Ho, ho, ho, Christmas has arrived! Many of you told us that you start festive projects in August, so without further ado, let's begin. Issue 94, on sale 24th August, is the perfect way to ease you into the season – it includes a stunning Candy Cane yarn kit that has been used to make the impressive creations below. But before you get stuck in, make sure to enter our Toymaker of the Year competition, find all the details here. In the latest issue, you'll find out about knitting during the war — did you know that crafters created secret codes in their work? It's a very exciting read, that's for sure. Make sure you grab your copy... and Merry Christmas!
- Christmas Blanket: Part 1
- Snowy The Dachshund
- Cute Macarons
- Amigurumi Hippo
- Handbag Charms
- Stool Cover
- Flower Coin Purses
- Amigurumi Insects
- Lamb Toy
- Pom-pom garland
- Hot Air Balloons
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- 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!
- 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
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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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- 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
- Recreate Princess Charlotte’s Style
- Free Knitted and Crocheted Storage Patterns
- Free Summer Projects
- 13 FREE Crochet Easter Projects
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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.
More from Top Crochet Patterns blog
We were warned, but we didn't listen... and we're probably not alone.
They’re quick to make, they look impressive and they’re on trend — just three of the many reasons we’re obsessed with chunky knit and crochet projects. Below you can check out some we’ve been drooling over — there are even a few free patterns hidden amongst the list, so make sure you click away!
Even if you’ve never crafted with one before, you’ve probably heard of a yarn cake. It’s a magical phrase that conjures up delectable images in your mind… a cake made of yarn… a cake made to look like yarn… either sound good to us.
But what is a yarn cake? Really?
It's time to treat yourself! We've rounded up the creative products you need on your radar over the coming months. Why not add a few to your Christmas list and get it circulating amongst friends and family? It's never too early!