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. ***
Simply Crochet • In life and in crochet, it’s ok to start small. When put together, small things turn into to big things – just like how mini motifs can become a bag, mitts, a belt and more. Just take it one step (or motif) at a time…
Time to fall in love
CONTRIBUTORS • Get to know the skilled creators who designed for this issue…
His Majesty’s secret stitchers • Commemorate the UK’s first coronation in 70 years by participating in Sirdar’s Coronation Keepsake Blanket CAL, starting on 1 March! You’ll join a community of other makers while hooking an heirloom to celebrate the historic crowning of King Charles III. The CAL lasts for six weeks, and the yarn required costs £35.10 total. Visit www.sirdar.com
5 FAB FINDS Winter fringe • Fun fringing gives these cosy projects extra pizazz!
Small wonder • Making pretty statement pieces is easier than you think – just use simple little motifs like these!
Pack a ponch • Keep it simple yet stylish in this easy-to-hook stripy poncho designed by Fran Morgan
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO DECREASE IN DOUBLE CROCHET (DC2TOG)
PEAS IN A POD • These amigurumi peas by Ellie’s Craft Boutique are made for cuddling. Together forever!
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO EMBROIDER FACIAL FEATURES
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CATHERINE’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Catherine Venner of Crochet Cloudberry has a passion for making crochet blankets and can’t wait to share her hooky secrets with you!
String of pearls • Transform a collared shirt in one evening by adding this delicate lace trim designed by Sara Huntington
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO MAKE A BACKSTITCH
Off the grid • Square up to these winter warmers by Hannah Cross
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Catch the sun • Light up the room with a pair of cushions by Jess Bennett
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK A SLIP STITCH SEAM
Square smile • Pat Strong’s jacket ticks all the boxes for us – it’s sophisticated, it’s warm and it features a snazzy pattern!
KNOT BAD AT ALL • We catch up with Seattle’s Britt Garber, founder of the Makers of Color Collective and the designer behind KnotBadBritt, to learn about her creative crochet journey…
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Dragon’s den • Hook up a massive huggable toy that looks straight out of a storybook!
Animal throws • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Spring forward • Enjoy the last of winter in these adorable mitts by Emma Leith
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO CHANGE COLOUR IN ROUNDS
MIRROR IMAGE • “Who better to represent me than me?” Three Black crochet dollmakers speak to us about the importance and impact of creating diverse and inclusive dolls
Dolly mixture • Give your décor a sugar rush with Kelly Wilson Moore’s throw
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK A DOUBLE...