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FREE MAGAZINE

KNITTING & CROCHET 2016 24 inspiring projects, ideas and helpful hints inside

grace lace beanie see page 12

hexagon bag

see page 25


Contents 04 How to knit 06

Knit love

07

Nicola jumper

08

Ladies ankle socks

10

Lady or childs beret

11

Diagonal scarf & Bee stitch scarf

12

Grace lace beanie & Stelvio rib family beanie

13 Grace textured scarf 14

Grrregor the bear

15

Pram blanket & baby mitts

16

Coat hanger cover & rib blanket

17

Spaghetti yarn tote bag

18

Assisi family beanie

19

Assisi family scarf

20

Snowfall scarf

21

Easy beanie with pom pom

22

How to crochet

24

Crochet love

25

Hexagon bag

26

Macrame hanging bowl

27

Spaghetti yarn crochet rug

28

Amigurimi galah

30

Knit the rainbow - yarn bomb

31

Yarn bomb knitted flower


Welcome If you are anything like me, bracing for the cooler weather is mixed with excitement. Being able to layer up with a luscious new wrap or shawl that you’ve crafted on a rainy Saturday is a lovely thing, as is turning the heating on and making your home a bit more cosy. Inside this magazine, you’ll find great projects that are screaming for cooler weather. Chunky, CHUNKY yarns that take no time to knit and make a statement. Turn to pages 20 and 21 to see our great patterns for a Super Duper hat, and a scarf that can grow as long as you like in no time. On page 16 you’ll find a dramatic and comforting blanket that can also grow to be any size you like as it’s knitted in strips that are sewn together afterwards – a comfortable and easy knit that promises as much enjoyment in the making as you’ll find using it when its finished. There’s crochet (and macramé) too! Flip through to the second half of the magazine to see what we have in store for you hookers out there. A rug! A toy! A bag! Such fun. And don’t forget to let us know what you’ve been making – it makes us so happy to see what you’ve been up to – tag your projects on Instagram or Facebook with #lincraftloves so we can find you and send you some love.

Michelle Sanger Creative Coordinator & Editor

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how to `

Knit

Knit a little/knit a lot, be careful. It’s addictive! Most of the projects in this book are rated easy, but the easiest project of all is a simple scarf. Cast on 30 stitches in your yarn of choice, knit until its long enough and cast off. Simple. HOW TO CAST ON THUMB METHOD 2

1

Leaving a tail of yarn long enough to cast on the number of stitches required, make a slip knot. Place the slip knot on the needle and hold the needle in the right hand.

Wind the tail of yarn clockwise around the left thumb from front to back.

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3

Insert the needle through the yarn around the thumb. Take the yarn under the point of the needle. Pull a loop through to form a stitch.

Remove your left thumb from the yarn and pull the tail to secure the stitch. Repeat from step 2 until the required number of stitches has been cast on.

METRIC IMPERIAL

KNITTING ABBREVIATIONS alt: alternate beg: beginning cm: centimetre cont: continue dec: decrease foll: following inc: increase incl: including K: knit mm: millimetre

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M1: make one by picking up the loop between 2 stitches & knitting into the back of it (thereby increasing without using up a stitch). P: purl patt: pattern psso: pass slip stitch over p2sso: pass the two slip stitches over

rem: remaining rep: repeat st/s: stitch/es tbl: through back of loop tog: together ybk: yarn back yft: yarn front yfwd: yarn forward yon: yarn over needle yrn: yarn around needle

2.00mm 2.25mm 2.50mm 2.75mm 3.00mm 3.25mm 3.50mm 3.75mm 4.00mm

14 13 12 12 11 10 9 9 8

US 0 1 2 3 3&4 5 6

METRIC IMPERIAL

US

4.50mm 5.00mm 5.50mm 6.00mm 6.50mm 7.00mm 7.50mm 8.00mm 9.00mm

7 8 9 10 10.5 10.5 11 11 13

7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 00


BASIC KNIT STITCH 1

Hold the needle with the cast on stitches in your left hand, supporting it with your little finger and guiding it with the ring finger.

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Keeping the yarn you are working with behind the needle, insert the right hand needle (from front to back) in the loop of the first stitch on the left hand needle. 5

Withdraw the right hand needle a little and pull the new stitch forward, letting this new stitch slip onto the right hand needle and dropping the existing stitch off the left hand needle.

2

Pick up the right hand needle, as you knit, guiding it with your thumb, insert the needle tip into the stitch on the left hand needle while your index finger directs the movement of the yarn.

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 ith your right index finger, wrap the yarn from back W to front, then up and over the right hand needle, then back down behind the same needle.

Turn your work, so that the back of the knitted stitches are towards you. Hold the needle with stitches in your left hand.

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Knit the first stitch of the row, then knit the next stitch. You will have two stitches on the right needle.

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Continue working each stitch across, passing the new stitches to the right needle and sliding other stitches off the left needle. Rows knit stitch only is called garter stitch.

BASIC PURL STITCH 1

CASTING OFF Casting off is used to finish off your fabric, making sure that your work does not unravel. Always cast off in the appropriate stitch for your work, that being knitwise on a knit row and purlwise on a purl row. When casting off in rib, cast off in knit over the knit stitches & purl over the purl stitches. This will ensure that the elasticity of the rib is continued.

2

Insert the right hand needle into the left front loop of first stitch of left needle, from right to left. Yarn should be at front of work.

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Insert the tip of the left needle into the first stitch that was knitted on the right needle and pull the first stitch over the second stitch and off the needle, then knit one more stitch & repeat the process to the end of the row. When you only have one stitch left, cut the thread & pass it through the last loop & pull.

INCREASE To increase is to make one stitch. Knit the stitch as usual, but don’t slip off the needle. Now knit into the back of the same stitch. This time slip the stitch off the needle. You have made two stitches out of one. 1

DECREASE

To decrease is to lose one stitch. Put your needle through two stitches. Knit. Slip the two stitches off the left needle. You have decreased a stitch. 1

Wrap the yarn around the tip of the right hand needle, looping it over the tip and bringing it forward again under the tip.

 ithdraw the right hand needle tip to pull the W new stitch onto the right needle and slip the existing stitch off the left hand needle. Continue working in this way on stitches on the left needle. One row of knit stitch, then one row of purl stitch is called stocking stitch.

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DIFFICULTY

Knit

Love Each year, as well as stocking all your favourites, our buyers carefully select yarns that will wear well and be a pleasure to work with, bringing you new favourites that will excite and inspire you. We carefully select designs that will be stylish and beautiful to wear and our patterns are tested and re-tested, use consistent language and are fully supported. If you have any problems, our customer service staff will assist you or refer you to our pattern support team that will get back to you by phone or email so you can finish your project and show it off. There are lots of patterns in this free book, there are even more online at our website, and we have a gorgeous range of beautifully photographed patterns available to match our new range of yarns. Have a look next time you are in-store and get ready to be inspired. 6


Nicola Jumper Fitted jumper with wide neck and 3/4 sleeves MEASUREMENTS cm

65 70 80 90 100

Shape Shoulder: Work as for other shoulder shaping.

Garment measures (at bust)

cm

72 77 87 97 107

FRONT

Length (approx)

cm

53 54 55 56

57

Sleeve length

cm

32 32 32 32

32

Size

Fits bust

YARN REQUIRED Lincraft Plush Deluxe

XXS XS

50g balls 6

6

S

7

M

8

L

9

NEEDLES

A pair of 4.00mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up.

REQUIREMENTS 2 stitch holders.

TENSION

22 sts and 29 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4.00mm needles.

BACK

Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 81 (87-97-109-119) sts. 1st row: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1. 2nd row: K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end. Last 2 rows form rib. Work a further 6 rows rib. Work 18 rows stocking st. Beg Side Shaping: Dec one st at each end of next row, then every 4th row until 71 (77-87-99-109) sts rem. Work 3 rows. Inc one st at each end of next row, then every 6th row until there are 81 (87-97-109-119) sts. Cont without shaping until work measures 35cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Work as for Back to **. Cont without shaping until there are 14 (16-16-18-20) rows less than Back to beg of back neck shaping, ending with a purl row. Shape Neck: Next row: K24 (26-28-29-32), turn. Cont on these 24 (26-28-29-32) sts. Dec one st at neck edge in every alt row until 16 (19-19-21-23) sts rem, then every 4th row until 15 (17-18-19-21) sts rem. Purl 1 row. Shape Shoulder: Cast off 5 (6-6-6-7) sts at beg of next and alt row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 5 (5-6-7-7) sts. Slip next 17 (19-19-21-21) sts onto a stitch holder. With right side facing, join yarn to rem sts and knit to end. Dec one st at neck edge in every alt row until 16 (19-19-21-23) sts rem, then every 4th row until 15 (17-18-19-21) sts rem. Work 2 rows. Shape Shoulder: Work as for other shoulder shaping.

