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Our craft idea collections - all in one place

Find the project you're looking for more easily - and we'll be adding more all the time

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Be inspired to try a craft idea, or find what you're looking for easily, with these quick links to all our collections of craft projects


Read up on knitting
Find out more about knitting, from its history to choosing needles

Find a knitting pattern
Our pattern finder makes it easier to find a particular pattern, or browse for what you fancy.
Click here for how to find all of our individual knitting patterns, plus our themed knitting pattern collections


Read up on sewing
Find out more about sewing, from its celebrity fans to the best kits

Our new pattern finder makes it easier to find a particular sewing project, or browse for what you fancy.
Click here for an overview of how to find all of our individual sewing patterns, and our sewing pattern collections

Add an apron
Sewing patterns for all styles, from simple to vintage

Sew-it-yourself seating
Footstools, beanbags pouffes and more

All about appliqué
Projects to try

Liven up laundry day
Vintage-style home sewing patterns

Sew something for your wardrobe with a metre of fabric
Make something unique for your home

Sew something to wear with a metre of fabric
From a stylish sarong to a vintage-style apron

Customise your own clothes
Rework your wardrobe

Get into patchwork and quilting
Try two of today's most popular pursuits - for beginners and beyond

Needle cases and pincushions
Keep your kit safe

Home sewing: pretty and practical
Add a handmade touch to everyday chores


Read up on crochet
Find out more about crochet, from how to start to choosing hooks

Our new pattern finder makes it easier to find a particular crochet pattern, or browse for what you fancy.
Click here for an overview of all of our crochet patterns

Craft ideas for everyone...

Get creative with candles
Decorating ideas

Autumn leaves
Give leaves a new look

Do it with découpage
Easy decorating trend to try

Keep your toes cosy
Hot-water bottle covers to knit and sew

Winter warmers
Patterns to help you beat the chill

Light up the night
Tealight-holders for inside and out

Cute mice to make
Sewing, knitting and more

Get glamorous: party accessories to make
Put on the glitz

Beat the chill: winter warmers to make
Cosy craft ideas

Make it for a new baby
Celebrate a new arrival

Fundraising ideas for fêtes
Quick to make and quick to sell

Learn a new craft
Beginners' guides to lots of fascinating craft hobbies

Projects for your pets
For them and about them

Roll up: ideas with ribbon
Inspiration for using ribbon

Get creative with cupcakes
Show off your baked goods!

Ways with wallpaper
How to use up offcuts

Make your own jewellery
Simple-to-make earrings, necklaces and more

Beautiful button craft ideas
Jewellery and home decoration ideas

Make it personal
Use a name or an initial for a great gift (or keepsake for yourself)

By the sea: coastal craft projects
Ideas inspired by the sea and coastal style

Fly the flag: Union Jack craft projects
Patriotic projects

Take a can, jar or bottle...
...and transform it

Take a teatowel...
...and transform it

Take some old crockery...
...and transform it

Take an old jumper...
...and transform it

Take a coathanger...
...and transform it

Take a pine cone...
...and transform it

The best bags
Bags of all types: free patterns to knit and sew

Special occasions...

Make your own greetings cards
Handmade cards for all occasion

Have a handmade Christmas
Everything you want: links to all of our free Christmas craft patterns

New Year's Eve party decorations
Celebrate New Year in style

Heart-shaped makes
Made with love, for Valentine's Day - or whenever you like

To make with love
Valentine cards

Make your Mother's Day
Cards to make for your mum

Get cracking on crafts for Easter
Gifts, cards, home decorations, chicks and eggs

From new-laid to handmade
Easter egg decorating ideas

Say Happy Easter with a handmade card
Send Easter greetings

Make Father's Day cards
Make you dad's day

Summer holiday makes
Holiday essentials to take with you

Make it for a fête
Easy fundraising items to make

Make Halloween decorations
Scare friends and family

Pick a pumpkin
Halloween carving ideas to try

Totally templates
The templates you need for all kinds of crafts

Make it for your home...

Say it with flowers
Floral-inspired things to make

Get creative with lampshades
Transform or make from scratch

Make it for your hallway
Create a great entrance

New looks for every room
Our directory of 150+ ideas to make for your home

Get crafty in the kitchen
Add a handmade touch to the heart of the home

Dine in style
Everything for where you eat

Make your bedroom beautiful
The bedlinen and beyond

Make it for a child's room
Child-friendly craft ideas for their own space

All kinds of cushions to sew
Basic covers to sophisticated designs

Give furniture a new lease of life
Transform a piece of furniture

Create a stylish home office
Get organised

Curtains and blinds to create
Traditional to modern, smart to casual

Boudoir beauty
Feminine fripperies to make for your dressing table, bathroom or handbag

Keep the pot hot
Tea cosies to knit and sew

Keep your clothes in good condition
Craft projects for your wardrobe and clothes care

Create stylish storage
Stash your stuff in bags and boxes to make

Pick a painting project
Add a coat of paint - give all kinds of objects a new look

Tea for two - made by you
'Crafternoon' tea projects: tea cosies, cake stands, ideas for teacups

Show off seashore treasures
Great ways to work with shells, pebbles and driftwood

Make your bedroom beautiful
Beautiful bedlinen to create, plus ideas for headboards and bedroom furniture

In the frame
Ideas for framing pictures and photos

Flower arranging

Pretty up place settings...
...with flowers and ribbons

Celebration centrepieces
Focal points for the table

Wedding flowers
Beautiful arrangements for the big day

Do it with daffodils
Easy arrangements for this spring standard

Bring fresh flowers into your home
Step-by-step flower arrangements

Decorate chair backs for special occasions
Dress a room in style

Get creative in your garden

Get creative with outdoor entertaining
Items for the table, lighting ideas and decorations

Practical makes for the garden
Create useful items for the garden

Grow your own
Nothing compares to home-grown fruit, veg and herbs

What to plant - and where
Choose plants to suit your situation, or to get the look you want

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Chat to other readers online about your craft projects


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