Coveting: Mollie Makes

I subscribe to all of the major crochet magazines from the United States, although I have mixed feelings about some of them. But lately I’ve been coveting some of the magazines from overseas. Inside Crochet is one of them. And even more than that, I’ve been thinking about getting Mollie Makes.

This magazine isn’t strictly a crochet magazine. It covers all different crafts. But of course it got a lot of attention when it showed off those now famous crochet apple cozies on the cover of Issue #1. I feel like the magazine just came out but a look at the website shows that it’s approaching issue #8 already. Wow.

I haven’t quite made the leap on this one because it’s a pricey magazine, especially since it’s coming to me from overseas. But I’m eyeing it. Any thoughts on this one?

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Kathryn

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10 Comments:

  1. I don’t subscribe to all the hype about Mollie Makes. I subscribed to it after the first issue came out – expecting to be blown away courtesy of THAT apple cozy picture. As soon as I got my issue I cancelled straight away as I find it to be the most expensive, advert ladden magazine which I find uninspiring. If you have the name MAKES in the title I expect to see loads of projects to make, but strangely enough these are few and far in between. You will see lots of articles of people you probable have never heard of and see artsy shots of their living/working spaces. There is always something crocheted featured on the cover and that is generally the only crocheted thing in the mag.
    You can see I really do not like this magazine at all – however it seems I am very much alone as everyone else seems to think it’s the best thing since sliced bread

    • Hi @Kim … Thanks so much for the feedback and extra thoughts. It helps to get different perspectives so I can get a balanced picture of what it’s like. I’ve definitely wondered if it would be worth the high price and what exactly I would find inside. I’ve considered seeing if there’s an online subscription option that I could use to get a better idea of what’s really inside.

  2. I’ve only ever flicked through Mollie Makes in the shop but never felt compelled to make a purchase. I think a trawl on pinterest would be just as inspiring really

    • Thanks @Joanne … I definitely think Pinterest is super inspiring. There’s something I like about magazines every now and then, though. Just a different type of writing and imagery usually. It’s starting to sound like the crochet magazines I already get are sufficient, though, without adding Mollie Makes to the mix.

  3. Wow – $144 for 6 issues. That is pricey!

  4. I can only base my opinion on issues 1, 2 and 3. It is a great, all purpose craft magazine with free embroidery, crochet and upcycled craft projects. I don’t subscribe but buy it at B&N or the electronic version.

    • @Martha … Thanks for the additional thoughts on this. I think I’ve decided that if I am going to get it then I’ll get the electronic version first and see from there if I want more.

  5. I have one issue and it definitely didn’t have as many patterns/project tutorials as I would like for the price. I also read on someone’s blog (forgot whose, of course) that quality had declined after the first few issues. I think Joanne is probably right about using Pininterest instead.

    • @Marie … Thanks for the information. I’m curious if anyone knows if it has a lot of articles in it. I like magazines that have good craft articles in addition to the tutorials.

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