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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Free bucket hat sewing pattern
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.
Knitted tie pattern
Ann Franklin’s suave knitted tie pattern is a quick project and looks super-stylish. You really can knit anything!
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.
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.