Knit and Crochet Patterns for Warm and Cozy Accessories

There’s no denying it now, we’re definitely into cozy season. So many people I know love fall. I appreciate it, but it is a short season here in Edmonton and I prefer the heat and the laziness of summer days. I can definitely appreciate some warm and cozy accessories to warm up with. Who doesn’t love to be bundled up and cozy against the chilly fall or winter wind? I’ve found a bunch of great knit and crochet patterns for you to make to keep yourself and your loved ones warm as the cold weather approaches. Most of these are smaller items, requiring just one skein of yarn and work up quickly, so they make perfect gifts for relatives or friends who would love to have a beautiful handmade gift from you! Check out these cozy patterns!

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The Pinewoods Cowl from Wild Sapling is a gorgeous textured neck warmer that uses worsted or light worsted weight yarn to show the stunning stitch definition. While it looks complex, the pattern is made up of simple stitches, so if you are an advanced beginner/intermediate crocheter, this cowl will be perfect for you! This one-size neck warmer also comes with instructions for customizing the size according to your preferences. You’ll want to make a bunch of these in different colours. Buy the pattern here.

For a little bit of Scandinavian whimsy, try out this Crochet Pixie Hat Pattern from ilze Boutique. Perfect to wear around the holidays, this adorably gnome shaped hat with a cute little pointy end is such a fun hat to make and wear. Your little elf is going to love it! Get the pattern here.

This is probably not the first time you’ve seen this Easy Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern from Knot Yourself Out. I’m in a few crochet groups on Facebook, and let me tell you, this pattern is making the rounds! People love their pocket shawls! Even my mom sent it to me! I mean, when your pants get denied proper pockets, at least we can make a scarf/shawl that makes up for it! Keep yourself warm in your chilly office and have a toasty spot to warm your hands with this cozy pocket shawl. Pick up this pattern here.

If you need even more warmth, check out the E-motion Poncho Knitting Pattern from Vi Talina Craft. This pattern includes sizes from 2-3 years all the way up to adult XXL, so you can make one for the whole family! Or adorable mommy & me ponchos! Such a fun gift for a special mom & kid in your life! I love the different textures on this poncho. I think I should find some fun hand-dyed yarn and make myself one this winter! This pattern is easy to follow and is perfect for the advanced beginner. Let this be your first garment project! The easy fit makes it a perfect first garment for a beginner knitter wanting to expand their skills. Get the pattern here.

If you’re liking the hood, but not the full-on poncho, try out the Wild Oleander Hooded Scarf Crochet Pattern from Wickedly Handmade. The multi-coloured yarn used in this example is so fun, but it can easily be made in a solid colour, with or without fringe. The pattern includes 4 sizes, from baby to adult, as well as a modification for a shorter cowl version. If you are an intermediate crocheter, you will enjoy making this gorgeous hooded scarf! Buy the pattern here.

If you are a beginner and want something a little simpler, but still just as stylish, check out the Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern from Just Be Crafty Shop. This gorgeous mustard colour is totally my jam! The cowl is designed to be over-sized, so you can wrap it around your neck two or three times for a luxurious, warm feel! This makes a quick last-minute handmade gift idea for a friend or colleague. Find the pattern here.

This little Zigzag Mommy and Me Cowl Crochet Pattern from Kathy’s Crochet Closet makes another great pattern to make handmade gifts! Using just 1 skein of worsted weight yarn, this cute textured zigzag cowl works up quickly and also has a matching hat pattern that you can make as well! The pattern includes instructions to make this neck warmer in three sizes: adult, child and toddler. Get the cowl pattern here.

A collection of cozy patterns wouldn’t be complete without some hats, amiright? This Amber Beanie Crochet Pattern by The Easy Design is so gorgeous with its striking textured argyle pattern. This easy pattern comes with detailed instructions to make this beautiful hat in toddler, child, teen and adult sizes, so you can make one for the whole family! I love the stitch pattern included here that really closes up the holes that are typically created by crochet, making this a warm and cozy toque for winter! And you can’t forget to top it off with a gorgeous, fluffy faux fur pompom. These are my favourites. Buy this pattern here.

If you have your own messy bun of a pompom, then The Honey Bun Hat Crochet Pattern from Wildwood Designs ME is for YOU. You’ll love keeping your ears warm and keeping your hair up and out of your way this winter by making one of these cozy and hats with room for your top knot. This is another easy pattern to check out so get this pattern here.

