15 July 2022

TOFT Summer Competition 2022 - 14th July to 5th September 

TOFT Ladybird crochet pattern competition

Ladybirds radiate happiness! These small insects are symbols of good fortune, joy and rebirth, with more appearing in our gardens and homes as the weather warms. This Summer we invite you to share your happy places, whether that be your favourite corner of the sofa to crochet on, your book shelf, a holiday, or spot in your garden. With the help of Ava the Ladybird this year’s summer competition will be a celebration of all of our happiest places around the globe.

Snap a photo of your Ava the Ladybird in your happy place and share it with us on Instagram (@toft_uk) or Facebook (TOFT) using the hashtag #edshappyplaces  to be in with a chance of winning over £250 of TOFT goodies.

Kerry Lord happy places crochet ladybird Ladybird crochet patterns TOFT summer competition 2022 Crochet Ava the Ladybird kit

Kerry Lord in her happy place with Ava the Ladybird - made in Orange with 2 spots



Create your ladybird using our mix and match .pdf pattern!



Crochet Ava and share your photos for a chance to win £250 of TOFT goodies



Although the 7 spot ladybird is the most common in the UK, we’ve made nine different types of ladybird, playing with colour and spot formation, using three different sized spot patterns, so you can too. Your mix and match .pdf pattern gives you everything you need to create whichever type of ladybird makes you happy!

Ava the Ladybird Orange 2 spot TOFT crochet

Did you know?

In it’s year-long life, a single seven-spot ladybird can eat more that 5000 aphids! No wonder farmers love them.


Did you know?

The collective name for ladybirds is the Coccinellidae, which has its origins in the Latin word coccineus meaning 'scarlet'. 


Did you know?

There are 47 identified ladybird species in the UK and over 5,000 globally.


Did you know?

Not all ladybirds are red with black spots. Ladybirds can be yellow, orange, brown or red with black, white or red spots. Some even have stripes instead of spots! It is the wing cases that are coloured, the wings that they use to fly with are transparent and lie just below the hard exterior casing.

Ava the Ladybird Yellow 22 spot TOFT crochet kit

TOFT Summer Competition 2022 Terms and Conditions

- The TOFT Photo Competition is open to all - apart from anyone associated with the competition including employees (and their partners and family). 

- Entries must be made via public accounts on Instagram or Facebook. There is no age or residency restriction on this competition – worldwide entries are welcome.

- This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook.

- All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them.

- There is no limit to the number of entries per person. Each photograph will count as one entry. 

- Closing date for entry will be midnight on 05/09/22. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be accepted, although please feel free to continue to share your photos!

- TOFT will notify the winner on or before 13/09/22.

- The Judge’s decision is final.

- One entrant shall win a surprise bundle of TOFT products worth over £250.

- Entrants must not do anything illegal and/or dangerous and/or that would put themselves or others at any risk.