It's autumn time, and what better way to embrace the cosier season than with a bit of crochet? These patterns will prove super easy and fun, ensuring that you're able to spruce up your home, or give a gift to a dear friend or little one in no time.
- Penguin Pals
- Brussels Sprouts Garland
- Amigurumi Elves
- Pom-pom Mittens
- Christmas Donkey
- Advent Calendar Crochet-Along: Part Two
- Christmas Lights
- Christmas Doily
- Nativity Scene
- Bauble Coasters
- Yarn Christmas Trees
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- 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
- 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
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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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- 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
- Woolly Writer 3rd Place Runner-Up Revealed
- Issue 103 Sneak Peek
- Support England With #WaistcoatWednesday
- Help Change Lives With Knitted Knockers
- The Ultimate Guide To Dyeing And Spinning Your Own Yarn
- 19 Baby Toys That Will Stop Them Crying
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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!
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Sabrina Somers started her crochet journey in Amsterdam back in 2014 after she spotted amigurumi projects online and immediately fell in love with them. “My boyfriend bought me Zoomigurumi so I could learn to make them myself – my first toy didn’t even come close to the original from the book, but I was really proud that I’d made one,” Sabrina explains. Little did she know that this would encourage her to start designing her own patterns and go on to publish a successful book of her own.