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Adorable Home Decor: Your Free Crochet Sloth Pattern!

Adorable Home Decor: Your Free Crochet Sloth Pattern!

Looking for an easy way to add irresistible charm to your home decor? This sleepy sloth is your one-stop crochet solution! Not only is he undeniably cute, but he’s actually a pretty useful little friend to have about the place – especially if you’re looking […]

Making Time for Mindfulness: Sarah Cawood’s Beginner’s Crochet Journey

Making Time for Mindfulness: Sarah Cawood’s Beginner’s Crochet Journey

Trying your hand at something new can be a daunting and overwhelming thought… but it’s also a fantastic way to reignite that creative  spark, and discover an exciting new hobby! Whether you’re an avid papercrafter who’s never so much as sat at a sewing machine, […]

Crochet Hanging Basket Pattern

Crochet Hanging Basket Pattern

This fantastic crochet project enables you to free up some valuable table space (so the kids can cover it with their latest craft project!) without having to sacrifice a single house plant. Don’t own a houseplant because you don’t have the space for one? This […]

How to Crochet Succulents: Free Crochet Pattern!

How to Crochet Succulents: Free Crochet Pattern!

Succulents are everywhere right now – but for those of us who struggle to keep real greenery alive, there’s a super trendy, super crafty alternative… crochet succulents! This fantastic little project from the fabulous Charlie Mumford provides the perfect combination of decorative greenery, and that […]

How to Make a Crochet Rose + Free Downloadable Pattern

How to Make a Crochet Rose + Free Downloadable Pattern

Looking for a quick and easy way to add delicate embellishment to your winter hat, scarf, shawl or blanket? Charlie Mumford has created a gorgeous crochet rose pattern which works up quickly, and enables you to create a whole bunch of crochet roses in no […]

The Benefits of Knitting: Why Learning To Knit Is Fantastic For Your Health!

The Benefits of Knitting: Why Learning To Knit Is Fantastic For Your Health!

No longer a craft reserved for the grandparents among us, knitting has seen a massive resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Did you know that approximately one third of women aged 25-35 are now knitting? And it turns out that if you haven’t […]

Crochet Mandala Pattern: Free Tutorial

Crochet Mandala Pattern: Free Tutorial

Originating in Hindu and Buddhist religion, the mandala is a circle designed to represent the universe, and symbolise cosmic and psychic order… but in recent years it’s enjoyed a colourful revival at the hands (or hooks) of crochet enthusiasts! Even if boho is not your […]

How to Knit an Infinity Scarf: Step-by-Step Pattern

How to Knit an Infinity Scarf: Step-by-Step Pattern

Learn how to knit an infinity scarf versatile enough to keep you warm and snuggly in the coldest winter months, as well as being a super stylish accessory when spring makes an appearance! Tina Lowther takes you step-by-step through her infinity scarf pattern below, so […]

Essential Knitting and Crochet Supplies for Winter 2018

Essential Knitting and Crochet Supplies for Winter 2018

There’s no denying it… winter is here! And with it, the irresistible urge to snuggle up under the biggest quilt available, with a mug of something hot nearby, and a crafty project on your lap to get stuck into. And what better crafts are there […]

Celebrating Wool: Inspiration, Projects and Woolly Must-Haves

Celebrating Wool: Inspiration, Projects and Woolly Must-Haves

Natural, renewable, breathable, insulating… we could go on and on, but we know ewe don’t need convincing just how fantastic wool is.  This super-snug material has been massively appreciated by mankind since the Stone Age, and what better way to pay homage to the wonders […]

Pom Pom Perfection: How To Make Pom Poms The Easy Way – And What You Can Do With Them!

Pom Pom Perfection: How To Make Pom Poms The Easy Way – And What You Can Do With Them!

At Create and Craft we are big fans of the humble pom pom – is there any other crafty make that is so simple to create… yet can be used in so many wonderful ways?! And if you’re yet to have discovered the secret to […]

Create Your Own Colourful Crochet Coasters

Create Your Own Colourful Crochet Coasters

As soon as Autumn hits, we think it’s only right that we draw your crafty attention to all things soft and snug – but soft and snug needn’t just be reserved for fashion and blankets! If you fancy yourself handy with a crochet hook (or […]

How to Bind Off In Knitting: Methods Every Knitter Needs To Know

How to Bind Off In Knitting: Methods Every Knitter Needs To Know

So you’ve knitted something spectacular and you’re feeling pleased as punch… but hang on – how on earth do you get it off the needles, so you can put it to good use? Binding off in knitting is the process of getting those live stitches […]

Crochet Scarf: Snuggle Up At The Cinema [Free Crochet Pattern!]

Crochet Scarf: Snuggle Up At The Cinema [Free Crochet Pattern!]

Love going to the cinema… but hate shivering under their air con for the entirety of the film? Enter the cinema scarf! This super fun crochet scarf pattern will show you exactly how to create a bold and bodacious scarf to keep you super warm […]

Crochet Glasses Case: Store Your Cinema Specs in Style [Free Crochet Pattern!]

Crochet Glasses Case: Store Your Cinema Specs in Style [Free Crochet Pattern!]

As much as we all love enjoying the latest 3D flick at the cinema, repeatedly having to fork out for a new set of oh-so-stylish 3D glasses can be frustrating – especially when you know you must have at least ten pairs at home already! […]