The Everest Crochet Beanie Pattern from ruby webbs is a lovely textured crocheted hat pattern that works up fast with super bulky size 6 yarn. The pattern includes 3 sizes as well as 4 short video clips to help with the more complicated steps. If you like that fun, crinkled pompom, you can pick up one here. Get this cute pattern here.

I haven’t forgotten the knitters! This Classic Slouchy Beanie Knitting Pattern from Green Mountain Crochet is super quick and easy to knit up as well. It’s the perfect pattern to highlight a gorgeous colourway of yarn and top it off with a fantastic faux fur pompom. Pick up this pattern here.

For a little bit of whimsy on your little one (or your own head), make this Owl Ways Hat Knitting Pattern from Katy Tricot. This cozy and practical hat, adorned with this sweet little owl and fun tassels will keep your precious one warm and make strangers smile. It’s a quick and easy project made with bulky yarn and is perfect for the advanced beginner knitter. Find this adorable pattern here.

I love how the Sidewinder Beanie Knitting Pattern from Aspen Leaf Knits does such a great job of highlighting this beautiful super bulky yarn. This unique pattern includes options to make this stunning hat with either super bulky yarn (weight 6) or bulky yarn (weight 5). So grab one of those gorgeous skeins of yarn you’ve been saving and this beautiful pattern here and get knitting!

Finally, if you’re looking for a simple, but subtly gorgeous winter hat, the Charleswood Beanie Knitting Pattern from Knits N Knots Wpg is just the thing. This double-brim beanie pattern is easy to follow and makes a warm and cozy hat for anyone. This pattern uses worsted weight yarn, so it’s perfect to use up some of your stash. Find this easy pattern here.

I hope you feel inspired and prepared to create some warm and cozy accessories this fall to make as gifts or to keep your own self warm. Grab one of these patterns today or pin it for later!

14 Gorgeous warm and cozy knit and crochet accessory patterns to make as gifts or to keep yourself toasty warm this winter! #crochetpatterns #knittingpatterns #patterns #knitting #crochet #patternroundup #craftevangelist

Prepare for Fall with Fantastic Knit & Crochet Patterns

Yes, it’s still summer, but makers know that making for the next season must start before the season starts! These things take time!!! The slightly cooler evenings have me thinking about fall. And let me tell you, I’m not alone! So many makers and designers are dreaming of cosy sweaters and crunchy leaves and warm hats. If this is you and you needed a sign that it’s time to start preparing for the cooler weather ahead, consider this your sign! Also, I know makers will understand this: if you want to give handmade gifts this holiday season, it is time to make some decisions, pick up some yarn and get at it so you have time and your poor fingers and hands don’t suffer last-minute stress-making! I’ve collected a fun combination of knit and crochet patterns today that would be lovely for making as gifts or for yourself for this fall. Check them out and get making today!

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A warm hat is a stylish way to hide windswept hair and keep cozy in the fall evenings. This Harvest Braid Beanie Crochet Pattern from Sheepish Stitches is a beautifully textured crochet toque pattern. This multi-coloured beanie pattern means you can use up your stash yarn and make unique and gorgeous gifts for your friends and family with one pattern! With instructions included for how to make this hat in sizes toddler to adult, this is the perfect pattern to make for everyone on your list! Get the pattern here.

Fall calls for a little bit of a welcome inside your home, too. You could decorate your living room or hallway bench with this Hello Fall Pillow made with this Crochet Pattern from Two Little Birds Patterns. I love the pumpkin background and lovely script writing built into this intarsia crochet pattern. And makers who sell their wares, you are allowed to sell the finished items that you make from this pattern! Pick up the pattern here.

In love with pumpkins? Make these gorgeous little decor pumpkins with this Knitting Pattern for Fall Pumpkins from Emmacrochetdesign4U. There are 3 sizes of pumpkins included in this pattern. It’s the perfect quick-to-make autumn decorations. I’m seriously considering making some more of these for my living room this year. Again, if you’re a maker who sells their wares, these are hot items and quick to make to use up your stash yarn. Customers love these fun fall pumpkins! Get the pattern by clicking here.

