This is my final bug for a while. I know you are probably thinking, "Why do I want to knit a stag beetle?" But I would say "Why not?".
I spent a long time trying to knit and fasten little legs and horns, but in the end decided that having an acetate frame was the best way to go. The knitting is then sewn around the frame.
The pattern has a page at the back with two beetles to print on card or acetate.
I have always liked making things, and although I have been knitting a lot recently, I also like sewing and other crafts.
I live on the outskirts of London, and work part-time at a local school, and have partly got back into making things because my children are always doing something creative. At school I love the days when we get really messy.