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 the strains of Cornavirus lockdown and inject a regular dose of craft goodness into your days!
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Day 1: Easy-sew envelope clutch bag
Whip up a simple bag using 1 fat quarter of fabric with our step-by-step guide to sewing a basic clutch bag. Don’t have a fabric stash to find the fabric in? Why not head to your wardrobe and look for pre-loved garments you never wear any more but can’t bear to part with – this is a great project to refashion some favourite fabric from an old skirt or dress.
How to make an envelope clutch bag
Day 2: 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.
How to crochet a rainbow
Day 3: 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
Day 4: 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
Day 5: 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
Day 6: 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.
Download our free children’s cross stitch patterns
Day 7: 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.
Day 8 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
Day 9 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.
How to make pom pom bears
Day 10 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
Day 11: 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.
Day 14 Embroidery a bunny pouch
Sew a sweet bunny pouch to fill with Easter treats with Mollie Johanson’s Danish knot stitch project.
Free bunny embroidery project
Day 15 Sew fabric storage baskets
Keep your craft patterns in one place and brighten up your craft room with Jennie Jones’ simple fabric basket pattern.
How to make fabric baskets
Day 16: Crochet coin purse
Use any colours you have in your stash to hook on this cool retro coin purse – we like brights!
Free crochet coin purse pattern
Day 17: Make a quarter-fold card
Try a fun new card fold to craft with the kids or decorate with any toppers ands materials you have at home.
How to make a quarter-fold card
Day 18: Free baby knitting pattern
Quick to knit up in just two shades of cotton, this hat could come in very handy right now if you are lucky enough to be in your sunny garden.
Free knitted baby hat pattern
Day 19: Scrapbuster free diamond quilt pattern
This clever quilt is great for using up fabric odds and ends that are just too beautiful to throw away.
Scrapbuster free diamond quilt pattern
Day 20: Free Lavender Cross Stitch Patterns
Bring a breath of fresh air to your stitching with 6 soothing lavender cross stitch charts by Susan Bates.
Get our free lavender cross stitch patterns
Day 21: Free Triangle cushion crochet pattern
Make a stylish striped cushion with our crochet pattern by Anne Egan – it’s shape is inspired by a teabag!
Get our free pyramid cushion pattern
Day 22: How to make an easy-sew velcro wallet
Get the kids together for a crafternoon and make Jennie Jones’ simple-sew DIY velcro wallets by hand or machine.
Find out how to make a velcro wallet
Day 23 Crochet a journal cover
Inspire yourself to finally start that story with this bright crochet book cover, or use it to make plans for all the things you want to do once lockdown lifts! Today’s free pattern is designed by Samantha Osmond
Try our Free crochet notebook pattern
Day 24: How to make a face mask
A lot of you have been asking for us to share a free mask pattern to offer peace of mind for those times we do have to go out during the Coronavirus lockdown. So our friends at Burda Style have kindly offered 2 ways to make a face mask as today’s daily pattern. We hope you find this useful during these tricky times.
How to make a face mask
Day 25: Knit a heart
Send someone a knitted hug in the post with this cutest of heart knitting patterns by Jane Burns. This easy beginner knit is a fun stashbuster and you can whip it up in an evening or two.
Free heart knitting pattern
Day 26: Craft a handbag gift bag
Perfect for gifting glam small presents – or for design up fun for little ones!
DIY Handbag gift bag templates and tutorial
Day 27: Joan Elliott Cross Stitch Baby Patterns
We’re excited to feature these cross stitch designs by Joan Elliott to welcome new babies into the world, hand-stitched-style
Free Joan Elliott Cross Stitch patterns
Day 28 Free baby quilt pattern
One of the things we love about lockdown is that not everything changes – and we’re happy to have welcomed several new babies into the worlds of our loved ones in recent weeks. Of course it’s not possible to go and visit just yet but it is possible to use this time at home to make them a gift to treasure always to mark the occasion. So we’re bringing you a baby quilt pattern to whip up in an afternoon, perfect for gifting.
Try our free baby quilt pattern today
Day 29: Gardening Apron Pattern
Grow your own ultimate gardening accessory this summer with Jennie Jones’ retro pocket-front gardening apron pattern – easy to make in just a few hours with no pattern-cutting skills needed!
