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Love Crochet Spring 2018

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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1 min.
welcome

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2 min.
spring stitches

With spring on the horizon and lighter nights, there’s an added impetus to get things done. Whether ]SY TPER ]SYV TVSNIGXW WIEWSREPP] SV ?RH a new project when you’ve completed one, there are always beautiful yarns and patterns to inspire! With Mother’s Day looming there’s also the perfect excuse to drop hints about a gorgeous crochet-inspired pressie that you wouldn’t normally one at a time is more sensible for me (rather than a set). Each hook (3mm to 12mm) can be bought for about £4 to £6 from www.deramores.com or any good craft shop. The hooks are lightweight, strong and durable, and using a wooden LSSO QIERW MX?W IEWMIV XS GVSGLIX ?YJJ] yarns with less strain on my hands than with metal hooks. Crochet isn’t all about double, treble and chains…

2 min.
in theloop

Top of the Blogs! www.crejjtion.com creJJtion is the creation of Maaike van Koert, who lives in the Netherlands. It’s all about her “adventures with ]EVR ?S[IVW ERH SXLIV XLMRKW GEPQ ERH TVIXX]?;I GER go along with that! Maaike’s website includes a wealth of gorgeous and colourful crochet patterns to buy and download for free. Her blog tells stories of crochet adventures, including her journey to become a book author, with plenty of inspiring pictures. We love the WLSXW SJ LIV ?S[IVW GEOIW ERH GSJJII EPQSWX EW QYGL as her crochet! Take a look – you won't be disappointed! Back to school We could all do with a refresher, right? Or learn a new way of working a familiar technique. Dana Beach aka craftyminx is here to help. Her online crochet school has lessons in…

8 min.
bonnie the bunny

Top tip Make this adorable bunny as a new-baby gift for a spring arrival Hooked in sweet pastel shades that remind us of ice cream and candy, this cute-as-can-be bunny makes a gorgeous project for Easter. Bonnie has even dressed up for the occasion, in a frilly tutu-style dress, pink pumps and a great big bow with just a hint of 1980s style! You’ll use the amigurumi method for this toy, and will also need some basic sewing and embroidery skills to attach the parts and add the details. Read the TEXXIVR GEVIJYPP] FIJSVI ]SY FIKMR XS IRWYVI E UYEPMX] ƤRMWL You will need Stylecraft Special DK, 1 ball each in: White (1001) Black (1002) Spring Green (1316) Lemon (1020) 'ERH]?SWW 4mm hook Embroidery needle Stitch marker 8S] WXYJ?RK Pins (optional) 2 x 12mm black safety eyes Measurements Approx.…

2 min.
fresh as a daisy

Top tip Add buttons to the joins on the strap for a country-chic look W_I?VI EP[E]W EQE^IH F] [LEX ]SY GER GVIEXI JVSQ E JI[ +VERR] WUYEVIW ERH 0M;EVH?W WYTIV WX]PMWL WLSTTMRK FEK MW E KVIEX I\EQTPI 1EHI JVSQ WXVSRK GSXXSR ]EVR IEGL WUYEVI JIEXYVIW E FVMKLX ERH FIEYXMJYP HEMW] [MXL E KVIIR IHKMRK WS [LIR XLI WUYEVIW EVI WI[R XSKIXLIV ]SY KIX E PSZIP] KVEWW] FEGOKVSYRH IJJIGX [MXL TSTW SJ GSPSYV JVSQ XLI ?S[IVW-J ]SY?ZI KSX PSXW SJ SHHW ERH IRHW MR ]SYV ]EVR WXEWL XV] QEOMRK XLI ?S[IVW MR EPP HMJJIVIRX GSPSYVW JSV E JYR PSSO You will need James C Brett Cotton On DK, 2 balls in Green (CO12) 1 ball each in: White (CO2) Yellow (CO30) ? 4mm (US G/6, UK 8) crochet hook Wool needle Measurements Bag: 35x28cm Straps: 60cm long Tension Tension is not important for this…

4 min.
breakfast buddies

Top tip Place a marker in XLI ?VWX WX SJ IEGL VSYRH ERH QSZI MX YT EW ]SY [SVO W_e can’t resist adorable animals, so you can imagine SYV I\GMXIQIRX [LIR XLIWI [SSPP] WLIIT ?SGOIH into the Love Crochet SJ?GI 8LMW TEXXIVR YWIW XLI amigurumi method, which involves working in a continuous spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch. If you’ve never tried amigurumi before, give it a go and you’ll soon be hooked! One ball of Yarn A is enough to make a pair of sheep, so there’s IZIR QSVI VIEWSR XS QEOI E PMXXPI ?SGO JSV ]SYV XEFPI You will need White sheep: Drops Karisma, 1 ball of each: Off White (01) – Yarn A Light Beige Brown Mix (55) – Yarn B Brown sheep: Drops Karisma, 1 ball of each: Beige Brown…