Yesterday was a perfect summer day in Edmonton. A perfect day to spend outdoors in the garden! It was super calm and sunny, hardly any mosquitoes. I finally got to replacing the wood chips around my garden, which pretty much took the entire (work) day. It feels good to have that done and it was glorious to spend the day outside since I’ve been spending so many of my days indoors due to the rain, as well as working and working on our house! After I had finished working and took a lovely bath, I spent part of the evening sitting on our deck, enjoying a drink, some chill music and some knitting. So, I decided to collect a bunch of patterns for you to consider making this summer, for chill evenings on the deck, and relaxing mornings with a coffee.
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Last night, I was actually working on this cute little Pin Me Up Headband from Knitatude. This is one of her patterns that are free on her blog; it’s a pretty quick knit (though not as quick if you modify it to use sock-weight yarn, like I did-haha) and uses up smaller bits of yarn, which I love!
Chantal has also just released her new Tulip Wrap Tank Knitting Pattern which is an intermediate knit wrap tank top pattern that is written in 9 sizes (up to 5 XL)! I’m so pleased to see pattern designers include more sizes in their patterns. All bodies deserve cute hand-knit items; I’m so proud of the efforts that Chantal and other designers have made to increase their size offerings and make hand-knit patterns more accessible to more people. Get the pattern here.
I just love the simple refined look of this Ribbed V-neck cropped tank top knitting pattern. The delicate ribbing makes this easy/intermediate pattern look more difficult than it is. Made with a fingering weight yarn, it will be perfect to wear in the warmer summer months. This is also a size-inclusive pattern including up to 5XL! Get the pattern here.
For an even easier pattern, this Basic Bralette Knitting Pattern is rated “Easy peasy.” Love that. Super cute and quick knit made with a worsted weight yarn, it knits up quickly into a cute and sexy little bralette. Get the pattern here.
For a summer knit tank top that is more work-appropriate, but just as easy of a knit, check out this Silver Spring Knit Tank Top Pattern. You could easily wear this to the office (if that’s where you’re allowed to go these days) or throw a denim or leather jacket on it for a night out! Using worsted weight yarn, this pattern is also size-inclusive in 9 sizes all the way up to 5XL! This is a beginner level pattern and if you check out her Etsy listing, she has included a way to get the pattern for free on her blog. A printable pdf is so handy though, so for just a few bucks and to support this creative designer, get the pattern here.
Another Easy Peasy Tank Top Knitting Pattern! This sexy, relaxed knitting pattern is available in 5 sizes, up to 47-inch chest circumference. Perfect for the beach or just relaxing in the back yard, this intermediate pattern is quick and easy and uses baby cotton for a lovely soft and cool drape. Get the pattern here.
Of course, summer knits don’t have to just be tank tops! You can make yourself a skirt! This Marigold Skirt Knitting Pattern is even appropriate for the office! How cute is this?! This simple pattern uses your personal measurements so that you could make one for yourself and all your friends and everyone would get one just the perfect size for them! Get the pattern here.
For a skirt with a little more swing, The Flirt Skirt Knitting Pattern has a bit more flounce to it. This skirt pattern makes a high-waisted A-line skirt with an elastic waistband. This pattern is also size-inclusive, including 15 sizes, from a 22-inch waist to a 60-inch waist! Any size can wear this cute and flirty skirt! Get the pattern here.
Of course, you can always dress yourself head to toe in summer knits with this Beverly Knit Top and Skirt Set Pattern. This cropped knit tee and high-waisted mini-skirt is a fun and flirty coordinated outfit which features a faux cable ribbing and sleek stockinette stitch. This is a beginner-intermediate pattern available in three sizes (small, medium and large). Get the pattern here.
I know this collection of patterns has mostly been for grown women, but I couldn’t resist including this adorable Baby Bloomers with Skirt Knitting Pattern! How sweet would this be on a new little one this summer? The confident beginner can tackle this pattern as it uses just the basic techniques of casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. Make these bloomers in 4 different sizes, from 3-6 months all the way up to 2 years with or without the adorable skirt! Get the pattern here.
