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Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 86

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

In this issue

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the light stuff

Are you a sun soaker or a shade seeker? Whatever your holiday preference, this issue we’re uniting the two camps with our sun and shade collection, a set of cool geometric homewares picked out in warm tones – check it out from page 14. If you’re staying home and the weather’s a little chilly, you’ll be pleased to get going on the bright cushions and throws in our summer homewares book, too – they’ll cheer your day and keep you warm! Other must-makes this issue are our fantasy creatures from Hook2Hook on page 59, and bright mandala doily on page 27. Enjoy!…

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VERONIKA CROMWELL Veronika’s Mum taught her to crochet and she’s been hooked since. She loves designing modern garments and accessories for the whole family. See her wall hanging on page 22. KATI BROWN Kati designs to make people smile. She specialises in patterns for lovable amigurumi and funky home décor. Check out her cheery pineapple cushion on page 44. MELISSA MASTERSON Melissa, aka Millie, has been hooked on crochet for eight years and loves to play with shape and colour. She is known for her quirky, simple and fun patterns. See her scarf on page 41. BECKY SKUSE Cross-crafter and Simply Crochet regular Becky is a magpie for new hooky skills. In this issue she’s turned her talents to shaped pompoms – check them out on page 80. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Gwen Buttke McGannon, Esme Crick, Sarah-Jane Hicks, Margaret Hubert,…

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simply crochet

Commissioning Editor Sara Huntington Art Editors Kimberly Price, Jude Curle Production Editor Tallulah Speed Technical Assistant Paula Green Digital Editor Matthew Spiers Cover Photography Phil Sowels Photography Philip Sowels, Dave Caudery ADVERTISING Call 0117 300 8206 Senior Advertising Manager Penny Stokes Business Development Manager UK and International Rachael Hawkins Senior Brand Sales Executive Alexandra Johnson MARKETING & SUBSCRIPTIONS Senior Direct Marketing Executive Kate Jones CIRCULATION Head of Newstrade Marketing Martin Hoskins Newstrade Marketing Manager Janine Smith International Account Manager Richard Jefferies PRODUCTION Production Co-ordinator Sarah Greenhalgh Production Manager Emma McGuinness / Siân Rodgers Production Director Sarah Powell BUYING TEAM Paul Torre, Karen Flannigan, Jennifer Morgan LICENSING Director of International Licensing & Syndication Tim Hudson PUBLISHING Assistant Publisher Debora Bradley Managing Director, Craft Kerry Lawrence Managing Director, Bristol Andy Marshall Chief Executive Officer Tom Bureau…

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Burly girly Crochet subscription service Little Box of Crochet might need a new name to match their new boosted box size! From June the boxes are moving from monthly to bi-monthly sending, allowing for more yarn and bigger projects – plus more time to complete them so the WIPs don’t pile up! Find them on Instagram @littleboxofcrochet or www.littleboxofcrochet.co.uk NEW SHADES Quince & Co’s 100% cotton Whimbrel collection has had five new colours added. Bow, Abalone, Land, Pelagic and Sloop bring the shade count up to 17 for this delicious collection. At a slim 3ply, this delicate choice is ideal for garments such as shawls. Made in the USA, Whimbrel is sourced from responsibly grown Californian cotton. Cleaner Cotton™ is produced by family owned farms who have pledged not to use the 13 most…

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subs stars!

Every month, three subscribers win a prize as thanks for their loyalty. This month, the winners will each receive this Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn pack, including a ‘Let’s Dish’ pattern book worth £39.99! Check your issue next month to see if you’re a winner! Sarah Wilson, Southport Helen Roberts, Birkenhead Ray Fay, Wickford 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

HOOKED ON AMIGURUMI MELANIE MORITA (£17.45, Page Street Publishing) An adorable amigurumi book from the founder of Knot Too Shabby Crochet, comprising 40 designs each with a smile on their face. Divided into six playful sections including a bento box set and ocean critter collection, this is a charming set with something for all skill levels. STRIPY BLANKETS TO CROCHET HAAFNER LINSSEN (£10.99, Search Press) A sensitively created set of straightforward blankets from the author of Mandalas to Crochet, these blankets are made with not just the finished design in mind but the joy of creation. The 20 blankets come with colour suggestions and sizing advice, making them easy to personalise to your needs. SUPER CUTE CROCHET JANINE HOLMES (£13.49, Thunder Bay Press) Playful, cute and super-duper quick to make, this set of 10 small and sweet amigurumi animals is simply…