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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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 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

2

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.

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4

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!

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5

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
7

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.

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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.

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9

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.

DIY card organiser

10

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.