Can you believe the weather?! I know Iâ€™m not alone when I say that sunshine makes everything in the world seem that little bit better, and weâ€™ve had some truly gorgeous days recently. With two bank holidays this month as well, itâ€™s the perfect opportunity to get out into the garden and enjoy new-grown flowers and the smell of cut grass. Mmm!
With that in mind, weâ€™ve got a garden-themed issue for you this month, full of pretty crochet designs perfect for hooking outside in the sun. Why not start with Tracey Todhunterâ€™s sweet fl oral accessories, ideal for brooches or hairclips, or if youâ€™re looking for a larger homeware project then check out Caroline Edenâ€™s stunning floral cushion set. And Iâ€™m particularly fond of Traceyâ€™s motif cowl, a gorgeous project thatâ€™s great for showing off self-striping yarns. If your wardrobe is still due a jumper clearout and youâ€™re in need of some lighter pieces for the warmer weather, then turn to for Annelies Baesâ€™s stylish Nikkim Tee, worked in a cool cotton yarn. And youâ€™ll find a glorious waterfall-style waistcoat by Melissa Leapman, perfect for brightening up a plain top.
Our free gift this month is a pretty-but-practical tape measure â€“ just the thing for checking your tension or pattern measurements. Iâ€™m always losing mine (or leaving them in project bags around the house) so more are always welcome!
Rhian Drinkwater, Editor
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