Wedding style - craft & wear!

We're celebrating our favourite wedding crafts on The Making Spot this month! If you're going to a wedding this summer, dress up your outfit with a special hand knitted or stitched piece - imagine how great it'll feel to say 'I made it myself' to the other guests!

Here are some of our favourite shawls, cardigans and accessories from The Making Spot - just click on the images to find more details and download the pattern today...

Freebie Friday – classic lace scarf

It's Freebie Friday! Today's free download is this gorgeous Classic Lace Scarf knitting pattern by Kirstie McLeod. As well as your pattern, this download shows how you can use different yarns to create your own unique look, and also includes some great ideas for embellishing knitted scarves.

Click here now to find your free Classic Lace Scarf pattern. You'll have to sign up to The Making Spot to get the pattern, but it's quick and totally free.

Love this? Catch up on more of our Freebie Friday free patterns. Have a great weekend!

Win a subscription for mum!


We're getting ready for Mother's Day! There's still time to craft a special gift - check out our free projects and Mother's Day buy one get one free offer. Here's an extra treat for UK crafters - enter our competition, and you could win a year's subscription to a craft magazine to your mum!



A subscription is the gift that keeps on giving - once you've chosen your magazine, it's delivered to your door each month so you're one of the first to see all the latest projects!

Enter our competition, and you'll win a year's subscription to one of Future's great craft and hobby magazines that you can give as a gift. There are eight mags to choose from, including Mollie MakesSimply CrochetCrossStitcher and Papercraft inspirations, so there's sure to be something your mum will love!

Click here to enter our magazine subscription competition now. This competition is open to crafters in the UK only, until Wednesday 6th March 2013. Good luck!

Inspire me: Craft ideas for Mother's Day

Here in the UK, we're looking forward to Mother's Day on 10th March! Here are eight of our favourite Mother's Day craft projects, including two great freebies you'll love...

Freebie Friday - 3 downloads for you

We added some really fantastic freebies to celebrate Valentine's Day on The Making Spot this week, we hope you love them as much as we do!

First, get your free Cosy Heart Cushion knitting pattern and whip up this stylish treat for your home. It may look fancy, but using a self-striping yarn making this design quick and fun!

Valentine weekend: Free patterns!

We're gearing up for Valentine's Day with a weekend of crafty treats here on The Making Spot blog! Each day until Sunday 10th February, we'll be sharing a great free project and a crafty giveaway comp for you.

Here's today's free project to get you started - Quick valentine gifts to knit. Choose from six fun designs, including a single red rose, cufflinks and cute knitted chocolates!

Our favourite pattern is for this pair of mug hugs, a lovely cosy pressie to receive at this time of year.

Click here to find your free knitting project on The Making Spot now. You have to register to download the project, but it's quick and totally free.

Come back tomorrow for another free project download - we've got a terrific treat in store for cross stitch fans!

Love this? Find more Valentine's Day craft ideas on The Making Spot now


Freebie Friday – silky shawl pattern

We've got a fantastic free knitting pattern for you today - Kirstie McLeod's Silky Elegance shawl. This soft shawl is perfect for winter adventures; dress it up with a brooch for a night out, or wear it as a scarf on frosty days. It's quick to knit, and the pattern download includes a step-by-step guide to help beginner knitters.

Click over to The Making Spot to download your free shawl pattern now.

Don't forget to come back back next Friday for another great freebie!

Inspire me: Crazy for colourwork

We've been cheering up a grey Thursday by drooling over some of our favourite colourwork projects from Simply Knitting and The Knitter. Here are a few of our favourites - each pattern is available to buy on The Making Spot, and those gorgeous green mittens are FREE to download! Click the images to find out more...



Texture-tastic stitch pattern

Keep your fingers warm with a bit of knitting practise! We've got some great free knitting tutorials over on The Making Spot, with guides to help knitters of every skill level.

Here's one of our favourite stitch pattern guides - Left Diagonals. This slip stitch pattern creates a gorgeous textured effect that's great for cushions and chunky scarves. Give it a whirl tonight!

Free elf hat pattern & new voucher code!

It's time to treat yourself! Knit up this cute elf hat with our free pattern - lots of fun at family parties or office lunches, or just for cheering up early morning dog walking! 

Even better, we've got a new voucher code for you; you can enjoy 50% off your next order at The Making Spot until 31st January 2013.

Read on to get your voucher code and a download link for your free elf hat knitting pattern...