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Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 88

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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United Kingdom
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English
出版社:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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spookily cute!

The witching hour is upon us – plus the stitching hour, since we hope you’ll enjoy hooking up Erinna Lee’s spooktacular little witch kit this issue! And, why not get going on your Christmas makes now? Join in our new crochet-along to make a fab festive cushion (p95), and find cool (but cosy) Nordic-inspired festive jumpers for all the family in your extra mag. We’re also loving stunning ombré cushions (p70), Wool Couture’s huge lion (p34), and the cutest panda motif baby quilt (p57). Plus – ever considered selling your crochet online? Check out our guide on page 64.…

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contributors

MATT SPIERS One Man Crochet blogger and artist Matt is known for his bold use of colour. A creator of artisan herbal teas, he jumped at the chance to design our recycled herb pots on page 18. STEFFI GLAVES Steffi is a teacher and jewellery designer who loves to create flowers, rainbows and granny squares in micro-crochet. Check out her pretty flower earring project on page 28. FRAN MORGAN Designer and teacher Fran says the secret of her success is patience, positive thinking and a sense of humour. Check out the fruits of her labour – a summer top on page 30. STASSIA MYERS Stassia is addicted to the pure joy of making something beautiful by essentially tying a very complicated knot! Her current obsession is with crochet textures. See her cushions on page 70. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Orianna Baric,…

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hooked

Merry craftmas! Love it or loathe it, Santa Claus is coming to town pretty soon, so beckon in the season in true hooky style with Hobbycraft’s Make Your Own Bright Wreath kit. With a bit of fancy hookwork, two embroidery hoops and several rainbow shades of yarn transform into a welcoming winter wreath, while suspended stars are a sweet finishing touch. Pick it up from www.hobbycraft.co.uk YARN CRUSH Bernat have launched Bernat Crushed Velvet, a new collection of chenille-style yarns. A sister yarn range to their Bernat Velvet, the collections can be used in conjunction for a beautiful multi-tonal look. The 100% polyester yarn is available in a wide range of solid and variegated shades, and its chunky weight stitches up quickly. Ideal for homewares such as blankets, curtains and cushions. Shop at…

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subs stars!

Every month, three subscribers win a prize as thanks for their loyalty. This month, the winners (below) will each receive this Everyday Bag yarn pattern and seven balls of yarn to hook it up with. Check your issue next month to see if you’re a winner! Myra Harris, Cranbrook Michele Moyses, Dronfield Alison Goodfellow, Carlisle Immediate Media Company, publishers of Simply Crochet, Subs Stars giveaway T’s & C’s Prizes were dispatched before the on-sale date of this issue. There are no cash alternatives. Three winning entries will be chosen at random from all current subscribers. The draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into.…

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inspiring books

BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO TUNISIAN CROCHET EMMA GUESS (£9.99, Search Press) Suitable for complete beginners upwards, this book teaches basic stitches and colour changes with clear photography and step-by-step guides, and then moves into ten projects that enable you to dive right in and use your new skills. CROCHETED CACTUSES SARAH ABBONDIO (£6.99, Search Press) If you could kill a real cactus, maybe you just need something a little lower maintenance. These 16 cacti are a super-fun and simple set of mini makes that look just like the real thing and come in a range of styles. Just add plant pot. The book features a techniques section at the beginning to help guide you through the patterns. CROCHET HORSES & PONIES MEGHAN KREINER (£14.99, Silver Dolphin Books) This book features ten equestrian designs for you to canter through. Kit…

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5 fab finds halloween horrors

GLARE IN THE AIR Trick or treat? Looks like these two candy-stash bags have already made up their minds. Finished bags are 10x11in and 4¾x5in. The pattern, from Etsy shop WhiskersAndWool, is for both bag sizes. FANGING OUT Chloe the bat is such a sweetheart we might invite her round for a bite to eat; what’s the worst that could happen? Pattern from Etsy – search Manuska. CLOWN JEWELS Clowns have finally completed their transition from entertainer to agent of terror. Get in on the trend with this collar and gloves set pattern from Etsy – see Crochetverse. FUNNYBONES A spooktacular decoration for year after year; just keep this bony bad boy away from the dog. Eight-page pattern with pictures from Etsy – search for PinkPumpkinStudio. DRAC’ ATTACK You need not travel to Transylvania to en-’Count’-er this blood-draining creature…