Ten Terrific Tee Shirts to Knit and Crochet

In my last post, I shared that I am working on a cardigan for my husband. I have begun and it is going fairly well. I think I need to rip out the work I did today though, because I didn’t do my math ahead of time, which was kinda dumb. Oh well, live and learn. This project requires a fair bit of attention because I am knitting without a pattern, so I can’t work on it whenever I want to knit, like when we watch TV or when I go to a knitting group. So I am currently working on a project for me, my Toronto Tee, as I like to call it, because I bought the yarn for it when we were in Toronto last summer. The pattern I am using is called Green Tee by Lone Kjeldsen and I’m probably more than halfway done right now. I am using Ella Rae Eco Organic Cotton yarn in the colourway Atlantis that I bought from Yarns Untangled. There were many other great t-shirt options to choose from, so I’ve collected some here, so you can find something lightweight and cute to make for yourself this spring!

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This super basic knit tee pattern is the Perfect T-Shirt Knitting Pattern from
OriginallyLovely. Classic and simple, this tee will take you from the office to the picnic, looking cool and chic the whole time. An added bonus of a simple tee like this one: you could embellish it with embroidery! I’m seriously considering that for my Toronto Tee!

The Pyramid Tee from MinimiKnitDesign is a cropped, beginner-friendly, top-down knit tee sweater pattern, with an easily adjustable length. So if you prefer a longer tee or a cropped tee, this pattern will accommodate different lengths of both the body and the sleeves. That’s the best thing about knitting your own clothes! Completely customizable!

The Easy Summer Top Tee Pattern from VintagePatternFaves is another great beginner-friendly knit tee pattern to choose from. It’s always nice to be able to find a staple pattern that you can knit yourself. This is another great option if you wanted to embellish it with embroidery. If you want to learn how to embellish your knits, my friend Alex has a great book out: The Embroidered Closet. It has great patterns and helpful hints for embroidering on clothes!

The Frigga V-Neck Tee from OenlingKnit is a pretty oversized fit, v-neck tee knitting pattern with some seed stitch at the side (Can you see that poking out on the left?), adding a bit of subtle interest to the pattern.

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The Pocketful of Stitches Tee by Knitatude is another beginner-friendly, top-down, raglan t-shirt knitting pattern. Includes a cute little pocket, which is a fun embellishment (and a great place to add some embroidery?!). And because it is top-down, it makes the length of both the body and the sleeves easily customizeable to your preference!

Ok, crocheters, I have not abandoned you for this pattern round up! There are crocheted tees too! If you’ve been watching Taylor Swift with her various knit and crocheted tees, tanks and bralettes, you will love some of the great options I have for you here! The Maria Top Crochet Pattern from OriginallyLovely is a sweet “granny stitch” crocheted tee that will have everyone asking where you got it and if you can make one for them. Absolutely adorable.

The Box Top Crochet Pattern from Woods and Wool Shop is a modern, boxy, effortless tee with lacy stripes that you can wear over jeans or a dress. The design is constructed with two simple panels that you can easily adjust the lenth for your perfect fit.

The Positano Tee Pattern from HopefulHoneyDesign has a delicate and loose-fitting style. It makes a great beach cover up top. It is available for free on her blog as well, but I love being able to have a pattern to print and follow along.

The Loopy Breeze Tee by LoopyHandmadeStudio is simple, stylish, airy, and really versatile. You can wear it with shorts, leggings or jeans… perfect any time of year.

I wanted to share the Ashley T-Shirt Crochet Pattern from i love tinderbox because it is a crocheted t-shirt pattern that you can wear without a tank or undershirt. I tend to dress pretty modestly, so while a crop top usually isn’t my go-to style, I did want to show a crocheted t-shirt that isn’t “hole-y.” Also, as with so many of the t-shirt patterns I’ve shared here today, the length is also completely customizable. You can easily make a full-lenth t-shirt from this cute pattern. Courtney has a bunch of other crocheted garment patterns that can also be worn on their own, including dresses, overalls, lounge pants, and sweaters. She also makes all her patterns size-inclusive up to 5XL.

I hope you found a tshirt to knit or crochet for yourself or someone you love here today. Go grab the pattern and get making! Or pin it for later!

Gear up for spring and summer with one of these beautiful knit or crochet t-shirt patterns!

Cozy Men’s Cardigan Patterns to Knit and Crochet

My husband has put in a request for a sweater. He doesn’t do this a lot, even though he does love clothes and fashion. He knows that most commercially available sweaters are far more affordable to buy than to have me make. The cardigan he has requested is pictured below. It’s a cashmere cardigan, which means that it is pretty pricey from the store (but still probably less expensive than I could make it for if I were to use cashmere yarn). But it is nice to have something special and handmade and I can adjust it so it fits him the way he wants. And I get the fun (fun?) of figuring out a new pattern. It doesn’t look overly complicated, other than sorting out the collar/opening, but it just occurred to me this morning that the last cardigan I made for myself is a pretty similar construction, so I might begin with that as a starting point.

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If you don’t have a wife/partner who will devote hours of their life to knitting a cardigan for you with out a pattern, you can buy one of these here. Or if you don’t want to try to figure out your own pattern to make your beloved a beautiful handmade cardigan, check out some of these patterns for some great options.

You could try the Easy Men’s Hooded Jacket from Vintage Pattern Faves. I think the first sweater I ever knit had a hood, but it was a 3-month old size, for my firstborn. I can’t remember if I kept it (shame if I didn’t). It was yellow with cute red ladybug buttons. It took way less time than a long hooded cardigan like this one would take, but I really love the relaxed style of this cardigan.

I shall not exclude the crocheters from this collection of men’s cardigans and sweaters. Check out the Mountain Ridge Men’s Cardigan Crochet Pattern from MJs Off The Hook Designs if you are a crocheter wanting to try making a cardigan for your loved one or yourself.

