Love Crochet

Love Crochet July 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!

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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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The weather might have been confused over spring, but finally, we’re stepping away from the thermostat in the committed belief that warmer weather is here to stay… This issue we have makes full of sunny inspiration including yummy ice cream coasters on page 26, a 1950s-style, nautical bikini (p.44), and sweet Rocket lolly brooch (p.50). And of course, we have our adorable cover star over on page 16, Elsie the beach-ready bear! Decked in her costume, visor and rubber ring, she’s fully prepped for some seaside action! So, when the next sunny spell hits, pull up a garden chair and enjoy some summer crocheting in the sunshine – you know, before it starts raining! Enjoy, and see you next issue! PS. The next issue of Love Crochet is on sale on 13th July…

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summer crochet

Summer crochet doesn’t need to be hot, heavy work. There are so many summery patterns, and as for the yarn, there’s never been so much choice! Some of my crafty friends start making their Christmas projects in the summer, but I don’t even want to think about Christmas when the sun is shining! A crocheted hat can be made in a couple of evenings and when it’s made of cotton yarn, it’s a perfect accessory to keep the sun off while gardening or sightseeing. This hat (Drops/178/41) is made of Drops Paris, which is an Aran-weight cotton yarn. Don’t be put off by the fact that it is an Aran yarn, as the pattern is open enough for the hat to be cool and the weight helps the hat to…

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shopping hooked

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in the loop

Top of the Blogs! www.telllaurailovecrochet.co.uk Jessica, the founder of Tell Laura I love Crochet, is a fugitive from knitting. For years she was fascinated by crochet, so when she was recovering from an operation, back in 2008, she had a go. She was hooked! After practising with existing patterns, she found herself coming up with her own ideas for designs and began to experiment. The result is a collection of adorable amigurumi and toys, a blog full of great ideas and cool pics, and a shop full of gorgeous patterns and kits, one of which you’ll find in our kit reviews on page 82. WE love Made by hand Ragley Hall in Warwickshire is the place to be on the weekend of 11-13 May. The ancestral stately home, set in stunning grounds, is hosting The…

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a touch of magic

The new season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a fresh summer project from designer Liz Ward. With a flutter of wings and a dainty dance on tiptoe, this summer fairy has twirled her way into our hearts – we think she’s just adorable. Add gorgeous details to bring her to life, like a floral hairband for her pink ponytail, big brown eyes and a stripy summer dress with a frilly trim. You’ll love every stitch! You will need Drops Safran Cotton 4ply, 50g, 1 ball each in: Yellow (10) White (17) Off White (18) Lime (31) Drops Eskimo Super Chunky, 50g, 1 ball in Powder Pink (51) Pink embroidery thread 3mm (UK 11, US C/2 or D/3) hook Wool needle Two small flower buttons 12mm Brown Safety Eyes x…

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life’s a beach!

Pack up your picnic and don’t forget your rubber ring – it’s time to hit the beach! This cheery project is the next best thing to a day at the seaside, and we can’t wait to start hooking Elsie the bear and all her accessories, using a range of gorgeous summery shades from Rico Design. There is quite a lot of assembly at the end of this project, so don’t forget to leave plenty of time if you’re making it as a gift for somebody. You will need Rico Essentials Cotton DK, 50g in: Beige (shade 91) x 2 balls – A 1 ball each in: Rose (shade 01) – B Aquamarine (shade 31) – C Pistachio (shade 86) – D Azalea (shade 68) – E Lemon (shade 62) – F Silver Grey (shade 03) – G…