Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 78

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.
over the rainbow

Rainbows and wreaths are so in right now, and we couldn’t be happier to be bringing you both! On page 14 you can snuggle into blankets, cushions, mitts and more (great for beginners, too); and turn to this issue’s gorgeous 2019 calendar to get going on Kate Eastwood’s beautiful wreaths. Four stunning seasonal wreaths will keep you crocheting all year – and for more year-round inspiration, subscribe! Turn to page 32 to see our latest special gift, and if you’re reading in the States, there’s a great offer on page 86. Don’t miss out on all the crochet goodies we’ll be bringing you in 2019!…

1 min.

SARA SCALES Sara teaches crochet classes, and designs miniatures and doll crochet, which you can find on Etsy. This issue, she designed the gorgeous Christmas star cushion on page 47. MARTINE DE REGT Self-taught crocheter Martine loves designing her own patterns, from shawls to bags to amigurumi animals and dolls. Hook up her unique reindeer doll on page 28. ELISABETH DAVIS DE HERRAIZ Elisabeth stumbled upon crochet by accident a decade ago and has never looked back – she says a day without crochet isn’t a full day! She’s designed a baby blanket for us on page 67. HELEN MCLEAN Aka Sew Sew Baby, designer and blogger Helen is mum to three boys, a self-taught crocheter and a self-confessed yarn addict. Crochet keeps her sane... See her rainbow blanket on page 17. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Kate Alinari, Emma Bassey, Liliana…

5 min.

Get your Kahlo on Paintbox Yarns have teamed up with Katie Jones to create the most fabulous Frida Kahlo-inspired collection of crochet patterns. Full of Katie’s bold signature style, and zinging with colour, the five designs include a bomber jacket, blanket, poncho, tote and crop top, and use a variety of Paintbox yarns. The patterns are free (yay!) from www.lovecrochet.com ADVENT EVENT As if Christmas wasn’t exciting enough, designers Ilaria Caliri and Irene Strange are launching an Amigurumi Advent CAL, inviting you to hook up a tree and 24 cute ornaments – all original designs – during Advent, starting with the tree. Sign up at bit.ly/amiadvent2018 and get following #amigurumiadvent2018 on Insta for all the festive fun. Look out for giveaways, too! HOOK UP With new app All Things Crochet you can connect with other…

1 min.
we love...

Feast your eyes on the delicious new Gourmet Crochet collection from TOFT! Kerry Lord’s latest kits feature six different amigurumi seafood designs and come served up in a can. Pull back the ring and you’ll find two 25g balls of pure British wool and a pattern recipe card so you can start rustling up your gourmet creation. There’s video support for all the techniques online too. Choose from tins of sardines, prawns, snails, mussels, mackerel or scallops – or collect all six and knock up a seafood platter. Yum yum! Each kit is £16 or you can buy all six for £90. We’ve fallen for these cute little tins hook, line and sinker, and think they’ll make perfect stocking fillers too! Available from 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 a Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream yarn pack. Check your issue next month to see if you’re a winner! Emma Pryce-Jones, Andover Lianne Craven, Newcastle Upon Tyne Kim Morrish, Plymouth 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

STRIPY BLANKETS TO CROCHET HAAFNER LINSSEN (£10.99, Search Press) Relaxing, repetitive and quick to work, stripy crochet patterns are wonderful therapy. In this latest book from the author of best-seller Mandalas to Crochet, you’ll find 20 super-stylish blanket patterns, plus all the instructions you need. Grab your hook and get in the flow! BABY BOOTIES SUSIE JOHNS (£5.99, GMC) A new baby on the horizon is the perfect excuse to get hooking a special gift, and what could be cuter than a handmade pair of teeny tiny booties? Baby Booties includes 10 gorgeous designs from teddy slippers and pretty daisy shoes to watermelon booties. Adorable! CORNER TO CORNER CROCHET JESS COPPOM (£17.65, Sewandso) As you probably know, corner-to-corner crochet is a technique where you crochet small tiles on the diagonal, creating colourful, graphic designs that stitch up quickly.…