A pattern for an easy, one-size, cloche-type hat, knit in the round with bulky yarn and large needles.
Crochet two pretty hearts with these easy crochet patterns. This is a written crochet pattern complete with a diagram and videos for extra help.
From crocheted wall hangings to table runners, from crocheted curtains to doilies, a simple hook and crochet cotton can be used to create beautiful crocheted items for your home.
These knitted flowers are colorful accessories that are quick to knit and easy to assemble. They are a fun project, and you can use scrap yarn (yea!). They make great gifts, or even a wonderful little topper for a present. You can make them as sophisticated, romantic, or as funky as you want by adding the button or buttons of your choice as the center of your flower. You can also use these flowers as a decoration on a sweater, hat or headband, purse, pillow, almost anything.
This hub is a free crochet pattern for Barbie Sleeveless Petticoat Dress. It was designed to fit Barbie Model Muse body types.
Love crochet? Looking for a fun take on turtle toys and key chains? Then this free pattern is for you!
This article is a free crochet pattern for a simple shell-stitched dress for the Mother and Sister critter of Sylvanian Families.
The holidays are right around the corner, the party list is growing, and you know that it is impolite to attend a party empty handed, so what are you to do? Well, make some fabric bags that can accommodate any bottled gift.
Linen pillowcases are expensive, but you can make your own quite cheaply. Here are two projects that require minimal sewing skills, and take very little time.
This article is a plain lacy sleeveless top made specifically for the Barbie Basics doll (or Model Muse).
This patchwork block can be made without a sewing machine and therefore it's a perfect small project to take anywhere you go. It's easy and satisfying to do and the results can be stunning.
Tie dying T-shirts is a fun summer activity to do with kids of almost any age. Easy-to-use kits make the process easy and uncomplicated. Kids and adults will love showing off their projects!
When it's time to replace worn out chair cushions, it's often difficult to find the colors, patterns or size you need when looking at pre-made cushions, so why not make your own?
The single crochet stitch is the foundation for all other crochet stitches. In this article, learn how to work the single crochet stitch with step-by-step photos and video.
Learn methods to incorporate a beautiful ombre effect into your knitting projects. Free beginner knit hat pattern with an ombre color change.
You can add colorful decoration to a plain sweater using the craft of needle felting. This tutorial shows the basic technique and tools of needle felting so you can create your own custom design.
A in-depth guide to creating scallop stitches in hand embroidery including tips and tricks on getting the perfect stitch.
When creating custom printed shirts, there are two popular methods: screen printing and DTG printing. Check out the advantages & disadvantages of both methods to help decide which option is best.
This great stash buster also serves to keep your crochet hooks neat and organized. Use whatever materials you have laying around.
Add a new crochet project to your list with these tips for crocheting a rug. Complete guide for following a crochet rug pattern or making your own. Great for beginners too!
Learn how to crochet a cute crochet case for your iPhone, iPod touch, or any other mobile phone or MP3 player. This guide will show you how to make a case, cozy, and how to customize your design.
Free knitting pattern for a headband/ear warmer and matching mitts in horizontal reverse stockinette rib stitch.
Winter is here, and sometimes a hat is a little much. I have made several of these ear warmers for my Etsy Shop and for a local gift shop. They are easy to make and modify to suit your preferences.
Whimsical style small bird free printable template for use in both fabric and felt crafts and paper crafts too. Ideas and inspiration with photos on what to make.
In this economy, it's getting harder and harder to save a penny. Here's a tip on how to make your kiddos clothing "stretch" the extra mile.e
Easy to make fingerless gloves. Also includes alternative directions for gloves made on a loom for those who don't crochet. You can even make your own leg warmers for dogs!
Do it yourself and make these easy felt flower brooches to sell at markets and fairs, wherever handmade is welcome and hippies wander. A colourful, beautiful, quick craft with a decent profit margin.
This versatile necklace has a bit of a vintage look and can be worn with either the button fastening in the back as a necklace or in the front for more of a collar look. The necklace in the photos is about 27” long. You can add or omit repeats of the pattern to customize the length. I used DK weight yarn for this project, but I think it would also be pretty in a sock weight (adjust needle size as needed).
This is a free stay-on baby bib pattern with braided cables and seed stitches. It includes step-by-step instructions and how-to-knit videos for beginners.
Seize the day and learn to use your sewing machine! These practical tips will show you how to prepare your sewing machine and make your first perfectly formed stitches. You can do it!
A list of some quilts made with squares and rectangles that are ideal for a beginner quilter or an advanced quilter looking for a quick project.
Leather purses are easy to make, check this out to find out how to make a suede pouch purse (great for little girls) a leather hand purse and a faux leather wallet.
Are you looking for a tutorial for a great homemade baby gift? Homemade gifts are an excellent way to make a new mom feel special and supported. Better yet, this homemade gift is cute and practical!
This article is a free crochet pattern of an easily adjustable bracelet that is fastened by a button.
Crochet a pretty cactus with this easy crochet pattern. This is a written crochet pattern with photos to help you make this cute cactus.
