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ISSUE 87 SNEAK PEEK

Issue 87 of LGC is jam-packed with a huge burst of colour to help you get ready for the new year. We've got fun, easy patterns to try, and even opportunities for you to get involved with charity initiatives. To ease yourself into all this crafty goodness, sit back, relax, and read why 2017 is the year you need to start a craft challenge!

ISSUE 87 SNEAK PEEK

1. Toucan toy

Make the perfect 'bird'day present for a loved one

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2. Tokens of love

We've come over all romantic this issue

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3. Flower power

If you don't want to face the chilly weather, we've got you covered

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4. Baby bibs

Dress your little one in style with these gorgeous makes

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5. Dragons and eggs

Whether you're a Game of Thrones fan or not, you'll adore our teeny dragons

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6. Granny square series

You'll love our new three-part project – everyone enjoys a granny square!

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7. Flower coasters

Add some fun to dinner time with Clare Trowbridge's vibrant coasters

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8. Sherbert the Bear

This friendly face is sure to be loved by all

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9. Colour-burst cushion

Go wild with pom-poms this issue with your special bonus trim

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10. Chair paws

If you're 'feline' crafty try Nicola Valiji's special chair socks

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11. Hygge lampshade

Embrace the new trend and brighten up your home the woolly way

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12. Birdy bookmarks

Try our cute little page-finders for a loved one who loves their books

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13. Rainbow mittens

Pom-poms and mittens – does it get any better than that?

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