Gorgeous Granny Square Sweater Crochet Patterns to Start the New Year

Granny squares are a great place to start when learning to crochet, but often times new crocheters dont’ know what to do with them once they’re made. I’m going to be honest about those first few: you’re probably not going to be able to do anything with them. You’re learning! It’s normal! Maybe if you caught on quickly, you’ll have some coasters. But take that knowledge and come along to see what you can do with the skills you’ve acquired and find some great patterns to turn your new hobby into garment making!

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This Sunflower Crochet Cardigan pattern from Kristines Day Crafts is so cheerful and sunny! I love sunflowers and this stunning cropped cardigan pattern is easy to follow and requires beginner level crochet skills. You could easily lengthen or shorten this cardigan by adding another row of granny squares to the bottom to make it suit your preferences!

This long hooded granny square jacket crochet pattern is a vintage pattern that has been tested and tweaked by skilled crocheter The Sweetest Crochet PT. It is written for size S-M, but is adjustable and the seller offers support for adjusting the size. So I wouldn’t necessarily say this is a beginner crochet pattern, but if you have some experience constructing a crochet pattern, it is likely fairly easy to adjust to your preferred size.

This Crochet Granny Hexagon Cardigan Pattern from Amy T Design isn’t exactly a granny square pattern, but it fits the theme. These Hexagon sweaters are so cool the way they turn a couple of large hexagons into the sleeves and body of a cardigan! You’ll be so amazed at how it comes together. It’s oversized and slouchy, super cozy and quick to make! The beauty of this is that you won’t have to seam together a bunch of tiny granny squares at the end to finish it.

Stephanie is one of my favourite designers for easy to follow crochet patterns and her Cozy Days Daisy Cardigan Crochet Pattern is no different. It is made with a bulky level 5 yarn, so the granny squares works up quickly and you’ll be seaming up this sweater in no time! The yarn she suggests is Lion Brand Yarn’s Hue & Me, which you can also get as a kit (pattern included!) from Lion Brand. This pattern has inclusive sizing, with sizing from XS to 5XL.

This fun Crocheted Daisy Cropped Cardigan Pattern from TS Crochet Design is a fun and colourful granny square jacket with oversized sleeves and a cropped bodice that would make a stunning statement piece. So fun for festivals or weekend wear. You could choose to make it in just a few colours or use it as a stash busting project to use up those leftovers!

This Crochet Granny Square Hooded Cardigan Pattern from By Masal is such a gorgeous long boho-inspired sweater and would be such a stunning statement piece! I love how the different colour arrangements of each square make it so unique and have such a lovely 70’s vibe!

Speaking of a 70’s vibe, check out this stunning Ada Top Crochet Pattern from Cucurucu Crochet! I love this pattern so much! It is size inclusive from XS to 5XL and the length can be customized to your preference. Such a lovely little top! Would make a great top on its own or a vest over a long sleeved shirt.

The Isla Granny Square Sweater Crochet Pattern from Lakeside Loops is a classy take on a crochet classic! This pattern is also size inclusive, with instructions for sizes S-5XL. The 2-4″ of positive ease on this sweater allows for a comfy fit, and depending on the yarn you choose to make it in, it can be suitable for spring/summer or the cooler months.

This Daisy Square Granny Tee Crochet Pattern from Cansharkseattoffee has just one round of granny squares at the yoke of the sweater. It has sizing from 32-34 inches to 44-46 inches and is an easy pattern with flattering sleeves. Once you seam together the granny squares, the rest of the sweater will work up pretty quickly.

I hope you found some inspiration for your next steps in crochet! Crocheting is so fun; your granny squares can turn into more than blankets and scarves! Grab a pattern, some yarn, and a hook and get crocheting today! Or Pin it for later!

A collage of 5 different granny square sweater and top patterns featured in the blog post of Gorgeous Granny Square sweater patterns by Craft Evangelist.

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!

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!

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A Dozen Spectacular Kawaii Handbags to Crochet

I don’t know what it is about crochet bags and purses, but there is something about them that just draws me in. I have made at least a half a dozen bags of various types over the last few years and I’m still drawn to new handbag patterns all the time. And I have found event more to add to my list and inspire you! There are so many fun and cute ideas out there that will be sure to delight you!

