Novelty knitters and crocheters will love this collection of mini Christmas projects to knit and crochet ready for the festive season. Previously published in the highly successful '20 to Make' series as '20 to Make Mini Christmas Knits' by Sue Stratford and '20 to Make Mini Christmas Crochet' by Val Pierce, this book provides 40 delightful projects (20 knitted and 20 crocheted), with some designs knitted in different colourways to provide ideas and inspiration for how they could be adapted to match your chosen colour scheme or style. There are mini Christmas stockings, holly leaves, reindeer, snowmen, snowflakes, a Christmas fridge magnet, a star, a candy cane, Christmas bells, an angel and much more. Full instructions and materials lists are provided, and each project is simply photographed so that the reader can see the design clearly, and also shown in a sumptuous styled photograph, showing the beautiful possibilities of the finished pieces. There are plenty of ideas for ways of displaying the projects and these mini decorations will appeal to those looking for items they can create quickly, using up ends of yarn.
Uses material from Mini Christmas Knits (Sue Stratford) and Mini Christmas Crochet (Val Pierce).
Val Pierce's passion for knitting began when her father taught her to knit at the age of five. Later in life she began home knitting for yarn manufacturers, and since then she has made a huge range of items, from evening dresses to teddy bears. She later began designing items of her own, and before long Val's designs were appearing regularly in national knitting and crochet magazines. She also teaches knitting, as well as a range of other needlecrafts, to both adults and children. Val lives and works in Shropshire. www.crossedneedles.co.uk As well as being lucky enough to spend her time thinking up and knitting new designs, Sue also owns and runs The Knitting Hut, a small but perfectly formed yarn store and online shop selling pattern books, kits and yarns. She teaches knitting and crochet workshops as well as offering advice to customers and loves sharing her skills with others. Her mind is always full of new ideas, often inspired by the beautiful yarns stocked in the shop. Sue lives in Milton Keynes with her husband, five children and a selection of pets.www.theknittinghut.co.uk