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Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet Issue 66

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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in this issue

1 min.
winter warmers

This issue we’re taking to the slopes with some beautiful accessories you’ll want to snuggle up in, ski bunny or not. If outdoors is your style, you’ll find it all on page 14 from a chic hooded jumper to the perfect pair of mitts. For those of us who are more comfortable getting cosy by the fireside, we can’t wait to get started on Aniqua’s gorgeous Aisha doll (page 40). Then turn to page 54 to find out more about Fran Morgan – the designer behind our phenomenally popular A Good Vintage Granny Cardigan. Have you made yours yet?…

1 min.
contributors

BRYONY HITCHCOCK Bryony’s latest pattern is for the amazing moccasins on page 21, part of our cosy après ski collection. Perfect for relaxing after a day on the slopes, or simply at home on the sofa! ANIQUA WILKERSON Aniqua designed the beautiful Aisha doll on page 40. “Aisha was created to celebrate crochet dolls of colour. I wanted to add some colourful diversity to the world of crochet dolls!” BECKY SKUSE Becky has created our brilliant easy-to-follow workshop on interlocking stitches on page 78, followed by the design for the fab pot holder on page 81. CLAIRE GUY Claire is an ardent crocheter based in Galway, who takes inspiration from the beautiful Irish landscape (and weather!). We love Claire’s bonny bobble hat in grey and blush on page 29. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Lucy Croft, Veronika Cromwell, Hannah Cross, Judy Darley,…

6 min.
hooked

Boom shakalaka! The We Are Knitters’ Crochet Fall Collection is just to die for. Just because it’s a bit nippy out there doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to staying cosy, or to our looking good mojo. Our particular fave has to be the Boom sweater (above, kit £89), though we love the Crunch cardigan (kit, £89) and the Pop scarf (kit, £75), too. All the kits come with luscious yarn in a choice of colours. Get yourself over to weareknitters.co.uk to check out the whole collection. GOING BOHO Get ready to immerse yourself in Jane Crowfoot’s latest blanket project. Bohemian Blooms is vibrant and bursting with intricate detail, including beading, raised work and bobbles. Get the pattern, book and technique video tutorials on her website, or buy the kit for £175.…

1 min.
inspiring books

POCKET AMIGURUMI SABRINA SOMERS (£9.99, Search Press) Get ready for a new obsession. The mini monsters in this fun collection are so quick to crochet you’ll find yourself wanting to make them all. From a spiky wolf guardian to a springy mouse, there are 20 cute designs, each one just 10cm high. Suitable for crocheters of all abilities, they’re easy to make and make great gifts for all ages. THE LEARN TO CROCHET PROJECT JOANNE SCRACE AND KAT GOLDIN (PDF £10, Print £12, The Crochet Project) The gals behind The Crochet Project say this is the book they wish they could have learned to crochet from. They wanted the book to give the same feeling as being in one of their classes, so they’ve structured it like a course to be worked through in order, and it…

1 min.
5 fab finds it’s a love thing

HEART TO HEART Psst… Don’t show everyone, but put your palms together in these crochet mittens, then reveal the secret embroidered heart to your loved ones. Sweet… Made by Eka, find them at www.noths.com SMALL WONDER With ultra-soft merino wool, whoever you give this hanging heart to will love you forever. Find the kit at www.lauren astondesigns.com WE HEART CATS Let the world know who’s really stolen your heart with this fab little patch – purrrfect to jazz up a bag or jacket. www. how-store.com SWEET TREAT Hooksters need to look after their hands, so this Mono Hearts handcream should probably be on prescription, right? Go to www. cathkidston.com COSY UP We’re like something out of Stranger Things before we’ve had our first coffee of the day. These cute crochet mug cosies will keep it piping hot. www.noths.com…

14 min.
snow day

GETTING IT IN THE NECK There are at least three brilliant things about this cowl. One, it’s a super warm, cosy thing to snuggle up in right now. Two, you can hook it up in an evening (and have fun doing it). Three, it looks ace, right? GIRL IN THE HOOD The Scandi chic thing shows no signs of abating. Climb aboard the Hygge train with your own dash of Scandinavian style, in this awesome sweater (hood strictly optional). KEEPING AHEAD Cosy ears without the dreaded hat hair? Count us in. This pretty headband ticks all the boxes and is űber flattering at the same time. Super soft yarn makes it an irresistible winter staple. SWEET TREAT The perfect way to test your tension while protecting your precious paws from the heat of that hot choc: wrap…