Play with Your Knit & Crochet!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have fun with your knit and crochet by making these adorable toys, games and interactive knit and crochet patterns! Great collection of fun patterns to make. Mostly crochet. #PatternRoundUp #CrochetPatterns #CrochetPattern #Yarn #Crafts #KnittingPattern #AmigurumiPatterns #Amigurumi #SoccerBallCrochet #CrochetedToys #CrochetedGames #CraftEvangelist

Easy Adorable Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

Want to get started in amigurumi? Amigurumi is a Japanese word that describes anthropomorphic crocheted (or knit) stuffed toys. Amigurumi stuffies are so cute and satisfying to make. Small amigurumis can be made in just a few hours! There are so many great techniques for adding cuteness. They make delightful gifts for children and fun bits of decor to add interest to your bookshelves! If you’d like to get started with some amigurumi, I’ve collected some easy beginner amigurumi patterns and kits here for you!

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If you want a quick, first-time amigurumi to make, you can choose from either the pattern only (if you already have all the supplies you need) or a kit including the yarn and the pattern to make this adorable Beginner Charmander Amigurumi from Animal Crochet Store. This super easy little pattern would work up in under an hour and make a delightful little keychain or pocket toy. Kids love little toys and they’re perfect for travelling, popping in a backpack for some creative play!

Animal Crochet Store has a great collection of other small, beginner amigurumi patterns and kits that you should check out. This cute Piglet Amigurumi Crochet Kit/Pattern is such a sweet little toy that would be sure to delight a Winnie the Pooh fan!

Or how about these adorable Baby Dinosaur Stuffies? This easy little crocheted dinosaur stuffie pattern from Toy Joys Pattern includes helpful video links to aid you in the construction of this cute little toy for the dinosaur lover. The fun thing about amigurumi is that you can change your yarn and hook size and make a bigger or smaller toy than the pattern indicates!

Another quick little starter amigurumi project is this little Crochet Elephant Pattern from mohustore. This downloadable pdf pattern includes a written crochet pattern and charts, as well as a printable template for the felt ear shapes. You’ll also get a beginner’s crochet guide, which teaches some basic techniques used to make amigurumi, with both left-handed and right-handed versions!

Once you’ve started making amigurumi, it won’t be long before you can tackle a project that is a little more involved, like this Chinese New Year Ox Crochet Pattern from All About Ami. Stephanie has excellent instructions on her blog where you can find the pattern for free and plenty of helpful photos. She loves to share photos of your work, too, so if you make this adorable little guy, be sure to tag her on Instagram!

Here’s another fun little project that is shown using velour or chenille yarn to make a larger stuffed Crocheted Bull. This pattern from I am Sulu requires some basic crochet knowledge, but it’s easy to search YouTube to find helpful tutorials to walk you through unfamiliar techniques.

Returning to some quick and simple amigurumi patterns, Pops de Milk has this super easy Cute Cactus Crochet Amigurumi Pattern, which makes a perfect, last-minute gift idea for a colleague or as a housewarming gift! It’s the perfect office decor: a little splash of colour and completely black thumb-proof. You can’t kill this plant! Low light? No problem! No water? Not necessary! Shake off the dust every few months and it’s good as new!

Once you get the hang of making your first crocheted plant, you won’t be able to resist adding more to your collection! This incredible PDF E-book of 12 Crochet Potted Plant Patterns from Knot Monster will help you create adorable and unique crocheted plant friends that will always be there for you, but are completely low maintenance! This is the kind of friend we all need: always there to make you smile and completely understanding of your busy life!

How sweet is theis Crocheted Spring Pig Amigurumi Pattern from Planet Piu? There are so many adorable amigurumis to make! How can we pick just one?!

Of course, who is not still in love with Baby Yoda (actually his name is Grogu). This easy little pattern from Medaami Creations will have you make up a sweet little Baby Yoda Amigurumi in no time! These make perfect last-minute gifts for kids of all ages! Attach a keychain or zipper pull clasp and it makes a great backpack clip or keychain accessory!

I hope you’ve been inspired to try making amigurumi! I’d love it if you’d share your creations with me by tagging me on Instagram (don’t forget to tag the designer too!) or adding a photo on Pinterest! You can all become little craft evangelists: sharing the good news of crafts with your friends and family! Happy crafting! Can’t get to this today? Pin it for later!

10 Cute and Easy Crocheted Amigurumi Patterns and Kits for you to get started in making your very own crocheted stuffed toys! These perfect little plushies make great last-minute gift ideas for children and adults alike! #patterns #amigurumi #crochet #CrochetPatterns #AmigurumiPatterns #PatternRoundUp #CraftEvangelist

Easter Amigurumi & Crafts- Inspiring Spring Knit & Crochet Patterns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Crochet a Bouquet for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so it’s time to bring on the rhymes and puns and bring on the flowers! While I love fresh flowers, they only last so long, so why not make some flowers that will last as long as your love? And I’m not just talking about a simple little 5 petal applique here: I have collected a stunning bunch (ah? see what I did there?) of crocheted flower patterns that will challenge your skill and make the recipient dive in for a smell because they’re so realistic looking! Check ou these patterns and grab some of your stash and get crocheting today (you still have time if you focus!).

