Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet Issue 57

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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in this issue

1 min.
fresh ideas

After last month’s colour-drenched issue, we thought we’d go back to basics for our main collection. Using just one beautiful shade of yarn to create home accessories makes the bobble stitches the star of the show (p16). And the fresh inspiration doesn’t stop there. I’ve been able to indulge my love of vintage crochet patterns with one of our new projects. There are so many amazing vintage resources out there and with modern yarns and bit of imagination, they can really come to life again. See Fran Morgan’s up-to-date take on an 80s Sirdar jumper on p46.…

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DEDRI UYS Dedri is the designer behind the hugely popular Sophie’s Universe crochet-along. Flip to page 52 to find her chatting about how she got into the craft and what she’ll be making next. OLEK New York-based artist Olek uses crochet on a showstopping scale and she’s not afraid to highlight social issues in her work. We’re bowled over by her colourful creations. See page 68. SARAH SHRIMPTON You’ll recognise Sarah from her Annaboo’s House crochet blog. This issue, she’s telling us all about her favourite project over on page 98. Spoiler: it’s totally adorable. PERNILLE CORDES Pernille is a Danish designer who, as well as having her own beautiful yarn brand, has a real knack for Tunisian crochet. Find her stripy Tunisian pencil case project on page 73. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Boys and Bunting, Emma Brown, Esme Crick, Lucy…

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Fall in love with linen New shawl alert! Not only have Erika Knight added four new shades to their recycled Studio Linen yarn range, but they’ve released a jaw-dropping shawl pattern for it, too. Tranquil was designed by Sarah Hazell and is striped, drapey and delightfully oversized – you can really wrap up in this one. The new shades and designs (there are some knitting ones, too) are inspired all by Japanese shibori dyeing, resulting in true understated elegance. You can track down Erika Knight yarns and patterns at www.tbramsden.co.uk RAGS TO RICHES Mastering rag-rugging is easy-peasy with super-cool kits from Ragged Life (www.raggedlife.com). The kits contain all the tools you need to create stylish rugs, bags, wreaths, cushions and more. Simply grab a pair of scissors, source fabric you'd like to upcycle…

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inspiring books

BABY SHOES TO CROCHET LUCIA FÖRTHMAN (£7.99, Search Press) A cute collection of 16 designs for tiny feet, including peep-toe and ballet styles, lace-ups and a variety of boots. There’s plenty for boys as well as girls and each pattern is sized for three ages: 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-9 months. There’s a how-to section at the front plus adorable illustrations. So sweet. WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD CROCHETERS BETH WOLFENSBERGER SINGER (£17.99, GMC) There are revelations on every page of this guide about keeping a project bag well stocked, stitch anatomy, deciphering patterns and charts, making neater turning chains, fastening off tricks and fixing mistakes.There are six patterns included and it's all delivered in a friendly tone. CROCHET YOURSELF CALM CARMEN HEFFERNAN (£10.99, Search Press) This book offers a mindful treat for crocheters. The library…

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5 fab finds

LIKE A DIAMOND Crejjtion blogger Maaike von Koert has teamed understated stripes with bobble texture in diamond shapes and the result is one heck of a baby blanket. Find the Diamanti Blanket crochet pattern at www.crejjtion.com ON THE WALL MiaFleur are all about accessories and it's their yarny Blush Textile Wall Hanging that we've fallen for. Check out that ombre effect.www.miafleur.com CHEVRON CHIC Less is more – pop a single bloom in this chevron vase from www.mandco.comfor easy-peasy minimal style. Oh, and it'll only set you back a tenner. HAVE A HYGGE With its bobbles and cross stitch, Kirsten Ballering's Hygge shawl CAL for Scheepjes is texture-tastic. Head to www.scheepjes.com GEO COOL The geometric detail on this glorious cushion is created with lots and lots of French knots. Shop for it now at www.whitestuff.com…

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just a little

YOU WILL NEED • Small amount of DK yarn • A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook • A small button MEASUREMENTS Purse measures 6.5cm (2½in) wide by 7cm (2¾in) high when closed ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 92 How about a handmade pouch for storing crafty notions in while you’re on the go? Yep, you’ll thank us. Buttons and stitch markers do seem to have a habit of getting themselves lost in project bags. NOTES The Purse is worked using the amigurumi method. Work in a continuous spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch. You may find it helpful to place a marker in the first st of each round and move it up as you work. The flap is worked in Rows. PURSE Ch14. Round 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook and each of next…