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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. ***

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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
R 120,28
R 1 104,17
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
our cal, your way

We’re so excited to finally reveal the new Carnaby CAL we’ve been working on with designer Katie Jones – it’s a 2 in 1 make, where motifs work up into either a jumper or blanket, you pick! Get all the yarn to hook it FREE when you subscribe – see page 38. And if you’re already a subscriber, it’s good news! You may have noticed your magazine is now in paper wrapping instead of plastic polywrap. This paper wrap is 100% recyclable and made from sustainably sourced paper. In other news, we’ll be hooking up a bloomin’ marvellous collection of makes for the home (page 14) and trying (and failing) to resist the hooky charms of Erinna Lee’s simply adorable little deer (page 30). Enjoy!…

1 min.

KATE ALINARI Kate is another of our designers who hails from Italy. Her grandmother taught her to crochet at six, and she believes crochet can help people feel happier. Find her blanket on page 14. KATIE JONES Katie’s star has not stopped rising since finishing her MA at Central Saint Martins! Her trademark style goes big on colour and texture, as demonstrated in her CAL – see it on page 48. LILIANA BUCE Liliana is a full-time crocheter based in Ireland. Her main focus is garments. Reading, cooking and music are her hobbies. Find her sweater on page 26. ESME CRICK Esme describes herself as equal parts crochet designer, teacher and mum and she’s never far from her hook. This issue, she’s created two gorgeous cushions – find them on page 93. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Oriana Baric, Natalie Beard, Jessica…

8 min.

Prickles not included Snuggle up to this appealingly squishy hedgehog from Wool Couture. This sweet fella is worked in two different shades of their gorgeous Beau Baby DK yarn – a 50% merino wool 50% acrylic blend spun in Yorkshire, and you can choose from 25 different colour combinations to create your own dream hoglet. Find the hedgehog crochet kit online at www.woolcouturecompany.com WIN A BOOK! Up your stitch repertoire with The Modern Crochet Bible by Sarah Shrimpton. As well as step-by-step guides on traditional techniques, Sarah introduces corner-to-corner crochet in 10 modern makes. We have a copy to be won! Enter at http:// competition.immediate.co.uk/crochetbibleThe draw is UK only due to international competition law. Terms and conditions apply. Ends midnight 12th February 2020. ONCE UPON A TIME... We love a story behind a project, and…

1 min.
inspiring books

CUTE AMIGURUMI ANIMALS ELEANORE & MAURICE (£8.99, Search Press) We think everyone could do with a bit more whimsy in their life, and Eleanore & Maurice provide just that in their first book of adorable amigurumi animals. These 16 cuddly critters (including a koala, bunny and patchwork hedgehog) combine pastel shades of yarn with delicate floral fabric for a truly timeless look that will be loved for so many years to come. HARRY POTTER KNITTING MAGIC TANIS GRAY (£22.99, Pavillion) What would you see if you looked into the Mirror of Erised? We’d definitely see this book. Packed with over 25 authentic knits from the series that swept the nation, it’s sure to bring a bit of magic into your muggle life. With fun facts, original costume designs and film stills as well as patterns…

1 min.
5 fab finds for true love

VALENTINE MINIS If your love is too big to be contained in a lone crochet plushie, hook your valentine a whole set of amigurumi minis with this sweet collection from AradiyaToys. Buy the PDF pattern for all for £7.60 on Etsy. HUGGING HEART Two become one in this comedy crochet from dsMouseBears on Etsy. The instant download pattern costs £4.75. The Spice Girls would surely approve. VALENTINE SLOTH Visit CCsWhimsical Crochet on Etsy for a straightforward amigurumi pattern to make your own baby sloth – we mean for your valentine of course, not yourself... OH-SO CHUNKY Hook it up loud and proud with crochetperfume’s big love crochet pencil case/ cosmetics bag download chart. Buy the chart for £2.63 from Etsy. BIOLOGICAL LOVE If your loved one favours realism over the smooshie and soppy, hook up TheBlueElephants’ fab Realistic Heart…

17 min.
positively blooming

COASTERS Perk up your coffee table with this sweet set of coasters, designed by Emma Leith Sirdar Country Classic (50% wool, 50% acrylic, 50g/125m), 1 ball of Chocolate Brown (854) Sirdar Snuggly Doodle DK (90% acrylic, 10% polyester, 50g/125m), 1 ball of each: Pea Pod (200), Jammy (204), Chatterbox (202), Honeybunch (203) A 4mm (US G/6) hook TENSION Tension is not critical for this project, but may affect yarn quantities required MEASUREMENTS Coaster measures 13x13cm (5x5in) ABBREVIATIONS surface crochet Position yarn on WS of work, insert hook through fabric from RS to WS, yrh, pull loop through to RS, *insert hook through fabric moving in direction you want the surface crochet to travel, yrh and pull up a loop, pull through loop on hook; rep from * as required For a full list, see page 92 NOTES Coasters are worked…