Merry Christmas crafters! The latest issue of Let's Get Crafting, on sale 27th September, is a fun, festive pack that's sure to get you excited for the upcoming festivities. Inside you'll find patterns galore, an interview with chunky knitting extraordinaire Lauren Aston, a selection of quizzes and the ultimate guide for charity crafting – we know you crafters love to make for a good cause, so find out about all the organisations that you can help.Read More >
How to crochet
One of the great things about crochet is that you don't need much specialist equipment to get started. It's also a very portable hobby that you can take with you wherever you go. Once you've got your hook and yarn you are ready to start tackling the basics. First of all you need to learn how to hold the hook correctly, then add a slip knot onto your hook and start trying out basic stitches.
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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...Read More >