SLEEVES

Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 49 (53-57-61-67) sts. Work 8 rows rib. Working in stocking st for rem, inc one st at each end of 5th row, then every 14th (12th-8th-8th-6th) row until there are 53 (61-65-77-77) sts, then every 16th (14th-10th-10th-8th) row until there are 59 (65-73-79-87) sts. Cont without shaping until work measures 32cm (or length desired) from beg, ending with a purl row.

Shape Armholes: Cast off 4 (4-6-8-9) sts at beg of next 2 rows … 73 (79-85-93-101) sts. Dec one st at each end of next row, then every alt row until 65 (71-75-79-85) sts rem. ** Cont without shaping until work measures 50 (51-52-53-54) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Shape Top: Cast off 2 (2-3-4-5) sts at beg of next 2 rows … 55 (61-67-71-77) sts. Dec one st at each end of next row, then every alt row until 17 (25-33-37-45) sts rem, then every row until 15 sts rem. Cast off.

Shape Back Neck: Next row: K18 (20-21-22-24), turn. Cont on these 18 (20-21-22-24) sts. Dec one st at neck edge in every alt row until 15 (17-18-19-21) sts rem. Purl 1 row.

Join right shoulder seam. With right side facing and using 4.00mm needles, knit up 17 (18-18-20-21) sts along left front neck, knit across sts from Front stitch holder, knit up 17 (18-18-20-21) sts along right front neck, knit up 6 sts along right back neck, knit across sts from Back stitch holder and dec one st in centre, then knit up 6 sts along left back neck … 91 (97-99-107-111) sts. Work 7 rows rib, beg with a 2nd row. Cast off loosely in rib.

Shape Shoulder: Cast off 5 (6-6-6-7) sts at beg of next and alt row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 5 (5-6-7-7) sts. Slip next 29 (31-33-35-37) sts onto a stitch holder. With right side facing, join yarn to rem sts and knit to end. Dec one st at neck edge in every alt row until 15 (17-18-19-21) sts rem. Work 2 rows.

NECKBAND

FINISHING

Join left shoulder and Neckband seam. Join side and Sleeve seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew in all ends.

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DIFFICULTY

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Ladies Lace Top

Ankle Socks MEASUREMENTS

Size Lady To fit foot length

cm

24

Height (approx)

cm

8

YARN REQUIRED Lincraft Baby Grand 4ply OR Lincraft Lullaby 4ply

100g balls 50g balls

1 2

NEEDLES

A set of 2.25mm or 2.75mm or 3.25mm double-pointed knitting needles (see Note 1 below). Wool needle for grafting and sewing in ends.

TENSION

28 sts and 36 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 3.25mm needles. NOTE 1 People’s foot widths vary enormously. To make this pattern as adaptable as possible, we have listed three possible needle sizes that can be used. If you have narrow feet, use 2.25mm needles. If you have average width feet, use 2.75mm needles. If you require a wider fit, then use 3.25mm needles. You can even alter the needle sizes throughout the pattern. If for example you have wider ankles but narrow feet, start with a larger size needle, then use a smaller needle for the feet. NOTE 2 Since foot lengths vary so much between people, the best way to get great fitting Socks is to try the Socks on as you knit. The foot length can easily be varied at the point highlighted in the pattern.

ANKLE SOCKS

Using needle size of choice, cast on 70 sts on 3 needles. 1st round: Knit. 2nd round: Purl. 3rd round: Knit. Beg Patt: 1st round: K1, * yfwd, K2, K2tog, sl 1, K1, psso, K2, yfwd, K2, rep from * to last 9 sts, yfwd, K2, K2tog, sl 1, K1, psso, K2, yfwd, K1. 2nd round: Knit. Rep 1st and 2nd rounds 3 times.

9th round: Purl. 10th round: Knit. Rep last 10 rounds twice. Next round: * K5, K2tog, rep from * to end … 60 sts. Knit 15 rounds. Divide For Heel: Knit first 15 sts of round on to one needle, slip last 15 sts of round on to other end of same needle. These 30 sts are for heel. Divide rem 30 sts on to 2 needles and leave for instep. Work 27 rows stocking st on heel sts, beg with a purl row, and always slipping first st purlways on a purl row and knitways on a knit row. To Turn Heel: K17, K2tog, K1, turn; P6, P2tog, P1, turn; K7, K2tog, K1, turn; P8, P2tog, P1, turn. Cont in this manner until 18 sts rem on needle. Knit first 9 sts. Heel is now completed. Slip all instep sts on to one needle again. Using another needle, knit rem 9 sts of heel, then knit up 16 sts along side of heel; using 2nd needle, knit across all instep sts; using 3rd needle, knit up 16 sts along other side of heel, then knit rem 9 heel sts … 80 sts. Dec For Instep: 1st round: Knit. 2nd round: 1st needle, knit to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2; 2nd needle, knit; 3rd needle, K2, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to end. Rep 1st and 2nd rounds until 15 sts rem on 1st and 3rd needles. Cont in stocking st until work measures 15cm from side of heel where sts were knitted up. Length of foot may be varied at this point to suit you. Shape Toe: 1st round: 1st needle, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; 2nd needle, K1, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; 3rd needle, K1, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to end. 2nd round: Knit. Rep 1st and 2nd rounds until 24 sts rem. Knit 1 round, then 1st needle of next round. Slip sts from 3rd needle on to 1st needle and graft sts tog.

FINISHING Sew in all ends.

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Plush Deluxe Lady or Childs

Beret

4.00mm

TENSION

22 sts & 29 rows to 10cm stocking st

MEASUREMENTS

Size To fit head

YARN REQUIRED Lincraft Plush Deluxe

DIFFICULTY

2-4 yrs 5-7yrs 8-10yrs Teen

cm

52

53

55

56

56

50g balls

1

2

2

2

2

NEEDLES

A pair of 4.00mm knitting needles Wool needle for sewing up

BERET

Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 93 (95-99-101-101) sts. 1st row: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1. 2nd row: K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end. Last 2 rows form rib. Work a further 6 rows rib. 9th row: K1, * M1, K2, rep from * to end … 139 (142-148-151-151) sts. Work in stocking st, beg with a purl row, until Beret measures 10 (12-13-14-15) cm from beg, ending with a knit row.

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Lady

Next row: Purl and dec 6 (9-3-6-6) sts evenly across … 133 (133-145-145-145) sts. Shape Crown: 1st row: K1, * K2tog, K10, rep from * to end … 122 (122-133-133-133) sts. 2nd and alt rows: Purl. 3rd row: K1, * K2tog, K9, rep from * to end. 5th row: K1, * K2tog, K8, rep from * to end. 7th row: K1, * K2tog, K7, rep from * to end. 9th row: K1, * K2tog, K6, rep from * to end. 11th row: K1, * K2tog, K5, rep from * to end. 13th row: K1, * K2tog, K4, rep from * to end. 15th row: K1, * K2tog, K3, rep from * to end. 17th row: K1, * K2tog, K2, rep from * to end. 19th row: K1, * K2tog, K1, rep from * to end. 21st row: K1, * K2tog, rep from * to end. 22nd row: P0 (0-1-1-1), * P2tog, rep from * to end … 6 (6-7-7-7) sts. Work 8 rows stocking st. Break off yarn, run end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.

FINISHING

Join back seam. Sew in all ends.


Chiara Diagonal Scarf MEASUREMENTS Width

cm 30

Length

cm 150

YARN REQUIRED Lincraft Chiara

50g balls

6

DIFFICULTY

NEEDLES

A pair of 8.00mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing in ends.

TENSION

10.5 sts and 20 rows to 10cm over garter st, using 8.00mm needles.

SCARF

Using 8.00mm needles, cast on 32 sts. Beg Patt: 1st row: Knit. 2nd row: Inc in first st, knit to last 2 sts, K2tog ‌ 32 sts. Last 2 rows form patt. Cont in patt until Scarf measures 150cm (or length desired), ending with a 1st row. Cast off.

FINISHING Sew in all ends.