If you’re a crocheter, you’re definitely not getting left out of the fall pumpkin craze! You can use this Knobby Little Pumpkin Crochet Pattern from Simply Made By Erin. The lovely textures on this sweet little pumpkin pattern and the chunky yarn make this the perfect rustic pumpkin for your fall decor! This pattern includes 2 sizes of pumpkins and if you use different size yarns, you’ll be able to make pumpkins in all kinds of unique looks! Find the pattern here.

I’m sure you can find all sorts of fun ways to decorate with this Knitting Pattern for Oak Leaves from elvesworld. These delicate little leaves strung together like you see here would make a lovely fall bunting. Or you could attach one to a gift for a perfect little tag accompaniment! They’d look cute attached to place cards at Thanksgiving dinner or a fall wedding, wouldn’t they? So many fun options! Pick up the pattern here.

Speaking of Thanksgiving: I know it’s early for Americans, but I live in Canada and our Thanksgiving comes a little earlier, so it’s not a bad time to start making this Thankful Table Runner Crochet Pattern from Two Little Birds Patterns. This intarsia crochet pattern has only two colours, so it might be a better introduction to intarsia crochet if you’re interested in the Hello Fall pillow pictured above. This lovely table runner will make a great centrepiece on your Thanksgiving table. Get ready and be prepared for the season by getting the pattern here today.

If you have little dogs, the cold weather might not be their favourite. If they like to wear sweaters, dress them in style by making them this Cabled Fall Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern from Dotty Patterns. This cute dog sweater pattern comes in 3 sizes, so you’re sure to find one to fit the pup in your life. Pick up the pattern here.

I know I’ve shared this adorable Candy Corn Beaning Knitting Pattern from Knifty Knittings before, but it’s just so adorable and so fall that I couldn’t resist sharing it again! This pattern calls for Lionbrand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, which is a 6 super bulky yarn. These hats knit up so quickly and the pattern comes in 7 sizes so that you can make one for the whole family! How adorable would your family be in fall family photos in these matching hats. I’m not sure my kids would go for it at their ages, but maybe I could have made it happen a few years ago. Find this super cute pattern here.

If you need a little hat for your little pumpkin, check out this adorable Pumpkin Hat Knit Beanie Pattern from Dune and Purl. Also made with super bulky yarn, this little hat comes in 4 sizes for all your little ones and I just can’t get over how quickly these cute hats come together! You could make a hat in an hour! Get the pattern here.

Of course, we can’t forget that Halloween is coming too. You can make an adorably spooky Monster Hat Knit Beanie in 5 Sizes with this pattern from Hand Knit Hugs. Usually you see this kind of novelty hat in crochet, but this knitting pattern is perfect for intermediate knitters who know how to knit, purl, pick up stitches and knit in the round. Pick up the pattern here.

And I couldn’t forget to include a crocheted monster hat version! Check out this sweet detailed Crochet Monster Hat Pattern from Bri Abby Designs. So many fun embellishments on this adorable monster hat pattern! You can mix and match and choose colours that will make an endless amount of fun options and unique designs! These fun monster hats will keep your little ones heads warm on a cold Halloween night or anytime they’re feeling the urge to be a little scary! Find this adorable pattern here.

If you’re looking to prep for fall maker fares or markets, you need to check out this collection of Five Fall Favourites Knit Hat patterns from Rosehip Lane Knits. The bundle includes 4 hat patterns and a super cute twisted ear warmer pattern. And these chunky hats are all just so perfect and trendy for fall! Get yourself making with these 5 gorgeous patterns and you’ll be all ready for the gift-giving season and the fall market season! Get this bundle here.

For a project that requires a little more time on her hands, this Honey Trail Shawl Knitting Pattern from Bekah Knits makes a delicate and cosy, textured shawl with a honeycomb border. A triangular shawl like this one can be worn over your shoulders or around the neck as a scarf and is the perfect transitional piece to the fall cooler weather. Knit in a sport weight yarn, this shawl will take a little more time, but the drape and detail is just lovely and would make a luxurious accessory for yourself or an extravagant gift for that special person in your life. Get the pattern here.

Now that we’re into some projects that are a little more involved, I think you should check out The Kyla Sweater Tunic Edition knitting pattern from Happy Love Co. This oversized sweater is perfect to throw on over a pair of leggings and boots for the fall. And this is the perfect pattern if you’d like to get into knitting garments. Oversized patterns are very forgiving and this pattern has fairly simple stitches and an easy pattern to work up. If you want to make someone an amazing gift, this would work well because you wouldn’t need their exact measurements to make this oversized sweater pattern. Get the pattern here.

