Quick & Easy Crochet Patterns

Have you been meaning to learn to crochet? There is no better time that this fall and winter to learn! Are you in lockdown? Would you like to show your friends and family you care about them without contributing to the rising plague numbers? Of course you do! Learn to crochet. Keep your hands busy and your lap warm while you make cozy things for yourself and your loved ones! Come out of this pandemic with a new hobby… or maybe even slippers! I’ve collected a few quick and easy, beginner-friendly crochet patterns for you to get started.

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If you have the basics of crocheting down, this easy Dessa Dot Blanket crochet pattern from DeBrosse NYC is a lovely pattern to practice those stitches and maybe pick up a new technique! This blanket is relatively lightweight that flows with an effortless drape and is versatile for both adults and little ones. It would look great draped over a chair in your living room. If you love simple, modern crochet patterns, check out DeBrosse NYC: there are so many stunning patterns!

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The only thing better than a blanket is one that you can wrap around yourself… and of course: pockets! Perfect for chilly offices! And bonus: pockets to stash your cell phone and warm up your hands! There are many versions of the pocket shawl available, and this Sabrina Pocket Wrap crochet pattern from Lulo Stitch Co. has some lovely details, including the delicate, textured border and chunky tassels to finish it off! This would make a lovely co-worker gift!

Once you’re into crochet, you have to try out amigurumi (crocheted stuffed toys) and this Amigurumi Llama Crochet pattern from mohu store is the perfect little pattern to get started! This cute little pattern is unique and quick to work up with just a few scraps of yarn. They make perfect little friends (or pin cushions?!) for you and your yarn-loving friends and family!

If you need a last minute gift idea, why not crochet up one of these cozy textured cup cozy patterns from Solomo Wear? If you check out the shop there are also ready-made options you can purchase if you have some time to wait for shipping, but no time to make it yourself!

This textured crochet headband makes another great beginner crochet pattern from LeeleeKnits. Headbands work up usually in an hour or so and they make great gifts for teenage girls!

How adorable is this sweet Beginner Crochet Bear Hat Pattern from Pretty Darn Adorable? If you are expecting or have a friend or family member expecting a baby, this adorable hat would make a suuuuuuuuuuper sweet baby shower gift or first Christmas gift? I’m dying. So sweet.

Or… make your own slippers! These just look so cozy! They are made with bulky yarn, so they crochet up so quickly. Make your own Simple Crochet Slippers with your bulky yarn scraps from this easy pattern from Teez Topperz. This is a super great value: this pattern is only $3 CAD, so grab one today and get making some toasty warm slippers!

I hope you’re inspired to learn to crochet this pandemic winter. It’s a weird world out there. But we crocheter can be safe and cozy in our homes, making beautiful and cozy crocheted creations! Make this most of this time and stay well! If you found a pattern here that you loved, pin this to Pinterest to save it for later and to share it with your friends!

Quick and easy crochet patterns for the beginner crocheter to learn to crochet! Great variety of patterns to make from amigurumi to hats and headbands and slippers. #crochetpatterns #beginnercrochetpatterns #learntocrochet #patternroundup #craftevangelist

Diamond (Patterns) are a Maker’s Best Friend

This week in my perusing the world wide web for the best patterns, I stumbled upon a couple of super cute diamond themed patterns. It made me think about how I had seen others and I would like to bring them all together for you so we can enjoy the variety of beautiful patterns inspired by this simple geometric shape! It’s wonderful to see all the different ways designers have of incorporating this shape into knit and crochet (there’s even a bonus macrame pattern!) patterns, in simple and complex ways. Most of these patterns are easy beginner level patterns, so they make a great first project for a new knitter or crocheter.

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The Chasing Diamonds Crochet Blanket Pattern from My Crochet Place UK is an easy level pattern, perfect for the confident beginner. This pattern can be made in a solid pattern, as shown here, or with stripes to add more interest. I love the way that the diamond pattern gets highlighted in this solid colour, but I can see a lovely hand-dyed yarn working well here. Made with Aran weight yarn, there is still plenty of flexibility to use whatever yarn you have from your stash. The pattern comes with instructions for 2 sizes of blankets, so you can get the size that works for your space. Get this easy pattern here.

The Labadee Diamond Bobble Pillow Crochet Pattern from Debrosse NYC is such a fun celebration of textures and diamonds! I love Debrosse NYC patterns: they’re so modern, sleek and stylish. They’re such a gorgeous way to work handmade items into your modern home! No goofy granny patterns here; just classic, high-end style. This diamond bobble pillow is no exception. Gorgeous! A pair of these pillows would look great in any home! Get this fabulous pattern here.

