Knit and Crochet Gorgeous Handmade Gifts for Baby

My nephew’s fiance is having a baby! I’m so excited! I’m going to be a great auntie! So fun! AND that means that I can make cute things for the baby! Baby is due around Christmas and we don’t know the gender, so it’s a gender-neutral baby pattern round up! If you have a baby you’re knitting or crocheting for, I have a lovely collection of ideas for you!

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Let’s start with garments! This stunning Baby Wool Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Little French Knits is an adorable French-inspired striped cardigan with a raglan button opening. I love this one; I think it reads a little bit girly, so I’m a little hesitant to go with this one for my nephew’s baby, but this pattern comes with 3 sizes: 0-3 months, 6-9 months, and 12-18 months, so I could totally make the 12-18 months size for next Christmas!

How adorable is this Back to School Kids Jacket Knitting Pattern from Agasalhos e Bugalhos? You could duplicate stitch a letter on the chest; how sweet would that be? This pattern is available in 11 sizes from 0 months up to 14 years! Incredible! You could make this for any kid or a collection of matching jackets for a family of kids! If this letterman’s jacket isn’t your style, Agasalhos e Bugalhos has soooooo many other adorable baby patterns, it’s worth taking a look in the shop to find a classic baby knitting pattern that you’ll love!

The Joyous Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern is another one of those stunning baby knitting patterns from Agasalhos e Bugalhos. This pattern is worked top-down in garter stitch, which makes a nice thick fabric while also being easy and quick to knit. This pattern comes with instructions to knit 8 sizes from newborn to 24 months.

This Hooded Baby Jacket from Easy Knitting Camp is another garter-stitch jacket, but this one with a warm and cozy hood and double-breasted buttons. This pattern includes 6 sizes, from 0 months to 6 years and is knit in once piece from the top down, using raglan construction to shape th yoke, so it requires no sewing! I love seamless patterns; they’re my favourite!

The Beginning Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Knits Du Nord is a classic, top-down, seamless knitting pattern including instructions to make 7 different sizes from 0 months to 8 years. Simple and classic, you can’t go wrong with this adorable knitting pattern.

Not to forget the crocheters in the room, this Crochet Sasha Sweater is a great crochet baby sweater option from Bananna Patterns includes 4 sizes, from 0-6 months to 3-4 years. I love the additional texture on the body, which adds to its specialness. This would make a delightful gift for baby!

The Mika Crocheted Cardigan Pattern from Petit Chou Chou Shop is a top-down, seamless crochet cardigan pattern for baby. Instructions are given for 7 sizes from 0 months to 6 years. I love how classic and simple this lovely little jacket is! Perfect for baby boys or baby girls!

I’m always torn between wanting to dress babies like little grown ups or like dolls with fun things like bear ears. I think there’s room for both! This Baby Bear Hoodie Crochet Pattern from Adele Uyan Crochet is just the ticket for a not-too-costumey hooded sweater with a touch of whimsy with little bear ears. You could skip them I guess, if you didn’t want the bear look, but I think they’re so adorable.

Not your traditional baby booties, this Crochet Baby Sneakers Pattern from Crochet Club Store Co are such a fun little baby shoe for your little one! This pattern makes a pair of slippers in a 3-6 month size, so keep that in mind. What a fun little pattern!

The Rainbow of Stars Baby Blanket from Three Loops on the Hook is a fun crocheted blanket pattern that would be a fun option for baby! It would be sure to be a treasured blanket! I can totally see this blanket being the kind of blanket that would become a loved comfort item for a child, that they would take with them into adulthood, worn and loved.

Another fun option is a sweet stuffed animal! I love this adroable Baby Bunny Knitting Pattern from Elves World. This sweet little stuff bunny pattern also includes instructions for those adorable dungarees (overalls) as well as a cute beret not show in this photo. This would be such an adorable stuffed toy for baby!

I just love the unexpectedness of this fun Amigurumi Knit Good Pattern from Amy Gaines. Honestly, I was drawn to this pattern because it reminds me of my middle son (16), but it’s such a delightful little stuffed animal pattern, a little unexpected, but definitely delightful!

