loop knitted hedgehog toy

Never sure how to knit a towel-like loop fabric? Freddie Patmore talks you through how it's done and recommends free patterns to try it out.

Bottle top badges

Sometimes the most simple crafts have the loveliest outcomes. We think these bottle top badges made with old photographs are a great way to use up odds and ends you…

royal bag designed by louise watling

Swiss darning is mostly used to work single motifs or to cover small areas in contrast colour on knitted background. For that reason, it can also be included when working…

If you're new to knitting then here is our simple guide on how to cast off. With a video as well as clear step-by-step picture instructions we make it easy.

Perfect for knitting beginners, we show you how to cast on with this simple video, as well as giving you clear step-by-step pictures.

How To Make: A basket liner

Easy to do, and pretty to look at, keep your knitting or craft materials altogether in your fabric-lined basket If you fancy giving an old basket a…

Fabric coaster

This simple sewing project is fun to do and useful for using up scraps of fabric. Once you've made one coaster, you’ll want to make a set. They are a…

Tough plant: Pyracantha, with its wonderful red berries, is a great city plant © iStockphoto.com

Our guide to gardening through the seasons with handy tips and ideas for each calendar month to help you stay on top of all the key jobs.