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Simply Crochet 103

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.
make it a cracker!

I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to Christmas more than ever this year. While we won’t be sorry to say goodbye to 2020, let’s fully embrace the festive season before we do. And what better way to celebrate than using our favourite pastime – read on for a sackful of inspiration! From a gorgeous Christmas collection on page 14 to create a holiday haven in your home, to a joyful jumper on page 28. Don’t miss perfect present ideas like stripy socks for style-savvy feet on page 61 or an adorable trio of Christmas mice on page 33. Please share your makes on Instagram tagged #sctreblemaker, or on our Facebook group Simply Crochet SCtreblemakers, as we love to see them!…

1 min.
contributors

VICTORIA KAIRIS Victoria is completely amigurumi-obsessed and loves the challenge of making her characters as cute as they can possibly be. See her Christmas mice on page 33. STEFFI GLAVES Steffi is a teacher and jewellery designer who loves to create flowers, rainbows and granny squares in micro-crochet. Check out her festive wreath on page 21. KRISTEN TENDYKE Kristen lives in Maine where she designs crochet sweater patterns that are easy to follow, enjoyable and engaging to make. Take a look at her stylish cardigan on page 45. ELISABETH DAVIS DE HERRAIZ Elisabeth is a self-taught crocheter living in Madrid. She is a complete shawl addict and is always planning her next project. Find her gorgeous wraps in the supplement. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Natalie Beard, Ilaria Caliri, Lucy Croft, Hannah Cross, Colette Earley, Kate Eastwood, Lucy Evans, Jenny May Forsyth,…

7 min.
hooked

Have yourself a Ricorumi Christmas Countdown to Christmas with the Ricorumi Christmas crochet-along! There’s eight cute characters to get you in the festive mood, including a teddy angel, nutcracker and deer penguin. Each week a free CAL pattern is launched at www.rico-design.de/en. Follow at @ricorumi and tag your makes with #ricorumiCAL to spread the Christmas spirit. CELEBRATE COLOUR It’s been a huge year for Scheepjes as they commemorate not only the brand’s 165th birthday, but the 10th issue of their beloved biannual YARN Bookazine. To do justice to this extra-special double milestone, they chose colour as the theme. After all, “is there a crafter among us who doesn’t get excited by colour?” asks Simy Somer, Scheepjes’ Creative Director. We think it’s unlikely! YARN 10 features designs spanning the entire spectrum to fill your…

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 eight balls of Caron Simply Soft yarn plus a pattern to make this gorgeous blanket worth £46.99. Check next month to see if you’re a winner! Beth Bailie, County Antrim Candy Colbourn, North Yorkshire Scarlett Walsh, West Midlands Immediate Media Company, publishers of Simply Crochet, Subs Stars giveawayTerms and Conditions. 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.…

1 min.
inspiring books

A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE KERRY LORD (£11.99,Pavilion) In this festive crochet book, Kerry Lord takes inspiration from the famous carol TheTwelveDaysof Christmas. There is much discussion over the symbolism and meaning of the song, and here the twelve gifts of true love are interpreted as birds. From the obvious partridge in a pear tree, through to the drumming of the woodpecker, readers can crochet their way through the verses to create their own collection of birds. CROCHETED HOME KATE EASTWOOD (£12.99, CICO Books) Create something beautiful for every room in the house, every time of the year with these 35 inspiring crochet patterns. As well as seasonal items such as the Christmas Nordic wreath, patterns include a colourful bolster cushion, stylish pompom-edged throw for the living room, a hot water bottle cover and blanket for…

1 min.
skills & virtual events

Listen to yarn punk Vincent Green-Hite discuss all things ami with Lovecrafts at www.bit.ly/LoveCraftsPodcast *19 NOV Make eco crochet gifts £25, Wiltshire www.thesecretcrocheter.com *22 NOV Crochet a toy monster £44, Bristol www.bristolfolkhouse.co.uk *27 NOV Crochet basket workshop £62.07, Nottinghamshire www.bit.ly/EventBriteCourse *27 NOV Christmas crochet £35, West Sussex www.madeandmaking.co.uk 27–29 NOV www.digitalcraftfestival.co.ukLive tatting demonstration with Olive Rose Contemporary Jewellery *In-person courses adhere to current Government guidelines. Please check individual websites for updates…