This Willem Cardigan Crochet Pattern from Home of the Hook also has a hood! Hooded cardigans for every kind of fibre artist! I would put some pockets on this bad boy (because everyone needs more pockets!), but this one is also pretty cool as is.

The Gear Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Vi Talina Craft is a pattern I considered basing my husband’s cardigan off of. It has a really different collar though, and I think that’s the tricky part. I do love the texture on this cardigan. How do we feel about no buttons on this guy? And also, dammit, where are the pockets?!

The Men’s Easy Knit Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Hobo Hooks gets a pass on no pockets because it’s not a big chunky cardigan. It looks like it would be a relatively quick knit and has a timeless style that I think any guy would appreciate.

Ok, maybe I should just show my husband this bad boy and call it a day. The Men’s Striped Cardigan with Pockets Knitting Pattern from Best Knitting PDF has it all: stripes? Check! Integrated pockets? Check! Oversized shawl collar? Check! Stylish, waist-cinching tie? Check!

Ok, back to crochet. I’m not sure how I feel about this Men’s Crochet Double Fronted Cardigan from Seyhall Crochet Design… it’s not totally my jam, but I do appreciate the wide shawl collar and I love the textural elements. If you’re a crocheter looking for a double-breasted (or double-fronted? What’s up with that?) cardigan sweater pattern for your beau, this is just the thing!

Here’s a gender-neutral cardigan for you. If you need some motivation to make a cardigan for your man, perhaps you can motivate yourself by imagining yourself borrowing it? The Field Day Jacket Knit Cardigan Sweater Pattern from Ozetta is the perfect sweater to borrow for a cozy night in or a stylish walk to the coffee shop.

This Vintage Men’s Cabled Cardigan Knitting Pattern from Hobo Hooks has subtle cables down the sleeves and button band and your man will look just as dapper as this dude wearing this cardigan with integrated pockets that are so nice this guy doesn’t even want to put his hands in them!

Ok, I know we’ve veered away from the cardigan here, but I was perusing looking at all the men’s sweater options in order to find something I might be able to modify. The Men’s Ribbed Sweater Knitting Pattern from Knit a Pattern is a beautiful ribbed knit sweater pattern that is another timeless classic if you are looking for one.

If you’re looking to get started with something simpler, the Men’s Easy Beginner Sweater Pullover Knitting Pattern from Vintage Pattern Faves is another stylish and timeless knit sweater pattern for you to check out. It is made with chunky yarn, so it works up quickly and you’ll be borrowing this sweater from your man in no time!

Ok, now here we are with the ladies. Sorry. I think the Meara Fisherman Cable Sweater Crochet Pattern from Hopeful Honey Designs is a gender-neutral cable sweater pattern that anyone could wear. It’s another classic. And did you see??? It’s CROCHET. Crocheted cables. So awesome… and cozy!

When I saw this Men’s Striped Raglan Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern from Hobo Hooks, it reminded me of the colours of the cardigan that my husband wants. And honestly, I’m not finding exactly what I’m looking for so far, which is a little disappointing. I hope I can find a nice yarn in the colours he wants! Colour blocking is still pretty in right now, so this throwback vintage pattern is right on trend. So pick it up and get making today!

I hope you found a men’s cardigan or sweater pattern here to make for the man in your life (or yourself!). Grab a pattern and some yarn and get making today. Or pin it for later!

Men's Knit and Crochet Cardigan Pattern Round Up by Craft Evangelist. Make a handmade knit or crocheted cardigan with one of these excellent patterns!

Crochet Patterns to Make Your Own Custom Mantel Decor

I have a confession to make: I’m not particularly skilled at decor. I value utility. Don’t get me wrong, I love pretty things, I appreciate a beautiful space and styled things, but ultimately, I live here and we’ve got a lot of stuff that needs homes. I have a hard time devoting a lot of shelf space to knick knacks. But I have 2 mantels in my house now and both of them are only half styled. So, I’m going to take it slow and start thinking through more of what we put on those mantels. Today, I’m thinking about the mantel in the family room, which sits about 12 inches below the television and is only about 5 inches deep. I know there are guidelines about height and depth and I feel like it’s pretty hard to obey those rules when I don’t have much room for either. Nearly everything I currently have on there is about the same height, so I think I need some shorter things. This is what is looks like now (and yes, soccer is often playing at our house, even if no one is there watching it):

So, I like all these little quirky elements that are here, but they don’t seem properly styled or connected. So, I think it might need some things and it might need some things taken away. I’m going to start experimenting. And making. I’m thinking about some of the following patterns as options for things I can add to the mantel to add some texture and cohesiveness. (Though, I might just have to invite my sister over for a styling session). Anyway, maybe you’re looking for some handmade decor styling items (aka knick knacks), check out these patterns and tell me which one(s) you’re thinking of making (or which ones I should add to my mantel).

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Ok, this is where I’m leaning right now. Strings of wooden beads have been pretty popular in home decor for the last little while. Probably they’re on their way out, but it’s not like I’ve ever been on the cutting edge of home decor anyway, so it will be new to me! Also, these wouldn’t be wooden beads, they would be strings of crocheted beads! It’s a spin, which makes it relevant again. Regardless of whether you’re looking to make little crocheted balls for home decor or for a baby toy, this Bead Crochet Pattern in 5 Sizes from My Dear Knot is a great pattern to work with!

This is another great contender! I love this Crochet Light Ball crochet pattern from Made by Catarina idea, with the lacy crochet ball filled with little mini lights. Such a fun idea! What do you think?

Ok, I already have a fake plant on the mantel and a real plant (in that super cute cat planter), but I have once before had a real string of pearls plant that I killed, so I’m not sure if I can keep one alive, especially not in this spot. This room sees a fair bit traffic and no one is super careful in my house. I would be super bummed if I managed to keep a string of pearls plant alive and then one of my family members knocked it to the floor. But… a crocheted plant made from this super cute Pointy Leaf Vine Crochet Pattern from Keeleys Crochet might be just the ticket!

