Unwinding with Cable Knit & Crochet Patterns

There’s just something so special about cables in knitting and crochet: the twists and texture of braids and intricate designs. Cables can appear intimidating to the new crafter, but they’re really pretty simple. They require some careful attention, but they’re nothing mystical: they’re formed exactly how you might imagine, by twisting the work as you go. Whether you’re new to cable knitting or cable crochet (yes, you read that right–you can cable in crochet, too!), I’ve got a lovely selection of cable-knit and cable-crochet patterns for you to try out today.

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The winter hat is my go-to project for new ideas and stitches. It’s a great way to learn a new stitch because beanies are small projects that work up quickly, so the reward of accomplishment is more immediate than when working on a larger project. The Dunes Beanie Knitting Pattern from Stitch Hiker Designs is an easy cable knit beanie pattern that calls for super bulky (size 6) yarn, so it works up extra fast! And big yarn is so trendy these days. Top it with a large faux fur pompom (I love the selection from Gingersnap Handmade!)

Once you’ve got the hang of cable knitting, the Blacksod Hat Knitting Pattern from While They Dream is a great next project. With smaller yarn and a little more intricate pattern, you’ll find yourself immersed in a relaxing cable stitch pattern that is unisex. This intermediate knit beanie pattern is a great way to improve your knitting skills!

If you didn’t know before, you can get a cable look with crochet! It’s true! The Camdyn Cable Crochet Hat Pattern from Lakeside Loops is a great first cable crochet project to try out this new technique! This hat comes in 6 sizes: Newborn to Adult Men’s hat. This pattern includes detailed photos and a helpful video along with a graph/chart, which accompany the easy to follow written instructions. You’re sure to have a ball of medium weight (size 4, worsted) yarn on hand to have everything you need to make this lovely crocheted winter hat today!

When you’re feeling more adventurous, you might like to explore a cable knit garment. Start with this Easy Cable Knit Sweater Knitting Pattern from Northern Loop Knitwear. It has a gorgeous cabled sleeve and is made with a large, chunky yarn, which means it will work up quickly with fewer stitches and have a casual cozy vibe!

And you can even crochet a cabled sweater! The V-Neck Cable Sweater Crochet Pattern from Beauty Crochet Pattern also has a lovely cable textured sleeve on this classic pullover sweater pattern! This pattern includes many pictures and a step by step photo tutorial with measurements, stitch counts and extra notes to guide you along your way to making this lovely sweater.

The River Braid Sweater Knitting Pattern from Katrines Designs is knit in one piece–sideways!–in soft merino wool to make up this relaxed, but elegant modern sweater with a loose fit. I just love this style and the lovely gorgeous cabled sleeves!

Moving the cables to the front of the sweater, this Irish Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern from Carraig Designs Crafts is such a lovely modern cable knit top pattern, as well. With a breezy open look and loose relaxed cables, this short sleeved sweater is the perfect layering piece for the office with a classic style.

For some crocheted cables down the front, check out the Crochet Cable Stitch V Neck Sweater from TCDDIY. The textures on this sweater are so lovely and intricate, definitely a project that won’t have you bored with plenty of textures and stitches to enjoy! There are a number of other lovely cable-crocheted patterns in the TCDDIY shop, as well. Definitely worth checking out!

Can you believe that this lovely sweater is crocheted???! The Valencia Infinity Cable Crochet Sweater Pattern from Briana K Designs has a chunky, horizontal twist cable that uses an innovative technique for cables that do not have gaps or holes behind them. These cables pop and have a beautiful start and finish. I think I’m going to get this pattern just to learn this beautiful crochet cable technique! Learning new techniques to level-up my making is one of my favourite things!

I just love this Cozy Celtic Raglan Cable Knit Sweater from Knitatude with its cozy jumbo cowl and lovely celtic cable pattern in the front. Knit with size 6 super bulky yarn, this oversized cropped sweater works up quickly and is so warm for fall and winter!

Similar to the sweater, Knitatude has designed this Cozy Celtic Kerchief Knitting Pattern, which is perfect for layering under a denim jacket (as pictured) without the hassle of trying to fit the bulk of the sleeves in a tighter fitting garment! The look of a chunky cable-knit sweater without the extra bulk! Brilliant! I had to share this because it’s such a unique item that most people wouldn’t even think to search for such a thing!

If garments are not your jam, or you just want to bring that cable texture home, check out this Chunky Oversized Cable Knit Blanket Pattern from Knit Purl Curl. Knit with 2 strands of super bulky yarn held together, this 48″ x 80″ blanket knits up quickly and will add a touch of cozyness to any room! This is the perfect winter throw blanket!

For a more intricate cable knit pattern, try your more experience and patient knitting hands at this November Aran Afghan Knitting Pattern from Tiger Needles. With several beautiful and unique cabled knitting motifs and textures, this pattern is sure to keep you interested and creates a stunning piece. The project is worked in 5 pieces and seamed together for a beautiful bedspread or large throw blanket.

We mustn’t leave the crocheters out of the afghan game: the Calming Cables Crochet Blanket Pattern from Crochet Patterns N More is a lovely crocheted throw pattern that is full of amazing texture and makes a solid yarn look glorious! Such a classic look to this blanket, you will be so proud to display this comfy and gorgeous afghan in your home!

I hope you feel inspired to try out cable knitting or cable crocheting if you haven’t ventured into it before. It’s such a classic and beautiful look and the technique is definitely worth learning! It’s a great way to expand or practice your skills as you become a more advanced maker! Pick up a pattern today or pin it for later!

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Learn to Crochet This Year!

Happy New Year! This year, diets are out and learning is IN! It’s a great year to learn a new craft, like crochet. Since we are all still staying home for a while and it’s a little chilly here in Edmonton, there’s no better time to learn to crochet. I learned to crochet just before Christmas break one year in college. She taught me one stitch: single crochet. That Christmas break, I crocheted a rather large blanket in single crochet and gave it as a gift to my friend. It was probably not very good. I crocheted VERY loosely with the wrong sized hook. My mom tried to teach me double crochet because she noticed how loosely I was crocheting and double crochet would have sped up the process, but I was a stubborn cow, so I said no and tediously finished my project. Now it’s come back around because my kids don’t really like to learn from me either, so I guess it runs in the family. Anyway, all that to say, learning to crochet can happen at any age and if you have a mom/grandma/friend who will teach you, you should accept some help and then you will be able to make some of these cute crochet patterns even sooner. I’ve gathered up a bunch of patterns that are perfect for the beginner crocheter, so check them out and learn to crochet this year!

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Dishcloths are a great first project because they’re small, so the payoff of making something yourself is quick. Check out this Moos Stitch Dishcloth Crochet Pattern from Shady Creek Farm NC. The texture on this dishcloth is lovely and the moss stitch creates a nice tight fabric, perfect for washing up. They make lovely gifts, either for the kitchen or the bath. Get the pattern by clicking this link.

The Waffle Dishcloth Crochet Pattern from Little Conkers is another great first project: small and approachable and every so useful! The waffle stitch also creates another tight fabric that is perfect for pot holders or trivets. Get the pattern by clicking this link.