Diane Rose is an amazing Texas woman. She lets very little stand in the way of her dreams, or keep her from being all that she can be! Her zest for life could be an inspiration to us all.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious mental health condition that can cause many problems for the people that suffer from it. It is a form of extreme anxiety that manifests itself in obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. It certainly requires diagnosis and treatment by a medical professional. But in addition to that, people with this condition may be able to use the craft of crochet to assist them in managing their symptoms.
Although A Stitch in Time, Volumes 1 & 2 are knitting books, they are also an archive of vintage fashion and a history lesson on the events and people who influenced fashion trends over the years.
Find out how to make this simple and adorable finger puppet for your little one. This pattern is quick to whip up too.
Christmas tree ornaments are fun projects to knit and wonderful gifts to give to friends or family. This quick knitting pattern creates a little rosy-cheeked snowman with a hat and optional scarf.
Easy guide to upholstering with different types of materials, including furniture fabric, faux fur and carpet; examples upholstered includes chairs, stools, sewing box and padded cat flap insulator.
How to make easy wet felted pixie or elf slippers using merino wool roving and wet felting techniques. This tutorial comes with details for sizing and drawing the template for all sizes.
I made this knitted basket using Zoë Scheffy's FREE Pinwheel Coaster pattern as a base, then knitting up the sides in a diamond pattern. I love having baskets around the house to hold things and to use as decoration.
This free felting tutorial delivers on every level. Learn how to make delicate, wispy, 4D wet-felted flowers with edging made of mohair knitting yarn. It's fun and it's so very easy.
This pattern for a cozy knitted scarflet is designed to be warm enough for winter, yet still displays the changing colors of fall or the fresh colors of spring.
Want to make a useful baby shower gift? Or just add some practical baby items to your collection? These bibs are so easy and quick to make, it will only take an hour or two to make a dozen. Using t-shirts to create baby bibs makes this a budget friendly project, while giving your baby some unique accessories.
Using a simple knitted i-cord, you can make unique statement necklaces that are tailored to your personal taste and style. Here are the directions for three different necklace designs using i-cords.
Nothing is more fun than crocheting for babies. Select from this wide variety of free crochet baby blanket patterns. Most are easy enough for a beginner.
A more casual alternative to a traditional frame, a pillow or cushion cover with a 'fabric frame' is a great way to display your completed cross stitch projects!
This circular knitting pattern makes a charming tree skirt or doily to accessorize a small table-top Christmas tree. Changing your yarn can tailor this pattern for the holidays or for every day use!
Of all the different patchwork techniques out there, this must surely rank as one of the fastest and easiest, yet the results can be stunning and the possible permutations are endless.
40+ Outstanding yarn crafts for kids, teenagers and adults. Craft project ideas using yarn include snowmen, Santa, trees, angels, dream catchers, weaving art, Christmas and Halloween ornaments, Easter
When learning a new hobby, you always have to start at the beginning with knowing nothing. In 2010, I decided I wanted to learn how to knit. And trust me - it was not an easy or quick process.
This article is about colorblocking by carrying the unused colors at the wrong side of the work and introducing new colors only when it starts in the pattern.
Picking out stitches can save an embroidered garment from apparent disaster. With the proper techniques and enough patience, almost any design can be removed and sewn over.
Carding with a drum carder gives one the ability to produce wonderful art batts at reduced prices. The Classic drum carder makes it very easy to wash and process wool at home with stunning results.
noricum People who like to crochet (or who want to learn) often have in mind that they want to learn how to crochet a baby blanket. There are a lot of great reasons to do so. There are also a lot of little tips for making an easy crochet baby...
For a unique gift, turn a drawing into a one-of-a-kind stuffed toy. The step by step photos and instructions provided will make the process easy.
This hub is a free pattern for a Colorblocked Panel Sheath Dress for your Barbie Basics doll. It is made specifically for Barbie Model Muse body types.
How do you knit a nightcap? While the idea of a nightcap may seem outdated, you can actually tailor the basic pattern by incorporating stripes, different types of yarn, bead, pompons, and other embellishments. The basic design of the nightcap makes it a fairly easy project. For this particular project, the finished circumference fits most adults, approximately 23 inches. In order to complete it, you should be able to cast on, do knit stitch, purl stitch, knit in the round, and decrease.
These bags are super cute and super easy to make with absolutely no sewing required. If you can do some very simple folding and tie a common knot, you can make these cute bags. A child could do it.
Learn how to thread a sewing machine properly so that you can start sewing quickly and confidently without worry about thread tensions, skipped stitches and other problems.
This is a tutorial on how to use the lucet to make a basic braid. Lucets, also known as knitting forks, have existed since Viking times and are easy to use.
Hexagon patchwork is a traditional form of making quilts. Let's investigate the many ways you can design both traditional and modern quilts from hexagon shapes.
If you are someone that would like to learn how to sew, you can learn the basics from the easy-to-follow lessons here. With step-by-step instructions, learning to sew is pretty easy.
Even if you're new to quilting, this beautiful (and free) pattern is quick and easy. It's the disappearing 4 patch.
