People who like to crochet are being invited to take part in two projects by community interest company Creating Crafts and Blooms.

They are Giving the Gift of Warmth, with people crocheting squares which are then joined together to make blankets for local people who are vulnerable to the cold.

They are also creating a crochet coral reef for display at Alton College for the Alton Arts Festival in July.

For more details of these projects email Katie Gadd at [email protected]