If you feel like launching yourself into a larger project, the Moon Shadow Blanket Crochet Pattern from Only As Brave is modern and sleek, making it the perfect addition to any room. This simple, woven-look blanket with classy fringe is the perfect thing to warm up under while you stay home and watch some Netflix! Get the pattern at this link.

The Fireside Throw Crochet Blanket Pattern from Darling Jadore is made from a simple textured stitch and is perfect for the beginner, with links to helpful video tutorials included if you’re just getting started. Get the pattern by clicking this link.

Once you get the hang of projects that are worked flat, you should try your hand at this Easy Modern Crochet Storage Container Pattern from Sigoni Macaroni. Perfect for containing odds and ends in the house and organizing bathroom paraphernalia, these handy baskets are quick and simple to make and ever so useful. Get the pattern at this link.

Also, when you learn to crochet, you will be able to make amigurumi!!! Amigurumi is just little crocheted stuffed toys. They are so fun to make! This year, I made some Grogu dolls and Among Us Crewmates for my nephews. They’re so fun to come togeher. This Learn to Crochet Penguin Kit by The Woobles contains everything you need to lear to make this adorable little penguin. I know Christmas is over, but this penguin is the perfect size for a Christmas ornament. Don’t think of it as being late, learn to make this little guy now and you’ll be ahead of the game for making handmade ornaments for everyone by next Christmas! Get the pattern at this link.

Once you’ve got the hang of crocheting in the round and the basic stitches, then you can move on to garments! Garments require some consistency and even gauge in order for them to fit properly. This Easy Ribbed Beanie Crochet Pattern from Miskunn is a great first hat project. Get the pattern by clicking this link.

This Easy Slouchy Leg Warmers Crochet Pattern from Sigoni Macaroni is another relatively small project to practice your new crochet skills with. The lovely textured stitch pattern keeps it interesting and makes a great finished result: the perfect accompaniment to your new yoga practice! Get the pattern at this link.

Or you can keep working flat and make this Easy Crochet Poncho Pattern from Crochet Baby Boutique. Ponchos are basically blankets that you wear, so this is a great start into garments, but without the worry of fit, as the size ranges are broad and they fit loosely, so they don’t need to be perfect. Get the pattern by clicking this link.

Once you’ve got the hang of the basics, try this Simple Sweater Crochet Pattern from Hooked Homemade Happy to venture into more fitted garments. It’s all about following the pattern, using the available tutorials and YouTube (so handy!) to learn the new skills you need if you mom isn’t near by. Honestly, I’ve learned most of my knit and crochet skills from books, patterns, tutorials and YouTube videos; you can do it, too and learn to make this great sweater. Get the pattern here.

If you’re just getting started and you need some supplies, check out this cute Dandelion Crochet Kit from Sparkling Pumpkin. A great wrap and organizer to store all your crochet tools and it comes complete with all the basic hooks and tools that you need to get started with crochet. Get the kit here.

If you’re looking for some yarn for your project, can I recommend We Crochet? They have a wide selection of yarn in a variety of price points. Sometimes it’s hard to find jus what you need for a project at Michaels or your local yarn store, so ordering online is a great way to get all the supplies you need for a project. Ordering online also eliminates the worry of dye lots… here’s the deal if you’re new to yarn: most yarn is dyed in lots, meaning that even though they use the same formulation for the same colour names, the dye lots can be ever so slightly different from each other, which you may not be able to tell at the store, but you might be able to tell when you work up a larger project. So, always get an extra skein/hank/ball of yarn if you can afford to. There are few things more frustrating than running out of yarn and not being able to find more.

I hope you’ve found this pattern round-up of easy beginner crochet patterns helpful and that you make 2021 the year to learn a new craft! I’d love to see what you make. Tag me on Instagram @craftevangelist! Grab one of these great patterns and some supplies today and get crocheting! Or pin it for later.

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FREE PATTERN: Gnome Tea Towel Topper Crochet Pattern

Hello friends! I am taking a slight diversion from my regularly scheduled sharing of other people’s patterns and here I am sharing my own. To celebrate this generous Christmas season, this pattern is FREE!!! It’s right here! No clicking away, no scrolling forever and ever. No wondering how you’ll ever find the pattern! It’s right here. No more clicks!

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I just wrote this pattern today, so it’s super fresh and it’s super-fast, just in time for last-minute gifts for friends, family and colleagues who you want to give something special to, but you have no idea what to get them? Got a nephew who is too old for $20 in a card, but you still want to give a little gift to? Perfect! Got a mom who has everything? She would be delighted by this little handy character! Got a co-worker you hardly know that gave you an unexpected gift and you want to reciprocate? I gotcha.

Meet Snaanbag, the Tea Towel Topper Gnome! Even better, Snaanbag isn’t just a tea towel topper, he’s a tea towel holder! That’s right! He’s got a wooden ring that holds your tea towel so you can easily wash it. You can make this adorable gnome in neutral or Christmassy colours, depending on your mood or decor. He’s a little grumpy, but if you dry your hands quickly on his beard, you’ll be ok.

Because I just wrote this pattern today, it has not been tested. I welcome your feedback, if you want to provide it! If you catch an error or provide me with helpful feedback for improving the pattern and include good pictures of your gnome topper, I will send you a free pdf of the pattern! Get in touch with me via the contact me page; I would love to hear from you!

Snaanbag the Tea Towel Topper Gnome

Supplies

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5.00 mm hook
Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
Yarn colours: Hat: Grey (or colour of your choice) Nose: Beige (or colour of your choice)
Stitch markers (1 of any kind, 2 locking), yarn needle, needle & thread for stitching button
Embellishments: 60 mm (2.5 in) wooden ring – measurement taken from the outer edges of ring. (You can also use a covered elastic hair tie), 15 mm (.6 in) button, small amount of polyfill for nose

Finished Size

Tip of the hat to bottom of nose unfolded, laid flat, length: 22 cm (8.625 in).
Folded & buttoned: 11 cm.
The hat only unfolded, laid flat: 20 cm (8 in).
At the widest point of hat, width: 11 cm (4.25 in)

US Terminology

Rnd = Round
MC = Magic Circle
SC = Single Crochet
St = Stitch
YO = Yarn Over
Inv Dec = Invisible Decrease

Special Techniques

Invisible Fasten off – Pull yarn tail through loop and thread onto a yarn needle. Skipping the stitch next to the last stitch of the Rnd, insert the needle under the top 2 loops of the next stitch (where you would insert your hook for a stitch) and pull yarn through. Insert the needle into the middle of the last stitch of the round and down through to the back of the work. Secure yarn by weaving the yarn under 2-4 stitches; do not cut excess tail yarn. (Crochet Arcade has a good tutorial if you need more visuals.)

Invisible Decrease – insert hook under front loop of the first stitch and leave the loop on the hook. Insert hook under front loop of next stitch, YO, pull through 2 (front) loops on hook, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook to complete SC. (All About Ami has a good tutorial!)

Hat

Rnd 1: 5 SC into a MC. (5 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in 1st st. Place marker in 1st st of Rnd. SC to marker. (6 sts)

Always place the marker back in the 1st st of the new Rnd.

