Welcome to KnittingCrochetCrafts.com, your resource for bunches of arts and crafts project ideas, instructions, patterns and inspiration. The art and craft techniques covered on this website include a broad variety of paper crafts, needlecrafts, practical crafts and fine arts: painting, drawing, collage, kids’ crafts, coloring, crochet, knitting, beadwork, macrame, weaving, sewing, quilting, embroidery, lace making, scrapbooking, stamping, card making, art journaling, fiber arts, soap making, candle making, mosaic art and more. Read on to browse photos and find links that will take you to the pages on our site that will be of interest to you.
Craft Ideas for Holidays and Special Occasions
- Birthday Craft Ideas
- Christmas Card Making Ideas Plus More Christmas Crafts
- Valentine’s Day Cards to Make, Plus More Valentine’s Day Crafts
- Fourth of July Crafts
Crafting with kids? If so, check out our page of suggestion for fun kids’ crafts that will keep them engaged and entertained.
Fiber Arts, Needlework and Needlecrafts:
Crochet a popular needlework technique which is worked using a crochet hook; some people also refer to this tool as a “crochet needle”. Whatever you call it, it’s a low-tech instrument for producing exquisite, versatile projects you can use in a wide variety of different ways.
With just a couple of knitting needles and a ball of yarn, you can make magic!
Knitted projects can enhance your home, your wardrobe and your life. Popular knitting projects include sweaters, scarves, hats, and socks. Projects range from simple to complex; with this hobby, there’s a lot of room to grow creatively.
Learn about a broad variety of jewelry making projects and techniques in our guide to jewelry making.
There are numerous approaches to beadwork including bead stringing, bead weaving, bead embroidery, bead knitting and bead crochet. Popular beadwork projects include beaded jewelry, beaded clothing and accessories, beaded bags and purses, beaded Christmas ornaments and other Christmas decorations and beaded napkin rings. There are countless other possibilities for projects that can be enhanced with beads.
Fauxchet is a needlework technique that you might want to learn about if you find crochet to be too tiring for your hands. In some cases, it gives results that are similar to crochet; however, you can also use the technique with canvas to go in a whole different direction.
Resin is a unique medium you can use in a mind-boggling number of ways. You can paint with it, sculpt with it, cast it into molded shapes or use it as a stained glass substitute. It’s popular with jewelry makers, who are using it to make charms, cabochons, pendants, brooches, bracelets, keychains and other pretty baubles. My own preferred use for it is making little molded pieces to attach to collage art pieces, mixed media art pieces and assemblages.
Dyeing Clothes, Fabric and Yarn
Being able to dye your own fabrics and yarns opens up a world of creative possibilities to you. If you’re ready to learn how to dye your own textiles, I highly recommend the resources you’ll learn about on our pages about dyeing fabric and yarn.
You can sew a variety of fantastic projects for your home and your wardrobe using sewing patterns or draping methods. Popular sewing projects range from clothing pieces such as tops, dresses, skirts and pants to curtains, valances, pillows and placemats. Baby projects are also popular sewing patterns.
Find Sewing Project Ideas and Information:
- Understand Sewing Thread — Here’s a comprehensive guide to sewing thread. Learn how to choose the right thread for your next sewing or quilting project.
- Learn about hand sewing stitches. If you aren’t sure which stitch to choose when you work on various aspects of your sewing projects, this guide will give you the lowdown on how to choose the right stitch in each case.
- Sewing project idea: Custom organizer for knitting needles and crochet hooks
- Find unique sewing appliques and ideas for using them
- Organize your sewing thread with this useful thread organizer
Cross stitch is a fun and relaxing craft that anyone with a bit of patience can succeed at. Favorite cross stitch projects include samplers, wall art, cards, Christmas stockings and bookmarks. Want to learn more? Visit our main directory of cross stitch projects.
You can use embroidery to enhance any type of fiber art project: linens, clothing, accessories, quilts, and anything else you can think of. It’s fun to incorporate embroidery into other types of needlework projects; for example, you can work French knots onto crocheted granny squares or similar projects. If you’d like to learn more about embroidery, check out our main directory of lovely embroidery patterns and tutorials.
