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Love Crochet October 2018

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

Autumn is, without a doubt, our favourite season here in the Love Crochet offce – gorgeous shades of copper, chocolate, plum, burnt orange are in abundance… So, we have taken our inspiration from Mother Nature and packed this issue full of makes in these autumnal cosy colours, in celebration of the new season. We have a beautiful leaf hanging on page 46; soft and stunning granny scarf (p.52), a sweet, ready-for-fall fox, complete with cute little hat and scarf (p.18); and of course, our cover stars, the utterly adorable pair of hedgehogs (p.12). We have pages of projects to keep you crocheting all autumn, so get stuck in! Enjoy, and see you soon! PS. The next issue of Love Crochet is on sale on October 30th, 2018. If you have any queries about…

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colors of autumn

Homes are decorated for every season in the U.S.A. and autumn seems to be next on the list after Christmas – or should that be before! Wreaths, garlands, placemats and, of course, pumpkins are all put on display. Autumn leaves are not just red, yellow and brown – there are so many colour variations. Lucy from Attic 24 has created a blanket inspired by the leaves she has found on her walks. You can buy a pack of 15 balls of Stylecraft Special DK from www.woolwarehouse.co.uk for £26.50. Each pack makes a single size blanket measuring 120x180cm, and if you want to make a double or king-size blanket you will need two packs. The great thing about a blanket is that it can also be used as a throw to add…

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shopping hooked

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in the loop

Top of the Blogs! www.newleafdesigns.nl One of the happiest things crochet has brought Carmen Jorissen is a tribe of wonderful crafty friends. Just about every moment of her time outside work is spent crocheting, and designing crochet and knitting projects. Based in the Netherlands, Carmen shares her experiences on her blog and podcast, as well as her patterns – some of which are free to download from her blog, and others can be bought from her online shop. Carmen is an offcial Scheepjes blogger and her designs can be found on their website, too. Och aye! Fancy going on a crochet retreat near the shores of Loch Lomond in Scotland, with stunning scenery, good food and men in kilts on the doorstep? The baronial Gartmore House is set in rolling landscape north of Glasgow,…

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bertie and betty

You will need ▪ Stylecraft Special DK, 100g, 1 ball in Mocha (shade 1064) Small amount of Black (shade 1002) ▪ King Cole Moments DK, 50g, 1 ball each in: Beaver (shade 497) Ginger (shade 1876) ▪ 4mm (UK 8, US G/6) hook ▪ Embroidery needle ▪ Stitch marker ▪ Toy stuffing ▪ Pins (optional) ▪ 4 x 10mm black safety eyes ▪ 2 x 10mm triangle nose Measurements ▪ Approx. 20cm (8in) tall Tension ▪ Tension is not critical for this project but must be tight Abbreviations ▪ For standard abbreviations see page 90 Real hedgehogs are undeniably sweet, but also a little bit prickly for stroking and petting! Instead, why not hook these crochet cuties, Bertie and Betty, who both sport super-soft ‘hair’ rather than spines. We hear they enjoy trips to the park, story time on the sofa and snuffing around in the…

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neo lights

You will need ▪ Sirdar No.1 Chunky, 100g, 2 balls in Cloud (shade 230) ▪ Scrap of contrast neon yarn such as Sirdar Cotton 4 Ply in Guava (shade 534) (held double) ▪ 5mm (UK 6, US H/8) crochet hook ▪ Wool needle Measurements ▪ To fit approx. UK size 7 ▪ 26cm (10¼in) long x 16cm (6¼in) high Tension ▪ Tension is not critical for this project Abbreviations ▪ For standard abbreviations see page 90 With their playful pop of colour, these slippers will be a joy to make, and to wear. They’re worked in one piece from the toe up (with an afterthought heel), using half trebles – a lovely dense stitch that will give the boots durability, and also makes the project grow quickly. In fact, you can finish the pair in around 2-3 hours! This one-size pattern can…

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