Free crochet patterns: 16 ways with granny squares

Mollie Makes 42 Crochet Pattern granny square market shopper bag

Drop your granny square blanket and hook up one or more of the free crochet patterns. (Warning: highly addictive)

Announcing the winners of the Boomf competition

boomf instagram

And the winners of the Boomf competition to win a box of 9 Instagram printed marshmallows are…

Free knitting patterns: How to make a washcloth

Mollie Makes free knitting pattern - knitted washcloth pinterest

Add a touch of handmade to your beauty regime with our free knitting patterns. Use up the last of your favourite yarn to make a stack of simple knitted washcloths

Win a simple dress pattern

April Rhodes dress pattern competition2

Attention all budding dressmakers! We have two April Rhodes dress patterns to give away! This li’l number is designed to be simple yet flattering; it’s a year-round wardrobe essential for sure. The pattern includes the options for a customisable waistline, classic straight or a more dramatic drop hem, and side-seam pockets. Cute alone or belted, with flats, boots or… Continue reading

How to wear a 90s-style DIY backpack

Mollie Makes backpack tutorial and 90s fashion roundup

There’s no escaping the return of 90s trends right now – the high street is packed with crop tops and overalls. Being children of the 80s, Team Mollie Makes are right at home. Our DIY backpack project in issue 42 – a floral take on a grunge staple – is a subtle way to nod to fashion… Continue reading

Party ideas: A crafternoon tea

Crafternoon tea party

Inspired by the cover of Mollie Makes 42 (featuring the most gorgeous of all knitted tea cosies) we’re planning an afternoon of craft delights. Here’s a look at our top picks and party ideas, plus free tutorials to make to share with your guests! 

The Handmade Fair – Kirstie Allsopp’s pick of the week

Victoria & Abigail

We interview one of Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair favourites, Victoria & Abigail. Meet the designer emporium to find out the inspiration behind their company, how they got started and what they’re looking forward to most at The Handmade Fair!

Seaside props for fun beach photos

Nautical seaside prop ideas for beach photos

Fun DIY and seaside prop ideas step up your beach photos

10 ways to improve your beach photography

Beach photos ice cream

Improve your seaside snaps with our top 10 beach photography tips

Inspirational embroidered photographs and basic stitch techniques

Embroidered Photography by Mana Morimoto

We love a good mash up of arts and crafts! So we’re taking a closer look at the movers and shakers of embroidered photography, plus we share asuper-useful embroidery stitches guide to get you started