Grace Bee Stitch Scarf MEASUREMENTS DIFFICULTY EASY

DIFFICULTY

Width

cm 25

Length (approx)

cm

150

50g balls

5

YARN REQUIRED Lincraft Grace

NEEDLES

A pair of 6.00mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing in ends.

TENSION

13 sts and 25 rows to 10cm over patt, using 6.00mm needles.

SCARF

Using 6.00mm needles, cast on 33 sts. Beg Patt: 1st row (wrong side): Knit. 2nd row: K1, * K1B, K1, rep from * to end. 3rd row: Knit. 4th row: K2, * K1B, K1, rep from * to last st, K1. Last 4 rows form patt.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION

K1B = knit one st below = insert right hand needle through centre of st 1 row below next st on left hand needle then knit this in the usual way, slipping the st above off needle at the same time.

Cont in patt until Scarf measures approx 150cm from beg, ending with a 4th row. Cast off knitways.

FINISHING Sew in all ends.

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Grace Lace

MEASUREMENTS Size

Beanie

To fit head cm

YARN REQUIRED Lincraft Grace

50g balls

Teen

Lady

55

56

1

2

NEEDLES A pair of 6.00mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up.

TENSION

14 sts and 17 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 6.00mm needles.

BEANIE

Using 6.00mm needles, cast on 62 (70) sts. 1st row: K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end. 2nd row: P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end. Last 2 rows form rib. Work a further 4 rows rib and inc 4 sts evenly across last row … 66 (74) sts. Beg Patt: 1st row: K1, * yfwd, K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K2, yfwd, K1, rep from * to last st, K1. 2nd row: Purl. 3rd row: K2, * yfwd, K1, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K1, yfwd, K3, rep from * to end. 4th row: Purl. 5th row: K3, * yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, K5, rep from * to last 7 sts, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, K4.

DIFFICULTY

Stelvio Rib Family Size

2-4 yrs 5-7 yrs 8-10 yrs Lady

To fit head cm

52

Man

53

55

56

59

1 1

1 1

1 1

1 1

YARN REQUIRED Lincraft Stelvio 1st Colour (C1) 2nd Colour (C2)

50g balls 1 1

NEEDLES

A pair of 4.50mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up.

REQUIREMENTS

A pom pom maker (available from Lincraft).

TENSION

19 sts and 24 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4.50mm needles.

BEANIE

Using 4.50mm needles and C1, cast on 98 (106-106-114-114) sts. 1st row: K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end. 12

Cont in patt until work measures approx 13 (14) cm from beg, ending with a 6th row. Shape Crown: 1st row: K1, * yfwd, K2tog, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K2, yfwd, K1, rep from * to last st, K1 … 58 (65) sts. 2nd and alt rows: Purl. 3rd row: K2, * sl 1, K2tog, psso, K1, yfwd, K3, rep from * to end … 50 (56) sts. 5th row: K1, * sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, K3, rep from * to last st, K1 … 42 (47) sts. 7th row: K2, * K2tog, K3, rep from * to end … 34 (38) sts. 9th row: K2, * K2tog, K2, rep from * to end … 26 (29) sts. 11th row: K2, * K2tog, K1, rep from * to end … 18 (20) sts. 13th row: * K2tog, rep from * to end … 9 (10) sts. 14th row: P1 (0), * P2tog, rep from * to end … 5 sts. Break off yarn, run end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.

FINISHING

Join back seam. Sew in all ends.

2nd row: P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end. Last 2 rows form 2x2 rib. Cont in 2x2 rib until work measures 10 (11-12-13-14) cm from beg, working last row on wrong side. Using C2 for rem, cont in 2x2 rib until work measures 16 (17-19-21-23) cm from beg, working last row on wrong side.

Beanie MEASUREMENTS

6th row: Purl. Last 6 rows form patt.

Shape Crown: 1st row: K2, * P2tog, K2, P2, K2, rep from * to end … 86 (93-93-100-100) sts. 2nd row: P2, * K2, P2, K1, P2, rep from * to end. 3rd row: K2, * P1, K2, P2tog, K2, rep from * to end. 4th row: P2, * K1, P2, rep from * to end. 5th row: K2, * P1, K2tog, P1, K2, rep from * to end. 6th row: P2, * K1, P1, K1, P2, rep from * to end. 7th row: K2, * P1, K1, P1, K2tog, rep from * to end. 8th row: P1, * K1, P1, rep from * to last st, P1. 9th row: K2, * P1, K2tog, K1, rep from * to end. 10th row: P2, * K1, P2, rep from * to end. 11th row: K2, * P1, K2tog, rep from * to end. 12th row: * P2tog, rep from * to end … 13 (14-14-15-15) sts. 13th row: K1 (0-0-1-1), * K2tog, rep from * to end … 7 (7-7-8-8) sts. Break off yarn, run end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.

FINISHING

Join back seam, reversing seam for 4 (4-5-5-6) cm from cast on edge for brim. Using C1 or C2 (whichever you prefer), make a large pom pom and attach securely to top of crown. Sew in all ends. Turn up brim.

DIFFICULTY


Grace Textured

Scarf

6.00mm

9 BALLS Lincraft Grace

MEASUREMENTS Width

cm 25

Length

cm 150

YARN REQUIRED Lincraft Grace

50g balls

9

NEEDLES

A pair of 6.00mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing in ends.

REQUIREMENTS A cable needle.

TENSION

23 sts and 20 rows to 10cm over patt, using 6.00mm needles.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

C4B = slip next 2 sts onto cable needle & leave at back of work, K2, then K2 from cable needle. C4F = slip next 2 sts onto cable needle & leave at front of work, K2, then K2 from cable needle.

TENSION

23 sts & 20 rows to 10cm over patt

DIFFICULTY

SCARF

Using 6.00mm needles, cast on 58 sts. Beg Patt: 1st row: K4, * C4F, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2. 2nd row: Purl. 3rd row: K2, * C4B, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4. 4th row: Purl. Last 4 rows form patt. Cont in patt until work measures 150cm (or length desired), ending with a purl row. Next row: [K2tog] twice, cast off first st, K2tog, cast off previous st, cont in this manner working K2tog along the row until all sts have been cast off.

FINISHING Sew in all ends.

KNIT A WALL HANGING WITH JANELLE FROM 'A WHITE FARM' BLOG Wall hangings are so big this year and if you skip on over to our blog at lincraft.com.au/blog you can meet Janelle and see how she knitted her own. Feel free to use any yarn from this year’s range – Or combine a few! They’d look great stitched to a stick and hung from a hook.

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Grrregor the Bear

Grrregor is a quick and satisfying knit. If you can knit garter stitch (knit every row), increase and decrease you can make a Grrregor of your own. He is knitted holding 3 strands of yarn at once for a chunky look, but you could just as easily use one strand of yarn on a smaller needle than the ball band suggests, and make a smaller bear.

MEASUREMENTS

Height (approx) YARN REQUIRED

Lincraft Superwash 8ply, Cosy Wool 8ply or DK 8ply

cm

50

100g balls

3

NEEDLES A pair of 6.50mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up. REQUIREMENTS A stitch holder. A 200g bag of Lincraft Soft Fill (you will use the whole bag). 2 large buttons and 2 small buttons for eyes. Scraps of black yarn to embroider nose and mouth.

FIRST LEG

Using 6.50mm needles and 3 strands of yarn tog, cast on 20 sts. Knit 8 rows garter st. 9th row: K2, [K2tog, K5] twice, K2tog, K2 … 17 sts. 10th row: K2, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K2 … 14 sts. 11th row: K4, [K2tog] 3 times, K4 … 11 sts. Knit 6 rows garter st. 18th row: Inc in each of next 2 sts, K7, inc in each of next 2 sts … 15 sts. Knit 1 row. 20th row: Inc in each of next 2 sts, K11, inc in each of next 2 sts … 19 sts. Knit 1 row. 22nd row: Inc in each of next 2 sts, K15, inc in each of next 2 sts … 23 sts. ** Break off yarn and leave sts on a stitch holder.