Ooooh or I could crochet around a jar with this Crocheted Jar Cover Pattern from ellina and make that into a candle holder or put a little string of battery operated lights in there. I do have a strange hoarding tendency towards jars, so if I could put some to use like this, that would be wonderful! To be clear, I use a lot of them for other useful purposes as well, but I do have a hard time throwing out a good jar! Perhaps I will make a goal of giving gifts in jars for Christmas this year!

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Ok, again, I know I already have plants on there, but what if what it needs–stay with me here–is MORE plants?! I know right? I think it could be what’s missing. Especially if it meant having one of these super fun Air Plant Crocheted Planters made with the pattern by Cosmonaut Llama! Right? That is so fun. I think I need to make one of these.

Ok, look at this. We’re getting closer here… jars, crochet, plants… all in one pattern! This Crochet Mason Jar Sweater Sleeve Candle Plant Cozy Pattern from Deni Made Designs is just the thing. Ticks all the boxes. More plants… more jars. This is a great option.

I also quite like this Farmhouse Candle Cozy Crochet Pattern from Through the Loop YC. It could probably still be used to cover some jars, but I must say it looks pretty sweet on this collection of 3 matching candles.

I just love amigurumi; I’m not sure the family room is where I want to put an anthropomorphic stuffed plant, but it does check the plant box! And it’s little! You can’t find a real Sansevieria plant this small! This delightful Snake Plant Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Knot Monster sits only 16 cm tall when finished, so it could be just right for my mantel!

Ok, so while not strictly something I would make for the top of my mantel, this Crochet Daisy Garland with Leaves Pattern from Krafty Home Studio could be hung from the bottom of my mantel. It doesn’t really solve my mantel decoration “problem” but I stumbled upon it in my search and I just loved it, so I wanted to share it with all of your

Alright, looking at the dimensions of the Crochet Tray Basket Pattern from The Cozy Knot Crochet displayed here, I’m not sure this exact item would fit on my mantel, but hear me out… perhaps I could make it in a size that would fit on my mantel? What do you think? I’m pretty sure I could figure out resizing it. Also, I didn’t even realize it at first but this pattern also comes with a matching vase cozy! Sweet!

Alright, I know that these vintage patterns are distinctly Christmassy and well, kind of old-lady-ish, but maybe one of the little houses could work? It’s a vintage crochet pattern from Past Pattern Palooza Co and it’s prety inexpensive, so perhaps I could experiment, maybe in a not-white crochet cotton? And get something that could work on my mantel? What do you think?

Ok, back to the balls. See? Like this? In different sizes, or perhaps a string of the same sizes. These Large Size Crochet Balls (there are other sizes, too) from Dalecrest Designs are actually a finished item made of cotton macrame cord and styrofoam balls. I have made similar ones as baubles for my Christmas tree using Bernat Home Decor Yarn. If you don’t crochet or you don’t have the time or materials to make them yourself, these are a great option!

Well, I’m looking forward to some of your feedback about what I should make to put on my mantel. And maybe once I’ve made some shorter little trinkets, perhaps my sister will still come over and help me make it pretty. Grab one of these patterns or pin it for later!

The Easiest Beginner Crochet Patterns for New Crocheters

Have you learned to crochet, but don’t know where go next? Maybe your friend taught you to crochet, but now you want to work on a project. There are many great resources out there to learn on your own (try searching on YouTube for some great visual tutorials!). So, if you have started to learn to crochet, you will want to start with some easy crochet projects for beginners. I have created a wonderful collection of easy beginner crochet projects for you to try out.

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If you don’t have a friend to teach you, or you just need some reminders when your friend is not available, this Learn To Crochet – Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Crochet from Crochet in the Sun Shop is a great resource to refer back to remind yourself of a stitch or term that you’ve forgotten, as well as a complete guide for learning how to crochet on your own!

Dishcloths are a great place to start. Dishcloths are small projects that allow you to work on gauge and learning one stitch until you perfect it. The Savon Set of beautiful set of crochet dishcloth/washcloth patterns from DeBrosse NYC is a great place to start. The washcloths work up to be about 10″ x 10″ and you can make a set from a single cake of Lion Brand Comfy Cotton.

You can make a dishcloth in whatever colour you like. So whether you like creamy naturals like DeBrosse is known for or your prefer something with more colour, the beauty of handmade is that you can make your dishcloths in whatever colour you prefer. There are so many washcloth tutorials out there, like this Easist Crochet Baby Washcloth from Daisy Cottage Designs.

Once you’ve got the hang of basic crochet projects, you will be ready for larger projects. Blankets are basically just like large washcloths, but the beauty of this Easy Peasy DC Throw Crochet Pattern from Whistle and Wool is that it is made with a single (large) skein of Lion Brand Cover Story Chenille yarn. This bulky yarn works up quickly, so this blanket is done pretty quickly!

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The Easiest Blanket Ever Crochet Pattern from Jonna Martinez Crochet is another super easy beginner crochet pattern with lots of helpful photos and a video tutorial to walk you through making this lovely blanket. If you like fringe, this is the blanket for you. It is also make with super bulky yarn, so it will work up very quickly. There are also instructions to make this blanket in any size, so if you are looking to customize a blanket to a specific size, this is a great pattern for that!

Patchwork blankets are super trendy right now. So, if you like the look of a patchwork blanket, this Easy Scrap Buster Blanket Crochet Pattern from Knitting With Chopsticks is a great beginner project! It’s like making a bunch of washcloths and sewing them together to make a sweet and trendy modern crochet throw blanket! It’s a wonderful way to use up scrap yarn and it’s a great project to bring with you, since you can work on it in small pieces!

