Sunday, 24 July 2011

Flappy the Owl in Inside Crochet!

I'm very excited! My pattern for Flappy the Owl has won a competition to be featured in a UK crochet magazine, Inside Crochet, issue 20. You can see him on their  Facebook page or at Yudu, where you can see the front cover and the first couple of pages. I love the photo of Flappy with a little suitcase.

Here are some of my photos that I took before I sent him off. He's about a cute little owl wearing a stripy sweater and is 6.5" tall. I had fun coming up with various techniques to make the ribbed parts of the sweater, and his claws and beak. I made a prototype which my son claimed - I knew the design was good when I saw how much he like Flappy (he named him too!).



If you're not aware of Inside Crochet, it's a great magazine. In the UK I go into the newsagents and see five or six knitting magazines, but only one crochet magazine. It's only been going for 20 issues, but I hope that it's going to help popularise crochet in the UK - maybe people will eventually stop asking what I'm knitting! It's well put together, modern and up-to-date, and always has a really good selection of patterns - clothing, accessories, jewelry, toys and things for the home. This is not me advertising for them, by the way, it's just my observation. It's not just my opinion either, check out this blogpost from another admirer.

16 comments:

Het Knuter Huuske said...

Wauw!! I ♥ Owls !!
And I Love This One!!
It is so Sweet :D :D

Greetings from The Netherlands....
Ivonne.

Annaboo said...

Super-cute!
And well done to you, too.
X

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you!

HappyHands said...

SO CUTE!! :) I love it. :)

-HappyHands @ www.mimickinggodscreatoin.com

Rebecca Kent said...

Lucy your crochet is amazing! Just starting my own epattern website and having a look around and I found you. The star wars characters are genius. I've two little boys too and they would love them but unfortunately I haven't learnt crochet yet. Do you do this full time?

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you!

Rebecca - yes, I do do this full-time, or as full-time as looking after my two boys allows. At least I can crochet in the evenings watching TV!

Silvina said...

congratulations from Argentina :)

MARİFETANE said...

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Kicki said...

Congratulations!
I love Inside Crochet!
/Kicki from Sweden

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you everyone! I finally got my copy of the magazine delivered, and it was very exciting seeing my pattern in print.

Jamie said...

OMG I saw a copy of this at my Joann's on Saturday!! That is so amazing, congratulations!!!

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you!I was very excited when I saw the magazine myself!

Dar said...

I love Flappy the Owl!! My daughter is expecting her first child in November and her theme is OWLS. I would love to make this for her but I can't afford to pay $10 for the magazine. Would you be willing to sell me the pattern at a more reasonable price?

LucyRavenscar said...

Dar, I'm sorry, I'm not legally allowed to. The magazine have the exclusive rights to the pattern for 6 months, then I'm allowed to sell it after that. Not much good when your grandchild's due in November I'm afraid.

Dar said...

Thank you for letting me know. I'm still interested in purchasing the pattern though. Can you keep me in mind when you are able to sell it?

LucyRavenscar said...

No problem. I'll put a post here when it's available.