Rnd 3-21: Repeat Rnd 2 until you have 25 st in the Rnd. (7-25 sts)

Rnd 22 (add the ring): 2 SC in 1st st, SC 4, SC 8 around the wooden ring: Place wooden ring under working yarn, behind the work (inside the hat). Insert hook in next stitch and YO under the ring, pull through 1 loop, YO above the ring and pull through 2 loops, completing the SC (8 times total). SC to marker. (26 sts)

Rnd 23-32: Repeat Rnd 2. (27-36 sts)

At this point, the wooden ring should be hidden when the hat is laid flat. If it is not, repeat Rnd 2 until it is. If you need more rows here, your st count total will differ from the pattern going forward.

Place nose positioning markers: Before continuing, place 2 locking markers 2 sts from start of Rnd and 10 sts from start of Rnd on the right side of the work. These will remain in place until the nose is positioned.

Rnd 33 (make the button hole): 2 SC in 1st st. SC 12. Ch 1. Skip next st. SC around to marker. (37 sts)

Rnd 34: 2 SC in 1st st, SC around, treating Ch 1 as a st. (38 st)

Ensure you can fit your button through the button hole you have created.

Cut yarn, leaving a 46 cm (18 in) tail.

Use the Invisible Fasten Off technique, weaving the yarn in the direction of where the nose will be placed and DO NOT CUT the excess yarn tail. We will use this yarn to secure the nose in place.

Attach the button

Lay the hat flat with the ring at the back. Secure the button in between Rnds 3 & 4, in the centre of the front of the hat, when laid flat.

Nose

Rnd 1: 5 SC in MC. (5 sts)

Place the marker in the 1st st of Rnd 2. Always place marker back in 1st st of Rnd.

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (10 sts)

Rnd 3: *2 SC in st, SC. Repeat from * around to marker. (15 sts)

Rnds 4-6: SC around to marker. (15 sts)

Rnd: 7: *Inv Dec, SC. Repeat from * around to marker. (10 sts) Stuff firmly with polyfil.

Rnd 8: Inv Dec around to marker (5 sts)

Cut yarn leaving a 20 cm (8 in) tail and pull through. Thread a yarn needle and weave the needle through the front loops of the 5 stitches of the last Rnd. Pull to tighten and fasten off. Weave the tail inside the stuffing of the nose cut the excess yarn.

Attach the nose

Position the nose with Rnd 1 facing out and between the 2 markers on the underside of the hat along Rnd 5 of the nose. Using the excess tail yarn from the hat, attach the nose with by pushing the needle through one stitch of Rnd 5 of the nose and to the front of the hat. Backstitch along Rnd 32 of the hat onto Rnd 5 of the nose, using the previously placed markers to position the nose. Secure and weave tail through 5-10 stitches of the hat and ending in the nose. Pull slightly and snip tail yarn so the end disappears into the stuffing of the nose.

That’s it! Loop your new little friend to your stove handle or your dishwasher handle and add a tea towel (I like these ones!) to the wooden ring and you can dry your hands on his beard until it’s time for it to be washed!

I hope you enjoyed this free pattern! As soon as I get it formatted into a pdf, I’ll add a link to an ad-free printable pdf pattern that you can download from Etsy or Ravelry for a small fee. Until then (and afterwards!), enjoy it for free here on the blog! If you liked this pattern, please share it on Pinterest!

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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!

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A Bakers Dozen Of Fall Sweater Patterns

As you welcome fall this year, it’s a great time to embrace sweater weather! Fall in Edmonton (where I live) is usually a pretty short season. Winter likes to extend its reach well into the fall months, so it’s not uncommon for us to have snow by Thanksgiving or Halloween. But this year, the weather has been holding so far and the forecast is looking good for the next couple of weeks. I have been taking advantage of the lovely temperatures to enjoy walks in our beautiful river valley. Wearing sweaters is a great way to enjoy the outdoor weather longer. And a great way to keep your hands busy as you cuddle up in front of the fire or the TV. Check out some of these great knit and crochet sweater patterns, perfect to make for fall!

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I love this Retro Stripes Pullover Crochet Pattern from Meg Made With Love. This is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern and features an over-sized fit, a mock turtleneck, ribbing along the bottom and a split hem. You can make the fun stripes in any colour you like, so grab your favourite worsted weight yarn and get crocheting! Find the pattern here.

For early fall and layering, this Simple Sweater Crochet Pattern from Hooked Homemade Happy is a great pattern that looks like it would work up really quickly. With its simple boat-neck construction, this comfy, easy to make sweater is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe. Get the pattern here.

While the Millennial Jumper Crochet Pattern from Kate Polizzi looks a little more complex, it is still a beginner-friendly crochet project, perfect for your first garment! This raglan style jumper is crocheted from the top down using Aran weight yarn. It’s designed to be over-sized, but it’s also a crop, so it’s a perfect trendy sweater! Also I LOVE this colour! I need to make me one of these! Find the pattern here.

The Salena Sweater Crochet Pattern from By Sincerely Pam is extra roomy, comfortable and trendy! I love the wavy lines of this pattern: makes for such a unique look. Buy this pattern here.

Doesn’t this Vienna Sweater Crochet Pattern from LCK Crochet Shop just look so cozy?There are some serious fall vibes going on with this oversized turtleneck sweater! Suitable for an intermediate beginner, this pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn, like Red Heart Super Saver (so, very affordable). Pick up this pattern here.

If you’d like to try out a knit cardigan, check out this Beginner Friendly Top-Down Cropped Knit Cardigan: The Harper Wool Jacket Pattern from caidree. This pattern is available in English, French and German and it is made with super bulky wool, like Wool and the Gang Big Sexy Wool or We Are Knitters The Wool. This simple pattern would knit up quickly and you’ll be all ready for some fall photo shoots in no time! Find the pattern here.

If you live in a place that doesn’t have quite as cool falls as we have, then you might just need a lighter sweater like this Esma Cape Cardigan Crochet Pattern from Lakeside Loops. I love the lacy, airy stitches, inspired by macrame. These kind of cardigans are so versatile for the office or for a beach cover up! Pick up the pattern here.

Or you can try the Watson Waffle Crochet Cardigan Pattern which is also from Lakeside Loops. This reminds me a little bit of the pocket shawls that have been making the rounds. I love the fun waffle stitch! This chunky sweater looks so cozy with its long length, bulky feel and large pockets. It works up very quickly, is easy to construct and will look beautiful layered over jeans or leggings. Grab this versatile pattern here.

I’m still loving all these long cardigans like this Coffeeshop Cardigan Crochet Pattern from Evelyn and Peter. This is another easy level cardigan pattern that I think you’re going to love to crochet! Made with bulky weight Lionbrand Homespun Yarn, this lovely cardigan will work up quickly and provide all sorts of fall coziness! Time to get this cute pattern here.

For a cozy knit cardigan check out Coziest Cable Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Mama in a Stitch. I love the large cables worked into the chunky sweater. The loose, cozy fabric and over-sized fit make this one of the comfiest sweaters ever! This cardigan features minimal shaping, making it a super easy project that just about anyone can be proud to knit and wear! Find this pattern here.