SECOND LEG

Work as for First Leg to **. Join Legs And Beg Body: Knit across sts from Second Leg, then with right side facing, knit across sts from First Leg stitch holder … 46 sts. 2nd row: K2, inc in next st, K16, inc in next st, K6, inc in next st, K16, inc in next st, K2 … 50 sts. Knit 1 row. 4th row: K2, inc in next st, K18, inc in next st, K6, inc in next st, K18, inc in next st, K2 … 54 sts. Knit 12 rows garter st. 17th row: K11, [K2tog] twice, K24, [K2tog] twice, K11 … 50 sts. Knit 1 row. 19th row: K10, [K2tog] twice, K22, [K2tog] twice, K10 … 46 sts. Knit 1 row. 21st row: K9, [K2tog] twice, K20, [K2tog] twice, K9 … 42 sts. Knit 1 row. 23rd row: K8, [K2tog] twice, K18, [K2tog] twice, K8 … 38 sts. Knit 7 rows garter st. 14

6.50mm

31st row: K4, [K2tog, K5] 4 times, K2tog, K4 … 33 sts. Knit 1 row. 33rd row: K4, [K2tog, K6] 3 times, K2tog, K3 … 29 sts. Knit 9 rows garter st. Beg Shoulders And Neck: 1st row: K8, inc in each of next 2 sts, K9, inc in each of next 2 sts, K8 … 33 sts. Knit 1 row. 3rd row: K9, inc in each of next 2 sts, K11, inc in each of next 2 sts, K9 … 37 sts. Knit 1 row. 5th row: K10, [K2tog] twice, K9, [K2tog] twice, K10 … 33 sts. 6th row: K9, [K2tog] twice, K7, [K2tog] twice, K9 … 29 sts. Beg Head: 1st row: K8, inc in each of next 2 sts, K9, inc in each of next 2 sts, K8 … 33 sts. 2nd row: K9, inc in each of next 2 sts, K11, inc in each of next 2 sts, K9 … 37 sts. Knit 3 rows garter st. Beg Nose: 1st row: K16, [inc in next st, K1] twice, inc in next st, K16 … 40 sts. Knit 1 row. 3rd row: K18, inc in each of next 4 sts, K18 … 44 sts. Knit 1 row. 5th row: K20, inc in each of next 4 sts, K20 … 48 sts. Knit 1 row. 7th row: K22, inc in each of next 4 sts, K22 … 52 sts. 8th row: K24, [K2tog] twice, K24 … 50 sts. 9th row: K23, [K2tog] twice, K23 … 48 sts. 10th and alt rows: Knit. 11th row: K21, [K2tog] 3 times, K21 … 45 sts. 13th row: [K6, K2tog] 5 times, K5 … 40 sts. 15th row: [K4, K2tog] 6 times, K4 … 34 sts. 17th row: [K3, K2tog] 6 times, K4 … 28 sts. 19th row: [K3, K2tog] 5 times, K3 … 23 sts. 21st row: [K2, K2tog] 5 times, K3 … 18 sts. 22nd row: Knit. Cast off.

3 BALLS See above requirements

TENSION Not Important for this project

DIFFICULTY

EARS (make 2)

Using 6.50mm needles and 3 strands of yarn tog, cast on 3 sts. 1st row: K1, inc in next st, K1 … 4 sts. 2nd row: K1, inc in each of next 2 sts, K1 … 6 sts. 3rd row: K2, inc in each of next 2 sts, K2 … 8 sts. 4th row: Knit. 5th row: K2, [K2tog] twice, K2 … 6 sts. 6th row: K1, [K2tog] twice, K1 … 4 sts. Cast off.

TAIL (make 1)

Work as for Ears.

ARMS (make 2)

Using 6.50mm needles and 3 strands of yarn tog, cast on 3 sts. 1st row: K1, inc in next st, K1 … 4 sts. 2nd row: K1, inc in each of next 2 sts, K1 … 6 sts. 3rd row: K1, inc in each of next 4 sts, K1 … 10 sts. 4th row: K1, inc in each of next 8 sts, K1 … 18 sts. Knit 4 rows garter st. 9th row: [K2, K2tog] 4 times, K2 … 14 sts. Knit 1 row. 11th row: [K2, K2tog] 3 times, K2 … 11 sts. Knit 2 rows garter st. 14th row: [K2, K2tog] twice, K3 … 9 sts. Knit 1 row. 16th row: [K1, K2tog] 3 times … 6 sts. Knit 2 rows garter st. 19th row: [K1, K2tog] twice … 4 sts. Knit 2 rows garter st. Cast off.

FINISHING

Join Leg and Body seams, stuffing firmly as you go. Sew Ears to Head (cast off edge is sewn to Head). Sew Tail in position. Join Arm seams, stuffing firmly as you go. Sew Arms in position. Sew buttons in position for Eyes (sewing smaller buttons on top of larger buttons). Using black yarn embroider mouth and nose as pictured. Sew in all ends.


Pram Size Crocodile Blanket MEASUREMENTS Width (approx)

cm

60

Length (approx)

cm

93

100g balls 100g balls 100g balls 50g balls

11 10 8 19

YARN REQUIRED

Lincraft Cosy Wool 8ply OR Lincraft Superwash 8ply OR Lincraft DK 8ply OR Lincraft Supersoft 8ply

CROCHET HOOK

A 4.50mm crochet hook.

REQUIREMENTS

Wool needle for sewing in ends.

BLANKET

FINISHING

Sew in all ends.

Using 4.50mm hook, make 124ch, turn. 1st row: 1tr in 4th ch from hook, [1ch, miss 2ch, 1tr in next ch, 1ch, miss 2ch, 2tr in next ch] 19 times, 1ch, miss 2ch, 1tr in next ch, 1ch, miss 2ch, 2tr in last ch, 1ch, turn. 2nd row: Turn work 90 degrees and work 5tr down first of 2tr of previous row, 1ch, work 5tr up second tr, [miss 1ch, sl st into next tr, miss 1tr, work 5tr down first of 2tr of previous row, 1ch, work 5tr up second tr] 20 times, 1ch, turn.

DIFFICULTY

MEASUREMENTS

Months

0 3 6 12 24

To fit wrist

cm

12 13 14 15 16

Mitten length (approx)

cm

10 11 12 13 14.5

YARN REQUIRED

Lincraft Baby Grand 4ply 100g balls OR Lincraft Cotton 4ply 50g balls OR Lincraft Lullaby 4ply 50g balls

NEEDLES

A pair of 3.25mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up.

TENSION

3rd row: [1tr in sp between the two 5tr groups, 1ch, 2tr in same place as sl st in previous row, 1ch] 20 times, 1tr in sp between the last two 5tr groups, 1ch, turn. 4th row: [Sl st in first tr, miss 1ch, turn work 90 degrees and work 5tr down first of 2tr of previous row, 1ch, work 5tr up second tr] 20 times, miss 1tr, sl st into last tr, 3ch, turn. 5th row: 1tr in sl st on previous row, [1ch, 1tr in sp between the two 5tr groups, 1ch, 2tr in same place as sl st in previous row] 20 times, 1ch, turn. 6th row: As 2nd row. Rep 3rd to 6th rows 28 times or until work measures length desired. Fasten off.

27 sts and 55 rows to 10cm over garter st, using 3.25mm needles.

1 1 1

1 1 1

1 1 1

1 1 1

1 1 1

MITTENS (make 2)

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 35 (37-39-43-45) sts. 1st row: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1. 2nd row: K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end. Last 2 rows form rib. Work a further 10 (10-12-12-14) rows rib and dec 2 sts evenly across last row … 33 (35-37-41-43) sts. Knit in garter st until work measures 8 (9-9.5-10.5-12) cm from beg, working last row on wrong side and dec one st in centre of last row … 32 (34-36-40-42) sts.

Plain and Simple

Mitts

Shape Top: 1st row: [K1, K2tog tbl, K10 (11-12-14-15), K2tog, K1] twice … 28 (30-32-36-38) sts. 2nd and alt rows: Knit. 3rd row: [K1, K2tog tbl, K8 (9-10-12-13), K2tog, K1] twice. 5th row: [K1, K2tog tbl, K6 (7-8-10-11), K2tog, K1] twice. 7th row: [K1, K2tog tbl, K4 (5-6-8-9), K2tog, K1] twice. 9th row: [K1, K2tog tbl, K2 (3-4-6-7), K2tog, K1] twice … 12 (14-16-20-22) sts. Sizes 6, 12 and 24 Months Only: 11th row: [K1, K2tog tbl, K (2-4-5), K2tog, K1] twice … (12-16-18) sts. All Sizes: Next row: Knit. Break off yarn, run end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.

FINISHING

Using a flat seam, join seam. Sew in all ends.

DIFFICULTY

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Coat Hanger

Cover

Candy Cane is a great yarn – with a chenille like effect. This Cover is worked with the yarn held double on smaller than recommended needles to provide a dense, soft fabric that will not need padding to be sewn to the hanger. Since this Coat Hanger Cover is worked with yarn held double, and only one ball of yarn is required, we recommend winding off half the ball before you begin.

