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 • This amigurumi cutie wants to let you know that ‘here be dragons’… sweet little crochet ones, of course! You’ll also find a wild animal-print jumper, nature-inspired makes for your home and colourful gifts for kids in this exciting issue. Explore inside and see what you discover.
CONTRIBUTORS • Meet this issue’s talented hooksters…
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5 FAB FINDS • Very Peri Celebrate Pantone’s colour of the year, in crochet
Natural beauty • Be inspired by the colour and symmetry of spring’s prettiest visitors to our gardens and invite them indoors
Hear me roar • If you’re erce and you know it, Fran Morgan’s colourful leopard-print jumper will speak to your wild side
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Fly dragon • Make a little magic when you hook up this adorably ercefriend by Lianne Taylor
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VERONIKA’S JOURNAL …from the studio
One of the girls • You’ll always have a friend close at hand (and heart) with this sweet embellishment by Sara Huntington
Homeward bound • Artists Lissy Cole and Rudi Robinson are using sculptural techniques to build a traditional wharenui (home) out of crochet as a tribute to their Mãori heritage
summer of love • Embrace 70s fashion with this groovy heart motif waistcoat design by Teri Hamilton
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SPOTTED! • Dance the polka on this fun and colourful rug from Readicut that’ll brighten up your home
Luck of the Irish • Capture the spirit of St Patrick’s Day by adding a bit of green and gold to your workspace with Natalie Beard’s rainbow
DECORATING CAKES MADE EASY • Pick up this stunning collection of easy-to-follow bakes and makes to create celebration cakes, cupcakes and iced treats today!
WIN Spring Mandalas • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
COLOUR LOVIN’ • Why pick one shade when you can have them all? Becky Skuse’s design uses a rainbow palette
Get your designs in PRINT • Do you dream of seeing your crochet patterns in a book or magazine? Top designers and the Simply Crochet team share how you can make it happen
Good tri • Square up to this triangle bag by Millie Masterton
Spring Plaid • Traditional tartan gets a contemporary makeover in this neat cushion design by Catherine Venner
Bow Fiddle Yarns • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
Good-natured Ribbing • Pull up this pair of long ribbed socks by Marianne Rawlins to keep your toes and calves toasty
Lattice & Lace • Shine like a diamond in Gwen Buttke McGannon’s scarf
HELP, I STRUGGLE WITH DARK YARNS! • Brush up on your technique with our simple guide…
Show us yours • Join our gang of Treble Makers and share your thoughts and makes with us, for a chance to be featured here, use our hashtag #Sctreblemaker