Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet 85

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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R 1 186,78
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
loom raider

Here at Crochet Towers, summer is the best excuse (as if we needed one!) to get creative. Our poncho cover star (p30) and sun dress (p40), together with the garden rug (p51), will make you feel like summer’s here even if the weather doesn’t agree, and the spots and stripes accessory patterns on page 16 are fun to hook. Fancy trying something new? Have a go at crocheting hairpin lace with your brand new lace loom – start with a bracelet (p14) and move on to make a scarf (p83). You’ll find all the help you need in our in-depth feature on page 80. Enjoy!…

1 min.

LUCY CROFT We love the way Simply Crochet regular Lucy’s passion for colour comes through in her designs. See her bobble trim embellishment on page 61. PIA THADANI Pia’s life-long love of crochet has evolved into a passion for designing. She enjoys incorporating a variety of techniques into her designs. See her garden rug on page 51. VICKY GORRY Vicky doesn’t miss a trick, she snaps any passing shapes and colours that inspire her. She has far too many WIPs and an addiction to hand-dyed yarn! See her delicate shawl on page 55. HELEN MCLEAN Self-taught crocheter and yarn addict Helen’s three boys are her inspiration, and her crochet keeps her sane. See her dragon hand puppets on page 68. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Kate Alinari, Carolyn Calderon, Hannah Cross, Lucy Djevdet, Colette Earley, Lucy Evans, Jenny May Forsyth Sarah-Jane Hicks,…

7 min.

In the pink Feather your nest with this giant flamingo make from Wool Couture. April the Flamingo stands at a heady 60cm tall, and is made up of pure merino yarn for extra cuddleability. While she’s not for complete beginners, those who have a few projects under their belt will find her a cinch. Pick up the kit containing everything you need for £48.99 from www.woolcouturecompany.com ALPACA STACK Yarn giant Wool Warehouse have launched their first ever own brand yarn range. Available in two shades, the 100% alpaca yarn is 4ply, made from the company’s very own Antonius, Sesame and Titus, who they have been looking after since 2015. With just three alpacas donating to the yarny cause, unsurprisingly this is limited edition – get it now from www.woolwarehouse.co.uk NO EYF IN 2020 After six…

1 min.
subs stars!

Every month, three subscribers win a prize as a thank you for their loyalty. This month, the winners will receive 18 balls of Stylecraft’s Batik yarn and a pattern to make this blanket, worth £45! Enjoy. Check your issue next month to see if you’re a winner! Emma Firth, Huddersfield Ann Atkins, Plymouth Rebecca Clish, Walsall Immediate Media Company, publishers of Simply Crochet, Subs Stars giveaway T’s & C’s 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

ZOOMIGURUMI 8 AMIGURUMI PATTERNS.NET (£11.50, Meteoor Books) The enormously popular Zoomigurumi series continues with 15 new animal patterns, including sloth, toucan, meercat and raccoon. Projects are evenly spread between beginner, intermediate and advanced, and QR codes in the upfront tutorial link to video guides for each stitch. CROCHET IN A DAY: 42 FAST AND FUN PROJECTS SALENA BACA, DANYEL PINK, EMILY TRUMAN (£19.29, Stackpole Books) Bust out of multi-WIP hell and experience immediate gratification when making garments, headwear, living and diningware. With no stitch reference guide, this book is ideally suited to intermediates. RAFFIA CROCHET WOOL AND THE GANG (£12.99, SewandSo) Get ahead of the curve with the hot new yarn of 2019! Wool and the Gang show you how with ten contemporary patterns that demonstrate the versatility of the fibre, from sun hat to backpack to placemat.…

1 min.
5 fab finds must-have coasters

YARN DANCE Variegated yarn is the secret behind this colourful mug rug. Hook up a set for your coffee table, then make an extra one for your doll’s house. Meadow Mug Rug pattern from LTCuties at www.etsy.com FOX-Y-ZZZZ We don’t know whether to use this as a coaster or hang it on the wall. This sleepy sweetheart is the cutesy way to do a colour pop. From VendulkaM on www.etsy.com MOSAIC VIBES Experienced tapestry crocheters can demo their hooky skills with this tricksy little foursome. Pattern plus charts from AtelierSopra at www.etsy.com NICE SLICE Melonis the perfect summer’s day motif. Catch the condensation running down your ice-cold soda with this free pattern from www.crochet 365knittoo.com HERE COMES THE SUN(FLOWER) Bring a little sunshine into your life and lounge with this coasters and doily set. Get the pattern from Olga…