The Crocheted Ribbed Diamond Blanket Pattern from Daisy Farm Crafts is a fuzzy and cozy pattern, perfect to cuddle up your little one or present to a loved one as a thoughtful handmade gift. The subtle textured diamond pattern in this beautiful crocheted blanket is sure to work in any theme and for any gender of child, so if you have an expectant friend or family member, you can confidently get to work on making this lovely blanket that is sure to be loved! Get the pattern here.

Perhaps you thought cables were just for knitting, but the Once Upon a Cable Blanket Crochet Pattern from Holland Designs incorporated crocheted cables beautifully! This is the perfect pattern to learn and practice this new technique. I love working with patterns that expand my skills and learning new things. This is an intermediate pattern and there are instructions to make it in any size you like! Buy this versatile pattern here.

This Jodi Blanket Tunisian Crochet Pattern from Timber N Threads just reminds me of all the wonderful things I could make if I would pick up some Tunisian crochet hooks and take some time to work with this wonderful craft a little more. Look at the beautiful and intricate stitch patterns you can create with this pattern! Love it! Pick up the pattern here.

Oh the bobbles on the blankets! I am not the kind of person that really did a lot of snuggling/fidgeting with blankets or hair or anything like that, but I do know that some people are really tactile that way. The Domino Coverlet Diamond Pompom Bobble Blanket Crochet Pattern from Two of Wands Shop would make the perfect textured blanket to give to a tactile loved one. I love the bobbled fringe because it’s easily washable without having to be fussy about ensuring that the fringe stays intact. This lovely pattern would make the perfect throw for your living room. I love these textured diamonds made in neutrals: so versatile! Pick up this pattern here.

Diamonds aren’t just for home decor! The Divinity Infinity Scarf and Cowl Crochet Pattern from Paige’s Perfect Posies has a lovely diamond-esque stitch pattern, which creates a rich textured scarf or cowl. Crocheted scarves and cowls work up so quickly, they make a great gift for a friend, and the sizes are so flexible, you don’t need to make many adjustments for different sizes! Find this pattern here.

The Divinity Beanie Crochet Pattern also from Paige’s Perfect Posies makes the perfect accessory to go along with that fab cowl pattern! Grab this pattern here. Make a matching set (which, if you’re going to do, you should grab the Divinity Bundle so you can also get a bonus cup cozy pattern!)

The Diamond Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern from Rocket Clothing London is a lovely, timeless baby blanket, that is sure to become a family heirloom. Gorgeous, simple textures Buy this pattern here.

Here’s a lovely Easy Diamond Lace Chunky Knit Scarf Pattern from Richmond Hill Knits. The lovely open lace creates the diamond shape here is a great pattern for showing off a lovely hand-dyed yarn. Chunky yarn works up quickly, so this would be an interesting pattern to work on as a lovely gift. Get the pattern here.

I love this Diamond Rug Crochet Pattern from L Knitting Design. The diamond shape is created with colourwork. It reminds me of an argyle pattern. I love how this example of this pattern is made with this subtle variegated yarn as the main colour. If you’re looking for a unique and interesting rug for a room, why not make your own! This one is super fun and would look great in any space! Get the pattern here.

There are also diamonds in clothes! This Crochet Diamonds and Bobbles Jumper Pattern from Lulu Loves UK is a lovely example! The bobbles, the diamond lace, the puffy sleeves: this oversized seater pattern has all the things going for it! Pick up this best-selling pattern here.

This lovely Diamond of Virgo Blanket Knitting Pattern from While They Dream is another great simple textured knitting pattern to work up. This simple pattern is made with just knits and purls made with a bulky weight yarn, so it works up quickly. This would be a great patter to work on while watching Netflix. Get this pattern here.

The Harbour Beanie Diamond Knit Hat pattern is a luxurious chunky knit hat pattern from Darling Jadore. This pattern has a fold-over brim for added warmth and cozy flows upward into a beautifully textured display of dazzling diamonds that dance around the entire body of the beanie, making The Harbor Beanie knitting pattern a delightful and captivating project to follow. Get this pattern here.

This Seed Stitch Diamonds Blanket Knitting Pattern from The Blue Mouse is perfect for beginners! This is an easy knitting pattern that requires only knit and purl stitches. The pattern includes 6 sizes so you can make it in any size that suits you! It’s designed to be knitted in 3 colours and uses 3 different pattern styles with a seed stitch border all using purl stitches in various diamond shape textures. Get this pattern here.

I just picked up the yarn for this Diamond Knit Dress Pattern from Knitatude. I need to get this pattern on my needles soon! And now that I’ve finished knitting my husband’s HBC cardigan (see it here on my instagram), I might be able to get this one on my needles for me! Also, all I could get in the MeriPaca from We Are Knitters was natural, so I was thinking of knitting this and then maybe dying it to make it ombre. I don’t know. I’m not entirely committed to that; what do you think? You can get this pattern from Knitatude here.

