Christmas is coming and we can practically hear the sleigh bells ringing! If the festive season has crept up on you – don't panic it happens to all of us – then these free stocking projects will help you get prepped in no time.
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- Craft For Charity And Make A Difference
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Craft For Charity And Make A Difference
Knitted Knockers, Age UK, Save the Children – our columnist Sue Stratford tells us how she does her bit for these life-changing charities.
I know a lot of crafters who love to knit for a good cause, and over the years I’ve been asked to design patterns for a variety of organisations. There’s nothing better than seeing something that you’ve put time and effort into going on to help someone else. There are a lot of charities which take all sorts of knitted and crocheted items and – thanks to the internet – finding one that appeals to you isn’t too difficult. When I was at Wonderwool Wales, my stand was opposite an amazing lady who runs Knitted Knockers – a charity that knits and crochets breast prostheses for women that have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy. The knockers are 100% cotton and are light and comfortable to wear. They match your bra size and they can even craft you some that are suitable for swimming too! Their team of makers around the UK give their time voluntarily to create each knocker, which is then supplied to the recipient at no charge. Their ethos is ‘made with love and filled with hope’ – what could be better? One of the most popular patterns I have designed for charity was for Save the Children. It was festive bunting, which was used to promote their Christmas Jumper Day campaign. You can now find the pattern on Ravelry, together with more of my patterns which are free and frequently used for charity. If you’re looking for projects, all of my books have a note in the front explaining that you’re welcome to use them for charity knits. If you ever find something you like but are not sure if you can use it, just contact the designer; often they will be happy for you to make the items to sell for charity. Whatever you create, you will be passing on the love and care you have cafted to someone else. Happy knitting!
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Issue 107 is here and we have some serious treats in store for you all. Not only is it bursting at the seams with giveaways, the latest news, and reader makes, we also shop the latest crafty subscription boxes and help you plan out 2019 so you can make it the best and most creative year yet! If that wasn't enough, you'll find incredible knitting and crochet patterns too – here's a little peek at what you'll be making.
Us creative types have two great loves in this world: crafting and Christmas. When they collide we’re positively giddy, so as you can imagine Christmas Jumper Day – organised by the wonderful people at Save the Children – is our favourite event of the year. On a Friday in the middle of December, people join together in festive knitwear, whether crazy or classy, plain or interactive, and make a donation. Campaign Fundraising Manager Brea Thibodeau let us know how it all began.
Oh the weather outside is frightful... well, not really! It's a bit cold though, so we'd rather be snuggled up inside under a blanket working on our crochet projects. If you'd like to follow suit, these 23 crochet patterns are the perfect projects to start in the run-up to Christmas – you'll be able to whip them up in no time to keep for yourself or give as gifts to your loved ones.
Whether you want to take up a new craft or you're a seasoned crocheter looking for new ideas, there's an exciting magazine coming soon that's just for you! Crochet Club is a one-stop-shop for all the latest projects, expert advice, top techniques and fabulous patterns. But more than that, it's a unique results-tonight experience that comes with an exclusive yarn kit with very issue and a selection of easy project ideas we know you will love to make. Read on to find out why you should put Crochet Club at the top of your wish list!