100 free daily craft projects and patterns

Home-bound because of lockdown? Stuck for ideas for how to pass the time, or looking for easy craft projects to try without leaving the house? We're sharing tried and tested daily patterns for beginner-friendly makes that don't need many supplies to get crafting.

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Published: December 7, 2021 at 12:00 pm
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OK so none of us wanted to start 2021 with a new lockdown, but we're here to help you pass the time with 100 craft ideas for adults to boost your wellbeing from the comfort of your own home. Here at Gathered we're all about helping you find fun, new ways to make things – and there's never been a time when we've all been more in need of an extra boost of therapeutic crafting in our lives! So we're bringing you a daily free craft pattern or project to help ease into 2021 and inject a regular dose of craft goodness into your days! You'll find everything from snuggly socks crochet patterns to keep warm this winter to easy cross stitch charts. Dive on in and find something to make tonight!

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Free pearl brioche stitch blanket pattern

Keep cosy on chilly summer evenings or when you're snuggled up on the sofa with Caroline Birkett's beautiful blanket. She teaches you how to make this pearl brioche stitch blanket right here on Gathered.

Pearl brioche stitch blanket

Embroider your own tasty snack

Who doesn't love sushi? Stitch your own tasty little hoop with Kirsty Wyllie's free tutorial. We believe everyone needs a sushi embroidery hoop in their lives.

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Cross stitch necklace

If you've been loving All That Glitters as much as we have then you'll be on the hunt for your next jewellery project. Well, look no further! Learn how to make a cross stitch necklace with our free tutorial.

Make a peg loom pillow

Learn how to do peg loom weaving with Stephanie Fradette's free tutorial. She'll teach you the art of peg loom weaving and show you how to turn those skills into this funky cushion!

tapestry weaving cushions

Crochet your own summer hat

Hook yourself the ultimate summer hat with Samanta Fornino's fab free crochet sun hat pattern. No scalps will be burnt this summer!

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Stitch yourself a sunflower

Maggie Schnücker has shared this gorgeous sunflower embroidery pattern with us here at Gathered and we just love it. It's the perfect project to do in the garden with a cup of tea.

Image shows a wooden embroidery hoop featuring a sunflower surrounded by smaller flowers in pinks, reds and blues stitched on a dark red background. The hoop is on a white background with spools of thread and a pair of scissors around it. The scissors are gold, short and square-shaped at the handles. The threads are pinks, greens and cream.
Brighten your favourite space with Maggie Scnücker's sunflower hoop

Celebrate nature with this DIY wall hanging

Make your home look blooming lovely this spring by stitching Jessica Entwistle's DIY wall hanging! This would also make a thoughtful gift for a pal.

DIY wall hanging

Crochet your own mini butterflies

Combine your love of nature and crochet with Sara Huntington’s tutorial. Use her free crochet butterfly pattern to make your own critters and turn them into a lovely mobile, brooch or hair accessory.

Free crochet butterfly pattern

Papercraft a DIY card holder

Designer Vicky Sheridan has created this super cute DIY card holder which will keep all your anniversary, birthday and occasion cards safe. Pick out all your favourite papers and get crafting your own organisational system.

Crochet your own under the sea pal

What's big, blue and oh so cute? Our crochet wale that's what! Take a trip into the deep blue with Becky Garrett's adorable whale crochet pattern.

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Wear the rainbow

Everyone deserves to wear a rainbow which is why we've uploaded Dorothy Woods funky rainbow earrings tutorial. Dorothy will teach you how to make rainbow earrings that you can wear day to day or to celebrate Pride!

Rainbow earrings

Free bucket hat sewing pattern

The Great British Sewing Bee has inspired us to get sewing and there's no better beginner sewing project than this summery bucket hat. Jessica Entwistle's bucket hat sewing pattern is from Simply Sewing Magazine and is now up on Gathered for free.

Bucket hat sewing pattern

Knitted tie pattern

Ann Franklin's suave knitted tie pattern is a quick project and looks super-stylish. You really can knit anything!

