Chilli Garland

chilli_string_medium2My cheeky, but cheerful Chilli garland has another outing. This time, you can find the pattern in Simply Crochet magazine’s “Celebrations” special edition. The Chilli Garland is great for decorating your kitchen or even for hanging outside when you have a party or a BBQ (and yes, we’ll be having lots of those when summer comes – optimism is my middle name!)

You’ll also find my crochet picnic hamper in this issue. In fact, the whole issue is full of fun and colourful projects by some of my favourite designers. It’s well worth looking out for.

Featured in Simply Crochet

Love Crochet picnicn basketSimply Crochet magazine have a seasonal special on sale now called “Celebrations”. Inside you’ll find all the instructions for this fabulous picnic hamper. I upcycled an old cardboard box to make it nice and sturdy and the bright cotton yarn just makes me think of those warm summer days that will be here soon (they will, I promise!) This pattern first appeared in Love Crochet magazine and back then, I had great fun choosing the vibrant spotty lining and the leather buckles (which were supplied by Bag Clasps).

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Look out for this special issue on sale now. Don’t you love that floral head dress on the cover – so vivacious!

Featured In Simply Crochet

yourcrochetchristmas2016-768x1024It might be a little early for most of you to be thinking about Christmas, but not for designers and magazine publishers¬† – we’ve already moved on to planning spring issues!

If you really want to get ahead with some festive decorations or gift making, this special edition of Simply Crochet magazine has plenty to offer. “Your Crochet Christmas” is packed with inspiration and¬† simple makes and is the perfect excuse to sit down with a cuppa and start making a list. I was thrilled to see my bright bauble wreath featured on the cover. I loved making this – and felt exceptionally chuffed to see it featured so prominently¬† – you see Christmas doesn’t have to mean red, green and bit of sparkle!

Anyway, it’s in the shops now, so go take a peek in your local newsagent. Simply Crochet comes out monthly and is always full of great makes, if you can’t find it locally, you can buy a digital subscription here.

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