Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 81

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.
chic peek

If you can’t stand the kitsch, best get out of the kitchen – we’re riding the retro vibe this issue with fun baking-themed makes (p14). From apron to oven mitt, it’s a timeless collection. Mother’s Day is fast approaching, too – if she’s not the baking sort (or even if she is) we have tons of other gifts you can hook for her – or go ahead, spoil yourself and your friends, aunts, grans, sisters… And if you like your crochet served with a side of whimsy, check out our appealing avocado cushion (p96). Practically as irresistible as the real thing, and so much comfier.…

1 min.

HANNAH CROSS A Simply Crochet regular, when away from the mag Hannah writes about “crochet, life and tea” on her blog, HanJanCrochet.com. Crochet has always been a part of her life. JENNIFER SANTOS Jennifer has a huge sweet tooth and is a sucker for colourful stuff, and her designs reflect this with lots of rainbow things with happy faces. Her motto is, “everything gets better with sprinkles!”. SAMANTA FORNINO Hanging out on Insta as @followthecrochet, Italy-based Samanta enjoys designing cute baby things and home décor. Get a load of her characterful avocado cushion on page 96. IRENE STRANGE Crochet toy designer Irene seeks out cute and curious creatures to turn into new amigurumi projects, the more unusual the better! Find her fun-loving party pug on page 44. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Kate Alinari, Kate Bruning, Esme Crick, Colette Earley, Lucy Evans,…

7 min.

Fairy tale romance New from West Yorkshire Spinners is Bo Peep DK, 14 new shades of fable-inspired yarn, along with two exciting pattern books. The shades include sunshiney Buttercup, bold pink Cheeky Chops and taupe Teddy Bear. Made up of 52% Falkland Wool and 48% Nylon, it’s a soft and practical blend that’s machine washable at 40°. Sold in 50g balls of 112m, it’s the perfect size for hooking up garments, teddies and toys for the little ones in your life. HIGH BEAMS Call the Men in Black , Lalylala’s visiting alien is taking over the world! This unique UFO features a bovine stuck in a tractor beam, which also acts as a pull-cord to a hidden music box that plays The X-Files theme! All the adorable right there. Comes as a pattern…

1 min.
inspiring books

UNICORNS, DRAGONS AND MORE FANTASY AMIGURUMI AMIGURUMI PATTERNS.NET (£13.95, Meteoor Books ) Featuring 14 patterns from various authors all laid out in an easy-to-follow manner, this book brings a practical element to its fantastical designs, which include unicorns, mermaids and nymphs. CROCHETED WREATHS AND GARLANDS KATE EASTWOOD (£12.99, CICO Books) Author Kate proves that wreaths can work year-round with her collection of 35 patterns for every conceivable garland occasion, from a heart garland on Valentine’s Day, to an Easter hoop to welcome in spring – plus of course the classic Christmas wreath. CROCHET CATS MEGAN KREINER (£9.49, Thunder Bay Press) The ancient Egyptians would have loved this cat-patterns-only ebook, featuring 10 different projects for crochet-proficient feline fans. The 80-page book features both photos and illustrations to help guide you through each step, ensuring your stitchy kitties look super…

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5 fab finds

PICK YOUR OWN For a yarn-loving mum, lovecrochet.com offer ecards with values from £5-£200. The voucher can be spent on yarns, patterns, books, or accessories – it’s up to her! See www.lovecrochet.com. FLOWER POWER Annette Petavy’s free pattern for a flower brooch is just right. Hook up the three layers in cotton yarn, add a pin and present in a box. Go visit blog.annettepetavy.com . BUNNY LOVE Give Mum a cosy kit to crochet her own bunny! The Luxury Betsy Bunny Rabbit Beginner Kit by Weewoollywonderfuls on Etsy (£20) is the perfect gift for hookster newbies. HOOK HER UP If Mum loves to crochet, how about a personalised bamboo hook? Each hook is £8 and you choose the size and message. Visit etsy.com/shop/rockerycottage . HUGS RULE Try new stitches with this trio of free mug hug patterns. The wraps…

38 min.
fine vintage

TO PROTECT AND TO SERVE There’s nothing trendy about burnt fingers, scorched sideboards, cold tea and stained clothes. There’s something extremely trendy about our kitschy kitchen collection. That makes this set a win-win! HIT POT-BOTTOM Take the bite out of burning-hot ovenware with these cheerful pot holders, a merry mix ’n’ match of retro-inspired styles. These patterns make perfect one-nighter projects. FOR RICHER, FOR POURER The problem-solving powers of a cup of tea are undeniable in Britain, so treat the nation’s medicinal elixir with the respect it deserves – with a warming tea cosy and pair of pretty mug hugs. PINNY IN THE MIDDLE Offer your wardrobe refuge from the whisk splash zone with this full-coverage apron. Corner-to-corner crochet is the quick and easy secret behind this pixellated pinny. A BIT DISHY Give yourself a huge helping hand with…