Rosy cheeks and frosty breath appear as you step outside to enjoy the magic of the season’s first snowfall. As the brisk winter weather envelopes you in an icy blanket, bundle up and stay warm with the help of a trusty handmade scarf, beanie or pair of mittens; Sentimental layering pieces passed down from generation to generation!
Capture the beauty of the holiday season through the classic and festive designs in the latest issue of I Like Crochet (featuring 25+ winter-ready designs, available on iPad and Desktop)!.. Toasty, cosy, and beautifully textured, giving you yet another reason to pick up your hooks and and create something new to wear as you enjoy an evening of ice skating or an afternoon stroll through your local Christmas market.
I’m particularly excited about this latest issue, as a handful of my designs were featured! If you’re interested to see what I’ve been working on recently, stick around as I’ll be going into vivid detail below about the inspiration behind every single, snuggly piece.
From oversized cardigans to a festive collection of Christmas décor (the little Olwen the Snowman being my favourite), get ready for the most wonderful time of the year with this merry bundle of designs with me!
As you enjoy sipping your mug of hot cocoa, envelope yourself in the snuggly warmth of this cardigan, a stylish piece that comfortably drapes over any ensemble. The dramatic waterfall style brings a touch of modern elegance to this snuggly cardi, whilst the forest-like design conjures up fond memories of woodland floors scattered with pine cones – Making this layering piece both functional and fashionable!
For this particular design I knew I wanted to use multiple colors to truly replicate that rustic and natured-inspired look. Rowan Softyak DK was the perfect fit, and worked up into one of the softest and snuggliest cardigans I’ve made to date… A new favorite for sure!
– Snow flurries delicately dancing on the cool evening breeze, bringing with them the magic of the season. Snowcapped evergreens around every corner are a gentle reminder that Christmas has come to town. As you excitedly prepare for the most wonderful time of the year, give the gift of handmade this Christmas. Looking for some inspiration in the handmade gift-giving department? Look no further, as this latest issue is overflowing with 25+ delightfully cosy designs to keep you and your loved ones warm this festive season!
– The ballet is one of those memories that holds a very special and dear place in my heart as I know it does in many other hearts around the globe. Artistic, elegant and beautiful are all words that come to mind when attempting to describe the moving performances by these passionate ballerinas. With over a hundred years of history, The Nutcrackers sparks nostalgic memories in us all, of a magical and musical Christmas. Reimagined in crochet form, this issue offers a selection of designs inspired by this classical ballet, from the a Nutcracker Prince amigurumi doll (pictured below) to a delicious Candy Cane Dress, what more could you possibly ask for this festive season?
– Enjoy long walks on cool, crisp winter mornings? Good, because blustery weather is here and the days are only going to continue getting chillier and chillier! To combat the cold, and keep the coolness at bay, it’s time to start crocheting those snuggly winter designs to add to your closet. With several sweaters to pick and choose from to the delightful Ponderosa Pine Shawl (pictured below), you’ll have something new and cosy to wear every day!
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