There’s just something about bunnies that just say “baby” and this little Cotton, My Little Rabbit Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Pensebonheur definitely says that! “Big ears, a round belly, a pretty romper and a look of full tenderness” is how this adorable doll is described. The pattern comes in 4 languages with 9 pages of instructions and photos to make this little rabbit toy.

I couldn’t just scroll past this sweet little Baby Cake Bunny Crochet Pattern from Ninas Time 4U; it was just too cute! Patterns for all the accessories you see here are also included: the beanies, dungarees and swaddle bags, as well as the adorable little bunny! This pattern is available in English and German and it would make the sweetest baby shower gift!

I hope you enjoyed this round up of baby patterns. It was really hard to narrow them down and honestly, I don’t think I’m done looking yet. You can also check out this blog post for more great Baby Patterns to try. Grab a pattern and some yarn and get making today or pin it for later!

Make the Most Adorable Little Lambs and Sheep

Ok, I have shared a round up of lamb patterns before, but they are so adorable that every couple of years, you’ve got to check if there have been some new ones made. And lo, and behold! There has been! So enjoy this collection of lovely little lambs and sweet sheep knit and crochet patterns to make!

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First off, we have this fuzzy Meemi the Sweetest Sheep Crochet Pattern from Marizza Toys which is made with a combination of sport weight yarn and plush yarn to make a super cuddly little stuffed sheep toy, a perfect gift for a newborn or for Easter!

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This textured Sheep Security Blanket Crochet Pattern from Chipifriends comes in 5 languages and is an intermediate crochet pattern. This little lovey would make such a sweet handmade baby shower gift for a precious new baby!

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How adorable are these little baby sheeps from bigbebez? I love little amigurumis (small crocheted toys) that you can put on a keychain! It’s a way of making something cute and adorable as a gift for an adult! This kind of thing is the perfect thing to make just because they’re fun and have around for a last minute gift!

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Oli the Sheep Crochet Pattern from Chipifriends is an adorable little stuff sheep crochet pattern with that squiggly textured fleece that is so lovely to look at and hold. This pattern makes a great little handhold toy which would be perfect for a toddler to love!

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The designers haven’t left my knitters hanging this time! There are some super sweet little stuffed sheep knitting patterns as well, starting with this Moss the Sheep Knitting Pattern from fluff and fuzz. This pattern includes instructions to knit both this sheep and the little lamb and is knit flat on single-pointed needles, not in the round. So if you are not someone who enjoys knitting in the round, this is definitely the stuffed toy knitting pattern for you!

sheep in the countryside cushion knitting pattern

One of the things I really love about knitting is the ease with which designers can create a picture with colourwork knitting patterns. This Knitting Pattern for Sheep in the Countryside Cushion from i Knit Designs is a sweet little knit pillow pattern that would be delightful in a nursery or to bring a touch of whimsy to your living space or bedroom. Who says all the fun and cute things have to be left to the kids’ bedrooms?

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I cannot get over the cuteness of this Little Lamb Knitting Pattern from Cute Knit Toy. It looks so cute and cuddly. Cute Knit Toy has a bunch of other adorable knit toy patterns as well. A lot of knitted toy patterns have such obvious decreases and increases that I usually think they don’t look as good as crocheted toys, but these ones are so good!

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The Sleepy Sheep Crochet Pattern from SS By Pederson is another adorable amigurumi sheep pattern that measures just 16 x 8 cm (6 x 3 inches) that will work up quickly and make a delightful handmade gift!

image of mini sheep knit toy made with knitting pattern

Can you even with this Mini Sheep Knitting Pattern from Cute Knit Toy? Three adorable little stuffed sheep in your hand? How cute is that? These little critters are knit in the round with double pointed needles and sock yarn to make these sweet little toys that are about 2.5 cm (0.8 inches) tall! How fun are those?!

image of crocheted sheep toy made with amigurumi crochet pattern

While this little crocheted sheep pattern from Lilys handmade Store makes a little sheep a little bit larger, measuring about 6 cm (2.36 inches), it is still a super adorable little pattern that is easy to follow and works up quickly. You have to go visit the pattern listing because there is the most adorable photo of a box full of 25 identical little sheep made with this pattern and it is enough to make me want to make a box of my own bunch of little sheep!

image of large knitted sheep made from knitting pattern

The Brenda the Sheep knitting pattern from fluff and fuzz makes a larger stuffed knit toy, but it works up quickly with a chunky boucle yarn. This pattern is knit flat and sewn together, not in the round and makes this adorable chubby knit lamb that any child is sure to love!