I love the look of an Off the Shoulder Chunky Knit Sweater Pattern, like this one from Darling Jadore. Sexy and warm, how can you go wrong for fall? The heavenly texture of this sweater knit with bulky weight (category 5) yarn is just so plush and lovely for fall. Find this cozy pattern here.

And you can’t very well think fall without including a cardigan pattern. The Juniper Cardi Crochet Pattern from Knits N Knots Wpg is the perfect transitional garment for this transitional season. Generously oversized, this easy crochet cardigan pattern is made with a worsted weight yarn, the suggested yarn is Lionbrand’s Vanna’s Choice, but I’m sure any worsted weight yarn from your stash will work! Pick up the pattern here.

I hope you found a fall pattern that excites you to stay inside more this fall. It looks like we will all still be social distancing as this pandemic continues, so what better activity is there to avoid crowds than sitting at home with some yarn and making some gorgeous fall handmade items. This is your year to make all your holiday gifts and fill your home with handmade coziness! Pick up a pattern today or pin it for later so you can find it!

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Such a cute monster hat crochet pattern! This adorable beanie is incredibly customizable so you can make unique monster beanies for all the sweet kids in your life! Perfect to keep little heads warm on Halloween! Perfect easy baby Halloween costume with one easy accessory! #crochetpattern #crochethat #crochetbeanie #halloweencostume #crochet #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured crochet beanie pattern in this Harvest Braid hat! I love the luxurious faux fur pom to top this lovely hat! The perfect pattern to use up some of that stash yarn! #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #fallcrochet #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Hello Fall Pumpkin and Script Crochet Pillow Pattern. This is such a fun fall crochet pattern, perfect for some rustic farmhouse fall decor! #crochetpattern #crochetdecor #falldecor #fallpatterns #fallcrochet #hellofall #crochetpillow #crochetthrowpillow #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Fall pumpkins knitting pattern. This is such a fun and simple knitting pattern to make these cute little fall pumpkin decorations. Perfect accessory for fall mantel decor and perfect to make as gifts or market selling items. #knittingpattern #knitpumpkins #knitforfall #falldecor #pumpkindecor #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Adorable chunky and textured crochet pumpkin pattern. This cute little pattern uses up your scrap yarn and makes sweet little fall decor pumpkins! Makes a perfect handmade gift! #crochetpattern #crochetpumpkins #pumpkinpattern #crochet #falldecor #handmadedecor #diydecor #diypumpkins #amigurumi #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Oak Leaves Knitting Pattern. Lovely little fall ornaments, perfect to make as an autumn bunting or to accompany placards at the Thanksgiving table. Scatter them on your mantel for sweet handknit fall decor! #knittingpattern #knitleaves #leavespattern #oakleavespattern #handmadedecor #handknitdecor #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous intarsia crochet table runner with "thankful" script. Rustic and simple handmade thanksgiving centrepiece is perfect to make this fall! #crochetpattern #crochettablerunner #tablerunnerpattern #crochet #pattern #falldecor #handmadefalldecor #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little cabled dog sweater, perfect little pattern to make for fall! Keep your little dogs warm and cozy this season! #knittingpattern #knitdogsweater #dogsweaterpattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #doglovers #craftevangelist
Adorable knit beanie pattern to make a candy corn hat! How much fun is this?! Make them in multiple sizes to fit the whole family. This makes a great market item to sell or makes a great gift! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #knitbeaniepattern #knitbeanie #candycorn #candycornhat #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun bulky yarn knitting pattern for your little pumpkin. This hat makes the perfect newborn photo accessory and keeps little heads warm! Great market make! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #yarn #crafts #pumpkinhat #knitpumpkin #craftevangelist
Super cute and fun monster hat beanie knitting pattern. It's so fun to find a pattern like this that is knit and not crocheted! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #knitmonsterhat #monsterhat #halloweenhat #knithat #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fall Favourites Bundle of 5 fall knit hats and ear warmer knitting patterns. Get a great start on the maker season with these lovely trendy knit hat patterns! #knittingpattern #knithatpattern #knitearwarmerpattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Lovely textured knit shawl pattern, perfect for fall. I love it in this mustard colour! Perfect to work on as the weather gets cooler. Lovely transitional scarf. #knittingpattern #knitshawlpattern #knitting #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
The Kyla Pullover knitting pattern. Easy beginner knitting pattern for this cozy oversized tunic style sweater. This would look so good in any colour! Perfect fall sweater project! #knittingpattern #knitsweaterpattern #knitting #knitpullover #knittunic #oversizedsweater #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
The Ezrela Sweater is a lovely textured chunky knit off-the-shoulder sweater perfect for fall. Cozy and sexy, it makes the perfect fall garment to knit! #knittingpattern #knitsweaterpattern #knitjumper #offtheshouldersweater #knitting #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Super cute and generously oversized Juniper Cardi crochet pattern is perfect for cool fall days and is a lovely cozy cardigan to make this season. #crochetpattern #crochetcardigan #cardiganpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