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cherry pie purse crochet pattern sample

How sweet is this Cherry Pie Purse Crochet Pattern from The Stitching Shoppe? This cottagecore-inspired purse measures about 10″ across when finished and is suited for a beginner-intermediate level crocheter. Make yourself a fun and custom bag that is sure to spark conversations!

image of a drawstring handbag made to look like an orange

I love the simplicity of this Crochet Orange Bag Pattern from Lilys Handmade Store! It looks like the leaf acts as an anchor for the drawstring, which is a genius idea. And it’s basically just a little sack, perfect for your cell phone, wallet, and keys when you don’t have pockets.

image of a crocheted duck handbag

Ok, though, but this Crochet Duck Bag Pattern from Bebblepuff? How can you not? The design for this adorable and unique crochet duck purse include instructions for two pockets and a cotton lining. It calls for size 6 (bulky) yarn and an 8 mm crochet hook, which means it will work up quickly and make a nice sturdy handbag.

flower shaped crocheted handbag

Ok, when I first saw the Blossom Bag crochet pattern from Bookworm Gardens I thought it was a fried egg purse. I suppose if you made the petals more irregularly shaped, you could make this bag look more like a fried egg, but it is still a really fun flower purse! There are lots of sample photos (tester photos!) in the listing, so you can see what it looks like in different colours to help you choose.

crocheted lemon granny square tote bag

If you have been around here a while, you will know it’s no secret that I love lemons! I love the look of them (yellow is my favourite colour!) and I love the flavour of them! I love a lemon wedge squeezed in my ice water. And I love this Citrusly?? Granny Square Tote Bag crochet pattern from Cozy Dome Crafts. This citrus granny squre tote bag is great for beginners and can be modified with differnt colours to create a variety of different citrus fruits. Limes? Oranges? Grapefruit? So many options!

white crocheted tote bag with a black cat pattern

How great is this Black Cat Tote Bag Crochet pattern from Patterns Crochet Store? I can just see this bag adding a touch of whimsy to a little black dress and would make such a fun gift for a cat lover! That’s one of the great things about bags: they make great gifts because you don’t have to worry about fit!

crocheted crossbody mushroom bag

Ok, maybe you saw my last post about mushrooms, but I didn’t include this Crossbody Toadstool Bag Crochet Pattern from HELLO Happy. This super whimsical mushroom bag has a zipper closure and is made with a small hook so it can remain unlined and you won’t lose your little things through the crochet fabric.

crossbody crocheted frog bag

This Crossbody Froggy Bag Crochet Pattern also from HELLO Happy has a similar fit as the mushroom bag and calls for a 9 inch zipper. It would make a nice alternative to the mushroom bag, but still with a whimsical woodland theme.

crocheted drawstring bag that looks like a strawberry

The Chaotic Strawberry has this Amigurumi Strawberry Drawstring Bag Crochet Pattern available for purchase and immediate download. This pattern is probably best for an advanced beginner or intermediate crocheter. The design of this purse allows you to open the drawstring without having to adjust the strap since the strap is separate from the drawstring opening. I love the bundle of leaves on the top of the strawberry closure: makes for a very authentic looking strawberry!

crocheted handbad that looks like an acorn with a cute face

The Kawaii Acorn Bag Crochet Pattern from Sweet Home Deco Estudio is another woodland-inspired bag pattern that would make the perfect whimsical gift for anyone! I love the sweet little oak leaves adorning the top of the bag. The beauty of making your own bag like this is that you can make it any length you want!

crocheted shopping bag that folds into a flower

The Spring Folding Shopping Bags Crochet Pattern from one and two company is an adorable and functional shopping bag pattern. I don’t know about your city, but my city has recently imposed a ban on plastic bags, so it is all the more important that we bring our own reusable shopping bags with us. And what better way to do so than with an adorable crocheted bag that folds into an adorable little accessory? With this one pattern you can make a cute bunny, funny chicken, or a colourful flower!

collapsable fruit bag crochet pattern

For a slightly smaller bag, you could make the Collapsable Fruit Bag Crochet Pattern from McScottys. This pattern features five different versions including options to make citrus fruit (lemon, lime or orange), dragonfruit, and watermelon. Handy for stashing in your purse to corral additional purchased for a little bit extra storage.

I hope you found a cute bag to make from one of these adorable crochet patterns. Grab one today or pin it for later!