Ok, not knit or crochet, but don’t we love this Seven Diamonds Macrame Wall Hanging Pattern from Reform Fibres? One day I’m going to get into this craft more. This lovely bohemian style craft can just work in so many places. Check out this pattern here.

The Utopia Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern from Bubble Girl Knits is a mosaic stitch knitting pattern, which means that there are no colour changes within the working rows; the colour pattern is made by slipping the stitches of one colour, while knitting the stitches of the other. This sounds like an easy technique to pick up and add to my arsenal. Pick up this pattern here

If you love corner to corner crochet patterns, this Fading Diamonds Blanket C2C Crochet Pattern from Living the Craft Life is a beautiful pattern to make. This stylish and modern graphgan includes both written instructions and a graph for easy reference. It would make a great blanket in your living room, but also for a modern nursery. Pick up this pattern here.

Finally, the Emerson Diamond Quilted Blanket Crochet Pattern from Lakeside Loops has a lovely puffy-textured stitch pattern that makes a luxurious throw blanket. Again, this blanket pattern is very versatile, as it includes 5 sizes so it can be used as a stroller blanket, a small crib blanket, a medium throw blanket, a large queen-sized blanket and even an extra-large king-sized blanket. Pick up this pattern here.

Get your diamonds here and make yourself some diamond-inspired knit and crocheted items! There’s definitely going to be some sparkle here! Grab one of these patterns today or pin it for later.

Patterns to Remember the Notorious RBG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fall in Love With These Knit & Crochet Pumpkins

Fall is in the air and pumpkins are everywhere! … well at least in my Instagram feed! I follow a lot of makers, and makers LOVE fall… and pumpkins! So I pulled out my own pumpkins that I made last year and adorned the mantel with them, and of course, added a new one to their ranks. I have a cute little pumpkin plant holder crochet pattern in the works, as well, which I’m excited to release here soon. But for now, let’s see some maker love with some gorgeous knit and crochet pumpkins that you can make yourself. These little pumpkins make great fall decor: lovely mantel additions, great shelf fillers and even cute centrepieces for Thanksgiving! They work up quickly and make a rewarding project to give you a break from that complicated sweater or large blanket pattern you’re working on. They’re also a great little project to use up some of your scrap yarn! Check out some of the adorable pumpkin patterns, pick your favourites and get making today!

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Here’s a lovely Crochet Pattern for Three Rustic Pumpkins . It’s so great to find a 3 for 1 kind of deal like this one from Firefly Crochets, where you get a variety of cute patterns all bundled up! The pattern includes 3 different ribbing techniques and 2 different sizes, so with one pattern, you can get a lot of variety to cover all your decor needs! Get this cute and versatile pattern here.

The Annie Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by my friend Candace at HellowWildflowerCo. The pumpkins shown here are made with #7 weight jumbo chenille yarn, so they work up quickly and make a soft and squishy ball of cosiness. Get this cute pattern here. Or if you haven’t learned to crochet yet, Candace also makes these beauties and stocks them in her Etsy shop. Pick up one made for you here.

OlinoHobby also has an adorable play food-appropriate Pumpkin Crochet Pattern which includes a cute little crocheted stem as well. Most of the pumpkin patterns I’ve found are great for decor, but not necessarily good for kids to play with this. This pattern is fully made of yarn and stuffed tightly, so if your little one wants to play along with the pumpkin game, this sweet pattern is perfect to make an amigurumi pumpkin that can also make its way to a play kitchen. Get this cute pattern here.

The texture on this Chunky Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by MerrieMooreDesigns are just divine! And the gathered paper-bag top adds an uncommon element to this rustic pattern. Add some buttons, raffia, or another cute notion to top off the pumpkin to give it your own unique spin. Get this cute pattern here.

How cute is this little pumpkin?! Ok, so don’t put this little pumpkin on your mantel, but I couldn’t resist including The Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern from HanJanCrochet in this pattern round up. Anyone with older kids knows you can only get them to wear ridiculous hats for so long before they start getting a mind of their own and refusing to wear anything you want them to. It’s fair. They’re their own people, right? But while they don’t know any better pick up this adorable hat pattern here and turn them into a sweet little pumpkin for a little while.

If you want to make a couple of pumpkins with a little more character, check out this Halloween Crochet Pumpkin Pattern from samiSnosami. This pattern is rated for a beginner, so if you’ve been meaning to get into crochet amigurumi, this is the perfect pattern to give a try! It comes with 8 detailed pages and 27 photos to get great visual help for all the steps of these cute little pumpkins. I love the addition of the wire-frame glasses and top hats on this pumpkin! So many fun ideas when you add some faces! Get this adorable pattern here.

