Christine R

map-pin Preston, United Kingdom

I first started knitting to furnish my dolls house and then moved on to cuddly toys as babies were born into the family. I gave up knitting for many years after that in favour of other crafts until recently when I retired and reverted to my first love of toy knitting.
I knit for children and more complex ones for adults and the home especially bears, puppies and animals and like searching for unusual fur and textured yarns. I'm always happy to receive commission orders and can be contacted direct on
I have recently opened a shop on Etsy under the name of handknithugsGB

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  • Knitting17 Skills

    Knitting: Forever

    17 Skills

    • Cast on & bind off
    • Knit and purl stitches
    • Simple increase & decrease
    • Picking up stitches
    • Fair Isle
    • Lace Work
    • Knitting in the round
    • Turn a heel
    • Intarsia
    • I-cord
    • Double knitting
    • Ribbed
    • Short rows
    • Garter
    • Stocking
    • Slipped stitches
    • Cables
  • Crochet13 Skills

    Crochet: I don't crochet

    13 Skills

    • Chain
    • Slip stitch
    • Single crochet
    • Double crochet
    • Afghan Stitch
    • Increase & decrease
    • Half double crochet
    • Magic Ring
    • Colorwork
    • Double treble crochet
    • Lace Crochet
    • Treble crochet
    • Working in the round
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