Summer’s just around the corner, crafters! Issue 110 of Let’s Get Crafting goes on sale in just a few days on 4th April and we promise you’ll be amazed with what we have in store for you this month. We’re bringing you our first-ever ten-ball yarn kit in a range of vibrant carnival colours. From festive carnival bunting to a rainbow chameleon, you’ll hardly have the time to put your kit down. But it sure doesn’t stop there. We’re also sharing our exclusive guide on how to become a toymaking extraordinaire, we chat to amigurumi expert Alison North and explore how colours can affect your mood. Happy reading crafters, and see you next month! Take a look at some of our top projects…
Super simple and fun to make, Heather Gibbs’ crochet lobster in our favourite hot colours just had to be called Lulu! Remember to keep the facial features close together to give Lulu that great, friendly smile that will almost certainly brighten any room.
If you’re still looking for inspiration to get out of the house and straight to the beach then look no further than Sarah-Jane Hicks’ summery ted. Donning a sun-motif T-shirt and cool blue shorts, all he needs is his bucket, spade, stripy towel – and of course you! Who could truly say no to this cutie after all?
Straight out of Jurassic Park and right into your home, this adorable duo is equally popular with adults and children alike and are an incredibly fun project to make!
Who ever said that eco-friendly and stylish can’t go hand in hand? Not us, and this clever project by Corinne Bradd is here to prove just that. Lined with beeswax fabric and donning a chic granny square design, these wraps are a practical way to keep your food fresh while you’re out and about. Why not have a go at cutting down on waste with this eco-friendly project?
The one-and-only Frida Kahlo was the inspiration behind this creative pattern by Áine Marriott that brings a touch of vibrancy to any festivity. We can’t think of a better way to use all ten colours in this month’s exclusive yarn kit or to practise intarsia and colour changes.
Staying true to this issue’s lively carnival theme, we have opted for vibrant bright pink to adorn Jessica’s soft plumage and complementary tones in bold navy and golden yellow as a great way to add a splash of colour to any toy stash. Sachiyo Ishii wows us yet again with this adorable design and we bet your little ones just can’t wait to give her a cuddle!
RUBEN THE ROBOT
Who could possibly resist charming little Ruben and his heart of gold? With just a few rounds here and there, you’ll be done making this adorable pattern before you know it. But the best part is perhaps the secret Ruben just can’t wait to share with you all: you can open up the door on his tummy to reveal his inner workings!
FLORA & FLEUR
Just in time for the warm season ahead, these two little cuties make the perfect nursery room partners thanks to their cheery faces and vibrant petals. Our talented designer Sarah Louise Read has done a fantastic job stuffing the stalks firmly so that tiny hands could easily hold this wonderful duo. Alternatively, you can easily use this project to decorate other parts of your house by putting them in pots.
Far from blending in with his surroundings, Heather Gibbs’ genius creation is here to make a statement! Using all ten yarn colours, this little guy will undoubtedly catch everyone’s attention and steal hearts just as easily.
Since we believe that your living space should be brimming with positive energy, we couldn’t help ourselves but to introduce you to this fabulous creation that will send out good karma from wherever it is in the room. Perfect for beginners and using the soothing rhythm of stocking stitch, this project uses a mesmerising sequence of colour changes that will keep you busy for hours on end.
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