That feeling you get when you look over a finished knitting or crochet project is hard to beat, but if the road to getting there has been paved with dropped stitches, tangled yarn and errant stuffing, starting the next one can be a bit daunting. If this is the case then look no further, as we've put together a few helpful hacks to make finishing your next project a little bit easier.
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What You Should Be Crafting In 2018
A new year brings new creative possibilities and there's certainly a lot of crafty trends we can't wait to get involved with. Below you'll find a round-up of ideas and projects that are an absolute must-make for 2018, so what are you waiting for? Bring it on!
Ultra Violet has been named the Pantone Colour of the Year, so we intend to make lots of treats in the trending shade.
Start in style with a statement crochet bag.
Incorporating two trends! You need to make this purple unicorn greeting card.
Get organised with a playful knitted peg bag.
We’re predicting that the unicorn fad isn’t going anywhere in 2018.
Find 25 knitting and crochet unicorn projects here!
Little ones will fawn over this unicorn hobby horse.
Get adults involved in the trend with this incredible unicorn headband.
Our favourite thing about a new year is starting our summer projects.
Summer means one thing, camping! Get ready with this ultimate crochet collection.
Does it get any better than a fruity watermelon brooch?
Dabble in a touch of sewing and embroidery and treat yourself to a new outfit.
It’s never too early to get prepped for the busiest craft season…
Ease yourself in with a simple two-stripe candy cane tea cosy.
Start making lots of little Christmas favours for friends and family.
Not only are you going to have a lot of wrapping, but think of all those cards you need to get crafting. Give yourself a headstart with these free printables.
If you want to keep up with some more top trends in 2018, make sure you check out our flamingo blog here, master your calligraphy technique by clicking here and discover pom-poms that will blow your mind!
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