101 Quick & Easy Crochet Makes

101 Quick & Easy Crochet Makes

101 Quick & Easy Crochet Makes 2016

Start a creative new season of crochet with 101 Quick and Esy Crochet Makes. We've packed 132 pages with some of our favourite projects from simply crochet magazine to take your hook form autumn into Christmas and all through winter. From novices to experts, every level of crocheter can enjoy our simple projects, including fashion, accessories, childrenswear, toys, homewares and Christmas makes for all the family. Happy Hooking!

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There’s nothing like the changing seasons to give us crocheters a boost to get cracking on some new projects. So we’ve gathered together our favourite spring makes from Simply Crochet magazine and filled this book with a whopping 101 crochet patterns for the months ahead. You’ll find everything you need to keep your hook happy – from quick-make accessories to lightweight garments, garlands, gifts and lots of home ideas. As well as treats for you, we also have gift ideas for all the family. Each project is quick and simple, so you’re sure to find the perfect make to keep you busy – even if this is your first time picking up a crochet hook or you only have an evening or two to spare. So gather up your yarn and…

granny cool

WEAR YOUR SQUARES… Hook a delicate top that’s perfect for the summer. The dainty edging and super-flattering empire line waist make for an easy-to-wear vest. It’s worked in luxurious Egyptian cotton in beautiful jewel tones. …AND SHOW OFF YOUR BUNTING Use granny squares to put a quirky spin on your bunting. Gone are the traditional triangles and in their place is a set of colourful squares. Their simple geometry is clear to all when they’re hung up high. CUSHION SOFT The clean white and soft grey used in our duo of comfy cushions give them an understated feel, while highlighting their fantastic texture. Toss them on the sofa or bed to update your interiors for summertime. DREAMY DRAPING Wrap yourself in cosy granny squares, or use this colourful blanket to brighten up your bedroom. The sumptuous blend…

blooming brooch

DOUBLE, TRIPLE TR DK WEIGHT 4MM HOOK YOU WILL NEED Any DK cotton, such as Rowan Handknit Cotton (100% cotton, 50g/85m), 1 ball China Rose (366) A 4mm (US G/6) hook Brooch pin Sewing needle and thread For yarn stockists, contact Rowan 01484 681881 www.knitrowan.com MEASUREMENTS 7cm (2_in) diameter ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 126. FLOWER BROOCH Ch4, ss to first ch to join into a ring. Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), 10dc into the ring, ss to first ch to join. [10 dc] Round 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), *dc into next st, ch3, skip 1 dc; repeat from * another 4 times, ss to first dc: [5 dc, 5 ch-3 sp] Round 3 *Ss into next ch-3 sp, ch3, 5ttr, ch3, ss into same ch-3 sp; repeat from * another 4 times. [5 petals] Round…

geo stitching

DOUBLE, TREBLE DK WEIGHT 4MM HOOK YOU WILL NEED Louisa Harding Orielle (97% baby alpaca, 3% polyamide, 50g/110m), 4 balls of Lichen (19) A 4mm (US G/6) hook For yarn stockists, contact Designer Yarns 01535 664222 www.designeryarns.uk.com TENSION 13 sts and 9.5 rows to measure 10x10cm in stitch pattern after blocking. Exact tension is not essential but will affect finished size and amount of yarn used. MEASUREMENTS 26x168cm (10_x66in) before joining ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 126. To infinity and beyond, or at least to a rather impressive cowl. This infinity scarf – designed by queen of lace Anniken Allis – is light, airy and so soft against the skin. The eight-row repeat forms an incredible geometric pattern that looks almost like argyle. The best thing about it? It’s nowhere near as complicated as it looks. Using chains, trebles and double…

orange crush

DOUBLE, TREBLE 4PLY WEIGHT 3MM HOOK YOU WILL NEED Gomitoli’s, Spring Cashmere (60% cotton 20% cashmere 20% silk, 50g/200m) 1 ball of each: Yarn A Papaya (10078) Yarn B Coral (10083) A 3mm hook Four wooden buttons For yarn stockists, contact Gomitoli’s www.gomitolis.it TENSION Yarn used crochets as 4 ply to the following tension: 1 motif measures 4cm (1½in) square, 25 sts and 28 rows measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over double crochet, all using a 3mm hook MEASUREMENTS See table below. ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 126. To make this pattern easier to follow, we’ve colour-coded the sizing instructions – simply follow the relevant column. Cheer up a chilly day with these eyecatching on-trend orange mitts. We love the button detail and unusual granny square design – you could join the motifs as you go to save fastening off the yarn more times. GRANNY…

light & lacy

DOUBLE, TREBLE DK WEIGHT 4MM HOOK YOU WILL NEED Stylecraft, Life DK Heather (2309), 1 x 100g/298m ball A 4mm crochet hook One button For yarn stockists, visit www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk or call Stylecraft on 01535 609798. ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 126. Pretty and cheap to make, this hat is ideal if you want to make yourself something without breaking the bank or are looking for a lovely gift idea. Designer Kirstie McLeod has used Stylecraft Life DK, a really good value yarn, to make it. You should be able to get two or three hats out of each ball of Life DK, or if you only need one hat you could use the remaining yarn to make a matching pair of mittens or gloves. “Life DK is a really nice yarn,” Kirstie says, “and the 20%…