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19 Impossibly Clever Knitting And Crochet Patterns

Because the journey should be just as fun as the destination.

1. Mood Scarf

It's a month-long project where each day you knit, your mood corresponds to a particular color of yarn. Get a kit from the endlessly creative Leafcutter Designs.

2. Crochet Buttons

This is a great way to save money on buttons and use up bits of leftover yarn. Get the pattern here.

3. Sniffle Mitts

Combat winter colds in style. Buy the pattern on Ravelry.

4. Teacup Pocket

Brb, putting this on all my sweaters. Get the pattern from the always-inspiring Colorful Stitches.

5. Crochet Chain Link Scarf

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This pattern comprises the perfect amount of snug and swagger.

6. Ten-Stitch Blanket

Inspired by THE QUEEN Elizabeth Zimmermann, this is an insanely popular Ravelry pattern worked in easy ten-stitch rows with no sewing required. There's also a crochet version available.

7. Sky Scarf

8. Crocheted Wall Hanging Pocket

Perfect for storing EVEN MORE CRAFT SUPPLIES. Get the pattern on Ravelry.

9. Game Knitting

Lee Meredith makes all kinds of interesting patterns, and this booklet in particular focuses on spontaneous knitting in conjunction with a TV show/podcast/movie of your choice (so every time Sherlock unknowingly insults somebody, for example, change the color of your yarn). It's essentially a drinking game but for knitting (and hey, bonus points if you want to drink at the same time).

10. Headband-Slash-Cowl

Perfect for days when you just can't make up your mind. Find the pattern on Ravelry.

11. Knitted Clock

IT'S KNIT-O-CLOCK SOMEWHERE. Get the pattern here.

12. Crocheted Doily Clock

This is so beautiful I almost don't know what to do with myself. The pattern is available on Ravelry.

13. Air Quotes / Apostrophes

Yo, they could totally come in handy. Get the pattern here.

14. Knitted Dominoes

For cozy, cuddly game night. The pattern is available on Ravelry.

15. Color-by-Number Cowl

Also by Lee Meredith, this is part of a larger collection that lets your imagination run ~wild~ with color combinations. Crocheters can use these techniques too!

16. Crocheted Lampshade

By the always-simple-and-elegant Pickles.

17. Knitted High-Tops

Cover your well-loved kicks or invest in a new pair. Get the pattern on Ravelry.

18. Baby "Converse"

Why should grownups get to have all the high-top fun? Get the pattern on Ravelry.

19. Chair Leg Socks

They'll help protect your floors AND look cute while doing so. Get the pattern on Ravelry (although you'll have to tweak it to your furniture's specifications).

Have you come across any strange/unique/delightful patterns in your knitting and crochet travels? Add them in the comments!