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The December 2017 issue of I Like Crochet is officially here and I’m very excited about it because not only is it full of fabulous patterns but there’s a festive little pattern in it from me – you may just spy it on the bottom left hand corner of the front cover.
I’m a little bit obsessed by all things Christmas, truth be told, and yet I never seem to have acquired a nutcracker decoration of my very own….until now! Now we can both crack open the festive season with my fun nutcracker amigurumi.
Make him as a super cute decoration or a enchanting toy! He also makes a fantastic visual prop for the retelling of the Nutcracker story. I love the fact that according to German folklore, nutcrackers are keepsakes that bring good luck to your family while protecting your home. So this little amigurumi would make a perfect traditional Christmas gift!
The lovely people at I Like Crochet also gave me the opportunity to view the December issue of the magazine to tell you about the other patterns available. There are so many nice patterns in this edition but I thought I’d share with you my favourite three.
I’m completely in love with the Balsam Fir Waterfall Cardigan by Olivia Kent – isn’t it just gorgeous! I think it’s a really flattering style that would suit most body types.
I also really love the cover star Olwen the Snowman by Rachel Borello Carroll. Olwen, means “white footprint” in Welsh and it’s such a clever idea to include chunky cables on his belly.
And I’m simply dotty about the Darling and Dotted Hat by Amy Gunderson. Everyone loves polka dots right!?
There are over 25 beautiful patterns in the December edition but if you enjoy crochet magazines you might want to consider a subscription. 1 year membership starts at as little as $19.97 / £15.87 – so if you subscribe you do save!
Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx