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Simply Crochet Issue 56

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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in this issue

1 min.
get it bright

Whether you love playing with colour or learning a new technique, we’ve definitely got you covered this month! Our main collection was inspired by amazing crochet I’ve been spotting on the catwalk lately. It’s packed with brights and based on granny squares, so the projects are impressive but totally achievable. And if you’re up for a challenge, grab a double-ended hook and take your Tunisian crochet to the next level by working in the round (p80). I’m fascinated by the possibilies of this technique. Don’t just take my word for it – have a look at the beautiful jumper on p46. It’s a stunner.…

1 min.
contributors

KATIE JONES Katie’s a British designer with her own sustainable knitwear label. Her outlandish crochet creations caught our eye and we just had to find out more. See page 72. MEREDITH CRAWFORD Known online as One Social Girl, US stitcher Meredith loves to share her passion for creativity. On page 98, she tells us all about her favourite crochet project to date. EMMA FRIEDLANDER-COLLINS Crafty author and blogger Emma is our guest columnist this month. On page 38, you’ll find her chatting about all things spring and her new School of Stitchcraft and Scissory. KATE HANCOCK Kate’s the amigurumi designer behind Patchwork Moose. This issue, she has whipped up an adorable kangaroo toy for us – complete with a tiny joey in the pouch! See page 40. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Chrissie Asbridge, Lucy Croft, Hannah Cross, Judy Darley, Helen Dorritt,…

7 min.
hooked

Hey, good hooking Perfect for crocheters just starting out as well as those looking to upgrade their tools, this complete set of hooks from Berylune has caught our eye. Choose from nine comfy, rubber-handled hooks ranging from 2.5-8mm or 12 aluminium hooks from 2-8mm in a rainbow of hues. Each set comes packed in a pretty geo pattern drawstring bag (choose from black, teal or pink), and costs just £12.95 from www.berylune.co.uk STITCH IN AUSTRIA Fancy joining top designer Sarah Hazell for a crochet adventure this October? Arena travel have put together a trip in the Austrian Tyrol where you'll explore the beautiful alpine region and learn about its rich crafting heritage. Plus, there'll be plenty of exclusive crochet workshops with Sarah. Learn more at www.arenatravel.com ALMOST AMI You can’t help but smile yourself when…

1 min.
inspiring books

CROCHET TAXIDERMY TAYLOR HART ((£10.99, Storey Publishing) The trend for crochet taxidermy is still super popular, and American designer Taylor Hart brings together 30 quirky animal projects. Whether you opt for a woodland critter such as a fox or moose, or a more exotic flamingo or zebra, there’s plenty to inspire you and adorn your walls. The patterns are written in US crochet terms. I DREAM OF YARN FRANKLIN HABIT (£7.99 GMC) Described as “a guidebook to some of the places knitting and crochet have taken me in my dreams”, this colouring book from illustrator Franklin Habit will give you hours of contemplative fun. Printed on quality paper, the finished drawings would make lovely cards or pictures for fellow hooksters. CROCHETTERIE MOLLA MILLS (£20, Jacqui Small) We’re big fans of Molla’s cool, contemporary style, and Crochetterie showcases 30…

1 min.
5 fab finds

1 FLOWERS TO WEAR Colourful Swedish clothing brand Gudrun Sjoden (www.gudrunsjoden.com) can always be relied on for vibrant Scandi style, creative prints and a sustainable approach. We're loving their latest floral designs for spring. 2 LOVE CATH In sunny yellow with ginormous blooms, this ain't your usual Cath Kidston print. Shop for this Elvington cushion at www.cathkidston.com 3 IN YOUR HAIR We've got a major soft spot for Rifle Paper Co's pretty designs, and it's more than just stationery. How fab is this print? www.papermash.co.uk 4 SPOT ON Paperchase now stock products by sunny LA brand Ban.do, such as this covetable notebook. Go shopping at www.paperchase.co.uk 5 FRIDA'S FLOWERS Kahlo-inspired crochet? Jane Crowfoot's got you covered. Pick up a Stylecraft Classique Cotton kit for this blanket at www.janiecrow.co.uk…

15 min.
major breakthrough

THINK ON YOUR FEET Cute DIY project alert! Embellish summer sandals with pompoms, simple stitches and a good dose of colour. Perfect for festival-going and utterly Instagram-worthy. Such fun. DARING SQUARES No need to be indecisive about colour with this make – just use all of them. It’s a showstopping technicolour cardigan with super long length and a relaxed fit. Simply throw it on and prepare to be noticed. A lot. ANYTHING GOES Granny squares great and small are the key to this long, statement scarf. The motif construction makes it a great on-the-go project and it’s a really easy way to introduce a burst of crazy colour to your wardrobe. USE YOUR HEAD This characterful topper puts an up-to-the-minute spin on 90s style. It’s a simple bucket hat shape, yes, but the granny squares and clashing…