Charity Knits Chistine Leech pom poms

Published on March 20th, 2017 | by Merion


Mollie Makes: The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon!

Red Nose Day is on the 24th March, and it’s time to get your crafting mojo into gear!

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For a third year running, the fabulous Mollie Makes magazine has issued it’s special edition for The Great Comic Relief Crafternoon! It’s jam-packed full of fabulous projects, from high comedy pom pom beards to exquisite crochet birds and some super sewing! I loved the Crafternoon magazine last year – and so this year I was thrilled to see some really fantastic yarny projects inside, from super designers like Christine Leech, Attic 24 and Claire Trowbridge, and a crafty assortment of paper crafting, sewing, cross stitch and some gorgeous knitting from Stitch & Story!

Chistine Leech pom poms

Christine Leech’s fabulous pompoms are great fun to make, and once you get the hang of the yarn positioning, you can make all kinds of fabulous poms! In the mag, she shows how to make the smiley poms, above,  cupcake poms, poms with a heart and some gorgeous speckled poms to make into super swishy bag charms.  There’s more pompom action from Lauren O’Farrell in the form of a pompom beard!

Attic 24 scarf

I rather liked the look of Lucy from Attic 24’s Skinny Minnie Scarf.  She made hers using Stylecraft Batik, but I didn’t have any in my stash, so I found a ball of Stylecraft Sundae DK, which is similar – and got crocheting! It’s a sweet pattern where you work into the back loop of every stitch to give a knit-like appearance, with a fun fringe on the ends! There’s enough in one 100g ball to make two scarves (at least, depending on how long and how thin you make them), so they are a fabulously affordable gift for spring!

stylcraft crochet scarf

You can see how the purple ombre of Stylecraft Sundae DK works up a treat for this scarf!

The proceeds from the Comic Relief Crafternoon magazine and Red Nose Day helps to fund projects all over the UK and in Africa. Last year, over 860,000 children in Africa were given life saving vaccines thanks to your fundraising, and over 32,600 children in the UK were able to get the mental health support they needed.  The money raised really does reach families and children in need – and you can read all about the Red Nose Day projects on the website, here.

Red Nose Day

You can buy your copy of The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon in participating Sainsbury’s stores, or download a copy from Amazon, Google Play, Zinio or iTunes – and you’ll find a joyous collection of 50 projects for only £8.99! £5 of that is a guaranteed donation to Red Nose Day – which is enough to buy two malaria nets or vaccinate an African child against five deadly diseases.

Use your crafting skills for good! Buy a copy today and get crafting for Comic Relief!

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About the Author

Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.

Last updated: March 20th, 2017.

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