I haven’t forgotten the knitters! Pumpkins can absolutely be knit! This Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Knitting Pattern from Lamb and Co Designs includes a simple colour chart to create a pumpkin with little hearts or a solid pumpkin as well. This pattern is knit with super bulky (#6 weight) yarn, so it knits up quickly and makes a squishy addition to your decor. Get this adorable knitting pattern here.

Once you have a decent selection of standard pumpkins, it’s time to start add some fun with this Sweater Pumpkin Knitting Pattern from kneedlesandlove. Don’t you love the gorgeous chunky cables on this one!? Such a fun and interesting cable-knit project. If you want to venture into the world of cables, this is a great first cable-knit project to learn! Find this adorable knitting pattern here.

Here’s a different style of cable-knit pumpkin for you, the Braided Cable Pumpkin Knitting Pattern from TundraKnits is another great textured pumpkin pattern for knitters to experiment with. This one has a knit stem and leaves, so it could be kid-friendly as well. You’ll have to be a little more experienced to make this beauty, comfortable working with double-pointed needles, in addition to the cables. You can pick up this sweet pattern here.

We shan’t let all the crocheters have all the fun with hats. This Cozy Knit Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern from NativeStitch is an adorable knit hat pattern to make a whole patch full of pumpkin heads! If your family doesn’t take themselves too seriously, these hats would make an adorable fall family photos shot, as it comes in 5 different sizes. Made with bulky (#6 weight) yarn like LionBrand Wool Ease Thick &Quick. Get this cute pattern here.

Finally, here’s an easy-level knit hat, the Lil Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern from Vint Hill Knits. The pattern is rated easy, but does require double-pointed needles. It comes in 9 different child sizes, from 0-3 months up to child large), so you can make this simple and quick knit hat for all the kiddos in your family. How adorable would a cousin photo be with all the cousins wearing these hats?! Find this adorable knitting pattern here.

I hope you’re as excited about pumpkins as all my maker friends and I are! Grab a pattern, your scrap yarn, a bit of fibrefil and your hooks or needles and get making today! Or pin it so you can find it later.

How sweet are these adorable pumpkin patterns!? So many knit and crochet pumpkins to make this fall! I love this collection! #patterns #yarn #crafts #fall #fallpumpkins #pumpkinpatterns #knitpumpkins #patternroundup #crochetpumpkins #craftevangelist
Lovely squishy chenille pumpkin crochet pattern, perfect addition to your fall mantel or shelf decor! I love the squish on this pumpkin! So fun. Time to start crocheting!!! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkin #pumpkinpattern #falldecor #diyfalldecor #diypumpkin #pumpkindecor #yarn #crafts #hellowildflowerco #craftevangelist
Three patterns in one with this rustic pumpkins crochet pattern! I love these pumpkins made in these neutral colours, a perfect way to incorporate pumpkins into your decor without orange! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkin #amigurumipumpkin #pumpkindecor #falldecor #diyfalldecor #diypumpkins #yarn #crafts #fireflycrochets #craftevangelist
Sweet little play food amigurumi pumpkin crochet pattern. This sweet little pattern would be perfect for fall decor or the play kitchen! What an adorable little crocheted stem on top of this classic pumpkin! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkinpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumipumpkin #yarn #crafts #OlinoHobby #craftevangelist
Adorable texture on this chunky pumpkin crochet pattern! Love this rustic paper bag gather on this pumpkin, adorned with buttons and raffia, makes such lovely fall decor! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkin #crochetdecor #falldecor #diyfalldecor #crochetfalldecor #amigurumipumpkin #yarn #crafts #MerrieMooreDesigns #craftevangelist
Adorable pumpkin hat crochet pattern in 4 sizes, from baby to adult! I love this fun crochet hat pattern, perfect little pumpkin heads! #crochethat #pumpkinhat #crochetpattern #hatpattern #yarn #crafts #crochetpumpkin #HanJanCrochet #craftevangelist
Adorable knitting pattern for these cute amigurumi pumpkins! They make the perfect fall decor and are easy to make with a simple chart for the heart pattern on the pattern pumpkins. Make them in different sizes and add your own toppers for a unique flair! #knittingpattern #amigurumipattern #knitpumpkinpattern #pumpkinpattern #diypumpkins #diyfalldecor #falldecor #fallpumpkins #knitpumpkinpattern #yarn #crafts #LambandCoDesigns #craftevangelist
Absolutely cozy cable-knit pumpkin knitting pattern, like the pumpkin is wearing a sweater! How fun is this?! Love it!!! #knittingpattern #pumpkinpattern #knitpumpkin #diypumpkin #amigurumipumpkin #amigurumipattern #falldecor #knitfalldecor #yarn #crafts #kneedlesandlove #craftevangelist
Love this adorable chunky knit pumpkin hat, with fair isle details at the crown Such a festive pattern in 4 different flexible sizes so you can make one for the whole family! #knittingpattern #pumpkinhat #knitpumpkinhat #knithatpattern #hatpattern #fallhatpattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #pattern #NativeStitch #craftevangelist
How cute are these sweet little pumpkin faces?! Such a fun amigurumi halloween or fall decor! Not too scary, totally adorable crocheted halloween pumpkins! #pumpkinpattern #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkin #amigurumipumpkin #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #samiSnosami #craftevangelist
I love the fun braided cable texture on these sweet little pumpkins! What a great way to add some sweater like cosiness to your fall mantel decor! #knitpumpkinpattern #knitpumpkin #cableknit #cableknitpattern #knittingpattern #pattern #amigurmipattern #amigurumipumpkin #yarn #crafts #TundraKnits #craftevangelist
Adorable knit pumpkin hat in 9 sizes! Make one for every kid you know! How sweet is this easy fall knitting pattern? #fallhats #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #pumpkinhatpattern #knitpumpkin #knitting #yarn #crafts #hatpattern #pumpkinhat #LilPumpkinHat #VintHill #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