Once you’ve got the hang of the basic crochet stitches, you’ll be ready to start crocheting in the round, which means you can start making amigurumi! Your first amigurumi project could be this Squiggles Octopus Crochet Pattern from Ohana Craft Amigurumi. Making stuffed animals with super bulky velour or chenille yarn means that the stitches are easy to see and the stuffed toy works up really quickly!

Then you can make hats!!! How fun is that? The Easiest Worsted Hat Ever Crochet Pattern from Jonna Martinez Crochet is a great beginner hat pattern that you can make in one of 8 different sizes that are included! There is also a free tutorial for reference on their YouTube channel, so you can get a visual guide to making this crocheted beanie pattern!

The Torbeck Ribbed Knit-Look Hat Crochet Pattern from DeBrosse NYC is a trendy hat pattern that is easy, but some experience is helpful. If you are an ambitious beginner with some tenacity, you’ll be able to tackle this project. The Torbeck Beanie features a thoughtfully designed crown with the perfect derease. Get all the stretch and texture of a knit project with the speed and ease of crochet!

Then you can make bags! I love crocheted handbags! They are so useful and there are so many amazing patterns out there. The Farmers Market Tote Bag Crochet Pattern from Knot Monster is the perfect first crocheted handbag pattern. This is a simple basic how to tutorial for a beginner bag. Make it in any colour you please and take it to the farmer’s market to haul all your fresh veggies and market goodies!

back view of a woman wearing a colourful easiest poncho ever crochet pattern

Then you can make a poncho!!! How fun is Easiest Poncho Crochet Pattern from Sirins Crochet? You can easily make this poncho to the perfect size by continuing to crochet until it is the length you want! Perfect to try on as you go and have a cozy wearable that you made yourself!

Next you can move on to the Azali Crochet Wrap Pattern from The Easy Design. The design for this wrap is all about easy to make and trendy to wear, using a simple shape and easy texture. You can make it with either a bulky yarn or a medium yarn to make it for the season of your choice. The bulky version will work up quickly and be so cozy for the cold winter months, while a medium weight wrap will be perfectly stylish for the warmer season.

Once you’re feeling pretty confident in the consistency of your stitches and your ability to meet gauge (that means: make your stitches the same size as the designer), you can move on to a more fitted (but still forgiving) crochet pattern, like the Nala Crochet Cardigan Pattern from The Easy Design. You can make it in one of 7 sizes, XS – 3 XL. The basic stitch pattern and the very easy construction of this cardigan make it perfect for beginners who want to make their first wearable garment.

I hope you found some inspiration to get you started with crocheting and learning to make written patterns. There’s no end to the wonderful projects that are available, once you have the hang of the basics. And as you can see there are many lovely projects you can make while learning! Grab one of these patterns today or pin it for later!

Learn to crochet with these beginner crochet patterns! Check out the easy crochet patterns perfect for new crocheters in this pattern round up by Craft Evangelist

Creepy Crafty Wednesday Inspired Patterns

I know I’m a little late to the party on this one, but I just started watching Wednesday on Netflix. It’s a show my husband doesn’t want to watch, which means it will probably last me months because I don’t take a lot of time to watch TV by myself. It’s a pretty fun show, craft-wise because Wednesday wears a lot of knits (and crocheted items!). So, of course, the fibre community has come out with some patterns so that fans can make some Wednesday-inspired items. Check out the patterns below if you want to make some!

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I was very surprised that there weren’t any knitting patterns that I could find for this black and white checked vest, since the original from the show is definitely a knit vest. The crochet pattern designers have not left us wanting though. If you crochet, you can make this Wednesday Vest Crochet Pattern from Hooked By Kimi.

While this Classic V-Neck Vest Knitting Pattern from Well Loved Knits is not explicitly Wednesday-inspired, making it a little oversized with a few more rows of ribbing at the end, would make it very similar to the original knit version that Wednesday wears in the series.

The vest that’s very similar (but different) in the series IS crocheted, so if you want to make yourself one, The Wednesday Vest Crochet Pattern from High Level Bandanas is for you.

I don’t know if I haven’t watched this episode yet, but the Wednesday White Collar Crochet Pattern from Lito Magic Crochet includes an image of the actress from Wednesday wearing a crocheted white collar like this one! It’s such a fun way to add a touch of crochet to your wardrobe!

There are A LOT of Wednesday Addams Amigurumi patterns to choose from, but this Wednesday Addams Doll + Party Dress Crochet Pattern from Lort Hobby was such a delightful and beautiful doll pattern! The dress is so fun and all of the details on this doll are just perfect!

Of course, what would Wednesday be without Thing? Make your own creepy Thing the hand crochet with this pattern from Lito Magic Crochet, complete with stitches and fingernails! What a fun and creepy crochet pattern!

An iconic image in Wednesday is the Ophelia Hall window. You can make this Ophelia Round Bag Crochet Pattern from Nine Inspired to show off your love for Wednesday with this functional cross-body purse crochet pattern!

Like I said, there are lots of Wednesday inspired amigurumi patterns, some of them are really quite creepy, but if you’re not feeling especially spooky, then the Spooky & Cheerful Girls Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Medaami Patterns is super cute and would make fun little gifts for a Wednesday inspired kid.

Enid’s Snood Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb

If I’m honest, I was probably much more of an Enid kind of kid than a Wednesday kind of kid. I would have like this Easy Enid-Style Sweater Knitting Pattern from Candy Yarn Shop with its soft pastel fades and cheery style.

I really love Enid’s character in Wednesday, how she is developing into her own person and accepting herself for who she is. Celebrate your own unique style with this Enid Crochet Doll Pattern from Cinnamon Doll Crochet. Even if the world is a dark and creepy place sometime, you can still be a pastel ray of rainbow light in a world full of misfits!

I hope you found some fun Wednesday-inspired crochet and knitting patterns to celebrate your love for this creepy series. Grab one today or pin it for later!

