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Didcot crafter picks up crochet hooks to decorate post box ahead of Queen’s Jubilee

PICS: Yarnsy

Crocheters across the UK have been decorating their communities with googly-eyed versions of the Queen.

The UK’s crochet experts have picked up their hooks to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – recreating miniature versions of the monarch, her corgis or bejewelled crowns.

The creations have been spotted on top of post boxes across the country - including in Bicester.

One creative from Oxfordshire, who requested they be referred to as Yarnsy, made a version of the Queen in a turquoise ensemble with one of her guards next to her, the pair backdropped by a blue, white and red rainbow.

“I’m a big fan of anything that encourages a nice community spirit,” the 46-year-old from Didcot, said.

“The jubilee is a perfect opportunity to connect with your friends and family and have a jolly good get together. I think the UK is unique in having such a long-standing figurehead.

“It really is nice to see people stopping to take a look or responding to social media posts with their lovely feedback.”

The projects take many hours to complete but mailbox toppers are a “fast-growing phenomenon”, according to an avid crochet fan who asked to remain anonymous.

“It started in lockdown with people who could crochet or knit, leaving covered post box tops or little gifts out in their local community,” the 68-year-old from Luton, explained.

The Jubilee weekend will take place between Thursday June 2 and Sunday June 5.

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