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

Handmade Holiday Gifts

It’s go time! November always takes me by surprise. Before November, if I had started thinking about Christmas gifts or making anything, I was so super early and ahead of the game. Once November hits, I always feel behind. It’s stupid, really. But the maker mom in me wants to handmake something for everyone. Besides making everyone some coasters or ornaments, it just isn’t practical to start in November. But just because you can’t make something elaborate for everyone, doesn’t mean that you can’t make something elaborate for someone special. So, I’ve rounded up a group of patterns to make for some beautiful handmade holiday gifts! Check them out and get to work!

Or… here’s the other trick, if you’re starting in November, you can still get a handmade gift made for you! There are so many makers who make a gorgeous handmade gift for you, wrap it beautifully and ship it to you in time for Christmas. Just take note of any special order-by dates, so you can be sure to get what you want in time for your gift-giving!

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Stuffed toys are always a great gift idea for children! Even adults find them hard to resist! This sweet Friendy Wendy the Lamb crochet pattern would make a lovely handmade gift!

The beauty of holiday time is that you can decorate with stuffed toys! When else can you display stuffed toys if you’re not a kid (or my mother-in-law in her spare bedrooms)? You can make this Kevin the Snowman Amigurumi Pattern and put him on your mantle or give him as a loveable Christmas toy!

These Christmas Minis set of crochet toy patterns are another opportunity to make and display some cute little amigurumi toys for the holidays! If you attached some string to these little guys, they would make great hanging ornaments or gift toppers!

My little Oak hubby crochet toy pattern is a sweet little amigurumi toy pattern to make as a lovey for a child. What an adorable earthy little doll! He looks perfectly suited for the woodsy outdoors.

Maybe the hype of Frozne is over now, but I know there are still some die-hard fans out there and kids still love Olaf. If you have a fan in your life, you could make one of these detachable Olaf Snowman crochet patterns. How much fun is it to have an interactive handmade toy to play with!?

Play food is such a fun handmade gift! This amigurumi cup of hot cocoa is a cute and quick-to-make little pattern that will delight any recipient! How much fun would it be to put out an amigurumi cup of cocoa and cookies for Santa this year?

For an older child or teen, this Crochet Pillow Lips Amigurumi Pattern would make a great throw pillow for their bed. Made with fuzzy blanket yarn, this little pillow would be so cozy to snuggle up to!

For the knitters in the group looking to make a garment, the Lodgepole Cowl knitting pattern is a lovely colour-work knitting pattern, made with just two colours. Cowls make great handmade gifts because you don’t need to have someone’s exact measurements to make a garment that is going to fit and they knit up rather quickly, so you can make lots for all your friends!

If you’ve got a little more time to craft this year, you could make up one of these Winter Star Crochet Blanket Patterns and have a fabulous afghan to enjoy or delight someone with a gorgeous handmade gift!

Or if winter stars are not your thing, check out this Midnight Diamond Blanket Crochet Pattern. I love the pattern on this; it almost looks like a Scandinavian rug! I wonder if I could make it with t-shirt yarn and make a fun rug?

So, if you’re not a maker, or you are and you just don’t have time to make one of these lovely patterns, there are still makers out there who have time to make a great gift for you in time for the holidays. Like this incredible Crocheted fairy house teapot cosy from Pleasant Things Store. Remember last year when I made my teapot cosy for the silent auction? Well, this maker makes them, too! And she is far more prolific than I am! I tell ya, for all the work that goes into a piece of art like this, her prices are a good deal!

