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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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summer stunners

Summer’s up! The sun has well and truly got his hat on now, and as a result this issue’s stuffed to the seams with sun-kissed crochet makes. Get ready for al fresco dining by making our beautiful motif blanket – and don’t forget to use your fabulous foam blocking board to get the best results. Thanks to everyone who took part in our Design a Blanket Competition – flip to page 56 to see who won! Plus, as a special treat, new subscribers will receive the yarn pack to make this winning blanket – check out page 32 for details. Hook-hook hooray!…

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EMMA LEITH Emma is a self-taught crocheter, practising and teaching from her studio just outside Bath. You can always recognise her hyper-cheerful designs! Check out her fringed top on page 20. SUSAN CARLSON Susan’s love of colour and texture is most often seen in her blanket designs, which provide the perfect canvas for ‘painting’ with yarn. See her multicoloured blanket on page 72. KELLY WILSON MOORE After being taught crochet as a child Kelly is now a fully fledged crochet and yarn addict. She loves making things for her son. Take a look at her mandala necklace on page 22. ELISABETH DAVIS DE HERRAIZ Elisabeth stumbled upon crochet by accident a decade ago and has never looked back – she says a day without crochet isn’t a full day! Make her watermelon bag on page 95. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Martine…

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Autumnal CAL – Vintage blanket Black Sheep Wools have announced their upcoming autumn crochet-along (CAL), once again working with Cherry Heart, aka Sandra Paul, to design their CAL. Sandra says, “This blanket is inspired by the time I spend out in the open while dog walking and seeing the nature and the countryside around me.”The CAL launches early September; find it online at www.blacksheepwools.com WOOL ON THE BEACH Campaign for Wool’s first Wool Beach Lodge event has proven a huge success. The 10-day event took place on Porthtowan Beach in Cornwall, hosting a range of activities that showcased wool’s sustainability. In yoga classes, attendees learned about the wool fibres in sportswear. A fashion documentary, Slowing Down Fast Fashion, drove awareness of the cost of disposable clothing, and even a surfing day wove in…

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inspiring books

HELLO, CROCHET FRIENDS! JONAH LARSON (£12.99, Kwil Publishing) Eleven-year-old crochet prodigy and new influencer on the block Jonah Larson presents his first book, a 48-page celebration of his Ethiopian roots, his behaviour struggles and the impact crochet has had in his life. Also includes an exclusive pattern from Jonah so you can crochet along with him! CROCHET LEARN IT. LOVE IT. TRACEY TODHUNTER (£12.99, Search Press) Even complete beginners will be able to follow along with this comprehensive guide to our favourite hobby, thanks to its clear photo instructions and comprehensive content. Twelve specially designed ‘quick start’ projects are also included to help readers get off to a flying start. ‘TIS THE SEASON CHRISTMAS CROCHET (£12.99, Annie’s Publishing) ‘Tis the season for the organised among us to start hooking up our winter makes, and this new tome has…

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subs stars!

Every month, three subscribers win a prize as thanks for their loyalty. This month, the winners will each receive this Everyday Bag yarn pattern! Check your issue next month to see if you’re a winner! Catherine McEwan, Glasgow Bernice Liddington, Malmesbury Louise Lavender, Beverley 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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5 fab finds wedding crochet

PILLOW TALK Put bed-hogs to rights with these place-asserting Mr & Mrs pillow covers. Created in tapestry crochet, they’re an ideal gift for newlyweds. Pattern available from Etsy: search TLBPatterns. STOLE THE SHOW The Barbara stole is simple enough for beginners, but beautiful enough to be worn to a wedding. Sizings XS/S-XL/XXL; see crochetpatterns forbeginners.com PUCKER UP One of the more unusual cake toppers, check out this blissful pair of just-hooked llamas. Made to order with custom colours, too – search JellyLlama on Etsy. HEAVY PETAL Create a flower to last a lifetime of love with this stunning stargazer lily crochet pattern. Two design variations included; see WooDnHooks’s shop on Etsy. I HEART YOU A little gift for the betrothed, these heart-shaped coasters save surfaces as they recall those special memories. Find them on Etsy – see Handmadeisfun.…