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.

18 Knit and Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns


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

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

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

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

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

Looking for a ready-made gift? It’s a great time to get your order in for one of these beautiful, unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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The Easiest Beginner Crochet Patterns for New Crocheters

Have you learned to crochet, but don’t know where go next? Maybe your friend taught you to crochet, but now you want to work on a project. There are many great resources out there to learn on your own (try searching on YouTube for some great visual tutorials!). So, if you have started to learn to crochet, you will want to start with some easy crochet projects for beginners. I have created a wonderful collection of easy beginner crochet projects for you to try out.

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If you don’t have a friend to teach you, or you just need some reminders when your friend is not available, this Learn To Crochet – Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Crochet from Crochet in the Sun Shop is a great resource to refer back to remind yourself of a stitch or term that you’ve forgotten, as well as a complete guide for learning how to crochet on your own!

Dishcloths are a great place to start. Dishcloths are small projects that allow you to work on gauge and learning one stitch until you perfect it. The Savon Set of beautiful set of crochet dishcloth/washcloth patterns from DeBrosse NYC is a great place to start. The washcloths work up to be about 10″ x 10″ and you can make a set from a single cake of Lion Brand Comfy Cotton.

You can make a dishcloth in whatever colour you like. So whether you like creamy naturals like DeBrosse is known for or your prefer something with more colour, the beauty of handmade is that you can make your dishcloths in whatever colour you prefer. There are so many washcloth tutorials out there, like this Easist Crochet Baby Washcloth from Daisy Cottage Designs.

Once you’ve got the hang of basic crochet projects, you will be ready for larger projects. Blankets are basically just like large washcloths, but the beauty of this Easy Peasy DC Throw Crochet Pattern from Whistle and Wool is that it is made with a single (large) skein of Lion Brand Cover Story Chenille yarn. This bulky yarn works up quickly, so this blanket is done pretty quickly!

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

The Easiest Blanket Ever Crochet Pattern from Jonna Martinez Crochet is another super easy beginner crochet pattern with lots of helpful photos and a video tutorial to walk you through making this lovely blanket. If you like fringe, this is the blanket for you. It is also make with super bulky yarn, so it will work up very quickly. There are also instructions to make this blanket in any size, so if you are looking to customize a blanket to a specific size, this is a great pattern for that!

Patchwork blankets are super trendy right now. So, if you like the look of a patchwork blanket, this Easy Scrap Buster Blanket Crochet Pattern from Knitting With Chopsticks is a great beginner project! It’s like making a bunch of washcloths and sewing them together to make a sweet and trendy modern crochet throw blanket! It’s a wonderful way to use up scrap yarn and it’s a great project to bring with you, since you can work on it in small pieces!

Once you’ve got the hang of the basic crochet stitches, you’ll be ready to start crocheting in the round, which means you can start making amigurumi! Your first amigurumi project could be this Squiggles Octopus Crochet Pattern from Ohana Craft Amigurumi. Making stuffed animals with super bulky velour or chenille yarn means that the stitches are easy to see and the stuffed toy works up really quickly!

Then you can make hats!!! How fun is that? The Easiest Worsted Hat Ever Crochet Pattern from Jonna Martinez Crochet is a great beginner hat pattern that you can make in one of 8 different sizes that are included! There is also a free tutorial for reference on their YouTube channel, so you can get a visual guide to making this crocheted beanie pattern!

The Torbeck Ribbed Knit-Look Hat Crochet Pattern from DeBrosse NYC is a trendy hat pattern that is easy, but some experience is helpful. If you are an ambitious beginner with some tenacity, you’ll be able to tackle this project. The Torbeck Beanie features a thoughtfully designed crown with the perfect derease. Get all the stretch and texture of a knit project with the speed and ease of crochet!

Then you can make bags! I love crocheted handbags! They are so useful and there are so many amazing patterns out there. The Farmers Market Tote Bag Crochet Pattern from Knot Monster is the perfect first crocheted handbag pattern. This is a simple basic how to tutorial for a beginner bag. Make it in any colour you please and take it to the farmer’s market to haul all your fresh veggies and market goodies!

back view of a woman wearing a colourful easiest poncho ever crochet pattern

Then you can make a poncho!!! How fun is Easiest Poncho Crochet Pattern from Sirins Crochet? You can easily make this poncho to the perfect size by continuing to crochet until it is the length you want! Perfect to try on as you go and have a cozy wearable that you made yourself!

Next you can move on to the Azali Crochet Wrap Pattern from The Easy Design. The design for this wrap is all about easy to make and trendy to wear, using a simple shape and easy texture. You can make it with either a bulky yarn or a medium yarn to make it for the season of your choice. The bulky version will work up quickly and be so cozy for the cold winter months, while a medium weight wrap will be perfectly stylish for the warmer season.

Once you’re feeling pretty confident in the consistency of your stitches and your ability to meet gauge (that means: make your stitches the same size as the designer), you can move on to a more fitted (but still forgiving) crochet pattern, like the Nala Crochet Cardigan Pattern from The Easy Design. You can make it in one of 7 sizes, XS – 3 XL. The basic stitch pattern and the very easy construction of this cardigan make it perfect for beginners who want to make their first wearable garment.

I hope you found some inspiration to get you started with crocheting and learning to make written patterns. There’s no end to the wonderful projects that are available, once you have the hang of the basics. And as you can see there are many lovely projects you can make while learning! Grab one of these patterns today or pin it for later!

Learn to crochet with these beginner crochet patterns! Check out the easy crochet patterns perfect for new crocheters in this pattern round up by Craft Evangelist

Lunar New Year – Year of the Bunny… Amigurumi

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

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

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

Crochet Bunny in a Dress finished stuffed toy from amigurumi pattern

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

Bunny Pumpkin Crochet finished toy from amigurumi pattern

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

Group of Sleeping Bunny Amigurumi Crocheted Stuffed Toys finished from pattern

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

Realistic Looking Crocheted Stuffed Rabbit finished toy from amigurumi pattern

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

Two Rabbits in different poses amigurumi finished toys from crochet pattern

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

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

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

Adorable Amigurumi Rabbit finished toy from crochet pattern

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

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

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

Tiny knitted bunny stuffed toy made from knitting pattern

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

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

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

Fukubukuro Rabbit in a Lucky Bag Crochet Pattern

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

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

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

Adorable Patterns to Start Your Year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Check out this beautiful collection of crochet patterns for Christmas wall hangings! Some of them even look like macrame! Quick last minute handmade gifts to make! #PatternRoundUp #CraftEvangelist #Etsy #Crochet #Yarn #Crafts

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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Adorable Dolls to Crochet for Doll Lovers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sweet Slippers from Amazing Knit and Crochet Patterns for Toasty Toes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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