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Lunar New Year – Year of the Bunny… Amigurumi

Whether you celebrate Lunar New Year or if you just enjoy watching the celebrations, there’s no denying that the Year of the Rabbit is a great opportunity to make some CUUUUUUUUUUTE amigurumi! I’m a huge fan of amigurumi and there are so many adorable bunny pattens to make to celebrate! The rabbit is the symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese Culture, thus 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope. I really hope that’s the case because so far 2023 has been a pretty tough one for us. So… hope it is!

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All About Ami's Chinese New Year Rabbit Amigurumi finished item

This was the pattern that I saw that inspired this post! I love Stephanie’s work! This sweet little Chinese New Year Rabbit Crochet Pattern She has created a new amigurumi pattern for the Lunar New Year for the last 12(?) or 13 years, which I think is incredible! You can find the whole collection of her Chinese New Year Zodiac Amigurumi Patterns here.

Crochet Bunny in a Dress finished stuffed toy from amigurumi pattern

Check out this Cute Bunny Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Cute Toys by Vera. Once finished, the toy measures approximately 18 cm (7 inches). There are 17 pages of instructions with plenty of step-by-step photos to help you along the way!

Bunny Pumpkin Crochet finished toy from amigurumi pattern

I can’t get over how adorable this Bunny Pumpkin crochet pattern from lululovesthemoon. The pattern is available in 6 languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, and Turkish. It is an easy level amigurumi pattern. What a sweet gift this would be for a baby!

Group of Sleeping Bunny Amigurumi Crocheted Stuffed Toys finished from pattern

If one amigurumi bunny is cute, then a whole bunch of them is even cuter, right? This Sleeping Bunny Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from I am Sulu is a great deal, under $2 CAD (today). The finished toy is about 15cm or 5.9″ tall (including ears) and makes an adorable little toy for children! This pattern would be a quick crochet, too, if you need a last minute gift idea!

Realistic Looking Crocheted Stuffed Rabbit finished toy from amigurumi pattern

If you’re looking for a more Realistic Looking Rabbit Amigurumi Crochet Pattern, check out this pattern from Svetla Art Shop. The finished toy (when made with the recommended materials sits 13cm (5″) tall (17 cm including the height of the ears!). The pdf pattern includes 25 pages of detailed instructions and 65 step-by-step photos to help you along the way.

Two Rabbits in different poses amigurumi finished toys from crochet pattern

On the theme of realistic looking rabbit patterns, this Two Rabbits Amigurumi Toys Crochet Pattern from Crochet by Nata Erkhova is a beautiful looking pattern with instructions to make TWO rabbits, in different positions that are very realistic looking. There is even a photo of the finished rabbit next to a photo of a real rabbit in the listing to show the comparison! If you love rabbits, you will love making this crocheted stuffed rabbit pattern!

Fleece Teddy and Fleece Bunny stuffed toys made from amigurumi crochet pattern

This gorgeous pattern from All About Ami is a 2-for-1 pattern because it includes instructions for a Fleece Teddy and a Fleece Bunny Amigurumi toy. I like having a printed pattern I can bring with me and quickly reference, but you can also find this pattern for free on her blog if that works better for you. I love the cozy look of these adorable stuffies and I think your loved one would love it too!

Adorable Amigurumi Rabbit finished toy from crochet pattern

Here’s another Adorable Rabbit Amigurumi Crochet Pattern for you from Svetla Art Shop. This pattern makes a sweet bunny that sits approximately 20cm tall (with an extra 3 cm if you include the ears!). There are 23 pages of instructions and 75 step-by-step photos to guide you along the way, as well as 12 videos for more complicated instructions.

Mr and Mrs Bunny crocheted bunny stuffed toys made from amigurumi pattern

The love the subtlety of the colours chosen for this lovely Mr & Mrs Bunny Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Krea Deluxe. This gorgeous pattern makes bunnies that sit 30 cm (Mrs) and 35 cm (Mr) tall. They would be lovely gifts for Easter or anytime!

Tiny knitted bunny stuffed toy made from knitting pattern

Most of the stuffed toy patterns that I am drawn to are crocheted, but if you knit or prefer the look of a knitted stuffed toy, then this Tiny Bunny Knitting Pattern from CuteKnitToy is for you. It is knitted flat, so it is easy for beginners, though because it is very small, it may not be simple to sew the pieces together! If you don’t mind seaming, then this little stuffed toy is for you!

small amigurumi bunny in red and gold clothing stuffed toy made from crochet pattern

This adorable little bunny is dressed in lucky red and gold garb and was created by Emi Creations by Chloe. It is also available as part of her Zodiac Series Amigurumi Pattern Bundle.

Fukubukuro Rabbit in a Lucky Bag Crochet Pattern

Finally this adorable Fukubukuro Rabbit in a Lucky Bag Crochet Pattern from Who Moved My Wool is adorable in multiples! If you wanted to make these as gifts for friends or family to celebrate the Lunar New Year, they would be so fun to present and be a lovely thing to share with your friends!

I wish you the hope, longevity, peace and prosperity that the rabbit is known for in 2023 and beyond! Make one of these adorable patterns to remind you of that hope or pin this for later!

Pattern round up by Craft Evangelist of Lunar New Year of the Rabbit Amigurumi Patterns!

Adorable Patterns to Start Your Year

It’s a new year and it’s time to make some new things! Did learn a new craft make your resolution list? I meant to sew today, but I made a major mistake in cutting my fabric which means I no longer have enough fabric to make the pattern. I’m kinda bummed about it, but I’m not going to waste the day. I’m going to tell you about some great new patterns in my preferred crafts that I have found! I’m always on the lookout for new patterns and adorable things to make. So check out this great list of patterns to make! (and if you make a mistake, you can usually rip out your work and start over, instead of having to get more fabric!)

