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Love Crochet

September 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!

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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IN THIS ISSUE

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welcome

The end of the summer holidays marks the start of a new season – if you’ve got kids, it’s all about new term excitement after the long break, while chillier-autumn nights are gradually drawing in, with the fun of harvest festivals and Halloween on their way too. With all this in mind, you’ll find plenty of projects to choose from in your brand-new issue, whatever level of crochet expertise you have. You’ll love our cheerful Jade the Panda cover star (p.9), wise owl trio (p.15) and jolly harvest mice (p.12), as well as our back-to-school special with an adorable doll complete with backpack (p.20), a handy book bag (p.28) and pencil case (p25)! We also have easy makes for the home and cosy garments for the family, plus how to crochet…

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in the loop

Top of the Blogs! www.makeanddocrew.com Jess left behind a career in advertising to be creative with yarn instead, and Make & Do Crew was born. Now playing with yarn is her full-time job, and she’s even published her own book, Corner to Corner Crochet: 15 Contemporary Projects, which you’ll find on her website along with free patterns of her designs and tutorials (crocheted lace patches on jeans, anyone?). We’re loving her garments and home accessories, and can't wait to hook a pair of her dreamy Dream Catcher Flip Flop Sandals. Creepy crochet Looking for ideas and patterns to vamp up your Halloween this year? You’ll find loads of ideas from the artists and makers on Deviantart. Go to the site, key ‘halloween crochet’ into the search box and have fun browsing. We found creatures…

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jade the panda

MAKES A GREAT GIFT! You will need Oddments of DK yarn in black and white 4mm (UK 8, US G/6) crochet hook 15mm safety toy eyes Wool needle Toy stuffing Black felt Black embroidery thread Measurements 16x8cm (6¼x3in) Tension Tension is not critical for this project but stitches should be tight so that stuffing does not show through Abbreviations For standard abbreviations see page 82 Add to your menagerie of amigurumi animals with the latest offering from Liz Ward – Jade the panda! This adorable character is made with just two shades of yarn, making it extra-easy for newbies to pick up their hook and have a go. Start with the head and body, worked in one piece, adding Jade’s all-important eye patches with felt, and her nose and mouth with embroidery. Any animal lover…

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happy harvest

You will need DMC Natura Just Cotton, 1 ball each in: Canelle (shade N37) Bourgogne (shade N34) Moss Green (shade N75) Safran (shade N47) Orquidea (shade N45) Gardenia (shade N36) Small scraps of DK cotton yarn in black, green and pink 3mm (UK 11, US C/2) hook Measurements Approx. 7cm (2¾in) tall Tension Tension is not critical for this project but stitches should be tight so that stuffing does not show through Abbreviations Invisible dc decrease (inv dec): insert hook in front loop only of the next 2 dc, yrh and pull up a loop (drawing hook back through both sts), yrh and pull through both loops on hook For standard abbreviations see page 82 About this yarn DMC Natura Just Cotton 100% cotton 155m per 50g Machine wash at 30°C £3.99, visit www.dmc.com or call 01924 231669 Harvest mice may be small in size, but…

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birds of a feather

You will need Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK, 1 ball each in: Chai (shade 1973) Driftwood (shade 1950) Cream (shade 1851) Very Small amounts in: Asparagus (shade 1970) Flame (shade 1971) Nude (shade 1969) Sorbet (shade 1962) Cyclamen (shade 1967) Apple Blossom (shade 1964) Black (shade 1833) Any cotton DK yarn in: Pale Blue and Mid Blue 3.5mm (UK 9 or 10, US E/4) hook 3mm (UK 11, US C/2) hook Safety stuffing 4 x 10mm safety eyes 2 x 7mm safety eyes Measurements Small: 5cm (2½in) tall Medium: 11.5cm (4½in) tall Large: 14cm (5½in) tall Tension Tension is not critical for this project but stitches should be tight so that stuffing does not show through Abbreviations For standard abbreviations see page 82 About this yarn Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK 100% cotton 201m per 100g Machine wash at 30°C £3.95, for stockists call 01943 872 264 or visit www.tbramsden.co.uk Too-wit too-woo! This cheerful…

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best in class

You will need Lily Sugar’n Cream, 1 ball each in: Soft Ecru (shade 01004) – MC White (shade 00001) – A Hot Pink (shade 01740) – B Indigo (shade 01114) – C Warm Brown (shade 01130) – D Lily Sugar’n Cream Ombres, 1 ball in: Batik (shade 02446) – E 3.5mm (UK 9/10, US E/4) crochet hook 4mm (UK 8, US G/6) crochet hook Stuffing 2 small black beads for eyes Small amounts of red and black embroidery thread Button or bead for backpack Measurements Approx 32cm (12½in) long x 12.5cm (5in) wide Tension 16dc and 18 rows to 10cm (4in), using 3.5mm (UK 9/10, US E/4) crochet hook Abbreviations For standard abbreviations see page 82 About this yarn Lily Sugar’n Cream 100% cotton 109m per 71g Machine wash at 30°C Lily Sugar’n Cream Ombres 100% cotton 86m per 57g Machine wash at 30°C Both £3, buy in store at…

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