Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 77

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

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EMMA GUESS Emma (aka Sylvia Margaret Designs) says “you can make pretty much anything with a bit of creative thinking and an innovative use of stitches.” See page 20 for her fabulous hats. EMMA FRIEDLANDER-COLLINS Crafty author and blogger Emma took up the festive photo booth challenge and hooked us up a fun set of props for the office party. See the full set on page 18. LILIANA BRUCE “I took up crochet as hobby, but now it’s my day job, an everyday challenge, and I couldn’t be happier.” Liliana of Knothing Unusual designed our gorgeous cable braid scarf on page 43. EMMA LEITH Last but not least of our three Emmas this month, the effervescent Emma Leith has made some fab fun drinks markers (page 19) to keep tabs on your fizz at the Christmas party! OTHER…

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Christmas surprises What better away to build up festive anticipation than with an Advent CAL? Join TOFT’s Kerry Lord for 24 days of crochet and hook up two never-seen-before Edward’s Menagerie creatures in time for Christmas Day. Order your box from www.toftuk.com for £50 and you’ll receive all the TOFT DK yarn you need, plus some little festive treats. PEACE & LOVE Trendsetters say 2019 will be about wellbeing and mindfulness more than ever, and if we need an excuse to sit back and pick up our hooks then one is just around the corner. Scheepjes’ new Namaste is a chunky, smooth, wool/acrylic blend yarn, and each of the 34 shades is named after a yoga pose. A 100g ball is RRP £6.25 from Scheepjes retailers. SPARKLE SEASON W Just in time for Christmas crochet,…

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we love...

Cute and crochet go hand in hand and these new Miffy kits from Stitch & Story are a dream combo – and definitely not just for little ones! You can now spend the autumn evenings hooking up the iconic bunny from Dutch artist Dick Bruna’s classic books. Choose from a super-sweet amigurumi Miffy soft toy or a pair of ballet slippers with a gorgeous Miffy motif. Each of the luxury kits includes the exclusive pattern and all the yarn needed to make the finished item. The supplied yarn is Stitch & Story’s own super-soft, 100% sustainable Merino wool. The Classic Miffy Amigurumi Crochet Kit is priced at £35 and the Miffy Slippers Crochet Kit is £29. More lines are expected to launch in 2019, including homewares, and we just can’t wait! Available…

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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! Tracy Wheeler, Pembrokeshire S Glasby, Leeds Nicola Eaton, Northampton 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

CROCHET BIRDS VANESSA MOONCIE (£14.99, GMC Books) We are big admirers of Vanessa’s epic creations, often involving creatures of varying sizes. For this lovely book, she’s gone small but perfectly formed and provided 10 gorgeous bird patterns, including budgies, doves and blackbirds, all with stunning photos and detailed charts. FENG CROCHET NIKKI VAN DE CAR (£10.99, RUNNER PUBLISHING) Bring more calm into your home with Nikki’s collection of 30 peaceful and practical ideas, from home décor (such as plant hangers and baskets) to sweet accessories (dreamcatchers and delicate doilies). MY SLEEPY-TIME FRIENDS CALLISTE HAWKE (£6.90, Annie’s Crochet) Turn one basic pattern for a child’s cushion into eight super-cute animals – just pick the one your recipient will love best! This little book includes patterns for a tiger, teddy and lamb. It’s great for making family Christmas pressies. POMPOM NOËL ALISTAIR…

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have your say

The British Craft Awards from Immediate Media celebrate the very best the craft industry has to offer – and you get to decide who wins. Voting for the 2019 awards is open until 23:59 on December 16 and anyone who votes can enter the prize draw to win a £100 Amazon voucher. So think about who and what has inspired you this year and whose products or services have helped you on your way to creating amazing things, and get voting. The shortlist has 30 categories of designers and companies across crochet, stitch, knitting, craft, quilting and sewing. We’ll announce the winners with our usual fanfare next spring, but until then, head to www.britishcraftawards.com to vote and find out more.…