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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

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simply crochet

We have big plans for Easter this issue, with half a dozen patterns for egg cosy critters bounding around in our amigurumi booklet. Though as you might expect, they’re not all as traditional as the two you can see here. Dragon egg, anyone? Staying with the spring theme, we’ve plenty of pretty pastel makes for you to enjoy, and from cuties to beauties, we must insist you squizz our wardrobe lust-haves – our sleeveless lacy top and embellished T-shirt are style staples in the making. Hooky Easter, everyone.…

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we’d like to thank…

Congratulations to all the winners of our British Craft Awards, and thanks to all of you for voting for your favourites! We had a fun, fizz-fuelled evening, and you can discover the winners on page 72. Dedri Uys won Crochet Designer of the Year – and she’s written her first column for us on page 32. Thrilled to have you, Dedri! In other news, we have everything you need for your Easter Instafeed. Try our wreath kit (p14), the super-cute egg cosies by Erinna Lee, our latest Hook to Hook challenge (p57), and our spring pastel collection. Hooks at the ready! …

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contributors

FRAN MORGAN Designer and teacher Fran is the designer behind our coral jumper on page 28. She says the secret to her success is patience, positive thinking and a sense of humour. “If you úhink you can do iú, you can!” KAREN GEORGE Karen has a passion for building multiple stitch patterns around a single motif. She loves sharing the finishing touches in her pattern designs, and you can make her granny scarf on page 64. “I'm happiesú and mosú conúenú when I have a hook in my hand” ESME CRICK Esme describes herself as equal parts crochet designer, teacher and mum and she’s never far from her hook. Be inspired by her beautiful geometric treetops throw on page 45. “I love playing…

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‘Pop’ goes the wool Say ‘hell yes’ to eye-popping brights with West Yorkshire Spinners’ latest yarn drop ColourLab DK. The new collection of 18 solid and five self-striping shades are made from 100% British wool and are just the ticket for ‘look at me’ makes.Check out our ColourLab yarn review on page 78, or jump right in and order online at www.wyspinners.com. YARN STARS Calling all shade seekers: Quince & Co have announced five hot new hues for their US-made extra-fine merino DK yarn Phoebe. Taking inspiration from the skies, these five shades are named after celestial bodies: sunny Sol, pale Luna, vibrant Vesta, velvety black Chiron, and soft Juno. Available in 100g balls, catch them, alongside Phoebe’s other 14 shades at www.quinceandco.com . …

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inspiring books

THE ART OF CROCHET BLANKETS RACHELE CARMONA (£18.99, Interweave ) A beautiful compilation of modern-inspired makes, this is a superb choice for the advanced crocheter looking for a project to get their teeth into. The book also features a series of six profiles of modern makers, including Tula Pink and April Rhodes. GET KNOOKING LAURA STRUTT (£18.99, CICO Books) Part knitting, part crochet, Get Knooking is bringing this exciting new crossover craft to the world with 35 quick and easy patterns to get you started, covering garments, gifts and decorations. The book comes with a 4mm bamboo crochet hook plus a length of cord, so you can get stuck in straight away! CROCHET DOGS MEGAN KREINER (£9.49/£13.99, Thunder Bay Press) Crochet your very…

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5 fab finds

Easter We’ve hunted out a basket of Easter treasures 1 ‘EAR ME NOW We thought these snub-nosed cuties couldn’t get any sweeter – then we spied those fluffy tails! Available in six sizes with an option for non-slip soles. Sniff these slippers out on Etsy at Jayneanncrochet. 2 CHICK LIT Ira Rott’s easy nine-page pattern for a ‘chicken cocoon’ and hat might just break the internet. Experience the cuteness first-hand at irarott.com (Image by Larissa Workman) 3 EGGED ON Even Easter cannot escape amigurumi’s ascendancy. This free pattern skips the choc but still delivers on sweetness. Find it at zeensandroger.wordpress.com 4 MINT TULIP This free pattern cleverly adapts a Bella Coco…

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