I certainly wouldn’t want to forget the crocheters out there. You can easily make up this Field Trip Crochet Halter Top Pattern in an afternoon on the deck and have a cute little cropped top for festivals or the beach. While this cute top is written in one small/medium (A/B cup) size, it can easily be modified to fit larger or smaller sizes. Get the pattern here.
You can also crochet up a classy tank top using this Finesse tank top crochet pattern. An intermediate level crochet pattern, this tank top is pattern is written in 5 sizes and uses fingering-weight sock yarn for a delicate drape. Get the pattern here.
If you’re looking for a quick top project for summer, check out this Crochet Pattern for Summer Roadtrip Top. With an open, lacy stitch, this top crochets up quickly and is the perfect project to bring on a road trip or the perfect garment to travel with! This is a great project for beginners and works up quickly! Get the pattern here.
I hope you’ve got some inspiration for your summer makes. Pick up a pattern today or pin it for later!
It has been a very very wet summer here in Edmonton. So much rain. Nearly every day. It’s making us all feel a little water logged. But you know, you can always look on the bright side and use it as inspiration! So I’ve been thinking about sea creatures a lot lately. Fish of all sorts! I think that knitted and crocheted fish are so fun. So, while we’re maybe stuck indoors because of the rain, we can make some lovely amigurumi sea creatures! I hope you enjoy this fun collection of patterns.
Of course, immediately when I think of Under the Sea, I think of Ariel the Mermaid from Disney’s Little Mermaid. This adorable Amigurumi Mermaid Crochet Pattern is a sweet nod to Ariel, while still having a unique and decidedly Green Frog Crochet style. Love this sweet doll pattern!
Of course, where would Ariel be without her faithful friend, Flounder? So, you certainly can forget to make one of these adorable Yellow Flounder Fish Crochet Patterns! This would be great toy for the sibling of a Little Mermaid lover. I know the little brothers always loved to play and be part of what the big sister loved. This is such an adorable flounder amigurumi pattern. I can’t wait to make one!
Everyone loves dolphins! Dolphins are such smart creatures and this Daphne the Dolphin Amigurumi Crochet Pattern would make such a unique stuffed toy to give to that special dolphin loving kid! This little dolphin will work up in just a few hours of beginner crocheting stitches! It’s a great contender for a first amigurumi project.
Let’s not forget the knitters in the bunch. Many times there are not a lot of options for knitted toys. Crochet is my preferred yarn craft for making stuffed animals, but this Finding Nemo Inspired Clown Fish Knitting Pattern is a great likeness to the clown fish from Finding Nemo! Fun bright orange and white and black stripes make this sweet stuffy very recognizable to the Finding Nemo fan in your life!
We can’t forget Dory (even if she can forget us)! This Dory Blue Tang Fish Amigurumi Knitting Pattern is another great knitting pattern for the Finding Nemo and Finding Dory series fans. Such a fun little throw pillow/stuffed animal fan for the underwater themed room or for the kid who is still a big fan.
Of course, if you’re going to recreate Finding Nemo, you definitely need Nemo’s aquarium friends. This IndoPacific Reef Fish and Coral Set of Knitting Patterns is the perfect pattern to make all your favourite aquarium fish from Finding Nemo, plus this bonus coral! So fun. If you have a real aquarium and you’ve had trouble keeping fish alive or can’t be bothered with the maintenance, you can totally make your own set of aquarium sea creatures to populate your aquarium and never have to clean a fish tank again!
“Fish are friends, not food” That’s what this Shark Toy Knitting Pattern reminds me of. His big toothy grin is both hilarious and frightening. You’ve got to have just the right recipient for this hilarious knitted stuffed toy, but I think there are plenty of funny characters in our lives that would know just what to do with this toothy grinned shark!