The Everyday Cardigan Crochet Pattern from A Crocheted Simplicity is a classic staple that you’ll love to add to your closet! It is designed with a classic fit and 4-6″ of positive ease, but if you want more of an over-sized fit, there are instructions included to modify the pattern. Get this cozy, worsted weight pattern here.

You can knit Dotty Cardigan Knitting Pattern from All About Ami with bulky yarn and the lovely dot stitch! The Dotty Cardigan is a chunky cardigan that looks so stylish with its sophisticated length, ribbed collar, and cozy pockets. This cardigan works up very quickly and will look beautiful layered over jeans, leggings and dresses all year long! this is an easy level pattern and is so fun to make! Pick up this pattern here.

The Daylight Cardigan Knitting Pattern also from All About Ami is knit almost entirely in stockinette, which makes it another beginner-level pattern, perfect for your first knit garment! This is a luxurious and stylish cardigan featuring a relaxed fit and cozy pockets. It uses Lionbrand Chainette yarn that results in an incredibly soft and comfortable cardigan. Pick up this pattern here.

You definitely still have plenty of time to pick up a pattern and getting knitting or crocheting yourself a nice warm sweater for the fall (or winter!). Grab one of the great patterns, pick up some yarn and get making today! Or pin it for later!

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Such a fun striped pullover sweater crochet pattern! Love the mock turtleneck on this beginner level crochet sweater pattern from meg made with love #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #stripedsweaterpattern #sweaterpattern #yarn #crafts #MegMadeWithLove #CraftEvangelist
Simple Crocheted Sweater pattern, perfect for beginners. Works up quickly, lovely EASY CROCHET SWEATER PATTERN! #crochetpattern #crochet #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #easycrochetpattern #HookedHomemadeHappy #CraftEvangelist
Super cute, but EASY beginner crochet sweater pattern. Lovely cropped crochet sweater with turtle neck. Perfect first garment pattern! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #crochetjumper #sweaterpattern #yarn #crafts #millennialjumper #KatePolizzi #CraftEvangelist
Super sweet leaf-like lacy crochet sweater pattern. This is such a lovely and cozy crocheted sweater to make! Size inclusive up to size 3X. Gorgeous, roomy comfy sweater! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #BySincerelyPam #CraftEvangelist
Gorgeous over-sized turtleneck cozy sweater of your dreams! Chunky and cuddly, perfect crochet pattern to make this super snuggly pullover sweater! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #crochetturtleneck #turrtlenecksweaterpattern #yarn #crafts #LCKCrochetShop #CraftEvangelist
Super easy knitting pattern made from super bulky wool to make this beginner level knit sweater pattern work up super quickly! Great first knit garment pattern! #knitsweater #knittingpattern #knitsweater #knitsweaterpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #easyknittingpattern #easysweaterpattern #Caidree #CraftEvangelist
Modern bohemian cape crochet pattern looks like macrame! But much softer! The stitches look like the little knots of macrame! #crochetpattern #crochetsweaterpattern #crochetsweater #crochetcape #crochetbeachcoverup #bohostyle #LakesideLoops #CraftEvangelist
You will enjoy crocheting this Watson Waffle Cardigan, a chunky sweater with a long length and large pockets! Cozy and perfect for fall! This pattern comes in 16 SIZES from baby to 5 XL! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #crochetcardigan #cardiganpattern #sweaterpattern #yarn #crafts #LakesideLoops #CraftEvangelist
Cozy crochet cardigan pattern, perfect easy pattern for beginner crocheters! Love this casual and warm looking sweater, perfect with skinny jeans! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #coffeeshopcardigan #cardiganpattern #crochetcardigan #EvelynandPeter #CraftEvangelist
Cable-knit cardigan pattern. Lovely length on this gorgeous knit sweater pattern! #knitcardiganpattern #knittingpattern #knitsweater #knitcardigan #knitsweaterpattern #MamaInAStitch #CraftEvangelist
Beautiful crocheted cardigan pattern! I love the look of this gorgeous CROCHETED cardigan! I can't wait to make this beautiful pattern! #crochetpattern #crochetcardigan #cardiganpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #longcrochetcardigan #ACrochetedSimplicity #CraftEvangelist
Beautifully textured knit cardigan pattern from All About Ami. Love this simple knit textured knit sweater pattern! #knittingpattern #knitcardigan #knitcardiganpattern #chunkycardiganpattern #AllAboutAmi #CraftEvangelist
Gorgeous and simple Daylight Cardigan knitting pattern made with Lionbrand Chainette yarn. Love this gorgeous soft cardigan. Beginner friendly knitting pattern is a perfect first knit garment project #knittingpattern #knitcardigan #knitcardiganpattern #cardiganpattern #knitting #AllAboutAmi #CraftEvangelist

10 Beautiful Knit & Crochet Blanket Patterns

While it may still be summertime, it’s never too early to start working on some beautiful blankets to curl up under, whether you’re warming up by the campfire outside or curling up on the deck with a book as the summer begins to turn to fall or preparing for the winter months ahead. These fantastic patterns will inspire you to order that yarn and pick up your hooks and needles again to make one of these gorgeous blankets!

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If you are new to crochet or just looking for a quick project, The 4 Hour Blanket Crochet Pattern from Crochet Baby Boutique is the perfect pattern for you! Promising to crochet up in 4 hours with luxuriously soft and cosy super bulky blanket yarn, this textured beauty will make a lovely last-minute baby gift. Get the pattern here.

If you’re looking for a project to pass a little more time, this Buttons and Braids Blanket Crochet Pattern from The Hat and I has got what you need! This pattern was designed with the beginner in mind, but is so gorgeous and has the lovely details of the gorgeous braid and finished with little buttons, no one would guess you were new to crochet! And like any beginner pattern, it only looks better and is more relaxing the more experienced you are, so even if you’ve been crocheting for years, this is a great pattern to consider. I love the colourful stripes, but I think it would also look fabulous in a solid natural wool-coloured yarn, don’t you? Get the pattern here.

You’ve got to love the texture on this Luxe Bobbles Crochet Blanket Pattern from Mama In a Stitch. This blanket would be delightful to fidget with all the lovely bobbles. It looks so cute and modern, it would look fantastic as a throw blanket on your couch, or make a smaller one (it comes in 2 sizes!) for that special baby in your life. Get the pattern here. There are also instructions on how you can find this pattern for free on her blog in her Etsy description!

This gorgeous Delightful Diamonds Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern from Knot Yourself Out looks so luxurious and classy. I love the textured diamonds in the raised stitches. It would make a lovely baptism or christening blanket and despite its complex look, the crochet technique used here is not a difficult one! Even though this is called a baby blanket pattern, I think it would make a lovely throw blanket for a special chair in your living room. Find the pattern here.

Since we’re talking diamonds, the Girls Best Friend Knit Blanket Pattern from Knitatude is another diamond-patterned throw blanket for the advanced beginner knitter to consider. Simple stitches and an 8-row pattern repeat make up this lovely blanket. The yarn pictured is Lionbrand’s Cobblestone which is plied with a lighter contrast colour and adds interest and character to any finished item!. Find the pattern here.

