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Love Crochet January 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

Welcome to your fabulous, January issue of Love Crochet – full of makes to get your new year off to a cracking, crochet start! We have projects perfect for beginners including an easy-peasy chilli pepper garland (p.26); sweet, simple slippers T ERH EHSVEFPI FEF] FPEROIX MR [EJ?I WXMXGL T *SV all skill levels, we also have makes including a super-soft sloth (p.20), cute cat toy (p.75), and of course, our cover stars on page 12 – the bright and beautiful family of llamas! And we have BIG news! As of our next issue, we will be including a project kit with every magazine! Your new premium Love Crochet [MPP FI SR WEPI *IFVYEV] XL ? GLIGO SYX TEKI JSV QSVI HIXEMPW? PS. If you have any queries about patterns, email patternhelp@immediate.co.uk and we’ll…

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new year

Do you bother with New Year resolutions, or just carry on as usual? Resolutions are usually broken by the second week of January, but sometimes they can be a spur to organise your life a little better. Or, in the case of a crocheter, your projects and your stash! How many times do you buy yarn and ?RH SYX ]SY LEZI XLI WEQI ]EVR EX LSQI# Sometimes it's best to use your stash like E WLST ERH ?RH E TVSNIGX XS WYMX XLI ]EVR ]SY LEZI VEXLIV XLER FY]MRK QSVI JSV E RI[ TVSNIGX (MJ?GYPX FYX MX GER FI HSRI Treat stashbusting like stocktaking. +EXLIV YT IZIV] FMX SJ ]EVR ERH TYX MX MR SRI VSSQ (MZMHI XLI ]EVR MRXS HMJJIVIRX colours and then decide what you want to keep. Are you…

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in the loop

Top of the Blogs! www.hollyshobbiescrafts.com Holly McNevan is an inspiration! She wanted a GVSGLIXIH XS] JSV LIV PMXXPI KMVP ERH GSYPHR?X ?RH one, so she learned how to crochet and made one herself. And that was the beginning of a long-term adventure that has led to her designing her own amigurumi, making custom orders for others and creating her own blog so she can pass on her knowledge. It’s her ‘haven for all XLMRKW GVSGLIX? ERH SR MX ]SY?PP ?RH QER] of Holly’s patterns, how-to video tutorials, giveaways, plus product and pattern reviews. WE love unravel it! Get ready for a shopping extravaganza. Unravel is a heavenly retail delight with lovely goodies to buy from more than 80 artisans, including indie yarn suppliers, dyers, designers and makers. There will also be workshops, demos and talks…

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llama party!

Top tip Avoid polished hooks when working with cotton yarn – a matte wooden hook is ideal Want to hook an amigurumi toy that’s adorable, eyecatching and modern? No prob-llama! In fact, we’ve got a whole family of lovely llamas for you to create – meet Luca, Lily, Mumma and Papa. These characters are worked in a spiral using the most gorgeous shades of cotton DK from Paintbox Yarns, and embellished with stylish hairdos and oversized eyes, making them extra cute and hard to resist! You will need Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK, 2 balls each in:Sailor Blue (shade 440)Mustard Yellow (shade 424)Vanilla Cream (shade 408)1 ball each in:Tea Rose (shade 443)Lime Green (shade 429)Pure Black (shade 402) 4mm (UK 8, US G/6) hook K XS] WXYJ?RK 8 x safety eyes Stitch marker Scissors…

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hanging around

Top tip It isn’t easy to see the stitches with eyelash yarn, so use coloured needles for contrast W?LIR LI MWR?X LERKMRK YTWMHI HS[R JVSQ E XVII XLMW KIRXPI GVIEXYVI GER YWYEPP] FI JSYRH KMZMRK SYX GYHHPIW XS EPP LMW JVMIRHW %RH LI VIEPP] MW GYHHP] XSS thanks to the various yarns Val has chosen for her project – there’s eyelash yarn for his body, soft cotton for his face and toes, and Ricorumi for the features. Sid is so lovable, you’ll probably [ERX XS WXEVX LSSOMRK LMQ WXVEMKLXE[E] FYX XV] RSX XS VYWL .YWX PMOI 7MH LMQWIPJ XEOI MX RMGI ERH WPS[ You will need King Cole Moments DK, 2 balls in Aqua (shade 1878) – Yarn A Rico Baby Cotton Soft DK, 1 ball in Mid Blue (shade 056) – Yarn…

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little bow peep

Top tip Leather slipper soles or anti-slip ‘dots’ are available from craft shops and online Worked in soft grey with a pop of neon colour, these bow slippers are so much fun! The chunky acrylic yarn hooks up really quickly, so you can easily complete them in a weekend, which is ideal if you need a cosy gift for a loved one. We love how easy they are to customise, too – you GSYPH [SVO XLIQ MR WXVMTIW EHH E GSRXVEWX XVMQ QEOI E ?S[IV instead of a bow, or embroider a monogram for a personal touch! You will need Sirdar No. 1 Chunky, 2 balls in Cloud (shade 230) Small amount of Sirdar Cotton 4ply in Guava (shade 534) or any contrast colour 4.5mm (UK 7, US 7) crochet hook Wool needle Measurements…

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