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 • And just like that, we’re on the brink of the holiday season! Whether you’re hooking for Christmas, making autumnal treats or just looking for some fun any-season projects, you’ll find the perfect pattern for you inside.
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CONTRIBUTORS • Raise a cheer for all the talented designers in this issue…
Hooked • IDEAS ❤ INSPIRATION ❤ ACCESSORIES ❤ WEBSITES ❤ EVENTS ❤ STUFF
5 FAB FINDS Neon Green • Crochet looks so cool in the ultimate alien-bright shade
Moments of Joy • Join our mission to lift spirits and raise smiles by making tiny, cheerful gifts to surprise your loved ones
Face the sun • You’ll be in full bloom with this cardi by Bowie and George
Space cadet • Make first contact with an extraterrestrial cutie designed by Ellie’s Craft Boutique
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SANDRA’S JOURNAL …from the studio • World traveller Sandra Gutierrez explains how her Mexican heritage influences her crochet, and how your past and culture can inspire you too…
Fall effect • You won’t be-leaf your eyes when you use these fancy fronds by Natalie Beard to decorate a beloved hat
Autumn mist • As the nights grow cooler, throw on this classic lacy jumper by Susan Walsh
Make a wish • Catch a falling star and put it in your living room with this blanket by Maria Jęczmyk
California dreaming • Los Angeles-based designer Dominique Calvillo of Namaste & Crochet uses her ethereal clothing patterns to make a positive impact on the world – and on her own wellbeing
On the rails • Start a baby’s journey with Victoria Kairis’ train blanket
Winter cowls • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Talavera BLANKET • Bring Spanish sunshine into your home with the bright colours and textured stitches of Ana Morais Soares’ seven-part Talavera blanket crochet-along
REACH FOR THE STARS • Embark on an exciting intergalactic adventure when you string up Sally Shepherd’s neon-hued bunting
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Lest we forget • Mark Remembrance Day this year by hooking up this classic poppy brooch designed by Steff Glaves
Beehive Yarns • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
Flowers in your hair • The big bloom on Millie Masterton’s cosy headband shows off the gorgeous colour variations in this yarn
Sparkly yarns • Teeter to the peak of glam this season with our round-up of twinkling yarns
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CROCHET Unravelled With Becky Skuse
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
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