Competition: Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat

Frank&Olive Crochet Retreat embroidery hoop

Did you catch our mini feature on Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat inside issue 45? We thought we’d share some more exclusive snaps from our visit and let you in on an exciting bit of retreat news. Our very own Editor Sara Huntington will be a guest tutor at the next retreat in July, leading a special… Continue reading

Join the #crochetgirlgang

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Super hooksters Emma Potter (of Potter & Bloom) and Emma Friedlander-Collins (of Steel & Stitch) have founded an inspiring new Instagram hashtag that encourages us to share our creations and spread the crochet love. We caught up with Emma Potter to find out more. “After months of simmering away behind the scenes, the #crochetgirlgang is now… Continue reading

Therapeutic Crochet

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Did you catch our Crochet as Therapy feature inside issue 42? Our experts Betsan Corkhill from Stitchlinks and Crochet Concupiscence blogger Kathryn Vercillo believe there are many amazing health benefits connected with crochet. Accomplishing something with your craft skills is so rewarding. “When you’re successful at a task that requires a little effort, the reward… Continue reading

Yarnspiration workshops 2015 – sponsored post

Yarnspiration 2015 workshops

Yarnspiration is a day of workshops, lunch, shopping (and cake!), all raising money for charity. It was started last year by yarnaholic Natasha Seidel, and it’s back for 2015, taking place on Saturday 20 June from 9am to 5pm, at The Make Studio in High Wycombe. All the tutors are volunteers, and all profits will go… Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet necklaces

These necklaces will take you from day to night and keep you on trend along the way.

You can see more of Carol’s beautiful crochet accessories over in her Etsy shop - CM Beatknit. This pattern is a free download on the condition that it will be NOT be used for commercial purposes. If you have any queries regarding this pattern please contact us on info@beatknit.com www.beatknit.com © Carol Meldrum Materials Yarn: 1… Continue reading

Free: Tunisian crochet pattern for glasses case

Tunisian crochet pattern: glasses case

This free Tunisian crochet pattern is for Becky Skuse’s glasses case, and it’s perfect for a Christmas gift. It fastens with a clever little strap and loop, and a single button – pick colours to suit your gift recipient. You can download the pattern here. If you’ve never tried this stitch before, you’ll find our… Continue reading

DIY: Alphabet pompoms

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Try making your own alphabet pompoms, a novel yarn buster and sure to brighten your day! Have you heard of Mr Printables? It’s a site packed full of original projects to download run by the novice but exceptionally crafty Olive. It’s on this fab site we found this tutorial for alphabet pompoms and fell in… Continue reading

DIY t-shirt yarn (with seams)

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A lot of tutorials on the web show you how to make fabric yarn from seamless t-shirts however, you can also make yarn from t-shirts with seams! Here’s a tutorial to show you how, all you will need is an old t-shirt and some scissors. Top tip: * Do not forget to round the ends… Continue reading

Exclusive! ‘I Just Like to Make Things’ – the colour game

© 'I Just Like to Make Things' Lilla Rogers

To celebrate World Book Day we’ve got an exclusive extract from one of our inspiring books of the month ‘I Just Like to Make Things’ by Lilla Rogers. Take part in the colour game by leaving your answers in the comments below or share them with us on Facebook! To take part number the colours… Continue reading

Jane’s World: tips for DIY beaded yarn

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Dowload the digital edition of Issue 3 now to see this month’s extract of Jane’s notebook. A big thank you to Jane for sharing these tips with us today, for more visit: janiecrow.co.uk