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Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 74

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.
all starry eyed

The summer heat has got us all spaced out. Our collection this month is dedicated to stars, galaxies and our very own solar system – take your pick of a rug, blanket, bookmark and more, all hooked up in gorgeous purple shades. Ultraviolet is the Pantone colour of the year so we’re making the most of it. Still feeling the heat? Flick through and choose a beach make, or put your feet up and read about our designers’ breakthrough moments on page 64. We’re hoping to pick up some tips. (And don’t forget about Darcy, our delightful little dachshund!)…

1 min.
contributors

HANNAH CROSS We sent Simply Crochet regular Hannah into space this issue and she came up trumps with a spiralling galaxy of a rug – see it in its full majesty on page 17. ELEONORA TULLY Lucky Eleonora lives by the seaside where fresh sea air and ever-changing colours are her sources of inspiration. You’ll love her fun, seaside bunting on page 41. ILARIA CALIRI Queen of amigurumi, Ilaria is the face behind Airali Design. She loves to turn quirky character ideas into cute crocheted toys. She’s designed our Darcy dog cover kit this issue (p15)! BECKY SKUSE Becky has created our brilliant, easy-to-follow workshop on mosaic crochet on page 80, followed by the design for the funky bath mat on page 83. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Helen Ardley, Karen Barnes, Kate Bruning, Melissa Burfitt, Ilaria Caliri, Lucy Croft, Hannah Cross,…

5 min.
hooked

Best foot forward With cooler weather on the horizon, pick up this cute Amy Slippers kit from www.woolcouturecompany.com (£19.99) and you’ll be toasty in no time. Made from merino wool (ethically sourced from non-mulesed sheep), you can choose from 30 delicious colours, and the kit also includes the buttons. Your tiny toes will thank you. HOT RIGHT NOW Yep, it’s official: crochet is huge (as if we didn’t know). From crocheted bikinis on Love Island to the catwalk, designers from Dior to Balmain featured crochet in their autumn shows. You can’t move on the high street for crocheted items; see the Miss Selfridge playsuits and the Paper Dolls London jumpsuit above. Our time has come! CUTE CONES You can't have too much of a good thing and we are happy to report that KnitPicks’ Dishie…

1 min.
we love...

Although it’s still summer sunshine outside, our thoughts are already turning to autumn, so we got very excited when the new 2018/2019 Bergère de France catalogue landed on our desks. The patterns for the autumn/winter collection just ooze comfy chic – think oversized colourblock scarves, slouchy cardigans, fun motifs and textured jackets, all infused with a touch of that distinctive French style. The collection also includes some seriously gorgeous clothes and accessories for babies and children, plus haberdashery and book sections that have us wanting ALL. THE. THINGS. You’ll be able to buy items from the new collection at www.bergeredefrance.co.ukfrom 1 September. Ooh là là!…

1 min.
inspiring books

WATER BABIES AMIGURUMI JESSICA BOYER (£11.99, GMC Group) Make a splash with these cute critters! Jessica has created nine cute sea creatures to hook, from a smiley starfish and a sweet seal to a portly pufferfish and a scary shark. This adorable set is aimed at beginner crocheters, and uses mostly double crochet, so it's a great intro to the world of amigurumi. SUMMERTIME CROCHET HELGRID VAN IMPELEN AND VERENA WOEHLK APPEL (Stackpole Books, £15.95) It's summertime and the crochet is easy! This inspiring book is split into three sections – beach, city and party – so think espadrilles, beach bags, swimsuits, clutch bags and more. Who needs the high street when you can hook up your own accessories? EMOJI CROCHET CHARLES VOTH (Spring House Press, £15) They’re all over your phone, and now you can spread the…

1 min.
subs star!

Every month, three subscribers win a prize as a thank you for their loyalty. This month, the winners (below) will each receive this great book, Hook, Stitch & Give by designer Kat Goldin. Medeni Elwick, Brighton Clarressa Baines, Grimsby, Julie Inan, Nottingham 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.…