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January 26, 2015


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Liliana Carroll


I would like to make the mini ripples that you made for "comic Relief" to practice for my coastal blanket. How do I get the pattern? Your pictures are amazing (as much as your work), but as a novice, I can't wing it ... I need some guidance.

Let me know if it sells anywhere.
You are so generous with your work!!!!!


Thank you so much for your lovely posy brooch pattern I love the gypsy style and colours and am making some as mothers day gifts. But may I ask a probably really obvious question? I'm brand new to crochet (am hooked) and am teaching myself from Youtube & mags etc. I've made all the components but am a little confused about stitching the discs together. Is slipstitch seaming different to single crochet seaming? I've tried putting one set together but am making a new round. Please could you tell me if this is right or wrong?

Robin Summers

There is a huge sale going on at Wool Warehouse. I just placed an order of Drops Alaska 4 balls, Sirdar Hayfield Bonus DK Four balls, pom pom maker 4 sizes, ribbon with crocheted with love on it. If I would have stayed in there I would be broke. LOL Head on over ladies. I plan on making a poncho, granny square cushion (if I have enough)a lapghan. They think very highly of you over there at the warehouse.


Hi Lucy do hope you are well and not too busy. I made the posy brooch for my friends birthday and she was very pleased with it.Will be making another one for my daughter . The magazine pattern was great but I am not good at counting, so for the base of the brooch I crocheted all in green the summer garden blanket flower pattern,its a perfect circle ,made two and its perfect! Love Jenny x


I have a question regarding one of your projects.
have just ordered the Granny stripe kit from your wool shop. Please can you kindly list in order the colours you used? It's not easy to tell from the picture. I only learnt to crochet last year. Also if I did the alternate row stitches instead of the triple triples from the bigger blanket would this work out?
Thanks so much.


I love the magazine! Congratulations abs big thank you hugs to all involved! I'm looking forward to the BTHQ Red Nose Day Crafternoon - crafting, cake and most importantly great friends, can't wait!


It's a brilliant idea, went to Sainsbury's today but without success. I'm hoping to get a digital version if one exists.

coby jansen

Hello Lucy
i wanted to make my mandala bigger,but now it is curling up.
What do I wrong??
Can you explain to me??

Jane Hunt

Hi Lucy. I bought the magazine (had to get our local Sainsburys to unload their crates so I could buy one) and I made the posy yesterday evening after finishing my Cosy blanket. As usual all very clear and easy to follow instructions, I just need to sew it together now. Thanks!

Lynn Hamps

Fab idea! I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award :)

Sarah Steer

The magazine is fab! Can't wait to get cracking :)


Lucy, you bring back so many memories to me. I found out about Comic Relief when I was in England as a student and I really loved it! (Actually I have a recipe book!) And now I have just bought the magazine through Google play. Thank you for letting us know! It's good to know that our love for crafting has helped other people! Well done to those who have contributed with their ideas!


Just had a cosy afternoon browsing through my copy. Need to decide what I can make. Those guinea pigs are so tempting, even for a crochet addict!


Hi Lucy me again ,got it ! Had a Happy time browsing all the ideas now where do I start ? so many interesting projects , planning making the posy for a friend's birthday, lovely resource book encouraging others to have a go love Jenny x


Morning Lucy off to get my copy today ! See you later love Jenny x

Yvonne Cain

Hi Lucy, I live in Australia and have been following your blog and got hooked on crochet for awhile now. Will have to check out mag when I come to England. Just wondering how far you are from Moortown, Leeds as I will be there from June 11 till either 15 or 16 and just wondering if you will be doing any classes or get togethers as would love to come if it is not too far away from where we are. Friend and I are making as a crochet along together your Christmas wreath. I look forward to hearing from you and so love your blog. Many thanks Yvonne, Balhannah, South Australia.

Deb Major

Do you know if it will it be released in Australia, it sounds like a perfect magazine to keep & thumb thru frequently. We are just 'one' of millions who have reason to support this worthy cause, I will keep an eye out for it @ our local newsagency with fingers xed, thank you for sharing this info, & I love the blog - I rarely comment, BUT, I always look to see what you are up too. Your photos are great, I find myself 'wowing', & wanting to see more, It is a beautiful part of the world you live in, your 'attic window' has the best views, Deb M

gabriella adano

It s very good all you do for charity!!!

Jan Griffey

I just love your blog, site etc. Browsing I found a bit on Japanese books and found something you will love. Check out on Amazon "Crochet with Color" by Kazuko Ryokai. It is on your wish list. Blessings!


That is such a good idea. I will try and come up with some crafty plan. Thanks for sharing! Marie xx


I shall pick my copy up in Sainsburys too xx lovely brooch xx


A message for Ann, two comments back. Here are a huge array of projects in the UK and Africa and many hundreds of adults and orphaned youngsters alike who have benefitted from the work that is directly supported by donations to Comic Relief.

Here is the Team Honk website - http://teamhonk.org/ they're a group of parent bloggers who have raised over £35,000 for Comic Relief and have been to Kenya in the last week to see for lasting change and benefits for themselves. Scroll down on their homepage - you can see the truly wonderful work that is being done.

In the front few pages of The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon there are examples of how the money is put to truly excellent use on the UK and Africa. These are the stories of just a handful of people though. Many many thousands of people benefit from the money raised.

The £5 from one single copy of our magazine can buy a mosquito net Ann. Beneath that mosquito/malaria net several children can sleep unaffected by malaria which in Africa is a deadly killer. Here is a film to show this


Robin Summers

I love the little blankies for the red nose dollies. They are super cute. I made a lapel corsage last week. I got lots of compliments on it. I live in the States so I won't be able to be present but I look forward to seeing all the awesome pics.


meant to say 'see' not so


so much money is donated every year
yet you never really so any improvement anywere do you, anyone know what the money is spent on?

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