1. Orville owl
You'll have a hoot making this guy!
Are you in need of some last minute pressie ideas? LGC to the rescue! Issue 86 is bursting with original, exclusive patterns to suit everyone! From magical unicorns to more traditional decorations, we'll lead you every step of the way with our easy-to-follow patterns. Also, why not kick back and read your crafty horoscope? We also caught up with the CEO of The Big Issue to talk about knitty fundraising!
You'll have a hoot making this guy!
A quick and original pressie.
Get the little ones into the festive spirit.
Have a magical Christmas with our unicorn toy.
Complete the final stage of our three-part scarf with your Jewel yarn kit.
Learn some new technique with this quirky cardigan for kids.
Keep chills at bay with these super easy mitts.
Leave this traditional stocking out for Santa to fill with gifts!
Ever thought of crocheting some can cosies? It's easy with our patterns!
Use your free yarn kit to craft a cosy home for your specs.
Be the envy at the Christmas party with this boho style accessory.
Give cabling a go with these super-cute winter must-haves.
House your pins in these handmade cactus pincushions.
Whip these up in an afternoon and dress your tree in style!
Feelin' fruity? These table protectors are the perfect autumnal project!
Still stuck for gift ideas? Why not treat your nearest and dearest to a subscription of LGC?
From garden birds to Norwegian vikings, we find out what inspires our favourite crafty duo. Highly successful designers, artists and authors Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison sat down with us to talk all things woolly. Known for their inspiring craft books and colourful makes, they allow their Scandinavian livelihood to inspire them in so many ways. Since their first book in 2010, they’ve created great titles, but we wanted to chat to them about their latest release, Field Guide to Knitted Birds. Read on to find out what encourages them and even bag yourself a free book!
Meet the lady who is raising money for victims of terror through the wonderful world of crochet. Following the recent attacks in London and Manchester, Caroline Reid, from Exeter, has decided to do her bit to help the appeal. She is attempting to crochet 20 mini celebrities in just 20 days. She then plans to auction off the finished dolls to try and raise funds for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. You can find her JustGiving charity fundraising page here. Her deadline is the 24th June 2017, so get donating quick and do your bit!
Issue 92 arrives in stores on the 15th June and we can't wait for you to get your hands on it. We've packed it full of knitting and crochet treats, plus there are fabulous giveaways for you to enter. Before you get crafty, take a look at the launch of our annual Short Story Competition! You simply need to choose a sentence and write your 1000 word story for the chance to win incredible prizes worth over £500 from Search Press (searchpress.com) and Cygnet Yarns (cygnetyarns.com). Here's a preview of the fantastic patterns you'll find in issue 92...
Us crafters like to push our creativity to the limit and sometimes there are those who love to go to new extremes and attempt a world record. Here's a few of our favourites...
Crafting really can change your life! You will have heard the term 'mindfulness' everywhere, but how can you get involved in this new-found practise? Crafting is always the answer. With fast-paced jobs and busy schedules, it's important we take time for ourselves and make sure that we properly de-stress. In our opinion, the only way to truly do this is to get creative. You may sit down in front of the TV, or dive into a book, but if you're anything like us, you'll find that your mind is still wandering. When we're crafting we are completely invested in what we're doing – whether that be concentrating on tricky stitches or choosing which coloured pencil to pick up next. The point is, our mind is calm, and our mind is mindful. Watching yarn turn into a beautiful garment is one of the greatest feelings and is certainly classed as mindfulness – if this sounds familiar then you're already a master. Below you'll find 15 – yes 15! – FREE projects that you can download right away. Take 10 minutes of me-time on us. Go on, you deserve it. Simply click on the picture to find the project!