Quilting is a fantastic way to enhance both your home decor and your wardrobe. Bed quilts and baby quilts are some of the most popular quilting projects. Other popular quilting projects include quilted placemats, pillows, ornaments, Christmas stockings, jackets, coats, handbags, tote bags, purses and diaper bags.
Don’t skip over macrame just because the the word evokes images of weird beaded 1970s curtains and wall hangings in your imagination. Macrame is trendy once again in 2021 — and it’s waaaay cooler now than it was last time around.
Weaving is a worthwhile craft for people of any age, from kids to seniors. Children can enjoy weaving potholders on simple frame looms or weaving paper pieces. Adults can too, and they have an even greater selection of techniques and ideas to choose from — everything from simple tapestry weaving to complex pictorial weaving on a jacquard loom.
Learn about vintage needlework on the following pages of our website:
- Vintage Purse Patterns to Crochet, Knit and Tat
- Vintage Crochet
- Vintage Crochet Doilies and Doily Patterns
- Vintage Crochet Patterns by Mary Card
- Vintage Needlecraft Home Arts Magazines: I’ve been collecting vintage needlework magazines since 1998, and this page shows you some of the old Needlecraft magazines from my collection. These vintage magazines are extremely inspiring and include a broad range of craft techniques, typically including crochet, knitting, quilting, embroidery, tatting, lace making and others.
Visual Arts and Paper Crafts
This page is our main index of tutorials, guides and ideas for painting, drawing and creating other works of art.
Want to learn about various types of illustration? Check out our pages on this creative topic:
A popular tradition is sending or giving greeting cards to friends and family. Greeting cards are readily available to purchase in stores and online, but many crafters prefer to make their own. There are numerous reasons to do so; for starters, you can better express the ideas you have in mind when you make your own card. Some crafters do it to save money — although the truth is, you have to be systematic with your approach to card making for it to actually amount to a realistic savings over just buying your cards. (This is a topic we cover here on our website — so if you want to save money on greeting cards, be sure to check out our pages on that topic.)
Scrapbooking is a multi-disciplinary craft technique where the main focus is preservation of memories. You can accomplish this through presenting some combination of photographs, images, storytelling in the form of journaling, stamped images, handmade or purchased embellishments, drawings, paintings, etc. Most scrapbookers make scrapbook layouts on paper or chipboard to include in scrapbook albums or mini albums. Popular scrapbook sizes are 12″x12″, 8″x10″, 8 1/2″x 11″ and 6″x6″, although there are many other possibilities.
Scrapbooking project ideas and tutorials you’ll find on our website include the following:
- How to Make a Scrapbook
- Scrapbooking Layouts
- Scrapbook Mini Albums
- Vacation Scrapbooking Project Ideas
Collage defies easy explanation. Collage artists often use paper and ephemera to create their art, but collage isn’t always just a paper craft; you can also incorporate fabrics, plastics, metals and a broad range of other materials into collage pieces. At some point, if the collage is made up mostly or completely of things other than paper, some people would insist that it’s actually an “assemblage” or “sculpture” rather than a collage. Where to draw the lines, precisely? Well, that could be an entire discussion in itself. It also gets questionable, sometimes, whether you’re creating a collage or an art journal page — or a scrapbooking layout, greeting card or collage. Much of the work you’ll see presented on this site could possibly fall into multiple categories.
You can decorate bunches of different craft projects by stamping them with either rubber stamps or clear stamps. You can add bunches of different images or sentiments to your scrapbook pages, collages, drawings or handmade greeting cards using stamps.
Coloring is fun for children, but it isn’t just a children’s pastime. Countless adults enjoy coloring, too. Right now, adult coloring books are one of the hottest craft trends for 2021.
Calligraphy is one of the hottest up-and-coming craft trends for 2021. It’s a useful skill to learn — you can use it for addressing wedding invitations, making baby shower invitations, and incorporating into a broad variety of other arts and crafts projects.
If you want to improve your painting skills, check out our page of tips and ideas for painting.
Advance your drawing abilities with our tips and instructions for drawing.
Surround yourself with gorgeous flowers. There really isn’t any such thing as a bad flower arrangement, but perhaps our flower arranging instructions will give you some extra inspiration.
Got bottle caps? Try using them to make these fun bottle cap craft projects.
Posted By: Amy Solovay
This page was last updated on 9-22-2021.