Simply Crochet 108

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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spring marches in

If you’re in the UK it’s time to dust down your garden chairs as we’re (soon) allowed to have a picnic! So why not make up our floral-inspired projects, on page 14, for the perfect ‘tea in the garden’ celebration. New this month is ‘The Dye Lot’ feature on page 77, where we introduce you to a different indie dye company each issue and learn what to hook with their gorgeous yarn. We’re also delighted to welcome back the designer challenge on page 61 where makers go Hook to Hook on competing designs – which is your fave? Please share your makes on Instagram tagged #sctreblemaker, or on our Facebook group Simply Crochet SCtreblemakers, as we love to see them!…

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HELEN SMITH Helen has been crocheting for four years and loves making her own colourful designs, especially using lots of different textures and yarns. See her bobble rug on page 75. HEATHER C GIBBS Heather loves to design and work on a range of crochet projects that are little, medium and large – it all depends on her mood! Find her gamer cushion on page 72. ESME CRICK Esme describes herself as equal parts crochet designer, teacher and mum and she’s never far from her hook. Check out her diamond throw on page 54. KATE EASTWOOD From the day Kate picked up a hook and taught herself to crochet she’s never looked back – the design and creative opportunities are endless. You can find her tea cosy on page 23. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Natalie Beard, Jess Bennett, Katlyn Charlton, Lucy…

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Rico oh so cute Speech bubble cushions, pompom party hats… there’s a playful feel to Rico’s Cool & Cute Crochet booklet, which is designed to add a light-hearted atmosphere to your living space. Find a hot air balloon garland, cake slices, fruit wedge keyrings and more to tempt you to have fun with yarn. Get Cool & Cute Crochet at your local Rico stockist. SPRING FEELS Come and discover this year’s spring collection from Gudrun Sjödén. They’ve taken a deep dive into Gudrun’s paintbox and have explored magnificent blue and reds, cheerful yellows and everything in between. But this season they’ve put gorgeous green front and centre of their knitwear range. Boasting an abundance of verdant shades, the garments are a rendezvous of many different fibres, including wool, cotton, linen and silk, and…

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subs stars!

Every month, three subscribers win a prize as thank you for their loyalty to Simply Crochet. This month, the winners (below) will each receive a copy of Kat Goldin’s Hook, Stitch & Give worth £14.99. From birthdays to housewarmings, you’ll find the perfect project for every occasion. Check next month to see if you’re a winner! Elaine Barton, Manchester Sam Bridgewater, East Sussex Hannah Spence, Hampshire Immediate Media Company, publishers of Simply Crochet, Subs Stars giveawayTerms and Conditions. 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

CROCHET ANIMAL SLIPPERS IRA ROTT (£15.99,David&Charles) Create animal slippers for the whole family with this cute collection of patterns from leading crochet designer Ira Rott. First choose your slipper type – slide, shoe or boot – then select your size, and finally pick one of 20 different animal designs. This is the only book to focus solely on animal crochet slippers so it’s a must for making footwear for your entire zoo! HOW TO CROCHET ANIMALS: PETS KERRY LORD (£12.99, Pavilion) Following on from Wild and Ocean, next in Kerry Lord’s How to Crochet Animals series is a guide to make beloved household pets. You’ll find a cat, rat, labrador, Angora rabbit and even a tarantula. There are 25 pets in total, so you are sure to find one to match to your animal pal.…

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5 fab finds march makes

WE’RE SO PLEASED TO SEE YOU Sometimes, for something so important, you just need to put it in writing. This uplifting statement tapestry crochet cushion is from TLBPatterns on Etsy for £4.84. We’re certain that it’ll add a spring to your hook! RING OF BLOOMS The Spring Wreath comes either as a kit, or part of a monthly subscription to make four seasonal wreaths over 12 months. Find it at www.thecrochet HOPPY DAYS This springy bunny is an amigurumi design made in a ragdoll style for that adorable 2D look. Get the pattern from Etsy shop SpinaYarn Studio for £2.16 and hook your very own. ADMIRE THE WIRE Bring in sunshine! Wire flower stems with crocheted flower heads are an everlasting floral ornament. Buy this for £29 at Folksy shop SAKARMA handmade. LIL’ FLUFFY CLOUD Prepare for April…