Friday 31st January is Chinese New Year - and it's the Year of the Horse, so we've scoured the web for four free step-by-step crafts for you to tackle! 

Check out these picture tutorials by Tracy Rowbottom, head florist at Country Baskets, for some quick projects for a summer picnic. 

This vintage-style hat is the perfect accessory to keep the sun out of your eyes and you can make it with just some chunky yarn and a crochet hook!

If your stash is full of sewing scraps, then this is the project for you. We think these patchwork ornaments would look lovely on your Christmas tree!

We love seeing what you get up to with your free gift from the magazine, so this month's look what you made is a special on last issue's floral fabric freebie!

Take a look at this range of new sewing patterns from Simplicity which will add the magic touch to your Christmas decorations. 

Make your lapel pretty with this quick-to-make flower brooch from Judith Hannington

Get crafting this exclusive project from the Mason Bee for St Patrick's Day!

We've freed this cute critter by Mel Brooke from the Simply Homemade archive for Tutorial Tuesday..

For the last push before Innocent's Big Knit closes, Stylecraft have released a pumpkin pattern - after all, the deadline for your hats is Halloween! 

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