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Sew some spiky cacti!

Show off your love for caucuses and houseplants with Amanda Castor’s lush succulent blocks. They're a great excuse to try foundation paper piecing too. Use Amanda's free cactus quilt pattern and turn them into cute cushions.

Cactus quilt patterns

Celebrate with starbursts

If you've got some birthdays coming up this is the project for you. We show you how to make 4 different starburst cards - they're a great way of using up paper scraps!

Make your own wax melts

Make your house smell delicious with these quick and easy wax melts. We've got a complete step-by-step guide on how to make wax melts along with a handy video too!

Knit up some pirate pals

Knit Angela Turner’s swashbuckling pirate crew and perform a show with these friendly finger puppets. Head over to our knitted finger puppets pattern and set sail for the seven seas.

Upgrade old vases

How to make a doodled vase

Look gorgeous with our DIY flower crown

Embrace summer by making Becki Clark's beautiful DIY flower crown. It's made from fake flowers too so no need to worry about it rotting!

How to make a flower crown

Cross stitch your own wolf

Cross stitch this magnificent beast with Cheryl McKinnon's wolf cross stitch pattern. We just love the geometric pattern and ice-cool colours.

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Make a terrarium

Bring some greenery into your home with our how to make a terrarium tutorial. It's really simple to do and makes for such beautiful decor.

DIY clay vase and pot

Get your Great Pottery Throwdown on with Lucy Davidson's clay vase DIY and pottery painting ideas for Mollie Makes. They'd make fab gifts, plant pots, stationery holders, anything really!

clay vase and pot

Resin Rings

Becki Clark shows you how to make resin rings that will make your hands sparkle. If you're new to the world of resin never fear. We have a complete guide to resin crafts here on Gathered.

How to make DIY resin rings

Knit a tablet cover

This DIY tablet cover by Monika Russel is the perfect weekend project. It's cute, it's practical and it's simple to knit.

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Learn how to draw a cat

Our resident artist Matt Breen teaches you how to draw a cat so you can make a portrait of your purrfect pal. He also has a tutorial on how to draw a dog if you're more of a pooch fan!

How to draw a cat easy

Crochet your own summer sandals

Feel the sand between your toes with Cara Medus' free barefoot sandals crochet pattern. We can just imagine you wearing these on holiday paired with our crochet beach dress.

how to make barefoot sandals

DIY floor pillows

Gardens deserve a touch of the handmade too! The lovely Jess Entwistle shows you how to make DIY floor pillows that will keep your bum comfy during those summer picnics.

DIY floor pillows

Make your own summer bag

This colourful tote bag is by Jess Entwistle and is a great stash buster project! Jess teaches you how to make a quilted bag from scrap materials and a little bit of love.

Embroider your tea towels

The lovely Jessie Doe has designed this adorable milk bottle motif that's perfect for upgrading old tea towels. Use her free tea towel embroidery pattern to give your tea towels a spring update.

tea towel embroidery patterns

Paper craft some forever flowers

Vicky Sheridan has shared her free tutorial for these beautiful crepe paper flowers. They'll last forever and would make a wonderful gift for a loved one. Check out her how to make crêpe paper flowers here on Gathered.

Learn about bookbinding!

Master the art of bookbinding with Suzie Attaway’s DIY notebook tutorial. She'll teach you all about bookbinding and check out our how to bullet journal article for some ideas on what to fill your new notebook with.

book binding

DIY cuticle oil

Show your hands some love with Emilie Woodger-Smith's DIY cuticle oil tutorial. It's all-natural and good for both the planet and your nails.

Cuticle Oil - Finished V3

Summer paper fan project

Keep cool this summer with this pretty paper fan project! Our very own Katie Dolan shows you how to make a paper fan in her handy video.

Crochet your own pencil case

Prep your back-to-the-office pencil case with Rosina Northcott's free crochet pencil case pattern. Crochet up one for each member of the family!

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Keep your plants looking pretty!

Keep your plants hanging pretty with Ann Franklin's knitted plant hanger pattern. Hang them around your home for a tropical touch.

