Since we’re all staying home these days and there are no soccer and no basketball practices or games or concerts to attend, you might find yourself with plenty of time on your hands. There are also not as many stores open, so there’s never been a more perfect time to consider making a gift for your mom this year! And hey, if your mom isn’t around anymore or if your mom isn’t really the person you celebrate, I hope you have a gramma or an auntie or another respected, life-giving woman in your life to celebrate at this time of year. I’ve got a great collection of patterns for you to choose from to make this a fantastic and memorable Mother’s Day, even if it might be on lock-down.
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Probably the mom in your life has all the awesome rugs she needs. But I could totally find a place for this Modern Scandinavian Design Crochet Rug! I’ve been wanting to make a rug for a while and I have some ideas in the works… but in the mean time, I might check out this fun pattern. What do you think? Would your mom love this rug?
Maybe your mom is a bit more whimsical and would enjoy a smaller fun little rug made from this Pavo the Peacock Mat Crochet Pattern? I love the fuzzy yarn used int he sample on the feathers. It really adds a touch of extra. This adorable little mat would look sweet in a baby’s room or just anywhere you’d want to add that extra little bit of whimsy!
My mom’s been wanting me to make her a tea cozy for a while now (I promise, mom, I’ve totally been thinking about it… I just haven’t got quite the right thing yet). I’m not sure this is what my mom would be looking for, but this cute Sweater Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern is adorable and would totally keep your tea cozy! (Cosy, cozy? What do you say? I’m cool either way. I’m Canadian like that though.)
I don’t know if there’s always room for another pillow, but if there’s not, it’s a good time to cycle a new one in! This Chunky Bobble Crochet Pillow Pattern would make an adorable and quick to crochet gift for your mom this year. There are so many cute pillow patterns out there, I’m having a hard time deciding what to make. I used to be much more anti-throw-pillow, but much to my mother in law’s delight, pillows have grown on me a little more. I still don’t love a ton of them on the bed because you can’t sleep with all those pillows on the bed and then where do you put them? What a hassle. And honestly, our bed doesn’t get made nearly as often as I would like, so then there’d be pillows all over the room most of the time. Ain’t nobody got room for that.
See how I’m having such a tough time deciding on a pillow to make? Check out this adorable Dahlia Pillow Crochet Pattern! This mustard colour is my jam (I don’t really like jam… certainly not as much as I like the phrase “my jam,” but I digress). This pillow would look fantastic in my sitting room, with my mustard yellow chairs. Would your mom like this?
Or maybe your mom would be more into a Crochet Fern Pillow? If you can’t decide between one of these two beauties (the dahlia one and this one), you can get them both in a bundle for a deal. I think they go together great and would be a lovely change for spring!
Moving away from the decor options, perhaps your mom would like this easy-wearing Park City Poncho Crochet Pattern. If all you know how to do is granny stitch, this project would be a great pattern to branch out into garments. Simple construction, simple stitch, stunning result. I love a beginner crochet pattern, even though I can make more advanced projects. Sometimes the simple ones are more impressive… and wearable!
Is your mom a hot mama? When we can go to the beach again and go on warm weather vacations, this Crochet Dress Pattern makes a gorgeous beach cover up, perfect for the resort! For now, I guess it’ll have to do for around the house and lounging around the backyard.
One of the things my mom likes is swans. I’m not sure this Clara the Swan amigurumi pattern is exactly what she’d be looking for because I’m not really sure where she’d put it. Maybe in her office to bring a little bit of joy. But it sure is a sweet little amigurumi!
This Crochet Swan Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern might find a place more easily in my mom’s house. I love this tapestry crochet pattern from the shop Manuska. It would also make a very fun and classy wall decor for a baby’s room, don’t you think? So cute.