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Yellow is my favourite and sunflowers are so cheery, so here’s a beauitful Sunflowers bouquet crochet pattern from ViTasja that will bring sunshine to the love of your life. We all need a little more sunshine in these dark days, so crochet some gorgeous flowers that will last!

If you’re looking for a more simple pattern, try making this Crochet Flower Brooch Pattern also from ViTasja. Even just three of these little flowers bunched up and pinned on a card will make a quick, unique and delightful gift for a teacher, coworker or friend.

Of course, roses are the flowers of love. Happy Patty Crochet has so many gorgeous, realistic flower patterns, like this Crochet Rose Pattern, you have to try out at least one! This impeccably designed pattern is perfect for the intermediate crocheter and makes a realistic looking rose that is sure to impress!

Can you even believe that this Crochet Hyacinth Pattern which is also from Happy Patty Crochet is crocheted? Incredible! Such detail and fine work! Learn how to make it from a master!

Isn’t this Zinnia Flower Crochet Pattern from Happy Patty Crochet just stunning? These beauitful flowers will be well-worth the time you invest in making such a gorgeous bouquet!

I am a big fan of tulips. Perhaps it’s because they’re one of the first flowers up in the spring, after a long winter, they’re an early sign of the hope of warmer weather to come. This Crochet Tulip Pattern from Happy Patty Crochet means you can enjoy the beauty and hope of spring anytime you like!

Nothing quite so classic as a spray of roses in a bud vase. This Spray Rose Crochet Pattern also from Happy Patty Crochet are perfect for thick and lush bouquets and centrepieces as well as small-scale arrangements or appliques for a corsage or a headpiece. This pattern includes instructions for a spray rose in the 3 stages pictured here: closed, half-open and open, as well as patterns for the sepals and a leaf.

The Calla Lily is one of the most elegant flowers there is! And this Calla Lily Crochet Pattern from Happy Patty Crochet is a stunning re-creation! This pattern is for the more experienced crocheter, so if you’re new to crochet and you love the look of this, get some more practice under your belt, learn some skills, improve your stitches and make this a goal project!

Carnations are the flower that last for weeks! Well, a carnation made from this Crochet Carnation Pattern will last even longer! Isn’t it incredible how realistic it looks! Check out Happy Patty Crochet’s Etsy Shop to choose your favourite flower if you haven’t found one from this stunning group that I’ve selected here.

I love orchids. I am curringly waiting for my own real orchid to send up another flower stem, but winter is typically a dormant season, so I just need to be patient. This Moth Orchid Crochet Pattern from Pippa Patterns Crochet will never experience a dormant season, though, and it’s gorgeous blooms will stay open and fresh for years without any watering or fertilizer!

I hope you found a flower pattern to make for the love of your life (or even just for yourself to enjoy!). Pick up a pattern and some yarn/crochet thread today and get making! Or pin it for later!

Crochet Pattern Round up of beautiful realistic crocheted flower patterns. Lovely calla lily, zinnias, roses, carnations, tulips, hyacinth, sunflowers, orchids and more! Crochet your very own bouquet of flowers with one of these lovely patterns! #crochetpattern #crochetedflowers #craftevangelist #patternroundup

Easy Care Pets – Amigurumi style!!!

This year has been a year for getting pets. And that’s great, I think. I mean, if you like a pet and you’re going to take care of a pet and you can tolerate that pet smell and don’t mind cleaning up after and caring for another living being, absolutely, get a pet. That is just not my jam. I’m not saying I don’t think petting a dog or cat for a while isn’t nice and that it wouldn’t be nice to have a dog to lick up the spills, I just can’t get with the other stuff. There’s a lot of things I don’t like about them and they outweigh the things I do like. I also know the great responsibility that comes with pet ownership and it’s not a priority I want to make right now. So, it’s not that I’m not an animal lover, I just love them enough to know they shouldn’t live with me. So if you’re like me and you think that puppies are adorable and they’d be fun to cuddle every now and again, but you’re not ready for the commitment of a living pet, have I got the thing for you! Amigurumi Pets!!! Crochet your own pet with one of these great patterns and enjoy the cuddly softness without the vet bills and poop bags. Here’s a bunch of cute patterns for you to check out.

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This Red Poodle Crochet Dog Pattern from Amber Craft Store is so realistic looking! It comes written in four languages (English, Dutch, German and Russian) and its genuine fur look comes from a thick fur yarn like Lionbrand Go For Faux Yarn. The pattern also includes instructions for how to make the nose from oven-baked clay! Incredible! It makes an 18″ tall dog when made as written, so it’s a perfect huggable size! If you’re looking for a gift for a kid who really wants a dog, but you’re not ready to commit yet, this would be a great handmade option!

While hedgehogs may be quite a bit less work as a pet, they’re still a living being, but if you’re not ready for that, Honey the Hedgehog is a great amigurumi hedgehog you can make and hold in the palm of your hand! Mocha Stitch has this adorable little pattern with textured popcorn stitch fur to make this sweet little hedgehog. The pattern is 7 pages long and has step-by-step, detailed photos to guide you along the way.

Maybe a Jack Russell puppy is more your style? Amber Craft Store also has this sweet little Jack Russell pup pattern for you! Again, such a lovely realistic-looking crocheted puppy. Such lovely detail on this adorable stuffed toy. The pattern is an easy-to-follow 12-page pattern with plenty of pictures and instructions for how to make a life-like dog face, how to paint the dog and how to make custom nose and eyes. This would be a great gift for someone who is missing a special dog in their life!

