This issue we have some fabulous projects for you, many of which are being added to my â€œto-doâ€ queue as I write. I especially love our cover design by Jackie Carreira, and couldnâ€™t resist trying it on to see how it suited me.
Last issue we showcased filet crochet in our techniques section and the filet love just keeps on growing this month, as we progress onto garments. I can never resist a shell top come summertime and I love how the changes in the type of squares â€“ from mainly open mesh to filled in blocks â€“ creates a subtle and very pretty peplum at the bottom of this particular garment.
As the weather continues to improve, we are beginning to think about the great outdoors, and the Honeycomb bag by Nicky Hale is just perfect for fitting in everything you will need for a trip to the beach, amusement park or playground. As a mum to an energetic toddler, I need a bag roomy enough to hold a change of clothes, snacks, drinks, a hat, sun cream and more, while also still being stylish. This fi ts the bill perfectly. The summery colour is a bonus and I love how the smart leather handles match impeccably. Enter our fab competition to win a set of the same handles that Nicky used.
I have been meaning to make a colourwork blanket for my little one for some time, and this issue it is time to reveal my endeavours. If you havenâ€™t given tapestry crochet a go before, this is a simple project to try, and we have a step-by-step guide on page 84 to help you along the way. If you do nothing else this month, I encourage you to have a go at this satisfying technique, as it is such fun and hugely gratifying to watch the pattern emerge.
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