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How to make a baby album

Learn how to make a baby album with Ruth Hamilton’s adorable tutorial. It would make the loveliest keepsake for new mums and their little ones.

How to make a baby album or baby memory book

Press your own blooms!

Keep your summer blooms fresh all year round by pressing them. We teach you how to press flowers here on Gathered so you can bring some of the outdoor beauty into your home.

Summer cross stitch patterns

Grab your needle, hoop, and thread, and get stitching! These summer cross stitch patterns are the perfect project for a relaxing afternoon in the garden.

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Free macrame belt pattern

Learn how to make a macrame belt with our 70's inspired free tutorial. It'll give a boho edge to any outfit. If you're into macrame, check out our collection of free macrame patterns too.

How to make a macrame belt

Pretty picnic blanket pattern

Sit pretty this summer with Alicia Halls's natural-dyed picnic blanket pattern. If you need something tasty to accompany you on your picnic then check out our gingerbread biscuit recipe - they're craft-themed too!

Picnic blanket pattern

Wedding table decorations

Wedding season is upon us and to give your big day a handmade touch we've got six DIY wedding table decorations. They're everything from paper windmills to cake banners. We've also rounded up a whole bunch of affordable DIY wedding craft ideas if these six don't take your fancy.

Wedding crafts

DIY macrame curtains

Add a boho touch to your doorways with Isabella Strambio's DIY macrame curtains. They're going to look so beautiful fluttering in the summer breeze.

How to make macrame curtains 2

Geode coaster tutorial

Up your resin game by learning how to make geode coasters. Crystal-lovers will love them and they'll save your coffee table from spills and stains.

new years eve party supplies - geode coasters

Paint the galaxy

Recreate the night's sky with Sarah Orme's gorgeous watercolor galaxy tutorial. Painting is one of our favourite ways to unwind.

Watercolor galaxy

Peg it

Organise your fridge with all your important dates using these peg magnets. It's a fab upcycle tutorial. Learn how to make peg magnets right here on Gathered.

How to make a latch hook rug

Greet your guests with this welcoming rug! Learn how to make a latch hook rug with expert Emily Ashbourn’s easy-to-follow tutorial.

How to make a latch hook rug

Sew your own fox plushie!

Sew yourself the sweetest foxy pal with Jo Carter's adorable free fox sewing pattern. Quick, huggable and oh so cute.

Thankyou cross stitch charts

Give thanks to your loved ones with Durene Jones's free thankyou cross stitch charts. Perfect for Christmas or birthday thankyou cards.

thank you cross stitch cards

Knit the rainbow

Bring some cheer to your home with Lou Smith's how to knit a rainbow tutorial. It's the perfect beginners knitting project.

Suminagashi gift wrap tutorial

Master the ancient art of Suminagashi with Becki Clark's tutorial. She shows you how to turn your newly marbled paper into gift wrap for birthday and Christmas gifts.

How to make a candle wick

Upcycle some old rope

Breathe new life into an old mirror with our nautical upcycle project. Holly shows you how to upcycle a mirror using some rope and a glue gun.

How to upcycle a mirror

Crochet your own summer sandals

Upgrade your summer outfits with Sara Huntington's free embellished crochet sandals pattern.

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Cross stitch floral wreath

Cross stitch the happy couple a beautiful keepsake wreath with Amanda Gregory's free floral wreath cross stitch pattern.

floral wreath cross stitch pattern

Make a fall wreath for your door

Get outdoors and go foraging for materials for Becki Clark's fall wreath DIY. Becki shows you how to make an Autumn wreath from your natural materials making this craft both beautiful and sustainable!

DIY Fall wreath

Free granny square blanket crochet pattern

On the hunt for a modern crochet project that will look fab in your home? Look no further! Use Fran Morgan's free granny square blanket crochet pattern to create this kaleidoscope of colour.

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Master the art of block printing

Our very own Sarah Orme teaches you how to print, stamp and carve in her block printing for beginners guide.

