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Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 83

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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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
in with the renew

Our filet crochet feature is one of our favourite collections to date! Our colourful garments give an old technique an on-trend update, with modern shapes and stylish patterns. Be inspired from page 14. And talking of reboots, just look at the marvellous Moomintroll peeping out from page 33 – he’s the perfect pal to accompany you when you’re watching the new Moominvalley series! Did you take part in our ‘Colour your own Delft blanket competition’ from issue 80? Vote for your favourite from our five finalists on page 65.…

1 min.
contributors

JULIETTE BEZOLD Juliette combines her love of the detailed and intricate, career in interior design, and passion for historical clothing into her work, creating unique fashion pieces like her cardi on p24. SIMONE FRANCIS Simone has been hooked on crochet for seven years and loves to design original, wearable garments. Take a look at her fabulous filet skirt over on p20. JANE CROWFOOT Jane is renowned for her colourful designs for interiors and imaginative work. Did you take part in the Delft blanket design competition? Discover the five finalists on page 65. TAMARA SEASHOLTZ Tamara’s 50-plus-year crochet addiction has coloured her life. Her current fixation is wearables that transform a simple dress into delicate elegance – see her shawl on p22. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Veronika Cromwell, Collette Earley, Lucy Evans, Samanta Fornino, Jenny May Forsyth, Paula Green, Alessandra Hayden, Catherine…

7 min.
hooked

You herd it here first In tribute to the role played by horses in the development of canals, the Coffee and Crochet Group at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, have crocheted a life-sized horse! It took the 28-strong group six months and 500 granny squares to transform a huge bag of yarn into a proud life-sized mare, now named Rainbow. www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/nwm. JUST BECAUSE Whether you want to give a friend a gift to treasure, or remind yourself daily you have a reason to smile, these personalised ‘happy place’ hooks from Wood Paper Scissors are just the ticket. Made from bamboo, the 5mm hooks are grippy enough to keep slippery customers like silk or or mercerised cotton yarns steady, and they’re eco-friendly, too. Find them at www.notonthehighstreet.com. FINE AND DANDY W New from Toft is…

1 min.
inspiring books

THE CROCHET WILDLIFE GUIDE PHILLIP HA AND JEFF WIEHLER (£21, Jeff Wiehler) Wildlife fans will love the 12 amigurumi creatures in the new Kindle release of this book, from a three-toed sloth to a flying squirrel. Detailed instructions are included, and there are suggestions for customisation so you can design your own unique animals. MINDFUL CROCHET EMMA LEITH (£12.99, CICO Books) Harness the benefits of mindfulness as you hook up 35 colourful projects from Emma Leith. Each pattern has been designed with repetitive elements of colour and stitches to help you relax, be in the moment and even manage pain. They are gorgeous makes in this book, too – also good for our wellbeing! MARKET BAGS TO CROCHET ANNIE’S CROCHET (£7.99, Annie’s Publishing, LLC) Whether you need a sturdy tote for your weekly shop or a summery number…

1 min.
5 fab finds stitch markers

CRAZY FOR COLOUR You’re not likely to lose these colourful markers in your stitch bag! Each pack contains eight fun plastic lock rings in assorted bright shades. By Berylune and available at www.noths.com. SUNDAY ROAST This classic roast beef dinner might just have you drooling as you hook! Order the lobster clasp option for crocheting. From KoPoUK on www.etsy.com. ROW-BOTS! Program these handy androids to count your rows and you’ll never need to reboot your stitching! Set of five from DesignedByEsme on www.etsy.com. PICK ‘N’ MIX Keep your crochet sweet with these tasty treats. Each set contains four markers and comes with a kilt pin too. Available from DianaSianCrafts on www.etsy.com. TOP OF THE POPS Made from crackle glass beads, these gorgeous Pop Drops look like tiny boiled sweets. They come in packs of 10, 20, 30 or 40…

34 min.
some like it hot

PLAY IT COOL Up your style with this sophisticated but simple floral filet wrap. Fling it over any outfit and get yourself some high-end glamour straight off the catwalk. SKIRTING AROUND Take your crochet – and your wardrobe – to the next level with this killer flouncy skirt. With a tie and tassels it has just the right amount of boho chic. DRESS TO IMPRESS Say hello to your new wardrobe staple. This tunic dress is perfect to throw on over jeans, layer over a longer dress or team with shorts on holiday. Hate to say it but you might just need to hook up a few in different colours… FIESTA FOREVER Oh yes. Hot summer nights, we are ready for you – with this Spanish señorita-style glam shawl with beaded edging. There’s a lot to get…