!

Speaking of total deals, this Eeveelution Pokemon Pattern set from Nerdy Knitter Designs is only ~$8.53 CAD right now, which is a 70% discount and an absolutely amazing price for 9 patterns that look this detailed! Amazing!

If you have never crocheted with a super bulky chenille yarn, you will be floored at how quickly you can make an adorable, chunky, super squishy and cuddly toy out of it. This Gengar Amigurumi Pattern from Azelia Crochet has 13 pages with lots of pictures and tricks to help you create tyour own amigurumi step-by-step. This would be great for a relatively new crocheter! And it’s so satisfying how quickly toys in this yarn work up!

I hope you found some inspiration for your own Pokemon crochet adventure. It’s always fun to crochet some delightful little toys for your kids (or your kids’ friends, if you’re easily tricked into extra work, like me *face palm*). May your hands be pain-free and your yarn have no yarn barfs as you push during this final stretch of making, maker-friends! Go grab a pattern today or pin it for later!

Crochet these adorable Pokemon characters from well-written amigurumi crochet patterns! Perfect last minute handmade gift ideas! #PatternRoundUp #CraftEvangelist #Pokemon #Amigurumi #CrochetPatterns

Amigurumi Patterns You’ll Love

I have been perusing the internet lately and stumbling across the greatest patterns! While my kids aren’t exactly ideal amigurumi-love ages anymore, they are still amused by the little creations I make, even if they’re not “playing” with them. Will my house one day be full of whimsical little amigurumi dolls? Who knows… I do seem to give them away at a decent pace. But I will share with you some of the delightful little patterns that I have been making and have on my to make list. Enjoy!

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Oh, I still just can’t get over this Hugo the Frog amigurumi pattern from My Cro Wonder! I made this pattern a few weeks ago and now I am working on the free raincoat and rain boots pattern (see image below). I’m so impressed with how well-designed this pattern is! The instructions for incorporating the wire into the frog is excellent and it makes a very bendable, functional toy!

Isn’t he adorable? I love him! I am kicking myself for not buying the yellow yarn right now. I’m making the jacket in a bright orange, which is fine, but it’s not this lovely yellow (I love yellow). I went simple and bought all my yarn from one supplier, The Magic Yarns. Great experience, btw, speedy shipping, beautiful yarn, everything I ordered as expected, but they were out of this shade of yellow. I should have just ordered some yellow from another shop like Fiscraftland. I might do that after I’m done this post, just ’cause that yellow is *chef’s kiss*!

Isn’t this cupcake pattern from Mufficorn stunning?! I can’t get over the attention to detail and how realistic looking this pattern is! Such a fun pattern to make for a friend celebrating their birthday, especially if they have allergies or are trying to avoid sweets! I haven’t bought this pattern yet, but I’m super curious about the construction of the frosting! That’s probably one of my favourite things about buying a well-written pattern: learning a new technique, seeing how they did it. A lot of experienced crocheters (myself included) could probably figure out how to make something resembling a cupcake, but this one is next level… it really takes the cake!

Of course, Christmas isn’t too far away now, so it’s definitely a good time to start making Christmas themed amigurumi, like this sweet Joy the Baby Christmas Tree Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Storyland Amis.

How sweet is this little “Miss Cherry” Amigurumi Doll from Happy Crochet Etc? These sweet little dolls make such delightful gifts and they’re so much fun to make! They come together pretty quickly: this pattern has almost no sewing (that’s my favourite kind of amigurumi!).

This sweet Penguin Crochet Pattern from Ami Toy Pattern is a lovely, winter-themed stuffed toy that would make a delightful gift for a child to have a handmade, snuggly lovey from someone who loves them. I love the muted colours that the designer has used for this example, but the beauty of patterns is that you can make the toy in whatever colour suits your fancy!

I can’t even with this adorable bear in Christmas clothes. I love everything about this. How sweet is he?! OK, you should know that this Crochet Pattern for Christmas Clothes from Sveta Crochet Patterns is just for the clothes. The bear pattern is separate, but that also means that if you have a doll or toy that is 27-30 cm (about 12 inches) already, you may be able to make this cute outfit to fit that doll! I just can’t get over all the details in this lovely pattern! This is definitely on my to-make list!

Are you a little bit basic? Or is someone you know a little bit basic? Who doesn’t love a PSL? Well, now you can make that someone a Pumpkin Spice Latte Amigurumi with this crochet pattern from Blue Sparrow Patterns.