Well… here it is… my mom wants a tea cozy and she loves swans. So here it is: the Swan Tea Cozy Pattern! hahahahahaha! I don’t know… I just… can’t. The placement of the spout…. oh man! It’s just so weird. That said, it’s a really well-done pattern, clever and it really looks like a swan… but with a weird… appendage. What about you? Would you make this? Is it good for a laugh?
If you’re not the maker type, Etsy has some great gift options from small businesses in their Mother’s Day gift guide. There’s still time to grab something that’s ready to go. Buy small right now. Many people are depending on their side gigs in difficult times. Your purchases mean so much more to makers and designers than they do to Amazon or Walmart. So pick up one of these cute patterns and get making today or pin it for later!
We’ve finally climbed out of the bone-chilling winter temperatures (and only a month into spring! #whydoilivehere?), so it’s definitely time to celebrate! It’s time to open the windows, enjoy some fresh air, and take walks without a coat (sweaters still required). And it’s definitely time to bring some spring life into our homes. Here in Edmonton, garden centres and greenhouses have been declared essential services during this pandemic(#agree), so I’m so excited that we will be able to get some plants since I didn’t start any seeds this year. There’s still some time, so I might still get to it. Maybe tomorrow afternoon…
Anyway, let’s bring some spring indoors! We still have some chilly evenings ahead and since we’re hunkered down so much, we have some time to freshen up our indoors with some lovely handmade spring decor! Check out these patterns to get making today!
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Bring some homey-ness to your plants with a Crochet Planter Pattern. Warm up your plants and add some cohesiveness to your home decor. I know I have a bunch of mis-matched planters around my house, so wrapping them all up in a matching set of crocheted planters like this would be perfect!
Spring is the perfect time to try embroidery! There are so many wonderful, springy embroidery patterns to check out, including this Beginner Floral Embroidery Pattern. Small crafts like this are so portable, perfect for sitting on the deck and enjoying the fresh air while relaxing with a new craft!
I also love this Dandelion Hand Embroidery Pattern. Modern and pretty, this pattern looks like it would be easy to accomplish and I love that it would work so nicely on a dark background. It really makes the light colours pop!
I’m so sorry I didn’t find this Easter Bunny Gnome Crochet Pattern before Easter for you all (and for me too!) I love gnomes! I just think they’re soooooo cute! I love the whimsical bunny ears coming from his hat (let’s not imagine anatomy, ok?) So cute… and it’s a perfect time to get a jump on next Easter.
If there’s a baby due this spring, this Spring into Summer Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern is the perfect, simple crochet pattern if you’ve ever wanted to try corner to corner crochet. It looks lovely made in this multi-coloured yarn!
This is the perfect time to make a Hello Spring Crochet Pillow! Crochet pillow covers are so fun and great to swap out during the year for seasonal changes to your living room. These patterns are adorable and customizable so it will always match your decor! Make those flowers in whatever colour you like!
I love wreaths! And what better time than spring to bring in a Knitted Flower Wreath Pattern into your decor! Check out these cute knitted flowers and leaves. They look gorgeous on this vine wreath. I probably wouldn’t hang this outdoors, as I don’t think the yarn would hold up to the elements very well, but it is a lovely way to bring a hint of spring into your home!
I know I usually focus on fibre arts here, but there are so many crafts worth trying. This French Beaded Crocus Pattern is a beautiful introduction into bead-work. What a lovely looking project to try! Have you ever tried beading like this? So neat!
What better way to breathe life into your home than making one of these Trinity Macrame Plant Hanger Pattern to hang your plants. This is definitely a 70’s throwback, but macrame is vintage and very trendy right now. So many fun ways to hang plants! I remember doing macrame in Girl Guides when I was a child. And I also made a lot of friendship bracelets in my early twenties, which uses some of the same knot techniques used in macrame.
I love this modern take on macrame. And I might even be able to find a place for this Macrame Planter Hanger Pattern for the wall… maybe in my bathroom upstairs… Or perhaps in the bathroom down here when we get around to doing that.