Or maybe you would prefer to give a Luxury Sparrow Beanie made by my friend Jasmine at KichekoDesigns with hand-dyed superwash Merino wool. I love the giant faux fur poms; they’re still so trendy and fun. This gorgeous hat would be loved by any recipient! If you want to make your own, you can grab the pattern from HaileyBailey.

Do you have a new baby coming into the family soon? Jasmine would also make you a Little Ombre Blanket made with naturally soft merino. Perfect baby stroller blanket! It’s such a delight to receive a handmade gift, so you can be sure to let your recipient know that this blanket was handmade in Canada by a delightful woman in Revelstoke, BC!

Pre-order your Knit Hat with Faux Fur Pom from a fellow Edmonton maker, GingerfullyCozy. This mustard yellow is such a great colour this fall; I’m so glad it’s still on-trend: it’s one of my favourite colours!

For a chunky option, GingerfullyCozy also has this cute textured knit hat with faux fur pom. The grey is so classic and goes with everything!

So, whether you’re kicking your making into high-gear this month or organizing yourself for the gift-giving season ahead, you’ve got a bunch of great options to have a lovely handmade holiday! I’m always so pleased to push handmade on people; it’s a far superior option in so many ways. If you make it yourself, you can save some money by just buying some yarn that’s within your budget and add so much value with some of your time. It makes such a special gift for the recipient because of your input of time and thought. If you buy from an independent maker, you’re usually getting a super great deal and you’re directly supporting creative handiwork! We shouldn’t lose these skills! We need to value them and we need to value the time that makers spend making and coming up with beautiful patterns for the rest of us! So, what are you waiting for? Go get one of these patterns or put your order in for a handmade item by a talented maker! Pin this for later so you can find it next time you’re looking for it.

Cute handmade gifts to make and gift this Christmas season! From amigurumi toys to fairy house tea cosies and trendy beanies, this is a great collection of patterns and handmade gift ideas for you! #crochetpatterns #handmadegifts #craftevangelist #amigurumi #blanketpatterns #yarn #crafts
Sweet amigurumi crochet pattern for this adorable little lamb doll, Friendy Wendy the Lamb. So cute! Perfect handmade baby gift idea! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #handmadegift #handmadegiftideas #yarn #crafts #handmadeholidays #craftevangelist
Super adorable crochet pattern for this sweet amigurumi snowman. Lovely crocheted christmas gift idea. He would make a great decoration or toy for children of all ages. Very sweet. I love his little vest! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #handmadegifts #handmadechristmas #handmadeholidays #handmadegiftideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Such a sweet handmade crochet toy pattern! Perfect little amigurumi doll, I love its waldorf-style simplicity with the adorable little details! Super cute handmade gift idea. Time to pick up a pattern and get working for the holidays! #handmadegifts #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochettoy #amigurumitoy #handmadechristmas #handmadeholidays #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi holiday characters. 4 crochet patterns in one: penguin, snowman, christmas tree and santa claus. Such adorable little amigurumi patterns, would make great ornaments! Excellent instructions and highly rated pattern! It's time to start working on your holiday gifts! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetchristmas #handmadegifts #handmadechristmas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun and functional detachable Olaf toy crochet pattern! What a fun handmade gift idea, Frozen-inspired amigurumi pattern. #amigurumipattern #frozen #toypattern #yarn #crafts #diytoys #handmadegiftideas #crochetpattern
Knitting pattern for worsted weight color work cowl, the Lodgepole Cowl with a modern stranded color work simple pine tree design. Gorgeous! Would work up quickly for a quick handmade gift idea! #knittingpattern #knitcowl #cowlpattern #yarn #crafts #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Adorable, incredible handmade crocheted fairy house teapot cozy! What a fun and thoughtful gift this would make for a tea fanatic! Such a good price for lovely detailed handiwork! #teacozy #teacosy #handmadegifts #crochetedgifts #handmade #fairyhouse #fairies #fantasygifts #craftevangelist
Such a cute amigurumi crochet pattern! A mug of hot cocoa pattern! I love the cute little face and I need to find that cookie pattern! Adorable! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #playfood #amigurumiplayfood #hotcocoa #hotchocolate #diytoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Winter Star Blanket crochet pattern. Lovely little pattern to work on for this fall, making a gorgeous holiday-ready afghan to curl up in or give as a fabulous handmade gift! Love this beautiful crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetafghan #blanketpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Chunky Knit Hat with faux fur pompom, special handmade beanie sized for an average adult woman's head. Love this gorgeous hat! 
#knithat #fauxfurpom #handmadegiftideas #handmadegift #shoplocal #handmadeinyeg #yeghandmade #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured knit hat with giant faux fur pompom! I love everything about this hat. Pre-order, made to order handmade in Canada custom beanie! Perfect gift idea! #knithat #handmadegift #handmadegiftideas #craftevangelist
I love this classic, minimalist ombre baby blanket, with chunky stripes and a lovely textured super soft merino wool, this handmade in Canada blanket would make a lovely baby shower gift! #handmadegifts #babyblanket #merinowool #madeinCanada #crochetedblanket #handmadeblanket #craftevangelist
Handmade crocheted luxury hat made in Canada with hand-dyed superwash merino wool. I love this gorgeous hat and the fantastic faux fur pompom! Perfect winter beanie! There's also a link to the pattern to make your own! #crochethat #crochetbeanie #beaniepattern #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
Midnight Diamond Blanket Crochet Pattern. I love this black and white tile-inspired blanket crochet pattern. It would fit well with Scandinavian-style decor and would make a lovely handmade gift! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetblanketpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a fun handmade crochet pillow for teens! Perfect cozy little pattern to make up for that hard-to-buy-for woman or teen! Crochet pink lips for your home, car and friends!
#amigurumi #handmadegifts #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #craftevangelist