Get the free gardening apron pattern
Day 30 Free crochet coat hanger pattern
Hooks at the ready! Add a little homemade luxury into your daily wardrobe with these fun crochet coathanger covers
Try our free crochet coat hanger pattern
Day 31 Free flower templates for pansy cards
Fill your home with flowers with our pansy templates and step-by-step tutorial for colouring up these velvety petals!
Free flower templates for pansy cards
Day 32 Turn fabric scraps into patchwork shoelaces
Spruce up plain pair of shoes with our step-by-step guide for how to make shoelaces (without having to eave the house to shop for fabric!)
How to make shoelaces from fabric scraps
Day 33: Wedding cake cross stitch patterns
Cross stitch a trio of high tea cake towers to make lovely wedding day cards or samplers, or special stitches for Afternoon Tea fans!
Free wedding cake cross stitch patterns
Day 34: Update a shawl with embroidery
Combine pretty feather stitch with French knots and chain stitch blooms for this embellished infinity scarf DIY
Feather stitch shawl pattern
Day 35: Sunhat sewing pattern
Keep little heads sun safe with Kirstie Hartley’s free sun hat pattern for the summer months.
How to make a sun hat
Day 36: Stay Strong crochet square
Pick up your crochet hook and stay strong with this free corner-to-corner crochet square by Kate Alinari. If you’ve never tried corner-to-corner crochet before you’ll also find our handy tutorial linked in the post.
How to a stay strong crochet square
Day 37: Sew a Girl’s Skater Dress
Add colourful pom poms to Kirsty Hartley’s simple skater dress pattern for ages 6 months to 8 years.
Try our Girls Dress Sewing Pattern
Day 38: Make a pop up fish card
Try this easy pop up card to make a big-mouthed goldfish move his fish lips every time your card is opened or closed! You’ll find the printable artwork and step by step instructions you need in our Father’s Day fishing printables.
Fathers Day cards to make: fishing printables
Day 39 How to knit a beer cosy
Keep your drinks chilled and your hands warm with these cabled beer cosies. This quick knitting project is perfect for upcoming Father’s Day!
Beer cosy knitting pattern
Day 40: Baby cross stitch charts
Stitch a sweet card or gift for new lockdown babies with these delicate new baby cross stitch designs by Lesley Teare.
Baby cross stitch patterns
Day 41 Make a rainbow quilt
You don’t need to have made a quilt before to make this easy rainbow quilt – designed by Sarah Ashford and was first featured in Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine.
Try our rainbow quilt patttern
Day 42: Make a crochet clutch bag
Hook up this quick clutch bag by Emma Bassey, complete with a full-on fringe!
Free Clutch Bag Crochet Pattern
Day 43: Cat and Dog DIY notebook covers
Use our free templates to craft these cute character covers to keep your notebooks free of dog ears and ready to take out and about!
DIY notebook covers
Day 45: Rainbow patchwork zipped pouch
So pretty and oh-so handy, this zipped patchwork pouch will keep all your bits and bobs safe and secure. Fun to make and to use!
Free rainbow zipped pouch pattern
Day 46: picnic food cross stitch patterns
Prepare for al fresco feasting by cross stitching this sweet set to make outdoor dining a delight
Picnic food cross stitch patterns
Day 47: Father’s Day card making printables
Print and craft your own Father’s Day card this year with these cute garden-themed papers and toppers. They’re free to download and super easy to use on personalised cards for dads and granddads everywhere.
Free printable Father’s Day cards
Day 48: Men’s shorts cross stitch patterns
Card for men can be tricky – these different formal wear designs would work for loads of different occasions.
Cross stitch patterns for men’s shirts
Day 49: Rainbow embroidery and punch needle designs
We’re still celebrating all things rainbow here at Gathered! The lovely Bonny Cummings has given you two free tutorials so you can add rainbows to all your clothes and home pieces.
Rainbow Embroidery and Punch Needle Templates
Day 50: Make your own pyjama set
Lockdown means pyjama’s have become our staple uniform! Sew yourself a new colourful pair using Karoline Dahrling’s patternless pj tutorial. This tutorial was actually inspired by a challenge on The Great British Sewing Bee!
Pyjama sewing pattern
Day 51: Fathers Day boat stopper card
If your Dad is a sea-lover then make him Becky James’ boat card! Her free tutorial is up on the blog just in time for fathers day. Make sure you check out our 36 fathers day crafts for gift ideas too.
Fathers day card DIY boat