No, your eyes are not deceiving you, there really are 75 free patterns! We've compiled the best Christmas projects for you to sink your needles and hook into during the festive season – happy crafting!
- Roxie And Lola The Elves
- Scandi Christmas Decoration
- Christmas Blanket: Part 2
- Christmas Pudding
- Cable Tidies
- Geometric Coasters
- Bird Cake Toppers
- Macrame-Style Plant Hangers
- Easy Mandala
- Christmas Blanket: Part 1
- Snowy The Dachshund
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- 19 Bands Who Secretly Love Crochet
- Bonus Fairy Project
- Crafting For A Cause: Octopus For A Preemie
- ISSUE 94 SNEAK PEEK
- 11 Crochet Truths We Learnt The Hard Way
- Craft Crush: Chunky Knits
- So What Exactly Is A Yarn Cake?
- Your Crafty Wishlist
- 9 Projects for National Watermelon Day
- 9 FREE Patterns To Crochet With Your Kids This Summer!
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- Accessories Crochet Patterns
- Amigurumi Crochet Patterns
- Baby Crochet Patterns
- Christmas Crochet Patterns
- Granny squares Crochet Patterns
- Homewares Crochet Patterns
- Toy Crochet Patterns
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- 8 Feelings After Completing a Project
- ISSUE 93 SNEAK PEEK
- 13 Things You Didn’t Think Of Making With A Granny Square
- 13 Lifelike Amigurumi Animals
- A Catch Up With Arne and Carlos
- These Manchester Appeal Crochet Celebs Are Taking The World By Storm
- ISSUE 92 SNEAK PEEK
- Knitting And Crochet World Records
- Craft Your Way To Mindfulness
- ISSUE 91 SNEAK PEEK
- Bonus Project: Bunglebees
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Exclusive: Andy Murray Quits Tennis To Pursue Knitting Passion
Tennis pro Andy Murray OBE, has decided it's time to retire from the sport to finally focus on another passion of his, knitting. Mum, Judy has always been a keen crafter, and it's clear that her love of yarn has rubbed off on her athletic son. Judy, who is also a tennis coach, explained the similarities between knitting and tennis. “Knitting is great for manual dexterity, great for concentration, it’s great for rhythm, and timing and attention to detail, so there you go: tennis and knitting, it’s all the same thing really.”
Andy has been known to dabble in the hobby, and is often sighted by paparazzi with needles and yarn, however his sporting skills have been put first due to his massive success. With his 30th birthday on the 15th May, he’d like to retire as the current world No. 1. He’s told press he will still go ahead with organised tournaments, but aim to leave tennis by the end of summer. He is also seeing this change as a great opportunity to spend more time with his daughter.
“We’re so excited that he’s finally pursuing a passion and entering the crafting world. His fame will certainly help him to get patterns out there and to be taken seriously by the public. We’re looking forward to the day when we can feature Andy Murray endorsed projects in LGC.” said Let’s Get Crafting’s Deputy Editor.
Rumours are of course flying, and it seems he will be collaborating with well-known yarn manufacturers and alongside mum Judy, to release his own ‘Wimbledon Green’ brand.
Celebrate the fantastic news in style with this FREE Andy Murray knitting pattern!
…Happy April Fool’s Day crafters!
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