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Simply Crochet Issue 36

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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“I HOPE PEOPLE WILL DEVELOP NEW SKILLS AND FEEL INSPIRED.”SUSAN CROPPERSusan is the founder of wonderful yarn boutique Loop. This issue, we’re catching up with her to hear about how it all began and what her plans are for Loop’s 10th anniversary. See page 50. I LOVE THE WAY STITCHES “ PRODUCE ORDER AND PATTERN.”ANNE EGANBiker chick and regular Simply Crochet contributor Anne has designed an incredible pair of Fair Isle socks for us this issue. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, find the pattern on page 28. DESIGNING IS A WAY OF “ EXPRESSING MYSELF.”SIMONE FRANCISTalented garment designer Simone created the stunning Fair Isle vest on page 32. It’s the perfect challenge if you want to improve your colourwork and become more familiar with charts. “I FELL IN…

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feeling sheepish

Amigurumi pro Stephanie Lau (she made the super-cute dragon in our first-ever issue) has teamed up with artist Laura Uy to create The Lambert Collection – a range of yarn-themed accessories featuring her adorable crochet critter Lambert. There are T-shirts, tote bags, mugs, phone cases and more to be had, all bearing Lambert and a sweet yarny message. Get shopping at www.society6.com/allaboutami. All profits from sales of The Lambert Collection will go towards sponsoring a child in Guatemala. BOUNTY OF BOOKSWhy pick just one crochet book when you could bag all four of these? This month, we’re giving two lucky readers the chance to each win a copy of 20 Crocheted Purses, Hooked on Crochet, Learn to Crochet and Hook, Stitch & Give. If you’re already thinking about crocheting for…

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make it this autumn

1 BEAUTIFUL BLANKET Pick up that WIP blanket, or start a new one and you could be done by Christmas.2 PUT DOWN THE COTTON It’s time to dig the wool and alpaca out of your stash.3 SNUGGLY SLIPPERS We defy anyone to survive October without a pair.4 FINGERLESS MITTS You can stay warm and keep on hooking, too. Result.5 GETTING AHEAD It might be wise to start thinking about Christmas gifts – see page 72 for help! ■…

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inspiring books

CROCHET BEYOND THE BASICSRita Weiss and Susan Lowman (£9.99, Leisure Arts)If you’re after a fresh challenge, this book has what you need. Try your hand at Bruges and broomstick lace, Polish stars, filet crochet and more. You’ll learn by making accessories using each of the techniques. SWEET CROCHETSandrine Deveze (£8.18, Peter Pauper Press)This book is a real treat. There are 12 adorable projects to hook, full of whimsy and personality. Think blushing cheeks, bow ties and sparkly stars. There’s even sushi to hook, too. Each design has clear step-by-step images. ONCE UPON A TIME… IN CROCHETLynne Rowe (£9.99, Search Press)These are the perfect toys for storytime. Find 30 fairytale favourites to hook in amigurumi. The patterns are easy to follow and there’s a great how-to section that covers hair, pompoms…

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skills, shows & events

OCT 9-10 Natural Fibre Company Open Days, Free, Launceston, Cornwall, 01566 777 635 www.thenaturalfibre.co.ukOCT 10 Wonderful Wool Day, £2, Memorial Hall, Owestry, Shropshire, www.facebook.com/wonderfulwooldayOCT 17-18 Bakewell Wool Gathering, £4, Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Derbyshire, 01629 813 777 www.bakewellwool.co.ukOCT 22 Crochet Snowflakes and Stars, £25, Stitched By You, Alton, Hampshire, 01420 544033 www.stitchedbyyou.co.ukOCT 24-25 Kendal Wool Gathering, £25, various venues in Kendal, Cumbria, www.kendalwoolgathering.co.ukOCT 30 Advanced Crochet Workshop, £49.95, Black Sheep Wools, Warrington, 01925 764231 www.blacksheepwools.com ■…

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5 fab finds

Creepy, crafty treats for a hooky Halloween.NO SKULKINGGet cosy and creepy with a pair of Ann’s skull-tastic slippers. For this pattern and more, visit www.glamour-4-you.comOH MY GOURDSubtly seasonal and kinda cute, you can pick up a pair of tatted pumpkin earrings at www.briellasoul.etsy.comNINE LIVESThere’s a range of home textiles in this ‘Cat’ print, or buy the fabric by the metre from www.sophieallport.comON THE WEBWe love Sandra’s super Spooky Bunting. Find the crochet pattern at www.sandracherryheart.blogspot.co.ukHEADS UPThis amigurumi Marie Antoinette by Maike van den Dries is creepily brilliant. Find it at www.creepyandcute.etsy.com ■…