28+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Men

28+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Men via Underground Crafter - collage of crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns

Welcome to the third roundup of the Christmas in July Make Along! This week’s theme is gifts for men, and in my experience, it can sometimes be hard to find great handmade gift ideas for men. Not to worry, because I’ve searched the web to find you 28 handmade gift ideas, including 14 free crochet patterns, 7 free knitting patterns, and 7 free sewing patterns. If you still need more inspiration, I’ve included links to several more roundups with 95 more ideas!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. All photos are © the respective designers and publishers and are used with permission.

  • If you’re just hearing about the Christmas in July Make Along, you can find out more here. 29 bloggers have teamed up to bring you 31 days of handmade gift ideas and the chance to win one of 17 great prizes!
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group.
  • If you’d like regular email reminders during the Make Along, sign up for the Underground Crafter newsletter.
  • Use this button below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
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28 Handmade Gift Ideas for Men

Roundup by Underground Crafter

28+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Men via Underground Crafter - collage of crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns

14 Free Crochet Patterns

These patterns include hats, slippers, scarves and cowls, and even a growler cozy!

28+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Men via Underground Crafter - collage of 14 crochet patterns

Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Urban Hiker Slouchy Hat by Underground Crafter: This striped, slouchy hat pattern is available in six sizes from newborn through adult large.
  • Chic and Simple Perfect Hat by Marly Bird: This hat pattern is available in 9 sizes from 3-6 months through adult extra large.
  • Simply Slippers by Stitches n Scraps: This simple slipper pattern is available in four adult sizes.
  • Easy Beginner Fringe Scarf by Fiber Flux: This long, unisex scarf is beginner-friendly and includes a video tutorial.

Second column, from top to bottom:

  • Suit Style Men’s Scarf by Stitch in Progress: This simple scarf pairs well with business attire. The pattern includes international stitch symbols and a color chart.
  • Faux Brioche Scarf by Jessie At Home: This knit-look scarf includes tips for adjusting the size.
  • Manchester Reversible Hat by Pattern Paradise: This reversible beanie pattern is available in four sizes from toddler through adult large.

Third column, from top to bottom:

  • Beer Growler Cozy by Moogly: This makes the perfect gift for your favorite beer connoisseur.
  • Entirely Easy Men’s Scarf by Stitching Together: This beginner-friendly, knit-look scarf pattern includes helpful photos to guide hook placement.
  • Hyland Men’s Hat by Yarn + Chai: This slouchy hat uses variations on basic crochet stitches to add subtle texture.

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • Adult Men’s Chunky Slippers by YARNutopia: This pattern for these cozy slippers crocheted in a super bulky yarn includes a video tutorial.
  • Brooklyn Ridge Hat by Sewrella: This simple hat works up quickly in a bulky yarn. It can be worn as a slouchy or as a beanie with the brim rolled up.
  • Buttoned Plaid Cowl by Winding Road Crochet: This pattern includes both a video tutorial and helpful illustrations for crochet plaid newbies. It also includes a sign up form for printable plaid handmade gift tags.
  • Eclectic Woodsman’s Scarf by Mainly Crochet: This pattern uses a self-striping yarn to do the colorwork for you.

7 Free Knitting Patterns

These patterns include hats, scarves, sweaters, and even a tablet sleeve. Shown clockwise from top left corner.

28+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Men via Underground Crafter - collage of 7 knitting patterns
  • Comfy Tablet Sleeve by Hands Occupied: This striped tablet sleeve pattern includes a helpful seaming tutorial.
  • The Hektor by Handy Little Me: This simple striped hat is a beginner-friendly project.
  • Seeds and Cables Scarf by Underground Crafter: This scarf pairs a classic cable pattern with the texture of seed stitches.
  • Jack and Jill Sweater by Stitches n Scraps: This textured, color blocked sweater pattern is available in four adult sizes from small through extra large.
  • Interwoven Hat by Two of Wands: This cuffed hat includes an intricate central cable pattern.
  • Broken Rib Hat by Edie Eckman: This unisex hat is stretchy enough to fit a variety of head sizes.
  • Neighborly Cardigan via Lion Brand: This zippered cardigan pattern is available in five adult sizes from small through 2X.

7 Free Sewing Patterns

These patterns include home décor and accessories made with fabric yardage and upcycled t-shirts and denim. Shown clockwise from top left.

