hope you were enticed by this issue’s bright, happy colours and the prospect of
cosy, stashbusting makes to keep your hands busy and minds calm this month.
Like many of you, I’ve been trying to move towards a more sustainable way of living, to leave a smaller footprint and embrace a slightly slower, more thoughtful way of being – not always easy with two teenagers and a large hairy dog! With this in mind, we’ve dedicated this issue to projects that will be easy to pick up and put down, make at a rhythmic pace, and with endless possibilities for swapping-in your own stash of yarn.
Projects such as Claire Montgomerie’s beautifully tonal Patchwork Jacket and our cover star, the Happy Motif Sweater by Cassie Ward, raise the classic crochet motif to a whole new level whilst still giving you the satisfaction of creating crisp piles of meditative squares. And there are lots of smaller motif projects, with simpler construction techniques, if time is not on your side. Kath Webber’s take on a mix-and-match scarf is a great learning project and super-toasty to wear, whilst we also have a giant floor cushion and stunning lacy throw to brighten up the home.
Our Crochet Masterclass in visible mending might sound like just more chores, but take a look at our guide to restoring and revitalising much-loved garments with crochet and you might just become hooked!
And we’ve been thrilled with your response to our 2023 crochet-along, Spirit of Flora. It’s been just lovely dipping into the Facebook community. This month’s Merton Abbey Flower is simply stunning. It isn’t too late to join in…
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