For something unique and different, this adorable Mushroom Man Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Pink Pumpkin Studio is such a lovely looking pattern with such creative details!

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This sweet Amigurumi Cow Crochet Pattern from Julia Ka Pattern is such a fun little stuffed toy pattern to make to complete a farm set. It’s also available as a crochet kit, but these are subject to stock being available.

If you love mushrooms and you’re a knitter, then this adorable Magic Toadstool Sock knitting pattern from Stone Knits is for you. This looks like such a fun pair to make! I’m making some socks right now and I just can’t get over how quick they are to knit!

The Summer Picnic Socks Knitting Pattern from Handmade Life by Olivia is the sock pattern that I am making right now. I am almost finished the first sock, I just have to do the kitchener stitch section on the toe! Since I have been making bigger projects lately, it’s very satisfying to work these socks up so quickly!

I just love amigurumi! And I love play food. My kids are too old for play food now, and honestly, they didn’t really play with the stuff I had made for them much when they were little, but aren’t these little pastas adorable??? You can get the Pasta Party Crochet Pattern from Copacetic Crocheter and make these perfect little pastas for the budding chef in your life!

So, this pattern by Twinkie Chan is not exactly play food, but it is an homage to play food. It’s actually an Ice Cream Scoop Hair Clip Crochet Pattern! How much fun is that? Plop a scoop of ice cream on your little one’s head! So sweet and fun!

Talk about a fun pair of socks! This Crocodile Socks Knitting Pattern from Emma Bermudez Designs is such a fun and unique knit socks pattern! One of my friends shared an image of this sock with me and I thought it was so fun that I had to find the pattern!

This ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE knit kitten pattern came across my Facebook feed as an ad (and I clicked on it so now I never stop seeing it!), but when I followed the link, I was worried that it wasn’t actually sold by the designer, but was a stolen pattern. For the designer’s sake, I hope it’s not. I did some more searching and found the shop Cute Knit Toy which also has a bunch of other similar patterns, so I was pretty confident it was the original designer. I bought this pattern and I think I might go ahead and make it after I’m done my socks! Another (hopefully?!) quick little project before I head into making my next sweater.

Dot Pebbles Knits is another knit designer with some lovely, realistic-looking knit toy patterns, like this Teeny Tiny Bunny knitting pattern. Wouldn’t this make a lovely addition to an Easter basket? Get knitting now and you can make some for all the important kids in your life!

I just had to share with you this sweet little Guinea Pig Knitting Pattern also from Dot Pebbles Knits! The little scenes created in all the photos of these adorable little stuffed toys are so sweet! I can’t wait to make one of these delightful little patterns!

Can you even with these??? Look at this sweet little mouse in a sweater on a mushroom, smelling lilacs!!!! I can hardly bear the cuteness! Get this Mouse in a Sweater Knitting Pattern from Dot Pebbles Knits and make one of these little mouse and take sweet photos of it doing adorable things!

I hope you have enjoyed this round up of adorable patterns for you to knit and crochet (a lot more for the knitters today than I usually post!). Go grab yourself a pattern and sit down for some making time today or pin it for later!

Make one of these adorable patterns and check out the other sweet patterns to kick off your making journey! Knit toy patterns that are ultra realistic, unique socks, sweet crochet amigurumi patterns that you will love! Get making today! #PatternRoundUp #CraftEvangelist #Yarn #Crafts

Crochet Them All: Pokemon! Stuffies to Make

Ok, so for me, this is panic time. It always seems like there’s plenty of time before Christmas until suddenly there’s not and I have no good ideas and the ideas I have had suddenly seem silly and I planned to make a bunch of things for people that I just haven’t done yet. Here’s where the last minute gifts come in. Some of my favourite last minute gifts for kids and adults alike are amigurumi. (Make it extra small and put it on a keychain!) And kids are still into Pokemon (I guess: my kids seem to go in and out of Pokemon). So here’s a collection of some quick (and a couple not-so-quick) Pokemon amigurumi if you’re looking for a delightful handmade gift idea for someone who loves Pokemon.

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You can crochet your own Bulbasaur with this intermediate crochet pattern from Shea Crochet. 14 pages of step-by-step instructions to make your own Bulbasaur, with numerous photos to help you with sewing and details! If you make this little guy with worsted weight yarn (as the pattern calls for), you will end up with a toy that is 8 inches tall, 5 inches wide and 8.5 inches long.

Here’s a super quick one for you! This Pokeball crochet pattern from lulus little shop can be made up quickly and would make the perfect little decoration to wrapping or accompaniment to a crisp $20 bill! Made with worsted yarn, it will be about 2.25″ in diameter, but make it in a smaller yarn with a smaller hook and it could be perfect keychain size!

My youngest is planning a gift exchange with his buddies and somehow I have roped myself into making a couple of these patterns from Shea Crochet: this Charmander crochet pattern and the Squirtle crochet pattern below. He expressed interest in learning to crochet and even though I knew this was not going to be a beginner project, he got me and now I’ve got this pattern and a skein of orange yarn and almost all of the pieces done: it’s sewing time. Follow my instagram to see an update when I’m done.

Here’s the other adorable pattern I bought to make (for my kid’s buddy! What was I THINKING?!). This little Squirtle Crochet Pattern (also from Shea Crochet) will sit about 7 inches tall, 6 inches wide and 9 inches long when he is finished, when made with a 3.5 mm hook and worsted yarn. Stay tuned to my Instagram to see the finished product!

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

But, if you’re wanting a quicker project (and really, I should have pushed for these guys), this Starter Pokemon Plush Dolls Crochet Pattern Set from 53 Stitches would be much quicker to make up. They are not quite as accurate to the characters, but surely, they’d be recognizable, no? These are definitely more beginner friendly, so if you’re new to crochet, they might be a little more your speed.

