Winter Crafts Worth Trying

The Beginning is the most important part of the work

On My Needles

I will be honest, knitting and yarn are featuring in my dreams.

As I have no project at present, my unconscious is telling me to get my act together and get knitting.

I’ve even asked my daughter if I can take some of the yarn she is using. The answer was no 🙁

Her knitted dishcloth is something she wants to have entirely as her own and unique.

Fair enough.

I’ve been interested in seeing the knitting designs chosen on Instagram for people’s #makenine2019

Plenty of inspiration found online, that is for sure 🙂

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Top 10 in Craft

Bringing you some cheeriness by sharing some lovely Winter Crafts.

It isn’t always easy to be stuck inside during the cold months.

Having a gorgeous craft project on the go is a great idea!

Take a look at this week’s Top 10 Craft inspiration…

Rhinebeck Hat

Rhinebeck Hat. I adore Wooly Wormhead’s knitted hat designs. They are textile art. As Wooly explains “My Rhinebeck Hat is sideways knit with short row colourwork. The panels are super quick to knit, and the pattern is easily adjusted for gauge, and working fewer or more panels helps you accommodate many more sizes.” Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #wintercrafts #knitting #knittinghatpattern

I adore Woolly Wormhead’s knitted hat designs. They are textile art.

As Woolly explains “My Rhinebeck Hat is sideways knit with short row colorwork. The panels are super quick to knit, and the pattern is easily adjusted for gauge, and working fewer or more panels helps you accommodate many more sizes.”

Snow Drop Mittens Free Crochet Pattern

Snow Drop Mittens Free Crochet Pattern. Your hands need to be snug and warm and these mittens are just the thing. Megan shares her free Snow Drops Mitten Crochet Pattern here. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #wintercrafts #crochet #crochetpattern

Your hands need to be snug and warm during the colder months, and these mittens are just the thing.

Megan shares her free Snow Drops Mitten Crochet Pattern on her blog.

Cozy Sewn Cowl

Cozy Sewn Cowl. Indeed this cowl looks very cozy. Using a couple of different materials, Purl Soho shows you how to sew one in their tutorial. You could make one for each member of the family! Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #wintercrafts #sewing #sewingpatterns #sewingprojects

Using a couple of different materials, Purl Soho shows you how to sew a cozy cowl in their tutorial.

You could make one for each member of the family!

Steps To Tranquility Quilting Tutorial

Steps To Tranquility Quilting Tutorial. A lovely design for a large bed quilt. Melissa from Happy Quilting Melissa has a very thorough step by step tutorial to follow on her blog. Please share. Make Mondays more manageable and sign up for our craft inspiration newsletter. Delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #wintercrafts #quiltingblock #quilting

A lovely design for a large bed quilt.

Melissa from Happy Quilting Melissa has a comprehensive step by step tutorial to follow on her blog.

Winter Birds Cross Stitch Pattern by Well Stitches

Winter birds bring cheer to a winter landscape. Well Stitches has created a Winter Birds Cross Stitch pattern that is available in her Etsy shop. Please share. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #wintercrafts #crossstitch #crossstitchpatterns

Winter birds bring cheer to a winter landscape.

Well Stitches has created a Winter Birds Cross Stitch pattern that is available in her Etsy shop.

The Eastern Jewels Blanket

Eastern Jewel Crocheted Blanket by Lucias Fig Tree

This is such an interesting read about the design process of  The Eastern Jewels crocheted blanket.

Lucia created a new colorway for Jane Crowfoot’s Persian Tiles Blanket.

This blanket is something I’d love to create, adding happiness and color to a winter season.

Snowflake Mandala Embroidery Design

The Eastern Jewels Blanket. This is such an interesting read about the design process of a crocheted blanket. Lucia created a new colorway for Jane Crowfoot’s Persian Tiles Blanket. Definitely something to create to add happiness and color in your winter season. Please share. Look forward to Mondays with our craft inspiration newsletter. Crafty goodness delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #wintercrafts #crochet #crochetblankets

I love drawing mandalas, and the thought of embroidering one is very appealing.

