Fabric Friday: Festival prints


It’s official: the festival season is in full swing. So whether you’re camping in a field or sploshing in puddles down the road, bring a little colour into your lives this weekend with this must-have fabric

[Clockwise from top-left] Beautify your bunting with Chickadee’s paper cut lace cotton. Whip up tote bags or play tents using Rashida Coleman’s Washi Triangles. Head out into the great outdoors with Dear Stella’s Retro Campsite design. Doilies with a twist from Alexander Henry. Make floor cushions and more with Angela Anderson‘s paisley print. Brighten up windows and tables with Alexia Abegg’s circus theme fabric.

  • Loubutt75

    I recognise those hands! They’re mine!

    Fab mag!

    Lou Butt

  • TheMalteser

    Oh my gosh, those apple jackets are cute cute cute. Had to show them to my work colleagues, we’ve been crafting recently to raise funds for our charity Guideposts Trust, we support people with dementia. We’ll have to get making these to sell at our next event – will this be okay? Cute cute cute!!!!

  • Kerinann

    Is there an actual pattern for making these? How many chain do you start with? And do you crotchet a rectangle type shape then stitch up or do you crotchet round and round?

    • mollykiely

      Kerinann, if you click on the “Look inside MollieMakes” button on the top left of the screen, you can view and print the pattern as it appears in the magazine on pp6-7. The pattern’s worked in the round, for 17 rounds.

      • mollykiely

        Top right… ; )

  • Helen

    just finished my first cover and about to start the second, so cute.

  • http://pettywitter.blogspot.com Petty Witter

    Having seen an article about these covers in The Guardian newspaper on the 23rd of May I hope you don’t mind me linking to this post on my blog next week.


  • Babsy Boodle

    Don’t forget left handed crocheters! I would have forwarded this to my sis, but it completely confuse her as she, like me, is left handed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/oimillie Heather Pearce

    Those are great pictures, it makes it look so easy I may give crochet a go after all.

  • Scatty Crafter

    I am LOVING Mollie Makes!! and I Loved having a go at the Apple Cosies! I did have one come out rather large I think due to the yarn used and it is curently cosying a small gourd/squash!! Hope it ok to have mentioned you in my blog, linked you in.

  • Claire Camp

    Thank you so much I have tried and failed at crochet so many times, I nearly gave up hope.

  • clairasaurous

    What a fab idea! I think they are so cute!! I have just finished making a little family of apple cosies, much to the bemusement of my fellow work colleagues (they are all male). Can’t wait for the issue 2!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G5F5E42LIO45Z7FCJXL747E52I Jenny

    NOW I know what to do with all those odd bits of yarn I have lying around!

    I’m on a ‘use what you have first’ purge of all my craft things and while, as the mag says, they might not be practical, they’ll certainly make the fruit in the bowl look more inviting AND I’ll get to use up some of my stash too!

    Many thanks for an inspiring mag!

  • Tanszar

    Brilliant! I’m struggling with learning crochet at the moment so I will try to follow this guide! Loving MollieMakes, thanks soooooo much :)

  • Jessica

    Love this how-to! I’m still a beginning crocheter so this was a great refresher! I must say, you also have some great pics to go along with the instructions! I had to watch tons of youtube videos to learn because I couldn’t decipher the steps using pictures from other sites. Can’t wait to master the basics and move on to learning more stitches!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000591862551 Janice Batts Pesselnick

    this is an amazing magazine and I abolutely LOVE the apples

  • Mrsmrteddybear

    I’m left-handed but crochet right-handed. I love crocheting.

  • Alison

    Made one! My first proper project! Love it!