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Simply Crochet

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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. ***

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
spring is in the air

The days are getting a little longer, the need to hibernate is slowly reducing, so there must be more time for crocheting! Hopefully our Peter Rabbit and Friends supplement will inspire you to hook up one of the four familiar amigurumi characters. Which is your favourite? We would love to see your finished pieces – share them on Instagram tagged #sctreblemaker, or on our Facebook group Simply Crochet SCtreblemakers. Don’t miss the stunning mosaic crochet collection on page 14 to learn a beautiful and versatile colourwork technique, and if you’re looking for a gorgeous new accessory the blue shawl on page 82 will have you running for that hook!…

1 min.
contributors

ELISABETH DAVIS DE HERRAIZ Elisabeth stumbled upon crochet a decade ago and has never looked back – she says a day without crochet isn’t a full day! Hook up her bookmark on page 57. GWEN MCGANNON Gwen has a real passion for creating with crochet thread which started when she made ponytail holders and hair clips for her daughter. Check out her blue shawl on page 82. VICKIE SMITH Vickie loves seeing the many different ways yarn can be used, and believes crochet gives you transferable skills. Find her rabbit on page 31. 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 Ice Queen jumper on page 44. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Joanne Baird, Ilaria Caliri, Esme Crick, Marianne Dekkers-Roos, Gulizar Ekiz,…

6 min.
hooked

Hankering for Hungarian Lose yourself in these hand-dyed, luxury, natural yarns from Budpest, Hungary. In these Bilum yarn gradients there are no sharp colour changes – just smooth, artful transitions. The Loli range is a plied yarn made from 100% non-superwashed merino, and the Snek range is a high twist yarn made from 100% fine merino. Both are perfect for shawls and accessories. Find them at www.tribeyarns.com STASH TOP-UP Our new website, Gathered, is offering one lucky crafter the chance to win a fresh stash boost every month for the whole of 2020 and beyond! With prizes totalling over £650, one maker will see their craft space boosted with an incredible collection of tools, fabric, cross stitch, threads and crochet kits from leading brands including Liberty, Toft, Trimcraft, Milward and Gütermann. Enter at www.gathered.how/competitions/…

1 min.
inspiring books

3D GRANNY SQUARES SEMAAN, MOORE & MOORE (£15.99, David & Charles) The humble granny square gets a fresh new look in this collection of 100 3D granny square crochet patterns. Each motif features a 3D element that is integral to the granny square, and the designs vary from a cherry pie to a jellyfish. The motifs are small enough to be accessible for beginner crocheters, and there are ten beautiful projects showing you how to use the squares to make unique gifts for your loved ones. CHUNKY KNITS ALYSSARHAYE GRACIANO (£16.99 PageStreetPublishing) Discover the magic of big yarn. Perfect for beginners, larger needles and yarns make it easy to learn even the most complicated stitches and to enjoy the satisfaction of a finished project in less time. Alyssarhaye’s clever tips and tricks, encouraging conversational instructions…

1 min.
ew enited yarns

Who’s in charge? John and Sonia Where can we find you? Main Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham What is your shop like? A woolly paradise. Popular products? We stock a great variety of yarns and Knitting accessories from many leading Brands Who shops at your shop? People from all walks of life, all with the same love for the beauty, colour and texture of yarn Top shopping tip? Never be afraid to experiment with yarns. Be adventurous. Be brave. 79 Main Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1GW Visit www.ewenitedyarns.com or telephone 0115 9724965 www.facebook.com/ewenitedyarns…

1 min.
5 fab finds for mother’s day

BLOOMING LOVELY MUM Send a card and flowers in one this Mother’s Day with a handmade card printed with ‘You are blooming lovely’ and a beautiful crocheted rose brooch. £3.50 from Etsy store The Secret Crocheter. DUCKLING DELIGHT Made with organically-farmed British wool, this fluffy duckling crochet kit will send your mum quackers! Starting from £13.99 from LittleConkers on Etsy. FRESH FACED Single-use cotton wool and wet wipes will be a thing of the past with these planet-friendly colourful face scrubbies. Four for £6 from Etsy store ButFirstlyTea. I HEART YARN This love heart pottery yarn bowl is a beautiful object, and will bring a smile to any hookster mum’s face. £33 from LittleWrenPottery Etsy store. HOOKS ON HAND Keep crochet hooks handy and safe in this rose gold faux leather case. Choose from nine engraved tops for a…