Knit & Stitch Creative is all about putting your own personal spin on the makes we feature in the magazine. We understand that you want patterns and projects that allow you to be creative – to be yourself. 

Well, are you ready to have fun with the ultimate in knitting personal expression? Do you want to try a knitted selfie and really Make it Your Own?

We’ve come up with a super-easy pattern that will give you the chance to put yourself into your work – in more ways than one! If you can knit, purl and make a simple increase and decrease, then you can do this project. And even if you’re a complete beginner, we’ve got a video tutorial for you to follow.

Here’s how it works. We’ve got a free pattern for a basic head for you plus some ideas and techniques for how to add hair, features and accessories. Then it’s over to you – experiment with our ideas or try some of your own to personalise your head. You can create a self-portrait or maybe even a ‘someone-elsie’ and make your partner, kids or even a celebrity.

To add to the fun, we’ve got a great giveaway for you. You have the chance to win over £400 in prizes which includes the amazing Apple iPad Mini 4, cool Polaroid Zip Instant Photoprinter and handy KnitPro Interchangeable Starter Set, plus a bundle of our lovely Crea Yarn! We are also giving 20% off the CreaCrafts online shop just for entering. So get knitting now!

To enter, all you need to do is knit your selfie, Make It Your Own with some customisation, then take a pic and use the entry form to send it to the CreaCrafts team. To keep it fun and fair, we’re not judging anyone’s knitting skills – we’ll just make a random draw from the entries. 

So what are you waiting for? Download the pattern here and check out the how-to video . We can’t wait to see what you come up with!