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!***Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on the printed newsstand copies. ***
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HEAVEN ON EARTH • Transform your home into a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour by decorating with this divine collection
Repeat after me • This woolly lace creation by Pat Strong looks stunning when layered over a long-sleeved T-shirt or tank top
HOW NOW, RED COW? • Everyone’s favourite Scottish cattle gets a hooky makeover from The Crafty Mammy
ELEONORA’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Inspiration can come from anywhere, so look around! Eleonora Tully discusses how her seaside surroundings help spark her creativity with yarn…
SLEEPOVER STYLE • Upgrade your loungewear with rainbow stripes hooked in fuzzy mohair!
COOL COMFORT • Red bobbles pop against powder blue textured stitches in Margaret Hubert’s stylish hoodie
Feel the fleece • Treat your toes to this small sheepskin-esque rug designed by Marianne Rawlins
LIVING FUN AND FREE • Deciding to combine crochet with her love of art, José Dammers turned to freeform crochet before sharing her talents and connecting hooksters around the world
TINY WAVE • When a little one arrives, help them make a splash with this super-warm jumper by Pat Strong
Palentine pals • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Big shot • Love a chunky blanket? Us too! Make this delight from DROPS
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Creative differences • We met three hooksters with physical differences who discovered innovative ways to keep on crocheting. They shared their stories – and a few ingenious tips – with us…
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Ray of sunshine • Welcome in the new year with some day-brightening yellow via a scarf by Jane Howorth and Dawn Curren
Wild fuzz • Decorate with two tactile cushions covered in super-fluffy stripes!
FLOWER GIRL • This sweet necklace by Carolyn Calderon combines basic crochet stitches with broomstick lace
Kosy Kitchen Fibres • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
SQUARED AWAY • This bag by Susan Pearson has it all – bobbles, pompoms and, of course, beautiful colour variations
Rainbow yarns • Brighten your stash and makes with these vibrant yarns bursting with colours
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HELP! FURRY YARNS ARE SO TRICKY! • 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...