Simply Crochet

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

in this issue

1 min.
make it a cracker!

I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to Christmas more than ever this year. While we won’t be sorry to say goodbye to 2020, let’s fully embrace the festive season before we do. And what better way to celebrate than using our favourite pastime – read on for a sackful of inspiration! From a gorgeous Christmas collection on page 14 to create a holiday haven in your home, to a joyful jumper on page 28. Don’t miss perfect present ideas like stripy socks for style-savvy feet on page 61 or an adorable trio of Christmas mice on page 33. Please share your makes on Instagram tagged #sctreblemaker, or on our Facebook group Simply Crochet SCtreblemakers, as we love to see them!…

1 min.
5 fab finds

Hats Keep the heat in with woolly headwear PEAK TIME If a beanie isn’t your style, a newsboy hat might be for you. The practical peak will keep the winter sun out of your eyes, without the need for sunglasses. Go to knittyvikki’s Etsy shop and buy in either pink or red for £20.00. BOBBLE DAZZLER Nothing says winter hat more than a Fair Isle-effect bobble design. This one is £15 from A Good Right Hook on Folksy, where it is available in other colourways. BUN-DERFUL It can take time perfecting a messy bun, so keep it sweet and hook a hat worked around a hair band. The pattern is £4.61 from Etsy shop mrsbs customcrochet. BRRR GRRR! Get this bear hat pattern for free from www.repeat crafterme.com and you’ll find it can be made for newborn to adult…

28 min.
woolly wonderland

PROJECT NOTES Some of the projects are worked in the amigurumi style. Work stitches in a continuous spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch, unless otherwise instructed. You may find it helpful to mark the first stitch of the first round, moving it up as you work. Some of the projects feature embroidery. If you're not sure how to work the suggested stitches, you'll find some tutorials at www. gathered.how/needlework/embroidery . Refer to the images when making up. HEARTS & STARS Break away from a bauble-only tree and shake up your shapes with Emma Leith's patterned heart and diamond star • Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (100% wool, 25g/115m), 1 ball of each: red (93), yellow (90), violet (131mix), green (FC11mix), turquoise (71), pink (FC22mix), white (01), light blue (14)…

8 min.
star bright

YOU WILL NEED • Rico Design Luxury Super 100 DK (100% wool, 50g/170m) Yarn A Navy Blue (010)• Rico Design Creative Lamé 4ply (62% polyester, 38% polyamide, 25g/135m) Yarn B Silver (001) See table for measurements and yarn quantities• A 3.25mm (US D/3) hook• A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook For yarn stockists contact Rico Design www.rico-design.co.uk TENSION 15.5 sts and 14 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over stitch patt of alternating half treble and double crochet rounds using a 3.5mm hook or size needed to obtain tension Alternatively, measure 31 sts to 20cm Each Motif measures approx 6.5cm (2½in) across top ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 88 Bust width a: 46 (51.5: 56.5: 61.5: 66.5)cm, 18 (20¼: 22¼: 24¼: 26)in Length b: 53 (54: 56: 56: 58)cm, 20¾ (21: 22: 22: 22¾)in Sleeve length c: 45cm, 17¾in A…

1 min.
simple steps how to double decrease in treble crochet ›tr3tog›

1 Start a treble as usual: yrh, insert hook in next stitch, yrh, pull up loop, yrh, pull through first 2 loops (2 loops on hk). Now start a 2nd tr and work it until you’re halfway through, as before (3 loops hook). 2 Without completing the first or 2nd tr, start a 3rd treble and work it until you’re halfway through, as before (4 loops on hook). (If you’re instructed to tr4tog, just repeat the process again.) 3 Now complete all the treble stitches together by working yrh and pull this loop through all the loops on the hook. 4 This is how your completed tr3tog should look. You will have neatly decreased 2 tr stitches. On subsequent rows, just work into the top of the tr3tog stitch as usual.…

3 min.
on the go

YOU WILL NEED • Lopi Álafosslopi (100% wool, 100g/100m) 3 balls of Light Ash Heather (56)• A 6.5mm ( US K/10½) hook• Adjustable leather strap, 3.5cm wide• Heavy-weight iron-on interfacing, approx 110x40• Lining fabric approx 110x40cm For yarn stockists contact Wool Warehouse 01926 882818 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk TENSION 10 sts and 4 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over shell patt using a 6.5mm hook, or size needed to obtain correct tension MEASUREMENTS Bag measures approx 36x32x6cm (14x12½x2¼in) ABBREVIATIONS shell 3tr in st/sp indicated, ch1, (dc, htr, tr) around post of final tr from 3-tr group For a full list, see page 88 Your estimated departure time will be quicker with one of these bags packed and ready to go. The use of shell stitch and a scalloped edge add a feminine touch. NOTES Bag is made in one piece and seamed together at the…