28+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Men via Underground Crafter - collage of 7 sewing patterns
  • Key Holder Wall Hanging Quilt by She’s So Creative: Keep his keys organized with this wall hanging quilt.
  • Pockets Camera Strap Cover via FaveCrafts: This quick sewing project makes a great gift for your favorite photographer.
  • T-Shirt Pillow by Jane Skoch for FaveCrafts: Turn two sentimental favorite t-shirts into a comfortable throw pillow.
  • Oversized Floor Pouf via FaveCrafts: Make this simple and functional piece of comfortable furniture with just two yards of fabric.
  • Denim Log Cabin Pocket Pillows by Underground Crafter: This set of three pillows made with variations on the classic log cabin quilting block include a pocket for storing a remote, a pair of glasses, or anything else needed while relaxing.
  • Colorblocked T-Shirt Scarf by Back to Calley via FaveCrafts: Upcycle two adult t-shirts in contrasting colors to make this long scarf.
  • Movie Poster Pillow by Crafty Chica for FaveCrafts: This pillow would make a great gift for a film buff. The tutorial includes both sewing and no-sew options.

Still need more inspiration for handmade gifts for men? Get 95 more ideas from these roundups!

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36+ Handmade Gift Ideas for Women

36+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Women via Underground Crafter

Welcome to the second roundup of the Christmas in July Make Along! This week’s theme is gifts for women, and I’ve searched the web to find you 36 handmade gift ideas, including 17 free crochet patterns, 7 free knitting patterns, and 12 free sewing patterns. If you still need more inspiration, I’ve included links to several more roundups with 165 more ideas!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. All photos are © the respective designers and publishers and are used with permission.

  • If you’re just hearing about the Christmas in July Make Along, you can find out more here. 29 bloggers have teamed up to bring you 31 days of handmade gift ideas and the chance to win one of 17 great prizes!
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group.
  • If you’d like regular email reminders during the Make Along, sign up for the Underground Crafter newsletter.
  • Use this button below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
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36 Handmade Gift Ideas for Women

Roundup by Underground Crafter

36+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Women via Underground Crafter

17 Free Crochet Patterns

These patterns include wearable and toteable accessories and garments for women in a range of sizes.

36+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Women via Underground Crafter - crochet pattern collage

Left column, from top to bottom:

  • THE Necklace by ACCROchet: This recipe-style pattern is easy to customize as a necklace or bracelet.
  • Divine Lotus Triangle Scarf by Sweet Potato Crochet Creations: This beautiful, lightweight cowl is made with a super fine (#1/sock/fingering) yarn.
  • Glencoe Tartan Poncho by Hopeful Honey: This beautiful poncho updates the classic tartan look.
  • Mysa Sweatshirt Sweater by One Dog Woof: This beginner-friendly garment pattern is available in 6 sizes from XS through 2X.

Second column, from top to bottom:

  • Shades of Pink Infinity Scarf by Nana’s Crafty Home: This gently textured accessory is made with a self-patterning yarn that does all the colorwork for you!
  • Copenhagen Cowl by Fiber Flux: This delicate and feminine cowl pattern includes a video tutorial.
    Victoriana Shawl by Underground Crafter: This luxurious and lacy shawl is crocheted using two skeins of hand dyed yarn.
  • Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap by Stitch in Progress: This beautiful and colorful shawl includes a video tutorial for the special stitch pattern.

Third column, from top to bottom:

  • Chic Plaid Wristlet by The Stitchin’ Mommy: This quick and trendy project is great for wearing to a casual night out.
  • Chimera Scarf by A Crocheted Simplicity: This textured triangle scarf uses a self-striping yarn to keep colorwork easy.
  • Neopolitan Scratch and Sniff by Jessie At Home: This striped poncho fits beautifully on a range of body types.
  • Journey Bag by City Farmhouse Studio: This beginner-friendly project uses a self-striping yarn to do all the colorwork.

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • Everly Headband Cowl by Made with a Twist: This convertible project can be worn as a headband or a cowl and has a beautiful floral embellishment.
  • Uptown Poncho by Crochet Dreamz: This knit-look, buttoned poncho includes a video tutorial for the special stitch pattern.
  • Francesca Boot Cuffs by The Lavender Chair: This quick-to-make accessory is perfect for a last-minute gift or to use to stock a handmade gift closet.
  • Winter Solstice Dress by Dora Does: This simple, ribbed dress is sized to fit a US size 4-6/UK size 8-10.
  • Cross-Back Cardigan by E’Claire Makery (not pictured): This unique cardigan works up quickly in bulky yarn and the pattern is available in 5 sizes from XS through XL.