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

Patterns for Black History Month

I know I missed it by a week, but February is Black History Month, but my life getting in the way is not going to stop me from posting this late. I am not black, but I think it’s important to learn about the history of other people, especially marginalized peoples. Also, there’s been some tension in the “fiber community” (is that a thing? yes, apparently it is) around race lately and I’ve been convicted that if I don’t stand up against racism, my silence and my privilege allows the status quo to continue and the bullies to win. I want to thank Tyne Swedish for giving so much of her time to raise awareness about these issues and stand with the oppressed and stand against racism and oppression. Follow her Instagram account and buy her a coffee if you can!

I’m super sad that people of colour have been made to feel unwelcome in spaces for knitters and crocheters, so today I would like to highlight some patterns by black designers. It’s a small gesture, I know; but it’s what I do, so taking some time to highlight some POC designers seemed like something I could do. Go support some of these great designers by buying a pattern today and sharing it on social media (tag the designer) when you’re done!

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First up is Toni Lipsey of TLYarnCrafts. This woman is so adorable in her Instagram stories: so cheery and upbeat. She also has some gorgeous designs. It’s a little out of season right now, but eventually, winter will be over (right?). I love this Rebel Cami Pattern; it looks so casual, perfect to pair with jeans or cutoffs. I really love this halter-style top, how it really shows off the shoulders. (And isn’t her model just gorgeous?)

Another lovely (but not exactly perfect for a Canadian winter) pattern from TLYarnCrafts is this Lemonade Top Pattern. I love the open lacy back and it looks like it would make a great beach cover-up.

More appropriate for winter, Toni also has several gorgeous shawls including this recent one in Tunisian crochet, the Ada Shawl. I’ve never crocheted anything in Tunisian crochet, though my mother in law did show me how to do it and I crocheted a row for her, so I kinda know how. I like the way it looks. I should really give it a go… maybe with this pattern. I don’t usually wear shawls, but I do wear a lot of scarves, so I think this looks like I could wear it the same way I would a scarf.

Third Vault Yarns is a lovely designer based in the UK and I quite like these Burn the Capitol Fingerless Gloves. They were designed as a tribute to the Hunger Games for the Third Vault Hunger Games Yarn Club (which sounds awesome, by the way). Super cool and I love these fall colours!

A Raging Purlwind has designed this beautiful Knit Mermaid Top/Crop Top Patter Bundle, which I think is adorable. I love how she’s got curves, so the rest of us can see ourselves in a design.

I’m so completely over winter, so I’m just going to pretend that I could wear these fun summery designs now instead of in MONTHS. (ugh–ok sorry enough weather complaining). Check out this adorable Knit Love Note Tank pattern, also from A Raging Purlwind. So cute. Get making one today and you’ll be all set for summer!

Ok, so I’m already behind on publishing this post (I started last week when it was still February, but I’m not going to let perfection to be the enemy of good.) So choose a pattern from one of these fantastic designers or the many others who are also on Ravelry. Tyne Swedish has a saved Instagram Story featuring BIPOC Designers (if you’re new to that term, I had to look it up myself: Black Indigenous People of Colour) that you can check out, as well as one featuring BIPOC Makers.

Pin this post to share with your friends and share some love for these fantastic designers and their beautiful patterns. Or choose to pin your just your favourite! Choose from the pins below!