MEASUREMENTS Length

YARN REQUIRED Lincraft Candy Cane

cm

as required

50g balls

1

NEEDLES

A pair of 4.00mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up.

REQUIREMENTS A wooden coat hanger.

TENSION

Tension is not important for this project.

COAT HANGER COVER

Using 4.00mm needles and yarn double, cast on 10 sts. Knit in garter st until work measures 4cm less than length required to fit your coat hanger, working last row on wrong side. Cast off.

BOW (optional)

Using 4.00mm needles and one strand of yarn, cast on 3 sts. Work in stocking st until work measures 40cm (or length desired), ending with a purl row. Cast off.

FINISHING

Note: we suggest you cut a length of yarn and strip off the chenille twist leaving only the solid cotton twist to use for sewing up. Wrap Cover around coat hanger and join cast on, side and cast off edges. Screw hook into coat hanger. If desired, wrap the knitted Bow around the hanger hook and tie into a bow. Catch the Bow to the Hanger with a few sts. Sew in all ends.

DIFFICULTY

Rib

Blanket MEASUREMENTS Width (approx)

Length

YARN REQUIRED Lincraft BB

cm

128

cm

180

450g balls

11

NEEDLES

A pair of 10.00mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up. Matching plain yarn for sewing up.

TENSION

Tension is not important for this project.

STRIPS (make 4)

Using 10.00mm needles, cast on 22 sts. 1st row: K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end. 2nd row: P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end. Last 2 rows form 2x2 rib. Cont in 2x2 rib until work measures 180cm from beg, ending with a 2nd row. Cast off in 2x2 rib.

FINISHING

Using mattress st and matching plain yarn, join Strips tog. Sew in all ends. 16

DIFFICULTY


Spaghetti

Bag

MEASUREMENTS Width

cm 30

Height (excluding handle)

cm

YARN REQUIRED Lincraft Spaghetti

45

1000g balls 1

NEEDLES

A pair of 12.00mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up.

REQUIREMENTS

Needle and plain thread (optional).

BAG

First Handle: Using 12.00mm needles, cast on 30 sts. 1st row: K3, cast off next 24 sts, K2 … 6 sts. Bag: Next row: K3, turn, cast on 10 sts, turn, K3 … 16 sts. Knit in garter st until Bag measures 90cm from beg. Second Handle: Next row: K3, cast off next 10 sts, K2 … 6 sts. Next row: K3, turn, cast on 24 sts, turn, K3 … 30 sts. Cast off.

FINISHING

Fold Bag in half and sew side seams using whipstitch and a length of Spaghetti yarn. If the yarn is too thick for a yarn needle, just push it through with your fingers. Try to keep the rows even on both sides of the Bag for an almost invisible seam. At the bottom of the Bag, secure the yarn with a knot and poke it through to the wrong side of the Bag.

Tassel (optional):

Cut 7 x 30cm lengths of Spaghetti yarn and fold them in half. Cut a smaller piece of yarn and run it through the fold of the Tassel pieces and knot at the top (or secure with needle and thread). Cut a smaller piece of yarn and wrap it around the Tassel to form a neck. Secure with needle and thread as neatly as possible. Attach the Tassel to one of the Bag handle edges.

12.00mm

1 BALL Lincraft Spaghetti

TENSION Not Important for this project

DIFFICULTY

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Assisi Family

Beanie

3.25mm

3 BALLS See below requirements

MEASUREMENTS

TENSION

23 sts & 50 rows to 10cm over garter st

DIFFICULTY

NEEDLES

79 (85-85-89-97) sts. Work 3 rows. 5th row: K1, * K2tog, K4 (5-5-6-6), rep from * to end … 66 (73-73-78-85) sts. Work 3 rows. 9th row: K1, * K2tog, K3 (4-4-5-5), rep from * to end … 53 (61-61-67-73) sts. Work 3 rows. 13th row: K1, * K2tog, K2 (3-3-4-4), rep from * to end … 40 (49-49-56-61) sts. Work 3 rows. 17th row: K1, * K2tog, K1 (2-2-3-3), rep from * to end … 27 (37-37-45-49) sts. Work 3 rows. 21st row: K1, * K2tog, K0 (1-1-2-2), rep from * to end … 14 (25-25-34-37) sts.

BEANIE

Sizes 5-7 Years, 8-10 Years, Lady And Man Only: Work 3 rows. 25th row: K1, * K2tog, K (0-0-1-1), rep from * to end … (13-13-23-25) sts.

Size

2-4 yrs 5-7 yrs 8-10 yrs Lady

Man

To fit head

52

53

55

56

59

Lincraft Sorbet 50g balls 1st Colour (C1) 1 2nd Colour (C2) 1 3rd Colour (C3) 1

1 1 1

1 1 1

1 1 1

1 1 1

cm

YARN REQUIRED

A pair of 3.25mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up. Using 3.25mm needles and C1, cast on 98 (100-104-106-111) sts. Beg Stripe Patt: Using C1, knit 6 rows garter st. Using C2, knit 6 rows garter st. Using C3, knit 6 rows garter st. Last 18 rows form stripe patt. Cont in stripe patt until work measures 12 (13-14-15-16) cm from beg, working last row on right side. Next row: Patt to end and dec 6 (3-7-6 -2) sts evenly across … 92 (97-97-100-109) sts. Shape Crown: Keeping stripe patt correct, cont as folls: 1st row: K1, * K2tog, K5 (6-6-7-7), rep from * to end … 18

Sizes Lady And Man Only: Work 3 rows. 29th row: K1, * K2tog, rep from * to end … (12-13) sts. All Sizes: Next row: K0 (1-1-0-1), * K2tog, rep from * to end … 7 (7-7-6 -7) sts. Break off yarn, run end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.

FINISHING

Matching stripes, join back seam. Sew in all ends.


Assisi Family

Scarf

Both the Assisi Scarf and beanie are knitted using our beautiful new Sorbet yarn. They are both simple knits that you can customise with your own colour combinations or knit in the one colour if you wish!

DIFFICULTY

MEASUREMENTS

Size Child Teen Lady Man Width

cm 13 15 15 18

Length (approx)

cm

YARN REQUIRED

100

140

150

160

Lincraft Sorbet 50g balls 1st Colour (C1) 1 1 1 1 2nd Colour (C2) 1 1 1 1 3rd Colour (C3) 1 1 1 1

NEEDLES

A pair of 3.25mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing in ends.

TENSION

23 sts and 50 rows to 10cm over garter st, using 3.25mm needles.

SCARF

Using 3.25mm needles and C1, cast on 30 (35-35-42) sts. Beg Stripe Patt: Using C1, knit 6 rows garter st. Using C2, knit 6 rows garter st. Using C3, knit 6 rows garter st. Last 18 rows form stripe patt. Cont in stripe patt until work measures approx 100 (140-150-160) cm (or length desired), ending with 6 rows in C3. Using C3, cast off.

FINISHING Sew in all ends.

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Snowfall

Scarf

MEASUREMENTS Width (approx)

cm

23

Length (approx)

cm

120

220g balls

2

YARN REQUIRED Lincraft Super Duper

NEEDLES

A pair of 15.00mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing in ends.

TENSION

Tension is not important for this project.

SCARF

Using 15.00mm needles, cast on 8 sts. 1st row: [K1, P1] 4 times. 2nd row: [P1, K1] 4 times. Last 2 rows form moss st. Cont in moss st until Scarf measures approx 120cm (or you nearly run out of yarn) from beg, ending with a 2nd row. Cast off in moss st.

FINISHING

Sew in all ends. Note: if the yarn is too thick to fit through your wool needle, then use your fingers to weave the ends in between the sts.

15.00mm

20

2 BALLS Lincraft Super Duper

TENSION Not Important for this project

DIFFICULTY


Easy Beanie with

Pom Pom

MEASUREMENTS

cm

56

6th row: [P2tog] 4 times … 4 sts. Break off yarn, run end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.

220g balls

1

FINISHING

To fit head

YARN REQUIRED Lincraft Super Duper

NEEDLES

A pair of 15.00mm knitting needles. A wool needle for attaching pom pom.

Join back seam by weaving yarn ends through the side sts and fasten off. Make a pom pom by cutting 10x15cm long pieces of yarn and tie them in the middle with the matching plain yarn. Fluff out the yarn into a pom pom and trim off any excess. Sew to the point of the Beanie.