Bundle of Baby Booties

It may be due to the birthday of my youngest this month, but I’ve got babies on the brain. Let me be clear, I do not want any more babies on a permanent basis in my house, but I could definitely do with some baby snuggles. And baby booties just might be the most adorable of the handmade items for babies. So, if you have a baby due in your life that you would like to make for, check out this beautiful bundle of baby bootie patterns.

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Check out these modern booties, the Taika Boot crochet pattern. These hiking boot-inspired booties would make a lovely pair of slippers for a little baby boy. They would make a great baby shower gift!

The Forrester Boot Crochet Bootie Pattern is another great hiking boot inspired bootie pattern. These are so great for little boys and even little mountain girls! So sweet! I wonder if I can make a pair large enough for me…

To keep your baby’s toes super toasty this winter, crochet up a pair of theses Summit Snowboots Intrepid Boots! I can’t get over how much these look like winter boots! What a treasure these would be!

Or you could put a pair of these Baby Work Boots on your little construction worker! I love the addition of the grommets for a very realistic look! So adorable!

For a more lady-like slipper, you could make a pair of these Sassy Straps Baby Shoes for the little ballerina baby! Careful with those buttons for the little ones, but super adorable for a little girl!

For a more sporty bootie, check out this Converse-inspired high top baby booties crochet pattern! I think these would be great for the baby boy or baby girl of a guy friend or relative. I think it’s easy for guys to feel a little left out of the whole baby thing. My husband preferred to dress our kids as little people, instead of as dolls, which took a little adjusting for me with our baby girl, but he always had good taste.

Not entirely forgetting the knitters, this adorable Baby booties knitting pattern is embellished with this cute flower design, I love the double-lined look to add extra cosiness and help keep those booties on baby’s feet! The last thing you want someone to do is to lose one of these adorable handmade slippers out of a stroller or car seat!

Here’s another pattern for the knitters, this Baby Moc-a-Soc knitting pattern also has a faux sock attached with a striking collar-like fold-over cuff, they’d be perfect for a Christmas family photoshoot!

I think this Chunky crocheted baby booties pattern with suede soles is a super cute pattern, perfect for a rustic look. They look super warm and appropriate for the entire chilly season but are also very suitable for Christmas. What parent wouldn’t love a pair of these adorable booties for their new baby?

I don’t really have a baby in my life to make one of these adorable pairs of booties for right now, but I’m sure you do, so share with me which pair you’re going to make or pin one of these images for later!