Crochet two pretty stars with these easy crochet patterns. This is a written crochet pattern complete with a diagram and videos for extra help.
Learn how to make a Beret with this easy Step by Step Wet Felting Tutorial. Ring the colour changes and make a unisex beret which can be worn by both sexes with or without the detachable pin.
Learn how to make quilt binding for all of your projects. This tutorial covers cross-grain, bias tape, and continuous quilt binding as well as instructions for attaching the binding to your quilt.
In this hub you will get to learn how to make a Giraffe like baby rattle. It makes a perfect baby shower gift. With its vivid colors and soothing sound it makes the babies will simply love it.
Making this practical gift for someone who depends on a walker takes a bit of sewing skill, patience and time, but the end result will bring a smile to the user.
The free knitting patterns in this hub are perfect for beginners. The coaster patterns are easy and perfect for holiday, handmade gifts. Part 2 will continue with coaster tips and how to knit lessons.
I am a fabric hoarder and can't bear to throw away even the smallest scrap. I have heard on the intervines that I am not alone.
Step by step instructions for working the most common increases and decreases., with photos and video.
Make an easy pillowcase for a child to tell him or her that you care. Choose a fun fabric design and check out the sewing process to create this project. Using it as a gift is icing on the cake!
How to crochet a round basket out of gardening twine using three easy stitches. This basket can be made in an afternoon.
A sweater snag does not necessarily mean your sweater's natural life is over. With a little care a sweater snag can be fixed by pulling, adjusting, crocheting the opening and securing the excess with a needle and thread. Never fear - just learn how to fix a knit sweater snag, with or without a hole, and keep wearing that great sweater that you love!
This article is all about ruffles —some pictures on Barbie clothes with ruffles, how to add them to your patterns, and a simple pattern for adding ruffles to a simple bodycon.
A first patchwork quilt is a daunting project for many quilters - but it doesn't need to be! You can make a beautiful quilt quickly, by crafting your own block layout and quilting in a simple design.
A lot of history can be found in the art of the time. That includes quilts which was a form of utilitarian art. Changes in technology, fashion, and culture can be found in them.
This article is a tutorial on how to customize your own wooden teething rings with different crochet ideas.
Learn how to make this 3D handcrafted felt Tulip using a wire frame and a little Merino wool roving. This step by step tutorial combines nature with felting to make it very simple to follow.
This step by step tutorial takes you through the process of making a wet felted Poinsettia. This much loved and popular flower is more associated with Christmas than any other flower in the world.
Six-inch Mattel Kelly dolls were only made for a short time. It is quite difficult to find clothing to fit them. Here is a free crochet pattern to make your own clothing.
This hub is a free crochet pattern for a Barbie lace casual top and a mini skirt. It is worked separately so it can be paired with other pieces.
Amp up your loom knitting game by learning how to do the honeycomb stitch! Here are easy-to-follow instructions to help you get started.
Knitting a purl stitch can be tricky to learn, but this video, step by step instructions and pictures will make it easy.
Make these free pumpkin crochet patterns and decorate your home for fall, autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving!
Find a tutorial for sewing a classy colored pencil holder. This project is easily adaptable for crayons.
Learn how to wet felt a 3D Pansy using a wire frame. This method uses beading wire and a few merino wool fibres to create a very realistic pansy.
This free knitting pattern has a lace and cable design that continues around the neck and creates a cozy and comfy cowl. This pattern is fully charted with descriptions of the abbreviations at the bottom of the chart and is designed for experienced beginners or advanced knitters who are familiar with basic terms and knitting cables.
This pretty pincushion can be made with absolutely no sewing required. Once created, there are many ways to personalize and decorate this cushion using no-sew embellishment techniques and designs.
This cozy cowl features yarn carried in front and knitted stitches moving up and down to look like reindeer tracks. A beautiful pattern to show off the colors of variegated yarn, this cowl also looks great in solid colors. This pattern is easy, but suggested for advanced beginners or experiences knitters who are familiar with knitting terms and slipped stitch techniques.
A detailed personal review of the soft touch crochet hooks by Clover. These are a great piece of kit for crocheting and especially if you enjoy making toys or amigurumi.
Learn how to make a wet felted Gilet for a child using wet felting techniques. You will learn how to trace a template using a commercial sewing pattern and use this as the basis for your design.
Weaving and Knitting are two major processes in the garment industry by means of which yarn is converted into fabric. Read on to know more!
If you're learning to crochet, the first step is getting to know the tools you will be using. From hook types to yarn types, take a look at this in depth article to start you off.
This hub is a free crochet pattern for Barbie Flounce Open-Shoulder High Slit Dress. It is made specifically for Barbie Model Muse body types.
Lost the instructions or just a bit confused? Try this step-by-step tutorial and you'll be able to teach your children how to use a knitting fork in no time!
Free crochet wreath patterns for fall, autumn and Thanksgiving. Get inspired to decorate your front door with these turkey, flower, leave and woodland creature wreaths!
Do you have a pair of old, faded jeans? Before you throw them away you should consider dyeing them. Learn how to dye your jeans by reading the following tips, techniques, and instructions.