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!
- Christmas Eve Makes
- Knit and Crochet Tunic
- Christmas Elf
- Christmas Trees
- Two-Step Poppy
- Mice Toys
- Christmas Bear
- Advent Calendar Crochet-Along: Part Three
- Pom-Pom Wreath
- Safari Bear
- Mini Pumpkins
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- Countdown to… Crochet Club!
- Poppy Projects For Remembrance Day
- 9 Frida Projects To Kahlo Your World
- Make Toys To Be Treasured
- Issue 106 Sneak Peek
- 21 Projects To Make Whilst Watching The Great British Bake Off Final
- 20 Patterns You’ll Love To Make This Autumn
- The Ultimate Christmas Crafting Guide
- Why A Crocheter Would Win The Apprentice
- ISSUE 105 SNEAK PEEK
- THESE AMIGURUMIS WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO CROCHET IMMEDIATELY
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- Accessories Crochet Patterns
- Amigurumi Crochet Patterns
- Baby Crochet Patterns
- Christmas Crochet Patterns
- Granny squares Crochet Patterns
- Homewares Crochet Patterns
- Toy Crochet Patterns
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- SUE STRATFORD: WHY YOU SHOULD SWAP GARMENTS FOR TOYS
- 19 Crochet Projects For Your Summer Holiday
- Stuart Hillard: The Blitzen Yarn Kit
- ISSUE 104 SNEAK PEEK
- 9 Sexy Men In Knitwear To Brighten Your Day
- Look At These Incredible Crochet Dogs
- 17 Things You’ll Wish You Knew When You First Started Crochet
- The Best Blanket Crochet-Along EVER!
- Pretty Posy Technical Guides
- Woolly Writer Winner Revealed
- Woolly Writer 2nd Place Runner-Up Revealed
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Make Toys To Be Treasured
Our resident knitter Sue Stratford takes a sentimental look at why family heirlooms are so special.
When I hear that a loved one is having a baby, my first thought is to make something. As a child I had a lot of handmade gifts because my mum’s friend was a toymaker and used to send things for me – I particularly remember a collection of corduroy mice where she’d made each one in a different fabric. I still have them and used to let my children play with them when they were small, although I always put the mice away quickly afterwards! My mum also made the most beautiful dolls; each one had a wardrobe of clothes and I still treasure them now. There are so many toy patterns out there, and even if you’ve recently started knitting don’t despair – they may look hard but you can find some easy and straightforward projects that will make a lovely toy to be treasured. Years ago I made a blanket with a tiny teddy for a friend’s baby. The child – although now grown up – still has it and her mum often mentions the special gift that I made for her. My school friend had a bear made by her grandmother; over the years it had been darned and mended so many times that you couldn’t really tell what it was, but she still loved it. In the end, there wasn’t much left of the original, so her mum made a knitted onesie to hold it all together! Toys hold memories not just for the child you give them to, but also for the parent. I’ve kept a few of my children’s toys and every time I come across them I remember happy times when they were little. It’s amazing to be able to pass on something you’ve made to the next generation and see them love it. I urge you to give it a go!
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Poppies are a beautifully bold, yet delicate flower, synonymous with Remembrance Day and the month of November. We've rounded up some free poppy projects to help you commemorate Armistice Day the crafty way.
Frida Kahlo is making a comeback. Those statement eyebrows and that floral headband are simply iconic and she seems to be popping up all over our Pinterest boards. Her style encourages us all to inject a little more colour into our everyday life, so we've rounded up nine projects for you to start making today – they're sure to unleash your inner artist.
The latest issue of Let's Get Crafting is certain to tickle your festive fancy. Whether you want to crochet Mrs Claus, elves and tree decs, or instead knit crackers, stars and a scarf you'll find it's bursting at the seams with exciting patterns. Sue Stratford discovers how the internet has changed the way we craft, Save the Children help us prepare for Christmas Jumper Day and we crown our toymaking champion.
Ready, set, bake! The thyme has finally come to tune into the final of our favourite show on telly. Who will be crowned the champion? We've laughed, we've cried and we've thoroughly enjoyed watching Kim-Joy, Rahul Mandal and Ruby Bhogal prove themselves beyond all measure. But will they rise to the occasion? If like us you'll be nervously watching the final three, then these patterns are great for your idle hands. After you've whipped up one of these, Paul won't be able to help but give you the Hollywood handshake.