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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

ILARIA CALIRI Talented 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. ANNETTE CICCARELLI Annette 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. HANNAH CROSS This 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. MATTHEW SPIERS One Man Crochet blogger and artist Matt is known for his bold use of colour. Over on page 46, he’s chatting to us about how he goes about putting colours together in his work. OTHER…

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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.uk LAST DANCE FOR WINK As 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, PINTEREST The online moodboard tool that we’re addicted to. 2 #SCTREBLEMAKER Use or search our hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. 3 WE LOVE RAVELRY Forums, groups, yarn info, patterns for sale and a way to log and share projects. 4 FIND CROCHET BLOGS You can search by topic on www.bloglovin.com 5 THE YARN LOOP Go to www.theyarnloop.com for competitions, charity projects, news and more. DON’T DIVULGE Be 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 CROCHET Therese 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 PARACORD Caitlin 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 CROCHET Laura 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 made anything…

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skills, shows & events

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

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5 fab finds

LITTLE PRINCESS This has to be one of the best crochet crowns we’ve seen. You’ll find Tara’s fab free pattern at www.mamachee.com A PROPER BREW Commemorative mugs get classy with this lovely design by Emma Bridgewater. Get yourself to www.daisypark.co.uk FLY THE FLAGS Liberty’s stylish paper bunting is now available at www.berryred.co.uk. It’s a street party essential, we reckon. BORN TO RULE Treat a little monarch to one of these crochet cotton orb rattles by Hokolo at www.noths.com A HANDBAG Towering tea cups and London landmarks – this tote from www.accessorize.com is an anglophile’s dream. Ma’am.…

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