Mollie Makes February 2021

MollieMakes is a brand new lifestyle and craft magazine which brings you the best of craft online, a look inside the homes of the world’s most creative crafters, tutorials on inspiring makes, round ups of the most covetable stash and tours of the crafty capitals of the world. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find on printed newsstand copies.

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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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Hope you’re all keeping well, makers? I know yet another lockdown will be tough on so many, but we’re here with positive vibes and all the craft inspo to keep you busy and lift spirits. First off, you’ll need to get cosy. Crochet our hot water bottle cover star, knit an oversized jumper adorned with embroidery, or whip up a retro-style patchwork quilt. Make all three and you’ll earn bonus Mollie points, and be the warmest crafter ever! Next up? It’s all about colour and cheer. There’s plenty of ways to brighten up your home and your wardrobe, from a Fair Isle bobble hat to a stitched holiday scene (anyone remember those?), ideal for that dose of escapism we all need right now. And last but not least, check out your bonus Start…

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Viktorija Mineikyte Vicky created her brand vickyknits to keep her sane during the 2020 lockdown, and uses her Instagram to share her work and inspire others. When Vicky’s not designing or knitting, you’ll find her exploring London’s top coffee spots or taking pics of her newest makes. Learn to knit Vicky’s cosy jumper on page 20. Gee Fan Eng Illustrator Gee Fan, AKA Minifanfan, is only 152cm tall. She may be little, but she’s definitely fierce! ‘Happy drawings for happy people’ is her motto, and a mantra she practices everyday in her life and work. Gee Fan’s a girl who loves to eat kimchi in every meal, and enjoys crafting, too. Find Gee Fan’s colourful pull-out prints on page 57. Alina Tang Fine Arts and Design graduate Lina has been a collector of objects from…

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mollie loves

WE’VE GOT A CRUSH, AND WE DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT. Our unadulterated love for Hello DODO’s cute and comfy Flower Power jumper is real, because pink and red are for life, not just for February. Although in all fairness, we’re obsessed with pretty much everything this South Coast-based husband and wife slow fashion duo create. They’re passionate about screen printing, and spreading joy through their colourful designs. LATEST DROP PJ DAY GOALS, or the best WFH set up ever? Either way, we’re big fans of Chiara Celini’s work and can’t wait to live out our pink, plant-filled interior dreams through this beautiful print. Also available as an original gouache painting if you’re feeling fancy. THE EARRING TO RULE THEM ALL. Handmade jewellery brand The Journee of J’rissa is taking polymer…

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about the authors

Marissa Huber is a painter and surface pattern designer who started taking her art more seriously after her son was born. She carves out room for creating in the space between her career in interior design and the quality time she spends with her two children and husband. Artist Heather Kirtland received a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She currently teaches encaustic workshops and is focused on her own studio practice. When Heather’s not painting, she loves to read, run, and encourage other mothers to find a creative outlet through a project she co-founded with Marissa: Carve Out Time for Art.…

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winter hottie

HOW TO MAKE A CROCHET HOT WATER BOTTLE COVER MATERIALS Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran, 50% wool/50% acrylic, 100g/180m per ball, one ball each in Mustard Yellow (823) (Yarn A), Sailor Blue (839) (Yarn B), Candy Floss Pink (849) (Yarn C) and Seafoam Blue (831) (Yarn D) (we got ours from ) 4.5mm (UK 7, US 7) crochet hook Yarn needle Hot water bottle approx. 20 x 33cm (7/8 x 13") TENSION Each granny square is approx. 9cm (3 /8") square FINISHED SIZE Approx. 22 x 34cm (8¾ x 13 /8") ABBREVIATIONS (UK) st(s) stitch(es) sp(s) space(s) ch chain ch-sp chain space ss slip stitch dc double crochet htr half treble tr treble yrh yarn round hook RS right side WS wrong side BLO work stitch through back loop only magic ring to make a magic ring, hold yarn in your hand and wrap working thread around…

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knitwear goals

HOW TO MAKE A KNITTED JUMPER MATERIALS Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool, 100% wool, 200g/80m per ball, seven (seven, eight, eight) balls in Forest Green (037) 12mm (US 17) knitting needles 10mm (US 15) circular knitting needles, 80cm (31½") long Knitters’ safety pins Large-eyed yarn needle ABBREVIATIONS st(s) stitch(es) k knit p purl k2tog knit 2 stitches together p2tog purl 2 stitches together RS right side WS wrong side SIZE NOTES The pattern is written with an oversized fit approx. 25cm (10") larger than bust TENSION Approx 8 sts and 10½ rows to 10cm (4") over stocking stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row repeated) using 12mm needles If all you want to do right now is pile on the layers, this jumper is for you. It’s chunky, cosy and oversized, but also has a statement sleeve and slightly cropped fit…