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Love Crochet

July 2019

Love Crochet magazine is packed with great ideas to hook! From homeware and baby makes to accessories and fashion, we have cute and quirky seasonal makes throughout the year – for every skill level!

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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6 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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welcome

Summer is here and we love it! The extra-long days and light evenings mean there’s even more time to get stuck into all those hooky projects you’ve been planning to do. You’ll find plenty of projects to choose from in this sunny issue, whatever level of crochet experience you have. You’ll love our sweet strawberry fairy cover star and her tiny stripy friend (p.14), and cute kitty Sandy (p.18), who is seaside-ready complete with bucket, spade and rubber ring! We also have easy makes for the home and family, like pretty crochet covers to perk up old footstools (p.42), a swirly coloured blanket (p.80), holiday essentials including an eco-friendly travel set (p.22) and welly toppers perfect for summer festivals (p.41), plus a soft and cuddly giant teddy for the kids (p30) and…

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tunisian crochet

Do you crochet but prefer the look of knitting? Many people do, which is why they crochet the Tunisian way! Tunisian crochet makes a knitted fabric, but you don't have the whole weight of the project on two needles, which can be tiring. If you’ve had to give up knitting because of arthritis, this would be a great substitute. Anything you can knit, you can also make with Tunisian crochet. Tunisian hooks come in all the same sizes as knitting needles and ordinary crochet hooks. On average, a Tunisian hook measures between 10 and 14 inches, and your project will only be the width of the amount of stitches you can get on the hook – they're the perfect size for baby clothes, cowls and cushions. For anything wider, such as…

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summer days

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in the loop

Top of the Blogs! www.divinedebris.com Are you a fan of pretty earrings, hair accessories, scarves, hangings and other home accessories? Then take a look at Amber’s site. She says she’s always designing something or other, and you can tell, as her site is packed with fab patterns – some free and some to buy. Amber’s designs are fun, and you’re in for a treat if you’re looking for jolly summer makes. Her anchor-themed projects are inspiring us to take a trip to the seaside and hop on a boat! Keep up-to-date with Amber’s design journey by following her blog. Learn in luxury Denman College is a glorious country house that’s owned and run by the WI. Set in stunning Oxfordshire countryside, it’s the scene for residential courses in craft, cookery and photography. This summer,…

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three little bears

MINI MAKES YOU’LL LOVE! These teds make a perfect trio, and are so fast to hook, working in the amigurumi method. Once you’ve added stuffing to give them a cuddly rounded shape, perfect for bedtime hugs, add the finishing touches – safety eyes and a touch of embroidery to bring each bear to life. You could stitch the eyes too if you prefer. We crocheted our bears in blue, purple and beige DK yarn – but the colourways are up to you. A great way to use up your stash, and choosing the colours is all part of the fun! You will need ▪ DK yarn in blue, beige or purple ▪ 6mm safety toy eyes ▪ Toy stuffing ▪ Black embroidery thread ▪ 3.5mm (UK 9 or 10, US E/4) crochet hook ▪ Wool needle Measurements ▪ Approx.…

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strawberry fairy

Juicy red strawberries are a sure sign of summer, so what could be better to hook on a sunny day than this gorgeous fruity project? Worked in cotton 4ply throughout, our fairy has the loveliest creamy complexion to complement her berry beautiful hat and pretty dress in bright, strawberry shades! Once you’ve completed her, you won’t be able to resist making her little winged friend, too. Together, they make a summery treat to savour. Top tip If the cotton yarn is slippery to work with, use a bamboo or wooden crochet hook You will need ▪ DROPS Safran Cotton 4ply, 1 ball each in: Yellow (shade 10) White (shade 17) Off White (shade 18) Lime (shade 31) Brown (shade 23) Red (shade 19) Black (shade 16) ▪ 3mm (UK 11, US C/2) crochet hook ▪ Wool…

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