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Simply Crochet Issue 52

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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AMANDA BLOOM Meet the lovely lady behind the Little Box of Crochet subscription service. Amanda’s chatting away to us about the triumphs and challenges of her hooky venture over on p52. JANINE TSAKISIRIS Aussie stitcher Janine loves the simple, relaxing rhythm of hook and yarn. Amigurumi lovers can unwind with her super-cute Annie the Alpaca toy on p34. We’re smitten. TAMARA KELLY Tamara is the American crochet designer behind the Moogly blog. This issue, she’s spilling the beans about a very special shawl design. Read all about it on p98. PAT STRONG Pat learnt the craft from her grandmother and now she’s passing on her love of it to the world with her designs. Turn to p65 to find Pat’s mint matinée-style jacket for baby. So sweet. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Kate Alinari, Kate Bruning, Ilaria Caliri, Twinkie Chan, Esme Crick,…

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the flat pack

Forget coming home to that infuriating red slip from the postie telling you your parcel's at the sorting office. Online shop Cosywool offers canny vacuum-packed parcels, so your order can be posted flat and easily popped through the letterbox. Hurrah! Order your next stash top-up at www.cosywool.com. As if you needed another excuse. LOUD & PROUD Show the world that you’re a crocheter with a laser cut acrylic necklace that really spells it out. Lana Bou's creations (above) come in a rainbow of colours. Prices start from £10 at www.lanaboushop.etsy.com. Or, order a custom necklace from Tatty Devine (www.tattydevine.com) as seen on our cover model this month. From £27.50. MANDALA STYLE W The new year is always a good excuse for new décor, and this Galaxy clock from the Glasgow School of Art is…

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inspiring books

CROCHETED SCOODIES MAGDALENA MELZER & ANNE THIEMEYER (£10.99,SearchPress) If you’ve never heard of a scoodie, prepare to get cosy. These snuggly head and neck warmers are a cross between a scarf, a snood and a hat/hoodie. This book has 20 scoodie designs for every taste, using a variety of yarns and shades, plus a beginner-friendly how-to section. CROCHET SNOWFLAKES CAITLIN SAINO (£10.99, Search Press) Winter is perfect for hooking snowflakes. This book’s 40 beautiful patterns are divided by skill level and each includes a stitch chart and step-by-step photos of the making process. Most are made in lightweight yarn, but you can use any yarn, then be inspired by the project ideas at the back. SWEET SHOES FOR WEE ONES KRISTI SIMPSON (£6.99, Search Press) Who could resist this adorable collection of 15 baby shoes from the wonderful…

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5 fab finds

SOCK IT TO ME Colourful, cosy socks featuring sausage dogs and hedgehogs? Yes please! The Wise House has a fab range of ethically-made socks to pep up your wardrobe in 2017, with prices starting from £10 at www.thewisehouse.co.uk BORN TO RULE You'll never be caught without a tape measure again with this stylish leather wrist ruler. Pick yours up at www.shopbeyondmeasure.co.uk OH DEER We can't resist a cute print. This beautifully wintry deer print crochet roll also comes with nine bamboo hooks from 2-6mm. Buy it at www.johnlewis.com PURE AND SIMPLE Why not spoil yourself with 100% mulberry silk from www.silkindian.com?Imagine what a drape-tastic shawl Heena Silk yarn would make. PERFECT PRINT Rose gold, metallics and typography? This crochet slogan foil print from Lily Rose Co. ticks all of our style boxes. Find it now at www.noths.com…

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granny’s not square

ON A ROLL Need a bit of a boost? This cheery bolster cushion is comfy, cute and just what your sofa has been missing. To make it, you’ll be stitching granny diamonds and a pair of rainbow circles for the ends. PATCHWORK PRETTY This bright and beautiful jumbo blanket is made up of dozens of granny triangles. The geometric design is rather swoonsome and has us dreaming of heirloom patchwork quilts. Hook it in throw or blanket size. HAVE A HEART Got a corner that needs sprucing up or a want a quick crafty fix? This pretty trio of hearts hanger can be done in an evening or two and looks the business. And yes, it uses those oh-so familiar granny trebles. GOOD ALL-ROUNDER There’s always space for another cushion, especially when it’s hooked in such scrummy…

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chain reaction

We reckon this simple project is almost as easy to make as its paper counterpart. Pick cheery shades of cotton and get to it. NOTES Colours can be used in any order or sequence. BASIC LOOP PATTERN Ch7. Row 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook, dc in each ch across, turn. [6 sts] Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st across, turn. [6 sts] Rows 3-27 Repeat Row 2, 25 more times. Row 28 (WS) (Joining Row) Ch1 (does not count as st), fold loop so that the last Row meets Row 1, ss across working through each st and into the corresponding st from Row 1 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends, turn the loop so the RS is facing out. JOINING LOOPS After the first loop is made, join the…