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Love Crochet November 2016

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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in this issue

1 min.
welcome

With winter in full swing, nothing beats nestling on the couch, with a cup of cocoa (optional whipped-cream), and hooking up projects with a festive, comforting feel. And when the chill outside has you clutching your coat tighter against the wintry wind, there really is no place like home – so what better makes to crochet than quirky, unique ideas to give your house a lovely handmade touch? Well, this issue, that’s exactly what we have in store for you. Ideas with a difference in warm, seasonal yarn, to make a room feel really special. Whether it’s a retro granny-square feel, or delicate loopy-lace touch you’re after, we have a make to suit. Try our cosy, vintage-inspired lampshade on page 51, lacy mug hug (p.44) and granny blanket (p.20). We also have…

3 min.
crocheting for the winter home

Winter is the nicest time to curl up with a crochet hook and a ball of luscious yarn in front of a roaring fire and a good thriller on the television! But what to make? You’ve probably got a load of hats, scarves and cowls, so the most practical project to make would be something for the home. You may think you won’t have time with Christmas on the way but there’s often an empty afternoon or evening that can be filled with relaxing crochet. Think about making presents, too, as a couple of balls of yarn can soon be worked up into a ‘one of a kind’ cushion. You can either use up balls of different coloured double knit or Aran to make a striped cushion or buy a self-striping…

2 min.
in the loop

WE love Spring stitching If, like us, browsing amid yarn and haberdashery is your idea of heaven, then you have to get your ticket for The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at London Olympia, now! It’s not until spring next year, but book now to avoid disappointment. If you haven’t been before, it’s a sanctuary of gorgeous materials, innovative workshops and amazing designer meet-and-greets. It’s on March 3rd to 5th 2017, but in the meantime take a look here for more info: www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/spring Kindle crazy Browse for gorgeous patterns in style with this fantastically sleek 8GB Fire Tablet, priced £49.99. Better still, subscribe to Radio Times and you can get this tablet as a bonus! Ring 01795 414 750 and quote RTPFIRE, or visit www.buysubscriptions.com/RT-Fire to get yours – plus 25% off the full…

7 min.
star quality

TOP TIP Before starting, read the pattern carefully as it will give you an overview YOU WILL NEED ☆ Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK: 2 x balls in Julep (307) yarn A; 1 x ball in Botanist (449) yarn B; 1 x ball in Red Hot (167) yarn C; 1 x ball in Cinnamon (377) yarn D ☆ 3.5mm hook or as needed to obtain tension ☆ 3mm hook (or 0.5 smaller than the previous one) ☆ White polystyrene wreath 250mm (flat base) ☆ Small amount of polyester fibrefill ☆ Tapestry needle ☆ Pins SIZE ☆ Finished wreath is approx 25cm in diameter TENSION ☆ With 3.5mm hook, 18dc x 20 rows (not blocked) = 10cm x 10cm ABBREVIATIONS ☆ Turn to page 90 for a full list of abbreviations COPYRIGHT 2016 Made By Kate. All rights reserved. This pattern may not be reproduced, mechanically, electronically or…

2 min.
christmas lights

TOP TIP Hook up an extra string of these lights to decorate your Xmas tree YOU WILL NEED ☆ 50g Rico Essentials Cotton DK in Red (002), Fuchsia (014), Turquoise (33), Anthracite (28), Royal Blue (36), Emerald (45), Banana (063) ☆ 3.5mm crochet hook ☆ Wool needle ☆ Toy stuffng TENSION ☆ Tension is not important for this project ABBREVIATIONS ☆ Turn to page 90 for a full list of abbreviations SIZE ☆ 127cm long ABOUT THIS YARN RICO ESSENTIALS COTTON 100% cotton 130m per 50g £2.49 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk This jolly string of crochet fairy lights will bring some winter cheer to your home. We love the array of bold colours that Liz has chosen: red, fuchsia, turquoise, blue and yellow – just gorgeous! These lights are easy to make and perfect for beginners to show o☆ their skills while more experienced crocheters will whip them up in an evening. FAIRY…

3 min.
snow sweet

TOP TIP Crochet the flakes in metallic yarn and add a touch of sparkle YOU WILL NEED ☆ Sirdar Beachcomber 2 x balls in Blue; 1 x ball in Red; 1 x ball in White ☆ 3.5mm and 3.25mm crochet hook SIZE ☆ Approx 26cm TENSION ☆ Not important for this project ABBREVIATIONS ☆ Turn to page 90 for a full list of abbreviations ABOUT THIS YARN SIRDAR BEACHCOMBER 100% cotton 140m per 50g £2.89 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk Christmas is such a fun time for crocheters with so many gorgeous projects to hook up. Experienced crocheters will be able to make this really simple Christmas stocking in just a couple of evenings and, using double crochet, it’s a pattern suitable for a beginner too. Trims and snowflakes are added afterwards to embellish the finished project. STOCKING Worked in the round in dc, but you will turn your work at the end…