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Simply Crochet Issue 64

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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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
festive faves

Don’t panic! There’s still time to get your hook on if you’re into making gifts for Christmas. We are spoiling you with gorgeous gifts in alpaca from top designers (page 14), seasonal makes for your home, and a whole calendar of fabulous toys from Toft! Looking ahead, we’re really excited about the British Craft Awards 2018, and you can join in by voting for your favourite designer, blogger, brand, yarn and product – turn to page 81 to find out how to vote before the deadline. Merry crocheted Christmas, one and all!…

1 min.
contributors

JANE CROWFOOT Jane is renowned for her colourful designs for interiors – flowers combined into blankets are a speciality. You’ll find her beautiful pointsettia corsage on page 21. ALESSANDRA HAYDEN Alessandra is the Brazilian stitcher behind Just Be Happy Crochet. She draws inspiration from her two children and from luxurious yarns. Find her stunning maze clutch on page 20. NICKI TRENCH Expert crocheter and super craftswoman Nicki is the author of some of our favourite crafting bibles, and this issue she’s created the fun hat for kids on page 59 and the mitts on page 20. SUE PINNER A best-selling author and crochet club guru, Sue has a degree in fashion design. She’s put her talents to great use for us and designed the amazing diamond cowl on page 23. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Ilaria Caliri, Esme Crick, Lucy Croft, Hannah…

6 min.
hooked

The sweetest thing... Desperately searching for the perfect yarn to finish off those stocking fillers? Look no further: West Yorkshire Spinners’ brand new Candy Cane is a mouthwatering, self-striping festive fusion in their Signature 4ply. Ideal for accessories to brighten up grey days, it’s our choice for Christmas Day socks for sure. WYS is including an exclusive free sock pattern from blogger Winwick Mum with every purchase – spoil a knitting friend if the knitting thang is not for you. Find your nearest stockist at www.wyspinners.com. IN YOUR ELEMENT Fresh from Stylecraft is this sassy cardigan and slouchy sweater duo (pattern 9403). It’s hooked in their new Batik Elements DK, an 80% acrylic and 20% wool blend that comes in eight luscious shades with a stonewashed effect (and it’s machine washable too). For…

1 min.
inspiring books

THE GRANNY SQUARE BOOK MARGARET HUBERT (£16.99, Creative Publishing International) Now on its second edition, this granny square bible has been updated with 25 additional squares, making a whopping 100 in total! As well as covering the crochet basics and the square patterns themselves, Margaret includes 25 projects, and gives plenty of tips and ideas for how to create your own designs. EDWARD’S CROCHET DOLL EMPORIUM KERRY LORD (£16.99, Pavilion Books) Create friends and family in crochet in this latest ‘Edward’ book from Kerry Lord, founder of the TOFT brand. It’s a fun flip book that lets you mix and match hairstyles and outfits – so whether you want to make your granddad as a cowboy, or your daughter as a jockey, you’ll find everything you need! POCKET AMIGURUMI SABRINA SOMERS (£9.99, Search Press) Get ready for a…

1 min.
5 fab finds

HANGING AROUND Not just one, but 14 fun and festive decorations: enough to adorn your tree, your mantlepiece, your furniture – even you. Go to VliegendeHollander on Etsy for these and other gorgeous patterns. BAUBLE BLING This show-stopping stellar sphere is set to be your glorious centrepiece - and it’s a lot simpler than it looks. Go to ASmartPattern on Etsy for inspiration. GORGEOUS GONKS Ling Ryan is bonkers for gonks: find patterns for pilots, astronauts, fire fighters and these crazy cute santas at HookedoPatterns on Etsy. STARRY TREE Fairy fallen off her perch? All is not lost: quickly hook this stunning star and your tree will be complete. Go to crochetgiftsshop on Etsy. TRIO OF TREES Tiny house? Allergic to pine? Tree-hating cats? NatalieSpot on Etsy has the answer: forego a trad tree, avoid all that needle hoovering,…

21 min.
oh, you shouldn’t have...

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN If it were up to us, we’d use this elegant purse as a miniature clutch during the party season. Just sayin’. We’d also fill it with chocolate coins, but then we’re greedy like that. PA RUM POM POM POM... So, something we’ve always loved looks to be oh-so stylish right now. Pompoms have been everywhere this year – your fashionista friends will adore these. BIG LOVE A statement corsage to transform a party outfit from ‘meh’ to ‘wow’ in an instant. If you make two (you know we will), keep one for yourself and add it to your winter coat for a touch of floral cheer in the coldest months. GOTHIC REVIVAL What about this bit of sartorial elegance, then? Go Gothic in medieval manner with a super cosy cowl. Wear with a jacket…