Simply Crochet 111

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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2 min
crochet together!

Finally, people in the UK can meet indoors and we can once again crochet with small groups of friends or family while we chat and drink tea. Why not celebrate with a group project and start the gorgeous Magic Carpet Throw CAL together? It’s your last chance to get all the WYS yarn to hook it FREE when you subscribe – see page 34. Spruce up your kitchen for guests with our Japandi Kitchen collection on page 14. Please share your makes on Instagram tagged #sctreblemaker, or on our Facebook group Simply Crochet SCtreblemakers, as we love to see them! CONTRIBUTOR The sunny bunch behind this issue ZOE POTRAC Zoe is a designer with a particular interest in all things homeware. Cushions are her favourite project, especially with bright colours and lots of texture.…

8 min
out on the tiles

BRIGHTEN THEIR DAY If you’re visiting friends or family for the first time in months, why not hook them up a gift from the Ricorumi Rainbow range of patterns. You’ll find colourful crochet fun to put you and yours in a good mood. The new Ricorumi figures shine brightly in the colours of the rainbow, using Rico’s 100% Cotton yarn to make a rainbow garland, cloud, summer ice cream cone, toucans, flowers and more. They are so cheerful you could just keep one for yourself! Buy Ricorumi Rainbow from your nearest stockist – find them at WAVE DAYS A day at the seaside, complete with bucket and spade, is a British tradition which Sirdar have captured in a collection of summery designs for three to seven year-olds using cool, comfortable Snuggly 100%…

1 min
inspiring books

COLOURFUL CROCHET EMMA LEITH (£12.99, CICO Books) Bring more colour into your crochet with these bright and beautiful patterns. Emma Leith, a regular Simply Crochet designer, is known for her colourful crochet, and has designed 35 projects that will bring you the psychological benefits of working with different shades, along with the enjoyment of creating beautiful items for the home and to wear. HELLO HEXIE! SARAH SHRIMPTON (£14.99, David and Charles) It’s time to see granny hexagons in a whole new light with this inspired collection of modern crochet patterns for clothes, accessories and homewares. In this unique collection, popular crochet designer and author Sarah Shrimpton reveals a refreshing twist on the classic granny square with 10 hexagon patterns and 20 step-by-step projects that you will be itching to stitch, thanks to their simplicity and creativity. CROCHET TOPS SALENA…

1 min
5 fab finds

1 YOU’RE NUMBER ONE Many things in life are medal-worthy: winning a race, landing a dream job… getting out of bed is an achievement some days! Mark an accomplishment with Jennifer Olivarez’s free pattern on her Ravelry store. 2 FOOTBALL CRAZY A great gift for fans of the beautiful game. Practice your crochet skills so they can hone their fancy footwork. The pattern is £3.55 from Etsy shop Vliegende Hollander. 3 WHOOP HOOP For a kids’ kit bag with a difference, this basketball hoop backpack is an open shot. Find the pattern from EKayG’s Ravelry store for £2.22 and score points. 4 TRY TO CATCH ME Handmade in Guatemala, this crochet flying disc can be folded and put in your pocket for a spin in the park – see how well it flies! From 5 STRIKES FOR…

23 min
form and function

JAR COVERS Know your oats from your tea bags and coffee with Eleonora Tully’s jar covers Rico Essentials Organic Cotton (100% cotton, 50g/90m), 1 ball of each: Olive (014), Cream (002), Grey (019) A 4mm (US G/6) hook TENSION Cover 1: 21 sts and 12 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over pattern using a 4mm hook Cover 2: Motif measures 10x10cm (4x4in) Cover 3: 21 sts and 5 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over patter using a 4mm hook MEASUREMENTS Jar Covers to fit jars measuring 32cm (12½in) in circumference and at least 10cm (4in) tall NOTES The Covers will work up slightly smaller than the jar measurements to achieve a tight fit. JAR COVER 1 Using Olive, ch25. Row 1 (RS) Dtr in fifth ch from hook, dtr in next 2 ch, (ch3, skip 3 ch, dtr in next 3 ch)…

5 min
have it your way

YOU WILL NEED King Cole Giza 4ply (100% cotton, 50g/158m) Cream (2191) Raspberry (2426) Mint (2423) Peach (2413) Chocolate (2410) See table for measurements and yarn quantities A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook Stitch markers For yarn stockists contact King Cole 01756 703670 TENSION 29 sts and 16 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over pattern using a 3.5mm hook, or size needed to obtain correct tension ABBREVIATIONS TrC Yrh, insert hook in next st, yrh and pull up a loop, yrh and pull through 2 loops, skip next st/ch, yrh and insert hook in next st, yrh and pull up a loop, yrh and pull through 2 loops, yrh and pull through all loops on hook For a full list, see page 94 Width a: 48 (53: 58: 63.5: 68.5: 73.5)cm 19 (21: 22¾: 25: 27: 29)in Length…