REQUIREMENTS

Short length of matching plain yarn.

BEANIE

Using 15.00mm needles, cast on 20 sts. Work 6 rows stocking st. Shape Crown: 1st row: K1, [K2tog, K2] 4 times, K2tog, K1 … 15 sts. 2nd row: Purl. 3rd row: K1, [K2tog, K2] 3 times, K2tog … 11 sts. 4th row: Purl. 5th row: K1, [K2tog, K1] 3 times, K1 … 8 sts.

15.00mm

1 BALL

Lincraft Super Duper

TENSION Not Important for this project

DIFFICULTY

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how to

Crochet HOW TO CHAIN STITCH 2

1

Grasp the crochet hook in the right hand, between the thumb and the middle finger, with your index finger resting near the tip of the hook like a pencil.

Make a slip knot or loop.

4

3

Thread the yarn through the fingers of the left hand, wrapping the yarn around the little finger, over the 4th finger and middle finger, then over the index finger.

5

6

B ring the yarn over the hook and draw yarn through loop on hook.

ABBREVIATIONS alt: alternate beg: beginning ch: chain cm: centimetre cont: continue dc: double crochet dec: decrease dtr: double treble

22

foll: following htr: half treble inc: increase lp/s: loop/s mm: millimetre patt: pattern rem: remaining rep: repeat

Hold the slip knot/loop between the left thumb and index finger.

sl st: slip stitch sp/s: space/s st/s: stitch/es tog: together tr: treble yoh: yarn over hook

 ne chain has been made, there is still a loop on the O hook, repeat for the length or number of chain required.

METRIC IMPERIAL

US

2.00mm 2.25mm 2.50mm 2.75mm 3.00mm 3.25mm 3.50mm 3.75mm 4.00mm

B/1 C/2 D/3 E/4 F/5 G/6

14 13 12 11 10 9 8

METRIC 4.50mm 5.00mm 5.50mm 6.00mm 6.50mm 7.00mm 8.00mm 9.00mm 10.00mm

IMPERIAL

US

7 6 0 4 3 2 0 00 000

7 H/8 I/9 J/10 K/10 -


HOW TO DOUBLE CROCHET

Known as single crochet (sc) in American patterns

Then bring the yarn over the hook and draw the loop through the stitch, there are now 2 loops on the hook.

Yarn over the hook again and draw loop through both loops on hook. Continue across the row of chain. Next row: Chain 2 (acts as first dc), dc to end.

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Working on a foundation row of chain, insert the hook from the front under the top loop.

HOW TO TREBLE CROCHET

HOW TO SLIP STITCH

Known as double crochet (dc) in American patterns

Working on a foundation row of chain. Place the yarn over the hook and insert the hook into the 4th chain from hook (under the top loop).

Yarn over the hook and draw the first loop through (there are now 3 loops on the hook). Yarn over the hook and draw the loop through the first 2 loops on the hook (there are now 2 loops on the hook).

Insert the hook into the stitch to the left of the hook, catch the long thread and draw it through the stitch and the loop already on the hook. This forms a flat chain. This stitch can be used to give a firm edge or for joining, fastening or repositioning the yarn without making your work any longer.

Yarn over hook again and draw the loop through both loops on the hook (1 loop remains on the hook). Continue across the row of chain. Next row: Chain 4 (turning chain acts as first tr), tr to end.

TURNING CHAINS

When working crochet in rows and rounds, you will need to work a specific number of extra chains at the beginning of each row or round in order to bring the hook up to the correct height for the stitch you are using. This is called a turning chain (starting chain when working in rounds) and the diagram shows the correct number of chains to work for each crochet stitch. Usually, the turning chain (except in the case of double crochet where the single turning chain is ignored) is counted as the first stitch of the row.

Treble crochet

Double crochet

@lincraft

Half treble

CROCHET A WALL HANGING WITH AKI FROM PURLHOOK Come meet AKI from Purlhook at lincraft.com.au/blog. She has written us a fantastic tutorial on how to make these beautiful crochet wallhangings. They are easy to make and look stunning grouped on a wall. They make great gifts too!

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DIFFICULTY

Crochet

Love

I sometimes feel that knitters and crocheters are different kinds of people, and long to be one of those rare individuals that can do both well. Crocheters often improvise within a pattern, changing colour at will and making a unique project that is their own version. We are all about helping you do that! Run with a pattern, change it up, make it in your own colours and inspire others to do the same by sharing it on social media. We are particularly excited about the Amigurimi Galah on page 28 by Janine Tsakisiris. This little galah gives you a taste of some of the toy patterns we have in store for you – the menagerie has been steadily growing behind the scenes and we look forward to sharing more with you soon. Janine has kindly written a series of tips and tricks to get a beautiful finish. Find our free ‘Amigurumi tips and tricks’ project sheet A308 on lincraft.com.au

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Hexagon Bag MEASUREMENTS Bag width (approx, at widest point)

cm

44

Bag height (approx)

cm

51

YARN REQUIRED

Lincraft Cotton 4ply 50g balls 1st Colour (C1) 2nd Colour (C2) 3rd Colour (C3) 4th Colour (C4) 5th Colour (C5) 6th Colour (C6) 7th Colour (C7)

19

1 1 1 1 1 1 1

16

CROCHET HOOK

20

17

18

A 3.25mm crochet hook.

REQUIREMENTS

Wool needle for sewing up.

14

TENSION

Tension is not important for this project.

15

NOTE

When working the Hexagons, colours are changed at random every two rounds. However, if you prefer you can use the same stripe sequence for each Hexagon, work in thicker stripes, or have solid colour Hexagons.

1

HEXAGON (make 20)

Using 3.25mm hook and colour of choice, make 6ch and sl st into first ch to form a ring. 1st round: 1ch, 12dc into ring, sl st into first dc. 2nd round: 1ch, [2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc] 6 times, sl st into first dc. 3rd round: Change colour, 1ch, [2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc] 6 times, sl st into first dc. 4th round: 1ch, [2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc] 6 times, sl st into first dc. 5th round: Change colour, 1ch, [2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 4dc] 6 times, sl st into first dc. 6th round: 1ch, [2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 5dc] 6 times, sl st into first dc. Work a further 12 rounds in this manner, changing colour every 2 rounds. Fasten off. Join Hexagons tog as shown in diagram. Fold the joined Hexagons where indicated on the diagram and fold Hexagons 7 and 10 lengthways. Join bottom edge. Join lower side seams up to the end of the straight edges of Hexagons 4 and 16 on one side, and Hexagons 6 and 18 on the other.

2

4

FOLD

3

5

6

PICOT EDGING

The Picot Edging is worked around the open side edges. Using 3.25mm hook and colour of choice, join yarn at the bottom of the opening, on one side, 1ch, 1dc into same place as 1ch, * 6ch, 3tr into 3rd ch from hook leaving last st of each tr on hook (there will be 4 sts), yoh and pull through all sts (one picot made), 3ch, work next picot in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st into ch at base of previous picot, 3ch, miss 4dc, 1dc in next dc, rep from * until edge is complete, sl st into first dc. Fasten off. Rep for other opening.

FINISHING Sew in all ends.

8

7

9

10

FOLD

11

12

13

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Macrame'

MACRAME KNOT TYING Step 1

Hanging Bowl

Under Step 2

DIFFICULTY Under Spaghetti yarn is great when learning to tie macramĂŠ knots, as it is easy to open the knots and move them up or down slightly to neaten them for a level.

Over-over Step 3

Our bowl has a diameter of 20cm, and is 9cm high. You may need to adjust the length of your netted section if your bowl is much larger, and reduce the number of strands if your bowl is much much smaller. If your bowl is deeper, tie more layers of netting in the second section. To secure the bowl.

Over

Step 4

Over

If you want to hang a heavy object, you may need to use a yarn that has less give, or test the hanging to make sure it is safe.

YOU WILL NEED:

1 ball of Lincraft Spaghetti yarn Scissors A Bowl Cut 8 lengths of Spaghetti yarn each 430cm long. Fold the 8 lengths in half and tie a knot 4cm from the folded end to form a loop. Divide the hanging ends into a centre (8 strands long) and two end sections each 4 strands long. Use the diagram on the left of this page to see how to do a macrame knot. The knots will twist naturally as you go. Tie 30 knots into a knotted rope.