Amina from Stitch Floral has a free embroidery pattern for this gorgeous Snowflake Mandala.

How To Make A Paper Snowflake Window Curtain

How To Make A Paper Snowflake Window Curtain. Diana’s very detailed tutorial on how to create this winter craft inspired window dressing is great! The result looks so lovely and wintery. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #wintercrafts #papercraft #homedecor

Diana’s very detailed tutorial on how to create this winter craft inspired window dressing is excellent!

The result looks so lovely and wintery.

Winter Themed Pop Up Card

Card making is such a particular craft with so many elements.

I find watching a handmade card being created fascinating.

Here’s a Winter themed Pop Card tutorial by Lawn Fawn.

 

How To Make Snow Slime

How To Make Snow Slime. Kids who love tactile play will enjoy making this winter themed snow slime. Made with only a few ingredients, follow Sarah’s tutorial on Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls. Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #wintercrafts #kidscrafts #craftforkids

Kids who love sensory play will enjoy making this winter-themed snow slime.

Made with only a few ingredients, follow Sarah’s tutorial on Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls.

Teach Your Kids To Weave

Kids Weaving Loom

A lovely way to introduce children to textiles and a wonderful indoor activity.

Weaving using a loom, kids can choose to make a scarf, a tasseled coaster, a drawstring pouch, a crafty carry-all–or whatever they design themselves.

 

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The Beginning is the most important part of the work PIN

Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups.
– So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.

How Craft Can Help You Sail Out Of The Doldrums

How Craft Can Help Sail Out Of The Doldrums. I loved reading this post by Rebecca at Needle and Spindle. I am sure some of you will resonate with how doing the craft you love can pick up your spirits. Read Rebecca’s post here. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #spinning #knitI loved reading this post by Rebecca at Needle and Spindle.

I am sure some of you will resonate with how doing the craft you love, can pick up your spirits.

Read Rebecca’s post here.

Beekeeper Socks

Beekeeper Socks. Ellen’s newly released sock pattern is gorgeous as they look like honeycomb. It is a unisex pattern and is available in her pattern store for $5. Suited to an intermediate knitter. Ellen has created 4 video tutorials to help with the skills required to knit her Beekeeper Sock pattern. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #knittingsocks #knittingpatternEllen’s newly released sock pattern is gorgeous as they look like honeycomb.

It is a unisex pattern and is available in her pattern store for $5. Suited to an intermediate knitter.

Ellen has created four video tutorials to help with the skills required to knit her Beekeeper Sock pattern.

Hand Embroidery On Felted Wool Mittens

Hand Embroidery On Felted Wool Mittens. Beautiful embroidery to try on felted wool mittens. Mary Corbet at Needle N Thread shares her design and making journey. Please share. Sign up to our craft inspiration roundup newsletter and make Mondays more manageable. Fabulous Crafty ideas and projects delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #embroidery #felting #knittingBeautiful embroidery to try on felted wool mittens.

Mary Corbet at Needle N Thread shares her design and making journey.

Hands Occupied Big Old Bias Knit Scarf

Hands Occupied Big Old Bias Knit Scarf. Heidi from Hands Occupied shares her free knitting pattern for this delightful Bias Scarf. Love the colors she has used :) Please share. Look forward to Mondays with our craft inspiration newsletter. Crafty goodness delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #knit #knitting_inspirationHeidi from Hands Occupied shares her free knitting pattern for this delightful Bias Scarf.

Love the colors she has used 🙂

Irish Mesh Cowl

Irish Mesh Cowl Purl Avenue. I have a knitting crush on cowls. During the winter season I’ve made five! I love the warmth and coziness. The Irish Mesh is a lovely knitted stitch. I hope you enjoy this Irish Mesh Cowl tutorial by Purl Avenue. Please share. Sign up to our craft inspiration roundup newsletter and make Mondays more manageable. Fabulous Crafty ideas and projects delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #knit #knittingpatterns

I have a knitting crush on cowls. During the winter season, I’ve made five! I love the warmth and coziness. The Irish Mesh is a lovely knitted stitch. I hope you enjoy this Irish Mesh Cowl tutorial by Purl Avenue.

