Love Crochet

Love Crochet August 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.

Are you in a holiday frame of mind? We know we are! And whether you’re planning on jetting off somewhere exotic, or simply lazing in the back garden with a good book and cool drink, there’s nothing like a bit of downtime in the sun to recharge. So with this in mind, this issue we have projects inspired by happy holidays, both home and away… We have a very cute and cool pair of shorts, in a goes-witheverything pea-green shade on page 31– a space-saving suitcase essential. There’s our sweet sunglasses case inspired by a childhood favourite lolly (p37). And if you turn to page 38, we have a fabulous pair of feline fight socks – purrfect (not the last time we make that pun we’re afraid), for getting cosy and…

3 min.
crochting for baby

Makers of baby clothes often choose to knit garments rather than crochet because they’re worried about tiny toes and fngers getting caught in the open stitches. This isn’t likely to happen, however! In fact, a crochet fabric is perfect as it has natural thermal qualities due to the texture of the stitches. Crochet is also much quicker to do than knitting so if you have to rustle up a quick present like a little cardigan or toy, it will only take a few evenings. There are a few things to bear in mind, though. It’s natural to want to pretty up a garment with a ribbon, but think twice as it can easily pull out of the holes. Yarn thicker than DK or 4ply should be avoided until the baby is…

2 min.
in thloop

Top of th Blogs! www.poppyandbliss.com Meet Michelle, the colour-hungry crocheter behind the Poppy and Bliss blog and brand. Since learning to crochet at the age of six, she’s been busy making blankets, scarves and cushions. Tunisian crochet is a particular passion, with her frst book on it due out in September. The blog offers lots of tutorials and vibrant patterns to download, as well as details of workshops Michelle hosts at her home in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. What a fab excuse for a holiday! WE love Get your yarn bomb on! Fancy using your skills to help out the organisers of Yarndale? Lucy at Attic24 is inviting crocheters to contribute to the festival’s vibrant yarn bomb. "I'm looking for folks to either help me with what I’m doing (large mandala hoops mainly), to…

5 min.
hola, aigo!

Top tipA few rudimentary cross stitch skills are all you need to fnish the pot in style B uenos diás! Meet Cyril the Cactus! A sweet Mexican mate, complete with detachable sombrero… Cyril makes the ideal desktop buddy to see you through rough days at work, or could even work as a pincushion for a crafty friend - or yourself if you can’t bear to part with him! His body hooks up in no time, giving you a chance to really go to town with his accessories. Cute and quirky, Cyril would make a great housewarming gift, too. Viva Mexico! You wil need 1 ball of Rico Creative Cotton (Aran) in: Light Pistachio (44), Turquoise (36), Fuchsia (13), Brown (58), Light Yellow (63) and Smokey Orange (72) 3.5mm crochet hook 6mm safety…

4 min.
dragofy beach bag

Top tipTo save time, make the bag in just two shades – it will look equally pretty! You will need James C Brett Supreme Baby DK in the following shades: Lilac Pink (12) = A Lime Green (22) = B Yellow (20) = C Pumpkin (19) = D Turquoise (21) = E Denim blue (13) = F 3.5mm crochet hook Size 36cm (14in) wide x 46cm (18in) long Tension Tension is not important for this project Abbreviations For standard abbreviations see page 90 About this yarn James C Brett Supreme Baby DK 70% acrylic, 30% polyamide 310m per 100g £2.99 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk C arry summer essentials in style with Val Pierce’s gorgeous beach bag. With just enough room for sun cream, shades and a sizzling novel, it will equip you for full-on relaxation. The James C Brett yarn is hardy enough to machine wash and will withstand sand and…

4 min.
beach babies

Top tipTo prevent small treasures falling though the holes, add a fabric lining You will need Sirdar Cotton DK in each of the following shades: Mediterranean Blue (540) = A Sea Shell (533) = B Breaking Waves (538) = C Cool Blue (527) = D Vanilla (502) = E Terracotta (539) = F 3.5mm crochet hook Small amount of toy stuffng Size Approx 32cm (12½in) wide x 36cm (14in) long Tension Tension isn’t important for this project Abbreviations C2TR = Cross 2 trebles worked over 2 sts as follows: miss frst st, work 1tr into next st, now work 1tr into the missed st, thus crossing the stitches over. For standard abbreviations see page 90 L ooking forward to a holiday is one of the most exciting things, regardless of your age! This project is the perfect way to harness the…