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PROJECTS 11 STITCH YOUR KIT

28 SEASHELL SHAWL

47 LACY CARDIGAN

Two adorable teethers for baby!

Cover up in this elegant wrap

Cosy up in a versatile summer cardie

14 ROSIE RAG DOLL

30 DOILY NECKLACE

51 BAREFOOT SANDALS

With braided bunches, she’s a cutie

The perfect statement accessory!

Beach footwear for boho babes

18 PAIR OF PUPPIES

33 CLUTCH BAG

52 FLORAL BAG

Hook a Pug and Yorkie dog today

Go large with our bag and bangles

Use granny squares in a new way!

24 GRANNY CUSHION

36 PRETTY MERMAID

54 TROPICAL BELT

A cosy design with a floral finish

Dive into this amigurumi pattern

Accessorise your summer dresses

27 BOTANICAL BLOCK

43 SAUSAGE DOG

56 FLOWER BROOCHES

This lacy motif uses triple trebles

A cute pooch with super powers!

Beautiful blooms to hook up fast

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58 SHOPPING TOTE

70 NAUTICAL JUMPER

PLUS THESE GREAT READS

Go green with our bag for life

Stay comfy in our slouchy sweater

7 ASK THE EXPERT 8 SHOPPING

60 PINCUSHIONS

74 HEART BLANKET

A fun addition to any craft room

Put all your love into this baby gift

62 DAINTY HANGER

76 SHOE MOTIFS

POTS, BOWLS AND HOLDERS

Make a few for your bedroom

A cool way to customise trainers

46 BACK ISSUES 82 KIT REVIEWS

64 DAISY CHAIN

78 GEOMETRIC RUG

This necklace is a summer treat

Add a modern touch to your home

66 STARFISH SHAWL

81 RACOON BROOCH

Exquisite lace, with a beaded edge

This critter looks fab on a smart hat!

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INSPIRATION 10 NEWS, BOOKS AND EVENTS 40 TUTORIAL: HOW TO WORK IN THE ROUND TO MAKE

84 HOW TO CROCHET 91 NEXT ISSUE!

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Puppy pair

Best of friends

These two little crochet pals are dressed up ready for a picnic in the country. Designed by Val Pierce

Top tip Any DK yarns in your stash are ideal for these pups and their accessories

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Puppy pair

You will need

■ For the Pug: King Cole Comfort DK in Truffle (shade 3277) x 1 ball – Yarn A Rico Classic Baby DK in Black (shade 99) x 1 ball – Yarn B ■ For the Yorkie: Rico Classic Baby DK in: Beige (shade 053) x 1 ball – Yarn C Black (shade 99) x 1 ball – Yarn B ■ For the accessories: Rico Ricorumi DK or any DK yarn, small amounts in: Blue (shade 032) Orchid (shade 016) Red (shade 028) Orange (shade 024) Emerald (shade 042) Green (shade 049) Vanilla (shade 005) Candy Pink (shade 012) ■ 3.5mm (UK 9 or 10, US E/4) hook ■ 3.25mm (UK 10, US D/3) hook ■ Safety stuffing ■ 2 sets of small safety eyes ■ Dog button for beach bag

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ho wouldn’t fall in love with our cute crocheted doggie duo? This little Yorkie and pug would make a sweet gift for a canine-loving friend or even as a treat for yourself. With their lifelike expressions and bag of jolly accessories, they are all set for a lovely day out. Of course, you can change the colours of their coats if you want the pups to look more like your own, just make sure the yarn you choose is DK.

The pug has four identical legs – attach them carefully to make him sit

Measurements ■ Dogs stand approx. 20cm (8in) tall

Tension ■ Tension is not critical for this project but stitches should be tight so that stuffing does not show through

Abbreviations ■ For standard abbreviations see page 90

About these yarns Val used up DK yarns by Rico and King Cole from her own stash. If you want to use the same yarns, here are the details: For Rico yarn stockists visit www.rico-design.co.uk For King Cole yarn stockists call 01756 703 670 or visit www.kingcole.com

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Ears (make 2 alike)

Legs (make 4 alike)

Using 3.5mm hook and B, make 8 ch. Next row 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each dc to end. Next row 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Repeat last row 3 times more. Dec 1 stitch at beg of every row until all sts are worked off. Fasten off

Using 3.5mm hook and A, make 16ch, join into a circle with a ss. Next round 1ch, 1dc into each ch to end, join as before. Next round 1ch, *1dc into each dc to end, join as before. Work 10 more rounds in dc. Next round 1ch, *1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc; rep from * to end, join as before. Work 4 rounds in dc. Next round *Dc2tog all around. Repeat last round once more. Fasten off.

Head Using 3.5mm hook and A, make 2 ch, work 6dc into 2nd ch from hook, join into a circle with a ss. Next round 1ch, 2dc in each dc to end, LOV E C R O C H E T 19


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