Hooded Knit Adak Wrap

Hooded Knit Adak Wrap. This knitwear design is such a clever idea! Jessica from Mama In A Stitch has created a knit pattern which combines a hood and a wrap in one. Check out her pattern and instructions here. Please share. Sign up to our craft inspiration roundup newsletter and make Mondays more manageable. Fabulous Crafty ideas and projects delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knittingpattern #knitting #knitThis knitwear design is such a clever idea!

Jessica from Mama In A Stitch has created a knit pattern which combines a hood and a wrap in one.

Check out her pattern and instructions here.

Chunky Knit Beanie

Chunky Knit Beanie. Leslie from A Friend To Knit With has a delightful post about her chunky knit beanie pattern. Read more here. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #knittingpatterns #hatsLeslie from A Friend To Knit With has a delightful post about her chunky knit beanie pattern. Read more here.

Keep Your Ears Warm! – Crocheted Fleece-Lined Headband Tutorial

Keep Your Ears Warm! - Crocheted Fleece Lined Headband Tutorial A quick crochet project to take on and can be made in the color of your choice. Check out the tutorial and pattern by the team at Sisters What! Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #crochetA quick crochet project to take on and can be made in the color of your choice.

Check out the Crocheted Headband tutorial and pattern by the team at Sisters What!

Knitted Bulky Rug

Knitted Bulky Rug. Big needles and bulky yarn are used to create this gorgeous rug. Heidi from Hands Occupied shares her pattern and tutorial. It makes a great project for those of you beginning to knit. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #knittingBig needles and bulky yarn are used to create this gorgeous rug.

Heidi from Hands Occupied shares her bulky knitting rug pattern and tutorial.

It makes an excellent project for those of you beginning to knit.

Giant Paper Snowflake

Giant Paper Snowflake. Such fun to make and still have on show through the colder months. This would make a great holiday activity for family members to to together. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #papercraftSuch fun to make and still have on show through the colder months. This giant paper snowflake by Oh Happy Day would make a great holiday activity for family members to do together.

Grateful Shawl Free Knitting Pattern from Gift of Knitting

Gift Of Knitting Free Shawl Pattern. A lovely triangular shawl design for those who are keen to try their hand at knitting a shawl. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #knittingA lovely triangular shawl design by Alina at Gift of Knitting, for those who are keen to try their hand at knitting a shawl.

This Little Piggy Hat is just too cute 🙂

LIttle Pig Hat Pattern Little Red Window. A Little Piggy Knitted Hat for a 6 month old. Cassie from Little Red Window has designed this adorable baby hat. Check out her free Little Piggy Hat pattern here. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #knittingA Little Piggy Knitted Hat for a 6-month-old. Cassie from Little Red Window has designed this adorable baby hat. Check out her free Little Piggy Hat pattern here.

Re-purposing Your Knitted Swatches

Love this idea to re purpose your knitting swatches into Lavender sachets. Brooklyn Tweed steps you through how to make one. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #knittingLove this idea to repurpose your knitting swatches into Lavender sachets.

Brooklyn Tweed steps you through how to make one.

Pinwheel Mitts

Gorgeous design for winter Mitts. Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits shares her finished Pinwheel Mitts project with simply stunning photography. Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knittingGorgeous design for winter Mitts.

Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits shares her finished Pinwheel Mitts project with simply stunning photography.

Lopi Tote Free Knitting Pattern from Hands Occupied

Such a fun knitted bag to carry all your knitted works in progress! Heidi from Hands Occupied shares her free Lopi Tote knitting pattern. Please share. Make Mondays more manageable and sign up for our craft inspiration newsletter. Delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #totebagSuch a fun knitted bag to carry all your knitted works in progress!

Heidi from Hands Occupied shares her free Lopi Tote knitting pattern.

