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Tom Daley's Best Knitting Designs: From Gucci Dress To Cat Couch

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Tom Daley's Best Knitting Designs: From Gucci Dress To Cat Couch

Tom Daley isn't just an Olympic gold-medalist you know, he's also a skilled knitter and crocheter. In fact, his designs are so popular that they've garnered more than 900,000 followers on Instagram.

Fans of the diving superstar were divided when they saw him working on his latest knitting project while sitting in the stands watching the Women's 10m Platform Diving Final in Tokyo.

While some thought it was "disrespectful" to not give his fellow athletes his full attention, other crafters thought it was great he was promoting the hobby and wondered what he was making.

The finished design has now been unveiled, and it turns out Daley was knitting a dog jumper.

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You can see the finished design in the photo below.

From recreating a £1,750 Gucci dress to accessorising pets, Daley is a dab-hand at knitting and crochet. He's even kitted out his husband and son with some warm jumpers.

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We've listed some of his best designs below.

1) Tom Daley knits a medal case for his gold medal

It had to be done. After waiting 13 years to win a gold medal at the Olympics, Tom Daley and his diving partner, Matty Lee, were awarded gold medals for their epic 10m platform dive.

To celebrate, Daley knitted a little union jack medal case.

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"The one thing that has kept me sane throughout this whole process is my love for knitting and crochet," he said during the video where he flashed the medal in it's new case.

2) Tom Daley knits a Gucci dress for his bestie

Tom Daley has proven how you can get thrifty with handicrafts by copying the designs of the big labels. In the photo below, his best friend is wearing Daley's recreation of a £1,750 Gucci dress.

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Daley wrote in the post: "I made this dress for my bestie @xsophielee and if you swipe to the left you'll see what my original aim was to make...it was a Gucci £1,750 dress!!! I made it with leftover yarn I had from a previous project! What do you think?!"

Well, more than 34,000 British craft enthusiasts thought it was great and gave it a like.

3) Tom Daley's knitted personalised blanket

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We love this beautiful, cosy-looking blanket Daley made for Jake, a young boy with a very rare condition which leaves him wheelchair-bound.

Daley's heartfelt post said: "Meet Jake, he's a pretty awesome little dude! I made him a little blanket for his adventures! @the_life_of_jakey."

"Jake is a 5 year old with an extremely rare neurological life limiting condition. He has a genetic mutation within the sepsecs gene.

"It causes individual's brains to shrink.

"Jake has lost the very small amount of mobility he fought to gain in his first two years. It's been a downhill experience since with his health and mobility declining."

Jake can be seen smiling from ear to ear in the photo with his snuggly new blanket, made by no less than an Olympic gold-medalist just for him.

4) Tom Daley's Cat Couch

Are you even a true knitter if you haven't whipped something up for your pet?

One very lucky kitty is now the proud owner of this lilac knitted cat couch from Tom Daley. It even comes with a crocheted granny square throw.

"Maybe I have taken it too far? But I made a cat couch for my mum for her birthday." A cat couch is never too far Tom!

It looks like it was a hit with the cats. Daley followed up with a photo of his very happy customers enjoying their new couch.

5) Tom Daley's matching father and son cardigans

This jazzy black and white 'hexagon cardigan' from Daley is very striking.

He loves the design so much, he made a matching one for his son, Robbie.

It's a thumbs up from his followers. The post has nearly 50,000 likes.

6) Tom Daley's Malibu Sweater

This funky sweater, modelled so brilliantly by Daley himself, has a winning 60,000 likes from his followers.

He's certainly not scared to experiment with bright colours. This slouchy jumper features a multi-coloured wavy lined-pattern and frilled baggy sleeves.

"I love the 70's vibe of the colours, baggy sleeves and cropped finish!" Daley wrote in the post.

7) Tom Daley's knitted bow ties

Tom Daley and his family dressed with matching knitted bow ties for thanksgiving last year.

The three of them can be seen proudly wearing the creations in the photo below.

"I made some ties for some friends and of course dressed up for the occasion," said Daley. "With it being thanksgiving, I want to express how thankful I am to my husband and my son for being my rocks." Aww.

To see all of Tom Daley's designs, you can follow him on Instagram at @madewithlovebytomdaley.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@madewithlovebytomdaley

Topics: Tokyo OIympics

Laura Sanders
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