Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 76

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 191,28
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
nordic treats

The bikinis might be going back into storage, but it can’t be all bad – we’re heading into seasonal territory, where crocheted pumpkins, spiders and Christmas puds are the norm, and guess what? We have patterns for all of them inside this issue! Show us your multicoloured spiders… and join Pony McTate on her deep sea exploration on page 32. I’ve just been on a flying visit to Helsinki for new-to-the-UK Novita’s 90th birthday party, and to see where they spin their yarns. What an adventure! Our Nordic collection (p14) features accessories and a snug jumper, all made in their scrummy yarns.…

1 min.

KATIE JONES Designer Katie of @katiejonesknit offers you the chance to turn ANY jumper into a Christmas one with her fabulous sparkly pud embellishment on page 65. EMMA BASSEY Emma of @stitching_me_softly loves to create items for herself and her three girls. See page 46 for her pompom-tastic baby jumper pattern. VANESSA MOONCIE Vanessa is a designer, illustrator and interior designer and has created a set of six fab animal stool patterns for Rico. She’s made us one extra – see her polar bear perch on page 40. BECKI SCHOOLEY It’s just five years since Becki learnt to crochet, but it’s now her happy place and and her house is full of miniature crochet! Wrap up warm in her easy poncho on page 52. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Kate Alinari, Kati Brown, Kate Bruning, Ilaria Caliri, Esme Crick, Lucy Croft, Hannah…

5 min.

Hooked on Halloween We love an excuse to eat more sweets than in your average week, and Halloween offers up just that opportunity. Hook your own trick or treat candy holder with this pumpkin-tastic pattern by the talented Louisa Sheward from The Fibre Lounge. You’ll find the pattern exclusively from us (and free, of course!) at www.simplycrochetmag.co.uk. COLOUR DREAM Picking yarn shades can be tricky, but what if the universal experts on colour gave you a helpful nudge? Caron has teamed up with Pantone for a new yarn range that matches complementary shades. Each themed pack features five 20g skeins in lush colour combos. Available from John Lewis, Wool Warehouse, Love Knitting and independents. HOOKED UP HOLIDAYS W Hook yourself a very happy Christmas with our collection of over 50 festive faves from the Simply…

1 min.
we love...

The high street may fall in and out of love with the eternal granny square, but our obsession will never waver! We’re totally taken with this retro pair from Topshop’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, out now. They’ve headed straight back to the 70s for the inspiration for this crossbody handbag and multicolour scarf. The gorgeously trad bag is £32 and the multicolour scarf will clash beautifully with any outfit and is on sale for £36. Find them in-store or online at www.topshop.com – or get your hooks out and make something similar yourself. (Especially since your teenagers won’t complain if you give them something crocheted for Christmas now, as even Topshop says it’s cool…) Remember #grannysquareday2018 on Instagram over the summer? We’ve got some super-cute downloads for you – see page 76.…

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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 fab amigurumi cupcake kit from DMC. Check your issue next month to see if you’re a winner! Angela McCabe, Croydon Martin Meachelle, Bristol Tina Brown, Whitchurch 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

MODERN CROCHETED BLANKETS, THROWS AND PILLOWS LAURA STRUTT (£12.99, CICO Books) Give your home a makeover with these 35 stylish patterns. From a rainbow granny circle blanket in bright shades to a chunky striped throw in soft neutrals, you’ll find something to make, whatever your desired home style. BABY & KIDS CROCHET STYLE JENNIFER DOUGHERTY (£16.99, PAGE STREET PUBLISHING) Create an extra special heirloom gift for a baby or toddler with this collection of uberstylish makes. The 30 patterns include such delights as a faux bear skin nursery rug and a car seat canopy cover. So cute! DISNEY FROZEN CROCHET KATI GÁLUSZ (£19.99, Ilex Press) Melt someone’s heart with these cute characters from Disney’s Frozen movie! The book includes crochet patterns and instructions for making 12 of the film’s favourite characters, and also comes with the materials to…