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Simply Crochet is full of creative ideas for anyone who loves - or would love to learn - crochet. Crochet is a wonderfully versatile craft with endless possibilities of creative things to make. Inside you will find beautiful designs for the home, fashionable accessories to wear and gift ideas for all occasions. From lampshade covers to shawls, toys to blankets and gadget cosies to cardigans, Simply Crochet is a must-buy for creative crafters looking for new things to make. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions to ensure the best possible results every time, you'll be hooked on handmade from the very first page!***Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on the printed newsstand copies. ***

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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
$10.88(Incl. tax)
$99.88(Incl. tax)
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
the light stuff

Are you a sun soaker or a shade seeker? Whatever your holiday preference, this issue we’re uniting the two camps with our sun and shade collection, a set of cool geometric homewares picked out in warm tones – check it out from page 14. If you’re staying home and the weather’s a little chilly, you’ll be pleased to get going on the bright cushions and throws in our summer homewares book, too – they’ll cheer your day and keep you warm! Other must-makes this issue are our fantasy creatures from Hook2Hook on page 59, and bright mandala doily on page 27. Enjoy!…

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VERONIKA CROMWELL Veronika’s Mum taught her to crochet and she’s been hooked since. She loves designing modern garments and accessories for the whole family. See her wall hanging on page 22. KATI BROWN Kati designs to make people smile. She specialises in patterns for lovable amigurumi and funky home décor. Check out her cheery pineapple cushion on page 44. MELISSA MASTERSON Melissa, aka Millie, has been hooked on crochet for eight years and loves to play with shape and colour. She is known for her quirky, simple and fun patterns. See her scarf on page 41. BECKY SKUSE Cross-crafter and Simply Crochet regular Becky is a magpie for new hooky skills. In this issue she’s turned her talents to shaped pompoms – check them out on page 80. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Gwen Buttke McGannon, Esme Crick, Sarah-Jane Hicks, Margaret Hubert,…

7 min.

Burly girly Crochet subscription service Little Box of Crochet might need a new name to match their new boosted box size! From June the boxes are moving from monthly to bi-monthly sending, allowing for more yarn and bigger projects – plus more time to complete them so the WIPs don’t pile up! Find them on Instagram @littleboxofcrochet or www.littleboxofcrochet.co.uk NEW SHADES Quince & Co’s 100% cotton Whimbrel collection has had five new colours added. Bow, Abalone, Land, Pelagic and Sloop bring the shade count up to 17 for this delicious collection. At a slim 3ply, this delicate choice is ideal for garments such as shawls. Made in the USA, Whimbrel is sourced from responsibly grown Californian cotton. Cleaner Cotton™ is produced by family owned farms who have pledged not to use the 13 most…

1 min.
subs stars!

Every month, three subscribers win a prize as thanks for their loyalty. This month, the winners will each receive this Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn pack, including a ‘Let’s Dish’ pattern book worth £39.99! Check your issue next month to see if you’re a winner! Sarah Wilson, Southport Helen Roberts, Birkenhead Ray Fay, Wickford Immediate Media Company, publishers of Simply Crochet, Subs Stars giveaway T’s & C’s Prizes were dispatched before the on-sale date of this issue. There are no cash alternatives. Three winning entries will be chosen at random from all current subscribers. The draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into.…

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inspiring books

HOOKED ON AMIGURUMI MELANIE MORITA (£17.45, Page Street Publishing) An adorable amigurumi book from the founder of Knot Too Shabby Crochet, comprising 40 designs each with a smile on their face. Divided into six playful sections including a bento box set and ocean critter collection, this is a charming set with something for all skill levels. STRIPY BLANKETS TO CROCHET HAAFNER LINSSEN (£10.99, Search Press) A sensitively created set of straightforward blankets from the author of Mandalas to Crochet, these blankets are made with not just the finished design in mind but the joy of creation. The 20 blankets come with colour suggestions and sizing advice, making them easy to personalise to your needs. SUPER CUTE CROCHET JANINE HOLMES (£13.49, Thunder Bay Press) Playful, cute and super-duper quick to make, this set of 10 small and sweet amigurumi animals is simply…

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5 fab finds must-have plant projects

PRICKLY CHARACTER Don’t even pretend you haven’t fallen in love with this amazing crochet cactus scarf! HELLOhappy has adapted the desert flower from sunny plains to suit windy nights – find the pattern on Etsy. SPIKE ON Put your hands in the air like you just don’t care, just like this cactus cushion, a fun and young’un friendly make. Find the pattern on Etsy – search FloAndDotShop POTTERMORE Not even the humble flowerpot is safe from our hooky talents! This is a particularly nice version. Pattern available from CraftsComfortStore at www.etsy.com NO-DRAMA LLAMA Look at this blissful boy: he appreciates the sense of peace that comes from a plant-laden home. Or back, in his case. Find the pattern on Etsy – search for HELLOhappy. TOP PICK Delight in the year-round cheer you can only find from non-organic hydrangeas with…