If you have wanted to try out corner to corner crochet, the Covered in Cats Afghan Pattern from Evelyn and Peter is a great first C2C project for you since it only has two colours, which means fewer bobbins! If you love cats or someone you know loves cats, this would be a delightful blanket to make for yourself or a fabulous gift! Find the pattern here. It’s also available as a Lionbrand Kit here.

Here’s another delightful pattern from Evelyn and Peter: the Hello Sunshine Crochet Afghan Pattern! This fun C2C pattern has such a lovely vintage vibe to it with a modern and fun style! Soak in the sunny rays year-round while you cosy up under this gorgeous afghan! Find this cute pattern here.

If you love colourwork, but find it a little bit intimidating to style, check out this fun and chic Geo Georgie Blanket Crochet Pattern from Catherine Crochets. The monochrome colourwork in intarsia crochet keeps this pattern stylish and interesting to make. It’s so fun to see the pattern come together as you work the different sections! Find this pattern here.

For a colourwork pattern that is a little more straightforward, the Big Fish Little Fish Crochet Blanket Pattern is also from Catherine Crochets and is sure to delight a fish-loving child. It would make a great gender-neutral baby blanket with all the fun colours worked into the fish. What a sweet and simple design! Find the pattern here.

To delight an older dinosaur-loving kid, make them this Triceratops Hooded Blanket Crochet Pattern from Bri Abby Designs. Your kid will love to use this costume turned blanket for dressing up and playing. What a cute way to keep warm! Find this cute pattern here.

And while it’s not a blanket, this Bumble Bee Cushion Crochet Pattern from Little Doolally caught my eye on my visit to Etsy. Save the bees! on this lovely Bumble Bee Cushion. This would be a fun little whimsical addition in my sitting room! Time to pick up a pattern and get crocheting. Find this cute pattern here.

I hope you find a lovely blanket pattern to knit or crochet and keep warm as the evenings turn cooler. Knitting and crocheting is a great way to pass the time sitting around the fire or relaxing with Netflix. Why not pick up one of these great blanket patterns to make today? Or pin it for later!

What a fantastic collection of knit and crochet blanket patterns! Just in time for fall; knit or crochet yourself a new afghan! #knittingpattern #crochetpattern #blanketpattern #knitblanketpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Super simple and easy crochet blanket pattern that uses super bulky yarn and crochets up fast--in only 4 hours! Perfect last minute handmade baby shower gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #babyblanketpattern #fastbabyblanket #easybabyblanket #easycrochetpattern #beginnercrochetpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous braid texture on this easy crochet blanket pattern! Can you believe it takes just 3 stitches to make this stunning blanket?! I love the button detail! And it includes instructions to make it in any size you want! #crochetblanketpattern #crochetpattern #blanketpattern #crochetafghan #afghanpattern #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
I love the look of this sweet cuddly bobble-y crochet blanket! This easy crochet pattern is perfect for the beginner and makes this stylish and fun afghan in 2 sizes! #crochetblanketpattern #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #blanketpattern #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Check out the texture on this Delightful Diamonds Baby Blanket! What a fantastic and cuddly blanket for a Christening or a baptism blanket! I think it would even make a lovely throw blanket for your couch! So sweet! #babyblanketpattern #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #delightfuldiamondsblanket #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Beautiful knitting pattern from Knitatude with this lovely textured diamond pattern throughout. Made with just knits and purls, this cosy blanket is simple enough for a beginner knitter! #knittingpattern #knitblanketpattern #knitblanket #crafts #yarn #knitatude #craftevangelist
Sweet cat covered blanket crochet pattern. I love this simple, two-color C2C graphgan pattern! So cute for the cat-lover! #crochetpattern #C2C #cornertocorner #graphgan #afghanpattern #crochetblanket #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
What a fun boho vintage vibe to this gorgeous and modern Hello Sunshine Afghan crochet pattern What a fun corner to corner afghan pattern! Can't wait to make one of these! Such a fun summer vibe. #crochetpattern #crochetafghanpattern #afghanpattern #crochetblanket #crochetblanketpattern #C2C #C2Ccrochet #cornertocorner #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Check out all the fun designs on this Geo Georgie Blanket crochet pattern! I love this tapestry crochet afghan pattern, perfect introduction to tapestry crochet with plenty of photos and instructions. Make it with any size yarn you like! #crochetpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetafghan #tapestrycrochet #geometric #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Adorable rainbow big fish little fish tapestry crochet blanket pattern. Lovely gender neutral baby blanket crochet pattern makes an excellent handmade baby shower gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetblanketpattern #crochetbabyblanket #crafts #afghan #yarn #crochetafghan #craftevangelist
What a fun hooded blanket to make for a dinosaur-loving kid! This triceratops hooded blanket crochet pattern is so fun! My nephew would love one of these! #crochetpattern #crochethoodedblanketpattern #hoodedblanketpattern #hoodedblanket #crafts #blanketpattern #crochetblanket #yarn #craftevangelist
Such a fun bumblebee pattern on this gorgeous crocheted cushion! This would make a great throw pillow for my sitting room! I can't wait to make one of these fantastic cushion covers! #crochetpattern #crochetcushion #pillowpattern #crochetpillow #bumblebeepattern #tapestrycrochet #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Crochet Cushions & Throws

Cushions and throws are a great way to add a new twist to your decor. It’s easy to re-purpose an old pillow by putting a new cover on it. They’re also perfect to make this time of year as it grows warmer outside and you don’t want a heavy project sitting on your lap. Crocheted cushions are great projects to work on while you travel, too! I know not many of us are travelling these days, so taking a smaller project to make on the deck is also a good idea.

Even though we’re still working on our bathroom renovation (and I don’t plan on putting any throw cushions in there), all this renovating (as it creeps into more and more rooms in the house) has me thinking about refreshing the decor all over our house. New covers for cushions are a great way to use up a few skeins of yarn and add a fresh new look to (almost) any room! So check out these great cushions and throws crochet patterns that I’ve curated for you!

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This round Rosewheel Cushion Crochet Pattern has a neat embossed look to it with the front post stitches that form the beautiful pinwheel flower design on the front. I love crocheting in the round and this pillow pattern looks like it would work up quickly, keeping my interest with the embossed design on the front.

Here’s another lovely textured cushion cover, the Boho Tassel Throw Pillow Crochet Pattern has a lovely fringe for a casual, vintage vibe. The bobbles and tassels make this cushion cover interesting to crochet, but also a lovely textural experience to just cuddle up to and play with while watching TV.

I’m also completely enjoying the vintage vibe of this Summer of 77 Rainbow Pillow Crochet Pattern. The fun bobbles along the rows of the rainbow. And it’s so easy to be inspired to make this cushion in whatever colours suit your taste! This would look great in a teen’s room as well, with a funky and fun vibe, but not too baby-ish.

While it’s not a cushion, this Love for Frida Blankie Crochet Pattern would make a great throw blanket to add a splash of colour to any room with a fun vintage vibe. If you love Frida Kahlo and her bright and colourful style, you’ll definitely be inspired to make this colourful blanket! It’s a flexible pattern that can be modified easily to use up your existing stash! There’s nothing better than a project that you don’t have to buy more yarn for!