A Labrador puppy is super adorable, but they’re also a lot of work. This little Labrador Retriever Puppy Amigurumi Pattern from AmiAmor6 is a great alternative that is way less work! Ok, so maybe you have to make it, but once you’re done, there’s almost no work after that! This sweet pattern has 17 pages of detailed, step-by-step instructions and more than 30 colourful close-up photos and 6 videos to guide you in your making journey! Plenty of help to make this sweet little toy dog!

While a little less realistic looking, this Beagle Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Patch Cat Crafts makes a 13 cm (5.1″) tall puppy that will work up quickly… you probably even have time to whip one up before Christmas if you need a last-minute Christmas gift for a special someone. You can quickly download this 11-page pdf document from Etsy and get crocheting today! If you have intermediate skills, some worsted weight yarn, some polyfill stuffing, and some safety eyes, you can get working on this today. Just click this link for the pattern.

If you’re interested in amigurumi and you haven’t come across ChiquiPork patterns yet, you need to stop right now and check out their shop. This absolutely adorable Lolo the Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern has a Disney-like quality about it. It reminds me of the Dalmation puppies from 101 Dalmations. I love the spot detail around the eyes and big floppy ears. So sweet.

If you’re not a crocheter, but you want a custom-made amigurumi dog, check out Ema Plushies who will take a photo of your beloved dog and turn it into an adorable stuffed crocheted toy. Such a sweet gift idea for a friend or family member with a beloved dog, or for someone who is missing a beloved dog.

While there is no shortage of cat amigurumi patterns available on Etsy, there are surprisingly few realistic-looking patterns. This Crochet Cat Pattern from Crochet by Natalia has a brushed yarn fur that adds a realistic feel to this super sweet little kitty. Something about babies is incredibly adorable: baby humans, baby dogs, baby cats. Super cute. Getting a live kitten means you’ll eventually have a cat, but making a kitty stuffy means you’ll always have a super-cute kitten. And no litter to clean (or allergies to deal with in our case)!

While less realistic, this sleepy cat crochet pattern from Firefly Crochets is an easy striped tabby amigurumi cat pattern that is sure to delight any cat-lover. Plus, he is sleeping, which makes it remarkably realistic (haha!). This easy pattern works up quickly and uses worsted weight yarn, which means you probably already have materials on hand, so you can download this pattern, sit down, and get crocheting!

Just getting started and don’t have a stash of worsted weight yarn? Check out KnitPicks selection of affordable worsted weight yarns.

Ok, while not exactly a pet (even here in Canada), I couldn’t ignore this adorable Paddy the Irish Elk Amigurumi Crochet pattern from The Little Hook Crochet! Just so so sweet and cuddly, this amigurumi would make such a lovely gift! He might get mistaken for a moose, but you can always make the correction or choose not to. You’d have to get right to work today to get him finished in time for Christmas, but wouldn’t he make just the most adorable Christmas gift for a special someone?

I hope you enjoyed this collection of easy-care pet ideas to make. Crocheted pets are the perfect pets, in my opinion! Easy care, super sweet and loveable and truly a labour of love! Grab one of these adorable patterns, support an independent designer and get making today! Or pin it for later and share it with your friends.

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Delightful Knit & Crocheted Christmas Amigurumi Patterns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sweet collection of Christmas amigurumi patterns to make as gifts and holiday decor! Learn to crochet and make your own diy handmade Christmas gifts! Perfect handmade stuffed toys for kids' Christmas gifts! #crochetpatterns #amigurumipatterns #christmascrochet #christmasdiy #handmadegifts #patternroundup #craftevangelist

Patterns to Remember the Notorious RBG

I live in Canada, but I know that many people around the world are feeling the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We’re thinking of you down there, USA. If you’re sad and don’t know what to do, maybe commemorating the life of RBG with some thoughtful crafting time is the way to go. Regardless, there are some pretty fun craft patterns out there that are worth considering to remember and carry on the legacy of this fine woman.

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Introduce your kids with this fun RBG Doll Pattern plus bonus Finger Puppet Pattern from penny biz. Make a little doll and then make an adorable little finger puppet. Is there any other supreme court justice that you would make a finger puppet of? Make them, too! You can act out the whole supreme court process and introduce your kids to that. You can buy the pattern here.

Here’s another Amigurumi Ruth Bader Ginsburg Crochet Pattern from Hooray It’s Crochet. She looks a little grumpy here, but given what she had to deal with, I get it. It looks like she’ll need a pair of doll glasses to finish off this great toy. She’d be a great gift to a law student graduate. Get this pattern here.

You can start them even younger than when they’re playing with dolls by making this Ruth Bader Ginsburg Crochet Rattle Pattern from BB Adorables. Such a fun gift idea for RBG parents to be. Remember to use safety eyes and use yarn for the earrings if you’re going to let a baby play with this toy. Pick up the pattern here.

Of course, Ruth Bader Ginsburg said a lot of smart stuff over the years. This DIY Notorious RBG Cross Stitch Quote from Not Ur Grannys Stitches is a great way to commemorate one of those great quotes. “Fight for the things you care about-but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” Find this cross stitch pattern here.

