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Simply Crochet Issue 67

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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1 min.
contributors

LOU SMITH Lou and Sara designed our fabulous denim jacket upcycle this issue on page 41; it’s a triumph of mesh crochet and black denim mixed to the max. Rock on! ROHN STRONG Sock man extraordinaire Rohn is the crochet star behind our sock-tastic booklet. From trendy trainer socks to an elegant lacy choice, Rohn’s hooked something special for all skill levels. SUSAN MARIA Susan is an avid crocheter, with oodles of designs under her creative belt. She’s put her talents to good use and whipped up the gorgeous hoodie for little ones on page 70. MARTY MILLER You might recognise Marty from her The Crochet Doctor or Not Your Granny’s Crochet blog. She’s taken time out of her busy schedule to hook the clever Fibonacci blanket on page 81. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Annelise Brant, Liliana Buce, Esme Crick, Ilaria…

6 min.
hooked

Super super size me! You’ve heard of chunky and super chunky yarns – well, prepare to fall in love with Mrs Moon’s new ‘super’ super chunky, endearingly named Podgy. Made from the same mix of 80% ethically sourced superfine merino and 20% baby alpaca as their Plump yarn, Podgy is twice the thickness and has a twist to lock in the softness. It comes in three shades: Sea Salt, Pepper and, our favourite, the warm spiciness that is English Mustard. We are totally in love… divine. Go to www.mrsmoon.co.uk for more details. STAR QUALITY Actor Krysten Ritter aka Jessica Jones has become even more of a superhero by designing a range of uber-stylish kits for We Are Knitters. We’ve taken a fancy to the 80s Vibe Leg Warmers – just the ticket for…

1 min.
inspiring books

CUDDLY AMIGURUMI TOYS MARI-LIIS LILLE (£15.21, Meteoor Books) Following the success of her Magical Amigurumi Toys, designer Lilleliis is back with this new collection of adorable amigurumi animals. There are 15 cute projects to choose from, including Klaus the Rabbit, Lars the Little Dragon and Mia the Cow. Great for gifts for little ones. GRANNY SQUARES & FLOWER MOTIFS NICKI TRENCH (£9.99, CICO Books) Gather up your yarn stash and have some fun learning to crochet squares, hexagons, triangles and flowers with Nicki Trench’s latest book. Full of clear photos and with an extensive techniques section, this is a great book for beginners and you’ll find 25 colourful projects to practise your skills on. CROCHET KALEIDOSCOPE SANDRA ENG (£18.99, Interweave) This book almost combines crochet with quilt making. With a collection of 100 motifs, you can choose shapes…

1 min.
5 fab finds

HEART TO HEART Cakes or crochet knick-knacks? This set of lovely vintage-inspired storage tins is perfect for keeping your kit in check – but you can keep one aside for biscuits, obviously. www.lakeland.co.uk PETAL SOFT Give your mum a treat with this cross stitch style cushion kit decorated with cool irises. Check out the daisy version too! www.annsorchard.co.uk FLORAL TRIBUTE Go trad with these perfect hooky tulips – ideal for injecting a bit of spring when we need it most! Search for MyCroWonders in Etsy for more gorgeous patterns. BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS Your mum is bound to love this A5 card adorned with a pretty crochet flower, £3.50 from www.lingartdesigns.co.uk ALL SEWN UP We would suggest this is a lovely Mother’s Day gift, but frankly, we want to keep this gorgeous sewing box for ourselves… www.hobbycraft.co.uk…

29 min.
midnight garden

MANDALA SHELF EDGING Beautiful bunting to add some fashion florals to your shelves. By Emma Leith. • Scheepjes Cahlista (100% cotton, 50g/85m) 1 ball of Yarn A Lime Juice (392) 2 balls of Yarn C Ultramarine (124) • Scheepjes Twinkle (75% cotton, 25% polyester, 50g/130m), 1 ball of each: Yarn B Blue (919) Yarn D Lilac (927) Yarn E Pink (926) Yarn F Orange (937) • A 4mm (US G/6) hook TENSION Tension is not critical for this project MEASUREMENTS Large Mandala measures 16cm (61/4in) diameter Small Mandala measures 8cm (3in) diameter ABBREVIATIONS lhtr (long htr) htr in st 2 rounds below, pulling yarn up to current round before finishing FPhtr (Front Post half treble) Yrh, starting from the front, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of st in row below, yrh and pull through, yrh, pull…

10 min.
mint condition

PSST: Thread a little ribbon through for a party upcycle YOU WILL NEED • Wendy Merino DK (100% superwash merino wool, 116m/50g), Fennel (2382) See table for yarn quantities and measurements • A 3.75mm (US F/5) hook • 6 buttons For yarn stockists contact TB Ramsden 01943 872264 www. tbramsden.co.uk TENSION 4.5 shell patterns and 7 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over shell pattern ABBREVIATIONS Shell (2dtr, ch2, tr) For a full list, see page 90 For maximum impact you can’t go wrong with a lacy, vintage-vibe cardi teamed with urban-chic jeans (rips optional). You’ll love hooking up our spectacular shell stitch number. Layer it over a top in a bright, contrasting shade to make the awesome pattern really stand out. BACK Ch84 (92: 100: 108). Row 1 (WS) Shell in 6th ch from hook, *skip next 3 ch, shell in next ch; repeat from…