For a less menacing stuffed toy fish knitting pattern, check out this sweet Piranha toy fish knitting pattern! It has a zipper for its teeth! And an adorable under bite! How fun is that? I love this sweet one made in purple and pink, but your can knit yours in any colour you please!
Of course, you don’t have to just make stuffed animals to celebrate an under the sea theme! You can make one of these Molly Mermaid Baby Photo Prop Set Crochet Patterns for the new little expected one in your circle and have a lovely little photo shoot with your newest little mermaid!
Or for even more fun and functional funkiness, make one of these conversation-starting Magikarp Pouch Crochet Patterns and carry around a little wristlet packed with your necessities. How fun would this be when you’re a little more dressed up, but are carrying this whimsical little pouch?
Or if you just need to carry around something smaller (a key, perhaps?), make one of these little Crochet Mermaid Tail Pouch Necklace Pattern! A little nod to mermaids and sea creatures with this cute little fishy tail! Hold some spare change, a lip balm or a special trinket close to your heart in this adorable little pouch necklace!
This Campervan Travels Day at the Beach Cushion Crochet Pattern might be as close as most of us are getting to under the sea these days. A little nod to the beach and the ocean, as we dream of travelling again. Make up one of these cute pillows while you wait out your storm.
I hope you enjoyed this round up of under the sea inspired knit and crochet patterns. Which one will you make today! Pick up a pattern today or pin it for later!
This Father’s Day weekend is also the same weekend as my son’s birthday. And both my son and his father are funny. In quite different ways, as my husband is a comedian and my son loves puns. His father does not like puns. Anyway, here is a little collection of funny patterns to make, most of them crochet patterns, but one funny little cross-stitch at the end.
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While my husband (along with a lot of people, actually) is kind of afraid of clowns, the classic guy to make you laugh is a clown. If you’re trying to inoculate your children against clown fear, perhaps you can make them a clown from this Amigurumi Clown Crochet Pattern and they will associate clowns with happy toys. Otherwise, they can just avoid clowns altogether, like my family tries to do.
I love to find subtle funny things hiding places, like these Crochet Eyeball Headrest Covers. I think it would just delight me to sit 50 meters away from my car and watch people walk by to see their reactions when they notice these silly headrest covers.
Here’s a great father’s day-inspired crochet pattern you could probably whip up before the day was done. This Crochet Beer Mug Pattern would be a fun piece of decor for the den or the basement bar.
I made my son an oreo ice cream cake for his birthday this year, but he might have appreciated a cake made from this Amigurumi Birthday Cake Crochet Pattern. I don’t know if it would be worth it for him though. He is thirteen now and although I’m in no hurry for him to grow up beyond cute anthropomorphic cakes, I think he might not enjoy this for much longer than the initial reaction.
If you’d like to make your dog something to laugh at, you can dress him up like a bear if you make this Bear Headband for Dog Crochet Pattern. Ah? I’m all for making dogs look silly. Is it cruel? I don’t know, I don’t have a dog. But it doesn’t seem like they mind you laughing at them.
Of course for the cat loves in the bunch there’s the Crochet Cat Butt Coaster Crochet Pattern. 100% of sales proceeds for the month of June (2020) are going to the Black Lives Matter movement, which is awesome, so go grab one of these cute patterns today! My question is… do cat loves love cat butts? Like, as much as I think this is funny, I just don’t know anyone who is serving up their coffee on cat butt coasters…
This is probably more my style of cheeky decor: the Crochet Cactus Pillow Cover Pattern would make a fun piece of decor with a little nod to your favourite succulent, as well as some ’80s hip hop.
I guess it’s a familiar trope that marriage is like a ball and chain? It’s not something I’ve heard a lot recently, but if you are going to make the joke, you can accompany it with a prop made from this Prison Ball and Chain Crochet Pattern. It would make a great costume prop as well for a prisoner costume.