Here’s another cute RBG cross stitch pattern: RBG I Dissent Cross Stitch Pattern from Stitch Craft Patterns. This would make another fantastic law graduate gift. Or perfect for getting a first job at a law firm? Can’t you just see one of these in a lawyer’s office? Buy this pattern here.

Here’s a more realistic Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cross Stitch Pattern from The Stranded Stitch. Find this pattern here.

If you’re new to cross-stitch, try out a smaller pattern with this Mini Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cross Stitch Pattern from Anita and Fred. This minimalist cross-stitch pattern would be quick to make and would be sure to delight any RBG fan. Pick up this pattern here.

Or you can also get it as part of the Ten Tiny Feminists Set of 10 Cross Stitch Patterns also from Anita and Fred. Pattern inspirations include: Frida Kahlo, Lucille Ball, Malala Yousafzai, Billie Holiday, Amelia Earhart, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rosa Parks, Yoko Ono, Ada Lovelace, and Katherine Johnson. Get this pattern bundle here.

Here’s an even smaller Tiny RBG Cross Stitch Pattern from Zesty Thistle. It’s so little and cute! Get the pattern here.

For a bigger, more involved, but single colour cross stitch pattern, check out this Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cross Stitch Pattern from Stitch Life Mag. Get the pattern here.

If you have a Cricut or another similar cutting machine, you can make your own vinyl cut outs with this You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth SVG file from On The Beach SVG. You could make your own t-shirt or wooden sign art with this file. Buy the file here.

Probably one of my favourite quotes from RBG is this one: Women Belong Everywhere Decisions are Made Cross Stitch from Happy Sloth Patterns. Buy the pattern here.

I hope your appreciate this round up of Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired patterns. I don’t have a lot of gushing to do about these patterns, I just wanted to share them because I know that when I feel sad, sometimes making something is meditative and helpful. It gives me time to think and also create something in the process. Take care of each other, peeps. Grab one of these patterns or pin it for later.

Collection of Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired patterns: cross-stitch, crochet and SVG files of the notorious RBG to honour this special woman. #RBG #ruthbaderginsburg #crossstitch #embroidery #amigurumi #crochet #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Mini Ruth Bader Ginsburg cross stitch pattern. Commemorate the notorious RBG with this mini and minimal cross stitch. Time to learn to cross stitch! #crossstitch #embroidery #ruthbaderginsburg #RBG #crafts #minicrossstitch #craftevangelist
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Doll amigurumi crochet pattern. Fun little doll pattern, perfect for a new lawyer/law school grad or RBG fan parent to be! #RBG #notoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #RBGcrochet #amigurumidollpattern #amigurumifingerpuppet #yarn #crafts #pennybiz #craftevangelist
Amigurumi Pattern for this Ruth Bader Ginsburg doll. Commemorate this great supreme court justice by making a doll for your favourite RBG fan. #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #amigurumidoll #crochetdoll #yarn #crafts #HoorayItsCrochet #CraftEvangelist
"Fight for the things that you care about-but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote cross stitch pattern. #RBG #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #crossstitch #feministcrossstitch #feministcrafts #embroidery #crafts #NotUrGrannysStitches #CraftEvangelist
I Dissent Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cross Stitch pattern. Great embroidery pattern to remember the Notorious RBG. #NotoriousRBG #crosstitchpattern #crossstitch #RuthBaderGinsburg #embroidery #crafts #feministcrafts #feministcrosstitch #lawcrafts #StitchCraftPatterns #CraftEvangelist
Cross Stitch Pattern for this realistic looking Ruth Bader Ginsburg cross stitch. Commemorate this great feminist by making this RBG cross stitch. #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #crossstitch #
Ten Tiny Feminists Cross Stitch Patterns. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks and more. These minimalist mini cross stitch patterns make great little gifts for feminists! #crossstitch #NotoriousRBG #feministcrafts #embroidery #needlework #crafts #feminists #AnitaandFred #CraftEvangelist
Ruth Bader Ginsburg face cross stitch pattern. Great simple cross stitch pattern in one color. This would make a great law school grad gift! #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #crossstitch #feministcrafts #RBG #lawschoolgiftideas #StitchLifeMag #CraftEvangelist
SVG file, PNG file, EPS and DXF File of this Ruth Bader Ginsburg "You Can't Spell Truth Without Ruth" for Cricut or Cameo Silhouette craft cutters. Make your own RBG commemorative decor or wearables with this download. #RBG #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #SVGfile #SVGdownload #feministcrafts #crafts #OnTheBeachSVG #CraftEvangelist
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote cross stitch pattern: Women belong in all the places where decision are made. Love this quote! #NotoriousRBG #womenbelong #RBGcrossstitch #RBGcrafts #feministcrafts #crossstitchpattern #HappySlothPatterns #CraftEvangelist
Crochet pattern for this Ruth Bader Ginsburg Rattle. What a fun baby gift for a lawyer parent or RBG fan parent to be! Love this fun feminist baby rattle. #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #RBGrattle #RBGcrochetpattern #babyrattle #yarn #crafts #feministcrafts #BBadorables #CraftEvangelist
Tiny Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cross Stitch pattern. Check out this cute embroidery pattern of the Notorious RBG. Great little handmade gift idea. #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #crossstitch #crossstitchpattern #feministcrafts #ZestyThistle #CraftEvangelist

Crocheted Creatures

As the weather warms and we venture outside more, the desire to sit under heavy sweaters and blankets passes and at the end of a day of gardening or spending time outside or renovating your bathroom (true story), sitting on the deck with a cold drink and a crochet hook to make some little stuffed creatures is just the sort of craft to keep your fingers busy in the evening. Amigurumi is a Japanese word for small stuffed, crocheted creatures. In its most limited meaning of the word, they are anthropomorphic and crocheted: think little cupcakes with faces. But in the more broad sense, it applies to knit and crocheted creatures, including dolls and stuffed animals. And I’ve had forest creatures on my mind today as I was sharing a story how we dealt with bears at camp with my youngest son this morning. So I’ve collected a bunch of adorable crocheted creature patterns for you to choose from to keep yourself busy this spring.

