The sun is shining through the windows into Crafty HQ and we can't wait for summer to officially begin. Ice creams, the beach and of course working on our latest WIP on the warm grass – there's so much to look forward to. Here are the free projects you need to make your summer a crafty one!
- Simple Flower Mittens
- Toadstool Hat & Rattle
- Scandi Hot Water Bottle Cover
- Floral Granny Square Cushion
- Egg cosies
- Bunny Toy
- Pixel Easter egg square
- Bunny bunting
- Lost In Space: Arlo The Astronaut
- Easter jar cosies
- Speedy Sloth
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- Free Summer Projects
- 13 FREE Crochet Easter Projects
- Exclusive: Andy Murray Quits Tennis To Pursue Knitting Passion
- ISSUE 90 SNEAK PEEK
- 13 Easter Crochet Projects
- Wear A Hat Day!
- St Patrick’s Day Projects
- 9 Times Crocheted Food Looked So Tasty We Wanted To Eat It
- Yarn Shop Day Cheat Sheet
- 9 Crochet Projects For Mother’s Day
- Jane Doll: Her Beret & Bag
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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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- ISSUE 89 SNEAK PEEK
- Ponies Presented with Fair Isle Jumpers
- 13 Makes for Disney Lovers
- These TINY Goats In TINY Jumpers Will Melt Your Heart
- Easy Projects To Make For Valentine’s Day
- CUTE ALERT: VILLAGERS KNIT JUMPERS FOR ELEPHANTS
- Our Favourite Reader Makes of 2017 So Far
- ISSUE 88 SNEAK PEEK
- 9 Dreamy Crochet Beds For Your Pet
- 11 FREE Amigurumi Patterns for Film Buffs
- Patterns To Channel Your Inner Hippy
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Give the Gift of Craft with Crisis at Christmas
Whilst Christmas is seen as a happy and jolly time for most of us, for some it can be the darkest, loneliest time of year.
The national homeless charity, Crisis, offers year round support to the ever increasing number of homeless, vulnerable individuals in the UK. The work the charity does is never more important than at Christmas and they are calling out for volunteers like you to give a helping hand this December.
Whether you’re a knitter or crocheter, Crisis would love for you to come down to one of their temporary centres, located throughout the country, to help teach individuals skills that will boost their self esteem and could, one day, get them off the streets for good. In addition, there will be positions available for people to run craft sessions in everything from knitting to T-shirt making, helping guests try something new and develop their techniques.
Their crafty service team can also play a vital role by carrying out repairs to guests’ clothing and belongings, with a variety of roles on offer from experts at making and repairing clothes to keen enthusiasts who can help with basic tasks such as sewing on buttons and taking up hems.
Positions are available in London, Birmingham, Coventry, Newcastle and Edinburgh and will run from 23rd to 30th December. Registration is easy, just head to their website.
Crisis’ campaigners, work tirelessly 365 days a year to prevent people from becoming homeless. With their ultimate goal being to change the way society and government thinks and acts towards homeless people and you could be a part of that this December.
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There's not much that we love more than crochet, but Easter comes very close. As well as delicious chocolate, a long weekend, and time with the family, there's also so many crochet projects to treat yourself too. You can download any (or all) of these patterns for free and get crafty right away! Happy Easter from us all here at Crafty HQ.
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.”
Issue 90 hits the supermarket shelves on the 6th April and we can't wait for you to get your copy. It's filled to the brim with fun new knitting and crochet projects for you to try. But before you get crafty, why not have a read of our Arne and Carlos feature? The creative duo are sure to give you a giggle while you enjoy their stunning makes.
Easter is one of the most delightful holidays, associated with nothing but gorgeous animals being born, bunny rabbits, bright colours, the start of spring and of course – eggs! This is a time of year when everything is just 'so cute'. Why not seize the opportunity and enjoy 13 of the most egg-stra special Easter patterns on the web for your pleasure. Happy Easter!