There are so many other lovely DIY patterns and supplies featured in this Etsy Editor’s Picks as well. Totally worth checking out if you’re looking for some new crafting inspiration! Which of these lovely patterns will you make to bring a touch of spring into your home? Pick up one today or pin it for later!
I’m sure we could all use a little extra comfort right now. A crocheted (or knit!) cuddly creature is the perfect thing to make to get a feeling of accomplishment with only a few hours of work (well, depending on the pattern). Smaller amigurumis (crocheted stuffed toys) can come together in one to three hours. It’s so fun to watch your yarn turn into a cuddly little friend. What better gift to give to your child or grandchild than a handmade stuffed toy for a little bit of extra comfort? Check out these adorable amigurumi patterns to make! (There’s even a couple of knitting patterns in here!)
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How about these Beep & Boop the Robot Twins? If you’re just getting started with amigurumi, this is a very easy crochet pattern that is only 11 pages long and includes plenty of step-by-step photos to help you along the way.
If robots aren’t quite cuddly enough for you, check out this Cuddle-Sized Teddy Bear Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Tristan the Teddy Bear is the perfect little classic teddy bear amigurumi pattern, also a very easy pattern to follow with plenty of helpful step-by-step photos. Storyland Amis has plenty of other fabulous amigurumi patterns worth spending your time on! Go take a look for a wide assortment of adorable amigurumi creatures.
If you’re looking for a stuffed animal pattern that is a little bit less conventional, but just as adorable, check out this Plush Baby Bull Pattern. This sample is made with a plush velvet yarn, which looks so cozy! Anyone would love to snuggle up to this adorable little bull!
Of course, with Easter only a couple of weeks away, this Plush Bunny in Dress Crochet Pattern is here just in time for Easter gift-giving. You’ll have to get on it though! Look at how sweet this adorable Easter bunny is. What a sweet gift idea!
Speaking of bunnies, the pattern shown above Penelope Bunny in Granny Square Dress and hat. The Granny Square Dress and hat and shoes are a separate pattern (that fits a few of her dolls, so the Penelope Bunny would have to be purchased separately. Carmen Rent is also another prolific amigurumi designer with plenty of fantastic doll patterns to explore.
One of my favourite amigurumi designers, Manuska, has created this beautiful Maya Angelou Crochet Doll Pattern, celebrating a strong and accomplished woman. What a lovely way to introduce a young woman to this excellent female role model!
Of course, if you’re all about the animals, this Pug Shpuntic Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern is a hilarious, cartoony amigurumi pattern that you simply must try! I love all his folds and crazy eyes!
If you’ve stumbled on this post with not much time until Easter, this Charlie the Chick Crochet Pattern is a small pattern that works up quickly with a small amount of yarn. If you’re looking for a free version, it’s available here on the Yarn Society website.
For a different style of bird pattern, check out the Blu the Bird Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Such a cute little birdie pattern. It’s also available for free on the Yarn Society website by clicking here.
For my knitters, I haven’t forgotten about you! It’s just not as easy to find cute knitted toys. The visibility of increases and decreases in knitting just doesn’t lend itself as well to amigurumi. But these Moss the Sheep Knitting Patterns are an exception! Fluff and Fuzz has quite a few adorable amigurumi knitting patterns, so if you’re not interested in learning crochet, check out the great variety of knitting patterns in the Fluff and Fuzz shop.
This one was another favourite from Fluff & Fuzz, the Berry Bear knitting pattern. In this fuzzy yarn, you can’t tell it’s knit at all! It looks so good! My kids would love one of these adorable scruffy-looking stuffed bears.
I know that some of you may have difficulty getting out to get supplies if you’re either quarantined or social distancing or if stores have temporarily closed in your area. Most online retailers continue to ship and in my city, Michaels is still offering curbside pick up. It’s not quite the same as making a trip into a store and squishing all the yarn, but Knitpicks and Lionbrand Yarn have a wide selection of yarn and other supplies that you can order and have shipped to you if you need some supplies to make these cute amigurumi toys.
