Welcome to How to Knit and Crochet, a publication that’s bursting with projects and advice for those looking to get started with a fun new craft. There are wonderful items you can create simply with yarn, knitting needles and a crochet hook, plus a little time and creativity! But if you’re daunted by patterns or confused by technical terms, How to Knit and Crochet is the perfect place to start.
The first half of this publication is dedicated to the craft of knitting. We take you through the stitches and techniques you need to know, before beginning with makes that are ideal if you’re picking up needles for the first time. Once you’ve got the hang of it, why not progress onto the next projects which will boost your skills and help you gain even more confidence?
The second half is devoted to crochet. With handy technique pages to help you master the basics, you can then practise your new skills with great selection of easy makes. Then move onto the next selection of projects and add to your skillset. Across both knitting and crochet sections, there is a bumper crop of more than 50 of the best projects from Let’s Get Crafting magazine. With makes for all occasions, from pretty homewares and distinctive accessories to adorable toys, there’ll certainly be a host of ideas to get you inspired. If you can’t wait to get started, there are seven projects to choose from to craft with your kit, from a knitted bag to a cute crochet tiger called Marmaduke. With needles and yarn included, plus beads to decorate your lovingly handmade creations, you have everything you need to start your new hobby tonight.
We hope you enjoy making up these projects as much as we’ve enjoyed putting them together, and that you come away with a multitude of new skills to start your creative adventure.