DIY Snowflake Christmas Card With Holiday Greeting

This holiday greeting card features a snowflake design, several different patterned papers, and some ethereal ribbon tied in a bow.

Snowflake Christmas Card With Holiday Greeting

Click Here to get free instructions for making this card.

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Crafts for the Thanksgiving Table

This year, in the USA, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving one week from today — on Thursday, November 24, 2016. Maybe you celebrate this holiday, and maybe you don’t…Either way, I’d like to point you in the direction of some free, crafty ideas and instructions for setting a lovely table.

  • This page features a whole bunch of different napkin rings you could make for your holiday table settings — Thanksgiving or otherwise. Some of these ideas are so super simple that you’ll barely need the tutorials. Others are so complex that your dinner guests will be dazzled by your creativity. Whether you’re looking for quick, easy ideas or projects that or more in-depth, either way, you can’ go wrong with this list.
  • These crocheted placemats are ideal for Thanksgiving, and other holidays. To make them extra special, try adding gorgeous ribbon embellishments in holiday-friendly colors.
  • This list of Thanksgiving crafts includes even more fantastic patterns, ideas and inspiration.

Happy Thanksgiving go all our readers in the USA!

Crochet a Wreath Ornament for Christmas

You Can Crochet This Wreath Ornament for Christmas Using a Free Pattern From KnittingandCrochet.net.

You Can Crochet This Wreath Ornament for Christmas Using a Free Pattern From KnittingandCrochet.net.

Whether or not you’re ready to get started on your Christmas crafting, you might want to grab this free crochet pattern for a Christmas wreath ornament.

If you can’t wait for Christmas, and you’ve already started making Christmas projects, you’ll be able to crank out zillions of these between now and December 25, 2016.

If you aren’t in the mood to get started on Christmas crafts yet, no worries — you can grab this pattern now, file it away in your pattern stash, and you’ll have it handy when you are ready to fire up and get going on your Christmas projects.

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I think this is an ideal pattern to have on hand:

  • It’s quick.
  • It’s easy.
  • It doesn’t require much yarn.
  • If you used green yarn for any other projects lately, you may even be able to use up your green yarn scraps using this pattern.
  • This pattern is great for making ornaments for ornament swaps.
  • If you need items to sell at Christmas craft sales, try these. According to KnittingandCrochet.net’s terms of use, you’re allowed to sell the ornaments you make with this pattern.
  • You can personalize the decorations you put on the wreath — try adding charms, beads, sequins, buttons, bows, pompoms or embroidery. Or keep it simple and go with the decorations suggested in the pattern — whichever you prefer.

Happy Crafting!

Amy Solovay

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Handmade Christmas and Holiday Gift Ideas

I realize that it’s only September, and that some of you may think it’s too early for posting Christmas gift ideas. However, crafters need an earlier start than most people do — because it takes more time to make your gifts than it takes to buy them. If you get started now, you have plenty of time to make handmade Christmas gifts for all the main players on your gift list this year.

We’ve collected a wide range of Christmas gift ideas and craft projects to inspire you, ranging from crocheted treasures to holiday cards. You’ll find free Christmas beading patterns, Christmas card making instructions, and a whole bunch of other free patterns and project instructions to make.

An Edible Christmas Arrangement Featuring Candy Canes

An Edible Christmas Arrangement Featuring Candy Canes

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Happy crafting!

A Free Baby Beanie Pattern to Crochet Using the Back Loops

DIY Baby Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

You can crochet this easy baby beanie by working through the back loops of your stitches. This technique creates the interesting ribbed texture you see in the picture. Click here to get the free crochet baby hat pattern at KnittingandCrochet.net.

Correctly-formed crochet stitches all have components known as “loops”. There are front loops, and there are back loops. You can crochet into these loops in different patterns, a process that can be really interesting to experiment with.