Haha, I bet you weren’t thinking this when you were thinking cushions. But this Cactus Pincushion Crochet Pattern is such a fun little project idea. Super quick to make up and it would make an excellent gift for someone who loves to sew. I definitely think I need one of these in my craft room!

I know I’m not exactly sticking to the theme here today, but I think this Dahlias and Leaves Tapestry Crochet Bag Pattern is so lovely and I think you could easily modify it to close it up and make it a throw pillow. But how cute is this pattern? Love it!

Father’s Day is coming up and you probably don’t have quite enough time to make this Crocheted Cheeseburger Ottoman Pattern unless you start crocheting like a mad-woman, but isn’t it so fun? This would be so fun in a family room, a game room, or a teen’s room. Such a fun idea!

A throw can be a cushion, a blanket or a rug! Check out this Black and White Scandinavian Rug Crochet Pattern. Isn’t it fun? I’m definitely feeling this vibe for our family room, whenever we get to that project (but it’s coming up more and more in conversation these days, so *fingers crossed*!). I’ve been wanting to crochet a rug for a while and this one seems like just the right vibe. Simple, but with enough changes in the pattern to keep me interested.

So back to pillows! This Cowhide Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern is so funky and no cows have to be harmed in its making! I love the funky cowhide inspiration, here! Perfect for a farmhouse vibe or a great gift for a farm family!

I also love this Tropical Leaf Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern. All these different designs on pillows are so fun to cycle into your decor. All you need to do is put a button or zipper closure on this lovely pillow cover and you can easily store away the cover and cycle it in at the start of a new season.

I’m also loving this Super Star Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern. It totally reminds me of the Dr Seuss “The Sneeches” story. But, you know, if you made it in blue and white, you’d have a fun American flag-inspired pillow to display for Independence Day celebrations (you know, if you’re into that… I’m Canadian, so it’s not really my thing, but the stars are pretty cool). This throw pillow would also go well in a beachy themed room and could make a nice addition to a teen’s room, with a little more sophistication.

While a little less sophisticated, this Crochet Donut Pillow Pattern is full of fun! Made with velour yarn, this fun cushion would be so adorable in a kids’ room or a funky family room. It would be so fun to delight a kid with this sweet pillow!

Or if donuts aren’t your thing, check out this Crochet Dog Pillow Pattern. Again, made with the velour/blanket yarn, this cute puppy pillow would be a great pattern to make for a dog-loving kid!

Which of these great pillow patterns will you crochet today? Go pick on up today or pin it for later!

Great collection of crocheted cushion patterns! Love these adorable and fun crocheted throw pillow covers! #crochetpattern #crochetcushion #cushionpattern #throwcushion #craftevangelist
Super sweet donut pillow crochet pattern! Love this giant amigurumi donut crochet pattern. How much fun would this be for a handmade crocheted gift for a kid's room!? #crochetpillow #crochetpattern #donutpillow #crochetthrowpillow #crochetcushionpattern #craftevangelist
Adorable stuffed puppy pillow crochet pattern! Such a fuzzy crochet cushion pattern! Perfect handmade gift for a kids' room! #crochetpattern #crochetcushion #puppypillow #puppycushion #giantamigurumi #amigurumipattern #craftevangelist
Fun textured pinwheel design with an embossed look on this crocheted pillow pattern. I love this diy cushion crochet pattern. Perfect quick project to refresh your decor! #crochetpattern #crochetpillow #pillowpattern #crochetthrowpillow #craftevangelist
Fun textured vintage boho vibe on this crochet cushion pattern. Love the neutral colours! A diy handmade decor idea to on this awesome throw pillow crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #throwcushionpattern #crochetpillow #craftevangelist
Sweet and easy crocheted bobble rainbow pillow crochet pattern. I love this fun and funky vibe. Made in these vintage colours, it has such a cool boho feel. #crochetpattern #crochetthrowpillo #crochetpillow #diydecor #craftevangelist
Love for Frida Blankie crochet pattern. Use up your stash with this fun and colourful throw blanket pattern inspired by Frida Kahlo! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #blanketpattern #fridakahlo #craftevangelist
Super cute and fun crocheted pin cushion pattern! This sweet little pin cushion crochet pattern will whip up quickly with just a small amount of yarn and make a great last minute gift for a crafty person. #crochetpattern #crochetpincushion #pincushionpattern #craftevangelist
Lovely tapestry crochet handbags. I love the designs on these handbags. I think the pattern could be easily adjustable to a throw pillow as well! #crochetpattern #crochetbag #tapestrycrochet #craftevangelist
How much fun is this Cheeseburger Ottoman crochet pattern?! It's so cool that it opens up for storage! And it's made with recycled tires! How fun is that!? #crochetpattern #crochetedottoman #ottomanpattern #crochetedfootstool #craftevangelist
Scandinavian Rug crochet pattern in black and white. I love the contrast and simplicity of these two neutrals mixed together in multiple interesting designs. Perfect for boho or scandinavian decor! #crochetpattern #crochetrugpattern #crochetrug #rugpattern #craftevangelist
Cowhide print crochet pillow cover. What a fun idea for a modern farmhouse decor vibe! Love this fun tapestry crochet cowhide print pattern! #crochetpattern #cowhidepattern #cowhideprint #farmhousedecor #diyfarmhousestyle #farmhousestyle #crochetfarmhouse #craftevangelist
Tropical Leaf Pillow Cover Crochet pattern. Love this fun leaf tapestry crochet. Excellent idea for refreshing your decor with a tropical and fresh vibe. #crochetpattern #crochetpillowpattern #crochethrowpillow #crochetcushionpattern #crochetcushion #craftevangelist
Super Star Pillow crochet throw pillow pattern. Love to make my own crochet pillow covers! So fun, perfect for a sophisticated teen's room or July 4 decor! #crochetpattern #superstarpillow #pillowcrochetpattern #crochetpillowpattern #craftevangelist

Rainy Day and Crochet

There have been a few rainy days recently that have just made me want to cuddle up with a cozy afghan and pull out a hook and some yarn and crochet! I love a craft I can cozy up to! Crochet is the perfect craft to do while looking out a rainy window and make something beautiful while staying nice and warm with a cup of hot coffee or tea! Today I’ve rounded up a collection of cute crochet patterns for you to try to bring some sunshine and delight to your day. They make great gifts and time passing projects. Check out some of these adorable crochet patterns and plan for your next rainy day project.

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This delightful little 2 in 1 bunny amigurumi crochet pattern includes a complete tutorial with step by step instructions for how to make these sweet little bunnies with plenty of detailed pictures. These little bunnies would make lovely handmade gifts for a little one or perfect Easter decor!

If you really feel like challenging yourself, you should try to make one of these Micro Mini Doll Crochet Pattern. Look at how tiny that doll is!!!! Crazy! I don’t know If I have the patience or endurance in my hands for that, but she’s so sweet and little, I just might try!

At a slightly larger size, this Amigurumi Fairy Crochet Pattern is also from Pink Mouse Boutique, but still a pretty small doll, depending on the yarn size you choose to use. I love the sweet details on this adorable little fairy. I know so many little girls who love to bring tiny sets of toys with them wherever they go. This would make a delightful little gift for a little girl to have a sweet little fairy to carry along with her in her tiny purse!

