If you liked our pick of Hilarious Vintage Patterns for Men, then we think you'll love our pick of vintage ladies patterns. While some of these offenders aren't quite as cheesy as the guys, we think it's the photography that really makes them! Sit back and enjoy...
- Roxie And Lola The Elves
- Scandi Christmas Decoration
- Christmas Blanket: Part 2
- Christmas Pudding
- Cable Tidies
- Geometric Coasters
- Bird Cake Toppers
- Macrame-Style Plant Hangers
- Easy Mandala
- Christmas Blanket: Part 1
- Snowy The Dachshund
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- 75 FREE CHRISTMAS PATTERNS
- 19 Bands Who Secretly Love Crochet
- Bonus Fairy Project
- Crafting For A Cause: Octopus For A Preemie
- 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!
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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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- 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
- 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
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The Woolly Writer Short Story Competition
Always fancied your hand at writing fiction but never had the confidence to give it a go? Well, now’s your chance to enter our annual short story competition – where your tale could be published in our magazine! It’s a great chance to be creative, even if it doesn’t involve yarn, needles or a hook.
To enter, simply choose an opening sentence, write your 1000 word tale and submit it here.
HOW TO ENTER
1) Choose a sentence
A) I took a deep breath and gripped my bag tightly, before pushing open the door to the knitting group.
B) The man opposite pulled a pair of needles and chunky navy blue yarn from a weathered satchel.
C) She gazed up at the colourful shelves of stacked yarn, when she heard an unexpected voice behind her.
2) Write a 1000 word story
If you’re new to writing, these tips may come in handy…
Make a plan. Jot down ten points to guide you as you write.
Believe in it. Your imagination will help you plot the characters.
Enjoy yourself! If you have fun then it is sure to show in the story.
3) Submit your entry
Enter at letsgetcrafting.com/thewoollywriter or via post no later than Friday 19th August 2016 to: The Woolly Writer, LGC Knitting & Crochet, 1 Phoenix Court, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8JY
WRITE IN AND WIN
As well as a £50 Search Press voucher, our winner will receive a yarn and tool bundle worth more than £100. The winning story will be published in issue 85 of Let’s Get Crafting, as well as online at topcrochetpatterns.com along with our two runner-up entries.
MEET OUR JUDGE
Mary Ellingham is Publicity Manager at crafty book specialists Search Press, winner of Best Book Publisher 2016 in the Craft Business Awards 2016. As well as the bundle pictured right, our winner will receive a £50 Search Press voucher. Two runners-up will win a £50 voucher each – yay!
You have until Friday 19th August 2016 to enter - good luck!
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Although many vintage knitting and crochet patterns have a certain charm to them, you can't help but giggle at a few that aren't quite so timeless! Scroll through the following vintage patterns for men and admire the daring use of patterns, colour and style – which all come together in beautiful harmony.
Issue 73 of LGC Knitting & Crochet magazine, on sale from 24th July to 27th August 2015, comes with six balls of summery Tutti Frutti yarn just for you, plus gorgeous bonus beads. Your special colour pack also contains a 5mm crochet hook and bamboo knitting needles so you can start our projects straight away. This issue we have patterns for characterful toys, cute baby makes and festival essentials. Don't miss our beginner's guide to knitting and settle down to read the winning entry in our short story competition. Subscribe today here.