Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet Issue 61

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.
pop your colour

When I’m planning projects for Simply Crochet, I’m usually led by colour. For this issue it was especially true – it’s a real celebration of all the different ways you can use your favourite shades. Whether you’re dipping your toe into colourwork with our pop art accessories (p14), hooking stripes, or embracing ombre with a gradient poncho (p28), this month is a great time to play with colour. And make sure you don’t miss our round-up of nine crocheters you need to know about – you might spot some familiar faces and hopefully a few new ones to inspire you!…

1 min.

STACEY TROCK Stacey’s known for her super-cute amigurumi designs, but did she pick a toy as her most precious project? Nope. Turn to page 98 to see the amazing rainbow make that stole her heart. CÉCILE BALLADINO French designer Cécile has dreamt up a glorious ombre poncho for us this issue, using purple gradient yarn (so hot right now). It has tassels and everything! Find it on page 28. RUBY MCGRATH Mama and all-round crochet boss Ruby chats to us about how her Frank&Olive business got started, and some exciting new hooky adventures she’s got coming up. Page 58. STEPHANIE LAU On page 38, All About Ami blogger Stephanie is sharing her latest crochet crush – practical makes! Using crochet creations every day could be much easier than you’d think. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Ilaria Caliri, Lucy Croft, Hannah Cross, Judy…

7 min.

Learn Tunisian crochet We're big fans of Michelle Robinson (poppyandbliss.com) and her Tunisian crochet, so when we heard she had a book coming out we had to grab one. Tunisian Crochet Workshop is Michelle's guide to Tunisian crochet, bursting with her signature bright, geometric designs and how-to info to help you conquer those tricky-looking stitches. Simply Crochet readers can get a cheeky £5 off the £16.99 RRP. To buy a copy for only £11.99 inc FREE UK P&P, ring 01206 255777, quoting ref IM3017. Offer closes 13 October 2017. YARN FESTIVAL Here’s a date for your diary – the Perth Festival of Yarn on 10 September at the Dewars Centre. The event brings together over 60 indie dyers and makers. Discover a marketplace, inspiring classes and a slow fashion lecture by designer Di…

1 min.
inspiring books

LITERARY YARNS CINDY WANG (£11.99, Quirk Books) Pay hooky homage to 16 of your favourite characters from novels and plays in amigurumi. Meet Hamlet holding a skull, Captain Ahab with Moby Dick, Sherlock Holmes in his deerstalker hat and the White Rabbit with his pocket watch. With a guide to the basics, step-by-step instructions and fun photos, this is an unmissable collection for literature buffs. BOHO BABY CROCHET DEDRI UYS (£12.99, Apple Press) If you’re looking for modern, colourful ideas for baby, top blogger Dedri Uys’ book is for you. She's rounded up fellow designers and together they've created 30 fresh, achievable patterns for baby clothes, toys, accessories, nursery decorations and glorious technicolour blankets. There's plenty of how-to infomation, too, if you're new to the craft. CROCHETED BEARS & OTHER ANIMALS EMMA BROWN (£12.99, Cico Books) This collection…

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5 fab finds

1 BACKPACK FOR GOOD Ostensibly it's for one of the kids, but we have a sneaking suspicion we'll be using this cool crochet rucksack, thank you very much. Make one with a Jackson Backpack kit from www.woolandthegang.com 2 SWAN ABOUT Move over fluffy pens, here dawns the age of the swan pencil. These ones even have positive slogans on. N'aww. Find them at www.sistersguild.co.uk 3 STROKE OF GENIUS Can you think of a more apt receptacle for pens and pencils (ahem, crochet hooks)? This is a Happy Jackson design from www.cuckooland.com 4 ON THE PULLOVER Tasked with whipping up a new school jumper? Sirdar's Nº1 yarn could be your answer – an acrylic blend in 100g balls.www.sirdar.co.uk 5 WORTH NOTING www.papermash.co.ukis the place to go for all things Rifle Paper Co, including this. The hope is that if we're…

20 min.
crochet is my superpower

THE CHEEK OF IT The fact of the matter is, not enough women’s clothing has decent pockets. Don’t be shy about adding your own and making a real song and dance about it (be as cheeky as you like). Crochet to the rescue once again. MAKE A STATEMENT Bright, brash and unashamedly showy, this fun patch is mindblowing on a headband but it would also look great on a plain jumper or tee. Capes are optional, sass isn’t. Mic drop. READ MY LIPS Statement necklace more your style? This mouthy piece will add a hint of Lichtenstein-esque melodrama to any outfit. It’s wonderfully wearable and not too tricky to make. There’s even embroidery for lipstick shimmer. WALK THIS WAY Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it’s you, rocking these super-cute crochet patches on your…