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.

Knitted heart pattern

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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1

Free bobble hat knitting pattern

This super-simple free bobble hat knitting pattern from Mollie Makes is the ideal project to curl up and cast on during lockdown.

How to knit a bobble hat

how to knit a bobble hat

2

Upcycle your Christmas cards

And turn them into this sustainable garland from Mollie Makes to deck your halls for next Christmas, and many more beyond that!

How to turn cards into a garland

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Free rainbow crochet pattern

Hooks at the ready people, let’s spread a little joy with our free crochet rainbow pattern! Crochet a mood-boosting rainbow then hang it from your window or add it to a plain T-shirt for an easy refashion. For even more rainbow-inspired projects check out our rainbow craft ideas round up!

How to crochet a rainbow

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4

Knit a hot water bottle cover

Brrr we need all the cosy knitting we can muster to keep ourselves upbeat as we hibernate our way through to the Spring. How about this hot water bottle knitting pattern from Simply Knitting magazine?

Free hot water bottle cover pattern

Knitted hot water bottle cover

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DIY planner to plan your year ahead

We love this idea for how to spend lockdown by Vicky Bailey – craft your own planner and fill it with all the things you want to do when we can go outside again!

How to make a DIY planner

DIY planner

6

Crochet a stripy baby blanket

Welcome a new arrivals in style with this cutest of free crochet baby blanket patterns from Simply Crochet.

Striped baby blanket crochet pattern

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Make your own paper daffodils

All you need is crepe paper and our free template to make your own paper blooms to craft Spring vibes into your home during lockdown.

How to make paper daffodils

How to make paper daffodils

8

Upcycle a sweater top

Raid your wardrobe for pre-loved garments that you’ve stopped wearing and refashion them into a colour block top! We’ll show you how.

Upcycled sweater DIY

Upcycled sweater project

9

Papercraft a rainbow mobile

Reach for your paper stash and whip up a happy-making mobile to keep those April showers at bay. Our rainbow mobile tutorial shows you how to make your own rainbow to brighten up any living space!

How to make a paper rainbow mobile

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10

Knit up pretty placemats

This scrap-busting knitting project shows you how to knit DIY place settings with our free pattern by Katina Killey. This quick and easy project is ideal for beginners.

Free placemats knitting pattern

Free knitted placemats pattern

11

Make a Sashiko mini quilt

Today we’re showing you how to make a quilt by hand (a great introduction to quilting if you don’t already have a sewing machine at home). We’re sharing our free guide to Sashiko quilting including step-by-step instructions for how to try it out with a beginner-friendly mini quilt.

Try our free Sashiko Quilt Pattern

Shasiko quilting guide

12

Free children’s cross stitch patterns

Get kids stitching while they’re stuck at home with Jayne Scholfield’s woodland animals cross stitch charts – they’re designed with just whole cross stitches so perfect for mini stitchers to have a go at. For more kids crafts head to 5 minute fun. They’ve got a range of easy, at home crafts for you to make with the kids.

Download our free children’s cross stitch patterns

easy cross stitch patterns

13

Embroidery a starry banner

These designs are completely stellar! Learn a new embroidery stitch and make the most of it by stitching up 4 Legged Knot bunting showing off different heavenly constellations.

Discover our embroidery tutorial: 4 Legged Knot.

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14

Sew a rainbow cushion

Give any room of the house a rainbow boost with this scrap-busting rainbow cushion tutorial by Anna Alicia and Simply Sewing.

Find out how to make a rainbow cushion

How to make a rainbow cushion sewing pattern

15

Make mini pom pom bears

If you go down to the woods today… for your daily exercise…. you’re sure of a big surprise – make the cutest of pom pom bears with this easy craft project that kids will love.

Free pom pom bear pattern

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How to make a corner pop up card

Show your loved ones how much you’re missing them while you’re on lockdown with this fun-to-make corner pop-up card. It’s easy to make with one square of card and just a few easy folds!

How to make a corner pop up card

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17

Sew sweet fabric hearts

Turn your fabric scraps into sweet heart decorations with Judith Dahmen’s cute DIY for Love Patchwork & Quilting.

How to sew fabric hearts

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18

Knit a coffee cosy

We all need a little boost more than ever at the mo, so spruce up your morning coffee with our free cafetiere cosy and coasters knitting patterns by Katina Killey.