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Crochet Patterns to Make Your Own Custom Mantel Decor

I have a confession to make: I’m not particularly skilled at decor. I value utility. Don’t get me wrong, I love pretty things, I appreciate a beautiful space and styled things, but ultimately, I live here and we’ve got a lot of stuff that needs homes. I have a hard time devoting a lot of shelf space to knick knacks. But I have 2 mantels in my house now and both of them are only half styled. So, I’m going to take it slow and start thinking through more of what we put on those mantels. Today, I’m thinking about the mantel in the family room, which sits about 12 inches below the television and is only about 5 inches deep. I know there are guidelines about height and depth and I feel like it’s pretty hard to obey those rules when I don’t have much room for either. Nearly everything I currently have on there is about the same height, so I think I need some shorter things. This is what is looks like now (and yes, soccer is often playing at our house, even if no one is there watching it):

So, I like all these little quirky elements that are here, but they don’t seem properly styled or connected. So, I think it might need some things and it might need some things taken away. I’m going to start experimenting. And making. I’m thinking about some of the following patterns as options for things I can add to the mantel to add some texture and cohesiveness. (Though, I might just have to invite my sister over for a styling session). Anyway, maybe you’re looking for some handmade decor styling items (aka knick knacks), check out these patterns and tell me which one(s) you’re thinking of making (or which ones I should add to my mantel).

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Ok, this is where I’m leaning right now. Strings of wooden beads have been pretty popular in home decor for the last little while. Probably they’re on their way out, but it’s not like I’ve ever been on the cutting edge of home decor anyway, so it will be new to me! Also, these wouldn’t be wooden beads, they would be strings of crocheted beads! It’s a spin, which makes it relevant again. Regardless of whether you’re looking to make little crocheted balls for home decor or for a baby toy, this Bead Crochet Pattern in 5 Sizes from My Dear Knot is a great pattern to work with!

This is another great contender! I love this Crochet Light Ball crochet pattern from Made by Catarina idea, with the lacy crochet ball filled with little mini lights. Such a fun idea! What do you think?

Ok, I already have a fake plant on the mantel and a real plant (in that super cute cat planter), but I have once before had a real string of pearls plant that I killed, so I’m not sure if I can keep one alive, especially not in this spot. This room sees a fair bit traffic and no one is super careful in my house. I would be super bummed if I managed to keep a string of pearls plant alive and then one of my family members knocked it to the floor. But… a crocheted plant made from this super cute Pointy Leaf Vine Crochet Pattern from Keeleys Crochet might be just the ticket!

Ooooh or I could crochet around a jar with this Crocheted Jar Cover Pattern from ellina and make that into a candle holder or put a little string of battery operated lights in there. I do have a strange hoarding tendency towards jars, so if I could put some to use like this, that would be wonderful! To be clear, I use a lot of them for other useful purposes as well, but I do have a hard time throwing out a good jar! Perhaps I will make a goal of giving gifts in jars for Christmas this year!

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Ok, again, I know I already have plants on there, but what if what it needs–stay with me here–is MORE plants?! I know right? I think it could be what’s missing. Especially if it meant having one of these super fun Air Plant Crocheted Planters made with the pattern by Cosmonaut Llama! Right? That is so fun. I think I need to make one of these.

Ok, look at this. We’re getting closer here… jars, crochet, plants… all in one pattern! This Crochet Mason Jar Sweater Sleeve Candle Plant Cozy Pattern from Deni Made Designs is just the thing. Ticks all the boxes. More plants… more jars. This is a great option.

I also quite like this Farmhouse Candle Cozy Crochet Pattern from Through the Loop YC. It could probably still be used to cover some jars, but I must say it looks pretty sweet on this collection of 3 matching candles.

I just love amigurumi; I’m not sure the family room is where I want to put an anthropomorphic stuffed plant, but it does check the plant box! And it’s little! You can’t find a real Sansevieria plant this small! This delightful Snake Plant Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Knot Monster sits only 16 cm tall when finished, so it could be just right for my mantel!

