Inside Crochet - 66, 2015

66, 2015

This issue I am so excited to have some very special guests on our cover. I have been a massive Moomins fan since I was a small child and watched the Fuzzy Felt characters on television. I now read the beautiful Tove Jansson stories to my own little one, so I am over the moon that we are able to celebrate the release of the new film Moomins On The Riviera with our own versions of Moomintroll and Snorkmaiden. The wonderfully creative Irene Strange has designed these cute and cuddly toy patterns so you can make your very own Moomin friends.

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The Riviera theme of the new film fits in nicely with the feel of this month’s issue. I don’t know about you, but there is something about the sea air that relaxes me; whether it be a balmy breeze along an exotic shore or a brisk gust at the British seaside. I am craving a summer holiday at the moment and this issue aims to get us in the mood. Many of the projects are inspired by an ocean breeze, resulting in an eclectic mix of wearable and practical beach projects, and those simply with a distinctly salty tang.

The gorgeous lighthouse stacking puzzle by Sally Shepherd on page 64 is a very literal take on the seaside theme. These games are great for developing fine motor skills, but as well as being a hugely educational toy the striking design means the puzzle also looks adorable in a child’s bedroom or playroom, a far cry from the plastic overload kids seem to have these days! So breathe in deeply and dive into the welcoming waters, enjoy!

Claire Montgomerie, Editor


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