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So naturally, since it was bears that inspired this pattern round up, the first amigurumi creature I have for you is this 3-in-1 Teddy Bear Crochet Pattern. The 3-in-1 part means that there are also 2 other options included in this pattern: options to change the pattern in order to make a bunny and a cat. So cute! And this fuzzy plush yarn works up quickly and makes a super soft and cuddly toy any child will love! (Also: yellow bear! So cute!)

While bears are an obvious choice for a handmade stuffed toy, why don’t you try something a little unique, like this Amigurumi Shrew Crochet Pattern? Don’t you love its long snout and little ears? And what shrew is complete without a little sweater? Absolutely adorable. It’s so fun to make and give handmade amigurumi gifts and for the recipients to have a toy made just for them that no one else one just like it.

My exploration into crocheted creatures for you was not limited to just land animals. Hue the Manatee Amigurumi Pattern is an adorable crochet pattern. If you check out the pattern, you’ll see that you don’t just have to make this Manatee in a traditional grey, but you can use a striping yarn or other bright colours to make this sweet, easy to follow pattern in whatever custom colour you choose!

We’re still loving alpacas, right? Alicia the Alpaca Amigurumi Pattern is an adorable, fuzzy crocheted stuffed animal that will make anyone smile, with her colourful, little pannier blanket, she would make a great handmade gift for a loved one.

Do hamsters live in the wild? You know I saw this super cute Hamster Crochet Pattern and thought it also looked like a full-cheeked chipmunk! So adorable and cartoonish, don’t you agree? One of these little guys would be a cute project to work on while camping and to keep in your trailer as a cuddly little trailer guest (who won’t eat through your pantry!).

I thought this Little Hamster Crochet Pattern resembled the pet hamsters that so many kids had or elementary school classes passed around for kids to take home. I was never in a class that had a class pet, so maybe that was just on television or by the time I was a kid they realized how traumatic it was for a creature to be passed around to different children. My eldest did bring home the class fish for a week or something. We thankfully didn’t kill it, but I think fish would probably prefer to stay in one place too.

Another under-represented stuffed animal is the badger. But you can make your own unique stuffed toy with this Bradley the Badger Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Isn’t he adorable? I love his stripey black mask and his fuzzy coat.

Check out this adorable Leia the Turtle Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Turtles make such adorable stuffed animals and while many kids seem to want a turtle as a pet, they’re not the easiest pet to keep. This little turtle would be super easy to keep and is just my speed as far as pets go. Her little shell is removable and has a cute little ties to fasten it on

If you like desert animals, check out this 4-in-1 Desert Creatures Amigurumi Patterns. It’s a bundle of patterns from Loopy Pattern and all her pattern bundles are 40% cheaper than buying the patterns separately. If you like a designer and their pattern style, buying a bundle of patterns is a great way to save a little money. And check out those adorable little creatures! This awesome bundle gets you an owl, a chameleon, a meerkat and a fennec (which is an African fox). What a fun and adorable bundle of creatures to make!

Here’s another unique toy to make: this Lemur Amigurumi Crochet Pattern also from Loopy Pattern is so adorable with his long slender striped tail. Lemurs gained a great deal of popularity after the Disney movie Madagascar was released. This sweet little stuffed toy would like to “move it, move it” along with a fun kid friend!

I know sheep are not exactly forest animals, but when I found this Bobble Sheep Amigurumi Crochet Pattern, it made me think of the New Zealand sheep, Shrek who escaped shearing for 6 years. When he was finally found and sheared, his fleece weighed in at more than 60 lbs! This little bobbly stuffed sheep will certainly not weigh 60 lbs, but he will certainly sit contentedly on your bed or couch as a fun conversation piece.

If you’ve never tried crocheting an amigurumi stuffed toy, it’s a great time to try it out! It’s such a fun and satisfying area of the craft of crocheting. Many patterns often work up quickly, so they make great last minute handmade gift ideas for young and old alike! Pick up one of these cute patterns today or pin it for later so you don’t forget!

