Crochet Mag ‘n’ Makes, the special edition of Make It Today magazine, is on sale now and I’ve got two new fun designs inside AND (as we wanted to launch with a bang) there’s another feature and crochet related giveaway from Dear Ewe in this issue!
You can just see on the front cover a couple of my makes – peeking out in the top right hand corner there’s a snail and at the bottom left you might just be able to make out a Stripes the Unicorn!
I’ve always wanted to design a unicorn so was excited to give one a go for the magazine and he turned out to be really fun to make. And I always think of rainbows when I think of unicorns but I wanted to give this make a little twist, so instead of giving him a stripy rainbow mane (which you always see), I decided to give him a stripy body.
I had to hide him a little whilst I was making him as my 7 year old is unicorn mad and would have run off with him given the chance!
In this issue I also made a colorful shellection of snails! Just forget about annoying garden pests and make up some gorgeous gastrapods to brighten up your day instead.
I nicknamed them Shelly and Sheldon (of course!) and opted for a traditional swirly pattern on their shells. But you could experiment with designs to create something completely unique to you.
I adore how the magazines have styled them as well with the bulb box and the flowers!
The mags and makes issue comes with the eight yarns I used for the patterns plus;
- 3mm hook & 4.5mm crochet hooks
- 55 exclusive patterns
- Plus a 66 page magazine
You may also spy on page 6 in their news section that Dear Ewe had a lovely little feature…Little Ewe felt quite famous!
Dear Ewe have teamed up with Make It Today magazine to offer a fab ultimate crochet bundle! Worth over £129 one winner will receive a crochet chart mug, crochet chart tote bag, crochet chart large project bag, 8 x creative greeting cards, 4 x photo prop card packs and two pattern downloads in either UK or US terminology.
Entries must be received by 6 September 2018.
Make It Today magazine is available in major supermarkets and newsagents across the UK. If you hook up either Stripes the Unicorn or the Snail Duo please share your photos with me on social media (facebook, twitter or instagram) – I love to see what you make!
Until next time folks! Happy hooking, keep calm and crochet on my friends xx