Here’s a fun little cheeky rattle pattern for ya. This Boobie Baby Rattle Crochet Pattern would be a fun little gift for new parents who don’t take themselves too seriously. Babies don’t care what their toys look like, but parents can find some humour in them.
Honestly, you’d be surprised how many penis-inspired crochet patterns there are. If you’re looking for that kind of thing, people seem to like this Penis Can Cozy. Looks a little cumbersome, but good for a laugh.
It is really funny what we find funny. Not sure if I’m going to go this far to make a cross-stitch like this Bathroom Rating Cross Stitch for my bathroom, but it is kind of hilarious to imagine a bathroom rating site. ratemybathroom.com?
I hope you enjoyed this collection of funny patterns to make. Enjoy the funny people in your life today and don’t take yourself too seriously in your making! Life’s too short to be grumpy about crafts! Grab a pattern and make one today or pin it for later!
Cushions and throws are a great way to add a new twist to your decor. It’s easy to re-purpose an old pillow by putting a new cover on it. They’re also perfect to make this time of year as it grows warmer outside and you don’t want a heavy project sitting on your lap. Crocheted cushions are great projects to work on while you travel, too! I know not many of us are travelling these days, so taking a smaller project to make on the deck is also a good idea.
Even though we’re still working on our bathroom renovation (and I don’t plan on putting any throw cushions in there), all this renovating (as it creeps into more and more rooms in the house) has me thinking about refreshing the decor all over our house. New covers for cushions are a great way to use up a few skeins of yarn and add a fresh new look to (almost) any room! So check out these great cushions and throws crochet patterns that I’ve curated for you!
This round Rosewheel Cushion Crochet Pattern has a neat embossed look to it with the front post stitches that form the beautiful pinwheel flower design on the front. I love crocheting in the round and this pillow pattern looks like it would work up quickly, keeping my interest with the embossed design on the front.
Here’s another lovely textured cushion cover, the Boho Tassel Throw Pillow Crochet Pattern has a lovely fringe for a casual, vintage vibe. The bobbles and tassels make this cushion cover interesting to crochet, but also a lovely textural experience to just cuddle up to and play with while watching TV.
I’m also completely enjoying the vintage vibe of this Summer of 77 Rainbow Pillow Crochet Pattern. The fun bobbles along the rows of the rainbow. And it’s so easy to be inspired to make this cushion in whatever colours suit your taste! This would look great in a teen’s room as well, with a funky and fun vibe, but not too baby-ish.
While it’s not a cushion, this Love for Frida Blankie Crochet Pattern would make a great throw blanket to add a splash of colour to any room with a fun vintage vibe. If you love Frida Kahlo and her bright and colourful style, you’ll definitely be inspired to make this colourful blanket! It’s a flexible pattern that can be modified easily to use up your existing stash! There’s nothing better than a project that you don’t have to buy more yarn for!
Haha, I bet you weren’t thinking this when you were thinking cushions. But this Cactus Pincushion Crochet Pattern is such a fun little project idea. Super quick to make up and it would make an excellent gift for someone who loves to sew. I definitely think I need one of these in my craft room!
I know I’m not exactly sticking to the theme here today, but I think this Dahlias and Leaves Tapestry Crochet Bag Pattern is so lovely and I think you could easily modify it to close it up and make it a throw pillow. But how cute is this pattern? Love it!
Father’s Day is coming up and you probably don’t have quite enough time to make this Crocheted Cheeseburger Ottoman Pattern unless you start crocheting like a mad-woman, but isn’t it so fun? This would be so fun in a family room, a game room, or a teen’s room. Such a fun idea!
A throw can be a cushion, a blanket or a rug! Check out this Black and White Scandinavian Rug Crochet Pattern. Isn’t it fun? I’m definitely feeling this vibe for our family room, whenever we get to that project (but it’s coming up more and more in conversation these days, so *fingers crossed*!). I’ve been wanting to crochet a rug for a while and this one seems like just the right vibe. Simple, but with enough changes in the pattern to keep me interested.