Block printing for beginners

Keep warm with our cosy hoodie

The hoodie is a staple in everyone's wardrobe - espeically if you're from the UK! Use Claire-Louise Hardie's free hoodie pattern to sew your own.

Hoodie pattern

Adorable baby bootie pattern!

Keep tots toes warm with this super cute free baby booties crochet pattern by Val Pierce. We've even created a video so it's completely beginner-friendly.

Free baby booties crochet pattern

Mini notebook tutorial

Get make to school-ready with Rachel Hazell's tutorial. She shows you how to make mini notebooks that are perfect for on the go!

How to make mini notebooks

Stitch some Autumnal mushrooms

Use Maggie Moo's and Love Embroidery Magazine's adorable free mushroom embroidery pattern to add a touch of cosy to your home.

mushroom embroidery

Crochet some pumpkins

Fall is officially here! Celebrate the season with free pumpkin crochet pattern.

free crochet pumpkin pattern

Free knit headband pattern

Use Jo Allport's free knit headband pattern to keep yourself cosy and chic whatever the weather! Thanks to Simply Knitting for this super cute project.

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DIY Thanksgiving doormat

Give your doormat a fall makeover with this adorable apple spray paint DIY. Learn how to make a Thanksgiving doormat with us here on Gathered.

How to make a Thanksgiving doormat

Paper mache pumpkins

Make pumpkins that will last forever with our resident crafter Katie Dolan! Follow her how to make a paper mache pumpkin tutorial and cut, glue and paint your own autumnal pumpkins.

how to make paper mache pumpkins

Stitch your own wildflower embroidery

This beautiful wildflower embroidery was designed by Liz Stiglets for Love Embroidery but now it's on Gathered just for you! Follow Liz's free wildflower embroidery pattern and stitch your own peaceful landscape.

wildflower embroidery patterns

Upcycle Christmas baubles

Transform old baubles into gold-dipped beauties with just a little nail varnish! Follow Lana Red's DIY Christmas baubles tutorial to make yours.

DIY Christmas baubles

Paint some modern pumpkins

Give your Autumnal decor a modern makeover this year with Becki Clark's tutorial. She shows you how to paint pumpkins in three pretty designs.

How to paint pumpkins

DIY cork planters

Show off your succulents with our easy how to make cork planters tutorial.

How to make cork planters - portrait

Honeycomb pumpkins

Prep for spooky season with Holly Spanner's how to make a honeycomb paper pumpkin tutorial! Simple, reusable and oh so cute.

Honeycomb paper pumpkin

Paper star Christmas decor

Create gorgeous minimal Christmas decor with Sarah Louise Matthews's how to make a paper origami Christmas star tutorial. These will look so pretty hanging in your window this winter.

How to make a paper origami Christmas star

Sew your own bomber jacket

Keep the Autumn chill out with Portia Lawrie's sweater-to-bomber-jacket pattern hack. Follow her bomber jacket pattern and start sewing your own!

Bomber jacket pattern

Crochet your own Christmas pudding!

Whip up this adorable little guy just in time for Christmas. How cute would he look peeking out of a stocking?! Use Mollie Makes' free Christmas pudding crochet pattern and hook up yours today.

Amigurumi Christmas pudding free crochet pattern

Free dog coat pattern

Keep your four-legged friend warm this winter with Debbie Humphreys' cute reversible dog coat pattern.

Dog coat pattern

DIY snow globes

Let your inner child out to play and learn how to make a snow globe! Our step by step video shows you how to make this piece of festive decor using just a few materials.

how to make a snow globe

Festive candle centrepieces

Prep your Christmas display early with our DIY rustic candle centrepieces. We show you how to make candle centrepieces with natural, affordable materials like rosemary and moss.

How to make candle centerpieces for tables

Origami jewellery

Use your paper folding skills to make your own necklace! Origami expert Esther Thorpe shows you how to make an origami necklace here on Gathered.

Make your own origami necklace

Crochet ear warmer pattern

Keep your ears warm and looking cute this winter with Lucy Croft's free crochet ear warmer pattern!