Ok, so while not strictly something I would make for the top of my mantel, this Crochet Daisy Garland with Leaves Pattern from Krafty Home Studio could be hung from the bottom of my mantel. It doesn’t really solve my mantel decoration “problem” but I stumbled upon it in my search and I just loved it, so I wanted to share it with all of your

Alright, looking at the dimensions of the Crochet Tray Basket Pattern from The Cozy Knot Crochet displayed here, I’m not sure this exact item would fit on my mantel, but hear me out… perhaps I could make it in a size that would fit on my mantel? What do you think? I’m pretty sure I could figure out resizing it. Also, I didn’t even realize it at first but this pattern also comes with a matching vase cozy! Sweet!

Alright, I know that these vintage patterns are distinctly Christmassy and well, kind of old-lady-ish, but maybe one of the little houses could work? It’s a vintage crochet pattern from Past Pattern Palooza Co and it’s prety inexpensive, so perhaps I could experiment, maybe in a not-white crochet cotton? And get something that could work on my mantel? What do you think?

Ok, back to the balls. See? Like this? In different sizes, or perhaps a string of the same sizes. These Large Size Crochet Balls (there are other sizes, too) from Dalecrest Designs are actually a finished item made of cotton macrame cord and styrofoam balls. I have made similar ones as baubles for my Christmas tree using Bernat Home Decor Yarn. If you don’t crochet or you don’t have the time or materials to make them yourself, these are a great option!

Well, I’m looking forward to some of your feedback about what I should make to put on my mantel. And maybe once I’ve made some shorter little trinkets, perhaps my sister will still come over and help me make it pretty. Grab one of these patterns or pin it for later!

Creepy Crafty Wednesday Inspired Patterns

I know I’m a little late to the party on this one, but I just started watching Wednesday on Netflix. It’s a show my husband doesn’t want to watch, which means it will probably last me months because I don’t take a lot of time to watch TV by myself. It’s a pretty fun show, craft-wise because Wednesday wears a lot of knits (and crocheted items!). So, of course, the fibre community has come out with some patterns so that fans can make some Wednesday-inspired items. Check out the patterns below if you want to make some!

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I was very surprised that there weren’t any knitting patterns that I could find for this black and white checked vest, since the original from the show is definitely a knit vest. The crochet pattern designers have not left us wanting though. If you crochet, you can make this Wednesday Vest Crochet Pattern from Hooked By Kimi.

While this Classic V-Neck Vest Knitting Pattern from Well Loved Knits is not explicitly Wednesday-inspired, making it a little oversized with a few more rows of ribbing at the end, would make it very similar to the original knit version that Wednesday wears in the series.

The vest that’s very similar (but different) in the series IS crocheted, so if you want to make yourself one, The Wednesday Vest Crochet Pattern from High Level Bandanas is for you.

I don’t know if I haven’t watched this episode yet, but the Wednesday White Collar Crochet Pattern from Lito Magic Crochet includes an image of the actress from Wednesday wearing a crocheted white collar like this one! It’s such a fun way to add a touch of crochet to your wardrobe!

There are A LOT of Wednesday Addams Amigurumi patterns to choose from, but this Wednesday Addams Doll + Party Dress Crochet Pattern from Lort Hobby was such a delightful and beautiful doll pattern! The dress is so fun and all of the details on this doll are just perfect!

Of course, what would Wednesday be without Thing? Make your own creepy Thing the hand crochet with this pattern from Lito Magic Crochet, complete with stitches and fingernails! What a fun and creepy crochet pattern!

An iconic image in Wednesday is the Ophelia Hall window. You can make this Ophelia Round Bag Crochet Pattern from Nine Inspired to show off your love for Wednesday with this functional cross-body purse crochet pattern!

Like I said, there are lots of Wednesday inspired amigurumi patterns, some of them are really quite creepy, but if you’re not feeling especially spooky, then the Spooky & Cheerful Girls Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Medaami Patterns is super cute and would make fun little gifts for a Wednesday inspired kid.

Enid’s Snood Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb

If I’m honest, I was probably much more of an Enid kind of kid than a Wednesday kind of kid. I would have like this Easy Enid-Style Sweater Knitting Pattern from Candy Yarn Shop with its soft pastel fades and cheery style.

I really love Enid’s character in Wednesday, how she is developing into her own person and accepting herself for who she is. Celebrate your own unique style with this Enid Crochet Doll Pattern from Cinnamon Doll Crochet. Even if the world is a dark and creepy place sometime, you can still be a pastel ray of rainbow light in a world full of misfits!

