Ready, set, bake! The thyme has finally come to tune into the final of our favourite show on telly. Who will be crowned the champion? We’ve laughed, we’ve cried and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching Kim-Joy, Rahul Mandal and Ruby Bhogal prove themselves beyond all measure. But will they rise to the occasion? If like us you’ll be nervously watching the final three, then these patterns are great for your idle hands. After you’ve whipped up one of these, Paul won’t be able to help but give you the Hollywood handshake.
This classic biscuit treat has just had a crochet makeover! It’s made using beautiful pure Shetland wool and would make a great addition to your craft room. The main pattern uses treble crochet stitches which are easy to master and work up really quickly.
COVER THE CAKE
The drinks are flowing, people are munching, and the conversation keeps returning to these pretty doily covers. This is where you swoop in and impress your friends by explaining that you did indeed make them yourself. These projects by Jackie Carreira are perfect for all kinds of events, whether it’s a party, a picnic, or you use them as table decorations instead.
HAVE A BREW
Whatever the weather inside the big white tent, your teapot needs to make you feel cosy at home. The pure-wool yarn and stranded colourwork is sure to keep your tea extra warm!
These fun, sweet treats are a firm favourite and are simply a project you need to make right now! Featuring signature iced decorative ribbons, Hannah Cooper’s adorable crocheted bakes are sure to take centre stage – why not string them together to create a garland?
A LITTLE BIRDIE
You can’t help but hum ‘dum dum dum dummm’ when crocheting these adorable little decs by Áine Marriott. If you know anyone that’s tying the knot, or perhaps you’re getting married yourself, these are the perfect way to add a handmade touch to a wedding. Made up of simple stitches, you’ll be able to whip them up in no time.
BOX IT UP
Cute and calorie-free, Suzie Attaway’s paper cupcakes and cake slices make ideal party favours! Plus, there’s nothing more relaxing than a touch of origami whilst watching the television.
THE CHERRY ON TOP
A place for everything and everything in its place, that’s what we like to see. It’s good to get organised but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while you’re at it. This peg bag uses a wire coat hanger to give it its cake-shaped structure, and the rib pattern is just perfect for replicating the case. Finish it off with a little knitted cherry.
If bunting doesn’t represent Bake Off, then we don’t know what does! Quirky crocheted toppers add a lovely home-made feel to any event where you are celebrating with cake. Sarah Hazell’s three designs are quick to work up, meaning that you could easily make a collection of them during an episode. We think they would look beautiful on the buffet table at a wedding or party and they would also make lovely keepsake favours for party guests.
What’s Bake Off without cake? Nestle these guilt-free treats amongst your sweet bakes for an extra pop of colour at the party table. Whilst Hannah Cooper’s cupcakes make great decorative accessories, why not use yours as pincushions or even toys for the little ones?
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