For CreaCrafts’ third special edition of Knit & Stitch Creative we wanted to go for something pretty and practical. We settled on a knitted cacti collection, which has a multitude of uses and designs – from a pin cushion to a decorative ornament. In the special edition you’ll receive four balls of CreaCrafts yarn, three terracotta-style pots, two skeins of thread and polyester stuffing. This kit is really customisable – the Craquelure White yarn can be used to embellish your cacti in numerous ways, from creating tufts to make a prickly cactus, to creating a cool lattice-style cover – all the patterns are in the magazine.

There are lots of great makes inside the magazine, such as a sunflower hat that’s perfectly adorable for a little baby, a cute crochet flower cushion, and handy gloves for crafty gardeners. We tried to incorporate numerous new stitches into the special, which we tested out with our plant pot holder patterns – making stitches look like scattered seeds, little leaves and waving branches.  We hope you enjoy experimenting with these stitches as much as we did, and we’d love to see what you make in the magazine. Remember to send in your pictures @CreaCrafts on Facebook and tag #CreaCrafts on Instagram!

Get the special here.