Or make a Flamingo Crochet Pattern, obvs. I love quirky stuffed animals! No one expects a flamingo stuffy, and certainly not one that you made! What a fun way to surprise and delight someone for a baby shower than with an adorable flamingo amigurumi! I think this stuffed animal would make a great “grow with me” doll to take month-by-month photos with your baby as they grow. Then you can compare the size of the baby to the size of the stuffy in each photo. So cute.

Or if you’re feeling the Canadian love, try this Beaver Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. You still have plenty of time to whip up this sweet pattern in time for Canada Day! I love the extra embroidery stitching on the tail, which really helps this little creature to read beaver, as well as the sweet little felt teeth.

Or if you’re up for a really quick project, why don’t you try this Red Fox Amigurumi Crochet Pattern? I love the fat tail and the wee little mouth on this adorable little ball-shaped amigurumi! They’re so quick to make up, you can easily make up a skulk of foxes to display or play with!

The same pattern designer, Mohustore, also has this Dinosaurs Crochet Pattern Set, which is a delightful set of tiny ball-shaped dinosaur patterns. So sweet! Such fun little toys for a little one to travel with!

Maybe you’re staying home a lot these days. What better time to have a new pair of slippers! But it’s also summer coming up really quick here, so why don’t your make yourself these Women’s Chunky Gladiator Slippers Crochet Pattern? Open-toed and sandal-like, these are the perfect summer slippers, for avoiding the crumbs the littles are leaving everywhere and treating yourself to a cute pair of slippers!

Or you could whip up one of these Star Stitch Pouches Crochet Pattern! I love a little pouch to hold my make up and crochet hooks and to organize my handbag! Also, you could crochet some of those tiny toys and present them all zipped up in one of these adorable pouches! Storage supplied! (I love things that come with storage!)

If you’d like to take advantage of the cooler weather to start making for the fall, the Granite Poncho Crochet Pattern from All About Ami is cozy poncho to keep warm on cool spring or fall days. I love that this poncho has pockets!!! Pockets are the best!

For a similar style, but a little quicker crochet, this Cowl Neck Capelet Crochet Pattern will crochet up quickly and not add too much bulk.

Or perhaps you’d like to be preparing for warmer days on a cool rainy day. Isn’t this Boho Lacy Sarong Crochet Pattern just lovely? How cute would that be at the beach or just a sunbathing day in your backyard?

Or maybe you’d rather be crocheting something cozy for your home, like this Aspen Pillow Crochet Pattern. I love this textured pillow cover. I think it would easily go in any room you wanted an extra throw for! If you haven’t found Two Little Birds Patterns before, you should definitely go check out that shop! There are so many fabulous patterns for the home that are modern and stylish!

So, today’s a great time to go pick up one of these patterns and pick out some yarn to get crocheting! Pin it for later so you don’t forget!

Super cute round up of crochet patterns! Love this sweet beaver amigurumi! Can't wait to check out some of these adorable crochet patterns! #crochetpattern #patternroundup #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi bunny pattern. 2 in 1 bunny body shapes. Make perfect handmade Easter gifts! Easter bunny crochet pattern. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoys #craftevangelist
Oh my goodness! This little dolly is sooo tiny! Wow! What a fantastic micro crochet pattern! I love her hair and sweet little rosy cheeks! #crochetpattern #microcrochet #amigurumipattern #microamigurumi #craftevangelist
Such a fun amigurumi pattern! I love this crocheted flamingo! Such a fun idea for a handmade gift idea. Wouldn't it be great as a grow with me doll?! Love it! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #flamingopattern #crochetflamingo #craftevangelist
Adorable little beaver amigurumi crochet pattern! Love this little crocheted toy that is perfect to celebrate Canada Day! What a fun little handmade stuffed animal! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #beaverpattern #CanadaDay #craftevangelist
Fun and easy little red fox crochet pattern. Tiny little amigurumi crochet pattern to use up yarn scraps. Such a fun little pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetfox #tinyamigurumi #craftevangelist
Sweet tiny little dinosaurs amigurumi crochet pattern set. Love this sweet little set of crochet patterns! Adorable little triceratops pattern! So sweet and tiny! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoys #tinycrochet #craftevangelist
Gorgeous and simple beginner friendly crochet poncho pattern. Love this turtle neck poncho with pockets! Lovely pattern! Perfect for fall! #crochetpattern #crochetponcho #ponchopattern #craftevangelist
Chunky crochet gladiator slippers pattern. Love these strappy sandal-like slippers. Perfect slippers for around the house in the summer! #crochetpattern #crochetslippers #slipperpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful crochet pattern for this sexy lace boho sarong! Love this beach cover up crochet pattern. I bet you could also wear it as a shawl! So versatile! #crochetpattern #crochetsarong #crochetbeachcoverup #beachcoverup #crochetforwomen #craftevangelist
Lovely modern crochet pattern for this beautiful textured pillow! Can't wait to crochet this gorgeous throw pillow pattern! #crochetpattern #crochethomedecor #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Pretty textured star stitch on this crochet pouch pattern! Love this two-in-one crochet pattern for these adorable little pouches! I love it when there are multiple options for a pattern# #crochetpattern #crochetpouch #crochetbag #craftevangelist
Fun and easy beginner crochet pattern for a cowl neck poncho. Love this pattern. Nice and cozy for cool spring evenings! Lovely quick crochet pattern #crochetpattern #ponchopattern #crochetponcho #craftevangelist
Hello beautiful fairy! Crochet this gorgeous tiny amigurumi fairy doll! She's so small and lovely! I love all the delicate details on this crocheted doll pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #tinycrochet #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

Beautiful Blankets

15 beautiful blanket patterns to knit and crochet

I think one of the most soothing things to make is a blanket. There’s just something about working on a larger project that isn’t overly complicated that is so very satisfying. Getting in the groove of a pattern that you’ve memorized, working for hours almost mindlessly creating a beautiful cozy item that is going to wrap someone you love in warmth and comfort is such a lovely experience! I’m really drawn to simple stitch patterns in neutral colours, so you’ll probably get a sense for my design sensibility through the patterns that I’ve collected for you here today.

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The Winchester Knit Throw Blanket Pattern is a simple seed stitch knit blanket. Made of just knits and purls, this would be a great project for a new knitter. It’s a great pattern to get plenty of practice switching between knits and purls. It would make a lovely throw for your living room couch or a sweet little baby blanket for an anticipated little one! This blanket will knit up quickly as it’s designed with a super bulky weight yarn!

I love the simple stylish drape of this Reversible Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern. Reversible blanket patterns are great to throw on living room couches because they’re quick and easy to fold up and are never backwards. I love te subtle geometric stitch pattern that forms this gorgeous afghan. So classy!

This Diamond Bobble Knit Blanket Pattern is totally on-trend with thick textured bobbles forming a trendy diamond pattern. Kids and adults alike enjoy playing with the soft bobbles and it would make a stylish addition to any room!

The Seedling Knit Baby Blanket Pattern is really similar to the Winchester throw, but with a garter stitch border and it’s made with worsted weight yarn instead of super bulky weight yarn, so you can use up that worsted weight stash you’ve got kicking around!