Gorgeous Tunisian crochet shawl pattern by TLYarnCrafts. I love her designs! So pretty. I need to make this shawl! #crochet #yarn #crafts #shawl #scarf
Rebel Cami tank top crochet pattern. I love this casual summer crochet top, perfect to pair with cut offs or jeans! #crochet #pattern #women #summer #tanktop #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #BIPOCdesigners #craftevangelist
Lemonade top crochet tunic pattern, makes a great long top or beach cover up. So sweet. I love the lacy back and the tie front! #crochet #pattern #BIPOCdesigners #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern
Burn the Capitol fingerless mittens knitting pattern. I love how fancy this pattern looks! Inspired by the Hunger Games, this fingerless gloves are so pretty, perfect fall colours!
Super pretty mermaid knit top pattern bundle, with instructions for both a crop top or a full length top. Adorable for all sizes! #knitting #pattern #yarn #crafts #knittop #BIPOCdesigners #craftevangelist
Beautiful lacy summery tank top knitting pattern: the Love Note tank. Such a cute pattern to work on while you dream of summer! #knitting #knit #pattern #summer #tanktop #knittop #knittingforwomen #BIPOCdesigners

Winter Break Projects

Even though I’m not quite finished up the knitting & crochet projects that I have planned for Christmas gifts (I still have 10 DAYS, people. Don’t judge me), I have already begun to think about a more involved project for the Christmas break. I am fortunate enough to work for an organization where I get the days between Christmas and New Years off, and it is quite lovely. So during that time, I often embark on a more involved project, which involves sitting on the couch for days at a time, getting up only to replenish my coffee (& Baileys). Which one should I make this year?

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I hadn’t seen this lovely cocoon-style cardigan, the Inmost Cardigan crochet pattern when I was looking at cocoon cardigans a little while ago. I love the colour this is made in and the zigzag rows in this pattern. This looks really interesting to crochet!

I’m a huge fan of All About Ami! She has the most gorgeous photos of her knit and crochet work! The Midtown Cardigan Knitting Pattern is a lovely casual cardigan; it looks so cosy to stay warm in the office. (Also, I love that colour!)

Or maybe I should work on a classic sweater for myself. I have an idea for a sweater that I can’t seem to find anywhere else but I think this 
Rainbow Trail pullover knitting pattern might give me a good base for where to start. I’ve knit myself cardigans and shrugs, but never a pullover. Also, I love stripes.

If I were to make this Crochet Poncho Pattern, I would have to make it in a different colour, because it is nearly identical to a store-bought knit poncho that I already own. It is pretty and simple and crochet!

Blankets also make lovely more involved projectst. The Makawee Blanket crochet pattern looks like it would be great to snuggle under by the fire while you work on it. So cosy.

I’m not sure I’m going to get to these before Christmas, but I know my husband would love a pair of these Adidas Inspired Sneakers for Men

Or maybe I should finally conquer the sock? I’ve knit stockings. That’s like turning a heel, right? Is that the hard part? Anyway, this Bywater Striped Sock Knitting Pattern looks like a straight-forward and simple knit sock pattern, which seems like exactly where I’d like to start.

Or I could work on a more involved amigurumi like this Garik the Pug crochet pattern. Isn’t he cute? 

I know I’m not going to get to these Hamilton Amigurumi Patterns before Christmas time, but I know one thirteen year old who would be super impressed by these! I would probably have time to get them all made by her birthday.

Or possibly, I’ll take on a whole new craft. I have done a little bit of embroidery before, but mostly in junior high home ec class. This Blossoming Garden Embroidery Kit is gorgeous and would make a lovely little piece of decor for spring. It’s just around the corner, right?

So, what are your plans over the Christmas break? Do you get some extra time off to hang out with your family or to make some crafts? What would you make for a winter break project?

