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 • Here’s to new beginnings and a bright future for us all! Our kawaii New Year doll is looking forward to making the most of 2022 by filling it with as much colour and joy as she possibly can. Grab your hook and do the same as you get creative with our fun projects inside.
CONTRIBUTORS • Special thanks to these hooky heroes for this issue…
Happy New CAL! • Fans of Rosina Plane will start 2022 on a high with her beautiful new crochet-along. The Jacquard Sampler is a 13-part CAL using the overlay technique to create texture, with colour creating a lovely sense of movement. Make a scarf, runner or blanket with patterns from the Rosina Crochets Ravelry store and yarn packs from www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk
5 FAB FINDS
HOUSE WARMING • Inspiration from traditional Talavera tiles provides the backdrop to radiant entertaining and decor
Big city style • Whether you’re in London, NYC or your own living room, let your colours shine with ByKaterina’s jumper
CELEBRATE! • Get all dolled up as 2022 is here and ready for fun. By Ellie’s Craft Boutique
Simply Crochet • SAVE TIME, MONEY AND HASSLE WITH AN ANNUAL SIMPLY CROCHET SUBSCRIPTION
HANNAH’S JOURNAL …from the studio • When designing, which comes first – the idea for the project or the stitches you want to use? Hannah Cross clues us in on her creative process
Tee to go • Summer’s long gone but your T-shirt can still be on show with this design by Emma Friedlander-Collins
Bold in black • Rock Pat Strong’s slinky LBD at your first party of the new year
Winter’s breath • Capture frosty air with crochet in Claire Goodale’s scarf design
Italian escape • Tuscany-based designer Kate Alinari offers a grand tour of a different kind – she organises retreats, lessons and walks around Florence for fellow crochet enthusiasts
RATTLE & ROLL • Get little ones moving and grooving with adorable animal rattles by Elsa Hardar
COASTING ALONG • Rest your hot chocolate on a mug rug for an Insta-worthy scene. By Kelly Wilson Moore
JANUARY Sale • Read your way into the NEW YEAR! With over 30 magazines to choose from, celebrate January in style with our introductory offer.
Winter hats • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Lilac lace • A pretty, leaf-inspired wrap for lacy layering by Pat Strong
Crochet Quiz • Have you ever wondered what type of hookster you are? Take our fun quiz to find out your crochet personality!
Get ziggy with it • A cute little bag that’s big on personality by Tuula Kyrölä
Rainbow Fusions • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
Hanging garden • Find your pot of green at the end of a crochet rainbow with Natalie Beard’s decorative plant holder design
Lazy daisy • Make time to chill out with this flower power floor cushion by Vicki Smith
READ MINDER • Slip your e-reader into a protective cover to shield it from scratches and falls, designed by Marian Russo