Amigurumi for Christmas

I just love amigurumi! According to Wikipedia: Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. The word is a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning “crocheted or knitted”, and nuigurumi, meaning “stuffed doll”. And this time of year is the perfect time to make some. Amigurumi is perfect for Christmas, as gifts for children, as decorations for your home or tree, as gifts for co-workers. They work up pretty quickly and are really fun to make; you can also use up some of your odds and ends of yarn since they’re usually pretty small and you can customise their colours to whatever you have on hand! So many people are delighted by amigurumi, it makes the perfect whimsical addition to this festive season! Check out these adorable stuffed crocheted creatures and pick out a pattern to start working on today!

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How about this festive Little Christmas Deer Crochet Pattern? One pattern gives you all the instructions you need to make these little amigurumi deer dolls, with plenty of high-quality photos to walk you through it. Depending on the size of yarn you use, these little guys could be toys for kids or decorations for your tree!

How adorable are these gingerbread people? Again, here’s another pattern with instructions to make both tops: a Gingerbread Man and Girl Couple Amigurumi Pattern. How much fun would a set of these be for a newlywed couple for their first Christmas? They’re so sweet with all their decoration details!

I’m a sucker for gnomes! I love their big furry beards and festive hats on their squat, rotund bodies. Herbert the Christmas Gnome Amigurumi Pattern would make a great addition to my mantle (which is frankly looking a little sad this year… see my Instagram post about it). But I think this guy would spruce it right up!

Who can resist an adorable cartoon-ish Mr Santa Crochet Pattern? His cloud-like beard and little button eyes just draw you in. My kids were never really enamoured with Santa, and we never really forced them to sit on Santa’s knee because they always looked terrified of him. Besides, who wants to stand in line with kids for 20 minutes to traumatize your kids for an awful over-priced picture? My kids were slightly intrigued by the idea of the right jolly old elf, so I slightly regret not snapping a photo of them looking onto the spectacle of Santa visiting from a distance. I’m sure they would have been much more interested in a stuffed version of Santa like this cute little amigurumi doll.

Mr Pinny Crochet Amigurumi Pattern is a super cute, sweater-clad penguin doll ready to grace your Christmas tree with his chipper little face! It’s time for all the cold-weather creatures to come out and adorn our homes with their cuteness! I don’t know, though; do you think this little guy could use a hat? Or a scarf? He looks a little chilly. I think I’d make him a hat, too.

Of course, you don’t need to make Christmas themed Amigurumi to give out as a gift! You can make a stuffed toy that can be enjoyed year-round, like this Milo the Hipster Cat Amigurumi Pattern. What kid doesn’t want a stuffed cat in a hoodie? My kids love this kind of stuff and I’m sure yours would too!

Or if you have a princess-lover on your hands, this Princess Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Bundle would give you all the instructions you need to make a whole collection of princesses! These dolls are so adorable; how much more special will one of these dolls be to the recipient when they know it was made by your loving hands? That’s the beauty of handmade; so much pride involved in making and so much love felt in giving and receiving!

If you’re new to amigurumi, you could try something a little simpler, like this Crochet Star Amigurumi Pattern. Festive for the holiday season, but suitable to be displayed year-round. Make one with a thick, bulky yarn and you’d have a super fun pillow for a teen. It gets harder and harder to come up with good fun handmade gift ideas for teens as they get older. This would be a suitable option for an older kid and would make a fun addition to their bed.

Do you want a hippopotamus for Christmas? You can make one with this Crochet Hippo Amigurumi Pattern! This cuddly hippo would double as a super fun and functional pillow. Made with a big enough yarn, this friendly character would crochet up quickly and make a really snuggly stuffed friend for any kid. All this hippo needs is a cute little bow and to be displayed under the tree!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little introduction to various amigurumi characters you could make this Christmas. You’ve still got some time, so go pick up a pattern and get to work! What better things do you have to do as the weather turns colder than sit cosied up at home with your crocheting? Grab a pattern or pin it for later!

