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 […]
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 […]
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 of all things woolly, than by assigning wool itself an entire week of celebration? That’s right – wool has its very own National Wool Week!
There’s something about the onset of autumn that really gets our creative juices flowing. Perhaps it’s because we’ve spent all summer long outside and we’re now itching to get back at the craft table, or simply that the shorter evenings are leaving us craving a […]
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 […]
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 and snuggly while you’re putting away the popcorn and enjoying the latest blockbuster! Check out the fabulously talented Charlie Mumford’s crochet scarf pattern below, stock up on crochet supplies, and start creating yours!
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! […]
If you’ve been teaching yourself crochet (or you’re keen to start) and you’re getting to grips with how to hold your crochet hook… but can’t make head nor tail of a crochet pattern, then we’re here to help! Check out our handy guide on how […]
Crochet has not only experienced a big resurgence in recent years, but it’s also undergoing some what of a modern-day transformation! Whilst the old-school crochet favourites, including granny squares, blankets and winter accessories have become hugely popular once more, there is a new trend rising: crochet jewellery.
When we think of jewellery, most of us imagine elastic thread and wires – what we’d expect to see in accessory stores! In reality, jewellery-making can be far more diverse, borrowing techniques from a multitude of other crafts! Here we explore what a simple crochet stitch can do to transform your jewellery-making, and share a simple crochet jewellery-making project you can try at home, whether you’ve ever crocheted before or not!
If you’re a crochet fan and you haven’t yet turned your hook to the adorable craze that is amigurumi, then we’re here to show you exactly why amigurumi crochet is a craze you mustn’t ignore! At Create and Craft, we’re fully prepared to take you […]
What are crochet water balloons? A hassle-free way to have fun in the sun for all the family! Forget about having to repeatedly purchase traditional water balloons, which are fiddly to fill, and all used up within minutes. These fantastic summer must-haves add instant fun […]
We are just over a month away from Christmas — which means that it’s time to get our Christmas knitting and crochet supplies in order. Now, you may be reading this with the intention of stitching something to give as a Christmas gift. You may […]
Christmas is a fabulous time of year for crafters. As the nights draw in, there’s nothing better than spending a cosy night in working on your creations, especially those with a festive theme! Christmas is a great excuse to share our crafty hobbies with loved […]
Crochet animals have become a popular craze these past few years, heightened further by TOFT‘s exciting releases. What makes them so popular? They are overwhelmingly adorable – a factor that few crafters can resist. If we see a baby or a little puppy, we can’t help but let out a little ‘aww!’. The same goes for crochet animals. Don’t believe us? Take a look at these cuties!