This time of year calls for the cosy comforts of crafting. Brew your favourite coffee blend, snuggle up with your duvet on the sofa and craft the day away! To inspire your next make for the chillier days, we’ve rounded up our picks for cosy day makes and winter crafts.

Chunky knitted blankets

There's nothing quite like the warmth of a chunky knitted blanket. Grab some of the most super duper chunky yarns and create your very own super cosy blankets to stay warm through the winter months!

Snuggle up with super chunky yarn

Add a dash of colour to those darker winter days with cosy cardigans and jumpers in Debbie Bliss Super Chunky Merino. With a range of natural shades paired with pops of brighter colours, you can blend in or stand out with this collection!

Stay toasty with slipper socks

These crochet socks are the ideal winter warming project to have on your hook. Crochet as a great gift for your bestie or treat your toes to this toasty warm make. Crocheted in sumptuously soft super chunky yarns, it’s as though you’re walking on clouds!

Mindful stitching 

As the pitter-patter of the rain hits your window, hibernate at home with a mindful needlecraft project. Cotton Clara embroidery and cross stitch kits are wonderful for mindfulness, to help you relax one stitch at a time. With simple stitches and easy to follow patterns, these are fabulous first projects to curl up with over a chilly weekend.

To unleash your creativity, Shikira has created a beautiful mindful embroidery tutorial, bursting with tantalising texture. Grab yarns of different weights, the whole colour wheel of threads (we love the Paintbox Crafts Stranded Cotton colour packs!) and a stash of beads and sequins for this fun embroidery project!

Hats in hours! 

For speedy mindful makes with super cosy results, a hat is always the answer! Cast on the free Anya Hat pattern, using the dreamy Debbie Bliss Merion yarn, for a brilliant bobble hat in just a few hours. Knitted in the round, it's just knit stitches to create the stockinette! Sit back, put on an audiobook or watch your favourite comfort film as you knit away.

For a Parisian twist, it's all about the beret this season! Add some elegance to your winter wardrobe and knit or crochet this quintessential accessory. For your early morning coffee runs, winter walks exploring the city or visiting your favourite gallery or bookshop, be the main character you deserve to be with your handmade beret!

Make your house a home

Home is where the heart is so take some time to create your own pocket of peace. Create a nook filled with handmade soft furnishings and simple storage to give your house that homey feel we love.

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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is Content Manager at LoveCrafts. Lover of chunky yarns and colourful paper crafts, Sarah works with the in-house team and a whole load of talented content creators to keep makers informed and inspired!