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Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 75

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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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
vroom vroom!

There’s nothing like new accessories to cheer you up as autumn approaches, and I loved designing the scarf in our travel-inspired collection. Mini motifs lend themselves to being turned into practically anything, as you’ll see on page 14 – they’re such good projects to do a bit on every time you get a minute, while you’re waiting for trains, buses, kids… Our festive booklet of decorations are great for making on the move, too – every year we say we’ll start our Christmas crafting earlier – and now we are. Go get hooking!…

1 min.
contributors

ERINNA LEE You might recognise Erinna’s sweet amigurumi from her @littleaquagirl Instagram account. This issue she’s introducing us to Bettie the super-cute badger, on page 38. SHARNA MOORE Textiles graduate Sharna has a penchant for designing lovely things and this issue she delights us again. Switch up a plain tote with her pretty mandala design on page 66. SUE PINNER Sue’s crochet designs stretch back decades and she never fails to inspire. Her luxurious blanket is just the thing for when autumn creeps in – see it on page 59. VICKI ROBERTS Vicki loves to hook ponchos (among many other things), so making a brooch to pin on one seemed like a great idea. We agree. Find her divine little sloth brooch on page 27. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Annelise Brant, Kate Bruning, Melissa Burfitt, Twinkie Chan, Esme Crick, Lucy Croft,…

5 min.
hooked

Finnish what we’ve started Never mind the Scandinavians and their hygge, go Nordic and develop some sisu (‘fortitude’ – you saw it here first) for winter with this delectable yarn collection. Leading Finnish brand Novita will be introducing their sumptuous natural fibre yarns to the UK this September. The range is available exclusively at John Lewis, in store and online at www.johnlewis.com. Prices start at £4.90 for a 50g ball. See our next issue for a full-scale showcase. Can’t wait. SUCCESS STORY The Rowan story started 40 years ago with one DK yarn and has grown to include a huge range of weights and fibres, as well as patterns. This month sees the launch of gorgeous Alpaca Classic and Baby Cashsoft Merino yarns, plus their 64th magazine, which includes this stunning scarf by…

1 min.
we love...

No one does winter quite like the Scandinavians, so we’re looking to Denmark to keep us warm and decorate our homes this autumn. For your next crochet challenge, take a look at the to-die-for kits from Kit Couture in Copenhagen. The 70s-inspired Utö Top is ideal for pulling over a vest while the sun is still shining or over long-sleeved layers as the evenings draw in. The kit is priced at €70 and includes their Shiny Cotton yarn in a choice of six colour combos. It’s not just garments on offer, though – choose from baby toys, cushions and blankets, too. Check out the Helnæs cushion kit, to be worked up in Tunisian crochet with Merino yarn. See www.kitcouture.eu and find them on Instagram at @kitcouturecph.…

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. Jaime Foster, Peterlee Laura Beaton, Lisburn Rachel Bowling, York 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.…

1 min.
inspiring books

DELICIOUS CROCHET SHAWLS LISA COOK (£14.95, Tuva Publishing) Wrap up in style this season with this fabulous collection of shawls, all designed to inspire the senses and evoke the scent of fruits, from raspberry ripple to gooseberry fool. The patterns are designed for crafters of all skill levels, using a range of different crochet stitches. CROCHET WITH STRING JEMIMA SCHLEE (£5.99, GMC ) This mini book has the aim of putting that long-forgotten ball of string hiding out at the back of the drawer to good use. Even garden twine gets the creative touch, with projects such as candle holders, pouffes, purses, trivets and coasters. ANIMAL BACKPACKS KRISTI SIMPSON (£11.99, Leisure Arts) Given the choice, wouldn’t you have wanted an animal backpack to carry your lunch and books to school? This new release from Kristi features eight fun…