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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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cool christmas

This issue we have gorgeous projects for autumn and the festive season. While it may feel a little early, we wanted to give you plenty of time to start on your gift making. Did you spot our sparkly Christmas card set? We love our sparkly mini-makes and hope you have fun making them – as well as sending them to someone special! At the other end of the gift scale, the mint accessories (that poncho!) collection is simply stunning – sure to find fans on Christmas morning. In other news, we are delighted to be supporting Jeanette Sloan’s BIPOC in Fiber crowdfunder – find out more next issue.…

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ESME CRICK Esme describes herself as equal parts crochet designer, teacher and mum and she’s never far from her hook. This issue, she’s created a gorgeous neo-mint bag – find it on page 21. ANIQUA WILKERSON Aniqua is a crocheter on a mission – and she made her Malik doll as a contribution to the growing discussion on diversity in crochet. Discover it over on page 28. PAT STRONG Pat learned the craft of crochet from her grandmother and now she’s passing her love of it on to the world through her designs. Check out her gorgeous cardigan on page 42. SAMANTHA OSMOND Samantha is a passionate storyteller who feels crochet allows her to bring her whimsical characters into the real world, to have real-life adventures! See her squish bears on page 61. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Joanna Benner, Ilaria Caliri,…

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A touch of glass Jump into the latest crochet-along from Scheepjes and create the stunning Rozeta blanket, designed by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk and inspired by round stained glass windows. The pattern is available in four beautiful colourways and with a choice of two different yarn kits: Scheepjes’ Our Tribe or Colour Crafter. The CAL begins October 9 and runs for 11 weeks – see scheepjes.com/RozetaCAL-EN MAGICAL MYSTERY Polish your wands and dig out your broomsticks – The Amigurumi School of Magic, a mystery CAL from LoveCrafts, opens its doors on 1 October! Your crochet adventure will have five parts, each with three new patterns and fun surprises from designers Ilaria Caliri and Irene Strange, and Paintbox Yarns. Earlybird sign ups open mid-September. Find details at www.lovecrafts. com or follow designers @airali_gray and @irenestrange on…

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inspiring books

MABEL BUNNY & CO CLAIRE GELDER (£12.99, Search Press) Prepare to fall in love with these snuggly toys! From Claire Gelder of Wool Couture fame, the collection includes 15 oversized amigurumi animals, including a koala, lamb, polar bear, and of course bunny, as well as three baby versions – aww! Worked up in soft, chunky yarn, they are seriously cuddly and make great gifts for children and adults alike. CROCHET WITH LONDON KAYE LONDON KAYE (£18.99, Abrams) We have long been admirers of street artist London Kaye. As well as jaw-dropping photos of some of her yarn-bombing escapades, this book includes more than a dozen of her unique patterns, from crochet covers for your sneakers to her signature eyeball design. EDWARD’S MENAGERIE: THE NEW COLLECTION KERRY LORD (£16.99, Pavilion Books) We can’t wait to get stuck into this…

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5 fab finds baby it’s cold outside

REACH FOR THE STARS The Kawaii Shooting Star Scarf will cheer you up no end as you head out on those dark winter mornings and with the fluffy yarn you’ll be super-cosy. Stellar! Pattern from Etsy –search for HELLOhappy. LOOKING GOOD Perfect to throw on for autumn walks, the Oriole Triangle Scarf with tassels will keep you warm while looking uber-stylish. Pattern from Etsy – see haileybailey. LITTLE MERMAID Bring out your inner Ariel with this fabulous Mermaid Cable Scarf with fishtail braid pattern in zingy brights. Pattern from Etsy – search RebeccasStylings. HEADS UP A guaranteed win for Christmas Jumper Day, this Santa Heads Scarf truly brings the festive cheer! Find the pattern on Etsy – search for Donnas CrochetDesigns. LET IT SNOW We love the pockets in this corner-to-corner Snowflake Scarf – perfect for chilly mitts (or…

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newly minted

CABLED MITTENS Stay warm and stylish with Ilaria Caliri’s pair of beautiful winter mittens. Stylecraft Life DK (75% acrylic, 25% wool, 100g/298m), 1 ball of Yarn A Mint (2342) Stylecraft Eskimo DK (100% polyester, 50g/90m), 1 ball of Yarn B Natural (5211) A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook PU Leather ‘Hand Made’ labels from www.amazon.co.uk (optional) TENSION 8 sts and 8 rows to measure 5x5cm (2x2in) over extended double crochet worked in rounds using Yarn A and 3.5mm hook or size required to achieve tension MEASUREMENTS 20cm (8in) around fingers, 25cm (9¾in) around hand, 22cm (8¾in) long ABBREVIATIONS cable1 (a 2-st cable) (Skip 1 st, FPtr around next st, FPtr around skipped st) cable2 (a 6-st cable) (Skip 3 sts, FPdtr around next 3 sts 2 rows below, FPdtr around previous 3 Front Post sts, 2 rows below skipped…