Video: 12 days of crochet: Double crochet (dc) [Day 4]

Mollie Makes How to crochet course Double Crochet

How to crochet video: Double crochet (dc) Double crochet Abbreviation: dc Push hook into next stitch, yarn round hook and pull through stitch, you’ll have 2 loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn round your hook again and pull through both loops on you hook. You should end with just one loop on your hook…. Continue reading

Slow crafts to teach you patience

Kat Goldin

When the pace and stresses of life get too much there’s nothing like taking some time out to make to clear your head and refocus your energy. The slow craft movement celebrates projects from sewing to woodwork. Traditional techniques you can get lost in for hours. We’ve rounded up five ‘slow crafts’ that will teach you… Continue reading

Video: 12 days of crochet: Chain (ch) [Day 3]

Mollie Makes Crochet videos Chain ch

How to Crochet video: Chain (ch) Chain Abbreviation: ch Pop the slip knot on your crochet hook, then bring yarn over hook towards you and pull through the loop on the hook to make a new loop. This is called a chain stitch. Repeat until you have the correct number of stitches for your foundation… Continue reading

Video: 12 days of crochet: Yarn round hook (YRH) [Day 2]

Mollie Makes Crochet videos - Yarn Round Hook YRH

How to Crochet video: Yarn round hook (YRH) Yarn Round Hook Abbreviation: YRH Used for most stitches, sometimes called yarn over hook. Wrap yarn over the top of your crochet hook and pull through to work the active stitch seen here with a chain stitch… For some stitches, such as the treble or half treble… Continue reading

Video: 12 days of crochet: How to hold your hook and yarn [Day 1]

Mollie Makes Crochet videos How to hold your hook and yarn

How to Crochet video: Holding your hook and yarn There are two ways to hold your hook, like a spoon and like a knife (or pen). There are several ways to hold your yarn. One way is to wrap the yarn around your ring finger and over your index finger. This will help keep your… Continue reading

Video: How To Crochet in 12 days

Mollie Makes How to Crochet course

Join us for a free How To Crochet course starting 4 July 2016 on Facebook/Instagram. We’ll teach you one crochet stitch each day and by the end of the course you’ll be ready to make your very own crochet mermaid and sea friends from Mollie Makes 68. Find out more…

Snowflake Appeal prize draw

The Snowflake Appeal prize draw - meal with Kirstie Allsopp

To support Home-Start’s 2016 Snowflake Appeal for vulnerable children, Kirstie Allsopp is inviting a lucky winner and up to five of their friends to have tea with her at her London (or Devon) home. The prize draw will be launched at Kirstie’s Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace in September. Entries can be made in… Continue reading

Decluttering for makers

Mollie Makes illustration by  Maiko Nagao

Can advice on ‘how to Kondo’ help you organise your creative studio and supplies, or do crafters need a different approach?

Easy-sew DIY wall hanging

How to make a wall hanging | Final | Mollie Makes

Bring a smidge of summer cheer to even the tiniest of corners with Allison Sadler’s mini sunshine banner.

Wedding planning: How to make an impact on a small budget

Simple fringed paper streamers photobooth

It’s the year of wedding planning on team Mollie Makes with 3 out of 5 of us getting married in the next year, and one fresh off the wedding aisle. As a DIY bride you will no doubt be in a long-term love affair with Pinterest and it can be all too easy to get carried away… Continue reading