Back loop single crochet stitch is one of the easiest examples of a stitch you can crochet using the back loops. There are many other stitches you can create as well. For more information, you may wish to view the following pages:

Flower Arrangements Can Be More Frugal Than You’d Think

A Cheerful, Colorful Flower Arrangement Featuring a Sunflower

A Cheerful, Colorful Flower Arrangement Featuring a Sunflower

If you either

  • Grow your own flowers, or
  • Buy your flowers at the dollar store,

You can use them to create exceptionally frugal flower arrangements that are every bit as colorful and beautiful as the designs you’d buy from a florist. It takes a little creativity and ingenuity to bring them to life — but don’t worry, we have free instructions to share with you.

This pretty sunflower arrangement is made with a single silk flower stem. It’s easy to make, and doesn’t cost much at all, since the supplies for making it were purchased at the dollar store.

Someone with a bit more experience at flower arranging could use a real sunflower in this sort of design. The sunflowers are blooming right now, so if you have any growing in your garden or yard, be sure to take advantage of them.

Happy crafting!

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Learn How to Sew With Free Sewing Classes on Video

Learn How to Sew by Watching Free Sewing Classes

Learn How to Sew by Watching Free Sewing Classes

Do you want to learn how to sew? Or perhaps you already know how to sew, but you’re not as good at sewing as you want to be. Either way, this month is a great time to learn some new sewing skills. Creative Live is going to offer some of their sewing classes for free. Whether you’re a complete beginner or you’re advanced enough that you want to start your own sewing business, either way there are classes that are likely to interest you.

You’d usually have to pay a small fortune to get access to all these sewing classes — so if you want to learn some new sewing techniques you’ll want to head over to Creative Live and RSVP for the free broadcast of these classes ASAP.

Making Hearts for Valentine’s Day 2016

These hearts are ideal craft projects for Valentine's Day.

These hearts are ideal craft projects for Valentine’s Day. They’re also great to use for wedding crafts, anniversary crafts, birthday crafts or everyday crafts.

Hearts are some of the most popular motifs for crafting — particularly when making Valentine crafts, wedding crafts and anniversary crafts. They’re also fantastic motifs for use in birthday crafts and everyday crafts. Check out the following heart designs and heart patterns if you’re looking for some up-to-date ideas for heart motifs you can incorporate into your craft projects for Valentine’s Day 2016.

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Are You Ready for the Holiday Season This Year?

Holiday Crafts 2015

This photo collage shows bunches of different holiday craft projects. These projects are all current for Christmas 2015, and are ideal for Christmas gifts or decorating your own home for the holidays. Ideas include Christmas tree motifs, wreaths, Christmas blankets and more. These designs are all available as free craft patterns on the Internet.

The holiday season is coming up quickly. September is almost over, and next month is Halloween. Then the following month is Christmas, followed by the New Year.

Are you ready?

Now’s a great time to make a list of all the most important thinks you want to get done before the holiday rush. This is particularly important if you want to make holiday crafts. You can’t do everything, much as you might like to. Having the list prioritized on paper makes it so much easier to remember the most important things, and to not get sidetracked by less important stuff. Your list can also be a helpful motivator for accomplishing your most important goals.

So, what’s going to be on your list?

Our free holiday craft patterns and tutorials could help you with any of these worthy goals. You’re invited to load up on free patterns and instructions for any of the holiday (or other) craft projects we’ve posted.

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Wishing you and yours the happiest, healthiest, most creative holiday season ever!

Blessings,

Amy Solovay

New Craft Giveaway! Free Crochet Books for Lucky Winners

Craft Giveaways! Win 2 Brand New Crochet Books.

Craft Giveaways! Win 2 Brand New Crochet Books.

Bunches of crochet and craft bloggers are hosting giveaways for these 2 spectacular new crochet pattern books. Click here to go to the first giveaway (enter by July 19, 2015.) Then make your way through the list of other bloggers to find even more chances to win!

So far there have only been several entries in the giveaway, so your odds of winning are excellent!

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