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Handmade Home Improvements

Handmade Home Improvements

Transform your living space with these smart and stylish projects.

September is Home Improvement month so we thought the best way to celebrate is by creating collection of our favourite makes. From cushions and blankets to wall hangings and door stops, there are so many opportunities for you to enhance your living space and update your interior. What’s more, as the festive season approaches, you also have the option of knitting any one of these projects as a gift for someone special in your life. So, without further ado, allow us to share with you a series of fantastic knits that promise to take your home décor to the next level…


Chevron Chic

First up we have this stylish Chevron Wall Hanging from Nicola Valiji. Primed for personalisation, this project can be knitted in a selection of your favourite shades so it would look great in almost any room of your home. Thrifty knitters should definitely consider giving this design a try, as the yarn required can be bought for under £12, with special discount packs available from deramores.com. Beautiful, stylish and a fabulous introduction to working with chevrons, this pattern is available from Let’s Knit.


Suitable Storage

Also dreamt up by the wonderful mind of LK designer Nicola Valiji, this Easy Chunky Storage basket would make a welcome addition to any knitter’s home. Unlike rattan baskets or plastic tubs, this woolly wonder won’t run any risk of snagging your yarn or projects. Instead it will add a personal touch to your crafting corner and is sure to be envied by all of your knitty pals (why not treat them to their very own tidy this Christmas!?). Available from Let’s Knit, this pattern also includes instructions for a door hanger – the perfect place for storing your keys, phone and household essentials.


Mindful Making

Next, snuggle up for the season with the Rockwell Blanket by Two of Wands. The perfect project for newbie knitters, this design is a celebration of the simple garter stitch, making it an excellent choice for any crafters who would like to sit and meditate – embracing a mindful outlook as they work their way through an easy project. Brought to you by an independent designer, this pattern costs £2.46 from LoveCrafts.


Time For Tea

If you like the sound of enhancing your interior whilst supporting a good cause, take a look at this gorgeous make from designer Amanda Berry. Knitted in Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, this project is another great selection for crafters who are just starting out. The pattern costs £3.50 from LoveCrafts, with all proceeds donated to Breast Cancer Haven.


A Bug’s Life

Why not keep things simple with this all inclusive package from Gifts To You? Offering the yarn and pattern you need to make a super-cute draught excluder, this kit would make an excellent present for a worthy member of your knitting circle. Alternatively, you could put your own skills to work – creating a pretty yet practical addition to your collection of home accessories. £21.74 from giftstoyou.com.


Colourful Coasters

Knitted in Lily Sugar’n Cream Solids & Denim, these vibrant coasters would make incrdible stocking fillers for your friends and family members. To add a personal touch, why not embroider your loved one’s initials into the centre or perhaps an attractive floral design? Small and simple, this project also makes for a fantastic stash-buster. You can access this pattern via Ravelry.


Bright Idea

Designed by the iconic duo Arne & Carlos, this brightly-coloured cushion offers you an amazing opportunity to introduce a statement piece into your home. Featuring a pretty fan pattern on its front and either a contrast back or a checkerboard-inspired design, this attractive accessory has been made using seven stunning shades of Rowan’s Softyak DK. The pattern costs £4 from knitrowan.com.


Bathroom Bliss

Finally, add an attractive flourish to your bathroom with this super-soft and vibrant make. Free to download via Ravelry, this design just needs a piece of nonskid mat attached to the bottom so that you can be sure your handmade home accessory is safe and secure.


If you have been inspired to transform your interior and would like even more project ideas, click here to find our full selection of projects for the home. Also, for unlimited access to all of our patterns, videos and giveaways, click here to learn more about the Let’s Knit Together community.

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