Happy Easter you lovely lot! Issue 109 of Let’s Get Crafting hits the shelves on 28th February and you’re going to fall in love with what’s in store. From springtime lambs and chicks to adorable accessories for little’uns, you’ll want to make it all. Aside from the wondrous projects, we’ve also shared our ultimate guide to mastering the i-cord, we chat to crochet designer MJ Carlos and shop the latest in toymaking essentials too – it’s a corker!
Super simple and quick to make, Ella Austin’s design is a favourite for a cosy weekend in; we recommend you flick the telly on and put your feet up with this relaxing project. If you’re fairly new to knitting then it’s a good one for you. It uses a few basic stitches that are easy to master but provides enough of a challenge to get your needles clicking.
Okay, we don’t actually recommend eating Dawn Finney’s tasty-looking project, but they sure are good to look at. Knit up a batch of these for children and they’ll love hosting a make-believe tea party – 0% sugar, 100% fun!
The stitches in Áine Marriott’s design are really simple to knit, however, if you’re still finding your way around the needles then the stripe sequences and adding each section may be a little tricky for you. Why not ask a crafty friend to help you? There’s nothing better than making with loved ones over a hot cuppa and some tasty biscuits.
These adorable cuties made by the one and only Nicola Valiji couldn’t be more perfect for Easter. Once you’ve finished the simpler characters, move onto the stripy egg and master using fluffy yarn with the unhatched chick. You’ll be a knitting whizz before you know it. Did you know chickens outnumber humans three to one? That’ll be even more after you’ve completed this fun pattern!
Isn’t Sarah Louise Read’s design the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? If this is for a teeny tot who is prone to popping things in their mouth, we recommend that you swap the safety eyes for embroidered ones instead. Babies will feel so comforted by the soft yarn and friendly-faced bear, so what are you waiting for? Grab your hook and this issue’s Blossom kit and get making!
The perfect project for you and your mini-me, these pretty headbands made by the super-talented Heather Gibbs can be whipped up this weekend. We recommend you pop the ears on, channel your inner Easter Bunny and hide chocolate around the garden for your loved ones to find.
WALLACE THE FARMER
Hannah Cooper’s latest make is utterly fantastic, is he not? Our special yarn is perfect for adding in his wispy white hair, and the flat cap is a must-make addition to Wallace’s look. Make sure you stuff him firmly to create a sturdy toy that can withstand hours of playtime.
Sachiyo Ishii has used just three yarns from your Blossom kit to knit this simply gorgeous lamb. If you’re a beginner or you find it tricky to sew up with fluffy yarn, use cream DK from your stash instead. By the way, she was named Lottie by reader Sammy Lee Stoney on Facebook – make sure you head to our page to see if you can name an upcoming Let’s Get Crafting character.
This little beauty has mastered her arabesques and pliés and now she’s all set to make a little one very happy indeed. If you’ve got a dancer in the family then look no further, you’ll certainly be in their good books once you’ve crocheted Hannah Cooper’s design. You can even personalise it using surface crochet; try embroidering
an initial or adding embellishments to the leotard.
FAIRY GARDEN CROCHET-ALONG: PART THREE
The moment has come: it’s the final part of our fairy garden crochet-along! We hope you’ve enjoyed parts one and two, which featured patterns for the path, toadstools, flowers and, of course, the fairy house itself. The scene doesn’t stop there. This time around we’re bringing you a sweet-as-can-be fairy, plus three darling butterflies for that perfect finishing touch. Here’s part one and part two!
FREE TOFT EMMA THE BUNNY CROCHET KIT WITH NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS
We also have a special treat just for you! Subscribe to our magazine starting with the 28th of February to get your hands on this adorable companion just in time for Easter!
Emma the bunny is the perfect crochet kit for beginners. Using just the double crochet stitch, this delightful companion is quick and easy to make. Made in sumptuously soft luxury wool, Emma is sure to be a firm favourite in your crochet collection.
This practical kit includes 100g of TOFT DK pure wool in Stone, 1 x 25g ball of TOFT DK pure wool in Yellow, a soft grip 3mm crochet hook, premium toy stuffing, a postcard pattern, a wool needle and black wool for the eyes and is a perfect treat for beginners.
We certainly love it and we’re sure you will too.