So back to pillows! This Cowhide Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern is so funky and no cows have to be harmed in its making! I love the funky cowhide inspiration, here! Perfect for a farmhouse vibe or a great gift for a farm family!
I also love this Tropical Leaf Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern. All these different designs on pillows are so fun to cycle into your decor. All you need to do is put a button or zipper closure on this lovely pillow cover and you can easily store away the cover and cycle it in at the start of a new season.
I’m also loving this Super Star Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern. It totally reminds me of the Dr Seuss “The Sneeches” story. But, you know, if you made it in blue and white, you’d have a fun American flag-inspired pillow to display for Independence Day celebrations (you know, if you’re into that… I’m Canadian, so it’s not really my thing, but the stars are pretty cool). This throw pillow would also go well in a beachy themed room and could make a nice addition to a teen’s room, with a little more sophistication.
While a little less sophisticated, this Crochet Donut Pillow Pattern is full of fun! Made with velour yarn, this fun cushion would be so adorable in a kids’ room or a funky family room. It would be so fun to delight a kid with this sweet pillow!
Or if donuts aren’t your thing, check out this Crochet Dog Pillow Pattern. Again, made with the velour/blanket yarn, this cute puppy pillow would be a great pattern to make for a dog-loving kid!
Which of these great pillow patterns will you crochet today? Go pick on up today or pin it for later!
There have been a few rainy days recently that have just made me want to cuddle up with a cozy afghan and pull out a hook and some yarn and crochet! I love a craft I can cozy up to! Crochet is the perfect craft to do while looking out a rainy window and make something beautiful while staying nice and warm with a cup of hot coffee or tea! Today I’ve rounded up a collection of cute crochet patterns for you to try to bring some sunshine and delight to your day. They make great gifts and time passing projects. Check out some of these adorable crochet patterns and plan for your next rainy day project.
This delightful little 2 in 1 bunny amigurumi crochet pattern includes a complete tutorial with step by step instructions for how to make these sweet little bunnies with plenty of detailed pictures. These little bunnies would make lovely handmade gifts for a little one or perfect Easter decor!
If you really feel like challenging yourself, you should try to make one of these Micro Mini Doll Crochet Pattern. Look at how tiny that doll is!!!! Crazy! I don’t know If I have the patience or endurance in my hands for that, but she’s so sweet and little, I just might try!
At a slightly larger size, this Amigurumi Fairy Crochet Pattern is also from Pink Mouse Boutique, but still a pretty small doll, depending on the yarn size you choose to use. I love the sweet details on this adorable little fairy. I know so many little girls who love to bring tiny sets of toys with them wherever they go. This would make a delightful little gift for a little girl to have a sweet little fairy to carry along with her in her tiny purse!
Or make a Flamingo Crochet Pattern, obvs. I love quirky stuffed animals! No one expects a flamingo stuffy, and certainly not one that you made! What a fun way to surprise and delight someone for a baby shower than with an adorable flamingo amigurumi! I think this stuffed animal would make a great “grow with me” doll to take month-by-month photos with your baby as they grow. Then you can compare the size of the baby to the size of the stuffy in each photo. So cute.
Or if you’re feeling the Canadian love, try this Beaver Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. You still have plenty of time to whip up this sweet pattern in time for Canada Day! I love the extra embroidery stitching on the tail, which really helps this little creature to read beaver, as well as the sweet little felt teeth.
Or if you’re up for a really quick project, why don’t you try this Red Fox Amigurumi Crochet Pattern? I love the fat tail and the wee little mouth on this adorable little ball-shaped amigurumi! They’re so quick to make up, you can easily make up a skulk of foxes to display or play with!
The same pattern designer, Mohustore, also has this Dinosaurs Crochet Pattern Set, which is a delightful set of tiny ball-shaped dinosaur patterns. So sweet! Such fun little toys for a little one to travel with!
