Whether you’re a knitter, crocheter, sewer, or a craft newbie, you can make your very own draught excluder (or draft dodger) with these free patterns and step-by-step tutorials. It’s been estimated that draughts cause about 25% of all heat loss within the average home, so draught excluders are a great way to keep your energy costs down and your home toasty warm. And best of all, they’re easy-peasy to make – and fun too!
Knitted Sausage Dog Draught Excluder
This canine companion will make a great little guard dog as well as keep the draughts out. Find the free knitting pattern here.
Striped Crochet Draught Excluder
For a step-by-step how-to, follow this tutorial for a striped draught excluder that will teach you a handful of useful crochet stitches. Find the instructions here.
Stashbusting DIY Draught Excluder
Our very own Corinne Bradd has made this fantastic tutorial for the keen sewers out there, and it's also perfect for those who’d love to use up some scraps in their home, including an old towel, to create an effective and attractive draught excluder. Find the video tutorial here.
Fair Isle Knitted Draught Excluder
Experiment with colour with this stunning draught excluder. Using stranded colourwork, you’ll be able to achieve fabulous results, and we just love the addition of pom-poms on the ends. Find the free pattern and colour chart here.
Easy Chunky Crochet Draught Excluder
This chunky draught excluder uses t-shirt yarn and will be complete in no time! It couldn’t be easier, using just simple stitches and minimal colour changes. Find the video tutorial here.
Crochet Linen Stitch Draught Excluder
Create this sleek and classic-looking draught excluder using a simple stitch combination. Plus, it’s a chunky pattern so it’ll work up quickly and be sure to keep you toasty. Find it here.
Floral Sewn Draught Excluder
If you want to try your hand at sewing, this pretty draught excluder could be made using any fabric you like to match your home décor, and it’s super easy to sew up too. Find the instructions here.
Knitted Dog Draught Excluder
Knit this faithful pup to keep the draughts out! It’s cute, practical and would make a great gift for someone else as well as for your own home. Find the free knitting pattern here.