We know a lot of our readers are strapped for time, and it’s hard to fit in your crafty projects around everything else! So we’ve got our favourite speedy and summery crochet makes together and all of them can be whipped up in a day. Ready, set, go!
Bright, bold and endlessly useful, these baskets by Susie John's are a project to suit any home. Using simple stitches, these are great makes for beginners and can even be customised by using different colours or additional stitches for larger baskets.
It always amazes us how our designers inject such personality into their animal creations with just a hook, yarn and bit of stuffing. Diego the parrot by Janine Holmes is no exception and our feathered friend looks resplendent with his tufty head feathers, ruffled wings and majestic tail. We've heard that if you ask him very nicely, Diego is glad to show off his famous flamenco skills – they're very impressive!
Floral Fairy Lights
Here we have two simple motifs to try by Ali Campbell that can then be slipped over battery-operated LED fairy lights to create a pretty display. Either try a bow or flower, or why not alternate the designs along the length of your lights?
LGC designer Tilley Bancroft has come up trumps with this simple yet stylish necklace design. This pattern is a good opportunity to try out a range of techniques, plus how to work the yummy sounding popcorn stitch.
We're not ones to shy away from bright colours here at LGC and Lucinda Ganderton's beautiful cushion cover makes full use of your spring-themed kit. Granny squares are all the rage so this is the perfect opportunity to get a designer look in your home for less.
Love issue 34’s pretty mandalas? Want to complete your set? Then follow Lynne Rowe’s instructions for how to make the yellow disc.
Choose three of your finest yarn colours to quickly & effortlessly crochet up this lovely cushion cover for your home.