Become our Toymaker of the Year 2018

Our Toymaker Of The Year Competition Is Bigger And Better Than Ever Before!

It’s time to show off your toymaking skills for our annual competition. We’re looking for our next champion and this time it could be you – whether you've made hundreds of toys or never tried before, all skill levels are welcome. It’s never been easier to enter; all you need to do is submit a photograph below and you could have the amazing accolade of being our Toymaker of the Year. Keep scrolling to check out our stellar judging panel and prizes, and find out how you can win. It’s time to get the recognition you deserve!

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7th September 2018

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The prize!

If you're crowned our champion, not only will you have the incredible title of Toymaker of the Year 2018 and have your project featured in issue 106 of Let’s Get Crafting, you'll also win A Readicut bundle worth over £200! Plus an amazing £150 yarn bundle from Deramores!

Win a readicut bundle worth over £200! Plus an amazing £150 yarn bundle from Deramores

Jessica Elkin, Let's Get Crafting Deputy Editor

"We receive loads of emails and Facebook comments from you with your latest makes, so why not submit your photo for the chance to win?"

All entries must be submitted by 7th September 2018

How do I enter?

You can knit or crochet any toy that you like. It could be your own design, perhaps a pattern from your favourite book or even a Let's Get Crafting or Let's Knit project. It can be any shape or size and can be used with the materials of your choice. Take a clear photo of your toy against a plain background and once you've done that click here.

If you’re shortlisted you’ll need send us your toy to Toymaker, LGC Knitting & Crochet, 1 Phoenix Court, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8JY. If you're contacted as our winner and you've created an original design from scratch, you'll need to provide us with your pattern so it can be published in issue 106, on sale 1st November 2018.

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Freebies for every entrant!

After submitting your toy you'll be emailed with a unique code to get these amazing patterns for free from Craft Store! That's not all! Every entrant will also receive a £5 voucher* to spend at

*when you spend £20

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Arthur & Rose Rabbit Knitting Patterns | Rudolph The Reindeer Crochet Kit | Deramores

Our esteemed judging panel

  • Sue Stratford is a knitting extraordinaire and our very knowledgeable columnist. She believes that you can learn so many knitting skills from practising with toymaking.

  • Kerry Lord As the founder of luxury yarn brand TOFT and the author of the successful Edward's Menagerie and Edward's Imaginarium series, Kerry Lord certainly knows what makes a great toy.

  • Sachiyo Ishii Resident Let's Get Crafting designer Sachiyo Ishii has written nine incredible knitted toy books and has a keen eye for detail.

  • Mari-Liis Lille combines amigurumi techniques and traditional teddy bears to create unique crochet toys for children to play with – she'll be looking for the x-factor in your make.

  • Ilaria Caliri is a pro toymaker, her stunning designs inspire us everyday. Check out her projects here.

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Give these a go...

We've got hundreds of patterns that you can download for free, so why not check out our extensive library at and and enter a Let's Get Crafting toy?

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