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...

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: 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...



Christmas ideas: Gifts for men

Christmas is coming, and we're busy crafting up gifts for family and friends! We'll be bringing you some inspiring round-ups of our favourite projects in the coming weeks, and here's a great one to start with - gifts for men! Read on to see 8 of our favourite makes, including luxurious knits and quick cross stitch... 

Craft an Advent treat!

We love counting down the days to Christmas on an Advent calendar, and a handmade calendar makes it even more special! Here are five of our favourite Advent calendars to make, including fab freebies...

Inspire me: Cosy capes & shawls

Winter is coming - the perfect excuse to show off stylish knitted capes and shawls! You don't have to be an expert knitter to give it a go; even beginners can make simple designs like the Rainbow Wrap. Once you've had a bit of practice, shawls are a great way to showcase luxury yarns and fancy lace stitches too.

Here are eight of our favourite capes and shawls from The Making Spot to inspire you...

Knitting blog party - you're invited!

Our friends at The Knitter and Simply Knitting magazines are celebrating their 50th and 100th issues, and they're throwing a special online party to celebrate!

Visit their websites this weekend for free patterns, special offers and more - it's a knitter's dream come true! Find out more on The Knitter website now.

Home comforts

Fill your home with the cosiest cushions, blankets and more! Here are eight of our favourite knitting patterns for chilly days...

8 great quick-make scarves

Scarves are really fun to knit and crochet - they're a great way to show off favourite yarns or stitch patterns, and it's easy to find a design to suit every skill level. Here are some of our favourite scarf patterns - some of them have matching hats too!

New knitting patterns for October

We've got lots of fantastic new knitting patterns on The Making Spot this week! Click to see all of the projects from Simply Knitting 99 and The Knitter 50, or read on to see a few of our favourite makes from each issue...