Which of these adorable amigurumis will you get to work on today? Pick up a pattern or pin it for later!
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.
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!).
With all the knitting I’ve been doing lately, I think it’s time to bring back some crochet patterns for this week’s pattern round up. Crocheting hats is so satisfying because they can often be whipped up in a couple of hours and you have a gorgeous, handmade, warm beanie to chase away the winter chill. So, if you’re needing some trendy inspiration for your next crocheted beanie, check out this fabulous collection of beautiful textured crochet patterns.
I’m loving the texture on this Jackson Beanie Crochet Pattern; it looks a little reminiscent of seed stitch, almost knit and purled, don’t you think? And I’m loving the deep jewelled tone of the yarn Jennifer of Laine and Lotus chose for this hat! A beginner crocheter could make this hat, which is sized to fit the average adult woman’s head. You know you’re going to want to make one of these beauties.
The Winter Rose Beanie Crochet Pattern was designed by my friend Jasmine at OceanPeakDesigns. This month, 100% of the proceeds of the sale of this hat pattern will be donated to NSW Fire Fighters & WIRES Wildlife Rescue in Australia (where Jasmine is from). I love the delicate texture on this pattern and I can’t wait to crochet it up! I have some We Are Knitters Petite Wool leftover from another project that is just asking to be made into a hat like this!
Do you like that ombre thing? The Ombre Magic Crochet Hat Pattern may just be the right hat for you! This cute hat comes in 7 sizes, from baby to adult with long ridge lines and a clever mix of two contrasting yarn colours create a beautiful dynamic hat with a lovely ombre effect. This hat is made with 2 strands of DK weight yarn held together and it’s a great way to use up those partial balls of yarn you’ve got kicking around! Make one for the whole family with a large range of sizes!
I was really excited to find this Megan Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern because now it means I don’t have to come up with a crochet pattern that mimics my Tufted Toque Knitting Pattern that I released yesterday. The diamond-shaped tufts add luxurious texture, so if you liked the Tufted Toque pattern I released yesterday, but you’re a crocheter and not a knitter, you can still make one remarkably similar!
The Cruise Cabled Beanie Crochet Pattern is a classic beanie with a stretchy brim. It’s worked from the bottom up with decreasing within the cables to close beautifully at the crown so it can be worn with or without a pom. This pattern is an intermediate/advanced level pattern and comes in 5 sizes. And don’t you just love that brim? So adorable. Also, I still love buttons on the brim of hats. So fun. But a cute faux-leather tag would look just as good.
Check out the stitch definition on this Remy Crochet Beanie Pattern! This easy level pattern comes with 6 sizes and is crocheted with worsted weight yarn. To get that stitch definition though, you’ll definitely want some roving yarn or another yarn with great stitch definition! Ruby Webbs has an excellent assortment of beautiful crochet patterns and you can even get a pattern for a matching pair of mittens!
The Market Puff Beanie Crochet Pattern comes in 6 sizes and has those gorgeous bobbles which make for a fun and interesting texture, with a definite handmade custom style. This hat is worked top-down with an easy brim and they make up quickly to sell at markets or craft fairs. And if you have a bunch of worsted weight yarn to use up, this is the perfect pattern for you!
The Market Waffle Hat Crochet Pattern is another crochet pattern from KathysCrochetCloset that is perfect for makers who sell at craft fairs. It’s written for three sizes: adult, child and toddler. They make perfect Mommy & Me hat sets, which are super popular at markets and craft fairs. Everyone’s going to want one of these gorgeous textured hats!
The Lark Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern makes a beautiful, cozy knit-look beanie that’s sure to become your new favourite hat! This beanie features a unique stretchy faux-stockinette stitch pattern and a squishy ribbed brim, with easy short-row decreases for the perfect shape! It works up quickly with less than 11 yards of bulky yarn and makes a great last-minute handmade gift! I love how this stitch pattern closes up the holes of crochet and makes a nice tight knit-like fabric! Definitely worth a try!
