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Simply Crochet


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. ***

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues


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Safari from your armchair with our electric jungle collection! Flashes of yellow and white cut through luscious greens and blues to create wild critters and eye-catching botanicals. Spot them from page 14 – we can’t wait to see your creations.This issue we’ve gone over and above to show the versatility of our craft. Proving you can do just about anything in crochet, our raffia hat on page 45 is a perfect warm-weather make, and how about hooking up your own jewelled watch strap? We show you how to get to grips with crocheting with wire on page 83.…

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EMMA BASSEY Emma has been crocheting for a few years now and enjoys creating items for herself and her three daughters. She likes her designs to be easy to make, like the leaf cushion on p20. “I find crochet calming” LISA RICHARDSON With a background in tailoring and homewares, Lisa’s designs showcase interesting stitch details, unique garment structure and techniques which are classic yet understated. See her top on p38. “The possibilities within crochet are limitless” DONNA WILKINS Donna has a passion for amigurumi, crochet puppets and the health benefits of crochet. She loves to help others on their crochet journey. Buzz to p53 for her bee design. “I love helping ohers to find their 'crojo'” DEB SEDA-TESTUT Deb’s 60+ years of…

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simply crochet

Commissioning Editor Sara HuntingtonArt Editors Kimberly Price, Jude CurleProduction Editor Tallulah SpeedTechnical Assistant Paula GreenDigital Editor Matthew SpiersCover Photography Phil SowelsPhotography Philip Sowels, Dave Caudery ADVERTISINGCall 0117 300 8206Senior Advertising Manager Penny StokesBusiness Development Manager UK and InternationalRachael HawkinsBrand Sales Executive Alexandra Johnson MARKETING & SUBSCRIPTIONSSenior Direct Marketing Executive Kate Jones CIRCULATIONHead of Newstrade Marketing Martin HoskinsNewstrade Marketing Manager Janine SmithInternational Account Manager Richard Jefferies PRODUCTIONProduction Co-ordinator Sarah GreenhalghProduction Manager Emma McGuinness / Siân RodgersProduction Director Sarah Powell BUYING TEAMPaul Torre, Karen Flannigan, Jennifer Morgan LICENSINGDirector of International Licensing & Syndication Tim Hudson PUBLISHINGAssistant Publisher Debora BradleyManaging Director, Craft Kerry LawrenceManaging Director, Bristol Andy MarshallChief Executive Officer Tom Bureau…

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Supersize me This is Joana Vasconcelos’ Simone , a 1,000-foot-long, sprawling crochet ‘Valkyrie’ that was on display in the iconic Le Bon Marche department store in Paris earlier this year. Says Vasconcelos: “The Valkyrie I imagined for Le Bon Marché gently flies between the escalators, hovers like a hot air balloon below the glass roof, blends harmoniously into the space.” Inspiring stuff! UNDER THE SEA Celebrating the beauty and diversity of the sea, Scheepjes’ latest bookazine Reef brings us styles inspired by the flora and fauna of the under-sea world. Explore anemones and kelp forests, and experience the majesty of the coral reef in stitches. The seventh in the series, this edition follows on from 2018’s Folk , and features the same broad-ranging collection of knitting and crochet projects.…

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subs stars!

Every month, three subscribers win a prize as a thank you for their loyalty. This month, the winners (below) will each receive a Lily Sugar yarn pack and Let’s Dish pattern book. Check your issue next month to see if you’re a winner!Marina Wingham, SheppertonJanine Burnett, BirminghamDaryl Main, Dunfermline Immediate Media Company, publishers of Simply Crochet, Subs Stars giveaway T’s & C’s 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

200 MORE CROCHET STITCHES TRACEY TODHUNTER (£14.99, Search Press) Level up your stitch game with 200 versatile stitch techniques from crochet designer and teacher Tracey. From classic techniques to intricate Tunisian stitches, this collection is a superb reference library for crocheters looking for creation inspiration. COLOURFUL WAYUU BAGS TO CROCHET RIANNE DE GRAAF (£9.99, Search Press) Discover the striking world of tapestry crochet, with these 10 designs for beautiful, eccentric wayuu bags. Taking inspiration from Colombian fashion, the book guides readers through the simple techniques required, from the crocheted bags to the braided straps and drawstrings. CROCHET EVERY WAY STITCH DICTIONARY DORA OHRENSTEIN (£19.99, Abrams) A great encyclopedia for crocheters, with detailed step-by-step instructions on crochet across the spectrum. Featuring…