Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 80

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 274,11
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
larging it!

We know you’ve been eyeing up all the super-sized crochet on Instagram but have been too shy to give it a go. Well, now you can, with our on-trend but practical collection of chunky makes.You’ll transform your living space in just one weekend! Prefer something lighter weight? Our super bright makes will cheer you on into spring, including the amazing kimono on the cover. We hope you like our painted hook with its flower charm stitch marker, too, and the granny blanket pattern to go with it (easy, even if you’re a newbie). Ready, steady, hook!…

1 min.

SARAH SHRIMPTON Crochet author and blogger of Annaboo’s House, Sarah, hooked up our stool toppers and pouffe starting on page 20. If there’s giant yarn around, she’ll be crocheting with it. TATSIANA KUPRYIANCHYK Tatsiana of Lilla Björn Crochet learned to crochet at five years old and is constantly looking for new techniques to try. Master mosaic crochet with her cool geometric cowl on page 53. ERINNA LEE Little Aqua Girl Erinna adores all things pastels and kawaii, which is reflected in her designs. For something really special, hook up her axolotl (yes, an amigurumi axolotl!) on page 38. CHRISSIE ASBRIDGE While Chrissie enjoys crocheting with all types of yarn, she likes spindly threads and super-chunky fibres best. Check out the mahoosive blanket she hooked up with a 25mm hook on page 22. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Kate Bruning, Lucy Croft, Kelly…

7 min.

Keep the crochet coming Stars of the subscription box genre, Amanda Bloom’s Little Box of Crochet have released their first ever book: The Story So Far. A collection of the most popular patterns with added extras, this is a lovely book to dip into for some seasonal makes and as an intro to their designers (see Kate Bruning’s Frida, above!). On sale at www.littleboxofcrochet.co.uk for £14.95, and 10% of profits will go to The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Amanda’s daughter, Jenny. IT’S JAW DROPPING Crochet makes a big impact in Shauna Richardson’s spectacular collection of Crochetdermy animals, now at The Horniman Museum, London. See tigers, otters, gorillas and more, modelled, then covered in an intricately crocheted ‘skin’. EVOLUTION of The Artist and The Exhibited Works will be on display until 17…

1 min.
inspiring books

BABY AND KIDS CROCHET STYLE JENNIFER DOUGHERTY (£16.99, Page Street Publishing) With 30 projects to choose from, these adorable creations will get new parents reaching for their hooks! Ranging from babies to toddlers, Jennifer has designed a selection of practical, fun and cosy accessories and clothes. CUTEST CROCHET CREATIONS ALISON NORTH (£10.24, Tuva Publishing) Create the perfect animal with your own personal twist! Alison’s sweet book features 16 amigurumi creatures to crochet, many with cute accessories, from flower crowns to colourful dresses. There’s something for all levels of crocheter to try. CROCHET LEARN IT. LOVE IT. TRACEY TODHUNTER (£11.34, Search Press) For a back-to-basics look at crochet, this is a great book to start with. Featuring 12 quick-start projects, inspiration from guest designers and bloggers, and expert tips and troubleshooting advice, Tracey’s book is ideal for someone looking…

1 min.
5 fab finds

LIFE IN MINIATURE Designer Sara Scales has a very tiny hobby, creating furnishings for her dolls’ house and chic daywear for the inhabitants. Get a closer look on Instagram @sarascales and be inspired to create your own micro home. LLAMA LOVE Perfect for using up tiny scraps of yarn, this free pattern for a marvellously mini llama is by Sarah Shrimpton and on her fab blog at annabooshouse.blogspot.com POCKET BESTIE Standing tall at 10cm, Anita is the perfect handbag companion. You can get the pattern for £4.48 from www.etsy.com/shop/littlebichons PEDAL POWER This miniature bicycle makes a fun desk buddy or gift for two-wheel fans. Get the pattern for £3.69 from www.etsy.com/shop/ tinyAlchemy PENGUIN PAL Erinna Lee’s Little Popper the Penguin is a great mini amigurumi make. Grab your 2.5mm hook and head to www.ravelry.com – search for Simply Crochet…

8 min.
plump up the volume

YOU GIVE ME FEELS Soft yarn with a gentle sheen, worked up in jumbo stitches, sends out a resistance-is-futile invitation to touch. Contrast against velvets and other fine fabrics to amp up the allure. CHUNKY HUNKS When it comes to cushions, too many is never enough. Pile ’em high, mixing these chunky cushions with plain fabrics to ensure your handiwork stays in the spotlight. IN THE HOT SEAT Turn bar stools into star stools with these elegant chunky seat cushions. If you want to cover chairs, work up the square cushion to tie against the seat back. TOASTY TOES A pink and grey palette pairs beautifully with wooden floorboards, and keeps feet cosy, too. Luxe up your living room or go all out by hooking one up for use as a bathroom mat. POUFFE DADDY Take a weight off…