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.
- Fairy Garden Crochet-Along: Part Two
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- Pineapple Earrings
- Mix ‘n’ Match Dolls
- Sun and Moon
- Hot Dog and Chips
- Train Set
- Spike Flower
- Baby Bear
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- Mummy & Baby Otter
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- Issue 108 Sneak Peek
- 5 Inspiring (And Hilarious) Winter Crochet Projects
- Be The Change: 7 Ways To Knit & Crochet For Charity
- Crochet Zodiac - Capricorn
- Crochet Club issue 1 – OUT NOW!
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- 25 Stockings You Can Finish In Time For Christmas Eve
- Issue 107 Sneak Peek
- Take Part in Christmas Jumper Day
- Craft For Charity And Make A Difference
- 23 Christmas Crochet Projects You Need To Make
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- Accessories Crochet Patterns
- Amigurumi Crochet Patterns
- Baby Crochet Patterns
- Christmas Crochet Patterns
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- Toy Crochet Patterns
- Crochet baby blanket Crochet Patterns
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- 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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These Crochet Baby Beards Are THE CUTEST THING EVER!
Beards are cool. Babies are cute. So of course the natural thing to do is merge the two together.
That’s exactly what Ashlee Marie has done with her crochet bearded baby beanie patterns, and we couldn’t be more giddy. Scroll down to take a look at the adorable free – yes, FREE! – patterns…
To start with, you’ll need to crochet a striped beanie hat. The pattern is a US one, but the UK stitches you’ll need are: slip stitch, double crochet, half treble crochet, front post half treble crochet and back post half treble crochet. And it’s pretty simple to make too – yay! The beanie pattern is available in various sizes as well. Make it for a baby, toddler, child or adult.
Once you’ve crocheted a striped beanie, you can make its coordinating crochet bobble beard pattern. This is where the fun starts. For this part you’ll need to use the following stitches: chain, double crochet, half treble crochet, half treble crochet decrease and bobble. Isn’t it the most amazing, whimsical, wonderful, quirkiest thing you’ve ever seen? And if you feel like you’re missing out on all the crochet beard action you could, of course, make one for yourself – that’s right, they’re not just for babies. We’re positive you won’t get any funny looks when walking down the street in one of these creations. Reasonably positive.
If you thought it couldn’t get any better, we’re about to prove you wrong. That’s right – Ashlee Marie has also created a crochet Santa beard, made all the more realistic with lots of double loop stitches. New Christmas tradition? We thought so too.
Here are some more pictures because LOOK HOW CUTE!
Were you expecting to see babies with crochet beards today? No? Well, you’re welcome.
P.S. We like to be a bit quirky sometimes too. Browse our crochet toy patterns and prepare to smile!
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We’ve passed December and the daylight hours are finally starting to get longer, but the bitter cold has yet to take the message and go away. No problem – we’ve rounded up a number of ingenious (and absurd) crochet makes to keep your extremities nice and toasty. Even if they’re not to your taste, the comedy value will be well worth the effort.
In the world we live in today, it’s more important than ever to use our skills in a truly positive way by helping those in need. So many charities are calling out for knitted and crocheted items to be donated and quite often they’re incredibly easy patterns that anyone can create with a little practice. Why don’t you make it your aim to spend a couple of hours every week for one of the charities below?
Welcome to our first Crochet Zodiac, which this month is devoted to Capricorn! Those born under this sign are known for being practical, patient and disciplined – all very useful traits when embarking on a new project. You ensure you've got all the right yarns and tools first, plus you'll read the pattern at least twice before starting, rather than risk any mistakes. What's more, you're always working hard to improve your skills so you can move on to more advanced techniques, and won't give up on a project once it's started. However, you Capricorns can sometimes be your own harshest critics, feeling that you're not doing as much or as well as you should. You can also be quite shy, but crafters are a friendly bunch – why not seek out a local crochet group or join an online community such as Ravelry? Not only will you be able to ask for advice if you get stuck – and share your own tips in return – you'll get to make new friends who share your passion! In the meantime, why not treat yourself to something special from our list below...
Christmas might be just around the corner but we're already looking ahead to our New Year's Resolutions! This year, we want to make even more time for crafting – if that sounds like something you could get on board with too, there's an exciting new magazine out TODAY that's just for you. Crochet Club is your all-in-one magazine and kit for crochet success, allowing you to boost your skills while learning from other crafters. But don't just take our word for it – here are 5 great reasons to add it to your last-minute Christmas shopping!