Christmas is coming and we can practically hear the sleigh bells ringing! If the festive season has crept up on you – don't panic it happens to all of us – then these free stocking projects will help you get prepped in no time.
- Mummy & Baby Otter
- Fairy Garden Crochet-Along: Part One
- Pretty Feathers
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- Amigurumi Snowman
- Christmas Tree Scene
- Candy Canes
- Christmas Phrase
- Christmas Eve Makes
- Knit and Crochet Tunic
- Christmas Elf
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- 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
- Countdown to… Crochet Club!
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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
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- Accessories Crochet Patterns
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Woolly Writer 2nd Place Runner-Up Revealed
Thank you to everyone who entered The Woolly Writer competition! We’d like to congratulate our 2nd place contestant Jill Pritchard on her wonderful poem.
Another Cup Of Tea
My daughter needs a jumper,
On the front she wants to star,
My husband’s socks are full of holes,
And pay day’s just too far.
The twins are always ruining,
Their clothes with childhood play,
And I’d really like a summer top,
But it’s still two weeks till pay!
I know, I thought, my cupboards full,
With patterns, yarn and thread,
I’ll make a brew and have a look,
And make us things instead!
There’s cotton, Aran, double knit,
More wool than I can see,
There are folders full of patterns!
(I’ll make another cup of tea)
Okay, to choose a pattern,
Shall I crochet or shall I knit?
The instructions can be quite obscure,
I need to make sense of it!
So knitting’s fine, I’ve got that sussed!
Yarn over, knit and purled,
Knit two together, cast that off,
Ignore holes and edges curled
So while the kettle’s boiling,
I try out my crochet hook,
But the pattern is American!
I’ll choose another book
So finally, with hook in hand,
And all my craft supplies,
I double, treble, slip and knot,
And then to my surprise…
The pattern followed closely,
No stitch was out of place,
I thought I got it right this time
But I still can’t see his face!
It’s supposed to be a bobble hat,
But it won’t fit properly on his head,
I reach out for the biscuits,
I’ll have a cup of tea instead!
Read the winning story!
More from Top Crochet Patterns blog
Issue 107 is here and we have some serious treats in store for you all. Not only is it bursting at the seams with giveaways, the latest news, and reader makes, we also shop the latest crafty subscription boxes and help you plan out 2019 so you can make it the best and most creative year yet! If that wasn't enough, you'll find incredible knitting and crochet patterns too – here's a little peek at what you'll be making.
Us creative types have two great loves in this world: crafting and Christmas. When they collide we’re positively giddy, so as you can imagine Christmas Jumper Day – organised by the wonderful people at Save the Children – is our favourite event of the year. On a Friday in the middle of December, people join together in festive knitwear, whether crazy or classy, plain or interactive, and make a donation. Campaign Fundraising Manager Brea Thibodeau let us know how it all began.
Knitted Knockers, Age UK, Save the Children – our columnist Sue Stratford tells us how she does her bit for these life-changing charities.
Oh the weather outside is frightful... well, not really! It's a bit cold though, so we'd rather be snuggled up inside under a blanket working on our crochet projects. If you'd like to follow suit, these 23 crochet patterns are the perfect projects to start in the run-up to Christmas – you'll be able to whip them up in no time to keep for yourself or give as gifts to your loved ones.