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Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 79

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.
wild things

We’re all about the animal print this issue, drawing on nature’s inpiration for cushions, throws, a sweet cardi and a showstopping tiger-skin rug – designed by the one and only Vanessa Mooncie. This is our kind of hunting trophy! See it in all its glory on p14. This issue also comes with a 28-page mini-mag: we’ve worked with Scheepjes and our brilliant designers to use warm and cool colour palettes to make four gorgeous blankets. There are patterns for beginners and experts, and what’s more, you can plan your own with your swatch cards and pen – choose your temperature and grab your hook!…

1 min.
contributors

MARI KOECK Mari has been crocheting for over 20 years, but it wasn’t until she couldn’t crochet due to rheumatoid arthritis that she became obsessed. You’ll love her zebra print cushion on p24! LOUISE SHEWARD Yarn shop owner Louisa loves to design crochet pieces inspired by simplicity and enjoys working with big yarn. Hook up her super-quick and wonderfully chunky hat on page 36. PAT STRONG Pat loves yarn so much she opened a yarn shop. We sent her out into the wild this issue and she made a funky snakeskin-inspired table runner for our animal print collection on page 25. ELEONORA TULLY Lucky Eleonora lives by the seaside where fresh sea air and ever-changing colours are constant sources of inspiration. She’s designed a beautiful rose clutch bag for us on page 59. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Kate Bruning, Nicola Coleman,…

6 min.
hooked

Happy folk Scheepjes is embracing all things boho with their YARN bookazine 6. The collection, titled Folk , features 17 colourful crochet and knit designs. Highlights include the bold and beautiful Happy Folk Blanket by Rachele Carmona (above), the cosy Eva Sweater and a cute Swedish cabin doorstop. See www.scheepjes.com/en/shops for stockists. COSY CAL There’s still time to join in with Rowan designer Lisa Richardson’s three-part CAL to create a large, snug scarf this winter. The mesh and woven-style scarf is hooked up in a choice of colourways – beige and olive or grey, orange and blue, both using the luxurious Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Cotton Cashmere yarns. You can buy the yarn sets from £65 from www.deramores.com or www.janiecrow.co.uk. To download the patterns and see helpful videos, visit knitrowan.com MAMMA MIA! Oh hello –…

1 min.
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 great book, Hook, Stitch & Give by designer Kat Goldin. Check your issue next month to see if you’re a winner! Christine Holt, Dudley Claire Morrison, Maidstone David Mitchell, Co Durham 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

BIG BOOK OF WEEKEND CROCHET PROJECTS HILARY MACKIN & SUE WHITING (£14.99, CmpanionHouse Books) Choose from 40 projects you can finish in just one weekend. The designs include ideas for adults, children, accessories and home décor and range from the very simple to the more challenging, so everyone can have a go! DELICATE CROCHET SHARON HERNES SILVERMAN (£23.06,Stackpole Books) patterns in this collection include shawls, cardigans, tops and more. Using fine yarns, the garments are designed to be light as a feather, so you’ll not only look gorgeous but feel gorgeous wearing them too! There are 23 designs to inspire you, from easy to advanced. CROCHETED BIRDS VANESSA MOONCIE (14.99, GMC PUBLICATIONS) Twitchers prepare to be wowed – this book is an absolute stunner! You’ll find ten exquisite bird projects in it, from garden favourites, the robin, blue…

1 min.
5 fab finds

FROGS IN LOVE If the object of your affections likes something a bit different, then this fun, froggy pair will make the perfect gift. You can get the yarn and patterns for both frogs as kits from www.hoooked.com GRANNY LOVE A quick-to-hook heart motif is great for embellishing or décor. Grab the free pattern for this cute Granny Heart by Crochet Tea Party from www.lovecrochet.com SWEET STITCH Make Valentine’s gifts extra special by learning a new technique. We love this heart stitch by Olivia from www.hopefulhoney.com. Visit her blog to see how it’s done. HEART & HEAD Not just for kids, the free pattern for this Love-ly Cap by Melody Rogers goes from newborn to adult! Visit her blog at melodysmakings.com for download details. UP, UP & AWAY Share the love and make your loved ones little balloons or…