I hope you enjoyed this updated round up of sheep patterns to knit and crochet and that you found something to delight you to add to your list of things to make. Grab a pattern and get making today or pin it for later.

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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

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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How to Support Ukranian Makers

This week the war in Ukraine enters its third month. I can’t imagine what it must be like to experience war like this. My great great grandparents immigrated to Canada from this part of the world in the 1910s when there were rumours of war, and I am grateful for the peace and freedom I’ve known my whole life in this country. With so many people in Ukraine experiencing upheaval and uncertainty (at minimum), it is hard to know how to help. There are many charities and places to donate, and maybe you’ve already heard about this or done this, but I saw a great idea on Instagram in the early days of the war to support Ukrainian makers: we can buy digital files from them on Etsy! The Etsy shop owner doesn’t have to do anything (like make a product and ship it to you) because the process is automatic and there’s no physical item to worry about. You get something beautiful or helpful to use and the designer has some income. I’ve already bought a couple of crochet patterns and an embroidery pattern and I’ve been on the lookout for more. So, I’ve rounded up some great patterns and digital files from Ukrainian designers for you to support some makers who could use it right now.

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There are a number of prolific designers from Ukraine and many of them design the cutest amigurumi toy patterns, like this Big Sloth Crochet Pattern from Your Loved Toy. I always try to include a link to the shop of the patterns I feature because I want my readers to be sure that these aren’t all my designs and if they like them, they can check out more of their patterns, but it is especially important for the purposes of this post. Check out more of Natalia’s patterns at Your Loved Toy if you like this Big Sloth Crochet Pattern.

You can search for more patterns or digital files yourself, by going to Etsy, searching “digital files” or “crochet pattern” or “knitting patterns” and then click “All filters” and enter “Ukraine” in the Shop Location filter. Or just click one of those linked words, depending on what you’re looking for. Make sure to read the description to ensure you are buying a digital product and not a physical product, or you might be disappointed with delays and may cause unnecessary stress to an indie maker who is already struggling right now.

Blue Rabbit Toys has sooooo many lovely amigurumi crochet patterns. I’ve featured many of Irina’s patterns before and didn’t realize she was based in Ukraine. So many fun and unique little crochet patterns. Pick up this Spirit of Apple Tree Amigurumi Pattern to help support her and provide some stable income during this tumultous time.

Make a cute Plush Bumble Bee Amigurumi with this quick and easy pattern from Toyslvanna. This pattern is beginner level and it uses chenille yarn which is thick and bulky so it works up quickly to make this sweet little bee in no time!

This adorable little Easy Crochet Octopus Pattern from Easy Crochet Designs contains 7 pages and 20 photos and is a perfect pattern for beginners! It would make a great lovey for a baby, as all of the accessories are sewn on and there are no buttons or safety eyes.

This sweet Crochet Tank Top Pattern from Beach Wear Room is a great little number to crochet up for summer. It’s almost spring and eventually it will be warm enough to be able to wear one of these cute tops outside! If you get started now, you’ll be all ready to go as soon as the temperatures allow!

Another adorable amigurumi pattern for you to choose! This Monster Sam Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from JuliHMtoys is a super cute little monster toy you can make for a kid that you love. What an adorable way to support an indie designer in Ukraine!

It may not be spooky season right now, you can always get started early by picking up this Poisoned Apple Crochet Pattern from Fayni Toys.

This sweet little Amigurumi Penguin Crochet Pattern from Little Magic House is the perfect tiny gift to make for a friend or a special kid. He’d be a great little desk companion, or put him on a keychain and bring him with you wherever you go!

Make this sweet Crochet Mermaid Pattern for a lovely DIY gift for a mermaid loving child. This tutorial from Lovenika Design is available in English, Spanish, Germain, and Italian!

Making this classic Vintage Wool Dress Knitting Pattern from KnitVintagePatterns is the perfect way to spend Lent, knitting and praying for the people of Ukraine and all others caught in and displaced by war.

