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Issue 107 Sneak Peek

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.

Issue 107 Sneak Peek

1. OTTERLY CUTE

How dreamy is the combination of our Sour Rhubarb and Orange Burst yarns in a stripe sequence? They make up the head and tail, which are worked all-in-one along with the body – meaning you’ll get a really neat finish with less sewing up. Fun fact: otters have the thickest fur of any mammal in the animal kingdom, with up to one million hairs per square inch!

Issue 107 Sneak Peek

2. PENNY PIGLET

Isn’t she sweet? Sarah-Jane Hicks’ amigurumi pig is a dream to make, using just a few basic stitches and techniques. With a pearl necklace, embroidered eyelashes, and a dainty flower by her ear, she really is a classy, endearing lady. The dress frill looks complicated, but couldn’t be easier to create too – give it a go! You’re sure to squeal with delight when she’s complete.

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3. BANDANA BIBS

Nothing beats a handmade gift for a little one and Dawn Finney’s project is no exception. You’ll be pleased to know that the small details on the bunny bib can be embroidered once the piece is finished which is ideal for you newbies to intarsia. Make sure to block the bib beforehand as this helps to create a firm stocking stitch base for your needlework.

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4. MARKET BAG

It’s time to do your bit for our lovely planet and you’ll be pleased to know you can do so with your favourite hobby! You’ll notice a double yarn over needle stitch in Ella Austin’s project – this technique creates larger holes which opens up the fabric and makes your yarn go further. If you want to open it up even more, try switching to bigger needles.

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5. HOTTIE COSY

Chilly winter evenings can only be enjoyed under a chunky knit blanket watching the latest must-see TV show, and Nicola Valiji’s pretty project is the perfect companion. This hot water bottle cosy is fun to make and won’t take you too long either. Once you’ve finished, we recommend you grab some more Sweetie yarn from craftstoreuk.com and do your bit for the environment with our market bag project on page 10.

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6. DOLL AND OUTFITS

We can say for certain that this itsy-bitsy project by Sachiyo Ishii is the cutest thing you will ever see. Children will love dressing cute Pixie in her selection of outfits and tucking her away in the matchbox when they’re done. It’s a great way of practising intricate stitches and if you’re feeling like a challenge, why not trim her dress with your Bubblegum Blue pom-pom yarn?

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7. FAIRY GARDEN CROCHET ALONG

We love a bit of whimsy at Let’s Get Crafting, and you can’t get more whimsical than my brand new crochet-along. Over the next three issues, I’ll be sharing patterns to create a charming fairy garden scene. First up is the toadstool house, which utilises every single splendid colour in your Sweetie yarn pack. From the embroidered blades of grass to the spots on the mushroom cap roof, there’s plenty to adore about this make. Look out for parts two and three – you’ve got mini toadstools, flowers, butterflies and the fairy herself on the way!

Issue 107 Sneak Peek

8. LUCIANO THE LION

Sachiyo Ishii has pulled another fantastic toy out of the bag and, as always, it’s great fun to make. Although he might be king of the jungle, there’s certainly nothing to be scared of when it comes to this cute little fellow. In fact, Luciano’s cheeky face and smart attire make him a roarsome gift for a child’s birthday. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get started!

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9. SADIE SUNSHINE

Nicola Valiji’s pigtail-sporting doll is ideal if you’re new to the world of toymaking. At Let’s Get Crafting, we pride ourselves on top-notch toy patterns and Sadie Sunshine – named by reader Joanna Chislett Street – is a welcome addition to our collection. There’s so much to love about her, but it’s the use of this issue’s pom-pom yarn that really makes her stand out from the crowd.

Issue 107 Sneak Peek

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