The Hanover Hat Crochet Pattern is a gorgeous hat that is styled for both men and women! This hat features an amazing finished texture that provides great WOW factor! The perfect hat for all the #4 yarn you have in your yarn stash. Works up very quickly with an amazing result that won’t disappoint. I love the unique brim and the textured body of this hat! And don’t forget a fabulous faux fur pompom! I love the extra-large pompoms by GingerSnapHandmade. They are gorgeous and luxurious!
I hope you’ve found your next crocheted beanie pattern to make. There’s still plenty of winter weather ahead of us here where I live, so an investment of an hour or two of crocheting up a gorgeous hat is well worth it! Grab one of these lovely crochet hat patterns today or pin it for later!
One of the things I love about the farmhouse style is its rustic simplicity. It allows for imperfections and handmade touches. The style is warm and inviting because it embraces natural and comforting textures and fibres. There are so many trendy and modern ways to incorporate this homey DIY style into your home, especially at Christmas! If you’ve been wondering how you could bring some of this homey farmhouse vibe into your house, I’ve gathered a few crochet patterns here for you to try and bring some farmhouse inspiration into your decor!
This simple and minimalist Bunting Banner Crochet Pattern is a great introduction to some handmade touches in your decor. With sweet tassels on the ends, this little banner can be made as long as you please. You can bring it out for special occasions or decorate a bedroom with it. You could make it in different colours to celebrate birthdays or just bring a spark of whimsy to a playroom. It’s a super simple pattern, great for beginners to learn to crochet!
If you just can’t see how that farmhouse style fitting in with your current decor, Christmas is definitely the time you can experiment with this homey style. You could try out this Snow Flurry Tree Skirt Crochet Pattern. It’s made with a super bulky (size 6) yarn and it’s actually a really easy pattern because it’s not a traditional circular shape, it’s a rectangle, like a scarf for your tree! Warm up your home with this cosy Christmas tree skirt this year.
Another great way to incorporate farmhouse style into your Christmas is with some little decorations. This Rustic Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern can be made in all different sizes and using different yarns to create a rustic Christmas display. Perfect for the mantle or the office, or a little vignette on an end table. These would make super cute gifts for coworkers, too!
And what’s more nostalgic than this classic red truck with a Christmas tree? Add a throw pillow to your Christmas decor by making up one of these Farmhouse Christmas Truck Pillow Crochet Patterns. Such a simple and fun idea to add a bit of old-timey charm to your Christmas decor.
Or, if you prefer the view from the backside, this Farmhouse Christmas Tree Truck Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern is another sweet option for crochet throw pillows with that classic vintage truck. So adorable. Such fun Christmas decor.
I love wreaths. (Check out my Pinterest board full of wreaths!) and I love a wreath that can be used for more than just Christmas. This Farmhouse Jute Wreath Crochet Pattern would be perfect for spring or summer, but you could also pull it out for Christmas just as easily. Or make a different one decorated with more Christmas-y or wintery greenery. This is such a classic look and so so pretty. I think I need to make a couple of these this year.
Christmas or not, you can add some simple farmhouse charm to your front door by making this Buffalo Plaid Rug Crochet Pattern to welcome guests into your home. I love how the three colours come together to form the plaid pattern. Definitely fun to watch these kinds of projects come together!
Yet another Farmhouse Welcome Mat Crochet Pattern for you from Cozy Nook Designs. With a big hand-lettering style Welcome for your guests! This appears to be made with jute, which would make such a rustic and durable front entry mat. Very fun.
This Farmhouse Style Waffle Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern is timeless and not overly “farmhouse”y so it would fit in easily with any decor style. With an interesting texture to crochet and an interesting texture to look at and touch, this pillow cover would add cosy handmade charm to any room.
