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At the beginning of a new year it’s always nice to clear out some things you’ve been hoarding for a while and start afresh. We know how hard it can get to keep your craft and knitting items tidy because you get too busy to keep it organised. So, we have put together this list of ways you can...
On the first day of December, it was wet and windy outside, but inside a Grade I listed building in Bloomsbury, London, the Crea team were fortunate enough to be sampling the magic of the Selvedge Winter Fair. In textile and craft terms, it felt like Cinderella arriving at the ball – and here are some reasons why… Selvedge magazine...
It’s been a jam-packed month at CreaCrafts HQ, what with our new range of products that have launched as well as The Knitting & Stitching Show at Ally Pally! Our new baby knitting kit came out this month on our shop, featuring the yarn and patterns to make baby booties, a cardigan and a hat. We’ve also been hard at...

Celebs Who Knit

Breaking news… EastEnders tough geezer Danny Dyer knits in his spare time! No, we wouldn’t have guessed that either. Danny admitted that between takes when he’s on set he will go to the green room and knit. He’s become so good at it that people are requesting he make things for them (we all know how that feels)! This got...
We all love knitting for a good cause, and it’s hard to resist the cuteness of baby animals of any kind! Well we think you’re going to love this… how about knitting a jumper for a lamb? Lamb Jumpers is based in Australia and has been calling on knitters around the world to make a little jumper for a lamb...
It’s official! The Guinness World Record for the longest crochet scarf has gone to… South Africa, who have beaten India, the former holders of what’s called the “Wool Cup”. Volunteers were asked to crochet 20-cm squares (with a max hook size of 6.5mm), which they then joined to make 20 x 200-cm scarves to meet GWR requirements. Stitched together,...
If you’re new to knitting (or even if you’re not), it always helps to connect with other knitters and share tips, tricks and ideas. We asked our Facebook community about the things they wish they’d known when they got started. Here are some of our favourite reader tips and tricks. Pick the right toolkit Metal, plastic, bamboo… we all have different...
We’re all a bit different when it comes to our crafting style. Do you know your knitting personality type? Answer our fun quiz to find out! You’re taking a trip to your local yarn store. How does that go? You’ve got a photograph of your pattern on your phone so you can buy exactly what you need for your next...
Do you have spare yarn you’d like to use up while also helping a great cause? Blankets for Baby Rhinos are a craft conservation group that support wildlife orphanages and anti-poaching units, and they are always looking for more people to knit blankets for the animals. Blankets for Baby Rhinos not only provide knitted and crochet blankets to the animals,...

Knit together

Have you ever needed help with a knotty knitting problem and just couldn’t find the solution online? Would the advice of a more experienced fellow knitter have helped? Then maybe you’d benefit from being part of a knitting group. Joining a knitting group is a great way to meet like-minded people local to you and to make new knitting...

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