Start the netted section:

3cm down from the knotted rope tie 2 strands together in a simple knot. Repeat with all strands at the same level. Tie the next section 3cm down from the first row of simple knots but this time divide the previous strands and tie each to their neighbour in another level of simple knots. Tie another section 3cm down from the second row of simple knots, again dividing the previous strands and tieing each to their neighbour in another level of simple knots. Allow an open section of strands of approx. 20cm before starting the next netted section. Repeat the instructions from the previous netted section. Leave 7cm before tying the second layer of knots. Leave 4cm before tying the third layer of knots Leave 4cm before tying the fourth layer of knots. Tie all strands into a knot to secure the bottom of the bowl. Check that the bowl fits into the hanging and if you are happy, trim the ends evenly.

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Spaghetti Yarn

Crochet Rug HOOK 9.00mm

2 BALLS Lincraft Spaghetti

MEASUREMENTS Rug (approx)

cm

TENSION Not Important for this project

100

YARN REQUIRED

Lincraft Spaghetti 1000g ball Main Colour (MC–pink) Contrast Colour (CC–grey)

1 1

CROCHET HOOK A 9.00mm crochet hook.

REQUIREMENTS

Smaller crochet hook for sewing in ends.

RUG

Using 9.00mm hook and MC, make 6ch, join with sl st to form a ring. 1st round: 3ch (counts as first tr throughout), 15tr in ring, sl st in top of 3ch to close round … 16tr. 2nd round: 3ch, 1tr in same st as sl st, 2tr in each tr to end, sl st in top of 3ch to close round … 32tr. 3rd round: Using CC, sl st to any tr, 4ch, miss next tr, * 1tr in next tr, 1ch, miss 1tr, rep from * to last tr, 1ch, sl st in 3rd of 4ch to close round. 4th round: 3ch, * 3tr in ch sp, 1tr in next tr, rep from * to last ch sp, 3tr in ch sp, sl st in top of 3ch to close round. 5th round: Using MC, sl st to any tr, 4ch, miss next tr, * 1tr in next tr, 1ch, miss 1tr, rep from * to last tr, 1ch, sl st in 3rd of 4ch to close round. 6th round: 3ch, * 1dc in next tr, 3ch, rep from * to end, sl st in top of 3ch. 7th round: Sl st in next ch sp, * 3ch, 1dc in next ch sp, rep from * to last ch sp, sl st in top of beg sl st. Rep last 5 rounds once.

DIFFICULTY

Note: Last 5 rounds measure approx 10cm and can be repeated to make the Rug wider or omitted to make the Rug narrower. 13th round: Using CC, as 7th round. 14th round: * 1dc in next ch sp, work 3tr in next ch sp, rep from * to end, 1dc in first dc to close round. 15th round: 2ch, * miss 1tr, 3tr in next tr, miss 1tr, 1dc in next dc, rep from * to last 3tr, miss 1tr, 3tr in next tr, 1dc in top of 2ch at beg of round. Rep 15th round once. 17th round: Using MC, sl st in any ch sp, work 3ch, 1tr in next and each ch sp to end, sl st in top of 3ch at beg of round. 18th round: 4ch, * 1tr in next tr, 1ch, rep from * to end, sl st in 3rd of 4ch at beg of round. Fasten off. 19th round: Using CC, sl st in any ch sp of previous round, 3ch, * 2tr in each ch sp, rep from * to end, sl st in top of 3ch of beg of round. 20th round: * 3ch, miss 4tr, 1dc in next sp, rep from * to end, sl st in top 3ch sp. 21st round: Sl st in next ch sp, * 4ch, 1dc in next ch sp, rep from * to end, sl st in 3rd of 4ch at beg of round. 22nd round: Sl st in next ch sp, * 5ch, 1dc in next ch sp, rep from * to end, sl st in 3rd of 5ch at beg of round. Fasten off. 23rd round: Using MC, sl st in next ch sp, * 4ch, 1dc in next ch sp, rep from * to end, sl st in sl st at beg of round. 24th round: Sl st in next ch sp, 3ch, 2tr, 2ch, 3tr, 1dc in next ch sp, * (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) in next ch sp, 1dc in next ch sp, rep from * to end, sl st in top of 3ch at beg of round. Fasten off. Note: Last 6 rounds measure approx 15cm and can be repeated to make the Rug wider if desired.

FINISHING Sew in all ends.

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galah

Amigurimi MEASUREMENTS

Height (approx, when sitting) cm

17

YARN REQUIRED

Lincraft DK 8ply 100g ball Main Colour (MC–pink) 1st Colour (C1–white) 2nd Colour (C2–marle grey)

1 1 1

CROCHET HOOK

A 3.00mm crochet hook or size needed so that no holes appear in sts through which stuffing may show.

REQUIREMENTS

Wool needle for sewing up. 12mm safety eyes or 2 small black buttons. Lincraft siliconised stuffing premium soft fill. A stitch marker (optional).

TENSION

Tension is not important for this project.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

mr = magic ring (alternatively 3ch, sl st into beg ch and dc into ring). FLO = front loop only. BLO = back loop only.

HOOK 3.00mm

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3 BALLS See above for requirements

TENSION Not Important for this project

DIFFICULTY


HEAD/BODY (worked from top of Head to bottom of

Body as one piece in continuous spirals) Using 3.00mm hook and C1, work 6dc into mr. 1st round: Inc once in each dc … 12dc. 2nd round: [1dc in next dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 18dc. 3rd round: [1dc in each of next 2dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 24dc. 4th round: 1dc in each dc to end. 5th round: [1dc in each of next 3dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 30dc. 6th round: [1dc in each of next 4dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 36dc. 7th round: 1dc in each dc to end. 8th round: [1dc in each of next 5dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 42dc. 9th round: 1dc in each dc to end. Change to MC. 10th round: [1dc in each of next 6dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 48dc. 11th round: 1dc in each dc to end. Rep 11th round once. 13th round: [1dc in each of next 7dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 54dc. 14th round: 1dc in each dc to end. 15th round: [1dc in each of next 8dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 60dc. 16th round: 1dc in each dc to end. 17th round: [1dc in each of next 8dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 54dc. 18th round: [1dc in each of next 7dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 48dc. 19th round: [1dc in each of next 2dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 12 times … 36dc. 20th round: [1dc in each of next 4dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 30dc. Insert safety eyes between rounds 9 and 10, approx 12 sts apart. Beg to stuff. Cont to stuff as you go. 21st round: [1dc in each of next 3dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 24dc. 22nd round: [1dc in each of next 2dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 18dc. 23rd round: 1dc in each dc to end. 24th round: [1dc in each of next 2dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 24dc. 25th round: 1dc in each dc to end. 26th round: [1dc in each of next 3dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 30dc. 27th round: 1dc in each dc to end. 28th round: [1dc in each of next 4dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 36dc. 29th round: 1dc in each dc to end. 30th round: [1dc in each of next 5dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 42dc. 31st round: 1dc in each dc to end. 32nd round: [1dc in each of next 6dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 48dc. 33rd round: 1dc in each dc to end. 34th round: [1dc in each of next 7dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 54dc. 35th round: 1dc in each dc to end. Rep 35th round 10 times. 46th round: [1dc in each of next 7dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 48dc. 47th round: [1dc in each of next 6dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 42dc. 48th round: [1dc in each of next 5dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 36dc. 49th round: [1dc in next dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 12 times … 24dc. 50th round: [1dc in each of next 2dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 18dc. 51st round: [1dc in next dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 12dc. 52nd round: [1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 6dc. Complete stuffing. Using the tail of yarn, thread in and out around the last few decs and gently pull hole closed.

