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Simply Crochet 97

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:
Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
cool, calm and creative!

Hello Hooksters! Amidst the uncertainty of life during the pandemic, the simple pleasure of crochet continues to provide a calming familiarity. Picking up a hook and feeling yarn move through your fingers is a soothing balm to the soul. We hope you’ll be inspired to continue creating with our projects – blue is the colour this issue with a collection of fantastic makes including a gorgeous, batwing cardigan on page 26. If you are looking to bust your stash then the glorious multicoloured scarf on page 59 is for you. Or perhaps you want to take your cue from the sea with the amigurumi mermaid on page 31? Whatever you decide, share your pictures on Instagram tagged #sctreblemaker, or on our Facebook group Simply Crochet SCtreblemakers, as we love seeing them!…

1 min.
contributors

JENNY KING Jenny describes her garments as designer knitwear made with a hook. Teaching others is her favourite thing in the world. See her batwing cardigan on page 26. BECKY SKUSE Becky is a freelance writer, editor and craft designer who creates crochet, sewing and knitting patterns for sale as MakeMeDo. Find her sparkly shoulder pads on page 41. CASSIE WARD Cassie loves to design garments. They are inspired by a love of fashion and desire to be different. Crochet is good therapy for her anxious mind. Find her boho cardigan on page 44. JESS BENNETT Jess loves to design and make crochet garments for children. Her aim is to create clothes that are modern, practical and fun. Check out her child’s T-shirt on page 55. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Natalie Beard, Marina Benzon, Carolyn Bunt, Hannah Cross, Elisabeth Davis de…

8 min.
hooked

Pint-sized pets Oh my goodness! The cuteness creators at Ricorumi have just launched these adorable figures to crochet – they’re called pocket pals! The pattern booklet allows you to hook up a cute lucky charm for your or a loved one’s jacket pocket, ready to provide a bit of instant squidgy comfort. There are nine animals to make, including a pig, llama, dog and cow. They are easy to crochet so ideal for beginners; just the thing for those who want a small yet rewarding project to start crocheting up now! Visit www.rico-design.de/en for details. WRAP THEM IN LOVE If you are seeking a way to occupy your mind and hands in these unusual times, Scheepjes have created a Grannies for Grannies (and Granddads!) project. This is a call to action where the…

1 min.
inspiring books

HOW TO CROCHET MOLLIE MAKES (£9.99,Pavilion) This book is aimed at complete beginners, with step-by-step techniques and easy, fun projects of all levels. The team behind Mollie Makes magazine have brought together all their favourite crochet designers to share their tips, stories and beautiful projects. A handy beginner’s section is followed by 15 exclusive projects such as bouquet of woolly flowers, a cute set of Russian dolls, or an on-trend bolster to bring your home up to date. FAIRYTALE BLANKETS TO CROCHET LYNNE ROWE (£12.99, Search Press) Do you know a child with a favourite character? Here are 10 fantasy-themed blankets for storytime cuddles. Including a deer, a dragon, a lion and a unicorn, each blanket can be made for toddlers and for young children. Every blanket tells a story, with pockets on the sides…

1 min.
5 fab finds

1 ARC EN (WINDOW) CIEL Here’s a 3D rainbow for your windowsill, or any other surface that needs a bit of cheering up! Spread the love (and only the love) and grab the pattern from LuckyTwinsWorld on Etsy for £2.77. 2 HAPPY RAINBOW For a permanent show of solidarity hook up this cute amigurumi rainbow and raindrops mobile. The pattern is £3.58 from Etsy store Crochetgiftshop. 3 FLOWER OF LIFE This geometric motif in rainbow yarn is great for those who want a more subtle take on the theme. It is £9.13 from Etsy store crochet4angel. The pattern is also available. 4 SUNSHINE ON A RAINY DAY You can’t make a rainbow without rain. Make your own hanging rainbow and raindrops with a pattern from SewSewBabyStore on Etsy for £2.40. 5 RAINBOW BRIGHT This ready made decoration from DoodlesandSwirls…

15 min.
blue sky thinking

BAKER BOY HAT Get ahead of the crowd with an on-trend hat by Hannah Cross Cascade Heritage Solids 4ply (75% wool, 25% nylon, 100g/400m), 2 balls of Placid Blue (5713) A 4mm (US G/6) hook Plastic milk bottle cap, 4cm Sheet of plastic, 20x10cm (eg plastic milk bottle) TENSION 20 sts and 13 rounds to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over half treble crochet using a 4mm hook, or size needed to obtain correct tension MEASUREMENTS To fit head circumference of 54-57cm (21¼-22½in) ABBREVIATIONS htr2tog *Yrh, insert hook into next st, yrh and pull up a loop; rep from * once more, yrh and pull through all loops on hook NOTES The body of the Hat is worked in rows and then joined and gathered at the top to create the shape. The Button Top and Peak are made separately and…