Tuesday, 3 December 2013

New Knitting Magazine from the makers of Inside Crochet Magazine

New Knitting Magazine hits our UK stores! always a cause for celebration for us crafters. (^-^)

Not only am I excited to see this scrumptious knitting delight in the form of a knitting bookazine but I am also rather delighted to see our very own knitting designer Deborah Reader featuring a baby beanie pattern in this new knitting magazine.

The Knitting Collection is from the lovely people behind Inside Crochet magazine and Deborah has designed an adorable Fairisle inspired baby beanie, which she describes as;

"a beautifully soft baby beanie inspired by traditional Norwegian designs and wintry days".

The Knitting Collection is packed with over 40 projects for you to enjoy and the first ever issue came out on the 29th November (2013).

The first issue also features some other gorgeous patterns such as an Angel Cake Top, a Chunky Cable Throw, a Textured Cropped Cardie, an adorable Vintage style teddy bear, which just makes me wish I could knit so much better, and many more sophisticated and inspiring knit projects for you to try.

For more information on the Knitting Collection bookazine and Inside Crochet magazine then please head on over to www.insidecrochet.co.uk

Happy crafting folks!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

FREE Crochet and Knitting Pattern Treats this December with HappyBerry

December is rather a special month here at HappyBerry as we will be delighting you with a host of festive pattern treats and I am delighted to announce our biggest Christmas gift of all to you.

As a huge thank you for your continuing support and kind words, we at HappyBerry have decided to give a little something back to you this Christmas and have been very busy putting together an advent calendar of free crochet and knitting patterns for you to enjoy each day until Christmas Eve!

Our homepage on our website is now home to your very own fully interactive advent calendar, where you can enjoy searching for the date of the day, and open a little door to receive a little surprise free crochet or knitting pattern to try that day. It will always be a written pattern but sometimes an extra video tutorial will accompany the written pattern.

You can't open them all at once though he he peeking is not allowed (^-^)

So if this tickles your festive fancy then do make sure to pop by our website throughout December here www.happyberry.co.uk

Mini Star Tutorial

In the meantime you can also check out my recent video tutorial on how to make an ultra quick mini star, just perfect as a Christmas decoration either for your tree or for adding to presents.

To make your star you will need;

- DK/Light worsted weight yarn
- 3.5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle and scissors

Round 1
Crochet 10hdc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (10)

OR ch4, sl st in ch1 to form a loop and crochet 10hdc into your loop - (10)

Round 2
*ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in next ch, 1dc in next ch, sl st in next st on main circle, sl st in next st* repeat from * to * until end and you have 5 points.

I am also amazed to announce that our YouTube channel has reached over 10,000 subscribers just this last week but even more amazingly we have now over 11,000+ subscribers! I didnt even have time to change the image opposite. I was hoping just to reach 10,000 before Christmas so this has been an absolute delight and I hope that I can continue bringing all my subscribers fun and exciting crochet projects to try. If you haven't subbed already then you can do so here, as well as watch my embarrassing introduction video he he http://www.youtube.com/happyberrycrochet

Happy crocheting!

Any questions just post below or join me on Facebook or Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/happyberrycrochet and http://www.twitter.com/happyberryUK

For more free patterns please join me on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/happyberrycrochet or visit my website at http://www.happyberry.co.uk

© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.