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Simply Crochet 94

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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
stitch switch

The New Year is firmly in our rear-view mirror now, fading from sight alongside so many well-meant resolutions. But if you’ve still got the energy for a fresh ambition, why not try out Tunisian crochet? Our included accessories supplement and bonus Tunisian hook means you’re a ball of yarn away from mastering the basics of this swift and satisfying yarn craft style. We love seeing your finished pieces – share them on Instagram tagged #sctreblemaker, or on our Facebook group Simply Crochet SCtreblemakers. Also, make sure not to miss the stunning cable jumper on page 44, and if you’re looking for a gorgeous way to display your crochet blooms our framed flowers project on page 55 is just the ticket.…

1 min.
contributors

MARIANNE RAWLINS Marianne has been practically glued to her hook for the past five years. An avid intarsia fan, she loves to cook up trend-led designs for her quirky crochet creations. Find her hat on page 14. TERI HAMILTON Specialising in the unusual and always open to new ideas, Teri loves to share her knowledge and passion for all things crochet. Find her rhino on page 31. STEFFI GLAVES Steffi is a teacher and jewellery designer who loves to create flowers, rainbows and granny squares in micro-crochet. Check out her charming framed flower picture on page 55. EMMA LEITH Emma is a self-crocheter, practising and teaching from her studio just outside Bath. You can always recognise her hyper-cheerful designs. Check out her boot toppers on page 19. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Oriana Baric, Natalie Beard, Ilaria Caliri, Colette Earley, Lucy Evans,…

7 min.
hooked

Babes in the wool Keep your baby warm, cosy, and – let’s be honest – downright adorable in the new Bo Peep Pure collection from West Yorkshire Spinners. Its name refers to the 100% Falklands Islands wool that goes into each 50g skein, resulting in a DK that’s wonderfully soft and well suited to those extra-special baby clothes and accessories. Find it at www.wyspinners.com ONE-LINER Fresh for 2020 on the yarn scene is King Cole’s DK Stripe, a collection of yarns that hook up to make stripey garments and accessories. The soft, 100% premium acrylic yarn is available in six colours – grey, green, pink, caramel, red and blue – and allow you to hook up stripes incredibly easily using a single ball – or work them in to your design to add…

1 min.
inspiring books

CIRCUS CIRCUS RICO DESIGN (£3.35, Rico Design) If you like your crochet served with a hefty ladelful of whimsy, this booklet of adorable amigurumi makes crochet as much fun as a day at the circus. The makes include full instructions for hooking up a clown, lion, ringmaster, monkey and trapeze artist (complete with aerial hoop). This is the latest in several amigurumi booklets from Rico Design, with recent titles including Crazy Cute Family and Wild Wild Animals. FAIR ISLE CROCHET WORKSHOP NATASJA VREESWIJK (£15.99, Search Press) Fall in love with fair isle all over again with this book of 15 home accessory projects, including blankets, pillows, baby blanket and hip plant baskets. The selection of projects are all made in designer Natasja’s signature vintage style, and the use of black and white as base colours…

1 min.
5 fab finds for florals...

1 A BLOOM FOR YOUR ROOM Polish up your crochet colourwork skills with a sweet cushion that will last many seasons. The pdf download features both written instructions and a chart, and costs £2.88 from Etsy store BrianaKdesigns. 2 PET(AL) PROJECT This moth orchid pdf features over 100 images along with detailed instructions to help you create the perfect plant. £4.88 from PippaPatterns Crochet on Etsy. 3 BULBED BEAUTY The happy bulb face is the focus of this darling hyacinth, but look at that head of flowers! Get the pdf for this sweetie for £4.80 – Etsy store HappyCoridon. 4 FLOWER CHILD If whimsical amigurumi and step-by-step colour instructions are your thing, the 'Flower Gal and Bee' pdf from Etsy store TinyCurlShop is £2.40 well spent! 5 PERFECT PICK! Savvy phoneowners will be making a beeline for this flower…

17 min.
in the mix

BOBBLE HAT A fun weekend make, by Marianne Rawlins Novita 7 Veljestä (75% wool, 25% polyamide, 100g/200m), 1 ball of each: Stone (043), Off White (010) Novita 7 Veljestä Pohjola (75% wool, 25% polyamide, 100g/200m), 1 ball of each: Sisu (055), Inspiration (050), Serene (017) A 4mm (US G/6) hook Extra-large pompom maker TENSION 20sts and 20 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over double crochet in the round, using a 4mm hook or size needed to obtain correct tension MEASUREMENTS Hat measures approx 57cm (22½in) in diameter NOTES Hat is worked top down in rounds with RS facing throughout. Change colour on the final yrh of previous stitch and carry unused yarn across the WS. Be careful not to pull the carried yarn too tightly as this may affect the overall circumference of the Hat. There is a Chart…