Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 73

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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R1 274,11
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
hook it al fresco

That welcome sunshine has got you all taking your WIPs outside, it seems (that little birdie Instagram told us!). The sunlight and fresh air are certainly good for the soul and we have plenty of summery patterns for you this issue – our collection takes you out for a picnic, complete with rug and parasol. Just add jam sandwiches and lemonade! We hope you enjoy our beautiful shawl booklet, too – and don’t forget to browse through our UK Yarn Shop Guide, especially if you’re staycationing in the UK this summer. So much to inspire your crochet – enjoy!…

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SAMANTA FORNINO Hanging out on Insta as @followthecrochet, Italy-based Samanta enjoys designing cute baby things and home décor. Your love for her makes will spike at her cactus cushion on page 59. MARY’S AMILAND Italian designer Mary is the clever crocheter behind Mary’s Amiland. Her makes are inspired by nature. Turn to page 32 to meet her sweet teddy bear (and his fish!) named Johnny. ANNE EGAN A committed crafter, Anne works with glass, metal and clay as well as textiles and yarn. She’s designed for the magazine since issue two! Try her beaded glass covers on page 24. KATE ALINARI Kate is another of our designers who hails from Italy and she’s the brains behind our lacy summer shrug this issue, inspired by picnics in the park. See her pattern on page 26. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Cécile Balladino, Kate…

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The cat’s whiskers We can’t get enough of this ginger moggy crochet kit from Solid and Marl – perfectly roly-poly and just the right size to squish in your hands! The kit costs £35 and comes with everything you need to make your cat, including two skeins of fine fibre lambswool, an aluminium Knit Pro crochet hook, safety eyes and nose, darning needle, stuffing, nylon thread for the whiskers and a stitch marker. Go to www.solidandmarl.com for more crochet kits, plus Solid and Marl’s own luxury British lambswool. PIMP YOUR RIDE Oh my goodness, take a look at this. You can give your bike a makeover with Scheepjes’ Artist’s Bicycle Dress kit… We’re in! The kit includes everything you need, and is available in four patterns inspired by the Dutch masters – Mondrian…

1 min.
we love...

TOFT’s latest Quarterly magazine has got us in the mood for long, hot summer days at the beach. It features a fabulous collection of six summery crochet patterns. Top of our list is the super-stylish Riprap scarf – perfect for wrapping up in the sea breeze. We’re also digging the Boardwalk Blanket, and amigurumi fans will adore Olivia the Seal. There are five knitting patterns included in the book too. TOFT Quarterly costs £8, and if you buy a one year subscription you get free postage on your following three issues, plus a free bonus mini digi magazine with every issue. Head on over to www.toftuk.com…

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subs stars!

Every month, three subscribers win a prize as a thank you for their loyalty. This month, the winners (below) will each receive this Sugar ‘n Cream Everyday Tote Bag Kit, including 7 balls of yarn to make a fab beach bag! Ms Marie Man, Bristol Janet Upward, Fleet Kathy Lye, Caerphilly Immediate Media Company, publishers of Simply Crochet, Subs Stars giveaway Terms and Conditions: 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

12 MONTHS OF CROCHET WITH REDAGAPE MANDY O’SULLIVAN (£14.25, Meteoor Books) The crochet designer and blogger behind RedAgape, Mandy O’Sullivan, has brought out this scrumptious book bursting with colourful designs to inspire you all year long. Our favourites include the fun summer kiwi cushion and the cosy autumn spiked rib stitch blanket. There’s also a handy guide to choosing colours for your projects. ANIMAL PLANET SAFARI CROCHET KATI GALUSZ (£18.79, Thunder Bay Press) Go on an amigurumi safari adventure with this fun book, which includes the materials to make the lion and warthog. You’ll also find patterns for ten other animals, including an elephant, crocodile, giraffe, rhinoceros and hippopotamus. The projects come with clear photos and step-by-step instructions. PARTY CROCHET SUE WHITING (£12.99, IMM Lifestyle Books Darling, you shall go to the ball, with this fabulous book full…