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 • Put down that wooden spoon and hang up your apron as no baking skills are required here. Instead, whip up this sweet gingerbread doll with a dollop of yarn, a hook of love and a stitch of spice, and it’ll keep you company through the festive months ahead.
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COUTRIBUTOR • The crochet superstars this issue…
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Natral Christmas • Organic shapes in earthy shades create a modern and environmentally-conscious festive decor
Top of the world • Crochet a stunning mountain scene with Fran Morgan’s design. The view is amazing from here!
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Sugar and spice • This gingerbread doll is a taste of Christmas. By Victoria Kairis
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EMMA’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Simply Crochet regular Emma Leith delves into her sewing kit to guide us on how to successfully embellish our crochet makes with embroidery
WOOL WAREHOUSE • All the crochet supplies you’ll ever need…all under one roof!
Fancy footwork • Turn a breezy summer shoe into a warm winter one with this thrifty design
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Glow in gold! • Shine bright in this statement sleeve design
a star is born • For out-of-this-world snuggles put a little one in this star-shaped wrap
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THE JOY OF GEO • We talk to Esme Crick, aka Red Sparrow Crochet, the designer behind contemporary geometric patterns, obsessor of colour palettes and master of mosaic crochet
Santa paws! • Reward a year’s good behaviour with Vickie Smith’s treat stocking
Figgy pudding • Get in the mood for festivities with Marianne Rawlins’ fun design
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Winter cushions • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Little dears • The whole family will be dancing and prancing this Christmas in Ira Rott’s fun slipper design for all
Crochet the TikTok way • In today’s tech-heavy world, traditional art forms like crochet are still thriving. We met with two TikTok crochet creators to find out more about sharing their stitches online
MAGIC CARPET THROW • Transport yourself to a world of beautiful patterns with the magic of mosaic crochet in Rosina Plane’s seven-part crochet-along
Folkestone Harbour yarn • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
Snowflakes calling • A small flurry of activity is all that’s needed to make this oh-so pretty bunting
Heading out • Take on a chilly breeze with ease in Paula Green’s design
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WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO JOIN MOTIFS? • Brush up on your technique with our simple guide…
DOUBLE TAP ♥ • We’ve been double...