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!
Get ready for Xmas!
CONTRIBUTORS • Many thanks to all the skilled designers in this issue…
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NEON NAVIDAD • Shout it from the rooftops – Christmas is coming! Make sure your décor pops this year with these fab flourescent makes
Star power • Keep Christmas exciting with this bold jumper by Bowie and George
MERRY WOOFMAS • Be sure to leave out a few dog biscuits on Christmas eve for this cute Father Christmas pug by Erinna Lee
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BECCA’S JOURNAL …from the studio • So you want to make crochet your side hustle – but is it better to create patterns or ready-made items? Becca Parker weighs the pros and cons…
Snow days • Turn a plain jumper into an expressive snowman with a few appliqué accents designed by Natalie Beard
Have a ball • Full of bobbles in diamond-shaped patterns and trimmed with loops, this cardi by Rowan is pure joy
Sweet comfort • Maria Jęczmyk’s cosy blanket imitates a giant chocolate bar!
Mini-me mittens • Keep tiny fingers toasty inside these mitts by Vita Apala
WIN Advent makes • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
CROCHET SUBSCRIPTION BOXES • A new crochet kit sent to your door every month – sounds like bliss! But what options are out there, and which one’s for you?
HIMMELI HEAVEN • Finnish designer Tuula Kyrölä shares a traditional Christmas decoration from her home country
NATURAL BEAUTY • Sandra Gutierrez’s hat and mitten set is meant to call forth thoughts of rippling streams and growing leaves
Five questions with Tom Daley • We chat to the Olympic gold medallist and yarncrafter extraordinaire about all things crochet
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Snow shine • Even when protecting a table from hot chocolate burns, Catherine Venner’s glittery coasters are a winter wonder
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All dressed up! • Finish off your holiday décor with a tree skirt by Paula Green
Wool yarns • Hook up makes to gift with these beautiful wool-blend yarns
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BULLET, CAKE, DONUT OR SKEIN? • Brush up on your technique with our simple guide…
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Crochet essentials • Over the next few pages, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook
CHARTS & DIAGRAMS • Follow these charts when making the Christmas tree...