7 Free Knitting Patterns

These patterns includes quick and easy projects, complex projects, and lots of colorwork! Shown clockwise from top left corner.

36+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Women via Underground Crafter - knitting pattern collage
  • In Succession Earwarmer by EyeLoveKnots: Thiseasy earwarmer works up quickly in bulky yarn and is available in 4 sizes from toddler through adult large.
  • Gingham Sweater by Sewrella: This stranded colorwork sweater pattern is available in 7 sizes from XS through 3XL.
  • Starburst Lace Yoke Cardigan by ABC Knitting Patterns: This classic cardigan is available in 6 sizes from S through 3XL.
  • 3-D Cowl by Hooked for Life: This plush, textured cowl includes a video tutorial.
  • Introspection Shrug by Brome Fields: This simple, oversized knit pattern includes a video tutorial for attaching the sleeve.
  • The Ultimate Scarf by LeeLee Knits: This stylish, beginner-friendly scarf pattern uses bulky yarn to create plush coziness.
  • The Willow by Handy Little Me: This two-color beanie works up quickly using super bulky yarn.

12 Free Sewing Patterns

These patterns include bags, scarves, headbands, spa gifts, and more!

36+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Women via Underground Crafter - sewing pattern collage

Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Best Oven Mitts by Sew What Alicia: This pattern includes both PDF files and SVG cut files if you want to cut your fabric on a cutting machine.
  • Striped Leather Bag by Sisters, What!: This pattern includes step-by-step tutorial pictures.
  • Weighted Flaxseed Eye Pillow with Case by Underground Crafter: This easy peasy sewing pattern makes the perfect gift for the woman who needs some relaxation and self-care time!
  • Easy Knotted Headband by Mary Martha Mama via AllFreeSewing: This quick gift makes a great accessory to keep hair out of the face in winter winds.

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Origami Bag by Sew Different: This crossbody bag has a paper crafts look.
  • Vintage DIY Belt by I Heart Naptime via AllFreeSewing: This pattern includes instructions for sewing your own decorative bow to attach to a pre-made or handmade belt.
  • Reversible Sleep Mask by Try It Like It Create It: This project is the perfect gift for anyone who needs to catch a few extra zzzzzs.
  • Simple, Cozy DIY Blanket Scarf by Create Enjoy via AllFreeSewing: This easy peasy scarf can be made with plaid fabric like in the sample or in other prints for different looks.

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • DIY Tea Towel Apron by Heather Handmade: Make a cute and quick apron gift using tea towels! This pattern includes a video tutorial.
  • Cozy iPhone Scarf by Sewing Rabbit via AllFreeSewing: This scarf includes a hidden pocket for a smartphone.
  • Double Zipper Pouch by Always Expect Moore: This little clutch is perfect for a short trip out of the house and includes a tutorial for inserting the zipper.
  • Faux Leather Glasses Case via AllFreeSewing: This faux leather case uses cotton fabric to add a bright pop of color to this case.
Still need more inspiration for the perfect gift idea for a woman on your handmade holiday gift list? Try these other roundups for 165 more gift ideas ideas!
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Crochet Amigurumi Pattern: Spot Dog Pillow Pal

Spot Dog Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet dog on couch

Spot Dog is the final of three animal pillow pals I’m sharing this week as part of the Christmas in July Make Along! This adorable crochet amigurumi dog is easy to crochet, and the round pillow form makes stuffing easy peasy, too. Customize your version by adding more spots, or choosing different colors for the ears and spots.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. This project is sponsored by Fairfield World, but all opinions and thoughts are my own. Additional supplies for this project were provided by Clover USA and NELSONWOOD. Camera was generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Spot Dog Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - Theodore Bear, Spot Dog, and Wilbur Pig Pillow Pals on bed

Theodore Bear was the first pattern in this series and Wilbur Pig was the second. Today, I’m finishing the collection with the Spot Dog Pillow Pal!

My version of Spot Dog is relatively simple, but you can make as many spots as you’d like for your version.

