StraightCurves Advent Calendar

Hello and welcome to our advent calendar, this year we have decided that we all need a little something to keep us going and every day in December until that special one on the 25th we will bringing you a little something to enjoy!

Lots of Love Karen and The StraightCurves Team x x x

Tuesday 1 December 2020
Your chance to help fund our latest craft kit and bag yourself one in time to make them for Christmas too!
But which colourway will you choose? or you can always buy the Trio Kit and get all three!

Check out our crowdfunder project here:

Photo of three crocheted robins made from craft kit.
Robin Crochet Craft Kits

Wednesday 2 December 2020
Virtual Woolly Wednesday just got better and bigger from this evening woolly is back starting at 6.30pm for around an hour and its free for all of December just email us to receive the zoom log in details.

Thursday 3 December 2020
Today we bring you a free pattern to sew your own gym bag. Whether you have plans to get fit in January or a toddler in mind who needs somewhere to stash their toys this little bag will go down a treat. Thanks to Elvelyckan Design for the Free Gym Bag Pattern.

Free pattern download:

Elvelyckan Design Free Gym Bag Pattern - Image of drawinstring bag
Elvelyckan Design Free Gym Bag Pattern

Friday 4 December 2020
These JumpingCLAY kits make a great wet day activity to keep you and/or your kids busy. Normally £12 each you can buy one of each as a bundle for just £20 until the 8th of December, limited stock so message us to reserve your sets and arrange collection or delivery ready for this wet weekend.

image showing 2 jumping clay kids sets to make christmas decorations
JumpingCLAY Festive Sets

Saturday 5 December 2020
Check out this gorgeous little journal made by our very own art tutor Lisa that we are giving away to one lucky winner chosen at random. To enter go to our facebook page or if you’re not a facebooker simply email us on saying why you would like to win. Please include a phone number if entering by email so we can get in touch if you win.

art journal giveaway

Sunday 6 December 2020
Our very own Alison has made a video to show you how to wrap your presents sustainably this Christmas. If you like what you see please subscribe to Alison’s you tube channel too!

Monday 7 December 2020
Today’s door reveals a virtual festive treat for you to attend and make festive start decorations with Lisa from the comfort of your own home. For just £6.50 you get an hours online tuition that is interactive so you can ask questions and show what you are doing to get help and support.

Virtual Festive Star Decorations

Tuesday 8 December 2020
Today’s door reveals a new version of an old favourite. We have released our cowl kit in not one but three different yarns as the original yarn is now discontinued. All kits include 2 balls of yarn and the printed pattern in a bag. Colours can be chosen by you from our range in the studio. Kits can be posted out at cost or collected from the studio.

Option One: Stylecraft Special Chunky £8
Option Two: Stylecraft Special DK 2 strand £8
Option Three: Stylecraft Bellisima DK 2 strand £10

Options two and three are crocheted with two strands at once so you can choose one or two colours.

Crochet cowl craft kit
Crochet cowl craft kit

Wednesday 9 December 2020
By the end of this week I will have taught around 200 children how to make origami santas, so I thought I’d share it with you too! Apologies for the slightly poor filming and the bit at the end when it slightly goes off shot but I think you will manage. Hopefully with a little more time and practice I will improve.


Thursday 10 December  2020
Today we are giving away this lovely set of Christmas decorations by our equally lovely pottery tutor Clare Gage. To enter simply email


Friday 11 December 2020
Today we bring you a link to this free pattern by Rebecca Page to make a unicorn pillow. This would make a great Christmas Gift.

Unicorn Pillow


Saturday 12 December 2020
Today see’s another chance to win a prize. One lucky person will get a free kit of clay and a free place to attend one of our gingerbread men JumpingCLAY workshops that we will be running over the festive period (dates to be announced soon). There will be a range of days and times to choose from and your kit can be collected from the studio or delivered if you are local. To win email us to


Sunday 13 December 2020
Top tip today the Chesterfield Santa experience in the old patisserie Valerie is well worth a visit and its free! You need to book though!

Chesterfield Virtual Santa
Chesterfield Virtual Santa

Monday 14 December 2020
Have you entered the advent trail yet to win a prize? Find out more here:


Tuesday 15 December 2020
Keep warm with this free pattern for a knitted pocketed scraf, thanks to lovecrafts.

Link to download pattern:

Love crafts knitted pocketed scarf
Love crafts knitted pocketed scarf

Wednesday 16 December 2020

Today we reveal a slow cooker recipe for Biscoff Fudge found and tested by Alison. Sorry not sure of original source so can’t credit here.

Thursday 17 December 2020
Come along on Saturday for your hand and foot prints or buy a voucher before Christmas and get 10% off. Prints taken on Saturday will be ready in time for Christmas.

Child Handprint and Footprint

Friday 18 December 2020
Today brings you a free knitting pattern for a goregous tote bag that would make a great pressie for a loved one and will fold flat to fit through a letterbox too.

Simple Knit Tote

Saturday 19 December 2020
It might not be Easter but that doesn’t make this free pattern any less cute. Create a bunny hat and paw gloves for a little one this year and they can hop with delight!

Bunny Hat and Paw Mittens

Sunday 20 December 2020
Something very special today, my Nana Sunshine’s Christmas Cake recipe. You will need some baking knowledge to interpret the lack of detail but its well worth a go it was the best Christmas Cake ever!

Monday 21 December 2020
Here’s a great easy make for adults and children alike to decorate your tree or to gift for someone else’s.


Tuesday 22 December 2020
Need a last minute festive gift make or a present for a craft friend? Why not make a virus shawl and use the word virus in a positive way for a change. If you would like to buy some wool and make up a kit for a friend we are offering to print the pattern for free with any wool purchased in the next four weeks as I am sure there will be an extension to festive giving this year.

Crochet Virus Shawl – UK Translation


Wednesday 23 December 2020
Try a little self care during this festive, now more than ever it is important to stay both mentally and physically fit. Download your free self car starter kit from the blurt foundation here:

Self-Care Starter Kit

….or make your self a cup of tea, get a sweet treat and settle down with a good book or a long hot soak in the bath. Enjoy!


Thursday 24 December

On its way to all our lovely e-newsletter subscribers and its one to keep your eye out for too!

Hope  you had a great Christmas and a merry new year!

Love Karen and the StraightCurves Team.