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Sew your own cosy hedgehog cushion

Juliet Van Der Heijden's adorable hedgehog cushion pattern is up and waiting for you to sew it. Isn't he just the cutest?

Hedgehog cushion

DIY stained glass

Give your windows a colourful update with our DIY stained glass tutorial.

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Fold an origami crane

Create a beautiful delicate crane with our free tutorial! Learn how to make an origami crane here on Gathered.

How to make an origami crane

How to draw a tree step by step

Practice your art skills with our how to draw a tree tutorial. We take you through each section step by step so you can capture your favourite seasonal trees.

How to draw a tree

Cross stitch elf decoration

Get cross-stitching this Christmas with Heather Nugent's how to make a cross-stitch elf tree decoration video.

Elf tree decoration kit

DIY polar bear cards

Craft these wintery DIY polar bear cards using our free tutorial! There's four to choose from and they make the sweetest Christmas cards.

Knitted Nativity patterns

Amanda Berry has created this adorable knitted Nativity set just for you! Use her knitted Nativity patterns and craft your own set.

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Crochet snowman pattern

Get festive with Lucy Pollock’s free amigurumi crochet snowman pattern! What carol do you think they're singing?

Free crochet amigurumi snowman pattern

Knit your own stocking

The lovely Simply Knitting team is going to teach you how to knit a Christmas stocking! Enjoy two free patterns and get festive knitting.

Egg cup candles

Ditch the expensive candle brands and turn old egg cups into candles instead. Learn how to make egg cup candles with our free upcycling tutorial.

Egg cup candles

Learn how to pour acrylic paint!

Learn everything you need to know about the beautiful world of acrylic paint pouring with our beginner’s guide to acrylic paint pouring. We've included expert tips and tricks as well as all the products you need to get started

Flow Art Premium Silicone Oil - acrylic paint pouring supplies

Craft your own table decorations

Make your New Year one to remember with Becki Clark’s easy-make DIY New Year table decorations. Head over to her tutorial and get making!

DIY New Year table decorations

Upcycle old wood

Turn an old plank of wood into a DIY wooden candle holder with our tutorial. Perfect for a festive table!

New years eve party supplies

Sew your own poncho

Keep warm this winter by sewing your own cosy poncho! Learn how to sew your own poncho pattern with Jennie Jones and Simply Sewing's tutorial.

Poncho pattern

Thanksgiving printables

Craft your own wholesome Thanksgiving cards with our collection of free Thanksgiving printables. They'd be perfect for cardmaking!

Festive sloth cards

Use our free Christmas sloth printables to create your own fun Christmas cards! Kids will adore these sweet cards.

Free Christmas sloth printables

Bauble Christmas wreath

We've got a quick festive upcycle project for you! Learn how to make a bauble wreath in 5 easy steps here on Gathered.

How to make a bauble wreath

How to draw a Christmas tree

Give your Christmas cards or festive art an upgrade by learning how to draw a Christmas tree with Charlotte Kinson's step-by-step-guide.

How to draw a Christmas tree

Make a snowflake mobile!

Make the perfect last-minute Christmas decoration with our dreamy DIY snowflake mobile!

Fold an origami butterfly

Learn how to make a delicate origami butterfly with our free tutorial! These will look beautiful attached to cards or even as wall decor.

How to make an origami butterfly - completed origami butterfly 2

Christmas jars

Make your own DIY Christmas jars and fill them with sweet treats for all your pals this festive season.

DIY Christmas Jars - portrait

Draw a snowflake

Capture the beauty of delicate snowflakes with our art tutorial. We show you how to draw a snowflake step by step right here on Gathered.

Snowflake drawing
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We hope you've enjoyed our free daily patterns! For even more crafty goodness head to our five minute crafts round up and check out these 32 easy crafts to do at home which will keep you entertained for months to come. Why not learn a new skills? Get inspired with these lovely paper cutting templates.

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Zoe WilliamsEditor, Gathered.how

Zoe is Senior Editor of Gathered.how, with over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for radiotimes.com, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.

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