Ok, this one definitely will not be a quick one, but how could I not include it? This Mewtwo crochet pattern (again from Shea Crochet… so many good Pokemon amigurumi patterns!) is an advanced level crochet pattern, so if you’re a newbie, this is probably not the pattern for you, but she’s a beauty if you have the skills! With 31 pages and over 70 photos to help you, you will be able to make this toy that stands approximately 20 inches tall, 7.5 inches wide and 18 inches long (includes the tail). Pretty incredible! The Pokemon fan in your life will be impressed by this one!

Ok, my 12 year-old did not pick this one out, so I’m not sure how accurate a represenation it is of the Gyarados Pokemon, but I though it looked pretty cool. This Gyarados Pokemon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Sir Purl Grey is very animated looking and will make a doll about 36 cm (14.3 inches) long with worsted weight yarn.

I couldn’t have a Pokemon pattern round up and not include Pikachu! This sweet Pikachu Crochet Pattern from Panda Crochet Store is a deal (only ~$1.44 today!). This one is made with superfine yarn, so it would probably take a bit more time to make up, but he’s so adorable and an iconic Pokemon character, he’d be loved and recognized by anyone!

Speaking of total deals, this Eeveelution Pokemon Pattern set from Nerdy Knitter Designs is only ~$8.53 CAD right now, which is a 70% discount and an absolutely amazing price for 9 patterns that look this detailed! Amazing!

If you have never crocheted with a super bulky chenille yarn, you will be floored at how quickly you can make an adorable, chunky, super squishy and cuddly toy out of it. This Gengar Amigurumi Pattern from Azelia Crochet has 13 pages with lots of pictures and tricks to help you create tyour own amigurumi step-by-step. This would be great for a relatively new crocheter! And it’s so satisfying how quickly toys in this yarn work up!

I hope you found some inspiration for your own Pokemon crochet adventure. It’s always fun to crochet some delightful little toys for your kids (or your kids’ friends, if you’re easily tricked into extra work, like me *face palm*). May your hands be pain-free and your yarn have no yarn barfs as you push during this final stretch of making, maker-friends! Go grab a pattern today or pin it for later!

Crochet these adorable Pokemon characters from well-written amigurumi crochet patterns! Perfect last minute handmade gift ideas! #PatternRoundUp #CraftEvangelist #Pokemon #Amigurumi #CrochetPatterns

Quick & Beautiful Handmade Christmas Wall Hangings

It’s kick it into high gear on the gift-making front for me right now! But (of course), as I’m looking for things to make for the family, I’m always finding things to make for myself and our home. Who knows, maybe I’ll make one of these for a family member? I have a spot at my front door for a small one, or I can temporarily displace the standard one I have up most of the time! This might just be my after Christmas project for me! Check out this beautiful collection of handmade Christmas wall hangings and tell me which one you like!

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This Crochet Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Pattern from Little Light Design measures 11 inches wide by 28 inches tall, which just might be the perfect size for the spot at my front door. It uses medium (worsted, or a 4) weight yarn and 5.00 mm crochet hook and is an intermediate level crochet pattern. You’ll need a wooden dowel as well, which you can find for a good price here on Amazon.

Little Light Design has a bunch of wall hanging crochet patterns, but I also love the simple beauty of this Noel Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern. This one works up to be about 17 x 25 inches, so a little too wide for the space at the front entrance, but possible the right size for the spot where my regular crochet wall hanging is (that one was made with this pattern). Bonus: I can totally make it whatever colour I want so I can make it match my living room! #makerlife

Here is another small and minimalist wall hanging that could fill that spot at my front entrance. This Minimalist Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern from Seacliffe Cottage measures approximately 11.5 x 10 inches, excluding the fringe and would work up super quickly! Perfect for a last-minute, but very thoughtful handmade Christmas gift!

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

Little Light Design has yet another bobbly crochet Christmas wall hanging with this Snowflake Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern. I love the one-colour simplicity of this wall hanging: it would coordinate with any decor! A little larger, this size of this wall hanging is approximately 16.5 inches wide and 32.5 inches long. The skill level on this pattern is easy, but basic crochet skills and techniques are needed.

If you love those bobble stiches, “A Very Bobble Wall Hanging” Crochet Pattern from Love and Stitch Designs is the pattern for you! The relief design on this wall hanging stands out and has a beautiful texture to enjoy. Made with just one colour of worsted weight yarn and a 5.00 mm crochet hook, it works up quickly. Give yourself a few days though, as it measures 16 inches wide by 25.5 inches long.

It really is all about the bobble, eh? If you want to talk quick projects, this macrame-inspired Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern from Fresh Knack made with super bulky yarn (size 7), here shown made with Bernat Home Decor (one of my favourites… AND I have some of this in my stash right now!!! Stash project! Wahoo!) This one would whip up so quickly, you could probably make it in a short evening of crocheting!

Love and Stitch Designs coming in with this gorgeous Plaid Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern! I love how plaid can get worked up so beautifully in crochet! Such a fun colourwork technique! It’s amazing how three colours of yarn that you wouldn’t necessarily would work together magically do when they are worked up in a plaid pattern!

Fresh Knack has another macrame-inspired Modern Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern for you to check out. When I was looking for wall hanging patterns, almost all of them were rectangular-shaped, which is cool, but this one stood out because it has that macrame-style shape. Such a fun and simple design! I love the incorporation of multiple dowels!

Ok, I went looking for some knitting patterns for Christmas wall hangings and seriously, it just came up with more crochet wall hangings! And hey, I’m not about it, because I found this super cute Christmas Gonk Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern from Stitches in Time Co UK. How adorable is this little gnome? Such a sweet pattern! This guy would take a little longer than the earlier patterns I’ve shared since it’s made with DK (3) weight yarn.

Ok, here’s another really adorable, but a little more involved Christmas Deer Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern by Chicaoutlet. This makes a lovely little wall hanging for a home with kids around. Or for someone who loves whimsical things (why are they always for kids? boo).