Adorable amigurumi patterns to make for Christmas decorations or just lovely handmade toys as gifts! So cute! I love these little characters! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Little Christmas Deer amigurumi crochet pattern to make this adorable handmade toy for a holiday decoration or sweet little gift! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochettoy #handmadetoy #craftevangelist
Milo the Hipster Cat amigurumi crochet pattern. How much fun is this adorable crocheted doll? He would make a great handmade gift idea for any kid! So cute! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumitoy #crochettoy #craftevangelist
Sweet little Gingerbread Couple pdf crochet pattern to make these adorable handmade Christmas ornaments or little stuffed toys for kids! So cute with their little plum pudding tops! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #Christmascrochet #crochettoy #craftevangelist
I LOVE GNOMES! Check out this adorable crocheted Christmas gnome amigurumi pattern! I love the little knit-look v details on his shirt and snowflake embroidered on his hat! Such a fun handmade Christmas gift idea! #amigurumipattern #Christmasamigurumi #crochetpattern #crochettoy #crochetgnome #Christmasgnome #craftevangelist
Mr Santa Amigurumi crochet pattern. Super cute little classic cartoonish Santa doll crochet pattern Perfect Christmas decoration or whimsical handmade gift idea. #crochetSanta #Christmascrochet #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Super gorgeous collection of crocheted amigurumi princess doll patterns! Love these gorgeous Disney-inspired dolls! So fun! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidolls #princesspatterns #crochetprincess #crochetpatternbundle #patternbundle #craftevangelist
Cute little penguin amigurumi crochet pattern makes a perfect Christmas ornament or little toy gift! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetpenguin #crochetChristmas #crochetamigurumi #craftevangelist
Simple, no sew star amigurumi crochet pattern. Perfect for Christmas or made with a bulky yarn would make a super fun throw pillow for a teen bedroom! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #Christmascrochet #crochetstar #starpillow #craftevangelist
Hippo Amigurumi crochet pattern. What a fun toy pattern to make! I want a hippopotamus for Christmas! How fun would she be with a big bow under the Christmas tree?! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #amigurumitoy #craftevangelist

Spring Patterns

Is it spring yet? It has felt like a very long winter here. We had the coldest February in 40 years here in my city, and judging from the posts on social media, it sounds like it’s been pretty similar all over North America. I’m looking forward to spring… anyone else? Let’s take a look at some lovely spring-inspired patterns to help melt away the snow and get us excited for the upcoming (warmer!?) season.

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Spring is the perfect time to wear t-shirts! And make them, too! Try this Easy Knit Tee Knitting Pattern from Darling Jadore for a simple, but gorgeous knitted t-shirt pattern!

Spring is also a great time to make and wear a poncho! You know you want a poncho! Check out this fantastic Crochet Ava Fringed Poncho Pattern by Sewrella for an easy level crochet pattern. It would make a perfect first garment project because you wouldn’t have to be as concerned about getting a perfect fit as the look is more relaxed!

For the sunny Spring days ahead, this Crochet June Sun Hat Pattern is another easy and adorable crochet pattern by Sewrella.

To make that hat even more spring-y you could add some spring to it or any decor or garment; check out this Floral Fantasy Collection of sweet flower appliques by The Hat and I. I love the idea of turning a bunch of these flower appliques into a piece of feature art! Gorgeous!

Not just for decor, flower appliques can make adorable headbands! Get this pattern bundle including 6 headband patterns and 3 flower patterns from Two Girls Patterns.

I think handbags are for all seasons, but something about boho style just screams warmer weather. Start working on one of these Boho Flower Slouch Bags and you’ll be all ready for the beach or festivals this summer!

If spring is just taking far too long to bring forth the flowers from the ground, you can make your own that never die! Check out this adorable amigurumi pattern for these Moles with daffodils! How cute are they?!

Lastly, I couldn’t help but bring you this super adorable spring skunk pattern! Why are you not making one yet?! So sweet! I love the detail of her sparkling eyes and cute flower appliques! This would make a treasured gift!

So, after you catch up on your sleep from time-warping an hour into the future, go grab yourself one of these fantastic patterns and start making for spring today! Or pin it for later so you don’t forget.

Eight great knit and crochet patterns to encourage spring to hurry up and get here! I love the adorable daffodils and moles amigurumi pattern!
Super cute knit tee shirt knitting pattern for this short sleeved women's sweater! Perfect for spring! #knitting #pattern #tshirt #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute easy crochet poncho pattern. Love the drape on this garment! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Time to crochet this easy sun hat crochet pattern by Sewrella! Love this cute sun hat, perfect for summer! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #hat #sunhat #june #sewrella #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a fun idea for flower appliques! Make a DIY 3-D wall art out of crocheted flowers! This pattern has 5 different flowers to make in different colours to make this great wall hanging! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #appliques #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun boho flower slouch handbag crochet pattern, perfect for summer festivals and beach trips! Super casual and fun. Gorgeous pattern! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #handbags #handmade #craftevangelist
Super cute flower appliques with different band options to make headbands of all kinds! So many fun choices! #crochet #pattern #flowers #applique #headbands #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable crochet pattern for spring moles with daffodils! Finally flowers I can't kill! So much fun! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi pattern for this Skunk stuffed animal! Looks just like Flower the skunk from Disney's Bambi! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
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