The Chunky Oversized Cable Knit Blanket Pattern is a beautiful stylish throw blanket pattern that would be a fun project to cozy up with all winter! Working under the lovely weight and size of this blanket would be so warm and comforting! Just imagine when it’s done! You’ll be able to practice following a cable-knit pattern, so I think this might make the perfect first cable-knit project for a knitter.

Of course, not to leave our the crocheters, there are many fantastic blanket patterns for crocheters, including the Seedling Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern. It’s a lovely, simple textured crochet blanket and the pattern comes in 12 sizes! So you can make whatever size you like!

This fun blanket is definitely a little more colourful than the others, but I couldn’t help being drawn to this Crochet Lego Blanket Pattern. I know that plenty of crocheters are looking for blanket patterns for kids, and it can be especially difficult to find patterns that crocheters think will appeal to boys. This fun lego inspired pattern is sure to delight any lego-lover!

I love the sweet little hearts on this Heart Blanket Crochet Afghan Pattern. The hexagon shapes stitched together to form a lovely throw blanket that would be gorgeous in different shades of pink like shown here, or more subtly in a solid colour, which would allow the texture of the heart motifs to shine!

With Easter coming up, it’s the perfect time to start working on a fun Bunny Parade Blanket Crochet Pattern. This would make a delightful little baby shower gift for a spring baby or a sweet Easter gift for a young child. I love the little pompoms on the corner of this cute blanket.

For a little boho-chic in your living room, try making one of these Anthropologie-Inspired Blanket Crochet Patterns. All the different textures of yarns and fun stitches in this blanket add subtle interest to this neutral striped blanket. What colours would you choose for a blanket like this?

This little Baby Nubbie Crochet Blanket Pattern looks so cozy! Made with a super-soft chunky chenille blanket yarn, this would be the perfect blanket to snuggle up your little one in! There’s just something about that bobble stitch that adds such a luxurious texture, I can’t get enough of it!

Back to a little more subtlety, the Diagonal Diamonds Basket Weave Crochet Throw Blanket Pattern is a lovely textured crochet pattern that would work as a baby blanket or a throw in any living room or family room. When it gets chilly in our house, we all cozy up under throw blankets and keep warm that way.

And back to the bobbles. They’re just so fun! The Gretchen Afghan Crochet Pattern is a perfected puffed and playful blanket that anyone would be sure to love. Perfect for babies and adults alike, it would work just about anywhere. Made in white, it looks like a pile of clouds!

This Bobble Throw Crochet Pattern has a bobble stripe with a lovely textured stripe throughout it… and maybe it was just this lovely mustard colour that I love, but ooooh, the honeycomb feels! This blanket would look fantastic in our sitting room now with our pops of mustard!

And finally, this lovely textured Wintertide Throw Blanket Crochet Pattern has a multitude of crochet stitches to form some interesting textured stripes for fingers to explore. The tassels give it a modern boho feel, which is so on-trend. It is definitely time for you to pick up this pattern and get making a fabulous throw blanket!

So go pick yourself up a pattern and an armful of yarn and set yourself up to Knitflix for a while to make one of these lovely blankets! Or pin it for later so you don’t forget and you can entice your friends and family with your project list (warning: you may get requests!).

15 gorgeous throw blanket patterns to make. These lovely patterns are so versatile, including both knit and crochet patterns for beginners and experienced makers alike to make gorgeous baby blankets or afghans. #crochetpatterns #knittingpatterns #patternroundup #knitblankets #crochetblankets #craftevangelist
Lovely seed stitch blanket knitting pattern. Made with super bulky yarn, this easy blanket knits up quickly and is perfect for a beginner knitter! #knittingpattern #knitblanketpattern #knitknitknit #knitthrowpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitbabyblanketpattern #craftevangelist
I love the gorgeous geometric pattern on this lovely reversible baby blanket knitting pattern. The subtle texture works well for a living room throw or a stylish baby blanket. Perfect beginner knitter project! #knittingpattern #knitblanketpattern #knitthrowpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitbabyblanket #craftevangelist
Beautifully textured bobble knit diamond bobbled throw blanket pattern. I love the fun bobbles and diamond shape. Very trendy. Perfect baby blanket or throw blanket or afghan for living room. #knitblanket #knitblanketpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitthrowpattern #bobblestitchblanket #babyblanketpattern #craftevangelist
The Seedling Blanket pdf knitting pattern. Lovely knit blanket pattern in seed stitch. Perfect easy knitting pattern for a beginner knitter. Lovely subtle texture and simple reversible blanket makes a beautiful baby blanket or stylish throw afghan for the living room. #knittingpattern #knitblanketpattern #knitthrowpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitbabyblanket #craftevangelist
Gorgeous chunky cable knit blanket knitting pattern. This would make a great first cable-knit project for the ambitious beginner! I love the giant cables on this gorgeous throw! This would look perfect on a master bed or on a living room couch! #knitblanketpattern #knitthrowpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitknitknit #giantknits #craftevangelist
The Seedling Stitch Blanket is a lovely textured crochet blanket pattern to make this sweet and simple baby blanket or a blanket in 12 sizes! From afghans to full bed-sized blankets, this is the perfect simple pattern to relax to and make a stunning result! #blanketpattern #crochetblanket #crochetafghan #crochetbabyblanket #babyblanketpattern #crochetthrowblanket #craftevangelist
Super fun Lego blanket crochet pattern makes the perfect afghan for the Lego loving kid in your life! What little boy wouldn't be delighted to receive this stunning and colourful blanket as a gift? #crochetlegoblanket #legoblanket #crochetlego #crochetafghanpattern #afghanpattern #crochetblanketpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured crochet heart blanket pattern. These sweet rosette heart motifs join together to make the loveliest throw! Can't wait to make this stunning afghan! #crochetpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist
Adorable bunny parade blanket crochet pattern. This adorable little baby blanket would make a lovely Easter gift! super sweet little bunny blanket! #crochetpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist
Lovely boho style Anthropologie-Inspired crochet blanket pattern with multiple yarns and textures to add luxury and style to this crochet afghan. Mix your favourite colours to make a gorgeous crochet throw blanket! #crochetblanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetthrowpattern #craftevangelist
Super textured and super soft crochet baby blanket in puff stitch pattern and chenille blanket yarn makes a quick crochet and a lovely textured result! Love this afghan pattern; can't wait to wrap a little baby up in it! So cozy! #crochetpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetthrowpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful texture on this basket weave throw crochet pattern. Makes a perfect baby blanket or throw blanket for the living room couch! #crochetblanketpattern #crochetpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetbabyblanket #craftevangelist
Gorgeous bobble textured crochet pattern for this simple and luxurious afghan! Can wait to make a comfy throw like this! #crochetpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetblanketpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful bobble throw textured stripe crochet pattern! Love the fun bobbles on this cute pattern. It would make a great baby blanket or throw for the couch! #crochetpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetbabyblanket #craftevangelist
Full of texture, bobbles, and knit-like stitching, this warm winter throw is the ultimate in comfort and style. The various stitch patterns will keep your attention as you make it and the super bulky yarn lends to a quick project. Cuddle up under the squishiest, boho inspired winter blanket you’ve ever made! #crochetpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist