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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 […]

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 […]

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 to dive into as we prepare to welcome the coldest months of the year, than knitting and crochet? Whether you’re brushing up on old skills, or exploring a hobby that’s totally shiny and new to you, we’ve the essential knitting and crochet supplies you need to create yourself snuggly scarves, comfortable cushions, cuddly companions and lots more besides!

Check out our compilation below, and treat yourself to a fabulous winter project or two to keep you busy as the nights draw in…

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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 […]

Easy Autumn Crafts: The Season To Cuddle Up And Get Creative

Easy Autumn Crafts: The Season To Cuddle Up And Get Creative

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 […]

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 even if you’re a newbie to crochet!) then you’ll just love these gorgeous crochet coasters! And the good news? Not only are they a gorgeous way to add a little comfort and vibrancy to your home decor this autumn, but they’re pretty straightforward to make, too!

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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! […]

How To Read Crochet Patterns: Abbreviations, Symbols and Instructions Explained

How To Read Crochet Patterns: Abbreviations, Symbols and Instructions Explained

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 to read crochet patterns below, and discover exactly what all those abbreviations and symbols mean, why we use them, and how you can translate them into an easy-to-follow set of instructions for your next crochet project!

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Crochet Jewellery: When Two Crafts Collide!

Crochet Jewellery: When Two Crafts Collide!

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: […]

Amigurumi Crochet: Are You Hooked Yet?

Amigurumi Crochet: Are You Hooked Yet?

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 […]

How to Make Crochet Water Balloons: Battle The Heatwave & Enjoy a Summer of Fun!

How to Make Crochet Water Balloons: Battle The Heatwave & Enjoy a Summer of Fun!

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 to weekends spent in the garden – and you can reuse them time and time again! Not only are they reusable, but they are environmentally friendly too – as there’s no waste… and maximum fun!

Simply immerse in cold water to allow the crochet water balloons to absorb it all, and then throw at your battle buddies to start your summer water-fight fun!

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How To Crochet Your Own Easter Bunny

How To Crochet Your Own Easter Bunny

Introducing Parsnip: the cutest Easter Bunny in town! This fantastic little friend is the work of the lovely Charlie Mumford – who has kindly put together an easy-to-follow crochet tutorial that will guide you step-by-step through creating your very own crochet Easter bunny!

TOFT Mug Pattern: The Cutest Crochet Starter Kit

TOFT Mug Pattern: The Cutest Crochet Starter Kit

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 […]

15 Crochet Animals To Add Cuteness To Any Home

15 Crochet Animals To Add Cuteness To Any Home

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!

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