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October 2018
October 2018

11 Crochet Projects For Every Occasion

We love a crochet project that's pretty as well as practical, particularly when it comes to homeware. Whether you're crocheting a present for a little one you know, adding some stylish updates to your home décor or even preparing for a special occasion, we have it covered. See below for a few of our favourite makes to add some joy to life at home.

11 Crochet Projects For Every Occasion

1. Treat your chairs

It's not often that paws actually prevent scratches on the floor, but these chair socks will do a fantastic job! Hannah Cooper has created hippo and dinosaur feet, offering you the chance to give children's and adults' furniture a quirky and imaginative twist. You can also give the yarn treatment to chests of drawers, side tables and more - what other animals can you come up with?

11 Crochet Projects For Every Occasion

2. Amigurumi bear

This cute crochet bear is the perfect, cosy companion for little ones and adults alike. The different sections in Heather Gibbs’ patterns are worked without joining and in continuous rounds, so it’s best to place a stitch marker in the top of the first stitch so that you don’t lose your place. Make it with DK yarn and let us know how it turns out - we can’t wait to see!

11 Crochet Projects For Every Occasion

3. Pamper your pets

If you think that crochet and pets don't mix, think again! The granny squares in Karen Wiederhold's crochet dog blanket are worked tightly, which will add an instantly pet-friendly touch as it will prevent their claws getting caught. This size is great for cats and smaller dogs, but if you want to make it bigger just replicate the squares and keep adding them to the sides to continue with the patchwork effect. Make sure you post your pictures on Facebook; we can’t wait to see your fur-baby with their new blanket!

11 Crochet Projects For Every Occasion

4. Hot air balloons

Take to the skies and let your little one's imagination soar with Sarah Shrimpton's colourful crochet patterns. Evoking long, summer days in the sunshine, they’re ideal little projects that will entertain your tot in the run-up to summer and add to the décor. Hang them at different lengths from the ceiling to create a baby mobile perfect for your little one's room.

11 Crochet Projects For Every Occasion

5. Create A Pretty Trim

Add extra interest and a pretty finish to blankets or garments by edging with one of Abbie Southern's stylish trim stitch suggestions.

11 Crochet Projects For Every Occasion

6. Amigurumi giraffe

When it comes to cute and cuddly crochet safari toys, Jennifer the giraffe stands a head above the rest. Friendly and inquisitive, this friendly character is ideal for helping you keep an eye on your little one, or simply for keeping you company in the craft room. Irene Strange's adorable make only uses a couple of simple stitches, which makes Jennifer ideal for if you’re just starting out, but if you fancy testing yourself, why not try changing colours more often along the body for an even quirkier result?

11 Crochet Projects For Every Occasion

7. Floral coasters

Spring is in the air, and you can bring some sunshine into your home with these floral crochet projects. Emma Varnam's pretty floral coasters are easy to make and guaranteed to add a beautiful touch to your living space. Endlessly versatile, the finished flowers can be used to adorn gifts, brighten up your walls or protect wooden tables from steaming hot coffee cups – and they're a joy to make as well. Follow our colour choices from the photo or enjoy choosing your own combinations, all using DK yarn.

11 Crochet Projects For Every Occasion

8. Amigurumi doll

Peaches the dress-up doll is the ultimate crochet present for a youngster, with her friendly face and interchangeable outfits. The fun will never truly be over with Peaches, as you can keep adding to her clothing collection with stylish updates. Many parts of this delightful pattern by Heather Gibbs are worked without joining in continuous rounds, so be sure to place a stitch marker in the top of the first stitch to clearly show the start of the round.

11 Crochet Projects For Every Occasion

9. Easter decorations

Stuck for inspiration? Look no further! These colourful Easter decorations made with DK yarn are perfect for scattering around your home to celebrate the holiday. If there are little ones in your life, you can use them as distractions along the hunt for the chocolate version, but equally they make lovely decorations regardless. Each little egg takes around two or three hours to make, so you can spend a leisurely weekend on this cheerful project, or why not set up a crochet afternoon for the whole family to enjoy?

11 Crochet Projects For Every Occasion

10. Party accessories

These projects by Kath Webber are ideal for celebrations, and your guests are sure to appreciate the décor alongside a colourful cocktail. Made with DK yarn, the clown hat is worked in continuous rounds, so use a stitch marker for the final stitch of each round to help you keep track of where you are. Once you've created your crochet party decorations and hung them around your home, make sure you send us a picture for your chance to feature in Let's Get Crafting.

11 Crochet Projects For Every Occasion

11. Food and drink covers

Lots of food out? No problem! When it comes to food and drink covers, these pretty crochet projects beat cling film by a mile. They'll be sure to draw your guests' attention, and your friends will be impressed to learn that you did indeed make them yourself. Whether it's decorations for a party, picnic or simply a big meal indoors, these projects by Jackie Carreira are perfect for all kinds of events.

11 Crochet Projects For Every Occasion

See here for videos on how to make crochet flowers!

Want a step-by-step video on amigurumi? These two amigurumi guides can help.

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