Pattern round up of larger projects for a cosy time of winter break knitting or crocheting. Which project would you choose? #crochet #knitting #knit #pattern #patterns #amigurumi #cardigans #yarn #crafts #diy #craftevangelist
Lovely crocheted cocoon cardigan pattern with an interesting puffy stitch. Great winter break project! #crochet #pattern #cardigan #crochetforwomen #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
The Midtown Cardigan knitting pattern! Super good deal on this pattern! Love this mustard yellow colour! #knitting #pattern #knit #sweater #cardigan #midtown #allaboutami #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Rainbow Trail pullover simple striped knitting pattern for women. I love this colour-way! It looks so good with the stripe! I should make this over Christmas break! #knitting #knit #pattern #sweater #pullover #yarn #crafts #knittingforwomen #craftevangelist
The Makawee Blanket crochet pattern. Perfect textured crochet stitch pattern for this dreamy baby blanket! Gorgeous! #crochet #blanket #pattern #yarn #crafts #baby #babyblanket #afghan #craftevangelist
Adidas inspired sneakers/slippers pattern. You can wear them just as slippers or you can add a sole and wear them outside! How cool is that? My husband would love these! #slippers #crochet #pattern #adidas #sneakers #giftsforhusbands #giftsformen #handmadegiftsformen #yarn #crafts #winterprojects #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi pug dog crochet pattern. I love this adorable and quirky looking crocheted pug! Perfect gift for a child! Good project to make over holidays! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #stuffies #handmadestuffies #crochettoys #crochetedtoys #giftsforkids #handmadegiftsforkids #crocheteddogs #pugs #pug #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Hamilton the Musical amigurumi patterns! HOW COOL ARE THESE?! Time to make some for my daughter! So awesome! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #hamilton #angelica #eliza #yarn #crafts #craftyiscool #yarncrafts #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous complete embroidery kit to make this lovely Blossiming Garden hand embroidery project. Maybe this is what I should do over winter break! #embroidery #pattern #kit #embroideryhoop #embroideryproject #sewing #fabric #crafts #craftevangelist
Lovely modern poncho crochet pattern for this simple smock poncho. I love the buttons up the side. Nice project to work on over christmas break! #crochet #pattern #poncho #women #crafts #yarn #crochetforwomen #turtleneck #craftevangelist
Simple knitting pattern for striped socks! I love these socks! I'm going to learn to knit socks this Christmas break! #knitting #pattern #socks #stripes #yarn #wool #crafts #craftevangelist

So Many Fingerless Mittens!

Does anyone else have frozen mousing hand syndrome? I mean, maybe I need an ergonomics assessment so I can figure out ways to get some warm blood flowing to my hands, but for now I’m trying to decide on a pair of fingerless mittens to make so that I can keep up my computer-related work while keeping my hands warm! (And even crochet with them on!!! Bonus!) I’ve found a bunch, so I hope you’re prepared for a big list. There are so many! How do I decide?!

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Whistle and Ivy has this lovely pattern for a lacy pair of crocheted fingerless mittens. They look like they’d be quick and easy to crochet up and I could have my hands warm by this evening! (You can also get the pattern for free on her website here.)

I also like this simple crochet pattern for a stylish pair of fingerless mittens with an adorable button accent. I like the finishing detail on the top and bottom of these mittens, so I’d be really interested to get the pattern to see what method yarngodess used to get that finish! It’s really subtle, but very lovely!

If you prefer a crocheted wrist warmer pattern with a little more flair, you should check out these Long Dragon Scale gloves from Happy Seal Design. The dragon scale stitch is a lovely way to embellish any garment. And I also like the look of using a self-striping yarn, as shown in the picture to add another layer of interest.

Speaking of wrist warmers with flair, how about a pattern with some humour, too? These fun fingerless hedgehog mitts are super fun and would make anyone smile.

As much as I love to crochet, finished items tend to be a little bulkier, so knit wrist warmers can be much more pleasant to wear while you work. If you’re not a knitter, or you just plain don’t have time to knit a pair before you need your hands warmed, you can purchase a pair of these handmade Knitting Gloves from Suzann61. I love the beautifully embroidered flowers on this delicate, but simple pair of fingerless mittens! Gorgeous!

Here is another slim fitting and delicate looking pattern for these Wishbone Mitts. I love the cable knit detail along the back of them to add an extra layer of interest to an otherwise simple knit gloves pattern. The designer of this pattern has an Etsy shop full of lovely and classi knitting patterns you should definitely check out if you love knitting!

If you’re looking for a more whimsical knitting pattern AND maybe you’re a football fan AND maybe you’re a loom-knitter, you could make this pair of Loom-Knit Football Themed Fingerless Mittens.

Of course, if you’re looking to knit a pair of fingerless mittens as a gift, this adorable Christmas Heart Fingerless Mittens Knitting Pattern by Little Pickle Knits would be a lovely quick knit handmade gift for the little girl (or boy: hearts are for everyone!) in your life!

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There are also some great-looking free patterns out there. I have my eye on this pair of Wannabe Vintage Mitts on Ravelry!

There’s also this lovely pattern for cabled Fingerless Gloves by Crazy Hands. They look quite warm and lovely!

Well, that’s about all I have time to show you right now, but if you want some more ideas, follow my Pinterest Knit and Crochet: Mittens board because I’m always posting there! So many great ideas!!! Choose one today or Pin it for later!

