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Simply Crochet

104
Magazine

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!

The gift of crochet

CONTRIBUTORS • Three cheers for these crafty crocheters

Simply Crochet

A touch of sparkle this Christmas • We all need a glimmer of something special at this point in 2020, so let West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply do it for you with two new sparkly additions to their range. The suitably named Fairy Lights and Silent Night join their festive yarn family of Robin, Candy Cane and Holly Berry. Find your sparkle at www.wyspinners.com

Floating on air

SUBS STARS!

INSPIRING BOOKS

Angel Acorn Boutique • Each issue we explore a UK yarn shop

Skills & virtual events

5 FAB FINDS Christmas gifts • Ideas for you or the fellow hookster in your life

QUICK WINS • Left Christmas preparation to the last minute? These gift ideas mean you can hook up some fast fashion of your own

Boxing clever • An iconic shape made famous by Chanel, Pat Strong’s cardigan pays homage to a design classic

SAVE OR SPLURGE

BEAUTIFUL BERT • You’ll be the cat that got the cream once you’ve hooked up Cara Medus’ friendly feline

SANDRA’S JOURNAL ...from the studio • In her second instalment, guest writer Sandra Gutierrez of Nomad Stitches shares what it means to her to finally settle down

Green sleeves • Reduce waste and give old clothes a new lease of life with Emma Friedlander-Collins’ embellished top

DIAMOND DAY • Hook up Lisa Cook’s design and we guarantee style that’s a cut above the rest

SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO DOUBLE DECREASE IN TREBLE CROCHET (TR3TOG)

Cold comfort • Capture the beauty of snowflake symmetry in Catherine Venner’s design

SAVE OR SPLURGE

WARM AND FUZZY • Get that comforted feeling with Marianne Rawlins’ sumptuously soft hat and hand warmer designs

SAVE OR SPLURGE

RICH TAPESTRY OF LIFE • Designer Marianne Rawlins describes how discovering tapestry crochet took her enthusiasm for the craft to the next level

A few of her favourite things • If you can get Marianne away from her hooks…

Get the ‘X’ factor • Give your home some X appeal with Rosina Plane’s two-tone blanket

(N)ice guys • P-p-p pick up a hook and make Catherine Venner’s penguin decoration to adorn this year’s tree

CROCHET for our COMMUNITIES • We’ve been captivated by the people turning to crochet to spread some joy!

GET INVOLVED • There are plenty of good causes who need your help and crochet skills

What a hottie • Pat Strong’s festive hot water bottle cover turns a warm hug to a snuggly one

SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO MAKE A CROSS STITCH

Tiger sweet • Keep them warm and looking cute too with this practical hat by Nikki Trench

Sprout out • Lov em or hate ’em you’re sure to adore Sarah-Jane Hicks’ amigurumi version of this Christmas essential

SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK AN ALTERNATIVE FOUNDATION RING

HOW DO I READ A CROCHET PATTERN? • Brush up on your technique with our simple guide…

pure wool yarns • All i want christmas is (yarn from a) ewe...

DOUBLE TAP LOVE

Show us yours • JOIN OUR GANG OF TREBLE MAKERS AND SHARE...


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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!

The gift of crochet

CONTRIBUTORS • Three cheers for these crafty crocheters

Simply Crochet

A touch of sparkle this Christmas • We all need a glimmer of something special at this point in 2020, so let West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply do it for you with two new sparkly additions to their range. The suitably named Fairy Lights and Silent Night join their festive yarn family of Robin, Candy Cane and Holly Berry. Find your sparkle at www.wyspinners.com

Floating on air

SUBS STARS!

INSPIRING BOOKS

Angel Acorn Boutique • Each issue we explore a UK yarn shop

Skills & virtual events

5 FAB FINDS Christmas gifts • Ideas for you or the fellow hookster in your life

QUICK WINS • Left Christmas preparation to the last minute? These gift ideas mean you can hook up some fast fashion of your own

Boxing clever • An iconic shape made famous by Chanel, Pat Strong’s cardigan pays homage to a design classic

SAVE OR SPLURGE

BEAUTIFUL BERT • You’ll be the cat that got the cream once you’ve hooked up Cara Medus’ friendly feline

SANDRA’S JOURNAL ...from the studio • In her second instalment, guest writer Sandra Gutierrez of Nomad Stitches shares what it means to her to finally settle down

Green sleeves • Reduce waste and give old clothes a new lease of life with Emma Friedlander-Collins’ embellished top

DIAMOND DAY • Hook up Lisa Cook’s design and we guarantee style that’s a cut above the rest

SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO DOUBLE DECREASE IN TREBLE CROCHET (TR3TOG)

Cold comfort • Capture the beauty of snowflake symmetry in Catherine Venner’s design

SAVE OR SPLURGE

WARM AND FUZZY • Get that comforted feeling with Marianne Rawlins’ sumptuously soft hat and hand warmer designs

SAVE OR SPLURGE

RICH TAPESTRY OF LIFE • Designer Marianne Rawlins describes how discovering tapestry crochet took her enthusiasm for the craft to the next level

A few of her favourite things • If you can get Marianne away from her hooks…

Get the ‘X’ factor • Give your home some X appeal with Rosina Plane’s two-tone blanket

(N)ice guys • P-p-p pick up a hook and make Catherine Venner’s penguin decoration to adorn this year’s tree

CROCHET for our COMMUNITIES • We’ve been captivated by the people turning to crochet to spread some joy!

GET INVOLVED • There are plenty of good causes who need your help and crochet skills

What a hottie • Pat Strong’s festive hot water bottle cover turns a warm hug to a snuggly one

SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO MAKE A CROSS STITCH

Tiger sweet • Keep them warm and looking cute too with this practical hat by Nikki Trench

Sprout out • Lov em or hate ’em you’re sure to adore Sarah-Jane Hicks’ amigurumi version of this Christmas essential

SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK AN ALTERNATIVE FOUNDATION RING

HOW DO I READ A CROCHET PATTERN? • Brush up on your technique with our simple guide…

pure wool yarns • All i want christmas is (yarn from a) ewe...

DOUBLE TAP LOVE

Show us yours • JOIN OUR GANG OF TREBLE MAKERS AND SHARE...


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