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Simply Crochet Issue 63

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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‘tis the season

Can you believe Christmas is on the way around again already? We’re preparing for the big day in the best way we know how – with a LOT of colourful crochet. This issue, it’s all about the fun of getting crafty at Christmas. Have a go at making amazing solid 3D lace with balloons and bit of PVA glue (oh yes, p20), hook not one but two jazzy Christmas jumpers, and there’s festive amigurumi, too. We’ve all fallen totally in love with the sparkly llama here at Simply Crochet HQ I can’t wait to see your versions of him. Enjoy! ■…

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contributors

“I LOVE PUTTING IDEAS INTO STITCHES!” “I’VE BEEN INSPIRED BY PERUVIAN TEXTILES.” MICHELLE ROBINSON Poppy and Bliss designer Michelle might be master of all things Tunisian crochet, but her current favourite project is something a little different. Turn to p98 for the big reveal. “I AM AN OBSESSIVE MAKER OF ‘THINGS’.” KATE BRUNING Kate’s an author and designer you might know better as Greedy for Colour. In her column this issue, she’s getting ready for her annual festive studio sale. Read all about it on p38. ERINNA LEE You might recognise Erinna’s pastel makes from her @littleaquagirl Instagram account. This month, she designed the impossibly cute and quirky festive llama for us on p26. “CROCHET IS MY ONE TRUE CRAFT LOVE.” RUBY…

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hooked

They’re behind you When we spied this new collection from Meteoor Books, we came out from hiding under the bed and grabbed our hooks. In Amigurumi Monsters you’ll find a mob of 15 adorable creatures, plus a handy guide with clear illustrations to all the stitches and techniques you’ll need. The hard part is deciding which cutie to make first. We’re particularly smitten with Walt, with his stripy jumper and long bendy arms, and Scaredy Eddy clutching his teddy. The book is out in November. Find it for £13.95 on Amazon. GETTING COSY Wool and the Gang’s new collection is oozing with snuggly, chunky designs. The JOMO-inspired (joy of missing out) looks showcase four new yarn shades and eight new kits. Right at the top of our…

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inspiring books

STEP INTO CROCHET ROHN STRONG (£16.99, Interweave) Wanna learn how to whip up the perfect pair of socks? From how to hook socks that fit, to choosing the right yarn, tackling construction and heels, toes and cuffs, all is revealed in this new book from Rohn Strong. There are 18 beautifully presented projects. Try simple cuff-down socks, then challenge yourself to texture and cables, colourwork and lace. A GRANNY SQUARE CHRISTMAS LISA GENTRY (£6.99, Annie’s Crochet) Need Christmas inspo? Lisa Gentry has you covered with this collection of 15 cheerful designs. With plenty to tempt beginners, her book is split into three sections – decorations, home makes and gifts. Think cushions, blankets, accessories, stockings and more – great gift ideas, all hooked in easy…

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5 fab finds

WE BELIEVE Ilaria Caliri’s super-cute unicorn design was a huge hit with hooksters everywhere. We reckon that sparkly horn has something to do with it. Missed out? Download a back issue on Google Play, Zinio or Apple. BOLD AS BRASS These pretty brass tree decorations look so much like lacy doilies or mandalas. Visit www.decorators notebook.co.uk for a set of four. GO INTERGALACTIC Starry cup? Erm, I think you mean stellar hook storage! Or crochet fuel goblet, at least. Rather enchanting. Find it at www. tkmaxx.com CROWN IT What a precious find – Attic’s cute cotton crown topper is fit for a tiny king or queen. Charlotte and…

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frosty reception

FAN THE FLAMEGot the girls coming round for Christmas drinks? Knock up some of these stylish tealight holders to create a bit of a festive vibe. Great for last-minute quick-stitch gifts too – just add scented tealights. DECK YOUR TREESo there’s no such thing as too many baubles, right? Get working on these lacy numbers and see how many you can squeeze onto your tree this year. Stylish in icy blues and white or go all out with sparkly brights. O CHRISTMAS TREETiny stars, wooden beads, crochet cones and some PVA glue – that’s the crafty magic behind this covetable festive centrepiece. The cool copper details keep it feeling up-to-date and the stars can be hooked in glittery yarn if you fancy a hint of sparkle. …

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