Spot Dog Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet dog on faux fur background

How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along

  • Get all the details, including the full schedule and the link to each project as it goes live here. You can also enter the giveaway at the same link through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 4, 2019 to win one of 17 great prizes!
  • You can join in by crocheting, knitting, or sewing the projects as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CIJMakeAlong2019 on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group.
  • Get regular emails with links to the Make Along patterns by signing up for the Underground Crafter newsletter.
  • By the end of the Make Along, you’ll have up to 31 awesome projects. Get ready for the handmade holiday season while having fun with us!
  • Use this button below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
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If you make your own Spot Dog Pillow Pal, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Spot Dog Pillow Pal

Crochet Amigurumi Pattern by Underground Crafter

Spot Dog Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet dog on couch

Spot Dog is the third of three amigurumi animal pillow pals made using Fairfield Poly-Fil Premier 16” Round Accent Pillow Inserts for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter!

Finished Size

  • Fits a 16” (40.5 cm) round pillow form.

Materials

Spot Dog Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - supplies

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be tight so that pillow doesn’t show through.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • bl – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and drawn through all 3 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch by Fiber Flux is available here.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Project is crocheted in the round with the right (front) side facing up.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rounds does NOT count as a stitch.
  • Unless otherwise directed, move stitch marker up each Round to mark position.
  • When choosing colors, note CA is the main color of the Face and Back; CB is the color of the Eye Spot and Nose; and CC is the color of the Smile.
  • A photo tutorial for joining with the whipstitch is available here.
  • A photo tutorial for joining with a single crochet seam is available here.
  • Crochet Spot has a helpful surface crochet tutorial here.

Pattern Instructions

Nose

  • With CB, ch 4, skip 3 ch, sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, pm in last st to mark position, join with sl st to first dc. (12 sts)
  • Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming.

Eye Spot

  • With CB, rep instructions for Nose.

Ears (Make 2)

  • Starting with a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming, with CB, ch 18.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 17 ch. (17 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 16 sts.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, dc2tog, dc in next st and in each st across. (Decreases by 1 st)
  • Rows 4-9: Rep Row 3, 6 times until 10 sts remain.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, dc2tog twice, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog twice. (6 sts)
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, dc2tog 3 times. Fasten off CB. (3 sts)

Back and Front

Assembly

  • Tip: Use locking stitch markers to “pin” pieces into position before sewing in place.
  • Position Eye Spot and Nose on Front.
  • Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from Nose and sew Nose to Front.
  • Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from Eye Spot and sew Eye Spot to Front.
  • Position safety eyes. Attach firmly by securing washers on back.
  • Position first Ear on right side of Front. Join with whipstitch (see Pattern Notes) to front loops of Front using yarn tail.
  • Position second Ear in relation to first Ear on Front. Join with whipstitch seam to front loops of Front using yarn tail.
  • Use CC to create a mouth. I used a crochet hook to surface crochet on the unworked front loops (see Pattern Notes) for my version but you can also embroider on a mouth with yarn needle.
  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails on inside of Front.
  • Position Front and Back so the wrong sides are touching with the right side of the Front facing you. Join Front and Back with sc seam (see Pattern Notes) working through both layers, stopping once pillow is about half joined to insert pillow form. Continue to join with sc seam. Sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off CA.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2019 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/07/07/crochet-amigurumi-pattern-spot-dog-pillow-pal/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal

Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet pig on faux fur background

Wilbur Pig is the second of three animal pillow pals I’m sharing this week as part of the Christmas in July Make Along! This adorable crochet amigurumi pig is a simple, beginner-friendly crochet project, and the round pillow form makes stuffing easy peasy, too.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. This project is sponsored by Fairfield World, but all opinions and thoughts are my own. Additional supplies for this project were provided by Clover USA and NELSONWOOD. Camera was generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Theodore Bear (at left) was the first pillow pal in this series, and today I’m sharing Wilbur Pig. The third pattern in this series for the Spot Dog Pillow Pal is available here.

Theodore Bear and Wilbur Pig Pillow Pals, free crochet patterns by Underground Crafter - crochet bear and crochet pig on couch

Confession: Don’t tell the other Pillow Pals, but Wilbur is my favorite. I really love his face and ears and how the colors combined. I hope you’ll love him, too.

Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet pig on couch

How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along

  • Get all the details, including the full schedule and the link to each project as it goes live here. You can also enter the giveaway at the same link through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 4, 2019 to win one of 17 great prizes!
  • You can join in by crocheting, knitting, or sewing the projects as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CIJMakeAlong2019 on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group.
  • Get regular emails with links to the Make Along patterns by signing up for the Underground Crafter newsletter.
  • By the end of the Make Along, you’ll have up to 31 awesome projects. Get ready for the handmade holiday season while having fun with us!
  • Use this button below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - text on a white background with pine cones

If you make your own Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

Add the Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal to your favorites or queue, or buy the ad-free PDF on Ravelry.