How To Knit Graft Seam Patch Pockets

Karen steps you through her process to create knitted Graft Seam Patch pockets. These were added to her gorgeous Vanilla Cardigan. Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knittingKaren steps you through her process to create knitted Graft Seam Patch pockets.

These were added to her gorgeous Vanilla Cardigan.

Fruity Knitting Podcast – Watch This And Relax

Andrew and Andrea do such a wonderful job of curating such fabulous segments for their bi-weekly episodes for their Fruity Knitting Podcast. Just sit down, relax and enjoy all the knitting goodness they share. This one has an interview with knitwear designer Marie Wallin. The imagery from Shetland and the showcasing of her latest patterns are incredible. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #fairlisleknitwearAndrew and Andrea do such a wonderful job of curating such fabulous segments for their fortnightly episodes for their Fruity Knitting Podcast.

Just sit down, relax and enjoy all the knitting goodness they share.

This one has an interview with knitwear designer Marie Wallin.

The imagery from Shetland and the showcasing of her latest patterns are incredible.

Knitted Bliss Eucalan Lattice Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

Such a stylish design for a cowl. Julie at Knitted Bliss has shared her free Eucalan Lattice Cowl knitting pattern. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #knittingSuch a stylish design for a cowl. Julie at Knitted Bliss has shared her free Eucalan Lattice Cowl knitting pattern.

A Simple Hat Knit Pattern

The Craft Sessions Simple Hat Design Please share. Sign up to our craft inspiration roundup newsletter and make Mondays more manageable. Fabulous Crafty ideas and projects delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting

It will help with this simple hat pattern by Felicia at The Craft Sessions that I am going to attempt to make.

Two Rectangles Earwarmer

Crafts from the Cwtch Knitted Earwarmers. Now this is my kind of Winter knitting project! Simple and easy to knit, practical and functional. Sarah at Crafts From The Cwtch has the instructions :) Please share. Look forward to Mondays with our craft inspiration newsletter. Crafty goodness delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knittingNow, this is my kind of Winter knitting project! Simple and easy to knit, practical and functional.
Sarah at Crafts From The Cwtch has the instructions 🙂

Citrus Rind Diffusers

I can just imagine how lovely these would make a house smell. A great way to use citrus rind and other simple ingredients to freshen up your home. See how to make them at Hello Glow. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #diffuserI can imagine how lovely these would make a house smell. A great way to use citrus rind and other simple ingredients to freshen up your home see how to make them at Hello Glow.

Crocheted Harlequin Blanket

I love Pip at Meet Me At Mikes designs and I fell in love with this Harlequin Blanket. Her thorough tutorial is wonderful and shows how much work is involved in providing tutorials!! Please share. Sign up to our craft inspiration roundup newsletter and make Mondays more manageable. Fabulous Crafty ideas and projects delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #crochetpatternsfree

I love Pip at Meet Me At Mikes designs, and I fell in love with this Harlequin Blanket. Her thorough tutorial is lovely and shows how much work is involved in providing tutorials!!

Messy Bun Hats | PonyTail Hats

Lots of people are going crazy for Messy Bun Hats. Also known as a pony tail hat, these hats/beanies have a hole at the top for your hair to hang through. These gorgeous Mother and Daugther patterns by Repeat Crafter Me are so sweet. Please share. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #crochetfreepatternsLots of people are going crazy for Messy Bun Hats. Also known as a ponytail hat, these hats/beanies have a hole at the top for your hair to hang through. These gorgeous Mother and Daugther patterns by Repeat Crafter Me are so sweet.

Knit a Super Colourful Pop Blanket

Tin Can Knits Pop Blanket

Something to aspire to. This super colorful POP blanket – hot mod polka dots by the designer Emily Wessel at Tin Can Knits is genuinely gorgeous. Emily also has created a tutorial to guide you along your way.

Arm Knitting – what fun!!

Have you heard of or tried Arm Knitting? I saw this on Handimania’s Facebook page and thought what fun! Take a look.

Something I’ve always suspected…Knitting Keeps You Healthy 🙂

One of the benefits of knitting; reducing anxiety and stress. Read more here.

 

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