I hope you found some fun Wednesday-inspired crochet and knitting patterns to celebrate your love for this creepy series. Grab one today or pin it for later!

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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!

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

Quick & Beautiful Handmade Christmas Wall Hangings

It’s kick it into high gear on the gift-making front for me right now! But (of course), as I’m looking for things to make for the family, I’m always finding things to make for myself and our home. Who knows, maybe I’ll make one of these for a family member? I have a spot at my front door for a small one, or I can temporarily displace the standard one I have up most of the time! This might just be my after Christmas project for me! Check out this beautiful collection of handmade Christmas wall hangings and tell me which one you like!

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This Crochet Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Pattern from Little Light Design measures 11 inches wide by 28 inches tall, which just might be the perfect size for the spot at my front door. It uses medium (worsted, or a 4) weight yarn and 5.00 mm crochet hook and is an intermediate level crochet pattern. You’ll need a wooden dowel as well, which you can find for a good price here on Amazon.

Little Light Design has a bunch of wall hanging crochet patterns, but I also love the simple beauty of this Noel Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern. This one works up to be about 17 x 25 inches, so a little too wide for the space at the front entrance, but possible the right size for the spot where my regular crochet wall hanging is (that one was made with this pattern). Bonus: I can totally make it whatever colour I want so I can make it match my living room! #makerlife

Here is another small and minimalist wall hanging that could fill that spot at my front entrance. This Minimalist Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern from Seacliffe Cottage measures approximately 11.5 x 10 inches, excluding the fringe and would work up super quickly! Perfect for a last-minute, but very thoughtful handmade Christmas gift!

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

Little Light Design has yet another bobbly crochet Christmas wall hanging with this Snowflake Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern. I love the one-colour simplicity of this wall hanging: it would coordinate with any decor! A little larger, this size of this wall hanging is approximately 16.5 inches wide and 32.5 inches long. The skill level on this pattern is easy, but basic crochet skills and techniques are needed.

If you love those bobble stiches, “A Very Bobble Wall Hanging” Crochet Pattern from Love and Stitch Designs is the pattern for you! The relief design on this wall hanging stands out and has a beautiful texture to enjoy. Made with just one colour of worsted weight yarn and a 5.00 mm crochet hook, it works up quickly. Give yourself a few days though, as it measures 16 inches wide by 25.5 inches long.

It really is all about the bobble, eh? If you want to talk quick projects, this macrame-inspired Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern from Fresh Knack made with super bulky yarn (size 7), here shown made with Bernat Home Decor (one of my favourites… AND I have some of this in my stash right now!!! Stash project! Wahoo!) This one would whip up so quickly, you could probably make it in a short evening of crocheting!

Love and Stitch Designs coming in with this gorgeous Plaid Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern! I love how plaid can get worked up so beautifully in crochet! Such a fun colourwork technique! It’s amazing how three colours of yarn that you wouldn’t necessarily would work together magically do when they are worked up in a plaid pattern!

Fresh Knack has another macrame-inspired Modern Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern for you to check out. When I was looking for wall hanging patterns, almost all of them were rectangular-shaped, which is cool, but this one stood out because it has that macrame-style shape. Such a fun and simple design! I love the incorporation of multiple dowels!

Ok, I went looking for some knitting patterns for Christmas wall hangings and seriously, it just came up with more crochet wall hangings! And hey, I’m not about it, because I found this super cute Christmas Gonk Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern from Stitches in Time Co UK. How adorable is this little gnome? Such a sweet pattern! This guy would take a little longer than the earlier patterns I’ve shared since it’s made with DK (3) weight yarn.

Ok, here’s another really adorable, but a little more involved Christmas Deer Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern by Chicaoutlet. This makes a lovely little wall hanging for a home with kids around. Or for someone who loves whimsical things (why are they always for kids? boo).

This whimsical Snowman Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern from Stitch by Fay is a delightful little winter-themed wall hanging made with DK weight yarn, but measuring only 9.5 inches by 7.5 inches (excluding hanging loops and fringe), so it would work up pretty quickly. Of course, you could use a heavier weight yarn , like a worsted or a bulky weight and a larger hook, and make a larger, chunkier wall hanging to fill a larger space. That’s the beauty of making it yourself: customization!!!

I hope you enjoyed this collection of wall hanging crochet patterns. Grab one today and make a quick gift or pin it for later for a great winter break project!

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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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