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Simply CrochetSimply Crochet

Simply Crochet Issue 44

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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contributors

“I ADMIRE THOSE WHO CREATE ART WITH A CROCHET HOOK.”ILARIA CALIRITalented Italian crochet designer Ilaria hooked the high- ying sausage dog on page 51 (he’s utterly adorable) and she’s sharing her amigurumi inspirations and favourite makers with us on page 54. “I OPENED MY OWN ETSY SHOP AND A DREAM CAME TRUE.”ANNETTE CICCARELLIAnnette designs and blogs at My Rose Valley. She’s Swedish and we love her cool Scandi colour palettes. Turn to page 68 to read Annette’s top tips for selling your crochet online. “MY MUM IS AN INSPIRATION. SHE TAUGHT ME TO CROCHET!”HANNAH CROSSThis issue, Simply Crochet regular Hannah has been busy. She designed the sashiko sampler on page 19, the blanket on page 73 and she’s revealing a very special project on page 98. “WE LIVE IN A…

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eden cottage beauties

Yorkshire-based indie brand Eden Cottage Yarns have released some new yarns and we can’t stop staring. We’ve long been fans of their divine semi-solid, hand-dyed skeins and newbies Malham DK and Harewood 4ply are no less exquisite. Both are 100% British wool yarns, available in an array of beautiful hand-dyed hues. Get your fix at www.edencottageyarns.co.ukLAST DANCE FOR WINKAs a creative tribute to much-missed crocheter Wink (of www.acreativebeing.com), Scheepjes have put together a crochet-along with some of her fellow designers. The Last Dance on the Beach CAL uses elements of a beautiful blanket design Wink was unable to finish herself. It launched on April 20 and is running for 14 weeks. Each week, a new block of the blanket will be revealed. Kits are available in a choice of three…

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find it on the net

1 AH, PINTERESTThe online moodboard tool that we’re addicted to.2 #SCTREBLEMAKERUse or search our hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.3 WE LOVE RAVELRYForums, groups, yarn info, patterns for sale and a way to log and share projects.4 FIND CROCHET BLOGSYou can search by topic on www.bloglovin.com5 THE YARN LOOPGo to www.theyarnloop.com for competitions, charity projects, news and more. DON’T DIVULGEBe discreet with a witty stash-themed tablet case from www.etsy.com/ blacktypographic. It’s a snip at only £13.99 and comes in two different sizes. ■…

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inspiring books

HAPPY CROCHETTherese Hagstedt (£12.99, Search Press)With over 60 colourful patterns, this book has plenty to keep you happy. Whether you’re after quick accessories for you and your little ones, or larger projects for your home, these colourful designs are bound to keep you contented. MADE IN PARACORDCaitlin Wynne (£9.99, Search Press)Fancy moving onto rope? It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of cord, and these 25 patterns show you the possibilities. Make simple home accessories, jewellery and more. There is also a clear guide of all of the cord knots involved. MODERN GRANNY SQUARE CROCHETLaura Strutt (£12.99, Cico)We all love the classic granny square, but why not give it a twist? With fresh colour combos and 35 inspiring patterns, from bags and blankets to boleros, your granny never…

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a good yarn

I’d really like to give amigurumi a go. Can you suggest a yarn that would be easy to work with and has good colour choices?Pick up a ball or two of DMC’s new Natura Medium (RRP £3.50 per 50g). It’s an aran-weight combed cotton yarn that’s soft and smooth. The generous weight will make your stitches much easier to see and it comes in 32 cheery solid shades. See www.dmccreative.co.uk ■…

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skills, shows & events

MAY 17 Crochet Amigurumi Workshop, £36.50, Tea & Crafting, Camden, London, 020 7097 1314 www.teaandcrafting.co.ukMAY 21-22 Women with Wool Retreat, £TBC, Chagford, Devon, 01363 775412 www.womenwithwool.co.ukMAY 22 Beyond the Basics Crochet Workshop, £35, Baa Ram Ewe, Leeds, 0113 278 1788 www.baaramewe.co.ukMAY 28 Beginners Crochet, £55, Running With Scissors, Hagglers Corner, Sheffield, 07903 046 544 www.rwssheffield.co.ukMAY 28 Fibreworks Festival, £TBC, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, 01608 645970 www.thefibreworks.co.ukMAY 29 Needle Felting Workshop, £40, The Makery, Bath, 01225 581888 www.themakery.co.uk ■…

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