BEAK (worked in continuous spirals)

Using 3.00mm hook and C2, make 2ch. 1st round: 4dc in 2nd ch from hook … 4dc. 2nd round: 1dc in each dc to end. 3rd round: Inc in next 2dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc … 6dc. 4th round: 1dc in each of next 2dc, inc in each of next 3dc, 1dc in next dc … 9dc. 5th round: 1htr in each of next 2dc, [1dc in next dc, inc in next dc] twice, 1dc in next dc, 1htr in each of next 2dc … 11 sts. 6th round: 1htr in each of next 3 sts … 3htr. Leave rem sts unworked. Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

HEAD FEATHERS (make 3 - worked in

continuous spirals) Using 3.00mm hook and C1, work 6dc into mr. 1st round: [Inc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc] twice … 8dc. 2nd round: 1dc in each dc to end. Rep 2nd round 3 times. Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

TAIL (worked in continuous spirals)

Using 3.00mm hook and C2, work 6dc into mr. 1st round: 1dc in each dc to end. 2nd round: [1dc in next dc, inc in next dc] 3 times … 9dc. 3rd round: 1dc in each dc to end. 4th round: [1dc in each of next 2dc, inc in next dc] 3 times … 12dc. 5th round: 1dc in each dc to end. Rep 5th round twice. 8th round: [1dc in each of next 3dc, inc in next dc] 3 times … 15dc. 9th round: 1dc in each dc to end. Rep 9th round twice. 12th round: [1dc in each of next 4dc, inc in next dc] 3 times … 18dc. 13th round: 1dc in each dc to end. 14th round: [1dc in each of next 5dc, inc in next dc] 3 times … 21dc. 15th round: 1dc in each dc to end. 16th round: [1dc in each of next 6dc, inc in next dc] 3 times … 24dc. 17th round: 1dc in each dc to end. 18th round: [1dc in each of next 3dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 30dc. 19th round: 1dc in each dc to end. Rep 19th round twice. Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

8th round: [Inc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 5dc] twice … 14dc. 10th round: [Inc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 6dc] twice … 16dc. 12th round: [Inc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 7dc] twice … 18dc. 14th round: [Inc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 8dc] twice … 20dc. 16th round: [Inc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 9dc] twice … 22dc. 18th round: [Inc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 10dc] twice … 24dc. 20th round: [1dc in each of next 3dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 30dc. 21st round: [1dc in each of next 4dc, inc in next dc] 6 times … 36dc. 22nd round: 1dc in each dc to end. Rep 22nd round twice. 25th round: [1dc in each of next 4dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 30dc. 26th round: [1dc in each of next 3dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 24dc. 27th round: [1dc in each of next 2dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 18dc. 28th round: [1dc in next dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 12dc. 29th round: [1dc over next 2dc] 6 times … 6dc. Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

FINISHING

Stuff Beak lightly. Sew Beak to centre of Face between rounds 8 and 13. Flatten Head Feathers and whip stitch end closed. Sew centrally to top of Head. Stuff Tail and sew to bottom rear of Body between rounds 38 and 47. Flatten Wings. A natural concave will form in the top half of Wing. Sew to sides of Body, angled slightly down with the hollow against the Body, between rounds 26 and 39. Stuff the concave of Wing lightly as you go. Do not sew down the Wing tip. Sew Feet with 2 toes facing forward to front bottom of Body between rounds 40 and 50. Optional: To straighten Claws on Feet, block by spraying with water and stand Galah on a towel in the sun to dry. Pin Claws flat if necessary. Sew in all ends.

FEET (make 2)

Using 3.00mm hook and C2, work 6dc into mr. 1st round: Inc once in each dc … 12dc. 2nd round: Creating the Claws. Work in FLO: 1dc in each of next 3dc, inc in next dc, 7ch, 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in each of next 5ch, inc in next dc, 7ch, 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in each of next 5ch, 1dc in each of next 6dc, 6ch, 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in each of next 4ch, 1dc in next dc. Fasten off. 3rd round: Attach C2 to any BLO from 2nd round. Work in BLO: 1dc in each dc to end … 12dc. 4th round: [1dc in next dc, 1dc over next 2dc] 4 times … 8dc. 5th round: 1dc in each dc to end. Stuff gently. Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

WINGS (make 2 - worked in continuous spirals)

Using 3.00mm hook and C2, work 6dc into mr. 1st round: 1dc in each dc to end. 2nd round: [Inc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc] twice … 8dc. 4th round: [Inc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc] twice … 10dc. 6th round: [Inc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 4dc] twice … 12dc.

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Yarn Bomb Trees, Bike Racks & Handrails

YARN REQUIRED (multiple colours) Lincraft Cosy Wool 8ply, Superwash 8ply, OR DK 8ply

100g balls

NEEDLES

A pair of 4.00mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up.

TENSION

22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4.00mm needles.

NOTE

the Yarn bombing – that fantastically ironic urban graffiti, has been steadily growing in popularity, and some councils now actively embrace the artform. Have you ever wondered how to do it yourself? It’s easier than you think, but it does take a bit of work behind the scenes. You will need to measure the tree(s) you have in mind, prepare a piece of knitted or crocheted fabric that is roughly the right size, and sew it to the tree by hand. We have prepared a few basic patterns as a guide, but we suggest you bounce off from there to make your own creations that are uniquely striped, laced or patterned.

Yarn bombing can be a great way to decorate a school for a celebration, and my kids have delighted in yarn bombing a neighbour’s tree with a single finger-knitted length wrapped many times–waiting to see how long it would remain. It can be so much fun, but please make sure you have permission before you ‘attack’ – or you’ll risk your creation disappearing as quickly as it went up.

Don’t have a tree? Make flowers and attach them to a wire fence or a length of i-cord wrapped around a pole or bike rack.

If you see any in the wild, please take a photo and tag us so we can see too!

4.00mm

30

YARN

Lincraft Cosy Wool 8 ply, Superwash 8ply or DK 8 ply

TENSION

22 sts & 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st

DIFFICULTY

Yarn bombing trees, bike racks, handrails (or any object of your choice) can make a beautiful and colourful display. However, when yarn bombing, always be mindful of Council regulations and people’s private property. Yarn bombing should be a fun project that unites the community, not divides it.

YARN BOMBING

When yarn bombing a tree, bike rack or handrail, you will knit a piece as you would for a scarf, which will then be attached to or sewn around the object. Using 4.00mm needles and colour of choice, you’ll begin by casting on enough sts to wrap around the object. So how many sts do you cast on? You could do it by guess work and keep casting on sts until it looks wide enough, but a better option is to calculate the width mathematically and here’s how to do that: We’re using 8ply yarn and our tension is 22 sts to 10cm, over stocking stitch, using 4.00mm needles. Assuming you do get that correct tension, every 1cm of your work will take up 2.2 sts. If your work needs to be 15cm wide to wrap around the object you multiply 15 x 2.2 = 33. You would need to cast on 33 sts. If your work needs to be 30cm wide you would multiply 30 x 2.2 = 66, so you would cast on 66 sts. This same calculation method applies if you’re using a thicker or finer yarn. If your yarn has a stitch tension of 15 sts to 10cm, you would multiply your desired width by 1.5. If your yarn has a stitch tension of 29 sts to 10cm, you would multiply your desired width by 2.9. So how long should your knitted piece be? Obviously it can be as long or as short as you want it to be. You can measure the object you plan to cover to choose the right length for it, or you can just keep knitting until it seems long enough or you run out of yarn. There are no hard and fast rules here. Adding stripes is a great way to add extra interest and colour to your knitting. Stripes can be as wide or narrow as you like, in a regular striped pattern or completely random. Go wild and use your imagination! Once your knitted piece is at your desired length, cast off and either sew in all the ends or leave them for tying the knitting to the object. Attach the knitting to the object either by tying those loose ends together or by sewing it in position. The same principal applies to crochet yarn bombing. Once you know the tension of the stitch you wish to use, calculate the width you need then work to the required length, altering the colours and stitches as you please.


Yarn Bomb Knitted

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f lower

MEASUREMENTS Diameter (approx)

cm

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YARN REQUIRED (scraps of multiple colours) Lincraft Cosy Wool 8ply, Superwash 8ply, OR DK 8ply

100g balls

NEEDLES

A pair of 4.00mm knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up.

TENSION

22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4.00mm needles.

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NOTE

Yarn bombing a fence (or other object of your choice) by covering it in dozens of these little Flowers, in a multitude of colours, will make a beautiful and colourful display. However, when yarn bombing, always be mindful of Council regulations and people’s private property. Yarn bombing should be a fun project that unites the community, not divides it.

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FLOWER

Using 4.00mm needles and colour of choice, cast on 56 sts. Knit 3 rows garter st, first row is wrong side. 4th row: * K2tog, rep from * to end … 28 sts. 5th row: Purl. 6th row: * K2tog, rep from * to end … 14 sts. 7th row: Purl. 8th row: * K2tog, rep from * to end … 7 sts. 9th row: Purl. Break off yarn, run end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.

FINISHING

Sew side edge of Flower. Sew in all ends. Attach a length of yarn to the centre back of the Flower, which is long enough to tie the Flower to the yarn bombing object.

Editor: Michelle Sanger Creative Direction & Design: Krystyna Mailer, Crystal Oliver & Scott Schade of Racket Agency Photography: Nicky Schuch & Ned Meldrum

DIFFICULTY

Projects designed by: Jennifer O'Dowd Michelle Sanger Liz Tirchett Janine Tsakisiris Production: Racket Agency makearacket.com.au

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