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Simply Crochet 96

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. ***

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

in this issue

1 min.
keep calm and crochet on!

Hello Hooksters! At the time of writing, shops and restaurants are closed, people are working from home and the government has just announced unprecedented restrictions on movement. Strange and unsettling times indeed! However uncertain things are, I really believe that crafting (and our craft is crochet!) can help us through. To be inspired, to learn and to create something beautiful or useful is truly a gift, keeping us calm, occupied and positive. In these pages you will find many crochet projects to help you through the days ahead, and if you can’t get to the shops make sure to check out our 3 issue offer to deliver free to your door on page 95. Stay safe and keep crocheting!…

1 min.
contributors

HANNAH CROSS Creating has always been a part of Hannah’s life and over the past few years HanJan Crochet has grown beyond her wildest dreams! Hook up her blanket on page 78. KATE MCCULLY Kate has been designing amigurumi toys for two years. She fuses contemporary designs with bright colour palettes. Take a look at her shelf buddy on page 23. SAM HERMES Crochet has a positive impact on Sam’s mental wellbeing. Yarn and colour inspire the patterns she designs to come to life. Find her collar on page 43. ELEONORA TULLY Eleonora started her blog, Coastal Crochet, five years ago. She lives by the sea and just loves sharing her huge passion for crochet with others. Check out her dog bandana on page 57. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Natalie Beard, Ilaria Caliri, Isa Catepillán, Esme Crick, Zoe Curtis, Colette Earley,…

7 min.
hooked

Nourish your soul We can’t get enough of Scheepjes’ ninth issue of their YARN bookazine. Called NOW Age, it presents four concepts across four carefully curated chapters containing a plethora of gorgeous crochet projects to inspire you like this amazing cushion by Simply Crochet regular designer, Esme Crick. The beautifully styled photography in the Joyful, Mindful, Spiritual and Respectful chapters are interspersed with a selection of articles and inspiration to offer the reader a meaningful moment to pause and absorb the theme of the bookazine. For more information on the designs and a list of stockists visit www.scheepjes.com SCANDI SPRING Like the sight of a bright green bud on a bare tree, the arrival of Gudrun Södjen’s spring collection brings optimism. “In our collections, we like to mix natural, simple styles with more…

1 min.
inspiring books

CROCHETED HATS & SCARVES NIKKI TRENCH (£9.99, CICO Books) Wrap up in style with these 35 cute crocheted projects. It takes no time at all to crochet a scarf or a hat, and Nikki Trench has created a wide range of contemporary designs, with a variety of stitches and fashionable colours, so you’ll really stand out from the crowd. Not every scarf has to be for winter – the delicate daisy scarf and the pretty rose headband can be worn all year round. CROCHETED WREATHS ANNA NIKIPIROWICZ (£12.99,SearchPress) 12 beautiful crocheted wreaths to make for all year round, each with accompanying smaller projects. These lovely yarny creations are festooned with flowers, leaves and other decorations such as birds, owls, pumpkins, stars, bunnies and foxes. If you love the look but don’t want to make an…

1 min.
subs stars!

Every month, three subscribers win a prize as thank you for their loyalty to Simply Crochet. This month, the winners (below) will each receive 8 balls of Caron Simply Soft yarn plus a pattern to make this gorgeous blanket, worth £46.99! C eck your issue next month to see if you’re a winner! Julie Spindler, Derbyshire Sharon Howard, Worcestershire Rowena Renshaw, Worcestershire Immediate Media Company, publishers of Simply Crochet, Subs tars giveaway Terms and Conditions. Prizes were dispatched before he 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.…

1 min.
5 fab finds

RUNNER FOR YOUR LIFE Bare table? Add a focal point to your social gatherings, from dinner party to casual catch up with a cuppa, with this Spring Flower Table Runner. The pattern is £7.22 from Etsy store WhittyCreationStudio. SHRINKING VIOLET Attention fairy fans! A tiny crocheted African Violet is just what your fairy house needs outside its door. £7 from Fancyknittles on Etsy. A NEW LEAF Look at this monstera badge beauty! Each crocheted leaf is backed onto glittered pink felt for that extra sparkle. £4.70 from Etsy store SheMakesWhatever. SOFTLY SPIKY The combination of green acrylic and eyelash yarn makes for a very realistic representation of an actual cactus. £16 from hookedandhung’s Etsy store. DAZZLING DAFFODILS Spring party coming up? Bring the sunshine in to your home with a flower garland from Bobbles and Stitches. It’s £13 from their…