Christmas Knitting And Crochet Preview: December 3, 2022

Mustard sparkly knitted Christmas party sweater worn by brown haired model in front of ornate fireplace

We have a double helping of Christmas knitting and crochet in this week’s bumper issue.

How To Knit A Christmas Party Sweater

Close up of sparkly sequined mustard knitted Christmas party sweater

Photography by Eddie Phillips.

Knitters, we have a party sweater to add a little extra sparkle to the festive season.

It features King Cole Galaxy DK, a soft acrylic and wool mix yarn that incorporates sparkly sequins. To find out more about the yarn and find a local or online stockist, visit

The feather pattern repeats throughout the front and back over a 40-row pattern. The drop shoulders mean that there is very little shaping.

Sizes range from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 137/142 cm (54/56 ins). Actual size is around 33/28 cm (13/11 ins) bigger giving a nice relaxed fit.

How To Crochet A Poinsettia

Crochet red poinsettia in a vase on wooden table

Photography by GMC Publications.

Crochet fans have will love our everlasting poinsettia. This is ideal to brighten up your home and it will make a lovely festive gift.

The yarns used include Stylecraft Special DK and Sirdar Happy Cotton. In addition, you will need floristry and gardening wire, polyester stuffing and a plant pot.

Work each leaf/petal separately, and then combine and attached to the stem. Even the soil in the pot is crocheted!

The poinsettia features in the book, “Crocheted Houseplants” by Emma Varnam, published by GMC Publications, RRP £16.99. It is available online and from all good bookshops.

Crocheted Houseplants book cover with different crochet houseplants

GMC Publications.

We hope you will love our festive ideas.

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The People's Friend December 3 2022 issue cover among illustration of snowy Peak District Kinder Scout

Copyright of DC Thomson.

Find the full instructions for the double Christmas knitting and crochet in our December 3, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents. Or subscribe to the magazine to get every issue delivered straight to your door, making sure you never miss an issue. 

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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!