Lovely collection of gorgeous wrist warmer knitting and crochet patterns for fingerless gloves. Fingerless mitts are perfect for keeping your hands warm while you work! #knit #crochet #yarn #crafts #fingerlessgloves #mittens #wristwarmers #patterns #etsy #craftevangelist
What a fun pair of loom knit fingerless mitts, perfect for the football fan... or the knitter forced to go to football games! Lovely loom-knitting pattern for these adorable wrist warmers! #loom-knitting #wristwarmers #fingerlessgloves #pattern #knit #craftevangelist #etsy
What a fun pair of hedgehog fingerless gloves! I love these whimsical wrist warmers, like having little friendly hedgehogs on your hands! Adorable! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #hedgehog #mittens #fingerlessmittens #fingerlessgloves #wristwarmers #craftevangelist #yarn #diy #crafts
Lovely Wishbone Mitts knitting pattern. Slim-fitting, cable knit embellished fingerless mittens knitting pattern, perfect for keeping your hands warm in the office or while knitting! #knitting #knit #pattern #wristwarmers #knittingpattern #yarn #crafts #fingerlessgloves #finglerlessmitts #craftevangelist
Christmas Heart Fingerless Mitts Knitting Pattern for kids ages 1-9. What a sweet little pair of fingerless gloves to make up as a gift for a little one! How adorable would these on a little girl for a Christmas photoshoot! #knittingpattern #knit #knitting #yarn #crafts #pattern #Christmas #kids
Long Dragon Scale gloves from Happy Seal Design. The dragon scale stitch is a lovely way to embellish any garment. These fingerless mitts look great made with self-striping yarn #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crafts #yarn #fingerlessgloves #fingerlessmitts #wristwarmers #dragonscale
simple crochet pattern for a stylish pair of fingerless mittens with an adorable button accent. Gorgeous crochet stitch in these lovely wrist warmers! Perfect for keeping your hands warm in the office! #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Check out the pattern for these lacy Vintage-Inspired Wrist Warmers by Whistle & Ivy! These would be perfect for keeping my hands warm while I crochet or work on my computer! #crochet #pattern #wristwarmers #fingerlessgloves #fingerlessmittens #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful handmade knitting gloves! Perfect for computer work or knitting with! I love the embroidered embellishments! #wristwarmers #handmade #embroidered #embellished #fingerlessgloves #fingerlessmitts #craftvangelist
Gorgeous cable knit wrist warmers. Nice and thick and cosy to keep your hands warm while you knit or work on the computer! #freepattern #knitting #knit #pattern #fingerlessgloves #fingerlessmitts #wristwarmers #craftevangelist

Today’s Crafty Finds

More crafty good news, friends! So many wonderful patterns to make your own handmade lovelies! Here are today’s top picks:

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I love the cable-knit look of this crocheted scarf pattern... and the adorable pompoms make it so unique! What a cozy looking cowl crochet pattern!

I love the cable-knit look of this crocheted scarf pattern… and the adorable pompoms make it so unique! What a cozy looking cowl crochet pattern! You can buy the pattern here.

“Free” pattern for this adorable braided knitting pattern neck warmer scarf! So cute! So I guess Etsy doesn’t really let sellers list free items, but at 25 cents it’s practically free! You can get it here.

Bunny slippers! What an adorable crochet pattern for cute bunny slippers! I love the little bows by the ears! Fun Easter gift idea!

Bunny slippers! What an adorable crochet pattern for cute bunny slippers! I love the little bows by the ears! Fun Easter gift idea! Get the pattern here.

I LOVE OWLS!!! So adorable! What a cute crocheted purse pattern! I can’t wait to make this! Wouldn’t this make a fantastic gift for the girly girl in your life, who loves little purses? My daughter is maybe a little too cool for this little purse, but she loves herself some little purses! You can get the pattern here.

There’s always more crafty good news, friends! Come back later for some more! 4 Great patterns to knit and crochet. Bunny slippers, owl purse, and two knit scarves. Check out craftevangelist's crafty finds!


Bunny slippers! What an adorable crochet pattern for cute bunny slippers! I love the little bows by the ears! Fun Easter gift idea!I LOVE OWLS!!! So adorable! What a cute crocheted purse pattern! I can't wait to make this! See more of today's crafty finds at craftevangelist.ca