I often limp towards winter's finish line with a runny nose, dry skin, and numb fingertips. To help myself make it through the season in one warm piece, I went looking for projects specifically suited for the cold.
When it comes to staying warm at home, slippers are the absolute best way to keep your toes toasty. Create your own cozy slipper boots from an old sweater with this easy-to-do tutorial from Home Sweet Soul (lead image above).
You could spend the entire season lounging on this comfy, plush rug from Paper & Stitch. It's much easier to make than it looks, but it does take time: perfect when you're holed inside avoiding the snow and ice outside.
If you missed our post on arm knitting, learn everything you need to know about how to create these large, loose, chunky stitches that look and feel amazing.
Above, Mom Advice shows how she turned some fabric into a scarf that easily works as a throw blanket at home.
Here's a free pattern from Draad en Praat for a candle holder with its very own crocheted sweater.
You can easily make a set of sheepskin ottomans or stools similar to these from French for Pineapple. Think how good your feet will feel while propped up on the warm fur.
Dishes get cold too! But these hot pads from PurlSoho will combat the chill.
Come winter, this heat pack from Fellow Fellow will be a welcome addition to the household.
I am kicking myself for not thinking of making wool shoe inserts before now. Maya Made has a tutorial if you feel the same.
This draft dodger in faux bois fabric comes from Martha Stewart and is a staple for windows.
So all you talented crocheters can head over to Erin Black's Designs on Etsy and get this this pattern (for $5.51).
To make this "blanket" scarf from Zevy Joy, all you need is a couple yards of plaid flannel and a seam ripper.