Collection of crocheted creature patterns! I love these pattern round ups! Can't wait to get crocheting some of these cute little stuffed toys this summer! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #diystuffedtoy #craftevangelist
Adorable Bobble Sheep Crochet Amigurumi Pattern. Love this cozy looking sheep! It could almost be a throw pillow on a bed! So cute! #crochetpattern #amigurmipattern #crochetsheeppattern #diytoys #crochettoypattern #craftevangelist
Such a fun amigurumi lemur crochet pattern. I can't wait to make this fun Madagascar inspired diy stuffed toy! What a fun summer crochet project! Perfect unique handmade gift. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #lemurpattern #craftevangelist
Fun bundle of 4 patterns for a great deal! 40% less than buying the patterns separately! Desert amigurumi crochet patterns make fun little projects to work on during the summer. #crochetpatterns #amigurumipatterns #patternbundle #craftevangelist
Such a fun and sweet little amigurumi turtle crochet pattern. I love Leia's sweet tie-on shell made of fun little hexagons. #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochetturtle #crochettoy #craftevangelist
Bradley the Badger amigurumi pdf crochet pattern. I love this adorable and unique little badger crochet pattern. Can't wait to make this delightfully different stuffed animal. So many great crocheted creature patterns to check out in this post. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedcreatures #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Adorable little palm-sized amigurumi hamster crochet pattern. I love these small crocheted toys! They're so great for making in the warmer months. So cute. Makes a great pet for a kid who can't have a real one. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochethamster #craftevangelist
Fun and cartoonish little amigurumi hamster crochet pattern. Also bears some resemblance to a squirrel or chipmunk crochet pattern. Love this sweet little crocheted forest creature. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #craftevangelist
Sweet and fuzzy amigurumi alpaca crochet pattern. Can't wait to make this adorable little stuffed toy. A perfect unique handmade gift! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetalpaca #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi manatee crochet pattern. Great beginner amigurumi crochet pattern. Love this fun and unique stuffed toy. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoy #craftevangelist
Amigurumi Shrew Crochet Pattern. What a fun and unique crochet pattern for a little shrew... the most underrated rodent! #crochetpattern #amigurmipattern #shrewpattern #crochetedscrew #craftevangelist
Fun 3-in-1 crochet pattern that will make 3 different plush animals: the teddy bear, the fuzzy bunny and the kitty cat. Such an adorable pattern bundle. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedbunny #crochetedbear #crochetedkitty #craftevangelist

The Good News of Bread

Ok, so I know I’m a little late to the party here and this is not very knit- and crochet-related, but I received a sourdough starter from a friend of mine this week and I’ve been all about that bread. On the first day of baking, I watched a video about making designs in your sourdough (because if you’re not making your bread pretty, what are you even doing with your life?). And I got a great old starter (apparently, it’s 18 years old–as old as my marriage!) and it made beautiful bread right away, even though I used water straight from the tap and didn’t get super fancy with directions and kneading technique or anything like that. … oh, but I have plans. I love to learn and research and I love to get better and better! And of course, with any new craft, there are supplies and resources… and I’m all about that.

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So, let me show you my beautiful bread, first!

This was my first attempt. Not so bad if I do say so myself. And I just used a regular old plain (but sharp) kitchen knife to make my scores.

So, after watching the sourdough design video, I wanted a bread lame (a little tool for scoring the dough). Of course, I checked Etsy because I love their unique items and supporting small independent artisans. And I found this beautiful Bread lame with leather pouch. I like how small it is and I love that it comes with a leather pouch to store it in (that blade is SHARP!) And they offer free shipping!

Here’s another small bread lame, beautifully carved from Wire Monkey Shop. I like the idea of these smaller bread lames because it seems pretty easy to handle and have good control over.

Of course, there’s always a more traditional bread lame with a handle, which also looks quite nice. And this photo gives you a little glimpse into how it is to be used. Decisions, decisions. Which one would you choose?

So far I’m still just using the knife, but I managed to make this beauty on my second try. I’ve been baking my sourdough in my Staub Dutch Oven. It’s soooo gorgeous: I love it! I bought this when I started thinking about what would happen when I was dead and my kids would have to clean up all my stuff and I thought, “I want to have things that they’ll fight over.” Now, my kids don’t really fight so much, so I can’t really see this being a bad fight, but like, what I really didn’t want was my kids sighing and opening my cupboards and saying, “ew… what are we going to do with this? Does anyone want this?” So, you’d better not do that to my Staub, kids, ya hear?

I think the next thing I need is a Bread Proofing basket! This would be a way that my bread could keep its shape while it proofs (proves?). And then maybe I could make my loaves on my pizza stone!

Another handy tool that I’ve been eyeing up is a Pure Flax Linen Baker’s Couche, also known as a proofing cloth. We’ve been watching a lot of the Great British Baking Show and the Great Canadian Baking Show and this kind of proofing cloth has made an appearance to separate baguettes as they’re proofing. I tried to put a loaf in a bowl with a tea towel–and let me just say, I really didn’t know what I was doing– and I ended up with a whole lot of dough sticking to that tea towel! So, I think I might need the proper tool!

I think I’m also gonna need one of these linen bread bags. Apparently they’re the answer to storing sourdough bread (probably most breads). And I mean, it’s not like we really ever have any of this bread left over, but maybe one day we might… you never know. As this post says, “Linen bags are the perfect way to store bread because they are breathable, yet tightly closed.”

Yesterday’s bread got a little dark because I forgot to turn down the heat for the last 2/3 of the bake, but it was still definitely edible and very beautiful! Imagine what I’ll be able to do when I get a proper bread lame? Don’t you just want to get started on this gorgeous looking bread? Don’t have any starter? If you’re in Edmonton, get in touch with me and I’ll hook you up! Otherwise, you can buy one from a seller on Etsy (isn’t that crazy? But awesome!). Of course, you can make your own starter with these instructions!

Visual learner? Need some further instructions on sourdough? I’m definitely not an expert, but you can learn how with this great online sourdough class!

