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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. ***

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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winter warmers

With the new year fast approaching, I’ve been thinking about challenging myself with some new techniques. If you fancy brushing up your skills, check out our free Yarniversity tutorials at www.youtube.com/SimplyCrochetMag. There’s everything from magic loop to crocodile stitch and even if you’re a leftie like me, we’ve got you covered! It’s also prime time for hooking winter warmers – Ilaria’s fab jacket on p28 is top of my list at the mo. Whatever you’re making, keep cosy! ■…

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contributors

“I’VE BEEN AMAZED BY THE SUPPORT WE’VE HAD.”AMANDA BLOOMMeet 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. “CROCHET HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY LIFELINE AND SANITY KEEPER!” - JANINE TSAKISIRISAussie 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. “I POUR MY HEART INTO EVERYTHING THAT I DESIGN.” TAMARA KELLYTamara 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. “I STILL FIND CROCHET GREAT TO UNWIND WITH.” PAT STRONGPat learnt the craft from her grandmother and…

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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…

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inspiring books

CROCHETED SCOODIESMAGDALENA 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 SNOWFLAKESCAITLIN 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 ONESKRISTI SIMPSON (£6.99, Search Press)Who could resist this adorable collection of 15 baby…

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5 fab finds

SOCK IT TO MEColourful, 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 RULEYou'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 SIMPLEWhy not spoil yourself with 100% mulberry silk from www.silkindian.com?Imagine what a drape-tastic shawl Heena Silk yarn would make. PERFECT PRINTRose gold, metallics and typography? This crochet slogan foil print from Lily Rose Co. ticks all of our style boxes. Find…

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granny’s not square

ON A ROLLNeed 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 PRETTYThis 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 HEARTGot 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-ROUNDERThere’s always space for another cushion, especially when it’s…

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