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Simply Crochet Issue 58

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.
festival vibes

I just love the summer, don’t you? The colours and sunshine make everything brighter. We’ve gone big on all things sunny this issue, from boho festival style in our main collection on p14, to projects and colour palettes inspired by ice cream and summer fruits. And we’re digging deeper into a trend I’ve been loving – gradient yarns! They’ll inspire you to get creative with colour. Get the lowdown on p54. Whatever you decide to hook, I hope it makes you smile this month. Psst! Thinking about subscribing? Now’s a great time to do it – you’ll get an amazing TOFT amigurumi kit when you sign up (see p30).…

1 min.
contributors

VICKIE HOWELL Prolific US crafter Vickie’s a designer, author, broadcaster and more. On page 48, she’s telling us about her passion for community and an exciting new project in the pipeline. ELISABETH DAVIS DE HERRAIZ Madrid-based crocheter Elisabeth knows her way around a shawl design, that’s for sure. Flip to page 45 to hook her latest creation – it’s a fabulously fruity one! KAT GOLDIN Kat’s back! The designer and smallholder returns as our guest columnist this month. Find her over on page 38 chatting about slow making and learning to love the process. EMMA POTTER You might recognise designer Emma from her Potter & Bloom blog. This issue, she’s sharing the story behind her favourite make – a bright chevron scarf named Geoffrey. See page 98. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Rebecca Aldridge, Lucy Croft, Hannah Cross, Judy Darley, Helen Dorritt,…

6 min.
hooked

Grab a granny We’ve never met a granny square we didn't like, but these ones really are something special – immortalised in enamel pin form! Pop one on your coat and jacket and it’s a subtle and stylish way to say hey, I’m a crocheter and I’m pretty cool. Woah There Pickle’s super-cute design is available for just £7 at www.noths.com and comes in purple or blue, each with a green rubber clutch backing. GET YOUR SHAWL ON For shawl lovers, The Shawl Project: Book Three is a must. The tip-top designers behind the collection, Kat Goldin and Joanne Scrace, have kindly given us two special copies to give away, plus Crochet Project tension rulers and mini pencils. The book features five patterns. Enter at http://competition.immediate.co.uk/sc58book LITTLE ONES Peter Pan's newest DK yarn for baby…

1 min.
inspiring books

200 FUN THINGS TO CROCHET VICTORIA LYLE (£14.99, Search Press) Never be stuck for your next project with this collection of small and super-cute designs. The patterns are inspired by nature and all accompanied by clear stitch charts. Hook tiny fruit and veg, insects, flowers and sea creatures, as well as a collection of floral squares and motifs. ENCHANTED FOREST CREATURES JESSICA BOYER (£5.99, Leisure Arts) Fans of cute critters will love this book, which has patterns (in US terms) for eight amigurumi woodland dwellers. There are three magical creatures – a gnome, gnomette and fairy – plus a menagerie of adorable animals. TOP-DOWN CROCHET SWEATERS DORA OHRENSTEIN ( £13.99, Storey) If you’ve always wanted to try the top-down method of crocheting garments, here you’ll find 14 patterns for beautiful jumpers and cardigans. Written in US crochet terms,…

1 min.
5 fab finds

TO THE LETTER Keep the sentimentality to a minimum with a stylish crochet monogram and ampersand cushion set by The Letter Loft. How about including an initial for each family member? You'll find them online at www.noths.com GET HOOKNG A pair of slippers is another classic dad gift, but these have a creepy-but-cute skull twist. You can find the crochet pattern at www.glamour-4-you.com TIE BREAKER A tie for Father's Day – so what's new? Well, it's a stylish crochet tie and you can make it with one of DMC's clever kits. Find a stockist at www.dmc.com ON YER BIKE www.biscuiteers.comhave a range of themed biscuit gift sets that would be spot on for Father's Day. Our favourite is the Bike Race tin. PICTURE PERFECT Make it personal with a beautiful custom family portrait from talented illustrator Mossy Rocket at…

19 min.
fringe festival

HAND IT TO YOU Don’t settle for a ring or a bracelet when you can combine the two. Yes, these make you look like you might start belly dancing at any moment, but what’s so wrong with that? BEYOND THE FRINGE Crochet crop tops are hot property this summer. Make sure yours stands out with sequins galore and fringing for days. This one is halter style and fastens at the back with ties. HAIR RAISING Flower crowns and glitter spray? Pfft. Take accessorising to the next level with this sequinned feather-effect headdress that’s nothing short of spectacular. We love the gold sequins, or go for silver or multi-coloured ones. DANCING FEET Channel your inner Esmeralda with a pair of striking, cuff-style anklets. The picots and spike stitch details keep things interesting while you hook and the sequins…