Would this really be a post by me if it didn’t include something you could knit or crochet? I don’t think so! When you’re obsessed with bread, you need a friend who is equally obsessed. And let’s just say that Manolete Mollet is that friend! This would be the perfect gift for your sourdough obsessed friend. He would sit there, encouraging you on to bread and good works! I love his big moustache!

And of course, as we become obsessed with a new passion, our kids start to notice and our kids love to mimic us. So, they can play along with amigurumi bread options! Crochet up a loaf of rye bread and some slices for your little one to play with!

And, if you’re going to have bread, you might as well slather it with avocado by making one of these You’re the Avocado to my Toast crochet patterns! I love little amigurumis like this! They’re so delightful and fun to look at and play with! I bet you could even make one out of cotton and use it as a little scrubby in your kitchen! How much fun would that be?!

But if your little one wants their bread to look a little more like the glorious sourdough breads you’re making, you can make them this bread bowl pattern (Also comes with clam chowder)! So much fun!

I hope you enjoyed this collection of bread-making supplies (and crochet patterns!) and sharing my bread obsession with you all. Go grab yourself some supplies and let’s get baking together! I skipped bread making today so I could grow my starter enough to make some glorious sourdough cinnamon buns for tomorrow! Pin it for later if you’re not ready to start today!

Sourdough Bread! Links to all the sourdough instructions and supplies that you need to make beautiful looking sourdough bread! #breadmaking #sourdoughbread #artisanbread #breadsupplies #craftevangelist
A Linen Bread Bag is the perfect 100% natural flax linen storage solution for your sourdough or artisinal breads! I love the soft natural colours. Keeps the bread crisp without getting stale and drying out! #sourdoughbread #sourdoughstorage #breadstoragebag #breadstorage #linenbreadbag #craftevangelist
THIS is what I need! Thickly woven, flax linen proofing cloth! Perfect for my sourdough obsession! I love the natural colour of this simple but gorgeous baker's couche proofing cloth! #sourdoughbread #sourdoughobsession #bakerscouche #proofingcloth #craftevangelist
Adorable little amigurumi bread chef crochet pattern! This will be the perfect gift for my sourdough obsessed friend! How cute is he!? #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #breadcrochetpattern #craftevangelist
Such fun! Crochet bread amigurumi pattern... so great for the kids to play with in their little play kitchen. Handmade play food is the best! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #amigurumifood #amigurumibread #breadcrochetpattern #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi bread bowl! How cute is this filled with amigurumi clam chowder!? What a fun crochet pattern for play food, perfect for the kids, as I'm getting sourdough obsessed! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumifood #amigurumibread #crochetplayfood #craftevangelist
Fun little amigurumi slice of toast with half an avocado crochet pattern! How adorable is this as play food or little kitchen decorations? You could even put a sponge inside for a cute little kitchen scrubby! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumiplayfood #crochetplayfood #playfoodpattern #avocadotoast #breadobsessed #craftevangelist
Lovely bread proofing basket for proofing sourdough bread! Comes in 3 sizes, each with a linen liner. This is how to get that classic pattern of floury rings in your sourdough! Want one!!! #sourdoughbread #sourdoughproofingbasket #proofingbasket #sourdoughsupplies #howtomakesourdough #linenbreadliner #craftevangelist
A Bread Lame! That's what I need to score beautiful slashes on my sourdough bread instead of a knife! Then I can make those fancy sourdough designs! #sourdoughbread #breadlame #sourdoughobsession #sourdoughscoringtool #sourdoughslash #sourdoughknife #sourdoughblade #craftevangelist
How to make beautiful sourdough bread designs! You need a bread lame! I need to grab one of these bread scoring tools! Gorgeous bread, here I come! #sourdoughobsession #sourdoughdesigns #sourdoughsupplies #sourdoughtools #breadslashingblade #craftevangelist
Bread lame sourdough design maker! Perfect little tool for making gorgeous designs on your bread! #sourdoughslasher #breaddesigns #sourdoughdesigns #breadmaking #sourdoughobsession #craftevangelist

Cuddly Creatures

I’m sure we could all use a little extra comfort right now. A crocheted (or knit!) cuddly creature is the perfect thing to make to get a feeling of accomplishment with only a few hours of work (well, depending on the pattern). Smaller amigurumis (crocheted stuffed toys) can come together in one to three hours. It’s so fun to watch your yarn turn into a cuddly little friend. What better gift to give to your child or grandchild than a handmade stuffed toy for a little bit of extra comfort? Check out these adorable amigurumi patterns to make! (There’s even a couple of knitting patterns in here!)

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How about these Beep & Boop the Robot Twins? If you’re just getting started with amigurumi, this is a very easy crochet pattern that is only 11 pages long and includes plenty of step-by-step photos to help you along the way.

If robots aren’t quite cuddly enough for you, check out this Cuddle-Sized Teddy Bear Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Tristan the Teddy Bear is the perfect little classic teddy bear amigurumi pattern, also a very easy pattern to follow with plenty of helpful step-by-step photos. Storyland Amis has plenty of other fabulous amigurumi patterns worth spending your time on! Go take a look for a wide assortment of adorable amigurumi creatures.

If you’re looking for a stuffed animal pattern that is a little bit less conventional, but just as adorable, check out this Plush Baby Bull Pattern. This sample is made with a plush velvet yarn, which looks so cozy! Anyone would love to snuggle up to this adorable little bull!

