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...

Inspire me: Stitch spring daffodils

It's still feeling chilly here in the UK, but the first spring daffodils are starting to appear in shops and in our gardens. Daffodil designs are wonderful to stitch - those bright shades of yellow and orange are a guaranteed mood-lifter. Here are four of our favourite stitched daffodil designs, just click on the images to find each project on The Making Spot!

  

 

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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...

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...

  

 

Craft up cute polar pals!

Penguins, polar bears and seals - but mostly penguins! We all love a cute animal character at Christmas, so here are some of our favourite polar pal projects, including two fab freebies. Remember that these will be great for winter birthdays as well as Christmas pressies!

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...

Inspire me – Autumn fire

We've been enjoying beautiful turning leaves this week - they make us want to craft up cosy projects in shades of warm yellow, rich red and spicy orange! Here are eight of our favourite projects inspired by autumn's fiery colours...

Home comforts

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