Love Crochet

Love Crochet April 2017

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!

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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1 min.

Who doesn’t love a bit of Easter celebration? Butter-soaked hot cross buns, decorations in pretty pastel shades, basket-clutching kids foraging for chocolate eggs amid the crocuses... And, of course, as crocheters, it gives us all the excuse we need to hook adorable Easter makes for the children in our lives – or perhaps the child within! So, for that very reason, we’ve packed this issue with Easter TVSNIGXW XS XYGO MRXS 8V] SYV MVVIWMWXMFP] GYXI ƥSTT] IEVIH rabbit and little chick over on page 22, t-shirt yarn Easter basket perfect for egg hunts (p.34) and the sweetest pair of baby bunny slippers for tiny festive feet (p.18). We also have gorgeous accessory ideas including a festivalinspired drawstring purse (p.42), funky shoelaces (p.58) JVMRKIH &SLS [EMWXGSEX T ERH ƥSVEP IQFIPPMWLIH XST (p.54). Elsewhere,…

3 min.
easter trimmings

Even if you’re thinking more of chocolate eggs and less about crochet, you can get back on track with ease by rustling up a few crocheted Easter goodies, and keeping those ƤRKIVW FYW] QIERW ]SYŭPP IEX PIWW GLSGSPEXI There are so many projects you can make for Easter. You could make an Easter tree by placing some thin twigs in a large jug, then add crochet decorations, and, if you want to make the tree extra special, some water and daffodils. Each tree decoration can be made in just one sitting so it won’t take long to make a whole host of them, and they’re great stash FYWXIVW XSS +S XS [[[ KEVRWXYHMS GSQ XS ƤRH the free pattern Drops Extra 0-500 for pretty little eggs. Because it’s Easter why not…

1 min.
shopping hooked

2 min.
in the loop

Top of the Blogs! Annabooshouse.blogspot.co.uk Welcome to Annaboo’s House where beautiful things are made and shared. Blogger, designer and author Sarah admits her success with blankets is limited (she often makes a good start!) but we love that her designs come in small (beautiful) packages. Find free tutorials to tempt you, plus yarn reviews and giveaways. Sarah has an enviably good eye for colour combos too! Visit Sarah's Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AnnaboosHouse) for more of her covetable patterns. On course Whether you're a crochet newbie or fancy improving your technique, taking a course is a great way to boost your skills. Find the perfect one in your area at www.craftcourses.com. This handy site lists crochet courses all over the UK, with a useful star rating system based on customer reviews and the option to contact…

9 min.
lulu and lollo

Top tip Make sure you always pick up the correct hook or your lambs will be funny shapes! You will need ▘ 3 x 25g balls Sirdar Snuggly Snowfake DK in Creamy (631)es ▘ 1 x 100g ball Stylecraft Special DK in Stone (1710) ▘ For Girl – 1 x 100 Patons Fab DK in Pink (02304) and Candy (02316) ▘ For Boy – 1 x 100g ball Patons Fab DK in Glacier (02301) and Blue (02321) ▘ Oddments of black 4ply yarn ▘ 3mm crochet hook ▘ 10mm black safety eyesse ▘ Tapestry needle ▘ Toy stuffng ▘ Pink pencil crayon Tension ▘ Tension is not important for this project, just make sure your stitches are tight enough that stuffng won’t poke through Abbreviations ▘ For standard abbreviations see page 90 About these yarns Sirdar Snuggly Snowfake DK 100% polyester 85m per 25g £1.99 Sirdar Snuggly Snowfake DK 100% acrylic 295m per 100g £1.79 Patons…

2 min.
easter buns

Top tip Try to keep your stitches beautifully even to avoid irritating baby’s soft skin You will need ▘ 1 x 50g ball Debbie Bliss Eco Baby DK in Primrose shade 037. ▘ Oddments in white and green DK ▘ Embroidery thread in dark brown and pink for features ▘ 3mm crochet hook Size ▘ Size to fit baby 6/9 months. ▘ Sole measures approx. 9cm in length Tension ▘ Tension is not important for this project Abbreviations ▘ For standard abbreviations see page 90 About this yarn Debbie Bliss Eco Baby 100% cotton 125m per 50g £4.59 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk Using simple stitches and a delicate string of white daisies to adorn the baby bunnies’ heads, these dinky baby slippers will make the perfect Easter gift for little ones. We’re sure that you’ll be able to fnish them both in a single evening. BUNNY SLIPPERS Sole (make 2) Ch 12. Round 1: 2 htr in…