With the help of Ava the Ladybird the 2022 Summer Competition was a celebration of all of our happiest places around the globe.
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. 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. Although the 7-spot ladybird is the most common in the UK, we’ve designed 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!
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.
THIS KIT CONTAINS: 75g of TOFT's luxury DK pure wool - 25g Black, 25g Cream and 25g in a contrast colour of your choice - and a set of Black safety eyes.
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Contrast colour: 25g Orange
The crochet pattern is provided digitally in .pdf format. You can download this from a link that will appear at the bottom of your order confirmation email and in your MY TOFT library. You can log in and re-download the pattern at your convenience.
YOU WILL NEED: To complete your ladybird you will need a few added extras including a 3mm crochet hook, toy stuffing, and a wool needle. Find everything you need in our haberdashery section.
MEASUREMENTS: When finished your ladybird will be approximately 13cm from head to tip of wings.
SKILL LEVEL 2: This kit is suitable for enthusiastic beginners or those who have crocheted before.
IT WILL TAKE: Approximately 1-5 hours crochet time.
All orders are hand-picked and packed by our team in Warwickshire into our fully recyclable and reusable packaging.