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Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 69

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.
the teal thing

This issue is brought to you by the colour teal. Very much the star of the show, it’s the focus of our new series on colour from Kate Bruning on page 51. Every month we’ll bring you a different colour theme to enjoy, you’ll discover a bit more about it and there will be a project to make, too. Teal’s coming through as a huge trend, so different shades also make an appearance in the Desk Pop office collection (it goes so well with mustards and greys), as well as the poncho from Bergère and Ilaria Caliri’s cute peacock. What’s not to love?…

1 min.
contributors

KATE BRUNING Kate is a sucker for colour, making her the perfect crafter to kick off our new series of features on colours. Take a new look at teal in all its glory on page 51. VANESSA MOONCIE Vanessa is a designer, illustrator and interior designer, and in her spare time she whipped up the utterly stupendous elephant head for our extra book. She’s our hero! KATIE JONES Knitwear designer Katie shares her exquisitely embellished wedding outfit on page 98, and we can pick up a few of her embellishing tips with her denim jacket overhaul on page 65. SARAH SHRIMPTON Discover the creative brains behind the blog Annaboo’s House on page 56. Designer, crafter, yarn dyer and teacher Sarah is certainly keeping herself busy… OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Ilaria Caliri, Amanda Crawford, Lucy Croft, Hannah Cross, Judy Darley, Anne Egan,…

6 min.
hooked

Put your feet up… We always keep a beady eye on Wool Couture’s latest releases. They’re always showstoppers, and their new Jupiter Footstool is an epic make any way you look at it. It crochets up quicker than a beanie – honest! As a beginner’s project, it’s perfect to get to grips with, and you’ll end up with a beautiful, stylish addition to your living room with in no time at all. The luxurious merino yarn, Epic Extreme, comes in a rainbow of shades. £78 for the kit, excluding bean bag, from www.woolcouturecompany.com COSMIC CAL Get ready to immerse yourself in Stylecraft’s new crochet-along with four blanket designs by Helen Shrimpton: Creation, Harmony, Peace and Tranquillity, and Love and Light. The Cosmic CAL launches on 17 April. For more info go to www.crystalsandcrochet.com…

1 min.
inspiring books

EDWARD’S MENAGERIE: DOGS KERRY LORD (£14.63, Lark Books) Create your faithful friend in crochet with this latest book from TOFT’s Edward’s Menagerie series. From Saxon the Cocker Spaniel to Rosie the Dachshund, the book includes 50 classic dog breeds. Plus, Kerry Lord shows you how to adapt the patterns to capture your very own unique pal’s good looks! GRANNY SQUARES WEEKEND EMMA VARNAM (£14.99, GMC) Put your yarn stash to good use with this book packed with ideas to make using crocheted granny squares. From hats to coasters, toys and decorations, there are 20 projects to inspire you, all of which will take just a couple of days to complete. Well, that’s your weekend sorted then! COMPLETE CROCHET COURSE SHANNON MULLETTBOWLSBY (£24.99, Sterling) This book is a perfect way into crochet for beginners, but also makes a great…

1 min.
5 fab finds

TEST YOUR PETAL Before you get to work, you’ve got to look the part, right? And for inspiration, you need look no further than this cute brooch kit, available in four lush colourways. www.woollychicdesigns.co.uk UNDER THE WIRE Take the crochet look outside by potting some blooms in London Garden Trading’s fab wire crochet planter, on Not on the High Street. PRICKLY SUBJECT If you’re not that green fingered, fake it ‘til you make it with this cool crocheted cactus pot. You can buy a PDF pattern from PlanetJune on etsy.com GOING GNOME No garden is complete without a friendly gnome, and rabbizdesign’s pattern on etsy.com has seven little characters to hook up. Heigh ho… SIT UP! Yarn? In the garden?! Why, yes you can. Relax and enjoy all your hard work with this weatherproof seat craftily crafted in resin…

20 min.
top of the class

GEO PURSE Keep your coins and other essentials safe in this must-have purse. By Matt Spiers. • DMC Woolly (100% merino wool, 50g/125m), 1 ball of each: Yarn A Mustard (091) Yarn B Charcoal (076) Yarn C Teal (077) Yarn D Light Blue (073) • A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook • 8mm split ring (or a small keyring ring) • 10cm (4in) zip • Sewing thread to match Yarn A colour, and needle TENSION 28 stitches and 32 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) MEASUREMENTS 11x9.5cm (4¼x3¾in) FRONT AND BACK (BOTH ALIKE) Using Yarn A and a 2.5mm hook, ch19. Row 1 Dc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. [18 dc] Rows 2-3 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in each st across, turn. Row 4 Ch1, dc in each st across to last st, 2dc in last st, turn. [19 dc] Rows…