Sale! 50% off finger puppets project

Here's another one of our favourite craft projects from the bumper half-price sale at The Making Spot - Halloween finger puppets knitting pattern!

Knit up a bat, owl, ghost, witch and black cat! Kids will love putting on a spooky puppet show, or knit them up as quick gifts for Halloween party guests.

This fun knitting pattern usually costs £1.99, but you can buy and download for just 99p!

Visit The Making Spot to find the Halloween Finger Puppets pattern, on sale now

Free knitting pattern: knit a sheep!

Miranda the Sheep Bahhhh-rilliant news! Rowan have created this fantabulously fluffy sheep toy - Miranda the Masham Sheep - and are offering her up as a free knitting pattern to celebrate Wool Week 2012. Designed by Janice Anderson using beautiful British Sheep Breeds yarns, we think Miranda is a must-knit and would be a fanatic fluffy addition to any home. Happy knitting everyone!

Knitted sports stars storm You Tube

Olympknits runnners

Breaking news! The latest You Tube phenomenon is starring knitted olympic medallists! Olympknits is inspired by the book of the same name - Olympknits by Laura Long. It stars boxers, runners, cyclists, rowers, weight lifters, synchronised swimmers and even a knitted streaker! We recommend taking a look - it's really made us smile today! Read on to watch the video now.

Knit bears & squares for Refuge


Simply Knitting and The Knitter have launched another fantastic crafty campaign for Refuge, the charity which helps families experiencing domestic violence. This year, they're asking nifty knitters to create something special for children staying at Refuge's safe houses - a cuddly teddy or a cosy cot blanket.

Read on to find out more about the campaign - you too could send a handmade hug to someone special!

Crochet a bunny ring!

Happy Easter weekend everyone! We couldn't resist sharing a link to these crocheted hoppy bunny rings over at Croshame... 

Crochet bunnies!

You can find out how to make your own over at Croshame's Bring in the spring with a ring post - which includes links to the pattern & video tutorial.  We first came across crochet blogger Croshame after reading about her in Simply Knitting magazine. Her blog is filled with all kinds of wonderful Animaguri crochet fun, plus lots more. Check her out! And for more bunny inspiration, check out our own spring craft patterns over on The Making Spot... 

Hop to it! 


Our Mollie debut

Mollie Makes coverOooh we're thrilled to bits as one of our patterns has been featured in Mollie Makes this month - happy days! We're so chuffed to see our cross stitch kitties pattern - Flopsy, Topsy & Mop - starring in their news pages. Especially as our editor Zoe stitched the original set in this photo!

Mollie is one of our biggest craft crushes... hop on over to their blog for all sorts of lovely ideas to make & treasure. Or to nab a copy, check out Mollie's digital edition or why treat yourself and subscribe!

Flopsy, Topsy & Mop

Free paper toy kitty template


Free cat paper toy templateHmmmn so here in the UK, it's mother's day tomorrow. Hands up if, like us, you've been so snowed under with your works in progress, you haven't got round to making anything yet? Eep! Fear not. We've discovered this paper toy kitty. It comes with a free template... so you can make it in mere minutes!

Knit a little hedgehog

We've just stumbled upon the cutest of knitting patterns to add to our must knit list! This little fellow can be found on Little Cotton Rabbits Etsy store - he's been designed to knit up with odments of yarn lying around our knitting stash and he makes the perfect pin cushion!

KNitted hedgehog pattern

We're already in the mood for a little novelty knitting after last week's knit a mini village challenge. Thought we'd share this new discovery. We're nicknaming him Henry. For more knitting adventures from his creator, hop on over to Little Cotton Rabbits blog!

Knit a mini village!


Ooooh we're very excited as just found out about a massive knit-along project that's taking part this spring! Knit the Nation is seeing knitters everywhere getting together to create a miniature knitted village. The finished village is going to be on display at this year's Stitch & Craft Show - with prizes for the best knits! We're busy getting our thinking caps on for what to make... lamp-posts? post boxes? dogs? trees? oooh or how about a knitted pond? If you want to join in but aren't sure where to start, read on to find out where to get some free knitting patterns to get started!

We ♥ knitting

The beauty of valentines in the craftiverse is you get to nose at LOVELY craft projects packed full of heart motifs. So here we celebrate the humble heart with a few of our favourite ways to craft with love...

Knitted baby hat - heart pattern