Mollie Makes December 2020

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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Well, we’ve finally reached December after what’s felt like the longest 12 months ever. Congratulations for getting through 2020! Our New Year goal is to keep you motivated and making, with lots of crafting and lovely features to get you through the tough times. This issue is all about finding joy, be it adding sparkle to your home through last minute festive projects, or getting colourful and cosy for that essential winter mood boost. Our crochet penguin cover star ticks both those last boxes – cute, fluffy, and complete with candy cane-striped jumper. Make him for little ‘uns, giving him a sneaky hug before you pass him on. We’ve also got a grown-up sized woolly garment on page 20 – the chunkiest cable-sleeved cardi in a warming shade of terracotta, ideal for…

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Maryanne Moodie Once a 60s go-go dancer for a comedy troupe, Melbourne-based weaver Maryanne Moodie has a love of dance as well as an obsession with yarn. She takes inspiration from the fibres she finds, and lets them dictate the flow of the artworks she creates. Look around Maryanne’s colourful studio on page 40. Chloe Redfern Chloe loves animals and spending time outdoors in nature, often taking photographs to gather inspiration for her embroidery designs. She loves listening to tunes while working, particularly instrumental folk music, and would love to learn to play the accordion one day. Embroider Chloe’s beaded decorations on page 45. Nerrisa Pratt Nerrisa wanted to be a fashion designer when she was a child, making clothes for her dolls, and still lives that fantasy now thanks to her handmade wardrobe. Her…

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mollie loves

THE LARGER-THAN-LIFE COUTURE KNITS YOU’LL DREAM ABOUT all winter. Because who among us is capable of laying eyes on fashion designer Hope Macaulay’s creations and not falling headfirst in love? The Gooseberry Colossal Knit Jacket is what we all need right now – obsurdly oversized, beyond cosy and made from 100% squishy merino in a pink and green colour combo that won’t quit. We surrender. JUST LANDED FRESH PRINTS have mood-changing powers. Mollie Makes fave Lysa Flower has collaborated with PBS Fabrics on her first ever collection and it’s simply joyous. Let The Good Times Roll features 12 colourful cotton prints and one panel piece, all with a playful rollergirl vibe. COME FOR THE BOUJIE CANDLE, stay for the soul behind it. Selfmade’s vegan soy candles are hand-poured in London, and…

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snow baby

HOW TO MAKE A CROCHET PENGUIN MATERIALS • Drops Lima yarn, 60% wool/35% alpaca, 50g/100m per ball, one ball each in Black (8903) (Yarn A), Pearl Grey (9020) (Yarn B), White (1101) (Yarn C) and Red (3609) (Yarn D) (we got ours from www. )• 4.5mm (UK 7, US 7) crochet hook• 3mm (UK 10, US D/3) crochet hook• Pair of black safety eyes, 9mm ( 3/8")• Stitch marker• Yarn needle• Soft toy stuffing• Wire brush TENSION Tension is not important for this project – just make sure the stitches are tight enough so the stuffing doesn’t show through ABBREVIATIONS (UK) st(s) stitch(es) ch chain ss slip stitch dc double crochet yrh yarn round hook inv dc2tog invisible double crochet 2 together – insert hook in front loop of next st, yrh and draw loop through, insert hook in both…

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terracotta texture

HOW TO MAKE A KNITTED CARDIGAN MATERIALS • Cascade Lana Grande, 100% wool, 100g/80m per ball, 10 (11, 12, 13) balls in Sienna (6029) (we got ours from )• 10mm (UK 000, US 15) knitting needles• 8mm (UK 0, US 11) knitting needles• 8mm (UK 0, US 11) circular needle, 120cm (47") long• Cable needle• Yarn needle• Stitch markers• Safety pins TENSION Approx 9 sts and 16 rows over 10 x 10cm (4 x 4") in moss st on 10mm needles ABBREVIATIONS st(s) stitch(es) k knit p purl k2tog knit two sts together inc increase – work into the front and back of a st pm place st marker RS right side WS wrong side c8f cable 8 front – slip next 8 sts from left needle onto cable needle and hold to front of work, knit next 8 sts from left needle,…

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victorian christmas collar

MATERIALS Vintage lace trim, 1.5m (59 1/8") Velvet fabric Vintage embroidered linen Ribbon, 61cm (24") long Sewing thread Rotary cutter Cutting mat Tailor’s chalk 01 Using the template on page 82, cut out the collar pattern piece. Press the embroidered linen to remove any creases. 02 The way you use the pattern will depend on the size and position of the embroidery on the linen, as the aim is to have it running around the collar piece. We cut our pattern piece in half to follow the circular shape of the motif. 03 Pin the pattern to the fabric, then trace using tailor’s chalk – if cutting the pattern in half, add 0.5cm (¼") to the cut end of each piece. Using a cutting mat and rotary cutter, cut out the marked shape/s. 04 Stick…