Nine adorable baby booties slipper patterns to knit and crochet. I love these crochet patterns for baby shoes! #babypatterns #crochetpattern #knittingpattern #babyshoes #babyslippers #slipperpatterns #bootiepatterns #crochetbooties #yarn #crafts #crochet #knitting #craftevangelist
Crochet baby hiking boot pattern! How adorable are these baby slippers?! #crochetpattern #babybooties #babyslippers #crochetslippers #crochetbooties #yarn #crafts #crochet #craftevangelist
Sweet little Taika Boot crochet baby hiking boot pattern. I love these sweet little booties! Perfect handmade baby shower gift! #crochetpattern #crochetbabybooties #crochetbooties #crochetslippers #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super adorable Sorel-style furry crochet Summit Snow boot pattern for baby! These look just like Sorels! What a fun pattern and they look super warm! #crochetpattern #crochetboots #yarn #crafts #babybooties #babyboots #babyshoes #crochetbabyshoes #crochetslippers #craftevangelist
How fun are these Baby Work Boots? I love the heel detail! #crochetpattern #crochetslippers #crochetbooties #crochetbabybooties #crochetbabyshoes #yarn #crafts #pattern #craftevangelist
Sweet little ballet slipper baby crochet pattern with lovely little straps. This delicate crochet baby shoe pattern is so sweet for a little girl! #crochetpattern #crochetshoes #crochetbabyshoes #crochetbaby #babyslippers #babyshoes #babybooties #crochet #pattern #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Fun Converse-inspired crochet pattern for baby slippers. How adorable are these crochet baby converse shoes? What a fun pattern for a unique handmade baby gift! #crochetpattern #crochetbabyshoes #crochetconverse #crochetslippers #crochetbooties #crochetbabybooties #bootiepattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable knitted baby slippers pattern. I love the flowers embellishment on this knitting pattern for baby booties, with built in socks, designed not to slip off! #knittingpattern #knittedbooties #knittedbabybooties #babybooties #knitting #knitslipperpattern #knitbootiepattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Knitting pattern for baby slippers. Lovely Nordic inspired folded cuff knitting pattern for baby booties with built in sock. #knittingpattern #knitbabybooties #knitbabyslippers #knitbabyshoes #knitbabysocks #babyslippers #babybooties #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable chunky baby booties crochet pattern with suede soles. This pattern comes with three different crochet baby slipper styles! #crochetpattern #crochetslippers #crochetbooties #crochetbabybooties #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Dragon Amigurumi

Whether you think they’re scary or adorable, dragon amigurumi is awesome! Have you seen some of the great creative patterns out there? There are so many beautifully designed crocheted dragon stuffed toy patterns that it might be hard for you to choose one. I’ve narrowed it down for you so you can find the best ones here. Check out these beautiful patterns!

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This classic, adorable dragon amigurumi pattern is named Drake the Dragon. He has a sweet round face and lovely striped wings. Any kid would be pleased to receive a gorgeous stuffed toy made with this stunning looking pattern from Moji Moji Designs!

This Raspberry Dragon amigurumi crochet pattern comes with adorable accessory patterns: the giant raspberry and the super sweet little butterfly! She’s sure to be a favourite!

If you’re up for a bigger project, this Life-size Baby Dragon Pattern would make a delightful and stunning gift for a dragon-loving knight! If you start now, you’ll have time to finish this incredible crocheted dragon pattern from Overton Fancies before Christmas!

If you’re looking for something a little smaller, this proud-looking Zodiac Egg dragon crochet pattern is colourful and stately! What a fun looking amigurumi dragon pattern from Little Bamboo Handmade!

While he’s not really a dragon, this super sweet Kyo the Baby Triceratops should definitely be included in these cute dragon amigurumi crochet patterns. Aren’t the mythical dragon creatures based off of dinosaurs anyway? Who doesn’t love a triceratops? Especially babies.

And while we’re on things that we don’t typically think of when we’re talking crocheted stuffed dragon patterns, there’s this super fun and realistic-looking Bearded Dragon amigurumi pattern. This would be a fun gift to make for a child and a good compromise for a kid who wants a new pet, but the parents do not! Amigurumis make the best pets because you never have to feed them or clean up after them and they never get sick or die. Who could ask for a better pet?

Can we really have a round-up of dragon patterns that doesn’t include a Toothless Amigurumi Pattern from How to Train Your Dragon? There are plenty of kids would be delighted to get a stuffed amigurumi dragon like this one!

Try out one of these fun amigurumi crochet dragon patterns today or pin it for later!

Dragon Amigurumi Crochet patterns to make from downloadable digital pdf crochet patterns! Gorgeous stuffed toy patterns! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochettoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute pink dragon amigurumi crochet pattern! Perfect handmade gift for the dragon loving girl! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Zodiac Egg Dragon Amigurumi Crochet pattern. Perfect fun dragon stuffed toy to crochet! What a fun pattern!
Adorable Amigurumi Crochet pattern for Toothless the Dragon from How to Train Your Dragon! So fun! My kids would love this! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute and detailed crochet pattern for this adorable dragon amigurumi pattern! Drake the Dragon would make the perfect handmade crocheted gift for any dragon loving child! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Wow! What an amazing life sized baby dragon amigurumi crochet pattern! MY KID WOULD LOVE THIS! So awesome! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochetgianttoys #giantcrochet #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Super sweet and adorable baby triceratops crochet amigurumi pattern! Perfect handmade gift idea for a kid! Love it! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern#yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super adorable lizard crochet pattern to make a realistic Bearded Dragon amigurumi stuffed toy! Love these kinds of handmade pets! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist