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Simply Crochet 70

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
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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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love actually

Love is in the air this month as, with Harry and Meghan’s big day on 19 May, we have the perfect excuse to get unashamedly romantic. Emma Leith’s royal cushion (p43) is a splendid way to mark the occasion. And if you’re planning a wedding or other special occasion, take inspiration from our cool blue ideas on p14 or send a handmade greeting with this issue’s free gift. We’re also getting ready for warmer weather with plenty of cool knits this issue. We love Matt’s colourful hat (p51); we might even make it essential Simply Crochet attire – squad goal! ■…

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contributors

“I AM TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH CROCHET!” MATTHEW SPIERS Matthew aka One Man Crochet is a crochet addict and a total colour fiend – whatever he designs, it’s sure to feature some eye-popping shades. Check out his rude boy cap on p51. “I’M AN ARTIST AND CROCHET IS MY LANGUAGE” ELISABETH DAVIS DE HERRAIZ Elisabeth stumbled upon crochet by accident a decade ago and has never looked back – she says a day without crochet isn’t a full day! She’s designed a beautiful shawl for us on p78. “I HAVE A PROPENSITY TO SEE THINGS UPSIDE DOWN” ILARIA CALIRI Queen of amigurumi, Ilaria is the blogger behind Airali Design. She loves to draw quirky characters and turn them into cute crocheted toys, like the adorable…

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hooked

Summer breezeBehold the loveliness that is the Vanaja rucksack, from Rowan’s latest Magazine 63. It’s just perfect for sunny Sundays when you can throw your stylish bag over your shoulder and make a dash to the nearest field for fresh air and country walks. This Lisa Richardson design uses Rowan Creative Linen (50% linen and 50% cotton), along with embroidered details in Rowan Summerlite 4ply (100% cotton). For more details and to see the rest of the Magazine 63 patterns, visit www.knitrowan.com INDIAN ROSES Jane Crowfoot has joined forces with West Yorkshire Spinners to create this stunning Indian Roses blanket, which uses three DK yarns: Bluefaced Leicester, Aire Valley and Bo Peep. Jane has used crochet layering techniques to achieve a gorgeous 3D effect on the flowers. The…

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inspiring books

CUTEST CROCHET CREATIONS ALISON NORTH (£15.73, Tuva Publishing) The clue is in the title with this book from Alison North, as you’ll find heaps of the most adorable characters to make inside, including a fox, bird, dog, sheep, bunny and many more. You can also personalise your cute creations with the little extra designs such as flower crowns and dresses. Sweet! CROCHET LACY SHAWLS ROHN STRONG (£17.88, Stackpole Books) Sock designer extraordinaire and author of Step Into Crochet, Rohn Strong, has turned his hook to shawl making in this inspiring book packed with 27 patterns. The projects are divided by skill level so you can start in the beginner section with a basic pi shawl, triangle, stole or poncho and work up…

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5 fab finds we’re keeping it royal

THE CROWN JEWELS The perfect accessory for your own little prince or princess, this beaded crochet baby crown comes in various sizes from 0-3 to 12-18 months. Just don’t go putting it on the cat! Go to Tuttolv on etsy.com TIME TO SHINE Go all-out glamour with this statement crochet necklace which features ceramic and pearl beads. Find it at AyamCraft on etsy.com . Yes please… TOTO-LLY FAB We think the Queen herself would rather like to have one of these cute amigurumi corgis! Head over to www.snacksies.com to find the Toto the Corgi pattern. ROYAL BABY Perfect for a christening, this baby’s shawl and pillowcase set…

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lace and favour

TAKE THIS RING Give the most important moment of the ceremony a traditional feel with a modern twist, with this simple Irish crochet-inspired pattern, adorning a hessian cushion. AT THE TOP TABLE Not only is this floral table runner a clever alternative to traditional centrepieces, but it gives guests more room for their glasses of wine! THE SHOWSTOPPER ROUND Show the world how much you love your beau with a trio of lacy cake toppers. Go for a simple but elegant cake design with fresh flowers for the perfect base to show off your heart(s). Sweet. EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE Wedding guests love a memento of the day, so give your place cards a special touch with a crocheted edging, and they’ll be little treasured keepsakes. POCKET PRESENT Whether…

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