Just when I think I can wrap up this post, I find another adorable pattern from another (different!) Ukrainian designer, like this Spring Big Gnome Crochet Pattern by PropsToys

And since there were so few knitting patterns in this week’s round up, I’ve got this Knitted Flat Christmas Elf Doll Knitting Pattern from SimplyToys13. Again, it’s not the Christmas season right now and it comes every year, so if you want to be prepared, why not start early? I know I’m always either knitting or crocheting last minute or coming up with something different because I didn’t give myself enough time to make something special for someone.

Go grab a few patterns or digital art from some Ukrainian designers today and help them get some cash flow during a time when they might not have other reliable ways to meet their needs. Pin it for later and share with your friends!

Support Ukrainian makers by buying digital products! The designer has already done all of the work and the entire process is automatic! Get some beautiful digital patterns for yourself and support a Ukrainian artist! #Etsy #Ukraine #CrochetPatterns #DigitalPatterns #SupportForUkraine #DigitalArt #MakerLife #MakeForGood

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

Love that Texture: Beautiful Bobble Stitch Patterns!

Full of texture and fun, these bobble stitch patterns will inspire you to make something new this year! Whether you knit or crochet, there are several kinds of bobble stitches in both crafts that will have you swooning over the lovely textures and making the next addictive row!

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This sweet Bubble Stich Pixie Hat Knitting Pattern from Love Fibres has a classic vintage vibe that will sure to delight any parent and keep that babe’s head warm!

The Bubble Jumper Knitting Pattern from Happy Daze Knits is made with super bulky yarn like Lion Brand Collection 50/50 Yarn, which is 50% alpaca (so soft) and 50% soft wool. Doesn’t the texture of this sweater look so luscious!

The Popcorn Hat from OhLaLana Designs is an easy knitting pattern that comes in sizes newborn to adult so you can make matching adorable hats like these for the whole family!

You can also make a Bobbly Raglan Baby Sweater for your little one to match that adorable hat. This pattern from Shop Devin Swick is worked from the top-down, in the round and mostly in stockinette, so it works up quickly. A classic, simple design with fun pops of texture throughout!

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

And now, for the crocheters! You defintely won’t be left out because there are PLENTY of bobble patterns for you! The Smarties Bobble Blanket Crochet Pattern from Melu Crochet is a bright and colourful textured blanket that would make a lovely baby gift idea for a special baby in your life. You’ll need DK yarn for this project. I would recommend KnitPicks Swish Yarn as an affordable superwash yarn in a wide variety of colours or KnitPicks CotLin (Cotton/Linen blend) which also comes in a wide variety of colours.

For a bobbly hat, check out the Posh Puffs Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern from Kathy’s Crochet Closet. This pattern uses worsted weight yarn (Lion Brand’s Feels Like Butta is so soft and cozy, but any worsted weight yarn will work!) and comes in 6 sizes: 0-3 months to adult so you can make puff beanies for the whole family!

The Bobble Throw Crochet Pattern from Modern Made Shop is a beautifully textured blanket that will surely bring a sense of luxury to any home, especially if you make it in the called-for yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca… sooooooo soft!

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

The Dyaman Blanket Crochet Pattern from DeBrosse NYC is a bobbly throw x 10! If you love that puffy texture and stitching up those bobbly stitches, you will love making this gorgeous modern diamond pattern in this lovely textured stitches! It pairs perfectly with the Labadee Pillow Pattern (a pattern I’ve been eyeing up for ages!).

Once you get the hang of those bobbles, you’ll see how fun they are to use with colours and shape them into gorgeous patterns, like this Bobble Galore Crochet Pattern from Little Duck Crochet.

Here’s another great example of using these puff stitches with colour to make a lovely baby blanket: the Heart Motifs Puff Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern from Peach Unicorn Designs would make a lovely gift for a Valentine’s baby! So adorable!

Crocheters shall not be left out of the sweater game: The Bobblicious Sweater Crochet Pattern from Kay Krochets is loaded with bobble stitches and features long dramatic sleeve ribbing and has a modest crew neckline. There’s also a child’s version of this sweater, so you can make matches for your mini-me!

If you have some Christmas spirit left or you just want to get a jump on next Christmas, check out this Crochet Bobble Stitch Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern from See Love Share. This pattern comes with three sizes, so you can make all three sizes for variety on your mantel or give the set as a lovely gift!

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Easy Care Pets – Amigurumi style!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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