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?
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!
We've got so many exciting projects for you this issue that we can't wait to share. Issue 91 hits the shops on the 11th May, so make sure you pick up your copy and tell us your favourite pattern. There's not just exclusive makes for you to try, but great reads too! This month is a TV special as we delve into the world of Call the Midwife and interview a family from the popular show Gogglebox. Make sure you scroll all the way to the end of this post for some real treats!
Issue 91 of Let's Get Crafting, on sale 11th May, featured the adorable Missy Bear from Crocheted Bears and Other Animals by Emma Brown (£12.99, CICO Books). Photography by Geoff Dann.
Princess Charlotte is often in the headlines seen sporting a new, and utterly adorable outfit. Her style captures the hearts of parents everywhere, eager to dress their child similar to the royal. A recent news story featured Charlotte wearing a cute sheep-design cardigan from John Lewis. The store later confirmed that the garment sold out very soon after the photograph of the princess – taken by her mother the Duchess of Cambridge – was released to the public. Already a style icon at the tender age of two, it's no surprise parents want to add an elegant 'Charlotte-style' touch to their little prince and princess' wardrobes. Instead of buying something similar why not knit or crochet one? We like to treat you, so check out the patterns below – they're all free!
In need of savvy storage solutions for your keepsakes and valuables? Look no further, these 12 patterns are perfect and free! What are you waiting for, your next project awaits below...