Issue 108 of Let’s Get Crafting is here! Featuring a six-ball Artsy yarn kit, tools and all the best knitting and crochet patterns, it’s guaranteed to help you get the most out of your creativity. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also find a wonderful short story, learn how to use up your yarn scraps, shop the latest skeins for Valentine’s Day and perfect your amigurumi skills with our industry experts.
These little parcels by Dawn Finney can be filled with dried lavender – or whatever your preferred fragrance – to create sweet-smelling cushions. Check out our panel opposite to see just how versatile they can be. Fancy a challenge? Try designing your own floral motif and embroidering it on.
PICASSO THE FOX
When we say we squealed at the sight of this painter fox, we truly mean it. Sachiyo Ishii has done it again with a toy capable of melting hearts across the nation. He’s a little bit in love with himself too, if you hadn’t already guessed.
Handmade is always best, especially when it comes to keeping yourself cosy in chilly weather. These colourful earmuffs designed by Claire Garland are certain to impress, so if you’re finding yourself stuck for what to make for a loved one’s birthday then look no further. This project uses two yarn colours held together so make sure you keep an eye out for this throughout.
Remember this lovely doll from issue 107? Well she’s back with some new garms thanks to the brilliant Nicola Valiji. Little ones will have hours of fun playing with Sadie and her interchangeable outfits, and you’ll have great fun making them too. If you’ve never tried a picot edge, you’ll find out just how easy it is when you knit the dress and skirt hems. Enjoy!
All little ones love colouring and all adults hate the mess when they miss the paper. Enter Sarah Louise Read’s inventive pattern. These simple pencils will save all dining room tables from colourful destruction – that’s a 100% Let’s Get Crafting guarantee! If you’re gifting these to a young child, try embroidering different expressions onto each one instead of using safety eyes.
With his cute-as-can-be smile you can’t help but fall in love with Sachiyo Ishii’s adorable creation. Deep in the grasslands of Africa, you’ll find that zebras each have their own individual stripe pattern and Zebedee is no different. The rich purple shades add to his quirky character and make him such a fun toy for a child to befriend. Make a pal for life today!
At first glance the rounds in this project may look lengthy and confusing, however they’re actually really simple to master. Make sure your cover sits quite snug so the stitches are well-defined – if you make it too loose, it may slide off over time.
Before diving into Corinne Bradd’s pretty project, make sure you head to youtube.com/thecraftschannel – there you’ll find a handy step-by-step video to guide you through it. Make sure you always check back to find amazing tutorials for a variety of creative techniques.