Of course, with Easter only a couple of weeks away, this Plush Bunny in Dress Crochet Pattern is here just in time for Easter gift-giving. You’ll have to get on it though! Look at how sweet this adorable Easter bunny is. What a sweet gift idea!

Speaking of bunnies, the pattern shown above Penelope Bunny in Granny Square Dress and hat. The Granny Square Dress and hat and shoes are a separate pattern (that fits a few of her dolls, so the Penelope Bunny would have to be purchased separately. Carmen Rent is also another prolific amigurumi designer with plenty of fantastic doll patterns to explore.

One of my favourite amigurumi designers, Manuska, has created this beautiful Maya Angelou Crochet Doll Pattern, celebrating a strong and accomplished woman. What a lovely way to introduce a young woman to this excellent female role model!

Of course, if you’re all about the animals, this Pug Shpuntic Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern is a hilarious, cartoony amigurumi pattern that you simply must try! I love all his folds and crazy eyes!

If you’ve stumbled on this post with not much time until Easter, this Charlie the Chick Crochet Pattern is a small pattern that works up quickly with a small amount of yarn. If you’re looking for a free version, it’s available here on the Yarn Society website.

For a different style of bird pattern, check out the Blu the Bird Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Such a cute little birdie pattern. It’s also available for free on the Yarn Society website by clicking here.

For my knitters, I haven’t forgotten about you! It’s just not as easy to find cute knitted toys. The visibility of increases and decreases in knitting just doesn’t lend itself as well to amigurumi. But these Moss the Sheep Knitting Patterns are an exception! Fluff and Fuzz has quite a few adorable amigurumi knitting patterns, so if you’re not interested in learning crochet, check out the great variety of knitting patterns in the Fluff and Fuzz shop.

This one was another favourite from Fluff & Fuzz, the Berry Bear knitting pattern. In this fuzzy yarn, you can’t tell it’s knit at all! It looks so good! My kids would love one of these adorable scruffy-looking stuffed bears.

I know that some of you may have difficulty getting out to get supplies if you’re either quarantined or social distancing or if stores have temporarily closed in your area. Most online retailers continue to ship and in my city, Michaels is still offering curbside pick up. It’s not quite the same as making a trip into a store and squishing all the yarn, but Knitpicks and Lionbrand Yarn have a wide selection of yarn and other supplies that you can order and have shipped to you if you need some supplies to make these cute amigurumi toys.

Which of these adorable amigurumis will you get to work on today? Pick up a pattern or pin it for later!

Adorable collection of crocheted and knit amigurumi patterns. This is a great time to make something cute and cuddly to bring satisfaction and comfort. I love amigurumi! Check out this great round up of lovely patterns! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #knittingpattern #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Super cute robot amigurumi crochet pattern. With one pattern make two cute little robot twins! Adorable cuddly robot toy patterns to make! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #diytoys #crochet #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Sweet adorable cuddle-sized teddy bear by Storyland Amis. Such a cute cuddly stuffed toy crochet pattern to make this cuddly amigurumi bear. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #diytoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Sweet little plush baby bull cow amigurumi pattern. An adorable and unique handmade toy gift idea! Such a fun crochet pattern! Love the use of the soft plush velour yarn. Really fills in the holes and makes this toy so squishy! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #diytoys #handmadetoys #crochettoypattern #craftevangelist
Sweet little plush bunny amigurumi crochet pattern. Cute little Easter stuffed rabbit pattern! Love this adorable little frilly dress on this velvet bunny doll! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoys #crochetbunnypattern #craftevangelist
Penelope Bunny and a cute little granny square dress and hat. Two adorable pdf crochet patterns to make this cute bunny or bear and a sweet little outfit. Love Carmen Rent's patterns. #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #patternroundup #crochettoypatterns #handmadetoys #diytoys #craftevangelist
Miss Maya Angelou pdf crochet amigurumi pattern. Love this inspiring woman and this beautiful doll. What a great way to teach your kids about this prolific role model! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #mayaangelou #amigurumidoll #crochettoys #diytoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Super cute and fun Pug Amigurumi crochet pattern. This cartoonish stuffed pug pattern is soooooo adorable! What a fun crochet dog pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetdog #crochetdogpattern #diytoys #amigurumidog #craftevangelist
Cute and adorable chick amigurmi crochet pattern! Love this sweet little pattern, perfect little Easter basket filler! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumitoy #eastertoys #handmadeeaster #chickpattern #crochettoys #crocheteaster #craftevangelist
Blu the Bird Amigurumi crochet pattern. Lovely little bird handmade toy pattern, perfect for Easter or anytime. Super cute little amigurumi pattern! #amigurumipattern #birdpattern #crochetpattern #crochettoys #amigurumitoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
KNITTED amigurumi sheep pattern! It's so hard to find good knitted toy patterns! Love this adorable little sheep. The seed stitch is such a clever idea! #amigurumipattern #knittingpattern #knitsheep #knittoypattern #craftevangelist
Adorable stuffed bear KNITTING pattern for this sweet and fuzzy amigurumi knitting pattern! Can't wait to knit one of these fuzzy and cuddle creatures! #knittingpattern #amigurumipattern #knitamigurumi #amigurumiknitting #knitknitknit #knittoypattern #craftevangelist