This whimsical Snowman Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern from Stitch by Fay is a delightful little winter-themed wall hanging made with DK weight yarn, but measuring only 9.5 inches by 7.5 inches (excluding hanging loops and fringe), so it would work up pretty quickly. Of course, you could use a heavier weight yarn , like a worsted or a bulky weight and a larger hook, and make a larger, chunkier wall hanging to fill a larger space. That’s the beauty of making it yourself: customization!!!

I hope you enjoyed this collection of wall hanging crochet patterns. Grab one today and make a quick gift or pin it for later for a great winter break project!

Check out this beautiful collection of crochet patterns for Christmas wall hangings! Some of them even look like macrame! Quick last minute handmade gifts to make! #PatternRoundUp #CraftEvangelist #Etsy #Crochet #Yarn #Crafts

Amigurumi Patterns You’ll Love

I have been perusing the internet lately and stumbling across the greatest patterns! While my kids aren’t exactly ideal amigurumi-love ages anymore, they are still amused by the little creations I make, even if they’re not “playing” with them. Will my house one day be full of whimsical little amigurumi dolls? Who knows… I do seem to give them away at a decent pace. But I will share with you some of the delightful little patterns that I have been making and have on my to make list. Enjoy!

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Oh, I still just can’t get over this Hugo the Frog amigurumi pattern from My Cro Wonder! I made this pattern a few weeks ago and now I am working on the free raincoat and rain boots pattern (see image below). I’m so impressed with how well-designed this pattern is! The instructions for incorporating the wire into the frog is excellent and it makes a very bendable, functional toy!

Isn’t he adorable? I love him! I am kicking myself for not buying the yellow yarn right now. I’m making the jacket in a bright orange, which is fine, but it’s not this lovely yellow (I love yellow). I went simple and bought all my yarn from one supplier, The Magic Yarns. Great experience, btw, speedy shipping, beautiful yarn, everything I ordered as expected, but they were out of this shade of yellow. I should have just ordered some yellow from another shop like Fiscraftland. I might do that after I’m done this post, just ’cause that yellow is *chef’s kiss*!

Isn’t this cupcake pattern from Mufficorn stunning?! I can’t get over the attention to detail and how realistic looking this pattern is! Such a fun pattern to make for a friend celebrating their birthday, especially if they have allergies or are trying to avoid sweets! I haven’t bought this pattern yet, but I’m super curious about the construction of the frosting! That’s probably one of my favourite things about buying a well-written pattern: learning a new technique, seeing how they did it. A lot of experienced crocheters (myself included) could probably figure out how to make something resembling a cupcake, but this one is next level… it really takes the cake!

Of course, Christmas isn’t too far away now, so it’s definitely a good time to start making Christmas themed amigurumi, like this sweet Joy the Baby Christmas Tree Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Storyland Amis.

How sweet is this little “Miss Cherry” Amigurumi Doll from Happy Crochet Etc? These sweet little dolls make such delightful gifts and they’re so much fun to make! They come together pretty quickly: this pattern has almost no sewing (that’s my favourite kind of amigurumi!).

This sweet Penguin Crochet Pattern from Ami Toy Pattern is a lovely, winter-themed stuffed toy that would make a delightful gift for a child to have a handmade, snuggly lovey from someone who loves them. I love the muted colours that the designer has used for this example, but the beauty of patterns is that you can make the toy in whatever colour suits your fancy!

I can’t even with this adorable bear in Christmas clothes. I love everything about this. How sweet is he?! OK, you should know that this Crochet Pattern for Christmas Clothes from Sveta Crochet Patterns is just for the clothes. The bear pattern is separate, but that also means that if you have a doll or toy that is 27-30 cm (about 12 inches) already, you may be able to make this cute outfit to fit that doll! I just can’t get over all the details in this lovely pattern! This is definitely on my to-make list!

Are you a little bit basic? Or is someone you know a little bit basic? Who doesn’t love a PSL? Well, now you can make that someone a Pumpkin Spice Latte Amigurumi with this crochet pattern from Blue Sparrow Patterns.

Another great Christmas gift idea is adorable little ornaments, like you could make with this collection of Santa, Elf, Reindeer, and Christmas cake ornaments crochet patterns from RNata. Just pop an ornament hanger on these little round characters and you have a most delightful tree ornament to give as a gift or decorate your tree with whimsical little Christmas characters!

This crochet cactus hand amigurumi pattern from FayniToys is awesome! I loved making mine. I did make the rude one in front, but it does just feel like it’s been that kind of year, amirite? She included excellent instructions to make a really well-made little cactus. I’m going to start using mine as a pin cushion. If I were to do one thing differently, it would be to follow her (optional) instructions to glue the structural plastic to the soil part of the toy. I think that would have made it better.

Finally, there’s this sweet little kitty cat amigurumi pattern from Little Muggles. This pattern is a FREE PATTERN available on her website. I know I don’t post a lot of free patterns, because it can be hard to know if they are good patterns. That doesn’t mean that every paid pattern is amazing, but there’s a higher standard for a paid pattern. Little Muggles has her own shop where she also sells paid patterns, so I trust that her free patterns are up to snuff. Another big reason I like to promote paid patterns is that it takes a long time to create and write up a good pattern; designers deserve to be paid for their work! Making a free pattern can be good for a designer when you stay on their website for a while, that helps their ad revenue, but I also love having a printable pattern that I can write on and take with me and not drain my phone battery using. Anyway, if you’re looking for a free pattern, check out this cute little cat amigurumi pattern.

I hope you enjoyed today’s round up of amigurumi patterns that I think you will love! Pin it to save it for later and share with your friends!

Make some gorgeous amigurumi this season as gifts or just whimsical little characters to delight you! #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #PatternRoundUp #CraftEvangelist
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