Another great Christmas gift idea is adorable little ornaments, like you could make with this collection of Santa, Elf, Reindeer, and Christmas cake ornaments crochet patterns from RNata. Just pop an ornament hanger on these little round characters and you have a most delightful tree ornament to give as a gift or decorate your tree with whimsical little Christmas characters!

This crochet cactus hand amigurumi pattern from FayniToys is awesome! I loved making mine. I did make the rude one in front, but it does just feel like it’s been that kind of year, amirite? She included excellent instructions to make a really well-made little cactus. I’m going to start using mine as a pin cushion. If I were to do one thing differently, it would be to follow her (optional) instructions to glue the structural plastic to the soil part of the toy. I think that would have made it better.

Finally, there’s this sweet little kitty cat amigurumi pattern from Little Muggles. This pattern is a FREE PATTERN available on her website. I know I don’t post a lot of free patterns, because it can be hard to know if they are good patterns. That doesn’t mean that every paid pattern is amazing, but there’s a higher standard for a paid pattern. Little Muggles has her own shop where she also sells paid patterns, so I trust that her free patterns are up to snuff. Another big reason I like to promote paid patterns is that it takes a long time to create and write up a good pattern; designers deserve to be paid for their work! Making a free pattern can be good for a designer when you stay on their website for a while, that helps their ad revenue, but I also love having a printable pattern that I can write on and take with me and not drain my phone battery using. Anyway, if you’re looking for a free pattern, check out this cute little cat amigurumi pattern.

I hope you enjoyed today’s round up of amigurumi patterns that I think you will love! Pin it to save it for later and share with your friends!

Make some gorgeous amigurumi this season as gifts or just whimsical little characters to delight you! #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #PatternRoundUp #CraftEvangelist

Make Your Own Crocheted Puppets!

It’s no secret that I love amigurumi. I’ve thought about making puppets with amigurumi for a long time. I just think that amigurumi would lend itself to puppet-making so well. I finally thought to gather up a collection of puppet patterns and they all happen to be crochet! Check them out!

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How incredible is this Dr Piper MD Hand Puppet Crochet Pattern from Hollys Hobbies Ptbo? This was the kind of puppets that the puppetry group at the small Bible school I went to for a year after high school used. It was always fun to watch them make the puppets come alive with little puppet skits. This pattern makes such a professional-looking puppet; I was surprised to see that Holly’s Hobbies didn’t have more puppet options similar to this one, but if you are creative and an intermediate crocheter, I’m sure you could modify some of the details to make a variety of different looking puppets for a whole set of puppet characters.

Cassius the Friendly Crocodile Hand Puppet Crochet Pattern from Three Loops on the Hook is an adorable little hand puppet that would be a fun little gift for a child to practice their own puppetry.

Three Loops on the Hook also has this Uli the Unicorn Hand Puppet Crochet Pattern which would make a sweet little handmade toy for a unicorn-loving child. Of course, if you were going to make these for your dayhome or classroom, you would need a collection of different characters, so check out the other puppet characters in the Three Loops on the Hook shop.

Ismo the Owl Hand Puppet Crochet Pattern from Hansens Crochet To Play would make a great puppet for helping to tell stories at the library or at school. I love the cute little scarf and feather details on the puppet’s body.

Those of us old enough to remember will feel nostaligic for this Lambchop Vintage Puppet Crochet Pattern from CooloRoonie. I believe the original puppet was made with a sock, but this crocheted version has such a great likeness to the original Lambchop; it’s sure to be well-received by any fan.

This Chaco Parrot Stuffed Hand Puppet Crochet Pattern from Inner Child Crochet is a lovely cartoonish puppet with great character. Any child would be delighted to make this adorable stuffed parrot come to life.

Aaron the Dragon Hand Puppet Crochet Pattern from Hansens Crochet to Play is another sweet hand puppet pattern, perfect for the dragon-fan. Make it in multiple colours for a whole community of adorable dragon friends!

These Crochet Finger Puppets from Unique Crochett are not a pattern, but rather a finished item, so if you don’t know how to crochet or you don’t have time to make them, but still want a set of sweet finger puppets for a loved child or for you classroom, you can order them individually or as a set from Unique Crochett.

The simpilicity of this Dragon Puppet Crochet Pattern from AlaSascha just makes me think that anything is possible when it comes to making your own crochet characters into puppets. You could whip up this friendly dragon puppet in just a few hours and have a gorgeous handmade gift for a loved on in your life.

Who even thought you could make your own puppet? Crochet is such a great medium for providing structure and flexibility for creative projects of all kinds. I hope you found a puppet that delighted you. Go grab a pattern and get your supplies ready to make one of these cute patterns today. Or pin it so you can find it later!

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