The team at Crochet Now were so lovely to work with, and I feel honoured to be included in such a fantastic mag. After all, Crochet Now is the UK’s number magazine for crochet patterns!
It’s packed with patterns and inspiration. Here are some of my favourite projects which I can’t wait to try…
The Jupiter Footstool by Claire Gelder
This project is worked with a 60mm crochet hook – you read that right! It’s about the biggest hook it’s possible to buy. I love the use of super-chunky yarn here, it looks so delicious and the pop of colour is so much fun.
Happy Coasters by Annemarie Huijser
Hands up if you have a lot of scraps of yarn and no coasters? I didn’t even manage to find one for this pic – instead my drink is just sitting there. I foresee a lot of these happy coasters in my future!
The Fairy Dress Up Set by Bowie and George
I cannot get over how cute this is! Sizing is given for babies, newborns and toddlers, but I think it would work well for a slightly older child as well.
The Hahana Jumper by Lisa Richardson
I love a crocheted garment, don’t you? It really demonstrates the craft’s versatility!
This jumper is worked in 4ply yarn, so it wouldn’t be too chunky. I could totally see myself wearing one to work…
The Bloomin’ Marvellous wall hanging by Ashely Kelly
I love the combination, of crochet, embroidery hoop and pom poms! The colours are just so cheerful and perfect for Spring.
On the Shore baby blanket by Felicity Thomas
I love this shell pattern, and the bright colours! I bet it would come together quite quickly as well – always a bonus.
As well as the main mag, also included with Crochet Now Issue 28 is a free set of pom pom makers and a bonus pom pom mag.
Ahh how cute is that wee penguin face?
There are four sweet patterns for poms, but my favourite is definitely the pom pom curtain! I might try it as a wall hanging in our bedroom.
And then… there’s my pattern!
Might be Macrame Crochet Plant Hangers
Don’t those plants look good in their hangers? I can’t take any credit for the photography by the way – I worked the samples then sent them away to be styled and photographed.
I’m not going to lie – my pattern was the first one I flicked to. I mostly wanted to check I looked cute in my picture – is that shallow or what?
The pattern is a bit different – you start by cutting and measuring yarn.
I insta’d a snap of this process a while ago. I found it was easiest to measure my room, then walk back and forth unspooling the yarn.
Then the yarns are chained together. First all of them with a big hook, then four strands of yarn at a time with a medium size hook, then two at a time with a smaller hook, then four at a time with the medium hook again… There’s only a wee bit of actual crochet. All that ‘insert hook, yarn over…’ business? You don’t need to do much of that here.
I was happy to be a beta knitter for the new Woolly Wormhead Hat collection. The Perceptions Hats are all stranded colourwork (hello, my fave), and each has a beautiful crown. I mean – look at them! I choose Number Three, which turned out to be Hermes: “the Greek god of travel who bridged the […]
In the last six months, I’ve sewed a whole bunch of face masks. Most face masks fit well, but none were perfect. We picked up a couple of ready-made reusable face masks to try out, and J decided he preferred them. The pattern is easy as anything to make – easier than any other pattern […]