Crochet flower fun!

We're thrilled that so many of you have been enjoying our How to Crochet a Flower video on YouTube. If you haven't seen it, you can watch it below now!

In the video, Jenny shows you how to make a quick crochet flower - you only need a little yarn, and the pattern is simple enough for beginners.

Have you ever wondered how to stitch a simple cushion? Here's a great how-to!

The Christmas holidays are just round the corner, and we're going to spend ours crafting! We always seem to stitch at super-speed over Christmas. It's the perfect time of the year to put your feet up with a cup of tea (or a glass of mulled wine!) and get stuck in to the project that you've been putting off for so long! At the end of the Christmas break, you'll inevitably have gorgeous hand-crafted creations, but you won't have anything to do with them. That's where this fab envelope cushion tutorial comes in! It's so quick and easy that your sofa will be over-flowing with lovely pillows by January!

Embroider a gingerbread apron!

Here's a fantastic final flourish for our Christmas blog party - a free project from Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays.

If you love sewing, you'll adore this collection of seasonal projects, including beautiful stockings, ornaments, gifts and quilts. Click over to to find out more and order your copy now!

We're thrilled to bring you this project from the book; a fun festive apron complete with the cutest appliquéd gingerbread men. With the handy printable template, it's easier than it looks, and everyone will be so impressed with your handmade apron!

Read on to find your free templates and full instructions so you can make your own.

Make a family album card

We love this project from SJ Dowsett - make a family album card to share all your news this Christmas. Head over to The Making Spot to download for free now!

How to knit knotted rib pattern

Cold fingers? Keep them warm with lots of knitting practise this winter! We've got plenty of free how-to guides for all skill levels. Here's one to get you started - knotted rib stitch pattern.

Costume Party giveaway & free how-to

We're loving the kids' costumes in Costume Party from Peg Crouch. They're so easy to make, with no sewing required - you can make hats, wings, masks and more in minutes!

The book is available from GMC, priced £5.99, but we've got three copies to give away:

Click here to enter our Costume Party book giveaway now

The giveaway closes on 31st October at midnight GMT, so be quick!

Even better, we've got a free pattern from the book for you - How to make a Halloween cape or cloak! Read on for the easy step-by-step guide... 

4 Halloween cards to make

Our Spooky Weekend blog party is almost over! But we're finishing with a freaky flourish - four quick and easy Halloween card tutorials! 

Click over to The Making Spot now to find your step-by-step guides and free templates!

Tutorial & giveaway from Going Buggy!

We love Enfys Cashmore's card designs, and her craft blog Going Buggy is always full of gorgeous inspiration and crafty giveaways!

In honour of our Spooky Weekend party, Enfys has posted a great video tutorial, plus an exciting giveaway - wow!

Free pumpkin knitting pattern

Welcome back to our Spooky Weekend blog party! Here to celebrate Halloween with us are Search Press, who've brought along a free knitting pattern from Knitted Fruit & Vegetables by Susie Johns.

This brilliant book has knitting patterns for all kinds of fruit and veg, from aubergines and artichokes to apples, cherries and even pomegranates - yum! We think this cute little pumpkin would look great as part of a Halloween table centrepiece, or knit lots to use as place settings at Thanksgiving!

Visit the Search Press website to find out more and order your copy now, and read on for your free pumpkin knitting pattern...