Maybe you’re staying home a lot these days. What better time to have a new pair of slippers! But it’s also summer coming up really quick here, so why don’t your make yourself these Women’s Chunky Gladiator Slippers Crochet Pattern? Open-toed and sandal-like, these are the perfect summer slippers, for avoiding the crumbs the littles are leaving everywhere and treating yourself to a cute pair of slippers!
Or you could whip up one of these Star Stitch Pouches Crochet Pattern! I love a little pouch to hold my make up and crochet hooks and to organize my handbag! Also, you could crochet some of those tiny toys and present them all zipped up in one of these adorable pouches! Storage supplied! (I love things that come with storage!)
If you’d like to take advantage of the cooler weather to start making for the fall, the Granite Poncho Crochet Pattern from All About Ami is cozy poncho to keep warm on cool spring or fall days. I love that this poncho has pockets!!! Pockets are the best!
For a similar style, but a little quicker crochet, this Cowl Neck Capelet Crochet Pattern will crochet up quickly and not add too much bulk.
Or perhaps you’d like to be preparing for warmer days on a cool rainy day. Isn’t this Boho Lacy Sarong Crochet Pattern just lovely? How cute would that be at the beach or just a sunbathing day in your backyard?
Or maybe you’d rather be crocheting something cozy for your home, like this Aspen Pillow Crochet Pattern. I love this textured pillow cover. I think it would easily go in any room you wanted an extra throw for! If you haven’t found Two Little Birds Patterns before, you should definitely go check out that shop! There are so many fabulous patterns for the home that are modern and stylish!
So, today’s a great time to go pick up one of these patterns and pick out some yarn to get crocheting! Pin it for later so you don’t forget!
You know what they say: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! Or lemon-inspired crafts! I’m on a bit of a lemon kick these days. I actually love the actual fruit. I love to have a wedge of lemon squeezed in my water… delicious! But I also love all the pretty lemon things. I want to add a bit of a pop of lemon to my new bathroom, so I’ve been exploring lemon crafts to include (and also, I get wandering a little bit, so some of these are definitely not suitable for the bathroom). I hope you enjoy this lemon-inspired crafty round up!
I just love this impressive Lemon Tea Cosy crochet pattern! The pile of lemons on top are so real looking with their little stem end! And I love the subtle little nod to experienced crocheters who would recognize the stitch in the body of the tea cosy as the lemon peel stitch. Super cute. It would look so fun in my kitchen!
Or check out this super great vintage set of lemon patterns for the kitchen! A rug, potholders, stool covers, and placemats. What a fun set of patterns. I love the simple in the round design, but with the little teardrop shape of the lemon! Such a fun pattern idea! Great vintage lemony vibe!
You don’t just have to decorate with lemons, you can make knitwear, as well! Check out this adorable lemon knitting hat pattern! This cute little hat may look a little complicated, but there’s just some simple shaping at the crown to give it that lemony profile and a little stem and leaf to top it off. It would make a great gender-neutral baby shower gift and comes in 4 sizes: 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T.
For a slightly different profile for a darling Lemon Hat knitting pattern, you could try this one. Which one do you prefer1? I like the rolled rim of the second one, but I think either one would make an adorable baby gift!
Or you can crochet a cute little lemon treasure cake! I don’t think the photos do justice to this stunning piece of art! How fun would it be for a little girl to have a cute little lemon cake decoration, but to be able to fill it with her little treasures!? What if that little girl was in her 40s… that wouldn’t be so bad, right? Love this adorable crochet pattern!
On a more practical note, this Lemonade and Limeade Crochet Coaster Pattern is a fun and summery crochet pattern to rest your lemonade and keep it from sweating all over your furniture!
One of the options for decor in my bathroom is a small piece of embroidery. I’ve never been the most avid embroidery fan, but I do love the look of some of the options out there these days, like this Lemons Cross Stitch Pattern. I think it would look sweet hanging in my new bathroom (still not done yet: working madly!)