Welcome to issue 31 of CraftWorld Magazine, the inly magazine dedicated to bringing free inspiration to sewists, papercrafters, knitters and crochers every single month!

This issue is packed with projects you'll love to make, including our plaid, check and tartan masterclass (page 37), Country Village card designs (page 8), and an adorable pattern to make your own Lucky the Dragon crochet toy (page 45) to celebrate the Chinese New Year. We have makes that will spark everyone's interest at various skill levels to brighten your month.

If you are in the mood for a cup of tea and a good read, we have you covered too. I loved reading the interviews this month with Pete Hughes and Chloe Thurlow (page 51 & 63). We also have features to help you elevate your skills including need-to-know stitches (page 11) and get colour confident , which explores colour theory (page 23).

I hope you enjoy this issue as much as we do, and if you do, please share it with your friends!

Happy crafting,

Jessica x

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Country Village
See how Nicky helps develop your skills with our guide to shaped cards using Simply Cards & Papercraft 252’s Country Village kit.

Statement Style – Misaligned Socks
Toast your toes in these geometric beauties from Knit Now 163

Stripped Backgrounds
Get creative with Vanessa in the simplest of ways with Creative Stamping 130’s showcase

Rainbow Cushion
More than one designer went into the making of this bright beauty from Knit Now 163

Zip Pouches
These handy pouches from Love Sewing 130 come in two sizes, have a variety of uses and are great for storage

Snowdrop Style
Sarah Jackman Read shares more inspiring ideas for making the most of your Hunkydory dies, stamps and downloads from Die-Cutting Essentials 111

Lovely Lace
Add a touch of nature to your design with this helpful guide from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Premium Magazine

Lucky the Dragon
Whether you’re celebrating the Year of the Dragon, or you just love cute mystical creatures, Victoria’s quick & easy make from Your Crochet & Knitting 39 is perfect any time of the year

Fan Varse Card
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Premium Magazine showed us how to make a special birthday treat for a loved one

Rainbow Shell Cowl
Mix technique and colour in this gorgeous accessory from Crochet Now 103


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Need-To-Know Stitches
In Love Sewing 130 Claire-Louise Hardie talks us through the most used hand-sewing techniques, and when to use them

Get Colour Confident
It can be daunting when choosing a colour palette for your project, but a few simple tips from Knit Now 163 should get you started on this exciting journey!

Ruffle Some Feathers Masterclass
Dress up or down – it’s up to you with this lovely 3-in-1 dress pattern from Love Sewing 130

Interview with Pete Hughes
It’s been a long time since we’ve had the chance to speak to Pete, so we couldn’t wait for an overdue catch-up over in Simply Cards & Papercraft 252

Sewing Machine Review
This month, we explore our favourite sewing machines from Brother in Love Sewing 130

Interview With Chloe Thurlow
Knit Now 162 caught up with Chloe to fi nd out more about life as one of Rowan’s designers