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!
Simply Crochet • With a lot of flowers in glorious bloom, you’ll be seeing many more bees outside. Will you welcome these funny and oh-so-sweet crochet ones into your home? They’ll be popping in and out as they are a busy bunch, but we promise they will bee-have!
Out on the tiles • Tiles by Paintbox Yarns is a collection of free patterns inspired by colourful mosaic tiles from around the world, made in bright palettes and featuring this season’s trending colours: olive and orange. Featuring On the Tiles Cowl, Granny Square Tile Dress and Cassie Ward’s Lisbon Tile Jumper, there’s something for your big day out. www.lovecrafts.com
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FORM AND FUNCTION • Combine Japanese design with Scandinavian style for an understated yet put-together kitchen look
Have it your way • Make your own crochet work of art in yarn with Pat Strong’s design that lets colours roam free
Do you believe? • Magical sleep starts here with a mobile by Ellie’s Craft Boutique
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FAY’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Fay Dashper-Hughes of Provenance Craft shares her love of natural wool and explains the beauty of working with British breeds
Best of the rest • Make Vicki Roberts’ funky floral footstool cover then put your feet up to admire your hooky handiwork
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GET SPOTTED • A stunning design by Gwen Buttke McGannon that’ll knock the spots off everyone else
All in a row • Pretty flower heads line up neatly in Catalina Ungureanu’s fragrant shawl
MIND AND BODY • Yessabett Bueno shares how combining her two passions in life, crochet and yoga, has developed a mindful crafting experience that encourages her creativity
Girl gang in the garden • These dainty darlings live their best life in the tiniest green spaces.
Got to go! • Sara Huntington’s bag design gets you moving in the right direction
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The dotted line • Emma Leith’s striking, bold blanket is easy to spot
ALL-NEW SPECIAL EDITION • A stylish and gorgeous selection of cross stitch patterns from your favourite modern designers! Don’t miss this 132-page collection of fantastic charts to keep your stitching fresh. Order today for FREE UK delivery direct to your door.
Craft room storage • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
nice and niche • Discover the crafters who are turning crochet into an ultra-specialised art form
Carried away • Returning to work? Make this design by Gwen Buttke McGannon on your to-do list
MAGIC CARPET THROW • Transport yourself to world of beautiful patterns with the magic of mosaic crochet in Rosina Plane’s brand new seven-part crochet-along
Totally tropical • Life is sweet with Catherine Venner’s tasty fruit design
Bilum yarns • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
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