To finish off your farmhouse room, or just offer a handmade touch to a housewarming gift or office-mate, this Plant Sweater Planter Pot Cover Crochet Pattern is a simple and quick pattern to make for a handmade gift.
So, have I convinced you to add some rustic farmhouse details into your home? For Christmas or for keeps? It’s such a cosy and timeless style and really adds a sense of homeyness while falling neatly in with neutral colour schemes. Pick up one of these patterns today to add some handmade rustic charm to your decor! Or Pin it for later!
Well, the winter weather has arrived, at least where I live. It’s not too bad just yet, so don’t mistake my announcement for complaining. But it is definitely time to break out the knit and crochet accessories to keep ears, necks, heads and hands warm this season. If you’re looking for a pattern to make for a gift to give this season or to keep yourself warm this winter, I’ve got a great collection of fashionable knit and crochet accessory patterns for you!
First off, these twisted ear warmers are all the rage this year. Great for keeping your ears warm while not messing up your top knot or ponytail. The River Ear Warmer twisted headband crochet pattern is a great and simple crochet pattern that a beginner could handle. The beauty of these little projects is that they only take a couple of hours and a partial skein of yarn. They make great stash-busting projects!
The Woven Headwarmer crochet pattern has a little more texture and has that lovely bowtie twist to finish it off! Super cute and what a fun pattern to highlight a soft and luscious yarn. If you only have one skein of beautiful and expensive yarn, this is your project. You can make up a few of these with that one gorgeous skein and have gifts for your closest friends!
Buffalo plaid is still super cute and trendy and it’s so super fun to see three colours of yarn come together to form this fun pattern. Don’t you love the large wooden button on this Buffalo Plaid Crochet Cowl Pattern? I love fun finishing touches like that. It makes a piece look so much more professional!
Here’s another gorgeous cowl to try out: the Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern is a textured granny-stitch style cowl that would be a great welcome back to crochet project for those whose grannies taught them the simple granny square and that’s all they really remember. This would also be a great pattern to highlight some special yarn you’ve been saving.
Check out the fringe on this June Berry Cowl crochet pattern… with buttons as well! I love the gorgeous texture on this cowl pattern and fringe is so on-trend right now. It’s a great time to get working on this beautiful scarf, for you or for a friend!
If you’ve always wanted to try cables, the Cascades Big Knit Scarf Pattern is a great first cable project. With bulky yarn and just one big braid cable through the scarf, it’s a great project to practice and learn. Just a tip: if you’re just learning, using a light coloured yarn will help you to more easily see your work and make it easier to fix any mistakes.
If you have a little more experience knitting, you might like to try knitting yourself this Chunky Mittens Knitting Pattern to keep your fingers warm this winter. These chunky mittens look so warm and cozy! My fingerless mittens just aren’t cutting it anymore; I’m going to need to get me some tips!
Ooooh! Or here’s another cute mittens pattern! The Bit of Honey Mittens Knitting Pattern has a sweet honeycomb textured stitch pattern that is subtle and gorgeous! This is a great project to spend a little more time and care with, but has a great finished result!
Don’t worry: I haven’t left the crocheters’ hands out in the cold. The Cadence Mittens crochet mitten pattern is a lovely textured crochet mitten pattern with a cable-like textured stitch to practice something new for crocheters looking for a little more of a challenge.
Now, THIS is a fun hat pattern! I love seeing the animal print that is making its way into knitwear! Check out this super fun Animal Attraction Leopard Print Pompom Hat knitting pattern! What a fun winter accessory!
And back to plaid. This one is a knitting pattern, though, and only made with 2 colours of yarn. The Super Bulky Buffalo Plaid Hat knitting pattern is a quick knit made with super bulky yarn; don’t you just love it with a big faux fur pom on top?