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Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal

Crochet Amigurumi Pattern by Underground Crafter

Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet pig on faux fur background

Wilbur Pig is the second of three amigurumi animal pillow pals made using Fairfield Poly-Fil Premier 16” Round Accent Pillow Inserts for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter!

Finished Size

  • Fits a 16” (40.5 cm) round pillow form.

Materials

Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - supplies

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be tight so that pillow doesn’t show through.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern      

  • bl – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Project is crocheted in the round with the right (front) side facing up.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rounds does NOT count as a stitch.
  • Unless otherwise directed, move stitch marker up each Round to mark position.
  • When choosing colors, note CA is the main color of the Face and Back; CB is the color of the Muzzle; and CC is the color of the Nostrils.
  • A photo tutorial for joining with the whipstitch is available here.
  • A photo tutorial for joining with a single crochet seam is available here.

Pattern Instructions

Muzzle

  • With CB, ch 12.
  • Round 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 9 ch, 4 sc in next ch, pm in second of 4 sc, turn to crochet along undworked side of foundation chain, sc in next 9 ch, 2 sc in next ch, pm in last st, do not join, begin to work in unjoined spirals.
  • Round 2: 2 dc in first st, dc in each st across to marked st, 2 dc in marked st, pm in second of 2 dc, 2 dc in next st, dc in each st across to marked st, 2 dc in marked st, pm in second of 2 dc.
  • Rounds 3-4: Rep Round 2 twice.
  • Final Round: Hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st. Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming.

Ears (Make 2)

  • With CB, ch 2.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch. (2 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in last st. (3 sts)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. (Increases by 1 st)
  • Rows 4-14: Rep Row 3, 11 times until 15 sts remain. Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming.

Back and Front

Assembly

  • Tip: Use locking stitch markers to “pin” pieces into position before sewing in place.
  • Thread yarn needle with CC and sew 2 Nostrils on Muzzle.
  • Position Muzzle on Front. Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from Muzzle and join Muzzle with whipstitch (see Pattern Notes) to Front, stopping to stuff Muzzle with fiber filling before closing seam.
  • Position safety eyes. Attach firmly by securing washers on back.
  • Position first Ear on right side of Front. Join with whipstitch (see Pattern Notes) to front loops of Front using yarn tail.
  • Position second Ear in relation to first Ear on Front. Join with whipstitch seam to front loops of Front using yarn tail.
  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails on inside of Front.
  • Position Front and Back so the wrong sides are touching with the right side of the Front facing you. Join Front and Back with sc seam (see Pattern Notes) working through both layers, stopping once pillow is about half joined to insert pillow form. Continue to join with sc seam. Sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off CA.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2019 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/07/04/crochet-amigurumi-pattern-wilbur-pig-pillow-pal/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Theodore Bear Pillow Pal

Theodore Bear Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | Bear pillow pal on faux fur background

Theodore Bear is the first of three animal pillow pals I’m sharing this week as part of the Christmas in July Make Along! This cuddly bear is easy to make and a round pillow form makes stuffing simple, too.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. This project is sponsored by Fairfield World, but all opinions and thoughts are my own. Additional supplies for this project were provided by Clover USA and NELSONWOOD. Camera was generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Pillow pals are fun to make, and since they are stuffed with pillows, they are easier to make than other types of amigurumi. Your stitches don’t need to be as tight (since the pillow won’t fall out of your stitches like stuffing might) and you can just insert a pillow and the stuffing part of the project is finished!

Theodore Bear (at left) is the first of three animal-themed pillow pals I’m releasing this week as part of the Christmas in July Make Along. You can also get the patterns for Wilbur Pig and Spot Dog Pillow Pals.

Theodore Bear Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | Bear, pig, and dog pillow pals on couch

How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along

  • Get all the details, including the full schedule and the link to each project as it goes live here. You can also enter the giveaway at the same link through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 4, 2019 to win one of 17 great prizes!
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2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - text on a white background with pine cones

Theodore Bear Pillow Pal

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Theodore Bear Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | Bear pillow pal on faux fur background

Theodore Bear is the first of three animal pillow pals made using Fairfield Poly-Fil Premier 16” Round Accent Pillow Inserts for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter!

Finished Size

  • Fits a 16” (40.5 cm) round pillow form

Materials

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be tight so that pillow doesn’t show through.

Get the free crochet pattern here on the Fairfield website.

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