Mollie Makes Crochet

Mollie Makes Crochet Vol 2

134 patterns, gift ideas and techniques to try from Mollie Makes' favourite crochet designers including Attic 24, Molla Mills, Emma Lamb, Twinkie Chan and Nicki Trench.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
R 159,63

in this issue

1 min
get hooked…

Welcome to our second Mollie Makes Crochet collection! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or are new to hooks and yarn, you’ll find lots to inspire you inside. Start off with quick makes, then warm up–quite literally–with cosy blankets and hats. Yarn crafts aren’t just for winter, though–you’ll find projects with a Valentine’s theme, colourful accessories for spring, and statement pieces to brighten your home all year round. We’ve squeezed in a helping of amigurumi cuteness, too. I’m so excited to share these hand-picked patterns from some of our favourite designers–enjoy!…

2 min

Anne Weil A lover of beautiful things, Anne is the creative voice behind Flax & Twine, designing knitting and crochet patterns and DIYs for the modern crafter. You’ll usually find her in her sunny studio in Denver, USA. Hook up Anne’s giant fruit pouffes on page 32. Ilaria Caliri Ilaria is an Italian crochet designer who moved to London with suitcases full of hooks and yarn. She designs quirky crochet toys, as well as garments, accessories and home décor. She has written Amigurumi Winter Wonderland. Create Ilaria’s magical mermaid on page 68. Mandy O’Sullivan Aussie maker, photographer and crochet designer Mandy describes herself as a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’, but that doesn’t stop her crafting. Follow her on Instagram @crochetbyredagape for photos of her makes. Make Mandy’s granny square blanket on page…

1 min
let’s get started!

For most crocheters there’s one technique that will always hold a special place in our hearts–the iconic granny square. Made up of simple chain and treble crochet stitches, it’s arguably the easiest technique to master if you’re a beginner. Once you’ve got the hang of it you’ll be continuing the rounds to create colourful cushion covers and blankets in no time! It’s a little bit addictive, trust us. Grab a hook, some yarn and have a little look at our handy video at to get started today. It’s easier than it looks, promise.…

7 min
bohemian like you

HOW TO MAKE…CROCHET BUNTING MATERIALS ◾ Four squares of patterned fabric, 15 x 15cm (6 x 6") ◾ Four squares of plain fabric, 15 x 15cm (6 x 6") ◾ Fabric marker ◾ Matching sewing thread ◾ Scheepjeswol Cotton 8 yarn, 100% cotton, 50g/170m per ball, one ball each in White (502), Turquoise (712), Light Turquoise (622), Light Pastel Green (663), Red (510), Fuchsia (720), Pink (719), Light Green (642) and Yellow (551) ◾ 3.5mm (UK 9, US E/4) crochet hook ◾ 4mm (UK 8, US G/6) crochet hook ◾ Yarn needle ◾ 42 barrel pony beads, approx. 6mm x 8mm, mixed colours ◾ Ruler TENSION Eight rounds of a granny square measure approx. 12cm (4¾") square. Tension isn’t too important; just try and keep your stitches fairly tight and neat. ABBREVIATIONS (UK) st(s) stitch(es) sp(s) space(s) ch chain ch-sp chain space ss slip stitch dc double crochet tr treble picot ch3…

3 min
colour wave

HOW TO MAKE…A RIPPLE BLANKET MATERIALS ◾ Stylecraft Life DK, 75% acrylic/25% wool, 100g/298m per ball, one ball each in Zing [Yellow] (2356), Rose (2301), Cranberry (2319), Fern (2311), Aqua (2357), Silver Grey (2341) and Fuchsia (2344); three balls in White (2300) ◾ 3.5mm (UK 9, US E/4) crochet hook ◾ Tapestry needle ◾ Stitch markers FINISHED SIZE Approx. 120 x 100cm (47 x 40") TENSION Over the pattern: 9 rows to 10cm (4") and 14 stitches to 7cm (2¾") ABBREVIATIONS (UK) st(s) stitch(es) ch chain dc double crochet tr treble yrh yarn round hook tr2tog treble 2 together–(yrh, insert hook in next st, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) twice, yrh and draw through all loops on hook ss slip stitch picot ch3, ss to 3rd ch from hook COLOUR SEQUENCE Here’s one to add to your WIP pile–as all dedicated crocheters are known…

3 min
light fantastic

HOW TO MAKE…A CROCHET LAMPSHADE MATERIALS ◾ Lana Grossa Cotone, 100% cotton, 50g/125m per ball, two balls in Mint (35), or similar mercerised cotton DK ◾ 3mm (UK 10, US D/3) crochet hook ◾ Lampshade frame (this pattern uses a scallop shade frame approx. 25cm wide by 18cm deep (10" by 7") but it can be adapted easily to any size of frame) ◾ Tapestry needle TENSION Tension isn’t vital for this project, just aim for an open finish you’re happy with ABBREVIATIONS (UK) st(s) stitch(es) RS right side ch chain sp space ch-sp chain space dc double crochet ss slip stitch tr treble shell stitch 6tr in one st V stitch (1tr, ch2, 1tr) in one st We’re loving the granny chicstyle of this vintage-inspired crochet lampshade, which should create gentle shadowing and a calm, soothing atmosphere. This lampshade measures approximately 25 x 18cm (10 x 7") and you’ll…