29 awesome projects you can make in one day

Published on 17 March 2022 3 min read

There's nothing more delightful to do on a day off than get your teeth stuck into a new project – and it's even better if you can finish it on the same day! If you've got some spare time, we've got 29 totally awesome projects that you can make in one day. From snuggly scarves and fab face scrubbies, to cool key rings and pretty pom pom hats, there’s a project for everyone.

1. Mighty fine mittens

A pair of cool and colourful mittens make a gorgeous gift. They work up so fast in chunky yarn that you can have cosy hands after an afternoon's knitting!

Mighty Fine Mittens - Free Gloves Knitting Pattern for Women in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky & Chunky Potts by Paintbox Yarns
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Mighty Fine Mittens - Free Gloves Knitting Pattern for Women in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky & Chunky Potts by Paintbox Yarns

By Paintbox Yarns

2. Bumble bee key ring

These little crochet bee key rings are as sweet as honey!

Bumble Bee keyring
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Bumble Bee keyring

By CatKnit

3. Easy crochet dishcloths

The ideal quick make! These make a thoughtful handmade housewarming present, or a gift for yourself!

Crochet Dishcloths - Free Crochet Pattern for Home in Paintbox Yarns Recycled Cotton Worsted by Paintbox Yarns
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Crochet Dishcloths - Free Crochet Pattern for Home in Paintbox Yarns Recycled Cotton Worsted by Paintbox Yarns

By Paintbox Yarns

4. Inside the greenhouse

Are you a serial plant killer? Why not stitch yourself a garden instead!

Inside the Greenhouse  in DMC - PAT0072 -  Downloadable PDF
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Inside the Greenhouse in DMC - PAT0072 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

5. Chunky cosy socks

Cosy, colourful and ultra chunky – these socks tick all the boxes! Giving socks as a present might be a cliché, but we think these will go down a treat with their recipient.

Chunky Cosy Socks - Free Knitting Pattern for Women in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Potts by Paintbox Yarns
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Chunky Cosy Socks - Free Knitting Pattern for Women in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Potts by Paintbox Yarns

By Paintbox Yarns

6. Stylish scrunchies

Stylish friends are sure to adore these super simple scrunchies. Worn in your hair or round your wrist, they make an excellent addition to any fashionista's accessories collection.

Sunblink Scrunchie
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Sunblink Scrunchie

By Hobbydingen

7. Modern cable hat

These cosy cable knit hats with a fluffy pompom are super quick and easy to make. You'll have one in every colour in no time!

Modern Cable Hat - Free Knitting Pattern for Women in Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran by Paintbox Yarns
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Modern Cable Hat - Free Knitting Pattern for Women in Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran by Paintbox Yarns

By Paintbox Yarns

7. Bouquet

Super simple clean lines make the perfect quick stitch!

Bouquet in DMC - PAT0674 - Downloadable PDF
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Bouquet in DMC - PAT0674 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

8. Brilliant beret

We can't get enough of this super chic beret! Crocheted in segments and sewn together, this is a super easy project that can be put together in 24 hours!

Brilliant Beret - Free Hat Crochet Pattern for Women in Paintbox Yarns Simply DK by Paintbox Yarns
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Brilliant Beret - Free Hat Crochet Pattern for Women in Paintbox Yarns Simply DK by Paintbox Yarns

By Paintbox Yarns

9. Sweet dreams sleep mask

Drift off to sleep with the dreamy eye mask.

Sweet Dreams Sleep Mask - Free Accessory Crochet Pattern in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK
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Sweet Dreams Sleep Mask - Free Accessory Crochet Pattern in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK

By Paintbox Yarns

10. Foxy stash basket

This fabulous little fox basket is perfect for storing your stash.

Foxy Stash Basket in Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids
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Foxy Stash Basket in Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids

By Lily Sugar 'n Cream

11. Peachy dishcloth

We think these crochet dishcloths are just peachy! 

Peachy Dishcloth in Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids
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Peachy Dishcloth in Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids

By Lily Sugar 'n Cream

12. Hook caddy

Crochet yourself a cute caddy to store your hooks!

Plaid-y Hook Caddy in Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids
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Plaid-y Hook Caddy in Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids

By Lily Sugar 'n Cream

13. Sea shell earrings

These elegant earrings are the perfect accessory!

Sea Shell Earrings
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Sea Shell Earrings

By GoldenLucyCrafts

14. Snowfall wrist warmers!

Keep it cosy with these super simple wrist warmers!

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"Snowfall Wristwarmers" - Gloves Knitting Pattern For Women in Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran - Aran-Acc-003

By Paintbox Yarns

15. Perfect Pom Pom hat

Add a splash of colour to your wardrobe with this pretty pom pom chunky knit hat!

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"Dandelion Hat" - Hat Knitting Pattern For Women in Debbie Bliss Roma

By Debbie Bliss

16. Fantastic fruity embroidery kit

Jazz up an old pair of jeans with this cute cherry embroidery kit!

17. Quick crochet heart

If you've got a day to spare, you can make a mountain of these quick and easy crochet hearts! Once you get the hang of it, you can make one in minutes.

Crochet Hearts
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Crochet Hearts

By Annemarie Benthem

18. The only scarf you'll ever need

 Keep it simple and stylish with this MillaMia scarf.

Lia Scarf - Beginners Knitting Pattern in MillaMia Naturally Soft Super Chunky
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Lia Scarf - Beginners Knitting Pattern in MillaMia Naturally Soft Super Chunky

By MillaMia

19. Colourful face scrubbies

Give your skincare routine a sustainable upgrade with these crochet scrubbies!

Sakura Face Scrubbies
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Sakura Face Scrubbies

By K.A.M.E. Crochet

20. Marvellous macrame bottle tote

Grab your pals and make a macrame bottle tote perfect for Prosecco picnics (or a plant hanger!)

21. Loop stitch headband

We’re head over heels for this crochet headband!

Loop Stitch Headband
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Loop Stitch Headband

By The Crocheting

22. Grass roots cowl

Keep it cute and cosy with a classic cowl.

Grass Roots Cowl
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Grass Roots Cowl

By Diana Poirier

23. Dreamy wall hanging

Bring in a little boho chic to your home with this granny square wall hanging!

Dreaming of Granny, Granny Square Wall Hanging
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Dreaming of Granny, Granny Square Wall Hanging

By Midknits

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