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!
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CONTRIBUTORS • Hats off to the crafty creators in this issue…
Hooked • IDEAS ♥ INSPIRATION ♥ ACCESSORIES ♥ WEBSITES ♥ EVENTS ♥ STUFF
English Rose • Grow a whole new wardrobe as you hook up spring makes with delicate oral details
Spring romance • You’ll have all the charm of a garden rose in this ethereal peplum cardi designed by Bowie and George
Sweet shepherd • Follow Little Bo Peep on her adventures with this adorable doll by Ellie’s Craft Boutique
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ANN’S JOURNAL…from the studio • Think C2C is just for afghans? Think again! Ann Brown of Auriol Crochet Designs shares how you can use C2C crochet to make almost anything
On the edge • Give your tablecloth a free-spirited nish with this bohemian-style border by Eleonora Tully
Four square • Bold colours radiate outwards on Eleonora Tully’s cushion
Soft elegance • Try this sweet jumper by Elisabeth Davis de Herraiz
Duck tales • Kids can enjoy a wet day out while still staying nice and warm in this duckling cap by Jess Bennett
Pure and simple • Kate Rowell, also known as Jellybean Junction, shares her secrets for creating simple yet effective designs as she talks about her passion for speedy stitches and rainbow yarns
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Easter amigurumi • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Desert garden • Succulents sprout from this 3D blanket by Kelly Wilson Moore
Crochet for every body • We speak to some amazing designers and crafters who are making movements in the crochet industry to include every shape, every size and every body in their wearable patterns
Keep it simple • Use what’s already in your stash to whip up rustic hanging baskets by Miranda Heslop
Hot Butter Yarns • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
Cowl of the wild • Let unique yarn colour variations shine when you create this easy-to-hook project by Emma Leith
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Pom appeal! • Decorate your door or craft room with a vibrant springtime wreath by Natalie Beard
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WHY ARE MY ROUND JOINS MESSY? • 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
Cotton yarns • These cool choices will see you through to spring and beyond…
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Crochet essentials • Over the next few pages, you’ll nd 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 this chart when making the Easter Bunny wall hanging
Keep it cool • Six...