And while not exactly a wearable accessory, this Textured Christmas Crochet Stocking Pattern is a great project to get working on this time of year. It would make a lovely gift for a friend or loved one! Don’t you just love the beautiful bobble stripes? I love the natural coloured yarn used here, but I think any solid colour would look delightful in this pattern!
So there’s this week’s collection of fabulous patterns to knit and crochet. Making them and wearing them will keep you warm all season! Pick up a pattern today and find some yummy yarns to make one of these patterns. Or pin it for later!
Are you looking for some ideas for some handmade gifts you can make for Christmas this year? If you can crochet, there are a myriad of ideas out there, absolutely worth your time to make! It’s so touching to receive a handmade gift, one that you know a lot of thought and time has gone into. It’s such a neat experience for me to be able to make handmade gifts for my family and friends… I think about them as I make their gift, so there’s the extra special gift of having spent hours and hours (and hours and hours) thinking about the recipient that is built into this gift of love!
So, if you want to give that kind of love this gift-giving season, you’ve still got plenty of time to crochet something amazing. And I have got some great crochet patterns for you!
A crocheted hat is a practical and lovely gift. This Brisk Beanie Crochet Pattern is trendy with its multiple textures and crochets up quickly with a 5 mm crochet hook. This is the kind of gift you can whip up in a couple of hours!
Isn’t this sweet vertical-striped Borealis Hat Crochet Pattern adorable? I love the rainbow yarn used in this example to make a super fun and brightly coloured hat for a child, or anyone who loves a pop of colour!
If you’re looking for something a little more Christmassy to make as a gift this season, check out this Vintage Crochet Granny Square Tree Skirt Pattern. Because it’s a vintage pattern, you can get the .pdf for just a couple bucks! And you can choose the colours that suit your recipients (or your own… ;)) to make a perfectly customized tree skirt!
If granny squares aren’t your thing, this Crocheted Nativity Tree Skirt Pattern might be more your speed. I love the simplicity of the two colours and the multiple panels with different scenes.
I also love this Rustic Wonderland Christmas Tree Skirt Crochet Pattern with a chunky yarn and fantastic wooden buttons, this would be perfect for a farmhouse Christmas style.
Who doesn’t love snowmen? These Little Snowman Crocheted Christmas Ornaments would make perfect co-worker gifts! I love the embroidered snowflakes on the hat and scarf and the little stick arms on the other snowman are classic!
Perhaps you’d rather make a Snowman Christmas Ball Ornament; this little crochet pattern would also make a great gift for co-workers. I think they would also go well at craft sales if you’re the kind of person who makes for craft sales. Simple and quick, these would probably come together in a couple of hours, too.
For a more traditional Christmas Ball Ornament Crochet Pattern, there’s this super colourful option, which I love and also think would come together quickly! How fun would a bunch of these be on a colourful tree? oOooOhh or they’d be even more perfect at a daycare or pre-school!? When I was a kid, we had glass ball ornaments, which could (and did!) break. Since I’ve had kids, I’ve only bought plastic ornaments so I wouldn’t have to worry about breakage; I could let my kids decorate and touch the tree without being a ball of worry. These would totally work to let kids decorate with!
While we’re in this colourful mood, you should also check out these cute Colourful Little Christmas Trees. I love the fun stripes and the beads that add so much character to these sweet little decorations. They would go along perfectly with those snowmen ball ornaments at your craft sale!
I’m also a big fan of these stockings! You can make this Mini Stocking Crochet Pattern into a bunting like these, with multiple colours, stripes, and follow the rainbow! What a fun decoration! OoooOooh… you could make 25 of them for an advent calendar bunting!
Here’s another great pattern to turn into a great garland: this Christmas Lights Crochet Pattern can be made into individual little ornaments or strung together for an adorable bunting! How fun are these?!
So, you see? With all these quick projects you could make in time for the holidays, you can really give a handmade gift to just about anyone you care about! Time to pull out that yarn and the hook, pick up a pattern and get to work! Or Pin it for later!
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!
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.
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!
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!