Love Crochet

Love Crochet Summer 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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At last! Summer is in full swing, and here in the Love Crochet office, we are looking forward to dusting off our garden chairs and crocheting outside with a cool drink… So, this issue is all about summer inspiration. We have cute, little, fruity bags on page 48; a gorgeous, really easy beach wrap (p.47); a set of pretty, decorative pinwheels; and mouthwatering, tropical bunting (p.18). And of course, we have our adorable cover star on page 20; the cool-cat, skater boy! Complete with visor and sweet outfit, he’ll make a great gift for a cat lover with a summer birthday! We have pages of projects to sink your hooks into this summer, so enjoy! And don’t forget that drink… Editor PS. The next issue of Love Crochet is on sale on September 4th,…

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summer classics

Beaded food covers always make me think of having tea with my granny. We can use them to cover (and pretty-up) all sorts of things. Beaded sugar bowl covers, sandals and gossamer shawls all come to mind when I think of summer projects. Sandals?! Yes, you can make your own in any colour, to match any outfit, and they don’t take long. If you visit Sophie and Me at www.etsy.com, you’ll find fabulous patterns for slippers, espadrilles and sandals. You can wear them as slippers without a sole, or make them with corded, crocheted or flip-fop soles, which instantly turn the slippers into outdoor shoes. Ingunn, the designer, is from Norway but lives in Italy, so many of her patterns are suitable for warm climates. The shoes can be made out…

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shopping hooked

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in the loop

Top of the Blogs! thewoolnest.blogspot.com Lynne Rowe so loved crochet and other yarn crafts that she made it her full-time job to be a designer, teacher and author (five books and counting). She says that no day goes by without her making something fun and funky out of yarn (just like us, then). On her blog – or ‘craft room’, as she calls it – you’ll find patterns, tutorials and tips. We love her darling little hearts and cute girl with a balloon. If you’d like to listen to Lynne chatting about her yarny adventures, check out her podcast at https://soundcloud.com/user-54367801 All spruced up Whether you’re a beginner or an old hand, there are always times when you need a little help to master skills, and online tutorials are invaluable. Add The Spruce Crafts…

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hipster hound

Whether you're chilling with friends at the local hipster hangout or grabbing a fat white to-go, this stylish pup is the perfect companion! Donning a trendy wasitcoat and hat combo, he's got his own sense of style – you can tailor the clothes to suit your recipient by using different colours if you prefer. This pattern is fun and easy to follow, so if you love amigurumi, hook this cool hound today and make someone smile! You will need Drops Muskat DK, 50g, 1 ball each in: White (shade 18) – Yarn A Black (shade 17) – Yarn B Medium Grey (shade 24) – Yarn C Denim Blue (shade 36) – Yarn D Dark Orange (shade 49) – Yarn E Light Orange (shade 51) – Yarn F 2.5mm (UK 12, US B/1 or C/2) hook Yarn needle…

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totally tropical

Using a brand new cotton yarn from Rico, this pretty little headband can be made in about an hour for a fast and totally fabulous gift! Designer Val Pierce says: “I have chosen citrus shades, but the array of colours in this yarn is vast, so you will be sure to find a colour scheme to suit your own personal taste.” For extra summer sparkle, why not sew on some sequins or glass beads to catch the light – perfect for parties! You will need Ricorumi Cotton DK, 25g, 2 balls each in: Smokey Orange (shade 024) – Yarn A Light Orange (shade 026) – Yarn B Lime (shade 046) – Yarn C 3.5mm (UK 9, US E/4) hook Measurements To fit child aged 4-5 years old 40x5cm (15¾x2in) Tension Tension is not important for this…