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 • Surround yourself with positivity – it can make all the difference! We plan to keep our happiest memories nearby at all times with these colourful hanging picture frames. Find a project that brings you joy inside…
Time for some fun!
CONTRIBUTORS • Meet a few of the talented designers in this issue…
RICORUMI BABY BLANKIES
Bring May flowers • The newest book by TOFT’s Kerry Lord features patterns for 30 of her beloved floral characters, including favourites like her dainty snowdrop, complex alstroemeria and bold dahlia. Alexandra’s Garden: Flowers, which was recently promoted at Wonderwool Wales, features beautiful photography, helpful tips and detailed instructions. Visit www.toftuk.com
PUT ON A SHOW • Grab the popcorn and get your tickets here! It’s time to enjoy all the fun of the fair – in crochet form, of course
Big top • Show off in Pat Strong’s unforgettable loopy jumper
Petite princess • Meet the world’s smallest armadillo, visiting us from Argentina! Designed by Erinna Lee
Simply Crochet • SAVE TIME, MONEY AND HASSLE WITH AN ANNUAL SIMPLY CROCHET SUBSCRIPTION
HEATHER’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Buying yarn is fun, but to make sure you only purchase skeins you’ll actually use, follow these tips from Heather Furnell of Hev’s Home Crochet
TEAM PLAYER • Upcycle a denim jacket with on-trend mismatched crochet sleeves by Emma Friedlander-Collins
Life’s a breeze • This season, layer Margaret Hubert’s cool and airy bell-sleeved jumper over tank tops and T-shirts
THE PRINCE OF CROCHET COUTURE • Even in the face of extreme hardship, Thomas Hamilton of Gregory Stitch followed his crochet fashion design dreams – now, his glamorous gowns are taking over the runway
Take wing • Swaddle a little one in love with this darling butterfly baby blanket by Johan Björnfot
Summer socks • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Grand passion • Blooms, leaves and fruit star in Catherine Venner’s ode to the lush passiflora plant
Sitting pretty • No chair? No problem! Seat guests in style on a striking floor cushion by Sue Pearson
The element of surprise • Meet the creative minds who make crochet that goes beyond the expected, whether it’s for fun, for artistic expression or even in the name of science…
Out of pocket • Create a cosy for your smart phone – and keep it safe from scratches – with this mini project by Becky Skuse
Golden MOMENTS BLANKET • Cherish the small yet special experiences that make life worth living with Eleonora Tully’s ode to time spent with family, nature and your passions
Memory lane • Preserve precious moments in frames by Kelly Wilson Moore
First light • Emma Leith’s floaty wrap is as soft and weightless as a breeze
Save a penny • Pop Teri Hamilton’s coin purse in your bag to keep loose change neatly – and beautifully –...